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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
142 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 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 142 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

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Brunch

  • Nashville

    Healthy

  • Nashville

    Brunch

  • Nashville

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Very average food. The potatoes were quite good but the rest was just fine. Quiet and not busy so if quick and quiet trump good or aesthetic then this place will be fine.
  2. CC

    CarrieC

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was good food and very nice, but booking through OpenTable for brunch, it gives you the option for standard dining or buffet. We chose the standard dining to order from the menu, but when we got there, our waiter told us that weekends were brunch buffet only. It was a lot of money to be our only option, and trying to go somewhere else last minute in downtown Nashville wasn’t an alternative. OpenTable needs to be updated, so people don’t expect to have an option outside of buffet. Also, our waiter was super inattentive and seemed to hate his job.

    Ella's on 2ndResponded 6 days agoI am sorry to see that you were not a big fan of the brunch offerings and your server was not giving you the best experience we have to offer. Had you not informed us, I would not have known that their was an issue with Open Table. I appreciate your help in making us better and we hope to see you for Dinner. Cheers Tommy

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place doesn’t even exist. There’s another restaurant with a whole different menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! We had the Braised Short Rib and it was top of the line. One recommendation would be to train the waitress a bit more since she had very little knowledge of the drink/wine menu. She said she had recently turned 21 so she was not very familiar. I believe with a little bit more training she would do great.

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback. We will be doing a lot of training on the wine menu moving forward with many changes taking place. We hope to see you again soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Savannah I believe was our servers name and she was awesome. The food was great! We had the whipped ricotta, braised short rib and the chicken Milanese (huge). I wish happy hour deals extended to the tables and not just the bar top!

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on August 6, 2022I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Savannah. Feel free to let us know what would have given you a 5* experience as we are always looking for feedback from our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We got the pizette for our appetizer and the gnocchi and braised short rib for our entrees. Everything was incredible. Cutest aesthetic and our waitress was so kind and attentive. Would definitely recommend!
  7. D

    Damay

    Seattle

    364 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    364 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Shrimp Scampi was delicious with a spicy sauce and perfectly done shrimp. Duck papardelle had a very savory sauce, but could have used more duck pieces. I believe I saw only 2 servers for the restaurant, and they did a fantastic job taking care of tables

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on July 29, 2022I appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback Damay. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers Tommy

  8. VC

    VirginiaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious! It's a small menu, but everything we had was great. Our server was kind and accommodating. The decor was modern and inviting and the noise level was perfect. Quiet enough for a great conversation. We are local & will definitely go again.

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words, Virginia. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  9. r

    roma

    Berlin

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ein schönes Restaurant, leider waren wir die einzigen Gäste. Der uns platzierende Kellner wollte uns den schlechtesten Tisch im Raum zuweisen, da hätte man eigentlich direkt wieder gehen sollen. Dann war er allerdings doch damit einverstanden, dass wir einen schönen Tisch am Fenster wählten. Wir blieben die einzigen Gäste. Die Kellnerin, die uns bediente, war außergewöhnlich freundlich und sympathisch. Wir wählten als Vorspeise einen sehr guten Kale Caesar Salad, als Hauptgerichte das Springer Mountain Chicken Milanese und die Duck Bolognese Pappardelle - beides sehr gut. Somit insgesamt doch noch ein recht guter Abend in einem leider leeren Restaurant.
  10. DD

    DDGGBB

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful buffet. We came in less than an hour before they closed, but they kept putting new fresh dishes out. They really take pride in their work.
  11. EE

    EEEE

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    There were positives and negatives. The food and atmosphere were good. Some mistakes were made with our order, which could have been avoided with a simple read-back of what was ordered. Not sure if this is a Nashville thing, but we had a party of 5, however a tip was added to the bill in advance. I'm familiar with the practice, but usually for larger parties only.
  12. J

    Joey

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter food and ambience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    The positive reviews must’ve been written by a good friend. The food was very mediocre. Ambiance also. This is a small hotel restaurant with poor food. The only bright spot was the very nice server.
  14. AK

    AKIRADOG33

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cooked to perfection. Definitely reccomend the ribeye steak for 2. 10/10
  15. BC

    BrittanyC

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellas brunch was OUTSTANDING. 10/10 recommend and will be back very soon. This was a really special experience!
  16. MD

    MichaelD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marisa provided outstanding service
  17. NL

    NanL

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server was very good. Appetizers were great! We had the pizzette and the whipped ricotta. For entrees we had 2 salmons and 2 chicken milanese. Beautiful presentation on everything. Food was really good. Dessert menu was not impressive. Didn't order any. Ordered wine and they came back and told us they had to go upstairs to get some and it would be a while. It was but, the wine was good as well. Parking was a little crazy but, it is downtown...
  18. MK

    MelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and amazing food! The polenta is a must!
  19. DR

    DineRedlands

    Nashville

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella’s is truly a hidden gem that we will visit again. The food and service were both spectacular. My wife and I split our meal between two appetizers and one entree. We had the Roasted Local Beets and the Torn Burrata & Country Prosciutto. The burrata & prosciutto dish was the best appetizer we have ever experienced. Our shared entree was the Branzino. We added the Crispy Potatoes. Both were great. Service was quick and our server, Sabrina was wonderful. We look forward to our next visit. Bravo Ella’s!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a quick brunch and the buffet was well worth the price! Other places seem to have lines, I’m not sure why Ella’s didn’t- it was delicious!
  21. KM

    KMC60

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with drinks and appetizers at the bar. Appetizers were all delicious, meatballs, whipped ricotta and the pizette. Dinner was equally good. Steak that my friend ordered was prepared perfectly, my salmon was great as were the other entrees my group ordered. Our server was very attentive. A hidden gem in the Hyatt hotel.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Staff was the best in Nashville over a four day weekend trip
  23. TL

    TimL

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch spot!
  24. P

    Pjsgroup

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, fresh fruit! Nice servers!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Service & Atmosphere
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! I wish that we could have been seating in a more private setting though.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We have begun frequenting Ella’s before shows downtown (and we got to a lot of shows!). The service in the dining area is always excellent. The bar service is iffy. I got there yesterday at 5:50pm and asked to order a drink off the HH menu. HH is 3-6pm (or at least that’s what their website says). The bartender told me HH was over. All I wanted was a glass of wine. She left me with the menu & came back 5 min later (there was only one other person at the bar) and asked if anyone had taken my order. As I had no drink in front of me & she had been there the entire time, obviously no one had served me. The other bartender completely ignored me. My friend arrived shortly after and although the bar was a bit busier and I understand the bartenders are making drinks for tables as well, she had to flag one down to order a drink & then wait to get their attention again to pay. We’ve been there so many times and are just stumped at why the bar staff seem unhelpful but the dining rooms service is excellent. The food is great though & we will continue to go. Hopefully management reads this as service is key. And we all know Nashville is NOT known for it’s service in general
  28. MK

    MaryK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great breakfast food-interesting choices. We visited twice and ordered the same items each day-the protein bowl. It was excellent the first day, but the kale and sweet potatoes were a bit under cooked the second day. Great coffee and friendly staff.
  29. LT

    LisaT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. We ate breakfast and dinner there. The cocktails were perfectly made. When back in Nashville will definitely come back.
  30. JD

    JandD

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Megan provided outstanding service and we enjoyed our appetizer, entrees, sides, and the coconut cake was amazing! It was a lovely change from the fun but frenzy of nearby Broadway.
  31. NT

    NashvilleTraveler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great breakfast. Recommend the benedict with the proscuitto!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a delicious dinner!
  33. r

    r3ritter

    Nashville

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Find in Nashville for breakfast. Just a cozy restaurant found within the hotel that serves incredible food. Sunday morning trying to find a great place to eat without a wait is hard so we were excited when we found Ella's on Open Table that took reservations. Menu was simple which makes the food fabulous as the chefs can fine tune everything. All had something different at the recommendation of our server and then shared. Lemon Blueberry pancakes were delicious and no syrup was needed, Orange French Toast was light and fluffy with just the right amount of orange flavor and silkly filling, brisket and kale breakfast bowl was probably the best as the brisket just melted in your mouth and the gravy made the kale delicious. We will all be repeat customers.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so incredibly nice - great experience!
  35. KD

    KDJacobson

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stumbled across this as our concert was canceled and enjoyed the meal and service.
  36. FS

    FleetwoodSnack

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ella's was a nice surprise and somewhere we will visit more often. Everything we ordered was delicious and cooked perfectly. The shrimp appetizer is must and the black truffle gnocchi is incredible. The insanely large Italian cream cake is so good my husband described it as "alarming." Our server, Savannah, was a delight and added some glitter to the entire experience. Make sure to check out the bathrooms. The wallpaper is amazing.
  37. ML

    MattL

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an adorable dining spot! Aaron took great care of us at breakfast. I got the brisket hash and my husband Matt got the smoked salmon bruschetta - which means I also tried it, of course! :) Let’s just say my meal was really good, however I am still dreaming of going back to get what he got as my entree next time. Y’all - it was off the charts good!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was very quick!
  39. N

    Notenoughlola

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pre concert dinner. The food and service were excellent. Somewhat limited in selection for wine and cocktails and some unappealing flavors of High Noon but we made selections. The food was beautifully prepared and fantastic!
  40. G

    Gaurav

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! We had a great time.

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 142 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 20 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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