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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6711 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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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

  • 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

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What 6,711 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was fantastic and the food was amazing! Every dish was unique and full of multiple flavors that worked together. Also loved having a pastry incorporated into each meal.

  2. JH

    JessH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant we have been to in Nashville! The food was incredible, and beautifully plated. They were able to accommodate my Celiac Disease, and the service was out of this world!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  4. MV

    MikeyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Oh it was good and it was expensive. Great food though, especially the brussel sprouts.

  5. KS

    KevinS

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    The venison was WAY TOO salty. I get the seasoning to get the outer layer crust. However, too much salt was used in the season mix. Overpriced too.

    EtchResponded today

    Hi Kevin, thank you for your recent visit to Etch! I apologize if your venison was on the salty side and will be sure to share this feedback with our culinary team for review. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of any dish you don't absolutely love, as we want every guest to leave with a five-star experience. If there is ever anything we can do to improve your dining experience, please do share that with us so that we can make it right! We sincerely hope that you will give us another try in the future. Thank you again for your patronage and comments.

  6. C

    Camlen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a super dining Experience. The wait staff knows me. And I know them!

  7. AA

    AlexanderA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience5

    Waiter was not good. However, the table next to us had an incredible one; so shouldn't be a knock on the whole restaurant. In addition, my salmon was very dry

    EtchResponded today

    Hi Alexander, thank you for joining us at Etch. I am sorry to hear that your experience fell short of expectations! We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional meal with service to match, so it is disappointing to hear that we came up short here. Would you be willing to share your contact information at your convenience? We'd love to speak with you more in depth about your experience. Thank you again for your feedback; we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  8. DK

    DerekK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The culinary skill and artistry at Etch is truly remarkable. The menu was interesting and excellent, and the preparation and presentation were fantastic. The service was also fantastic. A great experience all around.

  9. BB

    BrennanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was one of (if not the best) meal both me and my girlfriend had on our lovely date night.

  10. J

    Jody

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we ordered- wine, appetizer, salad, entrees, and dessert was wonderful! Staff was friendly and helpful, valet parking a plus. Will come again.

  11. S

    Skyskipp

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent salmon and filet well served and well prepared. Very much enjoyed the meal and highly recommend.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful time! We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it very special. Started out with smoked old fashioned’s, roasted cauliflower and steak carpaccio. Our main’s were the venison and filet. Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavor combinations were inspiring. We both found it to be a great value for a fine dining experience. Sat at the chefs counter and had fun watching the teamwork and harmony.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Great food and great waitress

  14. TK

    TanyaK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a beautiful Lunch with 2 friends. The food was amazing! Service impeccable and ambiance of the place top notch. We are on vacation in Nashville and already want to go back.

  15. r

    rebeccap

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Kim was excellent. We enjoyed the delicious food

  16. JS

    JaydenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my husband have been coming here for years and every time they never disappoint. We always leave being amazed!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service. Waiting had good recommendations. Was funny and attentive. Good blew my mind. So complex and flavorful and imaginative.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing! All of the dishes we ordered were great and our server was super helpful and nice.

  19. CS

    CindyS

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was very good. Ordered a salad which they split in the kitchen. Waiter made some good recommendations. Disappointment - was that we were still eating our salad when our main dishes arrived - I saw the runner with our meals go over to our waiter, and then come put the dishes down and I wasn't even 1/2 way done with my salad. When I said something to waiter, he smiled and said sorry - but they should have held our dinner and timed things a bit better. For a Monday night, celebrating our anniversary, it felt very rushed and there was no need to do that!

    EtchResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with us. We appreciate you choosing to spend your special occasion at Etch, and I sincerely apologize that we fell short of providing a leisurely celebration for you on your anniversary. Clearly, we missed the mark on providing quality service, and I regret how this impacted your evening. Our General Manager is reaching out to you directly in the hopes of discussing your visit further with you. Again, I apologize for our shortcomings and hope that we can connect with you soon. We are hopeful for the opportunity to rectify the disappointing experience.

  20. P

    Patty

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Chicken & sizzling rice was quite a heavy rich meal for lunch for me. Would not reorder this for any meal. Needed a nap afterwards & so glad I did not need to return to an office Service staff lovely. Disappointed in food.

    EtchResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Patty, thank you for joining us for lunch at Etch! I am sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your experience. We never want our guests to leave disappointed, and I regret that your entree fell short of expectations. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of any dish you don't absolutely love. We do hope that you'll return in the future-- our Chef changes the menu seasonally for both lunch and dinner, and I am confident we can find something you will love. Our guests' feedback is very valuable to us, and I appreciate you taking the time to share yours.

  21. Y

    Ydnarani

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Favorite after symphony eating spot - sitting at the counter is enjoyable and personal. Food reliably good.

  22. JW

    JWWW

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Overall we had a very good meal with good service. Flavors of the app’s and meal was very good. Our server was good, but for a later reservation on a little slower eve we felt a little rushed in ordering and the main entrees showed up as soon as we finished the appetizers. Won’t keep us from returning.

    EtchResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Jan, thank you for your recent visit to Etch! I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall meal, but I am sorry to learn that the service fell short. Our goal is to provide a comfortable setting for guests to enjoy their meals at their desired pace; I sincerely apologize if you felt rushed in any way! This will be discussed with our service team to ensure our guests are given a warm welcome throughout the entire dining experience. Thank you again for your patronage. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  23. AY

    AndreaY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Average all the way around. The food was under-seasoned and overcooked.

