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About Cork & Cow

Downtown Franklin's best fine dining restaurant! Hickory grilled steaks, seasonal entrees, and craft cocktails make Cork & Cow a unique destination just minutes south of Nashville.

403 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Fourth Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 538-6021

Website:
http://www.corkandcow.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking garage and free lot in back of restaurant

Executive Chef:
Jason McConnell

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cork & Cow Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Romantic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Casual (7)
People Watching (6)
Organic (5)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Guess there is a reason Cork and Cow had availability on Valentine's Day at the last minute. It's a small place and the majority of the seating is in a "line up" slammed right up next to each other. Tables are barely wide enough to hold your plate and a drink. We probably had the worst server in the place, which didn't help. Good wine options and food was ok at best. For the price, the food should be much better. Won't be back- won't sit in a line up again.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious charred oyster appetizer. Fabulous dry aged NY Strip! Love the very special mac and cheese. Finished with still warm crème brûlée! Perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Cork and Cow is ALWAYS an excellent choice when dining out in Franklin. Consistently high quality food and service plus, they have the best bartenders in Nashville (John and Zach)!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a wonderful anniversary date. Our server was perfect!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is our favorite place. Best steak and I continue to be impressed. Go with the bone in filet. Worth the price

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wish there was a bigger bar area for when waiting for a table. Other than that, OUTSTANDING as always.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful foo, attentive but not overbearing service. I enjoyed the Modified Clyde, a smooth but stout cocktail. Lamb chop appetizer was yummy, as was the Steakhouse Salad (bacon vinaigrette and tomato jam are game changers), bone in filet was perfectly cooked and just as good as the server promised. Gnocchi and Brussels sprouts were good, but not life changing. What was life changing-the sour cream ice cream cake-definitely save room for dessert!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding evening for wedding anniversary dinner -- John and Zack at the bar are masters of mixology -- Allen is the most wonderful and knowledgeable server with great recommendations of food selection and wines. None better anywhere. Food was top-notch. Bar scene is a Franklin institution. Go - enjoy --

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

my wife has food allergies (pepper). We informed the waiter of the allergy who informed the kitchen. However, the kitchen still used chilies in the sauce in her dish. We were all confused as to why the kitchen did not seem to realize that chilies are a type of pepper.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service was incredible! Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food and service were off the chart!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at the Cork and Cow - from the salads to the asparagus, and tangy brussels sprouts, and especially our entrees - filet mignon, a lamb chop, and especially the rack of lamb - all expertly prepared, nicely presented, and delicious! The cocktails and wine were also a nice addition. The only downside to the evening was the level of noise in the restaurant. This seems to be the trend lately - good food in noisy spaces - so not just an issue at the Cork and Cow. So, the only thing I would have wished to be different was to have enjoyed quieter conversation with my companions. We will definitely be back for the food - and try to find a time when it isn't so crowded - if such a time exists!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We come to Cork and Cow to celebrate and our expectations are blown away every time. Food is perfect, excellent cocktail menu and wine list. Couldn't ask for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Bone in filet was incredible. Service was impeccable.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always outstanding food and service! Cork and Cow is the best place to dine in Franklin, Tn. First class in every way. A must go!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a wonderful evening at Cork n Cow! The food and service was outstanding! We will definitely recommend and return again!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and superior service!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing as always

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great place for a date night. Food and service spot on like always.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed everything about this meal. The food was excellent. The service was top notch. The atmosphere was great. Our server, Wilder, is worth requesting.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went on a recommendation from a friend for a special occasion. It wasn't the easiest to find since the address says Main Street but the entrance is on the side road. A small sign on side is easily missed. The restaurant is small and loud. It was hard to carry a conversation. Thankfully the food is delicious! But they could use some gluten free or vegan options.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome service - awesome food - great wine selections - had the tomahawk ribeye which was about 80 ounces - WOW !! Perfectly cooked -

Craft cocktails are amazing !!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing restaurant with great service. Always a top pick for us!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waiter was especially great this time. We are frequent guests but he was new to us. Can’t recall his name!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best duck that I have had in a long time. Bread presentation was great but was disappointingly dry in the center. Signature dessert was cake and ice cream in a cup.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of our favorite spots by far. Service and food are always second to none.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

one of the best steaks i have ever eaten service was excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Such a great experience! We went for my husband's birthday and the food was amazing (the steak and lamb to die for), the service was phenomenal, and the ambiance was perfect, so cozy and intimate! We will definitely be coming again :)

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

They changed their burger to dry aged beef. I like it much better with the trimmings of the fiet meat. I believe the dry age meat was too rich for me, as I didn’t feel well later on that evening ! Please change the burger back as we’re regular customers.
Service was Excellent! Cocktails were wonderful as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was hands down one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had! We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Cork and Cow and were so glad we decided to celebrate there! Our waiter, Eric, made the experience even more memorable—we will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The short version: this place is first class.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is our favorite place to get a steak. Best steak I’ve ever had - go with the bone-in filet. Outstanding

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was my first time at Cork & Cow, and it proved to be an exceptional experience in every aspect. The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful. The restaurant is definitely upscale, and it is now at the top of my list for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

What a wonderful anniversary dinner! The charred oyster appetizer was suberb. W then enjoyed the Tomahawk steak and potatoes, sides of asparagus, mac and cheese, and spinach. We enjoyed two wonderful desserts of (carrot) cake and (sour cream) ice cream and also had the apple cobbler with oat topping--yummy! Our server, Jennifer, was so attentive. She put us at ease, gave us helpful advise in ordering, and served us flawlessly. I can highly recommend Cork and Cow!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The steak was so tender you barely had to use the knife. The lamb chops were perfect. The waiter was attentive.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The evening was a wonderful experience, great food and cocktails.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent steaks —local beef. 4 cheese macaroni is to die for! Bit pricy —certainly on par with 5 Star steakhouses. Wine list extensive. Adam great waiter

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was our first time eating at the Cork and Cow. We've had several friends tell us to try it. I took my husband here for his birthday this week. The wait staff was amazing. I believe our waiter's name was Greg but I'm not sure. The food was wonderful! We had steaks, sides and the lamb chops for appetizer and the creme brule for dessert. We will definitely join them again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great local place. Staff outstanding

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