Etch

4.8
6367 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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  • New Year's Eve

    $110.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Celebrate the end of 2021 in style! Enjoy a special four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine & bubbly pairings. The dinner is $110 per person++ and wine pairings are an additional $45 per person. We'll be offering this special holiday menu in lieu of our regular dinner menu. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6367 people are saying
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TiffaniK
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection! In a post Covid world it's hard to get subpar service and stellar service is almost unheard of, UNLESS you visit Etch. From the time we pulled up to the time we left, our experience was outstanding.

We were celebrating our anniversary and there was a card on our table signed by each staff member. Melinda was our server and she was a delight, making us feel right at home as she explained the menu. We took her recommendations and ordered the cauliflower to start. The cauliflower was good but the sauces whipped up to accompany it were Devine! The mahi-mahi main course melted in my mouth. We split a side of hot crispy potato salad, the best I've ever had people and I'm a 45 year old foodie!! In addition to being warm and genuine, Melinda brought us complimentary champagne AND dessert of our choice. We felt like VIP's! I cannot recommend Etch enough, hands down the best food combinations and overall restaurant experience in Nashville. Bravo, bravo!

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vipDrLarry
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Shrimp and octopus app and fried chicken plate to die for. Great drink selection. Nicely spaced tables make conversation easy. Highly recommend.

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Lindat
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, stellar service, very sophisticated place. Chef creates some unique and delicious combinations. Best potato salad I’ve ever put in my mouth!

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ScottP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waiter and service, steak and whole dinner was wonderful. My favorite place to go in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The counter was fun. Our waitress was wonderful. The food was very good

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vipBrianM
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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vipTomsTaste
Nashville
101 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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LisaL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location if you are going to the Symphony. Etch advertises itself as "eclectic" and they are true to their word. Inventive menu-unless you don't like to experiment with different flavors and textures, which 1 in our party did not. Thank you for the spinach salad option! and for being able to add salmon to it. The pork chop was good, but not great. The salmon was GREAT and we loved the rye bread with malt butter-which we were not sure about but wow! were our minds changed-we even ordered it twice. Yes, I will be going again!

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JulieF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience, all the way around! We enjoyed the counter experience very much. Food was top notch, incredible and interesting flavours and combinations. We did not find it expensive for this level of restaurant.

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MartyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining and atmosphere with obvious attention to details. Our server could not have been more helpful or professional. Simply as good as it gets in Nashville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about Etch! Amazing food, drinks and service!

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Anne
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the creativity is incredible. We take people from out of town every chance we get.

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Keith
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the staff signed a card that was waiting on our table. They also served us a glass of champagne when we were seated.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thanks for celebrating your anniversary with us, Keith! We hope to see you both again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Somewhat on expensive side.

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vipWavy
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Etch salads with chicken were delicious. Love that cauliflower too!

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MaggieB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent spot for higher end dining. The lamb was phenomenal.

MA
MohammedA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food!

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EverettD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Atmosphere and service were top notch. Our server was friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. The food was outstanding all perfectly prepared and presented, and extremely flavorful.

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GiGi
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner and drinks before a concert at Bridgestone. I requested counter seats (suggested by a friend). The food was so delicious, and the drinks were just what we needed for a cold concert night. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! We will go back when in town next.

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LavitaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. It was a culinary delightful experience. Parking was close and easy. A little experience but I don't mind paying more if I get more. Would definitely return.

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vipPeterZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and quality of food was tops

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Steven
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is very inventive here. Even for the vegetarian options the dish was not an after thought.
Good choice of wines as well as liquid dessert.

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loraz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drab’s outstanding service!
Highly recommended

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vipDevi
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The portion size is too much.
Strive for quality and not quality.

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BradK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were great!! Definitely a must if you are looking to eat downtown.

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vipTagG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Used to be our favorite. But the food was a horrible disappointment. And the prices have gone up. Sadly, won’t be back.

Etch
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. I am sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your recent meal with us. If you have specific feedback that could help us determine what we could be doing better, we'd love to hear more from you! We are always happy to make adjustments or replace anything that is less than perfect, as our goal is to provide each and every guest with a five-star experience. We're always open to hearing from our guests and hope to speak with you soon.

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vipDrJoe
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way. The food was delicious, thoughtful and interesting. Something for everyone including my vegan husband. Service was equally outstanding. Rivals the best of NYC, DC or London.

