TENN

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$30 and under
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Sunday Lunch
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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OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers!

TS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great burgers, great everything!

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were both exceptional!

SH
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

M
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good for business lunch.

R
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
27 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best romantic bar experience...

TL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

JL
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and excellent dinner

MT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had reservations for Valentine's evening dinner. Arrived, were seated and given "special", limited Valentine Day menus. Took for ever to get a drink order, no one came to the table until we made eye contact with the bartender and shrugged to indicate "what is going on?" We order 2 glasses of Champagne and only one was delivered. We ordered from the limited menu and after a few minutes, we saw other meals being delivered to other guest with different meals than were on our menu. We called the waitress over and asked what was going on. She said that those folks were ordering from the "regular" menu. We asked why we were not given that menu as well as the Valentine Day menu and she said "We are pushing the VD menu tonight". She then gave us a copy of the regular menu and we could see what was going on--overpriced VD menu, poor selection, etc. We were offended that we were being scammed so we got check and left. Will never go back there again.

OT
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, excellent food and attentive staff.

a
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is very quiet. The food was very good. I loved the shrimp and grits. Our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive.