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Merchant's Restaurant

4.5
1430 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Bistro
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
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Phone number
(615) 254-1892
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Avenue S.
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet and street parking for our guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1430 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, drinks and atmosphere!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It has the feel of a 50's diner, with a limited steakhouse type menu. Took some customers to dinner with reservations and were seated in a booth. I now understand there is a different atmosphere upstairs and downstairs. Food was pretty good.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The meal was excellant. Some of the best steak and rack of lamb we have ever been served.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Loved ambiance, great food, and Anna was the BEST server. Had the duck fat tater tots - amazing!! So great we came back for more after the concert. The wings are sensational too. Love ❤️ Merchants. My favorite Nashville spot. Thanks 🙏

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Could probably get a better steak at Long Horn or Outback. Seriously, this was awful. You know it's going to be bad if it comes pre-cut.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

All things change and now Merchants has too. My favorite short rib is gone from the menu and other things are too. No more valet parking either. With the cost of parking and the cost of a meal I think the changes may be too much. Merchants has always been at the top of my list to recommend to friends visiting Nashville but its fallen a few notches.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The location was spot on - right in the middle of the action of Broadway! Very fun place! The wings we had for appetizers were fantastic. The entrees, just okay, nothing great. I had the Johnny Cash chili which was good, not even hot. My husband had the gumbo which was average - in his opinion. We definitely would go back & next time might order 2 orders of wings!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Unique twists on the menu in a fun and well designed atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very pedestrian food. Best thing about it was the location. Nothing special.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, and location!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our server, Chris, was very professional and personable. Food was great as usual!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I requested a window table if possible when I made my reservation. Not only did I get a window table which was great for people watching, they gave me the best table in the house. Our waiter was extremely informative, right on target with food descriptions and very patient as we took some time to decide what we wanted to order. Did I mention the food was delicious?!?

If we had another night In Nashville we definitely would have another “great” dinner there.

Thanks Merchants!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Pleasant restaurant however no more parking nest door!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service and wonderful food. The presentation of the food was also worth noting. We plan to go back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family came to visit for Easter, and we decided to take a break from the regularly scheduled BBQ and biscuits and go for a different lunch/brunch. The duck fat tater tots were a hit! We loved them! And everyone had the avocado toast and I had a delicious salad with salmon.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall dining experience was less than stellar. There was a very limited menu which was very disappointing. The filet I ordered was cooked to my specifications but my wife's salmon was virtually raw, only cooked around the edges. The restaurant did prepare an serving of salmon but by that time we were rushed to make the performance for which we Thad tickets. Dessert was a rushed disappointment as well. All in all I couldn't recommend to friends that they spend $200 on such an unpleasant experience. It will be our last dinner at Merchant's.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We waited a long time after placing our order before getting our salads. In the meantime, we had to ask for bread--none was offered. The entree followed before we finished our salads. So after a very slow start, we felt rushed. The food was generally good but the fries were a disappointment. The pork chop got a rave review.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Service was great!
Food was good, but not great.
Loved the historical aspect of the building.
Washrooms could have been cleaner.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere, dark with candles placed around the room.
Potato puree side dish and vanilla bean crème brulee were delicious with the biggest blueberries I've ever seen.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was fun and lively, but being seated near door detracted as it was a cold night and we caught every breeze from the door!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We loved the food and the people watching since we had a window seat. Our only draw back it was so loud we couldn’t really talk to each other but hey it’s downtown Nashville! Everything is loud!!!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We ate at Merchants before attending a show at the Ryman, it was a great choice as the Ryman is just a block over. Everything was so yummy. we had the hot pimento cheese dip to start and it was great. I had the salmon BLT and it was delicious. Otheres had the pulled pork and they said it was great. we had one and cocktails and they were great too! we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great meal, Awesome service, and close to both concert venues

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The restaurant was all-around awesome! The drinks, food and service were amazing. Thank you for making my birthday celebration memorable!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Merchants is our go-to spot for dinner when we are in the LoBro neighborhood, whether we are going to the Symphony, the Ryman or just cruising the area. First, they take reservations which is mandatory when you are on a schedule and the food is delicious. Service is excellent. though the vibes are different, eating up or down stairs makes no difference (except for price)...the quality and atmosphere is spot on. LOVE the tater tots and mac and cheese. Our guests LOVED the chili.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Visiting Nashville for the first time, I researched restaurants prior to our trip. We were looking forward to having dinner here. I ordered the “larger cut” of prime rib, medium-rare. Instead of 1 large cut, I received 2 pieces of meat - one piece was cooked medium-plus, and the other piece was an end cut, which was well done. They should have just told me they were out of prime rib rather than try to pass this off! Very disappointed! Throughout this experience, our server was extremely professional and gracious.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good local food and location was great, right on Broadway! It was a good break from the bar scene to step into a casual, modern environment. Food was outstanding with many southern options!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Service was great and most of the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very friendly & attentive staff and absolutely AMAZING food! The Salmon BLT is to die for and the double cheeseburger is amazing. Had the duck fat tater tots with an array of delicious sauces and it was incredible.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was very good but restaurant was crowded and too noisy to carry on a conversation. No valet parking on the Sunday we ate there. Although advertised with a brunch menu, only two items came close to brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was fabulous and the service was excellent! Would definitely recommend the duck fat tater tots especially.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was delicious, as were the cocktails. I tried the Duck fat Tater Tots, and they are as good as everyone raves about. This was a quick lunch, with reservations and there was a lot of activity downtown, so expect to wait on busy weekends without reservations. I had to change reservations due to the traffic and congestion and they were very accommodating. Service was very good!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I dined with clients at Merchant's Table, and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Service was prompt and attentive, the food delicious, and the ambiance enjoyable. The restaurant is conveniently located within a vibrant downtown bar scene. I look forward to another visit to Merchant's Table the next time I am visiting Nashville.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, servers, atmosphere and awesome drinks! What more could you want :)

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We had the best server (Nikki ) and the best food. This was our second time, never disappoints. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

You have to have the duck fat tater tots and the creole honey mustard. I also like the grilled cheese sandwich with soup, had the chicken artichoke soup this time, I will go back to tomato bisque next time

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

If you dine on 2nd floor, its a beautiful cosy room. For someone who does not like meaty American fare, this place was a great find in Nashville. Great service and tasty food! Good for pescatarians

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great meal, great service, right on Broadway. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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