Kitchen Notes - Omni Nashville
Kitchen Notes - Omni Nashville

Kitchen Notes - Omni Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Nashville/Dining/KitchenNotes.aspx
  • Phone: 615-782-5300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast 6:30a-11:00a
    Lunch 11:00a-2:00p
    Dinner 5:00p-10:00p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: David Harker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Special Events: Make your Mother's Day delicious with a specially prepared brunch at Kitchen Notes in the Omni Nashville Hotel. We'll take care of everything; sit back and enjoy.

    Served from 9 am to 2 pm
    $44.95 for adults, $20.95 for children
    Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 615-761-3700

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Corner of Korean Veterans Blvd and 5th Ave South
A word from Kitchen Notes - Omni Nashville
Enjoy traditional Southern dishes handed down from generation to generation at Kitchen Notes, offering farm-fresh, sustainable dishes made from treasured family recipes. Don"t miss our Biscuit Bar, serving biscuits throughout the day from well known Southern chefs and celebrities.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Kitchen Notes - Omni Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (55)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (38)great for lunch (28)special occasion (27)neighborhood gem (19)romantic (12)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (9)scenic view (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch
    Joeltoniaqueen
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Finally another option downtown for Sunday Brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biscuit Bar
    Chaffja99VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    You should definitely have breakfast at Kitchen Notes. Like most hotel restaurants, they have a breakfast buffet, but Kitchen Notes' includes a biscuit bar! They also have a biscuit sandwich section on their menu. Great spot for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We were in town for a conference and stayed at the Omni. We enjoyed our dining experience at Kitchen Notes. They seated us where we requested. The waiter was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and the portions satisfying. We especially enjoyed the garden salad, and the biscuits. The deviled egg appetizer was delicious and so were the fried green tomatoes. This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Ch922455VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    First visit to Kitchen Notes and probably the last. It is a restaurant in a hotel so maybe we expected too much. The food was disappointing. I had the trout nicoise and the menu did say it also had some potato salad on it but it really should have been called a potato salad! The piece of trout was tiny and the dollop of potato salad huge. The menu in general is a little weird in that they have tried (and failed) to enhance some classic dishes with their own twist.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden treasure
    Mrsw09
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was amazing. Our server was sweet funny and knowledgable. I got a free birthday desert which was also amazing. I might have gained a few pounds but it was worth it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with out of town friends
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had friends in from out of town waited last minute to book reservation for dinner in a Saturday evening. Kitchen notes had several reservations available , we booked . The cocktail bar before entering the restaurant had interesting drinks, very good , but also very pricey. Our table for dinner was in a good location. Our waiter another story, pool verbal skills,English extremely poor, we did not understand a word he said nor did he understand us. To eat dinner in a American restaurant downtown Nashville and not understand your waiter is so very poor. he was nice.rushing our dinner. The restaurant was not busy, we were rushed, the appetisers arrived dinner being served, never asked if we wanted after dinner drinks, coffee or dessert
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Kitchen Notes - Omni Nashville reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We loved the floor to ceiling windows. Beautiful view, nice service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful all around
    Foodie123
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    No complaints about Kitchen Notes. The food was outstanding and the service was great. We went for my birthday and they even got the cake ready in the back that we brought. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, expensive Mothers Day Brunch
    Emosleazy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom, wife, and father to Mother's Day brunch and was impressed with the layout and how nice the restaurant was laid out. They had a great spread with fresh fruit, dessert, shrimp/oysters, and exquisite breakfast food. We never did figure out if they had waffles or pancakes. No one left hungry and it was a memorable Mothers Day. I wish we would have known the Mimosas were an option earlier. It was quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must experience 5 Star
    luv2gotokitchennotes
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mothers Day in Nashville was such a memorable day thanks to Kitchen Notes & Britney our server who by the way was a first time Mother herself and had the best attitude about working on her special day. The Buffet was outstanding there was so much selection and delicious! they also had a Quartet Jazz Band that was so delightful! I will definitely go there the next time I visit my mom. They have a great everyday biscuit bar Buffett if you want to go there and its not a holiday. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations!
    MelanieV
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My husband and i decided to give Kitchen Notes a shot and we were VERY happy we did! The food was delicious & the service was exceptional. We started with Country Chicken Liver Mousse & a Black Kale Caesar salad, then had the Fried Chicken Bucket (HOT) & the Carolina Mountain Trout. Everything was PERFECTLY prepared & super tasty. This place is super cute and they have tons of tables for large groups. It would be great for a group brunch or birthday dinner party.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great shrimp and grits!
    KarenBBB
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Super sauce, not spicy for someone who doesn't like hear. Creamy grits. Awesome!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • treated like at a diner
    serviceiseverything
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    There were 5 in our party for a business lunch. Our server must have been cut right after we were sat as his urgency for us to leave before we even ordered was beyond transparent. More than half the restaurant was empty so his urgency was not for wanting to turn the table. He asked how our appetizers were while there were physically being put on the table. Then he dropped the check as our entrees were being delivered. He was noticeably annoyed when we ordered dessert and coffee. Some of our orders were wrong and what was delivered was just ok. The food is overrated. Good not great.
