Cabana

3.1
1387 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The chic casual fare is offered in an atmosphere suited with varying seating styles from tables on the patio to private or semi-private cabanas adorned with plush fabrics and separately controlled audio/video. Cabana Taps is casual and well known city wide for having a history of being where the fun people go. There is a NEW stage offering live music 7 days a week-a second in Hillsboro Village, nestled between Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities and Music Row, where one will enjoy reasonably priced yet chic foods in an atmosphere of comfort and class. It's also a neighborhood favorite!

Email cabanatapsnashville@gmail.com or call 615.586.5775 to inquire about hosting your own private event!
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SusanW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

My husband and I reserved a table at Cabana, not really knowing anything about the place. It was pretty much the only place with openings on short notice. When we walked into the restaurant, no one greeted us. We just had to kinda wander in to find someone. They told us to sit wherever we wanted. There was almost no one there. It was a strange experience. The food was barely above decent. The redeeming factor is that they were having some kind of open mic night, where musicians performed original songs one at a time in a round robin fashion. Most of the musicians were great!

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JoeR
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just to say never going back. The appetizer, baked brie, was ridiculous, served with stale matzo crackers. The Ceasar salad was awash in dressing, with wilted ,lettuce and had no aspects of a real Ceasar. The only redeeming factor was the Tenderloin and ribeye (which) had no bone. But the mash potatoes were bland and cold. The green beens came from a can and were cooked to mush. It is just sad to call this anywhere near to fine dining.

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was awful and they still charged us a 25% gratuity (party of 6, and charged for any party 5 or greater). The entrees advertised on the website were unavailable and they basically offered us bar food or the choice of chicken, fish or steak-plated with 'suprise' sides. It felt like being at a cheap hotel wedding where were obligated to pay our own way.

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ShawnO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is courteous and professional. Accommodations, music, and menu are great! Looking forward to another visit soon. 👍

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Ljh44
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time ringing in the new year here. The food was wonderful and the staff was friendly. The live music was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time with friends celebrating the New Year. Staff was friendly and food was actually very good. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for New Year’s Eve and they had a terrible buffet for $45 terrible food

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Anonymous
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my girlfriend at Cabana Taps last night. The food was fantastic. The live music and atmosphere really made last night an all around great experience. I would strongly recommend going to Cabana Taps. Of all of the restaurants in Nashville with live music Cabana Taps stands above the rest.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Cabana and got surprised with amazing live music. They had a special holiday menu and the prime rib was amazing. The server Abby was super kind and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked for Christmas dinner at what we thought was Cabana. What we found after we arrived is that Cabana is no longer Cabana- it’s Cabana Taps. There was a very limited menu. Only four options. We chose Cabana because we had visited previously and had been able to have a fantastic vegan meal prepared for one of our party. We added that we would require a vegan meal to our reservation option this time as well. There were not options for her when we arrived this time. After a bit of talking and requesting different things, they finally were able to get them to prepare a veggie taco for her. Our meals were not great - prime rib had grill marks but was cold and tough. Mixed veggies were gray mush. We will NEVER return.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food did not seem fresh my meat stunk and was cold I didn’t eat it.

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Chrystal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Cabana is currently only serving a limited menu, however their website lists a full menu…food was cold and sitting a pile of grease. Burger was burnt to a crisp. Staff was inattentive and when the server asked if we were ready to order, he told us he actually needed a minute and did not return for 15mins. We were there celebrating my moms 60th birthday and to say that I’m embarrassed that I chose this restaurant to celebrate it is an understatement….oh and for what we got for it to cost $200 was extremely overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Their menu is nothing like it is online.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited menu

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AlexisT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I booked a reservation for my office's Christmas gathering. We never saw a server until the very end before we left. One of the bartenders dropped off waters, then the host took the order for apps. We had been sitting there for 30 mins before we even saw the server for her to take our drink orders. At that time, we were ready to leave and find another restaurant in area to hold our Christmas gathering.
I have been in serving tables since I was 18y/o. Now 31y/o... this was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our experience at Cabana was absolutely awful. The ambiance is dingy and dirty. It took us 35 minutes to get our drinks and when they finally came, three of the drinks were wrong and one tasted absolutely horrid. Due to the horrible service we had, we decided to pay for our drinks and leave, and our horrible waitress came back with a bill that had $25 tip already included. Management took off the tip but wasn’t helpful with anything else. The only redeeming quality was the kind hostess who definitely needs a raise to work at this place. I do not recommend going here. Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was very slow. The table across from us got up and left after waiting 25 minutes for drinks. Every meal had something wrong. Most all the meals were cold and my friends burger was so burnt he had to send it back. Last but not least one of the meals had multiple hairs in it.

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BETTYJO
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Were there for daughter's Master's celebration. We had a side room Cabana which was really nice and we did not need to worry about disturbing others. The waitstaff was great so was the food. Everyone was happy with their choices. The owner also stopped by to say hi. There is a nightclub in the back which looked like fun.

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vipJoeR
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We made a reservation counting on hearing music. Not to be. As a private party occupied the venue. Expect these kind of things during the holiday season.So we sat outside on the patio where the staff lit a fire pit for us. It was quite comfortable. The staff was very attentive and the tapas we ordered were very good. It was kind of like private dining. Will come back again to try the music scene.

