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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Nashville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Nashville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of 1854 Cocktail Bar Lounge restaurant
5.0
5 (42)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Cookeville
About the restaurant
Opening September 21! Enjoy sophisticated libations on Cookeville's historic square.
1854 Cocktail Bar & Lounge believes in more than just serving great cocktails in an elegantly vintage atmosphere. We strive to offer a unique experience filled with ambiance, drink, and food for each guest who enters our door.
Our bar features custom cocktails, mocktails, and prohibition-era favorites. Our food menu is served small-plate style and focuses on local, fresh, and seasonally available ingredients. Our bar juices and syrups are all fresh and handcrafted because we believe in the difference that high-quality ingredients make.
Our staff look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you arrive at our secret entrance. Don't worry, there's no special knock or password. Enter through the double glass doors and take a left up the stairs to travel back in time to the 1930's.
We'll see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Great atmosphere. Delicious beverages. I love that the mocktail menu is just as flavorful and unique as the cocktail menu.
A photo of RH Courtyard Restaurant at RH Nashville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2512)
$31 to $50
American
Green Hills
About the restaurant
The RH Restaurant resides in the grand central garden courtyard of RH Nashville, the Gallery at Green Hills, a 70,000-square-foot design gallery that blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality. We invite you to enjoy our menu of timeless classics for brunch and dinner, and a selection of wines from esteemed vintners in the United States and Europe. Guests dine beneath a glass-and-steel atrium amidst trickling fountains, heritage olive trees and glimmering chandeliers.

For group dining inquiries, please email: nashvillehospitality@rh.com

Top review
Pattivip
Dined 2 days ago
Very neat experience! Loved the uniqueness of it. The food was absolutely wonderful!
A photo of Supper Club - The Twelve Thirty Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1343)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
For the best reservations availability, please book through our website at TheTwelveThirtyClub.com or call us.

Unapologetically dapper-as-hell and refreshingly unpretentious. The 400-seat Supper Club at The Twelve Thirty Club delivers on its promise of decadence in sight, sound, taste and feel. Immerse yourself an unforgettable dining experience as undiscovered acts, household names, DJs or an impromptu jam electrifies this incomparable supper club.

Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes for parties of up to 4; and 2 hours for parties of 5+.

Top review
christopherc
Dined 5 days ago
The food was spectacular and the service we received from our waiter Phillip was amazing, love the whole vibe of this place and music was great also . Just a really well run restaurant
A photo of January restaurant
4.8
4.8 (70)
$50 and over
American
Franklin
About the restaurant
A seed-to-fork dining experience inside Southall Farm + Inn in Franklin Tennessee.

Southall’s signature restaurant, January, brings the spirit of our pursuits across the farm together – the mindfulness that drives biodiversity in what we produce, a reverence for the cycle of life that inspires sustainability, and our desire to share the bounty.

The January experience, with its thoughtful creativity and leisurely, high-touch nature, bends with the harvest, promising a novel and unexpected meal with each visit.

It is, quite simply, the culmination of our dream…dinner, as it should be.

Led by Chefs Andrew Klamar and Nate Leonard

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The staff was very accommodating to all my allergies. I didn’t feel limited and they assured me they could modify whatever I was called to on the menu. It felt very personable.
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7564)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
The flagship brand of his growing, family of eponymous eateries, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse tells the story of his life. From the opulent interiors to the artwork & antique furnishings to the sign on the original Cincinnati location that reads “Since 1948” (the year Ruby was born), every facet has a special meaning to the man himself. Now open in Nashville, TN, each iteration of these critically-acclaimed restaurants is rooted in the heritage of the original, yet each also tells a tale of its own, inextricably woven into the unique fabric of the community in which it resides. The most noteworthy element of the brand – and undeniably the key to its success – is The Jeff Ruby Experience, an all-encompassing philosophy embodying the very best U.S.D.A. Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Impeccable Service, Live Entertainment and Passionate Attention To Detail. These qualities and more create a total dining experience unlike any other. An experience we’re proud to bring to the great city of Nashville.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
The food was absolutely delicious!! Sam was a great guy!! Loved the experience so much going back tomorrow!!
A photo of Valentino's Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1923)
$31 to $50
Italian
Midtown
About the restaurant
NEW LOCATION at 1808 HAYES STREET !!! Beautiful covered patio!
Pasta, Steaks and Chops. Nashville's premier Italian restaurant. You won't leave here hungry. For over 27 years, a Nashville original, Valentino's Ristorante serves the finest Italian cuisine using fresh local ingredients from some of Tennessee's finest. Musicians, movie stars and movers and shakers all have touted Valentino's as the place for great Italian food, live entertainment and private events. Just ask Bill Gates, Robert Redford, Rascal Flatts and the Vice President of the United States. Buon appetito.

