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City House

#215 of 1,744 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Germantown
Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208 (Monroe)
6157365838
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Featured in the New York Times Style Magazine Style Map in 2009, City...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Uninspired

Our first trip. I found the food at City House to be, simply, uninspired. I would describe it as "trying too hard to seem like they are not trying hard". I get the fact that the goal is to put the spotlight on the food and to not over garnish, but I felt like it was somewhat plain. One of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
ma6907
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Nashville
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nashville
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our first trip. I found the food at City House to be, simply, uninspired. I would describe it as "trying too hard to seem like they are not trying hard". I get the fact that the goal is to put the spotlight on the food and to not over garnish, but I felt like it was somewhat plain. One of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Myself and 3 others from work, 2 of which were from out of town, went to the City House for dinner. We arrived early, so getting a table was not an issue. However, around 6:30 PM (Wednesday night) it became full. I appreciate what the City House is trying to accomplish with the menu. They are creating unique combinations of... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our Bachelorette party visited City House for dinner and drinks. They served us family style. We had 11 girls and ordered two appetizers, two pizzas, 3 steaks, 2 chickens, 2 clams/grits 2 pastas and two sides. We had plenty of food for all of us to share. Everything was so tasty and flavorful. The drink menu was confusing. We had... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This restaurant is hands down, the best place to eat in Nashville. I've been here multiple times and it is always outstanding. The belly ham pizza is delicious! Their gnocchi is awesome and the desserts are to die for. This place is not getting the attention it deserves!!!

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West Liberty, KY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

City House was recommended to my boyfriend and I a few months ago and we were finally able to go Friday night. To get a table, you usually need reservations but we lucked out because it was slow due to the holiday weekend. If you don't have reservations, you can always sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen that they... More 

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SC
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food is very fresh and "foodie" pleasing, yet not so fancy that you forget it's real food. Very filling portions, and pleasantly surprising flavors!

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Morehead, KY
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169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very cool hipster-style place with varied menu. Would definitely go back to try more. Not your traditional Nashville joint, but more like NYC bistro.

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Decatur, AL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Atlanta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
    (Monroe)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Germantown
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: 6157365838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?