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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.8
1616 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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Chauhan Ale and Masala House is a highly acclaimed celebrity chef driven restaurant and bar. Chauhan has been rated one of Nashville's hottest destinations by several noteworthy publications including eater.com. The menu, along with a traditional section of indian cuisine, also reflects the innovative approach of Chef Maneet Chauhan with global and local menu items done with an exceptional indian flair. For vegetarians, there are ample selections and even a separate dedicated menu. There are creative signature beers and ales crafted specifically for this warm, inviting and rustic yet modern restaurant. The cocktails are fun, potent and well balanced and the wine list offers small, boutique and uncomplicated selections. This venture in the downtown / Gulch area of Nashville is open for dinner, lunch and Sunday Brunch. Happy Hour: Monday- Thursday from 5-6:30 PM, enjoy $6 bar bites & drinks for $5-$7.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm
Sun-Thur's 5pm-10pm
Fri and Sat 5pm-11pm
Sunday Brunch 11am-2:30pm
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Phone number
(615) 242-8426
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grundy
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Parking details
There is complimentary valet available for parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come join us for Mothers Day Brunch from 11am-2:30pm, where we will be serving up our delicious brunch menu, along with a Cured Salmon Toast & Lobster Biscuits as featured brunch specials! Live Music will also be provided!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1616 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great experience. The food is phenomenal.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I've been to Chauhan many times and have had many great meals there. This time we decided to try brunch. We ordered the tacos and the chicken and waffle. Unfortunately, the tacos weren't anything special and were a bit on the greasy side. They were too heavy on the red onions for my taste. The waffle wasn't fresh. It tasted like a frozen waffle that had been in the freezer too long. The meal was a disappointment. We wanted to like brunch but it was mediocre.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, drinks and great service.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We have been here in the past several times and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time it was completely different. Our food was extremely bland, the appetizer which should have been soft, was difficult to spread as if it had been left sitting out for a while. The naan bread was cold and stiff. The waiter was inattentive and acted very strangely. He dropped used utensils twice while clearing away our plates and then the table beside us, flinging food all over our legs, with no apologies. We were very disappointed and regretted suggesting going there with our friends.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great experience. Great manager (Heather). Great staff.
Great food

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great! Delicious and quick before the preds game

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We came in from Atlanta. A friend recommended Chauhan. And, boy we were glad. Best meal we had the entire time we were there. Several folks said it was the best Indian food they had ever had. I think, between 6 of us, we ordered 90% of the things on the menu. Go here. Don’t walk. Run.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Had a date w my mother after a great appointment at Vanderbilt. Wonderful way to celebrate her health! Thanks for making it special for us.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

In-laws in town

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Our server was amazing! She was helpful, honest and informative. The chairs are a little small and a bit uncomfortable, but the overall ambiance is very good. The Brussel Sprouts were cooked well, but way too salty! The rest of our food was amazing, and we loved the Guppa Shots appetizer.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Definitely Not as many vegan options as expected. Would like to see more salads and veggies. Server was helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing! Every bite was better than the next. Best meal I have had in a very long time. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great brunch, maybe a little pricey but the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was original and excellent. We had a great time and will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was probably our fourth or fifth time visiting Chauhan's and it was just as brilliant as the first visit. The food is stunning and overflowing with heart. The menu is innovative yet has enough classics to please both the adventurous foodie and your dear southern Nana who's never had Indian food before. The atmosphere is always very alive and energetic. The prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality of service and food. The cocktails have always been fantastic and different as well. We've tried many of the top restaurants in Nashville and can VERY comfortably say that Chauhan's leaves Husk, Adele's, Etch, and many others far in the dust behind it. Our favorite dishes have been the Flanksteak and Pork Chop, the Chicken Tikka Poutine and kebabs, the Desi options (especially the lunch chef's choice which is served in a huge and very impressive silver tray), the Naan French toast at brunch, and the Jackfruit Toffee Upside-down dessert. The only complaint I have is that one of desserts (a saffron rice pudding with pistachio ice pop and strawberries) was served in a mason jar and therefore really hard to eat and the ice cream tasted a bit like the popsicle stick. I can literally find no other fault with Chauhan's (even their restrooms are beautiful) and hope that we can come back soon before we move away this summer.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Simply the best

