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“Great American fine dining experience!”
Review of Watermark

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Ranked #159 of 2,044 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
Cross street: 11th Avenue
Napa, California
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great American fine dining experience!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We dined at this restaurant as part of our first visit to Nashville. We enjoy dining at fine dining restaurants that usually have tablecloth, a good wine list, and delectable foods in both presentation and flavors. This restaurant has all of these!
The wine list is very good but like what seems to be the trend in Nashville many bottle are overpriced. You have to navigate through the list and find a good bottle for a reasonable price; we were able to do so.
Our server did an excellent job of describing the dishes and take care of us throughout the meal. The setting is clean, bright and enjoyable. We have noted this as a place to return to when we are back in Nashville and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

If in Nashville try to find an evening to spend in Watermark. You will be pleasantly surprised by the pleasant atmosphere, perfect service and delicious food.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mozo4ever
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Norway, Maine
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149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Artsy and Chic”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Loved it! Food was elegant and very good. Our Waitress was very helpful and enjoyable. Food came out very quickly. We ate out on the deck - which made for a nice experience. There were 7 in our party and everyone had a great meal. I would absolutely go there again.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Mainesilver1
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“awful”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Frankly, we found the food to be awful. My wife had the flounder, which was decidedly not fresh and smothered in salt. I had the lamb loin, which was smothered in pepper and an awful sauce that left a terrible taste in my mouth. We returned both. The salmon was better and the duck so-so. An unquenchable thirst later that night demonstrated the presence of MSG.

The grit souffle appetizer is not a souffle, it's just grits in a flan-like mixture. Wife had hoped for a real souffle.

Service was unprofessional, the waiter didn't ask for a drink order, I had to call him over. Wait times were a bit long. The gelato dessert was half-melted by the time it was brought to us.

Dining room is very loud, we had to shout to be heard. Our waiter turned out to be partially deaf too - probably from the work environment.

We had a gift card, which seemed to confuse the waiter. He actually asked me how much tip I would add to the bill, as there was apparently no receipt to write it on - awkward. He then told us what the balance of the card was, again, without providing a receipt. No matter, we won't be using the balance.

We've, frankly, had better meals at places like Red Lobster and O'Charlies, and more appropriately priced. This place is only a pretense of upscale dining. If Chef Waggoner is supposed to be as good as he boasts on their website, then this is an embarrassment to his resume.

  • Visited April 2013
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food with Excellent Service”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Outstanding food with equally outstanding service. We went to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. This was our first time at Watermark but it won't be our last. Contemporary decor with a white on white theme. Started with the grits souffle and the scallops appetizer and knew we were in for a fantastic meal. The scallops were served almost a medium rare and who knew grits could become such a fluffy heavenly creation. Followed that by a rich and delicious lamb loin perfectly cooked and seasoned and a steelhead trout that was melt in your mouth. When the restaurant found out it was our anniversary, they treated us to glasses of champagne with our equally decadent desserts. We opted for the wine pairings as recommended in the menu and were happy to find two new wines for our collection. You can't go wrong with the Watermark!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank CruiserHoo
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