Ludlow & Prime

4.1
1242 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Ludlow & Prime joins the neighborhood as a locally owned & operated Restaurant & Lounge serving modern Americana Cuisine, USDA Prime Steaks & Cuts, Fresh Seafood & Oysters, Gumbo and many other favorites.

The inclusion of our custom Wood Fired Grill contributes bold flavors and rich layers in the food. The flickering flames of the fire in our open kitchen lend a welcoming invitation. Whether you're celebrating or enjoying a weekday lunch or dinner- Settle in the space, relax with friends & enjoy a truly incredible meal in one of our cozy booths, private dining rooms or in the lounge area at our bar.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time trying this place & wasn’t displeased. Although they were out of the oysters, and the waitress mentioned a few items on the menu either unavailable or they weren’t ready to prepare those dishes. However, our food was amazing. We ordered two seafood Martinis, my 8 month old loved the lump crab meat. The deviled eggs were good, my steak was perfect along with brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. My fiancé said the salmon tasted like no other she has ever tried (strong smokey flavor) and the asparagus were perfect. My daughter loved the grilled shrimp & truffle fries although, she first ordered the fried chicken, but had to send it back because she said it tasted burnt, which we both agreed. Our waitress was understanding and fixed it right away. All and all, it was a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
86 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hidden gem in Williamson if you like amazing food. If you know, you know.

JN
vipJNelson
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

When we walked in, the hostess was eating. The waitress was delightful and attentive but a quarter of the menu was unavailable. The waitress spend a good 5 minutes just listing out the trove of menu items that were not available. The menu itself is bigger than it needs to be anyway. My steak was well prepared but my wife's shrimp was tasteless.

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MarkH
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Steaks are divine! Sides are unique and tasty and large enough to share. Service is attentive. There is a lively conversational buzz among the tables. Simply a great little place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
87 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Anniversary dinner with my wife. Not gonna lie, i didn't know what to expect but our food was absolutely awesome. We are seafood lovers and this gem didn't disappoint. The crawfish hushpuppies, etouffee, NY Strip and lobster mac & cheese were off the hook. I live in Lebanon, so my only complaint is I wish it were closer. The menu had so many things I can't wait to come back and try. Our server, Audrey was wonderful.

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vipAnonymous
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Can't wait to return, the new menu has some great new selections. I loved the Carbonara, wife had shrimp etouffee and we both loved our food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
87 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with family & friends. My ribeye was cooked perfectly, most everyone else had seafood and loved it. The crawfish etouffee was best I've had outside of NOLA. We also had artichoke dip & gorilla peppers to start- everything was awesome and can't wait to go back and try other things.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced. Waitress was very kind and tried her best- short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience4

L & P was short staffed but manager kept seating walk in diners. It took over 15 minutes every time we ordered a beverage. I asked server to refill water three times, and she never did. I finally got my own water at the bar. Salads took 45 minutes to arrive. Then main dishes came out before we were even done with salads. Steaks and salmon were delicious. Brussel sprouts were burned to a crisp. Restaurant menu was limited because they were out of quite a bit of dishes. No bread. No oysters. About 10 other items were unavailable. We spent nearly 3 hours there!! Too long. Server was kind but never apologized or mentioned things were so behind.
I’ve been before and enjoyed the experience. I don’t know that I’ll be back for a while since they aren’t accommodating the staff shortage.

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vipkevo
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hidden gem of a neighborhood type establishment. Varied menu-from appetizers to main course. Fair amount of seafood choices, something which is unusual in Nashville. Will return.

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Steak was good but overcooked and arrived medium when medium rare had been requested, but wait staff was kind to correct this. We were given a list of items they were out of, when we were seated, which was disappointing to start the meal that way but perhaps to be expected during the holiday/post-holiday season. Look forward to trying them again.

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Katie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food5service2ambience1

I made a reservation on open table. I also called and spoke to manager to be sure we could have tables near the game. I was told the tables will have reserved signs on them and they would be waiting for us. When we arrived on time, the tables had been taken. They didn’t remember our reservation. They did their best to squeeze us in the bar area by moving tables around so we were appreciative but it was very snug and a bit uncomfortable. I had to take a stool from the waiting area for one because we were one short. We love the ambience but I am not sure open table is the way to reserve here.

