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Etch Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, International, Contemporary
As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201-2215 (3rd AVE.)
+1 615-522-0685
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Go. It will not disappoint. Super experience; food, drinks, and service. We highly recommend going to Etch. It's not inexpensive but the creative drinks and menu are worth it.

Thank Edward S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

On a recent trip to Nashville we ate at the very popular Etch restaurant. We booked well in advance as we knew it would be difficult to secure a reservation when we arrived. I made the reservation on Open Table and when we arrived, we were given a terrible table behind a pillar toward the back of the restaurant. We... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

I kept seeing every review in Nashville raving about Etch, however, our experience was less than spectacular. We had two waitresses the entire time, so you had to recap what you just said to the last one. Ine would ask has the other taken your drink order?Etc. Pretty annoying for a fine dining restaurant. The appetizers were extremely good! But... More 

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Amerigo_Etch, Manager at Etch Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your recent visit to Etch Restaurant. I am very sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us. We certainly never want any of our guests to leave disappointed. As far as the two servers, we do in fact have server teams to help each other throughout the shift. However, it sounds... More 

Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our one "fancy" dinner and it didn't disappoint- the flavors of everything from the pork loin to the showcased cauliflower appetizer. We had reservations and our Uber driver got lost so we were late and they couldn't have been more accomodating. Its located right downtown, but somewhat hidden but a great find. It was fun sitting at a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

Of course when visiting Nashville for the first time, Tripadvisor was a necessity for finding fine dining! We visited this awesome town for a football game & loved downtown, BUT found fine dining tough! Lots of great bars, music & casual dining! Etch was actually on the same block as our hotel & we never even saw it, until GPS'ing... More 

North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great food. We ate at the counter and were able to see the chefs at work. Fascinating. Cauliflower app was awesome...dinner was even better.

Thank BillNorthCarolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great choice for special dinner. We ate at the counter over looking chefs & servers. Great choices from smoky old fashion to appetizer of fried califlower. Yummy and unique!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

Etch is a fabulous place to eat in Nashville. The food is unique and delicious. Items on the menus that you will not find prepared the same way anywhere. Highly recommend the shrimp and octopus buchetta and the fillet. Service was excellent

Thank mbrstuff
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Great bar drinks while we waited for a few minutes for our table. The food is absolutely scrumptious - we had the lamb, fish and a filet. Must try an app and dessert too. And our wine and waitress rocked as well. Great evening!

Thank eshepard11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

We loved our evening at Etch! We sat at the chef bar and shared courses with wines paired. We interacted with the sommelier and even met the darling chef Deb. We recommend the Cioppino, the butter tasting, the roasted cauliflower, and the Cobia and pear cake. The filet looked amazing and was prepared in a very interesting way. You can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $65
American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201-2215
    (3rd AVE.)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-522-0685
Featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts by Chef Deb Paquette and Pastry Chef Megan Williams, Etch is located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in Nashville's SoBro district. The restaurant is equipped with two private dining rooms, a full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with Deb and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday.

In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville's best chef and Nashville's best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.

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