Tavern at Bobby

4.3
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$30 and under
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American
Tavern at Bobby is a restaurant in Downtown Nashville serving modern take on classic American dishes. Using rich, seasonal ingredients, our kitchen crew creates dishes inspired by nostalgia and travel. Tavern at Bobby’s beverage program mirrors its cuisine, letting the high-quality ingredients shine.

To make a reservation for parties over 10 please call (615) 600-5400.
We do not accept reservations for the rooftop.

What 248 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, ambiance was nice and quiet. Beautiful decor throughout hotel / restaurant entrance

A
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot to share several things and enjoy friends. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night venue. The service was excellent. The food was delicious.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eye pleasing lobby and rooftop with the lights and igloos. Wings were so yummy fall off the bone and not messy at all. Burger was delicious. Even the bun was tasty! Bathrooms are cool too! Service was excellent. Drinks were on point. $60 for 2 cocktails, wings and 2 burgers.

a
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and delightful service! Will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!

BJ
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food, although somewhat limited in dinner options, was very good. The service tends to be a bit slow, but not so bad that we wouldn't return. Overall, a very good experience.

TH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I loved sitting at the cozy booth along the wall.

L
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food!! A must place to eat in Nashville!

AD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Good was great but service was horrible

k
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family in town

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We walked out after 15 minute and no one acknowledging us.
Menu was lackluster and uninspiring.

We had a great dinner next door at Jeff Ruby’s instead.

w
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Appetizers and drinks very good. Entrees lukewarm for some, burned rolls for some and not made as ordered for others. Service person was rude, unprofessional and disrespectful. Would definitely not recommend.

L
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were in Nashville for the weekend and decided to try out this restaurant. The waiter was unfriendly and the ambiance was very dull and dark. The reason I picked the restaurant is because of the menu and the two items I wanted were not available. The food is also overpriced. I was very disappointed in the overall dining experience. We had a couple of drinks and 3 small appetizers and it was $88 plus tip.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on October 16, 2019

Ljpreston, So sorry to hear your visit wasn't up to Bobby standards. Looks like we missed the mark. Please let us know when you'd like to try us again so we can make things right. Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager Bobby Hotel

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. I felt bad for the waiter who had to apologize for the kitchen many times. They were completely out of two items on the menu, even though the restaurant was very slow and we were one of just a few parties there. I had to send back my grilled cheese sandwich because it was cold and not melted. Another in my party had to send back her food as well. Disappointed.

HH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Extremely unique wonderfully scented environment. Rooftop beyond compare. Dinner at the Tavern which was much anticipated was over spiced and disappointing.

HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and offered a different selection than your mainstream lunch options. Hopie was wonderful and knowledgeable about the food when we asked for recommendations. Great place for a client meeting as you aren't shouting over the people next to you. Looking forward to going back!

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 29, 2019

Heather, Thanks for the kind words! We will be sure to let Hopi know how much you enjoyed her service. Can't wait to see you back here in Tavern at Bobby! Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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SM
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. The server was efficient.

ME
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The menu was not as extensive as one would think for dinner and we ended up with burgers and sandwiches. My food was quite mediocre. Despite it being a busy Saturday night in downtown Nashville, the restaurant was practically empty and had no atmosphere. I would not recommend it for dinner.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi MalibuEA, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our menu selections. Come back later this Fall and give our new menu a try! And let us know when you're coming so we can ensure you enjoy your visit. Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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SL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Tavern is one of our local favorites. The food and service are always great and the ambiance
Is fantastic.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks Sharla! Happy to have you as local regulars! Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group LOVED this restaurant for brunch. Food was incredible and service was spot on!! We are obsessed with the hotel as well. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi Jessica! So glad you enjoyed brunch here at Tavern! Just wait until you try dinner!! Looking forward to having you and your friends back for a visit. Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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E
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous hotel and the ambiance was lovely, but the food didn't live up to my expectations on the one occasion I've visited. I will try them again though.

