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About Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland
A nod to President Andrew Jackson’s nickname, Old Hickory Steakhouse harnesses the charm of Antebellum-style architecture with the finest in sophisticated dining for a truly unforgettable experience. Overlooking the meandering river in our 4.5 acre Delta Atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse—Gaylord Hotels' signature restaurant—features 1855 Black Angus Beef seared to perfection, artisan cheeses and an extensive wine list.
Nashville, TN 37214
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I loved our dining experience! We went last year for my birthday and came again for my husbands birthday recently, and we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more! Amir was our server and served us splendidly, we will be coming back and requesting him.
Before writing this review, I should qualify it by stating that this is a restaurant among many within the Gaylord Opryland complex. As such, it is a hotel restaurant, which typically means higher prices and average to maybe a bit above average food.
Appetizer was a jumbo lump crabcake - not bad and had plenty of lump crabmeat unlike many restaurant crabcakes that tend to go heavy on the breading and filler. For my entree, I had the chef's Kansas City cut steak, which was described by the server as a 60-day USDA Prime Dry-Aged steak. While it was good, the flavor profile and marbling was not that of a 60-day Prime Dry-Aged steak. Very overpriced for what I received and my suggestion would be to order the standard ribeye at almost half the price. The vegetable side dish I ordered was Broccolini with Heirloom Carrots. Flavor was not good at all, mainly due to some type of sweet, possibly honey-based sauce drizzled over the vegetables. Carrots could have been cooked slightly more. I actually had a difficult time eating this due to the conflicting flavor between the sauce and vegetables. I've rated the service as good mainly due to the fact that my marrow butter did not arrive with the steak and could not melt sufficiently when I used it.
All in all, not terrible, but given that this is billed as a steakhouse, the menu should include more steak options, especially in the dry-aged category. Also, the quality of the meat should be upgraded, as anyone who has experienced a fine dry-aged steak would most likely be disappointed.
The hotel is beautiful. We thought it would be loud since the restaurant is so open and we would not be able to talk but it was surprising very quiet ! The service was beyond terrific, responding to our every need!! Our partners were very impressed and ask me to book there again !
Went with my wife for our anniversary. We both really enjoyed it. Both of us had the cowboy ribeye which was great along with the creamy potatoes and seared scallops. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion and the Waiter and service was top notch. An enjoyable experience for both of us and I would highly recommend the restaurant. The Waiter was nice enough to give us dessert on the house for our anniversary. Great time.
Meal was completely over priced for what you get. Oysters were not fresh, we sent them back. Table cloth was wrinkled and dirty. Steaks had no flavor. Honestly, if we didn't have friends in from out of town I would have asked to speak to a manager about how bad the food was. I didn't want to make a scene. Almost $400 for four of us to eat steak you could make better at home.
We were still eating our appetizers when they came with our entrees. Then took too long to bring it back and the meat was a little past cooked the way we ordered?
We were seated in the open atrium and there was such a draft I ate dinner with my coat on.
Not impressed with the restaurant, especially not worth the price.
The food was very good, however, our server was exceptional, steaks were cooked to perfection and the plates were heated so our food stayed warm. When they didn't have the 20 yr-old Port I ordered, they automatically substituted it with a 30-yr old Port for the same price. Our server then went above and beyond to secure us prime seats in front of the fire in the Library - old-school customer service at its' best.
table for 4 (2 small children) very close to NYE (12/30)... taking that into consideration, I guess the restaurant was busy preparing for NYE... TERRIBLE service, however, as we waited more than 60 min after appetizers with no waiter checking on us and no entrees. Finally the food came and our kids were done... we had been there from 5:45 until 7:30 and were just eating our entrees. Not acceptable. That said, very nice ambiance and highly recommend for a couple date night around the Holidays... if you can get a better waiter than we had.
The atmosphere was very nice and a great setting for what I thought was to be fine dining. We were presented menus to include a special menu of the day, which we both decided to order. I also ordered a bottle of wine. I guess our order was below par, since we got the look of disappointment from our waiter (Allen). Though he was a bit arrogant, his assistant (Milad) was very helpful, courteous, and sensitive to our needs. In the end, the restaurant did adjust our bill which was a surprise, and appreciated. Allen ended with these words of advice; if you return, never order from the special menu.
