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Gray's on Main, Franklin, TN

Gray's on Main

4.3
4.3
1057 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Walk-Ins only. RSV's for parties of 8 or more only.
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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 435-3603

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Williams

  • Catering

    Currently not available

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private space on the 3rd floor that holds up to 25 ppl Mix and Mingle style. We can also rent our 2nd floor, partially or total. This could include the Bar Area and the Stage as well. For more info please email Joni at joni@graysonmain.com

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Parking details

    There are also two big Parking Garage on 2nd and 4th Ave, which are totally free.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time as always! Service, food, and atmosphere were all excellent!
  2. NG

    NashvilleGal

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Had a terrible experience; two entrees were truly inedible (one pasta, one shrimp & grits) and two were truly just meh. server was extremely pleasant but food took AGES. we took out-of-towners and were mortified at how poor the experience was (we had not been in maybe 2 years). I would not go back nor recommend this. While friendly and pleasant, the server also did not seem incentivized to try and rectify. We would have declined an offer to comp the food but this was not even offered, not was a replacement entree.
  3. FS

    FranklinSuSu

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fun meal at Grays with three couples. Terrific service, food especially the salmon was excellent. Love this place. They take great care of us.
  4. KT

    KT22

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    This our first time at Grey’s so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt this time. First, let me say it is in a great location in the heart of downtown Franklin. The building is beautiful with so much history. The ambiance was perfect. We made reservations for Sunday brunch and sat upstairs. There were 2 musicians playing and it started as a good experience. Perfect setting! However, this is also where is began to go down hill. We sat down & ordered an appetizer. We had been looking forward to trying the pimento cheese balls. They came highly recommended by a friend. About 10 minutes later our waiter came back with our drinks (2 sweet teas) and took our order. Many people came in and out receiving their food and finishing up their brunch while we waited for our appetizer. After 30 minutes I asked the waiter if the appetizer would be coming soon. He said he was going to check on it & it should be up. After 7-8 minutes more he came back to say he forgot to put in the appetizer order but our food was almost up. Much to our disappointment we cancelled the appetizer since he said our food was almost ready. We have now been seated for 40 minutes with only drinks. 15 more minutes pass and still no food! Our waiter then comes to our table & tells us the kitchen lost our ticket but he had them make it while he watched. He places our food down & it was COLD! This lets me know it had been sitting there and this wasn’t a kitchen problem but a waiter problem. When he came over we let him know it was cold but a this point we were over Grey’s. He did comp us a banana pudding for the table and gave us the “family discount” which was 50% off the check. I won’t say we will never go back but I will say I would not want the same waiter again. There was a blonde girl upstairs who seemed to be on top of it. Everyone around us seemed to get their food quickly and I do appreciate the dessert and discount. It was just disappointing to leave with such a poor experience.
  5. D

    Danacooks

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love that they had vegan options, food as well as wine. It would be great to see a vegan entree.
  6. BM

    BettyM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was the 1st time at Gray’s that I haven’t been pleased with either my cocktail or my entree. The tequila sunrise did not have ice and was too sweet and syrupy. The linguine had too many competing flavors and the squash had not been peeled and the peel was tough on some of the pieces. Although both the downstairs and upstairs were almost empty when we arrived and when we left, we were given a table up close to the bar where it was a little noisy. We did have a reservation. I didn’t feel that any of the staff particularly cared.
  7. BM

    BobM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in downtown Franklin. Bravo on cocktails creativity.
  8. M

    Mike

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful first-time experience at Gray's on Main this past Sunday. We had early dinner reservations (5 pm), at which time the restaurant was not very busy -- which we enjoyed. Our server, Sam, was very upbeat, friendly, and helpful, which only added to our very positive first impression. Our entree (salmon) was prepared in a unique fashion to us, and we were very glad we both ordered it. Based on this, we look forward to our next visit there.
  9. TS

    TonyStark

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Table in room with loud obnoxious kids. Website said vegan options available when I asked they said no vegan options available on Sunday. What’s up with that.? Got the wrong bill. Etc.
  10. MB

    MitchB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Suppertime menu was 5 star. Lunch was good but not to level of supper. This is the place to try shrimp gumbo!
  11. C

    Carol

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was not crowded because of the weather so we were able to hear each other. Our server was awesome and the food was good and pleasantly different.
  12. MA

    MaryA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great music! The staff and management made our evening very special. They included a historical tour of the building and homemade tonic samples. Highly recommend Gray's!
  13. NA

    NikkiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in franklin!! Can’t say enough good things about Grays.
  14. MH

    MaxwellH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was ok. The appetizers were great. The shrimp and grits was below average and the fried chicken was OK. I would say they were worth $12 not $26 plates. The custom bar drinks are a 10. Absolutely worth waiting while they make them from scratch. The music was good but a little hard to hear. Overall slightly overpriced for the experience but I would recommend.
  15. BG

    BrentwoodGuest

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Really cool building but obviously not a high-energy spot on Monday nights. Biggest concern was food temp. Flavors were pretty good but nothing could be labelled hotter than "warm" and some items were straight up chilly, including the appetizer bread for the table. May want to try it on a busier night.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were greeted and shown to our table immediately upon arriving. However,it took 10 minutes for anybody to talk to us after that. The hostess who seated us brought us our waters. After about 5 more minutes, 15 minutes after being seated, the hostess finally came over and introduced herself. We ordered our food and, surprisingly, received our food fairly quickly. I ordered the fried chicken and my wife the pasta. Even though we received our food quickly, it was very bland and for the price we were paying, was expecting more. Lastly, when making the reservation, I did put a note that we were in town celebrating my wife’s bday. To my disappointment, not one person acknowledged this. We were in town from Atlanta and heard good things about Gray’s, but from our experience, it did not live up to expectation, unfortunately.
  17. TN

    TNTwosome

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Brian was outstanding! Food was also great. Music for our Sunday Brunch was enjoyable & allowed us to talk.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience.
  19. NP

    NPGbrian

    Nashville

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem in historic Downtown Franklin. Highly recommended!
  20. DD

    DyanD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had one of the best meals I have had in a very long time! The Brussels sprouts app was amazing. I had the salmon for dinner and it was delicious - the flavors and textures were so good.
  21. MD

    MargaretD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific Sunday brunch here — the sweet potato and sausage skillet was delicious and the Bloody Mary was divine! A couple of our party members had the French Toast and they gave it a rave review, too! We were greeted promptly upon arrival and the hostess asked if we had ever been there, to the historic old pharmacy building (we hadn’t) and pointed out a lot of the history and architecture along the way to our table. Being the first Sunday after New Year’s, the white lights were still hung in trees on and around the stage and there was a jazz musician, which really added to the ambiance. I can’t wait to try the Shrimp & Grits and the Pimiento Cheese Balls! While I was there I actually texted an out of town friend to tell her I’d found where we will go for Bloody Marys when she comes to visit. We will definitely be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends visiting from out of town
  23. JF

    JohnF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good food and service. However, the price of a single bourbon (Blanton’s) was an an outrageous $28.30. We spoke to the manager and she swore that was the actual price, blaming it on high Tennessee taxes. Well, we happen to know that a high-end restaurant down the street sells it for $15. We think they made a mistake and would not own up to it. Because of this we will not be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing as always!
  25. PA

    PATRICIAH

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food wonderful place! Can’t wait to go back and try everything on the menu.
  26. m

    murraym

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was so so. Not worth the amount that is charged. Gray’s needs to get a new menu. They have the same food all the time and it is a hit or miss on if it is good or not. They serve warm water, you have to ask for ice. We went on a Monday , which we won’t do again because they do not offer any specials nor entertainment.
  27. BR

    BrentR

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderfully eclectic menu. Christmas music was cranked a little loud at times making it difficult to converse. But all in all, a great lunch. Has become a holiday tradition to meet here with good friends just before Christmas.
  28. CW

    ChristineW

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service! Specialty cocktails were also wonderful. First visit and we bought a gift card for a Christmas gift. Loved it!
  29. BR

    BethR

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The Chardonnay on the menu and my favorite was not available. No salad choice was available due to the seasonal change and the menu items were very limited. It was extremely noisy. As a Franklin resident, I come to expect a better dining experience here but this may have just been a fluke occurrence.
  30. w

    world2traveler

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was possibly the worse dinner in a restaurant of my life!
  31. VC

    VickiC

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there a few days before Christmas and the music playing in the background was so festive. The service was great and the food very tasty.
  32. C

    Cory

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfection, I can’t recommend this place enough!
  33. R

    Radlink

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Worth a visit but limited menu for such a nice location.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was just fair, I had the veggie Pasta and the flavor was very dull.
  35. S

    Susan

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Family in town for the holiday
  36. T

    Terrence

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall experience was good. Service was capable but overly opinionated about what we should eat and drink. Even to the point of suggesting I have the kitchen remove the greens from the shrimp and grits I ordered. Cocktails were too expensive for what you actually received.
  37. BB

    BillyB

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wife and I went there for our anniversary. We had to go early (5pm) due to a commitment. No happy hour. Service was excellent (as it should be since they were not busy). Wife had vegetable linguine and she loved it. They recommended the fried chicken, their specialty, for me and it was okay - not great. My main concern here is the cost. $11 for a glass of italian blend red wine (it was good, but not that good, and that was thier least expensive pour). My chicken was like $22. That's just too much for chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. There are other places around that have better chicken for less (e.g., Southside Grill has pistachio encrusted chicken with goat cheese mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts for $17 and it is excellent). I doubt we will return.
  38. R

    Ryanp

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a most stop whenever I am in the Franklin area. Everything is always topnotch from the friendly and very knowledgable waitstaff to the delicious menu. I love how they change many of the items from season to season while keeping a few of the All-Time great items on there. We started with the always delicious biscuits & bacon-wrapped figs (5-stars). It paired very well with the seasonal cocktail the waiter recommended. As for the main course, everyone in our party tried something different and they all left a clean plate at the end of the meal.
  39. G

    Gulfjetskir

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a fun atmosphere
  40. F

    Foodie2

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gray's on Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 435-3603.

Gray's on Main is rated 4.3 stars by 1057 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Google Map for Gray's on Main

332 W. Main St, Franklin, TN 37064

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There are also two big Parking Garage on 2nd and 4th Ave, which are totally free.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Williams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 435-3603

  • Catering

    Currently not available

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private space on the 3rd floor that holds up to 25 ppl Mix and Mingle style. We can also rent our 2nd floor, partially or total. This could include the Bar Area and the Stage as well. For more info please email Joni at joni@graysonmain.com

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