Sunset Grill
Sunset Grill

Sunset Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sunsetgrill.com/
  • Phone: (615) 386-3663
  • Hours of Operation:

    Happy Hour - All evening from 4pm Sunday every dining room & Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m half-price cocktails, 60+ wines by the glass & 300+ by the bottle in bar only.
    Dinner - 7 nights a week from 4:30p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Late Night - Friday and Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight Half price Classics dinner menu.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef / Managing Partner Chris Cunningham
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Several private rooms available for dining, receptions, etc Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Buy outs available as well as shuttle service for all events arranged in advance.
  • Special Events: Please send all private event inquiries to Liz Conn, Director of Events, at events@sunsetgrill.com or call her at 615-516-1915

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Avenue S.
  • Public Transit: 21st Ave. S. @ Belcourt / Hillsboro Rd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking available in adjacent lot & on the street.
    Complimentary Valet Available at Door
A word from Sunset Grill
Sunset features casual fine dining atmosphere, boasting a nationally acclaimed menu featuring pasta, steak, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free & eclectic specials with a local TN and Southern regional ingredient focus, plus sustainable seafood. 60+wines by the glass & 300+ bottle selections. 2002 DiRoNA Award winner & winner of the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence". Complimentary shuttle service available for guests and groups. Several private rooms available with reservations events@sunsetgrill.com



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Sunset Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (47)good for groups (46)special occasion (43)notable wine list (42)late-night find (26)romantic (23)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great overall dining experience
    Drew
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Only one bad thing to say about this visit. Our reservation was for 7:30 and we still didn't get seated until almost 8:00. Other than that we had a great experience. Our waitress, Kelly, was outstanding. Her knowledge of the menu was thorough and helpful, and she quickly took care of our every need. Almost everything served was delicious. The only exception I can think of was the swordfish, which was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beauregard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Sunset Grill is consistently good. I have been a customer since it opened.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corporate group dinner
    Venom
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We looked all over town for a place to host our 11 person company dinner. Through OpenTable I found a familiar friend in the Sunset grill. I've eaten here several times, often seeing stars. The star this night was the food, especially the Habanero Butterscotch Bread Pudding with White Chocolate sauce. I don't care how full you are, you have to try this dessert! My group, with people from California to Florida loved the dinner. I will be back soon. P.S. Recommend the dessert above to your friends or order it and share with them and you will be a hero.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite in Nashville
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Nashville - we try to dine there whenvever we are in town. Sophisticated proponents of the regionally-sourced, farm-to-table school. The dishes are artful combinations of ingredients, easily-recognizable, and prepared and presented in a way that makes you say something like, "I never thought of doing it like that." They also have a nice wine list - not extensive but we can usualy find something we like. We've been there when we have had the place to ourselves and times when it is packed and there are people standing in the smallish lobby waiting for a table - service on all occasions is very good; they are not fazed by a full house nor do they disappear in an empty one. Just a neat place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    Mk27
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Met a group of friends for a late dinner. The food was awesome and the service was great as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved This Place For 20 Years!!!
