Le Sel

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575 reviews
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French
Le Sel introduces a fresh take on French cuisine, including re-imagined French classics and inventive new dishes. A thoughtful wine list and hand-crafted cocktails round out the menu at this midtown brasserie.
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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was our second time coming to this cute spot. However, we weren't satisfied with the Brunch portions for the Steak and Eggs entree. I recommend listing the size difference between Brunch and Lunch — To help set expectations for all customers.

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch here on a girls' trip! We had mimosas, beignets, bacon, fruit and more! It was very tasty and we loved our server and the nice ambiance. Reminded us of being in Paris. :) I highly recommend.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I live in Nashville and eat at all the local restaurants. This one was okay, but nothing special. Parking was difficult and there was no valet. The food was good and we left full, but neither of our dishes was overly impressive. My wife had the chicken and it was good. I had the market fish and it was okay. Side items were fair, but somewhat bland. The restaurant is very comfortable, well decorated, and perfectly lit for a nice date night . The service was fine. Our wine was good, but the pour was very, very small for the money we paid per glass. I actually thought it was a tasting at first. Nice date night but not a place I’ll revisit.

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GG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at LeSel. We are loyal customers and enjoy the food and the staff. Great place to eat and highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A surprise," first brunch" for my daughter. Who loves everything French! Thank you so much for an awesome experience. From the greeting to our departure it was excellent. We will be back again with friends. Oh, how could I forget the awesome brunch, worth every penny .

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c
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We got the deviled eggs as a starter, and each got a drink (Vanderbilt for him, French 75 for me - both delicious). Deviled eggs were nicely done with some crunch from the crispy ham bits. I got the crepe with a side of eggs. Crepe was beautifully presented but I felt like the chicken was a little dry. He really enjoyed his omelet. The atmosphere was a bit loud for us, but most likely due to the large birthday party nearby (sound does carry in that space). I thought the ambiance and pink booths were very modern!

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s
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were well taken care of in all areas. The food was great and the service was great as well. the staff was friendly and attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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c
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious spot for brunch!

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O
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice Saturday brunch offering...great way to start the day in Nashville.

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e
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

My friends and I had Brunch at Le Sel on a Saturday morning, and we were quite pleased with the food and amazing decor and ambiance. However, we were a little disappointed with the prices of the brunch libations ($11 dollars for a standard mimosa and $12 for a sub-par bloody). We probably will not return, but if we do, we would go get drinks down the street before or after bunch to get more bang for our buck.

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NR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was not very busy so I don't know if they were understaffed or what but it took 10 minutes for us to be greeted or to get our drink order. Also my side salad had no dressing it was just a pile of lettuce and the mushrooms in the omelette were very oily.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Food is so so. I ordered a burger which was extremely greasy. Ambience was great and I loved the atmosphere. Waiter was a sweetheart and gave us excellent service..

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service...delicious and well proportioned food!!

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E
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our LeSel experience was wonderful. The food was outstanding and our service was perfect. I love the choices both for the main meal and the desserts. I can't wait to go back!

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BB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

630 on a Saturday night and 30% of entrees unavailable?!

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P
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan was amazing and incredibly accommodating. We will be back, well worth the trip from Alabama!

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C
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with the appetizer selection that we made them our dinner. All were excellent, especially the tartare!

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CM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good gluten-free options in every section of the menu. One item was prepared gluten-free on request.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!

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RB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food great, service great. Could be made to have more ambiance with softer music and lighting. Instead of loud , bubble gum music you have to talk over. Why does every new place feel the need to make it as loud as possible?

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GG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I dined here for dinner last weekend and the food was delicious — I definitely recommend the trout and the chicken entrees! The tartare and the squash were both tasty as well. Service was friendly and attentive. My only minor complaint is that I wanted more of the amazing potatoes that were served with the trout. It wasn’t enough! I would definitely go back again, maybe for brunch next time.

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h
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was amazing and we loved that brunch is served all day on Sundays — We enjoyed ourselves!

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WL
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the band!!!

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p
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Sel was an amazing brunch spot for my friends and I to enter into our usual rotation. They have the most beautiful decor, outstanding staff, and insatiable food.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Le Sel for my friends birthday brunch, and it was great. They didn’t mind my request to put us at one of the pink velvet booths, and they brought her a plate of free birthday beignets.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around. I’m usually fine with chatting up servers and staff, but this was a first date and I was nervously focused on myself and my date. I was trying my best to stay in the zone, and I think those who waited on us could tell. They were perfect! I didn’t even realize they were there for most of it, as my date and I were entrenched in conversation for most of the evening. Food and beverages would simply fade into the space in front of us, without interruption, allowing us to really connect. I was a server for years, and let me tell you that’s an art!

Ambiance is super chill, but sophisticated. Ornamental, French decor mixed with modern art and neon signage. The place was almost empty, which was hopefully just due to it being Christmas Eve Eve. Just the right amount of light...perfect.

Now, the food and drink was also incredible. The Bougie Jack n’ Coke is one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had - well worth the price. We started with steak tartare, which was fantastic, and I chose the Rainbow Trout for my main. It was wonderful, and again, just when I was ready for it, magically appeared before me during a lull in the conversation. My date got the quail, which looked delicate and refined, much like her :).

We got some desert that don’t even remember but was fantastic, took off down the road to another spot, and another, and had one of the best nights I’ve had in years.
I guess I’ve got Le Sel to thank for starting it off right.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very slow, not so great service. A bit pricey for what you get. I would not recommend.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the food to the decor to the service everything was amazing! I can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here. Staff is incredible & food amazing.

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E
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant setting with excellent service. Nice dinner with friends and old acquaintances. Food was excellent – try the roasted chicken, oysters. Bruschetta appetizers were great.

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J
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again we had a delicious, authentically French, meal at Le Sel. The pan roasted quail and amberjack entrees were outstanding.

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JS
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious!

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OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible and the staff was accommodating. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back.

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c
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service was wonderful and the food was excellent!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hosted a small, intimate baby shower here and the feminine decor served as a perfect backdrop. The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating to us and the food was great.

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L
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Based on reviews I'd read I expected to like this place a lot more than I did. Three of us for brunch; it was not busy at all, but we had to wait far too long for a server to take a drink order, then even longer to order food. It was Sunday brunch but this didn't feel unhurried, it felt inattentive. One of us had the bayonne ham benedict and was happy; another had bacon/eggs/potatoes/toast and it was "OK, but how can you mess up bacon and eggs?" I had the burger and didn't care for it at all--bun was dry, burger was dry and overseasoned, fries were cold. The Mercedes cocktail was quite good though. Too many other brunch choices these days--probably wouldn't go back.

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M
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional. Very authentic French. This is a rare find.

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked Le Sel for my birthday, and it was the best decision I've ever made. The place is gorgeous, with pink settees and stunning art, and the bar area is funky and slick. Our service was possibly the best I've ever had, and I wish I could remember the young man's name to give praise. We had lovely cocktails hand made and delivered by a friendly bartender, and the manager helped us choose a wine that didn't overpower our delicate entrees but was still bold enough for my taste. We shared the quail and the black drum, both of which were life-changing. Overall, this was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had, and I will absolutely be back.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was our fist trip to Le Sel. It was OK, but nothing that would cause us to plan a return visit. We had expected more, and we were regrettably disappointed.

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DO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and quick service. However, serving was too little.

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