The Rutledge

4.5
572 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!

Offers

  • 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.
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    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 572 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melissa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rutledge never disappoints. Our dinner guests loved the ambiance immediately & it only got better from there.

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LarryR
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was sub par-- had to flag-down our server several times. Food was good, but not exceptional. Good experience at bar-- drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our server was prompt to get us going and was very knowledgeable about the menu, highlighting several of the more popular items. The cocktails were generous and tasty and the food was some of the best we’ve had in years. The prices are kind of high but we scouted the menu and prices before going in so that was expected. The cocktail ice is crystal clear and the presentation of the dishes was excellent. They serve chips and fries made in-house (both were good).

I had the filet mignon and would definitely buy again despite the price tag. The kids shared a (large) burger which I snuck a taste of too and honestly wouldn’t mind getting that next time as it was excellent as well.

Service: 10/10
Taste: 10/10
Presentation: 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guest in town.
Ordered salmon again ( last time I was here the salmos was cooked perfectly). This time the salmon was slightly over cooked
The rest of the food, drink and service were great!

MB
vipMikeB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall the place is pretty good. If you end up in the main room, it was very loud and is hard to carry on a conversation across the table without yelling almost. Good choices of traditional American foods with some sushi selections. We will go again for sure.

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DanaC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent steak and seafood! Our service was great and we were impressed with the quality of food!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter made excellent recommendations. Outstanding service. Food was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Drinks! Very trendy restaurant! Reasonably priced! Impressed will definitely return. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. The layout makes you feel like you are dining in private. The food was done very well. I had the seared Ahi Tuna, flown in every other day from Hawaii and my wife had the seasonal pasta, which was a mushroom ravioli in a cream sauce. We will be back over and over.

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Cameron
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great as well as the service. I will 100% be returning. The ambiance was a bit more than expected with the music choice and the TVs having the games on. My opinion is that it would be nice to not see that from the dining room. If I wanted to watch the game I’d go to a sports bar. However, overall, The Rutledge will certainly be a place we eat at regularly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Best happy hour prices in town

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vipCBanner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was already on vacation and he was very clear to mention this to us multiple times. Food was decent but over priced. Cocktails were excellent. Definitely recommend for pre-outing drinks and apps.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic menu and food. The wait for the food however was very very long.

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DrDrew
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Autumn, was friendly and available when needed. The drink menu was stellar and the food options were plentiful and varied. The decor was contemporary but had an upscale vibe. I would certainly recommend this establishment to others and would ask for Autumn again.

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GTGal02
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This is the second time I've been to The Rutledge. I got the same thing both times the filet. The service was on point but the food isn't that great. The filet was dry and the salmon was partially under cooked. My friend loves the crab dish but other than that it's overpriced for what you filet. Perry's is way better.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the hot chicken and it was both dry and not hot or spicy. Actually, it was more like microwaves frozen chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased. Left
My comments on the receipt

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CharlieR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting your location. As always a great dinning experience. I will be back soon.

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vipcrispy
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience tonight for dinner as always. So good I am going back again in 3 days for lunch. Good food. Good service. Not noisy. Did not feel rushed. We were there for over 3 hours. Enjoying good company and a glass of wine before placing our food order.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon cooked perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Date

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SHud
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I expected so much more after reading the other reviews. I got the rotisserie chicken and brussels. The chicken was quite good, but my Brussels were cold. My husband got the prime rib and was underwhelmed. We shared the steak rolls app and they just were okay. When we finished we both said, it was okay but we don’t feel the need to ever go back. Just ehh.

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Dennis
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, slow getting food

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vipVols51
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. Love the atmosphere. Food was excellent!

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ClayC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited with my wife for the first time. Been wanting to try for a while. I loved the atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Had the prime rib which was tendor and very good. Wished it had just a little more flavor. Spinach and Artichoke dip was excellent.

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vipMChris
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu could be expanded and refreshed. Too many fishy selections for my taste. Need to offer an over stuffed Bloody Mary with heavy garnishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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ErinH
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was amazing... Wonderful cocktails and starters too!

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TiffanyB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some clients and out of town colleagues to lunch, ambiance was great and food was excellent. Highly recommend the lobster rolls! Will be back.

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vipEBBTN
Nashville
55 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice little family date night… food was pretty good, but the one thing we ordered “special” ( no asparagus on the sushi roll) still had asparagus, and my daughter has issues with- and had to pick it out of the roll, so that was a bummer. Still “pretty good” food overall. Not the greatest, but not terrible. Between all of us, we ordered a little of this and a little of that. Might be better if they could make up their mind if they were southern, or sushi……

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and the food and service is always consistent. Have enjoyed all our visits

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Maggie
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Very, very noisy. Service was good.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Severely overpriced food. It would be fine if that food was great, but the food is very mediocre/subpar. You will have better appetizers and sides at a chain like Outback or Logan’s.

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vipACG2018
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was decent. Nothing too special for the price. Loved the atmosphere and server!!

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vipLoveFood
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch on Sunday. Great service!

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LISAM
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The restaurant has very high ceiling and loud noise level. The food is good except steak. Rib eye cut too thinly, making it tough. Service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s birthday at The Rutledge. The food and service were both wonderful! I recommend the skillet cornbread for a starter, and the French dip was so delicious!

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JudiO
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back!

FAQs

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 572 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.