TENN

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$30 and under
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A gathering spot for locals and visitors alike, TENN is the signature restaurant at Holston House Nashville.

An American restaurant infused with Southern flavor and culinary tradition, TENN’s casual atmosphere encourages guests to unwind over great drinks, enjoy regionally inspired classic American cuisine and iconic Southern dishes with contemporary techniques and seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.
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HC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wife's food arrived 10 minutes before mine. Biscuit was dry, coffee stale, and server ignored us several times which was quite impressive since we were sitting at the bar. Adam, our server, had an amazing ability to avert his eyes and stare blankly into the sky as he walked past.

HC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Limited menu made smaller by being out of items early on a Friday night. Staff raved about "world-renowned" lamb meatballs then served dish cold with raw meat in center. All dishes were dry and appeared to be missing ingredients. Drinks were good.

DA
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, amazing food and service. We had a party of five and we’re able to get right in. Everyone in our group got either the Salmon or Scallops entree and each was cooked to perfection. Kudos to the service here, we were well taken care of. Unlike many of the places we looked at , we were able to get a good meal, quickly and able to enjoy conversation without loud music drowning us out.

OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was delicious! But the setup was a little strange - no host/hostess so the servers told us to seat ourselves - so we took a table in the center of the restaurant, which then messed up other reservations of larger parties coming in later than us. Although the restaurant was pretty sleepy on a Saturday night, it was quiet enough that we could have a good conversation with our friends. It was also close enough to Broadway that we could get back there quickly after a dinner break. The person who appeared to be the manager was really visible and helpful and the food was sincerely very good. Had it been a bit busier I don’t know that we would have noticed some of the small inconsistencies and service issues. I’d come back!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very nice, relaxed dining room. Liz was wonderful and knowledgeable, and made the evening great. Dining room was quiet and modern. The Brussels sprouts were great. Thanks, Liz!

GE
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers!

TS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful surprise! Conveniently located in the historic Houston House, this restaurant is not to be missed. The food was exquisite and the service impeccable. Also a great value. You are missing out if you don’t try EVERY small plate on the menu!!! Servers Mateo and Ricky are the best!

GE
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome. The scallops were amazing with risotto. The whipped ricotta appetizer was also amazing, along with everything else!!!

GE
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great burgers, great everything!

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was as amazing!! Such kind and personable staff! Food was delicious!! Highly recommend the egg and bacon croissant and Belgium waffle for breakfast!!! And the coffee was yum!!

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed eating breakfast there every morning. the oatmeal was delicious.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant breakfast and dinner were delicious and I loved loved the oatmeal with berries. the best oatmeal I ever tasted!!!

just a little annoyed that housekeeping never returned my phone from Labor day weekend. I called several times. I think I left one of my black slip on Nike sneakers in the room and I would have thought housekeeping would have called me. if someone can relay the message I would appreciate it.

G
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great little spot off the beaten track for lunch. My party of 3 tried three different dishes and each of them were good in their own rite. The only snafu was I thought I had ordered chicken with my caesar salad - it arrived with none, but we had limited time so I didn't say anything. Short rib grilled cheese was delicious, the Cuban was also! Fries were also very good. Will be back!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place, with good food. Drinks are great, small and quaint ambiance, and the girl that took care of us was really great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Walked in through main door to an empty restaurant with no one there to greet us. Bartender told us they did not have a reservation for us. Service was very slow and menu very limited.

BD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Door was open but completely dark in the restaurant. Had to search to find upstairs bar was where we should have gone to. No one talked to us so we just left.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were both exceptional!

SH
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining room is closed during the week for dinner, which is served in the bar...full menu. Great service. Best burger I've had in a LONG time! Manhattan was spot on. Check this sweet little place out.

AC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were the only table in the restaurant, food came out at different times, drink orders were incorrect. No adjustments made to the bill.

F
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I saw the reviews in advance of our reservation and was really looking forward to eating here, until we got here last night and was told the restaurant is not even open- and apparently never is, except on fridays? So instead they seat you in the bar which is an average hotel lobby bar, but with dirty sticky floors and bartenders who didn’t seem to care if you were there or not. The restaurant looks really nice, its just a shame you cant eat there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Super slow service took a half hour to get drinks and they charged our credit cards wrong

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a place that could accomodate 9 people before a concert at the Ryman on the same day. TENN was the only place that could accommodate us. Reviews looked OK so took a chance. TENN was great. The food was excellent and the service great. I lucked out in this choice and my group was extremely happy.

BW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wasn't busy, but felt like the bartenders were preoccupied. Place is okay

M
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great food great service. Easy parking enter and exit ways. Portions were plentiful

OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was great and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good for business lunch.

R
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My duck was really overcooked and dry. My cocktails were also not very good. Old fashioned was too sweet and Manhattan was too sour. My wife really enjoyed her steak frites and the service was very good.

k
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The bar service was a friendly environment and bartenders were very engaging. Apps, drinks and meal were all great as well.

ML
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at TENN for our ten year wedding anniversary. I highly recommend it. The staff was most helpful. The food was phenomenal and the drinks were delicious. We took the bar tenders recommendation on drinks and they did not disappoint!

m
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On my list as most underated spots in Nashville. Everything we ate, top to bottom, was very good. Clear to me that they have creative people who love food who are in the kitchen--and cooking. We will be back.

i
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a 7:30am reservation. We waited an hour for our food. Very disappointing.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails. We had the beet salad and pork belly appetizer as a pre-show snack. Both were top notch. We’ll almost certainly be back again before our next event at Bridgestone Arena.

NV
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TENN was a TEN!!! This restaurant is outstanding from start to finish. The hostess was genuinely very friendly and accommodating as was every attentive staff person thereafter. It's a small hip restaurant with outstanding food in one of our cool new [renovated] hotels. The table favorites were the steak frites, shrimp & grits and grilled pork chop - all very savory and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this place!

r
London
319 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

TENN is located less than a block off Broadway adjacent to and a part of the Holston House, a boutique hotel. It's more of a casual bistro setup with tables and booths wrapped around a long bar area. The cocktail list is extensive, the wine list very limited and the menu the night we went had something for everyone. The cocktails were excellent, the food very good and, after a rough start with our server and the manager stepping in, the services was attentive. There's a rooftop bar that we will come back for when it reopens with warm weather for an after-dinner drink.

I recommend TENN for a very good meal with good food, cocktails and service without having to battle the crowds in the Broadway area. Beefing up the wine list would make it a 5-star for me.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best romantic bar experience...

TL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a find!! fresh and layered flavors!! and amazing price point!!

JL
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an AMAZING night! We were celebrating a birthday and they were very accommodating to our party of 10. The place was so pretty and the food was to die for! Afterwards we went upstairs and had equally excellent service. Now my goal is to stay in the beautiful hotel it was in!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and excellent dinner

MT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, especially for our big party, dishes were all delicious.

K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in Nashville late and were looking for something still open, TENN did not disappoint! Best pork chop I’ve ever had and my friend has the trout which was also delicious!