The Old School Farm To Table

4.4
446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
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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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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kirstie Bidwell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Hickory Blvd & Ashland City Highway
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Parking details
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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Entertainment
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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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Birthday date for my love and this place did not disappoint. Will definitely be back! Great food, quality and loved the ambiance (also enjoyed hanging out w the roosters and their gals, afterwards).

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

So fun.. fantastic good... cool vibe! We went for a bday celebration... don’t forget to try their desserts... we had 1 of each ..,

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The ambience and grounds/farm are so pretty! It was bustling but our service and experience were not affected. Our appetizers and dessert were incredible- one entree was a bit overdone (rabbit) but my trout and side dishes were delicious! Will go back. FYI if you’re taking an Uber (we enjoyed the wine list) make sure you schedule one or be prepared for about a 15 min return trip.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Worth the drive - beautiful setting just a short drive from Nashville. Grown on site fresh veggies and locally sourced meats. Love the setting, the service and the food is always fantastic. We enjoyed the steak and trout, both were perfectly prepared.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything was great except the main entree portion was significantly smallish.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything was delicious, though the garlic bisque was too garlicky for my taste (and I like garlic). The trout had incredible flavor and its accompanying giant hushpuppy was super filling. The roasted tomatoes and ravioli created a flavor explosion, and the soft white cheese on our peach tartine appetizer was also dope.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Fabulous ambiance for a special occasion. I wish the weather were good enough to enjoy the beer garden. Really interesting menu and all uber-local ingredients.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Our first visit and enjoyed the atmosphere and variety of people there. Service and food was good, but not outstanding. Enjoyed hearing about the history of the place as a noting the variety of activities offered at the "old school". Would recommend a visit to see the creativity that goes on at this place to eat, drink and recreate!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great food, appealing unique presentation, wish the rabbit had been available. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was really hyped up for us, and may be part of the reason that I was slightly disappointed. We waited 45 past our reservation time. The food was good...not great, but good. By the time we got to order, they were sold out of several things (at 1:00). I do recommend the Bakers’s Basket...it was delicious. The Gruyere Grits were bland and unexciting. The cinnamon roll was ok. The ambiance was nice, service was pretty good, and I’d definitely give them another chance.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food (local sourced) and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Loved it. Food is superb, friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The location/ambiance and staff far surpassed my expectations. It's comfortable, stylisticly appealingly, and the service was excellent.
I admire the challenge they have taken on to use locally sourced ingredients, but the execution of their dishes requires attention. For example, my mushroom risotto was soupy, and greatly in need of salt while the ossobuco was extremely overcooked and tough.
Their prices are undeserving of the quality produced.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

When we arrived had reservation of course but was not seated for 45 minutes later. The had run out of 3-4 entrees by this time as well as desserts.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We love this place but not this time. We arrived early for our reservation but were not seated until 40 minutes later. By then they were out of the first two things I ordered. The first entrees came after a reasonable wait. The rest of the entrees came 30 minutes later. By time we finished those they started pushing us to go. When we asked about dessert we were told all the desserts were sold out. The waitress took 20 percent off the tab although we had not complained. That was nice but not as nice as decent service might have been. This can be a fantastic place with delicious food, great ambiance and a lovely farm atmosphere. But taking a 40 minute drive for this experience was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Such a fun evening! Love the venue and it’s story, the ambience, the staff, and the farm to table concept is so fresh!
The food, everything, was delicious and very flavorful... we were able to get lots of different dishes amongst the 6 of us and share a little of each!
We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This was my wife and my first visit and wow were we impressed. The food, service and location was amazing. Our waitress and the manager was great and made you feel at home. Will definitely go back when we're in the area again.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was creative and delicious. Our server was over the top friendly and knowledgeable of the menu, but mid-way through the meal he must have gotten busy with other tables as we became accustomed to refilling our own wine glasses and requesting necessary service from other waitstaff. I love the idea that everything served is "Farm to Table", is seasonal and raised or produced within a 20 mile radius, but would have enjoyed a side dish of a vegetable (or two) even if that meant a greenhouse product (saluted spinach? winter squash?) All in all very good and we will return. I understand their Sunday Brunch is spectacular and look forward to giving it a try!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I’m fairly familiar with the area being a native of Nashville but this little gem in what I think is the old wade elementary school was awesome. My wife and I went for date night and thoroughly enjoyed the hummus as an appetizer, I had a chicken dish (I never order chicken but it looked so good being delivered to other patrons I had to try it) and my wife had the trout ravioli which was also amazing (she was gracious enough to share).
Check it out. It’s all farm to table so the menu changes frequently.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was amazing as always. Service is best in Nashville! Can’t go wrong dining here!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

