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Wild Iris

4.4
374 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

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Join us for an extended Restaurant Week, January 25th - 30th!

Long known as Brentwood"s favorite neighborhood restaurant, over the years Wild Iris has bloomed into a comfortable and food-driven restaurant with a menu, wine list and full bar that appeals to all crowds.

The Tennessean raves, "Wild Iris has always been good. If anything, it only improves with time."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(615) 370-0871
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Drew Fugere
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Cross street
Town Center Way
Additional
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.4
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Eric’s service was excellent. Helpful and attentive but not intrusive. Food is very good. We like the smaller menu and the fact that we can talk over dinner at Wild Iris.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Wild Iris never fails to deliver on excellent food and good service in a fun and cozy atmosphere.
And it's right in Brentwood.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My husband’s birthday. Asked for seating at the banquet. They did seat us as requested. Added a candle to our desert for celebration

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service was excellent and it was not very crowded. My meal was just ok - tenderloin was cooked appropriately but the mushroom sauce was salty but otherwise flavorless. My dinner companion enjoyed her shrimp & grits.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Waitress hurried us through the meal. The entree portion was small and overpriced. The dining room was extremely loud.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love this place with and extremely friendly and professional staff.
When full it can be a bit loud but even then, one of our local favorites!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The first time My family and I went to Wild Iris was about a month ago. The food was delicious, so we decided to go back for my husband’s birthday. Unfortunately, this time around, the food was very bland. We ordered several of the same dishes that we had at our prior visit and they paled on comparison. Hopefully, this was just as off night.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food was very slow in coming out, and when we received it, the Caesar Salad with Chicken was very bland. It was average at best, and not enjoyable. We usually have a good meal, but this was not a good experience. Based on today, I would not recommend it..

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A bit snug but overall a great experience.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice wine selection. Great service timing and attention. A little too “cozy”; tables very close. Food was delicious; salmon a touch over cooked but very good and rib eye cut was a little bit smaller than hoped. Very reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

AMAZING food and we had a great waiter. Ideal place for a dinner for two! I highly recommend ordering the scallops!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent, probably the best in Brentwood
Kitchen was relatively slow - a strong hour had passed before the entrees were served

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Was a great place we look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service and food on Valentine’s Day.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice. Small but very quality place

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service is always the best and the food is delicious. We have never had a bad meal here.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This was the first time my family has been to Wild Iris. It’s a cute restaurant with good food. However, we found it to be a bit on the expensive side compared to other similar restaurants we’ve been to. Also, there is no kids menu.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

I usually go to Wild Iris during Originals Restaurant Week, so this was my first time to simply eat a meal. As usual the food was good and the service, though a little slow, was attentive. My only dining experiences at Wild Iris are dinners so I am hoping to go there for lunch as well.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant is small which adds to it's charm but it VERY cramped at 7 on a Saturday night. hard to navigate to get back to our table. Food was excellent - everyone enjoyed what they ordered. decent choice of wines. Prices were much higher than the last time I was there - but that's just Nashville now. Our service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was excellent and service was accommodating. My party has the pork chop, shrimp and grits, French onion soup, Caesar salad, and bread pudding for dessert. We cleaned our plates. The lighting has been improved, not quite as dim as previously, yet still comfortably soft.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Had not been back to Wild Iris in a couple of years. With all new restaurants opening in Nashville, we had not come back to one of our favorites. We were reminded what a great restauant we have in town and will be remarking to friends to go back to one of the best that can get lost in the flurry of new places. Tried and true and fabulous, still. I had the parmesan crusted Mahi Mahi special and it was extraordinary. Service as always was prompt and friendly. Felt like home. Go people.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The salad and desert were excellent. The service was good. My chicken dish was average. My husband’s rib eye was the worst piece of meat we have ever had in a restaurant. It was very fatty. We took most of it home. We gave a small piece to our dog and he got sick a few hours later. We threw the test of it away. We have eaten there before and the food is usually good. It is always noisy. We will not return there for dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Cozy night during Nashville Restaurant Week. Layers of flavor in the Blackened Shrimp & Grits and the creme brûlée was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The meal was just OK. The mussels appetizer was excellent, but the paella was a joke. It was just seafood in a tasteless sauce (no evidence of saffron). The bread pudding was fine but undistinguished. The cocktails are just bizarre. If we return, I will stick to wine.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Looking for a quiet place to get a decent meal with a friend or spouse, this is your place. Make sure you're not in a hurry.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Was passing through the area, saw a review and decided to give it a try A tad hard to find in dark but worth the effort. Shrimp and grits were excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent. Great food. Limited menu but plenty of food nd good options.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Other than bread, everything was very good, hot and flavorful. Service was top notch. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent, creative food options along with the popular, regular items. Prie fix dinner offering. Good wine list. Stellar bartender (Becky) and fabulous male waiter whose name escapes me. Always enjoy going here.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Came here on New Years Eve. Got seated right away. The appetizer was great ( cheese board ). Ordered entrees and promptly got a migraine. Had to leave and take entrees to go. While I waited in the car our waitress was kind enough to give my wife some peppermint oil for my H/A. I was skeptical but it worked! Wasn’t able to eat until we got home ( 2 hrs. ). My food was great and my wife said it was the best salmon she had ever had, despite being cold. Could have been a horrible experience, but turned out great. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was amazing! We were seated instantly and the ambiance was perfect for New Year’s Eve. I’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We went early on a Saturday evening and were the first guests, thus the atmosphere was quiet and very nice for conversation. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient without being over bearing. All four of us enjoyed our food (salmon was outstanding, oysters rockefeller great, chili and tomato soup both delicious and the creme brulee was the best we've had in Nashville . . . my go to dessert, so have sampled it in many places. All in all, it was a great evening.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Wild Iris is my favorite lunch spot and this was my first dinner here. I love that you can get Gott Cab by the glass! It was wonderful. Rib Steak was well prepared, sauce was excellent. Loved their Crème Burlee, can't recommend the Bread Pudding, it had good flavor and caramel sauce but a rubbery texture. Great service!

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We live 5 minutes from this restaurant and it is one of our favorites, a go-to place for regular nights and special occasions.

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great lunch place to go with friends. Like have the "Pick 2" option. Great service

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2.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Very poor food and service

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I truly enjoy the Wild Iris. It's a very good place for a nice quiet date. The wine list is good, the muscles are fantastic and the menu option and entrees are excellent.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

As always, great food and service. Wine recommendation was spot on. Thanks

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Fourth trip to Wild Iris. Comfortable with good food and a relaxing atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Didn't care much for the food or wait staff. The chicken was rubbery. The "fried" brussel sprouts appeared to be broiled and were hard and dry. That's all I'm going to say because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

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