Gray & Dudley at 21c

4.6
832 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Gray & Dudley Family are excited to extend heartfelt hospitality and to share their eclectic menu, featuring market-driven dishes, thoughtfully prepared using high-quality seasonal ingredients sourced from Nashville area producers and craft purveyors.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us for an epic Mother's Day Drag Show! We will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe brunch (of course, with plenty of beverages) to enjoy alongside the stylings of Queen Amaya Sexton. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite!

What 832 people are saying
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MiyaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would say possible run a food inspection before sending it out because it was a bit cold when we got our food. Otherwise, everything was great!

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Annabelle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and highly attentive staff! 10/10 would dine here again.

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vipDanR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Matt Bell is doing great (and delicious) things at Gray & Dudley. I could probably eat a thousand of those boudin rangoons.... And if it killed me, I'd die happy, because they're that good.

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Gwen
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was just okay. Appetizers were good but the skillet cornbread was overcooked and dry. Waiter was new and dod fine other than forgetting about us at the end. We sat with our checks for about 30 minutes before I finally took them to him. Neat place - good ambiance but menu could use some work.

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BrieM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great place to go with our two young kids. They were kid-friendly but also perfect for my husband and me.

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ChrisM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for drinks and appetizers. Service and food was good. Would definitely go back.

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CrankyVegetarian
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We love this restaurant but not this visit. This was a birthday lunch for my 93 year old friend. The instructions to reach the building, on a street blocked because of a recent bombing, were completely incorrect.

The restaurant at brunch on a weekend was nearly empty but they claimed to have no juice, despite the fruity alcoholic beverages on the menu.

I asked, three days in advance, again that morning, and again when I arrived, for a birthday dessert. Not something free, just a cake or cupcake or something that I could buy. That didn't happen.

I had to get up numerous times when the waiter was missing in action. He was extremely nice and funny but that doesn't help when we couldn't find him. When I asked the waiter about the missing birthday dessert, he brought four cookies for eight diners.

Each of us were charged $15 for the valet parking, despite the fact that the valet never touched my car. He simply left it where I put it.

Food was adequate but for these price shouldn't it have been swell? This was our first trip to a restaurant in a year. I think we'll wait another year before we return.

I assume this is the fault of trying to reopen after a pandemic. Still, very disappointing.

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NelsonJanet
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good not great. It costs $15 to park. Nice space.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fabulous meal. Our waiter was helpful, friendly, gave excellent recommendations and yet allowed privacy for us to dine. It was a great experience. We came back for brunch the next day and had the same delightful waiter. The food was wonderful! Sad we couldn’t have had more meals here.

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BenH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. The cocktails were excellent. The real treat was the special request I made with our reservation. I asked for something goofy just for fun. They came through with flying colors. Loved the place.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very surprised how nice it was. The food was excellent. All four of us ordered different entrees & all agreed they were very good. We loved the museum too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent drinks, and excellent ambiance with a knowledgeable wait staff.

- Old Fashioned’s are superb

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HighRoller
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Matt Bell is a genius. I’ve followed him from his first chef-owned establishment, South on Main, in Little Rock, AR to here. Stopped through town just for dinner and it was totally worth it! The catfish is amazing!

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JKurt
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. The cost was reasonable and the food was very good. The staff was excellent from arrival until departure.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good was not as good as it had been before. Didn’t seem to have as many choices. Friends were not impressed. Nashville is known for great dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience! The service was personable, attentive and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was awesome- definitely get the dips and schmears!! We will definitively be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Brunch was extremely small portions. Avocado toast was 1 slice, 1/4 avocado, micro-greens. Nothing extraordinary except for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge thank you to the entire staff! Not only were they open during the snow/ice storm that hit Nashville this week but they were also friendly and served up great food. Thanks so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine celebration with friends.

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vipTinaRenee
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good. The drink I had was the most memorable. The service was fantastic.

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Belmontfoodie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentine's dinner! Great service and COVID precautions.

