The Old School Farm To Table

4.5
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
More than just a trend, our "farm-to-table" concept not only offers food that is delicious, but also supports local farmers and encourages sustainability and bio-dynamic agriculture. In other words, not only will your taste buds be happy, but the environment will be too! The Old School Farm to Table prides itself on being an environmentally sustainable restaurant focused on food waste reduction. We are a leading member of the Nashville Food Waste Initiative and Nashville Grown.

Our menu changes frequently and allows us to bring you the freshest locally sourced food available in Nashville. Our menu will feature hyper-seasonal, chef-driven dishes, locally sourced produce and veggie-centric cuisine. We offer a number of gluten-free and allergy sensitive options. If you have any specific requests please contact our reservation specialist on 629-888-9284.

As a true farm-to-table restaurant based in Nashville, we source all of our food from farm’s located in the local area.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Organic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch-Walk-In Only
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner and Full Bar
Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(629) 888-9284
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kirstie Bidwell
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Cross street
Old Hickory Blvd & Ashland City Highway
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Parking is available around the back of the building. Follow the drive on the left of the building to the old Basketball court.
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Music Events
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Old School is a unique, historic, culinary destination experience. Situated on a nine-acre farm, only ten minutes from downtown Nashville, The Old School boasts outside dining, a large event barn, a speakeasy-style music room and a fully restored historic 1936 schoolhouse.

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HL
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch food was simply the best ever... different, tasty and so satisfying... The brunch music provided by PT Gazell was an awesome addition to Sunday brunch. Couldn't have been better... A great music/food combo... Thank you!

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CL
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I visited The Old School for Sunday Brunch! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there! The food was exceptional! It was original and creative in the best way! The baked goods in the bakers basket were all very fresh and so delicious! The croissants were the best I've ever tasted and our server Nick was very personable and outgoing! I can't wait till I can visit again!

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TT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Sunday brunch was Amazing!!!!! The drive from the city was picturesque. The chef orchestrated an unique twist on many breakfast classics. THE BAKERS BASKET and PORK BELLY HASH was to die for. Not your mother’s hash ... more deconstructed with sweet potatoes, white potatoes, onions, apples YUM. The flavors were delightful none over powering the next. The staff was extremely warm and welcoming. OH and there’s live music 🎶... the sound was at just the right level to allow table conversation without having to yell or repeat. Love love love.

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A
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and such a cool story behind the restaurant. Truly farm to table.

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NY
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old School Farm is such a treasure; I love to share it with out-of-town friends. I take pride in having this restaurant in our neighborhood. The food was lovely. Portions could be bigger for the cost of the meal.

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a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

25 min drive from Nashville. The maître d’ was not a good communicator. The images that are showing online not represent what half the restaurant looks like. We were the first ones into the restaurant after having reservations when they open and they sat us in the part of the restaurant that felt like the basement and not represented of what we saw online, when we approached the maître d’ he had is wait for 25 minutes before he said ...the room was now full and he could not accommodate the room to change.
The food wasn’t bad but it was not anything spectacular and for the price there are many organic places to eat closer to the city.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for brunch. Some of the entrees were spot on. The special was amazing. I had the aged ham with short bread, and it was good but seemed incomplete. Could have used a little salad or something else to balance the meal a bit.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Drove about 2 hours to get to this place.

Great looking building and ambience. Service was almost non-existant. We didn’t know who our server was. Nobody took our order for entrees, and we left after appetizers. Also ordered a cocktail which was never delivered to the table.

Host called my phone to apologize and offer a complementary dining experience. I appreciate that.

Because of the distance and poor experience we will not be returning

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c
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant that grows much of the food they prepare and use local food sources.
They also sell their produce at Farmers' Markets. Our server Ashton was very friendly. We were at a small table by the bar which some people might not enjoy.

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B
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In an old school house surrounded by a garden where much of the food is grown. Everything was excellent and is one of our favorite Nashville restaurants. Menu changes regularly based on available fresh local ingredients. Great outdoor area for groups or just hanging out before / after eating when the weather cooperates.

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ME
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A trip to Old School Farm to Table Restaurant is always a treat. It is a pleasant quick drive west of town. The restored school makes for great spaces for dining particularly the old gym/theater which serves as a stage for live background music for your meal. The food is fresh, creative and good, as are the cocktails. Service is smart, pleasant, and efficient. The mission of the whole facility makes for guilt free dining; be sure to ask about the history of the building and the restaurant.

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S
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic. We ordered way too much food just because we wanted to taste the unique menu items. We were there for brunch, for our second visit. There is enough on each plate for at least two people. You must have the potatoes. The biscuits are also a must. The omelet was full of exciting, unique flavors. The ambiance is so unique. I wish it had not been raining because we would have enjoyed walking around the farm. On both of our visits we ate upstairs. We did not know there was a downstairs. We had occasion to go downstairs for a restroom and discoverda whole different atmosphere with a Bluegrass Band playing. We will be going back and maybe trying dinner next time.

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BD
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect as always! The food, the drink, the service is always top notch!

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LR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is such a gem! Super romantic and not far from the city. I think it would be a wonderful place for a decent sized group too. Food and service were wonderful. We will be going back!

