Gray & Dudley at 21c

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$31 to $50
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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.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was good impeccable and the food was excellent!

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to review your visit with us! I'm thrilled to read that you experienced excellent food and impeccable service at our table. We hope to welcome you back sometime! Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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KB
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Friendly, good food. Good presentation. The dessert we wanted was not available. They really made an effort to make it a good experience.

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

Kimberly, Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to write us a review! I'm really happy to read that you genuinely enjoyed your experience here—from your food to its presentation to the service you received. It would be a treat to welcome you back sometime! Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group of 11 there for my birthday. Great restaurant!!! Would highly recommend it! Great food. A few blocks away from Broadway but still walkable. Far enough to get away from the chaos of Broadway.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 26, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment to review your visit with us—it was a pleasure to have celebrated your birthday with you! I'm thrilled to know that you really enjoyed your experience here. We would love to welcome you back for your next special occasion! Until then, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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KC
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We like to go out in Nashville. A lot. To all kinds of restaurants. I was really looking forward to trying Gray moist and flavorful. The place is beautiful. But with so many great restaurants here in Nashville, we will not be back to Gray & Dudley.

p
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere, and food. Added bonus having the free gallery there to browse with a drink while waiting for your table!

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking a moment to review your visit with us! I'm so glad to know that you were impressed with your food, as well as with the service you received and with the art in our galleries. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back sometime! Warmly, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spent an evening with friends familiar with Nashville but don’t live here. They are young professional people from NYC and they loved G+D’s. Service was fabulous (thanks, Mary Grace) and food was also good. We sent back one starter because it was too salty and the chef sent a completely new one, but taken from our bill. Great cocktails (their in house tonic is fab) and overall fun experience. This place was busy and lively. Definitely go.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a little time to review your visit with us! I'm so glad to read that you and your friends were were impressed with your experience here—from your food and cocktails to the fabulous service by Mary Grace. We hope to welcome you back for something new! Until next time, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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LS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gray and Dudley at 21c was an excellent choice for a quite, romantic atmosphere for dinner. The staff from the maitre D to the chef were outstanding. The food was prepared well, the server was knowledgeable of the cuisine and offered suggestions and the chef was wonderful. Great experience and we would highly recommend for your dining experience.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 24, 2020

Lisa, Wow—I'm so thrilled to read your thoughtful review! Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to share this feedback with us. I'm delighted to know that you appreciated the quiet, romantic atmosphere, and were impressed with your meal, as well as with the service you received. I will certainly pass your comments along to our team. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Until next time, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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f
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville - the food is always delicious, with unique and seasonal menus that always taste fresh. The cocktails are fantastic, love the venue, servers are always helpful and friendly. Love coming here to celebrate a special occasion!

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 19, 2020

freshfoodfan, We love receiving this praise! Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to share this thoughtful review. I'm thrilled to read that you have consistently received delicious food and cocktails here, as well as helpful, friendly service. As you mentioned, our team is always making changes to the menu, and we can't wait to welcome you back for something new. I hope your next special occasion is soon—we're ready to celebrate! Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Have eaten at 21c Louisville and was seriously impressed with the venue. The hotel 21c nashville is equally impressive. I had hoped Gray & Dudley would be equally interesting but it was a little less weird. Wish they could up the game a little.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to share this feedback with us! I'm thrilled to read that you were seriously impressed by 21c properties in both Louisville and Nashville. On the other hand, I'm sorry that you were disappointed by the inferior weirdness of our restaurant. I have shared your comments with our team, who will take them into consideration moving forward. We hope to welcome you back sometime! Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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a
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

TN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was nice. We did the Valentine’s 3 course meal with the wine pairing. The food was great and service was fast. Our waitress was awesome. It was a little pricey for what we received and portion sizes weren’t very big, but the food was good. I liked being able to view the art gallery after dinner.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 19, 2020

TNmom, Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to share your thoughtful feedback with us. I'm delighted to read that you had a great Valentine's meal here, and that you received awesome service. I'm also glad that you had the opportunity to explore our galleries! It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for your next special occasion, or any occasion—we'll make it special. Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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IW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had checked the menu online multiple times, which made my surprise at finding a fixed menu for the night (Valentine’s) that much more of a surprise as I hadn’t seen it listed.

A worse surprise was in finding out that there was EXTREMELY limited options for those that didn’t eat meat, or had lactose issues.

BN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sand in the scallops. Tough NY strip steak that was actually two medallions. Dry olive oil cake. Rose and honey sorbet was imbalanced and the combination did not work together. Price was excessive for the quality. Squash tart was good. Service offered little menu details.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated very well as guest. Checked on as needed and each course came out just as one was completed. Everything tasted divine but it was a little upsetting that it was a preset menu instead of full menu. My partner had a difficult time eating anything because of preference and still having to pay $65 was upsetting for him to waste food he wasn’t fond of. The drinks were amazing and the atmosphere was very unique. I wouldn’t have changed anything but that!

