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About Watermark Restaurant
Watermark Restaurant features a menu that is distinctive in the Nashville market by its culinary emphasis on exceptional Southern product, classically prepared, and warm, professional service. The regularly changing menu highlights the best of each distinct season in conjunction with the finest seafood, game and beef available in the world. The restaurant design and décor integrate the building’s historic renovation and stylistic construction, emphasized by the expansive, light filled windows and view of the city skyline. Featured in Southern Living, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Food and Wine and other notable publications, Watermark Restaurant has established itself as a leader in Nashville and the Southeast region.
Nashville, TN 37203
Contemporary American, Southern, French American
Hours of Operation:
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
No live entertainment
No offsite catering
The Green Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website, www.watermark-restaurant.com, for all upcoming events.
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Watermark Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely loved the food! Went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary and was not disappointed. The staff congratulated us when seated as well as when waiting on us! The gazpacho was unique and loved the flavor! The boulabasse was a large portion with a fantastic taste. The creme brûlée was very flavorful and I have tried many in past. Great unique cocktails and lots of whine to chose from. I would highly recommend dining at Watermark!!!! We actually were there the last evening open at that location. Appears they are telocating to the new Bridgestone building in December. I know if I am visiting Nashville , I will definitely go to the new location. It was a wonderful experience!!! Thanks for helping us celebrate out 21st!!!!
From the minute we dropped the car off at the valet station until we were seated we were welcomed and treated to friendliness. The four of us ordered off the restaurant week menu. I had the salmon, my wife had steak and our friends both had chicken. All dishes were excellent in taste and presentation. Our waitress was friendly and efficient without being overbearing. Desserts were good, chocolate cake and creme brûlée. Coffee was poor but we weren't charged for it.
I went with a friend for Restaurant Week and the special menu was varied and represented a great value. The service was excellent as well as the food. I'm looking forward to having Watermark relocate to the new Bridgestone headquarters at 4th and Demonbreun across the street from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The restaurant was what I consider fine dining, but the staff was very friendly and down to earth...not always the case at restaurants like this. That alone would make me want to go back. We went during restaurant week and ordered the prix fixe menu. We were worried that the portions would be smaller than ordering off menu, but they were huge! Lastly, the food was incredible! We will definitely be back!
Excellent service. Great ambiance-we sat out on the patio which was delightful. The food was good but not outstanding. I had the grouper meunière - a special. But there wasn't much of a meunière sauce and it was a bit overcooked and dry. An ok wine list. But we would go back for a second try.
Everything was going well, then my medium rare steak came out almost well. Either the kitchen didn't check the temperature or they checked it and didn't care. Neither is acceptable. No one acknowledged it from front of house or back. Zilch. Acted like nothing happened. Took it off the check though, so that's good I guess. I settled up and left a generous (imo) 30% tip. When I mentioned to our server that someone should have visited our table, she was indignant. The hostess (Tonya? Also the best employee we encountered, btw) insisted on having the manager speak to me. The manager seemed dumbfounded we were meeting. She eventually told me my steak was correct and that I must have seen it differently because of the lighting. Nevermind the fact that I took my cell phone flashlight to it before I decided to abstain. She said they would comp it anyway. After a back and forth, she said she actually still had the steak the server returned. I was anxious to see this steak, so I followed her back upstairs. The steak she said the server brought back to the kitchen was not my steak. The steak she showed me was indeed medium rare. (same cell phone flashlight...) If they had brought me that steak, I would have eaten it gleefully! Either the management lied, or our server did. Our server then happened back by and insisted that I was seeing things. To which I demanded my 30% tip back. (I know, I know...)
Long story short, if a restaurant with 50% capacity cannot send out a decent medium rare steak, I'm out. If the kitchen made it right according to the ticket and it was the servers fault, I'm out. If the management and staff presume the client is stupid and can't tell medium rare from well done, I'm out. Save yourself the trouble and visit Kayne or Ruby's.
