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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
172 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 37 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 172 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. B

    Bobc

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our server Daniel provided the best service possible considering the circumstances, but one server can't possibly take care of every patron.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This is an overpriced hotel restaurant. DO NOT come for the buffet brunch. The option are very limited and the food poor to average. Not worth it!

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on September 20, 2022I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy Chefs Brunch Buffett offerings. We hope you enjoyed your time in Nashville.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was on point! Megan was an amazing server!
  5. k

    karenrealtor

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniel was fantastic and the food was amazing.
  6. JL

    JeriLM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. The staff did an amazing job of keeping things prepared for the buffet even with a rush of large groups. Will definitely be back the next time we are in Nashville!
  7. DI

    DebI

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. It’s a limited menu but the portion sizes were nice. The service was impeccable! Savannah was lovely and offered great recommendations!
  8. RT

    RobertT

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased with the atmosphere and the excellent service, and the food is excellent.
  9. LS

    LizzieS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian spot off Broadway and not too crowded
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a really nice restaurant!! Great vibes The whole ambience was nice
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was phenomenal. Fun ambiance.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our bartender, Ray was the most friendly, patient bartenders ever! He made our first night in Nashville exceptional!
  13. M

    Micafaerie

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Savannah was a great waitress! She was so helpful to me as I have a GF diet. Dishes came out very quickly and we were seated indoors even though our initial reservation was for outside. Food was good and would recommend highly for great service!
  14. KD

    KristenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was excellent, highly recommend the ricotta appetizer and the olives as well. Our waiter was amazing. He was a chef in the local area for years, which really helped when choosing our meals. We will be back!
  15. d

    dl6305

    New England

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ella’s is a better than usual hotel restaurant. The room is pleasant, comfortable chairs and sunny. Our waiter Benjamin did a good job and was appropriately attentive. There was a miscue: I received a pimento burger rather than the All Day Egg sandwich, but it was juicy and delicious. No foul. My wife reported her fennel/apple salad with salmon hit the spot.
  16. PD

    PatrickD

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This meal was without a doubt one of the finest dining experiences we have had. The awesomeness of the decor, the staff and of course the food made for an amazing meal. Thanks!

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you for a great 5* review PatrickD! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had brunch and when I tell you it's amazing believe it. The food was prepared wonderfully please keep the chef he/she knows what they're doing!
  18. B

    Ben77

    Jacksonville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, just a couple blocks from Broadway, highly recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    This was my third experience at Ella’s- the other two were pleasant and the reason I returned. Typically the restaurant is slower. I had seen plenty of evening availability on Open Table. I didn’t find it necessary to book a reservation. Upon arrival, the hostess informed us they had no open tables and made no notion for other accommodations for us to dine. It was 6:07 at the time and I quickly hopped on Open Table to take the 6:15 that I knew was available. We approach the hostess with our reservation and she tells us, “since it was just booked I have to seat you outside or at the bar.” I booked a standard reservation (not outdoor or bar) and there were clearly four+ dining room tables open. The food here is excellent, wait staff is typically informative… but this particular hostess tampered my view of this local gem.
  20. MO

    MattO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We sat around the corner of the bar overlooking the kitchen. It was like the VIP section. The staff was friendly, and the food was excellent.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Unique menu with good choices.
  22. AR

    AliciaR

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This place is very cute and our waitress was very nice. They got us in for our reservation early. The food came out very quick. I felt like the food was just okay. Everything felt a little bland/under-seasoned. The mascarpone polenta tasted like nothing, pretty much. The duck Bolognese was okay, but needed salt badly (which there wasn't any on the table). My husband's steak was also just okay. All around everything was "ok". Wasn't bad but definitely wasn't super yummy, and for the price you would think you'd be getting a gourmet meal.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Everything was amazing except everyone’s meal needed a bit more salt.
  24. NB

    NancyB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent as well as the food. We would come back for sure.
  25. KS

    KarenS

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate here right before a show at the Ryman. Easy to access with valet. Service was excellent, food was delightful, and ambiance was fresh and new.

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on August 22, 2022Karen, Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. I am thrilled to hear about your experience and look forward to the next time we see you. Cheers Tommy

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific menu and top notch service. Perfect combination.
  27. CK

    CorbinK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food just a little hard to talk to people cus of the nose but otherwise very nice experience

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Corbin! We look forward to the next time we can take care of you. Cheers Tommy

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service across the board, as other reviewers have mentioned, this is a hidden gem downtown. All the appetizers, entrees, and dessert we ordered were unique, well executed/seasoned, delicious, and coupled with great service. I'll definitely be going back.

    Ella's on 2ndResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you so much for the glowing review! Please let me know if i may assist in making your next reservation at Ella's. Cheers Tommy

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. The coworkers helped each other, 3 different ones check on us, to make sure we were okay. Would definitely go back!
  31. 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.
  32. 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 on August 11, 2022I 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

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. 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!
  36. 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

  37. 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!

  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 172 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 37 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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