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Ellendale's Restaurant

561 reviews
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$30 and under
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Ellendale's is a family owned and operated restaurant serving Contemporary American Cuisine. We offer a express lunch buffet tues- sat 11-3. We also have the best Sunday Brunch in Nashville 10-3! Happy hour daily 3-6! Our menu offers creative, hand crafted dishes featuring fresh produce harvested from our own garden, presented with Southern Charm in our own Historic Farmhouse.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation

Express Lunch Buffet: Tues_Sat: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 884-0171 ext. 3
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Julie Buhler
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Private party facilities
For parties of ten and over please contact the restaurant by phone at 884-0171 ext 3. For parties 15 and over, a private room or party for later date, please call our planner Staci at 615-414-1310.
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Private party contact
Staci: (615) 414-1310
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We have an extensive catering menu. We also can make meals based on your occasion. Please follow the link to our catering menu!
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Cross street
OLD Elm Hill Pk and Donelson
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Parking details
Parking Lot
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Live music every night.
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Special events & promotions
Farmers Market Dinner family style Friday nights at 7:30 on our patio.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
Dined on January 18, 2017

Oh so good, yet again. Some folk seem to have had a bad experience, but every time we go the staff seems to outdo itself. Ben was our server, and he was terrific. We had the Bass, Salmon, Steak Frites, and pork chops. All of us commented on the quality of the food and the service.

GreatFood (Nashville)
Dined on January 14, 2017

Drinks are reasonable priced and delicious, food is good, especially the Trout.

SweetDay (Nashville)
Dined on January 4, 2017

I am not sure about the reviewers giving 1-star, but our party of 4 had a great time with great food and excellent service. For appetizers we had the caprese pizza, Beet & goat cheese, pimento steak biscuits, and lettuce wraps. Entrees were Atlantic salmon, Steak "frites", Quinoa stir-fry with salmon, and the leg of lamb. All the dishes were excellent; and everyone commented on their quality of presentation, and taste! I had the lamb, and it was to perfection. Not everyone is a fan of lamb, especially slow roasted rather than grilled, but it was great. I substituted fries for the mashed potato, and it turned out delicious as a bed for the lamb.

Our waiter was attentive without being overly attentive, nor did he leave us wondering where he had gone.

We brought a small birthday cake, which was sliced and served by our waiter who was enthusiastic even though we did not order their desserts. They were most gracious!

We finished with coffee all around. Everyone was happy!

BradL (Nashville)
Dined on December 31, 2016

The restaurant had great reviews so we decided to try it. The service was absolutely horrible. We waited two hours for our food! Our waiter brought appetizers, which were by far the best part of the meal. After talking to the manager, she was able to get us our food, which was mediocre. She said she would comp the meal but didn't. Overall, I would not recommend this place. The atmosphere is nice and the live music was the only thing that kept us.

JMSR (Atlanta)
Dined on December 31, 2016

I want to start off by saying that I work in the Culinary Industry and this was probably one of my WORST experiences at a restaurant. We came in New Years Eve for dinner. We sat down and waited about 10 minutes before anyone came and welcomed us and took our order. Our original waiter was also the bartender, which was not going to work. The bartender told us they were short staffed and you could tell. Their was 6 people at my table and he started off by taking our orders with out writing anything down. I had to tell him to get a pen and paper. We also ordered drinks and they all came out at different times. At one point, we had to grab another waitress around us to check on our drinks. My mother went and found the general manager and asked for our waiter to be changed because having the bartender as the waiter was not working. So we received a new waitress and she really did try her best to make us happy. Our food took about 1.5 hours to come out and it wasn't even hot. I ordered the eggplant parmesan and it was awful. My parents ordered the steak and fries and the fries were extremely soggy and cold. We complained and our waitress brought out new ones which were hot but still soggy. Overall this was a terrible pick for our New Years Eve dinner. From my personal experience working in the Culinary Industry, if you end up being short staffed on one of your busiest nights of the year, turn people away who do not have a reservation or better yet just stay closed if you are that short staffed. This restaurant not only had terrible service but the food was bad too.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve night so we knew it would be a little crazy. Mike the server was great and made it a special night. The food was good - except for the meat. Both were over cooked and no flavor. I would try again because of the rest of the meal, surroundings, and Mike- thanks on a busy night.

bwood (Nashville)
Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was very good but we were disappointed with the slowness of the service.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice place for New Years Eve dinner! The short ribs were awesome!

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was great. I wish there was more of it on the plate for the price. Cozy ambiance. I would suggest picking this restaurant only if you are not in a hurry or have a lot to talk about because the service was SLOW. Friendly and polite, but SLOW.

Kesl (Tallahassee)
Dined on December 30, 2016

The waitress first spilled a whole glass of ice water on the table and just took napkins to cover up the wetness. They were out of hot tea-she said their truck didn't come in. The food was average and it was very cool and drafty-never took my coat off!