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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
7210 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts by Chef Deb Paquette and Pastry Chef Megan Williams, Etch is located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in Nashville's SoBro district. The restaurant is equipped with two private dining rooms, a full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with Deb and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday.

In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville's best chef and Nashville's best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.

The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy our modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 86 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 522-0685

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Deb Paquette

  • Private party facilities

    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.

  • Private party contact

    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    3rd AVE.

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate the end of 2022 in style! Enjoy a special four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine & bubbly pairings. The dinner is $125 per person++ and wine pairings are an additional $55 per person. We'll be offering this special holiday menu in lieu of our regular dinner menu. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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What 7,210 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  2. EA

    EmrahA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef’s special was excellent. Amazing wine menu. Excellent service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our evening unfortunately began disappointingly due to management expressing his concern regarding our sitting in the bar area as directed by his staff as a FIRE HAZARD. Fortunately our experience improved as we had fabulous service from Kevin and were able to enjoy really delicious flavors. Highly recommend the southern charcuterie board, duck, Brussels and their steak!
  4. MF

    MichelleF

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful pre-show dining experience. The food quality was superb. The restaurant was very busy for a Tuesday night and the servers were working hard to provide excellent service.
  5. YS

    YSM1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing and vegan friendly (!thank you) top end restaurant, had a wonderful evening with friends
  6. BE

    BigEm

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t beat this place. It’s a new experience every time I come and it never fails to live up to expectations.
  7. BM

    BethM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved it. While most tables were full, sounds did not reverberate as in some restaurants. There was a low buzz of conversation and we could easily hear each other talk. The FOOD was ahhhhmazing! One of us is vegetarian, another vegan and the menu accommodated both, however, they offered to eliminate items in a dish to also accommodate.
  8. LV

    LinhV

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful brunch amid the cloudy and cold day in Nashville. The dishes were beautifully displayed and the tastes were perfect. The portions were big, much more than what we expected for fine dining. The waitress, forgot the name -sorry, was pleasant and quick. Over, we had great time. Thank you Etch.
  9. FS

    FredrikS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening celebrating a birthday. Nice size plates and great food choices well prepared.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared plated. The cauliflower was delicious, the venison was cooked to perfection, the potatoe dish and the mussels were all well done. I recommend this spot if you are ever in Nashville
  11. r

    reidmn

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came early and had excellent drinks at the bar before being seated. After being seated in the lovely dining room with soft Christmas music playing, our exceptional server Ivan took our order and efficiently took care of us throughout the evening. The cauliflower appetizer was excellent as always. Our main courses were the venison and beef fillet, both were wonderful. Our black forest torte and hazelnut mousse was delicious. Overall, it was another amazing evening at Etch.
  12. p

    paull

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative and delicious with thoughtful service. Thanks!
  13. a

    asftrek

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is great. ambiance and staff are excellent. good for a single person (sit at the kitchen counter) or a group. It is a bit pricey though,
  14. SE

    StephanieE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very pleasant and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!
  15. LA

    LaurenA

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch is a top notch dining experience. The food was memorable and delicious.
  16. s

    sweettee

    Nashville

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch always meets my expectations. Love the food, service . One thing I would improve on, but it has nothing to do with ETCH is the valet parking. I think they need two people working at ETCH
  17. D

    Denise

    Key West

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner - Great service (thank you Brook #1) and to Rob the sommelier for help to make our evening perfect. The food is off the charts amazing.
  18. M

    Marcr

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant vibe that was easy to have a conversation. Food creative and tasty with good presentation. Service was outstanding.
  19. CH

    CarolH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Etch for my birthday dinner with my partner and it was fabulous!
  20. T

    Torontodiner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Did not meet expectations. Salad had limp slimy greens intermixed with fresh. Main course was intensely spicy. Could not finish it. Waitress seemed attentive at first but quite obviously was serving too many tables. Never inquired about our meals or why my meal remained uneaten. Would not recommend.

