Merchants

4.6
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2631 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
UPDATE: First floor bistro reservations are now available. Second floor steakhouse dinner reservations are now available.
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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
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib was amazing! Excellent wine selection and great service. Thanks and I’ll be back next time I’m in Nashville!

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NancyM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Always a super friendly staff. Very nice and clean. Even the 13yr old loves it. When in Nashville, it's a must!

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vipZackC
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited during lunchtime. It’s an open air experience, so easy to social distance. Loved the upscale rustic but updated bar feel. They have group service staff and tipping , so we had both Ellie and Wendy waiting on us. Ellis was great and Wendy was phenomenal. Together they took care of all of our needs in a timely manner without rushing.

Food: we had the strawberry salad, the French Dip, and their famous tater tots. The Strawberry salad met expectations, nothing unique about it, but taste was solid. The pecans had a sweet but spicy finish that was pleasing for sure. The French Dip was the same in that it met our expectations. The tater tot sauces were three-fold: spicy ranch, a Smokey bar-b-cue ketchup, and sweet mustard. Of the three the mustard was by far our favorite. Highly recommend this appetizer. It was a great Liz if flavors without being too filling.

Would definitely return for lunch.

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SallyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Vegan options were extremely limited and we sat by a noisy slamming door while we tried to celebrate a Bachelorette party. The waiter was very ice and helpful though!

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JasonB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Comfortable environment. A little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere on second flooor

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RickC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff! Food was wonderful would definitely recommend visiting

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StephanieG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service . Food too was great as well! Good Old Fashioned !

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LindsayS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the second floor, steakhouse. It was such a cute place! Great atmosphere, would be wonderful for a date night. Perfect location for going to bars after dinner. I had the fried chicken and mac-n-cheese which were both delicious! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious but expensive. The waiter was attentive. Social distancing was observed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They are doing a really good job with social distancing and still retaining the atmosphere. Good food and attentive service.

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TaraJ
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Great place for our date night while we were in town!

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vipratlas
Miami
376 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Merchant was open and successful last night despite the pandemic and rolling back to Phase 2 with drastic restrictions to capacity. The restaurant did temperature checks as we entered, and our server wore a mask and gloves. Our silverware was wrapped in sterile paper and proper measures taken for spatial distancing. We had meatballs, a wedge salad, and puree potatoes, and fried chicken. The salad had slice of thick bacon that was very fatty, and the puree potatoes was too soupy. But the meatballs and fired chicken was fabulous. Service was excellent. We had eaten there before and loved the ambience and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! Many safety precautions in place by the staff. Food was delicious and staff was so friendly, great service!

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vipinternationalfoodie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was timely

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nicholas, was very attentive and accommodating. Upon entry your temperature is taken and you are required to wear your mask until seated. Each booth has a plexi glass partition and all of the staff wear masks. Not only was the food fantastic, cocktails are delicious and we felt very safe during these times of covid.

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4TheYumOfIt
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merchants managed Covid extraordinarily well. From temperature checks to hand custom Merchants hand sanitizer on tables to utensils and pen for signing in individual paper sleeves. Well done! And the food and team were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to Nashville with friends and have heard this was an excellent restaurant and it was! Can’t go wrong with this restaurant.

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MeganA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Merchants was fantastic!! Delicious food for great prices while still feeling like you're at an nicer restaurant. Our service was great too, even the manager was attentive to us throughout the meal. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff! Food delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

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MyronK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. For the price you pay, I would expect the portions to be larger.

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SteveM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience and the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So the app doesn’t specify if you are selecting dining in the 1st floor bistro or the 2nd floor. So that needs to be changed. Luckily enough, the staff called us earlier that day and was able to get us on the 2nd floor. The food was really good! I enjoyed all that we ordered. The service was a bit slow, especially when we sat down at the table but overall it was a great experience!

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Courtney
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever since moving to Nashville, I feel like I’ve always had good service. But our server Ashley provided what I can only describe as OUTSTANDING service. She made the experience so amazing. Of course the food is always phenomenal. I could probably eat 12 plates of the pimento cheese dip. Merchants always has been and surely always will be an all time favorite. Thank you for being so great to us, now and always!

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vipvinoman1
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. Katie our server was fantastic

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MistyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the drinks were even better. If you like Moscow Mules I highly recommend having one. They fresh press the ginger.

I knocked off a star on ambiance because it smelled a little greasy/smokey. We were seated close to the kitchen and seating is probably off because of COVID restrictions.

We ate in the bistro part but my partner had a steak and he enjoyed it. I have chicken and goat cheese salad. The spiced pecans were yummy.

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Christopher
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a very pleasant experience from the time we walked in the door until we left. We do hope that valet parking will be back eventually.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They know how to treat you right. Fantastic service doing it all the right way.

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vipJeremiahC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their service and food we’re outstanding!

My only complaint is their French fries were not that good but (when I made my complaint they replaced them quickly with...), replace those with the Tater Tots and you will NOT be sorry!!

I would highly recommend this spot.

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vipFoodcritics87
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat upstairs for a nice quiet dinner, you must request upstairs when you reserve to be seated there. This review is taking place during the re-opening extended Phase II. We waited a very long time for our first cocktail and to order. The Covid-19 requirements I am sure effected the service, there were three different people who waited on us. The wait staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend that you try this restaurant. I think the upstairs portion of the restaurant has the best food on Broadway if you are looking for something other than bar food. We have been here previously and will go again in the future.

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vipCindy
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a bit too loud for us. Ben the waiter was AWESOME!

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vipBedwitched
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Happy they are open! Well organized, following all COVID-19 requirements even though I think they are excessive. Small sanitizing spray bootle at each table.

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Clauro
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice, fine dinning, not impressed with the food at all. Price

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. Andrew helped as our server and was incredible. He went above and beyond. He asked what we needed and took the extra mile in helping out with a few allergies.

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Jerry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was excellent. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...we went for a birthday dinner. Super nice interior and good food. The restaurant staff was very careful with their dining experience. Our temperatures were taken as we entered and we sat at least 6 ft apart from other tables. Menus were single sheet, recyclable paper and the utensils were carefully wrapped in sealed paper bags. Hand sanitizer was available at our table. Great location off Broadway with parking near by.

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vipNicoleB
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to people watch!

Deviled eggs and duck fat tots were amazing.

I had the salmon BLT and friend had the turkey club. Both with sweet potato fries.

Zero complaints. Will definitely be back.

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vipJohn
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the restaurant but they have changed so that there are actually two restaurants—one a “bistro” and the steakhouse. I thought I was reserving the steakhouse and was stuck in the bistro. The selection not as extensive.

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