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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drinks for happy hour and after ice hockey game

Stopped twice for drinks only. Food looked great but did not order. Bartenders very nice and knowledgeable. Very nice place for someone not looking for a "party scene" in Nashville

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Minden, Louisiana
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is just a spot of history in busy downtown Nashville. The food is great and the atmosphere even better. We had a great lunch and people watched at the same time.

Thank SchelleyB
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife made reservations at Merchants (downstairs). The atmosphere was friendly and inviting. They had a nice craft beer selection and the food was delicious. Our waitress, who is trying to break into the music business, was delightful. In addition to helping us with the menu, she gave us ideas for our trip to Nashville.

Thank James C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had reservations still had to wait an extremely long time. There is not a lot of bar room to wait. It was very hot out and the AC not working well inside restaurant. Food, even though a unusual menu with some good choices, the food appeared to be made last week and was awful. I will skip this place. Not... More 

Thank HawksFan19
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, drink, service, and atmosphere! We just looked in the window while walking on Broadway and it looked great. Bar was a great place to wait for our table.

Thank abigailkell
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped twice for drinks only. Food looked great but did not order. Bartenders very nice and knowledgeable. Very nice place for someone not looking for a "party scene" in Nashville

Thank Monica1234
Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Merchants on Broadway is one of the best restaurants in Nashville. The service and food are always excellent. Try to make it there each trip. Bartenders have exceptional skills at making delicious drinks. And to think I have yet to make to the full restaurant past the bar. I highly recommend this place if you are visiting Nashville.

Thank 49ll
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was here for a business lunch. The place was very cool, the service fantastic and the food delicious. I do recommend making a reservation.

Thank ambarrai
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a classy, charming spot with a quiet atmosphere. It's different from most of the other restaurants, that sit on Broadway. Do lunch, dinner or just have some appetizers, at the bar.

Thank Phylretired2008
Tupelo, Mississippi
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the stop if you're in Nashville. If you're searching for quality food and not the typical quick, greasy fare, you've come to the right place. Visited on a Sunday afternoon, with only a short wait of maybe 8 to 10 minutes. Pretty good, considering they were packed. Was seated outside, which was a little chilly but not terrible. Deviled... More 

Thank Christopher P
New Holstein, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here last minute and didn't have a reservation, but immediately got seated outside. It was beautiful out. It was awesome sitting outside because you could see the strip lit up, people watch, and enjoy the ambience that downtown has time offer! Our waitress was so nice. We got the duck fat tator tots... They were amazing!!! I got... More 

Thank candycane2722

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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?