Etch

4.8
5791 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5791 people are saying
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Carioca
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but pricey for the size of the portions

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vipPatF
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and the best staff. My husband tripped on the sidewalk on our way to dinner. He had a small cut above his eye. The nice girl at reception brought him an ice pack. Our server checked on him, then the restaurant manager brought him a bandaid and an antiseptic pack. Overall a great place.

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BethJ
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting at the counter & watching everything going on. The vegetables were prepared with care & not over cooked. Loved the different schmears/sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After having a sub-par meal at Merchants we we so excited to try Etch. The food was creative and delicious with lots of flavor. Waitstaff was outstanding! The front desk even called us after we left because my son left his book at the table. We’ll be back!

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vipanonymous
Nashville
137 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Nashville. Never disappoints. Nice to get back downtown again.

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Chomp
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for a Monday lunch with my husband. Sometimes you just need a day date. Counter seating? Yes, please! Let us in on the kitchen action and we got to know the staff a little bit. We had a lovely time.

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vipSteph
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience! Great food and service. Large portions. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Etch. Our first visit was over 6 years ago and we were delighted to experience another great meal. The integrity was intact. This time we sat at the counter and were entertained watching the chefs and were able to interact with several staff members. Good care was taken for social distancing as well.
The spinach salad was fantastic and my filet was so flavorful, along side the asparagus, it was perfect! My husband’s mahi-mahi was just right and he really enjoyed his plate. We will go back the next time we are in town!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. Never disappoints. Amazing drinks, food, service, and atmosphere.

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JanetteC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The flavors were rich and true original recipes.

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viplisap
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service! The roasted cauliflower is not to be missed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I made reservations at Etch based off the great reviews on Open Table. We had the shrimp and octopus bruschetta, the scallops and meatballs. All the food was delicious, but the service is terrible and incredibly slow our Brussels sprouts were cold. Waited half hour for the appetizer and half hour for a scoop of ice cream. We were there for almost three hours for dinner. Other servers seemed better, we had plenty of time to watch. Disappointed bad service overshadowed a good dinner.

Etch
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am so sorry to learn that your experience fell short of expectations -- this is not the level of quality cuisine or service that we have built our reputation around. While this feedback is tough to hear, it is helpful for us to address the issues you encountered to ensure this is not happening with other guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipHungry222
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our food was wonderful, but the service wasn’t great. That being said I would definitely go back again. They have several great dishes for vegetarians.

Etch
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am sorry to hear that we failed to provide a five-star dining experience for you. Is there specific feedback regarding the service that I can share with our management team? We are always open to hearing feedback from our guests on ways we can improve. Thank you in advance for your time!

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VAwinedine
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting offerings. The fried Brussel sprouts were excellent. Good wine list.

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vipCinewriter
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was amazing! She accommodated with us being vegan and the food was great!

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Patrick
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a great and unique meal. Alm the dishes had unique twists and were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mike
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. I had the lamb. Explosion of flavors within the meal. The service was outstanding. Lisa and Dino were fantastic!

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PerryB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Nashville, I have a lunch at Etch. Love the fish tostadas and the Argentinian beef with the fried potato salad.

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KimA
Cancun
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food we have ever had!! We will return

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vipBonnieA
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service are all top notch. Etch is one of my Nashville favorites! The cauliflower is a must!

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vipKen85622
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best server and food I’ve had in forever. Highly recommend.

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Foodie
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved through open table. The restaurant was very clean, nice decor... very concerned however by the greeting staff( young man and lady) or the lack thereof. Someone had left an iPad there previously, and the unconcern for his dilemma was concerning.
They were not at all welcoming.
However: the wait staff was excellent! Our meals were beyond marvelous! Everything was delicious! Cauliflower appetizer! Meatballs an noodles were fabulous! Texture, full of flavors! My husband had the sirloin and refused to share. He did not use a knife, it was so tender. My daughter had the mahi-mahi and it was fantastic as well. Excellent! Definitely will go back!

Etch
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Etch. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals, though I am sorry to hear that we fell short on providing excellent service upon arrival to the restaurant. This will be addressed with our staff so that we can improve on the guest experience; we appreciate you passing this information along so we may do so. Thank you again for your patronage and feedback. We would love to have you dine with us again soon!

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MikaylaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and was blown away by this place. Reasonable prices and OUTSTANDING food and service! From the carpaccio appetizer to the veal and venison entrees, everything exceeded our expectations. Drinks were fantastic as well and I cannot wait to revisit Etch the next time we find ourselves In Nashville.

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HenryW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch always has excellent offerings coupled with superior service and attention to detail.

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JennyC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always a win! The creative flavors of the menu are always fabulous; there is a wine list and valet parking. We love Etch!

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Willie
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We strongly recommend Etch. It was a memorable dining experience. The staff is courteous, friendly, and punctual. The wine list is extensive and varied. The servings were large enough that we were too full for dessert (which doesn't happen often at fine dining establishments), and the main courses were delicious. The atmosphere is elegant and romantic; we chose Etch for our anniversary dinner on our first trip to Nashville, and we would encourage anyone planning a special night to look no further.

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Jotum
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started with a delicious octopus and shrimp bruschetta. Wife had the venison and I had the filet - both were excellent and we enjoyed the homemade ice cream.

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baby98hami
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet was great. I sat at the chef’s counter and was able to watch the great female chefs. Everyone flowed like a well oiled machine. Food was amazing I felt the price was a tad high for the amount of food but quality kinda made up for it.

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JuneM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was amazing. Just the right amount. Exceptionally prepared. Served with a smile.

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vipRichardC
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Etch for our anniversary. Etch has become one of our new favorite restaurants. The food and service always are outstanding.

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vipMichaelS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fabulous!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have went twice and have not been disappointed. Great and creative food, great service, and relaxing environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Dated restaurant. Entree not as described. Overpriced.

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NicoleN
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit. Sat at the counter. Very smart, adequate partitions between groups. Delicious food. Great service from Kim. Love watching the talented chefs! Highly recommend Etch!! Try the Figment of your Imagination cocktail.... delish!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was excellent and perfectly prepared. Great bourbon selection.

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PaulD
Western KY
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday lunch at Etch with friends. Absolutely fantastic experience all around! All four of us had a different meal and each one was beautifully presented and delicious!! We would definitely recommend and will return!

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vipJamesS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food.

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 5791 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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