Sinema

4.5
1659 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Kyle Patterson, looks to take familiar dishes and make you fall in love with them all over again through his innovative and inspired approach to cooking. Chef Kyle's team takes a fresh look at what classic Americana should be, and the result is a diverse and timeless menu.

Sinema's cocktail program celebrates over 150 years of craft libations and includes a rare whiskey program with over 100 selections, thoughtfully selected wines and craft beers.

Our space features two levels of dining space, including a bar and private dining areas. The grand lobby, including the curved staircase, have been restored and complemented by exposed brick walls, cozy velvet tufted booths, and legendary music photography by Robert Knight and Mary Ann Bilham.
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 22, 2018

Ends: October 23, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM

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Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:45PM - 11:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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LT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was outstanding, and our server Mike went out of his way to make my father’s 74th birthday wonderful with special touches throughout the evening.
Highly recommend the cheese and meat board for something fun and new to taste as a group. The agnolotti starter is also a must.
FYI, not a lot of vegetarian options, but the few they have are fantastic.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful and our hostess was very kind

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Do not recommend this place. It was basically a buffet. There wasn’t much on the a la carte menu. The food was subpar and the service was slow. It’s a bachelorette party paradise. Less than impressed.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V good, 10/10 would recommend fam

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Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there for Mother’s Day brunch. Food was okay; service was excellent; ambiance was fantastic; price was high. I would have preferred to order a la carte as opposed to the buffet brunch, but overall, it was an excellent experience!

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LH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time having brunch here and it was a great experience. The food was delicious and our server Megan was friendly and efficient.

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SW
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mother's Day brunch was exceptional. Stations were spread out throughout the restaurant, so it never felt crowded... plus there were items to order off the menu and brought directly to the table that were also included... no standing around while you wait for your omelet! A great experience!

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HB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and made my moms mothers day amazing. Food was amazing. Had bottomless mimosas. Love the different flavors they had.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sinema is a restaurant beyond any restaurant. We arrived there about ten minutes before our reservation. The host was so friendly! She said she really liked the spot that she saved for us, so we could either get another spot at that time or wait the ten minutes and get the spot they originally reserved for us. We opted to wait. We went to the bar and had a cocktail which the mixologist did an amazing job with. Then, we went to our spot, and it was great that we waited! It was in the perfect area, and great seating style for pictures. The food was exquisite! The steak frites and scallops were absolutely delicious. The alcohol here was also fantastic! Our server was so helpful as well. At one point, we asked her for some recommendations for things to do, and her recommendations were great ideas that we needed! Sinema is an amazing restaurant and the place to go!

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S
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good food but service was mediocre. We only received 100 points even though we had booked a 1000 point table. We would like this rectified.

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p
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was cold, table was not clean, medium steak was served rare and cold in the center. A once noteworthy restaurant is now not worthy of mentioning.

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H
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the environment - it was cozy and not to loud. We also loved everything that we ate - our one thought was that the portions were rather small. We would definitely recommend. Also, be sure to check out the ladies restroom!

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e
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Brunches we have ever been to!! Food was excellent and so fresh!

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AL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall but food that should have been piping hot wasn’t.

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R
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service this particular evening was very slow (compared to other times we have been), but our server was helpful and attentive once we got one, and the food was delicious as always.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic!! But like a lot of nicer restaurants, the portions were very small. Too small for people with big appetites. I’d definitely go back for drinks and appetizers but probably not for a full meal.

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RW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible and food was delicious. Would recommend to friends.

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DO
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael provided great service; he had a great sense of humor and offered great advice on the menu. The food was exceptionally good. Lovely presentation of courses. Nice beer and wine selection. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff goes out of their way to make sure you are happy and taken care of. Truly a great dining experience.

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D
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sinema used to be a favorite spot of mine. It had been a few years since my last visit, so I invited some out-of-town guests to brunch. The food was expensive for the portions and quality, and the bottomless mimosas had virtually no champagne in them (again, a bit too much money for the quality). It's a shame because the restaurant used to have some of the best brunch and cocktails around.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing place! Brunch was best deal ever and delish! Highly recommend to anyone

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HM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and I can't wait to go back. We went for the bottomless brunch. I love how everything was set up spread out throughout the restaurant. It made for pratically no lines anywhere. We opted in for the unlimited Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's as well. Lots of choices to make the bloody Mary your own as well as different juices for the mimosas. Vanessa was our server and she kept our drinks full. Can't wait to go back.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Sinema checks a lot of boxes for what a brunch buffet should be. The atmosphere is spot on, the staff is professional, and the food presentation is well thought out. It’s an experience you should have. Go!

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DF
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening celebrating a friend's birthday! The food and service were excellent. I had the scallops and they were amazing! One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville that never disappoints. I highly recommend it! One of these days, I'll make it to their brunch — so hard to get a reservation, but I hear it is well worth it!

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JC
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was great and the noise level allowed for easy conversation. The food was outstanding! Very impressed with the bourbon collection. Will definitely return.

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DA
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service could not have been any better. We will definitely go back! 🍷🍷

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DB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rebecca was great - food was great. Always love a good night out at Sinema. Cheese plate, Beet Salad, Avocado Salad, Yellowtail and Chicken Mole special.

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SG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Rebecca, was very friendly and accommodating, she went over and above our expectations. The food was fantastic, we’ll be back for more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went to the “bottomless” Sunday brunch which is a a buffet. The stations were dirty and not well maintained. The service was hurried and we had to put our order in three times. Tables were left dirty all around us. A very disappointing experience.

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JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food cold
Over priced
Brunch buffet always out of food
Food below average

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. The food was delicious. I had Wagyu, my wife had the Steak Frites and we shared their macaroon dessert. All was delicious, our waitress was absolutely delightful, their preparation for our anniversary was wonderful.

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RT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went a few weeks ago and service was good, food was good - not excellent but still enjoyable. Went again tonight & it was bad all around. Table & chair had leftover food on them - this was at 5:30 pm. Water glass had food floating in it. Every item ordered was cold or lukewarm. Agnolotti - cold, short ribs with mashed potatoes - cold,
burger & fries - lukewarm,
steak - cold & very rare instead of medium. Manager removed two drinks from the bill, but we won't be returning. We didn't complain - sometimes you just know you won't be back again because the overall experience is bad and it's pointless to complain. Too many things for them to try and fix. It's unfortunate. Years ago when the original chef was there it was a much better experience, better quality, better everything.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Describing this as fine dining is somewhat misleading. We felt this was more like a gastro pub menu. That said, staff were attentive and informed.

Overall a pleasant evening out but not the mind blowing experience we expected.

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K
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There were 7 of us in a group for Sunday brunch. The bottomless mimosas was a hit. The services was good but the food was cold. We could order items from the kitchen for the table and all items were cold.
Most of the food on the buffet was good and warmer then the kitchen.
Overall good place but cold food.

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F
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointing! Saw this restaurant on list of best brunches in Nashville—not even close. Greasy diner food is what was served.

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n
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sinema this past weekend with friends and loved it! The food variety and quality was great, and our server Jen was OUTSTANDING! She refilled our mimosa glasses almost instantly without being asked, never pushed us to leave the table (and we stayed for 3 hours) and gave us great Nashville recommendations! The food options were both savory and sweet - our favorite were the biscuits and gravy which were the best we've had! Definitely have to make a reservation ahead of time because they fill up quickly.

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A
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Would I recommend? Maybe. But maybe was not an option, so I went with No. My party of 4 shared a cheese board as an appetizer. This was the highlight of our meal. Highly recommend the cheese board. 2 members of my party had hamburgers. When ordering the hamburgers, we asked about how the hamburgers were cooked (i.e., medium, medium-well, well done, etc) We were assured that the hamburgers were all cooked the same way as they were "pressed." One of the burgers came out perfect, the other was raw on the inside. Not acceptable at all for a restaurant of this caliber. Server was somewhat indifferent, and rather than replace the entire burger, they reheated the first one. Another member of our party had the braised short rib over mashed potatoes. Potatoes were wonderful, but short rib was dry. I had a dirty martini which was well made. French fries were very good. But main courses were a definite miss.

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A
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp was delightful remarked my dinner guest, and my snapper was very juicy and seasoned and grilled to perfection. Our server suggestions for the appetizer, Agnolotti, and desserts, banana foster and macaroons, respectively, were spot on. All parts of my first dining experience at the Sinema were immensely enjoyed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the experience and the food was great. The meat and cheese board was very well put together. I have had boards in numerous European countries and this rivaled some of the best I've had. I would have rated the food higher but my waitress asked me when I ordered the duck if I wanted it medium rare. I said of course and we joked is there any other way to eat duck. I was really surprised when it came to the table and was almost well done. I tried a piece and it still had a great taste regardless. I made a joke to the waitress about the chef murdering my duck. The waitress insisted we return it for a new one so I did. The owner and maitre d came over to sincerely apologize and discounted my meal as well as made a new entree and fairly quickly I might add. I wasn't even that upset about it. Overall a great experience with exceptional service (loved our waitress) and honestly food. Stuff happens and the fact that they made it so right made me want to come back here and recommend to anyone wanting a great dining experience in Nashvegas

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S
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch, Hostesses attitudes/wait time (with a reservation) were awful! Our server was Amazing! Food was really good, but pricey...

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