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Char - Nashville

4.7
840 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Reservations are accepted via OpenTable for parties of six or less. For larger groups, please call the restaurant directly at 615-891-7181.

Char is a southern-style modern steakhouse offering USDA Prime & Choice cuts of meat, fresh seafood, home-style sides to share, weekday lunch specials, classic cocktails and an extensive wine and bourbon selection.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 840 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the area for the Chihuly exhibition at Cheekwood and enjoyed a lovely dinner at Char. Food and service were great! I highly recommend the crab claws!

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vipMeganS
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend this place enough! Went for brunch, best drink deal in town. Food was impeccable. I got the crab cake Benedict and my boyfriend got the French toast. So delicious and our waiter/ bartender was awesome. For a more low key environment I recommend sitting in the bar area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! First time sitting indoors, Jarred was great! And the atmosphere is always great

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vipccjj1234
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char is excellent for brunch. We enjoyed their delicious onion rings and the Southern Benedict.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff-Heidi and AJ are the best!! Second time to dine here. Food was still outstanding!

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RYYharris
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We eat here frequently. The food is fabulous. We just got an awful wait staff this particular night. Jessica in the bar clearly either didn’t want to wait on us or didn’t want to be there. I even asked if we had somehow offended her. Her answer ‘nope’. I will be asking for a particular server in the future. The food is worth being there for even if the service was awful.

Char - Nashville
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your menu selections, but I am sorry to learn about the level of service you received. There is no excuse for a lack of friendly, attentive service, and I sincerely apologize for how this affected your experience with us. We'd love to speak with you further about your visit. Would you mind sending your contact information at your convenience? Thank you for your time; we look forward to speaking with you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious
AJ is an excellent server

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vipEric
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char is where you take your friends to show them you have some class. Every meal is divine, well portioned, and served with a smile. The food is delicious, it’s got great parking, and you recognize the servers if you return. If you’re on a budget, they have options. But they also have the high dollar high quality menu items.

Everyone I take enjoys it and is never less than full and impressed. Service is fantastic, food is great, and honest to goodness one of the most tastefully decorated restaurants in the city. 10/10 would recommend.

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vipUpshift4
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. I had a little issue with my elderly mother and management could not have been more helpful. Thank You!

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vipBrandonM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Char was ok. Nothing was necessarily bad, but there are better places in Nashville for the money. The service could have been more prompt and the only food that really stood out was the Pecan Butter Crunch dessert. The rest of the food and the cocktails were simply just ok.

Char - Nashville
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Char. I'm sorry to hear that you only found your experience to be average. Mediocrity is far from what we strive to provide our guests, so it's disappointing to learn we came up short here. Please know that we are always happy to replace anything you don't absolutely love, as we want all of our guests leaving fully satisfied with their selections. We sincerely hope you will give us another try in the near future. Thank you again for your patronage and feedback.

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vipJAHW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and everything was fantastic. Due to some unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel and rebook our reservations a few times, but we were able to get a table tonight it was amazing.

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DL66
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at char. The food was amazing! Our waiter did a great job.

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SatisfiedSailor
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The crab claw appetizer was better than my entree. I highly recommend ordering them sauteed. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were exceptional. The cowboy ribeye was cooked perfectly!

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vipPaletteAdvisor
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited with a friend for Sunday brunch. I was seated immediately, and greeted by our server (Forrest). We started with Bloody Mary's which were specially priced. Later, we ordered and our food arrived shortly. Both selections were prepared freshly, were hot and correct. We loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heidi was a great server and the food taste and presentation was wonderful.

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StacyB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good. I wasn’t blown away..

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JohnW
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal at Char. The ribeye is fantastic and worth every penny. The Char burger is also the best burger I’ve had. What stands out about Char is the simplicity: quality food, great ambiance and excellent execution. Definitely will be returning.

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vipBruceE
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sat outdoor. Very nice atmosphere. Appetizers were great. Steaks just so so compared to other high end restaurants.

Char - Nashville
Responded on October 12, 2020

Hi Bruce, thank you for your recent visit to Char! I am pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your appetizers, though I am sorry to learn that your entree fell short of expectations. Please know that we are always happy to replace something if you are not fully satisfied with your selection, as we want all of our guests leaving with a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! We felt very safe as the restaurant has done a good job of properly socially distancing everyone. We will be back!

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DocAdvil
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner at Char. The food and atmosphere never disappoint. Service is excellent. Highly recommended!

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HaileyJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Char several times. It’s always a great experience. The outdoor dining option was perfect and precautions felt very safe. I would recommend a dinner here any time, but it was particularly good during this time!

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Heather
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Char is wonderful. The service is always top notch. I'm so glad they have outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was really excited to try another one of Nashville's great steakhouses. 2 things that threw this off for me, 1. Asked for a EH Taylor Bourbon Amaranth of the gods to be exact. Nick our waiter didn't ask me what ounce pour I wanted he told me it was $17 for a 1oz and $34 for a 2oz. I'm 99.9% sure I asked for a 1oz. Went along with dinner. Ordered the house salad with ranch to accompany the prime strip loin. Got a house salad with balsamic, he fixed that. What through me was when I got the bill a noticed I was charged for a 2oz pour, $34. When I got and asked for a 1oz pour. I brought this to Nick's attention and all he said was, "My bad."
As a front of the house manager at a local country club, if this was one of my servers I'd expect them to come get me. This did t happen either. To me this was a server padding the bill in hopes that I wouldn't notice. Needless to say lack of accountability is now a reason I won't be coming back to Char. Yea its just, $17 but the server made no attempt to correct the issue or make up for it. The pic below show the pour before anything was touched of it.

Char - Nashville
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi Randy, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent meal! We appreciate you choosing to dine with us and regret that we failed to provide you with a memorable experience, especially on your first visit to Char. This is not the quality service we strive to provide our guests, and a manager absolutely should have become involved and rectified the situation as quickly as possible. It is disappointing to learn of our mistakes, but your feedback is helpful for us to address the issues you encountered.

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vipPhillipB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food and great service .

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LizW
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Ordered the spicy shrimp appetizer, the scallops and carbonara entrees and the pecan crumble(?) dessert. Will definitely be back!

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vipOutagain
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipStunning
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over rated

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vippoochie
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so sweet and very attentive. Best server we
Have ever had there. The food was as always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I hate to leave this, but service from hostess and waitress was pretty bad, food was not good at all, especially presentation. It looked like cafeteria food. The drinks were great though!

Char - Nashville
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Char. I am sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations! We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional meal with service to match, so it is disappointing to hear that we came up short here. I am interested in hearing more details about your visit to determine where we can improve. Would you mind sharing specifics from your meal at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!

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vipterryw
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New contact

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Lovie
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal all the way around! The crab claws and steaks were so yummy! And the fried okra and blueberry bread pudding were so so good! We will be back soon!

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Bjoy
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My meal was a little spicy (shrimp/grits); otherwise, it was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Sautéed crab claws and gumbo were fantastic.

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Ienjoygoodfood
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char never disappoints. Service is great and the food is perfect. I recommend the salmon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Great food as always — fabulous steaks and sides.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat at the bar (first come, first served) and and the bartenders were great. Our food came out wrong and they offered to fix it, but we didn’t want to wait. We eat out A LOT and found this to be more expensive than other equivalent restaurants. Overall, however, I would definitely recommend it.

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You can order delivery directly from Char - Nashville using the Order Online button. Char - Nashville also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Char - Nashville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 891-7181.

Char - Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 840 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.