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The Southern

4.5
4.5
4326 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Located on the ground floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in the heart of the burgeoning SoBro district, The Southern takes its guests on a culinary journey where every entree tells a story. The traditional yet eclectic eating house features a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, a real wood-fired grill, a locally grown buying strategy, deliciously tender meats and direct sourced, guaranteed fresh, sustainable seafood. The menus at the southern combine indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients and offer an authentically southern adventure with a twist. The Southern will prove soon be to be known for its genuine hospitality and unmatched eats.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:45am Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Any Other Time Menu: Daily 3:00pm - 5:00pm Late-Night Menu: Friday - Saturday: 11pm-midnight

  • Phone number

    (615) 724-1762

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Farley

  • Catering

    The Southern and TomKats are pleased to offer a variety of full service catering and event planning options to meet your specific needs. Whether you're planning a private dinner for 50, or a lavish event for 500, we can customize a menu that is right for you. Please feel free to contact us! <br />Online Form: http://thesouthernnashville.com/catering/<br />Phone: (615) 256-9596<br />Email: bosborne@tomkats.com

  • Private party facilities

    The Demonbreun Room and The Southernaire Market are two uniquely southern private event spaces perfect for rehearsal dinners, corporate get togethers, cocktail parties, or an intimate gathering with your friends.

  • Private party contact

    Eric Hartman, Private Event and Venue Manager: (615) 724-1762

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Cross street

    3rd & Demonbreun

  • Parking details

    The Southern offers 3-hour validated parking in the Pinnacle building garage (garage subject to flat rates during downtown events) and complimentary valet parking Monday thru Friday from 11am to 10pm and Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 10pm (during lunch, brunch, and dinner).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had a waiter named shade that was the worst we’ve had in close to 100 experiences at the Southern. His general inability to communicate and arrogance was not enjoyable. I ordered the lamb and all the food associated with it was cold. my wife ordered the southern chicken and did not enjoy it. We have been there quite often and as one of our favorite Nashville restaurants, unfortunately this time it was our worst experience in five years.
  2. GN

    GreatNashvilleFood

    Nashville

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Southern is a great spot to have a meal prior to the Predators playing. We often stop in and eat here as the food is always good, prices is more than acceptable and the bar menu is outstanding. One of the best features of this place is the service - they are always fun fast and knowledgeable. If your looking for some good home cooking I would highly recommend it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Southern on New Years Eve. There was a set menu with a great selection of dishes. The food was amazing , the steak was one of the best I have ever had! Service was friendly and prompt.
  4. n

    none

    Anchorage

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all around. Great atmosphere and food...first rate
  5. a

    ashnash9

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I was here once before an had a great experience. Second time around wasn’t as good. Our poor waiter was clearly over seated with his tables which wasn’t his fault. He was really nice and helpful. Food was good but I felt like it was just a messy situation. Booth was dirty when we were seated, my napkin was dirty, someone else was missing a fork from their roll up and when food came out they were handing us plates instead of putting them down for us. I don’t really care about that except when it’s supposed to be a nicer place and I feel like it’s being served cafeteria style and not even a “would you mind passing this over for me?” Just handed out for us to diatribe the food to who it’s for. Hard to explain. I wasn’t impressed this time around.
  6. t

    tnchick

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ate there before a concert at the Schermerhorn. It was very busy. We were seated immediately. Geoff, our server, was attentive, helpful and was patient as our friends were stuck in traffic and running late. My husband’s pork chop and friend’s steak were huge and tender. Our salads were delicious. Overall, the food was wonderful as was the service. It was pretty loud while we were there, but it didn’t deter from our supper. We will happily return in the future.
  7. C

    Carroodies

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE THE SOUTHERN! We always make sure to visit when we're in town. This time we tried the nudie custom steak which was delicious but WHOA really expensive! 100 for one steak is pricey even for this New Yorker! Wish we were told by the butcher/chef. Still super delicious and we will be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a steak.Very efficient service.
  9. MR

    MishaR

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was generally too salty and the baked oysters were small. The squash was not so dente. It was hard. I sent it back and it came right back the same way and cold.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love the energetic atmosphere of this restaurant! The interior design of the main area is beautiful. The ceiling shaped as a compass rose is gorgeous. Valerie our waitress was so friendly and attentive. Food was amazing! Can’t wait to get back to Nashville, especially to The Southern!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard so many good things about The Southern from friends who visited Nashville. A bunch of us went in November from Boston on a little weekend trip and it was excellent. We plan on returning next fall! Service, ambiance, food, spectacular. Three of us has the pork chop and my husband got to pick out his own steak from the kitchen!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The tacos had 1 ounce of meat, ridiculous for what the price was for two and not have more than an ounce. Steak that was suppose to be med rare came out raw twice. It was a Thursday night, come on get your sh$t together. Had to wait for our table(made reservations) ok, but then 20 minutes go by and I asked front desk if we could order apps if it was going to be much longer, she said. We have been texting you , show her cell nada on it(we were standing in front of her the whole 20 minutes, had entered my cell wrong) it then it went down hill from there. Need more training
  13. C

