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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (109)
Fit for Foodies (108)
Special Occasion (108)
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Creative Cuisine (107)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Romantic (72)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Business Meals (57)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Notable Wine List (49)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Worth the Drive (41)
Healthy (38)
Authentic (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Hot Spot (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Cozy (26)
Fun (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Vegan (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Organic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and knowledgeable staff!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Get the cauliflower. Seriously. Just do it and thank me (and the Chef) later.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic recommendation from a local friend! Spot on food, drinks service. Guidance by server was spot on!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Etch is one of those restaurants that is always memorable with food and service out of this world. Though it isn't the most expensive restaurant we've been to (though it is in the $50-100/person range depending on number of courses and alcohol), it tastes like it and is definitely worth every penny and savoring every moment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was outstanding and took my date over the top with the fantastic food selection and service. The noise level was perfect and the staff was delightful. 10/10 would recommend :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, good service, vday menu bit on the expensive side

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, Etch delivered on food, wine, ambience, and service. Loved the wine selections and desserts. Will be back again for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great.

The waitstaff was not well-informed about the food and could not answer basic questions about the dishes.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We dined at Etch to celebrate Valentines Day and my husband ‘s birthday!
Everything was very good, but it was expensive!
This is s good place to celebrate a special occasion!
Thank You

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

My favorite Nashville place to celebrate special occasions. Food is the best in town!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Yum!!!!!! Excellent on all fronts

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Our evening was beautiful and the menu outstanding. Service was spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Etch is always wonderful, as everyone attests here. But we were especially thankful for how they handled our late arrival (because of terrible traffic). They easily could have turned us away, as we were 40 minutes late on Valentine's Day, but they worked hard to make room for us, and our experience was stellar, as it always is, even on a busy Valentine's evening. Etch is a jewel in Nashville's culinary crown.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience and great meal. I will most definitely be coming back and telling others about it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding experience I'd rate it 6 stars if I could

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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful evening before our concert at Schermerhorn One of several visits to the Etch and everything was wonderful. This is a great spot, we always enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

First time eating at Etch - it's been booked solid on my previous attempts. Did not disappoint - service, drinks, food were all excellent! Will be going again for sure!

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

This has been on my bucket list, and did not disappoint! I got the lamb, and my husband had the venison. Both were good, but the lamb was fantastic.
Started with the roasted cauliflower, which is nothing extraordinary, but the sauces it is served with are really good.
And make sure to leave room for dessert! Perfect ending, for a great meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious! One of the better restaurant experiences I’ve had in a while! I would highly recommend Etch to anyone and I am looking forward to returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We selected Etch based on multiple local friend's recommendations for quality dining while staying in downtown Nashville. This occasion was for my 60th birthday, and the experience couldn't have been any nicer!

Our initial reservation was just for two, but then two other couples asked to join us. The hotel concierge requested the late revision to add four more, but translation when we arrived at the restaurant was just for four, not six as intended. But, the ladies at the front desk quickly came up with a solution and we were seated within 5 minutes of walking in the door!

Our waiter was very engaging and knowledgeable, providing both recommendations and food descriptions while allowing us time to converse and enjoy the previous course. While we were sitting adjacent to a main thoroughfare and the restaurant was full, it didn't feel crowded or rushed.

As advertised, the food and drink was exceptional, both in presentation and quality. When they didn't have one of our party's preferred cocktail, they improvised with a tastier concoction that he fully enjoyed. From the appetizers to each main entree to the birthday dessert, there was nothing but compliments from all parties! The owner Deb even came out from her frantic preparation of their upcoming Valentine's special to say hi and see how we liked it.

If you have the opportunity, make sure you don't miss the excellent dining experience at Etch!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal as always.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went to celebrate both our birthdays and we had a wonderful experience. Everything was delicious. Worth the money.

Tags: Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I am French and I have 3 years in the US. Etch is one of the best restaurant that I could do in the US. Her Mediterranean cuisine is very creative, she is mixing the flavors. Sweet and sour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food, great waiter, great service from start to finish. I had the lamb loin. It was cooked to perfection. The accompaniments were fantastic. The homemade ice cream may be the best I have ever had. Still one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Etch is always just the best ! Make sure to get your reservations in several days ahead. They book up quickly!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server, Ed, was friendly, knowledgable and visited the table at just the right times. We were only able to get a Rez at 5pm, and based on the number of empty tables when we left at 645, felt we should have been able to get a slightly later seating. I phoned before our Rez and was told that we couldn't be seated any later. The dishes were beautifully presented and each offered many complimentary favors. The duck appetizer was over the top, and the ceviche was top quality and served with cold spicy creamed potatoes. So tasty! The Corvina was cooked just right and my husband loved his lamb entree. This restaurant was perfect for us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was fantastic. Tremendous selection and presentation.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place! I was in Nashville on business and I always look for great places to eat. This one is a jewel. Great service, amazing food, terrific ambiance.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Etch is an excellent choice if you are seeking unusual dishes prepared with a flair. My waiter Kenneth was extremely helpful in selecting just the right menu choices. Definitely a special occasion kind of experience but one you won’t regret!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with great service and interesting menu selections that change often.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Nashville. And i'm in a lot of restaurants in Nashville!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Consistently the best restaurant in Nashville. I am never disappointed. Great for lunch or dinner. Great for couples or a larger group. If you are visiting Nashville this is a must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice location with modern furniture and fixtures. Food is excellent, if a bit eclectic. Wine list is similar - nice depth with lots of selections (all the ones I checked on Wine Spectator were highly rated), but almost none of the choices you see at other restaurants. Service was extremely attentive, without being intrusive.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were not impressed with Etch. Their drink menu offered three specialty martinis and they were out of ingredients for two of them. Our table was by a window and looked out at a street filled with ugly barriers and harsh street lights. They may want to think about hanging some drapes along those windows while that construction is going on. Lastly, our server came and removed our cheese and honey board while we were still eating it. Not an overall great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Definitely gets busy and it's always good to make a reservation

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent waiter, allowed us to enjoy our drinks before placing our order for soup. He was patient, helpful w/suggestions and someone I would ask for again. The food was fabulous, also, the main reason for our visit!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is my second visit to Etch. Great atmosphere and cocktails. The roasted cauliflower is amazing. I don’t normally do a burgers but I split it with my daughter this trip. The burger was dry and over cooked. I would not order it again. But the etch salad is excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I dined with a girlfriend prior to attending the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show at the Music city Center. The atmosphere was happening and the food fresh with light options. We each enjoyed a salad or appetizer and split a delicious fish taco entree. The wine selections by the glass were excellent and the service top notch. I highly recommend Etch for downtown dining in Nashville.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere. Wait staff was superb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

An excellent meal, professional service, contemporary/energetic/"happening" ambience, but did not live up to the hype as "Nashville's long-time best restaurant." No complaints, but not the meal we enjoyed the most during our time in Nashville.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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