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Geist, Nashville, TN

Geist

4.7
4.7
1609 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.

Managing Partner- Freddy Schwenk
General Manager- Jillian Waggoner
Executive Chef- Alex Nekhamkin
Executive Sous Chef- Harrison Smith
Sous Chef- Ron Busby

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 920-5440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Nekhamin

  • Private party facilities

    for private dining or events, please email Jillian@geistnashville.com

  • Neighborhood

    Germantown

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot behind the restaurant along with several public paid lots and street parking throughout our neighborhood. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.

  • Public transit

    Jefferson St & 6th Ave WB Jefferson St & 8th Ave N EBBus Station Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • HALF OFF WINE BY THE BOTTLE

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Please join us every Monday night for half off wines by the bottle.
  • Happy Hour until 6pm every day

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    HAPPY HOUR SUNDAY-THURSDAY 5-6PM! $50 BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE $10 SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

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What 1,609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cutest restaurant and great food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had apps then 45 minutes later our entrees came out. Very uneven cooking. My duck was raw and my wife's fish was overcooked. Sent back the duck. Apps were great. The place was overbooked and it showed in the food. I will give it another chance. But If you are charging 15 dollars for each person on a reservation, you should expect the number of people you are serving. Poor management.
  3. RS

    RobertS

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having never eaten there before and multiple people suggested it, it was fanatic and exceeded our already high expectations!
  4. BG

    BrookeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, attentive staff and amazing food! Perfect brunch spot!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The French server was great
  6. AG

    AmeliaG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellen was our server, and she was the best! She had great recommendations and was attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and very nicely presented.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Food and service were awesome.
  8. JL

    JoLo

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant that our AirBnB hosts recommended. We went there for brunch and everything was excellent from the service to the cocktails to the food! And it has a neat history to it. We'd recommend it!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my favorite brunch spot in town.
  10. SM

    ShannonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for our anniversary! Food was phenomenal. Will recommend to friends!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The experience was pleasant and the food was fantastic. Portions are small and prices are on the high side. With drinks, you're going to approach $70 to $90 per person. The space is cozy with good ambiance, ideal for small groups or dates, and I never felt like it was overly noisy. It's also important to note that everything is "family style" so dishes come out as they're ready. The kitchen will not be able to prepare the entire table's entrees to be served at once. We tried the scallops, pork belly, duck breast, and chocolate cake. The desert was meh so I would recommend skipping. The other dishes were superb with fantastic presentation. However after purporting the "family style" meal, the waitress didn't provide serving utensils for the dishes and did not offer to replace our plates until desert. Lastly, the drinks were ok-not memorable but good. Straws were reusable, made from thick plastic, and getting liquid through was harder than a normal straw. This wouldn't have bearing on my recommendation but I remember this detail more than the name of my drink. I would come back and if someone was excited to try Geist, I would recommend it. Still, this would not be the first Nashville restaurant I'd recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and table servers
  13. KL

    KendallL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As locals we are always looking for new dinner options so after reading about Geist we decided to give it a try. This was one of the best meals we have had in Nashville! We shared a few small plates but the bread and the beet salad were favorites . We had the gnocchi with lamb ragu and the nightly special which was the most tender flavorful ribeye . Service was attentive and the food was outstanding. Perfect setting as it was quiet enough to talk at the table but not overhear other tables. Beautiful restaurant that deserves the 5 stars
  14. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delighted at the menu - and service was incredible - we were a large party and it was the best service ever! Prompt on all and meals came out in great time! Well Done Geist!
  15. HD

    HarperD

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was good but my husband got a hash with basically two pieces of meat in it and all potatoes. It was very pricey (but what isn’t these days). The most disappointing thing was we brought our 18 month old and they didn’t have any high chairs… buy some high chairs Geist it’s 2022 and parents want to go to brunch too.
  16. BF

    BuffaloFoodie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geist is an all-around winner and my next trip to Nashville I’ll be reserving for dinner here. The staff took my food allergy seriously, menu is superb, as is the service. The building/rooms are historical and cozy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Whipped feta was exceptional! Crispy pork belly a disappointment. Service and ambiance great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Good portions, fair prices. Great service and ambience.
  19. b

    brittany

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu, staff is very friendly, and the atmosphere is perfect for every day dining, a Buisness meal, or special occasion.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful sunny cold day and this was the perfect spot to enjoy a great brunch.
  21. IG

