etc.

4.8
1709 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the Bedford Commons complex of the Green Hills neighborhood, etc. offers lunch and dinner Monday - Friday, dinner on Saturday and Sunday brunch. As the second, smaller version of sister restaurant Etch, Deb incorporates her favorite spices, produce and global recipes on the menus at etc. for an adventurous dining experience. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails.

The intimate 2400sq ft space features simply adorned tables, comfortable banquette seating, a large wine and cocktail bar and plenty of open-air seating. Funky light fixtures, striking electric blue, copper and glass accents, and warm woods fill out the intimate space.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1709 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
DR
DavidR
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a 3 and 6 year old dining with us. Even the picky eater loved his food! The whole party of 6 thought it a wonderful dining experience.

DR
DennisR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall, it was a nice experience. The ambience was nice and presentation of the food was great. I was a little perturbed at the fact that they sold out of the entree my wife was looking for with a 730pm reservation on a Thursday night.... 😒. She settled for the pasta with mussels and shrimp, and felt that there was sand or shells in there and the shrimp while beautiful were a little fishy. I think we might have had an opportunity to get what we wanted, but the service was a little slow likely due to the volume of people there. The pork loin I had was delicious and the peanut sauce that accompanied it was amazing. I'd go back for sure, but would likely pick a time where I could get the preferred protein. .

PG
PamelaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service!!
The dessert and cocktails were the best flavors, more so than the meal however the whole experience was excellent.

YB
YlondaB
Poconos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a business lunch. The food was good and service great. Parking is available.

S
vipScrumptious
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a lovely, quiet lunch with excellent food and service.

p
vipparsonscouple
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in a booth that seemed dark. Our eyes adjusted to the dark and we were ok.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food and service. Its the Best brunch ever!! Thank you Deb!!!!

TG
vipTagG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was poor—they had staff but our waiter was quite inattentive. Uncomfortable chairs. Fairly loud. Food unremarkable. Won’t be back.

SA
SandroA
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a beautiful evening in the restaurant. Food and ambience was excellent

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

Report
RO
vipRobertO
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Menu has not changed in two years. Very slow service

RB
vipRayB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best food in the Nashville-Franklin area.

DT
DustinT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

etc is a cozy restaurant in a quiet enclave in Green Hills. This was my first time eating here and we opted for patio seating. We were the only people out there for the majority of our meal, which we loved.

The food was delicious and the portions were human sized... big enough to be satisfying but there was absolutely room for dessert!

I had the venison (it was being substituted for the lamb, which they were out of) over lentils and, honestly, this could've easily been over salted, but it wasn't. Everything was perfectly seasoned and obviously fresh. I'm still thinking about the ricotta filled brioche.

For dessert, my husband and I shared bites of the layered chocolate cake and lemon panna cotta -- both were SO GOOD and I couldn't pick a favorite. We were so happy to have found this place, and will absolutely be back!

HP
HildaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service as always! I take my clients for lunch there all the time.

SI
vipSharonI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had appetizers (smoked salmon, roasted beet salad), shared the bread and butter of the day and shared a dessert (lemon mousse). They were all excellent. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. As usual the restaurant was clean and safe. Enjoyed it!

LR
LindaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to enjoy a meal with your spouse, family, friends or a business meal at either Etc or Etch. We have been long time promoters of these restaurants. Food is never disappointing and service always makes you feel the entire staff appreciates that you have chosen to dine with them.

etc.
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Linda, thanks for the incredible feedback! It’s always rewarding when a guest recognizes our team members’ efforts. We appreciate your kind note and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
TW
TamiW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was unnecessarily complicated but good otherwise. The service did not meet standards of fine dining. We had to flag down our server on a couple of different occasions to get service. He was slow to put in our second drink order which caused a very long delay. (There needed to be more than one bartender.) The hostess did not smile when she greeted us and spent a considerable amount of time standing around talking to the staff, including our server, which probably contributed to his lack of attentiveness. We will not be back. There are just too many amazing restaurants in Nashville to not have excellent service when you spend a lot on dinner.

etc.
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Tami, thank you for joining us for dinner. I'm so sorry to hear that you did not receive stellar service during your meal, and I regret how this has affected your overall impression of our restaurant. It sounds as though we may have been experiencing staff shortages on the evening of your visit, and I sincerely apologize for any delays this may have caused throughout your meal.

