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Central Bar + Kitchen, Nashville, TN

Central Bar + Kitchen

4.3
4.3
34 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Now Open! Central Bar + Kitchen is a modern social hub near Vanderbilt University that welcomes locals, Nashville Travelers, and the campus community. Our guests are smart and stylish, so we never slack on delivering an excellent, energetic experience.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Fri 6:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 340-5127

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Amanda Dlguas

  • Neighbourhood

    West End

  • Cross Street

    25th and West End

  • Parking Details

    Parking Validated

  • Entertainment

    Live music Monday through Saturday from 4pm-8pm . Listen to great live music while enjoying wonderful food and drink specials.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Burgers & Brews

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Every Saturday from noon to close, enjoy $3 beers with the purchase of our Double Barrel Burger. Visiting campus with the family? Kids 12 & under eat FREE (Single Barrel Burger & Root Beer) with the purchase of an adult entrée.
  • Longest Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,Mon - Fri - 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,Sat - 4:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Join us the longest happy hour ever! From noon to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday. All draft beer, specialty cocktails and white wine varieties are half-price.

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. JB

    JenniferB

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Fantastic blueberry cosmo and the Nashville hot chicken was hot!
  2. RP

    RobP

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The space was great. Roomy and open. My layered salad was fantastic. My wife ordered the peppered bacon Benedict. Her eggs weren’t poached but hard boiled. The young lady playing the guitar and singing was wonderful. July 3, 2022.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. My daughter and I shared a burger and it was fantastic. We also ordered 2 deserts and shared those as well. They were both good. There was live music from local artists. Staff was friendly

    Central Bar + KitchenResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you so much for the feedback! I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed everything so much, especially the music! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks! Courtney Steck CBK GM

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went to grab a quick dinner while visiting my son on campus at Vanderbilt. I made a reservation and was seated right away. Got a burger and swapped out the fries for salad. Food was good - typical burger. Not too many people around because of the time of year.
  5. T

    Taylor

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot off the hidden path. Food/drinks were excellent for brunch. I'll be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Central Bar and Kitchen was a great pick for brunch! Both my husband and I felt our portions were appropriate for the price we paid and they were delicious as well! We will definitely return on our next trip to Nashville!
  7. B

    Bobby

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Though it isn’t a typical in-hotel restaurant (no Marriott burger), it certainly isn’t worthy of being a standalone entity. The food was simple, bland, uninteresting, and simply “plopped on a plate” rather than plated with care or pride. The service was the minimum to be expected.
  8. B

    Bonjour

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nashville hot chicken sandwich was delicious - and not too hot for an "out of towner."
  9. R

    Rick

    Atlanta

    228 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Mediocre is the word that comes mind about my dinner here. And why doesn't the listing just come out and say it's in the Marriott hotel? It would have been a lot easier to find. The manager and my server were good, but the menu is uninspired and the food was just ok.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The food took a very long time to come out, an hour+ and then was very cold. The steak was extremely burnt. And our waiter let us know the kitchen had been having issues and we will get our meal refunded. The manager came by and offered us free drinks - so we thought for the inconvenience. However after we enjoyed our drinks, he let us know we could not get our meal refunded. After asking to speak with another manager he gave us the business card of someone who could not and would not be able to help the situation according to the waiter. After receiving the correct business card from the waiter we gave the original card back and promptly left. Making sure to still tip our waiter since it was never an issue of payment, just service. Easily one of the most unprofessional services I’ve encountered. People see black women & automatically think we can’t afford nice things. Very disheartening especially during BHM.
  11. CM

    CrystalM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We gathered here for a taste of Nashville hot chicken for my birthday and restaurant week. Food was satisfactory and service was fair our waiter was super nice.
  12. JP

    JennyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was amazing and so was the service! Recommend strongly!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    150 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This place has a lot of potential but sadly seems to be affected by the staffing problems everyone is facing. Our server was nice and tried to be helpful but our drinks took forever and the food was lukewarm. That being said, it wasn't really all that bad, and we still managed to enjoy our meal and have a good time. We opted for the Valentines day appetizers which were delicious. The Lamb lollipops stole the show and were hot and crispy versus the bison meatballs which tasted good, but we're cold. How the lamb was warm and the meatballs cold on the same plate, was perplexing. For enteees, we got the NY Strip and the Salmon dishes. Our friends got the Burger and the Seafood Linguini. All were very good. We ordered wine with our dinner and had to ask for them when we were almost finished with our food. It took another 5-7 minutes for them to come. So, again, we enjoyed ourselves but would give feedback that the service missed the mark and the problems could be improved with quicker service to ensure food was not cold and drinks accompanied the food as ordered. Overall, we still would recommend this restaurant with hopes that they'll make improvements in this area.
  15. RB

