Gray & Dudley at 21c

4.6
839 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
What 839 people are saying
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vipFoodfamily1001
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing experience. We had booked reservations elsewhere (Giovanni’s) and no one on staff was wearing a mask and they weren’t vaccinated. We left and needed a last second reservation. We’ve been here many times and love it. We came in a bit disgruntled from the experience - having not been out in some time and hoping to enjoy Mother’s Day. The staff at Gray and Dudley completely turned our night around. We were seated immediately and the staff could not have been more friendly. The cocktails were incredible, the food is fantastic (the carrots are a must), and they waved our corkage fee for the wine. They brought us additional food when one item was slightly delayed (we weren’t bothered in the slightest) and made off-menu cocktails that knocked it out of the park. A+ food, A+++ experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff entire was way too casual, closer to a dive bar after a rough night than to what one would expect in a hotel restaurant. Food was ok, over salted and certainly did not meet the expectations either. The only better than average thing was the decor. If it was just me and my wife, I would chalk it up to a bad day in a tough year for restaurants, but we had a guest and I was ashamed for taking them there. I really wanted to like it, but there are too many other places with better value to bother coming again.

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vipStephen
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The sommelier was on point. We will most certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were extremely dissatisfied with our meal. We regret choosing this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipMrSHY
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good, everyone including those in the kitchen were masked - made us very comfortable to eat here - we will come back

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MiyaM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
5 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
Chicago
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
14 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
Nashville
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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vipNelsonJanet
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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KathyM
San Francisco
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
Nashville
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
Nashville
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
Sacramento
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
7 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
5 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
4 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
17 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

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 839 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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