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the River House – Nashville, Nashville, TN

the River House – Nashville

4.7
4.7
1044 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar offered on Saturday, Sunday Brunch 11:00-2:00!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 271-7868

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Good for business meals

  • Nashville

    Romantic

  • Nashville

    American

  • Nashville

    Good for business meals

  • Nashville

    Romantic

  • Nashville

    American

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Natalie was fabulous — food was great — loved the Dover sole.
  2. ToddR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First sat us upstairs which was empty. We had to move tables because you could feel every vibration which was unpleasant. Then we were sat in the way back near an empty bar despite multiple tables open in the main dining room. Sent the first drink back bc it was too smoky. Food was excellent. Salad portion small but entrees were delicious. Halibut and filet both cooked perfectly. Quite expensive overall and I think we would go back but there are so many other places we would likely go before sadly…
  3. GYLES

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good first time at the river house welcome , valet, food , waiter recommendation were perfect ready to go back with other friends ! 1 wish : next time , not being at the floor on the mezzanine ; in the main room will be appreciated bets
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dinner got me laid for the first time. Thanks River house!!!
  5. KellyD

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 60th birthday dinner. From the time we walked in the door to being seated. Our wonderful waiter gave us excellent service! Food was excellent! Can’t wait to go back!
  6. SarkisS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wet nice place with good food and excellent service.
  7. TracieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and the staff even wrote my Dad a personalized birthday card signed by staff. Will definitely be back!
  8. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing steak and the sides were also delicious! Will visit again!
  9. KaraK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with a varied menu. Loved the sushi options. Cocktails were tasty. Service was great. Everything cooked as ordered.
  10. 7Woods

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This is one of my favorite places for dinner - brunch was awful. The menu is sub-par at best. We ordered the eggs, toast and sausage and lump crab cake Benedict. The hollandaise was awful, one of the worst I’ve ever had. It had 2 pieces of crab each and the poached eggs were not cooked well- the white was still uncooked. My husbands toast didn’t come out, we had to ask for it. His sausage was completely raw. We had to flag down a waitress and instead of making him a new plate, they cooked his sausage and reserved it burnt. It’s clear they are cooking it on their steak grill and have no idea how to cook sausage. By the time his food came back out (his eggs were now cold) i was done picking through my food. The manager came and said, “im sorry it didn’t meet your expectations” and that was it. Very disappointing since their dinner menu is fantastic. Waffle house is better- will never return.
  11. JasonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Saturday brunch at The River House! Shrimp & grits, eggs Benedict, two-egg special and cheddar omelette plus Bloody Mary bar. All fantastic, beautiful restaurant with natural light.
  12. SusieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our “go to” downtown. Always great food and service without breaking the bank! Dover sole is amazing!
  13. JMNorfleet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! This might be my new favorite place! Everything was delicious! The only thing I would recommend is to make sure there is lobster in the lobster bisque. When scooping the soup sometimes the lobster doesn’t make it in there I guess. However they took care of it quickly by bringing us some lobster to put in the soup. I loved how classy this place is and how attentive yet unobtrusive the staff was. I highly recommend eating here!
  14. Casita

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was excellent however our server was terrible. We never received the popovers we ordered. We had a nice bottle of wine but after pouring the initial glass, the server never came by to refill our wine glasses. We had to get up from our seat to reach the wine chiller to pour ourselves additional glasses. She was not attentive and not very busy so there was excuse. Fortunately the main courses were excellent.
  15. MarkH

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Bricktops is one of my favorite Nashville restaurants. I usually eat lunch or dinner at least once a week at the West End location. Wanted to give River House a try for dinner. Initially very disappointed that for a party of 6 they wanted to take my credit card for a $500 cancellation fee. This is very unreasonable in my opinion as things come up in life. Thankfully we were able to make the dinner. I was actually disappointed in the level of service as it was not up to the standard Bricktops service level (which is excellent). One person in our party was brought the wrong drink and simply asked if that was ok. and service was a bit slow for not being busy. Also, we requested a bottle of wine with dinner and apparently the server forgot that we asked about a specific bottle and we had to ask for it a second time with our dinner. The food was excellent. I loved that there were some staples of Bricktops there and I had the Ribeye and it was quite possibly one of the best steaks I've had in Nashville.
  16. VanessaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and the food was phenomenal!
  17. amym

    Nashville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fantastic service.
  18. AliJohn

    Amarillo

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was fantastic, although extremely expensive. The service was slow and inattentive. My daughter sat with three empty water glasses in front of her until we asked for them to be refilled. This was just one of the many examples of the nonexistent service we received.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not great. Not very busy Sunday night. Average service, food that was not what you’d expect for it’s price point. We’ll seek other options in a frequently visited city.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The host and wait staff were incredibly unfriendly.
  21. jayb

