HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Saffire

4.2
1258 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary Southern
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem (1407)
  • Fit for Foodies (1332)
  • Special Occasion (1122)

Similar Restaurants

About

Nestled within the historic Factory at Franklin, Saffire Restaurant and Bar is an intimate restaurant with an urban feel. A sought-after destination for both locals and visitors, Saffire combines locally-grown produce and indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients to deliver wonderfully creative cuisine. Its imaginative menu, led by Chef Michael Martin, welcoming surroundings and attentive service transports guests to a place where culinary meets comfort: this is Saffire.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(615) 599-4995
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Michael Martin
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Saffire Restaurant and TomKats Catering are pleased to offer a variety of full service catering and event planning options to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re planning a backyard party for 50, or a lavish event for 500, we can customize a menu that is right for you. For more information please contact us at events@saffirerestaurant.com.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Liberty Pike
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Saffire is easily accessed by any parking lot surrounding building 11 at The Factory. We are located inside Building 11.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Join us for dinner or drinks and soak up the sounds of live music. Please call to confirm the music schedule and the style of music for the evening.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Saffire continues to offer half-price wines for bottles, $20 per dozen Featured Oysters Sundays. Happy Hour every day 3:00pm-6:30pm, includes specially priced selected wines, beers, cocktails and appetizers. Featuring live music Friday, and Saturday nights.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1258 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
GreatFood (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was excellent as usual; however the food was deplorable and we told management our concerns-they didn't even care. Our reservation were at 2:45 pm which is usually a down period for most restaurants and I believe they may have given us their scraps or left overs and the problem is at their price point their scraps are not worth even a penny.

Report
Helpful
Emily (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Our server was nice without being intrusive, and very attentive. The food was great, I had a lovely gluten free chickpea, rice, curry item which was fabulous. We had a delightful mother's day brunch, with a bonus of some excellent live music in the background! Visit The Factory, it's worth the drive.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Great place to dine in Franklin

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Saffire never disappoints; one of our favorites! Our only regret is that we do not get there as often as we would like.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

There were 8 of us for Sunday lunch. We were seated right away. The service was very prompt & attentive. The food was amazing and all 8 of us are "foodies"!! Among the dishes we ordered were chicken fried chicken, chicken & waffles, braised short rib casserole, bam bam shrimp, chocolate cake & bananas foster bread pudding. Every single plate was clean at the end of the meal. Highly recommend!!

Report
Helpful
Dlature3134 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Brunch was great!

Report
Helpful
vipLauraT (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Great ambience, but food was not up to our expectations. My salad was skimpy on strawberries and nuts -- mostly spinach. Per my husband, the ribs were unremarkable. Luckily, the biscuits were delicious!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

Great food. Great experience. Noise level is high but the food makes up for it.

Report
Helpful
Dick335 (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

One of our "go to" local restaurants that never disappoints us. We like sitting at the bar and eating a light dinner there.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

The ribs were very disappointing. The rest of the food was good though.

Report
Helpful
vipemerica318 (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Delicious food!

Report
Helpful
vipLucy (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

Gumbo and Chicken and Waffles were outstanding!

Report
Helpful
vipMartySNashville (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Southern creative. Great waitress. Relaxed setting.

Report
Helpful
Woods (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Got off to a rocky start when we stood at the host stand for 5ish minutes without any greeting despite two employees walking right by us. I liked our server a lot. Just attentive enough without being too in our business. Food was delicious. The live music was a huge plus.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

Great lunch. Felt welcome at the front door. Food was prepared perfectly. Best lunch we've had in a long time.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

We've heard about this restaurant for years and finally made it for dinner. It was a nice evening and the food was very good. That being said, it was pretty expensive for what we got. I would go back, but it wouldn't be at the very top of my list.

Report
Helpful
vipTommyTastebud (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

I will probably give these guys a second chance... but it might take a year. While the experience wasn't bad, it also wasn't stellar or memorable enough to make me want to rush back. Ribs were overcooked... but had really good flavor. The Texas ketchup saved them (really good). The black drum special was slightly overcooked (but certainly still acceptable - just not stellar). The green beans were undercooked (after my wife had ordered them to be overcooked) and were ridiculously small for the +$4.00 charge. I sent them back and again they came back undercooked. (Yes, they were the same beans.) The server was a pleasant enough gentleman... However, he was a bit on the slow side, not really that "switched on," and not as attentive as I've come to expect for a restaurant of this perceived caliber. (I had to go up and get a wine glass from the bar because the server didn't come around... I then had to go back to the bar to ask for another glass because (you guessed it) the server didn't come around yet again.) Empty drink glasses were left on the table. By the end of the meal, my out of town customer had 4 empty cocktail glasses in front of him. In Saffire's defense, they may have had a server or two call off unexpectedly. The manager seemed a little off his game (maybe stressed?). Overall rating: Just OK. Just decent food (not wonderful)... Great Texas Ketchup! Restaurant service needs a little "polishing." This place can be great if they just notch up the service a bit. (No big deal on overcooking and undercooking as long as they nip it in the bud.) The good news is that this place is in a cool location and has great potential. Further, the menu is actually quite excellent... So, hopefully it was just an off night.

Report
Helpful
SSM13 (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for Easter brunch. I haven't been to Sapphire in quite a while but I'm glad I went back. I had the Chicken Fried Chicken, a yummy panko-crusted chicken with country ham gravy and white cheddar penne mac n cheese. It sounds ridiculously heavy but surprisely, it wasn't. I ate every last bite and will definitely go back. Two thumbs up!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Food was very good but restaurant is under some changes and wait staff is not completely ready

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2017

So delicious every time and perfectly poured drinks!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
63