Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Nashville
  4. Nashville
  5. Downtown / Sobro
Merchants, Nashville, TN

Merchants

4.5
4.5
3871 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Merchants is temporarily closed for remodeling, reopening again soon. While don’t have a reopening date just yet, we hope you’ll sign up for news and updates at MerchantsRestaurant.com. We can’t wait to welcome you again soon!

_

Merchants is a lively three-story restaurant situated in the heart of downtown Nashville on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue. The architecturally significant building dates back to 1892 and has been a myriad of things, including a pharmacy, a wholesale drug company, and even a hotel. In 1988 it became Merchants restaurant, and in 2010, Strategic Hospitality purchased the restaurant and gave it new life. The first floor bistro, with its black and white theme, features a lively atmosphere and casual cuisine. The second floor offers finer fare and a more intimate feel. The third floor is reserved for special events.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Bistro Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 254-1892
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The third floor of Merchants is private dining space perfectly suited for rehearsal dinners, business dinners, cocktail events or any other reason to gather some of your closest friends together to enjoy company and sustenance.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Sobro
  • Cross street
    4th Avenue S.
  • Parking details
    There is paid parking around the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 1st Floor Bistro

    Multiple dates available
    The street-level entrance of Merchants leads to a vibrant black and white bistro, often filled with a cross-section of local business men and women, tourists and those attending events in the downtown area. The bistro boasts quality cocktails, comfortable food, and impeccable service.
  • 2nd Floor Steakhouse

    Multiple dates available
    The second floor of Merchants is open for dinner has a totally different vibe than the bistro. A little fancier and more upscale, it has a separate menu from the bistro. The dining room on the second floor offers more refined dishes, a more expansive wine list, and several top-tier steak options.

What 3,871 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

3,871 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Merchants had a fire days before our reservation. No one contacted us to let us know . so we showed up to a closed up restaurant. I do hope they recover and get back in business. Good luck Merchant’s

    Is this helpful?

  2. ToddP

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, excellent food, superb service. A keeper

    Is this helpful?

  3. Tyler

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, and the service was great!

    Is this helpful?

  4. Gourmetn

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess stand was overwhelmed. We had reservations and were still asked to wait. Our waiter, Angelo was great. Our wine and cocktails were good. The food was fine, but nothing special. The burger was very small for a 'gourmet' burger. The music was a bit loud. Some seasonal options would be a nice addition. The facilities need attention. We noticed elevator buttons that didn't illuminate, soiled chair covers and wobbly toilets. Overall, there are much better options in Nashville.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NY Strip was extremely bland

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great attention to detail in all parts of the dining experience

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience at merchants! We keep coming back because the food and service is sooo top notch! drinks and everything on this menu is delicious… be sure to COME HUNGRY!

    Is this helpful?

  8. Denise

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great drinks, and our server was so friendly, as were all the other staff we met.

    Is this helpful?

  9. lj2020

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very very mediocre for the price- bill was $140 and most (max n cheese, jambalaya, Cobb sald) was not eatable. I suspect this is a common theme… as our waiter asked if we wanted to box our leftovers and put on ledge outside for their regular homeless friends… which of course we did. If you want expensive but mediocre food in great spot… and an opportunity to help the local homeless… this is your pick

    Is this helpful?

  10. Steve

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter William was outstanding

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Merchants is rated 4.5 stars by 3871 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Merchants

401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Avenue S.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Sobro
  • Hours of operation
    Bistro Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is paid parking around the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 254-1892
  • Private party facilities
    The third floor of Merchants is private dining space perfectly suited for rehearsal dinners, business dinners, cocktail events or any other reason to gather some of your closest friends together to enjoy company and sustenance.
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo