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Etch

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$30 and under
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5515 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshW
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Etch for the first time as we recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Raven, the GM, and Anthony, our server, went out of their way to make sure we had a fantastic experience. Our dinner conversation spanned the course of over three hours as we reveled in the amazing service, delicious wines, outstanding dishes, and overall atmosphere. It is apparent that Chef Deb & Co. have created a uniquely wonderful restaurant amidst the myriad options in downtown Nashville. Our special event will be forever memorable thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Etch team. Thanks again!

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vipPattyB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lunches I’ve ever had! Wonderful food!

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JustinJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!!! Nothing else to say but we will be back!!!!

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DebbyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing, enjoyable dinner with my son, celebrating his birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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CourtneyE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was mediocre, and food was not worth the price

Etch
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Courtney, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found your recent visit to be lacking in any way. Mediocrity is far from what we strive to provide our guests with, so it is disappointing to learn that we came up short here. If you have specific details as to what you didn't care for, we'd love to hear from you! We value our guests' feedback and are always open to hearing ways on how we can improve. We appreciate your patronage and hope to hear more from you soon.

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vipFamilyOfFoodies
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a terrible experience from start to finish. We were taken to a table that were all socially distanced, however my back was about 2 feet from the lady behind me. Our server was slow and seemed inexperienced. Water glasses piled up on the table, we poured our own glasses of $100 wine, I was served RAW fish, waiter rarely came around. They did comp my meal, but given its high rating on Open Table and Yelp, we were left completely underwhelmed. Perhaps it was because of COVID, but for $400 for 4 people, it should have been a more enjoyable experience.

Etch
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. It is disappointing to read about your experience, as this is far from the level of quality we are proud to serve our guests. And while I am glad to know a manager stepped in to attempt to rectify the situation, it's disappointing to learn that we were unsuccessful at turning your experience around. I understand our General Manager has reached out to you to personally discuss your experience.

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vipDrDan
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service!

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vipTransam
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the Chef for her creativity. Eclectic, interesting and delectable describes the food. And the service, impeccable. Brooke is a gem of a server. Highly recommend this gem in Nashville.

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vipTheWilkinsHoptown
Western KY
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at Etch! The fish tonight was wonderful.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server, JP, did an outstanding job. This was one of our best meals ever! The scallops melted in our mouths.

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JenniferJ
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary with a wonderful dinner at Etch. The food was terrific, the service wonderful and we fully plan to go back and try some other great items from the menu!

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic. It's sort of a classic, dimly-lit upscale restaurant, so nothing particularly amazing about the ambience, but great service, great food, caters to foodies and picky eaters alike.

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PalmerC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. Sarah was amazing as our server.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, loved being able to taste the wine before ordering a glass. Over all a great experience. I definitely will be coming back with my date.

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MeatAndPotatoes
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has become the new "our place" since Flyte closed. A tad pricey to make it a regular dinner destination, but perfect for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. The service is absolutely excellent, on par with the food. They made our 24th anniversary extremely enjoyable. We shared the roasted cauliflower as an appetizer. This little jewel is a MUST, as the sauces are a joy. My wife had the tofu, and I had the veal meatballs with garlic noodles. Any single item we had would have been the highlight at any other establishment.

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meeeeech
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful date night at Etch. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about both the wines and the food menu, and gave fantastic recommendations. We shared the cauliflower (especially loved the feta crema), mussels and brussels sprouts, and individually had the scallops and venison (both cooked to perfection). A We will definitely be back for more!

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AndyS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch. Food was great and the price was very reasonable.

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BillM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter's recommendations were on point for an excellent wine, entree and dessert option. The atmosphere was nice, but laid back, which allowed for great conversation.

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MelissaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and amazing food!

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vipCourtenayS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and our waiter and service was wonderful! Recommend the Cauliflower appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual- maybe the best food in Nashville!

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vipkerrip
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the beef carpaccio (sp?), brussel sprouts, filet and venison.

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vipWinedude
Nashville
518 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot downtown...
Creative appetizers, nice salads, and tasty main courses.
The scallops and the venison stood out. The lamb was nice, but we’d have been happy to pay more for a larger portion.
The desserts are decadent.
Nice wine list. Service was friendly and professional.
Etch and it’s sister restaurant etc. are two of the best restaurants in Nashville.
Try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great presentation. Elegant setting. All around great experience.

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MartyW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved our server. We were not overly hungry because we were eating early in the day and she was gracious about splitting things up for us. They provided me w/a mask because I had forgotten mine. Food is great on presentation and there is a delicacy to flavors. Finding parking was a little tough, but that's because we are spoiled by living in Athens, GA where it is so much cheaper. Social distancing was well handled.

Etch
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Marty, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that your recent visit to Etch was a memorable one. Please know that complimentary valet parking is available for all of our guests. You can look for the valet stand directly in front of our front doors to take advantage of this on your next visit! Thanks again for your patronage; we look forward to your return next time you're in Nashville!

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vipBeatrice
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch continues to be a a fabulous place for fine dining. We have never been disappointed with any menu item we've ever tried! The potato salad is like something you've never had before. It is so creative, delicious and crunchy.

Etch
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hi there, thanks for the glowing review! We love learning that your visits to Etch are always memorable ones. Please join us again for the crispy potato salad!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Really enjoyed this place! Highly recommend it!

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2pfunpfoodies
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Sadly I think the changes of Covid-19 have compromised the over all experience at Etch. Food was interesting and generous but the experience was just fair. We will not base our opinion of Etch on this birthday experience because of the current challenges.

Etch
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found your recent visit to be lacking in any way. Our quality standards have not changed since our reopening, and mediocrity is far from what we strive to provide our guests. If you have specific details as to what you didn't care for, we'd love to hear from you! We value our guests' feedback and are always open to hearing ways on how we can improve.

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JuliaF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire experience was phenomenal. Top-notch and incredibly attentive and knowledgeable service, excellent food. One of, if not the best, carpaccio appetizers and halibut meals I've ever had. Mussels, wine selections, bread, and dessert also excellent. Well worth the money and a top choice for any occasion or celebration.

Etch
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Julia! We are excited to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an outstanding one. Please stop by and see us for the halibut again soon!

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vipStaceyN
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little oasis in the middle of down town. They have excellent food (Indian chicken was really divine). They also have one of the best wine lists in Nashville as well as hand made cocktails. It’s pricey but what isn’t in town? Their staff though, is what makes me keep coming back.

Etch
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your comments! Our goal is to provide excellent food and service, so it’s rewarding for our team to hear feedback like this. It was a pleasure having you dine with us; please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were fantastic, as was the experience. Etch is consistently top quality.

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LynnO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner, fantastic flavors and presentation. Perfect food temperature. Will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely be back!

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andyt
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Nashville. Hands down the best

Etch
Responded on July 10, 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review, Andy! We are excited to be a favorite of yours and hope to see you again soon!

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JenniferM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! The Chef's Counter is a wonderful experience if you can reserve it. I had the Veal & Mushroom Meatballs and my husband had the Venison. The cauliflower appetizer is to die for! Great meal all the way around!!

Etch
Responded on July 10, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Jennifer! We are excited to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an outstanding one. Please stop by and see us for the roasted cauliflower again soon!

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JustinM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with excellent food. Service was excellent and overall I would highly recommend this location.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Argentine beef tenderloin entree was outstanding! Very enjoyable experience.

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SDavis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it's lunch or dinner, the ambience, service and food is exceptional. Social distancing and precautions are in place.

Etch
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hello there, thank you for leaving such a nice review! We are glad to hear that you always enjoy your visits to Etch. We work hard to ensure that our restaurants are safe as well as relaxing with our new safety protocols, and it means a lot to us to hear our efforts were noted. Please join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As usual, fabulous meal and flawless service. I don't know how they can keep it up in these crazy times!

Etch
Responded on July 10, 2020

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! We appreciate your positive review and hope you’ll join us again soon!

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FAQs

Etch does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Etch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.

Etch is rated 4.8 stars by 5515 OpenTable diners.

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