Emery Wood Fired

4.3
83 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Emery Wood Fired serves elevated, contemporary American fare, innovative craft cocktails along with an eclectic wine program in a chic & modern concept.
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance is great; Upscale but not too stuffy. The food was ok - overpriced for the quality. Pizza was the best thing. Steak was ok, not much flavor. Brussels were highly recommended by my server and they were the most disgusting brussels sprouts I’ve ever had. Duck confit was good but not great. Wouldn’t go back.

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Jenn
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, appetizers (clams and octopus) and entrees were all delicious. Service was amazing and food arrived quickly!

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vipLLStPete
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, ample portions, outstanding professional service! Best of all they have a parking lot, and if you know 12 South this is a bonus. We will be back!

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CheyenneA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our night so special and were so kind! Great food and great service!

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Maura
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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vipReganT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We made reservations a week in advance, but we were still sat in what looked like a construction area outside in the cold. Our drinks came after the appetizer, which was a bit strange. Also, I don't eat big meals but the portions were small even by my standards (two bites of steak and two slices of potato for the "filet" entrée). It wasn't terrible, but we will not be going again.

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VueVanoy
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you walk up to the door, your senses are heightened. The smell of the wood burning, prepares your taste buds for a delicious meal. Each dish is explained in detail. Delightful experience and very yummy food. The smoked onion dip, will leave you salivating for more.

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vipBlackpond
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The entree portion sizes were on the small side, but the vegatible appetizers were large so it worked out. We left pleasantly full but not stuffed. We did not have dessert as there were only 3 offered and none of them sounded worth the calories. I had the Bison Bolognese and Brussels sprouts, both of which were amazing. My wife had a kale salad that was good, and short ribs, which were the tastiest short ribs I've ever tasted. I want to come back and try the pizza. They looked great as they came by our table.

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NashGrubLove
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had reservations for a birthday dinner, and the reservation was specifically for indoor dining and not patio (the temperature was 37 degrees). Upon arrival we were taken to the covered patio for seating which actually seemed to be a better move despite having reserved indoors because inside was extremely loud. So loud that I had to shout in order for the hostess to hear our last name. Once seated on the patio, there were heaters but the front door of the partially covered patio was wide open and our table was right in line with the freezing air. We asked to move tables, and they did accommodate us but it was still less than comfortable. The food was very good, and they also included a complimentary birthday dessert which was nice. The servers were so kind and we appreciated their promptness—and understanding with the seating situation. Prices were definitely fair for the menu items. Likely won’t return only because of the sheer volume of the dining area inside and because there are so many food options in the Nashville area that maybe stand out a bit more with menu selections.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

So much potential but food not up to par. The roasted onion dip and roasted corn app were great. Cauliflower ravioli had no texture but good flavor, Pizza crust just missing something flavor wise, crispy brussels didn't do anything for us. We live in the neighborhood and really hoping for the success of the restaurant but kitchen just not putting anything special out.

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MaryW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pizza was excellent.
Cauliflower ravioli was covered in cream sauce and really had no taste except cauliflower.
Rigatoni bolanese was good - but the sauce was a little bland.

Service was excellent. We sat near the kitchen and the cook and wait staff informed us of what was in each dish again as they served.

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vipKelly
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service were good. My only complaint would be the portions. The pasta dishes were very very small. My ravioli dish had 5 small pieces and my boyfriends dish had 12 rigatoni noodles in his. Both dishes were highly priced as well. Also, my dads salmon was small. However, I will say the chicken entree was huge. Wish our server would have made mention of that while ordering. We left hungry. Emery management needs to reevaluate their operations.

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SueI
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! Great food and service! Beautiful presentations too.

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like2eat
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Emery is still not the neighborhood restaurant we are all hoping for. It is geared toward 20 somethings and is accordingly loud. Service was rather amateurish, although, given the difficulty these days finding staff, we'll give it a pass on that. Food had some strange creative touches, like sweet pickles in the risotto, but the duck confit pappardelle were good. No simple side salad on the menu, which we missed. Some of the cocktails were great.

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John
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The spicy bison pasta dish was very tasty but the portion was rather small.

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LoriB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bucatini was awesome! I've never had clams that tasted so fresh, not even when I was in Cape Cod!

