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etch, Nashville, TN

etch

4.8
4.8
8121 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 522-0685
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Deb Paquette
  • Private party facilities
    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.
  • Private party contact
    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Sobro
  • Cross street
    3rd AVE.
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • etch | Peninsula Chef Collab Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 27, 2024 only
    Join Executive Chef/Owner Deb Paquette, Chef de Cuisine Jess Lambert, and Executive Pastry Chef Megan Williams as we welcome Executive Chef Jake Howell of Peninsula for a special collaboration dinner. Guests will be seated in our private dining room for an intimate dining experience; each course will be presented by the respective chef. Wine pairings are available to add on for $55 per person. If you have any questions or need assistance with a reservation, please contact ali.buchanan@4tophospitality.com.

What 8,121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Innovative

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Innovative

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

8,121 Reviews
  1. Indeblue

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Flavors were bright and delicious! We are def coming back soon!!!

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  2. FancyFeast

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    While the food was out of this world and the service was absolutely wonderful, the atmosphere borderline sucked, The table was right against the cold window and the streetlights were brightly in my eyes. My date had a hard time navigated through the sea of tables with out rudely catching her balance on another guest chair. Almost too bright for the price and didn't feel intimate enough. It was a full dining room peak 8pm on a Saturday night but then quickly more and more tables became empty. Tells me theres no need for THAT many tables. My date and I were joking about how overwhelming it was to walk and be seated. it took around 15 mins to settle from all of the stimulus around us to really get into the menu. I want to reiterate that the food blew my socks off salute to the chef and the professional staff for their services. The manager came and made sure our allergies were understood and then personally brought us our main courses to guarantee allergy free. If you don't mind being in a "bar" like atmosphere this is your place but for $200+ for the bill, I would have appreciated more detail to the atmosphere and how each guest feels at their table.

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  3. MaryV

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and great service. Felt the prices were reasonable for an upscale restaurant downtown. Had the Lamb meatballs which were delicious

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  4. JeffO

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service - engaging, attentive, not lingering The food was amazing and accommodating to our preferences - salad split onto 2 plates to share; an extra scallop; a shared dessert. Every food item was well-designed, prepared, and plated and all tasted amazing. I think I have a new regular spot in downtown Nash.

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  5. JillD

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had an outstanding dinner at Etch! I got “from the sea” dish which was absolutely delicious and something I couldn’t do myself at home. My husband got a pork “special” entree. We shared the cauliflower appetizer which was so positively reviewed and now I know why. I’m not that much a fan of cauliflower but the 3 different sauces that come with it were all fantastic! This was definitely our favorite restaurant in Nashville. Our waiter was great too!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing… Staff was unbelievable! They work like a machine.

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  7. LanceW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordan was a great waiter. Food and drinks tasted great.

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  8. AlexL

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Etch for my 30th bday! Nate was our server and I can’t express enough how amazing he was!! He really went over and beyond to make us feel comfortable and cared for. We asked for recommendations and he wrote some down for us to take home! He had a charismatic personality and was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable when it came to the menu. Everything we ordered tasted amazing! So thankful my 30th bday dinner was celebrated here! Ty Nate and Etch!

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  9. milwaukeebrian

    Milwaukee

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food taste and quality. End of shift (lunch ends at 2pm) made service a bit unreliable, but otherwise very good.

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  10. Khughes

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal except the service. I was dining alone and the impression the server gave me was that my table was not as important as the larger tables. He took my drink order but then took orders at other tables and served them first. I had to get his attention ask him to get my drink order. I had to ask every time I needed water or a refill of my drink. I also had to get his attention to get my check and he took a long time to give me the check. I would definitely come back but if he was my server, I would ask for someone else.
    etchResponded today
    Hello, thank you for your recent visit to etch! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal, although I'm so sorry to learn about the level of service you received and how this detracted from your overall experience. I understand that our General Manager has reached out to you directly to discuss your visit with you in more detail. We are always open to hearing feedback from our guests and appreciate you bringing this to our attention so we can address it internally and improve. Thank you again for your patronage; we hope to see you in again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin was an amazing waiter! He made my date and I feel special! Definitely recommend and ask for Kevin!

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  12. RandyH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's Day lunch was fantastic. Service was great, food was excellent and reasonably priced. Everything was great. Will definitely be back.

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  13. MusicCityCouple

    Nashville

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Etch many times...each time the food has been exceptional. On this occasion we were there for lunch and had Catfish, Beef Tenderloin and a Sweet Potato soup. Couldn't have been better.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was inventive and delicious. The atmosphere was an awesome spot for a date. A great place to enjoy.

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  15. TroyW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, Etch was everything we wanted and more for our Pre-Valentines Date Night. We were running a little late due to some traffic, but the front desk assured us it was no problem when I called. The food was spectacular and the service was amazing. Our server Nathan was very insightful on the menu and helped us navigate some options while also being a very attentive, but not overwhelming server. He was pleasant the whole time and it really made our experience top-notch. Shoutout Nathan. The food was top tier... we started with the Bread and also the Carpaccio, it was insanely good. The smoked meat was delicious and the pickle & herb relish was very light and refreshing, we almost ordered a second serving. Our main dishes included Lamb Meatballs, Pork Chop, and Brussels - all of which were delightful. I don't think we had much to complain about, maybe wish we would've ventured out with a different bottle of wine selection, but regardless our experience was still amazing and we will be back.

