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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 WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time at Watermark and I'm sure we'll be back. The meal that I had represented a nice balance between the familiar and innovative. I ordered a pork chop which was perfectly cooked--not too dry but, not rare. It was served with what looked like a large slice of polenta but, was in fact a well spiced cornbread and andouille "stuffing." The plate was garnished with a rendition of hopping john. It was delicious but, tended towards the familiar. It was a very good plate and I would order it again without hesitation."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "A wonderful evening! Amazing food, attentive but not intrusive staff and lovely ambience."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Watermark is one of the BEST resturants in Nashville- Their menue has graet seasonal items- Service is perfect- waiters are very helpful and attentive -plus FUN to talk with about the food and area!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A friend and I went for the restaurant week menu and everything we got was delicious! I especially enjoyed the salmon with ratatouille! The ambience was very cool. The outdoor seating looked beautiful but it was just a little too hot for us to sit out there but I would totally consider eating there again! Well worth the $30 for the restaurant week menu!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The drinks, food, view, ambiance, and service were all extremely good!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "excellent food and service. Outdoor dining was great."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to celebrate our fifth anniversary by going out to a nicer restaurant than we usually would. We had been to the Watermark once before and greatly enjoyed the experience so were looking forward to another. My husband called ahead and inquired if they offered a chef's tasting menu. They did, so we requested that for the following evening. The layout is beautifully and simply set, with an option to sit outside if preferred. The chef's menu consisted of five courses + a soup. Course after course arrived with the next one being more delectable and appealing than the last. We were blown away by the flavors! The service was excellent and I would highly recommend a wonderful evening there!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My wife and I went to watermark for our anniversary and had a very good night. The service was great and the ambiance was very nice. I ordered the filet and it was fantastic. My wife ordered the pork chop and said the flavors were very good but it was quite dry. She went through a lot of water with dinner because the pork was so dry. She was very impressed with the flavors and would like to go back some time and try something else but with the price point it will not be any time soon. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. Great service, good flavors (even if overcooked) and a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Overall the food was good and prepare correctly. However the service lacks the scale of the restaurant and would recommend a more attentive staff."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Made a reservation based on the menu and roof top dining. It poured right before our arrival and we were not able to sit on the roof but the hostess was great about giving us options and we ended up at a lovely table against the wall. We could talk easily and did not hear other conversations but it wasn't too quiet either. Our waitress (Adrian) was fantastic!! She recommended the Walu and it was amazing! My two friends had the scallops and we shared the oh so delicious grit souffle appetizer (also recommended.) One more thing I must compliment the waitstaff on, they waited until our entire party was finished before clearing plates!! I was thankful for this courtesy, it rarely happens these days. A wondering fine dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We came to Nashville for my husbands birthdate weekend. I would highly recommend this place. The host, service staff and food was excellent. I loved the filet mignon was great with the bernaise sauce."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First timers. Great vibe, views, wait staff, and most importantly great food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A midweek occasion first time dinner really could not have been better. Ate inside. The heirloom tomato salad and the grits appetizer were especially memorable. The grilled peach salad and barbecue shrimp were properly executed and tasty. The venison was served exactly as ordered. Everything was beautifully presented. The pork chop was beautifully presented and accompanied but was bordering dry. Desserts were perfectly sized and delicious, creme brûlée and a flourless chocolate creation. In total, extremely pleased with the experience and highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the waiter very personable and professional and the outdoor dining was exquisite."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I would give Watermark a 4.5 rating if it were possible. The experience was really nice, but the food could have been a tad better considering the price. Overall, I would recommend this place. Since it is a bit older than some of the more trendy restaurants in town, Watermark often gets overlooked."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I would eat at Watermark more often if I could afford to. It remains one of my very favorite Nashville spots for a special-occasion dinner. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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