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Geist, Nashville, TN

Geist

4.5
4.5
1494 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.

Managing Partner- Freddy Schwenk
General Manager- Jillian Waggoner
Executive Chef- Alex Nekhamkin
Executive Sous Chef- Harrison Smith
Sous Chef- Ron Busby

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • NYE 4 COURSE DINNER

    US$85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Please join us for our New Year's Eve 4 course Dinner. 4 courses for $85 plus tax and gratuity.

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 1,494 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was delicious
  2. BK

    BKPNashville

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed Geist. Our table of 6 all enjoyed every single dish - standouts were the pork belly, fried green tomatoes, the potato side dish, and short rib. Great atmosphere and even though they were very busy, the service was excellent. Highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing - large portions great tasting seasoned just right
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, we would definitely recommend and return on future trips!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is beautiful. Historic building with nice touches. Great food and service. Looking forward to our next visit.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  7. M

    Mary

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb gnocchi was fantastic. Rich with flavor and a nice serving size. Scallops also delish (huge and tasty) but maybe a tad salty? Risotto wonderful too. The bread (appetizer) are rolls so not my thing but may be yours! Good Old Fashioned!
  8. SW

    SarahW

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops were incredible!
  9. JD

    JillD

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The atmosphere and service were great! My food was disappointing. I had the Pork Belly and Short Rib Hash. The potatoes were over cooked and the meat was dry and lacking in flavor. I am hoping it was a one-off and will return to try again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great
  11. T

    Trisha

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Cute restaurants, nice staff, okay food (I went for brunch), some free parking available but if full the paid parking nearby is very expensive.
  12. K

    Katie

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The outdoor patio was well heated but cold as the night went on. Our server was fantastic and helpful — and the food was well portioned and had exciting flavor. I would have liked more vegetarian options.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch spot in town!!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Bar service and area is amazing
  15. N

    Neece

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine, fine restaurant! Mushroom risotto was Terrific! Cheese board was a Wonderful starter!
  16. G

    Grill

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a interesting, historic building. An experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, especially for a cold night.
  19. BC

    BethC

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    In Nashville. Hostess was nice but could be friendlier. Service and food was very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome food
  21. SB

    ShaliniB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overhyped with ok food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and very cozy environment
  23. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Service was prompt and helpful and the food was both beautiful and tasty. Would 100% go again.
  24. MF

    MaggieF

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Geist was very cozy and comfortable. Our server was great and gave us just the right amount of attention. The food was great! We had the Caesar salad, Harvest Salad, Scallops and Mushroom Risotto. It was all wonderfully prepared. We ended with the chocolate pot de crème for dessert. It was a great evening and we will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The wait staff was incredibly rude. This is the first place I’ve dined in Nashville where my family felt unwelcome, which was especially embarrassing since we brought an out-of-town guest and had been raving about how family-friendly Nashville is. Simple questions about what dish they would recommend were met with dismissals. You’d think the food would at least have been great given the price, but honestly, it was mediocre. Save your time and money. Germantown Cafe is much better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite brunch spot in Nashville.
  27. f

    foodiebella25

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Definitely not as good as usual. Cinnamon bun had no flavor and hard. No longer have malt vinegar aioli. Bummer! Our waitress as not attentive and slow AF. It was not even busy! Disappointing for this place.
  28. TA

    TAAS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good. Unique offerings for brunch. They just didn’t have any tea at all.
  29. ID

    ImkeD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good. Very unfortunately the main course was served without asking during the appetizer, so the food was cold when we were done with the first course. Ignorant service, despite remark there was no correction.... The tables are also very close to each other and it is very noisy. More of a pub atmosphere than a cozy restaurant. Guests are served very quickly and pulled through, high end fast food ;(
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch. Loved the chicken and waffles.
  31. LH

    LauraH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was good but our waitress seems like she couldn’t be bothered with us.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Had friends in town. This was a great spot to take them. Great food. Excellent atmosphere.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chilly night. Sat in the covered Champagne Garden area near the fire. It was perfect.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everyone is super nice, food is really good the service has been slow every time I have been which is the only downside.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New to town, first time here. Already planning our next visit. The good and service were both top notch.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal
  37. CW

    CWM824

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just had drinks and an appetizer at the bar, but we loved this place!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect meal. We don’t live in Nashville, but if we did we would eat here every week.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks
  40. j

    josephine

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good meal, but the server wasn’t very knowledgeable about the dishes or how they were prepared. Ambiance was good and the duck confit was delicious and so was the scallops.

FAQs

Geist is rated 4.5 stars by 1494 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.
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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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