Geist

4.6
589 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 589 people are saying
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maggie
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all great! food, service atmosphere. Will be back soon.

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vipr3ritter
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Brunch on a Sunday. Biscuits and Gravy probably the best we've ever had and being from the South that says a lot. Party of 6 and we did small plates and shared as well as 3 of the large plates. Cinnamon Roll was enough for 6 people to all get a good healthy slice and was moist. Not a big shrimp and grits fan but this may have changed me as these were also very good. We sat in the bar and it was busy and a little noisy but there were other options that were probably not as loud. We could still have conversations without yelling at each other so noise level was moderate.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

This place just isn’t the same as it was before the tornado unfortunately. We won’t come back. Service was good, the food was not unfortunately. I’m not sure what has changed to cause this place to go downhill so drastically.

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LaretC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner!

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Jeff
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Went here for a romantic date, made reservations. We were sat outside on a 100 degree day without fans or air conditioning. When asked to move they were nice enough to move us but sat us in the bar area. It was overwhelming loud as you might expect a bar to be. For reservations I would expect they give you a top tiered spot. We were timely. Place was very lively / busy . This may be due to ongoing baseball game right next door. Food does not come with sides, and menu is limited , but good. We might be back but with very different expectations

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Graham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, pretty noisy inside. Somewhat limited menu, but not sure how often the items rotate. Very fresh and unique vegetable options

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Wareagle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits

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RoddyK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lady enjoyed it. Eclectic vibe. Some what diverse clientele, they influence diversity with good music. Keep it up Geist! Ill be back hopefully to make it my regular spot.

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LoriP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food in an unique building. Very cute!

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vipjel613
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were very good. It was a hot night, we had a reservation and we were seated on the patio and it was quite warm.

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NashNom
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this adorable restaurant. Already planning my next visit. There is no wrong decision on what to get but I personally could eat my weight in the shishito peppers. The Halibut and Spaghetti were also amazing. Would definitely recommend and request Ellen for exceptional service!!!!

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PatrickM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food options and drinks. Service was great, Ahmad was very nice.

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vipElaina
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Food was great and the restaurant is beautifully decorated. Service was excellent as well. Will go back again when in town.

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AmyB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great overall, I would recommend this restaurant to all. Outdoor garden seating is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been multiple times and have never been disappointed by the food, drinks or deicide. I highly recommend this place.

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ErinC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the ambiance is gorgeous!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Mike, for outstanding service! We started with the “coffee and donuts” pictured here. They were outstanding. The drinks, Pink 75, were delicious. I ordered the small plate “biscuits and gravy” that was large enough to share. We sat outside and the street noise was a little loud, but overall we really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place and location. Really liked the unique menu items. Staff was very knowledgeable about all items on the menu. Recommend the cheese plate, excellent. Our server became distracted by a large party that came in after we had ordered. Other than that great experience.

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MattB
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Geist was amazing. Food, service and ambiance.

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AustinR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Whipped feta dish was spectacular, and the grilled salmon entree. Their new patio is gorgeous.

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CameronC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great -- service and food were amazing. Would come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent! We were there after a small wedding ceremony at the Belmont Mansion. My daughter was married. Kaitlyn was our server and was not friendly at all. We had a party of six and the tip was included and it was obvious she could care less about us!

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vipLaureenF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Geist had a cool and welcoming vibe with great tunes on the sound system. The fresh bread with citrus butter was warm and delicious! So worth the calories! The fresh greens salad with buttermilk dressing was delicious and large enough to share. We enjoyed the salmon and filet entrees. Nicely done!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our third visit to Geist, the first since it reopened. The food continues to dazzle. Our server was helpful and courteous. Meals came to the table perfectly timed. Other than the rude and condescending behavior of the male bartender while we had drinks prior to dinner...was a lovely evening.

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vipMeredithfortney707
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience for a birthday. The food and drinks were phenomenal and the service was impeccable. This was our first time and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is very average. I think it’s more about drinking. The service was great though.

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MaryJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was very good. Great brunch menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Kaitlyn is an amazing server. We will definitely be returning! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved having dinner at Geist. Everyone in our party absolutely loved the drinks and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Our server was knowledgeable and helpful and provided great recommendations. My boyfriend and I ordered the filet mignon and it was just average. It didn’t have much flavor and I felt like for the price- it could have been been improved. Overall, the ambience and flair of the restaurant was cool!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The “doughnuts and coffee” small plate was absolutely amazing. Great cocktail menu too. The champagne garden outside has great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

We had a reservation at 730 and were seated 40 minutes late. It took an additional 30 minutes to get a drink and an additional 40 minutes for food. I asked for a table in the dining room when I booked in person a week earlier and told the manager it was for a special occasion. They seated us outside on the patio which was very loud and smoky (the fireplace was burning and couldn’t properly exhaust the smoke). The waiter was delightful - just so disappointed that my friends traveled across the country to visit me and my attempt to show them an awesome experience failed. I think they overbooked to maximize guests and didn’t care about the experience of the guests having to wait. Loved this place before this experience. :(

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TeePrez
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great staff. Great food.

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LaceyF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten there twice recently and enjoyed every bite! Great service too! I could eat 100 servings of the Whipped Feta all by myself!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A relaxing evening in great ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my own mustard for the corn dogs so really like a 4.99/5.

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PatrickT
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. Had a large group for a groomsmen brunch and they handled it wonderfully. Fantastic service, delicious food and cocktails, and a great atmosphere outside on the covered patio.

Even a round of drinks on the house which was an especially nice touch. We also did the champagne saber which was a total blast. Thank you so much for a very memorable dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

No flavor in the food):

FAQs

Geist is rated 4.6 stars by 589 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.