Top review
CatherineBvip
Dined 1 day ago
A perfect evening with friends out in the beautiful courtyard. Valentino’s has an old-world vibe and our server Lyman has been there for 30 years. Valentino’s never disappoints!
A photo of House of Cards restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5788)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
House of Cards is Nashville’s most unique dining and entertainment experience. Located underground in a 10,000 sq. ft space, the venue offers an evening for guests unlike any other in the history of the South.
​House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine and fine hand-crafted cocktails. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room to enjoy the rare collections and be entertained by some of America’s top magicians. Complimentary tickets to magic performances in the showroom are included with purchase of a dinner entrée. Please, no outside bottles.

Reservations for parties of 6 or less can be made 14 days in advance through OpenTable. For parties of 7-12, please reserve 17 days in advance by emailing reservations@hocnashville.com.

Dress code strictly enforced. For dress code details, visit HOCNashville.com/reservations. No photography inside the restaurant. Reservations encouraged. Walk-ins welcome subject to availability and dress code.

Top review
KarenP
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding service and thoroughly enjoyed all the magic shows!
A photo of The Authentique restaurant
4.8
4.8 (90)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
East Nashville
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Authentique, an intimate Parisian retreat in the heart of East Nashville. As the proud recipient of the Best Wine List in the city, our cozy French wine bar invites you to experience the romance of 1900s Paris.

Immerse yourself in our charming ambiance, where candlelight and vintage decor set the stage for a culinary journey inspired by the streets of France. Our menu features a delightful selection of small plates.

At The Authentique Wine Bar, we curate an exceptional wine list, showcasing the best of France. Let our passionate staff guide you through our carefully selected wines, ensuring the perfect pairings to complement your evening.

Whether it's a romantic date or a gathering with friends, join us at The Authentique for an evening where the spirit of 1900s Paris meets the energy of Nashville. Experience the warmth of our cozy space and the exquisite taste of French cuisine. Santé!

- Happy Hour Tues-Thurs 5:00PM-6:30PM Merci!
- Live Jazz Fri & Sat 6:30PM-9:30PM

Top review
ElizabethSvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great owners and waiter! Food was absolutely delicious!
A photo of Noko restaurant
5.0
5 (1029)
$31 to $50
Asian
East Nashville
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of East Nashville, Noko is an Asian-inspired, wood-fired restaurant inspired by wanderlust and simplicity of the region. Here, Executive Chef Dung “Junior” Vo aims to perfect the balance of new and old techniques in wood fire cooking, putting his Asian-influenced spins on familiar proteins and indigenous vegetables through smoking, searing, and roasting.

Top review
FMSLS
Dined 2 days ago
excellent cuisine well done five star quality at a wonderful fair price must experience 
A photo of Sinatra Bar & Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1472)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown / Sobro
About the restaurant
Sinatra Bar & Lounge celebrates Frank Sinatra’s enduring cultural legacy with a distinctive, Rat Pack-era feel in the heart of Nashville’s historic Printers Alley. Located in Icon Entertainment Group’s Southern Turf Building, Sinatra Bar & Lounge’s warm, intimate atmosphere features an extraordinary collection of Sinatra memorabilia, several of Sinatra’s own paintings, as well as live music every day. A carefully-cultivated menu includes some of Sinatra’s personal favorites, traditional Italian dishes, steaks, an array of classic cocktails and more. Offering one of Nashville’s most unique and elevated entertainment experiences, Sinatra Bar & Lounge is a must for any fan of “Ol’ Blue Eyes."

Sinatra attire is business casual; No sleeveless shirts or open-toe footwear for the men, no offensive or political message on t-shirts, no sports apparel

* for credit card transactions there is a 3.5% processing fee, you are welcome to pay in cash the evening of your reservation to avoid the fee.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience. Good was good and the entertainment outstanding.
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