Gray's on Main

4.3
1092 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time as always! Service, food, and atmosphere were all excellent!

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vipNashvilleGal
San Francisco
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.

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vipFranklinSuSu
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

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vipKT22
Memphis/West TN
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.

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Danacooks
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
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.

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BobM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in downtown Franklin. Bravo on cocktails creativity.

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Mike
Nashville
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.

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TonyStark
Northern MI
1 review
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.

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MitchB
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!

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Carol
Nashville
19 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.

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MaryA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 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!

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NikkiA
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaxwellH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 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.

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BrentwoodGuest
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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.

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TNTwosome
Nashville
8 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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vipNPGbrian
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem in historic Downtown Franklin. Highly recommended!

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DyanD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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.

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MargaretD
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from out of town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing as always!

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vipPATRICIAH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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murraym
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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.

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BrentR
Nashville
3 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.

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ChristineW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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!

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BethR
Nashville
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.

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world2traveler
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was possibly the worse dinner in a restaurant of my life!

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VickiC
Nashville
9 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.

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vipCory
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfection, I can’t recommend this place enough!

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Radlink
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Worth a visit but limited menu for such a nice location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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vipSusan
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family in town for the holiday

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Terrence
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 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.

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BillyB
Nashville
26 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.

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Ryanp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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.

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Gulfjetskir
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a fun atmosphere

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vipFoodie2
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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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 1092 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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