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The Standard at the Smith House, Nashville, TN

The Standard at the Smith House

4.9
4.9
1683 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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Dining areas

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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  1. AG

    AG1334

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, great food also. The staff is incredibly family. Will be back very soon.
  2. TP

    TomfromPhilly

    Tampa

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service.. Second to none. Lobster appetizer was Fantastic. Filet cooked to perfection
  3. AP

    AliciaP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience and it was exactly what we needed to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. My husband and I both joked about being born in the wrong era and being at the standard makes you feel like you step back in time to a better place! The building is nostalgic and beautiful and every person we encountered was knowledgeable and pleasant and professional. The drinks were amazing the food was amazing the ambience itself was amazing. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we actually decided not to do anything after, we felt relaxed and content. There’s not many places that deliver that kind of feeling anymore. I hope this Place stays around for a long long time. We will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone if they live in or around Nashville or are visiting!
  4. AH

    AlexandraH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for my fiancés birthday and we were truly blown away. From the very beginning we were treated exceptionally well by everyone, from valet to our server. Highly recommend for a special night out with some damn good steak!
  5. RC

    RickC

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A wonderful historic home from the 1800’s. Our first visit since Pre-pandemic and the same valet and the same manager/owner were there to greet us. Service was good, food was excellent. We’ll be back again soon.
  6. M

    Mallory

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were magnificent!! Everyone there felt like they were old friends.
  7. JA

    JasonA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    If it were based solely on the food, The Stamdard would have gotten a 5 star rating. It’s the “hiccups” we experienced throughout the night that brought our rating down. To start, the valet driver was extremely rude and unprofessional. We had never been here before, and he “spoke” to us as though we were stupid for not knowing the ins and outs of the area. This was not the best way for us to start our evening. Once inside, we were met with very friendly greetings. We were led to the bar for pre-dinner cocktails which were very good. The atmosphere of the bar was very relaxing. After some conversations over our drinks, we were led to our table where our waiter Heath and his “helper” Cole introduced themselves. We ordered 2 appetizers; only 1 came out to us. This was absolutely amazing, but we were a bit discouraged that, between 2 waiters, they couldn’t even get the appetizer order correct (or the 2nd was simply forgotten about- it was a simple salad). Next we received our meal which, again, was phenomenal. But, also again, was missing 1 important component (a whole lobster tail). Again, when you are dining at a restaurant this nice, you expect a bit better service. All in all, the meal was good otherwise. As we were leaving, we again encountered our valet as he “fetched” our car. I was disappointed that his attitude hadn’t changed much. I’m really surprised an establishment such as this would have an employee with such poor respect for the customers. With all this to say, we probably won’t be back.
  8. JS

    JayS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it so much we went back 2nd time. Love How Sharon made us feel like family!!
  9. T

    Tera

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our visit! Heath was exceptional!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend dining here. Food was a 10/10. Service was amazing and the vibe is awesome. We will definitely be back next time we are in Nashville.
  11. G

    Glassman

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    first the venue was a stellar example off turn of the century style and then there was the food which was excellent along with the drinks as well as the people serving. would absolutely return the next trip
  12. RM

    RuthM

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our daughter for her birthday to The Standard and it was amazing. Great food, drinks and service. Would highly recommend.
  13. r

    rusty

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place. I had the sea bass and it was so good.
  14. RK

    RonnieK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our Anniversary dinner and it certainly didn't disappoint. Food was excellent as was our waiter "Allen". We will certainly visit again on our next trip to Nashville.
  15. CH

    ChrisH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and ambience. The food was great and overall wonderful experience.
  16. MB

    MeganeB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, food, ambiance and overall service was great.
  17. AC

    AndrewC

    Savannah

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice. Best Mac & Cheese ever. Careful of forced bar visit. Trying to push drinks. “Odd”
  18. JG

    JenniferG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here and it was an incredible experience that we plan to replicate every time we visit!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Loved the ambiance. Nice drinks but no garnishes
  20. J

    Jonah

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    A charming old "mansion" turned into a restaurant, among other things. It's a nice place to visit and eat, and it certainly has all the makings of a very nice dining experience worth revisiting over and over again. Unfortunately, it didn't quite deliver as well as it could have, and it is likely adored as much as it is because there really aren't many amazing places to dine at in middle Tennessee. The service: the pacing felt a bit rushed. We slowed things down ourselves, but it took a little effort. When there is an open bottle of wine at the table it is customary for the server to keep the glass with wine in it. He must have forgot because he only poured the first time... the rest was up to us. Not a big deal, but little things like this were missing throughout the experience. The valet had much better service than our server. Those guys out front are classy and attentive. The Food: The food certainly tasted good, albeit a little bland, but the style wasn't quite as elegant as we were expecting given the atmosphere. We've had better steaks at Ruth's Chris. The filet was rather flat and uninspiring. The Ambience: The house had a very charming appeal to it, although we were seated in a side area that appeared to be a decorated whisky closet, so we didn't get to take in and enjoy the entire experience of the old house. The Standard does seem to cater to "regulars" so perhaps we were treated as outsiders and not as important as the regular patrons. Overall it was a little disappointing only in that it appeared to have the potential of being an amazing experience, and it just didn't deliver. We may return to try it again, but not for some time...
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Upon arrival we were told multiple times that if you trip and fall you can’t sue them because they gave you a verbal warning. Ribeye was grey. Fish was placed on top of a mixture of mashed potatoes and creamed corn. It was bleh. Wouldn’t go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience I’ve ever had. Food and service were phenomenal
  23. FF

    FredoFlorida

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at this historical establishment. The service was impeccable. The food outstanding. Thank you!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my new favorites in Nashville! Can’t wait to come back! The service was excellent and the food was amazing!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome choice and experience with history
  26. SD

    SteveD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The history of the building added to the ambience. Terrific people, food and drinks.
  27. DC

    DanC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Standard offers more than a meal, it's an experience
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive. This is a beautiful venue with great food and attentive staff. Will be back when next in Nashville.
  29. B

    Banjo22

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous anniversary dinner, staff was very friendly and helpful.
  30. RM

    RichardMiddlebrook

    Hawaii

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant dating to the 1843. Beautiful place where the granddaughter (little charmer) was manning the front of house. The service and food was spot on. Couldn’t have been happier!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived we were treated fantastic. The greeter and Mrs Smith made us feel welcome and made sure to know our names and throughout the evening that was reinforced. Our server was knowledgeable and even took his time to talk with us while we ate. I would highly recommend the standard and we will return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with a fantastic dining fare. Definitely a must do when in Nashville!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Vacation date; the staff was very nice and attentive!
  34. a

    amyp

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So awesome !! What an experience MUST go, such a wonderful family
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sharon was phenomenal by all means!!! I took my girlfriend to this elegant restaurant for her birthday. It blew every restaurant in Tennessee out of the works. From the moment the valet took my hand to lift me out of the car, the upscale server Heath, the amazing hosts, and they made sure it would be a moment to remember. Thank you all for your service and making us feel welcomed.
  36. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can not say enough about how wonderful our experience at The Standard was! Outstanding service, excellent food and what a personable experience. We absolutely loved our evening and felt like it we were true guests of the hosts. We highly recommend The Standard.!
  37. PM

    PaulM

    Portland

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is so much more than a restaurant...it's a Nashville treasure; an experience that shouldn't be missed! We arrived early to savor a classic martini as our aperitif; from start to finish my wife and I were greeted by each member of the team and treated as royalty with a level of kindness from a bygone era of courtesy that is rarely seen, even in the world of hospitality. I must mention the butter than is infused with so much flavor is mind blowing; coupled with homemade bread...just incredible! We sarted with the Lobster Dip, paired with a glass of Malbec from Argentina. I couldn't resist The Standard Fillet, paired with a glass of Oberon cabernet sauvignon from Napa while my with opted for the rack of lamb. Chocolate torte for dessert with a cup of French press was perfect! Such a pleasurable evening; thank you to our servers and Mrs. Smith for a very memorable experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allen was an absolute fantastic server! The meal was fantastic!
  39. PH

    PennyH

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an exquisite dining experience. Starting with Kevin greeting us outside explaining a little history of this 182 year old Victorian building. Sharon Smith who’s family owns The Standard is a warm & lovely host who guided us to their bar where Chris served us Champagne while we waited for our table. We were introduced to our serving team of Heath and Cole who both gave us excellent warm service. We shared the Rack of Lamb and The Filet Special which were the best I have ever had! I highly recommend The Standard at the Smith House for anyone visiting Nashville. Thank you for a great 30th Anniversary celebration!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most unforgettable night ever. Like a dream, a night me and my husband will always remember.

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

FAQs

The Standard at the Smith House is rated 4.9 stars by 1683 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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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