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The Rutledge Franklin, Franklin, TN

The Rutledge Franklin

4.4
4.4
1294 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Rutledge features Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Salads, Craft Cocktails, as well as an Award-Winning Wine List. Our aim is to provide the best dining experience in a memorably upbeat environment with a clean, modern design. With fresh ingredients and made to order, our house cocktails offer a twist on the classics. Located just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee Our 'wines by the glass' list offers some of the best wines available in Nashville!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Grill
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 472-1640
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Here at The Rutledge, we offer a wide array of ways to bring groups together with private and semi-private options. We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes and promise a beautiful view of Nashville with every booking. For Private Dining and Event inquiries please call 615.472.1640 for details.
  • Neighborhood
    Franklin
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

1,294 Reviews
  1. Karaglo

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, a bit over priced. Noisy atmosphere and not too cozy.

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  2. PedroR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience! Food and wine were very good. Great place for a casual date night. Our waiter Gabriel was very friendly and attentive.

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  3. Blulincoln

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Although the food quality is very good and tasty, the value is quite low. Only rich men who wish to go home unsatisfied should go here.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall I give it B +. My Prime rib was excellent Jumbo shrimp cocktail B- Jumbo means about 13 per pound not 21/25. I live in Franklin but don’t think I’ll recommend to my friends in the FSI. Very nice bar and ambiance. Thank you….MDH

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner and wonderful service. Happy with our choice and staff was wonderful.

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  6. 4Girls

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfect and food was fresh and delicious. They had the full menu plus a Thanksgiving option but my dad and I opted for the Scottish salmon and Ahi Tuna. Both of us were pleased with the meals as well as the desert and wine options. Will return for dinner to check out the steaks!

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  7. EddieK

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambiance, and value. The Rutledge Franklin delivered AGAIN!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Do not recommend. I ordered the bone-in ribeye, medium. Received it well done with a greasy film (likely from the pan sear). We spent slightly over $100 a person for food slightly better than Outback.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lobster roll was excellent. Chocolate cake is massive- easily feeds 3.

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  10. ottdr

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful time! It was our first time. The food and service were great. The atmosphere was good.

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  11. JohnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy being at the Rutledge; been there for a Happy Hour, Easter Brunch & a couple of dinners. A Big Shoutout to Ms. Rachel -- She makes you look good, Rutledge!!

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  12. Kirk

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Out waiter was the very best, however our meals were not what I expected from a 5 star restaurant. We had 5 people at $100 each and all made a comment that they probably would come back

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  13. MACK

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was good, a bit over priced, but service was extremely lacking. We waited 5 minutes before our server even came to get our drink order. We had ordered an appetizer and was finished with it before the server came back to take our order. At one point there were 5 employees just hanging out at the hostess stand. There was no service follow up after the food was brought out and we had to ask for the check. There was a lot of noise coming from the bar area because a game was on, too.

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  14. MichaelE

    Nashville

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Carefully and expertly served by Jacob, food prepped just right. A favorite place.

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  15. FRem

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was very good. The food was not as good as I have had in the past. Not bad, but just not as good. Always a go to place!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Wow! How can anything that was so go good the last 2 times I went be so bad today. Salad came out with no dressing and apparently the Thai Peanut Salad with Beef Tenderloin should have been printed as Salad with Tiny Nibbles of Beef. The French Toast was luke warm and came out without the bacon which when I asked for it was luke warm as well. The cinnamon roll was not done and again was luke warm at best. Also ask not to be seated in the section being waited on by the bar tender as unless you are drinking heavily you will be largely ignored. Lobster roll was good fries were mediocre.

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  17. DonC

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A usual stop for our family. We always enjoy the menu options.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, great food, and Gabriel was a great waiter, eye on the table, but only responded discreetly because he knew it was a business lunch. Excellent place with plenty of privacy for dialogue for meetings but in a very friendly setting. I recommend the Franklin highly in all respects.

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  19. TimJRod

    Montana

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Had Sunday morning brunch and was utterly disappointed. Chicken and biscuits were warm at best and dry. All juices came from a can. My wife's avocado toast was from an avocado spread. Really disappointed given the restaurant only had 6 customers. I guess that should have been an early warning sign.

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  20. Sheb

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We stopped in for happy hour and it was great! The spinach artichoke dip is excellent and a nice wine list. We Grimmenstein the sushi as well

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  21. Alex

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great portions, and excellent service. Reasonably priced as well.

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  22. DonnieM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MacLaine was amazing, very good service and had a smile the entire evening. We will definitely return because of her being so great!

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  23. KelvinM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    I had the rotisserie Chicken It was very bland and so was the Spinach dip very poor taste and very pricey for bland boring food.

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  24. GregM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience at The Rutledge. The tuna was awesome, shrimp and avocado salad was great, staff was attentive and professional.

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  25. Geoti

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, reminiscent of the south African and Paraguay bistros. The music was the perfect choice and added to the experience. The shishito appetizer was good but not on par with those served in Sophia’s steakhouse in Wilmette, IL. Shrimp & Avo salad was excellent and the filet cooked to the perfect temperature. All in all worth a visit, but pricey.

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  26. Emborza

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Underwhelming experience beginning with a hostess that was surprisingly rude. Food was mediocre and our group was truly disappointed in comparison to past experiences. The only saving grace was our server who was sweet and attentive. Hoping we just hit on an off day, but I wouldn’t go back. Disappointing.

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  27. JuiaW

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The prices have gone up since our last visit and it was quite a surprise. Portions were not large for the cost and I honestly left a bit hungry. Consensus was the food was Ok but not great. For main dishes we had the ahi tuna, a shrimp and avocado salad and 2 in our party had shrimp pasta. Our bill was over $250. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a piece of cake for the birthday boy and charged us 12.00. Most places provide a free birthday dessert. We had a nice time but probably won't be back, too many other places to go.

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  28. Melissa

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal, great atmosphere, a little loud for us but we like quiet places, great vibe! Anastasia was a fantastic server, very genuine, attentive and friendly. Hostess greeting was a little lackluster, but overall great service. Food was fabulous—the French Dip sandwich was seriously mind blowing (I know, a sandwich?!), sushi was great, cocktails were great.

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  29. AnnMarieB

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service a bit partronizing; steak did not expectations based on pricing, drinks overpriced.

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  30. GarryH

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. The Old Fashioned cocktails were well balanced, but we wish they had included a Luxardo cherry garnish - although that’s a personal preference rather than traditional. The food was really good (shrimp wontons, tuna crisps, roast chicken, mahi) … but for the money we felt that it should have been exceptional. Nothing was wrong with any dish, but it just wasn’t the WOW “I can’t believe how amazing this is” experience we’d hoped for. Nashville now has so many great places to eat, the competition for diners is fierce. “Really good” may not be enough anymore.

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  31. MichaelG

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had supper there on Saturday night, great evening, and decided to hold a business dinner there. Sat in the bar, service was great as usual, drinks good and timely, food was very good, as always, and allowed us to talk and just the correct amount of interruption. Will definitely go back. Thank you Rutledge for being a locally owned restaurant in a sea of chains!

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  32. cth9

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this new venue for The Rutledge and we were mightily impressed! We were graciously greeted at the entrance and Rachel was assigned to our table. Rachel is one of the best servers we have ever had and a wonderful representative for this establishment! On future visits, we plan to always ask to be seated in her section. The other great surprise was the creative menu selections offered for both cocktails and dinner. We loved the food and also the joyous ambiance surrounding us. Definitely will return soon!

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  33. DanielB

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s a great spot. Nice decor. Feels like a proper, finer dining experience. Service is great. Food is excellent.

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  34. Picky

    Orlando

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived slightly before our reserved time & were seated promptly. Our server was polite & attentive. We had the spinach & artichoke dip & avocado deviled eggs for appetizers. They were generous servings, & there was plenty for the 4 of us. Our entrees were nicely prepared & presented. We had prime rib, ribeye steak, salmon, sushi, & soup, & all were good. We polished off our meal with berries & cream & apple pie a la mode which were large enough to split between 2 people. We had a pleasant dining experience, & we look forward to returning.

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  35. KirstinB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated first wedding anniversary & so glad we decided to try this place! The vibes of the restaurant were great. The server, Kim was wonderful & attentive. The food was amazing. The only thing I could think of we didn’t like is the dessert took nearly longer than our meal to get to the table, but Kim went above & beyond to continually check up on it. It was, however worth the wait time. We had avocado deviled eggs as an app, entrees were steak & lobster mac and mahi mahi with a rice cake topped with salsa. For dessert we had apple cobbler with ice cream. This place will definitely be a go-back spot for special occasions.

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  36. LynneS

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Rutledge has a good vibe. We’ve been there before but not for a while so we were happy to go again. The place wasn’t stuffed so the noise was not too bad. We could all talk together easily. Drinks; We ordered martini’s and Prosecco. Drinks were fair. The drinks were not super cold as they should be. Service; our server was sweet but stretched thin. She did a good job not exceptional but good. Food; we had the deviled aghast and steak rolls for apps. Very good. Chopped salad with salmon was good - the salad was presented great but the salmon was burned on one side. I didn’t really care but a disappointment that the kitchen sent it out. Lobster rolls were fair. Not super flavourful. Overall; the Rutledge is a good place to get dinner. It’s a little on the expensive side but the food is pretty good and the ambiance is modern and fun. Worth a visit.

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  37. LesaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. Wonderful dining experience every time I go to the Rutledge restaurant in Franklin. I highly recommend this place!!!

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  38. LSUE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The customer service was great. However, I ordered rare Prime Rib. It was not rare and the meat was very tough. I also got Brussel sprouts that seemed kind of burnt. My husband got the Ribeye steak and it was a very good cut of meat and his loaded potato was pretty good. I feel it was very overpriced for the quality of food we received.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Our server was great, very attentive. Drinks were awesome and lovely presentation. I expected the food to be better honestly for the price of it all.

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  40. ThereseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the avocado toast. It was tasty and there was an egg on top of each piece of toast. More than enough to eat for me. The atmosphere is clean and neat. The seating offers privacy without being secluded.

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You can order delivery directly from The Rutledge Franklin using the Order Online button. The Rutledge Franklin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 472-1640.

The Rutledge Franklin is rated 4.4 stars by 1294 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Rutledge Franklin

105 International Dr, Franklin, TN 37067-1760

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Franklin
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 472-1640
  • Private party facilities
    Here at The Rutledge, we offer a wide array of ways to bring groups together with private and semi-private options. We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes and promise a beautiful view of Nashville with every booking. For Private Dining and Event inquiries please call 615.472.1640 for details.
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