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About Etch

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.

303 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am to 2:00pm, Dinner: Monday Thursday: 4:30pm to 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd AVE.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 522-0685

Website:
http://etchrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests, validation ticket provided after your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

Executive Chef:
Deb Paquette

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for a 4-course prix fixe menu presented by Chef Deb Paquette & Pastry Chef Megan Williams! The dinner is $90 per person ++ with optional wine pairings for $40 per person. Reservations are required.

Private Dining

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 35 or standing room for 50. Rooms are available for lunch & dinner.

Etch Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (134)
Special Occasion (134)
Good for a Date (133)
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Creative Cuisine (120)
Good for Anniversaries (106)
Business Meals (85)
Romantic (82)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Pre/post Theatre (72)
Worth the Drive (60)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Notable Wine List (54)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Local Ingredients (45)
Healthy (41)
Bar Seating (38)
Hot Spot (37)
Authentic (35)
Good for Groups (27)
Cozy (24)
Fun (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Casual (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Seasonal (21)
Tasting Menu (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Organic (12)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Vegan (9)
Comfort Food (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 10 hours ago

Food and service are awesome.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful. Great mix of flavors in vey creative dishes.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

This place was simply fabulous! The food was DIVINE! The roasted cauliflower was unbelievable and I do not care for cauliflower! What a treat to try all the different dishes. Do not skip dessert... nothing about this place will disappoint you. Thank you Etch for a great exciting dining experience! Sally R.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

This place ALWAYS had Excellent food! No kidding. My friends, from out of town, could not stop complimenting the food! It is one of the very best restaurants in Nashville!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Atmosphere ranged from after work meet to a special date. Take advantage of the valet parking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic menu, great food and great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The tuna ceviche appetizer and the roasted cauliflower appetizer are musts!! Amazing apple tart dessert. Our waitress was so helpful and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service!!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Stellar service and incredibly arranged, delicious array of food items.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Visiting Nashville for a few days - this one of two restaurants we experienced was the hands down winner! Amazing delicious preparation of everything we ordered. Server was very knowledgeable and her recommendations served us well. The octopus salad was best prep of octopus we have ever tasted! Well done Chef!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A great find before a concert at The Schermerhorn. Server, Angela, was excellent. She explained some menu items, suggested wine pairing, offered a tasting of an unfamiliar wine. We had a show to catch which was accommodated without rushing us.
Wish I lived in Nashville to make this a regular!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great experience with a robust selection of "foodie" items. The Cauliflower appetizer was great as recommended by our server. The combination of items detailed on each dish could seem intimidating, however, the flavors complimented nicely together. The Chocolate Mousse - was awesome as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Was looking forward to Etch for lunch during a convention, but was so disappointed with my meal (3 out of 4 ordered this and all were disappointed). I chose the Turkish Fish Taco because the description made it look like it would have some really good flavors that I've never had in a fish taco. Instead, it was a very bland soggy mess on a plate. I think there were two tacos - at least there were two soggy tortillas on the plate. One had a big lump of "feta cream" and eggplant on it, the other had the fish on it. The sauce that made the tortillas soggy had very little flavor, and the sprig of cilantro was thrown on top.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was exceptional. They create many textures and flavors in one dish. The atmosphere was very nice. Will be returning in the near future.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great dinner right before the Nashville symphony Great service from Ed and the food was great. Fantastic presentation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Headed to Etch after reading excellent reviews and was not disappointed. Enjoyed every minute, from the delicious cocktails, cauliflower appetizer, cobia dinner special and ended with the almond cake. Everything was perfectly balanced and well thought out. Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

First time to visit Etch. Took my girlfriends before a concert at Bridgestone. We shared appetizers - cauliflower & duck tart were great, & butternut squash side was amazing. The ginger snap martini "shot" was delicious!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great meal as usual.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an enjoyable and relaxing evening sitting at the "chef's table". Thanks! As we arrived early, and the staff accommodated us as well.

Thanks to all

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back to Nashville to eat there again.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was amazing, especially enjoyed the cauliflower. Matt, our waiter, provided exceptional service. He was very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is the first restaurant I went to when I moved here 2 years ago. Love it - from the bartenders who make me feel welcome for happy hour to a business dinner or date night dinner in the dining room before the symphony. Thumbs up to Chef Deb and lovely staff! Unique mixture of flavors and textures in her dishes and true hospitality.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Etch has never disappointed, from the cocktails, roasted cauliflower, fabulous entrees , and now I'm hooked on their house made ice creams. The perfect place when attending the symphony or anything downtown!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was awesome, the atomsphere was great and I had a ball!

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had delicious food served by a wonderful server!
Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Meeting in town. First visit as recommended by hotel concierge. Overall good experience with food and service

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Kimberly our server was very knowledgeable of the menu, and very helpful in choosing a light dinner
. Duck tart was very tasty, and the pork appetizer was oh so tender and moist. Paired with an Etch salad and the Crushed Kale salads and we were set!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had a pre symphony reservation. This was our third visit to Etch. Waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Service was slow this visit, as it has always been. The apps were a squash soup and the Etch salad, both very good. Entrees ordered were a pork tenderloin and the filet. Both were cooked to order and very flavorful. Although pressed for time, we ordered the olive oil cake, it was very good along with caps.

Deb Paquette’s menu is varied and prepared well however, something needs to improve in the kitchen. The orders come out way to slow. I must say the manager did apologize and comped our apps and gave us a $50 gift certificate. I really felt badly for our server, you could see the angst on his face.

We’ll continue to patronize Etch as we enjoy Deb’s food and we appreciated the gift certificate.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of the best meals I’ve experienced. Very flexible with my husband’s vegan diet. Service excellent. Seafood and vegetable-based options.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was great. Food was too rich overall. Good cocktails and had a great bottle of wine

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had Matt as our server, who did a great job! Serving our group of 4. Helping us finding the right wines and telling about the food was done in a very professional way. The food, how it was plated and taste, was really outstanding. Would come back anytime. Thanks!!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time there. Was so pleased and will
definitely come back. Food and wine were very delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Dinner was awesome! Probably the best filet I’ve had in a long time. Service was also very good and knowledgeable

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Etch was a wonderful experience. Everything about it was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A delicious menu - very eclectic and a restaurant that never loses its ambiance - can’t wait to go back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food is overrated. Expecting a top-notch meal and got a so-so meal. Roasted Califlower was nice.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Best restaurant in Nashville. Consistently great. Got us in and out for the Predators game!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wonderful as usual! Thank you for such interesting options and for maintaining high quality, day in and day out.

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