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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New Year's Eve$110.00 per person
Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022Celebrate the end of 2021 in style! Enjoy a special four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine & bubbly pairings. The dinner is $110 per person++ and wine pairings are an additional $45 per person. We'll be offering this special holiday menu in lieu of our regular dinner menu. We look forward to celebrating with you!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
truffled pea purée, salted almonds, feta crema, red bell essence
feta filo clutch, pomegranate walnut sauce, black olive tapenade, confit pearl onions, tunisian poached apricots, mint relish, okra
Fried Brussels Sprouts
chili sauce, sesame crema, crushed peanuts
Fantastic waiter and service, steak and whole dinner was wonderful. My favorite place to go in Nashville.
The counter was fun. Our waitress was wonderful. The food was very good
Great service and great food.
Wonderful as always.
Great location if you are going to the Symphony. Etch advertises itself as "eclectic" and they are true to their word. Inventive menu-unless you don't like to experiment with different flavors and textures, which 1 in our party did not. Thank you for the spinach salad option! and for being able to add salmon to it. The pork chop was good, but not great. The salmon was GREAT and we loved the rye bread with malt butter-which we were not sure about but wow! were our minds changed-we even ordered it twice. Yes, I will be going again!
Phenomenal experience, all the way around! We enjoyed the counter experience very much. Food was top notch, incredible and interesting flavours and combinations. We did not find it expensive for this level of restaurant.
Incredible dining and atmosphere with obvious attention to details. Our server could not have been more helpful or professional. Simply as good as it gets in Nashville.
Absolutely loved everything about Etch! Amazing food, drinks and service!
the creativity is incredible. We take people from out of town every chance we get.
It was our anniversary and the staff signed a card that was waiting on our table. They also served us a glass of champagne when we were seated.
Thanks for celebrating your anniversary with us, Keith! We hope to see you both again soon!
The food was great. Somewhat on expensive side.
The Etch salads with chicken were delicious. Love that cauliflower too!
Excellent spot for higher end dining. The lamb was phenomenal.
Excellent service. Delicious food!
Overall excellent experience. Atmosphere and service were top notch. Our server was friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. The food was outstanding all perfectly prepared and presented, and extremely flavorful.
We had dinner and drinks before a concert at Bridgestone. I requested counter seats (suggested by a friend). The food was so delicious, and the drinks were just what we needed for a cold concert night. Great experience.
The food was fantastic! We will go back when in town next.
The food was exceptional. It was a culinary delightful experience. Parking was close and easy. A little experience but I don't mind paying more if I get more. Would definitely return.
The ambiance and quality of food was tops
The food is very inventive here. Even for the vegetarian options the dish was not an after thought.
Good choice of wines as well as liquid dessert.
Amazing drab’s outstanding service!
The portion size is too much.
Strive for quality and not quality.
Food and Service were great!! Definitely a must if you are looking to eat downtown.
Used to be our favorite. But the food was a horrible disappointment. And the prices have gone up. Sadly, won’t be back.
Thank you for your patronage and feedback. I am sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your recent meal with us. If you have specific feedback that could help us determine what we could be doing better, we'd love to hear more from you! We are always happy to make adjustments or replace anything that is less than perfect, as our goal is to provide each and every guest with a five-star experience. We're always open to hearing from our guests and hope to speak with you soon.
Amazing in every way. The food was delicious, thoughtful and interesting. Something for everyone including my vegan husband. Service was equally outstanding. Rivals the best of NYC, DC or London.
Wow! Thanks for the amazing compliment! We hope to see you back again soon.
First meal , first time in Nashville!
Our waitress was great very knowledgeable and attentive. We got engage that night and she even got us champagne as a congratulations. The food was fresh and flavorful. Highly recommend visiting for any occasion. Thank you for a great evening.
Congrats! We are so excited to learn that your special day was a memorable one. We hope to see you both again soon.
We had a really mixed experience at Etch. Two of our entrees (mahi and venison) were gorgeous and tasted wonderful; the other (Szechwan chicken) was tasteless and small.
