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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
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Happy Hour (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Casual (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Tapas (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

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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food3
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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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·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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food5
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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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 (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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 (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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was really poor

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Restaurant was busy but should have been expected given timing and events in the area. Waiter did not put in all of the entree orders so experience was poor with regard to service. Had friends in from out of town. So wished we had chosen a newer restaurant.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Just like 90% of the other reviews, it took a really long time for the food to come out, but once it came out it was really yummy. The restaurant was really loud and the tables were really close together, almost like eating with strangers. But, all in all, the staff was friendly and the food was good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was delicious and we really wanted an al fresco experience.. unfortunately we were pummeled by mosquitos and flies.. the waiter said I've never seen so many flies.. it's like the Exorcist.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

The goat cheese appetizer was phenomenal. Excellent food and drink. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

This was in a great neighborhood and vey busy place. We arrived early for our reservation and got seated quickly. The entire staff was very friendly. I asked our waiter out of three entrées which would he choose for myself being a vegetarian. I went with the squash and zucchini composition based on his recommendation. The food took about an hour to come out. Before our food arrived our waiter said he would buy us a dessert based on our food wait time. When my entrée came out I thought it was a joke because it was the size of a side dish. The entrée was priced at $17 and literally had a sliver of zucchini bread, a few slivers of zucchini, a few slivers of squash, and some cherry tomatoes. My companion had the pork entrée also priced at $17 with a good size pork chop, collard greens, and another side. We also had a goat cheese entrée that was very good prior to our meal. Overall the food quality and taste where very good, but the vegetarian options on the menu are very overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Delicious! I would definitely go there again and recommend to friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a great meal! So a great place to take out of town friends :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Amazing food every time I have been! The restaurant was extremely hot and we were sweating on this visit. Definitely made it an uncomfortable experience. Otherwise it was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good food, good service and good ambience. The beet salad is very good as are the pizzas. Many other menu options available to meet each diners desires

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

As usual the service, food, and atmosphere was lovely! Always a consistent blend of great food and friendly fun service! a great dinner destination!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Always delicious, great way to end a busy week

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The best happy hour menu in Nashville. House made hummus with carrots and oven fired pita bread is to die for and I have it as a meal for $6!! Add a vesper for $5 and I eat for $12.98. Happy and healthy. YUM!

The people that work there are always amazing and so nice. The bartender for happy hour is so sweet she always remembers my order!

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