Etch

4.8
5745 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 5745 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDCSquared
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Very unique combinations of flavor perfectly prepared. The crispy potato side dish was ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and we had awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal. Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall great experience from valet parking to the meal itself. We will be back!

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JacobF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was unbelievably amazing..... from the Porcini bisque to a perfect filet, Etch is my new favorite spot in Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was Valentine’s Day dinner and it was amazing.

There was valet in-spite of the crazy cold and snow, that guy was amazing.

The hostess was wonderful, promptly greeted and seated us.

We sat at a counter where we could watch the kitchen while we ate, it was very cool!

The menu and food and wine was amazing!


The price was a bit on the high side, but I believe you get what you pay for... it was a four course Valentine’s Day with optional wine pairing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect but our server auto grated our bill (it was a 2 top, very uncommon) which we didn’t realize and we double tipped her. She ended up with double gratuity ($150 total, should have been around $70 for 20% of bill.) and we felt a bit duped. We will be calling to hopefully be refunded.

Etch
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I understand our General Manager has been in contact with you, and I am hopeful our attempts at making things right illustrate our commitment to providing our guests with an outstanding experience. Thank you again for your patronage and feedback; we hope you return again soon.

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RonaldC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time myself and my wife had been to Etch and I will say that it was the best food we had ever eaten. The waiters were always around and never had a problem getting anything we wanted. The noise level inside was perfect and had no problem having our conversations without ever raising our voice about normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For Valentine’s Day dinner, had a reservation somewhere else originally but they cancelled due to the weather. Was lucky enough to get a last minute reservation for Etch. Glad we went here instead, I don’t think I’ve had a better meal or dining experience. The food was impeccable, paced very well (we got the four course meal with the wine pairings). The portion sizes were filling, we left very satisfied. Our server was very attentive but also left us alone to enjoy each other’s company. We were only in town for the weekend but will definitely be back next time we’re in Nashville.

The only gripe I had was that there was only one valet working that night. The weather was very bad, so I’m not surprised and he handled everything very well for being by himself. It caused a little bit of congestion when we went to leave as there were five or six parties waiting to get their cars, one had cut in front of everyone to get their car first. The valet service was complimentary with dining in, however, so I can’t complain.

Overall, the best dining experience I’ve ever had. Definitely check out this place if you’re in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful dinner with friends. Food was great and service on point. Will come back.

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bwood
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Our server Sarah was extremely helpful. We really enjoyed being able to sit along the tall window clad wall and view the activity along the street.

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JoniW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent and went out of her way to make our night special!

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Juniormint
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our dinner reservation, so we had appetizers and drinks in the lounge area during happy hour before proceeding to dinner. The Roasted Cauliflower and Steak Carpaccio appetizers were fantastic. It's certainly a way to make vegetables more appealing and flavorful than traditional preparation. The pea pesto and feta crema were perfect compliments to a generously sharable serving of cauliflower. My favorite part of the steak carpaccio was actually the eggplant frites. Don't get me wrong, the carpaccio was great, but the eggplant frites were surprisingly good. They were crunchy and salty, which is the opposite of eggplant, so it made for a delightful balance in each bite. I had the bartender's rotating cocktail, which was a rum drink with sparkling something and lime. I wish I knew the recipe, as I'd recreate it at home-a strong and statisfying mixed drink.

Our entrees were the Lamb Chops and Venison (with the addition of 3 scallops). I enjoyed the tagine and chutney in combination with each bite of lamb. We also ordered the Chocolate & Pretzel Mousse for dessert. It was a great way to finish the meal. The biggest takeaway from dining at Etch is that in order to have the best experience, combine the flavors on each plate. They uniquely go together to surprise you with a compound, complex flavor experience.