    EtchResponded on November 28, 2022Hello, I'm very sorry to hear about your recent experience at Etch. This is far from the level of quality cuisine and service that we are proud to provide our guests with. We'd love to chat with you in further detail to determine how we can rectify the disappointing experience; would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    定評通り鹿肉は美味しい。 前菜のsteakのカルパッチョやタコとエビのサラダも良い。 ただ、全体的にアメリカらしい主張のある味であり 日本的な繊細さは無い。 アメリカ人の作った料理をアメリカで楽しむと言う心持ちで。 ただ、実のところアメリカでこのレベルの料理を出す店も少ないのは確か。 そう言う意味では、ここはとても満足がいくと思う。 なおドレスコードは人それぞれで、スーツとドレスで決めている人もいれば、ジーンズや運動靴の人もいるのでどちらでもよい。
  22. KF

    KelleyF

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet nice ambience, spacious seating. Food is excellent and uses international spices (saffron for example) which is hard to find in American restaurants.
  23. MW

    MikeW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Refused drinks from the manager when he said my wife was slurring words, she had not been and had 2 drinks prior to dinner. It seemed very disrespectful and not to mention the couple across from us was very intoxicated Will not return here or reccomend to anyone.
  24. JS

    JenS

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening at Etch was wonderful. Top-notch service and the food was incredible…unusual, decadent, and memorable. Our server, Garrett, was fabulous…super attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. We’ll be back!
  25. JC

    JeffreyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be one of the best fine dining experiences in Nashville. From start to finish, all phases of operation and delivery and service are excellent, and the food presentation quality and flavors are also excellent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Drinks were great, too. Can’t wait to go again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and Jordan took very good care of us. Highly recommend
  28. c

    chrismm1978

    Atlanta

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I went for the counter seating as I enjoy sitting at chefs counters when I am dining alone. Mussel appetizer was wonderful! Jordan was a great server!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Service was amazing and food was just the best!
  30. AW

    AlisonW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did a wonderful job preparing celiac safe food and did wonderfully every step of the way! Food was incredible and all the staff communicated and were aware of my husband’s celiac disease. They adapted every dish so he could enjoy!
  31. UP

    UlyanaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have enjoyed our dinner at Etch! Classy atmosphere, friendly service. Our food was a masterpiece of culinary art.
  32. YG

    YennyG

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Octopus, steak and duck leg
  33. MM

    MariaM

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful ingredients and presentation. Can’t wait to return! Highly recommend.
  34. a

    anonymous

    Nashville

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, as always. Not sure why other restaurants in Nashville can't be as professional.
  35. G

    Geedee

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch has been one of our favorite go to restaurants in Nashville since they opened. The ambiance is perfect, great decor and not too loud. The service has been spot on for all of our visits. But most of all, the food is always outstanding. The chef/owner Deb Paquette has always been one of the most innovative chefs in Nashville. Her meals are always creative both in taste and visually, as well as delicious. I highly recommend that anyone that has the occasion to be in downtown Nashville should plan a meal at Etch.
  36. N

    Nupe4

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and spectacular service! Jennifer Ward was simply fabulous!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, portions were huge
  38. b

    boomer

    Nashville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has changed. My wife misses the scallops, but tried the MOROCCAN BASTILLA and liked it. I've been having the chef's special, which I have liked.
  39. JD

    JohnnyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great experience at Etch. We only found out at the end that the chef is a woman. That was a huge plus!
  40. SA

    SammyA

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly probably one of the top 5 culinary experiences we’ve had, and we’ve dined frequently in Houston, Austin and New Orleans at some incredible restaurants. The flavors blew me away for the food. Service was unbelievable and so helpful. I would 100% recommend coming here and if we didn’t have reservations tonight, we would be coming here again. Incredible flavor profile of the dish I had - filet - and my boyfriends dish - the chef special - was also amazing. Will be dreaming about the food here for a long time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Etch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.

Etch is rated 4.8 stars by 7210 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 86 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Etch

303 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd AVE.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Deb Paquette

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 522-0685

  • Private party facilities

    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.

  • Private party contact

    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446

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