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The Catbird Seat

#101 of 1,686 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Haynes Area
As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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1711 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203-2701
+1 615-248-8458
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there the evening of the rock 'n roll half-marathon as an indulgent splurge and it didn't disappoint! It was fun to have front row seats to excellent food preparation and presentation. We were spoiled with one hit after another!

1 Thank nanorly
Vienna, Virginia
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were given an evening at The Catbird Seat as a pre-Christmas present. What a treat! The start is very self-effacing. One walks into a small room, with an elevator at one end, where one waits to be fetched upstairs. This is a restaurant, with some of the sharpest cooks in Nashville, where reservations must be made... More 

1 Thank Whitley B
Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited Catbird with two old college friends and it was perfect for a start of a fun night in Nashville. Not a cheap meal but certainly worth the experience. Food was outstanding. Good variety. Serving sizes were smaller but appropriate. You will leave satisfied but not stuffed. The atmosphere accommodates both dressy and business casual attire. Nice jeans and a... More 

Thank gmkrug
Goldens Bridge, New York
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Came to Nashville yesterday to celebrate my son's birthday. For a young adult he is a foodie. Being a New Yorker, as well as a traveler, have had a lot of great meals so was interested in something special. So upon reading reviews decided to take my son to The Catbird Seat. A few items to tell prior to talking... More 

Thank Thomas E
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Prior to our dinner at The Catbird Seat, the best meal I ever experienced was at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London a couple of years ago. This surpassed that amazing dining experience. The Catbird Seat may not be for everyone, but it was for me, and the four other people dining with me at this unique, artistic, and most of... More 

1 Thank Sam W
Hamilton Ontario
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Went with another couple to celebrate my husband's significant birthday. 2 of us were vegetarian and the Catbird accommodated us splendidly. The menu was incredible - very creative as well as visually appealing. The meal is an event - each dish is explained by the various personable chefs with Chef Ryan as the creative talent behind the menu. We opted... More 

Thank Barbie64
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

(This is the same review I submitted for Bastion, another restaurant in the Strategic Hospitality Family. You'll see why when you read it. The photos, however, are unique to Catbird Seat.) My husband and I are older foodies. We've been known to hop on a plane in order to enjoy the best, the hottest, the most talked about. Chez Panisse... More 

Thank MangiaMom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this place. From the start, it felt special. Walking in the door to the tiny holding room and being taken up party by party in the elevator felt like being admitted to an exclusive club. Everyone working there was so friendly and welcoming, and though the food is like nothing you've ever eaten... More 

Thank Holly R
Hamilton, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

My friend was organized enough to get us a reservation at this mysterious resto. It was totally worth it! The food was creative, delicious, beautifully presented and perfectly portioned. The team made us feel like they were our own personal chefs, cooking for us, at the counter in our kitchen. We especially loved their passion for the work, the result... More 

Thank Sashakv385
New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

First one must study the instructions and be organized enough to book on line when reservations become available about one month in advance. Get ready for eating around the cooking island and watching the chefs prepare a number of creative and delicious dishes using both common and unusual ingredients. Everyone is friendly and dedicated to creating a delightful experience. Even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Haynes Area
  • Neighborhood: Haynes Area
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-8458

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