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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.7
4.7
7341 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


Booked 95 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2023

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Treat your special someone to a four-course Valentine's Day dinner! Our culinary team is presenting a delicious prix fixe dinner for $125++ per person, plus optional wine pairings for an additional $55 per person. This option will be offered in lieu of our regular dinner menu. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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What 7,341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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    Contemporary American

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  1. MN

    MikeN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great on trend food in a very stylish space
  2. B

    Beth

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Food. So fresh. Service was excellent! I enjoyed sitting at chef’s counter.
  3. v

    veve

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Six attended and only one entree was cooked. Three went back. Raw pork! And medium rare filet was still cold inside. Smokey old fashioned without any taste or smell of smoke. Such high reviews. Very disappointed.
  4. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations! Great meal and only a short walk from Broadway
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were in town for a long weekend and decided to try Etch since we can find a nice, typical steakhouse anywhere and wanted something more unique. Everything about Etch was really nice, from the atmosphere, to our incredibly friendly and informative waitress, to the food. Etch made me a fan of arugula, which I’ve never particularly enjoyed before. Everything was cooked perfectly, seasoned well, and was proportioned just right. The whole experience was was really pleasant!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to a lot of really nice restaurants in Nashville but this was hands down the best meal I’ve ever had. I can’t stop thinking about it. I got the chefs creation, which was risotto topped with salmon and a bunch of delicious seasonings and sauces. We also got the roasted cauliflower and a bottle of cab sav and some dessert. Everything was sublime! It was our anniversary and the staff kept coming up and telling us happy anniversary. Such a great experience. I can’t wait to go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was 5 star all the way!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and unbelievable menu!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, amazing food! Enjoyed our time at Etch, can’t wait to come back.
  10. CT

    CindyT

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was just okay. We had cauliflower, which was recommended as their signature appetizer. Bland but sauces were nice. Salad was fine. Entrees we’re not good. We had the fish special mahi with sweet potato beignet. Too sweet and beignet was hard. We also had pork chop that arrived cold. Not good for a fine dining experience. Drinks and wine were nice. Waitress was nice until I asked could she heat my pork chop and it was downhill from there.
  11. MG

    MaggieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rob the Som was particularly entertaining and knowledgeable. He mad our wine selections great fun!
  12. VE

    VickiE

    Baja California Sur

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit was first class experience. Drinks, food, and service were amazing. Oyster mushroom appetizer was a favorite. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food and service. Highly recommend.
  13. G

    mrsG

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it as usual. Our annual pilgrimage to the Antiques & Garden Show always includes a visit to Etch. While shopping I encountered two ladies from Canada who asked for a lunch recommendation. My enthusiastic reply was Etch! When we arrived for our reservation, they were happily seated at the bar!
  14. l

    lccrume

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. She was very attentive to my dietary restrictions which is greatly appreciated. Every dish we ordered was fantastic. We had a lovely lunch.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    In town with girlfriends for the Antiques & Garden Show. We loved Etch so much last year we had to reserve a table once again. Superb food! Great atmosphere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed sitting at the Chef’s Table!
  17. LT

    LeslieT

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was definitely one of most memorable meals. The complexity of ingredients meant a discovery of flavors in bite after bite.
  18. S

    Sawzaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food that never disappoints with service focused on every guest!
  19. TS

    TiareS

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all the way around. Incredible service and the food blew us away!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Service was excellent. (Jordan or Johnathan). Food outstanding. Will be back.
  21. S

    Sukita

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Atmosphere. Non traditional desserts. Big wine list.
  22. W

    Wkndfoodie

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently wonderful food and excellent service. This restaurant has maintained a high standard over years, which is very impressive.

    EtchResponded 7 days agoHello, thank you for your kind words! We appreciate your loyal patronage over the years and look forward to seeing you back again soon!

