Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Nashville
  4. Nashville
  5. Downtown
Etch, Nashville, TN

Etch

4.8
4.8
6943 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts by Chef Deb Paquette and Pastry Chef Megan Williams, Etch is located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in Nashville's SoBro district. The restaurant is equipped with two private dining rooms, a full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with Deb and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday.

In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville's best chef and Nashville's best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.

The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy our modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 73 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 522-0685

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Deb Paquette

  • Private party facilities

    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.

  • Private party contact

    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    3rd AVE.

  • Parking Details

    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 6,943 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was epic. Probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten
  2. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good overall. Was unable to accommodate our reservation for counter seating when we arrived, so we sat at a regular table. Food was very good, suggest checking out the carpaccio, the venison and the Brussels sprouts. Service was about average, martinis are served small and in wrong glass. Didn't have our first choice of wine off the wine menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Lisa was a fantastic server, everything she recommended we got and enjoyed. Garrott at the bar was also wonderful.
  4. JW

    JayW

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    just ok. Trying to join the "trendy" type restaurant. Limited menu. Not bad but probably won't go back.
  5. T

    Tamas31

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - only wish that happy hour would be extended to dining area.
  6. CM

    CMC1

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional! Expected menu changes since last visit a month ago. Spinach salad was different not as good. Chef’s special of salmon was fantastic! Fried chicken was … okay. First, I should have know , but it was difficult to eat with a knife and fork. Chicken, IMO, wound have been better without the sauce. Wonton “thing” did not compliment the chicken at all. Would not order it again. The filet and pork chop from previous visits are recommended.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible from start to finish
  8. KR

    KarenR

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Etch, especially before a concert at the Schermerhorn. The food and service is always top notch!
  9. DM

    DannyMartini

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were entertaining a guest from Denver. We were all impressed. My wife and I have been Deb Paquette fans since the days of Zola. She only gets better! (and that's hard to do at her level.) Our server was Travis D. It was his first night at Etch. and he was terrific. We cannot wait to return.
  10. SU

    SusanU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, staff very helpful recommendations. Menu was limited from previous visit.
  11. LK

    LillyK91

    Nashville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Etch did not disappoint. I always look forward to visiting.
  12. QJ

    QuanJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are consistent. A favorite for special occasions.
  13. S

    Sharon

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Service seemed a bit slow. It was lunchtime, so they were busy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance for anniversary dinner!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with “We are so happy to have you with us this evening.” That set the tone for an outstanding experience! The server noticed my curiosity with the wine list and offered to send the sommelier to speak with us. We had an interesting discussion about their extensive and eclectic wine list, and picked a winner! The food was also perfection! Definitely one of my favorite Nashville spots! Highly recommend!
  16. AG

    AndreaG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 4 year wedding anniversary. They went above and beyond for us. The food was amazing. The drinks were actually strong, and so refreshing. Highly recommend
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed our experience at Etch!
  18. RJ

    RobertJ

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding salmon, mahi mahi and roasted cauliflower. Justin was an excellent server.
  19. D

    Dinerdad48

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brook made our night. Recommended both appetizers and entrées. Very special night and the food was exceptional.
  20. CB

    ChristianB

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent 👌. Staff, food, ambiance we're all awesome.
  21. DR

    DerekR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We went for our anniversary and staff made us feel incredibly welcome.
  22. m

    mikes

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night out.
  23. LL

    LaryssaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Amy was great as was the food. Loved the dessert too, highly recommend
  24. SH

    ScottH

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Went for lunch! Loved it
  25. LS

    LuanneS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server is a bartender in training, Gerrot. He was amazing , helpful, honest and fun! Great food. Great wine.
  26. SC

    SusanC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    This is a very loud restaurant. Five dollar's for bread is fine if it's homemade. I will not try it again.
  27. EA

    EA2022

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had heard good things about Etch, and was so glad to experience it for myself. The fish special was delicious, and I think the brussels sprouts were the best I've ever had!
  28. KZ

    KarlZ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. The food was amazing-definitely get the shrimp and octopus bruschetta appetizer, it was delicious.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Our waitress Samantha was the best, she explained the dishes, answered all our questions and was just an absolute joy! A must is the Potato Salad…it comes out warm and has so many different flavors. Our group got the pork chop, filet, sichuan fried chicken and from the sea. Every dish was phenomenal, flavorful, fresh and done to perfection. A definite must go !
  30. J

    John

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food is overrated and three of our four dishes were on the sweet side and a disappointment.

    EtchResponded 6 days agoHi John, thank you for joining us at Etch. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your experience! We never want our guests to leave disappointed, and I regret that we fell short of providing you with a five-star meal. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of any dish you don't absolutely love. We do hope that you'll return in the future-- our Chef changes the menu seasonally for lunch and dinner, and I am confident we can find something you will love. Our guests' feedback is very valuable to us, and I appreciate you taking the time to share yours.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food! The flavors were new and delicious
  32. GS

    GraceS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious! Highly recommend!
  33. J

    Judi

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tamara was the most perfect server!
  34. DM

    DebbieMelvin

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was precious
  35. s

    shanson

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never, ever a disappointment! Wonderful meal, service, everything, thank you!!
  36. r

    robertr

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Have dined at Etch many times although none recently. It has not lost a step. In fact the meal we had (two first courses, two main dishes and a shared desert) were all new to the menu. All were excellent. Actually better than excellent. Service was, as always, excellent/ Very professional and fun to talk to. Etch has not only not lost a step but has actually gained one or two.

    EtchResponded on August 2, 2022Hello, thank you for your loyal patronage! Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you back soon!

  37. GM

    GradMom

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal as well as a great experience, Also a great place to get away from the craziness of Broadway. We sat at the Chefs Bar and were amazed. The place runs like a well-oiled machine. Service is great. Ask for the Sommelier if you have any questions whatsoever about their extensive wine. The roasted cauliflower appetizer is a MUST! We had the Chefs from the Sea dish which was a perfectly cooked white fish. Delicious. My husband had the lamb special which was also delicious. The portions are very generous. You will drop a few bucks but well worth the food, service, and I can’t say enough about the experience of watching the staff in the open kitchen!
  38. k

    kevinr

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Appetizers and drinks were great in the bar.
  39. NK

    NicoleK

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I read so many glowing reviews, but I just didn’t find the food or drinks good at all. The cauliflower appetizer was almost raw, and my main course (the tempura tofu) was full of so many competing flavours and textures. I just wasn’t happy with my experience at all, and didn’t feel like my server tried to make it better- they just kept telling us how good the food was and how much they liked the dishes they served there.

    EtchResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Nicole, thank you for your recent visit to Etch. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your meal! We never want our guests to leave disappointed, though it sounds like we may have fallen short here. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of any dish you do not absolutely love. If you'd be willing to give us another chance, please share your contact information at your convenience so we can make this up to you. Thank you for your feedback - we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  40. JK

    JackK

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by knowledgeable server. Great and unique food flavors. Some reasonably priced wines

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Etch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 522-0685.

Etch is rated 4.8 stars by 6943 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 73 times today
Google Map for Etch

303 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    3rd AVE.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We offer complimentary valet parking for dinner guests; a validation ticket is provided following your meal. Additional parking is available in conveniently located pay lots.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Deb Paquette

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 522-0685

  • Private party facilities

    Etch offers two private dining rooms for meetings, receptions and special events. The Intermezzo Room is an intimate, elegant space with seating for 12; the Encore Room is an expansive space with a private bar, offering seating for 40 or standing room for 50.

  • Private party contact

    Whitney Eccher: (615) 626-6446

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo