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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6822 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts by Chef Deb Paquette and Pastry Chef Megan Williams, Etch is located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in Nashville's SoBro district. The restaurant is equipped with two private dining rooms, a full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with Deb and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday.

In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville's best chef and Nashville's best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.

The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy our modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 522-0685

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Deb Paquette

  • Private party facilities

    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.

  • Private party contact

    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    3rd AVE.

  • Parking Details

    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,822 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Most Booked

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  • Nashville

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  1. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food - creative, thoughtful, and flavorful. The sauces are full of depth. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

  2. PC

    PaulC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing flavor combinations, stunning presentations, cooked to perfection

  3. B

    Blooms

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    Lisa, our server was Excellent! Her recommendation’s were welcomed and enjoyed. Salmon was excellent ( Chefs choice ) my fillet with their garlic roasted potatoes was fair I bit overcooked and the potatoes were not hot. I would recommend, but I more than likely get Chefs choice next visit. All in all, great place, we will return, just not on a Saturday night! One man walked around with a baby the whole time we were there and ate standing up ~ very disrespectful and rude.

  4. SM

    SMADP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both the seafood selection (MahiMahi) and the chefs specail (salmon) were top notch. Roasted cauliflower app was an excellent health choice as well.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  6. BD

    BrittneyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Celebrated my anniversary here. Ordered the carpaccio, etch salad, and filet. All were amazing, best filet I’ve ever had hands down. Our server Amy was great and overall awesome experience

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and they surprised us with a glass of champagne for our anniversary.

  8. J

    Jenna

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dinner we’ve had in Nashville! Our waiter Zach was very attentive. The food was amazing, would highly recommend

  9. TF

    TriciaF

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service.

  10. SW

    ScottW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb in every respect. Delicious food and top drawer service that was balanced perfectly. Attentive but not over bearing. When did brussel sprouts get so good?! Go here!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stopped in during our trip to Nashville and sat at the Chef's Bar. Absolutely amazing dinner, one of the best I've ever had. Our server Lisa was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was just out of this world, the venison was perfectly cooked and just melted in your mouth! This is definitely a special place that anyone and everyone in Nashville should definitely try! Not to mention, sitting at the Chef's Bar was a fantastic experience!

  12. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat at the counter, Samantha really knew her stuff…monkfish appetizer was so different we loved it. Had a wonderful man dining next to us fun to talk to. Everything was great down to dessert mocha crunch.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal, service, and location.

  14. S

    Shimdog

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to Etch, and we really enjoyed it. The service was excellent, and food was creative and delicious. I'll admit the octopus and shrimp bruschetta appetizer was not my favorite, but my wife loved it. Our venison and fish special entrees were terrific. My only complaint is I wish they wouldn't charge $5 for bread and butter.

  15. DC

    DennisC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow… Mike drop… Service was awesome and then there is the food, very good and creative. I would go back there in two seconds.

  16. S

    Scuba

    Tallahassee

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first trip to Nashville and to Etch. My husband and I loved everything from the ambience to the service and the food all the way to dessert. I highly recommend the roasted cauliflower, tempura oyster mushrooms, catfish and chicken with sizzling rice dishes. We topped it off by sharing the ice cream sundae which was everything strawberry. Superb! In fact, we loved it so much we’re going back tomorrow!

    EtchResponded 2 days ago

    Hello, thank you for the review! We're thrilled to hear that your recent visit to Etch was exceptional. It sounds like you and your husband made excellent menu choices! We hope you'll return again the next time you're in Nashville!

  17. b

    billw

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and selection! Our server is very knowledgeable and attentive.

  18. MC

    MarlaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall the Etch experience was awesome. Our waiter Justin was very attentive and knowledgeable about wines. We enjoyed the perfectly cooked steaks and tasty crispy potato salad and Brussel sprouts.

  19. RM

    ReneeM

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service for a reasonable price. The Etch Salad was VERY good. The 8 oz Filet and the Pork Chop were both delicious, and the Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae was the perfect dessert to top it all off.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is by far the best restaurant in Nashville!!! Come to Nashville once a year and try to dine here as many times as I can during visit. The service is hands down top notch -we have Brooke usually and she is so attentive and has stellar personality ! Must try is the charred cauliflower the best I’ve ever had. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu as everything is cooked to perfection. The management does an awesome job here. Can’t say enough positive things about this phenomenal restaurant.

    EtchResponded 5 days ago

    Hello there, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your guests enjoyed your recent visit to Etch. Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back to enjoy the cauliflower again soon!

  21. MS

    MichaelS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and atmosphere. We had a great server too! The Brussel sprouts are out of the world! Must get!

  22. SB

    SavannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere, service and food! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable of every dish.

  23. NB

    NinaB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fantastic and unique. Wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend.

  24. o

    open

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    The food was bad. Cauliflower was cold. Monkfish tart was very bad. Brussels sprouts had way too much sauce. The salad was actually really good - the only highlight in an otherwise very bad meal. On the other hand, the service was really good.

    EtchResponded 6 days ago

    Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I sincerely apologize for the lackluster experience you had with us. This is far from the level of quality food we are proud to provide our guests with, and we would love the opportunity to speak with you directly regarding your visit. Would you mind sharing your contact information with us at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time; we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  25. SB

    SuzieB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service. The chef’s counter was fun and the filet was fabulous. Highly recommend.

  26. BL

    ButchL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, OUTSTANDING SERVICE, fantastic food. Great way to celebrate our 55th anniversary!

  27. LW

    LisaW

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and food! Loved everything about Etch. We will definitely return.

  28. OH

    OliviaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food here. This is a must stop if you’re in Nashville!

  29. JW

    JWWW

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anthony gave very good service. Appetizers salads and entrées were as expected. Very good. Noise level was good to discuss business. However restaurant was not quite as full as it normally is. Most likely why it wasn’t too noisy.

  30. AS

    AndyS

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our anniversary

  31. M

    Marlmars

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing. Service was fantastic. The food creative and memorable. Can’t wait to come back.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was a little pricey but was outstanding. We will return. We really enjoyed everything we had. Many of the dishes have notes of citrus with unique spice mixes. The service was wonderful.

  33. SL

    SarahL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and my favorite place in Nashville. Always nice, and I would recommend sitting at the counter if it is not a large group.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My go to restaurant when I am in Nashville!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! And prices were very reasonable. Weight staff was knowledgeable about the menu, including wine. And the service was times great. Overall, if you are looking for a great upscale meal close to Broadway, this is the place to go!

  37. PM

    PMJF

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre concert dinner with my daughter!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Diner was amazing, I totally recommend Venison it was delicious.

  39. LJ

    LauraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back. Our service was great and the drinks were excellent.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exquisite a d our server Brooke was a star. Wonderful experience at The Etch. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Etch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.

Etch is rated 4.8 stars by 6822 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Etch

303 Demonbreun Street Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    3rd AVE.

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Deb Paquette

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 522-0685

  • Private party facilities

    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.

  • Private party contact

    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446

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