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Merchants Restaurant

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Downtown Nashville
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401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930 (4th Avenue)
+1 615-254-1892
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Place was packed and they asked us if we'd like to sit out on the porch. It was an unusually warm winter night (65ish) so we agreed. The sounds of Nashville's Broadway with concerts next door and street musicians combined with the amazing food and drinks to create a magical night. We will be back!

Thank tim_b_toolman
Champaign, Illinois
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drive through Nashville every year or two on our way to Florida to visit family. We always stop to eat at Merchants because it is consistently a great meal and the atmosphere is wonderful. We enjoy sitting at the bar in restaurants if possible so we can interact with the staff and other customers and Merchants is great for... More 

Thank Susan3181959
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner for the 3rd time in a year or so this weekend. The location, cocktails and appetizers are awesome. The service is great as well. However, the dinner entrees are inconsistent and bland in our experience. The fish tacos were great last time, flavorless and bland this trip. Similar experience with other entrees, just not enough to... More 

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mummmm.... beautiful cocktails. I had a wonderful Pimm's Cup $13. Many other specialty items on the cocktail list. food looked great, but we all ready ate. Service was attentive. Retro/ romantic/ hip and bustling atmosphere.

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Madison, Tennessee
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in a time crunch and were looking for quick lunch and there are dozens of restaurants on Broadway in Nashville. Many are bar and grill type but Merchants looked different. Not so much Bar and Grill. Glad we ate here. The service was a 10, the meal was a 10 and the atmosphere was great.... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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375 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Merchants is right on Broadway in the heart of Nashville's entertainment district. The food is great, service is better, and the atmosphere upbeat and fun. It's crowded and popular so make a reservation. Here is the place to eat downtown!

Thank civilwarguy
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278 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On this wild and crazy fun street, this is an oasis! We had dinner upstairs in a quiet nicely appointed intimate dining room! The Butternut Squash Soup with Pickled Cranberries was AWESOME! I wanted to lick the bowl! My crab cakes were delicious as was my husband's short rib dish! The Banana Pudding Creme Brûlée with homemade chocolate filled cookies... More 

Thank cooker72
Huntsville, Alabama
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had great food and service. My husband had the chicken and waffles and I had the salmon BLT. The bar selection (wine list) was good. Service was great. I recommend!!

Thank sakahalley
Bloomington, Illinois
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather pricey for the quality. Food was attractively plated but the brisket was not very tasty. Pork loin was good but a bit overcooked. Downstairs offered more casual fare; upstairs more upscale. We were downstairs. While waiting for a table, a shoeshine offered to shine our shoes while we ate. We declined, but later, while eating, he went through the... More 

Thank Suzanne35691
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to eat in broadway so we chose upstairs at Merchants. We had a table by the window so was interesting to people watch on broadway below. We both had steak, being a small eater I chose the smaller steak and still couldn't eat it all. It was delish though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3930
    (4th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-254-1892

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