Le Sel

4.5
563 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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 10, 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
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!

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RB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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
3 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
49 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 23, 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 20, 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
1 review
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 15, 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 13, 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
39 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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
7 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 December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service was wonderful and the food was excellent!

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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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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FF
Nashville
91 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much more approachable atmosphere than I had been lead to believe by reading articles on this restaurant. It is not a place you have to wear cocktail attire too, but you will want to come dressed nicely. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. There was a great option of 'clearing out the cellar' wines and we grabbed a great bottle of white wine for almost half of what it had been. The food options are fantastic - so I let the waitress select between Quail or Black Drum. I ended up with the Black Drum fish and it was outstanding. She said Quail was equally as good, but the chef recommended the fish option that evening. The portions are ample, the flavors are amazing. Definitely worth your while to go, and linger, over a lovely dessert and coffee afterwards.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks were overpriced and not worth the price.

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E
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We thought the food was average. Fish came out very raw and had to send it back. Also, the place was empty, which may be a sign that it is not as great as it once was. Would definitely not go back. I’ll add that we also had brunch there two years and had the same reaction/experience. There are far better places in Nashville than this one.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was the star of the show, alongside fresh squeezed grapefruit juice that I’ll dream about, perfectly poached eggs, impossibly light and crispy potatoes, bacon just as I requested. Only thing I could possibly complain about was the temp of my toast—would have loved it warm from the toaster. Will come back again and again.

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A
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haley was our server and was so wonderful to us! Service was top notch. We went for brunch and the food was great but the dessert and drink pairing was fantastic!

This is now my go to brunch spot.

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V
Nashville
116 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A family favorite - we love Le Sel. Our 15 year old son LOVES oysters and this place is a little closer, quieter and way easier to get into than Henrietta Reds (another family favorite). We go to Le Sel for seafood dishes but this time we ventured out and had the quail and chicken along with oysters and trout. All were fantastic as was the service. Highly recommend!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cameron was very sweet

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WL
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pastry chef is amazing!

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s
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French food in Nashville! Best you’ll find in town and the servers are excellent

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food in a cool, upscale but still very comfortable atmosphere.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was incredible. We absolutely loved our server, Katie!

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