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The Standard at the Smith House, Nashville, TN

The Standard at the Smith House

4.9
4.9
1635 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

The Standard at The Smith House may very well be the best example of local Nashville flavor and service. The Standard Restaurant has been in operation since 2006 serving upscale Southern specialties complete with a full-service bar. Our townhouse was built in the 1840's and we are honored to be the current stewards of this fascinating work of architecture. We are located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, just blocks from the new Music City Convention Center and the famous Lower Broadway entertainment district. We are proud to offer some of the best steaks in town as well as fresh seafood and other items.

Our beautiful courtyard bar area is available with a dinner reservation for drinks before or after dinner.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 254-1277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Joshua Swanson

  • Private party facilities

    Located in downtown Nashville, this 1840s townhouse is a unique experience for your next private dining event. As an award winning steakhouse, we have several private dining spaces that can accommodate your next event, whether it is a small dinner with close friends or a large corporate function. Contact us at (615) 775-8717 to schedule your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Kelsey Eller : (866) 915-3814

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    between Commerce and Church Sts.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available with dinner reservations.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is announced in advance and varies weekly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    History and setting was amazing. Food was good. Service was great.

  2. DL

    DLux

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time and everything was amazing!! They really put a personal touch to your experience. We felt very special with the amount attention they gave us. We will be back!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic service, food and ambiance.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining… history & attention to detail superb !

  5. RW

    RobinW

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In a city with no shortage of upscale dining experiences, The Standard is a truly unique option with amazing food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend this as a more intimate dining experience perfect for romantic or special occasions. The building itself is a beautiful and historic part of Nashville and as is worth a visit on its own. The owners go to great lengths to make every guest feel welcome and ensure they have an enjoyable experience.

  6. S

    Storm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a magical experience! Food was delicious. Service was exceptional. Such a memorable event. Will definitely return in the near future.

  7. DT

    DeniseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing - from the moment we arrived to the very end, service, staff and food was impeccable

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a amazing diner and a beautiful place with lot of history! 100% recommended!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous experience and meal!

  10. JS

    JohnS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible family operated restaurant with a storied history. Food and service was outstanding!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderfully elegant restaurant with a big history. Many interesting areas in this beautiful old converted house. Food was excellent and every guest gets greeted by the owner, Sharon Smith and given a little history lesson while being navigated to the bar lounge for cocktails before dinner. A must while in Nashville. Lovely 😊

  12. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The people who work there are so kind. It was beautiful restaurant. They gave our couple champagne. They were celebrating their 30th anniversary. Food was delicious.

  13. A

    Amazing

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing food in a beautiful historic setting. Learning about the history of the house was so interesting! The service was excellent, and the ambiance provides a nice relaxing Romaric setting

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always! The Standard is our choice year after year for our anniversary and special date nights. Highly recommend! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🐩

  15. CS

    CarolS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed celebrating our 42nd Anniversary at the Smith house. Service was impeccable. From the moment we arrived - the Valet attendant greeted us by our names told us the history of the house and took our pictures. Inside was amazing- original flooring. Food was amazing and cooked to order. Well worth the price paid to celebrate a milestone in our life. Thank you Smith family. We hope to return 😃

  16. BD

    BrianaD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful experience of fine dining. I would definitely go back when visiting Nashville !

  17. JL

    JeffreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to The Standard at the Smith House to celebrate out 25th wedding anniversary, The food was amazing. The staff was so terrific, we had such a wonderful time. Highly recommended.

  18. c

    chardlover

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a must if you are in Nashville! The Smith House is a remarkably restored townhome and the food and service is outstanding. We have never experienced such an allover wonderful experience! I had the chilean sea bass, and my husband had the Standard Filet. We split key lime pie for dessert. Everything was perfect!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice!

  20. RP

    RyderP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing! Incredibly cool bar and the food was a good value for the atmosphere and service!

  21. DF

    DanielleF

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve dined at The Standard a few times and have always loved it but this meal was especially amazing. Sharon is the definition of ‘southern hospitality’. I made a reservation for the earliest they had open which was 8:30pm but called to see if we could be added to a waitlist to get in a bit earlier if someone were to cancel. Sharon accommodated us by moving our reservation up to 8pm which was very appreciated. But it doesn’t stop there. We had a last minute (more like last second) add to our party of 3 making it a party of 4. I was hesitant to even ask Sharon if she could accommodate us because she had already been so nice. But she responded with “of course! Just give me a few minutes to adjust”. Never once rolling her eyes or showing frustration. She truly goes above and beyond to make her guests happy. And the food was outstanding. My steak was cooked to perfection and you can’t go wrong with any of the sides but if I had to pick favorites my top three are the asparagus, mashed potatoes, and Mac and cheese! Make sure to get a drink at the bar first - very cool experience.

  22. l

    localh

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great dinner Hugh

  23. NF

    NickF

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the minute we walked up to the front entry we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Service was wonderful. Food was great, and the ambiance was perfect. Would definitely recommend the jewel of a restaurant.

  24. G

    Gary

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceellent restaurant. Only warning , you don’t go there to just eat, you dine.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, always enjoy all facets of the experience at The Standard At The Smith House.looking forward to the next visit.

  26. CS

    CourtneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. Excellent food, excellent service. A must if you’re in Nashville. You will not regret it.

  27. EM

    ErinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an incredible meal at the Standard, both the food an hospitality were unparalleled. We look forward to returning.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Overall a great experience. The only reason not 5 star review was because we waited 2 hours to get our food. This was our first time there so not sure if that was unusual or the norm.

  29. AT

    AlvinT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience you can’t get anywhere else in Nashville. Drinks, food and atmosphere- all “10”. From the personal greeting outside the front door, to the tour of the historic building by the owner - it was a unique dining experience!

  30. B

    Brbii2

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Loved the food, service, historic building & story behind it. Highly recommend!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was absolutely incredible. This was the best steak I’ve ever had, with delicious mashed potatoes and other sides as well. The general dining area was really unique being part of an old mansion. I will 100% come back in the future.

  32. m

    mattheww

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will definitely be dining at the standard when we are back in Nashville!!!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique setting in an old mansion with excellent food and service to match. Everyone from the valets out front ("managers of first impressions"), to the hostesses, waiters, and bar staff treated us as a mix between VIPs and old friends. Make sure you visit the cozy bar before or after dinner. Get the mac & cheese side (I recommend an "extra bake" to get a carmellized top).

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service and food was awesome. If I come back to Nashville will come back for dinner. Will recommend this restaurant. Everyone was friendly and gave great service.

  35. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very impressed with the professional wait staff! Beautiful property!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made a reservation for my birthday and it did not disappoint. This restaurant is in a historic building and the food was great. Steak was on par with Jeff Ruby’s and most importantly the half-baked cookie was delicious!

  37. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dinner at The Standard with my wife was quite a treat. The service was amazing and the food was excellent too.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    My daughter & I brought my mom to a the Standard for dinner for Mother’s Day. When we walked in we were given a tour &seated. The service got off to a very slow start. We waited 15 minutes for our drinks & then another 10 minutes after that for bread. We ordered 2 Filets and 1 Ribeye. The filets came out perfect however the ribeye was definitely closer to medium than well done. After sending it back it came back not done again. When it did come back, the second time, both my mom & my daughter were finished with theirs so the potatoes were already cold of course. After the shock of the $315 bill, (and the fact that we were charged $3 for cherries in a Shirley Temple) we went out to retrieve our cars from the valet. He pulled my car up & parked it super close to the car in front of mine. I did not want to leave my mother standing on the sidewalk alone but the valet refused to go & get my moms car until we were sitting inside of my car. Once my mother’s car was brought up, we were leaving but the car was still in front of mine. I cut my wheels as sharp as I could to pull out but hit the small plastic valet sign that he had not moved. I noticed him motioning wildly & could hear him screaming at me from inside my vehicle. I stopped to hear him calling me a stupid b*tch. He proceeded to grab the sign, while continuing to cuss & yell at me, & throw it as hard as he could toward the restaurant area. I was in absolute shock so I left. I called Sharon, the owner, the next day & told her what happened. She did not call me back like she said she would so I called her back. I was merely told that the valet situation had been dealt with. Oh & the $3 cherries would be refunded to my card. I thought the situation was over with & decided I would not be back to that establishment. Two hours later, my daughter calls me. The owners son has called the hotel that my daughter works at & proceeded to rudely question her & berate her. Worst experience ever. Ridiculous! DO NOT RECOMMEND

  39. P

    Pickydixie

    New York Area

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Courteous service. Food was well prepared and less than imaginative. A bit pricey for what it was. But I would definitely go back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience from start to finish - greeted outside by host with a brief history, and we were treated like we were the only ones dining although restaurant was busy but not overcrowded- spacing out was intentional. Food was exceptional and service better than we’ve experienced in a very long time!! Well done Standard!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Standard at the Smith House is rated 4.9 stars by 1635 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Standard at the Smith House

167 Rosa L. Parks Blvd (8th Ave N) Nashville, TN 37203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Commerce and Church Sts.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available with dinner reservations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Joshua Swanson

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is announced in advance and varies weekly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 254-1277

  • Private party facilities

    Located in downtown Nashville, this 1840s townhouse is a unique experience for your next private dining event. As an award winning steakhouse, we have several private dining spaces that can accommodate your next event, whether it is a small dinner with close friends or a large corporate function. Contact us at (615) 775-8717 to schedule your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Kelsey Eller : (866) 915-3814

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