Etch
Responded 3 days ago

Wow! Thanks for the amazing compliment! We hope to see you back again soon.

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KimK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal , first time in Nashville!

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salp
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great very knowledgeable and attentive. We got engage that night and she even got us champagne as a congratulations. The food was fresh and flavorful. Highly recommend visiting for any occasion. Thank you for a great evening.

Etch
Responded 3 days ago

Congrats! We are so excited to learn that your special day was a memorable one. We hope to see you both again soon.

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LouAnnW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had a really mixed experience at Etch. Two of our entrees (mahi and venison) were gorgeous and tasted wonderful; the other (Szechwan chicken) was tasteless and small.

While the atmosphere was very pleasant, the service was just acceptable.

Bottom line- if you go, you’ll be extremely happy with the recommended menu — just don’t stray from the best items.

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JuliaM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service our server was Tami. She made us feel at home and she was a class act and very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation. The staff are really well trained. I had the chefs special, lamb loin, and hubby had the most beautiful pork chop I’ve ever seen. We had roasted cauliflower as an appetizer and split the house salad, which was well balanced and refreshing. The presentation of all the food was spectacular. I regret not having taken pictures. The accompaniments to each dish were unique and creative, but did not overwhelm the entrees.
It was the last night of our vacation in Nashville and a great experience.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Hi Julia, thank you for the detailed review! We love to hear that our team provided a memorable visit for you. Tami is a valuable member of our staff, and we’ll be sure to pass along your kind note to her! Thanks again for the kind feedback; we hope to see you again soon!

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TylerW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I had was delicious. Beautiful Plating as well. Thank you Brooke for the amazing experience.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, Tyler! We hope to see you again soon!

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TomS
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & fantastic food! A little pricy🥴

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Visitor
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely phenomenal! Our only complaint was that because our reservation was late (9:30pm), we were in the restaurant late and the kitchen staff began cleaning the kitchen floors, which are open to the restaurant, with heavy-smelling cleaning solution while the restaurant was still bustling. Looking over, I saw staff tapping their watches making it clear they were ready for everyone to leave. Hosting a dinner for work colleagues, this felt unprofessional and we would have preferred dessert without the odor of strong cleaning solution. If the kitchen staff/restaurant wants the restaurant closed and cleaned by 11pm, late reservations should not be offered, or this area should be made more private where behind-the-scenes happenings can't be observed (or smelled) by guests. This experience detracted from the fantastic food and otherwise great service.

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wildaboutwildfish
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated early for reservation. Server Samantha was attentive and on point with recommendations. From the Etch craft cocktails to the shared Etch salad to the seafood special, the whole experienced is “etched” in my and my wife’s minds as the highlight of our sole night in Nashville.
Notable - We had walked into a nearby Italian restaurant that had a wait, so the hostess recommended Etch as another “chef forward” spot. She was spot on! Who would have thought of a sweet potato beignet with the Mahi entree? Answer: a chef forward restaurant.
In short, it was a tremendous dining experience.

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CamilleD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Etch. It was fantastic. With the open concept, I thought it would be loud, but it wasn’t. Our meal was fantastic, and Lisa was a phenomenal server. The venison and elk dishes were amazing and our desserts were so good. If you drink, definitely try out the claw and feather cocktail.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Hi Camille, thanks for the incredible feedback! It’s always rewarding when a guest recognizes our team members’ efforts. We appreciate your kindness and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JanetS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Etch was pure pleasure from beginning to end. The menu was intriguing, and the creative and tasty preparation of the food we ordered did not disappoint.
Thank you for a delicious birthday meal and a perfect evening.
We will be back.

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the amazing feedback, Janet! We appreciate your kind words about our team and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch has the best service and food! They were wonderful! Lisa and Brooke are the best!

Etch
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind review! We will share your sweet note with our staff and hope to see you again soon!

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StevenB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've eaten at Etch many times. It is our favorite go-to restaurant in Nashville for pre-event dinner. The location is within walking distance of Bridgestone, the symphony and Broadway. The food is consistently 5-star. The staff is friendly and courteous. The wait-staff are knowledgeable about the menu. Always a pleasant experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Etch using the Order Online button. Etch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.

Etch is rated 4.8 stars by 6367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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