Merchants

4.6
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American
Merchants is located in a historic building on the corner of 4th and Broadway in downtown Nashville that dates back to 1892. The building has been a myriad things, including a pharmacy, a wholesale drug company, and even a hotel. In 1988 it became Merchants restaurant. In 2010, the Goldberg brothers purchased the three-floor 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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Noise level louder than a regular restaurant because of its location and patrons from Broadway.

j
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant.....great food and staff. We love it! Just hard to get in prime times without a reservation.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The tables are extremely wide and with the noise in the room we really couldn’t have a conversation

AL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit, and I love it so much. Order the Old-fashioned! And this sounds odd, but I love the Wedge Salad with Salmon added on. It's the perfect spot before any event in downtown Nashville.

M
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The deviled eggs are amazing. The rest of the food was okay. We were expecting a table away from the noise, but didn’t get one.

KS
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Clearly not as good as it once was. From the start it felt like our server was wanting to turn the table. Returning 3 times to see if we were ready to order. We had ordered cocktails and said we wanted to wait for our drinks before ordering. It got to the point of annoying. The night before we ate at the Black Rabbit where the food was far superior as was the service so the contrast was startling. Our prior experience was much better but now the restaurant has the feel of a tourist trap. Hopefully it was an isolated experience but I suspect not.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service. Thanks KB and Ashley!!

BB
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere was very nice. We were seated for at least 5 minutes before we ordered drinks.

There were 4 of us so we ordered the 24oz porterhouse to split and the Caesar salad to split. They tried to tell us that the salad is just for two people but there was plenty for 4. The porterhouse was cooked to our liking but my first bite told me that it was sitting a while before they brought it out because it was not hot at all. The brussel sprouts were too sweet and not roasted, they looked and tasted boiled.

The desserts were great. And the deviled eggs were awesome.

JS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Not great. Salmon BLT very fishy and not good. Great view of downtown. Music was very loud but I’m okay with that Place is usually good but never order the salmon BLT. We ordered two - waitress said it was great. Probably worst tasting fish I’ve ever had. I did Not complain or send it back — we didn’t even eat it. I took From friends from out of town and was very embarrassed, ugh.

L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and food....wait staff was outstanding...had family visiting from Quebec and they were very impressed with restaurant. i am local and eat there often.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Serving the salads with the loose mixed greens is a cheep way to go and is not good ... go the extra mile
And add Romain and iceberg. Chili was not hot ...

J
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance, convenience, service and hospitality were all great. Service was timely and servers were attentive and southern polite. It was all good except for the 6oz filet. The steak was ordered medium rare and the cooking was right on. However the steak was not tender but very "chewy".
All else was very good and we will return.
Jim

OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s bday.. food was great & service was exceptional!

NB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate on the second floor and is was a bit chilly, they needed to bump up the heat.
I had the filet medallions and there were just three small ones. Thought they could have been thicker cuts or more of them.

EK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was our service and in training. She did a great job!