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About Merchant's Restaurant
Merchants restaurant 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.
Nashville, TN 37203
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:30am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:00pm
Second Floor Fine Dining
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm
4th Avenue S.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary valet and street parking for our guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Merchant's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Visiting Nashville for the first time we went to Merchants for a special dinner. Rating a restaurant on Valentine’s Day probably isn’t fair but we have gone out to restaurants for the past 30 years with far better experience. The service was very good and the building is terrific. However the food was just ok. The Prime Rib that I was served was in two pieces that were thin cut and the truffle Mac and Cheese was very dry. The bar list was quite extensive but I did not like my manhattan that was over powered with too much bitters. It was not a bad experience and like I said, it may not be a fair review since we were there on Valentine’s Day.
Atmosphere was more than energetic, it was downright obnoxious at times.....2nd floor NE corner. Granted, that is due more to group behavior at adjoining tables and not the venue itself, but this was a business dinner and the majority of the time it was difficult to hear.
My wife and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. The staff could not have been nicer, from the hostess desk to the servers to the manager. They actually celebrated with us without intruding on the privacy of the occasion. We can’t stop telling people about our experience.
We really enjoyed our brunch here! Anna, our server, is awesome! She has such a great sense of humor & was very attentive to us; making great suggestions & happy to bring us anything we asked for with a bright smile and great attitude! She is the most personable server we have had in years. The baked pimento cheese is the bomb! Thanks, Anna, and we will be back to see you on the next trip to Nashville.
Merchant’s was highly recommended by a tour guide but we found the menu to be limited, the food just “good”, the service adequate to good and the noise level too high. They have two levels, the upstairs dining room and the down stairs Bistro. We ate in the Bistro.
Made a reservation, they seated us in the downstairs which was miserably loud with drunk folks from out of town. The food was subpar, especially for the price. Used to be one of the best places for dinner downtown, maybe the upstairs still is? So make sure to request upstairs if you make a reservation.
Food taste was average overall, not a great blend of flavors (fried green tomatoes) or consistency/freshness (pulled pork tasted felt reheated and not fresh)
Server was inattentive, had to have another waiter help.
They took the pulled pork off the bill, but the experience said not worth it to try again
We were looking forward to eating here for a while. The fried green tomatoes had a strange taste and were luke warm yet burnt. The club sandwich and salad were both very bland and something I’d expect at a cheap diner. Very expensive and not worth $80 check plus $20 parking. Servers were friendly.
Been about a year since I had been to Merchants. In my opinion it has moved down market and now targets tourists with a more limited menu and moderately high prices. My crawfish gumbo was mediocre at best. The roux was watery, the onion not minced (large pieces) and too few crawfish. My wife and I used to go here fairly regularly before attending the symphony. This was a disappointment compared to previous experiences.
This was my second dinner at Merchant’s (downstairs) and had another fantastic dining experience w both food and service! Our server was very attentive and Valencia went above and beyond to make my birthday special by having the staff sign a birthday card for me! The food and drinks are priced fairly for being in the heart of downtown. Would absolutely return again during my next trip to Nashville!
We lived in Franklin for 5 years . We frequently go downtown when our if town visitors come in town . We have been to merchants and recommending merchants many times . Our son was in town and he wanted to go downtown for xmas eve day brunch - the titans were playing that day . The food was terrible . My husband had gumbo and he could not eat it - it had the consistency of flour/gravy - he loves gumbo and has had it all over the country - and IT WAS $18 fir a bowl! My son had turkey club - cane in plain white toasted bread and the turkey was dry and no flavor - I had a Cobb salad with rotessire chicken - same as the turkey - no favor - dry
We will not going back soon - try party fowl or the southern - have not been disappointed by them yet
Service was great, although the food was a bit lackluster. The much lauded tots were not hot, and the food to follow was much the same. Overall, the taste didn't match the value of the food in my opinion. Great atmosphere, nice selection of drinks, but not quite what I was looking for.
Our first trip to Nashville and we wanted to eat downtown. I mentioned this was our first trip to Nashville when making the reservation, and we were given a great corner booth with windows on two sides. Great for people watching! We sat on the first floor which is more casual, but still was not too noisy. Great option for casual dining.
MTY wife, son and I went to Merchants before the 9:30 PM Ryman Auditorium show on Saturday. Very convenient- only two blocks away.We ate in the 2nd floor dining room and it was a nice quiet alternative to the craziness of Lower Broadway. Our appetizers and entrees were served very timely and were absolutely delicious. The Tuna tartare and heirloom tomato salad were awesome and two of us ordered the steak cut of Teres major (grilled beef shoulder) that I had never had but was really flavorful. Merchant's is relatively expensive but not out of sight for a very nice meal. If you want an alternative to the bar food and specialty houses, Merchants provides a very nice and impressive setting for a genuinely good meal. We will definitely return.
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