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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It was my third time visiting etch. The food is delicious, all the employees are nice. It's one of my favorite places to go in downtown Nashville. If you are looking for an upscale place, this is it. Their lunch menu is priced fairly so it's not too much.
I enjoyed Etch. My only complaint is that the entrees have too many ingredients, too much sauce. My wife had the Corvina fish, it seems like a nice fish, however there was so much sauce and other ingredients you couldn’t tell it was fish except for the texture. That seemed to be the same with all the entrees. I had the Venison and there were also way too many other things on the dish but at least they were separate so that I could choose what to eat.
Sometimes less is more.
Hi Steven, thank you for your review. Our Chef does, in fact, incorporate a variety of flavor combinations in her dishes, but we understand it's not for everyone. We are happy to omit ingredients upon request if you're ever interested in modifying a dish! Thank you for your patronage; we hope to see you in again soon.
The food was delicious and the service was great!
Have not been to Etch in at least a year and there is no question as to why this restaurant remains so popular! Bartender was even able to accommodate a half hour of a beer for a dear friend who was in town. Great food and tremendous service!
Hi there, thank you for the feedback! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a memorable meal with us. We hope you'll join us for another beer soon!
We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen with Sarah as our waitress and it was amazing!! Would highly recommend to anyone. I’d even venture to say it’s one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. The Brussels sprouts were hands down my favorite!! Definitely try it out if you have the time.
Thank you for sharing your experience at Etch! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us to enjoy the brussels sprouts again soon!
Great food and server was very accommodating
A very innovative menu including nice choices for vegetarians. Our server was excellent, along with a great choice of wines. Would definitely recommend for your next visit to Nashville!
Thanks for the feedback, Robyn! We hope to see you again soon!
My wife and I occasionally drive from Virginia to Dallas to visit family. We stop in Nashville soecifically so we can have dinner at Etch. It is in our top 3 favorite restaurants in the US.
Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are pleased to learn that your visits to Etch are always so memorable. Please stop by again the next time you're driving through Nashville!
An excellent experience from start to finish. The chef combines a wide array of flavors and textures that are compelling. Our server, Tamara, gave insight into the dishes and also made spot on recommendations for what salad to pair with my main course (spinach salad and the veal shiitake meatballs). The house made ice creams were a perfect finish. Highly recommend Etch!
Hi Joel, thank you for your recent visit to Etch! We're delighted to learn that your meal was a memorable one. It sounds like your server guided you in the right direction with her recommendations -- we're happy to learn you enjoyed them! We hope you’ll return to see us again soon for one of our house-made ice creams!
Really enjoyed our dinner. Great suggestions from our server on both the food and the wine. Would definitely recommend.
The food was excellent in the service was absolutely outstanding
We sat at the counter that overlooks the kitchen. It was fun and most interesting to watch the staff prep etc. A reality show!
My husband and I had a very memorable dinner here during a visit to Nashville. Interesting, creative and delicious menu. We will be back next time we are in town.
Thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to seeing you and your husband on your next visit to Nashville!
Food was incredible and service was very good.
The one thing I did not like as my drink - ordered an old fashion.
Definitely recommend dining here.
Etch was fantastic! We were only in Nashville for one day and stopped for lunch. The food was wonderful and very well priced. We started with the roasted cauliflower with three unique sauces. I had a wonderful arugula/apple salad and my husband had the beef dish with mustard potatoes. My husband couldn’t stop raving (and we’re used to great Philly meals). Our waiter could not have been nicer. This restaurant is a great choice when visiting Nashville.
Hi Linda, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your husband enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. We look forward to seeing you back to try the dinner menu during your next trip to Nashville!
Fabulous fresh food well informed wait staff
Etch is consistently good in my experience. I have been for lunch and dinner. The food is creative and well-presented; the service has always been strong.
Hi Newman, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your visits to Etch are always five-star worthy. We hope to see you back again soon!
The service was not good.
Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I am very sorry to hear if service was lacking in any way and would love to learn more about your dining experience. We take our guests' feedback very seriously, so any specific feedback you can provide regarding service issues is helpful for us to address and improve. Would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you soon.
This was an incredibly disappointing experience. food was terrible. Please do not go here. Ambiance was subpar... black tablecloths and cheesy decor. And please do not get me started on bread and butter which was an appetizer. If you make artisan butter please make sure you have hot crunchy, delicious bread... it tasted like their bread can out of a plastic bag from grocery store.
I am sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your recent experience at Etch. We strive to provide a memorable meal for each and every guest and regret that we missed the mark here. Please know that we are always happy to take care of or replace any dish you do not absolutely love. Our guests' feedback is very valuable to us, and I appreciate you taking the time to share yours. I hope you will re-consider a visit in the future for lunch, dinner or drinks.
Etch has a great atmosphere, more high end than the average place in town but still relaxed enough to go casual, particularly if you sit at the bar.
Service was very good and the food is imaginative and very well prepared.
The kitchen is open and it seemed to run very smoothly with great communication between staff.
Overall it was a very pleasant dining experience and the best I’ve had in a while.
