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Deacon's New South, Nashville, TN

Deacon's New South

4.4
4.4
2188 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Billed as a modern Southern steakhouse, Deacon’s New South will feature a prominent dry-aging room and an exposed kitchen setting with a wood fire grill, as well as two bars, an eclectic lounge and a private area that can be reserved for large parties. Though it was built in the 1950s, the building’s art-deco influences — such as brass and copper details and bold architectural patterns — will be incorporated into the sleek, industrial design of Deacon’s.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 994-1994
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chris Calder
  • Private party facilities
    Deacon's New South offers a full variety of options for groups of 15-200 from private dining to full restaurant buy outs
  • Private party contact
    Holly Carpenter: (615) 994-1994
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Sobro
  • Cross street
    Church Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,188 Reviews
  1. MichaelF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding steak and exemplary service. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and our waiter was GREAT. However, the steaks were very undercooked (portions were almost raw) and unbelievably salty. We had to send them back and opted to simply leave. That said, the waitress removed them from our bill and we cannot say enough nice things about how a poor kitchen performance was handled by the front of the house. Would also suggest having an allergen friendly menu vice the servers relying on one that had apparently been pen-annotated as a guide for themselves.

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  3. DeannaP

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was sat near the restroom so we didn’t get a good view of the city during our visit. Food was delicious and our server was great!

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  4. Darden

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic! Food was very good, especially the cornbread and shrimp appetizers. The pork chop was a bit dry, and the peach cobbler was underwhelming and had a very hard crumble, but overall the flavor was there. We didn't order drinks, but enjoyed the ambiance and the attentive staff!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner, with excellent service.

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  6. Karen

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and attention to details were outstanding!

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  7. Dave

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Really enjoyed the bone in ribeye. It was my first time dining here and I’ll definitely be back.

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  8. Raydyo

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live next door to Deacon's and go there often. Always great food, creative cocktails, and great service.

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  9. BA19

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful best steak I have had in a long time. Very tasty and tender. When I visit Nashville again I will go back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Didn’t like that they cut the steak cause it got cold so you might want to tell them to leave it intact.

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  11. BeefBabes

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! The food is always amazing, and the service incredible. It’s our favorite restaurant in Nashville!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Deacon’s several times over the last 2-3 years. The food has previously been stellar but this is the first time I’ve walked away disappointed. Our reservation was at 4pm, which is when they open. The restaurant wasn’t crowded. Our favorite appetizer is the cornbread. It came out dry, a bit overcooked, and just… mediocre. My husband and mother ordered the Steak Frites, an item my husband has ordered several times before. Both steaks were overcooked and very salty, which is a change from previous visits to DNS. They’ve removed the delicious Brussel sprouts from the menu so we ended up getting carrots and Mac-n-cheese. The carrots were probably the best thing we ordered. I wasn’t the only one that walked away disappointed and looking for better food. Service was great and the ambiance was great - just need to go back to the same quality of food they’ve had in years past.

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  13. Zessie418

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Deacon’s. Exceptional food and service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Instead of sitting in the restaurant with the rest of the diners, they sat us in a hallway with only 2 other tables next to a bank of elevators. While the service started out decent, it quickly went downhill. We ordered an appetizer that took about 20 minutes to come out. After 40 minutes our dinner still hadn’t arrived, which was probably because the waiter hadn’t checked on us since delivering the appetizer. I went to speak with a manager who apologized and sat us at a new table. 10 minutes later our food finally arrived. We ordered 1 Kansas City strip and 1 ribeye, both medium rare. The strip arrived with almost no pink at all and the ribeye arrived blood red. They offered to remake the ribeye but not the strip, so I declined and did not eat anything but the side dishes. Surprisingly they only removed the ribeye and cornbread from the bill. The manager did attempt to make it up to us as we were about to leave by providing a $100 gift card. Way too expensive of a restaurant to have that poor of an experience. Will definitely not be returning.

