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Comment Archives: Locations: Food and Drink: Contemporary

Re: “The Pineapple Room

Never coming back!

Posted by Rose C on 03/26/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “The Pineapple Room

There customer service is A MAJOR TURN OFF! The 50 something lady server was rude in turning me down and my friend and four kids to eat here today after egg hunting they were apparently busy, and we would be better off getting foods from one of the food trucks! It was supposed to be my third time to dine here and even recommended the place to friends and family, but because of that rude lady they'll be getting none of my $$$ anymore! Was she being rude or was she being racist? I wonder because I'm not caucasian.

Posted by Rose C on 03/26/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “1808 Grille

The food was good as always. But for the price we would have done better to go to Mere Bulles in Brentwood for their Sunday brunch. We felt the buffet at 1808 was over priced for the selection or should I say lack of selection. I would not do the brunch at 1808 again.

It's a comfortable space and the staff is attentive. Menu interesting but a bit limited and more interested in style than substance. Entree portions modest, for the price could be more generous.

The desserts had mixed reviews. The Chocolate Mouse in a mason jar was a hit. The panna cotta was refreshing. The sophopilla in a bag were anything but a sophopillas! 1801, if you are going to put it on the menu, know what it is! They were heavy, dense fried donuts. Sophopillas are light, hollow and crisp delights. Won't go back for dinner. Maybe lunch.

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Posted by Nashman on 01/19/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Firefly Grille

Firefly has been my favorite for years BUT something has changed. The food was served with disinterest, the dish was not in the least inspired and my friend was being very polite about her cold mound of something. (I was afraid to ask). I had insisted that I treat her to the mac and cheese. Big mistake. Where did all that inspired good food go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps riding on reputation, but it will not take long for Nashville to catch on and find another favorite.

Posted by Gail on 01/14/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Merchants

I wandered downtown to meet my mom and aunt, who were visiting for a few days. They're into touristy stuff, so I thought that Merchant's on Broadway would be a great spot to take them for lunch. I suppose I could have taken them to Robert's Western World or Wildhorse Saloon if we wanted to get super touristy, but those places are a bit more than I can handle.

There are still a few obvious remnants of the original pharmacy business in their first-floor bistro area, including the layout, marble counters, and abundant natural lighting. Even the attitudes at Merchants seem reminiscent of the past, exemplified by the hostesses and waitstaff who gave my family some great Nashville hospitality.

I didn't really have barbecue on my mind when we walked into Merchants, but when I saw a Smoked Brisket entree on the menu, I couldn't resist the temptation. Theirs comes with cornbread, coleslaw, and a chipotle-sorghum barbecue sauce. I asked for sauce on the side and also requested the house-made potato chips as a substitute side dish.

As expected, the potato chips were terrific. They were thick-cut chips with a ton of crunch. It was also patently obvious that they were homemade. The cornbread was beautifully sweet and very buttery. It tasted like there might have been some molasses mixed right in (or at least maybe some brown sugar).

Merchants' brisket is prepared with something they call a "Music City Rub," although I'm not sure exactly what that is. The meat was much smokier than I envisioned, so much so that it was immediately noticeable when I took my first bite. Their rub seasoning was decent enough, but the brisket didn't have much of a crust to speak of, so I feel like I missed out on a potential flavor source there. Despite its leanness, the brisket was still tender and juicy. What little fat there was had certainly soaked up plenty of flavor from the smoking process. It was rendered well, though there was a little too much of it packed together. The chipotle-sorghum barbecue sauce was good, too. It was only somewhat spicy, but paired nicely with the brisket.

We had an excellent meal at Merchants, and I'm sure we'll be back.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend
http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2015/05/…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 05/27/2015 at 9:37 AM

Re: “blvd

Avoid this place. The original chef is no longer there and the management is a disaster. It was hands down our worst experience at any restaurant. And it's such a shame because the location is great. Do Chagos, PM, 12th south taproom, Edleys or the new Embers before here.

Posted by torithoma on 05/17/2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “City Winery

WARNING- City Winery adds surprise 15% surcharge to wine/liquor

Posted by watchyourbilld on 01/31/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “J. Alexander's

The oak brook Il, restaurant has issue with the manager 12-02-14 time 2:55pm
I asked the manager if he could try to quiet down the table with 8 adults who were shouting and acting like they were at a football game. The manager said that they would be leaving soon. He did not go to that table and say anything to them about the noise.
This continued for the next 40 minutes that we were there. I felt that the manager was happy to make money of the alcohol that they were al drinking and to hell with all the rest of the customers in the restaurant.

