Marsh House

4.6
851 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
Weekday Brunch: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weekend 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 851 People Are Saying
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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my young son to brunch with a few friends. Food was great and so was service. The champagne feature for brunch was a great deal. The pastries live up to the hype and the seafood is super fresh.

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FM
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent cocktails and we loved the ham plate appetizer. Fun restaurant.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have eaten at Marsh house several times. Ambiance and service is good but the food is lacking. Every time we expect to be overwhelmed and that hasn’t happened. The cornbread and bbq shrimp from the appetizer list is good and a few of the salads I’ve tried are good too but our entrees have always been “ok” - nothing really special. Which wouldn’t be that big of a deal but if you are spending $150 - you expect more. We ended up talking to the women sitting next to us and she had the same opinion. She had ordered the beef cheeks, salad and cornbread side and thought the exact same thing we did.

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RM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating my wife's birthday with friends and had an incredible meal with a perfectly paired wine. Delorean was an exceptional server, great personality and spot on recommendations. Of particular note were the cauliflower and brussels small plate, the tuna sausage pasta, and the scallops & grits. The dining area can be pretty loud so plan for that if they are busy , it was packed when we went. All around excellent experience.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and fabulous food! Good wine list too!

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A
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special dinner with my mother

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very limited menu on a Sunday night, very few customers was a bit of a shock for the Gulch. Nice view. Food for native New Orleanians was disappointing. Freshness was questionable, preparation very blah and very limited choices with no specials. Great staff, very attentive (easy with less than half full restaurant), nice ambience and good street views. Valet parking was easy. Truly not a place to experience something resembling true New Orleans cuisine. John Besh would not approve of what was served. Wine list was okay, again limited. Quality of food at the price means there is no value for money spent. Nice atmosphere, nice folks all around with excellent service, but if you went for the taste and the food then there is only great disappointment. There is so little competition for this culinary line in Nashville that it would be very easy to become king of the hill for Cajun/Creole/New Orleans if the product was better. First time and probably only time to visit and I am a huge John Besh fan. If it were just good then I suspect competition for a seat would be tough, now I know why it was so easy to get in.

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

I highly recommend the blue crab garganelli! It was INCREDIBLE. Still thinking about it. A great seafood place in nash.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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g
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with attentive service. Highly recommend for a business dinner.

Gary w.

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Loved the Brussel Sprouts and Seafood Tower. The raw oysters were unbelievably great!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at Marsh House for Thanksgiving dinner, so while the reviews were very good, I had low expectations on the food and service due to holiday. However, I was wrong on both counts. The food was excellent as was our service. Our server, Jeremy, was excellent and took great care of us, despite our need for a lot of information due to a gluten issue in our family. All in all, if we couldn’t be at home on Thanksgiving, Marsh House was the next best thing.

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a
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Marsh House for Thanksgiving. The menu was varied enough to accommodate the different tastes of everyone in our group and every dish was executed to perfection.

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RC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food & service are top notch but Otis noisy as hell, makes conversation a bit difficult

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M
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very special Thanksgiving dinner here. Everything was perfect, from the service to the wine and to the food.

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RC
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving meal - great food in vibrant surroundings. Service was outstanding.

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MP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. We went there for Thanksgiving and I chose the restaurant based on the menu. When we arrived, there was a fixed menu for the holiday. This isn’t what I was expecting but our waiter Delorean and the manager went out of their way to accommodate our order from the regular menu.

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m
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Thanksgiving Dinner with friends

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JR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner. You have real talent in your kitchen! Thank you.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great wine recommendation. Timing of the courses was perfect. Every bite of every dish was wonderful.

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KS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfectly cooked, service was impeccable and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Definitely one of our favorites in town!

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K
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing! the cinnamon roll in a cast iron skillet is highly reccomended!

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D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

All around nice experience. Brussel sprout appetizer was very good. The duck entree was average at best; should've known to order fish/seafood here. The grouper was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Fresh clams and oysters were phenomenal. Our table has a little bit of everything from the duck to many fish plates and beef cheeks. Every plate was picked clean!!! Highly recommend!

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The server was amazing! Knowledgeable and very kind.

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J
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience. Food was fabulous. I have celiacs disease and the waitress was so knowledgeable and helpful and worked with the chef to prepare a delicious meal.

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l
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant through Yelp reviews. Not generally a fan of restaurants in hotels, but this place hits all the things we love! Quiet enough, excellent food, great variety on the menu, great cocktails. A winner!

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EA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great and the corn bread was outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner

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C
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service fit for foodies

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pastries I’ve ever had

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 5 went for brunch on Sunday- we had exceptional service, Nate at the bar was very helpful in recommending drinks- very prompt. Food was incredible! I will be sending all my friends!

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KD
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were so underwhelmed with Marsh House. Our waitress immediately gave off the vibe that we weren’t one of her more preferred tables so we weren’t surprised that we had to ask for everything - tea refills, bread, etc.

The food was as equally underwhelming. My husband’s oysters were smaller than lemons - he literally laughed when they were put on the table. The trout was bland and over cooked. The sprouts were soggy and my grilled shrimp tasted like dirt. I’m not kidding with these descriptions, which were so surprising to me since the one time I’d been there before, my meal was excellent. The only good thing about the meal was the gumbo.

We won’t be back.

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LN
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met in Nashville to Celebrate our Vandy daughter’s 21st and her grandfathers 74th birthdays. Online reviews helped us find The Marsh House and we were SO pleased. Service was impeccable without pretentiousness. The food was a delight for each diner. Loved this special spot. Dana & the GM each added to our overall enjoyment.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never write reviews, but in this particular instance, I wanted to. On Thursday Nov. 1st, I came to Marsh House with my dad. We booked a 6:30 reservation and wound up staying until 9:45/10. We had wonderful Brussel sprouts, delicious cocktails, & bread. My dad couldn’t stop talking about how good his fish was, and we even ordered dessert and after dinner drinks. Our waitress (totally blanking on her name) was nice, attentive & informative.

We had the best time & it was a really special dinner. It also wound up being our last, as he unexpectedly passed away the next Friday morning. So I just want to say thanks to everyone who played a little part in what has become a now unforgettable dinner for me. I’m so glad we had a great experience & meal that I can reflect back on fondly.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service was fantastic! The snapper was delicious and a nice bonus was the cornbread. It was incredible. The squid ink pasta was just ok, there were quite a few crab shells in there and it lacked flavor. Overall we had a great experience, the fun cocktails were a hit as well.

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r
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting, inventive menu. Our server was very good about answering our questions and making suggestions.

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f
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Marsh House does not disappoint. The food is wonderful with different takes on brunch every time we have been there. Always good. Clean crisp environment with friendly and caring waitstaff. Not packed by all the tourists either--a plus for us locals.

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I
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our post wedding family brunch and the bride and her mom are both gluten and dairy free. They accommodated everything perfectly. Great food and coffee.

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had to wait quite awhile for our table even though we had a reservation. We were however offered feee appetizers but we really disliked the food. Service was also not good. Our waitress was nowhere to be found and never checked in. I asked if my entree was not spicy and it was terribly spicy. My sister found a hair in her gumbo. So many better restaurants in Nashville!! Sorry!

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