Char - Nashville

4.8
1168 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 and 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1168 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeghanD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 93 year old grandmother here for dinner and she said it was the best food she’s had in a restaurant in a very long time. Jeremy was a great server ! Attentive but not over bearing. 10/10

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vipVictoriaW
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char always has great food and drink as well as service. Last night we had Tessa as a server and she was so personable and professional. This is one of my favorite Nashville places to go for dinner!

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TNVOLFAN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I recently visited Char with my family as a going away dinner for my son who was headed back to college. We were a party of six and we were seated promptly after arriving at our reservation time. The restaurant is in a upscale area of Nashville with a convenient parking garage underneath the street behind the business complex. There are a couple of other restaurants in the complex with Char being the most upscale. However, the clientale was most casual with guests wearing everyting from flip flops and shorts to evening gowns so it's not like some of the finer restaurants in the area.

Our party ordered steak, shrimp, crab cakes, and salmon. The steaks were very good although pricey for a casual restaurant. The salmon, chicken, and shrimp dishes were all good, although very spicy. The crab cakes were the biggest dissapointment based upon all of the positive reviews. You do get a lot of crab meat, but there is no breading of any form to give the crab cake more flavor. Also, both individuals that ordered crab cakes reported having a lot of shells mixed in with the crab.

Overall, I would recommend Char for a casual/upscale dinner, but I would stay away from the crab cakes and be aware that many of the dishes are spicy.

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent. The only potential complaint was dress code compliance and attire of guests in general. Something difficult to control in this day and age, so I don't really hold this against them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

One dish was ice cold. All sides came out cold. Cold mashed potatoes, cold Mac and cheese, cold fries. Service at the bar surly. Why is Char so hit and miss? Sometime SO great, then flat. It’s about 75/25. Not bad,but for the price it should be great 95% of the time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and always great food

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vipRonsgirl
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting with dear friends in town for a wedding and we were suggested dining at Char, since it was near our hotel. My husband and the other gentleman both got the scallops and enjoyed them very much. My girlfriend raved over the prime rib cooked perfectly. I got a Caesar Salad and added Grilled Chicken with dressing on the side and it was delicious! Wine was reasonably priced and we all enjoyed the meal. Would return again when visiting Nashville again!

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vipNancyM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we went to leave the restaurant I was surprised at how many people were there, especially since it seemed quiet to me.

The food was delicious and the server was outstanding. I was with an out-of-town guest and the restaurant made a good impression.

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LeviH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give this 4.5 across the board.

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SaraM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was decent. Our service was not great the server barley cleared plates, made us box our own food and I saw a manager clearing glassware with their bare hands instead of using a tray. Silverware was not replaced throughout course gaps and we poured our own wine the whole time. For the $400 we spent I don’t know if the service can live up to the upscale atmosphere you’d expected when we arrived. All in all it was okay.

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Lynnette
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with Char. The food was amazing and they had a great top shelf bourbon selection. We will definitely go back whenever we are back in Nashville!

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Abby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

A steakhouse with good food but not needed every day. The crab claws are excellent

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jamesm
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food, but it feels very corporate in decore and feel. doesn't feel personal. but for a quick lunch not bad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good time

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for a date night. I expected a high end dining experience but it’s got a much more casual ambiance than I expected expected at this price point.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good experience all around.

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vipNashvilleFoodie
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just sooooo good!!! There are no bad choices. Save room for the Pecan Butter Crunch dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING 🙌🏻

JR
JamesR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every menu item is excellent. A crowd pleaser whenever we bring guests.

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vipNancyL
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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DianeB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the bbq shrimp!!! Only place in town that I will have it.

JK
vipJameyK
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service, Bar, Drinks and Ambiance very good. We just had apps but the cocktail shrimp definitely were not fresh and were hard but the pork skins were great. Always a little inconsistency here on food....off and on. Great place to go though for drinks, service and sometimes food.

Char - Nashville
Responded on July 23, 2021

Hi Jamey, thank you for your recent visit to Char! I am so sorry to hear that we fell short of providing you with a five-star experience, and regret that you left a little disappointed with your selections. Your feedback regarding the quality of shrimp you received is troubling, and we will be sure to follow up with our supplier as soon as possible to ensure we are always receiving the freshest product available.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Food and service top notch

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vipKato
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went for wife’s birthday and indicated in the reservation that it was her birthday and I requested something special for her birthday. It was not acknowledged even though I ordered mimosa’s and toasted her birthday. Some dishes OK others were not good and some food was cold even though we were the first brunch party of the day. They got my order wrong and had to re do it. Service was spotty and overall poor.
Won’t be going back.

Char - Nashville
Responded on July 23, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about your recent experience at Char. We appreciate you choosing to celebrate your wife's birthday here and regret that we failed to provide you with a special meal. It sounds as though we dropped the ball on both service and food standards, both of which we take very seriously with our service and culinary teams.

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vipQueenJean
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char is a "steakhouse" with plenty of other options on the menu. I had chosen the shrimp entree & my husband selected the salmon, but our waiter, Skyler, told us that the redfish was Char's most popular menu item & that he personally enjoyed the scallops, so we ordered those dinners instead. Both dishes were absolutely outstanding! We visit Nashville frequently, as I was born & raised here & come to see family. We will definitely return to Char in Green Hills!

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Devonw
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent.

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GeniR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Our waiter was beyond nice and so caring!!

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ChadDR
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had shrimp & grits, crab claws, sea bass, prime rib, and bone in ribeye. Everything was fantastic in flavor and texture. Service was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was amazing! Everything tasted fresh and super flavorful. Only complaint was my boyfriends steak was not cooked to temp ordered, they did make it right.

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vipsmccracken
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Great ambiance and central location in Green Hills. Are waiter was wonderful and the food yummy… but two of our steaks were way off the way they were ordered. At this price point, you should be able to expect spot on with respect to steak temps. The manager snd waiter were super responsive; but it’s that whole awkward situation of 2 people having to wait approx 5 minutes for their entrees to be cooked properly but wanting everyone else to continue eating.

Char - Nashville
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! I am terribly sorry to hear that two of your entrees were not cooked to your liking and regret how this overshadowed the rest of your meal. We strive to serve all of our cuts of meat to the desired temperature per our guests' specifications; I sincerely apologize that we fell short on execution here.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Food and service excellent!

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vipKarenb
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and plated beautifully.

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JanM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pan-seared salmon was delicious. Relaxing atmosphere.

MD
vipMikeD
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Service was great. Drinks were perfect. Food was outstanding. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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vipFoodie
Naples
96 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 for brunch..all enjoyed from Crab Benedict to Chicago and Waffles to Redfish

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vipKeepCalmandCarryOn
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Brunch was mediocre. We asked for extra grits because a dish was very spicy and got charged for a side. I had dinner here last year and thought it was just okay but gave the restaurant a second chance because the brunch menu looked good. I won’t make a third visit.

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winetester
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very accommodating. We had 1 guest that wanted a couple substitutions it was done with no problem.
As always a great meal.

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vipLuigi
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to spots. Everything was great as always

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vipanonymous
Nashville
142 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a town of quality but extremely overpriced steakhouses, Char is the rare example of a high quality steakhouse with reasonable prices. I never thought a steakhouse would be my hangout but this one has quickly become that. Friendly, staff, clean, great wine selections, and wonderful food.

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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 4.8 stars by 1168 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.