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Waiter Peter was amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I love the unique variation of food here but sadly this restaurant is WAY TOO LOUD... We had a hard time hearing our conversation and it frankly wore me out, I could't wait to leave.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great Great place very good recipes! You need to go 5 times before saying what is best.
To be blunt “it’s the noisiest restaurant in Nashville that I go. But I return.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We sat at the bar and split nachos and poutine. Plenty of amazingly complex food. We loved it! Will definitely come back next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best spot in town for date night.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was our first time at Chauhan (we’re regulars at Tansuo around the corner). We LOVED it. Our server, Peter, was lovely- good suggestions and very welcoming. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Ahhhhhmazing. The flavors and food were just DELICIOUS. Wish it wasn't so loud in there but it was super crowded so good for them. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome experience, again. We had decided to only appetizers/sides. Ordered the gol gappa, naanzenella salad, paneer poutine, and veg of the day. Every dish was delicious. Enough vegetarian options. Great service by Zach.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food,service and ambiance . Nice decor and creative fusion food.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We came to lunch, not knowing what to expect, and were delighted. I had the Desi bowl and my wife had the Indian nachos, vegetarian style. Both were outstanding; great flavors. Next time we’re in Nashville, we’ll go to dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

If you like Indian food you will love Chauhan. Delicious authentic menu that has something for just about everyone. Get there early and relax.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

the coconut curry shrimp is amazinggggg

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely time dining at your beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately, the server we had was either having a bad night or needs to find another job. Being in the industry, I feel like there are no excuse for treating a table like “he couldn’t be bothered.” He was not very excited about any request we had. He said, when my friend asked for a side of chicken for her salad that “the kitchen was swamped” and he’d have to check. Our food took a normal time to be delivered to our table, so I thought he was just making excuses and being a bit lazy. Sales are how servers make money so, I thought that was a poor move for him. Also, I hear you guys have craft cocktails, but I had a glass of cava because nothing was suggested to the table.

On a positive note, the food was delicious and the rest of the staff was very friendly. We’re greeting with smiles and your hostess team was sweet and helpful. We were late and our friends had sat already and they went out of their way to take us right to the table. The atmosphere is wonderful and we will try again sometime soon.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I absolutely adore this restaurant. It's my go-to for any gathering, large or small. The food is outstanding and so is the service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have been to Chauhan a few times for various occasions and it is always outstanding! I’ll try to go every time I’m in Nashville!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Chauhan is normally one of my favorite restaurants with consistently delicious food and great service. Our last dinner, however, was not up to the usual standards. The service was extremely slow and the appetizer was barely warm. This will not dissuade us from returning as I'm sure it was just a fluke.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I eat out fairly often. The food at this restaurant is absolutely superb! Our server was knowledgeable of the wine list and the pairing with the entrees. The cost of the entrees is minimal compared to the exquisite taste of the food!! This was the second time I have eaten here and I will be sure to eat here again when I return to Nashville!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome menu all around. Amanda waited on us and she was amazing. She explained all the ingredients and menu in detail. This was my first time trying Indian food and i fell in love. The favors were on point. The coconut curry chicken was AWESOME!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I love Chauhan! The atmosphere and the food were great as usual!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fun, creative, delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Amazing! Service and food was perfect! I’ve been many times and this by far is one of my favorites. Had the nachos last night for the first time as an appetizer and they were really good, a big portion so keep that in mind when ordering your entree. 5 Star for me!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We absolutely loved this place. The food was just divine. The spices were exotic but was very pleasing to the palate. We had the chicken pakora, the curry mussels and the pork belly. The chicken pakora was so tender so it may have been brined first and the sauce that decorated the bowl was a brain biter. Definitely had heat but it was delish. The curry sauce on the mussels was just sublime. The pork belly was melt-in-my-mouth goodness! What a great find!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

New and traditional Indian fare. Gol Gappa app was great. Traditional eat and three was delicious and plenty of food, good value. Definitely looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had a great time here, go if you can!

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