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Geist, Nashville, TN

Geist

4.6
4.6
1360 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Set in a ca. 1900 blacksmith shop in Nashville’s historic Germantown neighborhood, Geist is a charming bar and restaurant opened in early 2018.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 920-5440

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Nekhamin

  • Private party facilities

    for private dining or events, please email Jillian@geistnashville.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Germantown

  • Cross Street

    4th Street

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot behind the restaurant along with several public paid lots and street parking throughout our neighborhood. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.

  • Public Transit

    Jefferson St & 6th Ave WB Jefferson St & 8th Ave N EBBus Station Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • HALF OFF WINE BY THE BOTTLE

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Please join us every Monday night for half off wines by the bottle.
  • $2 OYSTERS AND $50 BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE UNTIL 6PM

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    HAPPY HOUR SUNDAY-THURSDAY 5-6PM! $2 OYSTERS $50 BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE $10 SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

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What 1,360 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    American

  • Nashville

    American

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  1. SS

    SamanthaStevens

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Scallops were perfectly cooked. Trout was delicious. Cheese board looked disheveled but was delicious. Great place to eat before going to the Tpac. The smoke from the fire was perfect for fall. We sat outside. Try it. You'll like it.
  2. B

    Bschulze1313

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, solid service.
  3. MR

    MichaelR

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately, the chicken was dripping in onions. The service was nice but slow. Otherwise we enjoyed the dinner.
  4. CF

    CarolynF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luv this place! Great food and wine!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent menu!
  6. HP

    HollyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and the service! However, the food was too salty and the hanger steak was tough, not flavorful and I wasn’t a fan of their version of chimichurri nor did it seem to pair well with, I think it was sweet potato purée. As well, whatever topped the Burrata cheese in the bread appetizer, not good. It was definitely not worth the price. If it was less expensive I’d probably try it again. But since it’s so expensive, I will not go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. We really enjoyed our dining experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Beautiful building. If in the area check out the building. For the price the food should be much better.plus they make you order everything at once. Ordered my cocktail well before ordering yet my appetizer arrived before the cocktail. Makes it seem like everything is cooked and ready. No seasoning on the hanger steak. My guest had to send back his as it was raw and cold. Will not go back.
  9. CN

    CNS1

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and had amazing food and service. We had all four of their rustic sides - roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower, sweet potato and eggplant. It was enough to eat alone!!! The roasted chicken was perfectly seasoned and with crispy skin. Steak, scallops and salmon entrees were also on point. The food is five stars and service is impeccable. Highly highly recommend!!
  10. NJ

    NashvilleJ

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The pandemic and the tornado did a number on Geist, alas. It went from a classy upscale vibe to raucous bachelorette party. Crappy paper menus, ill-timed service (entrees arriving mere minutes after appetizers, with everything crammed into a tiny bar table), staff who are clearly “over it.” The food was good-ish? But it’s off our list.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! The food was amazing and such a sweet little place to enjoy a good meal!
  12. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been wanting to visit here for years, and finally made it, however I was disappointed. The photos of the champagne garden online are misleading. The champagne garden is just a nice covered patio, but it did not feature most of the ambiance featured online. I’m guessing their photos are from a grand opening party. While I was not expecting champagne guns, the champagne cart and other features were not present either. Also, the sparkling wines on their bubbles menu are mostly $20-$30 bottles marked up to $60-$110 a bottle. I expect a markup at a restaurant but that was not worth purchasing when I can treat myself to a much nicer bottle (and atmosphere) at home.
  13. CB

    ChadB

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Less impressed with selection than others and the food wasn’t overly impressive. Good but not impressive. Love the building and service was great.
  14. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and drinks. Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Wedding event
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The experience at Geist was one word: Lovely!
  17. BS

    BluesyS

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on a double date an
  18. BG

    BrittanyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent, some of our food wasn’t as good as we thought but we enjoyed the atmosphere and service.
  19. JG

    JackieG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th Birthday
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around. Definitely coming back.
  21. BS

    BethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant had a fun vibe and delicious food. We had most every starter and each one had an explosion of vibrant flavors for the palette! Such a good Nashville spot
  22. HS

