Skull's Rainbow Room

4.8
2873 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
For parties of 7-12 guests, please email us at reservations@skullsrainbowroom.com
For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events

Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printer's Alley district, and is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City.

Signature craft cocktails masterfully created by skilled bartenders make Skull's THE craft cocktail bar in Music City. Our award winning dinner menu has resulted in numerous prestigious awards and recognitions from organizations including Condé Nast, OpenTable, Yelp and more. Savor the many delicious libations and enjoy live jazz bands featured nightly at Nashville's only downtown jazz lounge. Skull's late night burlesque show is on Friday & Saturday nights, featuring Music City's loveliest dancers.

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KrbMjb05
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted good food and entertainment for our anniversary and we got it at Skulls. A small establishment, it made for a cozy atmosphere.

The food was fantastic and as advertised with the lobster bisque, escargot, pork chop and short ribs! We were too full to try the dessert! Our server Jessica was fantastic and helped us navigate through gluten free options! No complaints and definitely worth the 5 stars!

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kbr1996
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but worth the splurge for a milestone celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

My starter had truffle on it but that wasn’t mentioned on the menu. Truffle is a flavor most people either love or hate, it needs to be noted when you are using it. The chicken entree was very vary over cooked, dry and flavorless. The prime rib was great as was the shrimp cocktail.

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Responded a day ago

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, location and ambience was fantastic, a bit pricey but worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed the music. The table behind us eventually had some guy that spoke so loud that it was a bit obnoxious. He obviously felt he needed to be the center of attention.
There's always that kind of pinhead in the room. We would definitely be back Regardless!!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi David, thank you for your feedback and for joining us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Food3lover
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived when they opened and were seated immediately. The waiter came right over, poured water and took drink orders. Place filled up quickly even on a Monday night so would definitely recommend reservations. Food was very good and plenty of food. My husband had prime rib, medium rare and I had the pasta with clams and mussels. Dessert was great. Excellent wines, good beer selection and good cocktails. Highly recommend. Definitely not physically distanced and no outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable food. Super friendly staff. Wonderful ambiance. Best dining experience I’ve ever had. A MUST if you’re in Nashville

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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vipCurtisH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Lobster bisque was probably the best we’ve ever had. Service was helpful and appropriately attentive. Would highly recommend!!!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

Hi Curtis, that's high praise! Thank you for your recommendation.

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vipLyndeP
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely love bringing my parents here every time they come to town.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

Hi Lynde, thank you for being a regular and for brining your parents to dine with us! We appreciate your kind words.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops…. 12/10 ⭐️
A must if you’re coming to Nash

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

Hi Amanda, we are so glad you enjoyed our Lamb Chops! Thank you for your recommendation.

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MaddisonG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was wonderful and service was great. Food is expensive but tasty. Drinks were really tasty but $15-$18

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, Maddison! Thanks for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was on par with Ocharleys
What the hell happened?

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robertp
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Our server Tony was an absolute joy! The food was magnificent! I like exclamation points!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

Hi Robert, thank you for your positive feedback! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe, live music, great food & drinks AND nice staff!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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AndyO
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening celebrating a birthday. The service, the food, the music, all were excellent.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi Andy, thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciate your compliments.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! We both had really amazing and strong drinks. The lamb chops were delicious but the prime rib was okay. I definitely recommend going here for a romantic night. The live music they have is absolutely amazing and gives me Sinatra vibes.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

We appreciate your recommendation! Thank you for your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation to Nashville for boyfriends 50th

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us!

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SoniaS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! If you love great food, warm ambiance and attentive service then this is a must do! The jazz absolutely topped off our evening!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Sonia, we appreciate your recommendation and will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team!

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JohnW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding and the waitress was very attentive to our experience and ensured the evening went well.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Hi John, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Cheyenne
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib and scallops were wonderful. Service was fast and courteous.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Cheyenne, thank you for joining us and for your kind feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Nashville

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded a day ago

That's high praise! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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JessicaF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the short ribs and scallops and they were FANTASTIC!! The chefs cooked to perfection and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for your compliments! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Need more seating along wall to
Watch shows

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GermainB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Good food, good service and good ambiance. Not to mention the history of the place.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your recommendation! Thank you for your compliments.

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PatriciaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere, potent cocktails. Old photos and memorabilia were interesting. The jazz quartet was top notch and very enjoyable.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Patricia, thank you for sharing your feedback! We will be sure to pass it along to our team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Place was very busy but noise level was low enough to have conversations with others at table. Music was pleasant and added to the ambience of the room. Prime rib was huge!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate your kind feedback.

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our group of 6 had 9:30 reservation for dinner. We loved the live Jazz performers
when we arrived. The server was amazing. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu.

We ordered lobster bisque, escargot, and shrimp cocktail for appetizers. All were excellent. Cocktails interesting and delicious. Loved the gin and spiced pear libation.

For entrees we ordered short ribs, filet, NY strip, salmon, and gnochi. The beef entrees were not very good.....steaks were over cooked. Ordered medium rare got medium well and quality of meat was not good. Very chewy and dry.

Before dessert Burlesque show began. It was more of a strip show with poor quality sound than classy burlesque dancers. Not our thing. Would definitely go back for Jazz, Cocktails, Appetizers, and Service but would not
do dinner or Burlesque again.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Teresa, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We will be sure to pass it along to our team and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skull’s is always great. We try to go there every time we visit NSH. However this time was just a little off. Not sure exactly what it was, but we felt a bit rushed and did not have the usual Skull’s excellent experience.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for being a regular! We will be sure to pass your feedback along to our team.

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BobC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation, the only one available. We enjoyed their craft cocktails. I ordered the caesar salad and diver scallops; my companion ordered a classic wedge salad and the short ribs. Both salads were quite good - the caesar had real anchovies and the blue cheese on the wedge was creamy and mild. About when we'd expect the main courses to arrive, Chris, the chef, came to our table. He explained that the short ribs -- despite having braised for hours -- were not quite ready to his liking, and he asked if we would mind waiting, since he wanted them to be perfect. Since we had wanted to see the live jazz band anyway, and they didn't start until 7:30, we ordered another drink and made ourselves comfortable for a while. Chris sent out a complementary appetizer. When the ribs did arrive, my companion declared them well worth the wait . . . among the most delicious he's ever had. Chris checked in with us again and we chatted for a while. A very communicative chef! We are locals and will definitely return. And we'll take people we like a lot.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Bob, thank you so much for sharing your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skulls has become a favorite to celebrate special occasions. The service is excellent and the atmosphere and music are extremely enjoyable. We look forward to our visits whenever we are in Nashville!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Jennifer, thank you for being a regular! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cole was excellent, highly recommend to visit!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 19, 2021

We will be sure to pass your compliments along to our team!

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AngelaP
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, delicious food. Unique place unlike any other I’ve visited, will 100% be back.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 19, 2021

That's high praise! We look forward to welcoming you back, Angela.

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vipRlet
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue, great music, good service, food was good but not great. Will definitely go again but not to eat.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 19, 2021

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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KyleM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skulls as always is so impressive. We love it every time we go and the food atmosphere are just amazing. Thank you for another great evening.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Kyle, thank you for being one of our regulars! We appreciate your kind words.

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tracyleev79
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful piece of history! This restaurant makes you feel like you are stepping back in time. Beautiful place and such cool location. Amazing food and service. Love our experience here every time we go.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for this glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience.

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BryanB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not come to Nashville and skip Skull’s. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for being a regular, Bryan! We appreciate your recommendation.

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Bea123
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Culinary complexity not reflective of the price. Too loud to hear our server. Slow service.

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 16, 2021

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience. Thank you for your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my moms birthday. Incredible food and our server was AMAZING! She noticed our steak wasn’t the way we ordered it (we aren’t the type to send back food) and brought us a new one. She also sent complementary champagne and desserts to celebrate the birthday. Will definitely be back!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded 5 days ago

We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jazz was great

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RudyD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skulls Rainbow Room is the best of Nashville hands down! The food, atmosphere, and music is phenomenal! My girlfriend and I always leave with a great experience. Flavio was the server and did an exceptional job of describing each entree and giving us his recommendations. I would recommend Skulls being the best of Nashville!

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 12, 2021

That's high praise! We appreciate your glowing review, Rudy. We will be sure to pass along your positive feedback to our team.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolute amazing time at Skulls Rainbow Room. Everything from the ambiance to the cuisine was fabulous. Our waiter was phenomenal as well with recommendations. We ordered the lobster Bisque to start; the gnocchi and the short rib as our entrees; and then peanut butter pie for dessert. Everything tasted delicious. My gf and I love traveling and enjoying cuisine from all around the country and the world and this restaurant definitely made the top of our list. We actually returned the next night for another round of dessert because it was just that good

Skull's Rainbow Room
Responded on November 15, 2021

That's high praise! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2873 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.