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

Layer Cake

4.0
4
29 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 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 large parties and buyouts please contact our events team at rhundersmarck@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 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Brunch

  • Nashville

    Group Bookings

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    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. EJ

    EbonieJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The entire experience was poor. I'm not sure if it was the time & menu change or waitress 1st time having an 8+ party. Never asked me why I was there never got her name & food was wrong & cold
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    The hostess was rude and servers were walking passed my friend bumping into her while we were seated. We were sat at a high top and for 5 people it felt very crammed and the seats were wobbly. Our server was nice and the food was good. But we thought we would get to order from the full menu. It was pretty much only tapas. Definitely overhyped. With all of the amazing food in Nashville I wouldn’t bother to come here again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing environment. So much fun!
  4. EM

    EmmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layer Cake is a place you MUST visit! Wonderful food and service as well as the decor was so fun!
  5. TH

    TamaraH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We’re visiting … calling a room “The Wonder Room” really is a set up for disappointment. Definitely not worth the Uber cost there and back … it’s cute but does not induce wonder by any stretch. Also - naming your restaurant The Layer Cake when there wasn’t even cake on the menu at lunch... again, a set up to be disappointed. Food was maybe above average. Also the area/neighborhood is so dirty. Would not recommend.
  6. V

    V1diva

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The building is very nice. The service however is a different story. This place is only Instagram and selfie worthy only! If your looking for good food go somewhere else. The waiter are very much not experienced in the area. She couldn’t or wouldn’t recommend any food options on the menu. They will only give out free appetizers if they mess up your order. I want be back only if I need pictures for my insta.
  7. KP

    KaiP

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    terrible service, food was bland /mediocre, not worth it, a lot of hype
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bachelorette Brunch We had so much fun at our Bachelorette Brunch! The servers were amazing with such great personalities! The DJ was high energy with upbeat mixes! The manager also came spoke to us while we were there! The mimosa tower is a must! Food was amazing! Thanks so much Layer Cake!
  9. DT

    DallasT

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible terrible terrible service would never go back it’s very cute but staff was super unfriendly
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This place was so cute! 4 levels of fun and I love the decor !! Wasn’t wowed by the food it was ok and the drinks were cute and service was top notch!

    Layer CakeResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to host you and can't wait to welcome you back the next time you are in!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks slight pricey.. but tourist town! Food tasted very good. Sweet waitress !
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cute place for bachelorette group. Food and service was good.

    Layer CakeResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for the kind words about your recent visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! Great place for girls brunch! Happy atmosphere
  14. C

    Contaxsports

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can eat healthy and still be in Nashville. We ate on the second floor of the restaurant. There were 6 in our party, each of us had something different and every dish was delicious including the sumptuous chocolate cake for dessert. The restaurant doesn’t skimp on quality of the food they serve. Definitely recommend you try it. We’ll be back if we come to Nashville again
  15. MB

    MollyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Drinks and ambience were good. That’s about it. Service was awful.
  16. SW

    SuzanneW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love layer cake. The food is delicious. The service was excellent. I highly recommend layer cake.
  17. EC

    ElisabethC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food and Drinks weren’t that great and our server was overwhelmed. Waited on our food order for a long time and some food came out cold or wrong. Had a # of large parties and not enough people working?!
  18. m

    macey

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our server said it was her first week and she was really struggling. Which we were really trying to be understanding about but it was a little ridiculous. Our table sent back a drink, one person never got their meal, we had to send back the cake because it was wrong. Then she messed our checks up so one person just paid the whole thing. A manager never came over to check on our table or help with the server. Very disappointed with our first experience. Probably wouldn’t attend for a meal again. The rooftop experience was much better.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! Service was outstanding, vibe was PERFECT For any occasion. And the food was great with excellent variety.
  20. JS

    JenniferS

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Layer Cake on a whim while planning our trip to Nash. We were greeted kindly at the front door. If you don’t get Bridgerton vibes in the Wonder Room, you’re doing it wrong. Monica was great, quick and knowledgeable about the menu. The Gorgonzola waffle fries and duck fat tots exceeded our expectations. Though, there were only two of us and we couldn’t finish those and our shared entree. Keep that in mind when ordering. Portion sizes are huge! We ordered a flat bread which did not disappoint. And the chocolate cake? Should’ve started with that. We can’t wait to visit again and try the Dining Room.
  21. c

    chefsister

    Nashville

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ended up with the brunch menu for Friday lunch so it gave breakfast & lunch options. Was quiet in dining room so allowed for a good opportunity to talk. Sliders were excellent but duck fat tots were surprisingly covered in gravy & eggs - I had just expected tots but for breakfast a nice change of pace.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Our service was very slow (we were there almost 3 hours). The food was fine (nothing special)
  23. K

    Kayla

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best hidden Gem in Nashville! They are newer to the Brunch Scene but let me just say, they CRUSHED it. We had a fabulous time. Our Server was great, the 82 OZ Champagne Tower was sooo good and the food was amazing (they even were excellent in ensuring me my food (due to a Gluten Allergy) would be safe to eat! 20/10 recommend this place! Also, the aesthetics are a nice touch!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Need new chairs. Too high. Ot
  25. BJ

    BrandiJ

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Had a very bad encounter with the management and over zealous security. Would not go back or recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Went for a girls night with my roommate and sat at the bar. The Mac and cheese with pork belly was phenomenal! We also ordered a flatbread pizza, but it was mediocre. The bartenders were extremely attentive, however, their drinks are pretty over priced. I’d definitely go back because the rest of their food looks amazing
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and our server, Jules, was absolutely outstanding! She recommended the Mimosa Tower and we LOVED it! So happy to have happened upon this place and enjoyed a fantastic brunch! Will definitely be on my must go list whenever I come back to Nashville!
  28. M

    Mariyah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Ambiance was unique and fun for a girls night out. We took lots of cute pics! Food and service was great. We ate in the Dining Room. It was a nice break from Broadway, and no blaring music. Very tasteful. Only negative from the evening was the length of time it took the food to come out. But between laughs with good people, we almost didn’t notice.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in downtown Nashville!!!

FAQs

Layer Cake is rated 4 stars by 29 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 28 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 large parties and buyouts please contact our events team at rhundersmarck@milkshakeconcepts.com

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