417 Union

4.6
351 Reviews
$30 and under
American
417 Union is a place where great food driv​es an ongoing celebration of vibrant community and rich history.

We serve classic American fare with an emphasis on Southern traditions. Like many of our favorite Southern cooks who came before us, we are inspired to build on this culinary foundation with new innovations every season. We are proud to bring a variety of fresh, high-quality food to the Nashville community, as we have for eleven years and counting. We love to draw on the bounty of ingredients produced in Middle Tennessee, and we buy local whenever possible. Nashville bakery Provence provides all our sandwich breads, and our famous house blend coffee is fair trade and organic.
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last stop on our girls trip just before heading home and it was a perfect send off. I had the lemon blueberry pancakes and they were to die for!!!!! Manda had biscuits and gravy and home fries and those biscuits were perfect and gravy was sent from heaven! The perserves were so delicious!! We will definitely go back!

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NickM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesomeness. Always consistent. More locals should try it out. But definitely visitors should check it out.

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PeggyH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place, we eat here for Brunch every time we come to Nashville. Great food, good variety and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Server was great. Food was cold no flavor and I will not be returning

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

417 Is a wonderful place to enjoy great food and be greeted and serviced with hometown/friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, excellent service.

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Jvmay1703
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service from Lindsey from GA. Our tour guide Mike recommended this place and it was awesome!

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vipStaceyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend! Food & circuses are 5 stars! Bartender was exceptional and directed us to the craft cocktail that suited us perfectly. The catfish and chicken were both outstanding! Chocolate chip cookies...you’ll just have to go and check it out!

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BMEv
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles wasn’t good. I did not enjoy because there was no seasoning and the breading was falling off the chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing service and good food. The prices matched the taste and overall good experience.

JK
JuliaK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There was very few people in the upstairs when we arrived, yet it was exceptionally loud. It took about 30 minutes to get a drink that was initially sent to a different table. Th wait staff seemed pretty clueless and the food came out cold.

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vipMicheler3
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was quite a find. Really southern cooking and each dish was delicious. I had the country ham in corkscrew pasta carbs sea that was insane tasting Also old military pictures all over the restaurant was so interesting to peruse. Definitely recommend giving 417 Union a try. We loved it

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been to 417 Union. We had made reservations for 5:30and we got there at 5:10. We was seated promply. It was to our surprise that this hidden jem was wonderful. The food was GREAT along with the service. Everyone in our party was talking about 417 Union all night and how they said they would return there again for dinner. I have also heard they have a wonderful breakfast.

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LaurenR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Underwhelmed. Fried chicken was dry.

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vipBridgetteD
E. Tennessee
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Go elsewhere they too many other choices in Nashville.

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Mercedez67
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local spot for a quick and casual breakfast. Nothing fancy just good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had the chicken and waffles. It was very crispy and not soggy at all. Also I tried the jelly which is homemade from different berries. Overall it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Zach our waiter was cool! Thanks!

KB
vipKarenB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They had a set menu for valentines and the food wasn’t good. Pasta I ordered was so salty I couldn’t eat it and I love salt and tend to over salt things! Service was slow too but it wasn’t crowded at all.

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johnnycheapshot
Sacramento
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great, Shannon was the best but the table of 10 should have gone to an outdoor restaurant where their obnoxious loud conversations would not have had people moving. Otherwise this is a gem with great staff and good food.

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robc
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a very nice Valentines dinner at 417 Union
Service was excellent and nice vibe to the place. A limited menu being Valenties so not sure how the food is on the normal menu but was a very nice time and I would recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Extremely salty and overcooked

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DebC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at 417 Union! The food was delicious and our service was over the top! Thanks to the manager Leslie for making our experience memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waiter was nice. Food was “meh”. Pretty sure their mashed potatoes were boxed. We both got the “Southern Comfort Dinner” - chicken fried steak and fried chicken. Food came out REALLY fast yet was not even that hot. Banana pudding and chicken & rice soup was good. Overall, we could have gone to Cracker Barrel and enjoyed the food more and paid less.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful office breakfast with great, fun service. We will be back!