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SS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is simply AWESOME. Great food, Great atmosphere!!!

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K
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Extremely well-sourced food. The breakfast pizza looked amazing but the crust wasn't done, and it was almost inedible. The potatoes were also inedible and comped. (We didn't complain about the pizza and should have.) The farmhouse breakfast was basic and good. I would give it another shot if closer to town, but I probably won't make the drive again.

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K
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful gem of a restaurant. Very gracious, farm to table cuisine. Live music. Very charming!

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T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local food in a wonderful local environment! Sunday brunch was a treat with a friendly waiter, great food and good music.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & unique farm to table dining! The service was great . Atmosphere was really fun ! It would be a fun spot in the fall to eat outside !

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m
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We have dined at Old School many times with excellent food and service. Or last experience was not up to their previous standards.

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f
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a great reuse of an old school. The food is delicious and mostly grown on the site or sourced within 50 miles of the restaurant. The starters could be the entire meal for preference or vegetarian, but we have delicious steak and pasta. The server was great and very knowledgeable, but seemed to be covering too many tables that night. We will definitely go back.

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EN
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Love this place. Everything is so fresh!

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at The Old School Farm to Table. The food was very good. Service started a little slow. It took awhile to get cocktails but the rest of the meal was great!

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RB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our reservation for 4, with expected seating in the music venue, was delayed nearly an hour, and then we were seated in an adjacent dining room with lively, ambient crowd noise which eliminated the music of the artist we came to enjoy. Nathan, our host, and Chloe, our server were gracious and attentive. The food was excellent! The Old School Farm To Table is a dining experience for any size family or group. Will try it again!

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M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambiance , service and music were good but was overshadowed by the overpriced food that is marketed as farm to table but the portions were too small and no better than any other restaurant and pretty bland at that. My friend's meatballs were hard and the sauce Cold.

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A
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We went on Sunday at 1, we were told they had no meat ie, trout, bacon. Also, no omelets didnt have the insides to the omelet, manager was very apologetic. Offered to comp the basket of breads, I told him they didn't need to. They said they ran out due to end of that menu new one would be out soon. I noticed we weren't the only ones. I will go back and give them another try

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j
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I sincerely had a terrible experience, the restaurant seemed disorganized, the server was not having a good day, the food was lacking. It's farm to table so you expect them to run out of certain dishes but during my visit we were told they were out of sausage, pork, some other dish I cannot remember and then out of bacon. We were told these things when the orders we placed came out with "substitutions" instead of the items we ordered. The server was not made aware as the kitchen was running out of some items. Essentially they were out of every protein except maybe eggs. The French toast was AMAZING but that is the only positive I can give. Great concept in theory but I won't be recommending or going back. Lastly, the WORST bloody mary I've ever been served, simply terrible.

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w
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful setting with creative, fresh food!

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JO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Handwritten note for our anniversary was a pretty cool touch. Server was super nice and walked us through everything.

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JF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to The Old School several times and we are always so pleased! The food is excellent. The staff are very attentive. The environment is wonderful. We love going for brunch. I highly recommend if you are in the Nashville area. It is a few minutes out of town but so worth the drive!

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JW
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service. This was our third time eating here and our first brunch. We highly recommend and will be back.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was phenomenal. But one minor gripe - I don’t think the music in the main dining room fit the vibe of the restaurant at all. It was basically the default wedding reception playlist, which kinda took me out of the sophisticated dining experience. I would much rather hear music from the live band in the other room or some tasteful classics that aren’t so overplayed.

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DP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had the best pork chop I probably ever had. You must remember this is Farm to Table - which is very different feom your average restaurant- everything is cooked fresh and the flavors will be like you have never experienced- come with an open mind and palate- it was tummy!

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KH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything about this place! I did goat yoga in the barn and then had brunch in the restaurant. So fun! Wish we had been seated in the main dining room where there were lots of windows.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to visit Nashville and stumbled upon this gem! Loved the setting and overall environment, nestled in a beautiful farm was the brilliantly refurbished old schoolhouse. Was able to see a live performance that just topped it all off! The farm to table cuisine was delicious and unique! Our server and chef were very accommodating to my party’s various dietary needs/restrictions. They catered to meat eaters, vegetarians and gluten-free vegetarians without question or any complications. Loved this spot, will definitely recommend to anyone and everyone visiting Nashville!

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NW
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our experience at The Old School. The food was creative, but accessible, and crazy delicious. We were pleased to have been seated in the Speakeasy Music Room and greatly enjoyed the live entertainment from Farmer and Adele. Congratulations to The Old School for employing and empowering team members that other restaurants might overlook. Job well done in every possible category!

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BD
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brunch as always! The food is the best in Nashville. They never disappoint.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food in a perfect setting

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MN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for Saturday brunch, and it is definitely our new favorite Nashville spot! The building is an old school house that the owners have saved and turned into an awesome space. The menu is mostly things from the gorgeous garden on the property, including their own honey, and if they can’t get it there then they source it from within 20 miles of the restaurant. Our server was great, food was fantastic, and the space was so nice. Plus you can buy their honey and granola to take home! This place really is a gem! We will definitely be returning every time we come to Nashville.

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MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an interesting venue. A little pricey, and not a big selection. The food tasted great.

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