Geist

4.6
847 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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Kate
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server Joelle was great, our only disappointment was the lack of salt in the food. My scallops were perfectly prepared, just very under seasoned. My husband had the chicken which was good, just under seasoned. Their chocolate Manhattan was fabulous and their beignets were perfect. Atmosphere was charming and noise volume was perfect.

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Matchdrum
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic cocktails, scallops were delicious, the sprouts were a must.
Great for a date with my wife. We will be back for brunch sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Over priced and under delivered.

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vipPeterW
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Jack at the Bar was incredible. Very fun brunch!

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DD32
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to return again- loved every detail from the ambiance to the deliciousness!

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vipcassier
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and it did not disappoint. Our server was great from her suggestions to her customer service. Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Filet, Chicken and Halibut were all ordered and all the dishes were perfect. Cocktails were wonderful as well! We will definitely be back.

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GregS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I believe our server's name was Raina, but she did a fantastic job taking care of us and all of her recommendations were spot on! Attention to detail was excellent and every dish was perfectly done. The pot de creme at the end of the meal is one of the best desserts I've ever had and I would go back, just for that!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our wedding anniversary and received complimentary champagne! Drinks were delicious and food was OUTSTANDING! We had the scallops, carrots, rolls, salmon and dessert the donut holes with espresso whip to dunk in. Very flavorful and worth every penny! First time in Nashville and we would definitely eat here again!

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DP1900
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at this restaurant, and it’s absolutely DELICIOUS,
we had a great server too!!

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MissLuLu215
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect ending to an awesome trip to Nashville. Ambience food drink staff all excellent!

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SeanP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely add this spot to your list, you won’t be disappointed.

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musicfamily
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! My favorite restaurant right now!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for everything

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nicolec
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Geist has some wonderful history and the structure of the building is fantastic. The food was seasoned and sauced to heavily for our tastes and the prices were a bit high. I would recommend Geist for drinks and appetizers as the building is so lovely.

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rferriere
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a nice restaurant away from lower broadway and stumbled across this gem in Germantown. Everything was awesome from the moment we were greeted at the door, quaint bar area and dining room. Food was absolutely to die for, wish we could have tried everything on the menu. Service was impeccable, never had to wait for anything. Will make it back for sure on our next trip to Nashville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service.

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TnTraveler14
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent and the cocktails were nice. While the server was fine, a few of the procedures were not customer friendly. Having to use a credit card to hold the reservation with the threat of charging us

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nicolev
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great little place with inviting atmosphere. We were there for brunch and the waffle was overcooked home fries were actual french fries and the cinnamon roll was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! The place was so cute and fun! Would come here again and again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Appetizers and desserts were fabulous. Dinner entrees were not at the same level and weren’t as good as times before. Waitress was understaffed but did an excellent job in a tough situation.

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vipCarolynB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Raynie was super helpful giving input on what to order. Everything we tried was fabulous. The house bread, halibut and double cut pork chops are not to be missed!
Ambience was warm and inviting. Definitely a find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I love the food at Geist, however last night the service was incredibly poor. I would not recommend this restaurant for large groups

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

ran out of food. served the sides after the meal. it was awful

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vipJohnP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

8 people and we all enjoyed it

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DeniseD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best Halibut I’ve ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not bad all around! Porch off to side is great

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Food was amazing! Definitely recommend and go back!

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DavidE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Brunch choices were unusual. Would have liked to have had more egg dish choices. Prices were higher than other comparable Nashville restaurants for brunch. Love the ambiance - and our service was great. But would not return for brunch unless there was an overhaul of the brunch choices. And it makes us hesitant to come back for other meals. Regrets.

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LaurieW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was amazing. Loved the food and the staff was great! Will definitely be visiting again

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vipSSST
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may become my fave brunch place ! great atmosphere, food and drinks

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We set up reservations a few weeks in advance for this brunch spot. We asked to have our table moved 3 times due to the sun and heat of the outside seating. Thankfully we were one of the first patrons of the day, so although they seemed annoyed with the request there appeared to be plenty of table options. The claim was that it would back up their servers, but there were very few people in the restaurant when we got there, and we again took the time to make reservations weeks in advance.
Our food was good, but we were charged per soda, which is honestly pretty outrageous. I could have also bought 2 full bags of coffee for what they charged for the French Press coffee (which ultimately results in 2 cups of coffee). It just seems petty to me when the food should be the focus that you charge per glass of soda as well.

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DesireeC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch even the cocktails were great!

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vipTunelawyer
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geist is back after being utterly destroyed by the tornado last year. Everything was perfect, the food and service about the best in Nashville.

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Edc3
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper was quite good with a nice succotash setup. i did not have the filet, but one of our diners did and it looked good as well. We did over-order with the Geist yeast rolls, bruschetta, and then broiled oysters before turning to the entrees. Had I to do it over again, the Bruschetta and the oysters would have been sufficient.
Server was knowledgeable about the (somewhat limited) wine list and the specialty cocktails. Having told him what we liked, he was able to guide us to a good wine (and not the most expensive). No dessert for our table as we were heading to a show following the meal, but the list has always contained temptations.

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vipleslwc
Western NC
73 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with good food to match. A great experience.

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SarenaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with great service. Our server suggested the purchasing of a champagne bottle experience and getting to learn to open it with an awesome big saber sword. Bucket came with a big sparkler and the saber experience was one of my favorite moments of my trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this place randomly when I saw they had brunch, but it beyond exceeded expectations. It was a gorgeous building and the food was incredible! Our waiter was great (wish I could remember his name) and the hostess was so precious and took a picture outside for us and was so sweet about it. This place is beyond delicious! I can’t wait to go back.

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foodie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance we sat on patio and food was excellent. Server was awesome. We were visiting from out of town and brunch was wonderful.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, server was beyond helpful when my date didn’t like her drink she ordered. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!!

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Geist is rated 4.6 stars by 847 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.