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Ella’s is a new American Bistro in SoBro. - Ella's on 2nd, Nashville, TN

Ella's on 2nd

4.5
4.5
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
In the spirit of warm, soulful hospitality and fresh seasonal cuisine, Ella’s on 2nd is one of Nashville’s most approachable and cheerful gathering places. Named for hotel co-owner Michael Hayes’s grandmother, Ella’s is located in the SoBro district of downtown Nashville, just a short walk from all the best things MusicCity has to offer.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Italian, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (629) 248-9515

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Adams

  • Catering

    For more information, please head to our Private Dining page on Ella's on 2nd website www.ellason2nd.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are hosting a large function, small gathering with friends or anything in between, our team will help make it memorable. For more information, please head to our Private Dining page on Ella's on 2nd website for more details.

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Cross Street

    Malloy Street

  • Parking Details

    Garages | Interactive Map | Downtown Nashville Parking: https://nashvilledowntown.com/get-around/nashville-parkingValet Parking is available for hotel guests.

  • Public Transit

    Situated in the heart of SoBro, Ella's on 2nd is located inside the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Downtown Nashville which is conveniently located just under seven miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA). Explore Nashville with ease as the hotel is just steps from bus stops and other public transportation options.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch Buffet

    US$28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Lavish Brunch Buffet exclusive of drinks.

Popular dishes

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    mannyc

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, good service. Good place for kids.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had. Megan and Adrian put the experience over the top. Top notch food and service. Can’t recommend this spot enough
  4. J

    Jennifer

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate very late (8:30) Monday night. The restaurant wasn't packed so the ambiance was nice and quite with a nice volume of music. The food was amazing and Alexa was a fun and helpful server. The kitchen (which is in plain sight) was hopping and seemed to work together very well and produced some amazing food! We love this place.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great
  6. KW

    KrisW

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great find among the many eateries downtown Nashville. There are many nice restaurants and we only had time to go to one. Ella’s on 2nd had a small and delightful menu. The service was great and the food was a culinary experience. the appetizers - meatballs, shrimp scampi were delicious as was the short ribs and salmon piccata. We will come back here and also try Adele’s
  7. d

    dollardude

    New Mexico

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Overpriced and food/ drink served bbbbbbrrrrtttr freezing. Should have known when only 2 other tables were occupied. Would not recommend at all
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went last night, the place was busy but the staff did a great job. Super hands on manager and very friendly staff. Food was delicious
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, beautiful restaurant and great food and choices!
  10. p

    psuedophoodie

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, very accommodating to our request to add to our party.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i have allergies so eating out is always scary, no issues here! the chef came out to talk through what i could safely eat and even made sure to be the one to make it to make sure there weren’t any issues. will definitely be back!
  12. AE

    AlexE

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves so much at dinner that we went back after our show for drinks and snacks. We were served by Hannah who could not have made us more welcome. The food was delicious and it was as billed on the tripadvisor website as the top vegetarian friendly restaurant in downtown nashville.
  13. BC

    BrittanyC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our starters were amazing (ricotta, kale Caesar, meatballs) but our mains (salmon and nys) left much to be desired. Wine was excellent though so that made the night worth it 4/5
  14. F

    Falgal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella’s is a hidden gem, tucked on the edge of hectic downtown. The food was exceptional-everyone in our group raved about their meal. The ambience was pleasant, and our serve was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and attentive.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were in town for a show. The whole experience was lacking. Service was disjointed - drinks came right before the food. Steak was over cooked and bland. Fish was over seasoned. Paid $5 for a flat soda. All in all it was very disappointing
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall Ella’s was a nice experience. The food was great and the atmosphere was nice. Our waitress was very nice and bubbly. However, we never received one of the side items we ordered, even after reminding the waitress. After dinner and desert, we also ordered one last round of drinks that never came.
  17. ZV

    ZeferinoV

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Just OK. The food looked like it was already ready for us, arrived 10 minutes after ordering.
  18. KB

    KimB

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Parking garages and valet are available. We will be returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, Food and Drinks were fantastic! But for the price, $200 for 3 people. I would not consider dining 5 stars, albeit good food and want to go back for more, ambiance was lacking. I think it was pricey. But yes, food was very good as were the drinks.
  20. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Braised Short Rib served on whipped polenta and the Black Truffle Gnocchi. Both were amazing! Rich with flavors which melted in your mouth. Server was attentive and food prep prompt. Delicious cocktails prior to dinner. Absolutely love the food and atmosphere.
  21. AC

    ArthurC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing - modern feel - service was great.
  22. L

    Latoya

    Thailand

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service. Delicious food server went above and beyond
  23. B

    Brandon

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for fun drinks and tasty food. The duck bolognase is excellent! The service was quick and helpful. Highly recommend trying this place if you're in the area
  24. SW

    StaceyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch buffet was very nice. Food really good and the restaurant was beautiful and quiet enough to talk and hear each other. Would def recommend if you are looking for something nice and quieter than the usual Nashville scene
  25. F

    Foodlover

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing dining experience. Food was ok, atmosphere mellow. Waitress gave inconsistent service. Didn't check in on us enough. Definitely wouldn't go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Very limited food selection and most of the food was cold. Server never asked if we wanted drinks. Cold premade pancakes and a bowl of blueberries is not what anyone would call a “make your own pancake bar.” Worse than an average hotel buffet by quite a bit.
  27. a

    amym

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and had dinner reservations at Ella's on Friday night. We really enjoyed the location and food! It is so quaint and well appointed on the corner of 2nd Avenue, with the big windows- you can people watch and see the pedal taverns and party buses go by (ha!). The restaurant is beautiful, I love all the details, even the bathrooms are gorgeous! I had the filet and the Fancy Pants cocktail. They were both delicious! My daughter ordered from the Bar Menu and had chicken tenders and fries- they were good. The service was very nice and I look forward to going back!
  28. EM

    ElizabethM

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Beet salad was like a dessert with creamy ricotta and citrus. Shrimp scampi appetizer as an entree was rich and delicious. Kale salad and meatballs as entree were equally good. Great service (thanks Megan!). MUST COME BACK!!! Need to make room from some of that coconut cake!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great experience. Service was amazing. Filet was outstanding
  30. NP

    NinoP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Had to sit at the freezing cold bar, even though i had a reservation, being just one person ends with disrespect most of rhe times
  31. AC

    AlexC

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Chicken with Arugula and Lemon. HUGE portion and was delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was attentive and good. Food was excellent. Only complaint was that it was a little on the noisy side.
  33. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have Had. Incredible service and knowledge from staff
  34. D

    Diva

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great! Not sure what happened to our waitress as she just was not. Started off with being overwhelmed and it just went down from there. Ended up just not coming back to our table so we skipped ordering desert because it had already been 30 minutes since she dropped off the menus. It was not particularly busy either it just seemed a bit dysfunctional.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were really looking forward to trying Ella's. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. First of all, the menu wasn't updated, so the dishes I wanted to order weren't available. The burratta with prosciutto was very sweet with no saltiness to the prosciutto. The pasta in the parpadelle with duck was extremely undercooked. The server did graciously give us another dish. Overall, the meal was very disappointing.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our experience!
  37. d

    dangfoodie

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First visit to Ella’s. Our server Nico was GREAT!! We were bummed they were out of the Branzino and Short Rib because those were the two dishes we wanted to try; clearly they’re delicious hence them being sold out. Food was solid, nothing outstanding though. Nico went above and beyond to make sure we had a special anniversary dinner!!! A++
  38. CV

    CV52

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Despite having a very early dinner reservation (5PM) and being just about the first table in the restaurant, the service was slow. It was the evening of an Elton John concert and I do not think they were properly staffed. Our server did his best, but just had too many tables. Drinks were very slow, even a glass of wine, probably for the same reason. Food was average and my wife's Chicken Milanese was not edible. It was deep fried, not pan fried, and was almost too hard to cut and very overcooked. Another diner had steak and seemed to leave about half of it on the plate (which I have never seen before). My duck bolognese was average at best. Three people had salmon and those were all excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Disappointing at best. Expecting a great experience based on previous reviews. Service was bad. More interested on talking with coworkers than bring us our drinks or asking for how our brunch was. Every protein was out: no scramble, no quiche, no salmon, no chicken. Bacon left at bottom of the serving dish was uncooked and greasy. Manager brought new bacon. Salmon, Chiken and quiche was never replenish, nor offered. Wet disappoint experience not worth the time or money. Kale Cesar salad was good, but not worth the money
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They ran out of the short rib by 830pm, but the filet did not disappoint. My steak was cooked perfectly. Our waitress, Savannah, was tentative, polite, and gave great recommendations. If we are ever in town again, we will be back! Also, I had to push back my reservation by an hour and we were seated immediately upon arrival.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ella's on 2nd is rated 4.5 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ella's on 2nd

210 Molloy St, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Malloy Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Italian, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Garages | Interactive Map | Downtown Nashville Parking: https://nashvilledowntown.com/get-around/nashville-parkingValet Parking is available for hotel guests.

  • Public Transit

    Situated in the heart of SoBro, Ella's on 2nd is located inside the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Downtown Nashville which is conveniently located just under seven miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA). Explore Nashville with ease as the hotel is just steps from bus stops and other public transportation options.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Adams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (629) 248-9515

  • Catering

    For more information, please head to our Private Dining page on Ella's on 2nd website www.ellason2nd.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are hosting a large function, small gathering with friends or anything in between, our team will help make it memorable. For more information, please head to our Private Dining page on Ella's on 2nd website for more details.

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