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vipBigFridge
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice local steakhouse. High quality food. Great people. Rachel did a great job as we sat at the bar and ate a nice steak with a wedge salad. Good wine list is priced right.

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Poodles
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was delicious. We were there on New Year's Eve. They were expecting more of a crowd, I believe. Our table for 2 was awkwardly placed in the middle of the dining room. We ordered a cocktail and dinner. Our cocktail was empty and water more than half empty before our server asked if we wanted more water?? Didn't offer to get us another drink. It was very noisy so we really couldn't talk to one another. Another couple became very angry with the service, made a scene and left. We asked for their cozy booth table. We didn't get to make the switch before our food was served. The food was worth the wait. We ordered the 8 oz. Filet, Sea Scallops, Mashed potatoes and asparagus. (I wouldn't order the asparagus again. The tough outer skin was left on.) The meal made the evening. Steak was perfectly cooked as well as the Sea Scallops perfectly seasoned. It made up for the lousy service. Would we go back? Yes, but I would request the back room or a booth and I never request a booth.

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TonyaA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We have gone to L&P for New Year’s several times. The food is generally good, but it was clear this visit that corners were being cut left and right. My drinks were horrible (excuse: not normal bar tender, but we were still charged for the original and the replacement even after they told us they had to sub ingredients and we explained nicely the sub was not a success), they dropped the one chicken dish from the menu without flagging it as a holiday change (I don’t believe it was… our server was guessing and never asked anyone) and said all they had were cheeseburgers for other than steak and seafood. That would have all been fine if the service would have at least been good. Lots of “deer in the headlights” responses to our questions/concerns. It was slow, disjointed, missing sides… plates were slung down and never cleared. I think our server was new, and we tried to be nice about it all. But, for $60+ per person, we expect servers who know the menu, know the restaurant, and are at least trained in how to serve in fine dining. This felt like Applebee’s on a busy Friday night. Not what we expect for a $300 meal.

My advice: If you are understaffed and can’t serve a full dining room without lowering standards, take fewer customers and save your reputation. Hopefully, our experience was isolated to our section.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This was our first time dining here. The steak and mashed potatoes were good. The asparagus were cold like they had been sitting out. Told the server she brought back another order within a minute those were still cold. Told the server she didn’t offer to take them off our bill or bring something else. We waited for over an hour for our food and would not have expected it to be cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

21st bday/NYE
We were seated quickly as we had reservations, however, the gentleman host wasn’t personable or thoughtful. He sat us and didn’t provide menus or let us know who our server would be.
The restaurant was severely understaffed in the dining room and in the kitchen.
Our food was slow to be delivered, but tasty and were pleased. The scallop dish was underwhelming with only 3 scallops for $32.
It wasn’t a horrible experience but not sure that I would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was burnt and took 25 mins to seat us although we arrived for our early for our reservation. Not really a big deal. The food was over priced insanely and the food was pretty poor. Wife’s steak was over cooked and we ordered mid rare. Gumbo not sure if it was made correctly actually not sure what was in it based on the menu discription.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened salmon was incredible

ND
vipNicoleD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with great service. Steaks were done perfectly. Gumbo was tasty with a slight kick. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was excellent. A little loud to start but got better quickly. Would definitely go back!

LC
LindaC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice menu variety. Great service. Was a perfect venue for Christmas Eve dinner

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Kevin
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Had high hopes that a locally owned restaurant would have very good food. The place is not kept well, the chairs, the tables are old and not maintained well. Even with the 'okay' ambience was expecting some good food. Was very disappointed with every dish we had. Burger was mediocre, New York Strip costs almost $48 and was missing salt and taste. Did not seem the freshest of cut for the price. Will not visit again.

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Sheri
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was not busy and we were seated at a table with the overhead light burned out and the candles on our table were also burned out. It was very dark. There was no salt and pepper (it was on all the other tables) and we asked several times, before finally getting it off another table. We also asked for candles that were burning and never received them. We had to use the flashlight from our phones to see the menus.
Steak was delicious, oysters were good, cheeseburger was excellent, crawfish hush puppies were exceptional. The lobster Mac and cheese was just average and a very small portion. The crab cake appetizer was tiny and horrible and tasted like week old fish. The biggest disappointment were the truffle fries. The portion was the size from a child’s menu and they tasted just like fries from a fast food restaurant with zero truffle flavor.
I will try this restaurant again in hopes that it was just an off night.

NT
vipNew2Town
Nashville
91 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both surprisingly outstanding!! We’ve been here several times and the food had been good but not outstanding- Tonight’s dinner was amazing! the salmon had a smoky outside bark that was absolutely delicious- it was perfectly cooked. Sides were all great but their Brussels sprouts are probably the best we’ve had in Nashville. I’ve had enough of Brussels sprouts but these are really worth getting!! Also their scallops were great too!
Service was excellent too.

JQ
vipJamesQ
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent. A couple of small issues could make a big difference overall. For example, a cheese board with no crostinis or nice crackers (not pre-packaged) saltines is not a nice nor functional presentation. Otherwise, I like Ludlow & Prime and will keep coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Overall a good experience, however they were pretty slow due to being understaffed cause of COVID challenges. Great restaurant, will be back soon!

GV
GaryV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The rolls were just frozen rolls and they charge for them. The food was very average. Part of it was cold.

LF
vipLocalFoodie
Nashville
109 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy early Saturday evening. Ludlow was likely down one or two waitstaff/busters but hustled as did the kitchen. Our only complaint was that the blackened redfish—always a favorite dish—was spicier than usual. We will ask for it to be milder next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good- the NY Strip was the way to go. Mac n cheese with bacon jam was a hit with the kids and the salads were awesome. Wedge, house and Cesar all good. The service was good at first but then she forgot about us - nothing cleared, wine poured etc. I thought they may do something for the boys bday as we mentioned it and put in this reservation but they did not. Would have been a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great service and delightful food. Don’t particularly understand the trend of high-end steakhouses serving steak only with no side. Bread was good (not complimentary), burger was good, but the real star of the show was the filet; so tender, delicious, and perfectly cooked. We ordered truffle fries and lobster truffle mac and cheese. Both were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful family Christmas dinner….
Great food and ambiance 🧑‍🎄

DM
DarlaM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Eggla was just the best serving our group. My filet was amazing! So much better than one I recently had at Perrys. I will definitely be coming back!

JB
vipJackieB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was delicious (we had artichoke dip, and meals included sirloin with scallops, and salmon dinners). The service was sub-par. I made reservations for two but we arrived separately; I arrived first and was seated promptly. My friend was a few minutes behind me and when he checked in was not told I was already there so he sat at the bar area for about 15min before we texted each other and discovered we were both there. Our waitress was either new or was told to hurry us along because she kept coming back prematurely to see if we needed anything else. I was just a few bites into my meal when she asked if we were ready for the check (did not ask if we wanted dessert or coffee). So we were essentially hurried out in barely an hour. Will not return here when there are so many other great steak restaurants in the area with better service.

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vipAnonymous
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an annual business dinner here and everything was fantastic! Great service and the food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service and food were subpar compared to the prices. The menu on Opentable does not match the one in the restaurant with items or prices. Also, the menu in restaurant says to ask the server for current list of craft beers and the server had no idea what craft beers were. After she went to ask bar, she returned to list off the domestics already printed on menu. Also, the rib-eye says MKT however server didn’t know the market price. My filet has to be sent back because it was still raw in the middle when I ordered medium. I think I would prefer to go to Outback over this experience.

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sbwarne
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small restaurant with an excellent staff and ambiance. We hosted a private party there and they were very helpful with setup and very attentive to all the guests. I would highly recommend them for dinner, a bar night or casual drop in
S warne

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
87 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our firm had a great time. Service and food were both excellent. Looking forward to visiting again

RP
RichP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent steaks, but we've had better crab cakes. Oysters were also delicious. Really appreciated being able to get a 7:30 reservation at 6:00 on a Saturday night!!

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You can order delivery directly from Ludlow & Prime using the Order Online button. Ludlow & Prime also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ludlow & Prime also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 942-5907.

Ludlow & Prime is rated 4.1 stars by 1242 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.