Etch

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts by Chef Deb Paquette and Pastry Chef Megan Williams, Etch is located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in Nashville's SoBro district. The restaurant is equipped with two private dining rooms, a full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with Deb and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday.

In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville's best chef and Nashville's best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.

The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy our modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts.

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Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Etch is the place for your pre-party dinner celebrations! Enjoy a 4-course prix fixe dinner for $95++ with optional wine pairings for $45. Full dinner menu will not be available. There is a $50pp charge for cancellations within 48hrs of reservation.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 5231 People Are Saying
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Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I was very disappointed with the service here

VA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So very rarely do we go out and truly enjoy every single thing we ate - but we certainly did at etch! The octopus and shrimp bruschetta was perfect, the venison was fantastic and the fish of the day was amazing! Reading the menu, I was a little concerned about the number of ingredients listed for each dish, but every dish was a symphony of flavors and each was executed perfectly! We will be back next time we are in town!

JM
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A first class dining experience in Nashville. The staff and food were excellent.

JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at Etch! Incredible service, kind staff, and wonderful food! We will definitely return on our next Nashville trip!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Creative menu satisfied across the table.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that is creative. Very exclusive list of local alcohol options.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal fried cauliflower and succulent veal meatballs. Really enjoyed our experience at the chef’s counter. Loved it!

Etch
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon for the roasted cauliflower!

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AS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, beautifully executed, memorable meal. Fun to watch the chefs and servers hustling in the kitchen. We want to return for the filet and dessert.

Etch
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Amy, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! It’s wonderful to learn that it was a positive one. Thanks again for the five stars; we hope you’ll return again soon for the filet!

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch is a must go to if you are visiting Nashville. We had an amazing meal and our server was the absolute best! The roasted cauliflower was out of this world. We even went back the next day for another helping! I cannot say enough about this little gem of a restaurant. Everything is top notch from the food, the ambience to the service!!

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to know that your recent visit to Etch was worthy of five stars. It sounds like you made excellent menu choices—the roasted cauliflower is always a must-try! We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you back soon!

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J
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was a very hip place not afraid of flavor. The chef is well versed at combining flavors for a truly unique experience.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we ate was great. Roasted cauliflower was great. Carpacio had a great complement of flavors. Interesting flavor varieties without being over the top. A casual environment, easy to have a conversation when the restaurant is full. Waiters very attentive. Can't wait to go back!!

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! It’s wonderful to learn that it was a positive one. The roasted cauliflower is one of our most popular appetizers, we love to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks again for the five stars; we hope you’ll return again soon!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday-loved it.

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for celebrating your birthday at Etch! We hope to see you for another special occasion soon!

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KR
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals, drinks, service, etc and will be back soon!

MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were absolutely blown away by the ambiance, the service and the food was just spectacular. Not the cheapest place to go but it is worth every penny. We highly recommend...especially for a special occasion.
You will not be disappointed.

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at Etch! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate a special occasion again soon!

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VZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the counter with a group of 6. Wonderful experience with amazing food.

RP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

eclectic, but not a lot of variety would be fair even if it seems counterintuitive. Menu was small and waiter was able to sell favorites with his colorful description. Not a restaurant for ambience, as must all that portion of Nashville canyons under constant construction. Restaurant is actually on side street and not truly Demonbreun. Not at the top of my list or recommendations but very solid in all aspects and will appeal to most in some way. A bit expensive for what they offer but in line with Nashville and especially the Gulch area. Solid but not spectacular.

AG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a phenomenal meal and experience! Excellent and highly recommended!

KW
Pittsburgh
59 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best meal I have ever had in my life! Everything is highly flavorful. I had the venison and it was to die for. I would come back to Nashville just to eat here. Great service too. You will not be disappointed.

Etch
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi Karen, thank you for the review! We're thrilled to hear that your recent visit to Etch was exceptional. We hope you'll return again the next time you're in Nashville!

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AC
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Nashville and this restaurant has ensured it will not be my last. We sat at the 'bar' which turned out to be a counter overlooking the open kitchen. Simple understated decor, a fairly muted noise level, mood setting lighting and a spacious feel were indicative that we might enjoy a good evening. We did, in fact an extraordinary evening.

We tried the cauliflower and the duck tart to start. Both were absolutely wonderful, a treat for the senses with taste and textures that satisfied. So delightful in fact that we passed on entrees and instead ordered two more starters and - just to see what they were like - the side of Brussels sprouts. My tastebuds have not been so entertained in a very very long time. It was one of those unexpected experiences that encourages you to slow down, sit back, breathe a little and just enjoy yourself that little bit longer.

