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The Optimist - Nashville, Nashville, TN

The Optimist - Nashville

4.7
4.7
2792 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Optimist transports landlocked Tennesseans to the coast for super-fresh, sustainably sourced seafood. Our menu weaves together classic and modern seafood favorites, cocktails of the season complement the fare, and an extensive outdoor patio and “game” area complete the full experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 709-3156
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We have 2 areas that can accommodate private events! Our Captain's Room can seat up to 10 guests and our Private Dining Room can seat up to 30 guests or up to 16 guests semi privately. The Optimist is also available for a full restaurant buyout!
  • Private party contact
    Angela Clover: (678) 536-6506
  • Neighborhood
    Germantown
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 2,792 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,792 Reviews
  1. madison1223

    Nashville

    261 reviews

    1.0

    261 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst experience ever. 4th time dining here. Never been disappointed like this before. 1. Asked bartender, Mike for some drinks and he never bothered to bring them after we waited a long time. People that sat at the bar way after us were served ahead of us. We didn't think anything of it until he chose to just not bring what we ordered. He was pompous thinking back. We were there to celebrate a graduation and were looking forward to our experience here. Next comes the hostess. We checked in ahead and were told our table wasn't quite ready. Again another situation of watching several parties come in after us and get seated. We inquired about 15 minutes post of our reservation time, and the hostess acted almost like we never had checked in when her colleague is the one that we checked in with. 3 of us were waiting for drinks at the bar that never came and the other half were seated in the waiting area. We were the only ones at this point waiting for a table that btw we reserved. We are then seated at a table that we all had noticed had been empty since we arrived. Its right on the way to the bathroom and we know for a fact it was empty and set. Next the entrees. Well 2 people ate tother then the other 2 people had dinner and I was next and then my wife was last to eat. The entrees could not have been more separated. Our appetizer arrived with our entree and the timing was completely off. It would have been nice to have all dined together but not here. The portion size was way off tonight too. Our skinny 7 year old son had to order 2 entrees because the first one only had 3 shrimp yet the second one had double. Next my scallops were more like 1.5 scallops. 1 was butterflied and half the size and totaled 3 pieces but it wasn't 3 scallops. The dish was so ridiculously salty that my wife tasted it and said it was awful. It was disgusting rubbery salty and skimpy. The kale salad, terrible - overly loaded in spicy chorizo and parmesan to where you c

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  2. JUANG

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service did not disappoint. Great environment!

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  3. CRamaekers

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual! Food was deeeelicious and service was impeccable. I would like to add we tried the coconut pie and pineapple up sidedown cake on this visit and I have been dreaming about them since!

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  4. annio

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabe took very good care of us. Our fish dishes were superb! Flounder and mahi mahi and octopus. Loved the take on grilled cucumbers and the crunchy bread in the panzanella was unique. The ROLLS! OMG they are to die for, buttery and crispy. Dessert was good. Overall one of the best seafood restaraunts I have eaten at. Kudos to the chefs and their team.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was generally good. Shrimp and scallops a little too “oily” for my taste

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  6. JenZ

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intimate and elegant atmosphere without being too formal and stuffy. Consistently great service with attentive and knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed refreshing cocktails, a great selection of oysters, smoked fish dip and fresh seafood entrees. Definitely check out the hush puppies as a side! Will definitely be back!

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  7. ArtN

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The octopus appetizer is incredible. Had the scallops and the were delicious too. Great pl

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  8. SteveS

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter, Ernest, was what made the dinner. We have had him before. He’s the best.

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  9. Sherri

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu options were great although they were out of 2 if the dishes we wanted to order. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server, Dale was FANTASTIC! She was very attentive without it being too much. She explained her favorites and recommendations. The best dish was the shrimp la plancha appetizer. It was DELICIOUS. We also had the cheese and pesto appetizer and it just didn't do it for us. We all ordered oysters which came with house made cocktail and hot sauces. They were both good but that hit sauce had a big kick. The oysters themselves were just ok, good but nothing tobwrite home about. The entrees we ordered were the lobster roll and the Mahi Mahi. Both hit the spot! Sides we got we the hushpuppies, sweet potato, broccolini, and the smoked fish rice. All of the sides were good but the hushpuppies and the rice were enough to go back for alone!

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  10. ChiefFoodOfficer

    Atlanta Metro

    124 reviews

    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was only okay - server was very pleasant. Dirty martinis tasted skunky.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 13, 2024
    Hi, Friend. Sounds like we could have done better. I am not sure what 'skunky' means, but I would love to address this with my bar team. I am sending you a private message with my email to hopefully connect. I would love a chance to make things right! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  11. JoeM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, great food and service was amazing!
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you for stopping by, Joe! We hope to see you back soon! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Spanish octopus was delicious appetizer. Mahi mahi for entree was perfect. And highly recommend the hushpuppies. Super delish

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  13. Beau

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our service AND food. What a fabulous meal for Mother's Day. Valentino took great care of us. Can't wait for the next visit

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unforgettable experience makers: EJ, CJ, and Becca thank you for elevating my wife and I’s 7yr anniversary dinner. Becca who took great care of us, asked all the right questions to help curate a night to remember. The oysters were (chefs kiss) The whole crew at The Optimist took care of us from the moment we walked in until we walked out. For that we are forever thankful! Without a shadow of a doubt we shall return!
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 13, 2024
    We are thrilled that our team took great care of you! Thank you so much for the compliments on the food as well. We are so glad you enjoyed. Come back any time! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very flavorful, along with the drinks. Service was wonderful also and prompt. Only complaint is the portion size especially on the beets were super small.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you for stopping by, and for leaving us some feedback. Please let me know when you plan on stopping by again so I can get another one of my favorite appetizers in front of you! Thank you for joining us! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We will definitely go back to this place. We ordered the shareable platter to start, and that was a hit at our table. We each also got our own entree, and each of us found the fish delightful. Our server, Gabriel, treated us right. Another server walked our 80 year old mother to the bathroom as a courtesy. My only knock is the volume, which was loud. It was hard to have a conversation with people across the table. That won’t keep us away, though.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you for joining us! We are so glad Gabriel took great care of you. We are happy that you loved the food, too! Make sure you try the oysters next time! Thanks for coming in! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  17. Schells

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & Service!! Wld def stop there while in Nashville!!!!?
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you, Schells! We can't wait to see you again! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  18. Nashrestaurantfacts

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, great seafood dishes all around and awesome oysters. But like all Nashville restaurants it is expensive.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 10, 2024
    Thank you for joining us. Nashrestaurantfacts! We're glad you enjoyed the food. We source our seafood and ingredients to ensure only the finest quality, and hope you found it worth it. Stop in again soon! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant I have been to in years. Amazing menu, amazing environment and staff. Would tell anyone 10+ and go. Nothing else compares.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 10, 2024
    Yay! We are so happy you had an amazing time, Friend! Please come back and say hi again soon! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  20. Vins

    New York City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated in a back bar table despite a quiet night. Martinis made dirty, instead of neat. Apology only, was received from the waitstaff, with no offer to return and replace properly. Mixed shellfish sampler starter was excellent. Entrees were very small, yet tasty. Inexpensive bottle of wine ordered. Yet tab for 3 people approached $400. Value just was not there. Decent vibe, nice location, semi-friendly staff, and had a nice time. But at a 5 star price range, it was simply not a first class dining experience.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 10, 2024
    Hi, Vins. I am so sorry to hear about your experience. This is not the standard that we hold ourselves to. I would love to connect to talk more about your experience and find a way to make things right! Thank you for the opportunity. Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots for dinner - their team brought out oysters that they didn’t have last time to make sure we could try them. They were a) phenomenal b) so thoughtful.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 7, 2024
    We are so happy you had a good time! Our oysters are ever changing, and we really do have an awesome selection right now! We are thrilled you liked them. Come back soon and try the rest! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  22. MisseyGSmith

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, GREAT service and spectacular meal. Noam, our server was fabulous.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you for joining us, Missey! We are glad Noam took great care of you. Come say hello again soon! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  23. Kelly

