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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

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (112)
Special Occasion (110)
Fit for Foodies (107)
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Creative Cuisine (104)
Good for Anniversaries (78)
Romantic (70)
Business Meals (68)
Pre/post Theatre (63)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Notable Wine List (49)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Worth the Drive (44)
Healthy (34)
Local Ingredients (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Authentic (31)
Hot Spot (29)
Good for Groups (25)
Cozy (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Fun (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Casual (17)
Seasonal (16)
Tasting Menu (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Organic (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Vegan (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Possibly the best meal I have ever had. The food was fresh, the presentation beautiful, and the server was extremely knowledgeable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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·Dined 6 days ago

Lots of conflicting flavors on one plate. I was not a fan of the octopus salad since I was expecting octopus in it but mostly got a ton of arugula some shrimp and barely 3 pieces of octopus.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to this restaurant a few times and especially like to reserve it for when foodie friends visit. It has always been an interesting and pleasurable experience eating at Etch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Date night! Visiting from southern CT. Service was outstanding. Had the best cheese plate we've ever had. Duck tenderloin and venison was sublime and the crispy potato salad was great (we don't like potato salad). Would go back in a heart beat. This meal cost half what it would cost in NYC.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Incredibly good food and service. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The food, atmosphere and service were all great. I go to Nashville frequently and will make sure to diner at Etch again during my next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived on a snowy night so the crowd was light . We were seated at a very small table in a back corner while there were many larger vacant tables. Other than the small table , that was our only negative. Etch salad & tuna cerviche were wonderful as was our meal. Service was outstanding. I highly recommend Etch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Really great experience. Nice change of pace with a variety of very well executed, unique but not frightening options. Service was top notch. The Venison was incredible.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Came highly recommended during my stay while in Nashville for PCMA.
Was not disappointed !! Delicious !!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Etch was talked about by many at our conference in the city so was happy to get in for lunch. Does not take reservations for groups of more than 4 and could see why, much smaller restaurant with mostly 4 tops and 2 tops. We had one join to make 5 and could not use our ressie for 4 so ended up sitting at bar. Ended up being the best idea as Anthony was personable and not overbearing. Recommended good wines and provided excellent service. Small bar but we liked it for our small meal with client. Roasted Cauliflower a must

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really enjoyed our recent meal at Etch. Their service is really great, both front of house and back of house. We were seated in a rear room that is more quiet, which I like. In general this restaurant is too loud for me. That said, the food is amazing and the staff are too.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The meal was fantastic. Service was great. Definitely recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was delicious and so fresh. Amazing combinations of foods and spices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere. High end for Nashville but totally worth the money.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is the second time I have had a business dinner at Etch and it's been wonderful both times. The service is great and great menu options. Nice variety of healthy and hearty with amazing quality all the way around. The staff is always open to providing recommendations and I've never been disappointed following their advice. Had the venison and it was amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone with an appreciation for creative, fun food in a relaxing, warm atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for NYE dinner. The wine pairing was skimpy and not memorable. The food was okay. The quality was uneven.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nashville's best restaurant. We've previously eaten at Etch and it has always been wonderful, but this meal was the best yet. We were there for a New Year's Eve four course dinner and everything was spectacular. The duck appetizer, which is also on the regular menu, is one of the best dishes ever.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A New Years Eve with a 4 course meal was a great experience and the items were an epicurean delight. Many special meals are minuscule in portion but not at ETCH Although our first visit there, it definitely will not be our last. A rare find in Nashville among many great restaurants.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The menu had several unique items but they were all absolutely amazing. We were hoping to get to dessert but we were stuffed. You must try the cauliflower appetiser.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice experience. The restaurant is a trendy, modern, intimate bistro. Overall, the food and service were very good.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were looking for some good food and romantic atmosphere for an evening during our trip to Nashville for New Years Eve Weekend. This definitely fit the bill. Service was fabulous and food was great. We had a wonderful time.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Incredible quality, dining experience, and service

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had roasted cauliflower, squash soup and venison and everything was meticulously prepared and delicious. Service was also top notch and server was helpful and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved our dinner. Our waiter, Granville, was very helpful in selecting wines to pair with our dinner. The olive oil almond cake was spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service from Matt

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cobia was awful. Super expensive for poor food. Selections were super limited and overpriced. Wonderful view of road construction. Our waiter, Ed, was awesome. That’s the only redeeming quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice! Great spot to go before the theater. Our waitress, Mary, was knowledgeable and really nice. A great dining experience in downtown Nashville

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with a very attentive staff. The food on the menu was creative and delicious. We had a large chacuterie appetizer,a fabulous duck tart and a vegetarian entree.
Homemade desserts completed a wonderful experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious gourmet food. Very accommodating to my mother who has many good allergies. Would recommend to anyone.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent - our server was Granville and he was absolutely fantastic. The Venison is an absolute treat.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was spectacular

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Possibly the top restaurant in Nashville. Food is creative and tasteful and service is great. Love this restaurant and highly recommend it for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good but not great. Beautiful decor and great ambiance. Can’t quite find the right description for our waitress - she wasn’t terrible but she wasn’t very good - nonchalant is the best I can do. My lamb dish was very good; my wife’s fish was over cooked and oversalted. The appetizer - cauliflower - which people rave about - was okay; sauces were very good but nothing special about the preparation of the cauliflower. If you’re looking for ambience - this is the place. If you’re looking for great food, there are a lot of better choices In Nashville.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was outstanding. Would go back

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very unique and appetizing! The chef combines healthy with upscale delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas date. I had the grilled filet and it was medium rare to perfection. Top notch. We will definitely return.

Thanks!
Shaina

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and one of our top visits to this restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Spectacular food. Eggplant appetizer was amazing. Chef’s special catch of the day and lamb were equally delicious. Good wine list. A little dark in our seats. Wait staff was great around just enough but not intrusive. Highly recommend.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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