Char - Nashville

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$31 to $50
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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. Live entertainment is provided nightly in the Piano Bar with a jazz trio during Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed a birthday brunch at Char! Two entrees and three alcoholic beverages totaled only $49.99. Great value for the quality and atmosphere!

JM
JodieM
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Elegant atmosphere, delightful service. The food was upscale but still approachable. And there’s plenty of it. If you’re looking for a nice place to take your husband or your parents that’s classy but not so chefy that it freaks them out, then this is the place.

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vipTennesseeWaltz
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our party of four sat outside and had excellent food and services. I participate in the points program, but when I got home and inspected my receipt, I saw that no points had been added. I had given my waiter my oints card. This is the third time this has happened.

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Christine
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Char! It's our favorite date night spot. They often have live piano music and it's just a great vibe. Perfect for a date night, after work drinks, or doing a fun brunch when family is in town. Great excuse to dress up and the value is incredible- the prices are just right for the large amount of food that you get!

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vipJoyk
Kansas City
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely wonderful and delicious.

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ickrulzz
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Shout out to Travis for great service! The crab claw appetizer was fantastic and so were the wedge salads. We both ordered steaks, neither was cooked quite as we ordered. Both were overdone. The server was very apologetic and offered us new ones. We declined, as they were still tasty and tender. Restaurant was nicely decorated, was quiet and had a good vibe. Staff were all very friendly.

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vipKreg
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Started with the Nola BBQ shrimp and Crab Claws for our appetizers. Cowboy Ribeye was super good. Cornbread Dusted Redfish was good and plentiful. Finished the night with the Pecan Butter Crunch dessert.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabukous meal. Servers and hosts were so kind and made all the guests feel comfortable.

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CharlesU
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to have Char open for brunch. Great meal, excellent service. One of our favorite Nashville restaurants.

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AIMEES
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our steak was a little rare but otherwise it was great! Highly recommend the shrimp & grits and the pecan butter cake dessert, excellent! We would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very very good service.

JM
JMM33
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! Still felt like fine dining with the required modifications. Great job!

MA
vipMarkA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was GREAT to be back at Char and it was our second time this week since restaurants were allowed to open in Nashville. Char is always reliable and great for us as we like more simple food well prepared. I had the burger (no bun) and the wedge - which is AMAZING especially as a $5 add on. My wife opted for the huge house salad and crab cakes. Everything was delicious. Our server Nick is fantastic. We've had him many times before and he always makes us feel taken care of.

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vipIloveshoesLR
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and meal were great. Server wore a mask the entire time. Food was excellent and drinks were on point.

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Everette
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience just coming out of quarantine... staff did outstanding job. Glad to have the restaurant in our neighborhood. Please support all our businesses.

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vipconnections
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back in a good restaurant and be served dinner. Welcome back, Char!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Extremely disappointing experience. Steaks were bland and overcooked. Garlic potatoes were flavorless and not even warm! Had to request warm potatoes. All this lack of attention to detail with the restaurant being nearly vacant. How could that happen!?!

Megan was cordial though absent most of the time. Why? Restaurant was almost empty.

Previous dining experiences were the antithesis of last evening. Will not return anytime soon.

Char - Nashville
Responded on March 31, 2020

Thank you for joining us for dinner. I am so 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. Would you be willing to chat more about your experience? If so, we'd love to hear more from you. Thank you again for your feedback; we look forward to speaking more with you soon

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SusanP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. They had unique appetizers and entrees were prepared to perfection. Delicious wines and cocktails. I Highly recommend eating here. Definitely coming back.

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vipJuliano
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is : Woooowww 🤩 Everyone in Nashville needs to go experience that wonderful place!!!

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LampkinPartyof7
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience! Went on Sunday for the jazz brunch. We absolutely loved the atmosphere and the jazz playing while we ate. Our server, Heidi, was phenomenal and the food was delicious! All of our needs were accommodated. Liz was also very pleasant when I called to add another person to our reservation.

We certainly enjoyed brunch and will visit again soon for dinner. :)

SL & LaChanta H. Lampkin

Char - Nashville
Responded on April 22, 2020

Hi there, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that Heidi provided exemplary service during your recent visit to Char. We’ll be sure to share your feedback with her and our entire team! Please come back and see us again soon for our Sunday brunch!

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vipSkip
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food but nice level is too high.

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ckcnkf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service were outstanding. One of our favorite places to eat in Nashville!

AJ
vipAlexluzJackie
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Char! Was pleasantly happy with food, service and atmosphere. Enjoyed it very much

Char - Nashville
Responded on April 22, 2020

Thanks for giving us a try! We're glad it was an enjoyable experience and hope to see you again soon!

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BillH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Live piano was awesome.
Servers were friendly and efficient. Nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Megan and Fiona were outstanding servers! Will visit again

Char - Nashville
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for the kind words! We're pleased to learn that we provided exemplary service on your recent visit to Char. Please join us again soon!

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EllenS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend said it was the best meal she ever had! Strangely enough, we both had seafood although I had intended to enjoy a steak. The crab claw appetizer was fantastic, as were the crab cakes. I had redfish, which was delicious as well. I am a big chocolate fan but we had the pecan pie for dessert. Very generous portion and absolutely delicious. Service was excellent.

I can't think of a negative. On the expensive side but well worth the money.

The bar area was lively and noisy but the dining area was quiet.

Char - Nashville
Responded on April 22, 2020

Hi Ellen, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to know that your recent visit to Char was worthy of five stars. It sounds like you made excellent menu choices—the pecan pie is always a must-try! We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you back soon!

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vipMarianK
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We all ordered something different and really enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent.

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TracyB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had high hopes for a great meal at Char, but I was disappointed. We got there early, but had to wait for 15 minutes for a table in the back room. Once we were seated, there was at least 4 or 5 tables open in that room.

Our waitress was not super friendly....she made sure we had everything we needed, but there was nothing beyond that.

The crab cake appetizer was delicious. Jumbo lump crab with no filler. My tuna nicoise salad was not good. The tuna was cooked properly, but it was cooked with an overly pervasive Chinese five spice. I’ve never had that with tuna nicoise, let alone tuna. The spice took over the whole salad. As in a traditional Niçoise salad, there no potatoes, green beans or olives. Bottom line, it wasn’t good.

My friends roasted chicken was just average. It was overly spiced as well.

The place just looked tired. The menu, the interior and the staff need some new life breathed into them.

Char - Nashville
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your recent meal! We take pride in serving excellent cuisine with service to match, but it sounds like we came up short here. We'd love to speak with you more about your visit-- would you be willing to share your contact information at your convenience? Thank you for your feedback; I am hopeful we can talk soon to rectify your disappointing experience.

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WhatRUHaving
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This steakhouse in Green Hills is on the smaller side so make sure you get a reservation. Atmosphere and food are very good and it's nice to have this option in this part of town.

RD
vipRD11
Nashville
40 reviews