Etch

4.8
4754 reviews
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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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LC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this experience from the food to the impeccable service was spectacular. Best dinner in Nashville!

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TB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Josh. He made the dinning dining experience exceptional.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback! It's wonderful to learn that Josh helped to make your recent visit to Etch a memorable one. We'll be sure to pass along your praises to him! Please come back and dine with us again soon!

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l
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck tart - amazing.
Scallops - amazing.
Service - wonderful.
Highly recommend.

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F
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Etch is one of my favorite restaurants and never disappointed with our experience. First everyone at Etch is so courteous and make your visit special. Our waiter,Zack, was outstanding. It was our 41st anniversary and Zack made great recommendations and made every course be brought in a timely manner- never feel rushed. Scallops is always my favorite and my husband got reindeer which was also delicious. Not sure Santa happy with him. Lol
Although we were not hungry we couldn’t resist the dessert. Food is always unique and delicious and Wow on the presentation. Definitely recommend!

Etch
Responded 4 hours ago

Hello, thank you for celebrating at Etch! We're thrilled to hear that your anniversary celebration was a special one. It sounds like Zack guided you through a delicious dinner-- the scallops are always an excellent choice! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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LT
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at Chef Counter. Service outstanding and the food was great. Wonderful experience.

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MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We were a bit disappointed in the menu this time.... too many flavors on one plate.
The crispy potato salad which we have had before was burnt and had way too much mustard...disappointed

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was spectacular.
Food was presents beautifully and was just as delicious.

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Etch is wonderful! From the simple minimalist decor to the service! Excellent drink menu & wine selection.
Roasted cauliflower appetizer is a must! The catch of the day ~ Halibut. Delightful pairing w/ whipped potatoes & green peas! Delicious! Filet was a nice & cooked to perfection. Side choice was toasted Brussels sprouts...Yum! Food presentation is visually stimulating too.
Dessert was a SO sinful~ Ice Cream Sundae ..unlike any ice cream sundae I have ever experienced. This eclectic sundae consisted of
butterscotch ice cream, brown butter blondie bites, bruleéd banana, caramel sauce, whipped crème fraiche, candied pecans....Amazing!!
Etch is worth a visit if in Nashville!!

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the five stars! We're delighted to hear that your recent dinner at Etch was enjoyed. It sounds like you made excellent choices-- the catch of the day is always worth checking out! We hope you'll return again soon!

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Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Must go.

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c
Nashville
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An all time favorite and remains so- has the halibut and salad. Both were delicious. My only complaint were drinks weren’t as exciting this trip- expensive and not as great tasting but food was well worth everything.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Hello, thank you for your patronage! It's a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your meal during your recent visit to Etch. However, it's disappointing to hear that the cocktails fell short of expectations, and I apologize if this detracted from your visit in any way. Please know that we're always happy to replace anything you don't absolutely love! Thanks again for sharing your experience; we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. We've enjoyed it every time we've eaten there.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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MA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Really one of the best meals I’ve ever had

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o
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for big birthday celebration. Food great for Vegans!

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thank you for celebrating at Etch! We love to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your visit!

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SO
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. A birthday card was waiting for my wife, signed by the staff. Our server was friendly and attentive without being overbearing, and knew every item on the menu thoroughly. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. A splendid dining experience.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind words! It's wonderful to learn that you and your wife enjoyed such a memorable birthday celebration at Etch. We hope you'll return again soon!

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E
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely one of our best dining experience. Everything from start to finish was top notch. We will definitely be visiting this restaurant again when we are back in Nashville.

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GN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place we’ve been in Nashville. Very creative with multitude of ingredients used in each dish. Would come back again every time we visit Nashville.

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JS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with innovative entrees.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary and the food was amazing and Zach was a great server with good recommendations! Highly recommend and we will definitely return !

Etch
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary at Etch! It's a pleasure to hear that Zach provided exemplary service during your visit. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Everything appeared to go well however one of us had a severe digestive reaction to the Veal meatball entree about an hour after the dinner. The server did a great job though so this has no bearing on her performance.

Etch
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. We would love the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience, as we take this type of feedback very seriously. Would you mind sharing your contact information, along with details of your meal, with me? Thank you for your time; I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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NR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant! There were just enough selections to choose from - a true culinary delight!

Etch
Responded on June 17, 2019

Hi Nancy, thank you for your recommendation! We hope you'll return again soon!

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DP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in Nashville. Thoroughly pleased and will be returning again.

