The Treehouse

4.6
218 reviews
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Contemporary American
Locally-sourced, The Treehouse Restaurant is a Chef-Driven dinner restaurant located at the trendy 5-Points neighborhood in East Nashville. We focus on the best quality, organic ingredients from local farms in our dishes. We don’t just say that, we do that. Our menu features omnivore, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free options with outstanding flavor and an extraordinary presentation.

In addition to our exceptional food, The Treehouse Restaurant also boasts a full cocktail bar and back patio seating. An excellent wine selection, local beers on tap and a special late menu served until 1am.
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TJ
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Everything was fantastic. Great eclectic spot for a friends outing or business meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing!

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LF
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Treehouse is always beyond excellent and the service impeccable. It has a great vibe and decor. Don’t leave without having the sorbet. You’ll thank me!

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L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that matched the quality and inventiveness of the food was the first rate service. Would recommend 100%

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LT
Nashville
52 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Well the evening started out great. Fabulous food and drinks. We order 4 appetizers and salad then all 6 of us ordered entrees with 2 bottles of red wine and a bottle of rose Cava. We are local and all native Nashvillans and have been anticipating trying the treehouse. Food was great but at the end of the night there was a slight delay for our ride share due to the extremely busy evening on a typical Saturday night. We got up from our table so they could flip it and serve the next guest our APP said 7 min then it became 14 then 16 then 21 then 26 until we finally had an updated driver that was 8 min out. When we got up from our table we stepped outside to wait but the temperature has dramatically dropped 30 degrees it was COLD so like any other rational normal humans we step back inside the door to wait for our ride. We received several different comments from the staff about that we needed to move outside, while we were waiting our husbands all bought drinks from the bar while we waited. We were treated so rudely and basically asked to leave when we were just waiting for our ride. I cannot believe these people felt that they had to continually pester use to leave when we were paying patrons. This is complete BS and with Nashville being the new “it city” with southern hospitality, there will be no tolerance for this type of behavior. They were out of line and disrespectful and it’s BS that you would treat your patrons that way.

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We shared everything and it was delicious! Great wine selection and desserts, loved the French pressed coffee. The atmosphere was quaint and we enjoyed watching the chefs do their magic. We had the pasta (ricotta & something) that were little pillows of warm cheese in a addictive red pace that made you savor every bite just so you could enjoy all the flavors, truly delicious. The pork cutlet was to tasty to describe...I kid you not, you just have to try it and be sure to make it into a lettuce cup with just a light smear of the dressing...you will not be disappointed. Cheers!🥂

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c
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good but over priced. The noise was so loud I couldn't hear people at my table.

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

We were disappointed to find out after arriving that the treehouse no longer exists! The service was amazing, food was good but pretty pricey for the serving sizes. The cocktails from the menu were tasty, but my vodka soda tasted like someone forgot the vodka.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food is not really made to order. We were told there was only one serving of the pasta dish left. It was $19, so we thought it was shareable...it was not...it was tapas. We ordered a 2nd noodle dish that was ok but much too salty. We each ordered one drink. We left paying $80 and we were still hungry. Won’t be going back.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I had previously been to Treehouse a couple years ago and loved it. I decided to bring my boyfriend, all the way from Boston, for his birthday and put that it was his birthday on the reservation. There was no extra treatment, no happy birthday when IDs were checked. Whatever, we are adults. The restaurant wasn’t very busy, but we decided to sit at the bar/chefs table. My drink was messy, spilling and overflowing. My server was flitting around, gabbing with staff so we had a very difficult time ordering food, ordering drinks, and getting the check. Our drinks took forever to get, and our server never checked on us or gave us an opportunity to get a second drink. Overall, the food was great, portions were small. Service sucked beyond belief- and they didn’t care that they sucked. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

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t
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an unusual night for the Treehouse - as it was a collaboration with Dozen Bakery, with them presenting "Breakfast for Dinner." It was Fabulous! It's great to see two locally owned and operated businesses pairing up to do something unique and fun and delicious

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Treehouse. This was a special collaboration with Dozen (they do collabs like this often), and everything was perfect. Love the rotating menu, and fresh local ingredients, and vibe.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was exquisite. After today’s dinner, I would fly back to Nashville just to experience another meal at Treehouse. Their steam buns and duck, were memorable and unmatched. Truly a highlight. The mackerel was so well balanced with the sauce and green tomatoes. It was simply perfect. The carrots were so delicious with a sauce that was so flavorful. It was so good we had to order a fresh pita to scrape the sauce from the bowl. The salad was a beautiful start to our meal. We ended the meal with a chocolate soufflé that I had to fight my husband for. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Treehouse.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very specialized menu... great for a food adventure but complicated if you are after a familiar meal.

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S
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Picked this because Open Table had them rated highest in Nashville

A rare disconnect between the Open Table and Yelp ratings .....each have more than 200....Yelp must have a grudge!??

I lean to the Open Table rating #s

Interesting place.

Happy hour on food and drinks has some nice options

Team is geared to serve folks with food allergies and dietary restrictions

Grilled Cauliflower is as 5 out of 5.....must try !!!

Grilled Mackerel another great dish

Attention to detail in how the trio of sorbet....real good

The have Averna ...my favorite digestive from northern Italy

So ....gives these guys a solid try

Oh ....don't show up prior to 6pm .....they are particular

Yelp , the reviews before current management DO NOT reflect the diamond in the rough

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chris was an awesome server! Good food as well!!

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance! We sat on the patio which has heaters and is enclosed for the winter. Dress warmly, as it is a little chilly, but still very pleasant. Menu changes frequently, but all dishes are gourmet and unique. My husband had the duck and I haf mushroom lasagna, which was divine. Cocktails were phenomenal.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imagination and expertise with food prep. Overall excellent.

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RD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I love Treehouse! I usually go 2-3 times/month. Our server was great and he was super friendly, even though we could tell he had way too many tables in his section. The only bad part of the experience was the host. She was so tremendously rude that evening and made me and my partner feel so unwelcome. Just don't think there's a place for that in Nashville.

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a
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and drinks were pretty good. Duck is awesome! Drinks were made well also. Service was a bit off. The place is tiny, there NO excuse for not seeing someone sitting and waiting. When you have a luxury food place, the whole experience should feel like a luxury. We had to wait and flag down wait staff, not acceptable. Also at end of dinner, waitress asked is we wanted desert, which we did.

“We have an excellent chocolate suffle but it takes 20 minutes, do you want to wait”

NO I DONT WANT TO WAIT. You knew this right away, nothing like doing your job and making our experience enjoyable.

Im not there for you, you are there for me...

Also, we did order one dish which was super fishy. Didnt like it, asked to get it packed and we ordered something instead (i didnt want to say anything).
However, waitress asked if we didnt like the dish, and we did say we didnt. To which she did nothing!! Just packed it up without another word. We did payfor that dish (threw it out later).

Thank you waitress for ensuring we will never come back. Since its not your business, im sure this doesnt matter. But if i was the owner, this would not be acceptable.

Sorry and thank you

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KB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn’t know what to expect, the space seeming so small, but once we sat at the Chef’s Bar we saw how dynamic is the kitchen. Just a fine place

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, super cool vibe. We were seated at the bar with a great view of the kitchen and got to see them do their thing. We will definitely be back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

My husband and I made a reservation in advance and were seated right away. Although the patio was covered, we were seated next to the door that would not fully close. It was 25-30° out and every time a gust of wind came through, it was brutal. We wore our coats throughout dinner and yet my legs and feet were frozen. Our server knew it was a problem, but said we could order hot food or tea. Tea or soup should’ve been offered for free or at least a blanket! We assumed we’d get accustomed after a cocktail, but the service was incredibly slow. We were just left shivering. At that point, we wanted to eat and be done with it. It was also a Friday night, and we made the reservation for a reason. We wanted to go out for a nice dinner and cocktails. If we left, it would’ve been hard to get seating somewhere else. The seats next to the door shouldn’t have been offered to guests on a night that cold. The people farther inside the patio weren’t getting the gusts of freezing air, but there weren’t any free seats available for us.
It’s a shame because we usually enjoy coming here. This was a super disappointing experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited The Treehouse during East Nashville Restaurant Week so they were featuring a special Chinese New Year inspired menu. Three days later we are still talking about the meal. Every single thing we had was incredibly delicious. The meal was perfectly prepared and presented, from soup (hot and sour) to the main course (duck buns) and everything in between. We consider ourselves "foodies" and both agree that this was one of the best meals we've ever eaten.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not what I expected, but so glad it wasn't! I can't say enough about the food... Small place, but just lovely. Would definitely visit again.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous special menu for Chinese New Year!

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JW
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there. My fiancée has dietary restrictions with her allergies and I noted them all in our reservation notes. When we arrive everyone was so nice, sat at our table and saw THEY PRINTED A CUSTOM MENU WITH EVERYTHING SHE COULD ORDER!!! Amazing! Most places point to the salad and say “that’s what you can have!” Food was great, cocktails were great, service was excellent! Definitely one of the better experiences we’ve had in Nashville!!

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J
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very unusual menu. Lots of new tastes which you’ve never experienced before. Expensive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Waiter seemed to be spread thin. Great environment.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre except for the cheese plate which was quite good. Service was decent... but they weren’t overly friendly.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

94% Wonderful experience. Beautiful dishes. Though it felt like we were being shooed out of the restaurant—like while the dessert soufflé dish we’d just finished was still too hot to touch. Not a huge deal. Just didn’t know our reservation had a time limit. We were drinking and eating pretty much since we sat down and we didn’t even finish our final drinks due to the sudden time constraint. The soup dumplings were still bomb af. And that Schezuan lamb was f-ing dank. Just wanted to enjoy it for maybe another 5 minutes.

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LC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

loved it, will definitely be back, thanks Treehouse!

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t
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It could've been because of the crowded atmoshere of NYE, but the service was quite frankly disappointing, though it didn't appear to be the servers' fault.
Poorly paced. Diners in our party went long stretches without something to eat and/or drink. Unfortunate, because the food on the special menu was really good and it is a very cool space.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a family meal while vacationing and everything was fantastic! Thank you Chelsea for the amazing service and guiding us through a wonderful and unique dining experience.

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CM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is always super on point, and I love the atmosphere. Great value too, I don’t know of another place in town where you can get this caliber food at this price point. Killer late night menu too!

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BR
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had some very yummy and interesting dishes that we enjoyed sharing. Duck buns were my favorite!

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Treehouse is a great spot with original food and a unique outdoor dining area. The vegetarian dishes actually make up a decent portion of the menu and aren't pandering. Pretty much everything is sized for sharing, and it would be a mistake not to order several things to try. The butterbean caesar salad is killer.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

This restaurant uses the trendy model of ordering multiple small plates to share as a table. It is certainly not going to be for everyone - even if you are familiar with and enjoy similar restaurants. This restaurant is exceptional, but it sort of forces its philosophy on you - so you will either love it or hate it. I personally do not like their unique approach to small plate dining. Dishes are brought out one at a time with 30 minutes between servings. I suppose this could make since if you want to mindfully savor every bite or stretch your dinner out all night to enjoy the company of your party. For me, it is a very inefficient way to have dinner. My wife and I had 2 or 3 bites of food, then waited half an hour to have a few more bites, and so on. In my opinion the menu is also overpriced by about 10%. The food was fantastic, the ambiance was a very fun balance of romantic and whimsical, and the service was excellent. You just need to know what you’re getting into on the front end.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for family dinner celebration for my daughter’s 21st birthday. We had the treehouse dining room and we LOVED it!!! Thank you!!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived up! And then some. Deserts. Awesome.

Highly recommend.

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