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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LB
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, creative food. Professional and friendly service

CB
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Service and cuisine are always impeccable.

G
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was EXCELLENT and filet was the best we have had. A little more potatoes would have been good.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Went to celebrate a birthday. Reservations were at 9pm and we arrive at 8:49. There were plenty of empty tables yet we had to sit and wait until 9. Service was incredible but unfortunately the food fell short. Lamb loin was salty. The fixings were too sweet as well. The veal and shiitake meatballs were overall very disappointing and bad. Didn’t see one mushroom in the dish. The best part of the meal was the appetizer- octopus and shrimp bruschetta. Highly recommend. Very good drinks as well. Not worth the price for the disappointment.

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us at Etch. I am sorry to hear that you found your meal to be underwhelming. We never want our guests leaving with anything short of a five-star experience, especially on such a special occasion, so I regret that we came up short on some of your menu selections. We'd like to discuss this visit with you in further detail; would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience?

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TT
Nashville
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb and John Morris , the manager took really good care of us when the valet parking failed. Walked us three blocks to the parking garage and helped about ten of us find our cars ! Such a nice guy .

Etch
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Tom, thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. John will appreciate hearing this positive feedback as well! We hope to see you all back again soon!

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JP
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good
Appetizers the best but the octopus toast did have only two small pieces and shrimps I guess the ran out
Duck confit cake the best

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Javier, thank you for your recent visit to Etch! I am pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the duck tart, though I am sorry to learn that the octopus and shrimp bruschetta fell short of expectations. Please know that we are always happy to replace something if you are not fully satisfied with your selection, as we want all of our guests leaving with a positive experience. Your feedback and patronage are greatly appreciated, and we do hope that you'll visit us again soon!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was amazing!

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the five stars! We hope to see you for a filet again soon!

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JS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Nashville. Great vibe, food is outstanding, great drinks and location.

Etch
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jackie, 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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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best culinary experience ever! Beyond scrumptious.

Etch
Responded 4 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!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good appetisers (had the cauliflower and duck tart) and the fish main m. Dessert was a bit on the sweet side of cut the sugar on that by 20% then it would be very good as well. Service was impeccable

RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS. Interesting and incredible blending of flavors. Fresh, quality ingredients precisely prepared to create wonderful dishes. Excellent service by our waiter, Cole. As a true foodie...highly recommended when you are in Nashville!

Etch
Responded 4 hours ago

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

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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, helpful staff and beautiful presentation. Not your typical Nashville look, with this restaurants eclectic offerings and modern setting.

Etch
Responded 3 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 again soon!

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SL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for lunch downtown with a cozy atmosphere.

LC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so many great meals during my trip to Nashville but Etch was definitely the standout. As well as excellent service from my server Anthony and the rest of the team - who did a superb job looking after me as a solo dinner and ensuring I got out in time to make it to the CMA Awards that evening - the food and drinks were absolutely outstanding. I had the signature roasted cauliflower starter which was delicious (particularly the sauces) and the venison main course which was full of flavour. I also ordered the Smoked Old Fashioned cocktail which was strong and flavoursome but without being overwhelming. My only regret is not booking my table earlier so I could have had a dessert too! I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the city and would strongly encourage anyone to go to Etch if they're looking for a relaxed but sophisticated dining experience with excellent food and great service.

Etch
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Laura, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you 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 again the next time you're in town!

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a
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Steak was.... well, a steak. But certainly not worth $38. Service was good but nothing special. Overall, wasn’t impressed. I would go back again hoping for a better experience given the ratings of others.

Etch
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations. Mediocrity is far from the level of quality cuisine we strive to provide our guests with, so it is disappointing to learn that you did not have a five-star experience with us. I am hopeful you will visit us again in the near future. I am confident we can guide you through the menus to find something you will absolutely love! Thank you again for your patronage and feedback.

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FN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch for lunch is just as amazing an experience as it is for dinner. The staff make it a wonderful dining experience and the food is absolutely stellar.

Etch
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful feedback! We're pleased to hear our staff helped make your experience a memorable one. Please join us again soon!

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MP
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Kudos to John W!!

Etch
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thanks for the five stars, Michael! We will be sure to share your feedback with John and hope to see you again soon!

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RW
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot. The service was perfect and the food was perfect.

PS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with unusual and unexpected combinations that always work beautifully.

a
Nashville
124 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing amalgam of flavors and presentation. Kin was a wonderful server. Highly recommended.

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that Kin provided exemplary service during your recent visit to Etch. Please come back and see us again soon!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Sit at the bar!

OT
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! The appetizers, entree’s and drinks were top notch. A relaxing time and was lucky enough to get seats facing the kitchen. This was my second time there and it once again exceeded my expectations.

d
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated quickly and appreciated the free valet service. My husband had the Cobia and liked it very much. I had the lamb loin and it was delicious. I would definitely order it again. The desserts were rather limited in selection so we decided against having one. We enjoyed our experience at Etch.

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi there, 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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HK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Big restaurant with very little atmosphere. Food was fine but not anything g that would make me go back. Seemed like a factory

K
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with excellent service and outstanding food. Our dishes were flavorful and perfectly prepared.

E
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch continues to excel. It remains our “go to” place for a truly superb meal and impeccable service. From our before dinner drinks, appetizer, entrees (an amazing cobia special and the scallops), to a shared ice cream sundae for dessert, the meal was awesome. We walked out raving about this meal even more than usual.

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your comments! Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to every guest, and we're thrilled to learn that both are always enjoyed. Please visit us again soon!

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Etch was a wonderful experience. We would recommend it highly for a great dinning experience!

PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The sommelier was quite good. I ate at the counter and overall service was very good, but let me explain. They had a large group in the back, and I sat for way too long with no food. But they knew it, and, without my prompting, comped me some of the food. So I enjoyed the overall experience. Luckily, the couple next to me were regulars, and the conversation made my day.

Etch
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi Paul, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am sorry to hear about the delays in receiving your meal, but I am glad to know that our management team was able to step in while you dined with us. While we never want guests receiving anything less than a five-star meal, we appreciate the opportunity to make it right. Thank you for your review; we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing dining experience. The amount of flavors that were presented with each dish worked like instruments in a symphony. The best meal in Nashville!

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Chris, thanks for the lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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a
Nashville
124 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nashville's best restaurant. And it's not SOUTHERN fried foods.

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thanks for the review! We are excited to be your favorite spot in Nashville. Please join us again soon!

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DS
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch is simply a fabulous restaurant in every sense of fine dining. Everything is creative and delicious with superb service.

Etch
Responded on November 9, 2019

Hi David, 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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s
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Etch a 1/2 dozen times and it doesn't disappoint. I rely on this restaurant when entertaining my clients because the food is always on point, the staff is engaging and the ambiance is lively without being distracting. It has an open kitchen concept but it's almost like background noise; you see it but really don't hear it. The food is wonderful. They are known for this crazy delicious cauliflower. Yes! Cauliflower! The menu is extensive without being overwhelming. The scallops are a decent size and well prepared. I had the special fish that came with a goat cheese grit that was delicious. the duck appetizer is terrific too along with the lemon tart dessert. This is just a small sample of what we enjoyed and please know it's not hard to find something that is truly enjoyable. I will go back to this restaurant again!

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your guests 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 to enjoy the roasted cauliflower again soon!

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DS
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant. Everything we had was exceptional, prepared uniquely and with precision, and our server was well above five star.

OT
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Great and innovative combination of flavors and textures.

c
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here with work colleagues from out of town. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and plating is to die for!!! I was hesitant at first as we were seated at the counter in front of the open kitchen, but it proved to be a lot of fun. We ate on a Monday night and the place was packed.

Etch
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thanks for the review, Judith! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

S
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go here for special occasions. They never disappoint. Try the scallops! They are amazing.

Etch
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thanks for sharing your celebrations with us! We hope to see you for another special occasion again soon!

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JH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Etch. We sat at the chef's counter and watched the kitchen work while we ate. The food was excellent and creative. The service was perfect.

s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Delicious food. Unexpected greatness!!!

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