Skull's Rainbow Room
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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.
Slow roasted with au jus, horseradish cream
Grilled pork chop with rosemary, bacon and garlic honey glaze
Grilled 8oz. Angus Beef
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!
Expensive, but worth the splurge for a milestone celebration!
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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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!!
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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.
Remarkable food. Super friendly staff. Wonderful ambiance. Best dining experience I’ve ever had. A MUST if you’re in Nashville
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Outstanding! Lobster bisque was probably the best we’ve ever had. Service was helpful and appropriately attentive. Would highly recommend!!!
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Absolutely love bringing my parents here every time they come to town.
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Lamb chops…. 12/10 ⭐️
A must if you’re coming to Nash
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Dinner was wonderful and service was great. Food is expensive but tasty. Drinks were really tasty but $15-$18
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Food was on par with Ocharleys
What the hell happened?
Great atmosphere! Our server Tony was an absolute joy! The food was magnificent! I like exclamation points!
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Awesome vibe, live music, great food & drinks AND nice staff!
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Excellent evening celebrating a birthday. The service, the food, the music, all were excellent.
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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.
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Vacation to Nashville for boyfriends 50th
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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!
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Everything was outstanding and the waitress was very attentive to our experience and ensured the evening went well.
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Prime Rib and scallops were wonderful. Service was fast and courteous.
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Our favorite place in Nashville
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We had the short ribs and scallops and they were FANTASTIC!! The chefs cooked to perfection and the staff were all friendly and helpful.
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Need more seating along wall to
Great place to eat. Good food, good service and good ambiance. Not to mention the history of the place.
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Great food, fun atmosphere, potent cocktails. Old photos and memorabilia were interesting. The jazz quartet was top notch and very enjoyable.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Cole was excellent, highly recommend to visit!
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Amazing experience, delicious food. Unique place unlike any other I’ve visited, will 100% be back.
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Great venue, great music, good service, food was good but not great. Will definitely go again but not to eat.
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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.
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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.
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I do not come to Nashville and skip Skull’s. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.
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Culinary complexity not reflective of the price. Too loud to hear our server. Slow service.
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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!
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Jazz was great
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!
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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
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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.