About Americano - Freestyle Tapas Bar

The vibrant, colorful vibe of Americano- Freestyle Tapas Bar on West End Ave makes it a great place to enjoy shared small plates in a casual environment. Here, you can taste hot and cold tapas inspired by both Mediterranean cultures and the New World, meant to be accompanied by offerings from an extensive wine and specialty cocktail menu.

1720 West End Ave
Ste. 100
Nashville, TN 37203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
17th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 321-2209

Website:
http://www.americanonashville.com/

Parking Details:
Plentiful parking in the back parking lot behind the restaurant.

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Americano Freestyle Tapas Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 752-8066

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

A special 4 course dinner or A La Carte menu with specials.

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Americano - Freestyle Tapas Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.4

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4.2

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4.2

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined a day ago

Great food! Great staff! The flavors were spot on and the drinks were delicious

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food, Great place for quality professional service. Just don't dim the lights so we folks who have trouble seeing in low light can see the delicious food we are eating...

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Loooooooooud, weird music. And Judge Judy on TV. That’s weird, right?

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was incredibly slow. Our meal took over 2 hours. We did a tasting menu for restaurant week. The first two courses came out almost at the same time. Then one of the main courses came, while the other took much longer. I had to ask if it was still coming. Then another long wait for dessert.
My favorites were: Brussels sprouts (spicy), kale salad, guacamole (though the chips and pistachios seems a little stale, like they'd been in the guac too long), duck.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Staff was very helpful a d friendly. The food was very good, highly recommend the burssel sprouts !

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious food with lots of good flavors. We came for Restaurant week and enjoyed the sampling of several dishes. The brussels sprouts were great (a bit sweet, but good) and the beef shortribs.....yum

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We made a reservation for a friend's 30th birthday. We were seated promptly and had great service! The brussel sprouts were amazing- I will have to try and recreate them at home. We tried the paella, guacamole, ropa vieja, and potato bravas. All of the dishes were hot, fresh, and full of flavor. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very fun eclectic tapas menu with Asian fusion aspect, the duck and Korean short ribs were standouts

Tags: Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Second time coming here and it wasn't as good as the first. Food was good and came out quickly. I was disappointed with the paella. Very little meat and it was burnt on the bottom. Also the kitchen was very noisy. They were blaring music so you couldn't even hear the restaurant music. May have just been where we were seated but overall just an okay experience.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was amazing!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overpriced. Lack of flavor. The waitress said she couldn’t drink the blood orange mimosa becuase it made her “feel like she was eating a person.” Like what in the world

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was excellent!! Food was very, very good.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was great except the door. It was a cold night and the front door kept getting opened and letting the cold air in. If people can be directed to enter through the building lobby door, it would allow the restaurant to stay warm.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Vegan, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The tapas were varied and delicious.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was bland and overpriced. We had to send the mussells and clams back because they were too salty and tasted horrible. Restaurant was half empty prime time on a Saturday night which is indicative of the dining experience. Additionally, we left a small purse on a chair under the table and when we called 10 minutes after we left the hostess couldnt find it after admitting no one had been seated at that table since we left. Manager was very rude accusing me of lying and not having a purse all the way to saying tough luck, you should have kept up with your stuff better. Do NOT recommend this restaurant!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food, friendly service, and nice atmosphere. I particularly loved the Brussels sprouts, and will definitely be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had dinner at Americano before heading down to the hustle and bustle of Broadway. Neither my girlfriend or I was very hungry so we figured a tapas place would be perfect so that we could order a couple small dishes and be satisfied. Everything we tried was very good with the standouts being the following: crispy brussels sprouts, albondigas and the americano salad (pork belly was excellent). We also tried the mussels and clams and the pork taco. Both were good, but not as exceptional as the others noted.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Tapas, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our food was really good. We had a light meal. Nice cocktails too.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The server was great and the restaurant was nice. They don’t offer a very large menu for lunch so the limited choices thing was kind of annoying. The Brussels sprouts were the best thing about our meal, the braised tacos were dry and just so so. Hot chicken tacos were pretty good and the tuna tapas was good as well. They were super accommodating though and we felt well taken care of ❤️

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We have a great meal, time and experience here.. highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Americano is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. Each time we go, the service gets better. The servers make you feel like you’re the only table in the whole place and the food is out of this world. The brussel sprouts, hot cauliflower, and hot chicken tacos are my favorites.
The owner is also incredibly pleasant and greets each of the tables. He also gave me a special item to eat the spicy tuna guacamole when he learned I was allergic to sesame seeds (since they’re on the crackers that come with the guacamole). I recommend Americano to anyone that comes to visit.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious and really fun! Fun sharing with a party of 6. Great for those that want a little of everything.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place for food and conversation

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent, got to the table quick. David was an awesome server!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Try the spicy cullifliower tapas as a great starter

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious tapas. Check out the croquetas and the seared haloumi!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very disappointing experience. No dish was well liked by our party of 4.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Favorites of our group were hot cauliflower, meatballs, scallops and brussels sprouts. Shrimp and gnocchi were ok.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a great place !!! A return trip is needed to try many of their other plates.

I was in town from Seattle on business. I needed to eat brunch before heading to the airport to catch my flight home. Wish I had opened up my Open Table app sooner for a recommendation.

The food was awesome. Service was good, too. The price wasn’t crazy for what you got. I thought the portion sizes were a bit much for a tapas place. To each their own. But, you got what you paid for.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Spanish Eggs Benedict, patatas bravas, and a gin Bloody Mary during my visit.

The poached eggs on the Benedict were perfect. This is how you know a restaurant and a chef know what they are doing. The smoked paprika hollandaise sauce was rich with a little smokey finish.

Did I mention Serrano ham? Yep...crisp Serrano ham and the asparagus added some crunch to the eggs Benedict as well. If only I had a bigger appetite to finish the whole dish plus an order of patatas bravas.

The Bloody Mary mix was perfect for someone who likes a little heat, but wants the rich tomato and spice flavor. It could have been spicier for me, but heat can be added to the drink at the table as well.

Overall...great place !!! Like I said above...I only wish that I had opened up my Open Table app sooner for a recommendation. I would definitely go back. I want to try some of their food off the dinner menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Outstanding. A group of us went for dinner and had tapas followed by Americana Paella. It was fabulous and very reasonably priced. I must recommend the crispy brussel sprouts and the Americana Paella. Without a doubt, the brussel sprouts were the best I ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very good food, albeit heavy. Maybe we just ordered heavy items but a lot of fried and oily items. Great taste despite this. Brussel sprouts were some of the best we've had and the flank steak taco was packed full of flavor. Both our cocktails were actually very good! The service was rather slow considering several tables were not seated. The waitress was nice however which made up for her slowness. Overall a good experience and we would be back again

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Patatas bravas and Brussels sprouts were UNREAL!!! The paella is huge and worth the wait and if you get the veggie one substitute chicken broth for more flavor.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and great service... a chief that knows how to cook duck..... hard to find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lunch was so so. Limited menu and food itself was okay but not excellent. We may want to try one more time for dinner since there aren’t so many good tapas places around.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was fantastic as always. Servers did a great job doing their best to keep up with all their tables but with only 2 for the entire floor they were definitely taxed. Expo and hostess needed to pick up the slack with drinks etc.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Americano has an extensive tapas selection, and everything we ate was delicious. I would especially recommend the lamb chops, croquettas and seared duck breast. A party of three is the perfect size, since the lamb chops, meatballs, etc., were served in threes. Then again, you can always order more food... Enjoy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I went twice while in nashville. Both times were amazing-the staff were super friendly and the food was outstanding. Definitely recommend !!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a group of 14 and asked the waiter to choose our menu... he did an amazing job and we all loved it! It was about $50 per person and well worth it...

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Pretty sure the restaurant had broken or no air conditioning. Food was average and not worth the price. Service was average - in no way stellar

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service and absolutely amazing dinner. Highly recommending getting the paella!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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