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Jaime
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Gnats were flying in our food. Food was cold and basic diner food.

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vipNabbyk
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome breakfast food, had chicken and waffles plus pancakes and eggs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the chicken and waffles with bacon. The bacon is INSIDE the waffle!! Most amazing chicken and waffles I’ve ever eaten

DC
DeliciousnessCompassion
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - classic southern with a twist, and the service was friendly and welcoming.

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vipClive
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Great food and great service by Asia. Ended up going back for breakfast the following day.

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vipmpwheeler
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonder ambiance. The wait staff was outstanding and it was obvious great care was taken in preparing our food. Everyone loved their meals.

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vipFoodFan
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Restaurant was not crowded yet it still took over 2 hours to get in and out of there for lunch. Over 45 minutes to get appetizers. They said their kitchen was backed up but we didn’t understand why because again, it wasn’t crowded. They didn’t seem very concerned about the terrible service either. After all if that, the food was not great. The chicken club tasted very off and I didn’t eat most of it.

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vipChip
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted a business dinner and couldn't have had a better experience. Great food and service. Love the decor, too. Beats the usual business choice of overpriced steak house.

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vipATNKIDD
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We chose 417 Union pre-TPAC-event based on the recommendation of a friend, so perhaps just caught them on a bad night. Our waitress was very, very sweet but overwhelmed and not well trained -- and committed the cardinal sin of table service by putting someone else's dirty dishes down on our table while she took our order. Then she dropped those same plates, splattering us with salad dressing (but, things happen and she was apologetic and there was a quick clean up so not really complaining about that -- just setting the scene for what wasn't a comfortable experience overall). Our dinner salads were great and served quickly...but before we were even halfway finished with those here came our entrees out of the kitchen, a real pet peeve of mine, I'll admit. I ordered the fried chicken and the chicken breast had two bites of meat on it. The crust was crunchy and well seasoned and I could see why the fried chicken gets good reviews, but the pieces I was served were all crust, no meat. The mashed potatoes were dry and tepid. I thought the meal might be saved by the banana pudding but it was overly sweet and did not taste homemade. My husband got the chicken fried steak and was pretty happy with his meal but also though the pudding was awful. When the bill came we had to agree that the total was far too high for the quality of the food, ambiance and service experience (and we have no problem going out for expensive meals if they are worth it!). I wanted to love this little place, but it just wasn't their night.

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vipKIMV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the biscuits!1 they are amazing. The bloody Mary’s are great too.

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FunRestaurant
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food & service in a fun historic restaurant! Definitely make reservations. Uber if you aren’t in walking distance and enjoy!

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vipLucmama
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had high hopes for this restaurant but was disappointed. It’s located pretty conveniently near the downtown attractions, it’s hipster cute inside. We had a 5:30 reservation and were seated immediately, and our server greeted us quickly. I ordered a dinner platter of ham, southern green beans, and cornbread stuffing. It was served lukewarm, the ham was a thin , uniformly oval slice of what appeared and tasted to be highly processed ham. The beans were tasty but had 4 large thick stems in the mix. The stuffing was served as a scoop so was a dense blob. Biggest peeve, there was a cold stale roll served with it; i saw many plates go by with biscuits. I was told they serve what they have at the time; I guess they start the biscuit baking when they open and till they are ready you get a packaged roll. The banana pudding was all cookie barely moistened with pudding, also a dense scoop. I think the breakfast here is supposed to be popular but dinner was a bust especially for the high price.

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JenS
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this place. The avocado toast, the brioche french toast were outstanding. I especially loved the Peanut Butter Whiskey Cream Brulee...outstanding.

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Suefoo
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was not as nice as I expected. Food was average and coffee was cold!

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417 Union is rated 4.6 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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