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  • Don't Bother
    ClevelandDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    White Lily should seriously ask this restaurant to stop touting their brand name as the flour used in the biscuits here. For anyone who has not used that amazing flour, it would certainly never make one wish to try it at home. The buffet is one of the worst I have ever encountered. Hard scrambled eggs, dried out sausage, "pancakes" in the shape and texture of a slice of wet sponge cake, very small selection of pastries and the driest biscuits I have ever tried to eat. The cooked to order omelette was only slightly better than the pre-cooked items. This breakfast was not even close to being worthy of the nearly $20 charge for the buffet.
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  • Food was just OK
    Denmark
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Found the food overpriced and boring . Good assortment on the menu but lacking in taste . Liked to atmosphere
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    marty
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I ordered the pork flank. It came with a really hard crisp shell with large bones. It would of been cool the encrusted shell was a bit softer and tastier, but it was rather a challenge to break and difficult to eat. Under that was mostly fat, but not in a savory melty fat rather a bland sticky kind. There were a few small nuggets of actual pork. It was chewy and decent. For the price and expectations for a nice pork dish, I expected soft, savory, juicy pork that falls off the bones. This the opposite. My girlfriend had the fried chicken which was very salty. The best thing they had was the biscuits and jelly. For a southern themed restaurant, good biscuits should be a given expectation. Service could be improved.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    TennRunner
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Met my husband and mother-in-law here for lunch and we were all very pleased with the food and the service. I had the patty melt, which was ahhhh-mazing and the biscuits were delicious! Good portions and, I think, a very good value for the money. Will definitely dine here again! Great addition to downtown Nashville.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steadily Improving
    BeccaVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I've tried Kitchen Notes a few times before concerts at Bridgestone and The Ryman. The first couple of times the service was not great, but I kept thinking it would improve, and thankfully, this last time, the service was great. Our server was friendly, attentive and on top of it. The food was good, and the biscuits are always delicious. I'll definitely keep going back. It's definitely a convenient downtown pre-concert dining spot.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special family brunch
    Brunchie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was good however as it was our first visit, I specifically told our server this and asked him how the brunch was set up and he brushed it off and said the tables were set up all over the restaurant. Well apparently we missed completely a table way in the back, I think that he should have pointed out all the options more clearly. But we will go back as the food was downright southern cuisine at its best. The best sweet bread pudding ever!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid brunch but...
    Flagg
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great space & solid food. Bringing the temps on the buffet line up would be nice, but again it was a buffet & I do not have unrealistic expectations. Service was very attentive but felt very rushed. Attempted to take drink orders before we had even sat down & dropped a check midway through the meal. I really did not appreciate being that rushed for a 50$ PPA. On the plus side, we never lacked for anything the server was so focused on pushing & flipping table he was over us the whole time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Eatingisfun
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was styled beautifully but horrible upon taste. The temperture in the restaurant was set at "arctic" and coffee was served weak. The much raved about biscuit bar was so bad I thought it was a practical joke. I took some people here from NYC and felt like a right heel when I could have taken us to nashville biscuit house and saved about $300.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • T.V. Dinner
    SoCalVolVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I was so disappointed in this restaurant. The food was terrible. I had the meatloaf. I can tell you it was not freshly made. It was similar to meatloaf that is pre-made and boxed for shipping. We had 6 diners and the restaurant had the audacity to automatically add an 18% gratuity. I kow this is typical for larger parties, but I don't think I have ever seen this for a party this small. I would not return if it were FREE!!! Avoid this place at all costs...
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  • The biscuits, sweet potato
    ShellVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The biscuits, sweet potato tarter tots and Mac & cheese were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible.
    MRDinesVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    My second visit. You essentially have to serve yourself. Getting the servers to even bring water to the table is a chore and it takes forever to get them to come back to your table. They messed up our bill, charging more than $60 more than what they were supposed to and the waitress didn’t even apologize. No thanks. Too many other great restaurants in town to go back here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded buffet, limited offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was good, but a limited offering for a buffet at this price. Traffic flow was clumsy and uncomfortable. Some offerings didn't have serving spoons. The dessert table didn't have plates accessible. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awful
    tndpm
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Went for sis in laws 50th birthday. They were running Washington state specials. Ordered dungeon crab flitter but they were all out. There were 3 tables with diner. Other appetizers were okay. Ordered crackling pork shank. No flavor who so ever. Other dishes were sub par as well. I don't usually write reviews but this was such a disjoint mentioned I had to.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best brunch ever
    Foodette
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed brunch at Kitchen Notes. The was fabulous and plentiful. Our server, DJ, was pleasant and quick to refill our Mimosa glasses. The charcuterie tray was a nice addition and the gluten-free biscuits the best I've ever eaten. Loved the sausage gravy and my perfectly made omelette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch was just OK
    ILoveFood
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Went for brunch – and the place looks really cool. The pancakes were the best I've had in Nashville. For the price though I was expecting a little more. The dessert bar was particularly disappointing. It just looked awful. Dirty plates stayed on a table for a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy spot in the Omni
    MalloryVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We ate several meals here while staying at the Omni, in Nashville. The food was great, and the service was very accommodating. One night, we needed to eat after our conference let out and they actually kept the kitchen open for us because we had someone who was underage and we could not eat at the other restaurant that had a 21+ age limit after 9. Breakfast was slow on the weekend, not the best service when they were slammed, but understandable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    Nashjen
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The people at the hostess stand were rude and disorganized. When seated, we immediately ordered two glasses of wine. The server said that biscuits would be right out. He came back 10 minutes later to take our order, still no wine or biscuits. 35 MINUTES later, he showed back up with our wine and biscuits. Thankfully, the food came shortly after that, but for entrees that cost $20-$30, these were bland and not worth what we paid for them. We had the shrimp and grits and the burger. The shrimp and grits tasted like unsalted grits and sautéed shrimp with a can of stewed tomatoes poured over the top. The only upside to the food tasting badly was that we didn't want to finish it and made it to our show in time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance, yep - awesome food? nope
    srejax
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a party of 6 and the table was really cool where they sat us -- my guess is few restaurants have such neat tables for parties of 6-8 where you can actually get a reservation. They also had AWESOME biscuits. After that things go kinda' downhill. The menu LOOKS super tasty but most of the dishes that folks at our table had seemed to be missing a little something. I think most of their menu stuff is fixable -- so assuming they keep working at their menu this could be a really neat restaurant. And the Omni hotel is so cool and the area is so neat that food aside it's still a good option to consider.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had dinner there. I knew
    sweettee
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had dinner there. I knew ahead of time that the menu would not be healthy. But my husband and I went there anyway for convenience . We were going to the Ryman for a concert.. Usual we can find something on a menu to eat, but this time it was a challenge. I realize that it caterers to Southern cooking. But we could not find any entree that was considered healthy. I got the kale dinner salad. My husband got the trout, but did not like the sides. The sides were very spicy but we were not told this ahead of time. However, the staff was more the willing to switch the vegetables and provide him with other ones. Loved the biscuits!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing and Tasteless
    NashvilleFoodieGirlVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Upon entering the restaurant we were immediately impressed by the staff & ambience. We were seated relatively quickly & greeted promptly. We ordered our drinks and food right away and had biscuits and jam delivered to our table. The biscuits & jam were a nice touch and probably the best part of our meal. After about a 30 minute wait, our entrees were delivered. Upon first inspection we were optimistic as everything looked great, then we took a bite. Wow. Perhaps the salt and pepper shakers on the table should have been an indicator that we would have to season our own food? The trout was horrible, without seasoning & practically mush. The mashed potatoes were as equally disappointing, as was the green bean casserole. Chicken Pot Pie? Eh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent...service not so
    Nennie99
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was really good. The service not to much!! Should've taken the first when the waitress stood behind me and my husband to take our food (we were sitting at a table). Not only did we ask once, but asked 3 times, one of which consisted of a person who appeared to be management (she was dressed in a gray suit). All in all it took 15 minutes to get a soda refill and then had the nerve to only bring out a short glass (the original serving was a tall glass). By this time, I was getting the feeling they were trying to rush us out the door. I'm still not sure why our waitress couldn't handle her tables, since there was a separate staff to deliver food. The management has truly missed the boat on the staff needed for this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Atmosphere
    DrewVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This was my first time dining here with my family. The service was wonderful as well as the food. It is a comfortable setting right in the heart of Music City located in an absolutely great looking hotel! We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food with ambience
    rogers296
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The fried chicken is Nashville style, better than Mom used to make, and can be prepared "Nashville hot" upon request. Watch out, it's serious heat. Our table had a variety of fish and chicken dishes and all were very pleased with the entrees and sides. "Smart casual" is how they describe the dress. Very unpretentious but nice enough to take clients (which is what I did on my second visit).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Brunch, Lovely Setting
    TastyStuff
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Set in the middle of the new convention/Hall of Fame area, this restaurant inside of the Omni hotel is lovely. The decor is beautiful and the waitstaff friendly, even if they are a little slow. The Sunday brunch was delicious, good standby's were available (eggs, bacon, breads, etc), as well as more adventurous foods like salads, meats, cofffecakes. Everything was very delicious. I would come back in a heartbeat. Fun place to eat with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere
    BryBry
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Nice atmosphere, food was pretty good but not exceptional. Service was good. The biscuits were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • character
    Becca
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Kitchen Notes has the southern charm of nashville with the cuisine that goes with it. Great Brunch with a buffet made to order and all you can imagine. Dinner is a little quieter with a small, but unique menu with a twist on southern dishes. Service is exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch of Doom
    LaffyVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Our entire brunch experience was terrifying. From having to wait in line for valet for 20 minutes, which made us late for our reservation, to having to wait for a table another 15 minutes, even though we had a reservation, to not being served drinks, I went to the service station and poured our own waters, to being asked to pay $25 a plate for stale dry pastries and unseasoned southern "food", and last but certainly not least, being charged $14 for "complimentary" valet for brunch at their restaurant. A gorgeous hotel serving what Holiday Inn's serve at their complimentary hot breakfast bar. I wouldn't waste your time. They don't know how to run a hotel/restaurant/anything yet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic