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Artfully designed, full-service dining experience. - Layer Cake, Nashville, TN

Layer Cake

4.2
4.2
79 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Layer Cake is a multi-faceted, choose-your-own adventure experience with four floors of dining and revelry created by hospitality experts, Milkshake Concepts. Located on 3rd Avenue in downtown Music City, the historical building has been restored to have varied experiences on each floor and fun for everyone that only gets better by the layer.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu 11:00 am–2:00 am Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (615) 988-7698

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 10 or more and buyouts please contact our events team at events@milkshakeconcepts.com

Experiences

  • Main Dining

    Multiple dates available
    Memories are savored in the dining room. A refuge from the bustle of Broadway, this artfully designed space offers a full-service dining experience and is ideal for celebrating momentous occasions like rehearsal dinners and receptions.
  • Rooftop

    Multiple dates available
    ‘Til Death Do Us Party is our mantra on the Rooftop of Layer Cake where; there is always something to celebrate. Here we host the party of your life and cater to your every whim as the drinks flow and the beats drop—all before Nashville’s most iconic views.
  • Wonder Room

    Multiple dates available
    The Wonder Room, located on our first layer, welcomes you into a world that's perfect for your next Instagram post. A feast for the senses, this layer is ideal for groups and where our social kitchen comes to life with craveable dishes, creative cocktails and over-the-top sweets. Join us for lunch and dinner, and don’t miss our DJ-fueled weekend-long brunches

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Brunch

  • Nashville

    Brunch

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  1. KS

    KSJLC

    Kansas City

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed brunch at Layer Cake on our last day in Nashville. The service was very good and Aurora was helpful in sharing her favorites with us. I enjoyed the Tex Mex wrap which had good flavor and was quite filling. My husband had the biscuits and gravy and was very satisfied as well. The DJ was a bit loud for my liking but overall, we enjoyed the experience.
  2. SM

    SherrieM

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This place is beautiful on the inside. Unfortunately the food quality did not match the ambiance. Two of us ordered flatbreads which came out cold, the cheese wasn’t even melted. We sent them back and while we were waiting the other two people in our party were served their food and finished it while we were still waiting. The server ended up taking them off our bill but only after we asked. I wouldn’t recommend.
  3. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Need new cooks, been twice and I’m definitely not impressed. Customer service, bartenders, ambiance 10/10. Food…. no flavor/season.. it’s like everything is thrown together
  4. JH

    JenHL

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Ambience was great, drink with the cowboy hat was super fun, food was just ok. Our table had a the crack dip, salmon, chopped southwest salad, a flatbread, and pork chop. Server strongly steered us away from ordering anything from the wok station stating that it was all super spicy and customers had sent these dishes back because of this. We also shared 2 pieces of cake, one was great, the other had crunchy bites (like egg shells?). Bottom line, maybe not the best place for foodies? Great place for drinks, pics, and cake.
  5. AB

    AmandaB

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly. Food was fantastic. Bathrooms were spotless. Some menu items seemed expensive, but that may just be Nashville.
  6. BS

    BrendaS

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends who have been friends since high school ! Girls trip
  7. S

    Sara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 8 and absolutely loved this place! The mimosa towers, food, music and customer service was on point. Highly recommend!
  8. D

    Disappointed

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    had a reservation......had to wait to be greeted. Walked upstairs to the rooftop, no one greeted us...had to track someone down to find where to sit. Observed the server (twice) in the kitchen, shotgunning a beer (table was direct view of the kitchen). Didn't refill drinks, NEVER asked if we wanted dessert (isn't that a pretty important item at LAYER CAKE??). DJ playing during Sunday Brunch was WAY TOO LOUD. Asked to be turned down, was denied.

    Layer CakeResponded 6 days agoOn behalf of everyone at layer cake, I would like to apologize for any shortcomings you may have experienced with your service on Sunday and would like to invite you and a friend back for brunch on us! Given the opportunity, we would love to show you what hospitality really means to us and be able to turn your experience around! Please call and ask for Heather to set this up!

  9. CT

    CaitlynnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to eat and drink! Food was phenomenal & the drinks were to die for. Atmosphere is gorgeous and unique, and I wish there were more than 5 stars to rate this place!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    They had a table ready for us in the corner by the elevator door in bar area. I thought we were to be seated in dining room. Menu was small, no really good food choices… music was way too loud… and the server took forever and was HORRIBLE. We didn’t even stay for dessert which was one of the main reasons we went to celebrate birthdays. Would not recommend for a special occasion. Maybe a drink and app but not for dinner. Will not return.
  11. KH

    KarnitiaH

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We booked reservation for a birthday brunch. When we arrived we were told to go to the roof and they would help us. After climbing 3 flights of stairs (no one told us there was an elevator) we get to the rooftop and stand there for like 5 minutes before a bartender came and asked could he help us. Once seated, it did take a while to get everything ordered etc. The food was mediocre but the mimosa tower was good ($60). There was a live DJ playing music so it was cool. I would go again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was lovely. The southwest salad was a bit sweet - but other than that the food was phenomenal! Highly suggest the popcorn chicken!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The place is cute and has a very fun vibe. The food was mediocre at best.
  14. HA

    HeidiA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not a great rooftop view. Cool inside vibe excellent staff. Slow on bar drinks but otherwise great.
  15. VD

    ValerieD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved this place ! The food was great and the mimosa tower was a hit.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The food took a very long time to come out, and it was so salty it was inedible! The staff seemed very unapologetic about the food and the length of time things took. The place is cute, but not worth the price of admission.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Bachelorette
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for brunch. This was my second visit. The first time we went to the second floor bar for a drink and the margarita pizza and it was a great experience - bar tender was awesome, food and drinks were awesome. This time we did brunch on the roof. They wanted us to sit at the four table but the chairs looked insanely uncomfortable - like metal planks - I can’t imagine sitting in those in a skirt or shorts in the summer, but even in pants I was not going to do it. They let us have a booth, which was huge and left us to try and lean into the middle to scan the menu - I am on the shorter side and couldn’t reach comfortable so had to have a friend scan for me. The food menu was ok - I wanted to see more breakfast-y items and they had no gluten free options for my friend. I got the Market Hash and it was fine, nothing amazing, but tasted good. I would have preferred something I couldn’t make ar home, but it did the job. We got the Cowboy Crack Dip and that was quite delicious. A friend got the margherita pizza and said it wasn’t cooked long enough (but again, I loved it when I had it). We ordered the Mimosa Tower. Warning: it’s like 3 gallons of champagne. It was a fun thing, but I felt the presentation was boring - they brought out tiny little glasses of juice on the side - I felt it was a missed opportunity to make this a really presentation/experience. We couldn’t finish it, so we brought the rest to the table next to us! The service was very good - our servers helped each other out so we never felt like we had to flag someone down - we were well attended to. We got there for a 10am reservation and there was no music or anything on the rooftop. While I didn’t want to loud music playing, I wouldn’t have minded some ambiance tunes in the background. I felt the experience was a bit lackluster for the design of the restaurant, but I’d like to try again and have brunch on the first floor this time because it really has potential.
  19. S

    Shon

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had a blast here for my birthday party! The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars was because the velvet booth seat had a prior party's food all over it when they sat us down.
  20. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three levels, cake theme decor and novelty drinks perfect for special occassion or fun with friends located 1 block from Honky Tonks off Broadway. The food was really good and the service was 5⭐️. So many fun photo opps.... don't miss the roof top instaworthy image with the Batman building rising behind you😉
  21. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere! Great food and service! Perfect for a girls night out!
  22. BS

    BradenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very ambient place with lots to see and many places for pictures however following this experience comes the chance of receiving the wrong food or being neglected of service
  23. LF

    LaurenFH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic dinner and drinks spot for any occasion!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch date and loved it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Twenty second birthday celebration for my son. Cool spot! Love aliveness of the location.
  26. AB

    AmandaB

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my husband, my best friend and her boyfriend to celebrate my 40th birthday. Great atmosphere, great food and loved the photo opportunities. The chocolate cake was amazing! Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my birthday dinner here and it was amazing! Just a heads up, the wonder room and the dinning room have different menus!
  28. KB

    KBell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibes for brunch! Will definitely be returning. Also recommend the champagne tower, better deal and totally worth it
  29. TM

    TaylorM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a birthday brunch here. Every single person loved their food and our server was great.
  30. MD

    MelissaD

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    In the heart of Nashville. Beautiful views. Great service.
  31. SH

    SHERRY

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    21st Birthday
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service team and the food was yummy
  34. MT

    MayraT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, they were able to accommodate my party of 9 with no problem on a Monday!! The server was courteous and very patient. Food was fresh and delicious. We had no issues with individual checks and everything was absolutely perfect. I guess the only minor issue was that our table was a little wobbly, other than that we had a blast. This place is definitely Birthday celebration material.
  35. LL

    LauraL

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Order the hummus! So delicious! Our food was beautiful. I had the fried chicken sandwich and it was a bit much. A little salty. The French fries are to die for! Enjoy some cake and the ambiance. You won’t regret it!
  36. B

    Ben77

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’m sure there must be better times and days to go, but we showed up for The Sunday Brunch experience on the rooftop at 1pm, expecting a DJ and hyped up brunch as described, but there was no DJ, no servers and quite frankly no one else there. The hostess was pretty clueless, the 1st floor had people dining and a DJ, but it was far from their description of what to expect. Felt more like a library than anything close to a party. Pretty disappointing, we thought this would be a great way to start Sunday Funday, but it was more like Sunday Dud-day. They probably need to fix the “experiences” description to reflect what reality is, not whatever dream party they have conjured up.
  37. SS

    ShannonS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere overall. Each layer/level is very unique and different. Top level is crazy Vegas like party atmosphere, dining is nice and more chill, main level nice relaxed vive and lower level is speakeasy ish.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun! The food and drinks were great! Love the aesthetic of the place!! Great little spot right off Broadway to get away from the hustle and bustle but still have an amazing time!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for us to get together for brunch. The mimosa towers were a great deal
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch here for my birthday and it was so good! Service was great and the decor is beautiful!!

FAQs

Layer Cake is rated 4.2 stars by 79 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 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Layer Cake

127 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    We are located on Third Avenue between Broadway and Demonbreun

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu 11:00 am–2:00 am Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Phone number

    (615) 988-7698

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 10 or more and buyouts please contact our events team at events@milkshakeconcepts.com

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