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Watermark Restaurant
Watermark Restaurant

Watermark Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.watermark-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (615) 254-2000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 5:30-9:30;
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30-10:00
    Bar opens at 5pm Monday-Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American, French American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Ent
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit our website, www.watermark-restaurant.com, for all upcoming events.
    To book a private event e-mail: trish@watermark-restaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Avenue
  • Public Transit: The Green Line
    http://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Music-City-Circuit.asp
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Watermark Restaurant
Watermark Restaurant features a menu that is distinctive in the Nashville market by its culinary emphasis on exceptional Southern product, classically prepared, and warm, professional service. The regularly changing menu highlights the best of each distinct season in conjunction with the finest seafood, game and beef available in the world. The restaurant design and décor integrate the building’s historic renovation and stylistic construction, emphasized by the expansive, light filled windows and view of the city skyline. Featured in Southern Living, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Food and Wine and other notable publications, Watermark Restaurant has established itself as a leader in Nashville and the Southeast region.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Diner Reviews
  • "We arrived at 7 for our reservation and requested to dine on the patio. We were told that it would be 45 minutes because there were no tables available and it is first come .... There were tables available and after pointing that out they tried to say that they were reserved?? Finally they acquiesced and we were seated. We had a $300 bill, so I hope it was worth it to them to sit us outside."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Inside or out, Watermark is phenomenal. The modern decor makes for an accessible upscale restaurant. We tried oysters, cheese plate, and grilled peaches salad - each of them true winners. Because of my allergies, mushrooms were substituted with my scallops. They were tasty but there was so much that I couldn't finish them. The filet was cooked like we love it so that I can have the rare inside and my husband can enjoy the outsides. They stumbled on the desserts. The flourless chocolate cake was overpowering with a bitter finish. The strawberry shortcake was swept away by the zingy lemon sauce. The creme brûlée was a tad soupy. The nuts on top were interesting. We will be back for certain, we'll just do dessert elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had wonderful service at Watermark. Our server was pleasant and attentive. I met friends for cocktails and food. Their drink menu was unique and the food was delicious"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our experience at Watermark was beyond expectations. Food, service and ambiance created a perfect setting for our special occasion. I have eaten all over the country at many wonderful restaurants and I would say that Watermark fulfills my need for high quality food and service right here at home."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Amazing food. Extremely interesting take on southern fine dining. Best service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were here last year and really loved this place and this year when I brought my brother and wife for his birthday, they didn't let me down. The food is excellent and the service is spot on as well. We all had a wonderful time and definitely recommend this looking for a more special dinner. Listen To the waiters recommendations too. They have been spot on every time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " I paid too much for a small quantity of food- a good deal when taking out a potential client, below average for home account. Will not be back when paying out of pocket."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The staff was very welcoming from Hostess to Server. Adriane was a great server and knowledgable about the menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Outstanding grit souffle, grilled peach salad, cold corn soup with lobster, carpaccio. Deck is extremely pleasant. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Loved the food, the wine list and location. Service was great but very slow due to several large parties. Will be visit again. Highly recommend the Venison loin."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Watermark was everything we had hoped and more. The service was outstanding. The drinks were great. The food....it was some of the best I've ever had anywhere. Do you and your taste buds a favor and go eat there soon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was terrific, but the noise level was deafening. Our party of seven was seated at a table between a very large party of at least 16 women (who were celebrating a birthday with shots and running around the table constantly taking pictures) and another table of 8 more women who were having a bachelorette dinner. Both groups knew each other, and proceeded to constantly travel between tables - we were caught in the middle. The noise at times made it very difficult to talk amongst ourselves. The service was good and the waitress was friendly but pushed a bit for us to place our order instead of letting us enjoy our cocktails and appetizers."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Staff was very personable, table outside by the garden was amazing, and the food was incredible. Highly recommend Watermark!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The four of us all loved our dinner. Service great, nice atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone looking for a vibrant, fun spot with excellent food. I had scallops and the others had halibut, all very tasty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Hats off to Watermark, their chefs and staff. Our server Maya was well prepared with special menu for my wife's food allergies. Her service was spectacular. Our evening was another great time and dining experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My mother had asked me to choose a place to dine, before going to the Ryman. The original restaurant called and canceled the reservation, so I needed another quick. My family was to meet that night and I had nothing. The watermark easily accommodated my urgent need of a place to dine. The service was a little slow until I said we had a time table to meet. Then it was quite prompt. The food tasted fabulous, but thethe appetizer portions were rather small, with a party of six needing four or five of them just for a bite or two. Overall I was impressed with atmosphere and the food. The only catch was it was considerably expensive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our 35th wedding anniversary dinner could not have been better. Atmosphere, food and service were distinctively good, starting with complementary champagne and ending with a complimentary creme brulee - nice touches indeed!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Had a great meal with friends from the area who had never been to Watermark. Great apps and halibut was perfect. Had an entire room to ourselves"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went to Watermark to celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere was modern, romantic, and quiet. We had the halibut with asparagus and risotto, and the ahi tuna with gumbo and clam, with white wine that our server recommended. They were both delicious, and also very unique! Service was great too."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter & son-in-law's silver wedding anniversary here. Our son went online to find a gift certificate for us for Christmas last year & picked you. We travel full time in an motor home so this was the first time we were able to use it. Unfortunately we had never heard of it, but it was a beautiful evening for roof top dining. We enjoyed the food, atmosphere & time visiting together. Thank you for the good service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food and service were good. The noise level was low so one could actually have a conversation. Great location."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We dined at the Watermark for our anniversary the other night and it was awesome. From the appetizers (Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Oysters) throughout to the main course (Haddock and Scallops), the food was amazing. Everything was prepared expertly with a unique blend of unusual tastes. The service was also outstanding. Our server was knowledgable and very attentive. The only drawback was the Strawberry Shortcake desert which wee shared was not the best that we've ever,had. All in all, though, a great experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "When we arrived we were reluctant to sit outside, thought it would be too hot. We were assured of a nice breeze, and it was wonderful. Our waitress had several recommendations, and because there were 3 of us; we were able to try them all. Appetizers and entrees. To a dish, they were wonderful! We gobbled up every bite and didn't have room for desert. Lovely dinner and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I recently moved to Nashville and took my parents to Watermark when they came to visit me. I had never eaten there and honestly picked the restaurant at random based on my own research and the restaurant's good reviews. It did not disappoint. The food was very good, and the menu had a nice selection of relatively unique dishes. There's nothing less appetizing than going to a nice restaurant and opening a menu that showcases items that are the same or only slight variations of dishes served at every other nice restaurant in town. Watermark's menu was creative and unique. Our waiter was knowledgable and friendly. The atmosphere was beautiful. As a New Orleans native, I have high standards for fine dining, and I'd highly recommend Watermark."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great dinner to start our visit, southern living had written about this restaurant"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had an anniversary dinner at the Watermark. Even though it was a bit overcast, we ate on the patio and wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent, with both the host staff, wait staff, and management being very knowledgable and exceptionally friendly. The food matched the service. We had steak and the tuna, which were top cuts of meat/fish and very well prepared. We'd definitely come back again! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had hoped to dine outside on the patio for our birthday dinner celebration, but the weather did not cooperate. The dining deck is outstanding if you have the chance to eat outside. Our server, Adrienne, was very thorough and helpful in describing many of the menu items. She was also very wine-knowledgeable. We were seated in the room adjacent to the outside patio, and it has a wonderful wall of floor to ceiling windows, so it was almost like being outside. Our only complaint was that there were two other tables of fairly loud patrons, which took away from the otherwise great experience. We will return, of course."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Outstanding service. Octopus cooked sous-vide and served with cucumbers and greens was outstanding. The halibut was unfortunately thin, fried, and dry. Excellent dessert."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This place is great. If you appreciate good food, eat here. If you appreciate good service, go here. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "While traveling we read some reviews and decided to try watermark. It is a great find, great food, fun space, knowledgable wait staff. Will make sure we travel thru Nashville again soon. A few minor fixes to food would make it perfect"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It was my first time at Watermark and it did not disappoint one bit. Service was great and the food was excellent. I am going to have to go back because although the menu is not huge, the selections they did have I feel I would have liked any of them. I had the duck (can't remember the exact name they called it) this time and it was cooked perfectly! We sat inside and it was a nice atmosphere, but would like to try the outdoor seating sometime too. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "In my opinion, if weather permits, the rooftop patio (second floor) is a must. Traffic noise is not a problem, view is very nice, but it is getting boxed in as the Gulch develops. The menu thrilled our CA foodie friends and there is plenty to attract the Southern palate. Our faves: the octopus appetizer and the pimento cheese grit soufflé. The crawfish cakes that have earned high marks from others, I found tasteless. Profiteroles were perfect for dessert! A fabulous meal in a unique Nashville setting!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went last Summer and it was great. We just went again, under a new Chef, and it is still great. Watermark has a great selection of interesting items, and does not seem to be too interested in gouging you on the price for your meal. All the prices struck me as reasonable for a Fine Dining experience. There is a parking garage across the street where you can park for under $5. Be sure and arrive a little early and walk up the street to shop at "Two Old Hippies" -- That is an interesting store."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We made arrangements for a tasting meal. We let the chef make the selections. Unbelievable meal!! Would recommend this restaurant for anyone going to Nashville! We were looking for a great meal with a southern touch. It was perfect! We chose watermark to celebrate a 50th birthday and it did not disappoint!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating 32 years of marriage and wanted something special. We got it at Watermark. The food was great, all the staff were very friendly and the rooftop dining was romantic and quite"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Watermark continues to be a great Nashville restaurant. The food and service are are consistently good and dining on the patio in great weather is exceptional"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "the food was outstanding as was the service. We had the pimento cheese grits appetizer, the the pork dish and the scallops which was just perfect. We also had the wine that they suggested. Then the carrot cake and coffee. All was cooked to perfection. the watermark rates right up there with one of our favorite places to go."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "When Watermark opened I discovered that Nashville, at last, had a great restaurant that was fit for special occasions, romantic dinners and entertaining high end clients. Before then, it did not exist in this town. Watermark can trace its lineage to Frank Stitts at Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, one of the highest rated restaurants in the US. I continue to dine at Watermark for special occasions, romantic dinners and high end clients. We now have several fine restaurants in this town for those purposes, but Watermark is still my very favorite and, I believe, the best overall restaurant in this town."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I didn't think the food was worth the price. Too pricey. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "While not always consistently good in the past, Watermark is finally becoming good on every visit. Perhaps the endless plethora of new restaurants in Nashville is shaking up the older standbys. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014