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About Cork & Cow

Downtown Franklin's best fine dining restaurant! Hickory grilled steaks, seasonal entrees, and craft cocktails make us 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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Romantic (43)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Bar Seating (24)
Cozy (22)
Business Meals (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Authentic (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Casual (10)
People Watching (10)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Organic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good steaks and sides. Everything tasted perfect.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The bone in ribeye with potatoes was very good. The barramundi was not good at all.
The server seem to be over worked and could not show attention to our table.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Red pony and cork and cow are favorites in Franklin

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding as usual. No better place to eat in Franklin!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent ambiance. Food was terrific. Reasonable wait time for food. Waiter did an excellent job. Wine list was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great meal!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was an outstanding dinner. From start to finish, we were treated to great food and awesome service. My son stated that was the best steak he had ever eaten. Strong statement for sure.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was our 3rd time here and I decided to only have the hamburger this time. $24 for a hamburger seemed a little high and I expected to be disappointed. It was worth every penny and I would definitely get it again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Came here for our anniversary after a friend highly recommended it and we were not disappointed. Filet and bone-in ribeye were a perfect medium rare and seasoned to perfection. They cook their steaks over a wood-fire grill, but the meat was not over smoked tasting. We shared the brussels sprouts as a side, and they were crisp and delicious over what I believe to be a sweet potato/butternut squash puree. Whatever it was it was delicious. It was a 5-star steakhouse that brought way more to the table than just your typical expensive steak insert standard side dish here. Wish we could have saved room for dessert. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Organic, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had the Wagyu flank steak which was the special and it was hands down one of the top three beef entrees I’ve had anywhere in my life, any country, any city. Amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of our favorites when visiting Franklin. Great food. Great service. This place is a must if you are in Franklin or Cool Springs!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go to Cork and Cow several times a year. The food never disappoints. The drinks are wonderful. The bar tenders are great if you sit at the bar. JJ was our waiter. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We had a great date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A must go to for sure in Franklin. Outstanding venue, service and food

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Once again, the service, quality of the beef and creativity of the presentation exceeded my expectations.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Noise level in restaurant was unreasonable. Impossible to have a conversation with person across table from you.
Have never seen oysters as small as those on the Charred Oyster appetizer.
All in All a very disappointing evening.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Cork and Cow continues to be our go to place for great food, attentive and talented bartenders, and an exceptional staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a fantastic experience! Cocktails and food are fantastic! Great costumer service paired with amazing meal options. If you’re a bourbon lover? Don’t forget to ask about their allocated/rare selections!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our favorite spot!! We are always recommending Cork and Cow and try to go as often as possible. From the drinks at the bar to finishing off our meal with dessert at the table everything was a delicious and amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Was noisier than expected.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful evening in Downtown Franklin capped off by a dinner date at Cork & Cow. The service was outstanding, drinks incredible, & food was delicious. We will definitely be back. I would highly recommend C&C to anyone looking for a lovely dinner or great hand crafted cocktail.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a great experience for our anniversary dinner. Definitely a splurge for us, but a delicious splurge!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Have been here several times and always enjoyed the steaks. Great salads and desserts too.
Still think prices are high compared to other suburban steak places in the area.
Nice wine list, but also pricey.
Always receive very good service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall, I would definitely recommend Cork & Cow but with a few comments. The food was OUTSTANDING and worth the price. The atmosphere was quite loud. For the prices on the menu, I would expect that the interior be designed to make it a bit easier to converse with the other person at a two person table. The service was very good, but a bit too much on the upsell. Everyone was VERY polite and made the evening very nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary. The drinks were great!. I had a pork chop with sweet potato mash and brussel sprouts that was awesome. I would recommend visiting Cork & Cow anytime you are in Franklin.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is second to none!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

elegant atmosphere, fine dining, exquisite menu, outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Organic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Loved the location and ambiance of this restaurant. Waiter was exceptional and friendly. Steaks and sides were great. Good restaurant in a quaint little town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious food and great service.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food, courteous wait staff and efficient management

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My favorite in Franklin! They need to change their address on the website because it is incorrect and our friends got lost :(

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellence service and food.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful food but the party of six next to us was very drunk and very loud. Not at all what we expect from this restaurant. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Hands down the best dining experience we've ever had. We went for our 15 year anniversary after all the great reviews we read and heard. Everything was perfect. From the polite and courteous hostess calling for a friendly reminder about our reservation to the friendly and knowledgeable server to the absolutely AMAZING food prepared by talented chefs, I cannot recommend Cork & Cow enough. It is well worth the price as the fine dining experience is top notch. We started off with the zucchini fries, which were wonderful...especially paired with the two dipping sauces they came with. My wife ordered the pear salad, which sounds simple, but the combination of flavors meld together perfectly and were very fresh. I ordered the lamb rack (medium rare) and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection...the potatoes that accompanied it were some of the best I've ever had. My wife ordered the shrimp, scallops, gnocchi and was blown away by how great everything tasted...some of the best food she's ever had (and she can be picky and particular when it comes to dining). The atmosphere is more casual and comfortable than we originally thought it would be and were glad it was as it made the experience very enjoyable. Unfortunately, we didn't have room for dessert. My wife enjoyed some tasty wines and I a couple locally crafted beers. The evening went perfectly! And although we won't eat every weekend, we'll definitely be back...it won't be soon enough. Thank you Cork & Cow for an exceptional dining experience!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Total foodgasm!! Wonderful restaurant, excellent service, incredible food!! You cannot find a better steak in a 50 mile radius. The sides are wonderful. I suggest the filet a la Oscar and a side of spinach with fresh parmesan. All the desserts are decadent and perfect with their French pressed coffee to end your fabulous meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed every bite! Steak, salmon..the best Brussels sprouts in Nashville!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was my second time to dine at Cork & Cow and I will be back again and again. Excellent service, knowledgeable staff, and outstanding food. This is my place for special occasions or a celebration meal with my wife. I am a self admitted steak snob. There are very few restaurants where I will order and actually enjoy a steak. Cork & Cow is one of the few places that I look forward to ordering a steak. Get a steak with the coffee rub and chilie butter. You will thank me later.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent server. Very knowledgeable. Not pretentious. Loved the lamb chops and the market salad with Brussels sprouts. The chocolate gluten free dessert was scrumptious

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always, Alan, JJ and Peter excel at great service, backed up by terrific food. Zack is an expert at the bar - he knows the story / history behind every glass - tasty bourbon here too! Have the lamb chops followed by the filet - or two! Special Elvis tribute dessert was 'the King'!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I can't believe it took us so long to finally try Cork & Cow for dinner...we have been missing out! We indulged ourselves with the Tomahawk steak and we're beyond thrilled. It was absolute magic. And, if that weren't enough, were intrigued by the Elvis peanut butter and banana tart, but went with the chocolate cheesecake. It was the best I've ever had. I have always found their brunch to be amazing but it pales compared to the feast we had for dinner. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated a birthday with a group of 6. Everyone's meal was amazing delicious. Wilder did an excellent job of being our waiter. I would recommend Cork and Cow to all my friends. We leave an hour and 15 minutes away and it was so worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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