We had a girls' reunion, and your restaurant was recommended as being close to the James. First of all, we had a wonderful meal and perfect service, and the young lady with whom I spoke in reservations was helpful, gracious and polite. The only concern I have is that I received an email chastising me for not cancelling a reservation. I would like to explain the mixup. I originally tried to make the reservation for 7:309 on Open Table, but I was unable to so I decided to split us up 3 at one table and 4 at the next and was successful. Then I called to ask if we could be seated at two tables near each other and she said she could put us all at one table which was wonderful. We WERE all there, but at one table. I was told the other one was cancelled.
Our waiter Rory was really great! Very attentive and personable. Scallops were wonderful as well as the cocktails. Didn't leave room for dessert but they sounded tasty. My husband had salmon and he said it was a hot dry but good flavor. Would definitely go back.
We haven't eaten at Watermark in years as we have been exploring all the new places that have popped up. This is a crime! No other new restaurants have topped our experience at the Watermark!
We had the scallops and the lamb tenderloin and we were BLOWN away with the flavor combinations. They were absolutely remarkable!
Excellent service, great atmosphere-we will be back! Especially for those SCALLOPS!
My wife and I each had steaks, I had the ribeye and she had the filet. Both were very flavorful however my medium rare was closer to medium. At one point my wife's water was empty and that never happen. The waiter was very friendly and we enjoyed talking with him but he needed to pay closer attention to us. Overall the atmosphere is modern and bare and our dining room was literally an empty room with tables. I have no complaints about the taste or the portion sizes but for the price I expect a little more of everything.
Fabulous! We have been trying most all the fine dining restaurants in Nashville this year. The Watermark was just as good as the really expensive ones! We chose the grits souffle as an appetizer and it was excellent! The wedge salad was fresh and delicious. We chose the filet and lobster as our main course and it was awesome!!! Dining outside was perfect and our waiter was very attentive. Value for money was great! Last week we dined at twice the cost and was not nearly as good! Will have to give this one 5 stars!!
Great way to celebrate our anniversary. Outstanding service from the moment we checked in and told them the name on our reservation. Staff made us feel welcome and like we belonged, even though we rarely visit such expensive restaurants. The cocktail to start things off, a double old fashion might have been the best part of the night. The dessert, creme brulee, certainly sealed the deal.
I took my daughter to Watermark celebrating her 29th birthday. We enjoyed cocktails, oysters, chicken, & scallops. We needed to leave so we wouldn't miss TPAC & didn't have time for a birthday dessert. Waitress put the dessert on my Open Table Reservation for next time. She also gave my daughter a candle & chocolate to go.
Birthday Celebration for my wife. The team at Watermark did a great job! Service and food were excellent. Chris was the ultimate waiter, knew the menu and his recommendations were spot on. Do not miss the grits souffle starter. This is our new special occasion place
Nice Restaurant and somewhere I would go to a couple of times a year.
The service was good and the food presentation was excellent.
I felt it was a little expensive for the level of food they serve.
Ate inside but would like to try their outdoor dining
Valet parking is recommended and area is safe for walking
We found Watermark Restaurant via the OpenTable app due to being on business in Nashville. The setting was very nice and trending. The service was excellent. My wife's dish, the chicken, was not that good. It looked like it was served in a watered down vegetable soup. I ordered the special, the halibut. It was fantastic.
I would recommend going to the Watermark Restaurant to check it out for yourself.
We just moved to Nashville. I've been wanting to try Watermark since we moved here because the reviews were so great. My girlfriends and I went for my birthday on Friday and this restaurant did not disappoint! Food was so delicious! Presentation was beautiful! I ordered the grits souffle and shared it with my girlfriends and we all moaned with satisfaction! So yummy, I would absolutely recommend ordering the grits souffle. I also ordered one of the specials, which was a filet with lobster and Bearnaise sauce. I switched the side for the whipped potatoes. I practically licked the plate! I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Watermark and can't wait to go back.
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