While the atmosphere was very pleasant, the service was just acceptable.
Bottom line- if you go, you’ll be extremely happy with the recommended menu — just don’t stray from the best items.
Exceptional service our server was Tami. She made us feel at home and she was a class act and very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation. The staff are really well trained. I had the chefs special, lamb loin, and hubby had the most beautiful pork chop I’ve ever seen. We had roasted cauliflower as an appetizer and split the house salad, which was well balanced and refreshing. The presentation of all the food was spectacular. I regret not having taken pictures. The accompaniments to each dish were unique and creative, but did not overwhelm the entrees.
It was the last night of our vacation in Nashville and a great experience.
Hi Julia, thank you for the detailed review! We love to hear that our team provided a memorable visit for you. Tami is a valuable member of our staff, and we’ll be sure to pass along your kind note to her! Thanks again for the kind feedback; we hope to see you again soon!
Everything I had was delicious. Beautiful Plating as well. Thank you Brooke for the amazing experience.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Tyler! We hope to see you again soon!
Great service & fantastic food! A little pricy🥴
The food was absolutely phenomenal! Our only complaint was that because our reservation was late (9:30pm), we were in the restaurant late and the kitchen staff began cleaning the kitchen floors, which are open to the restaurant, with heavy-smelling cleaning solution while the restaurant was still bustling. Looking over, I saw staff tapping their watches making it clear they were ready for everyone to leave. Hosting a dinner for work colleagues, this felt unprofessional and we would have preferred dessert without the odor of strong cleaning solution. If the kitchen staff/restaurant wants the restaurant closed and cleaned by 11pm, late reservations should not be offered, or this area should be made more private where behind-the-scenes happenings can't be observed (or smelled) by guests. This experience detracted from the fantastic food and otherwise great service.
Seated early for reservation. Server Samantha was attentive and on point with recommendations. From the Etch craft cocktails to the shared Etch salad to the seafood special, the whole experienced is “etched” in my and my wife’s minds as the highlight of our sole night in Nashville.
Notable - We had walked into a nearby Italian restaurant that had a wait, so the hostess recommended Etch as another “chef forward” spot. She was spot on! Who would have thought of a sweet potato beignet with the Mahi entree? Answer: a chef forward restaurant.
In short, it was a tremendous dining experience.
This was our first time at Etch. It was fantastic. With the open concept, I thought it would be loud, but it wasn’t. Our meal was fantastic, and Lisa was a phenomenal server. The venison and elk dishes were amazing and our desserts were so good. If you drink, definitely try out the claw and feather cocktail.
Hi Camille, thanks for the incredible feedback! It’s always rewarding when a guest recognizes our team members’ efforts. We appreciate your kindness and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Dining at Etch was pure pleasure from beginning to end. The menu was intriguing, and the creative and tasty preparation of the food we ordered did not disappoint.
Thank you for a delicious birthday meal and a perfect evening.
We will be back.
Thanks for the amazing feedback, Janet! We appreciate your kind words about our team and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Etch has the best service and food! They were wonderful! Lisa and Brooke are the best!
Thank you for the kind review! We will share your sweet note with our staff and hope to see you again soon!
We've eaten at Etch many times. It is our favorite go-to restaurant in Nashville for pre-event dinner. The location is within walking distance of Bridgestone, the symphony and Broadway. The food is consistently 5-star. The staff is friendly and courteous. The wait-staff are knowledgeable about the menu. Always a pleasant experience.
Great service. Lovely food. Outstanding dessert. Only critique might be many dishes a bit sweet, but I think that's the southern way.
We had a great visit to Etch. This was our first time eating at Etch. We ate at the counter because that was all they had. I was worried about eating at the counter at such a nice restaurant but it was great. Our server was outstanding. The food was delicious. Highly recommend.
It was good…was wild about the Elk I ordered…it was tough…but Elk is tough…drinks and appetizers were excellent
You can order delivery directly from Etch using the Order Online button. Etch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.
Etch is rated 4.8 stars by 6364 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.