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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (109)
Special Occasion (109)
Fit for Foodies (107)
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Creative Cuisine (107)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
Romantic (72)
Pre/post Theatre (63)
Business Meals (58)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Notable Wine List (49)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Worth the Drive (42)
Healthy (38)
Authentic (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Hot Spot (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Cozy (27)
Fun (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Casual (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Vegan (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Organic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Great!!! Food inventive, service wonderful and a modern atmosphere.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Matt was a great server.

Highly recommended!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was presented well and unique flavors. Service was perfect

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·Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated a late Valentine’s Day/Anniversary at Etch and it was so amazing! The service was phenomenal and the food was creative, beautiful, and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife continues to talk about our awesome dining experience at the Etch. The food was absolutely amazing and the attentive service made for a great experience. I would highly recommend the Etch experience.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food & wine

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and knowledgeable staff!

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Get the cauliflower. Seriously. Just do it and thank me (and the Chef) later.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic recommendation from a local friend! Spot on food, drinks service. Guidance by server was spot on!

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

First time in Nashville. Restaurant recommended by friends. Wanted to book dinner but could not get in so we chose to do lunch. Did not disappoint.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was outstanding and took my date over the top with the fantastic food selection and service. The noise level was perfect and the staff was delightful. 10/10 would recommend :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, good service, vday menu bit on the expensive side

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 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, Etch delivered on food, wine, ambience, and service. Loved the wine selections and desserts. Will be back again for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great.

The waitstaff was not well-informed about the food and could not answer basic questions about the dishes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We dined at Etch to celebrate Valentines Day and my husband ‘s birthday!
Everything was very good, but it was expensive!
This is s good place to celebrate a special occasion!
Thank You

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

My favorite Nashville place to celebrate special occasions. Food is the best in town!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Yum!!!!!! Excellent on all fronts

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Our evening was beautiful and the menu outstanding. Service was spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent experience and great meal. I will most definitely be coming back and telling others about it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding experience I'd rate it 6 stars if I could

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful evening before our concert at Schermerhorn One of several visits to the Etch and everything was wonderful. This is a great spot, we always enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

First time eating at Etch - it's been booked solid on my previous attempts. Did not disappoint - service, drinks, food were all excellent! Will be going again for sure!

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious! One of the better restaurant experiences I’ve had in a while! I would highly recommend Etch to anyone and I am looking forward to returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal as always.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to celebrate both our birthdays and we had a wonderful experience. Everything was delicious. Worth the money.

Tags: Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I am French and I have 3 years in the US. Etch is one of the best restaurant that I could do in the US. Her Mediterranean cuisine is very creative, she is mixing the flavors. Sweet and sour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Etch is always just the best ! Make sure to get your reservations in several days ahead. They book up quickly!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was fantastic. Tremendous selection and presentation.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place! I was in Nashville on business and I always look for great places to eat. This one is a jewel. Great service, amazing food, terrific ambiance.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Etch is an excellent choice if you are seeking unusual dishes prepared with a flair. My waiter Kenneth was extremely helpful in selecting just the right menu choices. Definitely a special occasion kind of experience but one you won’t regret!

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