If you are in the Nashville area, you must stop at The Old School Farm to Table restaurant.
It was wonderful food, the service was excellent and the staff were friendly. It was a great experience. Stop here and support this establishment that is trying to promote locally sourced food and support their growers!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were set in the bar room, there was music playing and it was a great atmosphere. We ordered the cheese plate, chicken pate, and farm sausage it was all incredible. The service was amazing, many different people checking on to make sure everything was good.
Definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were in the room with the stage and a great duo played the entire time. The burger was the best we had ever had and the lamb shank was delicious. We very much enjoy the whole experience of dining at The Old School.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food is amazing, the atmosphere is great, service was wonderful. I love how they restored this old school and made it into a beautiful restaurant and venue. Shenanigoats yoga in the barn was so fun! My husband and I have been twice and we will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was the best meal we ate in Nashville the entire weekend. Great service, friendly staff. All food is sourced within 20 miles from local farms. Cozy, farmhouse decor.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Loved this spot! Food was amazing! Would definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have eaten at Old School many times. The food is always good and fresh with interesting additions to the menu.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was good, but not for the price. The cheese board was meh (asiago, goat cheese, and farmer's cheese [which was lacking in taste]), though the garlic jam was spot on. The rabbit was good, but not fantastic. The Navajo Nashville Tacos were pretty good, but I wasn't expecting the dough to be so thick. Beer can chicken- good, but rather large (half a chicken). The bangers and mash were also pretty good, but the mash was a little liquidy. Two in our party had the burgers, and though I didn't try those, they seemed to be fine. The side of carrots was great- they were cooked to a good consistency and came with sweet clusters of... sesame? I wasn't super hot on the combination, though.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I drive 50 minutes to eat here on a four visit/ conference trip to Tennessee - would have done it again if I had another night .
Excellent food , service and setting ! I only wished I lived in the same state !

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food - Excellant
Service- ok - waitress left a dessert menu and returned with the check. Never got a chance to order dessert.
Bar drinks - terrible - ordered Moscow Mule. Waitress said that the drink will take a while. Waitress said they had to go into the basement to get the ginger beer. Ordered a bourbon and got a maybe 1 oz pour. Ordered a wine by the glass - worse pour and finally had to complained to the manager. He appologized and returned with a pour after dinner almost finished.
This is the first time I have ever written a review but felt the bar needs improving. Food was fantastic but the bar brings the dining experience down. Will order either beer or wine by the bottle if I go back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was great and beautiful served, great service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Brunch with friends

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic food and very cool venue!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the best gems in Nashville. Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the best meals I've had locally, nationally, or internationally for that matter. Simply Amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful ambience and very friendly service! The food was amazing from appetizer to dessert, plus the drinks were amazing as well. Having fresh, locally grown food really makes a difference in taste. Such a great place to go for a date or group dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was my first visit, and it far exceeded all expectations!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is delicious here. We enjoyed lamb, which was so tender, and the squash tortellini. Both were cooked perfectly with a nice twist on taste to make the food special. Our table felt romantic, and we enjoyed each other's company! Great place for a holiday like valentines or everyday.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant is in an old restored school house. Inventive dishes at fair prices. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Date night dining. We really enjoyed the service,food,drinks and the atmosphere of the dining area. We have been twice and plan on returning.

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