Posted by phil on 12/22/2014 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Antonios' of Nashville

On the advice of a local (who takes her family here often) we tried Antonios. From the condescending "I'll see if there is any place to seat you" after replying that we didn't have a reservation to the poor service and long wait for our food our dinner was a disaster. Our wait person was perky and knowledgeable taking our order. Salads were brought as ordered. We sat, and sat and sat. After 25 minutes she came back to tell us our dinners would be out in 2 minutes. Another 15 minutes later the manager came by and said our dinners would be right out. Another 15 minutes later it was, with 5 steak knives for 2 steaks as if that made things right. We ate our average meals and sat while staff walked by our table, not picking up our dishes on their way to the kitchen. We should have gotten up and walked out, paying the manager as we left. She came with the dessert tray (!) and I asked for the bill. After another 10 minutes waiting for my credit card to be picked up we put on our coats and she came running over. I asked her what the problems were. She said everything was OK. I stopped by to talk to the manager who told me it was the waitperson's fault for not turning in our ticket. I also talked to him about my experiences with staff who help each other out-or not as is the case in this place. He told me he hoped we would come back again. Why would we when there are so many other wonderful places to eat where they treat you like a valued customer instead of the red headed step child? We were at a workshop so there are now 13 people and their friends and family who will be spreading the word that this is a place to avoid.

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Posted by Mary on 11/20/2014 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Tavern

I go here every time I come to nashville! Their Tuscan Fries are TO DIE FOR, good wines, and great teryaki skewers. Literally you must try. Fantastic atmosphere too!

Posted by Blair Smith on 10/29/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Bricktop's

Run away if anyone asks you to go to brunch there. The decor is the best thing I can say about this place. For the first time in my life, I left a restaurant hungry and had to get something to eat afterwards after spending $60 at this culinary dump! I ordered the hueos rancheros which was two eggs laced with a little sauce on two corn tortillas. It was six bites and nothing else on the plate. No black beans no salso and no chorizo as advertised on the menu. I should have sent it back the minute I saw it. Unbelievable. I should have taken a picture with my cell phone. You would not have believed it.

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Posted by Disappointed and Ripped Off on 06/29/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “2 Rivers Grille

Have been going there once a month for 13 years with a dining group that has been going for 20 years. Great food in the class and comfort of a Marriot Hotel. They have many breads,pastries,fresh fruits,blintz's,turkey sausage,yogurt and granola plus all the sides that go with them. A very nice staff that's professional and no parking problems. A recent million dollar renovation makes this a soothing way to start your day. You will leave full and happy.

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Posted by Henry Maupin on 03/08/2014 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Nero's Grill

This restaurant closing is a tragedy for so many wonderful customers as well as the great long term employees with families , I just do not understand why anyone would leave negative comments at a time like this-idiots!

John and Judy, you have done so very much for so many people and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Wishing you well in all your future endeavors -we love you!

Peace, love and joy to all.

d2

Posted by Dee2 on 01/02/2014 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Firefly Grille

We have been to Firefly many times. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. It is a very laid back, unstuffy restaurant with some of the best food in town. I love how the chef seasonally changes the menu. The bar is small but the bartenders are "mixologists" who continually serve interesting concoctions. The atmosphere gives an eclectic, bohemian feel which matches staff and owner. Love the place!!!! PS--the desserts are also unbelievable!!

Posted by Stacey Hamilton on 12/03/2013 at 11:34 AM

Re: “The Silly Goose [Closed]

Each sandwich is its own triumph! Rod, the chef, has mastered the art of simplicity married with complexity in each gourmet sandwich, salad, and dessert. There is no wrong choice, everything I have tasted on the menu is superlative and inventive!! The wine list is excellent, and a variety of other non-alcoholic options are also available. It's a small restaurant, so prepare to wait. Also, prepare to be blown away...

Posted by griffingirl67 on 05/26/2013 at 7:32 PM

Re: “The Yellow Porch

My wife and I set out about two years ago to work our way through the local restaurants by having a Saturday lunch at a different restaurant every week. The Yellow Porch has certainly made tour goal difficult as we seem to have been pulled back to this (almost) hidden treasure in Berry Hill.Of late we seem to find excuse to route our errands down Thompson Lane and oh! There's The Yellow Porch. Let's grab a quick cup of celery bleau cheeze soup as long as we're this close. We are always treated as friends dropping in and not as customers and as we look around it seems everyone else has the same impression. Please keep up the good work.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by JD on 02/21/2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Bound'ry Restaurant

After having a wonderful experience at the bar we were seated to experience 1 star service. After having to choose from a limited menu.... Some food came out cold and others came out just plain inedible. We did have a party of 8 and knowing how that can be I can understand some confusion. After waiting nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes for our bill WE had to search for a manager.. The managers were just as confused as the waiter... There was nothing they would do other than pay for a round of drinks while they figured bills out (which was nice) but nothing other.. After bad food and bad service we will not be setting foot back in this restaurant... Please don't waist your money or time.. There are other restaurants in town to spend your time and money!

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Posted by Taylor on 02/18/2013 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Fido

Great food, Great atmosphere, good service. Definitively recommend to anyone. Finally a healthy restaurant that's not seriously overpriced.

Posted by foodnerd1976 on 11/06/2012 at 11:01 AM

Re: “The Catbird Seat

Best foodie experience of my life! Worth every penny!!!!

Posted by Meredith B on 10/26/2012 at 8:11 AM

Re: “A Matter of Taste Fine Catering

What an awesome little hideaway restaurant. The food is always fresh, delicious and organic. Try the special of the day, I eat it weekly and it never disappoints!

Posted by jettw on 09/22/2012 at 4:20 PM

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