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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6925 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


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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 6,925 people are saying

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

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  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

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  1. RJ

    RobertJ

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding salmon, mahi mahi and roasted cauliflower. Justin was an excellent server.
  2. D

    Dinerdad48

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brook made our night. Recommended both appetizers and entrées. Very special night and the food was exceptional.
  3. CB

    ChristianB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent 👌. Staff, food, ambiance we're all awesome.
  4. DR

    DerekR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We went for our anniversary and staff made us feel incredibly welcome.
  5. m

    mikes

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night out.
  6. LL

    LaryssaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Amy was great as was the food. Loved the dessert too, highly recommend
  7. SH

    ScottH

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Went for lunch! Loved it
  8. LS

    LuanneS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server is a bartender in training, Gerrot. He was amazing , helpful, honest and fun! Great food. Great wine.
  9. SC

    SusanC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    This is a very loud restaurant. Five dollar's for bread is fine if it's homemade. I will not try it again.
  10. EA

    EA2022

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had heard good things about Etch, and was so glad to experience it for myself. The fish special was delicious, and I think the brussels sprouts were the best I've ever had!
  11. KZ

    KarlZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. The food was amazing-definitely get the shrimp and octopus bruschetta appetizer, it was delicious.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Our waitress Samantha was the best, she explained the dishes, answered all our questions and was just an absolute joy! A must is the Potato Salad…it comes out warm and has so many different flavors. Our group got the pork chop, filet, sichuan fried chicken and from the sea. Every dish was phenomenal, flavorful, fresh and done to perfection. A definite must go !
  13. J

    John

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food is overrated and three of our four dishes were on the sweet side and a disappointment.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food! The flavors were new and delicious
  15. GS

    GraceS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious! Highly recommend!
  16. J

    Judi

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tamara was the most perfect server!
  17. DM

    DebbieMelvin

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was precious
  18. s

    shanson

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never, ever a disappointment! Wonderful meal, service, everything, thank you!!
  19. r

    robertr

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Have dined at Etch many times although none recently. It has not lost a step. In fact the meal we had (two first courses, two main dishes and a shared desert) were all new to the menu. All were excellent. Actually better than excellent. Service was, as always, excellent/ Very professional and fun to talk to. Etch has not only not lost a step but has actually gained one or two.

    EtchResponded 4 days agoHello, thank you for your loyal patronage! Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you back soon!

  20. GM

    GradMom

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal as well as a great experience, Also a great place to get away from the craziness of Broadway. We sat at the Chefs Bar and were amazed. The place runs like a well-oiled machine. Service is great. Ask for the Sommelier if you have any questions whatsoever about their extensive wine. The roasted cauliflower appetizer is a MUST! We had the Chefs from the Sea dish which was a perfectly cooked white fish. Delicious. My husband had the lamb special which was also delicious. The portions are very generous. You will drop a few bucks but well worth the food, service, and I can’t say enough about the experience of watching the staff in the open kitchen!
  21. k

    kevinr

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Appetizers and drinks were great in the bar.
  22. NK

    NicoleK

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I read so many glowing reviews, but I just didn’t find the food or drinks good at all. The cauliflower appetizer was almost raw, and my main course (the tempura tofu) was full of so many competing flavours and textures. I just wasn’t happy with my experience at all, and didn’t feel like my server tried to make it better- they just kept telling us how good the food was and how much they liked the dishes they served there.

    EtchResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Nicole, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your meal! We never want our guests to leave disappointed, though it sounds like we may have fallen short here. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of any dish you do not absolutely love. If you'd be willing to give us another chance, please share your contact information at your convenience so we can make this up to you. Thank you for your feedback - we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  23. JK

    JackK

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by knowledgeable server. Great and unique food flavors. Some reasonably priced wines
  24. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! Highly recommend for a nice place for dinner! (I also saw the brunch menu and it looked so good as well!) Our server was attentive and helpful with the menu. Everyone was very kind. Everything was delicious and would go back again!
  25. RS

    RosalindS

    Kansas City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious innovative food choices. Great service by Stephanie. Reasonable wine list with lots of choices. It’s well worth the visit and I’d definitely go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and chefs at Etch are amazing! Great vibe and deliciously paired ingredients made this one of our top favorite restaurants in the US.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely evening, and our party of four enjoyed our cocktails and appetizers, entrees and desserts. We will certainly patronize Etch again.
  28. DE

    DavidE

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service seemed fast, but can live with that. The food was absolutely not what I remember from Etch, yawn.
  29. F

    Foodie

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in Nashville. Very creative dishes. I recommend you sit at counter and watch the kitchen staff in motion.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!!! Our waitress was amazing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The etch salad is flavorful, magnificent. the meal was very beautifully plated and plentiful. The charcuterie board was underwhelming for the cost. Overall good meal though
  32. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Such a great pairing with the cocktails and gone list - very top notch!

    EtchResponded on July 22, 2022Hi Andrew, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. We hope you’ll return again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is excellent quality but portions small. Decor sterile and cold. Service good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
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  35. c

    ck99

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No reservation so ate dinner at the bar Friday evening. Great menu, very friendly & professional staff. Great cauliflower appetizer and delicious salmon dinner. Had a wonderful bartender, Gary, who was so very personable, attentive, and gave us great ideas for cocktails.
  36. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a gluten allergy, and they took the time to explain how each dish could be prepared safely and made suggestions for me. The service and food was excellent. Next time I’m in Nashville, I will definitely return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food really is an exquisite experience- every dish was amazing! You are reallyyy getting what you pay for! 5 STARS!!🤩
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch was a great spot for our Anniversary dinner in Nashville. Justin was a great server and made our night very enjoyable!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Was a little skeptical about dining here b/c the menu “seemed” limited. So glad we went! Everything was perfectly presented, proportioned, and delicious: the steak carpaccio, etch salad, charcuterie board, roasted cauliflower, from the sea, sichaun fried chicken, and drinks! Our server was helpful and accommodating. When we couldn’t decide whether to order an app, she offered a half serving and offered a tasting of their wine to help decide. Timing was impeccable from the moment we walked in, we were promptly seated and every drink and course thereafter was well timed. 100% recommend!

    EtchResponded on July 18, 2022Hi there, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. We hope you’ll return again soon!

  40. IM

    IsabelM

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s birthday

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 6925 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 82 times today
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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