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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

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Romantic (43)
Notable Wine List (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Business Meals (25)
Cozy (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Authentic (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
People Watching (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Food and service was excellent. Was noisier than expected.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun
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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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 (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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Making a reservation a week before was sufficient time. Upon arriving, getting seated was super simple. Waiter was knowledgeable of specials of the evening. Cocktails were great. Dinner was fantastic. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my husband here for his 43rd birthday. I can't even find the right words to describe the food! It was absolutely fantastic. We love unique, fine dining experiences and this was certainly one of them! The atmosphere was perfect for a date night. Again, the food was out of this world. We shall absolutely return soon. The location was also fantastic in that you're able to walk around downtown Franklin and discover lots of neat shops.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Absolutely delicious birthday celebration!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were traveling and wanted to stay in Franklin, Tennessee on the way. My husband made reservations at the Cork and Cow to celebrate my birthday. Since we had been traveling and touring downtown we were dressed comfortable and didn't feel out of place in the restaurant. He had made reservations at 7:00 but we arrived earlier and they were so kind to let us change our reservation to an earlier time. The atmosphere was great and we enjoyed a very special birthday dinner. The steak was the best I ever had. Our waiter made us feel at home and the manager even visited us at our table. After dinner I was treated to a free birthday dessert which we enjoyed and appreciated. I would highly recommend the Cork and Cow to anyone who wanted to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a wonderful meal.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were looking for our newest favorite steak house and decided to give this a try. We were not disappointed. The service and the food was 5 star all the way. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cork & Cow is a gem in downtown Franklin. We have fallen in love with the atmosphere, the waitstaff, the food - it's a favorite place to take guests who visit from out of town. Nashville has a great food scene, but it doesn't beat ours in Franklin!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great steaks, sides, and old fashions. Energetic and intimate dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

All I can say is WOW. This restaurant was amazing. I let them know it was an anniversary and they put us in a beautiful booth in the corner. We actually had two servers, the main gentleman was knowledgeable, kind and very professional. The other was quirky, funny and a delight. The food presentation was perfect and some of the most delicious I have ever had. If you enjoy lamb, the rack was delicious and plentiful. Warm bread with whipped butter, large side dishes and a creme brulee that I could have eaten by myself. Five stars does not do it justice, the Cork and Cow is a must, especially for a special occasion.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had the Barramundi fish - it was outstanding! We didn't do a steak since we do a great one at home often so we were happy to find this on the menu. Also the starters and house salad were delicious. Our wine, Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc wine was perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food. Filet Minon and pork chop were cooked to perfection. Creative entrees/salads. Nice selection of sides. Not a large menu, but excellent quality of beef, pork, and seafood dishes. Very good presentations. Quiet. Ideal waiter. Can't afford frequent visits, but have a wonderful dinner outing when we go. Took our own wine/$15 corking fee.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Exceptional food and service. It is in the higher price range so maybe not for everyday dining but great for special occasions. Nice selection of wines and cocktails. The deserts were very decadent and amazing. I highly recommend it

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been there three times, and every time has been consistently delicious.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great experience, exceptional food. Would recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service was second to none.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I dined at Cork & Cow to celebrate an early birthday. I have dined at Cork & Cow several times, and every time I have had an amazing experience. Tonight was just as great. We started with the zucchini fries, a favorite of mine. They were paired with two sauces, which were both incredible. My entree was the bone in ribeye. So tender. Cooked to perfection. Seasoned beautifully. For desert we had the Creme Brûlée. Hands down the best Creme Brûlée I've ever had. We also had the chocolate cheesecake. SO good. I love Cork & Cow for any occasion.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Super nice. Great service. A little higher than we normally spend but nice dinner experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Cork and Cow was a special experience for us. Our server, Adam, made our experience spectacular. From his friendly, knowledgable demeanor to his excellent food recommendations, Adam was simply spectacular. The food selections were delicious. From the dry rubbed strip steak, the deliciously prepared flank steak to the salmon, everything was perfect! Even the burger was out of this world! This is an exceptional restaurant with truly exceptional wait staff. If you are ever in Franklin, give Cork and Cow a try!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Cork & Cow is the best Franklin has to offer - always great food. Fantastic Bourbon - with some rare finds too! Lamb chop appetizer is terrific, and the steaks - YUM. Allan and JJ are the best waiters I have met, and Zack at the bar knows his stuff! Thanks Peter - always a pleasure to see you when I'm in town.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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