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Merchants Restaurant

401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
(615) 254-1892
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Ranked #75 of 1,671 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
Cross street: 4th Avenue
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Atlanta, GA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The decor and location are great. Modern yet vintage-y look to the place with the marble table tops, wooden floors, and bartenders with suspenders. Our waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I can't say I was overly impressed with the menu though. I ended up ordering a salad with goat cheese, strawberries, candied walnuts, and blackened chicken.... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm giving this restaurant a 'very good' score even though we had some issues. Turning to my 1960s dictionary, Merchant's is a hyp, cool, happening place. A lively atmosphere, white walls, white marble bar tops, jeans and braces staff. We loved it the minute we grabbed the last two bar stools. We ordered two glasses of red (very decent Malbec... More

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Desert Hills, AZ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Service at first was great. Appetizer:scallion pancakes/pimento cheese was interesting. Sourdough bread served with sea salt butter was excellent. The salads were fabulous. Long wait for entrees. Entrees: charred trout and a beef dish. Trout was cold. Fish was recooked, not reheated. Trout was outstanding. Partner's beef dish had great flavor, but was chewy. Desert was smoked chocolate cake with... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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214 reviews 214 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

really good place to have a dinner with friends or biz associates. very solid menu - steaks, fish, pasta, etc. their steaks are among the best in town. often quite busy so i recommend reservations. however, can often get a seat in the bar area with little or no wait. staff is friendly and accomodating.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great evening in downtown Nashville. Bradley guided us through his favorite menu selections. Sweet tea pork for dinner and Rum Blondie for dessert was impeccable. Wait staff very attentive. Wonderful seat allowed a vantage point of outside activities. But, I was most impressed to see the spirit/mood of the entire staff. It was very evident how much they enjoyed their... More

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Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went with the kids and ate in the downstairs part of the restaurant (the more formal dining room is upstairs). The apps were very good and the cocktails were also well done. The drink ingredients were fresh and done with attention to detail. The wine list was really good, with choice from all over and priced fairly. The menu... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had the best cocktails in Merchant's. My husband still talks about the old fashioned and the bitters. They use the finest ingredients to make perfect drinks! It was a quaint atmosphere, very friendly service, and right near many other great places on Broadway.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Came highly recommended. We were unable to book a reservation on Open Table, but when we showed up, it did not look that busy, so were gave it a try for a late lunch (1:00). We got in with only a 25 minute wait. Had 3 kids with us, and no kids menu. Ordered duck fat tater tots - yummy,... More

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Hamburg, Arkansas
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

walked in, sat at bar, busy saturday night. great bartender, great service, and great food! the pork loin was easily the best i have ever had. we had eaten at some great places in dc/alexandria, but this place topped them(sorry, the wharf in old town alexandria-you have to be happy with silver). if you're ever in nashville, go here first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

was good to come across this cool and cozy place, which stood out among the myriad of honky tonk bars of the Broadway. I sat at the bar and had a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potatoes fries and a portion of mac&cheese, accompanied by a couple of locally brewed american pale ales (can't remember the name, but it was... More

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