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Merchants Restaurant

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Downtown Nashville
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401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (4th Avenue)
(615) 254-1892
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 407
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  • 100
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  • 36
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nicer upscale restaurant

We visited in May 2015 (husband/wife) on a Thursday evening. Around 3pm that day, I viewed ‘open table’ to see about making a reservation. The time slots open were 5:15 and then again at 8:15 (in 15 min increments for another hour). Since I was interested in around 7:30 I figured I would call... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jenn123444
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Hadfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Ate at Merchants twice during our week long stay in Nashville. Very friendly staff and great food. Well recommended.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited in May 2015 (husband/wife) on a Thursday evening. Around 3pm that day, I viewed ‘open table’ to see about making a reservation. The time slots open were 5:15 and then again at 8:15 (in 15 min increments for another hour). Since I was interested in around 7:30 I figured I would call them instead. When I inquired about... More 

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Sedona, Az.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Broadway Nashville...site of countless bars, restaurants, country music venues, and anything imaginable for patrons looking for a good night out. Merchants Restaurant is gleaming clean with skilled professional service. The menu was diverse, the food excellent. We ate downstairs for the regular fare. There was also fine dining on the 2nd. floor. Our choice was driven by an early dinner... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food was fine the service was hurried so the waiters could turn over the tables. We dined on strawberry salads with salmon, fish tacos and glasses of wine. Nothing I couldn't get at home or make for myself. Like many restaurants in Nashville it's probably better if you eat meat, which we don't.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is my go to restaurant in downtown Nashville . It is a light bright trendy restaurant in a renovated old building. There is no intense country western here. The menu is very interesting . There are Tatter Tots with several sauces.i had a blacken catfish sandwich with aioli and hand made chips. Others had Mac and cheese and fish... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We felt inundated by all the music bars on the street, and so when we peeked in the window of Merchants, it seems like a respite. When we were there no live band was playing although there were, of course, some televisions playing (but no sound). We enjoyed appetizers and our meals very much, but especially the ambiance of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great apps, main course and desert! I had swordfish with twice baked potatoes and asparagus. For desert we had butterscotch pie and strawberry shortcake pound cake. All the food was great.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a nice ambience with subtle neon lighting at dusk, which is great as a visitor to Nashville. The decor is lovely with brick, floors, mirrors and windows. The food was not very good, unfortunately. The tomato soup bisque had a lovely flavor, but was Lukewarm in temperature and guacamole was pre-made and had been standing for a... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Merchants is a well located spot on Broadway with lots of different options for dinner. There is a more casual downstairs restaurant and a more upscale upstairs restaurant. We ate downstairs on their patio and had a wonderful meal. Great salads, burgers, southern cooking favorites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is really good and it's right in the heart of downtown Nashville. Had the chicken fried chicken, which was delicious. Reasonable prices and large portions. I'd recommend it and go back for another meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
    (4th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 254-1892

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?