Geist

4.7
975 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Set in a ca. 1900 blacksmith shop in Nashville’s historic Germantown neighborhood, Geist is a charming bar and restaurant opened in early 2018. Sophisticated yet unfussy, an evening at Geist is akin to dinner at a fond friend’s home; a welcoming and familiar experience with a timeless approach to internationally-influenced cuisine and classic cocktails highlighting the best ingredients found regionally.

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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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JulieN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, food, drinks, service and location! Can’t wait to go back when we can enjoy the outdoor patio!!

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vipR5389
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Fresh fish was quite good. Chicken dish had so much vinegar it was nearly inedible

MJ
MartinaJ
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and delicious food

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vipScottS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Horrible service. Rude and inattentive. Food has gone down a notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Arrived at 5 pm for a reservation. Was seated immediately in the bar area. Music was loud for a dinner situation. Ordered drinks and was served quickly. Ordered food which arrived hot and was very good. The bill was $120 for everything which I felt to be a tad high, but it was what we ordered and was correct. The server was very good and personable. I felt that the overall value for what we got could have been better.

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service! I made a reservation for 2.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Tables were way too close together and service was not great. Food was pretty good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Shea
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Germantown is better because the Geist House is there. Great food, great service, I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My burger was burned. The parking was horribly expensive. Not impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salmon eggs Benedict and my husband had the smothered ham and cheese for brunch! It was amazing!

JM
JulesMef
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We stumbled across this place looking for a quick meal. We shared 4 app plates and they were all delicious! Very different flavors and variety. The cocktails were strong and the ambiance was great! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We came for a girl’s get together— Delicious fresh/hot food, great drinks, good vibes. Our waiter David was awesome!! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back for a date night.

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WilliamW
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Or second time there. Food and service was excellent.

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vipch922455
Nashville
51 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner at Geist on a Sunday night so it was fairly quiet. The food was great and the food came out at a good pace. Service was a little inattentive though. I would have had a second glass of wine if someone had asked before I finished my main course!

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vipPatrickK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tables were way too close together

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks and food. I highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and waitress was fantastic

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RickM
Toledo
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. So cozy on a cold winter night. Filet and Halibet were wonderful additions to our Ole Fashions.

TJ
TimmyJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geist is a delicious and truly unique dining experience. The cocktails are superb and the food selection is top notch. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriend and I first went here for our anniversary and everything was amazing went again for New Years and everything was amazing again this is definitely our favorite restaurant in Nashville

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vipkmk5393
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thought it was strange that there was 21% gratuity included. Isn’t the standard typically 20%? Otherwise the food and atmosphere was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I’ve been to Geist 3 times before and have had wonderful meals each time. But NYE dining at Geist has changed my mind. For $95, I was thoroughly unimpressed with all 5 courses provided. My husband and I will not be back to Geist unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years incredible staff

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JanaM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Geist reviews looked great, but our experience was terrible. While I appreciate that New Years Eve is a very busy night, we were pushed through a 5 course meal in under an hour. We would actually still be eating a course when the next one arrived. And when it did arrive, it was not hot. None of the courses were served at the proper temperature and everything that had sauce had WAY too much sauce, literally overwhelming the taste of the dish with cold gelatinous sauces. The servers could tell that we were not enjoying our meal, but they didn’t care, they were too busy trying to turn our table. For a fixed price meal of $95 per person and an included 21% tip, I would not return to the restaurant or recommend it to others.

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vipCarolR
San Francisco
281 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was also great. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

NYE in Nashville. The only downside was having to pay $20 to park nearby. Bummer.

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Lucyx
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Overpriced for very bad food. Disappointed is an understatement. Don’t waste your money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous set New Year Eve menu, everything thing was outstanding. Ever in Nashville be sure and go you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food where the staff seems all in on the project to make this a truly great restaurant. The meals seem planned not just in terms of flavors but macronutrient profile so you can kind of choose your own food adventure depending on what your appetite is like. High standard on all dishes. We loved 9/10 of them and the last one didn’t have anything wrong with it—it just wasn’t to our taste. A couple interesting surprises in the form of a Shishito pepper dish which kicked so much ass I don’t even know, and grits that educated me about what good grits should taste like.

Dining was indoors-outdoors due to COVID and was totally warm and comfy—just a little loud (but what can you do, really). I’ve got no beef with the setup but be aware that conversation can be a challenge at times.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were wonderful

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DinnerwFriends
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! We will definitely return again!

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Rolo
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good place to go on a date night, I enjoyed a really good time with my love eating oysters and halibut fish. Pristine!

MB
MarkB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is sad to have a reservation for several weeks and show up to the restaurant and find it totally closed up with no sign or anything on the door. Even more disappointing when you share your experience with the restaurant via their website’s contact us feature and don’t receive a response. Customers aren’t important, I guess.

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JonathanO
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of our favorites but didn’t have the specials because of the holiday

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were 5 stars! Definitely loved it for a date night out!

MC
MichelleC
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 6 adults, drinks were fantastic and the food was full of rich flavors that paired beautifully together. We got the scallops and half chicken both were incredible, and several of their appetizers and side dishes were also delicious. If you are sitting outside when it’s cold, they have heaters and 2 fireplaces going but can be a little drafty so still bring a jacket. We all would come back again and the staff was friendly and helpful! Great experience

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Jeff
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

See friends from high school.

BP
BrunchPro
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Geist - from the food to the service!

FAQs

Geist is rated 4.7 stars by 975 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.