Permanently Closed - The Green Pheasant

4.6
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Dining Bar
This restaurant is permanently closed. Voted Best New Restaurant (2019, Nashville Scene) and nominated for Design of the Year (2019, Eater Nashville), The Green Pheasant is our exploration of the parallels between Tennessee and Japan through both our cuisine and environment. It is an izakaya, or Japanese dining bar, at heart: serving comfort food that pairs with sake, whisky, and craft cocktails in our beautiful Downtown location, just blocks from Broadway. The Green Pheasant is owned and operated by Executive Chefs Jessica Benefield and Trey Burnette, also of Two Ten Jack.

The Green Pheasant is open for Lunch, {Ikigai} a midday happy hour, Dinner, and Private Events.

For private event inquires, please follow this link: https://thegreenpheasant.com/private-dining-events/
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Cool place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! We will be back!

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vipfoodcritic
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious but a little pricey for what you get.

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Jay3587
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak of my life. Miso butter I’ll be dreaming of

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Adina
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a while. Delicious!

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vipBday
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happy hour shochu and red wine was terrific. The pheasant gyoza was awesome and my favorite thing we tried. The garlic noodles could’ve been garlicier. We look forward to returning and trying new dishes.

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Mara
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was even better! We came here for a team lunch and everyone enjoyed it and we are still talking about how good the food was. We’ll definitely be back again :)

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CristinaC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fist experience was amazing! My date and I loved the food! Everything was absolutely delicious

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vipdrAP
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good but not exceptional. Expensive for the size of portions. Cocktails were not great.

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AndrewB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Pheasant was excellent once again. They have updated their menu to include a few awesome dishes, fries + garlic noodles, from Two Ten Jack and the food just keeps getting better.

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vipLikestoDine
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was very disappointing - the wine list was far too limiting. And it was extremely over-priced. I would not go back and would recommend.

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vipmelwelwil
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. Inventive, fun, knowledgeable and friendly staff. LOVE the highball menu. NEED dinner here asap!

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vipNashvilleluncher
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and serie were excellent for our lunch. The space is also very beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we had was absolutely amazing. Attentive service. A lovely Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wife and I came here for valentines. Our sever was Erin (hopefully that spelling is correct). She was phenomenal. Attentive and friendly without being TOO attentive and friendly.

The apps we got were on another level and we decided to split the steak. The only issue was we felt like the center of our steak was slightly cold. Still good though.

Would highly recommend and planning on going back.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was on the salty side and lunch service was slow. Tator tot appetizer was AMAZING!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new lunch menu! I was pleasantly surprised with it when I walked in. Excited to come back and try the ramen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, smaller portioned allowed for more menu exploration. I’m a bartender myself and the servers understanding of his drink and food menu was flawless. The only thing I hate about going out is a server is too attentive, interrupting, and over the top with explanations. He nailed it, perfect balance

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Jack
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

My girlfriend and I decided to try Green Pheasant for a date night. The restaurant is comfortable with an aesthetic design. The food was good, though I wish I would have known that it comes out as it is prepared before we ordered. This reflects my overall issue with the restaurant. If I am paying $30-50 an entree with drinks (cocktails are all $15: nothing special), I expect the service to be on par: it was not. Our waiter seemed to disappear for extended periods despite the restaurant not being busy (could be a red flag on a Saturday night). We were never offered another drink (not that we would have gotten one), our meals came out 10 minutes apart, and our plates were never cleared. We were very disappointed with the experience, and I do not suspect we will be returning.

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katty
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly although I didn’t feel especially welcomed when we arrived but we did get a window seat, which was nice. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. Cocktails were delicious. Everything we ordered was delicious. The servings are generous. I only wish that the food delivery had been staggered a little more so we had more fine to enjoy the beautiful restaurant.

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and scenery highly recommend for a date night or just a quiet evening. Waiting staff was well knowledgeable on the menu and had great recommendations. Tried about 4 things on the menu and every one was delicious.

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vipBobbie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Unusual food combinations, unique sauce on grouper for instance successfully complimented the fish.
Unusual is clever. Complimenting contrasting tastes is sophisticated.

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WaltM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food , unique menu items - good selection of Japanese whisky. Be specific on ordering your drinks - they automatically gave me a double without asking.

Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipKristenV
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant eludes sex appeal and delicious dining. I applaud the restaurants designer as every detail was perfect.From the moment that you walk into the doors you experience the overspill of every detail that has gone into the space. From the velvet chairs to the soft lighting in the warm towels at your table you are in for a beautiful and memorable ambience. The food was fantastic. The most amazing item we ordered was the chicken wing that had dumpling pieces within which was breathtaking. Our drinks were delicious and perfect in size and our waiter was wonderful with attending to us as well as providing us with the best options to choose from that paired with our likings. If you want a great place that provides a calm and sexy ambience with amazing food you have come to the right place.

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BrianW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi and sashimi, nice filet mignon! Good appetizer and wine selection as well.

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DiningAroundtheBay
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely every single bite or sip was a delicious experience. Our server Adam made it all the better. I cannot wait t come back to Nashville to eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and presentation was excellent!

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vipCookie
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated immediately. Server was excellent and guided us through the menu and helped us narrow down our choices.

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g8trcutie
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from beginning to end. The food was delicious and all the different orders came out at perfect times. Drinks were incredible and well-priced.

CB
CaseyB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my first visit to the green pheasant and I had really been looking forward to it. I had heard great things. I setup a reservation around a week in advance for 2 people. When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess did not seem very professional at all and was sitting on her phone. It took her forever to find our reservation and she couldn’t figure out what was going on. We were finally seated and our waiter came by and gave us a full rundown of the menu. He was super nice but it was a lot of info to take in all at once. We both ordered drinks and split the shumai - delicious. Next we each ordered the spicy crab noodles. These were standout to me. Would go back just for these. While our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful, the wait times in between stopping by our table were long.. especially towards the end of the meal. We both ordered a second round of drinks and it took forever to get them. The bartender actually forgot to make mine.. however he did give me a larger size for the same cost. By the time we finally got our check, we had been there almost 3 hours. The food was very good, expensive for what you get though. Would probably return, but not at the top of my list.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good very good

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vipLuis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We loved our meal! The waiter did spill a a tray of drinks on beautiful shoes with barely an apology. Other than that everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was properly portioned and it was easy to share. We ordered several plates for the table and sake. Overall experience was positive and would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Green Pheasant. The selection of sake was superb and the food was excellent.

The highlights: the Ibérico pork was delicious — very earthy and savory. The “pearls of simplicity” was a nice clean but palette pleasing sake.

Things to change: less sauce on the shiitake mushroom dish. Tasted good but less sauce would give more room for the texture of the mushroom

SM
vipStephanieM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only suggestion. You have got to get your bar surface addressed. Sticky. Bartenders shared, after we pointed out, that something was wrong in the finish. I realized there was a problem when it felt the same after it was cleaned. No one likes to stick to their surface or floor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent food. Wait staff not as polished as one would hope, but that’s typical of the Nashville market these days.

MM
MinnieM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. The food is presented beautifully and was very good. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork entree was incredible, as was the cauliflower! The tuna tartare was small and quite underwhelming.

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Permanently Closed - The Green Pheasant is rated 4.6 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.