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Geist, Nashville, TN

Geist

4.7
4.7
1233 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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 Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 920-5440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Seamus Rozycki

  • Private party facilities

    We currently are not hosting large events or buyouts.

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

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What 1,233 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    American

  • Nashville

    American

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  1. RC

    RobertC

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food...Amazing service.. I definitely will be coming back!!
  2. BS

    BillS

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The building was interesting and the service was attentive. My wife found nothing on the entree menu that interested her. I chose the salmon. We both normally eat vegetarian. We enjoyed the cheese board. While The salmon was very good, the bok choy was tough and almost impossible to cut. Same for the asparagus. The fried green tomatoes were good. So, overall, I’m not sure there is enough there for us to enjoy on a return trip. For the price, everything should be good-to-great.
  3. JR

    JR4IU

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four couples all from elsewhere had dinner last night and it was perfect. A nice table location, excellent service and wonderful food. We had a great time and highly recommend this place. Our server was David. He is absolutely the best. Great personality.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Best I've had in a long time. I had the trout and tried a bite of the scallop and half chicken dishes. Out of this world good. The side of cauliflower- beyond. A creamy, maybe lemon, herb, garlic sauce on it? (I cannot do it justice with those words. But the perfect lighter amount and just amazing flavor). Skinny crispy truffle fries side mixed in with everything- words cannot express how fantastic this meal was! We had gin gimlets with cucumber, lime and basil to start ... wow. Thanks so much to the chefs, Marissa our waitress, the bartender and the ppl behind the business and ambiance. We had an amazing celebratory experience we will always remember!
  5. RD

    ReaganD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and decadent!
  6. NB

    NyreeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    First visit, special occasion. Made a note of the occasion on our booking reservation. Food was delicious, we had trout benedict and avocado toast, everything was spot on. Slightly disappointing in the beignets, they came out so fast so weren't freshly made/fried. Drinks were good. Service was somewhat lacking. Our server was nice enough but we felt rushed the whole time. Felt like she just wanted to get us in and out. No acknowledgment of the special occasion which was disappointing. If it wasn't for the food, I definitely wouldnt come back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely deliscious food and atmosphere! Cinnamon roll, Fried beignets, Buttermilk Waffle, and the Biscuits and Gravy were all top notch!!
  8. KV

    KellyV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch here while visiting Nashville for the first time and enjoyed it very much. The food was high quality and delicious. One odd thing was the music selection playing for mid morning on a Sunday. Even the workers were feeling it was off. It didnt change our opinion of an excellent place. I’ve shrewdly recommended to a friend who will be visiting this week.
  9. DL

    DLehane

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Brunch! Loved the ambiance, the food & drinks were fantastic as was the service! We’ll be back for sure.
  10. DC

    DinnerClub

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Geist. The craft cocktails were just delicious and meal was scrumptious. We’ll definitely go back soon. We also had a terrific waiter. Truly enjoyed the evening.
  11. AV

    AlissaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute rustic vibe. Beautiful decor and scenery. Would 10/10 recommend
  12. KJ

    KatieJ

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated right away, our food was delicious and quick to arrive at the table. Service was great. Would definitely go back.
  13. TT

    TinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my parents here and we all enjoyed it so much
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was overpriced and not very good. Service was awkward.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. The staff was extremely friendly. The food was excellent.
  16. j

    jennit

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food was not good, must be a new chef. The same sauce was used on 3 entrees we ordered. Completely different experience than last time. The table next to us said the same thing!!!
  17. A

    Anniversary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food just wasn't that good especially for the price. Service was simply ok. Probably wont visit again.
  18. MM

    MuzicalMatt

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant’s been on the list to try out since moving to Nashville last year- it was worth the wait. On a Saturday AM there were just 5p and 8p reservations left… so we took the late one, add another half hour wait at the bar to get out on the patio. So we enjoyed a fine local brew and the Oaxaco Old Fashion made with tequila- really nice and smoky. For dinner we started with the really nice Burrata which has some great sourdough bread & cheese. Dinner was the half chicken and salmon with some brussel sprouts and cauliflower. One side would have done it … but then we would have missed something great (!). Rightfully popular, we can’t wait to try this out in cooler weather with the fireplaces roaring. A really nice dinner for a romantic dinner. Recommended!
  19. AA

    AmberA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fastest/best service I have ever had at a restaurant! Food was amazing! Will definitely be back to visit!
  20. L

    Lock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the soy salmon and coffee crème beignets. The drink menu was very good and relatively reasonable for Nashville. They were running late on reservations but it wasn’t really their fault.
  21. TT

    TommyTastebud

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Geist... but not my last. Cousin Mike from Chicagoland was in town to attend a conference. He was hungry. He was hungry with a Chicago sized appetite and was in a demanding mood. Well, Geist delivered. We had the fried green tomatoes with shrimp (Are you kidding me?! - Chef, this was genius!)... We went on to split the Trout and Scallops entrees (both were over the top!). Sides were the roasted peppers and brussel sprouts. We couldn't finish everything... but thoroughly enjoyed the meal and experience. Tip o the hat to our server Bryce who did a great job. I will eat at this place again. Cheers!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday party dinner. The green tomato with shrimp salad for starters was plenty to share for two and delicious. We had the salmon and shrimp grits for dinner. Excellent. The place has a nice ambiance and no loud music to distract from dining experience.
  23. BY

    BY22

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Very overpriced. Food and service were mediocre. Will not return nor recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the menu and ambience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great server. Parking expensive and a nuisance Food mediocre snd pricey. Better values elsewhere
  26. K

    Kathy

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! I would eat at Geist again!
  27. CP

    ChiliP

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Brunch menu- just enough variety and creativity to make for a memorable meal everytime. Joell was great!
  28. SM

    SateMe

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Dont know if mine and my husbands tenderloins were switched, but ordered mine medium well to find it too red, and since he ordered his medium rare, we switched…but pictured is what I ended up with.
  29. CK

    CathyK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch. Great food, service and ambiance.
  30. GR

    GeorginaR

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing!! I had the shrimp & grits, my husband had the scallops & we were both very pleased with our food. Great vibe & we will be back 👍🏻
  31. CU

    CataldoU

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Second visit to give them a chance from the first visit that was a disaster. First time they forgot about our entire tables dinner. Same experience second time. Same server as well! Ciao !
  32. SL

    SusanL

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sat in the outside garden at 6pm, by 7pm Packed and had a large excited party overwhelming the garden. Bar service was slow…bartenders were over whelmed. Great Cocktails, great food, great service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burata was dank
  34. AG

    AmandaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joelle was a fabulous server and gave me tips on where to live and visit in Nashville! Food was delicious, drinks were also fantastic.
  35. C

    Chelsea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. The food was fantastic and our server was both efficient and friendly, which is a hard balance in the service industry. Very good job!
  36. W

    Warg

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was maybe a little slow, but we didn't mind too much. The food was outstanding. Tuna crudo starter was the top highlight of a meal that had no weaknesses. We'll be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the food to the dim lit atmosphere, everything was great! Amazing rolls with maple butter and fantastic starters and entrees did not disappoint.
  38. RW

    ReiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the atmosphere was such a vibe! I will be returning soon!
  39. RA

    ReneA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere despite the noisy road. Well decorated and our waiter was top notch. Would come here again
  40. AJ

    AnthonyJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience- food was amazing!! The service was fantastic!

FAQs

Geist is rated 4.7 stars by 1233 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


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 Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Seamus Rozycki

  • Additional

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

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