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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Nashville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 Lyra - Nashville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18)
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
East Nashville
About the restaurant
A Unique take on Middle Eastern Food
Lyra is a blend of old world flavors and spices infused with modern techniques. At the heart of Lyra is our wood burning oven where freshly baked pita is ready to be dipped in to our famous hummus. Enjoy a seasonal menu full of flavors and dishes for everyone to enjoy.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Server was very knowledgeable and had wonderful recommendations. Food was excellent The homemade pita and hummus… so good
A photo of Noko restaurant
5.0
5 (1034)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I was so pleased with my experience. Best food in Nashville in my opinion! 10/10
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 Common Ground - Sylvan Park restaurant
4.8
4.8 (60)
$31 to $50
American
Sylvan Park & Sylvan Heights
About the restaurant
Common Ground is a neighborhood restaurant and bar situated between the historic Sylvan Park and the rapidly growing Nations. The menu features approachable yet elevated cuisine, accompanied by a world-class cocktail program. Reservations and walk-ins both welcomed for dinner and weekend brunch.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations. We were the last reservation and I appreciated how they did not rush us out.
A photo of 360 Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1751)
$31 to $50
American
Belle Meade
About the restaurant
Restaurant Description: 360 is a Belle Meade favorite and has been attracting locals and tourists alike for seventeen years. Throughout its history, the restaurant has been known for its creative and innovative cuisine utilizing the best ingredients, the highest level of hospitality, and an intense dedication to its award-winning beverage programs. Executive Chef Sean Foley creates seasonal menus and daily features where he adds his own flair to many traditional items. In addition to Sean's food, 360 offers over fifty wines by the glass, along with a special reserve list culminating in over 1000 selections, one of city's largest collections. There is also a signature cocktail menu featuring classic and seasonal drinks, an extensive collection of premium hard-to-find spirits, and a selection of imported and domestic beers.
Top review
Nettie16vip
Dined 1 day ago
Outstanding meal! Our only complaint was that the tuna tartare was a little bland. It needed some acidity and the aioli that came with it had little flavor but it was fresh and nicely presented so we ate it all anyway. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for high quality food that is delicious and beautifully presented!
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7574)
$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
JamiRvip
Dined 3 days ago
I have wanted to bring my family to this restaurant and finally was able to do so. We arrived at 655 pm for our 700 reservation. We were ‘greeted’ by a less than welcoming woman who told us ‘that we would be seated closer to our reservation time as we were early.’ I always arrive early to show respect to busy eateries. 5 minutes. She actually scowled. It was off putting. Thankfully, after that this restaurant is exactly how I remembered. We had Donovan who was amazing. Knowledgeable and passionate about the menu. He was kind and really incredible. The food was spectacular. The drinks were wonderful. And the service was impeccable. I love this restaurant.
A photo of Midtown Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4805)
$31 to $50
Southern
Midtown
About the restaurant
Open Table TOP 50 Best Southern Restaurant in USA offering a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with breakfast / brunch / lunch all seven days and dinner Monday through Saturday with cage free eggs, biscuits, pancakes, seafood, prime steak, veal, pastas & featuring 40 wines by the glass and 150 selections. Located just off West End at 102 -19th Ave S in the West End / Vanderbilt / Music Row / Midtown / Medical Center neighborhoods. Since 1987, casual fine dining with quality ingredients prepared and served by caring professionals.

Open weekdays for Breakfast 8am-2pm. Lunch 11am-2pm Mon-Sun. Dinner starting at 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 5:00pm Friday and Saturday.
Complementary Valet Parking for Lunch and Dinner

Shuttle offered for events at Tpac, Ryman, The Symphony, and Bridgestone with a 40$/ person check minimum. Must call restaurant to reserve shuttle seats. Requests made on Open Table may not be honored, due to limited seating.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
This is our second dinner at Midtown Cafe during a Nashville visit. The service and food are outstanding. The food is also a good value. We will be back!
A photo of Epice restaurant
4.9
4.9 (718)
$30 and under
Lebanese
Waverly / Melrose / Breeze Hill
About the restaurant
Epice is a family-owned Lebanese bistro in the heart of Nashville. We balance modern design with classic Lebanese dishes, aromatic spices with fresh herbs, and friendly service with professional knowledge. The cocktails are crisp, the entrees aromatic, and the wine elegant. Come celebrate.


Top review
BrandonK
Dined 2 days ago
Meal was incredible and received excellent service from Omer. Can’t recommend Epice enough!
A photo of January restaurant
4.8
4.8 (72)
$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 3 days ago
The service, atmosphere, and food were incredible! We loved it and had a great time. We were a little shocked with
A photo of Peninsula restaurant
4.8
4.8 (86)
$31 to $50
Modern European
East Nashville
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of East Nashville, Peninsula serves up sharable plates, old world wines, and Spanish style gin and tonics in an inviting and intimate space. James Beard nominated Chef Jake Howell's menu focuses on sustainable, local ingredients and features seasonal, creative dishes influenced by the Iberian Peninsula. Guests are encouraged to sample the flavors of Spain, Portugal and France while enjoying the rustic, yet modern surrounds.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Peninsula is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. Every menu is interesting, approachable, and full of things I had no idea could be made. The best kind of dining adventure in town. The staff is great. Excellent place.
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