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your comments! Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to every guest, and we're thrilled to learn that both were enjoyed. Please visit us again soon!
Great food. Great ambiance. The issue we had was waiting so long for our food (over an hour)! I would not go back for this reason.
Thank you for your recent visit to Etch! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your menu selections and the ambiance. However, I am sorry to learn that you experienced delays throughout your meal. While our goal is to provide a nice leisurely dining experience, we never want guests to suffer from long wait times. Please accept our sincerest apology for any negative impact this had on your evening.
We sat at the chef’s counter because of a late reservation. It was a great choice! This was a date night for me and my wife. The food was amazing!! The chef pairs flavors that you wouldn’t think would work together, but they do. We had a wonderful meal. We started with the bread and butter. She had the Etch salad and I had the scallops. We ate the sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. I highly recommend you try it!
Thank you for sharing your experience at Etch! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance at the Chef's counter. We hope you’ll join us for another date night soon!
I would not hesitate to recommend etch. While the food was great (veal meatballs, venison and scallops) the server made the evening
Hi Joseph, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon!
Great food and really nice place. I had the lamb it was excellent the combination of flavors was amazing.
Hi Valerie, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon for the lamb!
Really enjoyed the ambience at this restaurant. Very relaxing evening. We had the venison and it was cooked to perfection. Fish and beef were as well. The wine choices were amazing. Our sever was excellent. This restaurant made our anniversary very special and we would return.
Alicia, thank you for sharing your experience at Etch with us! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us for another celebration again soon!
We had a wonderful dinner at Etch while visiting Nashville. Very creative menu options and great cocktails.
Thank you for the feedback, Sophia! We are pleased to learn that your recent visit to Etch was an unforgettable one. Please stop by and see us for a cocktail during your next visit to Nashville!
Etch is always an outstanding experience in ambiance, service, and their exquisite menu, and Wednesday's visit was certainly no exception. My party of three had a long, leisurely lunch with a couple of favorite dishes from the menu as well as one or two new ones that did not disappoint. I love the complex flavors in all the food and tried their raspberry gin and HOME MADE tonic. Dangerously delicious! Additionally, my friend whose birthday we were celebrating received a card signed by the staff and her dessert not only had a candle but the plate was decorated with "Happy Birthday" written with the sauce. Love this restaurant!
Hi Libby, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to know that your recent visit to Etch was worthy of five stars. It sounds like it was an afternoon well spent. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you back for another celebration again soon!
Exceptional service! Original menu, but absolutely delicious.
Easily the most creative cuisine with the friendliest service in Nashville. Very efficient in getting us in and out before the Preds game.
Hi there, thank you for the lovely review! We’re delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent experience at Etch. Please come back and see us again soon!
Food here is always good
Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and when you want to impress a date.
Delicious cocktails and dinner. Presentation was beautiful as well. Would definitely recommend
Such a great restaurant. As a light meal before a game, we had the sweet potato side as an appetizer, and the Etch Salad and Smoked Salmon Salad as our mains. So much flavor in the sweet potatoes and the beets in the salad! Topped off with a very nice glass of wine. And of course I would be remiss if I failed to mention the service Brooke provided. She has been with Etch for quite a while and was very familiar with the menu items and the wines, and was very attentive during the meal Just a very good dining experience.
Hello, thank you for the lovely review! We love to hear that our team helped to make your dining experience at Etch such a special one. Brooke is a valuable member of our staff, and we’ll be sure to pass along your praises to her! Thanks again for your feedback; we hope you’ll join us again soon for a glass of vino!
Food was great. Our server was wonderful. However, the food took forever to come out, the steak was warm not hot, and one of the sides was missing. By the time the food came out, we weren’t even hungry anymore. Tad bit disappointing.
Thank you for your recent visit to Etch! I am so sorry to learn of the delays you experienced during your meal, and regret that we failed to get your order correct. This is far from the level of quality we are proud to serve our guests. We'd love to speak with you further to determine when you dined with us and how we can rectify your experience. Would you mind sharing your contact information with us at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!
My wife and I enjoyed one of the finest meals we have had in Nashville to date. As locals, we do our best to take in what downtown Nashville has to offer. The atmosphere, ambiance, staff and food were superb. We particularly liked the noise level. We will be back!
Hello, thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. Our staff will appreciate hearing this positive feedback as well! We hope to see you both back again soon!
Phenomenal food by a fantastic chef! Flawless service! Quiet atmosphere but still exciting. So easy to walk across the street to The Schermerhorn.
Thank you for sharing your experience at Etch! It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We hope you’ll join us again soon!
The food was just as amazing as ever with incredible flavor profiles in every dish. I had the seafood special which was corvina, and my husband had scallops. We ate every bite! And Ed, our server, was over the top professional, attentive, and fabulous!
Hi Tammy, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to know that your recent visit to Etch was worthy of five stars. It sounds like you made excellent menu choices—the corvina is always a must-try! We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you back soon!
Awesome modern space, reasonably priced, a 10!
Delicious very yummy food