Etch

4.8
6051 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.

avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6051 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JS
JonathanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredibly special. I didn’t know that something as simple as roasted cauliflower could taste that good. Literally everything we tried was unbelievably delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Chef Deb provides a colorful display of food

F
vipFans
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughter's birthday and they made it very special for her! And, there was a very nice little birthday note on our table with signatures from servers, which was such a nice touch. I personally LOVED my gin & strawberry puree cocktail! Everything was DIVINE, as usual!

xoxo

S
vipSheri
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal we had in Nashville, where often even high end cuisine is over-seasoned. Loved the lamb flatbread and the Argentinian steak was also a big hit. Had fun talking to our conversational and attentive server. Wonderful experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Has been one of our favorite restaurants but this time the food and experience was lacking. Food was good but not excellent. Service was good but not what we expect from Etch. Waitress seemed disinterested but was pleasant

MK
vipMichaelK
Wilmington
117 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Could have more options

A
vipAngela
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our “go to” place when we are in Nashville. Excellent service. Wonderful service. We are huge fans and we will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Karen did a great job!! Thanks for the complimentary champagne!

TS
TracyS
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great all around! The only issues were 1) that it took over 2 hours to get our entrees. Too slow for sure. And 2) it was too loud,but somewhat manageable. But I would still recommend to others!

j
joanna13
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Happy hour only at bar but was not explained when we made reservation even though the person we spoke with stressed the value of the early reservation as that would be happy hour. When they told us this after we were seated we were not offered the option of having a drink at the bar then sitting down. Just was a bit disappointing on the service part and dampened what we had expected. Food was good.

M
vipMike
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local go to, great for lunch, cauliflower a must, always excellent service and cleanliness

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Beef tenderloin with fried potato salad was full of flavor and satisfying.

BD
BradD
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place to eat while visiting Nashville.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tammy was an outstanding server and knowledgeable about all the intricacies of each item we ordered. There are food options for vegan and meat and fish lovers. I would have licked my plate if it wouldn’t have embarrassed me!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a birthday celebration and everything was amazing from start to finish!!! The staff (including the managers) were IMMACULATE! One of if not the best service I have received in the Nashville and surrounding cities regions! The food was ggggrreeeattt!!! Thought about even getting more today! Lol! Thank you so much for such a great experience!

RC
RhondaC
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were greeted warmly and welcoming and seated promptly. The staff was very friendly and very professional. Service was great and the food was good

M
Melindal
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as well as the service. I'd recommend the scallops and pavlova!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly incredible! I am looking for another place now to go and eat on my trip & thinking of trying to get in for my second time! It’s amazing!

S
vipSandy
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for lunch. The Etch salad and the lamb flatbread were wonderful. Sat at the counter. Boy, is it run like a well oiled machine. The expediter was spot on. Our server…efficient and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

l
loris
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything! Especially the cauliflower appetizer and the cornmeal catfish! Def great selection of eclectic food. Will return the next time we are in Nashville. Highly recommend!

RM
RachelM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food at Etch was spectacular, the service was outstanding- seriously, the best service I have ever received- and it is not cheap, but DEFINITELY worth it. I have a gluten and dairy allergy, and the server was able to direct me to something amazing. I look forward to coming back as soon as I have my next milestone to celebrate. Dress to the nines and enjoy the best dinner you have ever had!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Highly recommend the cauliflower app. I had the vegetarian entree and my partner had the steak. It was declared the best steak my partner has ever had.

JP
JoyceP
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was lovely. Wait staff very attentive. The food was terrific. I had the cauliflower and bruschetta. My steak was cooked perfectly and my husband venison was delicious. Highly recommend Etch.

NS
vipNew2STL
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. A wonderful place in downtown Nashville.

TS
TimS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch is our favorite restaurant of all. Food is excellent. Staff very friendly and well educated on food and drinks. We would take anyone there for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in a decade. Service was beyond. Don’t sleep on the key lime coconut milk ice cream – best bite of the night.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Two thumbs up. One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

GT
GeorgeT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. High quality, tasty. Our server Kyle was on top of everything

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was warm and hospitable.

AM
AlexMat
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well prepared and tasty food. Very good desert, not too sweet. Nice and knowledgeable sommelier with a good wine list.

D
Deanna
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Octopus and Shrimp bruschetta is a must. The cocktails were delicious, especially the espresso martini I had for dessert :)

TM
TeleneM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was amazing, moreover the food and drinks were delightful!!!

TC
TonyaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is some of the best food and service we have received anywhere in a very long time. We were there for lunch. The food was creative, cooked to perfection, served with a smile, and visually quite beautiful. It is fine dining at a price point we were hoping for. Dinner would also be wonderful, I am sure. We may have to return for that. You can go to many places with similar pricing around Nashville, but I haven’t seen anywhere near the quality.

BB
BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! The food was delicious! I had the venison and my husband had the lamb. Definitely going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. Great flavors and good amount of food.

B
Bucsfan60
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally had a dinner reservation but called to change it to lunch. Sara was very accommodating and gave us a lunch time slot. We were seated promptly and welcomed by the host as well as our waiter. The waiter shared some of his favorite dishes which we ordered. The food was delicious , the flavors were unique and the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend Etch for anyone visiting Nashville or living in the area. I will definitely eat here the next time I visit.

u
unlucky
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food…very pricey
I would like more variety
Seafood very expensive

EW
EmilyW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

FAQs

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 6051 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.

Tweets by Etch