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The most beautiful restaurant in Nashville! - The Rutledge Downtown Nashville, Nashville, TN

The Rutledge Downtown Nashville

4.5
4.5
214 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Rutledge Downtown Nashville is a modern American grill offering a wide variety of menu items from sushi to bone-in ribeyes, craft cocktails, incredible wine selections, and staff that give southern hospitality its meaning.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    (615) 678-8063

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Here at The Rutledge, we offer a wide array of ways to bring groups together with private and semi-private options. We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes and promise a beautiful view of Nashville with every booking. For Private Dining and Event inquiries please call 615.678.8063 for details.

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Marlabenet

    Nashville

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Whereas this is a very pretty venue, I don't feel that the food is up to par. We were a party of 5 and no one thoroughly enjoyed our food choices. The Deviled Eggs were a joke. Advertised as having 'Candied Bacon,' there was a tiny piece of 'regular' bacon on top of each bland tasting egg. I had the 1/2 Chicken entree which was dry. I would have done better buying a whole one at the grocery for $5.99 as opposed to $28.00. The Broccoli was cold, as well, but we were all in agreement that the French Fries were the best food item on the table. The Signature Cocktails were good, however, and our service from Olivia was excellent. I would visit again, but only for the atmosphere and one cocktail plus a different appetizer.
  2. DJ

    DJSpiffyBoyDannyNashTN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was amazing great service and food. I will be back very soon
  3. S

    Susan

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our brunch at The Rutledge. The only improvement they could make is a quicker turnaround with food and drinks. The service was caring and attentive - it might have been held up by shortness in staffing at the bar or in the kitchen. It was delicious.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Was good but kind of empty
  6. RG

    RobbieG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Great service
  7. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service and food
  8. DC

    DeniseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving dinner, they had a traditional turkey offering in addition to the regular menu. All three dinners (prime rib, rotisserie chicken and turkey) were excellent and the desserts were amazing. The service was outstanding, Anna was very attentive and quite knowledgeable of the menu. Would definitely come again if in the area.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. The lobster bisque had nice chunks of lobster and the filet was really flavorful and cooked perfectly. Our server, Sean, was fantastic and made the whole experience even better.
  11. JB

    JamieB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, very friendly staff. We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday and they went above and beyond to make her feel special.
  12. R

    Rand

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    They were out of the two things we wanted to order. The seasonal ravioli isn’t actually ravioli. Drinks were good. Creative appetizers.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and friends had a great time. Everything was amazing
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food good service and a great vibe
  15. m

    maggiek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blake W. was the most welcoming server we have experienced in a while! answered our questions about everything and made our afternoon so easy! thank y’all for a beautiful restaurant and birthday celebration!
  16. E

    Eric

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a absolute wonderful evening. Everything was top notch.
  17. MJ

    MikeandJulieFromNashville

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic and the music was Fantastic
  18. MF

    MichelleF

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blake H aka Jack Black was amazing. He took the time to help us understand the menu options and provide us with his favorites. He was extremely attentive and engaging. The food was great. The DJ was awesome. We had so much celebrating my husband’s birthday with our young adult children.
  19. j

    jessicam

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Absolutely horrible food and drinks. Atmosphere is awesome, but the food was so gross. Our bill was over $300 and there was not one item we ordered we enjoyed besides the tuna ceviche. Drinks were all extremely sweet, wine list was pretty good though. Over all won’t be back, not even for drinks.
  20. OT

    OTPDiner

    Atlanta

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this swank new spot!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and delicious
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was phenomenal, the drinks, food and service were excellent. Blake was our server and he was the best. We had the rotisserie chicken and it was sooooo good. I can’t wait to go back again!
  23. S

    Sumnergirl1

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving lunch with co workers.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for group meal
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my experience at The Rutledge. The service was amazing and we were attended to but not crowded. The presentation of the food was okay but could be elevated. The food was mostly good, but there was a missing element on the Prime Breakfast Hash. The prime rib should be dipped in seasoned au jus before plating. It lacked flavor and was a bit dry. The breakfast board is well worth ordering. The cocktails were amazing. The ambiance was photo worthy…just enough and not too much.
  26. CG

