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About The Southern

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.

150 3rd Avenue S #110
Nashville, TN 37201
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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

Cross Street:
3rd & Demonbreun

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 724-1762

Website:
http://www.thesouthernnashville.com/

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!
Online Form: http://thesouthernnashville.com/catering/
Phone: (615) 256-9596
Email: bosborne@tomkats.com

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).

Executive Chef:
Matt Farley

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

Special Events & Promotions:
To make a standard reservation in our main dining room for a party of 10 or more (up to 20), please email us at reservations@thesouthernnashville.com.

For more information on private events, groups of 21+, and booking the Demonbreun Room or the Southernaire Market, please fill out the correlating form (accessible below) or e-mail eric@thesouthernnashville.com.

The Demonbreun Room at The Southern Steak & Oyster is an intimate and inviting space with plush, high-backed chairs, beautifully crafted wood tables and floor-to-ceiling windows. Accommodating up to 60 seated or 75 for a standing cocktail reception, the Demonbreun Room is the ideal setting for any gathering.
http://thesouthernnashville.com/private-events/

The Southernaire Market is perfect for intimate dinner parties, lively cocktail receptions, or that special event that needs a bit of Southern charm (up to 30 guests seated and 40 standing).
http://southernairemarket.com/events/

Private Dining

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.

The Southern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Great for Brunch (59)
Hot Spot (56)
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Fit for Foodies (43)
People Watching (42)
Fun (41)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Casual (39)
Good for Groups (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Great for Lunch (35)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Business Meals (34)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Happy Hour (30)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Romantic (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Live Music (17)
Live Sports (14)
Great Beer (9)
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Tasting Menu (8)
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Seasonal (7)
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Cozy (5)
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Disabled Access (4)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place for a steak.Very efficient service.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were visiting and several friends recommended this- the food was delicious!!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Ribs are best in the city

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Young hip, fun place

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food not served hot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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 :)

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Nashville. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fun bar atmosphere with delicious food!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was fantastic, locally produced. Server was excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our server was awesome!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very noisy in center dining room. Food was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good but a ervice was bad. Our waiter had anything but the southern hospitality you would expect from the Southern.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great experience.,
Our waiter Richard took his time to explain the southern fair dining.
Our food was excellent.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Southern's specialty being Southern food, I was happily surprised by the light and wonderful gumbo and salad that I dined on. People who love serious Southern specialties will LOVE the menu. I was just very glad to find something delicious and healthy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server Stephen was wonderful! He took time to personally make us a list of things to do that we're not just tourist traps. He was good at his job, but also a good human being. Thanks for the personal touch!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good. Service was good however, felt completely rushed. Main dishes came out within 2 minutes of our appetizer arriving therefore it was cold by the time we started eating. Wanted to enjoy a birthday brunch and just felt like our server was trying as fast as she could to turn the table. For a special occasion, and the price that goes along with that kind of restaurant you certainly don't want to feel rushed or have your food cold. Nice restaurant, beautiful décor, quite loud, extremely busy during peak times. Crab cakes and Shrimp and Grits were good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time in Nashville and the Southern was recommended as a must eat at by two different people. We were in town for a concert at Bridgestone arena and the restaurant was a very easy walking distance. Great food and very nice wine list. Did not get to try dessert because we were stuffed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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