    Cate

    Minneapolis

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent bar service, the food was the best we've had in Nashville, and the atmosphere was fun and relaxing at the same time. A great spot for oysters for sure!
  14. DO

    DavidO

    West Palm Beach

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were visiting and several friends recommended this- the food was delicious!!
  15. S

    Sudlow01

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great service. We’ll be back next visit to Nashville!
  16. s

    shantelk

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I have friends in Nashville I take them to the Southern or suggest that they go! It's a favorite place by all I know. Love the food, music, great staff, and the blood orange mimosas! Cheers
  17. LN

    LarryN

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! We come here every trip and this time 2x. Food is delicious and service first rate!
  18. JA

    JasonA

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribs are best in the city
  19. d

    derbybride

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a favorite!
  20. a

    alexis

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Young hip, fun place
  21. M

    Mitch

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Very underwhelming. Steak not worth $50 a plate. Sides are tiny. Service was awful.
  22. MB

    MelanieB

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food not served hot.
  23. F

    Foodlover

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch- had the burger which was AMAZING and I'm not a big burger eater. I don't even really like bacon, but the jalapeño bacon was delicious paired with the pimento cheese- yum! And the sweet potato fries were delicious too. Steven was our waiter - he helped me choose the burger and it exceeded my expectations!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a pit stop driving from Atlanta back home to Louisville just to eat here. Worth it! Third visit. Incredible.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The atmosphere is really "Nashville" since we had live music. the down side of that is it was really loud and hard to have conversation at the table. The food was good, but it was pricey and a small portion. I had a bellini with brunch, and it was not good. This restaurant did not live up to the "hype" that preceded our dining experience.
  26. C

    Caligator

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent. Best Gumbo and ribs I have ever had - and I have dined in many cities! Their gumbo even beat several Nola place I have been :)
  27. s

    shelbyjo

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Nashville. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  28. TY

    4TheYumOfIt

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We've dined here a few times (at different times of day/evening) and have always been pleased. The Belle' is my choice for a really good & tender beef filet. This is not a petit cut, so come hungry! It is served over a chive potato mash that is just perfect. The T-bones are HUGE and very flavorful. You just can't pick a wrong choice, it is all great. Husband is always very happy with the oyster selections. The horseradish is very good and very HOT, you have been warned! lol
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great service. It's very loud in the main restaurant so you may want to request another room for a meeting or if you want to be able to hear others at your table.
  30. JB

    JonB

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  31. m

    ma6907

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a friend in town to go to Bridgestone for a concert. I got us a Table at the Southern and advised her that it was our favorite combination of food. location, service and general all-around-ness. We had a great time on a nice evening and her comment about the scallops that she ordered was "it was almost a religous experience". I had my usual fish and grits. Not QUITE religious but very good. We shared oysters at our table and they were (as always) outstanding.
  32. VR

    VRawles1

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and cocktails right in the downtown Nashville area . Great ambience and delicious oysters !
  33. MB

    MarlaB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun bar atmosphere with delicious food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food. Service was okay. It was really loud and we felt rushed. We had lots of people recommend The Southern and I would say we were slightly disappointed. It was not as wonderful as people had said it was for them.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there to celebrate our 4th anniversary and we had a great time! Our server, Adam, was fantastic!
  36. YF

    YankeeFan

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very kind. She let us take our time ordering. I was with relatives I hadn’t seen in a long time. We were there for lunch on a cloudy day. We ordered her recommendation of the Sweet Beef and Potato Soup. It was a perfect meal with a southern wedge salad. Great food and atmosphere! We will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My boyfriend and I had breakfast here and loved every bit of it. The food was delicious, the service was personable and informative, and the atmosphere was inviting! What an incredible bar and vibe. Overall, great experience and will definitely return on another trip to Nashville!
  38. D

    susanD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic, locally produced. Server was excellent
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome!
  40. L

    Luvlife

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Very noisy in center dining room. Food was excellent.

FAQs

The Southern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 724-1762.

The Southern is rated 4.5 stars by 4326 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd & Demonbreun

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:45am Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Any Other Time Menu: Daily 3:00pm - 5:00pm Late-Night Menu: Friday - Saturday: 11pm-midnight

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Southern offers 3-hour validated parking in the Pinnacle building garage (garage subject to flat rates during downtown events) and complimentary valet parking Monday thru Friday from 11am to 10pm and Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 10pm (during lunch, brunch, and dinner).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Farley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 724-1762

  • Catering

    The Southern and TomKats are pleased to offer a variety of full service catering and event planning options to meet your specific needs. Whether you're planning a private dinner for 50, or a lavish event for 500, we can customize a menu that is right for you. Please feel free to contact us! <br />Online Form: http://thesouthernnashville.com/catering/<br />Phone: (615) 256-9596<br />Email: bosborne@tomkats.com

  • Private party facilities

    The Demonbreun Room and The Southernaire Market are two uniquely southern private event spaces perfect for rehearsal dinners, corporate get togethers, cocktail parties, or an intimate gathering with your friends.

  • Private party contact

    Eric Hartman, Private Event and Venue Manager: (615) 724-1762

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