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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6956 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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2 people

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Booked 110 times today
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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,956 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. r

    returncustomer

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great lunch. Etch is so consistent, so customer-focused, and so delicious.
  2. KM

    KekaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!! The constant smile on the servers face made our anniversary extra special. The complimentary rose was an extra touch along with a hand signed card from all the wait staff.
  3. WG

    WriterGirl11

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing but our drinks were a little disappointing. I love ordering a mixed drink when going out but even though the drink was called "Proceed With Caution" it tasted like it had zero alcohol in it! I switched to wine after that. Our server was lovely and everyone was super nice but the noise level was louder than I expected...we could barely hear each other. Overall not as impressive as I wanted it to be but still enjoyed the experience.
  4. b

    bill

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch was recommended by a friend in California. And the experience was exactly how she described it....sensational food, spectacular service at the counter where the food is prepared. The counter is large but fun. I recommend it even to a small group. The team is remarkable, always checking on the food, my attitude, and recommending dishes when I asked. One of the best restaurants I've tried in Nashville.
  5. N

    Nando

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I would gladly return
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Ordered a variety of cocktails, carpaccio and the pork chop. The cocktails were great. The pork chop was average and chef recommendation was medium. My husband found it to lack flavor and wasn’t a huge fan of doneness.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was epic. Probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten
  8. SR

    SimiR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The tofu meal tasted like an Indian Samosa. Real tofu is made of soybean curd, not chickpeas. I feel like this menu item should be renamed because it was misleading and did not taste like what I was expecting. However, the service and desert were good.
  9. L

    Luvfood2

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed each course and the server was attentive and friendly with excellent timing for each course.
  10. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good overall. Was unable to accommodate our reservation for counter seating when we arrived, so we sat at a regular table. Food was very good, suggest checking out the carpaccio, the venison and the Brussels sprouts. Service was about average, martinis are served small and in wrong glass. Didn't have our first choice of wine off the wine menu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Lisa was a fantastic server, everything she recommended we got and enjoyed. Garrott at the bar was also wonderful.
  12. JW

    JayW

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    just ok. Trying to join the "trendy" type restaurant. Limited menu. Not bad but probably won't go back.
  13. T

    Tamas31

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - only wish that happy hour would be extended to dining area.
  14. CM

    CMC1

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional! Expected menu changes since last visit a month ago. Spinach salad was different not as good. Chef’s special of salmon was fantastic! Fried chicken was … okay. First, I should have know , but it was difficult to eat with a knife and fork. Chicken, IMO, wound have been better without the sauce. Wonton “thing” did not compliment the chicken at all. Would not order it again. The filet and pork chop from previous visits are recommended.
  15. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious dining experience. Kudos to the chefs and their designs.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible from start to finish
  17. A

    Andied

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is unassuming and the flavors in their sauces are the best I’ve ever had.
  18. SM

    ScottM

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. Loved the cauliflower and brussel sprouts.
  19. LO

    LaurieO

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Etch! The food is so creative but still absolutely delicious. Very fun to sit at the Chef's counter and watch the kitchen in action. Portions are quite large! Highlights were the shrimp and octopus bruschetta and the pork chop.
  20. KR

    KarenR

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Etch, especially before a concert at the Schermerhorn. The food and service is always top notch!
  21. DM

    DannyMartini

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were entertaining a guest from Denver. We were all impressed. My wife and I have been Deb Paquette fans since the days of Zola. She only gets better! (and that's hard to do at her level.) Our server was Travis D. It was his first night at Etch. and he was terrific. We cannot wait to return.
  22. SU

    SusanU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, staff very helpful recommendations. Menu was limited from previous visit.
  23. LK

    LillyK91

    Nashville

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Etch did not disappoint. I always look forward to visiting.
  24. QJ

    QuanJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are consistent. A favorite for special occasions.
  25. S

    Sharon

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Service seemed a bit slow. It was lunchtime, so they were busy.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance for anniversary dinner!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with “We are so happy to have you with us this evening.” That set the tone for an outstanding experience! The server noticed my curiosity with the wine list and offered to send the sommelier to speak with us. We had an interesting discussion about their extensive and eclectic wine list, and picked a winner! The food was also perfection! Definitely one of my favorite Nashville spots! Highly recommend!
  28. AG

    AndreaG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 4 year wedding anniversary. They went above and beyond for us. The food was amazing. The drinks were actually strong, and so refreshing. Highly recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed our experience at Etch!
  30. RJ

    RobertJ

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding salmon, mahi mahi and roasted cauliflower. Justin was an excellent server.
  31. D

    Dinerdad48

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brook made our night. Recommended both appetizers and entrées. Very special night and the food was exceptional.
  32. CB

    ChristianB

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent 👌. Staff, food, ambiance we're all awesome.
  33. DR

    DerekR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We went for our anniversary and staff made us feel incredibly welcome.
  34. PF

    PrestonF

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Nashville from St. Louis and had a wonderful experience at ETCH. The food, ambiance and service were outstanding. We started the evening off with cocktails. All were creative and worthy of adding to our favorites list. We followed with Bread and Butter, and Steak Carpaccio appetizers. Both were delicious. The highlight of the evening were the entree's: Sichuan Chicken, Grilled Pork Chop and Venison. Each were so good that we all had to share bites. Highly recommend ETCH and we will return next time we visit.
  35. m

    mikes

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night out.
  36. LL

    LaryssaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Amy was great as was the food. Loved the dessert too, highly recommend
  37. SH

    ScottH

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Went for lunch! Loved it
  38. LS

    LuanneS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server is a bartender in training, Gerrot. He was amazing , helpful, honest and fun! Great food. Great wine.
  39. SC

    SusanC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    This is a very loud restaurant. Five dollar's for bread is fine if it's homemade. I will not try it again.
  40. EA

    EA2022

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had heard good things about Etch, and was so glad to experience it for myself. The fish special was delicious, and I think the brussels sprouts were the best I've ever had!

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 6956 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 110 times today
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, Takeout, 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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