Wine choices were excellent and we indulged in the Bergström Pinot Noir from Oregon, not cheap but worth the price.

Our waiter was Anthony. He was attentive, knowledgeable and kind enough to laugh at our very English sense of humour. Top marks!!

Finally I just have to note that this establishment is ridiculously good value. I defy anyone to show me a dining experience that matches this for the price.

Etch
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hi Andrew, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. It sounds like a delightful dinner was enjoyed at the Chef's bar-- it's the best seat in the house! We appreciate your patronage and hope you'll return again the next time you're in town!

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and had a fantastic experience, we would highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a signed birthday card for me and Bonnie was such a great server! Thank you for the wonderful experience!

Etch
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi there, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that Bonnie provided exemplary service during your recent visit to Etch. We’ll be sure to share your feedback with her and our entire team! Please come back and see us again soon!

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TH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last night in Nashville and decided to splurge and go to Etch. It was well worth it! Service was outstanding, food was awesome, and the ambiance was great. We sampled many different items and they were all prepared elegantly and tasted great!

Etch
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience at Etch! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us again soon!

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. The waiter (Anthony) was very helpful without being intrusive (quite funny, too).
I was surprised by the low prices. I was expecting a way more expensive meal.

The food was delicious - every single item!

Etch
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hello, thank you for leaving such a kind review! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. We hope to see you back again soon!

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h
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with excellent service!

PH
Nashville
107 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good, no matter what you order! And service to match!

Etch
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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E
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We had the best service in the bar with Ashley. My birthday dessert was special too.

Etch
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi Emily, thanks for celebrating your birthday at Etch. We hope to see you for another special occasion soon!

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LF
Louisville
47 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Artfully delicious food, great service. What more could you ask for? An excellent restaurant.

JP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just amazing ! The service was what I always hope for - there only when u are about to want something but never there when u don’t .

Can’t remember his name tonight - but he gets 7 stars out of 5

Etch
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hi Jack, thank you for the feedback! We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed a memorable meal with us. Please come back again soon!

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KB
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner

DA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs are fantastic!!

Etch
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback, Dianna! Please join us for the veal & shiitake meatballs again soon!

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WC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was one of the best meals I've ever had from the cocktails to the appetizer to the main course everything was perfectly balanced and absolutely delicious.

Etch
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hi Wendi, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon!

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had an outstanding meal celebrating our 50th birthdays. We liked the counter seating as we were able to enjoy the high energy of the staff and chefs. Our server was top notch and all of his recommendations were spot on. My husband had the venison dish and said it was one of the best dishes he’s ever had in a restaurant. The phyllo purse served with it was amazing. I had the scallops and they were also so yummy! The Brussels sprout and crispy potato salad sides were wonderful. We splurged and it was worth it! What a great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Etch
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hi Karen, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your husband enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back for another celebration again soon!

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MM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The food is really inventive and wonderful and we always enjoy the atmosphere.

GG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Chattanooga and may go back just for the restaurant!

Etch
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Garry! We are pleased to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an unforgettable one. Please stop by again on your next visit to Nashville!

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SM
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting at the chef's bar is so much fun. Our server was really helpful and so upbeat you couldn't help but have a great time. The cauliflower appetizer is a must, of course. All of our meals were delicious. It is a well-orchestrated restaurant.

Etch
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience at Etch! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us to enjoy the roasted cauliflower again soon!

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V
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

45th birthday celebration

Etch
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thanks for celebrating at Etch! We hope to see you again soon!

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the food here!! This was my second time and it did not disappoint! Service was a bit slow, however.

MS
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a reservation for four at 5:30p and coming from Brentwood, we were in an unusually heavy flow of traffic. I called to let them know that we would be at least 15 minutes late. We arrived actually a little over 30 minutes late and Etch immediately sat us. I know that can’t always work, but we were especially grateful that evening. We enjoyed every entree that was served and we will definitely be back!

Etch
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hello, thank you for leaving such a kind review! It's a pleasure to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. We hope to see you all back again soon!

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PH
Nashville
107 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is easy to be a creature of habit when the food is so good and service so friendly! For a lite meal before a hockey game the sweet potato side coupled with a smoked salmon salad and the Etch salad + shrimp and two glasses of very nice wine (Gobelsburg) and we were ready to go. Sad that the hockey game was no where near as enjoyable as the meal (thank you Kim!).

Etch
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hello, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that your visits to Etch are always memorable ones. We appreciate your patronage and hope you’ll return again before the next home game!

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LB
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, creative food. Professional and friendly service

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