    Christi2theG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The music was a bit loud for my party, but the restaurant was beautiful and clean, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was outstanding. I had the chicken and biscuits (electing to forego the "hot") with honey and a yogurt parfait. It was (no joke) perhaps the best piece of chicken I've ever eaten. The biscuits were light and fluffy, and the amount of food was plentiful. The yogurt was delicious - plenty of granola and fruit that was fresh and flavorful. Others ordered the strawberry salad with grilled salmon and the prime breakfast hash, which featured prime rib... everyone agreed it was a great meal and worthy of a future visit.
  27. BM

    BrianM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison our server was excellent. Attentive without being intrusive. Answered any questions. It was over all a great experience the only observation would be to turn the music down to allow for a quieter dinner conversation. We will definitely return.
  28. RS

    RichardS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mix-up upon check-in as we were lost in the system. From there it was all uphill. Cedric was excellent with suggestions & service.
  29. L

    Loveourfood

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Our first time there, but will not be our last!
  30. GT

    GrandmasterT

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Almost about the Rutledge in downtown Nashville was great… we were able to easily park, the inside was gorgeous, seats comfortable, service was great and food was so, so, so good. My biggest complaint is the music. I’m all about music for ambiance but when I have to lean into my table for conversation because I’m competing with the music and the tables around me, it becomes a problem. It is a restaurant, not a nightclub.
  31. L

    Lena

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, food and the service was great! Will definitely go back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    For the cost of the meal, the food was not impressive. The selling point for the deviled eggs was candied bacon and we got a few bits on each egg. The tuna crisps were quite fishy which indicated they were not fresh. There are just too many good restaurants in Nashville to not bring an A game to taste and service for the price you charge.
  33. VH

    VivianH

    Memphis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Great food and atmosphere Adults and kids enjoyed
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was horrible. My husband’s French dip was mostly fat. My pizza was soggy and the Brussels sprouts were smothered in balsamic. The service was okay, at best. And the prices for bad food and subpar service were horrible. Not a good value at all. Wouldn’t recommend.
  35. S

    Sophani

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I tried this restaurant for the first time to celebrate my birthday. The food was good, the ambiance was great, the staff were wonderful and it was a vibe overall. I definitely recommend this place!! I even got a free birthday shot lol
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun vibe with music and a LOT of people
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.
  38. S

    Sherlyna

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rutledge (Downtown) is by far my favorite restaurant in Nashville. I wanted to wait until I’ve tried the restaurant on multiple occasions before making a review. I’ve gone for Brunch, dinner, cocktails, and desserts…and let me tell y’all…it keeps getting better and better! The staff is always super knowledgeable about the menu, and today I had an exceptional experience with Richmond! Today I went for brunch and ordered the Hot Chicken Biscuits and the Sweet Cinnamon Roll. Honestly, the cinnamon roll wasn’t amazing, but I asked for extra icing on the side and that took it to another level! The Hot Chicken Biscuit was phenomenal. Honestly, this hot chicken may be better than Hattie B’s. I ordered the mimosa flight as well, so it was the perfect Sunday Funday! If you’re someone who enjoys going places solo (or with your dog on the patio), this is the place to be! When I went for dinner, I ordered the Tuscan Shrimp Pasta. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if it would be filling given the portion size. I was WRONG lol. It was really good, especially paired with the honey lavender margarita! This is a seasonal drink, but I’m hoping it becomes a “regular” because it was a unique twist to a margarita. When I went for dessert, I ordered the Crème Brûlée Martini…and y’all…I went back the next day for another one because it was THAT good lol. I paired this with their chocolate cake, and yes…I went back for the chocolate cake as well lol. Overall…the food, atmosphere(both indoor and outdoor seating), great hospitality, and unique menu is why I would recommend the Rutledge to anyone looking for a great time in Nashville.
  39. BT

    BraxtonT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to try this place out for my birthday last night! Everything was perfect! The energy in the atmosphere is amazing, the interior design is very pretty, the staff is great! Food was phenomenal- We will definitely be back soon.
  40. NH

    NigelH

    London

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service and food both as good as one would expect. Menu slightly limited. Drinks list satisfactory but priced a little too high for the venue. That all said we had a lovely meal and have no complaints whatsoever. Based on tis experience, we would definitely go back again.

FAQs

The Rutledge Downtown Nashville is rated 4.5 stars by 214 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 52 times today
Google Map for The Rutledge Downtown Nashville

151 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 678-8063

  • Private party facilities

    Here at The Rutledge, we offer a wide array of ways to bring groups together with private and semi-private options. We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes and promise a beautiful view of Nashville with every booking. For Private Dining and Event inquiries please call 615.678.8063 for details.

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