The Standard at the Smith House

4.8
1435 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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DavidT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience start to finish. A beautiful venue, great people and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a ‘date night’ while in town for a conference. Truly a superb experience from the greeting and history overview at the front door!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks, steaks could’ve been better but the service made it up!

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JohnnyG
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A wonderful architectural building and quaint ambiance. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good was delicious. Pork chop and the filet. Will definitely visit again

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vipMaggieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience! Learning about the home and its history was such a nice addition to a delicious meal. The service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Owner Sharon Smith called to confirm reservations, welcomed us, and called me by name when she said goodbye. Where else does this happen? We loved the pre dinner drink at bar. Beautiful room & great cocktails! We were nervous about the food but we absolutely loved everything! We had lobster bisque, the standard filet, and the sea bass. The standard filet was perfectly cooked..it’s heavy on the truffle oil which we liked but may not be for everyone. Loved the history & ambiance of the house! Overall it was a special experience.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wife and I had a great anniversary dinner here. Really felt special eating here in this historical house. Would do it again.

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HeatherE
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food had no seasoning and was cold. It is a very stuffy environment that is not comfortable to be in. The valet was rude and so was the hostess. The waiter was decent. Will never eat there again.

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vipnaplesgirl
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful historic restaurant. Excellent service. Great meal. This is a special place. High touch from the entry man to the hostess to the bartenders to the wait staff. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and loved the pre meal bar seating near the fire. Allen, our server, was extremely attentive and personable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The drinks were delicious, the ambiance was incredible.

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RebeccaB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Service and environment were incredible. Food was amazing.

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vipBenB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at a very special location.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience ever! Brandon and the entire team were absolutely incredible. We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most memorable dining experiences my wife and I have had. Beginning with a warm greeting outside the front doors to the hostess to the waiters, everything was perfect. Food and wine were exceptional.

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Foodie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make a point to frequently dine out. After visiting many fine dining restaurants we found this one to be head & shoulders above all others. We try not to visit any place twice as there are many places to experience. We will be regulars at The Standard & it will be the place we take friends and/or family on special occasions. An incredible & memorable night.

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BryanY
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, beautiful historic home. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Anyone visiting Nashville should definitely plan to dine here.

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ShellieC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening and the food and service was spectacular! Will definitely visit again!

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Zachm
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Lots of history. Very cool bar. Will be back

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Rich
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a quiet upscale dinner. The food quality and the service are excellent.

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vipLenka
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The house is special. The bar with fire it’s nice and they can do really food cocktails .
The service ok not what it suppose to be in restaurant like that. The guy dropped dishes 2 times on the floor , our server was lady . She was nice . The food was not great . We did have reservation but wait 40 min for tabel and then since we asked again we got our tabel.
Can’t recommend

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ashatcher
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere - everything was amazing.

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vipFoodie
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe I live nearby and had never gone to this amazing mansion. So much history. Delicious food and great service.

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HannahE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were completely blown away by the food! It was an expensive meal, but I thought the quality matched the price. Great ambiance, okay service. Definitely get the creamed corn!

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vipCourtneyC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Standard was an amazing experience from start to finish. We are visiting from Texas & I’m so glad we found this spot to have a nice dinner. The food was incredible and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! The staff were all very polite and personable and made you feel like you were coming home!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely respite of dignity from the honky tonk scene

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KelliH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we had during our entire trip. Well worth the money. The corn and mac and cheese!!!!

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JaniceR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an anniversary at The Standard. We enjoyed hand crafted cocktails by fireside in a cozy setting. Dinner was wonderful and we received a complimentary glass of champagne. Thank you.

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JanI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner celebrating my sister’s Birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with my girlfriend at The Standard. Was greeted by Sharon and was very impressed with the customer service and her clear love for the house and the business. Had Allen and Nash as server and server assistance and was incredibly happy with the personalities and demeanor of both gentlemen. Food was fantastic! Had the fried green tomatoes and filet tartar with a few cocktails to start then enjoyed the sea bass, lamb, and sides of truffle has cake and Mac and cheese. Wonderful night out, and an evening well spent.

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MarkL
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great ambiance. Great service. We had a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott took great care of us! Food was excellent!

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JohnF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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vipOTPDiner
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A singular experience. We love coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipAlejandroP
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall a good experience. Place is historic and unique! Food was very good. We booked for a 21:15 time. There was a rush to get us through the meal since the moment we arrived. Server went as far as offering to recork our bottle of wine, so we could take it to hotel. Really unacceptable for a fine dining experience!!! They should not accept late dinner reservations if they are not willing to let patrons enough time to complete their meals and drinks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Amazing place to have an awesome dinner.

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KurtK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic, incredible service. Get there early and have a drink at the unique bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The experience was very cool but the service and food was awful. The steak was cold and had absolutely no flavor - not even salt or pepper. We ordered drinks with dinner that didn’t come until we asked for the check. Very sad place to have my 35th birthday dinner

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ThomasC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Fabulous service and food. Truly a must for a special night where you want the best of all worlds.

FAQs

The Standard at the Smith House is rated 4.8 stars by 1435 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.