The Rutledge

4.5
471 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 471 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Seve
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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RBPB
Nashville
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

PJ
vipPaulJ
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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.

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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.

OT
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!

AH
vipAmyH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary

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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.

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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.

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!

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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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vipNotAFoodie
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family run and owned restaurant...Fresh Maine Lobster is flown in for the Lobster Rolls which are amazing.

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RBPB
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Happy to see a trendy, modern upscale restaurant that we don't have to drive through all the city traffic to dine at. New, modern, OUTSTANDING waitress. Food was delicious, we just wish there were more options.....and maybe ditch the hamburger area and move to a lunch menu. We shared a fabulous shrimp appetizer. I had the Ahi Tuna and switched the side to mashed sweet potatoes. Great size serving of Tuna, the sweet potatoes were to die for, wanted to lick the bowl. We split a piece of chocolate cake that looked like it would be too dark and bitter, while not milk chocolate, it was very good.

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vipEatMoreVeggies
Nashville
64 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was phenomenal, and overall ambiance was wonderful! Would definitely eat there again!

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ShelleyC
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is modern, with really interesting art.
We had an amazing appetizer with beef tenderloin and gouda. Melt in your mouth. The pasta special was great, and the desserts (apple cobbler & berries & cream) were also top notch.

Our waiter was particularly helpful. His recommendations were excellent. Always appreciate a waiter who will give you his honest opinion.

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AmandaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, food, drinks and service. The perfect meal for fine dining with a bit of a laid back character.

BR
BRETTT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff is always on its toes to make sure your experience is first class. They go out of their way to accommodate you no matter if it’s a dinner choice or something to drink.

JS
JaniceS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining at the Rutledge and it was fantastic! I ordered the French Dip sandwich and it was the best I have ever eaten. Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. Can't wait to go again!

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Spongebob
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, better atmosphere and definitely a hidden gem in Franklin!

GB
GetBetter
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love dining here ... thanks for making it friendly by removing staff masks.

KG
KathyG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Rutledge is a favorite! Would have given them 5 stars on everything but the steak rolls left a lot to be desired.

JB
vipJimB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great. the best part of the dining experience is that you didn't have to wear a mask to sit down at your table. It made me feel human again!

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vipbry49
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentation was excellent
décor & service was above expectations

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vipNewtoTN
Nashville
59 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad we tried it again! Much better experience than last year. Service was great-timing and everything was as ordered. Really liked the salad with shrimp and avocado! Everything else was great too but that shrimp!!!!!

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vipluckyme
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

1st time. Enjoyed brunch. Will visit again.

JH
JalilaH
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a gorgeous restaurant, great atmosphere and food was amazing, will be back for sure! My only concern is wait staff does not wear masks, which is why I gave service and overall a four instead of five star. We wore mask at our table though we were all pre-tested and negative before our get together, would’ve enjoyed to see the restaurant still have those precautions since we are still in a pandemic.

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vipAngieW
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. We got there 20 minutes before our reservation so took a bar seat (2 of us) along with 1 other gentleman seated at the bar. There were at least 3 employees behind the bar and not a single one of them greeted us. We sat there at least 5-7 minutes before we were even acknowledged. By that time, others had come to the bar and they were greeted before we were; order taken. We finally were greeted, rather hurriedly, served and we went on to our table. From there, everything was great. Autumn was a wonderful server, very delightful and informative. Too bad the evening got started so negatively with 3 bar tenders who didn't feel like they had time to even say hello.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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 471 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.