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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Downtown Nashville
0.1 miles from Downtown Nashville
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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American, Bar
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Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a pork chop lover and would put this pork chop in the top couple. It is big however, very big. Definitely recommend!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for joining us Anthony! We appreciate your positive feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We landed here from making a dinner reservation based on the good Trip Advisor reviews. First time in downtown Nashville and we walked about a mile from our hotel. Our eyes lit up when we saw Printers Alley! So unexpected! The host and our waiter...were amazing! They kept checking in on us and the meal was outstanding! We started off with a cocktail - mine in a skeleton glass! I recommend the Skull #4! Our family enjoyed the lobster bisque and tuna tarter to start and then entrees of scallops, a tenderloin with shrimp, and the swordfish special (which was incredible)! We were too early for any entertainment, but the ambiance of the restaurant was excellent as is. Just a very fun vibe for our first night in Nashville and our teenage daughters thought it was really cool too! The only service "miss" was that our waiter never asked us if we wanted another drink. (We were so stuffed and thankful not to have to turn him down, but he probably couldn't talked us into another round!) The bathrooms only had one stall so we had to wait to use it, but besides that, everything was great!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kelly, thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so lucky to sneak in here 2 of our 3 nights in Nashville. These magicians takes wonderful service to the next level and the menu is straight foodie-porn. Skulls is a time machine to fine dining and soulful jazz of the past. It’s...impossible to not appreciate every amazing flavor in each sip of their delightfully named cocktails, and the gentle, soulful live jazz is the icing on the carpaccio. Honestly I can’t imagine ever booking a flight to Nashville again without immediately booking reservations to skulls. Shout out to Anthony-the host with the most and Austin’s superb drinks and company! Can’t wait to see you all again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We are so happy you joined us and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ALLEY FOOD You’ll DIE 4 .... Nashville in the rain led to this foodies delight. We read this was a place that would not disappoint AND they did mot lie. We had Lamb chops and Filet Abigail. Both were amazing, mouth watering and some of...the best food we’ve ever had. The Abigail sauce on top of the filet was delicious we ordered another side of it. The peanut butter pie and coffee topped off a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's high praise! Thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience.

Reviewed March 1, 2021 via mobile

Service was excellent, food was descent. The beef Wellington was dry. Prime rib was good. Not the best I’ve had but good. Loved the ambiance. Definitely would try again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dawn, thank you for joining us. We are glad you enjoyed your quality of service! Serving up great food is very important to us, and we're sorry that your meal did not exceed expectations. We will pass along your feedback to our team. We...More

Reviewed February 23, 2021 via mobile

When in Nashville visit Skull’s Rainbow Room...the atmosphere...the service and food and drink are perfect for a fun and a charismatic night out.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback!

Reviewed February 16, 2021 via mobile

Pretty sure I would go to Nashville just to eat here!! This restaurant is the whole package! Food and service that are five star, ambiance and drinks that are amazing!! Be SURE to get the Irish coffee!! Loved the music!! Can’t wait to go back!!...My only disappointment is that we didn’t get to eat here twice!! Go & enjoy!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2021

That's high praise! Thank you for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed January 26, 2021

We ate here for our 10th anniversary dinner-- after I looked at so many places to visit in Nashville. We were so pleased with our choice. The prime rib was AMAZING. Salads were huge, cheese tray was GREAT, and my drinks were well poured. The...atmosphere was super romantic with the jazz singer and the service was top notch. I would go back if I am ever back in Nashville. I would highly encourage you to visit if you are in the area and want an amazing dinner, drinks, and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2021

Hi Beth, thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

Reviewed January 16, 2021 via mobile

We’re staying at 21C and needed good food quick. We were lucky to get the last reservation at Skulls and from start to finish it was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. If you get a chance (and Levi Ray is bartending)...sit at the bar and be prepared to be amazed! Levi is one of the best and most knowledgeable bartenders I’ve ever met. There’s nothing he can’t make! Now back to the food. I had the lamb and it was spectacular. My gf had the prime rib and it was perfect. Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Grace D, Marketing at Skull's Rainbow Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we will make sure to pass along your compliments to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed December 25, 2020 via mobile

We decided to come here for Christmas Eve dinner. We're planners and they only take reservations 2 weeks out. They have no parking, so do your research to find on street parking or a cheap parking garage. We were greeted by the maitre d and...seated promptly. Our table, we loved it, right next to the kitchen, we enjoyed watching the chef and his staff. Our waiter was awesome. The owner even expedites the meals and oversees the Kitchen while taking the time to chat with the guests. We started off with crab cakes, they we good, just a little dry. 2 crab cakes per order. We also had meatballs starter. A ground filet made into a 6 oz meatball topped with sauce and cheese. Two came in the order. These were excellent. I also ordered a bowl of lobster bisque. The bisque was superb. All 3 of us ordered the prime rib. 2 medium and 1 medium rare. All of them cooked perfectly served with a side of mashed redskins potatoes and diced squash. The portions of prime rib must have been 20 to 24 oz, they were huge. Everything here is top notch. One of the best meals ever. The dress code said "smart casual ", we dressed up but there were people in jeans. For those that never ate at places like this is on the high end of the dining experiences expect to pay $$$$. They do offer live entertainment too.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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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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Can reserve up to 2 weeks out on Open Table. Reservations open at midnight.
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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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