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Etch

4.7
3659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European
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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
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Phone number
(615) 522-0685
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Deb Paquette
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd AVE.
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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.
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.

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What 3659 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Interesting food. Was dismayed when we got the menu because of all the different combinations of tastes. Tried the duck tart and the veal and mushroom meat balls and all were delicious.

Everyone at the table thought it was a foodie experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff is sooooo thoughtful!
The food is very tasty!
One of the best experiences I ever had! And I’ve been around.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We have been to Etch a handful of times since it first opened. We have loved Deb Paquette's food since the Zola days (still miss it)!! With all the new restaurants in Nashville we realized we hadn't been to Etch in a few years! So we decided to go. It was as wonderful as ever. The truffle pea pesto appetizer has been on the menu since the restaurant opened, and we get it Every. Single. Time. So delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The cauliflower/rosemary/truffle oil soup was out of this world. Loved the carrot enchilada. The entree of veal/shitake meatballs, and its accompaniments were an exquisite blend of flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful experience. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary there. Food and service were fabulous. Highly recommend Etch.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding dinner and service ! Did the chefs table at the Bar . Highly recommend .

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food here is AMAZING!! Highly recommend!! The chef has paired items that result in a fantastic taste explosion. Run, don’t walk here.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

As always Etch never disappoints, one of our favorite special occasion Nashville spots.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We were in town to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I called ahead to order a dessert to surprise her but the server was not aware of it. Additionally we felt rushed as although we were seated the last we were the first ones to get the check. Overall the food was delicious but the overall experience was disappointing as we got a feeling they cater to a certain crowd and didn’t care for us or our money. What a shame!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Highly recommend going to Etch. Great service and food!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was a solid B minus. I'm a foodie so tend to hit a high bar. Almost every single dish was WAY too busy for my taste. Wonderful staff and great atmosphere. Stop trying so hard to complicate the food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Brook was awesome helpful and attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Halibut special - one was excellent
The other was two end pieces stacked on top of each other to look like a filet.... the thin end cuts were overlooked and dried out

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is our second time visiting this establishment. We certainly enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service. We've visited other downtown restaurants but this one has an eclectic menu and a wonderfully knowledgeable wait staff which makes us want to return. I don't think anyone would be disappointed if they're looking for a different food experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was my second time to eat at Etch and both experiences were wonderful. The food is delicious and they can tailor any dish to accommodate my gluten issue. Service is always attentive and friendly. A great place for a date or anniversary. I will definitely go again and will recommend to anyone.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I ordered the filet medium rare. It arrived purple and barely warm inside.. I took two bites and just couldn’t do it. Sent it back to cook longer. Came back purple again. I gave up. What a waste of $38.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent seasonal menu. The blending of unique ingredients to creative a wonderful dish.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent, our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us with good suggestions. A pleasure to dine there

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All was exceptional from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Never disappoints. Great food and wine.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our overall experience was five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟⭐️
Our waiter was Mark, he he was there for our every need. They even kept our left overs refrigerated there until the concert was over ! We will be back!!! Thanks for a job well done ETCH!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were recommended to Etch by friends who have a second home in Nashville. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and waiter.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Terrific food and terrific service as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Birthday dinner for my friend and Etch made it very special!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Etch is a great place to she that Nashville has what it takes to compete with any cuisine. It is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was delicious. There were only a few options on the menu, however every thing we ordered was so good.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Small menù, but excellent dinner.
Service efficient and ready to help you.
To return

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Visiting Nashville for the first time. Very nice experts Etch. Good food and nice atmosphere. Would go back!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food was delicious and beautiful. I would recommend and definitely dine here again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved our dinner at Etch! Excellent service, interesting food without being over the top, and quiet enough to have a conversation. Highly recommend for fine dining.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was unbelievable! Also great service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our experience was wonderful. We had amazing servers to go along with the amazing food. Perfect fits!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This has been historically our favorite restaurant - this time it was decidedly average. We started with the roasted cauliflower that could have been roasted a few more minutes; however, it was still really good. My husband had the lamb that was awesome but the salad on the plate with the lamb was just "meh." I had the seafood special which sounded delicious but the polenta was pasty/gooey and the fish was just "meh." We had the butternut squash and kale as a side dish - butternut squash was undercooked, the kale was awesome. Dessert was awesome. We decided to chalk this up to an off night so will go back given we have always had amazing meals in the past.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As always, we had an exceptional meal with exceptional service. Nothing rushed. Everything beyond expectations. Like Cakewalk and Zola before it, Etch is a superb dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful service and good food. Just wish the atmosphere and interior design was better. It is pretty basic.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lovely experience. Amazing food. Textures are very cool and the play on sweet and savory was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great experience. Service was good. Appetizers were excellent. Ate too much.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Went there for my wife’s birthday - one of those milestone years. Staff new about it. When they brought the check, waitress brought a single candle on a plain white plate. Jeez.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food is delicious and the service is good but it just didn’t blow our socks off. We would probably visit again though, when entertaining.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved this restaurant. Loved server. Loved venison. Loved potato salad. Loved short walk to Bridgestone Arena. Much better experience, with far less attitude, than other restaurants in area.

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