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Deacon's New South

4.7
1187 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1187 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was just so-so, nothing to brag about.

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JosephK
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Staff was exceptionally nice and pleasant. Would definitely go again!

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VanM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly service, and great food

KJ
KristenJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Food was amazing, service was outstanding, spacing of the tables was better than most places we have been to since restaurants have opened back up. Recommended it to a friend from the table! We will definitely be back!

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NashvilleVisitor
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, fantastic drinks and great atmosphere!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but the service was outstanding

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vipLifeIsGood
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal and wonderful service! Our server was fabulous and we will be back again for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful. Great service. Was able to social distance in a table in the back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not going back

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SigneR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deacon's was a wonderful choice for a group of six. The food was wonderful and the staff was amazing!

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Keukamimi
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with our grandson was excellent with a knowledgeable and pleasant waitress and delicious food.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 31, 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your dinner and time with your grandson. We look forward to serving you in the future.

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WillJC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deacon's New South is the perfect place for a special occasion. It has a great atmosphere and delicious food. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and atmosphere were great!! Be sure to eat a snack or plan to get an appetizer because food takes a while to get to the table. Highly recommend the pork shank!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional an the food was amazing.

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JordanC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 31, 2021

We so thank you for your review and look forward to your next visit.

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viplive2eat
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside on the balcony. There were several high points. The Old Fashions are delicious. We really enjoyed the deviled egg appetizer. I loved the diver scallops for dinner and the sorghum crepe brûlée for dessert.

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TerryL
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the bone-in filet and it was absolutely the best steak I can remember. We sat at the window next to the grille station and part of the great flavor was expected as each steak is well seasoned...something other places tend to miss.

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RonaldB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The cost of the meal was okay. I will return.

LG
vipLookinfortheGood
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service!

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vipHouzin12
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at Deacons New South. Come and enjoy.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 31, 2021

We so thank you for your review and look forward to your next visit.

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nashtnguy
Nashville
52 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem in the middle of downtown Nashville doing incredible things with southern food! All of the pickled vegetables give new meaning to vegetables; I never knew pickled collards could taste so good. The red snapper is to likable along with creamy grits. The wine selection is superb and all at reasonable prices. Deacons New South is among the top new southern cuisine restaurants in the Charleston-Atlanta-Birmingham-Nashville rectangle.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 31, 2021

Wow!! We could not have written a nicer review about ourselves. Many thanks and we look forward to your next visit.

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BradB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! We will be back! Great food, Great Atmosphere, Great Location!

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LaurenSoko
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a great meal, and the service was spectacular! The biggest disappointment was the portion sizes for the price. While the short rib was delicious, it only allowed our table one bite per person. The lobster was also small based off the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Need to Validate parking for Guest.

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AnniversaryDiner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deacon's New South was an excellent choice. Their half-bird chicken with the hot seasoning was incredible. I ordered a drink called "The Vaccine" and it might have been one of the best drinks I think I've ever had. Would highly recommend it.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 25, 2021

Happy Anniversary and we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal. The Vaccine started as a playful bit and is now our most popular drink. We look forward to your next visit.

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EM22
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Made a reservation for 8 and we weren’t seated until 8:20. During this time, a large number of non mask wearing guests also entered the small waiting area waiting for their reservations, waving their masks around and denying COVID while we were all crammed together in the entryway with no where to go. Staff did not intervene to ask other patrons to wear their masks as is required. When we were finally seated, we waited for another 15 minutes before a waiter came by to ask if we had been helped. He was very gracious, but the restaurant was obviously unprepared for us. The meal was good, but not good enough to make up for being ignored. We will not be returning.

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dianed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Our waitress Yammy was very attentive and gave great wine recommendation.

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VictorM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Our server was very personable and attentive. The deviled eggs tasted too much like pickle flavor. The bone in Ribeye lacked salt. The food was a bit cold and not excellent. We had a good experience, but the cost of the food did not match the quality.

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vipmikek
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Great steaks, fantastic sides and attentive knowledgeable staff. Really a great experience every time.

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JordanJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We had a very mixed experience at Deacon’s. Our server was friendly and helpful throughout the meal and overall the food was very tasty... when it arrived. We had issues starting after the appetizers with it taking over 35/40 mins for our entrees to arrive. When they did, 2 out of 3 diner’s steaks were cooked to the wrong temperature (well done instead of med. rare) and all but inedible. They replaced them, but it took another 15/20 mins were we could just eat sides.

We then ordered dessert and the topping was burnt... not inedible but not great.

After we paid we spoke to manager who asked if we were locals....it was clear they had a mindset that tourist customers don’t come back so why bother. After sharing were were local, they offered to make it right next time... no mention to address the multiple issues we experienced this trip.

This was an expensive meal and the experience just didn’t match the price point.

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PeteK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid restaurant but was expecting a little more. Steaks were tasty but not juicy or warm. Appetizers were very good. Cocktails average. Lower to mid-level wine in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We had been told it was amazing..however we waited over an hour and a half for over cooked steak and cold sides...the manager was requested & knew it was bad..the only resolve was taking steak off our tab, the waitress was good but bc of the temp of food and overcooked steak we are very familiar with other up scale places that we will return to..not here. Just a heads up. And I never post reviews bc I know things happen but this was unacceptable in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarita was great! Food was excellent.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star rating and we hope to see you soon!

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was awful. Service and ambiance were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Several of the oysters were frozen. The waiter did attempt to replace but same result. Steak was fantastic but appetizers fell short of other places.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everything was good other then the service. There was noticeable lag time between when we got our drinks, and anything we asked for.

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LisaC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with friends! Food and atmosphere were great

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Shamar
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I Had A Great Experience While Dining Here. Food Was Pricey But Worth Every Penny, The Chef Cooked Everything To Perfection. Service Was On Point And Very Polite, Made Me And My Date Feel Comfortable During Our Time There. Definitely Will Not Be The Last Time I Eat Here.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 11, 2021

We so loved reading your review and glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your next visit.

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Fancy
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Matt was remarkable! He was very generous and efficient.

Deacon's New South
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything, especially Matt. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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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 4.7 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.

Deacon's New South does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://amarshallhospitality.instagift.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.