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, but nothing out of this world especially for the price. We had some good oysters to start, but for the price, they didn’t match up. Soups were terrible, no one enjoyed. The shrimp appetizer was great! Scallops were great as well. Our server must of been having a bad day, kind of ruined the experience. We left the dinner feeling uncomfortable with her and her attitude. She wasn’t very friendly to her fellow service staff either. You’ll have a good meal, but we won’t be running back, unfortunately.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 7, 2024
    Hi, Kelly. I am so disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy yourself as much as you hoped. Enjoying one or two things during a whole experience is not what we strive to provide here. I am sending you my email to hopefully connect. I am so sorry again, and I hope to hear from you! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was meh at best. Not sure If didn’t want to be there or didn’t want to serve us.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Over salty , not tasty at all . Pricy for the taste
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Hi, Friend. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit. I am sending you my email in a private message so we can further discuss what we could have done better, and hopefully to make it right! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for my girlfriend's birthday. The food was amazing, but there were issues with service (waiter dedicated most of their time providing service to the table next to us).
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 7, 2024
    Hi, Friend! Thank you for leaving feedback regarding your experience. I am so pleased that you loved the food, but would like to hear more about your service. I am sending you my email in a private message and hope to connect. Thank you so much for coming in! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, but a couple of items we ordered took so long to arrive we thought the server forgot about them. Very expensive but overall great for a special date night.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    We are so happy you joined us for date night, Friend! Please let us know when you plan on visiting us again, we would love to welcome you back! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood. Better service. Highly recommend and a perfect place to celebrate life events.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for celebrating with us! We appreciate your kind review and are so happy you enjoyed. Don't be a stranger! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slow at first but overall good. We were disappointed that it was my birthday and we ordered 2 desserts. It would have been a nice gesture to comp one based on how much we spent. Overall good food and seafood option in Nashville.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Hi, Friend! I am so sorry we missed the mark on taking care of your birthday dessert. I would have loved to! I am sending you my email in a private message so I can learn more about your visit. Thank you for the feedback! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We received a gift card for $100 for The Optimist and decided to try it. We asked for a booth upon arrival and were sat at a half booth and one table chair. Additionally, we had tables located directly beside us, 2’ away with the same set up. It’s like eating on a cruise ship where you’re sat beside strangers. Our server was prompt, friendly, and helpful. After ordering she brought us 2 rolls, one for each of us. We commented on how great the bread was but never were offered any more. My wife ordered the shirt steak and hush puppies because she’s not big on fish or seafood. There are no other cuts of meat available. I ordered the lobster roll and fries. It took approximately 40 minutes for our food to arrive. Both our portions were very small. She had 5 hush puppies and I got a small order of fries. Her steak was tough and not flavorful. My roll was good, but small. We both drank water, had the entrees, and she had 1 side. Our total bill with 20% tip was $157.00. In our opinion, completely not worth it.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 1, 2024
    Hi, Friend. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. We, of course, want everyone to love dining with us and have no business leaving anyone unimpressed. We don't have standard booths where people sit across from each other, but we do have side by side booths. We may not have had one available at the moment, but promise we do our best to give anyone a table they love. While we are a seafood restaurant, I would like to have you back so your wife can try my personal favorite dish - the half chicken. No, for real, the chicken is amazing and she will not be disappointed! Please reach out to me at cthompson@rocketfarmrestaurants so we plan an amazing next visit! I hope to hear from you! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to the Optimist, JJ and Amber are fantastic. If you ever get the chance to dine with them they will make sure to go above and beyond for you.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you! We love hearing that JJ and Amber gave you a great experience! Please come and see us again soon! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  32. Mart

    New York City

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely delicious and inventive food! Friendly staff and accommodating service.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you, Mart! We can't wait to see you again! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I have been to this restaurant 8-10 times and it was always above average....so good enough. This time the service was slow. 1 hour just to get drinks! Every oyster I had had grit in it. Perhaps parts of the shell. The main course was fish and it was room temperature. Some of it was even colder than room temperature. I’m not sure how a cook manages that. Perhaps it was frozen and cooking it did not heat it up properly. Frozen seafood, yea. I think there are new owners. Also, the staff was over worked. That’s poor management. Going forward I’ll just let the free market take care of it. Eg. I won’t be going back. Lots of other places in town.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Hi, Friend. I am so sorry to hear about your all around disappointing experience. I would love to speak to you directly about it, and will send you my contact in a private message. Thank you for leaving feedback! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love optimist. We have been there 6 or 7 times and have never been disappointed.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service could’ve been better, overall long waits inbetween the server coming and going from the table when the place wasn’t packed. We ordered one of the seafood platters and shrimp/lobster wasn’t deveined, and had to ask multiple times when we needed lemons or water refills. Ambiance is great just feel you can get better seafood elsewhere.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great recommendations from our server!

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  37. MateaC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to the Optimist many times and wanted to bring my family while they were in town visiting. The service was so bad that my family did not understand why I liked this place. It was very disappointing.

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  38. BessiePearl

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Optimist is our favorite restaurant to go to for special occasions and again, it did not disappoint. We were brought two glasses of complimentary champagne to celebrate which was so appreciated and enjoyed. The food was fantastic as always, Brain was our server and he was incredible. Very personable, attentive, knowledgeable, and sweet. We had ice cream and sorbet for dessert and it was magnificent. Lovely place for dates or special occasions and we will continue to come back!
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    We are so thrilled you choose to celebrate your special occasions with us! We are so happy the food and service did not disappoint. We can't wait until your next celebration! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our entrees were amazing! As was the ambience and our server! Would definitely go there again!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable experience as always. One of my favorite spots in Nashville. Service was top notch and food was amazing.
    The Optimist - NashvilleResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you for joining us again, Friend! We hope to have you back soon! Cat Thompson Assistant General Manager The Optimist - Le Loup - Star Rover Sound Nashville. TN

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The Optimist - Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 709-3156.

The Optimist - Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 2792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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1400 Adams Street, Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Germantown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 709-3156
  • Private party facilities
    We have 2 areas that can accommodate private events! Our Captain's Room can seat up to 10 guests and our Private Dining Room can seat up to 30 guests or up to 16 guests semi privately. The Optimist is also available for a full restaurant buyout!
  • Private party contact
    Angela Clover: (678) 536-6506
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