    sloanranger
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I have been coming to dine at Sunset Grill for 20 yrs and loved the food,service and ambiance each and every time. The chef has created plenty of specials that we have loved and continues to provide well balanced selections that make it very hard to make a decision!Thanks to everyone there for the food,service and hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Have been here before and always enjoyed it. This time it was for a special occasion, and the service and food fell short for a number of reasons. 1) Server lingered too long at table. His awkward pragmatics made us a bit uncomfortable. 2) The honoree's dinner, capellini with grilled chicken and tomotoes, looked like someone had dumped an entire carton of small yellow tomotoes into the dish. The tomatoes were not cut or arranged nicely or artfully. Looked really amateurish. 3) nice touch - comped a dessert 4) I ordered the scallops. For $32, there were 4 scallops served as dinner. Portion should've been more generous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always in good form
    AppreciativeDiner
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Sunset Grill is rock solid. Its menu is diverse and up-to-date, and the service always is professional. I know I'll always have a good meal at Sunset Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service
    datenight
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I have been long-time fans of Sunset Grill. It used to be a favorite "date night" spot, especially for a nightcap after a show or event. We recently returned after not having been in several years. We were early diners this evening, so it was a very quiet setting, although I suspect it picks up quite a bit when the later crowd arrives. Plenty of patio space, and a superb wine list. An excellent menu as well. Sunset has recently gone to the "locavore" style, which is awesome. I had the scallops, and my wife the vegan meal. She LOVED hers. Mine was OK. However, the service was impeccable. You would be hard-pressed to find more attentive servers and hosts for a meal. Very good evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visiting from Texas
    Cmart
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We visited Sunset Grille on a recommendation from a friend that lives in Tennessee. Our reservation was at 9:00 pm and there was not much of a crowd when we arrived. The decor is quite outdated but we sat on the patio so we didn't have to constantly look at it. The service was outstanding! The hot chicken appetizer was delicious and we shared the shrimp ravioli. Overall it was a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    MamaLisa
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our server Maurna was wonderful! We were there for our 25th anniversary and she made us feel special. We were not overly impressed with the menu, but enjoyed our choices. The creme brulee was divine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good & Very Bad
    RunnergirlVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We've been coming to Sunset Grill for many years and have never been disappointed -- until now. The occasion was our son's birthday - the pumpkin muffin starter, calamari, kale salad and pasta with shrimp were all wonderful. Alas, my husband and I both ordered the amberjack special, which turned out to be an epic fail at $30 each - the description sounded exotic and our waiter assured us it was an awesome choice - he couldn't have been more wrong. The fish was a small flavorless overcooked hunk with roasted root veggies that tasted like cardboard rocks. On the plus side, they brought a complimentary birthday dessert, which was a very nice touch. We'll be back, but only for the basics. The pricey specials are just too risky.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Maplekiwi
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is our go to restaurant whenever people are in town. It never disappoints. Two days later they are still talking about the goo door pasta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I always enjoy Sunset Grill. I arrived early for a dinner date on a very quiet night and the staff was so accommodating, letting me wait with a quiet glass of wine until my companion arrived. The specials menu was inventive and delicious. It is so nice to be able to find local offerings on so many different levels. They include a list of all the local vendors they use, I appreciate that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family favorite
    Josh
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Sunset Grill is our "go to place". The food is always great. From out of town guests to in-town friends we love taking them to dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a Fav
    Pleasedrpalates
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We randomly dine at Sunset and always leave satisfied, wondering why we waited so long to return!?! Since it was an early dinner, we had an appetizer (cheese nachos...very unique), main entrees (catfish and salmon), and a dessert trio; all were excellently prepared and presented!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the Food!
    Trent
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    There were some large (and loud!) parties there, which was a bit annoying. However, our waiter did a fine job and the food was outstanding! (I had perfectly cooked scallops with greens, while my wife had salmon). We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly fine. No more, no less.
    sparky
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a large party of 13 during Vanderbilt's Parents' Weekend. Sunset Grill was very accommodating in changing our reservations several times, each time an increase of 1 or 2. The food was good - certain items particularly stood out (Smoked Pork Beggars Purse!); others were simply 'fine' (fried catfish). Waiter was pleasant and accommodating, but clearly the crowds were more than the wait staff or kitchen staff could keep pace with.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old friend!
    MagiVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been going to Sunset for 25 years, yet have lapsed lately. Big mistake. It was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Have been going to Sunset for many years and have always had a great dining experience. Food is outstanding, great wine list and the service impeccable. Kudos to Randy for being one of the few restauranteurs to keeping things fresh and new. Hope to keep dining there for many years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunset always pleases
    NickVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I came to Sunset often while we were dating and now like to come as a place to celebrate special occasions. The menu is always good and the specials change things up on a daily basis. There is not a better dessert menu in town. Try the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining
    ToniandGreg
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. We especially liked the haberno bread pudding. A big surprise finish to meal. Great service and on a nice night, opening the big picture windows made it almost like being outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice selection of food and drinks
    SunsetVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good for both meaties and vegies and not just good selections, good taste and quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Choice
    WiseGuysVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One can always count on a great dining experience at Sunset Grill. In spite of all the new restaurant opportunities in Nashville, Sunset rates just as strongly in its culinary creativity, service, location. Valet parking in this Hillsboro Village location continues to make this a convenient neighborhood spot. I'm sorry they have closed for lunch, but will be back for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a solid all around spot
    ZPowers
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sunset Grill is just one of those solid spots that never fails. It's our go to for when we can't think of another place. And it is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Travel favorite
    FoodieKCMO
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We've been dining at Sunset for about ten years anytime we come through Nashville. It has remained consistently good all these years, great food and good wine selection, friendly wait staff and pleasant surroundings (we love the glass terrace, comfortable while giving the impression you are outside even in the summer heat). This is our favorite way to end our vacation and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Grill honors Restaurant Week
    Whaleofadiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went to Sunset on a Thursday evening during Nashville Originals Restaurant Week. Sunset Grill did it up right with a 2 course meal (appetizer, regular entrée) for $20.14 and lots of wine special. The BLT (Trout!) was outstanding and lots of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Probably???
    angikins813VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Me: What is your house red wine? Waitress: It's probably Cabernet. Me: Well is it Cabernet? Because, I don't want a Merlot. Waitress: It's probably Cabernet. Me: Fine, I'll have that. Me: Are the greens made with vinegar? That's the only way i like them. Waitress: They probably are. Me: Fine, I'll have the Pork Chop with Greens. NOPE, they weren't made with vinegar or anything tasty for that matter. They were bitter and yucky. I don't expect to be back here. The other food we had was fine but a waitress left a bad taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu
    2foodies
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great choices on their menu. Something for everyone. Cajun shrimp and grits was presented beautifully and tasted great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday night birthday
    AppreciativeDiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Monday nights in nice restaurants can be an off night for both the kitchen and dining room staffs. That's not so at the Sunset Grill. I brought two out-of-towners (open with a birthday) and their 10-year-old grandson for dinner on Monday night. Everything was excellent. Our server catered to our needs without being fawning, was conscious of the child at the table and was great in conversation. All of that is on top of excellent food. We had five entrees and three desserts, and everyone was happy as could be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Exvellent
    RMacOS
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The best food and service in Nashville. For every day or special occasions, Sunset can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Experience
    Great2eat
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was a dinner meeting with our CEO. Very nice surroundings. The Halibut and purple hull peas were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for groups!
    DanaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Each time I attend or host a group at Sunset Grill, it is perfect. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    getinmybelly
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    There was a variety of interesting types of food. The scallops and smoked porkchops were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Good Food
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a nice little quiet spot. The food and cocktails were good, although a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stands the Test of Time
    Josh
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Time and again, the food and service are at an outstanding level. The unique dishes made from locally provided farm produce taste delicious and are presented very well. Sunset Grill is a regular go to dining destination that doesn't get boring. It's always a hit with our out of town friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    evctn
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always a great time at Sunset! Food great, waitress excellent, and friends were priceless. Thought of nowhere else but Sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1034 reviews are from the Sunset Grill reviews archive.
  • stable table- good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    sunset is good, and a decent atmosphere. the food is not great, but good. no one loved their dish, but there were no complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good after all these years
    DR11
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had a private dinner for a relative's birthday. Everything was handled perfectly from the food to the service to the atmosphere to the cake! All our guests commented how they'd forgotten how good Sunset Grill was and will return again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oldie But Goody
    jsg123
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a restaurant that has been here a long time because the food is good, the service is good, the covered porch up front is such a good place to eat, and you can carry on a conversation with the people you are dining with because it is not so loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.