The Standard at the Smith House

4.8
1303 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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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. Such history. Service was top notch. Food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food, and service were all great. The house has a lot of history which the owners love to share. The food was delicious, the steak was perfectly cooked, and they gave us a complimentary birthday dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners were very nice and accommodating. The Makers Mark collection was a great and unexpected extra to see. Very cool place and cannot wait to come back. The food was very nice, great selection and done very well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a beautiful 1800’s mansion. Food and service were excellent and the ambience and attention to detail and explanation of the history of the mansion made for a great dinner.

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melvinr
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great historic place to visit and dine in. Different than any other dining experience I had in Nashville.

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JeroldC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic. From the valet attendant explaining the history of the house, to Mrs. Smith going more in-depth on the history, we learned a lot about the historical magnitude of the property.

The meal was great. Being a cattleman, I know a good steak, and this one ranks up there with the best I have had. Sides were excellent.

Highly recommend this as we will be making a regular out of The Standard.

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BethS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone just go here please. It’s chic and old school and food is exceptionally good and the staff are fabulous. Nothing bad about this place and it’s a Nashville gem.

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RobertW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Kevin, the valet, was awesome! Then we went inside ….
Waited 10 minutes to be greeted at the hostess stand. Finally got sat. The bread and water service person came relatively quickly, but the main server didnt come for almost 25 minutes. When she did she didnt apologize for our wait just said “are you ready? Hit me with it.” Umm im getting ready to order a $64 steak, and that’s the best you can do? I thought I was at Waffle House. Then it took almost 45 minutes for our food to come. My husband’s was great, mine was “ok.” Our drinks did not get refilled. She did not check to see how everything was, just asked if we wanted dessert (we didn’t.) Oddly, there appeared to be very few people dining, so it is not as if they were slammed. We will not return, sadly.

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LindseyM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The standard has become our favorite dinner spot in all of Nashville! Such a wonderful experience every time. Mrs. Smith is always so welcoming, and everyone who works there is amazing as well. I would give a million stars for The Standard if I could!

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Nikita
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not one bad thing I could say about this place. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like we were the only ones in the place. Food was fantastic. Service was perfect. Best martini I’ve ever had.

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vipJimil
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Immediately upon arrival we were greeted outside by valet who engaged in conversation that made us feel very welcome. This was followed by warm welcome and assistance from manager/owner Ms. Smith who immediately seated us even though 30 minutes early. She was there for us thru dinner until the time we left. Can't say enough how gracious and accommodating she was.

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GaryS
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Standard is an outstanding dining experience. Sharon the host Will take good care of you from the minute you enter the house. Food, service and overall experience were top notch. Fabulous experience.

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TeresaS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my 50th birthday. The atmosphere was amazing. Service was impeccable. Get ready to drop some cash though. One bottle of wine and two meals was $300.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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vipchar
E. Tennessee
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch. They have valet parking which is a major plus in Nashville. The atmosphere was amazing, the history of the house very interesting. Will definitely return.

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vipjustvisiting
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and anniversary with friends. Owner was very welcoming. Food and drink were excellent, thank you again

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday and the Standard did an amazing job at everything! We were very pleased!

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found a gem of a restaurant with this place. Food was amazing and the service was outstanding!! And, the ambiance offered a unique experience we will never forget. We will definately come back anytime we are in the area and will highly recommend to all our friend. Thank you for an extraordinary dining experience. One of the highlights of our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The standard has excellent service and their food and beverages are absolutely delicious. The venue is so unique and one-of-a-kind. I highly recommend dining there and learning about some of the history at this location.

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KatieL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms. Sharon was wonderful! The bar was wonderful! The food was wonderful! The service was wonderful! The staff was wonderful! It was one of the most delightful nights I have ever had in my life! If we ever make it back to Nashville, we WILL be going back!

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vipLaurieR
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a 5-star experience all around. Best meal of our trip to Nashville!

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Beth
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The building and the architecture were beautiful! I loved the history of this old townhome. The service was good. My husband enjoyed his old fashion cocktail and his fillet, but overall, I felt the food was mediocre. I love trying new restaurants, but this experience was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Everything was prepared so well. The service was outstanding and the history of the vintage home fascinating!! We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and we loved the whole experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was a great waiter funny and knowledgeable about Nashville

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was outstanding. Definitely will come back. Gluten-free options which were amazing.

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AracelyE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great dinner experience. Food was good, service was excellent and learning about the history of the building was amazing.

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StephenP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a cheap night out. But the food , service and place was just wonderful! Highly recommended.

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vipDanV
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an amazing experience.

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing we had a wonderful time! The staff and the food were the best!!!

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JAYBEE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful from the time you get a brief history from the valet and Mrs. Smith greats you at the door, till the time they say goodbye....food, ambience and everything in between.

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Kris
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent place to try! I loved that they spoke about the history of the place and the food was simply amazing. A must try at least once in your life!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

What a special place. The owner is lovely and staff from valets to servers are beyond accommodating. The food was so/so not bad but nothing impressive. With the high levels of people service I would have expected way better food quality. I had shrimp & grits and started w Tomato Crab BisqueSoup. Soup was watery ok on flavor not much crab. He had strip steak with side of asparagus & potato hash & wedge salad to start. He prefers steak with more sear on it. Everything thing was was really salty. My shrimp was heavily spiced w blackening spices. Maybe the cook had an off night or something. We didn’t want to complain as people hands down where so lovely and kind. We really think the main cook was off or had an off night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful treasure in Nashville! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening! Wonderful hospitality in a beautiful, historic place! The food was delightful, and our server made things so special with a dessert to celebrate our 10th anniversary!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, and the Smith House is so unique for an eating experience. Sean and Adam were great servers, and the staff was great!

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vipBill
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Filet was ordinary, although expensive. $11 is a lot for a bowl of green beans.

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Martin
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the history of the restaurant. The steaks were great! Creamed corn was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, staff, hostess (Mrs. Smith) were all nothing short of Phenomenal!!!! And of course we can't forget Zek, the bartender, fantastic. A must if in the area. It will be a go-to spot for me whenever I am visiting Nashville! Love,love, loved everything about this place.

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vipKatEva
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a home run here. Food, service, atmosphere. The history of this building is very interesting.

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The Standard at the Smith House is rated 4.8 stars by 1303 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.