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JohnC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was fine, but we waited 20 minutes before anyone even came for a drink order, and then we’re brought a wine glass with lipstick on it. Several flies around the bar area as well.

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vipSteve
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was pretty good overall but the service was abysmal. A friend asked the server if they had any drink recommendations and she asked “did you read the menu?” They literally put in the absolute minimum effort possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waiter was bad. Menu was much smaller than online.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Several problems with our visit. We made reservations, and we were seated all the way in the back where they had a benefit or something with live music going on in a separate room. The music was so loud that we could not hear each other talking. We asked the staff to close the door and they were very hesitant and reluctant.

We were a party of 5 and half of our group got glass cups and the other half got plastic cups which they REUSE for every refill. You would think with how expensive the menu is that they would be able to afford real glassware especially since they automatically add a 25% gratuity….

My poor sister also got a super BURNT flatbread and the flatbread was so sad for the price. The waitress AVOIDED the burnt flatbread. In front of the waitress we asked her if there was anything else we could buy her and the waitress Anna ignored and steamrolled over the topic. She also charged her for the flatbread that was barely touched. What kitchen thinks that it’s okay to serve a flatbread that is that burnt? We also ordered a charcuterie board that had almost no food on it and was $28… poor costumer service… okay food… overpriced.

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KendraB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was so sweet and knew we were on a date night out so she made sure to take good care of us to have a nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Unique vibe and I would come back again just to have a drink in the back bar/dining area and listen to the live music. The booths up front, while intimate, are kind of awkward because they are situated off the hallway where everyone coming in and out of the restaurant walks by. You do have access to your own personal speaker system, but you are also side-by-side with similar booths so you can imagine that it is a little like stereo wars. the food was just okay which is surprising given the recommendation. The filet was excellent but the consensus was the flatbreads are the flattest breads we’d ever seen. Again the place is unique and cool but not your place if you are strictly a foodie.

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Hatetocookfoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the Salmon was great and just enough to not get stuffed. My husband said the Pork Chop rocked!

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vipjohnnyc
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This is the worst experience I have had at a Nashville restaurant in a very ling time. The flatbread was awful…the food & drink menu and wine list are 1/5 of what they used to be. This used to be one of my “go to” places. Has been a few years and it is CLEARLY not the same place it once was. So sad as this place held special memories.

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vipLisaS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have been here several times when my daughter plays music for them. It's a very nice off broadway venue, food and drinks are usually very good. This time they were out of half the things we ordered due to shortages. My only complaint is it would be nice if they paid something to the musicians who play for free, even a drink would be nice. We had 13 people there eating and drinking

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nashville native here - and this is the first negative review I’ve ever done. Classic case of a restaurant in a good location not caring about customer experience. I had to get up twice to get drinks. We saw our server twice and the person that brought our food gave serious attitude when we simply asked for water. This same person passively aggressively brought us a cup full of olives when we asked for a few to accompany our martini (one with gin, one with vodka and they didn’t know which was which when they set them down, this also annoyed the person who brought our drinks) he was a tall dark man. I only say that in case this business wants to know who it was that acted immature and rude. Took 20 mins for drinks. Our apps took 20 mins and came out cold - the flat bread tasted like a party pizza. There was 5 of us and they included a 25% gratuity for doing nothing. Do not support this restaurant. Or do. I can’t tell you what to do, but you will absolutely be let down. DO NOT go here if you are celebrating and want to have a guaranteed good night. Absolutely dissatisfied. Will never go back, and strongly advice you don’t go in the first place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Chicken was undercooked and had to be sent back. Tuna was supermarket grade and lacked flavor. Service was polite but slow. Prices do not match the quality.

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KimW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll be honest. I was nervous about dining here because of the reviews I had read. Everything was perfect. Sarah was incredibly attentive. The food came out so quickly. The music was enjoyable but not too loud. The whole experience was just flat out fun. So glad we went.

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Tina
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The food tasted great. However very overpriced based on the gross and seemingly unclean atmosphere. Very hard to get past that. Chef needs to close that place down and give place a very deep clean/rehab.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Weird. Just weird

Cabana
Responded on October 30, 2021

Please share with us your feelings. Cabanatapsnashville@gmail.

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vipAlexandraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overpriced for some of the worst food any of us have eaten in a while. 25% gratuity added but you have to pour your own water into plastic cups.

Cabana
Responded on October 30, 2021

You absolutely don't have to, however when its a large party of 5 or more which is stated on the menu which is why you had the 25%, we do OFFER water to those that wish to have some. A big problem is pouring and wasting water. So we try to conserve, we apologize it wasn't to your liking.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Cabana. The food was delicious, staff all really nice and music was wonderful.

Cabana
Responded on October 30, 2021

We appreciate your review!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible wait over an hour for our meal. When we got up to leave they finally came with our food and it was cold. There’s also a huge communication issue within the staff and it left for a very bad impression & experience overall.

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Bebe
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food sucked. Drinks were okay. Service very slow.

Cabana
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you very much for your time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing loved

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good was great snd music good. The bill came and they charged us $3 more fir each entree!! When pointed out, the waitress said it was because they hit a new menu. BS. I told her to charge the price on their menus she gave us. She sent the manager out who said he took 40% off the entree, but the $10 he took off still was not adequate fir the $6 overcharge. Ruined what should have been a great evening. Will never go back.

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Cabana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cabana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 577-2262.

Cabana is rated 3.1 stars by 1387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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