    EtchResponded 7 days ago

    Hi Andrea, I'm sorry to hear that! We never want our guests to leave disappointed with their meal and are always happy to replace something if you are not fully satisfied with your selections. We'd love to speak with you to determine how we can regain your trust and patronage. Would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

  24. l

    luvfud

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Disappointing. Nice vibe and a visually pleasing space. Server was rushing us but we politely let her know that wasn’t going to be happening and from then on the service was much better. The chef is trying to be somewhat flamboyant and there were a lot of unnecessary ingredients that did not mesh well with other’s flavor profile. The presentations were almost chaotic. Too much of a good thing. Carpaccio was great as was the roasted cauliflower. After that not so great. The batter on the Szechuan chicken was like concrete. Could not cut it with a knife. Needed a chain saw. No need for the mushroom ‘dumpling’ that was the size of a baseball. It really destroyed it chicken. Venison was good but there was just so much other crap on it that the importance of the venison was lost in space. Desserts were tasty (mocha bar and strawberry sundae). I was really hoping for Etch to knock our socks off but it just didn’t really shine.

    EtchResponded 6 days ago

    Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't fully satisfied with your experience! Our Chef does, in fact, include many varying flavors and sauces to accentuate her dishes. While this is her signature style of cooking, we understand it may not be for everyone and are always happy to omit an ingredient or sauce upon request. I hope you will visit us again soon to try some of our other options; our Chef changes the menu frequently, so there are always new things to enjoy! Thank you again for your patronage and detailed feedback.

  25. PE

    PernilleE

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The restaurant is in a modern building but the interior and the ambiance are old-fashioned and dark with wall-to-wall carpets. And also the food was old-fashioned. It was like something from the 80's: very heavy and with too many ingredients in every course, which made it impossible to taste anything. Service was impersonal without focus on the guests.

    EtchResponded 7 days ago

    Hi Pernille, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am sorry to learn that you were not blown away by your experience with us. In regards to the menu, our Chef has built a reputation around combining several flavors in her dish presentations. While this has gained her many awards and accolades through the years, we understand her style of cooking may not be for everyone. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of anything our guests do not absolutely love, as we never want our patrons to leave without being completely satisfied with their meal! As for the service, our team is trained to provide personalized, professional service and I sincerely apologize if you received anything less than that. We'd love the opportunity to speak with you in further detail regarding your visit -- would you mind sending us your contact info at your convenience? Thank you for sharing your feedback with us; we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  26. CB

    ChadB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent. Definite repeat. Enjoyed cauliflower and steak appetizers, pork chop and venison entrees and salad. Good selections.

  27. s

    silverspringdave

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we had (octopus bruschetta, freekeh and kale salad, seafood special, lamb) was terrific and we talked to a couple of other diners who enjoyed their dishes too. Service was efficient but not rushed -- the tempo seemed laid-back for such a busy place. The noise level was not annoying even though the restaurant was full.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had to reschedule our reservation because the traffic was bad; however, we were treated like nothing was wrong. Food and service were great even when we didn’t like something they quickly fixed the issue. And the fix was amazing. I will definitely go back.

  29. n

    neilc

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Unique choices. Very good service. Friendly environment.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our dinner at Etch was perfect. Zach provided amazing service and our meal was delicious. I had the seafood with a yummy sweet potato cake on the side and my compassion had the pork chop. Both were amazing.

  31. BD

    BurneyD

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    We went for lunch and waited 1.5 hours for our food to arrive. Everything was great when it arrived but the wait totally ruined the lunch.

    EtchResponded 7 days ago

    Hi Burney, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I'm so sorry to learn about the delays you experienced during your time with us and how this affected your overall lunch. We'd love to speak with you further to determine how we can rectify the disappointing experience. Would you mind sending us your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time; we look forward to speaking with you soon.

  32. SB

    ScottB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service! We will definitely be back!

  33. DP

    DeborahP

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing, and the food was superb! Perfect experience.

  34. RT

    RollTide

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cauliflower app and Catfish entree are OUTSTANDING. Great service to boot!

  35. W

    Wrjml

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience!

  36. D

    Dragos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious. Recommend the carpaccio, monkfish, steak and pork chop. Would eat here everyday if I could. Cocktails were amazing as well.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! The filet was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and the crispy potatoes and cauliflower were also amazing.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was imaginative, delicious, and beautifully prepared and plated, and cheerfully served!

  39. YM

    YoungMan44

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was good. The pulled pork sandwich had fantastic flavoring as did the mushroom appetizer. The chips as the side with the sandwich were decent. Not special. The bread with oil was just 'okay.' Didn't really see any great benefit with the burnt elements of the bread (which I assume was intentional). Loved the crunch on the catfish but felt like the fruity flavoring was a bit over-bearing on the dish. Overall the food was good in parts; service was friendly; drinks were solid though not spectacular. I'd probably go 4.0 stars out of 5.

  40. S

    Symphonyattender

    Nashville

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable service. Great lunch catching up with special friend. We split roasted cauliflower, fish tornados, and 3 glasses wine. Dessert Pavlov with fresh blueberry sorbet exceptional!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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 6711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Etch

303 Demonbreun Street Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd AVE.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • 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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