Marsh House

4.6
799 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Chef Nathan Duensing brings an exceptional seafood restaurant to Nashville. Amid the modern decor and spacious setting, guests of the Marsh House can enjoy responsibly-sourced and sustainable seafood, seasonal craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. The menu highlights the best elements of Southern cuisine, exploring the variety of the region and juxtaposing classic favorites with creative new dishes.

*Complimentary Valet during Lunch Hours 11am-3pm Mon-Fri
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Monday- Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday- Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Phone number
(615) 262-6001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathan Duensing
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Avenue South
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet - Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Tucked behind the Marsh House restaurant, our private dining room features floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a large family-style table that can comfortably seat 17. In addition, we have three other meeting spaces in Thompson Nashville.

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What 799 People Are Saying
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EL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks, and service! Every employee is incredibly nice, and customer service is clearly a high priority.

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SG
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nashville has great restaurants. Marsh House is one of the top two. Not to be missed. Never a disappointment.

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w
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for our 2nd anniversary and had an ideal experience. Complementary champagne, a not-bad corkage fee, and excellent seafood were rivaled only by the service we received from our waiter. Would definitely come back again or send friends!

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ES
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the stuffed trout was incredible wife had the snapper was also good

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, as usual!!! Our waitress, Sam, was outstanding! Had her several times! Top service Everytime we get her!

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KC
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch. Fun menu. Good food with large portions. Service was good. Friendly, knowledgeable and patient server.

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d
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Stick to the raw bar and pastry at lunch! Our mains were, to put it simply, not of the quality I expect for that price.

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PT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a vibrant atmosphere. Pricey but worth it. We had seafood and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great oysters!

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as was the food. New Orleans inspired cuisine is well done

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FE
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our goal is try a restaurant we've not been to yet. We will break our rule and go back, for sure. Food was great. The presentation was not what you'd expect either. Very unique way of serving everything we ordered. We'll be back.

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SK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! Food was delicious, but very small portions for the steep price tag. It’s very nice, but just know that this isn’t a place to go if your HUNGRY!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great as usual. Delorean was great. Meal was wonderful as well. Thanks!

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j
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The food and service were outstanding but the extremely bright lighting really ruined what would, otherwise be, a wonderful restaurant. Fix the lighting and it would be closer to the the level one would expect from a $200 meal.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal i’ve had in my life hands down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very kind and attentive to our requests for my boyfriend's birthday!

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EV
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went here on our 7 year wedding anniversary and enjoyed it. I think the dessert was not a good portion for the money but the fish and oysters were excellent. And they gave us some free champagne for the night so the service was excellent.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I went here for date night and we had the best time. The food was on point and our waiter was great! We will be back for sure.

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VC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I wanted to like it but the food was mediocre at best. Nothing to differentiate from the crowded Nashville restaurant scene.

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M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family outing took us there and we all really enjoyed it and will be back.

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SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here while on our honeymoon trip to Nashville. The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful. Definitely go If you like seafood!

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W
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was exceptional. Looking forward to a return visit.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow but the waitress was great

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E
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attractive, contemporary setting for this upscale restaurant. Our server was attentive and professional. There’s a varied menu with southern cuisine, America standards like filet mingon, rack of lamb and duck, as well as a many fish and shellfish offerings. We especially liked the lamb, tuna, oysters and trout. The food was excellent, however, the portions were adequate but not generous. They were able to handle our large group and everyone’s meals arrived at the same time.

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SK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location in the gulch. Delicious spot for good seafood. Red snapper, squid ink pasta, scallops were highlights. Def recommend over other seafood places in the area.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delorean was an amazing waiter! Couldn’t ask for better service and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Here for a birthday dinner. Food was good, just not remarkable. Ambiance was great and so was service. The bread basket was wonderful, but should not be the highlight of the meal

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Of the three meals, our group ordered only one was what I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. The Snapper with Charred Eggplant was exceptional, the Pompano en Papillote was good but slightly overcooked and nothing special, and the Swordfish with Sweet Corn was bland and the bean-quinoa mixture it came with was undercooked. We all had the grilled acorn squash and arugula salad, which was great in every way except that the squash was undercooked and difficult to separate from the skin.

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RM
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The noise level was too high and the music totally made it worse. Food was stellar but drinks and wine ridiculously expensive.

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JF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Marsh House. It just keeps getting better and better. Their brunch is amazing. The oysters are always so clean. We love them.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This place was way too loud. We unfortunately ordered the $45 seafood appetizer and they over flavored the crab fingers because I guess they tasted bad on their own? We ate a couple and gave up. The shrimp tasted may be overcooked or maybe chalky but bad we didn’t eat more than a couple. The oysters were good. Our server did not ask us about whether we like the food or not just took away the full appetizer plate. I’m guessing it’s common for people not to like those. The acorn squash salad was amazing and the only thing I would suggest getting there if you can stand the din of loudness 7:30 on a Friday

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & staff were excellent. It was a great place for old friends to reunite. Thanks so much for the hospitality!!!

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d
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quite pricey but not unexpected. Service and food were excellent, noise level was off the charts. Could not hear others at our table without yelling.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I usually don’t leave bad reviews, but since I made actual reservations for this place I have decided to leave one. Other people may have different experiences than us

We were seated and given menus and water. Then we sat for 10-15 minutes while several waiters/waitresses walked around serving a few other customers, but we were never served. We got up and left, very disappointed.

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m
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server Maddie was excellent. The hostess marked us as a no show on our reservation even though we gave her our name and told her our reservation time. The tuna, tuna sausage and fusilli dish was just short of unpalatable on the excessive saltiness scale. Signage for the restaurant is lacking. Valet parking is available but costs extra.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome when at the Marsh House

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding! Very nice ambiance, and the seating was very comfortable. The wine selections were also superb. All the seafood was super fresh and perfectly cooked. We had several appetizers, entrees, and several desserts. Everything was delicious! Don’t miss out on the seafood tower; the sweet Louisiana red shrimp were amazing! After dinner we enjoyed cocktails at the rooftop bar which has a fun atmosphere and great views of the Gulch and downtown. I highly recommend Marsh House. Top notch!

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P
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The servers need considerable training on how to handle guest requests. I asked to be sat near a window. There were plenty of open seats and barely anyone there. She sat me right next to another couple, refused to honor my request and then said sorry. Walked away! Unbelievable. Just outright ignored me. Then my brunch counterpart ordered for her burger to not have the aioli and when the food arrived, it did! Was kind of disappointed and don't know if I'll be back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for your date highly recommended meal the outdoors setting was impressive great wine list would most definitely return

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the Marsh House. The food was excellent. The service was spectacular.

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AC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great experience, thanks in large part to having Michael as our waiter. Attentive but unimposing, knowledgeable, and kind - great guy! And the food - five people ordered five different meals. All were fabulous.

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