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Earnest Bar & Hideaway

4.7
650 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Earnest Bar & Hideaway: a relaxed restaurant and refined tavern serving comfort food classics & craft cocktails inspired by Ernest Hemingway in rustic-chic surrounds.
Reasonably priced entrees like the 32oz. Bone Ribeye and Grilled Pork Tenderloin. However, the Korean Fried Chicken has already established itself as a Earnest Bar & Hideaway classic. Saturday & Sunday brunch is 10:30AM - 2:30PM! Don’t miss out on the Ribeye French Dip sandwich, Brown Butter Pancakes, Hot Chicken & Mac! Wash it all down with Bottomless Mimosas.
The half bottle of champagne is the enemy of man -EH
Come join us for fare and libations!
Cheers!

Support Earnest Bar & Hideaway during COVID-19

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
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 650 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLESPOP
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool vibe, good food, and great service.

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RobStep
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Will be back!

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ErinE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our brunch and JJ was the best server. He made helpful recommendations and kept us laughing. I would request him every time I’m back in Nashville!

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vipPablo
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Expensive for Nashville. Incredible service. Incredible food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made birthday reservations, they had the table ready to go. Parker was an amazing server, we shared several plates that were delicious. The cocktails and banana pudding were out of this world. Would go back!

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vipThomY
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend reunion

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JamieC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have the best experience. the food, the vibes, the music, the service is always amazing.

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vipPoMayo
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Diners at the bar with fantastic bartenders. Really pretty restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Had brunch. First thing that, quite frankly, really turned me off was the $6 coffee. Guys…HANDCRAFTED espresso drinks don’t cost that much. Other than that, my wife got the poutine, which she said was very good. I had the standard breakfast. Food was pretty good, but took 40 minutes to come out. Also, was so loud inside that you could barely have a conversation. Bottom line, too many places in Nashville to fall down like this. It’ll be a while before we’re back.

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AGTSLP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Earnest Bar & Hideaway. We had a little trouble with our order and the manager was very upfront and talked to us/worked it out. The staff is wonderful and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this place for brunch!!!!

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vipFlorJ
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipDeborahK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit…we will be back!

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vipTiffanyG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this little spot. The vibe is very cool and great music. Our server was Alex and he was fantastic. It is laid back and somewhat casual, the opposite of stuffy. However, the food was very unique in it’s prep and totally delicious. We had the Brussels sprouts to start and they were yummy. I had the pasta and added shrimp and the portion was very generous. It was so good and my son helped me finish it. The scotch selection is beyond including Papi Van Winkle so that is a must. We left very full and very happy. Definitely more of an adult vibe but our 9 year old sure loved his filet! Add this to your Nashville dining plan for sure

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Mike
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time dining here and it is among my absolute favorites in Nashville. Great menu and great service.

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JohnW
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Visited for our Anniversary on a July 2d.

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KirstenA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Came in for my husbands birthday and enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe of the place. Our server was absolutely amazing. It was a little warmer inside that I expected it to be. The scallops were delicious as a starter! Unfortunately my main dish was burnt but my husbands was perfect.

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Donte
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening! Food and service were on point, as always!

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TinaB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it!

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Gr8meal
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food
Great drink

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vipThereToEat
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on Fathers day (coincidental, not why we were there)- and sat at the bar. The bartender, Moss, was phenomenal in guiding us through the menu. It's a small menu, but everything is done perfect. We had bloody mary's - they were awesome. I had the hot chicken and mac and cheese and let me tell you...my mouth is watering as I'm typing this!! It was outstanding. Like, insane. wow. And I don't normally order stuff like that- but I was like, ok everyone raves about it let me give it a go. I was so impressed, and so was my bf. We are both bigggg foodies and super particular about everything from ambiance to service to cocktails to food. This place hit it out of the park. I highly suggest sitting at the bar. Great spot for brunch, date, casual, group. Stop reading this and GO.

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vipNitaPod
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food and drinks were wonderful! Service staff was excellent. However, the noise level was beyond energetic…it was way too high. We met friends that we hadn’t seen in many months and it was difficult at times to hear each other talk. I suggest that they turn the music down a few notches so people don’t have to strain their voices. My throat was literally sore by the end of the evening. Just a friendly suggestion!

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MmmmmMmmmmm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. A place where you can dress to impress or dress casual. The smoked tuna dip was incredible - highly recommend as an appetizer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is just as good!! A++

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The poutine was delicious, and the beverages were tasty. Our server, Brittany, was awesome! Great experience, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class place, friendly attentive staff. Korean fried chicken and preceded by the outstanding chicken poutine. Memorable food. Thus place is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it

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Sbatey4828
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Excellent variety. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waiter and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we come to Earnest, it’s a fantastic experience! Great food, service and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcuterie was amazing!! Mussels too! Loved it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

I stepped on a bigpiece of broken glass upon

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LydiaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Arrived a bit early for our reservation, the hostess was not warm. We were seated at an awkward table with no place settings. Took a bit for the waiter to come to us once he arrived he offered no insight to the menu or any specials. We placed an order for drinks and then waited. Finally the drinks arrived and we placed our order. We finished our drinks and then waited again. Finally our appetizer arrived - a French toast dish. It was the best thing we had that day. When the waiter came back to clear the toast he took our drink order. It was brunch - most of the time the make sure to keep you in beverages. Not the case here. Our mains were terrible. The duck/waygu burger was ordered medium rare and showed up WELL DONE. It didn't taste like duck or beef. Very strange. It was also dressed with goat cheese that was not included on the menu. We also got biscuits with duck fat gravy. The biscuits showed up split in half and toasted hard. They were covered with the gravy but that was flavorless. Very bland, tasted like hot milk. We ordered two eggs over medium and they showed up over hard with zero give in the yolk. Overall the service with really slow and the food was just not good.

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RodneyJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service the food was amazing the vibe was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Holly is amazing. Smoked Bone in Pork Chop was perfectly executed.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our service and food! The Bloody Mary was amazing and so was the Earnest Mule! Really enjoyed the Huevos rancheros. Would definitely return

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vipAlanS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden jewel in Nashville. Foodie quality food and the best service you’ll find anywhere.

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KO04
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place! They even accommodated my diet due to pregnancy. Just wish the dessert menu was better.

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ScottNashville
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and a cool vibe in a historic building. From every day to special occasion this place is a good choice.

FAQs

Earnest Bar & Hideaway does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Earnest Bar & Hideaway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 915-1715.

Earnest Bar & Hideaway is rated 4.7 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

Earnest Bar & Hideaway does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.earnestbarandhideaway.com/store.

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.