My wife and I traveled from Knoxville for a birthday "date" in Nashville. We had an early reservation for dinner at The Standard. Everything about the experience was exceptional -- from the moment we walked up the sidewalk toward the front door and were greeted by name before we even reached the front step -- to the hostess (who happens to be an owner) who shared with us some of the history of the old house as she walked us to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail and then to our table for dinner -- to the bartender who made two fantastic drinks for us -- to the waiter, who was attentive but not over-present -- to the truly delicious appetizer (creative fried green tomatoes with crab), meal (steak and pork chop) and dessert -- to the recommendations for fun places to visit on a Friday night in Nashville. The setting was calm, quiet, and gracious, with a cool old history about it. I definitely would go again, and I highly recommend The Standard.