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vipCmdrg
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our third or fourth time dining at Etch and we were not disappointed again. Food and service were excellent as usual and given COVID restrictions it was quieter than usual. Still one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was AMAZING

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LoganP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch was the single best value meal we’ve ever had. Lunch was reasonably priced and the service was amazing. Sarah H went above and beyond and gave the best recommendations. From appetizers to dessert it was possibly the best meal we’ve had, at least during our trip to Nashville. We would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true culinary experience. The only location in Nashville probably Tennessee that provides such a culinary quality and presentation. They have chefs on payroll which makes all the difference. This restaurant is a must.

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vipBod3
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Etch! The restaurant is lovely, the service top notch and the food is truly good. We have transitioned to a fish-plant based diet and wish there were more pescatarian options. Previously we have enjoyed the delicious beef options and recommend them. Keep up the great work!

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vipRobertaT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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BenjaminH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipNicole
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very interesting food and options - excellent and attentive service - great wine list. It was very expensive though so nice for a special occasion. The atmosphere is romantic but also fun for a group. I wonder how often they change their menu. The menu is not large so would be welcomed to see changes to that on a seasonal basis.

Etch
Responded on February 9, 2021

Hi Nicole, thank you for the review! We're delighted to hear that both food and service were enjoyed during your recent visit to Etch. Our Chef changes the menu a few times a year-- we hope you'll return in the near future to try a new dish!

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had the privilege of going to many delicious restaurants but that was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had in my 52 years!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 13 (two separate reservations), last minute we called to see if it were possible for both parties to be sat as close as possible and it wasn’t a problem! Our waiter was attentive and didn’t bat an eye lash to correct a simple oversight. Loved the open kitchen concept, great choice in music and dim lit atmosphere. Couldn’t have asked for better. And the Brussel sprouts!!!!! We will be back.

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vipDanielleM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch was so fantastic! We sat at the counter and has the most wonderful experience with Jennifer. The seafood special was so delicious!!

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CAROLD
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have dined at the Etch a few times prior to this particular time. It was always very good. But this time, I was so disappointed!! The veal meatballs were much too salty, not quite cooked enough. When I ordered dessert, I was expecting the dark chocolate cake topped with a small scoop of ice cream, that used to be on the menu, but was disappointed to receive a milk chocolate dessert with a cookie beneath & broken pretzel pieces. Not good!
The vegetables are always very delicious! The waiters are also prompt & gracious! Thank you!

Etch
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi Carol, thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you choosing to visit Etch again recently. While I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall visit, it's disappointing to learn that some of your selections fell short of expectations. Please know that we're always happy to replace or take care of any dish you don't absolutely love! Our menu changes frequently-- we hope you'll return again in the near future to try some of our new dishes! Thanks again for the review!

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Christopher
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went for lunch and had a fantastic Asian Cesar Salad followed by the Jerk Shrimp. Both were very flavorful!

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TimS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation process very smooth, confirmed via text. Everything was awesome, will return again!!

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AnnaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it did not disappoint!! Best American food we’ve ever had!

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desdene
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oh my, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the sweet potato on the special Saturday night!! So many flavors! Sauce decor complimented dish phenomenally! And can we talk about that chocolate mousse for a minute?! Our server was super on point with attentiveness and knowledge! Thank you for a delicious start to the evening! Bravo 👏

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Get the octopus & shrimp bruschetta to start, and DEFINITELY get the venison. Perfection.

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vipThomasK
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable

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suga865
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service from server, Lisa. Made our special evening memorable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily top 5 restaurants in Nashville

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Robert
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as usual. For some who are slightly hearing impaired it is difficult to hear at times.
One of my favorite Nashville restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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Kate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Great choice for our family birthday celebration.

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DonP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and terrific service. Could not ask for a better experience.

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Jerry
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Etch to celebrate wife’s birthday. My son had venison and was excellent, not gamee, very tender. The filet was melt in your mouth, and wife ordered oysters (large size from Maine)

Overall excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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Yoyi
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary and Etch exceeded our expectations. Zach did a great job answering questions on the menu. The cauliflower and brussels sprouts were perfect!

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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 5745 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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