Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Nashville
  4. Nashville
  5. Downtown
Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6742 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 105 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 6,742 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Most Booked

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. ES

    EranS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended! Great food and an amazing service! They pay attention to the smallest details!

  2. GG

    GGwheels

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent

  3. BH

    BryanH

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food we have had in Nashville!

  4. JE

    JeffreyE

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding in every way! Highly recommend.

  5. D

    Debbie

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant. We had a great server and the food was delicious! It definitely lived up to the reviews and recommendations we read. The prices reflect the caliber of ingredients, presentation and wonderful blend of flavors, as well as the ambience and service.

  6. TP

    TimothyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Etch is always fantastic. Very flavorful and filling. Excellent drink selection. Wonderful dessert wine pairings.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Customer service continues to deteriorate at what used to be one of my favorite restaurants for business lunches. Waiter did not make eye contact and didn’t check on us during our lunch. Perhaps short staffing?

    EtchResponded today

    Hello, I am sorry to hear about your recent experience at Etch. It sounds like you did not receive the level of quality service we have built our reputation around, and I am sincerely apologetic for how this negatively impacted your lunch. We'd love to chat with you in further detail about your visit; would you mind sharing your contact information so that our General Manager can follow up with you? Thank you for your feedback and patronage; we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  8. LO

    LORELEIM

    Saskatoon

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible-such unique and interesting combinations-we went back 2 days in a row...

  9. K

    Kimj

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow ! My brother recommended Etch and it did not disappoint. I had the special Salmon, with a fennel/sage purée and other accompaniments. Everything is delish and creative. The roasted cauliflower is a MUST ! Desserts were wonderful ! When in Nashville, top of my list ! Gotta go ! Deb is a Master chef !

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was amazing, server was not impressed with our group because one person didn’t have ID and was 67 years old and wouldn’t be served so he was upset and since that the server was super upset with our whole group regardless of how nice we were trying to be to her and it was very awkward

  11. DH

    DraganaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and wine selection , we would be back.

  12. J

    Jodie

    Austin

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for date night and sat at the counter. Enjoyable experience. Would go again.

  13. CL

    CraigL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Somme, Rob, is amazing. Phil, the waiter was perfectly attentive.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary at Etch. The dinner was wonderful. The dishes were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The server was very attentive, friendly and helpful.

  15. AV

    AlVa

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for going the extra mile to make our anniversary special. Food was amazing.... Phil is a great waiter

  16. M

    Mharris

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks & service at Etch! We loved the bread & butter, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, tofu entree & the pork chop.

  17. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Expensive but well worth it.

  18. E

    Eric

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great spot, fantastic food. The menu is fairly small, but what’s on it is great.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is unique and excellent. A flavorful experience.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing! From the minute we walked in! Sat at bar.. happy hour! Bartender was engaging, offered suggestions and was just so down to earth it was a joy talking to him, even for a short time! Dinner was amazing. It was our anniversary and the minute we sat down, from the thoughtful note to the glass of champagne , it all continued to make us smile. Our waitress was thoughtful, attentive, and answered every question about the menu! The food was outstanding! Will definitely return next time we are here or recommend in a heartbeat!

    EtchResponded 4 days ago

    Hi there, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that your recent visit to Etch was so memorable. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you back again in the near future!

  21. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service! Venison; octopus and shrimp bruschetta; and steak carpaccio were amazing. Also, blueberry and pistachio pavlova was a perfect finish.

  22. j

    juliep

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A friend recommended Etch for dinner and we were not disappointed. We had the specials and could not have been more pleased with our dinner. Also, the wine list was good and mocha bar for dessert was delish!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot Downtown Nashville. FOOD WAS AMAZING! It’s hard to please our group of foodies… we were all blown away! Don’t miss the crispy potato salad, soooo good!

  24. ST

    SweetThye

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stopped in for some happy hour drinks and apps with friends. Incredible food and service. Quality cocktails. Exceptional restaurant. Be sure to get the roasted cauliflower!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly service and cared about the notes I placed into my reservation. Loved the food and definitely will be returning.

  26. NG

    NataliaG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful experience. The food was one of the best I have tried, the service impeccable and the restaurant has a modern ambiance that is very pretty. I loved it!!!

  27. J

    Jane

    Nashville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A delightful evening! We ordered 2 menu items: roasted cauliflower starter and the special event, salmon with a corn fritter. Each itemed offered an amazing array of tastes that were delicious! Thank you!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat at the counter looking at the kitchen. The food and service were exceptional.

  29. A

    Amanda

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our dinner here while we were on vacation. Perfect for couples or small groups. We had the roasted cauliflower as our app, salmon and filet for dinner, and olive oil cake for dessert. Excellent food - everything was really flavorful and well seasoned. Would definitely come again if we're ever back in the area.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    They are a little full of themselves- two in our party said “snooty” but the food was pretty good. Service a little spotty- missed a drink order, Weren’t able to plate our food at the same time. A bit on the noisy side. But again- good food.

  31. T

    Terry

    Des Moines

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We each had a different seafood special, and they were both delicious. Cauliflower starter was undercooked. Everything else was great including our server.

  32. TK

    TanyaK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Italian sausage with Pasta to die for.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Phillip was amazing. The food was fab. Would def go back.

  34. AM

    AliceM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the venison and it was truly outstanding.

  35. CW

    ChristineW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dining experience in Nashville !! Corvina and Venison were both exquisite!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was ok. Not amazing. The bread and olive oil was grilled and tasted more like burned char from the grill than anything else. Cocktails were not as good as many other local spots. The Nicoise salad was excellent, but the grilled broccolini was meh. Overall, would not go back. Service was great, though!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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.

  38. JH

    JessH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  40. MV

    MikeyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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 6742 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 105 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo