The Rutledge

4.3
687 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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    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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good lobster roll and fries. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very noisy!!! Tables were crowed with Covid-19 & variants be threats. People are not wearing masks in Franklin. We’ll probably stop dining out at busy times. Food is always good as is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wanted to try this place and had heard good things. The lobster roll was very pricy and was not good at all. The sushi rolls were descent. We waited a long time for our food to come out and the music was way too loud. Service was mediocre.

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DrElrod
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. We spent about 200$ for the two of us to eat dinner and have a couple drinks each. A little pricey, but the food is always good.

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vipLifesaver615
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Prior to this visit, I had some so-so meals their but they’ve stepped up their game. Everything was delicious and we loved the atmosphere. Fun music, great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steaks were extremely rare

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vipFrank
Louisville
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The background music was too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Some of the food was great and worth 5 stars but some was more like 2-3 stars

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vipAlanF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but service was very slow. It took a while for them to come and give water and we had empty glasses at least 2 times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had not been back to The Rutledge for a couple of years due to the pandemic. The experience was not as good as it had been in the past. Service was okay, if a little slow. We ordered shrimp and avocado salads and one guest had soup. The salads had plenty of shrimp but only half an avocado. The soup was lukewarm. It took about 20 minutes from order to serving which seemed long given what we ordered. All in all not what the experience had been in the past at The Rutledge.

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vipDemetriaS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very slow service. Drink and food delivery times were extensive and the restaurant was not busy. I assume understaffed.

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vipNataliaM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I have been here twice (once for dinner and this last time for brunch) and have had great experiences! Our waiter, Austin, was super helpful on delicious recommendations. My personal favorites so far are the pressed sushi, tuna tar tar, and The Sapphire Cocktail! We can’t wait to come back. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This is the third time we have dined at the Rutledge. Food came out cold unfortunately. Our server Chris was rude and more interested in the football game. We will not return due to the terrible customer service. Manager came and was very friendly. The front line server could of cared less about me and my family.

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vipStevenP
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Service was excellent. A varied selection. Our dinner was prepared just right.

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MelindaH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favorite dining spots in Williamson County! We love the inventiveness of the menu, they always-cordial service and the yummy cocktails. The food quality is always first-rate. Keeps us coming back again and again!

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StephanieG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucas served us he did a great job food flavor was excellent I had the rotisserie chicken my husband had the filet

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Michael
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxing and it was not very crowded so we very much enjoyed the ambulance. Good service and very good food.

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Tammy
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined at The Rutledge many times and the food is always consistent. The salmon was exceptionally delicious. I appreciate that I can sample a wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere! Food and service outstanding! A little loud but the food outweighed that!

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vipCarbon
Nashville
148 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on The Rutledge to be an enjoyable experience. This was no exception. Chris is terrific - bright, witty, and engaging. He was very attentive and the food was delicious. Their Brussels sprouts are among the best I’ve had - and great presentation, too. Great prime rib. Their lobster bisque is fantastic and the sushi rolls are very good, too. Great atmosphere. You can tell that the team here really enjoys working together. Great neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Too loud for business meal, very hard to hear. Service was rushed, bill dropped off without offer of coffee or dessert.

Food was very good. I would return, but more for social experience.

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ChipB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business meal or a date night. Highly recommend!

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Mrsbond
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought family for fun & ambisnce

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the Best! Everyone was amazing and the food was great!

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vipFaithFoodFootball
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We go to the Rutledge frequently for Sunday brunch. Everyone can find something to eat from the most picky to the most sophisticated. I highly recommend The Rutledge.

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Marky
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We traveled there for a birthday dinner and paid extra per person for a Halloween themed "something" that was not as described. Which in the end they never asked for anyone's ticket so it was a ripoff. The staff was dressed in Halloween costumes as expected. Some were very distasteful.

The waiter seemed to be brand new because he couldn't answer many questions but had worked there for two years. We were unsure if he was the water guy or the waiter and we finally asked if we could order food. When it came it was not accurate and we were charged for side orders that came with the meal. The food had no flavor and left half of my meal uneaten. Overall I felt very odd and dissatisfied when I left. This is no comparison to The Rutledge in Nashville.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

The service was awakward along with the food. All of the food was bland and boring. The place is extremely overpriced for what you are getting. There are many other restaurants that are better, cheaper, and do not feel stuffy. Rutledge is trying to be something that it is not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been the best Birthday surprise so far. The restaurant went out of it’s way to make my day special. The server was so sweet, I was trying not tear up 🖤❤️❤️🙏

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got in earlier than our reservation. Server was nice and we got our food super quick.

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AllieE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Loved the food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back to try more!!

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vipFrequentDiner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Not rushed. Solid food and pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was exceptional, great flavors and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem! And let me tell ya…this place has one of THE best burgers I’ve ever had. Do yourself a favor and add the bacon and a side of brussels. Thank me later!

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vipCarlv
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Franklin. Consistently good!

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vipHevygunz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylish restaurant in the fancy south Nashville suburb of Franklin. It was a Monday evening, so the place was very sparsly attended. Extensive bar with an excellent cocktail menu. Destiny was our server- she and her assistants were excellent. Reason wait time for ordering, getting our cocktails, then our meal. I had the Lobsters and Cheese, which was presented in an adult manner. My companion s had the Scottish Salmons and the half chicken, they were very good. My side was the Brussels Sprouts, which in most cases I love, but this was prepared in a way I wasn't expecting, with some kind of sweet saurce- honey, perhaps. I prefer them nicely burnt with the olives oil and salt. Companions reported their cornbreads good, and asparigi salty, which i say bring it on. Only very slight knock is the price of the entrees. But will happily return when passing through TN again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The Rutledge is a great place for lunch as I’ve been many times; however, the entire place from the manager to the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed with a Saturday 7 PM dinner service. Also, I assume there is a reason restaurants ask if you’re celebrating something special because they plan on trying to make it a bit more special. We were celebrating my son becoming a teenager and of course he selected the restaurant because of their AHI tuna which didn’t seem to have the same attention to detail as it did when he first had it at lunch. There was nothing done to make it special for him nor did they even acknowledge it was his birthday even after we informed them via our reservation notes as well as when seated at the table. To cap it off, my wife had the Thai filet and noodle salad where the steak came out cold. We informed the manager and they replaced the salad asking if the presentation was better now which had nothing to do with the actual issue. Odd comment. We’ll see you for lunch again and will be sure to dine in the bar with bartender Trenton taking care of us again…his service is impeccable.

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vipToddD
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and diverse menu. Loved the Shashito Peppers!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We ate here for the first time on 10/11/21. We had a reservation, but the place was almost empty. They seated us directly next to the kitchen while other premium areas were unseated. It was noisy in the kitchen throughout dinner. The service was closer to fast-casual than sit down dining, as the waiter rarely attends, and when he does the trip is consolidated and rushed (ie serving appetizers at the same time as entrees, etc). The food was fantastic. We enjoyed the steak roll appetizer, a strawberry salad, and the entree Cesar salad. I really think this would be a cool place if they offered a nicer sit down dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was so slow, it looked as though one person was serving the entire restaurant and she was neither pleased to have a job or very efficient

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CraigH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

For a "Fine Dining" restuarant, it's good, could have been great. The food is good - and my wife and I had apps, soup, salads and entrees with a couple of extra sides. The lobster bisque would have been much better without crushed croutons and actually eating the charred corn on the cob was almost unmanageable...but good.

We had drinks to start off and then switched to wine before entrees came out BUT didn't get our wine until we were finished with our entrees and ready for boxes and the check. (The closest table to us had a food quality issue and that seemed to throw the entire operation out of sync and the service to everyone else around suffered greatly.)

Overall, it was a good experience but not one that makes you want to return or make it your go to choice. Understanding that "stuff happens", it's still hard to enthusiastically recommend. We might dine there again...but, for us, not before trying out many other places first. There are a lot of upscale restaurants in Franklin and Nashville to choose from. The overall customer experience is everything. Food, Ambience, Service and Price must combine and deliver.

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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 4.3 stars by 687 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.