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Marsh House

4.7
687 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 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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Complimentary Valet - Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
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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 687 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for brunch, was perfect. Delicious food and drink.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Anniversary brunch

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

My wife and I have considered this our top pick for new restaurants since it opened. We don't get downtown that much anymore due to all the crowds but our first 3-4 experiences were worth the hassle. Service was outstanding-top notch. However some of the food was only average at best. Gumbo was some of the best I have ever had (most folks try to make it too spicy to hide poor roux and small amount of seafood). Wife's salad was awesome as well. Wife's entrée was very good but had a spice that didn't really work with the dish - no biggie there - to each his own. However I was disappointed with the Mahi - way to dry and overcooked. Rice with it was nothing short of blasé. Carrot Cake dessert (wife's fav - it was her birthday) was not good at all (why are u trying to make Carrot Cake into something else for god's sake, J Alex blows it away - although you shouldn't place to much emphasis on your Carrot Cake - the fish is what was most disappointing).

Not a deal stopper but when I drop and 2 hun+ for a special dinner for 2 I am expecting four stars all the way around. Thought you should know.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Potatoes were cold and filet small
Snapper was great

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Overall good experience.. Initially we had our server’s undivided attention, but then she had two large tables so we lost her for a while. We had to ask another server for water refills, the pepper shaker on the table was empty and we had to flag another server down for that. We asked the server about the oysters and she recommended the Blue Point as the biggest and best. They were tasty but tiny. And this was odd to me but they did not serve crackers with raw oysters. We had to ask for them and they brought us exactly 6. :) I would go back because the food was excellent. I was a little surprised at those details, given their reputation as a top tier restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Waitress was excellent! Great food

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We dine out quite frequently in Nashville. This was our 1st time to dine at Marsh House and it was absolutely excellent. The food was fabulous! I would highly recommend Marsh House to anyone who enjoys great food! BBQ Shrimp was incredible. Ceviche was excellent. Trout was superb. Squid ink pasta with scallops was fabulous!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

An employee going away dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Our server was outstanding, knowledgeable and professional. She gave an excellent description of the gumbo to my 12 year old- is it a soup, a stew? She clearly explained the balance of flavors, how it’s prepared with a roux, etc.

The food was delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. We had a lot of seafood all so fresh and clean.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Brunch was delicious and the peach bun (the exact name is escaping me) was big enough to share AND bring some home!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Fresh seafood, starting with raw oysters and continuing through a nice variety of seafood entrees. Meal was topped off with a superb carrot cake for dessert, compliments of the house, in recognition of the anniversary we were celebrating. Unfortunately, the noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation during dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great atmosphere, supurb food, what the Gulch is all about!!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We stumbled into this wonderful place after a heavy downpour and long lines ar Martins bbq (very disappointed with the meal next day).
Classy and chic ambience at the Thompson hotel with exceptional service. The 2 dozen oysters were fresh and succulent especially the ones with caviar!
The very pleasant surprise was the outstanding food. The seafood gumbo was as good as Commander Palace in Louisiana, the head in shrimp and grits was more complex and flavorful than Hominy Grill in Charlston!
The cavatelli was deep and rich ,..do not miss the wonderful hot skillet cinnamons bun! What a great find! The chef happened to drop by the table and we gave him well deserved compliment in the meal..

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We loved this restaurant. The menu was varied, the food expertly prepared. The service was attentive but not hovering. I wish I lived in Nashville so I could visit Marsh House regularly.

Fabulous dinner!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very good to excellent food& service. Open bistro type decor with high noise level because of design & proximity to other diners. Not a place for a relaxing dinner with conversation

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent menu, vibe, and experience

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great restaurant and great service!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

It was our 20th wedding anniversary and the restaurant gave us glasses of champagne to celebrate! It was a special treat! We had an amazing waiter named Delorean who took great care of us....we will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We were outside. Myvrating on the noise is affected by that but insude the space is definetly well designed

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's day, had reservation for 2:30, arrived around 2:45 and received brunch menu,(thought it would be lunch) but moving on. Wife went to restroom after being seated, server came and poured water and just walked away. Didn't ask if we wanted anything else to drink or anything. Wife came back and we sat for over 10mins waiting for server to come back. When she did, ask my wife for her drink order and then walked away again without waiting for the rest of people at the table to order drinks. She came back with wife's drink, was about to split again until I asked if I could order and drink, then she asked the rest of the table for their orders as well. Food was presented and tasted fine but we never saw the server again, until I asked someone else for the check. She never came back to check on us, take second drink order, ask if we wanted something else or anything. For a place that cost $$, the service was well below standard and was just "HORRIBLE". We sat outside were there was only two other tables being used and those tables had a different server. Wish we had that server.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We found Marsh House while searching Open Table for Mother's Day. We were excited to learn that it's a nice seafood restaurant. We arrived early and were seated shortly after our arrival. The shrimp toast was delicious and excellently prepared. My wife enjoyed the egg-white frittata. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits were wonderful and piping hot. The shrimp; however, was luke warm at best. The server offered to replace the dish; I declined and asked her to make the chef aware of the issue. When she returned with the bill, they removed my meal. Very gracious! We will try again!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great meal for Mother's Day. The brunch menu wasn't huge (a good thing), but we had a hard time finding anything that we didn't want to order. Every dish we had was a great size, well put together, and delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Sat outside for early Mothers Day brunch. Sunny , great service, food was very good but brunch menu needs a little expansion. (No Southern Benedict for weekend brunch even though it s on the weekday breakfast menu?)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

In one word - Fantastic! Better than expected quality, presentation, variety, creativeness, service; EVERYTHING!! Go - it's well worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful! Very nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had heard of Marsh House in numerous articles and had a few hours in Nashville before flying home. The food and ambience were excellent! Our server, Nelson was also excellent. He was attentive, helpful and courteous. It made our anniversary celebration even more special. You MUST try them out!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful food and service, but very loud.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Way too loud inside

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service was excellent and the ambience was very pleasant, but the food was pretty average and bland. Probably would not return except to grab a drink then eat elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent food and interesting menu.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It can't be called a seafood restaurant...all the fishes are filet, like 4 types and that's it. Very poor menu.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It was nice but very loud in the restaurant. Also we checked off that we were celebrating our anniversary and they didn’t acknowledge it.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Good wine, great service, not good food. The best food all night was the buttered toast and we were really disappointed on how over-seasoned everything was.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We liked the bar-b-que shrimp appetizer and I appreciated the bartender making me a cocktail that wasn't on the menu. However, we were disappointed that the restaurant really didn't have a lot of seafood choices but it touted itself as a "Southern Seafood" restaurant. If you wanted to have caviar or oysters you were all set but as far as other seafood choices, they were not there. Also, my husband ordered the filet and was disappointed in the size of the steak compared to the price of the meal. I would recommend that they possibly look at extending the seafood options for the menu.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great drinks and the chargrilled oysters are amazing. We had the trout and grouper entres and was the classic example of cooks getting to creative about presentation over substance. They were fair at best. Great service but wouldn't go back for dinner. They only had raw oysters (besides the chargrilled appetizer). Should have steamed oysters on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was incredible and we will definitely be back. Everyone who came by the table was courteous and friendly. We were very impressed by our server, Mattie (hope I spelled that correctly). She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and when we come back we will be asking for her.

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