Report
m
mpeacock
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Another great dinner at Etc. Food was fantastic and compared well to the big sister, Etch. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful but clearly overextended. But if you’re eating out post-pandemic this is to be expected. This place definitely stays on our “go to” list.

MJ
vipMelissaJ
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had some exceptional meals at other restaurants in Nashville (which I have left reviews for) but no other restaurant delivers excellence more consistently than Etc. The Chef's creativity is probably under-appreciated because the restaurant has a lower profile, tucked away in Green Hills. If. you want to make sure your going to experience a fantastic dining experience in Nashville, this is the place. I've never been disappointed.

etc.
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Melissa, thank you for sharing your experiences at etc. with us! It’s wonderful to hear that you always enjoy both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us again soon!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

JB
vipJudgeB
Nashville
107 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are excellent

JH
vipJohnH
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We normally eat outside but went inside to avoid the heat. It was a pleasant experience with helpful wait service and a pleasant ambiance.

W
vipWinedude
Nashville
538 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, creative food…as usual.
Very good service from Shannon.
Still one of the very best restaurants in Nashville.

M
Malcahshop
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to dine, always delicious, never disappoints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Entries are not what we have come to expect from etc. since it’s inception. Meats were overdone and sides were unimaginative.
Starters, service and personnel are exemplary

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great option in this area of town.

JO
vipJeffreyO
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service could not have been better. The host was welcoming and professional. Our waiter, Shannon, was friendly and attentive. She even had "Happy Anniversary" written on our dessert plate. The atmosphere was refined and cozy. My only reason for not giving an overall top rating was that the two menu items I wanted were not available. My first choice, the lamb, was not being offered that evening, and they ran out of the monkfish special just as my spouse and I ordered it. However, the filet and chicken dishes were excellent - wonderful flavors and beautiful presentation. Thank you for a memorable evening, and we'll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

F
vipFunfoodie7
E. Tennessee
155 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Etc. remains one of our favorite Nashville restaurants! Love the intimate atmosphere, the outstanding food quality and presentation, and overall experience. Thank you for the consistency of excellence. Looking forward to being back!

etc.
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your visits with us! It's always a pleasure having you dine with us; please join us again soon!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fabulous brunch with a friend! We have not seen each other in over 5 years. It was amazing service and intimate setting to chat for hours. The pancakes tasted a little weird however the rest of the food was AMAZING! We think the batch of pancakes were just off for that day so I definitely will go back and try them again. Service was impeccable!

M
vipMark
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed!!

MM
vipMaMereTn
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Love ETCH downtown but ETC is not quite as good. They were out of the wine we wanted to order after it had been recommended by our server and also out of the lamb for the entree that 2people in our party wanted to order- they substituted venison but it was “tough and chewy. I feel they are trying too hard to make the food and it’s presentation different and interesting... time to get back somewhat to basics with a twist!
Disappointing- I really hoped ETC would be our go to neighborhood restaurant but I’ll have to find another!

etc.
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit to etc. I am sorry to hear that you were not impressed with your menu selections and overall experience with us. Please know that we are always happy to replace any items that you do not absolutely love, as we want each and every guest to leave fully satisfied with their meal. We do hope that you'll return in the future-- our Chef changes the menu seasonally for lunch, brunch and dinner, and I am confident we can find something you will love.

Report
T
vipTito
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deb Paquette never disappoints. Excellent as always. She’s so good combining flavors ; so creative. Can’t wait to return

LR
LR30
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent! Really interesting and inventive flavors. Only complaint was they seemed to be understaffed so our server took a while to take our order, pick up the bill, etc.

E
vipEsser
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yet another superb meal at Etc. The monk fish special and the pork loin were both wonderful. We love this place for fine dining in a convenient location with a relaxed ambience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

JS
JimS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was slow. Had to return one drink because it arrived after we completed our meal. But they did comp it!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
60 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always unexpected and amazing.

ML
vipMLTofTN
Nashville
79 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All of Deb Pacquette's establishments are top drawer. Unobtrusive, attentive service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from etc. using the Order Online button. etc. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 988-0332.

etc. is rated 4.8 stars by 1709 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.

Tweets by etc.