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Sat, 12/5
8:00 PM

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Downtown Nashville
0.1 miles from Downtown Nashville
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All reviews prime rib rainbow roll lobster bisque boeuf duck empanadas rack of lamb wedge salad steak mashed potatoes bread printers alley en croute speak easy live music craft cocktails cool vibe sat at the bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't know this place was even here. It was a busy night. They normally take reservations which we did not have. But they had a place for two until 7:30. They were very nice, made exceptional recommendations. We enjoyed our drinks and appetizer. It's...quite pricey but I recommend for a great experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must stop anytime in Nashville. The food is amazing, the live music is always superb, and service is second to none. Dori, the hostess, goes above and beyond to make sure everybody that walks through the door is taken care of immediately.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made reservations for my husbands birthday through open table. Requested a table close to the stage. When we arrived, not only did they know it was his birthday, but also sat us at a great table, full view of the stage. Off to a great...start. Ordered the Lobster bisque, it was really good. The hostess then came to our table, handed my husband a card, with a hand written note on it from the entire staff wishing him a Happy Birthday. Whaaaatttt???? Who writes hand written notes any more. It was a greatly appreciate gesture, more than they know. For dinner my husband had the prime rib, I had the filet smothered with a shrimp, crab cream sauce. Both cooked to perfection. The entertainment was amazing, this is Nashville, expect only the best. We had to try the World Famous Irish coffee, it was the best I have ever had. Thank you, Skull's for an unforgettable night. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Louisiana...always nervous about ordering seafood inland!! Ha! Food was Very Good, interesting atmosphere & had Jazz on a Wednesday!!! Loved! Interesting cocktails as, well! All on an interesting strip of Nashville called Painter’s alley.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best service with Santoya! She was the best and the food was amazing! She was very attentive and on top of all our needs. Thank you for an excellent experience.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told about this place by the bartender at my hotel. Said I'd have a great time - which I absolutely did. Traveling just by myself, I sat at the bar right cross from the stage. Wonderful service from Cassidy behind the bar (an aspiring...singer/songwriter) and a thoroughly enjoyable evening listing to the jazz band. Tried some different Tennessee whiskies and had an amazing dinner with the biggest slice of chocolate cake I'd seen in years!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good time at this restaurant, except for the server speaking negatively about my question regarding the ribeye entree, and talking me into the much 2nd most expensive entree selection. It turned out to be very tough and unenjoyable. She also recommended...the most expensive entree to my wife...........LOL. Overall we still had a very good time, but I'm not sure that I'll go back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 28, 2020

To be brief; excellent service, great bartender, seemingly un-phased by COVID requirements, an amazing classic meal. This place has a great feel. Old and established but comfortable with who they are right now. The kitchen is well managed and putting out high quality. All in...all, a fantastic place. Go there.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

Let me start with our hostess (Dori) she is the best! She went out of her way to take care of us. Our server(Taki) he gave us great food suggestions and great service. We had the Lobster bisque, the flavor was delicious. We then had...one of the specials. It was two huge meatballs, angus beef with cheese and a great sauce. I would definitely try a steak or pork chop next time. This is a very cool restaurant with a lot of character. There is something about this restaurant that will make you feel special. The food is perfect and the service is outstanding. Everyone that works here, went out of their way to speak to us and make us feel comfortable. I highly recommend Skull's Rainbow Room!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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graced522, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your compliments and recommendation! We will be sure to share your kind words with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

The food, the staff and the entertainment was top notch. This hidden gem did not disappoint, the cocktails were fantastic, the menu was outstanding, starting with the cheese plate and charcuterie was light and perfect. we had the lamb chops and the Boeuf en croute,...both were ridiculously good! We will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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graced522, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Sue J
September 26, 2019|
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Response from desteck | Reviewed this property |
As above give them a call. book early as it is a small place, gets booked up quickly and they have people waiting so ....be on time for your reservation....if you are late your table will be given to someone waiting...
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OakvilleGolfer
September 5, 2019|
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Response from Stacie K |
Can reserve up to 2 weeks out on Open Table. Reservations open at midnight.
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August 2, 2019|
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Response from bradwN9107IR | Reviewed this property |
It’s honestly not an atmosphere for kids. It feels like a perfect prohibition era jazz club. Great place for a dinner with friends to grab a gourmet meal, and catch a show, but not a place I’d take young kids.
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