    IreneG

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, very nice, unique building The food was very good but the bread is not that good to merit to have to pay for it.
  22. FS

    FoodiefromSeattle

    Nashville

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening at Geist. Cocktails were delicious. We had the fried green tomatoes and whipped feta appetizers. Our group of 4 had 3 different entrees - the black cod, the monkfish in mole’ sauce, and the duck. All were excellent. We had 2 of the desserts and they were excellent too. Nice ambiance. Service was excellent.
  23. VT

    VicT

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Unfortunately, when I made the reservation, I was unaware of the inside dining room (which was full) and the "outside" dining area which looked more consistent with a tavern / bar food setup. There were two open flame (non-vented rather) propane burners with that not so appetizing smell of said propane. The area was stuffy and not acceptable for the food's price-point. Now the food. Good but the portions were tiny. I mean really small. I've seen this trend (albeit, not been out much in recent years due to COVID) in smaller and smaller fish portions (maybe 4 oz?) At 38 bucks for Monkfish, the dish looked laughable. My wife ordered a beef dish which was far hardier in the amount of beef and sides. My son had risotto and, as cheap as those ingredients are, his dish was - small (not quite tiny). Lastly, his girlfriend had the black cod which was, dare I say, tiny again. I would happily pay at hefty price for a meal which would leave me satisfied but not stuffed. Happily. But Geist just did not deliver that experience the evening we dined. Don't think we will return (hopefully this was a one off evening and you will fare far better).
  24. T

    Tsp1

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    yay for places that take Brunch reservations so you don’t have to wait for hours to get brekkie on weekends! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal: we started with the cinnamon bun, whipped feta, continued on to avocado toast (outstanding) and a beautiful beet salad which was truly the most refreshing salad I didn’t realize my body needed until I tasted it. Breakfast sandwiches featured bacon and eggs cooked to perfection. Shashuka and the pork belly dish, as well as cocktails were also great. Our waitstaff were so kind obliging seating requests, and making the experience relaxing and honestly just treated us really well!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I’ve had in a long time. Kudos to the chef. Service was spot on too.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved EVERYTHING!! Manon was excellent and huge props to Chef Harrison and crew. We had an amazing experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was to die for. We had whip feta, beets, cavatelli, black cod, and pork chop and they were all 10/10. Can’t wait to come back and try more things!
  30. DS

    DavidS

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Definitely not my best experience. Black cod was not able fish like expected. Portions were small. Drinks always excellent

    GeistResponded on January 12, 2023Hello DavidS, Thanks for dining with us and leaving a review. We do serve black cod which is the same fish as sablefish, just a different name. The fish is a 6 oz portion which is a standard serving in most restaurants. Have a good day! Best, Alex

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I booked this brunch reservation for my girlfriends birthday, and sadly, the food was really low quality The buns on our breakfast sandwich looked like some had a leftover loaf from McDonald’s laying around. The contents were small and meager. We left hungry, no joke. We both agreed paying $30 to First-watch instead of the 66$ we spent at Geist would have been substantially better. Sorry to be direct but figure the feedback is needed to improve.
  33. D

    Donna

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Thought it was pretty average - nothing stood out. Nothing bad, nothing great.
  34. H

    Harry

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Geist. Great food and outstanding service in a beautiful atmosphere. Menu was unique and fresh and portions were large. Highly recommend Geist and bravo to your bartender and server.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was a really great find! The drinks are amazing! The two of us loved our meals and we will definitely be going back together and apart!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends, had good conversations, lots of mimosas, and good food. The hot sauce butter on the chicken and waffles was a nice touch
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. Bad weather first week of January but was great to see them be busy. Will definitely be back soon.
  38. T

    Tango

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a high-end cocktail or dinner.
  39. B

    Bigal

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time! Great food and options! First time back since tornado and COVID. Like the vibe! Will be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of my favorite restaurants in town. Thanks for the great experience.

FAQs

Geist is rated 4.7 stars by 1609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Geist

311 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208-2743

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Germantown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking lot behind the restaurant along with several public paid lots and street parking throughout our neighborhood. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.

  • Public transit

    Jefferson St & 6th Ave WB Jefferson St & 8th Ave N EBBus Station Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Nekhamin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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