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  16. Sandy27

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a lovely atmosphere! Excellent attentive service as well!

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  17. DebbieF

    Nashville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven't tried Etch you are missing out! We have dined here several times and it has never failed to impress. Roasted cauliflower is definitely not to be missed. Brussel sprouts are crispy and delicious, steaks and seafood are all great. Joseph is super friendly and takes awesome care of his tables and you never have to look for him if you need something!

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  18. JamesC

    E. Tennessee

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, the experience at Etch did not disappoint. Our entrees were delicious and the selection eclectic. The service was attentive without being overly zealous. The cauliflower and Brussels sprouts were delicious. Two of us in our party had the filet prepared exactly the same but one was slightly more rare than the other. Besides that, the experience and food was spectacular.

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  19. OtisG

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Etch is a great restaurant, our favorite in downtown Nashville.

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  20. DavidD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Still the best restaurant in the State of TN after all these years. Enough said.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at etch this weekend! Nate was a fantastic server and the food was incredible. I think it was the best meal I’ve ever had in Nashville.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the better restaurants in Nashville that my wife and I had the opportunity to go to. Everybody from the valet to the hostess’ to the waiters/waitresses were super friendly and very professional. The food was simply incredible and the menu makes sure it has something to please everybody that looks over it. We will definitely be coming back to Etch.

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  23. CindyP

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Etch never disappoints! Food was expertly prepared ! Our server Lisa was knowledgeable on drinks & food and just a delight! We LOVE Etch & anything Chef Deb brings to Nashville!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. TNBurro

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Etch never disappoints. The food is flavorful and the service is excellent

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  25. MatthewV

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar counter is a great spot for a dinner with a small group. During prime time it can be a squeeze but well worth it for the delicious appetizers and entrees.

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  26. GoodTourist

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite Nashville restaurant. Exceptional food , service, and location, Valet parking and walking distance to many venues (symphony, Bridgestone area)

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  27. diva1diner

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Etch has some of the most creative food in Nashville. Deb Paquette has always found delicious ways to prepare vegetables. Meats and fish are perfectly prepared. We always enjoy dining at Etch

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  28. doug

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The catfish was overcooked and dry with no taste except for sauce. Ruined it. Would suggest baking and breading only one side.
    etchResponded on February 9, 2024
    Hi Doug, I'm so sorry to hear that! Our General Manager is reaching out to you directly to discuss your visit more in-depth. I hope we will be able to turn things around for you! Thank you for your patronage and feedback.

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  29. Marcus

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top tier food and menu. Great wine list at reasonable prices. Experienced wait staff. You can tell this is a consistently phenomenal restaurant. Would definitely go back if in town again.

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  30. Bobbie

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Professional and pleasant service. Excellent dinner.

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  31. Funseeker

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, lots of delicious flavor. Excellent service!

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  32. Taylor

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the counter and got excellent service from Anthony. So fun to watch the kitchen in action. Service was great and made sure that we got through our courses so we could make it to the symphony.

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  33. robertr

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I frequently dine at Etch before symphonies and have for several years. The restaurant has never disappointed, either in terms of food or service. This time we each had a special, one salmon and the other pork. The preparations were out of the ordinary and both were delicious.

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  34. Stina

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The food was fabulous. Our server, Nate was extremely responsive, very friendly and personable. I would highly recommend Etch. 

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  35. Penny

    Anchorage

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Etch absolutely never, ever disappoints! We enjoy the creativity of the chef. The chef special was unique and amazing as always. We always look forward to the equally creative deserts. If you are visiting Nashville and looking for the top restaurants, do move Etch to the very top of your list.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have food restrictions (doing Whole 30) and was delighted at the way the manager, Rob, went out of his way to make sure he understood exactly what I was and wasn’t able to eat and then worked with the chef to put a beautiful and delicious meal together for me! I’ve never had such wonderful service! Nate, our server was attentive and so friendly as well! I’ll be back! Thank you!

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  37. RandyD

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal and would recommend this to others.

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  38. MichaelD

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Etch is a wonderful restaurant. The only issue on this visit was it took a long time for a waiter to come and take our order then he disappeared later for long periods of time. Love the wine list. Where else can you find a great Slovenian Refosk?

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  39. Notlarc

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative exceptional food and great service. We dined at the chef’s counter which is great. We loved talking to our server and the manager. Highly recommended.

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  40. RodneyE

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a superb evening dining at Etch. I wish I remembered our servers name as she was tremendous and made us feel so welcome.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

etch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.

etch is rated 4.8 stars by 8121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for etch

303 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN 37201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    3rd AVE.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Sobro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Deb Paquette
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 522-0685
  • Private party facilities
    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.
  • Private party contact
    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446
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