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“One of the best meals I've ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Etch Restaurant

Etch Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 1,961 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd AVE.
Description: 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.
Bolingbrook, Illinois
2 reviews
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“One of the best meals I've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We selected Etch out of a Nashville DIning Directory, and are still talking about our meal last night.
The cauliflower appetizer was recommended, and it was so delicious - we would have been satisfied with just that. We also had the lamb tartare.
Our group ordered the filet, the duck and I ordered the lamb porterhouse - which was amazing!.
Besides the presentation, the combination of flavors both exploded and blended nicely in your mouth. We had a Sonoma red wine which was delicious. We shared the rutabaga vegetable - which was really delicious. We finished dinner with cappucinos and the pretzel bar and the Jack Daniels chocolate ice cream.
Well worth the price. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bethesda, MD
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“The Meal Will be "Etched" in Your Memory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If dining in a spartan space lets one focus on the meal and its flavors, it works! The meals were delicious, well prepared, well presented, and the wait staff was attentive. It is loud, but that's to be expected given the design, but it is vibrant. The vegetarian dish was tasty and very filling, but unusual in the combination of vegetables. Though it was good, I would select something else next time. The catfish and accompaniments were excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
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“Out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The atmosphere, food and service we received were beyond compare. Special shout-out to James, a wonderful and very talented server. The dishes are a work of art, like Monet for your taste buds. To moan about the price as some reviewers do seems petty. Yes, it's one of the most expensive meals you'll probably eat all year unless you're a celebrity! But it's worth it. You don't get Etch quality at Chili's prices. Live a little. By the way they're very nice here. We came in wearing jeans and sneakers and looking a little rough and touristy, clearly underdressed, but no one batted an eye and we were treated as though we were cherished guests.

  • Visited August 2014
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atlanta
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“Overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food was very good, but very pricey. We will probably not revisit this restaurant. There are so many good options in Nashville.

Visited August 2014
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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“As Good As Expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had eaten with Ms Paquette before at ZOLAs on West End. We had great expectations coming in and were not disappointed. The restaurant itself was quite busy but when seated, we didn't seem bothered by the noise level. Our group began with the butter tasting and the pork belly appetizer. The butter tasting was fun but our pork belly? The four of us fought over portions.
Yummy. My wife had the Cobia and she said it was as good a fish entree as she had ever had, and the lady knows seafood. I ordered the Lamb Porterhouse, something rarely seen or offered.
It was excellent. The rest of our party enjoyed the seafood special and the pork chop entree.
Service was informed and properly attentive. We would definitely return.

  • Visited July 2014
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