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PRICE RANGE
$14 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner here. Good choice of beers at the nice bar area. You can eat downstairs in a casual but we chose the upstairs which was a beautifully decorated room. Service was excellent. Very nice menu - the BIson was fantastic !

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first visit to Nashville since the universe changed and nice to see that one of our favorite spots for lunch still going strong. We were the first ones there when they opened at 1100 but by the time we left pretty crowded so rec...making a reservation. Just solid food and excellent service. The tator tots could feed an army. We got the French Dip, Soup and Sammy and steak salad. Good portions and all tested greatMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate on the 2nd floor steakhouse. We ordered the heirloom tomato with burrata salad prime rib and wild mushroom Gnocchi. Everything was delicious. Waiter was great.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprising find. Not the usual bar food you would find in downtown. The second floor is fine dining ($$$$), first floor is just a step below ($$++) that. We sat on the first floor. Highly recommend making a reservation!. Cocktails are well constructed, good...appetizers, and great service. Main courses are filling and on point. Look around this historic building and ask your server the history of it. He/She will be happy to tell you all about it. Ask for a window seat so you can watch the crowd go by if you can.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a drink downstairs, and had dinner on the second floor. Very quite and private. Alex was our server and was Excellent! Food was delicious and very tasty, definitely on our return trip to go again.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking is paid. If your late getting out of the restaurant you can be hit with a $100 parking fine for even a few minutes late. Why support a restaurant were parking can cost you more than the meal????

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vintage architecture is gorgeous. Cuisine is superb. Staff warm, welcoming, efficient. I look forward to dining there again when I next visit Nashville.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 4, 2021 via mobile

Use your restaurant reservations app and you will be good. We got the corner booth on the first floor. Our boys loved it. Flat iron steak, how can you go wrong?

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2021

This restaurant has two levels. I ate at the higher end second floor. Friendly staff. Manager came over to talk. But the food was average. I started with a Beefeater Martini. At $13.75 for a 2 ounce pour (plus a separate tax on liquor(, a...bit chintzy. I started with a wedge salad, but instead of the crumbled bacon, it came with a fatty slab of thick cut bacon. I know thick cut is popular, but it was like trying to eat a chunk of fat. The crab cakes were generous if a bit bland. Came with a nice small greens selection. The wine list, like the regular menu, is a bit limited by the glass, but I was pleased to find a Cave Springs Riesling from the Niagara region of Canada. A nice surprise. So, all in all, nothing really bad, but nothing that will have me coming back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 26, 2021

Had dinner with family and friend. The location is great right in the mix of the downtown action, but the food is average or below. I would compare to a Denny’s.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Trek568243
February 10, 2018|
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Response from vacationhappylady | Reviewed this property |
I thought so, but there was no evidence of that.
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sherrywo
April 25, 2017|
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Response from VacationSleuth | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the delay. Merchants is not known for live music, yet Nashville has plenty of nearby spots. I would suggest Robert's Western World.
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  • Merchants Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5