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vipmememe
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ordered food and drinks. Drinks arrived and an app. Over one hour later the food still had not arrived. Manager blamed the kitchen. We said cancel the order and left - manager comp’d us. Felt bad for the server who we tipped, but would’ve gotten a bigger tip if we’d eaten and the kitchen hadn’t been mismanaged.

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vipADKASLE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A thoroughly satisfying dining experience. Each dish is thoughtfully crafted and composed. Great flavor combinations and everything with that wood fired special taste. Service was friendly and attentive. You can not help but enjoy this restaurant.

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vipDavidP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the hostess Aubrey was outstanding what a gem and a keeper!

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OregonMountie
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and cocktails and even better service!!

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vipAltonK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef and Chef’s table is awesome!

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vipChaseU
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Very attractive restaurant.

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vipmadison1223
Seattle
169 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

1. Service is bad - no drink refills unless you try and flag someone down and even then takes forever
2. Ingredients listed on dishes on menu are not what you actually get - then the waitress has the audacity to argue over what the menu actually says instead of making it right- then says oh those items are seasonal- well why are they on the menu if you don’t have them and why are you charging me for a dish you don’t have?
3. Food portions small
4. Takes over 35 min to get a pizza and shrimp cocktail
5. Menu is limited
6. Portion size is ridiculously small
Quit blaming your shortcomings on COVID
I would go next door where the service, menu options and quality are far superior. This was a waste of money, time and a poor experience overall. We saw the mixed reviews but wanted to try and now that we have we won’t be back.

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vipfabfoodie
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great vibes and wonderful server- some of the food was heavily dressed or salted so if your sensitive just be aware! We loved our main courses

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ChristopherB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Service was good. Food was very average, maybe average plus. Pulpo was good, onion dip was onion dip (not terrible but nothing unique), duck mousse was okay but the toast was very good! Pizza and corn was good as well but nothing that I would ever crave or go out of my way to go back. Pizza was actually disappointing. The dough was like flirting with a cracker crust. Bar seemed to be really fun but food is very average. It was our anniversary and had made a note about it, it was not acknowledged.

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Foodie21
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The wait service was good, but felt rushed. The food came out quickly and and everything that was ordered was cold.

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vipmadison1223
Seattle
169 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service - ingredients are out and they don’t tell you until they give you a watered down version of what you ordered and then do zero to make this deceptive trade practice right. The waitress then uses excuses that they are out of even coffee and other key ingredients- how does this instill confidence? Go to urban G next door/ far better in every way!!!

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MusicCityCouple
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REALY, REALLY GOOD!

We arrived for our first visit to Emery with great expectations...often the kiss of death. But it truly met, or possibly exceeded, our expectations.

We had onion dip...pizza...beef short ribs...crawfish tagliatelle, and everything was excellent. Also, a darned good Old Fashioned.

The only disappointment is the lack of desserts, something they will almost certainly resolve in the future.

Service, food and ambience all an A+ Most definitely recommend Emery.

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JordanS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great spot on 12South, beautiful room, great service. Food was good, portions small for our group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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AnnL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and appetizers. Loved the vibe. Pizza was fabulous as well as the service!

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vipKellyMarie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Our food was undercooked after two returns to the kitchen, the music was so blaring that it was impossible to have a conversation.

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Danb
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. A welcome addition to the 12S area. The only detractor was the noise level.

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Jodie
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere but definitely noisy. Our service was outstanding. Food is a little pricey for what you get. The pizza was the best out of the items we tried.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A little disappointed. Made a reservation for outside, we arrived on time and were told that we would have to wait if we wanted to sit on the patio, not wanting to wait we sat inside where it was very loud. The service was great. We order the filet and pepperoni pizza, both tasted great but the filet was luke warm so that was a little upsetting. Up charge on wine was very reasonable!

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vipCollieD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation of the corn, Brussel sprouts and peppers. The chicken and pork tenderloin was delicious! Well done Sean!

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vipJonnyJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food came out lukewarm. Service was slow. The bartender was visibly angry and slamming doors and yelling. Not a pleasant dining experience

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vipHoosier
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First ever 5 star review. Really excellent food, beautiful patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipElisabethC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with Husband. Benjamin was amazing!!!

FAQs

Emery Wood Fired offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 739-5813.

Emery Wood Fired is rated 4.3 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

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.