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Sunset Grill
Sunset Grill

Sunset Grill Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, Southern, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Great choices on their menu. Something for everyone. Cajun shrimp and grits was presented beautifully and tasted great!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The best food and service in Nashville. For every day or special occasions, Sunset can't be beat."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This was a dinner meeting with our CEO. Very nice surroundings. The Halibut and purple hull peas were outstanding."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Each time I attend or host a group at Sunset Grill, it is perfect. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "There was a variety of interesting types of food. The scallops and smoked porkchops were wonderful."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is a nice little quiet spot. The food and cocktails were good, although a bit pricey."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always a great time at Sunset! Food great, waitress excellent, and friends were priceless. Thought of nowhere else but Sunset."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "sunset is good, and a decent atmosphere. the food is not great, but good. no one loved their dish, but there were no complaints."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Rated the food as three stars because I had to choose an option. Although we left before server arrived at table (after sitting for 5 minutes) the food was ok the last time we dined."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I took my BF for his birthday on a Monday during Happy Hour. They were already out of the Begger's Purse, but we ordered Chicken Nachos, pepperoni pizza, and crab cake. The pizza was great as usual, crab cake small but lovely (I'm not a big tarter sauce fan, and would have that left off next time). The cranberry chocolate cheese cake was divine!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. A little pricey for everyday dining but great for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I've eaten at Sunset Grill since the early 1990s and the food is consistently very good, the staff and service excellent, and the value is good, too."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "What to say? Yet another wonderful experience. We have always experienced the best of service at Sunset. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the most civilized happy hour in town. Visit on a Sunday or Monday for the half off pizzas (try the voodoo) and the half off wine list. The go later in the week and order from the menu. From the wonderful greeting at the door to the delicious creative dishes, you will love it. You will come back. I know we will."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The restaurant called me and left a voice mail 4 hours prior to our reserved dining time to say that "due to the holiday, we will be closing at 9:00 pm ... please call us to make different arrangements" .... I'm curious as to HOW the restaurant didn't know they would be closing early several days prior to that, when I made the reservation for 10:00 pm ... A very close friend of mine recommended the Sunset Grille ... I will not refer others."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've gone to Sunset since it opened, but it is time for it to just close it's doors. Saturday night and they're out of food and the food they did serve was a huge disappointment. Be sad to see it go."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service and food were terrific. The nite we went they had $5 cocktails and all appetizers were $5, you can't do better than that. Will definitely look it up again when in Nashville."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A perennial favorite, the service is excellent and the menu is imaginative. I had a trout blt, which is not a sandwich but a whole trout lightly breaded and stuffed with ripe tomato, bacon and greens. The fish was large and perfectly cooked. Chocolate pot de creme dessert was awesome."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted a special place to celebrate our 43 wedding anniversary, so we chose the Sunset Grill. The atmosphere was perfect - quiet with adequate but subdued lighting. The main dining room features Paul Harmon paintings. We ordered the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly cooked and served with a great tomato-basil sauce. For our main course, I had the shrimp and grits, and my wife ordered the lamb Bolognese. Both were served promptly and were prepared perfectly. The service was excellent. We cannot afford the Sunset Grill very often, but when we need the best, we know we can get it at the Sunset Grill."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My first experience was good. This past Sunday night, we were disappointed in the food - did not taste good and was not fresh. Everything seemed to be off."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have tried Sunset during restaurant week and loved it. We have tried Sunset on Sundays and Mondays and loved it. We have dined there when there were no special offers at all, and yes, we loved. Really the only question with this restaurant is which is the biggest attraction, the wonderful food or the wonderful people.Thank you."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "There was a great (huge) selection of wines, beers, cocktails, and food! Their everyday menu was extensive and they also had a long list of specials. Most dishes were unique in some way, and there were even several vegetarian options. Food was great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dined with a friend at Sunset Grill and it has a good ambience. However, I was not impressed with the food. I had the Mediterranean pasta w/ chicken and it had too many artichoke hearts and spinach and not enough of the other vegetables. It was a pretty generic dish and not very representative of the Mediterranean. Friend had the Voodoo pasta and said it was a little too spicy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After going to Sunset Grill a few times a year for several years--looking upon it as a 'never-fail' restaurant--the last visit was perhaps my last. The time before this visit was below par. This dinner last week was basically inedible. Three dinner meals were ordered; the first person had ahi tuna--and all the accompaniments were cold--sent back. The second dinner was grilled swordfish--no complaints but not stellar as it sometimes is. The third dinner was perfectly prepared awful--trout BLT. There was no way to make it better. Thankfully, I had ordered the delicious Butter Bean Comfit. The restaurant comped two of the three meals...as was appropriate. However, leaving a birthday dinner so dissatisfied is hard to comp."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service. A great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to experience top notch food and spirits. Will love to return soon."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went there with our family for Father's day. The food was great. There were 7 in our group and 3 were children. The waiter, Eric, treated the children with respect. The service was wonderful and we all enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our waitress was exceptional, the food was very good and we were seated in a great spot for the children."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Sunset Grill never disappoints. The food is consistently excellent, the service is fabulous, and the prices are reasonable for what you get. My only disappointment was that the Brussels sprout salad was not on the menu--when it is featured, try it. It is marvelous!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Sunset Grill is one of my top favorite places to go. It has everything. Creative food choices tops the list. I have eaten at a lot of fine dining restaurants in the NY/NJ area for years and thus my expectations are high but Sunset Grill has that fine dining creativity in it's menu. When I go there it is with anticipation of what new experience they will offer. Second, is ambience (4 different ones with what I call a fine dining area, a more casual "porch", and out-door seating area and my favorite the booths-around-the-bar area. Pick your spot whatever the occasion. The service is always very good and accommodating. Although not a wine expert, it has an extensive wine list as well. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is way overpriced for the taste; no hurry to come back. I'll go back to J. Alexanders!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We booked a last minute surprise party in one of the party rooms at Sunset Grill and it resulted in a great experience. Very attentive service. We had a completely private room, for a party of only 10 people, that made for a fun night. They let us indulge in a bottle of booze that was gifted to the birthday boy without question. I understand that may not be typical policy...but it seemed like their main concern was that we enjoy ourselves, and that was truly a refreshing feeling. We of course nonetheless ordered regularly from their bar. They also refrigerated, cut, and presented an ice cream cake, with lit candles, that we brought in prior to the party. Very pleased we decided to plan our party at Sunset Grill."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food is good, nothing to remember. Do not understand why we were seated next to a loud group of 10 people in a near empty dinning room. Could hardly carry a conversation as the group of older dinner talked about an up coming cruise. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had been discussing Sunset Grill for quite some time, and finally decided to check it out for my wife's birthday. Most everyone gave the review of "it's pricey - but very good" which I am fine with that! We found that it was a bit "pricey" but unfortunately we could not rate it much beyond "ok" for the food. We both ordered off of the "chef's special" menu in hopes of something special. (Scallops and Rib Eye) Maybe our expectations were just set too high. The waitress and service was excellent. As I told my wife - we have now experienced Sunset Grill. It looks like it would be good for a casual drink or glass of wine out on the patio - may return for that, but probably not for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great food at a great price prepared and served by a wonderful group of professionals. If you haven't tried sunset you need to. I strongly recommend the short ribs and bread pudding for your first visit. You will thank me."
    Dined on 5/18/2014