Eastland Cafe

4.5
780 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

We are Open Tuesday through Saturday 4PM-9PM. Happy Hour is From 4PM to 6PM Please call the restaurant for more information at (615) 627-1088 or visit us online at http://www.eastlandcafe.com/ to view our menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJessica
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. So sad they closed :(

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JohnP
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to say, this review is for our last dinner on the last day Eastland Cafe was open. We've loved and eaten at EC for years, often dining on their patio with our dog. They have a great chef, Paul Wright, who has come up with a creative menu of farm-to-table dinners and the place was great for casual to semi-formal dining, special dates, and always fantastic tasting food and drinks. We had mixed drinks with the steak (terres major with a great red-wine pan sauce and fresh veggies) and scallop dinners as well as a desert. Never had a bad experience here and will miss it dearly. It is closing because they sold the property, not Covid-19 as both their sit down dining (up and down based on local rules) and take home business were pretty steady. Definitely like the company's other two restaurants which we also would recommend - Parkland Cafe and Pomodoro East.

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Lori818
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this place! Sorry to see it close soon. Like all restaurants I wish they'd turn off the music so conversation was easier.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been here in over 5 years and it is nice to say it is still as amazing as I remember. I loved enjoying the happy hour and my husband and I loved the cocktails and tapas.

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mdittor
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

please don't close!!! we would miss you!!
take your recipes to Park Cafe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heartbroken that another independent restaurant is closing. I love Eastland.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Tables were a little close for comfort, considering the pandemic guidelines.
Waiter was unattentive. I love your French onion soup, ordered it-but was never brought to me. Waiter was not apologetic.
We ordered dessert-to go. It was stale! So disappointing!
We have eaten here many times and had better experiences, this was my birthday so needless to say, very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eastland Cafe is one of my very favorite restaurants in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our server wanted nothing to do with us. We arrived at 8:10 and knew they closed at 9pm so we wanted to get our order in fast so we could eat and leave by close. He dropped off our drinks so fast we had to call after him to flag him down for apps. The apps came out quickly and our friends really liked them, but we couldn’t find our server again to order dinner. He just dropped the apps and ran. So we decided to not eat dinner and left at 9 and there were still 3 other tables in the restaurant. I understand if he was cut and wanted to go home, but why not pass us off to a closer instead of barely giving us service and clearly not wanting us there? It sucked because we were excited to take our friends there since we had such great service and a great experience last time.

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JoyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was fabulous! The food was amazing! The service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening with family

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DannyM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place - food is great, drinks are great!

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vipSheryl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Our table had the burger, pork chop and chicken. All were prepared perfectly and were delicious! The service was over the top and we even received a visit from Chef Noah. We will definitely be back!!

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vipMillie
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect always - great food- great staff- great service.
Fabulous drinks!!! Our go to place -

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Pappy
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been intending to try this establishment for quite a while and finally did during the Happy Hour. The Happy Hour items were very reasonably priced and very good. However the dinner items we had were just so-so. Despite that, we intend to come back for happy hours in the future. The staff was very friendly and prompt.

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MichaelS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David did a great job with us. We really enjoyed our experience. The beet cured salmon was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The special fish and chips were fantastic! The chicken dish with gnocchi was fair. Chicken was tough and the gnocchi lacked flavor. We love this place though and will always be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegetarians, and the chef did an amazing job! Our server, David, was so informative and amazing! Thank you for such a great time!

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Jonan
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food and service was fantastic.
We will be back! :o)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Satisfying dining experience

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vipMillie
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!!! Creative and yummy food. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Michelle
Dubai
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious! Loved the cocktails and the service was wonderful!!! Will definitely come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, it was a great time.

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vipkatieh
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evan was AWESOME

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KaylaH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The Goat Cheese Brulee was one of the best things we've eaten in a long time. Great service, great menu, and everything we tasted was amazing including 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, a la carte side, and dessert. Definitely recommend for an upscale, yet quiet and affordable dinner!

KM
KMills
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and we sat outside with the globe lights. Food was delicious. Caught some of the fantastic happy hour menu! Yay. Thank you!!

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vipJessica
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always 10/10. Employees are amazing and truly make the experience! I go here with family, usually, but it was really fun to go with a group of girl friends on a Saturday night. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This was my first time eating here since 2018 and a lot has changed in two years. The food wasn’t nearly as good. The restaurant was obviously short staffed. Our server on the patio was overwhelmed and not very pleasant. The hostess helped out and he was very friendly and apologetic.

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steakeater
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu choices were excellent, something for most every taste preference.
Food was fresh and delicious, prepared from scratch by a skilled cook staff.
Wait staff was attentive and friendly.
Overall a quality evening out, everyone was very complimentary of venue and we all will definitely be going back regularly.

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vipSandiC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Eastland many times-it’s always great! This was the first time I’ve sat out back and I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic but the service took it to the next level! Our server was hands down one of the best servers I’ve ever had. The ambiance was perfect too, loud enough that you couldn’t hear your neighboring tables but not too loud to where you had to yell to the people you were eating with.

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LoriD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Our server, David, was incredible! Our experience from beginning to end was wonderful! We will be back for sure! Thank you David!😁

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff there! Especially the Chef. He was very welcoming!!!

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PBowler
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates and happy hour options. We got to sample a large part of the delicious menu and our server, David was great!

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Tackyjane
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Lovely outdoor seating options.

JB
vipJBinTNL
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was our first time venturing to the East side since moving to Nashville and Eastland Cafe gave a good first impression. The restaurant was cute and casual but nice. I think the server was new be as she didn’t seem to have a flow down yet but she was nice and hustled. Overall the food was solid. I had the chicken dish which had a lot of flavor but the chicken was a little overcooked. My husband had the shrimp and grits which was good but very heavy. The biggest disappointment was the wine. When most of the wines were $39 I was worried but figured you can still get good wine at lower price points but that was not the case. If you are going to Eastland, take my advice and skip the wine and get a beer or cocktail instead.

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MistyPixie
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner with my son. The service was great as well as the food. I had salmon and it was wonderful. The COVID-19 measures were in place and every table was social distanced and all the servers were wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Kind staff and delicious food. David was a great server.

BJ
BenJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Eastland Cafe. Our server, David, was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for the quality. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

Eastland Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 627-1088.

Eastland Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 780 OpenTable diners.