Etch
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, Dan! We look forward to seeing you back again in the near future!

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LW
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got there before lunch crowd, nice table. Ed our waiter was super! I had the Bahn Mi pork belly sandwich and it was delish

Etch
Responded on June 17, 2019

Hi Lisa, thank you for joining us for lunch! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Pork Belly Bahn Mi. Please come back and see us again soon!

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CS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious

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m
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience at dinner but the bar tender was rude when we had a drink prior to being seated. Anthony, our server and the hostess were lovely and very accommodating.

Etch
Responded on June 18, 2019

Hi Mary Ellen, thank you for your feedback! While it's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your overall visit, I'm very sorry to learn that any member of our staff was less than welcoming during your time with us. This is not up to the level of service we take pride in providing our guests, and we will be sure to address it accordingly with our entire team. Thanks again for the review; we sincerely hope you'll return again for a future visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious creative food. Amazing staff!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting Nashville for our 15 year anniversary and wanted to have a nice dinner to celebrate. I found Etch on TripAdvisor and it was ranked #2 as one of the best restaurants in Nashville. I expected it to be a nice evening but the staff at Etch made it a memorable evening. I asked for a special request of having a card on the table for my bride with a special note. This team went above and beyond. Upon meeting the hostess, she congratulated us on our anniversary, they had a handwritten card on the table with my wife's name on the outside, the server was knowledgable and congratulated us, as they brought out dessert - they had written "Happy Anniversary" on the plate with the dessert sauce. The food was amazing, the drinks were fantastic, the staff was remarkable, and the pricing was unexpectantly less! Etch helped make our anniversary celebration one of the best ones yet! Thank you Etch!

Etch
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Joe, thank you for celebrating your anniversary at Etch! It's wonderful to hear that our team helped to make the evening such a memorable one for you and your wife. We'll be sure to share your praises with our entire staff! Please come back and dine with us again the next time you're in Music City!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great cocktails and wine menu. Food was cooked to perfection.

Etch
Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you for the review! We look forward to seeing you back for another cocktail soon!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Loved it.

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JF
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Highly recommend the counter seating as you can watch how everything is prepared. Sarah, our server, was amazing with all the details and excellent customer service.

Etch
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation, Jonna! It sounds like you enjoyed your meal from the Chef's bar-- it's the best seat in the house! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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L
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Etch has it going on. The staff is friendly and handle questions well about the different food items on and off menu. The food is well prepared and outstanding. We will always try to stop in when in town.

Etch
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for the five stars! It's wonderful to hear that our team was able to answer your menu questions with ease. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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CA
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & service is always great at The Etch!
Wonderful time with my family celebrating my BD.

Etch
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hi Carol, thank you for celebrating your birthday at Etch! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed a memorable meal. Please come back again soon!

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MR
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience tonight. Wish we had dressed up a bit more! Service excellent can’t recall her name but she’s from Vegas! She was fabulous. We shared some fried Brussels sprouts and grilled cauliflower- my girls don’t like these and ate all of it. We tried the veal meatballs which were simply amazing and the Etch salad. Paired with a glass of Rose. The bread and butter with the artisanal miso and scallion and strawberry lemonade butters simply yummy. Highly recommend this place. It’s not formal, but smart casual. Decor and presentation of food fantastic!

Etch
Responded on June 7, 2019

Hi Mari, thank you for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed such a memorable meal at Etch. It sounds like your server guided you through a delicious dinner-- the roasted cauliflower is not to be missed! Thanks again for the review; we hope you'll return again soon!

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Etch - always make it a point to have a meal there whenever I am in Nashville. Service and food always outstanding.

Etch
Responded on June 12, 2019

Hi Catherine, we appreciate you always making Etch one of your Nashville stops. We look forward to seeing you back again the next time you're in town!

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KV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College tour

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding experience! The service was so customer centered, the food could not have been better (venison and filet) and the cocktails were unique and delicious! Highly recommend!

Etch
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. Please come back and see us again soon!

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IS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing experience. had high expectations based on the reviews.
Inappropriate use of Moroccan spices overpowered everything on my lamb loin dish. sweet grits didn't go well with the lamb either.
approach favors presentation over flavor

Etch
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am sorry to learn that you were underwhelmed with your experience, and wish we had the opportunity to replace your dish while you were still dining with us. We are always open to hearing feedback from our guests and will happily replace or take care of anything that is less than perfect. Our goal is to provide each and every guest with a five-star experience; I regret that we came up short.

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