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About Eastland Cafe

Established in 2006 for Nashville dining in a vibrant neighborhood, Eastland Cafe is both comfortable and casually elegant. The open dining room has an inclusive, inviting feel, with dark mahogany wood panels and generous, warmly lit tables.You'll find a diverse crowd at Eastland Café: Neighborhood regulars. Good friends sharing a casual meal. Couples out for a romantic evening. Family, special event and business diners. A little bit of everything. It's a multi-tiered, rich social environment, humming with relaxed energy. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, gracious, and take great pride in Eastland Café.

97 Chapel Ave
Nashville, TN 37206-2415
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Eastland Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 627-1088

Website:
http://www.eastlandcafe.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot available with additional parking throughout neighborhood.

Public Transit:
Bus stops within steps from the front door.

Executive Chef:
Paul Wright

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Eastland Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for a Date (20)
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Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Tapas (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Romantic (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined 7 days ago

Restaurant was not busy and mostly quiet but we were seated near a noisy group for some reason. Service was good, waiter recommended goat cheese brûlée appetizer, which was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been here many times and have always loved it. But the New Years menu was overpriced and underwhelming. The portions were small, and the sauce on the duck was WAY too sweet. At $50 per person without drinks you don't want to leave hungry. We will still go here for happy hour and the occasional dinner, but will never go for a special menu again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves. Second visit and we had a really nice time.

Staff was attentive and kind.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Only downside was the beef tournedos were a little tough but flavor was great. Would order something different next time.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Enjoyed a nice meal at Eastland. It was Tuesday so $20 wine night, which is a good value. My guest had the bouilibaisse and loved it. Very interesting version of this dish. I had the pork chop. Surprised by how small and thin it was. Came cool as did the vegetable on the plate. Would not order the pork chop again. The winner for me was the spicy mac and cheese. That came hot and was fabulous.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food on the normal menu really was TINY!!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.....love it, eat here once every two weeks!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was a great, value was incredible. Recommend the mussels, pork chop (very good at medium well done), and ravioli was interesting (very refreshing) and size was perfect. Get the peanut butter dessert to go!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Since we moved to East Nashville, Eastland Cafe has become our go-to place for date night and taking friends and visitors. The menu is constantly refreshed and their bespoke cocktail special are always a delight.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A friend and I went for Happy Hour and stayed for a light nosh. Be began with specialty cocktails from the Happy Hour menu. I had a tasty bourbon splash. We asked what was gluten free on the Happy Hour tastings and the kitchen prepared us hummus and pimento cheese with celery and carrot sticks ... which was just perfect! We were not rushed and our waiter was very attentive. It was a Wednesday night and although a large party was at the other end of the room, it was quiet enough to talk and not be bothered by noise. After the openers I switched to onion soup and beet salad, both of which were excellent. I had not been to the Eastland Cafe in a long time and not at the holiday time. The lovely wood table and chairs, banquette, and mirror gave the room a very warm ambiance. Also we were seated nearer to the kitchen partition than the front door which helped. Our waiter was knowledgeable and accommodating. I have always liked this place and this visit did not change my opinion. I will come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Eastland Cafe was extraordinary. Our server, Madeleine, was so sweet and efficient. The food is delicious with a huge selection of outstanding starters. We started with fried pickles, more than enough for four people. The main menu is small plates although a light eater would be satisfied with just one without a side or salad.
We will definitely return on our next Nashville visit.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Chef Paul is the best! Amazing dinner as always! The gnocchi, the wings, the fish special and shrimp and grits are all first class!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was all good, we enjoyed everything!!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It can sometimes be difficult to find a last minute table on a Fri night. My wife and I happened upon this place and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Food was very good.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great happy hour!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely building and atmosphere. Server a bit pretentious, caliber of tapas "meh", pricey for the quality of food served.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I really wanted to love this place. It's in our neighborhood and could be a "go-to favorite". But, service was very slow; food was mediocre but expensive; and, it was so loud we couldn't talk. The tables were so close that the wait staff could reach our table. We felt shoved and poked and not valued. So disappointed.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service and wine selection is always good!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I had an excellent dinner and dining experience at Eastland Cafe. I like the casual venue. Our waiter was much more than just a server. He told us all about the dishes and make good recommendations. For starters, the French Onion Soup would make the French drool and the Fried Green Tomato was the best ever. My wife had Shrimp and Grits that are on a par with anything in Charleston and I had a fantastic Pork Chop. We finished off by sharing a Sticky Pudding. The wine list is short but adequate and very reasonable. Overall, a place I want to go back to very soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place for great food and conversation with friends. The place was not crowded and we never felt rushed. It was wonderful and will plan to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Eastland Cafe’ is one of our favorites!
The food is always great & the service provided by Macon is superb!
Noticed the menu change.
Maybe consider crime brûlée with berries next time. It’s popular & great tasting!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had as of late... the food was beyond, drinks were great with prices suitable for every day dining. Not to mention our fabulous server. Definitely earned a spot on my favorite/recommended list!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delightful! This place is a gem in a very cool neighborhood. The food was terrific, the service wonderful and the menu had lots to offer. I will definitely recommend this place to friends in Nashville.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great dinner at Eastland Cafe, as usual! Love, love, love the patio! The scallops were delicious as well as the shrimp and grits. The blueberry cobbler was a wonderful ending. We love coming here on Friday nights!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Highly enjoyed Eastland Cafe. The waitress, ambiance, and food was great. The pimento burger was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had the mussels, cheese plate, lamb and scallops. I would recommend everything except the scallops (they were extremely salty). Awesome atmosphere and quick service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Eastland Cafe is the gem of East Nashville. The food was absolutely delicious and plated artfully. Our server Joe was attentive, knowledgeable of the menu items and adorable! Where do they find pomegranates at this time of the year:). The next time we are back in Music City we will definitely visit this delightful restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was excellent as was the service! We found this little gem in the East Nashville neighborhood and was glad we did.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was a fantastic find for an out of towner looking for good food with smaller portion options. The server was a little distracted but the everything was a solid 5. Foot was off the chain. Try the green chili Mac, gnocchi and the fried green tomatos with pimento cheese and pepper jam!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

All food is excellent. Party of three had beef trio, shrimp and grits and a seafood stew dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Was a last minute choice but we are sure glad we were able to get reservations.. 3 adults, a 16 year old and an 11 year old. Made it for the happy hour menu so were able to order from both. Joe, the server, was such happy person, he made us all happy. My granddaughter commented on it several times. And finally, great deserts... To quote Arnold. "I'll be back"

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Loved my experience here. Food and service were great. I didn't have anything I didn't like. Recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Prefer the old menu. Waiter not attentive. It was still good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We love Eastland Cafe. The food is great, the service is fantastic. We love love love the outdoor patio! Happy hour is great and inexpensive and dinner is delicious .

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Quick Bite, Tapas, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our food was excellent. Only complaint was that we had rsvps for our date night and was seated right next to a family with 2 small toddlers that weren't happy campers... Killed the vibe a little.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was professional. The Goat Cheese Brûlée was delicious - wonderful combination of cheese, honey, roasted red peppers and sundries tomatoes. The scallops were just what my wife wanted.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always great during happy hour. The service from our server was excellent!!!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Eastland Café never disappoints. The burger is so delicious!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Others have complained about the slow service... I didn't listen... I found out the hard way they were correct. Meal was 2 hrs and should have lasted just over an hour... slow apps, slow main course, slow check

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