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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.
Nashville, TN 37201
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests, validation ticket provided after your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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
This was my second visit to the Etch. The first was an enjoyable dining experience, the food and service was good, however this second visit was a serious disappointment. The food was mediocre, and the service was poor to say the least. Having a reservation we were seated immediately, but we were seated for 10-12 minutes before our waiter showed up. After our drinks were served there was another long wait and we had to get the attention of another waiter to let our waiter know that we were ready to order our meal...another long wait. During the dinner he (appearing very rushed) showed up once. Prior to leaving, our disappointment was shared with both the waiter and a manager who visited our table. I explained that based on my first visit I had recommended the restaurant to several other people. He was apologetic. Hopefully, this was just a bad night but this was last time for me.
We have been there 3 times and every time we went, the food got degraded from the previous time. Very disappointed. Also, the waiter forgot to order one of the dishes and since we were not happy with the ones we were eating, we didn't bother even tell him. Overall, expensive but not worth the money.
We had an early reservation. The service was very professional. Atmosphere was a modern, perhaps a bit crowded for my taste. The food was exceptional. The cost/value was reasonable. Overall an excellent meal at a cool modern restaurant in downtown Nashville.
Excellent meal. Unfortunately it turned out to be the best part of the evening (we lost the hockey game). Menu is changing to reflect the availability of seasonal ingredients, so it is worth checking it out before you go. Great service as always and food was perfectly prepared. The duck appetizer and the cauliflower made a great pre-game meal!
Etch is one of those restaurants that is always memorable with food and service out of this world. Though it isn't the most expensive restaurant we've been to (though it is in the $50-100/person range depending on number of courses and alcohol), it tastes like it and is definitely worth every penny and savoring every moment.
Etch is always wonderful, as everyone attests here. But we were especially thankful for how they handled our late arrival (because of terrible traffic). They easily could have turned us away, as we were 40 minutes late on Valentine's Day, but they worked hard to make room for us, and our experience was stellar, as it always is, even on a busy Valentine's evening. Etch is a jewel in Nashville's culinary crown.
This has been on my bucket list, and did not disappoint! I got the lamb, and my husband had the venison. Both were good, but the lamb was fantastic.
Started with the roasted cauliflower, which is nothing extraordinary, but the sauces it is served with are really good.
And make sure to leave room for dessert! Perfect ending, for a great meal.
We selected Etch based on multiple local friend's recommendations for quality dining while staying in downtown Nashville. This occasion was for my 60th birthday, and the experience couldn't have been any nicer!
Our initial reservation was just for two, but then two other couples asked to join us. The hotel concierge requested the late revision to add four more, but translation when we arrived at the restaurant was just for four, not six as intended. But, the ladies at the front desk quickly came up with a solution and we were seated within 5 minutes of walking in the door!
Our waiter was very engaging and knowledgeable, providing both recommendations and food descriptions while allowing us time to converse and enjoy the previous course. While we were sitting adjacent to a main thoroughfare and the restaurant was full, it didn't feel crowded or rushed.
As advertised, the food and drink was exceptional, both in presentation and quality. When they didn't have one of our party's preferred cocktail, they improvised with a tastier concoction that he fully enjoyed. From the appetizers to each main entree to the birthday dessert, there was nothing but compliments from all parties! The owner Deb even came out from her frantic preparation of their upcoming Valentine's special to say hi and see how we liked it.
If you have the opportunity, make sure you don't miss the excellent dining experience at Etch!
Fantastic food, great waiter, great service from start to finish. I had the lamb loin. It was cooked to perfection. The accompaniments were fantastic. The homemade ice cream may be the best I have ever had. Still one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville!
Our server, Ed, was friendly, knowledgable and visited the table at just the right times. We were only able to get a Rez at 5pm, and based on the number of empty tables when we left at 645, felt we should have been able to get a slightly later seating. I phoned before our Rez and was told that we couldn't be seated any later. The dishes were beautifully presented and each offered many complimentary favors. The duck appetizer was over the top, and the ceviche was top quality and served with cold spicy creamed potatoes. So tasty! The Corvina was cooked just right and my husband loved his lamb entree. This restaurant was perfect for us.
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