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Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6848 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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19:30


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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 6,848 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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    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was a nice setting with great food and service
  2. LB

    LBoogie

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was amazing. Justin our server did a great job explaining the menu to our group as there are a lot of unique ingredients and elaborate presentations and preparation. All of our meals were delicious: the fish of the day was Corvina prepared with a sweet potato beignet and a wonderful combination of orange flavorings with ingredients and accompaniments. The Salmon was delicious, filet perfectly cooked, and the appetizers (we had a few) were all delicious. I was worried it would be loud with the open kitchen design but our group of 6 were able to converse easily across the table and we were closer to the kitchen. The restaurant was in the medium to large size and there are plenty of tables further away. The pacing was perfect and the note signed by the staff was a nice touch (we were celebrating a special occasion). It was on the expensive side, as expected, but the quality and uniqueness could have been priced higher and been worth it. I hope they don’t raise their prices based on this review. Well done Etch! Thank you.
  3. TF

    ThornejFod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places I've ever eaten in my life and I have eaten a few times a day in my life
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony our server provided impeccable service. He was warm and cordial and gave excellent food and beverage recommendations too. The meal was memorable. The Sichuan chicken was one of the best dishes of its kind I have ever tasted in my life. The roasted cauliflower which our server recommended exceeded expectations. We had a reservation and when the host showed us to our table we asked to be moved to a location near the window. They graciously and promptly accommodated our request. We will add this restaurant to our repertoire when visiting Nashville. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
  5. SK

    SusanK

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Etch was a total experience. I would return. The entrees are layers of flavor and textures— a work of art for your tastebuds.
  6. PL

    PamL

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I come to Nashville, I always a reserve a table at Etch, it’s delicious! Great atmosphere and the service is on point.
  7. EG

    ElmerG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was very knowledgeable and Attentive
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Etch! It is always a wonderful experience and the food and flavors are not something I can even describe.
  9. a

    amym

    Nashville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the highest quality of food with the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Service is never less than outstanding.
  10. NT

    NoahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice location . It’s downtown but not in a crowded area. Food was incredible as well as the service. It’s expensive but well worth the cost!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an incredible first dinning experience here. Melinda was our server. She was very professional and gave great recommendations. We started with the octopus and shrimp bruschetta and it was so fabulous. Cauliflower was yummy too. I knew from the first bite that the entrees were going to be incredible. Our meals came out at perfect times. My friend got the venison dish that was full of flavor and absolutely delicious. I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly. Melt in your mouth… so good! And wild caught. That’s a plus. Every part of the dish was amazing. We had a window seat, which I enjoyed. I can tell they pay attention to detail by laying the drink menu on the window, the candle light reflected on to the cover and made a subtle ambiance at the table. It was never too loud for conversation. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for amazing food in Nashville. For the few people saying the food is bad in the reviews must eat McDonald’s. Deb has crafted a wonderful menu and I’m looking forward to returning! Ended the meal with an espresso martini. Lovely.
  12. CR

    CraigR

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best places in Nashville to eat
  13. DW

    DebraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating our 43th anniversary and wanted something special to go. Our daughter recommended Etch as a place we would enjoyand we were not disappointed. We will definitely go again. Thank you Etch for our Anniversary card.
  14. n

    nb191

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked this just when we got to Nashville and the food was great and the service too.
  15. DK

    DennisK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My first night in Nashville, which also happened to be my birthday, I chose to celebrate at Etch. Even though I was given recommendations to eat at other restaurants, I liked the menu options here. The menu didn’t disappoint. I sat at the chef’s bar, which was entertaining and fun. I had the Playing with Fire cocktail ( highly recommend). As an appetizer, I chose the roasted cauliflower that was tasty, but the Brussels sprouts were better and deserve more acknowledgement. For the main entree, I had the pork chop. It was so flavorful. The desserts…almond cake and strawberry ice cream, and espresso martini…yum!!! Overall, I had a tasty meal, quality service, and a pleasant experience. I would recommend this to my friends and family. Enjoy!
  16. CB

    CalebB

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Initially we were disappointed our schedule did not allow for dinner here, but lunch was shockingly affordable and ate way above its price point. Staff knew their menu and were understanding and helpful. Will definitely be at Etch again when in Nashville next, hopefully for dinner next time, but will not have no regrets if it is lunch again.
  17. AK

    AKay

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and great value. The food (pork chop, venison special) was cooked to perfection and both dishes featured highly intricate flavours that created a beautiful overall eating experience. Highly recommended
  18. RP

    RonaldP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Eclectic type meal. Don’t worry about ingredients as they were all good ( acknowledged my mustard allergy) Service was great (JOSH) was spot on with everything.
  19. RF

    RicardoF

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice meal. Great selection of wines and whiskeys. Food was well prepared and delicious. Waiter made good recommendations. Would definitely go back.
  20. JS

    JanosS

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and excellent service! Best in town!
  21. HB

    HollyB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whoa! This place is a must try! The food was absolutely incredible. From the appetizers straight through to the dessert. Every bite was delicious. Service is exceptional. One of the best meals I’ve ever had.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every direction
  23. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food - creative, thoughtful, and flavorful. The sauces are full of depth. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.
  24. PC

    PaulC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavor combinations, stunning presentations, cooked to perfection
  25. B

    Blooms

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very knowledgeable, the recommendations were very helpful and our party enjoyed themselves. The only complaint from my group was that one of their steaks wasn’t exactly to her liking, but not enough to send it back to be corrected. Very enjoyable evening, we’ll definitely return during a future visit.
  27. WC

    WilliamC

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu selections of beautifully presented options. This is a real neighborhood gem that shouldn’t be missed.
  28. SM

    SMADP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the seafood selection (MahiMahi) and the chefs specail (salmon) were top notch. Roasted cauliflower app was an excellent health choice as well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always amazing experience. Unrivaled in Mashville!
  31. PA

    PerryA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and staff. Interesting and innovative cooking. They were very accommodating to my wife’s food allergy. We be returning next trip to Nashville.
  32. BD

    BrittneyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    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
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and they surprised us with a glass of champagne for our anniversary.
  34. J

    Jenna

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner we’ve had in Nashville! Our waiter Zach was very attentive. The food was amazing, would highly recommend
  35. TF

    TriciaF

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service.
  36. SW

    ScottW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    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!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    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!
  38. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, service, and location.
  40. S

    Shimdog

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    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.

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 6848 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:30


Booked 97 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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