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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Fast Casual: 5 Stars

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

Great food and atmosphere. I highly recommend it. I would get a hurricane to start off with. Blue Crab and Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Claws for an appetizer. Then for an entree the Tilapia and Shrimp Rockefeller and shrimp and grits which are to die for. Finish off with the Bread Pudding or Fried Cheesecake.

Posted by Tessa11 on 07/21/2010 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

I love this place, it is in my lunch rotation once a week. Granted the service in every restaurant in the Cool Springs area suffers when you go during rush hour, I avoid that.
The food on this place has been great every time, it is not the best Cajun food I have had but it is good enough to keep me going back. Prices are good, their food taste fresh including their breads.
We recently had dinner there with another couple and they loved it as well. Great option to have in Nashville.

Posted by Jorgeasc on 07/05/2010 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Baja Burrito

I like the small chicken burrito with black beans and rice, lettuce, sour cream, and black olives. Delicious!

Posted by mariposa82 on 06/28/2010 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Has to be one of the best kept secrets around. Great food at a fair price. Fun atmosphere with various singers on hand. And the owner is right there in the mix. Daughters took me for Father's Day and went back five days later. Loved it!

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Posted by TGL31 on 06/25/2010 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Bricks Café

We entered Brick's Cafe with pretty low expectations. We hadn't heard anything about it, neither good nor bad, however we had noticed more than one (in Nolensville & Brentwood) and just chalked it up to yet another soulless, flavorless chain restaurant of which most Nashvillian's seem to be inexplicably fond. These factored in with the fact that the facade of the building looks like a sports bar.
Entering the restaurant was a bit confusing. The ambiance was upscale-casual, there was a nice brick oven behind the well manicured bar, the serving staff looked rather professional and the artwork was tasteful, though admittedly scant.
We took two seats at the bar next to the brick oven. We were approached by a server right away and given both food and drink menus. I noticed immediately that the wine list mark-up, both glass and bottle, was among the lowest I have ever seen and these weren't the standard Yellowtail/Barefoot (blech!) products that you would usually see at these price points. These were quality, respectable, tasty wines that could be paired with the menu and actually compliment them.
While ordering our food I was a bit skeptical of the menu. It was large and that normally means that the food isn't fresh or it's just plain bland. I've worked in upscale and fine dining with well-seasoned cooks and chefs for over a decade and I've seen how a kitchen can struggle when there are too many products to manage. Again, with low expectations, I ordered the jumbo lump crab cakes. I wasn't incredibly hungry, but I anticipated that at the least they would go well with my glass of chardonnay. Then they arrived. Wait!?! Is that actually jumbo lump backfin crab? It was, and there was more than I have ever seen in and/or on a crab cake. You just don't see that anymore. Eighty percent of the time I order crab cakes anywhere, I'm not convinced crab is even an ingredient. This had it in spades. The pepper and onion sauce they were rested on was a fantastic compliment. My girlfriend had an interesting bowtie pasta/romaine lettuce dish that incorporated grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and parmesan. She allowed me to have a few bites and just like my dish, it was delicious and far exceeded expectations. Here's the kicker for me: from my understanding, the amicable gentleman making pizzas in the brick oven behind the bar was one of the partner-owners. A hand's on, involved member of upper management getting his hands dirty in front of a hot oven all while getting to know his clientele, rather than micro-managing his front of house staff is a rare and valuable asset in the food-service industry. No, we aren't longtime friends. I never met "Jimbo" before tonight.
It wasn't that this was the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of dining in. It wasn't that it had the most exquisite menu or rarest wine list. It was the fact that I just had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed and unpretentious dining experience with phenomenal food, made from high quality and fresh ingredients with great drinks, all while being serviced by a genuinely friendly and knowledgeable staff and I won't have to pack a lunch for the rest of the week to make up for the cost of the tab. The value this place offers is absurd. Look, I know what this sounds like and NO, I don't work there. I just feel that this restaurant and the people that work there deserve to have Nashville know that this is a great establishment that I hope succeeds. God knows Nashville doesn't need anymore Olive Garden's, Applebee's, O'Charlies', Chili's, etc. Brick's, you've got at least one very loyal new customer in me. I will be back, VERY soon. Thanks.

Posted by TheNashVillain on 05/25/2010 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Ellendale's

I've only been here for the Sunday brunch, but I've been several times and it's always good. It's a nice blend of breakfast (eggs, bacon, pancakes, gravy and biscuits, sausage) and lunch (usually some kind of baked chicken with several vegetables) with a fantastic selection of fresh salads. Plus there is an omelet station, where you can get a fresh, to-order prepared omelet made by a nice and entertaining man. Some of the food is a little upscale, and the flavors are really interesting. The service is usually pretty good, but since I've been only during the buffet times, tea glasses can stay empty for a little while. The buffet is a little pricey, but I think the food is definitely worth it. If you go early (around 11), you usually have the place pretty much to yourself, which is nice. Oh, there is also a dessert bar with brie, chocolate fondue, various cakes and pastries that's good, but I usually fill up too much on the salads and breakfast items to get much there.

