About Wild Iris

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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."

127 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Town Center Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 370-0871

Website:
http://www.wildirisrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Drew Fugere

Additional:
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Wild Iris Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very poor food and service

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 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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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have enjoyed Wild Iris for many years - still live their creative and delicious cuisine! Very enjoyable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Outstanding experience. Casual, yet refined. Excellent menu and wine selection. I highly recommend. The next time we're in the area, we'll definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always one of our favorite evening spots! Menu is small and focused making every choice or selection perfect when it comes out. Service is always excellent.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was great. We really enjoyed our meal.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wild Iris was wonderful. Pork chop to die for and curry/pumpkin soup delicious.
In spite of the small space, we always feel separate/private.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This local place still has the great menu and service its had for years. The fresh taste and good Chief gives the place an edge over the chain places in the area. Great for a date or special occasion. Service has never been bad at anytime though out the seasons. Prices have crept up but quality still is king.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

First time, while on a visit to Nashville. Good food. Loved the fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and Penne Bettola. Aperol Spritz were very refreshing. Good wine list. Attentive, friendly wait staff. Generous shot of Drambuie for my dessert, wife had Coconut pie which was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

old favorite; never disappoints; always great food

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always enjoy good food and good service. Very pleasant atmosphere too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very good food, interesting menu, ok ambiance. The food more than made up for just an average look. Good music, great service, but it is the average seating. The bar is nice.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were in town for my aunt's funeral. I was with my Mom who is handicapped and in a wheel chair. I hate to leave anything negative because our meal was delicious and our server was perfect but the restaurant was very inaccessible for the handicapped. There was a ramp that had a large bump and 2 patrons got up from their tables to help me get her over the bump into the restaurant. The way the cars were parked and where the ramp started forced me to take her in front of a car and cement block at the front of parking space. (hard to explain). That opening between the car and the fence around the patio that I had to wheel her through was so narrow that her shoulder was touching the car. Anyway, it was just hard at the end of a hard, emotional day for us. I just thought the restaurant would like to know for future handicapped patrons. But thank you so much for an excellent dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We looked for a restaurant close to our hotel in Brentwood, TN, and found that Wild Iris was just 4 minutes away. The food, cocktails, and wine were outstanding. The highlights were the rare tuna, PEI mussels, lemon creme brulee, and coconut sushi (dessert). If we travel back again to the Nashville area, we would dinner there again. Gluten free options are available.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Music station was hard to listen to.......more relaxing timeless music suggestion

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyed an early evening dinner. Great scallops, great glass of wine. Friendly service.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Sat promptly without wait. Server was the perfect combination of friendly, informative and attentive. Wine poured at the appropriate time and courses arrived at just the right interval. Brussels sprouts appetizer was tasty but a bit al denté for our tastes. Rare tuna with couscous and avocado cremè was enjoyable but I didn't expect it to be a totally cold dish. Would've preferred the cremè not totally under the couscous. Still delicious, tho. My friend enjoyed her salmon and risotto. The desserts, however, were our favorites. Definitely order the Coconut "Sushi" or the Lemon cremè brûlée, if they are available. I could've eaten more of them! Would definitely consider dining here again if I am traveling this way in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Enjoyed every minute! We met with good friends & had good food, friendly service & a very nice evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 25, 2017

White wine sangria was really good. Caesar salad was good / croutons were spicy. Cheese plate was okay - very petite for sharing. Bread / olive oil was very good.

I got the smoked chicken pot pie - should have saved that choice for fall or winter. Didn't go with the summer heat. Too many potatoes and not enough chicken for me, but good broth and pastry top.

Bathroom door very difficult to shut and you have to walk through the servers area to get there. Atmosphere kind of cramped and not in a great way. There are better places in Nashville for sure, but if you don't want that drive, it's good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We dine here quite often. Really enjoy the atmosphere and the food. As of the last six months menu selections have gone way down and the service has gone down hill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

My husband and I met up with two other couples as we were all in the area for a wedding. We had reservations...our table was set for us and we were seated immediately. Brenna was our server and she took excellent care of us. We tried several items from the specials menu...the food was delicious! We highly recommend Wild Iris!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice neighborhood place in an unassuming strip center. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing-very different in a sauce that is delicious. Dip the good bread in the sauce. The salads were very good and I had a French Rose that was light and fresh. The pot pie had a flavor I didn't love so it was my least favorite thing, but overall the service and food were outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wild Iris is always awesome. Service is top-notch - best in Nashville

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wild Iris was such a disappointment. We were the only group in the restaurant, and the service was less than impressive. The menu selection looked excellent, but only one of the three of us was satisfied with our meal. He ordered the steak and eggs, and while it was good, the steak was served room temperature. The waitress dropped a beer all over the table, and barely apologized. I am the first to say that this spill could have happened to anyone, but her attempt at making it right was not satisfactory. Needless to say, we will not be back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food was great. There were seven in the group and the server handled us well. The brick chicken, shrimp and grits, salmon, and ahi tuna were all delightful. This night was unusual in that there was a horrible accident on I 65 causing the amount of time getting there to double. 15 minutes turned into 45 minutes; 30 - 35 minutes into over an hour. The trip was well worth it. Thank you Wild Iris for being patient with the late arrivals.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We have been coming here for several years. You could consider us regulars. Menu has been constricted recently and The smoked chicken pot pie was tasty but was dry and had few pieces of chicken.
There was a time when every meal was wonderful and I have to say the last couple of times we've been here it was somewhat disappointing. Decor needs a total refresh it is tired.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

A favorite neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I love this restaurant! The food is always spot-on, the service is always wonderful, and although the wine list is small, everything is always great. The pot de creme is not to be missed.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We celebrated our moms birthdays - 2 families so there was 12 of us- they took great care of us. The food was delicious and came out at the same time, the service was top notch, not easy with a big group.
I have eaten at Wild Iris for lunch & dinner several times, always a good experience. I am glad we chose this for our special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Sorry to write this review about a long standing local restaurant. Had not been here in quite some time, and took a friend for her birthday. Food was average at best. Salads had so little dressing on them you couldn't taste. Specialty drink was so bad we had to send back and get wine. Worst thing was upon leaving we visited restroom! I the smell in there was horrid!! Worse than any gas station I've stopped at on interstate!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Such a welcome relief from the corporate restaurants that dominate Brentwood. You can have a cozy chat with your companion without the competing clamor of what seems to be called "lively" these days. The modern menu has tasty preparations to please everyone but could use more range of flavors in the starters/small plates section. Super personable staff remained discrete and eased us through our evening. We'll be back next time in town.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The ahi tuna was good. The menu and wine list were very limited. Food preparation was good and the price was very reasonable.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 19, 2017

One of my wife's favorite restaurants and the one she chose for her birthday.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner recently at Wild Iris. The staff was very friendly and helpful with all our questions. The wine was excellent. There are paintings on the walls by an excellent local abstract painter. There is a small quaint bar if you're just stopping by for a drink or a glass of wine. Wild Iris is handy for those in the Brentwood area. The location among several stores in a nice little strip mall is not the Ritz, but they have done a very good job to create a nice ambience inside, which we appreciated. We will go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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