    RaeB

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    I really hate to complain about service during these times but server was rude. We felt we were inconveniencing her. Food was overpriced for lackluster food.
  16. A

    Alicia

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    I made a reservation for 10 am and when I got there, they said they don't accept reservations for breakfast. They sat us within 20 minutes which was fine. The server was very short and seemed in a hurry. Possibly they are understaffed. I didn't realize this was a hotel restaurant until after I made the reservation otherwise I would have picked something else.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Good tool over an hour and I all 4 of our meals came out cold. Sent them back and the next 4 meals came out Luke warm. Horrible value for your money. Nothing but excuses.
  18. AN

    ANDREAL

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    With 6 people (a party of 4 and a party of 2) in the restaurant it took 15 minutes to seat my party of 2 for our reservation. After finally being seated for brunch we ordered mimosas and coffee. We attempted to order pancakes but were told there weren't any, we attempted to order waffles but were told there weren't any, we attempted to order their french toast but were told there weren't any. We decided to leave. The manager was gracious enough to comp our drinks, thank you.
  19. DM

    DogMom

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was gross. It came out cold, there was no flavor to it, and it made you not want to eat it after a couple of bites. The server was run ragged because there was no other servers inside so service was a bit slow, but understood. I would never go back, that’s for sure.
  20. KK

    KevinK

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    This place has taken a hit since the pandemic. The menu on-line is not even close to what they serve today. The bar is fine as a hotel bar, but plenty of other much better places in Nashville to go.
  21. KC

    KenC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Apparently they’re having issues in the kitchen . It was 45 minutes before our salad arrived only to then have our dinner served five minutes later which was lukewarm. They were out of the one wine I had ordered. The waiter was very apologetic and comped us desserts. There was no one else in the restaurant so it wasn’t like they were busy. I hope they can get it together.
  22. AM

    AndreaM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dining portion was fine but I was disappointed that the hotel/restaurant does not validate parking as is stated when I made the reservation. The restaurant had no idea what I was talking about - and the hotel would not honor my request.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Burger was amazing.
  24. b

    brightones4

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Our waiter/bartender tried his best but was working alone for most of our visit. He was very friendly and made great cocktails but was really struggling to wait on the entire dining room solo. The appetizers were AMAZING - deviled eggs, and crab hush puppies. Divine. The ambiance was...hotel-ish. The main course...shoe leather steak. The other choice was salmon which was not bad. I think there was a third choice of a quinoa bowl, but that was it for main entrees. We were looking for a fancy night out, but due to Belmont graduation we were unable to make reservations within a 15 mile radius of Nashville, save for this place. Should have stayed in Hendersonville.
  25. TR

    TimR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food and drink menu was very limited. Lump meat crab balls were amazing. So called “Delmonico” ribeye was very below average and over priced.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Easter donner
  27. V

    Valerie

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Not very many food items to choose from if you’re planning to eat. Great drink selection, I would go back but just for a drink.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Valentine’s Day. I had no trouble making the reservation. Was a bit confused by the wording on the special menu, as it suggested that some of the regular menu items were able to be used on the promotional menu.
  29. S

    Stanhope

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was nice abd quiet. The food was quite good. What I think was the manager stopped by the table to inquire as to our meal. I would recommend the place without hesitation.
  30. LM

    LeannaM

    Nashville

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Hostess and server were very friendly. Although we were the only table there it did take a long time for our food. The hot chicken sandwich was great and the quinoa bowl it was actually really good and a nice vegetarian option.
  31. B

    Birdie

    Nashville

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant renovation was lovely and the food was very good.
  32. TL

    TomL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing.we are not formal type folks, so to take quinoa and make it taste like BBQ, simply amazing.
  33. r

    rayl

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was nice but be aware it is in the lobby of a hotel not a stand alone restaurant. We were very taken back by this key piece of info. The staff was nice . The drinks can not be substituted. Very close to the Vandy stadium and the Parthenon.
  34. J

    Juliano

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My first and it’s not my last.... Very good chicken sandwich 👌🏾

FAQs

Central Bar + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 340-5127.

Central Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Central Bar + Kitchen

2555 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    25th and West End

  • Neighbourhood

    West End

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Fri 6:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking Validated

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Amanda Dlguas

  • Entertainment

    Live music Monday through Saturday from 4pm-8pm . Listen to great live music while enjoying wonderful food and drink specials.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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