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1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208 (Germantown)
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Ranked #207 of 1,718 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
Neighborhood: Germantown
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monroe
Description: Featured in the New York Times Style Magazine Style Map in 2009, City House is located in historic Germantown. City House is a chef-owned restaurant with a knowledgeable staff invested in establishing a unique culinary experience that features locally grown and created food.
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English first
Decatur, AL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were recommended this place by some "younger" folks' we are in our late 50"s. The menu is limited and we ask for a couple of exceptions and got none. The crowd was young and "hip" as was the menu. The food was average; as was the pricing. The atmosphere is good, but we will not return.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

German town was a cute area, so I enjoyed the neighborhood. We met a friend here and the ambiance was great. I loved the house, homey yet hipster feel. Our server was fine, although he may have forgotten we were there at the end. I was not super hungry so I ordered the Margherita pizza. It was filling and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This hipster-vibed restaurant played host to our first meal in Smashville. We enjoyed the fresh take on southern cuisine. Favorites from our table included: Cauliflower, Frico, Catfish, Sausage, and Pizza. The wine and cocktail selection was also fantastic. One of our eaters is gluten/dairy free and the chef refused to put the pecorino dressing on the side of the kale... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I returned to City House after a few years away and were reminded of how delicious the food is!! With all of the "new, cool" restaurants opening in Nashville we need to remember the ones that have stayed open because they have awesome food, atmosphere and service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We did not have a reservation on a Friday night, but the hostess was very gracious and made us comfortable at the bar. The bartender was awesome, the menu creative and delicious, and prices reasonable. We met several locals who had nothing but praise for the restaurant, and considered it to be among their personal Nashville favorites.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our group of 10 was excited to try this restaurant but the first bottle of red wine we ordered was vinegary and none of us liked it. After a rather showy wine tasting exercise by the manager, we were very condescendingly told that it was an excellent bottle of wine and we needed to let it air out, and perhaps... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I am staying in downtown and saw this on the net as a place to go eat. The reviews on here, at least recently, were not stellar but I went anyway. I should mention that walking here is not bad,however, it does take you through very seedy sections of the city and I don't recommend it. I took a cab... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was a very disappointing experience. The seating is so uncomfortable and we were packed in on all sides which made it very difficult to carry on a conversation. It was very loud and the décor is very blah. Service was very, very slow. We had to wait to get our drinks because there were not enough clean glasses. We... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Our waiter, Nick, started out impressive, as he knew the menu and food offerings well, but he ended up giving us the impression he thought we were just a bit beneath him. He advised us to order several appetizers and entrees and to share them family style, and after we did not take his suggestion, his attitude seemed to change.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were told this was one of the "new" restaurants that's getting the buzz in Nashville so we went. I guess its the contemporary trend to be minimalist. Although the flavor of our main courses was good, there was no garnish or plating that justified the price. We ordered an appetizer, again very simple. Resembled a pancake and was made... More 

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Additional Information about City House

Address: 1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
Phone Number: 6157365838
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Germantown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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