We had dined at Old Hickory Steakhouse several times but it had been a few years. We were somewhat disappointed this time. The steak, although very tender, did not have much flavor. The baked potatoe was barely warm and seemed over cooked. Food was not as good as it used to be. We do not mind the cost as long as the food is good but it was disappointing this time.
The steaks were cooked to perfection and really tasted awesome. We both ordered the holiday special of a 6 ounce filet, small Cesar salad and two sides for $48. Our table for two was Okay against a brick wall with no view. With tip our bill was just under $200. I gave my parking ticket to our server and he gave me back a ticket and told me he had validated it. When we left our parking ticket had not been validated and it was an extra $29. Make sure your parking ticket is truly validated.
My husband and I had decided to eat at this restaurant while staying at the Gaylord resort in Nashville shortly after Christmas. Even though the resort was extremely crowded, the restaurant's ambiance created a romantic evening for me and my husband. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. I do have to admit that the salad could have been better. The rack of lamb, however, was divine and cooked to perfection!
The atmosphere was beautiful and lively. Outdoor dining (still inside the hotel) was decked out for the holidays. The food was fantastic and the service impeccable. The server was knowledgeable about gluten-free options and explained the menu accordingly. Great night!
Maitre'D seated another group in my 7:15 pm reservation and moved me to 7:30 without my consent. Arrived at 7:05 as not to be late. Wife's steak had an added raspberry butter not advertised which made it bitter and unsatisfactory.
We have a New York Prime where we live (upscale steak house) and thought that Old Hickory would be similar based on menu, price point, etc... boy were we mistaken! Steaks were ok, but honestly my husband does a better job at home. Service was mediocre at best (again comparing the type of service we get at NY Prime). For this price point, food should be excellent and service outstanding - neither happened and we were definitely disappointed considering we were looking forward to this as our last night at the resort. 😔
We ate there while enjoying our stay at the Gaylord. Peter was our waiter and the service was impeccable. Only to be upstaged by the food. Lobster Bisque was excellent. We all ordered a steak special that came with an small Cesar salad, 6oz. filet, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and cheese cake. Perfect portions even if you are hungry. Believe this was a holiday offering. Would definitely dine there again should we have the chance.
Everything about our experience was fantastic. It started with our waiter, Wayne. We specifically request him because of his knowledge and his guest service. He treats all his guests as family. I ordered salmon and it was exquisite. Tender and moist. My wife ordered a steak that was cooked to perfection and fork tender. Dessert was perfect. Definitely visit again and again
I want to first say the service was impeccable and we really enjoyed Peter's friendliness and helpfulness. His sidekick was great too. Mom's chicken was good and the bone-in cowboy ribeye was tasty. The baked potato was not quite as hot as I like it, and actually I have had better filets on my own grill at home. For the price, my meal was more than adequate as I got the special for $48. The ribeye was not worth $56., even though it was the best ribeye I or my husband had ever tasted. I just believe that NO steak is worth that much, but it was a fun time.
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland was such a wonderful experience. The place was lovely and seemed as if you were seated outdoors, even though you are inside the Gaylord Opryland Resort. We went here for an early Christmas dinner on December 23rd and it did not disappoint. My husband and I shared the 30 oz. Tomahawk steak with the bone marrow butter. It was perfectly cooked to order. My son had the rack of lamb and it looked just as good. If you are looking for a good aged steak this would be a place to try. It was beautiful being there during Christmas time!
Our party began in The Library where the ambiance permitted quiet conversation over drinks. At dinner, we all selected the special 6oz filet mingon which we found delicious and perfectly cooked to order and portions appropriate to our appetites.
Negatives included the noise level of the falls hampered hearing aid effectiveness and the waiter inadvertently poured a Zinfandel into a glass partially filled with a Cabernet. He was gracious as he recognized his own mistake.
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