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a little time to thoughtfully review your experience dining with us on Valentine's Day. I'm glad to read that you impressed with your food and with the service you received here. On the other hand, I can sympathize with your partner's frustration for not having options available to him. We typically offer a prix fixe menu on holidays, but would love to welcome you back to experience our full menu any other time. Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentine's prix fixe menu was our second visit to Gary and Dudley. Neither the food nor the service was as good as our first visit (Nov 2019), which we considered exceptional; and $ value was we felt, much less. We are eager to go back, but not for a special occasion prix fixe menu.

We would also like to see some changes in the gallery exhibits: a change in each quarter is probably a good idea.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 19, 2020

AndrewH, Thank you for taking a little time to thoughtfully review your visit with us on Valentine's Day. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your experience here, although I apologize that it did not match your expectations based on your previous visit. Our art exhibits typically rotate every six to nine months. We look forward to welcoming you back next time! Until then, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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B
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice, delicious, decent size portions. Would love to see more variety in their appetizers.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 14, 2020

Judith, Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to share your feedback with us! I'm thrilled to read that we delivered on your expectation for a delicious meal here. With our new Executive Chef Matt Bell having started this week, you may anticipate some upcoming changes to our menu—including appetizers! We would consider it a privilege to welcome you back for something new. Until next time, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant for dinner before a show at TPAC. A good friend recommended it. The experience exceeded our expectations all the way around! The food was excellent - beet salad, fried mushrooms (not your average mushrooms!), cornbread, pork chop, and steak - all was done just right and absolutely delicious. The service was also fantastic. The wine special topped it off - a great cab. And the ambience is eclectic, with interesting art all around. We will definitely be back!

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking some time out of your day to share your thoughtful, thorough feedback with us! I'm thrilled to read that you encountered excellent food paired with fantastic service here. I'm also glad to know that you were intrigued by the art we have in house! We are one of TPAC's Preferred Dining Partners, and can't wait to welcome you back before (or after!) your next show. Until then, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience with an interesting menu. We loved the rangoons to start. Entrees were tasty and the portions were generous.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to review your visit with us! I'm so glad to read that you were impressed with your experience here—from our ambience to our menu. (The rangoons are one of my favorite items!) It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Until next time, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The food the wine and especially the service. Tara, Madeline and Mary Grace represent you well. Thanks everyone. See you next time we’re in Nashville.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to thoughtfully review your visit with us! I'm delighted to read that you had a wonderful meal here, and were especially impressed by the service you received. We can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in town! Until then, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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M
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent start to an excellent evening at Gray and Dudley. Had 8:00 Hamilton show so made dinner reservations at 5:30 on a Friday. Our server was fantastic and she explained to us about the unique hotel and art galleries inside. Cocktails and dinner were amazing and had plenty of time to peruse the galleries before being able to walk to TPAC. Would highly recommend for dinner before a show.

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on January 20, 2020

Mere, Thank you for taking some time out of your day to review your visit with us! We love welcoming TPAC guests, and I'm glad to know that you had an excellent meal here, and were even able to explore our galleries, before attending Hamilton. It would be our pleasure to host you on the evening of your next show! Sincerely, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in downtown Nashville. Best service and food!

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi there, Wow! It's so rewarding to receive such praise! I am delighted to know you have experienced excellent food and service here, and thank you for taking a moment to share this feedback. We can't wait to welcome you back next time! Until then, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traveling with wife and kids after the holidays

Gray & Dudley at 21c
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment to rate your dining experience! I'm so glad to know that you and your family enjoyed yourselves here. It would be a treat to welcome you back next time you visit! Until then, Emily Meffert Executive Administrator

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was really mediocre at best. And over priced for the quality. The service was terrible. The waiter couldnt (or wouldnt) really answer questions about the menu.

It was a total thumbs down. I would not go again. The art at the hotel is wonderful though.

SE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My fiance and I have been here multiple times, and we always loved the food and our meals each time. We came for the prix fixe meal with another couple for New Year's Eve. The prix fixe appetizer (biscuits, pate, pimiento cheese) and our drinks took 45 minutes to come out, and our waitress did not check in with us at all within that time frame. When we finally got her attention and flagged her down, she told us they had to put more biscuits in the oven because there was a rush of people that came in to the restaurant. Another 20 minutes later, the biscuits came and were not warm or even room temperature - but cold, like they had just been taken out of the refrigerator. The next course was fine (beef tartare), but the main dishes my fiance and I ordered were not. His short rib was very tough, and it was not hot. I ordered the fish, which was hot (which I was excited about), but it tasted "off" with the first few bites. Then I had a bite that tasted like ammonia, which I later googled and discovered means the fish was not fresh and/or cooked properly. Needless to say I could not finish the entree, so I was left with just the side of broccolini to eat for dinner, along with a few bites of my fiance's entree. Overall, we were very disappointed both with the service/lack of attentiveness of our waitress as well as the quality of the food, and the meal was not cheap, being $75 per person for the fixed menu. We are sad to not go back, because as I said we have previously had great experiences. But I have to say this was probably the worst dining experience I've had, especially given the cost of the meal.

CM
Nashville
11 reviews