    HSTDWH

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not an easy review to write, as I had initially planned to give them an excellent one, but the final experience was simply atrocious and at the very least offensive to me and my group as well as innocent bystanders. However, KUDOS to Zach & Bryce (sp?) who took great care of us in the private room for my Bday party of 9! They were wonderful & fun :). The wine & drinks were fabulous! We all loved the bread, apps, meals along w/the dessert (heaven in a bowl) & the bday coffee shots were yummy! Mammoth compliments to the Chef!!! The food, simply delicious, and may have been possibly one of the best meals I've ever had in my 59 years! We retreated to the bar area for after dinner cocktails. Also friends (staff of the NY Giants) met us for drinks & food. One of the gals in my group had 1 too many, she made a whistle at the bar, RYAN loudly yelled across the bar & said "WE don't do that in Here"!!!! Made her cry,,,,,she then TRIED to apologize,,,,RYAN said to her, and all heard it,,,,I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY TO YOU....there were other people in the bar, I looked around and they were much more appalled at Ryans behavior than the whistle. It was insane. After things calmed down. I then heard Ryan announce loudly to "the restaurant" that our group was an embarrassment to him, and the entire restaurant!!! Wow. just Wow. I was fuming. I immediately gathered my group and the Giants staff, said don't spend another penny in here, we are out!! A mass exit no thanks to RYAN. It was despicable how he handled the situation. There were so many other kind and respectable ways to have handled this. His was definitely not one of them. Our group spent close to $3,000, are you kidding me? We will never go back in there, and never recommend this place to anyone. He doesn't realize the repercussions his uncouthness has caused. Too bad he ruined a great time and turned it into a nightmare. We were not kids on spring break. My friend is not to blame, RYAN is.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was ok, not friendly. Food was mediocre, dessert was awful. Bread pudding was dry…didn’t even finish.
  24. DM

    DaraM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in Nashville. It never disappoints from the drinks, food, service and all around experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super knowledgeable about gluten free options, the food was delicious!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience. Good service. Food was mostly good. Flank steak was too rare
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    The food and service weren’t that great. Very overpriced. I didn’t try the drinks though. It’s a nice aesthetic but that’s it.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was unbelievably good. We honestly weren’t sure how it would be but we LOVED it and the ambience was great. Our waiter was fine…. Not the most pleasant of personalities
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING!! Brussels, sweet potatoes, and kale salad for the table was delicious. The salmon and scallops were cooked perfect! Our waitress was so knowledgeable and genuinely kind. Vibes are so neat! Great date spot as well. One thing (as expected) is we had a bachelorette party of 7 seated next to us that got rowdy and a bit loud… but it was Saturday night so Totally get it!!!! Go!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Unfortunately we waited over 40 mins for our table although we had a reservation. Also, we waited about 1.5 hours for our food. Staff said they had an issue with kitchen system.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Flew friends in from LA, wanted a special dinner night out. Booked a sitter. We made a reservation for 7:30, but we weren’t seated until 8:00. Had two pregnant women in our party, both had to stand for 1/2 hour. We were given appetizers on the house (nice gesture) but service was very slow. We didn’t get out the door until 10:30. Cost us an extra hour of babysitting and we didn’t have time for dessert. Overall disappointment.
  32. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was delicious, great portion sizes, and a great ambiance!
  33. SS

    SarahS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great space for a couple’s dinner! We ordered all of our starters and entrees at once, and they paced them well.
  34. EC

    ErnieC

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The ambiance and ppl were very nice, I just didn’t like my entree(branzino).
  35. SH

    SusanH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough about how special we were treated at Geist. Our group of ladies was celebrating a couple of mile stones. We were given a private room and royal treatment. Our waitress was on top of everything without our having to ask for anything. They made sure our night was a special one that we always will remember. Our apps and entrees were out of this world and the drinks were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  36. VR

    VRVR

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Love this place but this particular time the food was just a bit off. well done bacon is ok sometimes but not burnt. Waffles were good but not even warm. Drinks were excellent though. The parking is really insufficient so add another$16 if you don’t get there early.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Worst part of the meal was wait time for your food took an hour and a half
  38. S

    Sweetie1999

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though we made a reservation it was 45 minutes until we were seated at an acceptable table. I am wondering if Nashville is ageist @TedLassoFans, I had to go Nate/Rebecca on them to get a good table.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great food! Loved the atmosphere and drinks were pretty great. Will definitely be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great - best fried green tomatoes I’ve ever had.

FAQs

Geist is rated 4.6 stars by 1360 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Geist

311 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208-2743

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    4th Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Germantown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot behind the restaurant along with several public paid lots and street parking throughout our neighborhood. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.

  • Public Transit

    Jefferson St & 6th Ave WB Jefferson St & 8th Ave N EBBus Station Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Nekhamin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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