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  15. VirginiaM

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful. Delicious. Wonderful service. Noise level was not deafening, we were able to have conversation, an unusual treat in Music City!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak frites were very grisly from a low grade cut. Cornbread was good. Filet was below average. Wayyyyy overpriced for low quality food. Spent $500 for 4 people and I’ve had twice as good of food at a Texas Roadhouse.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and experience. Went above and beyond.

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  18. SigLodgeChef

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deacon’s is a beautiful restaurant with a great steak menu. The tomahawk is amazing! Share it with someone you love. The sucotash is to die for. Service is over the top.

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  19. NicholeH

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group and service was excellent as well as the food!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent part of our trip to Nashville; the food was delicious, and the service was tremendous and kind.

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  21. AndrewV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Need to replace your cook - $84 rib eye "charcoal"/burnt - even the non destroyed parts were tasteless; had better steaks as Texas Roadhouse. Mushroom dish awful and the starter biscuits too dry and flavorless. Just a disaster.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food; great atmosphere; great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. Deacon’s New South never disappoints!

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  23. JonF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They didn’t have a couple of the menu items listed. The steak, sides, and starters were amazing. We were disappointed in the peach cobbler. It was very tart and almost tasted like it had no sugar in it. Overall, we love it there and will be back.

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  24. DonaldJ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner. Could not have asked for a more experienced server which helped create a great experience.

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  25. NicoleK

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Never disappoints. We love coming here and having a meal. We def need to try some other things on the menu but the steaks are always amazing.

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  26. ChadS

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fresh and delicious entrees- salmon with verde posole and crawfish pasta… reasonably priced for downtown. Underwhelming appetizer (shrimp) for cost… peach cobbler dessert was not a ‘cobbler’ - peaches with some cornmeal sprinkled on top- which is fine, but not evident when ordering- and waiter actually comped it and said there were some issues with desserts changing out… Overall would recommend, based on high quality and tasty main entrees.. great ambiance

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  27. KennyH

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Aged steak was excellent. Great vegetarian options as well.

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  29. RhoriJ

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always delicious! It's worth the hassle of finding parking in downtown Nashville. The dry-aged steaks are incredible.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service started out well. After we ordered things fell off quickly. The steak I ordered was mediocre at best. Considering the price you’d expect a lot more. Potatoes were flavored well but over whipped and the lobster was supposedly 8oz but more like 5 and overcooked.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    They were out of Filets, hostess was a bit rude, and place is over priced.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, both were super nice but the food was not great for the price. Steaks were just okay and sides were decent. The desserts were not good at all! We had the flourless chocolate cake and it was very bitter and dry(not typical for that type of cake at all) and our friends had the trip of ice creams and they were tiny in size and not very flavorful. The scoops were about the size of a teaspoon instead of an ice cream scoop. Much better experiences at other restaurants in Nashville for less money.

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  33. LarryJ

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, service was excellent, wine choices are great also.

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  34. NancyM

    Exclusive

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner for Christmas! The drinks were incredible. Food was incredible. Service was top notch.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience all around when we come here!!!

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  36. PlymouthScott

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Deacons South is our go-to when we come into town for a show at the Ryman. We’re never disappointed.

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  37. FranciscoD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our frist time here and was very very good we will definitely come back

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  38. RadMan

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food at a great location, with superb service and a fine wine list.

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  39. EK35757

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    So loud but great chow. Just made it a little tough to carry on a conversation with anyone except the person next to you.

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  40. BeckyW

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing night. We started the evening with a toast orchestrated by the restaurant celebrating the retirement of our friend. Excellent service, food and dessert. Perfect night on all accounts!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Deacon's New South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 994-1994.

Deacon's New South is rated 4.4 stars by 2188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Deacon's New South

401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Church Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Sobro
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Calder
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 994-1994
  • Private party facilities
    Deacon's New South offers a full variety of options for groups of 15-200 from private dining to full restaurant buy outs
  • Private party contact
    Holly Carpenter: (615) 994-1994
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