The Treehouse

4.5
183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am
Late Night Menu Starts
Mon–Sat 10:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(615) 454-4201
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Zygmont
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodland St.
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Parking details
There is free parking on the street directly in front of the restaurant.

There are also several PAY parking lots within a block, one on the corner of 11th and Clearview, one on the adjacent eastern side of the restaurant and one at the corner of 10th and Clearview (Woodland Studio Lot).
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Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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CM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 2, 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
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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 24, 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
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 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 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived up! And then some. Deserts. Awesome.

Highly recommend.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The treehouse is a charming restaurant with delicious food! We were just in town for two nights and decided to have our final dinner here and it did not disappoint. The frog legs, beef tartare, black eye pea salad and vindaloo lamb were all wonderful.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time coming here and I brought my family in from out of town and we went here for dinner. Even though they’re picky eaters they loved everything we ordered. The service is always really great and attentive. Forever one of my favorite spots.

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OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to enjoy amazing food in a lively setting. Our group of 5 was promptly seated and our server answered every question thoroughly. We shared several dishes and our favorites were the DIY pork buns and Caesar Salad

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FM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought key management from one of my clients to The Treehouse. We were all from out of town, and found the place to be a gem. Every dish from the starters to entrees were excellent. The staff was knowledgeable and welcoming. I'll be back whenever i'm in Nashville!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I arrived early. 40-60 minutes later I was told I was forgotten about after I paid to park and bought drinks at the bar while I waited for my server to alert me my table was ready. I waited longer than I should have to inquire why I hadn’t been seated but I understand delays happen. Then I was told I was forgotten and I could then be seated except the menu was changing to a “late night menu”. Not acceptable. This ruined my entire Saturday night in Nashville. Now I had to find a place with a full menu. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT! It sounds neat and the ambience is, however, they have what looked like 20 or fewer tables to the entire restaurant that are never filled and the tables they have are expressing complaints to staff. This place does not run right. It’s a good idea but needs to be sold to an owner that actually knows how to run a business and train his staff.

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Cool atmosphere if you can actually sit in the treehouse. Very small portions that they try and convince you are big enough to share. Extremely pricey as well. Would not return.

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f
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t get us wrong, the food was amazing. It’s just that after spending close to $100, we left hungry. Very small portions. Spaghetti was...maybe...a cupful.

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TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Servers were great and friendly. The menu is creative but not executed well enough. Food was average at best

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MW
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Everything great except very warm up in the tree house the other night even with 1 fan

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Was hoping since it’s a treehouse it would have outdoor/backyard themes throughout. Eat outside to get a more treehouse vibe, the indoors is just a regular room. Food wasn’t anything that special and the menu wasn’t very large. $17 for 4 oysters...... The waitress suggested to order multiple things and share. Portions are REALLY small. Spaghetti was great and DIY duck biscuits. Service was good but seemed rushed.

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner for 8, celebrating a birthday. Seating was a tiny bit cramped but turned out to be fine. GREAT server, explained dishes very well. We shared a bunch of different dishes. Blood sausage, roast chicken, pasta, black eyed peas, duck buns, cheeses, many more. All were great. Drinks were great. They have a very nice selection of wine, wine, beer and bourbons. We brought a birthday cake with us, they sliced and served it (for a small fee). It was an expensive night, yes. But every dish was wonderful, every one was made in a way I had never had it. Well worth every penny. Highly recommended.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, unique menu items but every item we ordered was delicious and the atmosphere is fun!

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BO
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

My wife and I have been to the Treehouse in the past. This visit was very sub- par. Seating was not the best even though it was not busy, the menu was had changed for the worst, and mostly- the value was just not there. Portions were very small.

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NL
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun location, had an outdoor table. Food was good but not remarkable. Overall pleasant but mediocre

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s
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Unique dishes well prepared.
Service was excellent, whole staff seems to help all the tables.
Neat place.

Attempted to use Open Table certificate - Do NOT even try at this restaurant, They have no interest in them. Best to use somewhere else. Wouldn't redeem and felt shamed

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MH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We’d left specific allergy notes in our reservation using open table and called to confirm that the allergy needs of one guest could be met but when we were seated the restaurant acted like this was the first they’d heard of it. Somewhat luckily, our friend could still eat with us, unfortunately she was limited to the shrimp cocktail (divine), an undressed and tasteless custom salad and a significantly toned down lamb offering. For the rest of us, the food was quite enjoyable though our waitress seemed annoyed that we’d brought wine that we preferred to any offering on their menu. The DIY duck buns were a highlight as the fat was perfectly rendered and the tart cherry gelee was an inventive complement in place of hoisin.

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s
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was perfect. Food was amazing as always but the steamed duck buns were the winner this visit. Sort of in a panic to go back a couple times before they change the menu, and I don't usually like duck.

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VH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked that it a casual place to eat. Considering you need a reservation to get a the door. The food was phenomenal!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing atmosphere, unique AND delicious food. The ribeye is worth the wait. Be open to the servers suggestions and sharing. Great place for dinner with others so you can try more menu items. All around enjoyable experience. We will be back!

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H
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience at the treehouse we really enjoyed our meal there we ate there a year ago and the quality is assured

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MF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The Treehouse is super cute inside and in the outdoor seating area but the food was underwhelming. A squash salad looked sort of unappetizing when it arrived, and the dressing tasted like bottle Italian (maybe it needed more acid, like lemon or vinegar?). The steamed fish was lovely (as was the seared okra it came with) but it was on top of a super fishy and VERY salty tomato-based sauce with pureed squid that killed the dish. The lamb with pistachio was excellent (though maybe less salt on the eggplant) and the chocolate souffle was OK. The coconut sorbet was the real star of that dish though. I could have done without the cocoa nibs underneath the sorbet, which added an unpleasant bitterness that couldn't be escaped (because it was stuck to the sorbet). Service was great though, as was ambiance.

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a wide variety of options on the menu that seemed to be locally and or/seasonally inspired. Wine menu was equally varied. I sat at the bar, bartender was friendly and made drinks recommendations. Server helpful with menu choices. Everything was amazingly delicious. I tried the Tomato salad, Pea Salad, and Scallop Crudo. I didn't really have room for the Spicy Warm Chocolate Cake but I'm glad I ordered it. High recommend. Would definitely go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, with great food and to have dinner with friends.

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TT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The menu is limited and you have to pay to park in the lot closest to the restaurant. Great outdoor dining, but there were also flies everywhere!

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SF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was certainly not our first visit to The Treehouse, but no matter how many times we've gone, we always have something new to rave about. This time we went for my husbands birthday, and not one course was a disappointment. No matter what tickles your taste buds, you'll be sure to find something delicious and unique! Our server was attentive and made sure all our needs were met, and I got the impression that the whole staff was just as excited about the offerings at The Treehouse as the person cooking the food.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very creative! We sat outside and it was such a nice atmosphere. Would go back for sure!

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R
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is great and amazing service. Only issue I had was the prices and portions. Portions are very small and the prices are pretty high for what you get. I would not recommend if you’re very hungry to have a meal at treehouse. I however will recommend highly for the service and overall atmosphere. I would give treehouse a 3.7 out of 5. Again I’m not a fan of paying a ton of money for appetizer size meals.

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Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Fun and hip with some interesting food options! Great for the foodies out there! I gave a low score on ambiance only because there were flies everywhere.... seriously weird how many flies inside! They should invest in those fly strips or lightbulbs. Our table was by the window and at any point during our dinner, there were 5-7 flies buzzing around the window... and then buzzing around us during our meal. Such a bummer for a nice restaurant. The restaurant was immaculate and charming in decor, so again bizarre about the flies.
Random note: a woman came up to our table asking for money for her children... we gave her a 20 and she went up to another patron asking for money and the manager noticed and asked her to leave. Felt desperately sad for this woman...but also stunned on how brazen the request in a restaurant.

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M
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a difficult time understanding the hype attached to this highly over-rated restaurant. The main problem here is that everything is much too SALTY! This is no exaggeration, SALT was the dominant flavor of everything to the point of amazement.

Servers were friendly, bar seating was great. Patio was buggy and the music was too loud.

Over-hyped and over-priced and OVER SALTY.

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A
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second visit - and even better than the first, which I thought could not be done!

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h
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A very nice place to take a date or just to hang out with friends. We did wish to see more appetizer (small plate options), but overall a well-rounded menu.

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SV
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls get together. Great food and atmosphere!
Highly recommend the Tiny Tomato Salad and the Lamb Chops!

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MW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were excited to try Treehouse, but underwhelmed. We ordered the mussels which had somewhat of a gross aftertaste and the accompanying saltines were unimpressive and dry. I was confused as to why the tomato salad had cooked tomatoes. When tomatoes are so fresh in July and with it being 90 degrees out, why cook them? The spaghetti and meatballs were good and we devoured this dish. The butter beans we ordered came out as green beans and only after we asked about it did they realize they were actually out of the butter beans. They still charged us for the dish. Hey, at least they had Bearwalker on draft and my wife liked her mixed drink! Too many good places in Nashville to try. I strongly doubt we'll go back anytime soon.

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitress!

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