Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Nashville
  4. Nashville
  5. Downtown
the River House – Nashville, Nashville, TN

the River House – Nashville

4.8
4.8
716 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar offered on Saturday, Sunday Brunch 11:00-2:00!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 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

Popular dishes

What 716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Best Food

  • Nashville

    American

  • Nashville

    Best Food

  • Nashville

    American

Sort by

Filters

  1. SC

    ShirinC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Terrible service and food was not good at all. They put us on the second floor where we had a view of the celling.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!
  3. J

    Jodie

    Austin

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our experience at the River House. I’m not sure why open table allows for a 145 reservation when the restaurant closes at 2 o’clock. We appreciated the patience of the staff however felt somewhat rushed on our order. Overall dining was great. We will be back.
  4. JG

    JeffG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Perfect atmosphere for a nice dinner night out.
  5. VD

    VirginiaD

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have now dined here numerous, numerous times now!! The service, food and ambiance has always been amazing and last night was also fabulous!
  6. l

    lauren

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved this restaurant in Nashville! Amazing wine selection and fair prices. The Seabass and the halibut were outstanding and we also loved the Brussels and burrata. Highly recommend for date night, special occasion or just about anything!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Aside from bland calamari, the rest of our meal was really good. Steaks were cooked great, asparagus and corn soufflé sides were excellent. Although she was nice, our waitress was non-existent at times.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed this place. Had the firecracker cracker and yum yum sushi rolls for app and they were fantastic. Had the peppercorn crusted filet and was cooked to perfection and tasted great. The scalloped potatoes were da bomb. Can't wait to go back to try other dishes.
  9. R

    Rocky

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Might have been some of the worst service I have ever received at a restaurant of this level. Starting with a hostess who didn’t want to be there, stating in her own words “I could have done better things today” Bar tender was just plain rude, because he decided that we were taking too long to look over the drink menu, it was 5pm so not even busy there. So he turned his back on us for a while. And then our server had 0 refills for us through dinner, we got one glass of water, and 0 knowledge or just 0 willingness to help with menu. They need to send people to other River house restaurants to learn from, because we love the restaurant, but these people were awful.
  10. AD

    ADWH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite of our 4 dinners and appetizers were delicious. Started with blue point oysters and Bam Bam shrimp. Ordered more oysters they were so fresh and chilled to perfection. Main courses were lamb chops, 2 groupers and filet with au gratin potatoes that were out of this world and roasted cauliflower. Everything was cooked perfectly. And the service and attention received by our waitress, Mya, was impeccable. Highly recommend here. We love it and keep coming back time and time again.
  11. RW

    RayW

    Nashville

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant for the food and service I do not think the new mashed potatoes are up to par with the rest of the food quality. That is my only critique of the restaurant as everything else is always great.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food spectacular. Highly recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and at the end of our dinner we received a wonderful happy anniversary card signed by the staff this was very kind and thoughtful. Our waiter was great and suggested excellent recommendations for dinner and dessert options!
  14. L

    Lynne

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great! Attentive and friendly! Food was amazing. We are fish lovers and the grouper and halibut were fabulous!
  15. CM

    CathieM

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent, but it could have been warmer. Our server Matthew was very attentive. We love this restaurant and we will be back
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  17. M

    Mike

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Food and service are excellent! Very solid bourbon menu as well-
  18. t

    tayshaj

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic food and service. High quality delicious food. Wide variety.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday with our kids. We had a lovely time!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Overpriced for what it was and the “Prime” Prime Rib was very fatty and wasn’t medium-well done as I asked. Had sautéed mushrooms and loaded whipped potatoes as an accompaniment. The potatoes were really nice, probably better than the steak (which shouldn’t be the case really as it wasn’t the main thing). Everything was lukewarm but I don’t know if that’s how they serve things here rather than piping hot like in the UK? The service was good and our server was very helpful and polite. If I were to visit Nashville in the future I’m not sure if I’d return here again?
  21. DW

    DebbieW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire experience. Will definately go back. Well done.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Went above and beyond to help me surprise my wife on our anniversary with a hand made card as well. Will be returning.
  23. DA

    DianeA

    Birmingham

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite 🤩
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday and had such a great experience!
  25. KC

    KentC

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The River House provided an excellent dining experience. The cocktails, appetizers, entrees, sides, and dessert exceeded our expectations. Our server was very attentive. We have no complaints. We will definitely go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found us a new place to go! So comfortable too! Nice seating, fabulous food, and service! I recommend Oscar filet, scalloped potatoes, corn soufflé, wedge salad! All incredible choices
  27. G

    Georgia

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was wonderful. Food ambiance wait staff and bar tender all completed my experience as top notch
  28. JP

    JordanP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. The place is nice and the service is top notch. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  29. D

    Damay

    Seattle

    364 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    364 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Started off with a couple of salads. Frisée salad egg could have been a little runnier for my taste. We had the steak Diane. Now, I’m a bit old school and remember when it was always flambéed tableside. That being said, the meat was very tender, but a bit lacking in amount of sauce and mushrooms. Service was excellent
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Waitstaff, atmosphere and food!
  31. FS

    FondaS

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites! The food is consistently very good! Service is excellent! And it have a great vibe! I dream about the butter crab…it might becoming a problem😜! Delicious!
  32. JW

    JackW

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, nice modern Seafood/Steak house!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service!!
  34. MG

    MonicaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and excellent service.
  35. MB

    MasonB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Overpriced mediocre resturant. Service was great, but food was subpar at best.
  36. a

    ason83jay

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience from start to finish. The wine by the glass offerings were very nice and the food was amazing. The Hong Kong sea bass was perfect!
  37. FO

    FoodieOnTheProwl

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice for a business lunch. Food was excellent.
  38. DM

    DarrenM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and decor in the restaurant was perfect. Tawney was our waitress and she did an exceptional job. She was very informed, engaging and very attentive. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.
  39. NN

    NativeNashvillian

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    We eat out a lot and this is the first time I’ve ever left a less than stellar review. We ordered a wide variety of items to share for a family birthday dinner and asked the waiter to flight them in whatever order he thought best. The first course came out quickly but before we finished it all of the other dishes were brought at the same time. They literally waited for my husband to eat the last bite so they could take the plate to make room on the table. Everything about the evening was rushed. I literally had to ask the waiter to let us finish our wine before he brought the check and then insisted we order dessert. He kept asking when he should bring it even after we said we didn’t want it and finally said ok so he’d go away. He did bring a handmade birthday card with the check which was very nice, but overall it felt more like fast food than a fine dining experience. The food was delicious, but unfortunately, we won’t be going back.
  40. O

    Ohmymymymymymymyohmymymy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a great place. The ambiance is very welcoming and relaxing. Excellent food and service. Definitely fine dining. It can be expensive but worth it. Highly recommend.

FAQs

the River House – Nashville is rated 4.8 stars by 716 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 45 times today
Google Map for the River House – Nashville

313 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37210-2267

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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo