Etch

4.8
5654 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5654 people are saying
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Jude
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impressive menu and everything we tried was absolutely delicious! Service was impeccable. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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vipPeter
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sarah’s service was simply beyond delightful and elevated what was already a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good - more words because OpenTable makes me

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CoryT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place would go back in the future for aure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing.

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steveM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sarah our server was an excellent host for a great night of dining. The food was fabulous from start to finish. Would highly recommend Etch to friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Felt safe in the pandemic. Food was fantastic.

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vipPaulC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ETCH IS A MUST. Remarkable diversity of palette ... surprising combinations. A tremendous dinner experience. And our server Ed was outstanding. We dine out often - and, we're adventurous - from upscale to local taverns ... so, when we hit Etch - we were blown away. We've recommended it to all our NASH friends and will be back next time we're in town. We'll be expecting more unique offerings. Order something you wouldn't try anywhere else ... you'll not be disappointed. Superb. And dessert is a must, whatever it may be the day you're there. WELL DONE CHEF PAQUETTE!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

my husband and I came to celebrate our first anniversary. We were seated by a very pleasant young lady immediately. Our table was in a lovely corner by a window. My only wish was that there was a candle on the table.
our server greeted us and then added I hear you are celebrating your anniversary in the sweetest voice. the drink and meal were outstanding! I had venison it was tender and my husband had the special which was fish with fried green tomatoes! yummmm
thank you for making this a lovely dining experience!

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wendyc
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Nashville. I had Corvina with a side of crispy potato salad both of which were divine. My husband raved about the perfectly cooked Venison. Our waiter, Ed could not have been better. It's been a few years since dining at Etch. Saturday's experience was a reminder of why we should go more frequently!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Was visiting from out if town and staying about a block away. The vibe was great, our server, Thomas, was talkative & helpful, very pleasant. He stopped by frequently, but wasn’t annoying in any way. His recommendations were terrific. The venison was filled with interesting flavors and the meat was so tender! The etch salad is light & delicious. The chocolate mousse dessert was another recommendation and it was terrific—and I’m not a Chocolate lover. Everything is fine with care and thoughtfulness toward not only flavors but presentation. I’d definitely return next trip to Nashville and highly recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! We had the octopus bruschetta and steak carpaccio for the appetizers and they were some of the best I’ve ever had! I had the venison as my entree and it too was delicious! The cocktail menu was perfection! Every drink I had seemed to be better than the last. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my wife for our Anniversary and we loved this place. The food was delicious and the presentation was excellent. Service was great. It was a bit noisy but not overwhelming. We will definitely be going back.

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DianeS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing staff. Fabulous wine list! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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DC13
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Over priced food that was not warm, over priced value with lack of ambiance desired.

Etch
Responded on November 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience at Etch, and would love to learn more about your visit with us. We take our guests' feedback very seriously, so any specific feedback you can provide regarding which dishes you ordered is helpful for us to address and improve. Would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? We would like to discuss your visit in further detail with you. Thank you in advance for your time; we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JP, our waiter, was phenomenal from understanding the menu to selling us on every dish, each one better sounding than the last. The drinks were good and reasonably priced and the food was top notch. Presentation is great but where it really matters is taste and they were both above exceptional levels. Why have we not been here is one question we had but we will definitely not be this long in coming back for seconds.

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nashfoodie
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really appreciate the distance put between tables and accommodating Covid protocols. Food was great as always and the service was perfect for a nice low-key birthday dinner for 2. Seriously with those cauliflowers! So So GOOD!

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LawrenceG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The culinary experience was exemplary and service was impeccable.

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DeborahA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our first visit was a very busy Saturday evening. After a delicious appetizer we waited forever for entree which arrived cold and the waited forever for check. Must have been a bad night. Recent second visit, delicious appetizer and cocktail but felt rushed to order and the entree arrives so quick. It was delicious but I was still drinking my cocktail and would have enjoyed a glass of wine with my dinner. I should have asked the waiter to slow down but I would expect in a restaurant of this caliber that would not be necessary. Not sure if I’ll go back

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Deborah, thank you for your recent visit to Etch! I am sorry to learn that the timing was off during your meal and understand how this negatively affected your overall experience. This is not the level of service we are proud to provide our guests with. I have shared this feedback with our management team to review so that we can improve. Thank you for sharing this with us; if there is ever anything we can do to improve your experience, please let us know. Thank you again for your feedback!

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AnthonyY
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This restaurant wasn't for me. My wife loved it but as soon as we walked in it was nothing like the rest of the city, no real vibe or energy or ambiance, more like an art museum. The food had some bright spots, for me mussels were too briny and too much lemongrass in the broth. Got the fish of the day which was cooked perfect in some great tomatoes but didnt care for the garlic tapenade at all. Im sure they will continue to do great things this was just my personal preference.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceeded expectations

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly overpriced but a fantastic experience and worth it for a special occasion. Our server, Thomas, was outstanding. He had great recommendations for every flavor profile we described hunting for. If I go back I'll be asking for him again.

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RebeccaH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pricey, but the food was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the counter and everything was lovely! Our server was so friendly and attentive! She was able to help us navigate the menu because it was our first time there! The food was great, i definitely recommend trying an appetizer and saving room for desert!

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vipAnna
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Nashville!

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vipJBinTNL
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came here to Celebrate my husband’s birthday and had a great experience. The food was excellent and we had a great server. The cauliflower is a must try. I had the fish special and it was full of flavor and cooked perfectly. My husband had the scallops and loved them. They also have a nice wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite 1st stop when we visit Nashville

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SusanR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. My client said it was the best meal she had ever had. She was coming back for dinner that night!

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AllenMck
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Will go again!! The service, the food - absolutely fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience- food was delicious and presentation was beautiful! Our server was delightful! Menu is creative - we had beef tenderloin but other choices were venison and lamb, among others. We will definitely be back!

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nicoles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. Sit at the kitchen bar

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Snoop
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Horseradish mash potatoes were incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family ate at Etch for my husband’s birthday. The whole staff was friendly and even accommodating to my toddler daughter. The food is unlike anything I’ve ever had. Definitely upscale gourmet and very delicious.

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Dishes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Venison was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want the best in Nashville go to Etch.

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MitchellT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, for people that never go to extremely nice restaurants me and my wife were happy with everything! The server made our night, He was probably the nicest server iv ever had in my life. 11/10 would go again.

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RachelC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I try to dine at Etch at least a couple of times a year. We are not from Nashville, but we are more than happy to drive the two hours to dine here whenever we can. We had our first date here so this place holds a special place in our hearts. Every time we have visited, the food has been outstanding. It is consistently good regardless of what you order. There are very few restaurants I can say that about. The food is impeccable and the service is second to none. You’re doing yourself a favor by dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The only good thing about our experience was our server, Sarah. As a Nashville local I would not recommend this place to anyone that lived here or that was visiting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For me o e of the best restaurants in Nashville...and probably in USA

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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 5654 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.

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