E
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We tried the Tavern at Bobby. They were out of a few items on the menu, and the server was very difficult to understand. His English was iffy and getting through the normal questions was challenging.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ok
Menu is weak
Limited

The food was average

f
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We arrived at our reserved time. Restaurant looked closed. Waited to be assisted. Someone finally helped us and said they were open but suggested we just sit in the coffee shop??!! We left. If you are not going to serve at 1:30 don't accept a reservation.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi foodie924, I am sorry to read of your experience. I would really like to chat with you more about it. Please reach out to me at Bobby Hotel 615-782-7100 and ask for Sharlene Grogan, Senior Food & Beverage Manager.

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DB
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food and service. Already plan to visit for lunch again.

CF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were great. Friend's salmon came out undercooked for her liking. But all else was very good. Very fun place to visit as well as have a meal. Would recommend.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi Cristina! Thank you for your kind words. Please let me know next time you visit. I would love to make sure you're taken care of :) Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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TD
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited a very long time to get our food...french fries were ice cold and when we requested hot ones, they said they were out of fries. It was a late dinner, around 10 p.m. in Nashville, but should be no excuses. Mediocre experience, at best.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi Time2Dine, I am sorry to see you had a less than stellar experience here at Tavern at Bobby. I would certainly like to speak with you more regarding your visit. Please give me a call at 615-782-7100 and ask for Sharlene Grogan, Senior Food & Beverage Manager. Cheers!

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was decent, and our waiter was the only competent service person working there. The hostess was terrible. She said when we arrived we were a few minutes early and they are slammed (there were maybe 4 tables occupied - that is slammed??). Thus, it took them 15 minutes to seat us. The place is just new and does not have it together. Hopefully, they will improve. The food was decent.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. The waitress Lexi was so sweet and the food was amazing!

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on September 9, 2019

Wonderful! Happy birthday!

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s
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was excellent! 5 stars would have been noted if I had not received a bill for $150. We ordered three Kale salads (with protein) and had a few glasses of wine.
The salads were yummy, but a little sparse on the goat cheese and nuts. If I am paying this much you will need to step it up a bit. This is still Nashville and we are locals.
The noise level from our neighboring booth was so loud. Two women talking about their court cases was interesting, but probably not what their clients want others to know about.
I will definitely come again, but will be smarter about where I sit and what I order.
Loved the décor!!

MB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Poor service .

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made the experience extra special!

M
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really like it here. Service was a bit low at the beginning especially. Food is always really good and reasonably priced for the most part.

LG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were great! However, service was slow and I had to find our server to get our check. We were headed to a concern after an early dinner, which we explained when we sat down. There was plenty of time, but it took too long for the server to take our order and too long to get our check. We finally paid with cash instead of card because we didn't want to take a chance on waiting any longer.

S
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the neighborhood. Great local find. Food and service were outstanding. Good value with exceptional happy hours. Very inviting to locals. See you soon.

R
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great layout and decor - it didn't feel anything like a hotel restaurant. We got there early in the evening on a Saturday before it was crowded. Incentive cocktail list, although pricey at $13 - $15. The menu is not big, but very approachable and everything sounded tasty. We both got the salmon and thought it was fantastic. Our server was excellent and professional. He was helpful and personable but didn't linger. We're locals and would definitely want to come back.

DN
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to add to our TPAC rotation

S
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! From the very beginning with the valet service to our delicious dinner with wonderful recommendations from our knowledgeable competent very nice server Stevie. We explored the bar area right by Printer’s Alley and the roof top with pool, cabanas, bar in a airstream, etc. Just a great vibe and a fun friendly place!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Savannah took great care of us and the staff was very accommodating. We had originally booked a reservation inside, not knowing there was seating outside and it was the same menu. It was so nice outside and they quickly got a table ready for us outside. The sun was blocked out by their umbrellas for all but one of our party who was really burning up. However, as soon as we let them know they moved another umbrella to cover her. I admit we were much more difficult than we would've preferred to be and were embarrassed to change plans to be outside and then complain that it's hot (as someone in the industry I know how obnoxious this sounds/is) but they were very gracious. The food and drinks were amazing. We will definitely be back, albeit with many less requests. :) Thank you Savannah and the whole team at The Bobby