The Rutledge

4.5
489 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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  • Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:15 PM - 10:15 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:15 PM - 10:15 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Sat 4:00 PM - 11:45 PM

    Half-priced appetizers and discounted cocktails! Monday through Friday 3:00 - 6:00.
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    Sun 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Wed 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Thu 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Fri 8:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:45 PM

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What 489 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Didn’t see a server until sitting for 10 minutes, then was rushed to order drinks with no welcome or introduction to the menu. Didn’t see our drinks for another 10 minutes when a random employee dropped them and left. Waited another 20 minutes to see a different server who said he was now taking over. Ordered appetizers. Took 20 minutes to see those, again dropped from a food runner, not the waiter, so we didn’t get to order dinner or more drinks.

Finally asked to order dinner. Menus stayed on the table until our meals arrived. Another different person came to check on the table more than 10 minutes after food came which by that point we had been there for over 2 hours. We had an 8:00 reservation (on time arrival) and didn’t get our checks until 10:15 for which the credit cards sat for another 20 minutes to be run.

Food was decent and the restaurant ambience is beautiful but for the inflated price, food at other restaurants in Franklin/Cool Springs/Brentwood area blow them out of the water.

This was a birthday occasion and nothing was acknowledged from any of the 10 people that rotated to “serve” the table.

The restaurant was not packed, there was no wait, and we got passed off again and again, then sat there waiting for our check and waited again to pay the check while staff swept the floor around us. I’ve worked in many restaurants, fine dining to dive bars, and given the subpar service I would not dine here again.

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vipJdawg
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was hopping with those excited to be dining out once again. Service was outstanding!

JB
JoeB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit but definitely not our last. A diverse menu with something for everyone. Excellent food and great service made for an excellent evening.

JD
vipJimD
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and also excellent service. Noise was a little on the high side. Even saw a celebrity there.

SJ
SarahJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating a birthday with friends. Our server Autumn was fantastic! She made spot on suggestions and was very friendly and personable. The food was phenomenal. Highly recommend the shrimp wonton and lobster mac & cheese

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vipboomer
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Its the first time everyone didn't have masks on. Finally, it good to be back. the food was great but the service was just a little slow. Otherwise it was very nice.

MC
vipMegC
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The roast prime rib was out of this world! The salmon was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The asparagus wasn’t great. And the shrimp tempura roll was too sweet for my taste. This was our first visit and we definitely plan to go back! Another thing we liked was the comfortable seating😎

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vipKathryneB
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for lovely dinner

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SteveS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was very good. We shared multiple appetizers and left very satisfied. Great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The food was terrible. Lobster rolls were over cooked and dry. The fillet on the Thai salad was chewy. We couldn’t even eat our meal. The server looked at the plates (still full), took them away and never asked how the food was. I have visited in the past and it was excellent. This experience (on Mother’s Day) left me disappointed and no desire to go back

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Mark
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipAndrewP
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Make sure you ask for Chris as your server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch here was great. Our waitress Autumn went above and beyond and the drinks were so good! Definitely recommend!

MM
MeredithMitch
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The only issue was a female bartender who was obviously angry about something. We sat at the bar for 45 minutes waiting for our reservation time. She talked to us once when we first sat down but when she saw that another bartender took our drink order she never spoke or asked if we needed something again. Even when it was obvious we wanted another drink or appetizer she ignored our requests. When we got to our table our waiter was great and very friendly. The food was good and the dinner was enjoyable. I don’t appreciate restaurant employees who bring sour attitudes to work and feel the need to call it out

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RobertS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Upon arrival, the hostess was friendly. Our server was very kind and helpful. She recommended the appetizers, which were very tasty.
When the entrées arrived, my $38 steak, was well done, when I ordered medium. The Brussel sprouts were also well done, with zero balsamic glaze.
My husbands Prime Rib was a good cut and cooked a little, over medium, but he ate it anyway.
The best thing about the place was our server.
The ambiance was fine. Was modern and upscale. The bar was packed, due to, cinco de Mayo.
We were surrounded by heavy drinkers, but of course they behaved themselves in that environment.
To be honest? I doubt if we return.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We went for my daughter's 16th birthday. The alcohol beverages were great, husband and daughter enjoyed the nashville hot chicken sandwich. The atmosphere was really nice and the service was decent as well. However, the steak and rolls... was more like mush wrapped in an egg roll wrap. The lobster mac n cheese was very bland, we asked for a cup of shredded cheese and mixed it in and it was much better. The sushi was not impressive at all, can't explain exactly what it was that we didn't like. The steak was seasoned okay, but was very undercooked, we should have sent it back and asked for what we wanted, I suppose, considering it was $38. Maybe a good place for drinks and other appetizers?

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends & I had a wonderful dinner. The food & service were amazing. We will definitely be going back.

PJ
vipPaulJ
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centennial High School Prom Dinner! Great food and service!!

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Seve
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good service, good food, would recommend, fun date night

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RBPB
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Well had we known it was prom night we might have gone somewhere else or on another day. The noise level from people having fun was excessive for a building that doesn't have much in the way of sound dampening.
However, the service was excellent, the food delicious, we all left full and overall pleased with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service was spot on. Charcuterie board was ahhhmazing! So much food on it! We followed that up with sushi. We watched many beautiful meals be served around us. All of our “neighbors” were bragging on how good their meals were, as well. I think I will try a burger next time, they looked and smelled delicious!

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Shellytn
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating on our anniversary and we also took friends out who just got engaged. It was great fun and our server was fabulous. I ordered a salad with chicken and the chicken was lukewarm at best which was a disappointment.
Overall-It was a fine night but the temperature inside was absolutely frigid. We asked the hostess when we seated if she could ask them to turn it back a bit but it stayed pretty cool. I realize they’re probably doing that for the cooks and the servers but the patrons are freezing.
Maybe that’s so they’ll move on faster? Anyway it was quite uncomfortable at that temperature. If we come back I’ll remember to bring a jacket. Hate to cover up a nice outfit with that but I guess that’s the only choice.

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vipLarryL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great modern atmosphere with a Mom and Pop type of flavor. Great wine selection

EL
EileenL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the bar area is filled up, diners have to listen to a cacophony of voices because they're all aggregted together. Everything is else is very nice. will go again.

BM
BrittanyM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and it was excellent! Although the food took quite a bit of time with a near empty restaurant, it was definitely worth the wait. Our waitress, Autumn, also recommended a drink to me that was the most amazing I’d ever had (I think called The International?). The only complaint by anyone at our table was that the rice on the sushi was undercooked and that part was almost inedible. I know that had we said anything, the customer service would have been amazing, but we just went with it. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

DB
vipDebnBoro
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for our wedding anniversary. First time there. What a great decision!
The General Manager served us, made excellent recommendations and made sure our day was extra special. Food was very flavorful and well-presented. Diverse wine and cocktail list - try the pineapple mojito!
Thank you, Kristina...!

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vipLocalTNchick
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Birthday lunch celebration. The food is always delicious and the drink menu has fun options I have been dining at The Rutledge since it’s opening. I love the location, the vibe, menus and do wish the service was better. We waited entirely to long to order drinks, order food and order dessert. When e placed our dessert order I asked for the check an it never came until I asked again. Our reservations were at 11am there were only 5 other tables in use during our 2 extremely long lunch.

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Desiree
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was okay. Very attentive at first then our server disappeared for awhile after our food was delivered. We sat with empty glasses long enough to start getting grumpy.

This being my second visit, I was really looking forward to the food but was disappointed. The lobster tasted as if it had been previously frozen and the deviled eggs had a bizarre (possibly the avocado?) refrigerated taste. The egg whites were also pretty hard. The only saving grace were the delicious cocktails.

Still on the fence if I'll ever go back since the brunch food was good the first time I went.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server . Great recommendations on shrimp wonton appetizer and prime rib meal! Had a wonderful date night with my husband!

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vipHeRe
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO glad the waiters and waitresses aren’t wearing masks so they don’t have to touch their faces all day!

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Ksaf
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had a resevation, but still waited 15 minutes for a someone to come to our table after being seated. We were actually getting up to leave when Destiny came over to take our drink order. We werent in her section, but she could tell we had not been taken care of. The food came pretty quickly after ordering, but it was just okay. Nothing was bad, it was just all very bland. My husband got the bone on ribeye, and I had the lobster roll. Everything was cooked correctly and hot when it arrived at the table. The best part of the entire meal were the french fries.

JD
JimD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Excellent food
Fantastic service & value

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food and drinks were great but the service was awful. Slow to get refills and any help at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time and both times the food was delicious, ambiance is great, and the service is A+! We will definitely be back!

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vipAmyH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary

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RobbieF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been wanting to try The Rutledge since it opened. It did not disappoint. Our server was attentive and made an excellent appetizer recommendation. The shrimp wontons were delicious, and the lobster roll was amazing! We will be back.

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CodyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I thought the service was solid. The ambiance is nice. The food was good but nothing I’ll remember or go back for in the future.

GB
GetBetter
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McLaine was outstanding-- provided great service and was friendly. The food was delicious and we brought guests who absolutely loved The Rutledge as much as we do. They will be back!

JS
JeffS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, perfect place for a date. California roll is excellent. Lot's of healthy options. Brussels sprouts, kale salad, seafood

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vipMmmm
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was bland

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

The Rutledge is rated 4.5 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.