Central Bar + Kitchen

3.6
18 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Now Open! Central Bar + Kitchen is a modern social hub near Vanderbilt University that welcomes locals, Nashville Travelers, and the campus community. Our guests are smart and stylish, so we never slack on delivering an excellent, energetic experience.


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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.1
service
3.6
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Good tool over an hour and I all 4 of our meals came out cold. Sent them back and the next 4 meals came out Luke warm. Horrible value for your money. Nothing but excuses.

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ANDREAL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

With 6 people (a party of 4 and a party of 2) in the restaurant it took 15 minutes to seat my party of 2 for our reservation. After finally being seated for brunch we ordered mimosas and coffee. We attempted to order pancakes but were told there weren't any, we attempted to order waffles but were told there weren't any, we attempted to order their french toast but were told there weren't any. We decided to leave. The manager was gracious enough to comp our drinks, thank you.

DM
DogMom
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was gross. It came out cold, there was no flavor to it, and it made you not want to eat it after a couple of bites. The server was run ragged because there was no other servers inside so service was a bit slow, but understood. I would never go back, that’s for sure.

KK
vipKevinK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

This place has taken a hit since the pandemic. The menu on-line is not even close to what they serve today. The bar is fine as a hotel bar, but plenty of other much better places in Nashville to go.

KC
vipKenC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Apparently they’re having issues in the kitchen . It was 45 minutes before our salad arrived only to then have our dinner served five minutes later which was lukewarm. They were out of the one wine I had ordered. The waiter was very apologetic and comped us desserts. There was no one else in the restaurant so it wasn’t like they were busy. I hope they can get it together.

AM
vipAndreaM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dining portion was fine but I was disappointed that the hotel/restaurant does not validate parking as is stated when I made the reservation. The restaurant had no idea what I was talking about - and the hotel would not honor my request.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Burger was amazing.

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brightones4
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our waiter/bartender tried his best but was working alone for most of our visit. He was very friendly and made great cocktails but was really struggling to wait on the entire dining room solo. The appetizers were AMAZING - deviled eggs, and crab hush puppies. Divine. The ambiance was...hotel-ish. The main course...shoe leather steak. The other choice was salmon which was not bad. I think there was a third choice of a quinoa bowl, but that was it for main entrees. We were looking for a fancy night out, but due to Belmont graduation we were unable to make reservations within a 15 mile radius of Nashville, save for this place. Should have stayed in Hendersonville.

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TimR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food and drink menu was very limited. Lump meat crab balls were amazing. So called “Delmonico” ribeye was very below average and over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Easter donner

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Valerie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not very many food items to choose from if you’re planning to eat. Great drink selection, I would go back but just for a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day. I had no trouble making the reservation. Was a bit confused by the wording on the special menu, as it suggested that some of the regular menu items were able to be used on the promotional menu.

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Stanhope
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was nice abd quiet. The food was quite good. What I think was the manager stopped by the table to inquire as to our meal. I would recommend the place without hesitation.

LM
vipLeannaM
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Hostess and server were very friendly. Although we were the only table there it did take a long time for our food. The hot chicken sandwich was great and the quinoa bowl it was actually really good and a nice vegetarian option.

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vipBirdie
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant renovation was lovely and the food was very good.

TL
TomL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing.we are not formal type folks, so to take quinoa and make it taste like BBQ, simply amazing.

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rayl
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was nice but be aware it is in the lobby of a hotel not a stand alone restaurant. We were very taken back by this key piece of info. The staff was nice . The drinks can not be substituted. Very close to the Vandy stadium and the Parthenon.

J
vipJuliano
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first and it’s not my last.... Very good chicken sandwich 👌🏾

FAQs

Central Bar + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 340-5127.

Central Bar + Kitchen is rated 3.6 stars by 18 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.