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Private Dining

The Optimist - Nashville

Seafood

$$$

Maximum Capacity: 250

Seafood

$$$

Maximum Capacity: 250

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Optimist Nashville can accommodate all your special event needs. There has not been a high tide on Adams Street since 1902, when the mighty storm swept through the TD&W Handle Company like a giant bucket of sea water. Today, the building combines the charm of history with all the comfort and delight of modern accommodation. From spacious dining rooms to a breezy patio oasis and elegant upstairs bar, and of course, the best food the sea has to offer. Where the sunshine gladdens, the rain falls to bless, and there, beneath the blue sky, we dream of old friends and new adventures.

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Private Dining Options


The Captains Room

10 Standing | 10 Seated

Our Captain’s Room can be reserved with a preset menu for parties up to 10 guests. This room is located in a corner of the main dining level, with access to the main dining room, as well as our Private Dining Space. There are floor to ceiling curtains that partitions the open access entryways, to create a more enclosed and intimate setting for your guests. Natural light and vintage brick walls in this space provides an enticingly enjoyable ambiance. A food and beverage minimum does apply.


Private Dining Room

30 Standing | 26 Seated

Our Private Dining Room can be reserved with an open menu for up to 26 guests for dinner events. This area is located within our tastefully appointed main dining room, outfitted with roomy banquettes and exposed brick walls. Seated events only. A food and beverage minimum does apply.


Full Restaurant Buyout

250 Standing | 110 Seated

If you wish to host a private event, The Optimist can be closed to the public. A buy out of the restaurant will include: the entire dining room, bar, and patio areas. We offer services for cocktail hour, passed or stationed hors d’oeuvres selections, and a seated dinner, for up to 110 guests or a reception style event for 250 guests. For buyout events, a food and beverage minimum does apply and is based upon the day and time of the week.

Contact the restaurant

Please fill in your information below and Angela Clover will contact you as soon as possible to book your event. If you’d prefer to talk now, please call us at (888) 812-3997

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