  23. AS

    AngieS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. Nashville is lucky to have this gem. Excellent food. Perfect service.
  24. RH

    RachelH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch was a wonderful culinary experience. My husband and I really enjoyed the food and the beverages! They had a great variety of bourbon, which made my hubby happy! Wonderful service and get atmosphere. Overall a fantastic experience! We will definitely go back next time we are in Nashville.
  25. JD

    JulesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bold flavors and warm service. Looking forward to dining there again.
  26. DA

    DonnaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience at ETCH was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is very welcoming, the staff are so courteous and helpful. They took the time to talk to you about the different dishes and how they are prepared. Here is my daughters FaceBook post : We started off with the Bread and Malt Butter appetizer as well as the Octopus and Shrimp Bruschetta. ❤ My mom did the Moroccan Bastilla and I did the Chef Special which was Sesame-lime salmon with Brussels slaw, parsnips, and a scallion pancake. We tried the brussel sprouts and butternut squash sides, everything was awesome. We finished off with the Pear and Chai Pavlova and the Olive Oil Almond Cake. We had a great time and our server was the best. Was a great night, an incredible dinner at ETCH , then on to the Symphony.

    EtchResponded on January 27, 2023Hi Donna, thank you for your lovely review! It's wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed such a special evening with us here at Etch. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. M

    Mark

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food was great and service was very attentive!
  28. c

    carolinapinheiro

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. I highly recommend for a special date.
  29. CB

    ChrisB

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food as always is amazing. So many flavors in every dish.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. We enjoyed the flavors that were incorporated into the food we ate. The staff was friendly and attentive to us. I look forward to going back again.
  31. h

    hilobeans

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the counter and was treated to all the behind-the-scenes kitchen magic. Our waitress was a rockstar, the food spectacular and when they tell you to get the cauliflower - do it.
  32. RM

    RadMama

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent. Great vibe with open kitchen. Appetizers were good. Pork chop was phenomenal. Duck confit was not very good. Too many mixed flavors that fought with one another vs letting a well-cooked duck leg stand on its own. There was an over abundance of sauces in the duck dish, resulting in the duck meat being mealy and mushy. I had two bites and could not eat anymore. Hate to be wasteful with food, but no way I could choke that dish down.

    EtchResponded on January 23, 2023Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Etch; we're pleased to hear that you had an overall enjoyable experience with us. I apologize if you weren't blown away by everything you ordered! In the future, please know that we're always more than happy to take care of or replace any dish that you don't absolutely love. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  33. MP

    MartinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was so friendly and helpful. VERY knowledgeable on dishes and ingredients. The birthday card was such a nice touch as well. Food was outstanding and portions were substantial! Wonderful experience
  34. B

    Bobb

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    We had a very soft spoken waitress who we could not hear as the restaurant was very busy for a Thursday night. The waitress was in attentive and failed th come to our table for over 10 minutes. We finally saw her and asked about the specials before we ordered drinks to see what kind of wine to order. We said let us think about we wanted to order. Big mistake. We didn’t see her for another 20 minutes. Finally we gave her our wine and food order. Another waiter brought us our wine about 15 minutes later. A different server finally brought our food. I think the problem was we had a bad server. Our food was exceptional the service by our primary waitress was subpar when the manager stopped by after we were leaving and asked our experience we were honest. He wanted to make things right for our next visit but we are from out of town. He did give us his card to contact him next time we are in town. I would highly recommend this restaurant and hope you get one of the other waiters who wanted to help us There was a blonde waitress that tried to get us water and correct our bill which our waitress messed up. We still gave a 20% tip and hope the wait staff shares it
  35. DD

    DDB28

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Appetizers great. I think the negative that stood out was that the side dishes were excessively salty for some reason. I don’t normally draw that conclusion but it stood out to me on this particular night. We had one of each side dish that they offer.
  36. m

    mike

    Nashville

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for lunch or dinner. The staff is professional and very friendly. Our lunches were freshly made and were very generous portions. Highly Recommend!!
  37. AS

    AugustoS

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Dessert was amazing and the dessert wine pairing was spot on!
  38. R

    Refm

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Deb Paquette! The food at Etch was fabulous on Monday, we loved it and often go to Etc, but truthfully we like the menu more at Etch. All the staff were great. Only one criticism, the bar tender talks REALLY loud, otherwise, a perfect experience. THANK YOU.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I were visiting Nashville over MLK weekend. I would recommend Etch for sure. Lunch was a great time to plan a meal. The Counter overlooks the kitchen staff and food preparers - it was fun. It’s not loud and you can easily have a conversation. The fried catfish was excellent. The Almond Cake for dessert was perfection. A must do. This restaurant is run by professionals who know what they are doing - that is for sure.
  40. DS

    DaksheshS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server could have been more polite but the food and presentation made up for her lack.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • 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 4.7 stars by 7341 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 95 times today
Experiences are available.
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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