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etch, Nashville, TN

etch

4.8
4.8
7836 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 125 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • 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

What 7,836 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Good for business meals

  • Nashville

    Innovative

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Good for business meals

  • Nashville

    Innovative

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

7,836 Reviews
  1. MusicCityCouple

    Nashville

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great...and was once again. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Definitely one of the top 5 restaurants in Nashville. I highly recommend it...and order anything, it's all excellent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a dinner there with friends. The food was very tasty and our server was wonderful! It was an easy place to carry conversation without having to scream!

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  3. TeeDeeBee

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Staff were friendly and informative about meals and even seated us earlier than our reservation time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and service friendly and attentive

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all the way. Excellent service, amazing food and cocktails. Loved it!

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  6. skihikefishdine

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Burrata salad was superb. We enjoyed the scallops and the pork loin (chef’s creation). We’d definitely go back.

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  7. BradL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! My girlfriend has a food allergy and they accommodated perfectly! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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  8. Elizabeth

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my new favorite restaurant. I've taken people there twice, and both times the food was incredible. I have severe food allergies and they always treat that with respect, but also deliver absolutely amazing food even with my modifications. The waitstaff is very attentive.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin and Emily Archer were fabulous, went out of their way to make it a great experience.

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  10. peteR

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Revisited just to have the pork chop again! Spectacular!

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  11. KateP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the etch salad with salmon, smash burgers, and catfish special. Every item was outstanding. We also had the cauliflower as an appetizer. Amazing!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They sat us at a really bad table right outside the private room when there were tons of available tables out in the restaurant that were nice. They did move us when we asked. Drinks took a long time. A steak was undercooked, twice. Our filet and the salmon and sides were great. Mixed feelings.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife & I had dinner at Etch, seated at the counter viewing the kitchen. Great fun way to dine. Food here is amazing. Pork Chop is one of their specialties & delicious. Service was excellent (thanks Carter)! It’s not cheap but they deliver.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic dining experience! Great people and even better food. We sat at the chefs counter for the first time and loved watching the chefs prepare beautiful dishes.

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  15. CharlesP

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was great. Really liked the empanadas. Cocktails were all good for the six of us. We will be back! Kevin our server did an awesome job!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Can’t wait to go back.

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  17. MamaMia

    Salt Lake City

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dining at Etch on a Monday evening, the place was hopping, service was attentive to details, kitchen was “on”. We began with creative cocktails and sharing roasted cauliflower. Four of us ordered 3 different entrees, and each was found to be superb. Had to share the roasted Brussels sprouts, too. We can honestly say each item on the various plates was delicious. I would go to Etch for the Brussels alone. It is so enjoyable to have expectations exceeded. Thank you!

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  18. BernieS

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A fun restaurant with great staff and very good food. Easy location to reach in Nashville. Would go back, for sure.

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  19. MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the counter experience. Food and service were outstanding.

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  20. NatalieB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, definitely recommend sitting at chef’s counter!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond fantastic cannot wait to come back and try more dishes!

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  22. Babsandfriend

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our apps more than our mains. Thought the mains had too much going on, too many competing flavours. Simplify.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Etch celebrating our anniversary.

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  24. CarolynS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The From the Sea special with mahi-mahi was flavorful and delicious!

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  25. Mack

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started at the bar for happy hour then moved to the dining room for dinner. The staff was very attentive giving great service. The dinner was the best…filet and mahi mahi were cooked perfect. It was my birthday and was given a signed birthday card, nice touch.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service! Everything was delicious.

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  27. Foodies

    Orange County

    242 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great cocktails, and service. The charcuterie platter, tomato burrata salad, and crispy potato salad were great. The fish entree was not our favorite part of the meal.

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  28. BruceL

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. We chose the warm almond cake for dessert. It was also very good. Would definitely visit again.

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  29. paulb

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant with a widely varied and creative menu. Everything was expertly prepared and delicious. The service was some of the best I’ve ever experienced. They were completely willing to accommodate some dietary restrictions and had excellent suggestions. Service was very fast and not overly intrusive. The non-dairy dessert options were the best in this category I’ve ever tasted - really! Drink service and options were also excellent. Highly recommended but do make reservations because they fill up - and with good reason!

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  30. Joonya

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was excellent overall. Duck was bland. Scallops were perfect and so was the octopus bruschetta.

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  31. Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, though I was disappointed that the tempura oyster mushrooms were no longer on the menu. I hope you bring them back. Anthony took great care of us!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    I ordered the filet medium rare and was served one almost blue rare. Sent it back, they threw it on the grill again and gave it back to me rare. The person I was with ordered the duck special and said it tastes mediocre at best. We’ve eaten here before and really enjoyed it. This experience was terrible for what had been a great spot in the past.

    etchResponded on September 22, 2023

    Hello, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. This is certainly not the level of cuisine we strive to provide our guests, and I apologize for coming up short here. Our General Manager is reaching out to you directly to determine how we can rectify your experience. I hope we can connect with you soon! Thank you for your feedback and patronage.

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  33. PeterS

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant extremely creative, dynamite service, highly recommend.

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  34. PattiH

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to dinner at Etch with our daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate Katie successfully defending her dissertation and our waitress was so sweet in acknowledging her accomplishment. Our waitress had wonderful suggestions on appetizers and entrees, and service throughout the evening not only from our waitress, but everyone who came to our table, was top notch. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious. Wonderful serving sizes -- not too small and not too large. Our waitress also gave Katie a complimentary dessert -- with a piece of chocolate on top -- with congratulations written on it. Lovely evening -- highly, highly recommend Etch.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. BradfordB

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had not been to Etch in a couple of years. It is a very good restaurant. The food is always good and they have a good wine list. I had the lamb meatballs and my wife had the scallops. Both were very good. The service was a bit slow, but not bad.

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  36. Sst1

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and octopus bruschetta was the tastiest starter I’ve had in quite a while! The server was so helpful with recommendations. The lamb meatballs were beyond delicious and we ended with matcha ice cream…perfect dinner! Will definitely be back.

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  37. gracegurl

    Nashville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. Rob the manager was great & Brooke our server was amazing!!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. JarrettT

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    amazing dinner!! service was top notch!! octopus and shrimp bruschetta is a must try

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  39. CatheyO

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each of the four of us had a different entree and they were all delicious! the duck breast special was outstanding. And our waiter, Kevin, was wonderful. Very efficient, prompt service but not rushed.

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  40. HollyB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the whole experience. Great seating, wonderful service, accommodating of food allergies and the chef came to our table to make sure there were no issues there. The food was some of the best I've ever had! The brussels and empanadas were fabulous and my filet was cooked perfectly. We will be back!

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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 7836 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 125 times today

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
  • 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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