Posted by atw663 on 05/23/2010 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Caney Fork River Valley Grille

I visited this place for the first time last Sunday and was pleasantly surprised! I ordered 2 pieces of catfish and was able to get one piece blackened and the other one fried. My fried came out great but I have to admit the blackened was a bit bland. Next time I will get both fried. The catfish pond was fun and intersting and the rest of the decor was also awesome. Our waitress was very friendly and on top of things. She let me know that they have All You Can Eat catfish on Wednesdays so I will make it a point to visit again!
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by MakinUGatorBait on 02/02/2010 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Steamboat Bill's [Closed]

Look I grew up in La... I've eaten seafood my whole life... This is the real deal. fresh seafood, the owner brings it back from La himself. boiled crawfish, fresh shucked oysters on the 1/2 shell,ettofee,gumbo, jambalaya, fried shrimp, oysters.. even frog legs.They have people who seem to be having a good time and still give great service. They have a "off the beaten path" place. it's off main street,like a mile down. Some stuff I like more than others... but it is all off the hook.... THANK GOODNESS I FOUND STEAMBOAT BILLS & My seafood hook up! It is really good food. Everyone Ive taken there loves it just as much as I do.... Hint Hint
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by Liz Hogan on 12/26/2009 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Demos' Steak And Spaghetti House

This is my favorite Nashville Restaurant. The service is great. The food is simple, without much fuss, but incredible and a great value. It is a casual, relaxed place that you feel like you can go into dressed up or down. I take all my nashville visitors to this place, and everyone agrees...this place is awesome!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by Brandi on 08/25/2009 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Sky Blue Coffee & Bistro

One of the things I always miss about Asheville, NC, is the Sunny Point diner. The first time I ate at Sky Blue, I couldn't believe the similarities. I am thrilled that this cafe exists on the east side! Note: Sky Blue does, in fact, serve alcohol.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Drew on 08/03/2009 at 7:20 AM

Re: “PM

My date and I asked for a table outside last Friday. It was busy and the Hostess said it would be about 15-20 min. "Sounds great! We'll be at the bar". The Thai Tini was incredible. We were seated in less than 20 min. and our server Tina was the best!! She made great suggestions for our dinner which was delicious (The peanut sauce is awsome!) and she was very attentive and made our evening very delightfull!! Great place!! We will be back!! Thanks PM!!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by David on 07/24/2009 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Baja Burrito

"A friend introduced me to San Diego style Fish Tacos almost 15 years ago now and I absolutely FELL IN LOVE with them. Since I'm from Ohio, finding the same taste as a San Diego FINS or WAHOO or any number of other places out there has been quite a difficult task. Anytime I visit a city I search online for any place in that city that might serve Fish Tacos and give them a try. Well, I must say, the moment I tasted the Fish Tacos from BAJA BURRITO in Nashville, I knew I had found the exact taste I was looking for. They are as EXACT as anything in San Diego, and eating them was just amazing. It's like San Diego was literally transplanted into the heart of County Music... how wild is that. Not only were the fish tacos just incredible, but the whole experience was an A+ all the way around. I loved the atmosphere. The chips were simply perfect. The guacamole was as good as I've ever had. My wife had a burrito and just loved it. And the staff were very very friendly and helpful. What a great, great experience all the way around. Personally, I'll find a way to get to the Nashville Baja Burrito if I'm within an hour of Nashville... it was that great."
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Phil on 05/16/2009 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Five Guys

Probably the best hamburger in USA. Wonderfull potatoes too. Simple enviroment (it just hamburger shop) but nice people working there and great food.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 5

Posted by Ricardo Levin on 05/05/2009 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Pied Piper Eatery

What a great find in 37216! Yes the Monty Python Cristo is enough for 2 but delicious and such an indulgence. The fried dill pickles and onion rings are fried battered goodness. My Dad said the Reuben was the best he'd had in years. Jerry Garcia Frito Pie was tasty and so was the David Hasselhoff (you'll have to go in to see what it is). Their breakfasts are great, especially on the weekend for biscuits & gravy. 4 weeks, 4 great meals - we will be back!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Jen Burns on 04/22/2009 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Joe's Place

Joe's Place is a sports bar that serves delicious pub food & has friendly service. If you're looking for a good Happy Hour,some place to watch your favorite team or just want a place to meet friends afterwork, I would highly recommend Joe's. With Spring around the corner the covered patio is a GREAT place to sit back and enjoy a nice, cold beer. They have Monday night trivia, Tuesday night Karaoke and Live Music Wednesday through Saturday night. It's under NEW MANAGEMENT. They are now affiliated with Crow's Nest, Midtown Corner Pub, Alley Pub and Corner Pub In The Woods. Come check it out!!! Website:JoesPlaceNashville.com
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by Sarah P. on 03/31/2009 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Stillwaters Cafe [Closed]

Best chicken salad in town. Great lunch music and a friendly staff.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by Landry Butler on 03/25/2009 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Corner Pub in the Woods

I've been there quite a few times and every time I've had something different. Everything I had was excellent including the service. The roast beef/provalone steamed sub really stands out. This place is highly recommended for a good meal and a few drinks.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Chris on 03/04/2009 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

The real deal if you like coastal cooking at its best with Jambalya, Red Beans and Rice and a real good price. Tons of specials like Big Gulf Shrimp and some quality songwriters and bands. Come to have fun and bring the kids!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by Elvis on 01/21/2009 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Bricktop's

The most fun restaurant in the city. Food is excellent. Service is excellent ... best service staff anywhere. Location is awesome. And, they do too have parking! :)
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by BillyD & JuJu on 10/27/2008 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Bricktop's

Delightful place to dine. The bar is a bright, cheerful place to dine, wonderful place to take out of town guests to visit and enjoy the marvelous food. Everything, especially deserts, is excellent and I have recommended to many folks. I would make reservations on weekends as I have not been able to enter because so many others have had the same idea that I have.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by June on 09/01/2008 at 11:36 AM

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