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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (52)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Romantic (47)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Notable Wine List (35)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Bar Seating (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Business Meals (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (7)
Organic (5)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 14, 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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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 9, 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 7, 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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·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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·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 4, 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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·Dined on January 3, 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 January 1, 2018

The short version: this place is first class.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 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 30, 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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·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 22, 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 21, 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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·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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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great local place. Staff outstanding

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food and great service! A place that we will definitely go back to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I took my girlfriend here for our 5 year anniversary and Cork & Cow did not disappoint.

The food was amazing along with the service.

We were given a complimentary Creme Brûlée at the end for our special occasion and I have to say it was one of the best desserts I have had in a long time.

We will definitely be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a delightful evening celebrating our engagement. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious. Our server was Adam and he was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our Server Eric was amazing! Food was excellent! We were there for 4 hours and Eric not acted annoyed!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food, great waiter. My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our 25th anniversary at your restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very good steaks and sides. Everything tasted perfect.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

Red pony and cork and cow are favorites in Franklin

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wow what a find! This is a gem of a restaurant! Easily one of our top 3 restaurants in the “Nashville Area”. Quaint, romantic, just perfect! Have highly recommended Cork & Cow to our family and friends. Dinner was PERFECT! From the service to the food. Cannot wait for our next reservation.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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