Tavern at Bobby

4.4
119 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Tavern at Bobby is a classic American tavern with the dishes inspired by global travels. Pass small plates with the crew or enjoy a platter with a party of your closest friends, and relish the classic handcrafted cocktails.

We do not accept reservations for the roof top.
Any party over the size of 8 will need to call to place a reservation.
What 119 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Tyler for our server. He was super knowledgable and friendly!!!

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu was very nice, and all the dishes exceeded our expectations. It took about 20 minutes to receive the bottle of wine we ordered. Apparently the bottles are under lock and key 3 floors up from the restaurant and it takes an act of congress to retrieve a bottle. Our server was apologetic, it certainly wasn't his fault...maybe someone could reconsider how long that makes a thirsty patron wait?

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KC
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

This was our first visit to Tavern at Bobby and overall it was a very good one. The food is delicious and reasonably priced with good-sized portions. The restaurant is relatively quiet, which can be a rare find these days. The only shortcoming was in the service, which was very slow. I can't remember the last time I sat in a restaurant that long before someone came to our table after we arrived, and throughout the meal we had a hard time finding a server when we needed one. I don't think the servers were poor but rather than there weren't enough of them. There only seemed to be 3 in the entire restaurant, and they all were running around the whole time. The rest of our meal was good enough that we will go back; however, the service definitely needs improvement.

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DH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch! Quality of food, service, and atmosphere are spot on.

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M
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

What a disappointment! The entrée was terrible even though it was a simple dish. And we had to pay for it. The service was ok but the place was totally dead. The employees looked as though they had had a bad night.

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N
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my 9 year old son here for breakfast before the Preds game. Although he was the only child we saw the entire time there I didn’t feel out of place. The server was attentive. My son loved it and the staff were all great from the moment we walked in the door. 10/10 would recommend.

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AR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fabulous and reasonably priced!! Will return soon!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

They need Gordon Ramsey!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was wonderful... drinks weren’t good at all, and the service was TERRIBLE!!!! We all just wanted water, and got a half a glass the entire time, my husband ordered a salad he never even got with his meal after asking 3 times, out appetizers cake out AFTER our meal, and it took 2 hours for our meal to even be served, to get beverages, we had to walk up to the bar each time because our waitress was no where to be found.. I’ve had my eye on Bobby’s for a few weeks to have my birthday dinner, I love trying different unique things, and was so looking forward to this night with several of my friends. I left extremely embarrassed I talked this night up with my friends for the type of service we had gotten. Bobby’s is BEAUTIFUL but not worth the trip to dine in only.

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NW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed my first visit to the restaurant. Love the proximity to Printer’s Alley. My only complaint about my recent visit was the lack of valet. The website stated that valet parking for a small charge was available for restaurant guests, so I planned my travel and timeframe around that. When I arrived I was told that valet was not available and after inquiring about nearby parking options I was directed to a surface lot that was quite expensive, which was frustrating.

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LM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved The Tavern at Bobby. The food was excellent and not overly expensive. The service was wonderful. We look forward to eating here again.

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t
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

very diverse menu with innovative creations - something for everyone. Service was good - a friendly waitress served us, and offered helpful input on the menu choices. The dishes we sampled were all very well prepared and presented, portions were nice size - not overwhelming, but solid enough that you were satisfied. Dessert has some great choices as well - the home made ginger snap, pumpkin pie ice cream sandwich is a must. The only slight negative was the kitchen seemed to be a bit slow in turning out the plates. The restaurant was not crowded at all, but appetizers took about 20 minutes to be served, and then after they were cleared, another 15 minutes+ elapsed before the dinners were ready.
Another oddity: when booking a reservation on Open Table, there were very few time slots or table available. Yet when we arrived at the restaurant , it was almost empty. Plenty of open tables, and it stayed that way most of the time we were there.

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AE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great , atmosphere was incredible! It was our first time to dine there ! We will definitely go back !

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of all the restaurants I've been to in Nashville this is my absolute favorite. Highly recommended.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday for 2 friends. Restaurant was cold in temperature

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so good! Third time visiting and I love it!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive staff. Would recommend and will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BRUNCH WAS SO GOOD

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Group of 4. We ordered duck, rabbit, salmon and ribs entrees. When our food came out it was presented beautifully. After the server left we quickly realized the rabbit meat was missed from that entree. We asked the server and she said she’d go take care of it. Then a manager came to check on us and we told her what happened but it was ok because our server was working on it. No apologies just awkwardly laughed it off. So rest of us (rudely) ate and were pretty much done by the time the rabbit meat was brought to the table. Just a small bowl of meat, not a new plate or anything. There was no adjustment on the check and the general feeling we got from the server was that the missing meat was really more of an inconvenience for her. And the manager was pleasant but sincerely not interested in our table or how “everything was”. Might be back but I doubt it. Nice enough looking place but customer service lacking in experience; no wow factor to match the decor.

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SH
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with great food and service!

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DM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Must try the brussel sprouts. The steak was perfectly cooked and was delicious.

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LP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coworker bday- great ambiance and great for larger parties.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great lighting and our server was so sweet. Definitely will be back!

However, the valet took way too long just for a Saturday afternoon. We waited for 10 minutes for the guy to get back just to tell us to talk to someone inside and then another wait 20 minutes to get the car back.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a nice time with friends. Nice meal nice service. Brussels were the highlight by far!

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BD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Tavern at Bobby had an exceptional atmosphere and the food was very good. We did have to send back our lattes but they promptly remade them are were very kind about it. It was surprisingly empty for a Sunday morning but we all enjoyed the lounging couches and cute decor. We ordered the baked goat cheese which I highly recommend as a starter. Two of us had omelets which were made very well. One person had the quiche Lorraine and she said it was very good! I would say the service needs a little work, our girl seemed very new and a little frazzled- it took a little while to get our orders out but we didn't have to wait too long for our food. All and all I think it would be a great place for a group gathering and would be family friendly. The hotel itself was lovely. I was a little bummed because I wanted to see the rooftop, however, it does not open until 4 PM.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fun atmosphere and delicious, creative food!

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to experience the igloos and it did not disappoint

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S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Experience was good. Food was great and consistent. Drinks took a suprisingly long time since the place wasn't very busy; our server didn't have much bar knowledge so even when ordering a classic cocktail (Old Fashioned, Toronto) asked guests how they were to be made. We had several dishes among our party of 8 - Michelada mussels, Smoke-Grilled Chicken wings and brussels sprouts as appetizers - the mussels and wings were heavy favorites. As entrees, almost everything offered - the Steak Frites, the Rabbit Rigatoni, the NY Strip, Duck Confit and Pan-Roasted Salmon, all to much fanfare. Again, our server was a little out of sorts and started removing plates before guests were finished (I was sad to see my rigatoni missing after a trip to the restroom). Regardless, it was a great night. The ambiance was great and thanks to the superb food - we'll likely be back again.

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JH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC ambiance, great service, and the food was beyond amazing. Waiter did a superb job of suggesting what to try for appetizers, and also paid very close attention to a food allergy in our group - he even took the time to go back to talk to the chef to confirm. The entire experience was positive, and I highly recommend The Tavern!!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My wife’s birthday
No card
No special dessert offered
No candle
Nothing

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DH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 8 celebrating an engagement and could not be happier with the restaurant and the service. The food was excellent and nice portions.

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JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nothing special but the lobby is lovely and the restaurant space is open and inviting. Great location.

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N
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was sensational.
Very different twists.
Will return

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CC
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE the atmosphere and the food was excellent as always. Something for everyone!

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DB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to dine. My group was Celebrating 20 years of being together. It was the first time visit for six of the seven ladies. Everybody loved what they ordered. We ordered the brussels sprout appetizer and the beet appetizer. Highly highly recommend the brussels sprouts! Beets were great too but the Brussels were better for group sharing. Ross the waiter (Australian) was excellent and so accommodating. Took several photos for us! Thank you Ross! And Raj could not have more gracious. The Decour is amazing. I love the chandelier made with car parts and the fireplace in the entrance. Can’t wait to go back at night and try out “curling” on the rooftop bar.

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BJ
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Nashville every year in December for a show at The Ryman and pick a new place to eat each time. However, our group decided that we will be coming back to Tavern at Bobby next year because we enjoyed ourselves so much and the food was really good.

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great staff: good atmosphere; NOT great for vegetarians....appetizers only. Other than salad...boring, Not one single option for a vegetarian. Expected at least one dish on the menu. Come on guys it’s not THAT hard

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EE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before a Preds game. Steven was our server, and he is great. In fact, I have been in twice in the last six weeks and he was my server both times. He remembered me which is commendable. We will definitely be back!

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! Great location. Phenominal staff. Amazing ambiance. overall 5 stars.

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DL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting Nashville and enjoying time with my wife.

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