The Honeysuckle

4.4
1313 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
We proudly present a local and social experience featuring new southern creations, dry-aged steaks, fresh oysters, custom made cocktails, whiskeys and more.
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1313 people are saying
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4.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nathan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 6:45 and we didn’t receive our food (which I had to go ask for) until 8:15pm. I ordered a steak medium, it was cooked over well done and one of the worst steaks I’ve paid for to date. The waiter also had no personal space boundaries and touched my hat twice and my wife’s arm more than once. This restaurant was just awful and we will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This restaurant has gone downhill. It used to be my favorite in Franklin but the food quality is not good. This is my 3rd bad experience in a row. I will not be returning.

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KevinT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wonderful service, marvelous evening

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PapaG
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good, the service was ok but the price was extremely high. I was very shocked when I saw what the price was for the catch of the day.

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Darrin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful, seating was nice. The food was terrible, portions were extremely small which wouldn't have been a big deal had it been good food, most everything was cold on our plate, the steak was not cooked correctly, they were out of several things. We don't mind paying $24 for duck confit but when it comes out with maybe 4 bites of duck and it was Luke warm at best they were out of Brussels sprouts , and paying $38 for a steak that wasn’t cooked as ordered it was very disappointing!! Also ordered the Deviled eggs at $10 for 5 half eggs you could do better!!

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vipKristenB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

To put it simply, it was fine. We had the deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes, meatloaf and pork shank. The best thing was the FGT. The deviled eggs were served 5 different ways...but they all were too similar. We also got salads to start....Strawberry salad for me and only because it had goat cheese. It was supposed to be mixed baby greens but it wasn't anymore then wilted arugula with a smidgen of goat cheese shreds. Needless to say, I pushed the lettuce around to get to the strawberries and candied walnuts. The meatloaf was....fine. way too many potatoes and not enough collard greens.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow to get food even though it was not crowded. We did enjoy the food on a we got it. I will probably give it another try.

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vipBurgersandBrunch
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The one positive aspect of this visit was the drink, the Honey Bear! I absolutely loved it. The experience went downhill after I was brought cold grits with my french toast. They looked very hard upon first sight, but I opted to give it a try. I had to spit it out immediately when it was clear they were cold and clearly not even cooked. I have never been served cold grits, ever. It then became very difficult to get that taste out of my mouth. The french toast was ordinary, and the service from the hostess and the server was very cold and distant. I have no desire to ever return and would not recommend this place for brunch.

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KYGuy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Honeysuckle is a really nice surprise amongst it's surroundings. Their aged Wagyu steaks are simply delicious, as was everything else we tried. If you want a break from the surroundings and have really delicious dinner in a relaxing atmosphere, then eat here. When we return to Nashville, the Honeysuckle will be on our agenda from now on!

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vipSct37067
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was very delicious- cocktails and dinner!

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DavidH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too many choices. All looked good

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vipNdiggity
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, drinks, ambience - all excellent. This is a well run establishment with a dedicated and attentive service staff. Great spot for lunch, happy hour, and dinner!

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LauraD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday and was surprised by the server noticed on the reservation it was my birthday! It was a nice surprise!

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vipCate
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating

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ASanders
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had never been before so went there for my wife's birthday with another couple. Ambiance was exceptional and our server was very attentive to our table's needs (I can't remember her name, but she had an accent. She was initially at the door to greet us. Definitely top notch). The food was good. Charcuterie tray, biscuits, and duck frites were awesome! The only complaint I can give is that the food could have been seasoned a little more ( esp. on the pork shank, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, burger). And I think they missed putting the bacon jam on my burger. And that's the only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars. Definitely go if you get a chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience all around. From the food, decor, choice in drinks to dessert. Top notch.

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RichD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating a family members birthday. Our first time at The Honeysuckle. Chose it based on a recommendation from my son. We were very pleased with our choice. The fried green tomatoes for an appetizer were very good. The pork shank was good as was the steak frites. We will definitely go again.

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ErickS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing we noticed was the highway noise because we sat outside. Otherwise, perfect, great food, pleasant server, sunset, and the company.

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LaurenP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and dinner. We had the charcuterie board for an appetizer amd we both had the steak frites. Everything was excellent. Service was great!

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Maureen
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a bit spotty. Meatloaf is a favorite but they were out.

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AaronM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end our evening here was perfect. The staff were warm and welcoming, our server was extremely attentive, and our food choices were excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner. Very knowledgeable & courteous staff. We shall dine here again.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Did not have a vegan menu as they say, only vegetarian/vegan options like any other restaurant. For the price point the food was not prepared well nor presented well. The restaurant was loud and more like a commercial chain restaurant seating with raised booths and a bar. We arrived about 15 minutes early before our reservation and were told that it would be closer to our reservation time before they could seat us, despite several If not at least half the seating was empty, maybe a shortage of staff. We sat at the bar to have a drink, the bar tender brought us a food menu and a drink menu but when we told her that we were waiting for our reservation and just ordering a drink she said “that’s ok” and walked away. She never returned to get our drink order. Our server was nice and gave us great service, however I felt like she was trying to over sell us on food, she pointed out two menu options for suggestions “ her favorites “ and they were two most expensive things on the menu. I didn’t believe they were her favorite and felt more like she was a used car sells man trying to talk me into something I didn’t want. However, she smiled, she was polite, friendly, and attentive.

Overall - somewhat good service, ambiance of the restaurant and food quality/presentation did not match the price point for this style restaurant. If your looking for more of an after work cocktail with some “ok” food options to snack on with friends than this may be your style of place. But it doesn’t rise to the level of needing a reservation for a date night.

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greengirl
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Brunch food average. Biscuits hard. Didn't taste fresh. Cobbler was small skillet of pureed blueberries with very little cobbler. Overpriced. Server very nice.

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Other than not having the French toast available, food and atmosphere was nice!

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vipfoodsmitty
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Disappointing.

I love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the table service was wonderful, but the kitchen was a fail.

The good: I had a 19 oz dry aged steak and it was wonderful.

The bad: Everything else.
The appetizers were late and the Oysters Vanderbilt tasted like it had a pound of dirty cream cheese dumped on the top of each oyster. The sides came very late and when the sides were finally delivered the order of asparagus consisted of 5 skinny spears.

My wife's meal was removed from the bill by the staff which was a good sign of the restaurant owning their issues. Overall this restaurant is still expensive for what you get. Hopefully they will be able to get their kitchen up to speed but we will likely not go back any time soon.

Verdict: Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Graduation and promotion celebration

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HomeinTN
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is the 4th time we have eaten at Honeysuckle. We have to say the food wasn't as appetizing as before and the service was very slow and disorganized.

Salads were good. Halibut was okay - nothing outstanding.
Pork belly Mac and Cheese - not impressed. Looks like they set a piece of bacon on top. Duck - disappointed - previously good portion and flavor - not this time.
Dessert - avoid the cobbler. It was more like they dumped some canned blueberries on some bread crumbs. Other tables had the bread pudding which may have been a better choice.

We'd still recommend eating there - hopefully it will get better organized

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LewisC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. We had the pork shank, duck, and shrimp and grits. Everyone loved their entrees. 5 stars.

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Amanda
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went for a birthday celebration. This was our first visit here. Overall the food was good (a little over sauced for my taste but cooked well and flavorful). The restaurant looked like it could use a bit of cleaning. There was quite a bit of dust accumulation on the decor next to our booth as well as on the hanging lights over our table. We didn't get to see much of the restaurant for ambience given we were seated in the bar which was dark and closed off from the decorated dining area with larger windows. It made the restaurant and experience feel like a strip mall spot and not the potentially nice dining establishment we were expecting. We may have had a different impression had our request to sit at a different table been honored and we could have experienced the decor, light room, and a more open table.

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MichelleS
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and I had to get the same thing again. The Volcano cut pork shank is to die for. The meat falls off the bone. Paired with crispy Brussels and the creamy grits is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was perfect for business. We could discuss business, but it wasn’t so quiet that it was awkward! The food was delicious. Do yourself a favor and get the charcuterie board and the oysters!!

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Rayshine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it so much we’re becoming regulars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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TomT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first visit to Honeysuckle. The food, service and ambiance was good. I’ll definitely be making another trip.

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TKIUTM
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were very pleasantly surprised with our experience at Honeysuckle. Drinks at the bar were well-made. Service was pleasant and competent. The food was very good to excellent. The only issue with the food was that we felt guilty because the portions were so big for the money that it felt like we were doing something wrong! Incredible value. They could reduce portions by a third and I don't think anyone would notice, much less be disappointed. Will go again.

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vipqueueuq
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The cauliflower starter was tdf. The problem was that after a 10+ minute wait for our order to be taken, it was another 25 minutes before it arrived along with 2 of the three mains. One of the two, the blackened, extra spicy fish tacos, arrived neither blackened nor extra spicy (but tasty nonetheless). The third main (french toast) arrived some 10 minutes later with most of the crème anglaise apparently still in Angleterre until the manager came by to apologize most sincerely for the problems with service, provide additional crème, and comp the cauliflower and the okay french toast. (I raised the service to two stars because of the welcome intervention of the manager)

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two Thumbs Up! We are here with a group of friends and EVERYTHING was perfect. From check in to service and the food. Very nice atmosphere and a great place for any special occasion. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and I will be booking again.

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vipJulietL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Chef came to say hi and Christina was very attentive

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The Honeysuckle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 771-2111.

The Honeysuckle is rated 4.4 stars by 1313 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.

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