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Etch

4.8
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5610 Reviews
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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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 5610 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For me o e of the best restaurants in Nashville...and probably in USA

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BrittanyM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in Nashville! Everything had the best flavors! Will return every time I come here. Thank you!

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fraserT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, beautifully presented, and portioned out just perfectly. Great location being downtown, and the server was wonderful - very knowledgeable of dishes and ingredients used.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experiences here. The food, the service, and the ambiance always perfect.

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SusanT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious lunch. The signature appetizer of roasted cauliflower was flavorful and just the right consistency. The cheese selection was yummy and easily sharable. The catfish came out steaming hot and crisp. The server overheard it was my birthday and along came the olive oil almond cake which was to die for! Excellent in every way. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and ambiance. The food was incredible and it was a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine! Love this restaurant!

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MichaelR
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious and different. Always enjoy going to Etch.

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vipAmyw
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, service and food! The pecan encrusted flounder was one of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten... it was absolutely delicious. The tuna and avocado starter was super fresh and large enough for two to share. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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USNA1982
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the lunch and it was outstanding. Recommend the Cobia tostada and the Argentinian Filet. It really was a fantastic lunch and the service was impeccable.

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RAIZAC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for the 1st time we went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We love the attention of everyone. We definitely going back!!

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KrisM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived in Nashville for 30 years so whenever we fly in(from Reno Nevada) we like to stop in for a nice meal. The food is so fresh and flavorful. The soup was wonderful, even my leftovers. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable...we'll be back.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may very well have been the best dining experience I’ve ever had. The staff, food, atmosphere was all top notch. Would highly recommend for special occasions and anniversaries!

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Michele
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Etch. Our sever was fantastic. It was our anniversary and they went above and beyond by making us feel extra special. We loved the grouper with sweet potatoes grits. I had the filet. I wasn’t a fan of the horseradish in the mashed potatoes. But that’s just personal preference. The steak was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and great service. Also- a great location.

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ladykate
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a fantastic, upscale, delicious meal at Etch. If you're looking for an upscale atmosphere with hospitable service and thoughtfully created meals, this is the place to go. We came here for my birthday and had a wonderful experience.

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vipBusinessman
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. This is one of those restaurants where you just can't go wrong, no matter what time you go, no matter where you sit, no matter what you eat. Great staff, menu, kitchen. Definitely a "go-to" option.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was superb! Very attentive. Great service. Great food. Exceeded our expectations. Should be rated #1 restaurant in the state of Tennessee.

Etch
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! We appreciate your positive review and will be sure to share your kind feedback with Anthony! -Ahna Abuvala, Etch

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staci
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony, our server, was amazing. He made it a great experience as being first-time visitors! The bartender was less friendly - he was so-so but everything else was truly outstanding, and the best food. Pricey, yes, but worth every bite.

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vipJHC2014
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch has great food, and service was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good.

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jazmineg
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was phenomenal and the service was great! Restaurant had an open kitchen which is always a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in Nashville and this was our first time dining at Etch. AMAZING!! We will definitely be back!!!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exquisite, Tammy, our server, was warm, passionate, and knowledgeable about the menu. Menu options are diverse and creative. Presentation was exemplary.

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lovetocookandeat
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus appetizer was amazing. Scallops are a must have. Everything about the experience was perfect even during Covid!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lamb flatbread. Soooo good. They are doing the right thing with distancing. I’ll be back.

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CliveJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful and everything was eye opening to new ways of preparing the dishes. Waitress was so enjoyable and really made for a memorable evening.

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sherric
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch was an incredible experience. We had a small celebration and every detail was perfect. The wait staff was amazing, helpful, and sincere and every bite from drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert was full of flavor and delicious! We will definitely be back and will be recommending to our friends.

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TimS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Sara, our waitress, was most helpful and very attentive. Overall an outstanding experience. Put this place on your bucket list!

JM
vipJanMarie
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Our server gave us great descriptions and recommendations. Wonderful experience

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you desire delicious, expertly prepared and presented food, and all in a soothing setting, then look no further. You’ll be glad you did.

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SandraC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was great but I have never been in there for lunch when it has taken 1 hr and 40 min. A little too slow of a dining experience for lunch. Food was great though.

Etch
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi Sandra, thank you for the review! It's a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your meal, although I apologize for any delays in service you experienced during your visit. We understand that lunch is often enjoyed on a time constraint and regret that we failed to adhere to that. I have passed along your feedback to our management team for us to address internally. Thank you for taking the time to let us know; we appreciate your patronage and hope you will join us again soon!

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vipDemandingFoodie
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. We travelled to Nashville for my birthday, and they made us feel very special. The Charcuterie Board was the best we’ve ever had!

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AngieM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and portions were larger than we could eat. The cauliflower and Brussel sprouts were absolutely delicious. Prices were lower than we anticipated.

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ShannonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yummy menu choices. From the salad to dessert, all wonderfully crafted ingredients. The filet and lamb were both divine.

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vipLillyK91
Nashville
51 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm finally able to scratch Etch off my list of Nashville restaurants to visit. Everything was perfect and I loved it so much. All of the staff were kind and patient (when I was late) and made me feel like they really wanted me there.

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here. They recognized that from the reservation. The food and drinks were spectacular. The service was amazing. This experience was beyond memorable!

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vipwelovefood
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for retirement celebration. Everything we ate was fantastic, and the service was phenomenal. I will be returning for sure!

However, the markup on the Champagne was, in my opinion, absurd. Each of their listings selling for 3 times what you could buy them for. Spending $180 on a $60 bottle was a disappointingly trying decision in the midst of what was otherwise an exceptional experience, so much so that if I’m taking people out for a celebration in future with champagne in mind, I’ll go elsewhere.

Etch
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Etch! We are pleased to hear that you had a nice experience with us, though I apologize if you found your meal to be lacking in value in any way. We strive to serve our guests top-notch cuisine with service to match, and we're always open to hearing feedback as to what we can be doing better to provide a five-star experience for our guests. Thank you again for your patronage; we hope to see you in again soon!

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GwenethL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service, well informed team of servers. Attentive, friendly, everything you want from a quality dining venue. Excellent dining experience l.

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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 5610 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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