The Treehouse

4.6
201 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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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imagination and expertise with food prep. Overall excellent.

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RD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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 7, 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 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous special menu for Chinese New Year!

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JW
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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 25, 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 19, 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 12, 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 January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

loved it, will definitely be back, thanks Treehouse!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
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 30, 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 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
7 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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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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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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Nashville
10 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
19 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
10 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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