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About Gray's on Main

Eclectic, yet traditional, Gray's menu reflects the best of the South in food, and focuses on locally sourced ingredients. The second floor bar and music hall features hand-crafted cocktails that celebrate the brandy culture of the late 19th century, along with live performances from Music City's finest. The third story holds a casual yet elegant space for our supper club members.

332 W. Main St
Franklin, TN 37064
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(615) 435-3603

Website:
http://www.graysonmain.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Gray's on Main Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
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Good for a Date (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Live Music (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Grays on Main is ALWAYS a go to for taking folks out to dinner. Great price and the food is AMAZING! They pair sides with entrees perfectly! Entrees are always a little different but always perfect without being too much! My husband and I LOVE this place! You gotta go!! You’ll be hooked!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Vegan, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Not only was the food fantastic but the service was even better. Super knowledgeable staff, great recommendations on cocktails and the food recommendations were spot on. I can't wait to go back and have already referred my friend who is doing a girls weekend in Nashville next month.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food! Was there for lunch.
Drinks took longer than usual.
Server bit fake or overly friendly (“hello my friend?”) . A guest is not your friend, if you don’t know the guest.
I would go back for lunch and the food.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and service. Such a fun place in a historic building

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

They made a chef special for me because I am vegan and it was outstanding! Service left a little to be desired but I think he was new. My cocktail wasn’t that wonderful but I’m a former bartender and probably over critical. Overall this place is great. This was my first time sitting upstairs and I just loved the vibe!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Vegan
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food as always. Wait staff was MIA.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service , food, and ambiance was excellent! We were celebrating a birthday and New Years Eve.
The Shrimp and grits are one of the best I’ve had in Nashville!
Our server was so attentive and professional!
Great place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went out for a date night... Ground floor was pretty open, but they seated us next to the cold front window. The colds drafts from the front door constantly being opened made the evening anything but romantic. We asked to be seated elsewhere, perhaps at one of the open booths or upstairs, but our request was not entertained.
Gray's is no longer on my short "Go To" list for downtown Franklin. There are too many other great alternatives.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

When we arrived, we were told that the only table available was a high table right by the door that we had to share with other people. We looked around and there were many tables and booths that were empty. When we asked why we couldn't sit at one of those tables, we were told that they were reserved on the phone, and those reservations had priority over our open table internet reservations. We told the hostess that we thought it was unfair to open table users, but that did no good. The food was fine, but every time someone opened the door, we got a gust of cold air. I don't think this is a restaurant we will go back to.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Didn't live up to the hype. Evening started bad when they tried to seat us at a high top shared table when we wanted a table to visit with another couple. it was very cold outside and every time the door opened (which was a lot) a cold breeze hit our table. You had to keep your coat on. There was not place to hang coats or hats. I was wearing a hat and had to wear it because there was no where to put it. I complained about the table since I had made reservations 6 days before and they said there was a big group that had reserved the upper floors, so the front entrance and high top was all they had. I asked why we weren't warned that we would not get a private table. They almost blamed me for making reservations on Opentable rather than calling them direct ,as if that would have gotten us a better table. Finally, after they realized we were about to leave, they seated us at a table near the hightop, but it was still very cold when the door opened.
The waiter was excellent and not only explained the menu but gave us the history of the building, and the nuances of their drinks and food selections. They make a big deal of the menu uniqueness, but there is limited selection and food, IMO, was average, especially for the prices. We had one drink each, shared an appetizer, a glass of wine, and no dessert and the tab was $160.
If you want a unique restaurant experience and atmosphere, and don't mind high prices for above average food, I guess Gray's is OK. Personally, I was not that impressed and will not go back. Too many other great places for equal or less money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Met for a family get together. Made reservations and was seated upstairs where it was cold and drafty and where the staff had to run up and down to get all the food. Service was slow. My daughter's pimento BLT didn't have pimento on it. Our server was pleasant and tried hard but the set up was against him. The idea is good. The super high top table was very uncomfortable and the draft off the stage had us all freezing. We wouldn't go back.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent fried chicken as well as salmon! Great ambiance!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Loved the table by the window but large group party 10+ behind us was having a rather loud spirited lunch gathering

Pimento cheese ball appetizer was cold and the BLT lacked the T AND was missing pimento cheese spread

Will be back for drinks and music but will skip the meal

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Waitress was very attentive. Reminded us to order in time to get to our show at the franklin theatre. Food was excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great service & a wonderful meal! We'll go back for sure..

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

Pretty unique restaurant with an awesome history. Great food and music too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent dinner. Decorated nicely for Christmas. Very festive and the braised short ribs are the bomb.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great Sunday brunch, would love to come back again but I live in CA!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I was greeted when I opened the door; the server was AWESOME. I had to wait on my friends and she kept checking on me. The food was spectacular. Our server recommended an appetizer and the crab fritters were hot and delicious. Our dinner was excellent and came very quickly. The server kept checking on us - not annoying at all. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Decided on a traditional southern dish of fried chicken and was not disappointed! I generally wouldn’t order “fried” but thought it was appropriate before leaving the south! It was cooked perfectly without being greasy.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Upstairs Josh was an amazing server.......we'll be back just because of Josh!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Gray's is a neat place to visit. We've had much better experiences in the past, but I won't write it off just yet....

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was wonderful and live music was great. Downside was we were hosting my brother's girlfriend who was in town on business, so it was hard to have a conversation once the music started. Considering it was dinner and a show, prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Franklin in a historic building. Great bar with specialty craft cocktails. Great, attentive service. A real gem.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great spot for a special occasion. Amazing cocktails, great food. I prefer the cozier setting of the second floor.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great meal. Nice atmosphere. The cocktail list was pleasantly unusual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Mediocre at best, ordered the short ribs. Very little edible meat, mostly fat.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous food, great service and a fun atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was delicious but very loud, we had a party of 7 at a large table and we couldnt talk to the people at the other end because it was so loud. Everything else was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a great place to take someone to get to know them or meet up with friends and family. The food is good and sometimes there's live music. It's laid out in a way that noise isn't an issue.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The dining room felt like a hotel lobby. I would say better for a business lunch than anything else.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was excellent. Had the tacos and they were great! Portions size a little small. But overall flavor was great! Recommend to everyone!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Expected a bit better based on reviews. All good but not knock your socks off.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved Grays! Food was phenomenal! Service with John and Elissa was outstanding! Fun decor. Drinks were costly and piped in music was too loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Staying with friends in Franklin and upon their suggestion visited Gray's on Thursday having apps and drinks. Great Bloody Marys and Mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice. So good we went back today for brunch. Absolutely awesome and the wait staff and service were outstanding.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great southern style food and ambiance

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Love the Coconut Cream Cake by Pastry Chef Melinda Knight!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was great! Visiting from NJ

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My friends and I had a great lunch at Gray's. We enjoyed the fun innovative menu and the special cocktails. The dining area had such a great feel to it. The server was attentive and helpful. Would definitely visit again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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