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The Listening Room Cafe

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217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2307
+1 615-259-3600
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun place, local artists perform, food is really good. Servers very friendly and attentive. Make a reservation

Garrett, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place just to sit and listen to the music enjoy a good drink and a nice meal. Nice atmosphere I would definitely go again!

Thank tgconn1
Redondo Beach, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue differs from the Honky Tonks you find downtown. For a small admission fee you can order dinner and listen to new artists and music writers live. People dine and listen to great music without alot of loud noise. The night I went they had 4 new musicians on stage playing new and old country music! Fabulous evening.

Thank Pat3487
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 4 very talented musicians that played during our boozy brunch at the Listening Room. The food itself was pretty average but the ambiance and music made up for it.

Thank Teeps P
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The music by the Sufforagettes was very good. The food was good. They were late serving us, so gave us a discount. But I would go back here. A side of Nashville not everyone gets to see.

Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Wilmette, Illinois
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the music, not the food. We had a couple desserts, which were fine. 4 talented singer/songwriters perform acoustic and rotated among themselves. A really great night.

Thank raisingkaine
Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local Uber driver told us to try The Listening Room! He was exactly spot on! The music was top notch! Jason Connelly sounds like he should be the star of the CMA awards. I do not understand why he has not made it! It was so good Friday night, we went back Saturday night!

Thank piedneuro1
Bristol, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cocktails and a great place to listen to real musicians. The food is just ok. Kind of funky setup with having to serve everyone right as the show starts. Best $5 cover I spent all trip. The artist was great and it was an intense show to focus on.

Thank DrC_Crystal
Granbury, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Listening Room Cafe is a great place to stop while visiting downtown Nashville. The food is very good and reasonable but the MUSIC is the best part....we were there on a Monday night and heard the Song Suffragettes....these were 5 ladies that sang 3 songs each....all 5 were great and it was a lot of fun....you need to try... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get reservations and show early for open seating. We went to the 6:00 show and had dinner. The food is good - not spectacular - but better than bar food options. 3 song-writer/singers performed accompanying themselves on guitar. It was great to be in a place that truly highlighted the music and performer rather than pushing tons of alcohol to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-259-3600
When the Listening Room Cafe was founded in 2008, it was built on hopes, dreams and faith. By combining his passion for music with his love of great food, owner Chris Blair set out to create a venue where others could come to be entertained and inspired. It is our goal to give each of you a true Nashville experience in a state of the art sounding room where you can hear the best singer/songwriters as well as have an incredible dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?