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“Best Restaurant in Nashville!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Etch Restaurant

Etch Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 2,008 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, 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.
The Woodlands, Texas
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515 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Nashville!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely love this restaurant. In fact , we arranged our trip plans for a stop in Nashville for one reason...to have dinner at Etch! We were not disappointed.
We had the cauliflower as an appetizer and it was great. Then a charcuterie salad which was a wonderful variety of many tastes. For our mains we had the halibut plate and the pork chop. Both were wonderful. We clearly order too much food .... Oh well it was yummy! The restaurant served our meal gluten free. The service was magnificent! We will definitely dine here again.

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London
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“Not a memorable meal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The best thing on the menu is the cauliflower, apart from that I didn't think there was much else memorable about this restaurant. I had the duck which was cooked fine but the bed of leaves/veg it was served on was so salty I couldn't eat it. I love salt but even for me it was too much. My partner had a pork chop which again was cooked well but again nothing special. I think it is very overpriced for average cooked food.

Visited August 2014
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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“One of the best meals I've ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The Meal Will be "Etched" in Your Memory”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Tampa, Florida
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“Out of this world”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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