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vipTonyK
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Over priced. Meh meal. Was a pre made menu that was $65 per person. Trout was very disappointing. Not at all an attractive presentation. And did not taste that good at all. Very disappointing fish. The desert was this chocolate type of cake thing. Almost like a pan cake. Was very dry. Disappointing. I always finish all my dessert and I didn’t get half way though that thing. The pre dinner salad was a cold broccoli ceaser salad. Was just ok not really a salad more a cold broccoli dish with ceaser dressing. Odd combo. Total disappoint especially for $65 per plate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was just ok. Sounded good on menu but not delicious. We may be done with this restaurant. Sad because ambience is cool.

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vipDavidR
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is so unique. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding.

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Bbreview
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was all good but they have a limited menu.

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AngieA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again an amazing experience at G&D! The food is divine with lots of great choices. The service is top notch, and it's just a welcoming and lovely space.

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vipSamiS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a beautiful dinner. Loved the fries! Freshly cut! Gorgeous and lovely ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gray & Dudley is FANTASTIC. A MUST STOP in Nashville!

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Lov3lyStc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seared Catfish was cooked to perfection. The server suggested a French 75 to drink- could definitely be my new favorite drinks. Such an experience. All Covid precautions were in placed. Will definitely be back.

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Gregg
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My two adult boys and I went to Gray and Dudley on Christmas Eve and were greeted efficiently and warmly. We were offered cocktails prior to dinner and enjoyed touring the art gallery prior to dinner. The meal and service was impeccable and will be a memory for years to come. I pray for the employees of the restaurant and hotel as they were very close to the Nashville bombing.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on January 14, 2021

Hi Gregg! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas Eve with us! You and your boys were a true pleasure to have. Thank you for your kind words. We are thankfully safe and excited to be back January 15th! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday season, stay safe and if you feel like venturing out, we'd love to see you back! Many thanks, G&D Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Great food, GREAT service

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alcearl
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It was “ok”. Went for Thanksgiving dinner. The price on the website was about $30. However when we got the bill it was 50 something. The food was OK, nothing special.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on December 22, 2020

Hi alcearl, I am so sorry to hear about the miscommunication on the pricing of the Thanksgiving dinner. Holidays are as important as ever and we are very sorry to have not delivered what you all were expecting. We hope you will give us another chance to get it right in the New Year. Madeline Smith | Restaurant Manager

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Tony1979
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Service was great, cocktails were excellent, but the cuisine was overpriced and disappointing. Cool, trendy space, but we were only one of two tables on a Wednesday evening — kind of a dead feeling.

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BriannaV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was amazing. The whole experience with people who worked there - they were so accommodating and kind. They make everything from scratch - whipping up steak sauce right there. Everything we had was so delicious. Highly recommend. Plus you can walk around 21c afterwards and look at art. 10/10. Will be coming back

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JamieL
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

While in Nashville we wanted to checkout the 21C Museum Hotel. We live in Louisville where there is a 21C and lived in Cincinnati where there is also a 21C. Great places indeed!

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on December 2, 2020

You are a Penguin fan for sure! Thanks for the love and so happy that you came to visit us in Nashville, home of the teal penguins. Excited to hear about where your next 21c trip will take you. Enjoy the holidays and stay safe. Many thanks, G&D Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good experience, but nothing memorable

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Jessicaa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmaZing little spot in the hotel. Really loved walking around after we ate

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was largely empty due to COVID which definitely made it feel like a hidden gem. Our waitress Jenny was incredible and so helpful with suggestions for the area because we were new! The food is to die for. Th catfish was absolutely divine and the barbecue shrimp is an absolute must-order.

Bonus points to their “secret Sunday” wine list. We got an absolutely delicious Vinho verde bottle for only $20 and it was absolutely divine. Not to mention the restaurant is attached to a hotel/ art museum you can take your drink with you to view! Would be great for a date night or really any occasion.

10/10, an amazing restaurant. I will most definitely be eating here again.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on November 4, 2020

Love that you loved everything about your dinner with us including Jenny's service, the "hidden gems" wine list and the catfish! Truly appreciate you coming to dine with us and hope to see you again soon. -The Gray & Dudley Team

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Really neat relaxed vibe. The pork belly was on point.

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

While the food was good, the wait for the food was long. Additionally the menu is quite limited for Sunday brunch.

FAQs

Gray & Dudley at 21c offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 610-6460.

Gray & Dudley at 21c is rated 4.6 stars by 832 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.

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