    Nashville

    94 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We eat out every week and I review good and bad. This related to Bricktops. Unfortunately this was a major disappointment. First off There popovers (1 out of 10) were burnt and they tasted burnt, the server told us they always look that way. Well golden brown is how they should look not like espresso black. They were taken away and we were not charged. The young man making the Caesar salad was good at his job only problem everything was pre measured. Plus no coddled egg offered. No way to add items you like more or less of in your salad. Salad was good not great. (4 out of 10) Prime rib and loaded baked potato and hash browns arrived. Prime rib was excellent (8 out of 10) baked (6 out of 10) hash browns (5 out of 10) Desert was offered but really nothing special. Carrot cake , key lime pie ,cookie, bread pudding. Yawn. This was not mistakes and give it a second look. Which I have done many times to turned out well. No this is poor kitchen decisions, weak menu planning almost corporate like. This is a DNR
  22. Tani

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. The atmosphere was quiet to be a busy weekend.
  23. TeresaJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat out a lot due to my work travel, and this was literally the best meal I’ve had in at least a year. Went there with my daughter, niece, and my niece’s husband. We started with a dozen oysters. They were a little salty for my taste but the others loved them. My daughter and I split the sushi tuna roll and my niece and her husband split a wedge salad. Thumbs up on both. Then my daughter and I split the sautéed halibut, and OMG, literally the best halibut I’ve had in years. And I was born and raised in Alaska, so that’s saying something. My niece had the filet. It was perfect. Her husband had the crab cakes. Also excellent. Our sides were mashed potatoes and the creamed spinach. I usually do not care for restaurant mashed potatoes but these were on point. The spinach good but not great. I will definitely return.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible appetizers, steaks cooked properly, very good fish preparations and options. $40 corkage fee a little higher than most restaurants. We will definitely be back.
  25. MelissaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food... pricey, but that was expected. The crab cake appetizer, delicious. Mac and cheese side, so good. I had the Filet amd my husband has the New York Strip. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted good.
  26. GeoffreyC

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch, birthday celebration - I did have reservations. I think a few tables open so possibly get in without them. The food was delicious- exceeded expectations - had fish and beef dishes. Shrimp appetizer and popovers. Service was very good. We will dine here again!
  27. MarkM

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  28. CaseyF

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a leisurely quiet Saturday brunch with excellent service. Skip the line at Pancake Pantry. Believe me you will be glad you dod. The shrimp cocktail and eggs Benedict were divine. Best of all is the Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.
  29. Aiden

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    It is not worth the money. A Steak will cost at least 55 dollars, and that does not include a 20 dollar salad, or any of the 10 dollar sides, let alone drinks. All the food and service was fine, but nothing to really write home about. I really expected more from this restaurant, and was extremely disappointed. I love fine dining, but there are significantly better restaurants in the area for the same price point.
  30. MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Customer service was outstanding! Did I mention the food was great! Clean and calm! Great job. I’ll be back!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, great attentive staff, amazing food!
  32. ShannonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single visit has been nothing short of amazing. They have the best customer service and by far the best steak in Nashville. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, the prime rib was cooked perfectly, and the macaroni and cheese was fantastic. We really enjoyed our meal.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The description made it seem as if attire was important, it was not. People were in there in basketball shorts and t-shirts. The clientele is not at all that discerning. You pretty much could wear whatever. The place is nice, but no dress code appears to be inforced, that is either a negative or positive. You decide.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The drinks were great also. Kevin was a fantastic server and the rest of the staff was awesome! Will definitely be back
  36. KristinP

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was fantastic! Food and service was great. Will definitely be back!
  37. AZtraveler

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The food was perfect. The Cesar salad was made at the table by a very friendly waitress. It was delicious. Our waiter was great and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal.
  38. nancyn

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    As we planned for our quick get a way weekend to Nashville I was disappointed to find a week earlier that Jeff Ruby’s, where we’ve been to on previous trips, was already booked up and had no reservations left! So I was on the hunt for an alternative restaurant that could offer a similar experience! I must say The River House did not disappoint! We were seated promptly at our scheduled reservation time, Kevin our waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and to be honest made our experience memorable, the food was exceptional, and prices were what we expected for high end dining experience. Although the ambiance was no comparison to Jeff Ruby’s you should definitely give The River House a try!
  39. WendyS

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was very inviting. Spacing of tables and noise level was great! Menu options were great if you want steak or seafood. Our steaks were perfect, sides of mushrooms and Brussels were delicious. Bread pudding for dessert was great! Service was 10/10 - it was a bit pricey, but no more then other steak houses in the area. Look forward to returning. Valet parking was a .99 cent charge…. Which was an added benefit…
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The craft cocktails were delicious and well done. The Dry Rub rib eye and the Chilean Sea Bass were cooked to perfection along with Brocolini and sautéed mushrooms. The most underwhelming choices were dessert so we passed. Coffee was very good and Dan our server was casual in approach, excellent in answering our questions and attentive. We were visiting for a conference but will be back in town to visit our son in Nashville and River House will be on our list or go to’s.

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the River House – Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Google Map for the River House – Nashville

313 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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