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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (132)
Fit for Foodies (130)
Special Occasion (126)
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Creative Cuisine (118)
Good for Anniversaries (105)
Business Meals (77)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Romantic (73)
Pre/post Theatre (67)
Worth the Drive (55)
Notable Wine List (52)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Local Ingredients (42)
Hot Spot (40)
Healthy (38)
Bar Seating (36)
Authentic (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Cozy (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Seasonal (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Fun (21)
Casual (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
People Watching (15)
Organic (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Vegan (7)
Tapas (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Very imaginative menu with a melange of tastes and it all worked.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great service and valet parking! Always outstanding and never disappoints. One of our regular spots.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Might be the best meal I’ve had in years! From the cauliflower appetizer to the vegetarian dish, to the chocolate tart, it is hard to say which course was my favorite. The flavors are dynamic, unique, just perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent meal at Etch. Love the place, extensive wine list and great dish selection. Highly recommended.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Here for the weekend and read about the great food at Etch. The ambience and wait staff were every bit as, if not better than the food!!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing. The best dining experience I have had in Nashville! Duck tart, squid and shrimp salad, lamb, scallops, butternut squash, and the olive oil almond cake were so delicious! Service was wonderful. Knowledgeable and friendly. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
ETCH IS PHENOMENAL!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing flavors w

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·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible flavours and presentation! Each dish was delicious and unique. Start with the schmaltz! A lovely start to the meal. Tuna ceviche was excellent and so so Fresh. Portions were fairly generous, a lovely surprise.
End with the homemade ice cream. An excellent find!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best meals I have had in a long time! The service was exceptional and the food superb! The decor is cool and warm at the same time! We had the etch salad, cauliflower appetizer, crispy potato salad, venison, tuna, scallops, filet! Everything was awesome! We went back for lunch! Can’t wait to go back to Nashville just so we can eat there!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Really cool and inventive menu, everyone in our group was very impressed with the food and the waitress was wonderful. They also were able to seat us even though we had to cancel our earlier reservation (swung by hoping to get lucky). Highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Etch was nice, and the food was very good, but nothing stood out as extravagant or a Wow factor to me. I went on a recommendation, so I admit I expected a lot. The service was impeccable and outstanding, and the food combinations were very impressive, though not quite as tasty as I was expecting. I had the lamb, recommended by the waitperson, who did very well getting us to our show on time. It was all very nice, though a little pretentious. So If you have a lot of money to spend and want to impress someone in downtown Nashville, by all means go to Etch. But If you're looking for something unique maybe keep looking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our third time to try Etch. Nothing has really changed. The bartender tends to put simple syrup in everything and bar is missing several necessary items.
Food is do busy with so many ingredients, and has too much Mediterranean influence for my tastes. Some may really like this, though
We ended up ordering a couple of rounds of different drinks and appetizers from their brand new menu, but could not find anything we wanted from the mains.

Tags: Vegan
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·Dined 6 days ago

Etch is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. Deb Paquette is absolutely crazy in the best possible way. Her creativity and use if flavors and ingredients is unique and sets her apart. I had a friend visiting from New York who was blown away. I will always celebrate all of life’s highs at Etch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

Great spot! Excellent service. Tuna was not a great as the fillet, but still good.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was very happy to get a table. Service and food were amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food, and even better service. A memorable evening all around!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place never disappoints. Great staff, great food, great wine list. I love that the food is not "the same old flavor combinations" that so many other restaurants stick to. A must go to place if in Nashville!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really loved our experience here - the complexity of flavors was absolutely amazing. Loved the venison, and my husband got the special which was tuna with short ribs. We also got the duck and cauliflower appetizers - both good, but not nearly as good as our meals. Great wine list

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service. Food had a bit too many ingredients, but it was good. Expensive. Glass of wine is $14. Nice lighting.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time and it was a great experience , I would definitely be back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Menu has become increasingly difficult to choose from...would like more accessible options.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Etch is one of our favorite places near all the venues in Downtown Nashville and we dine there regularly. The food is delicious and the table service is always very good. However, the kitchen isn’t able to handle both the dining room and large parties efficiently. We waited over 30 minutes for our salad after finishing our appetizer as we watched food be taken to the private dining room. Our waiter reported to us often and tried to get our salad sooner but was unsuccessful. We had to eat our entree much more quickly than we would have liked in order to get to a performance on time. We have had this same experience before so, when we dine at Etch, we allow extra time and hope they don’t have a large party to serve while we are there. Be aware of this when you plan to dine there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a business meeting over lunch at Etch. This was the first time any of us had been there, and none of us were particular fans of Asian/Indian food or spices. However, the food and flavors were excellent. We had the roasted cauliflower appetizer (fabulous!), cashew chicken, the tuna salad and the Springer farms chicken. Everything was beautifully spiced and cooked. The service was knowledgeable and helpful. You will enjoy the low key vibe in this nice but not pretentious place. Nice size bar, too. Very good.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Etch was fabulous! We sat at the bar for an early lunch and had "the new guy" for our waiter. He was great! We loved the cauliflower that we had for an appitizer. I would say it was he best thing on the menu that we tried. Yum yum. The grilled cheese was super good as was he Indian cashew chicken. We finished with the apple tart and it did not disappoint! Thanks!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Was great. First run at new menu. Will be back next time in Nashville

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Etch is a must while in Nashville. It’s definitely our go to!! Food, cocktails, atmosphere and staff are world class

Tags: Organic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicious lunch! 4 of us were touring CM hall of fame. Quick 1 block walk to Etch for fabulous meal. Delicious flavors. Beautiful plates.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Healthy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Etch is a favorite restaurant in Nashville. The food is creative and delicious, the atmosphere is warm yet sophisticated, and the service is top-notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful service, delicious food and quiet ambiance which is a rare find in Nashville!
I loved the salad with the apples and the scallops. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful place to eat. Our meal was perfect as well as our service. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good and creative food choices. Loved the cheese appetizer.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was very creative and delicious! Service was very good as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I loved this restaurant. The presentation, preparation and overall taste was amazing. The service was impeccable.. I would recommend this restaurant to discerning people who are appreciative of the components that go into the final product. It was fairly expensive but worth the money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was outstanding and food was very tasty and creative .

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Fantastic food. Gluten free options available.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful! Simply delicious! We will be back! Love the cauliflower!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our favorite dinner -- among many excellent meals -- in Nashville. Creative and DELICIOUS!!! Every detail was perfect -- and so many details to rethink the next day as we rehashed the fabulous experience. Such interesting "this with that" options. Love, love, love the roasted cauliflower! Never thought I would go on and on about a vegetable appetizer!! Very welcoming to our celiac who must eat gluten free.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Organic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I am a frequent diner at this restaurant. Had two friends in town both of whom are serious about eating. They wanted to try Etch. How they heard about it I do not know. I made the reservation
They confirmed what my consistent evaluations have been, i.e. excellently prepared imaginative food that is professionally served.
As an aside I am a wine lover. Even though they have an award winning wine list I always bring an older bottle in with me from my cellar (after asking permission to do so, of course). I did on this occasion. The entire wait staff is well versed in opening and serving older wines. An added reason for patronizing this restaurant.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A new inventive restaurant with top quality offerings.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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