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The Rutledge, Franklin, TN

The Rutledge

4.5
4.5
876 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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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 472-1640

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Seasonal Cocktails

  • Snowflake Martini$14.00

    1. Vanilla Vodka, 2. White Chocolate, 3. Heavy Cream

    • Spiced Maple Old Fashioned$14.00

      1. Bourbon, 2. Spiced Maple Simple, 3. Bitters

      • Pomegranate Mojito$14.00

        1. Rum, 2. Mint, 3. Pomegranate, 4. Lime, 5. Soda

        • Frothy Cranberry$14.00

          1. Gin, 2. Egg White, 3. Lemon, 4. Cranberry

          Last updated: February 1, 2022

          What 876 people are saying

          Overall ratings and reviews

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

          4.5
          4.5 based on recent ratings
          • 4.5Food
          • 4.5Service
          • 4.5Ambience
          • 4.1Value

          NoiseModerate

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          1. JW

            JanskiW

            Milwaukee

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall4food5service5ambience5

            Autumn our server was fantastic! She knew how every item was prepared which was terrific. Only downside was the wine list which was incomplete due to availability and changes being made.

          2. ED

            ExperiencedDiner

            Seattle

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall3food4service1ambience3

            Need to pick up their game in customer service and hospitality for the price. I frequently eat at higher-end restaurants in downtown Nashville and tried Rutledge on a whim. The hostess station was unwelcoming and rude and the waiter while ok, wasn't worth the tip. Overall hospitality and service needs some serious work to justify the price. The food was good though.

          3. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 20, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We had reservations. We were sat immediately. Our server was friendly and attentive but not pushy. The food was prepared as ordered and was delicious. We were offered drinks “to go” which we accepted. It was hard to believe the restaurant was a Buffalo Rings & Wings. We will definitely return sometime in the future.

          4. JJ

            JessicaJ

            Nashville

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 19, 2022

            overall2food1service2ambience3

            The food was average at best. I wouldn’t spend $14 on a watermelon margarita with watermelon syrup… $6 on cold brussel sprouts or any money on corn with honey drizzled on top. The wonton shrimp were the best thing of the night and even that wasn’t anything out of this world. Overall pretty bummed

          5. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            9 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            9 reviews

            Dined on May 16, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Absolutely great food and great service!!!

          6. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Excellent specials, starters and service...

          7. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            New York Area

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Best of the best! The food is terrific & eclectic, service both excellent & professional also noteworthy - the ambiance, decor & music list simply superb!!

          8. CW

            CaitW

            Nashville

            12 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            12 reviews

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience5

            Great food and atmosphere. Very comfortable seating and not too noisy. I will be back!

          9. DP

            DavidP

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service3ambience5

            Some of the best food I’ve had in Nashville. Drinks very good Service poor. I expected better

          10. SM

            SteviM

            Nashville

            2 reviews

            4.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall4food5service5ambience5

            Had a great brunch/lunch. I took away one star from overall because I didn’t like that I had to use a credit card to book my reservation. It almost made me choose another restaurant and makes me hesitant to book anything in the future. It would be understandable for a larger party but this was for a party of three (me, a girl friend, and my 3 year old daughter). The restaurant was also not busy while we were there. I’m a mother of three small children. If something did happen to come up due to my kids, it would upset me very much to be charged a fee for having to cancel. It ultimately soured my experience even though it was a good one. Hope you’ll reconsider this policy.

          11. J

            James

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall3food3service2ambience4

            Service was a little awkward but the environment was cool. Food was pretty good.

          12. A

            Anonymous

            Chicago

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall4food4service5ambience4

            We were seated at the worst table in an otherwise empty restaurant for an early reservation, so that was disappointing. Server was very pleasant and attentive, and the food was good. We have become somewhat of regular patrons so the table assignment was off putting. Likely be back though.

          13. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Service and food are top notch here. Haven't had a bad dish yet!

          14. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Excellent service. Fresh salads and fabulous charcuterie!

          15. AB

            AllisonB

            Naples

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 9, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We have always loved The Rudledge. It almost feels like a Franklin hidden gem but, the seating, glasses and decor are so modern. The menu is expansive so everyone can find something. Their sushi is outstanding. Their meatball is the best in town with the most delicious pesto… Two different sized lobster sandwiches and the most delicious lobster bisque. The soinach and artichoke dip is fantastic. Their wine list is curated so it fits with all dishes. We’re slowly working our way through their menu. We love it!

          16. LG

            LindaG

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall2food2service2ambience2

            I keep trying, but the Rutledge just disappoints. The servers are good, but the hostess was not very friendly. The table wasn't clean and the bathrooms were overflowing (sink was clogged and trash overflowed). The food choices are decent, but the food itself is average. It's not worth the price.

          17. TH

            TraceyH

            Nashville

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Took my mom for Mother’s Day and we both ordered lemon drops. They were really good! Each of us ordered a salad and were so pleased. I had the Thai filet and noodle salad and my mother had the shrimp and avocado salad. I absolutely loved my meal and can’t wait to return and order the same salad! We had reservations and were immediately seated. Service was great.

          18. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Atlanta

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            Excellent service. The server was always 1 step ahead. Food was tasty. The family really enjoyed the experience.

          19. DM

            DMarshall

            Nashville

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great Mother’s Day experience for my family and I.

          20. J

            Jlaha

            Mississippi

            16 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            16 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Katie was a phenomenal server! She made the experience wonderful. We had questions and she went into detail to meet our needs. We were celebrating the end of my daughters sophomore college semester. She suggested drinks and and made certain she was taken care of on the non-alcoholic choice. Lobster rolls were the star of the table but the salmon, corn and brussels delivered as well. We will definitely come again!

          21. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Memphis/West TN

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall4food5service5ambience4

            Mother’s Day Dinner

          22. F

            Frank

            Nashville

            2 reviews

            4.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 7, 2022

            overall4food5service4ambience4

            Food is always great! Just a little over priced...

          23. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 6, 2022

            overall4food3service4ambience3

            Ribeye was mediocre. Cornbread was amazing. Service was good and the restaurant and bathrooms were clean.

          24. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 6, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            This place is amazing and I'm disappointed that I haven't heard about it before last week! Everything we've tried is great!

          25. DI

            DanI

            New England

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 6, 2022

            overall3food3service5ambience5

            Avacado shrimp salad- shrimp tasted fishy, I got sick. Service and venue is very nice.

          26. K

            Kris

            Nashville

            9 reviews

            4.0

            9 reviews

            Dined on May 2, 2022

            overall4food4service4ambience4

            Everything was great! It was a wonderful birthday celebration!

          27. TL

            TomL

            Nashville

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 30, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great evening out with friends. Jacob did a wonderful job serving and had great recommendations of menu items!

          28. ME

            MaureenE

            Nashville

            9 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            9 reviews

            Dined on April 30, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The food was excellent so were the cocktails. Our server Lucas was great. Very attentive and A very good server.

          29. FR

            FRANKnCATE

            Nashville

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on April 28, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            Excellent steak! Try the avocado deviled eggs! The service was as prompt as anywhere we've been and all the staff were friendly and dedicated to a good experience for us.

          30. C

            Carbon

            Nashville

            157 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            157 reviews

            Dined on April 25, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Another excellent experience!! Destiny is particularly attentive and extraordinary - always provides a superb dining interaction. Fantastic food, as always. Loved the creative presentation of the Caprese salad. The charcuterie board is fantastic as well! We are fortunate to have this neighborhood gem.

          31. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            6 reviews

            5.0

            6 reviews

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We felt underdressed due to the atmosphere! Next time we’ll dress up! Great service. On our last visit, the manager went to Einstein Bagel because my daughter wanted chocolate milk. Also, the food was great. We’ll definitely visit again. Highly recommended!

          32. F

            Fizzle

            Orange County

            34 reviews

            vip
            2.0

            34 reviews

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall2food3service2ambience2

            Way to lit! Felt like I was tanning at the bar.

          33. KJ

            KeithJ

            Nashville

            2 reviews

            3.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall3food5service3ambience2

            The food was very good. The service was ok. The patio way to bright for nighttime.

          34. PA

            PeteA

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            Great experience ! Everything was great ! Only thing I suggest is maybe not have the front indoor patio area so bright . The lighting was pretty bright in there . Love that room with the windows open but a lil bright .

          35. N

            Nonna48

            Nashville

            3 reviews

            4.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on April 23, 2022

            overall4food4service5ambience4

            Had a nice meal with a wonderful waitress. Very noisy but when we asked for al booth instead the noise level dropped significantly. We did feel rushed. The entree was delivered way to fast. Recommend you wait to order it until after you have your appetizer or salad course. We had a lovely evening, just was too fast.

          36. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 22, 2022

            overall4food4service5ambience5

            Very great service, kinda cold though

          37. SS

            SlowService

            Kansas City

            21 reviews

            vip
            3.0

            21 reviews

            Dined on April 20, 2022

            overall3food4service2ambience4

            Server had to be flagged down multiple times during our dinner to refill drinks and to take desert order.

          38. SE

            ShawnE

            Nashville

            5 reviews

            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on April 18, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great food, bar area is somewhat noisy, but that is to be expected

          39. JZ

            JenniferZ

            Exclusive

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 17, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We went on Easter at 4 pm and it was dead. Food was good and the service was excellent. Would recommend skipping the corn appetizer. Just tasted like canned corn for $12. Chocolate cake was large and amazing!

          40. MM

            MeredithMitch

            Nashville

            13 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            13 reviews

            Dined on April 17, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The Rutledge continues to be one of our favorite restaurants.

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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 876 OpenTable diners.

          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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          Booked 25 times today
          Google Map for The Rutledge

          105 International Dr Franklin, TN 37067-1760

          Additional information

          • Neighborhood

            Franklin / Brentwood

          • Hours of operation

            Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

          • 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, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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