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Comment Archives: Locations: 4 Stars

Re: “Station Inn

Authentic and accessible, the Station Inn has become an honored bluegrass venue. All types of people are more than welcome and the music rings true. The beer is cold the folks are warm and the seats at the back of the house came out of a famous touring musicians bus...just imagine what famous butts may have sat there!

Posted by bubbadorun on 06/26/2010 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Brewhouse 100

Whoever commented about the flies has never ate anywhere without being spoon fed! this is a BAR N GRILLE the burgers are the bomb, the wings are hurenduously hot, the salad is super shredded n tossed, n on top of that U have the choice of any draft beer upon the wall imaginable, n the music is superb! I love it N I live n Clarksville n Im actually making the trip tonite!

Posted by brewhouse on 06/25/2010 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Valentino's

Experiences at Valentino's have been phenomenal. Why? Chef Paolo, A native of Naples, Italy, Valentino’s Ristorante Executive Chef, Paolo Tramontano, learned his love of cooking from his mother, that's from their site. I've been in an Italian family by marriage for 10 years. I know great authentic experiences when I see them, taste them, and "feel them".

I like to emphasize experiences. Food comes and goes but experiences are memories to be cherished.

Chef Paolo's treatment of food is not much different than my Italian mother in law. I last went in for lunch, yes lunch at Valentino's on West End, and as I entered Paolo saw me and asked, "You want something to eat?". I said, Sure, bring me anything you wish. See that's the key, I went in and knew I'd get a great dish because I know what's authentic.

What I received was a wonderful pasta dish based on a wonderful fresh rigatoni with a mild red sauce that absolutely mimicked my Italian mother in law's. Its freshness was real. Many of you know home made sauce when you taste it. With Valentino's its assured.

I like Valentino's for lunch. Its a wonderful environment for business. Parking is a breeze with valet always available during dining hours. We took our lunch upstairs in the lounge and had a power lunch covering all topics.

Price wise, the cost was no different than Brick Tops and far lower than the Palm. Service was phenomenal and the "experience" was great. I recommend sharing a special request with Chef Paolo. You'll get what you're after and your clients or prospects will be extremely impressed.

Posted by TheShermanator on 06/23/2010 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Zanies

Zanies is a solid comedy club that books some really good acts. I'm into alt. comics and they book enough of them to keep me satisfied. A night of live comedy with a skilled comedian is the most underrated ticket in town. Anytime I take someone new to comedy to see a good performer, they always thoroughly enjoy themselves. I live near by and go about about once a month.

To racist black guy above, they add 15% gratuity to everyones bill, regardless of race, color or species. They do not advertise this, however if you would simply look at your receipt, you'd see it. Keep this in mind. The wait staff is generally good, and you are there for a comedy show so you should tip some on top of that if they give you good service.

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Posted by LeeroyDiggler on 06/22/2010 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Beacon Light Tea Room

Fair prices, hometown atmosphere, large enuf portions and great suthrin cookin..THAT is the Beaconlight!
Wonderful ho-made hot biscuits 'by the basketfull' and they feature two kinds of ho-made preserves daily. You may wanna even buy some jars of preserves!
My personal favorite meal is country ham, home fries and scrambled eggs w biscuits and either sourgum or peach preserves and gravy!! ...aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Come HUNGRY!!! Leave happy!! Fred Arnold

Posted by Fred762 on 06/14/2010 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Red Door Saloon

First and foremost the bar at 1010 Forrest is on the East Side, just over a mile from downtown Nashville, so it is pretty confusing as to why The Scene decided to give it a Franklin address. I realize that this will inevitably cause further confusion to Scene readers who read this review after they finally get around to fixing the error, as this introductory sentence will no longer be relevant.
Aaaaaaaanyways, there are multiple Red Door Saloons and no two are exactly alike. While the general theme is essentially the same in that they are thoroughly adorned with skulls and skeletons and take every opportunity possible to remind you that this is an alternative bar (at very least in theme), the two Nashville establishments vary largely in their respective clientele.
If you happen to be of the alternative persuasion you may not be all too fond of rubbing elbows with the largely clean-cut Division Street crowd who regard the setting as a mere theme, similar to a Mexican restaurant, per se, and to whom the bar is nothing more than another watering hole to line up Jager-bombs. (Just my experience)
On the other hand, if you think of yourself as more of the straight edge sort, you will more than likely feel as a "fish out of water" at the very least at the East Side location, which tends to take the alternative theme to almost comical levels. Here, you are likely to witness tatted-up bikers casually intermingling with wispy hipsters over pints and perhaps even the fabled overt cross-dresser, who hasn't mastered the art of applying foundation to mask facial stubble, yet sports a manicure and handbag that would render nearly any other woman green with envy. Thus is the spectacle that is Red Door East, which factors it's ambiance with its own built-in entertainment value along with notoriously stiff drinks as it's own tried and true recipe for developing a dedicated base of clientele that are always coming back for more. At least until they get cut off.

Posted by TheNashVillain on 06/07/2010 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

I actually have to disagree. My steak was cooked beautifully, and the asparagus side was simply delicious. I prefer Ruth's Chris over other major steak houses like Fleming's--also on West End--not only for the quality of food but also the general atmosphere. I had an excellent waiter, and I could talk comfortably with my group of five people. Generally, at other major steak houses I find myself cupping my hands around my face to try and megaphone my words to other people. Perhaps a bit pricy, but a good restaurant all the same.

Posted by Alvin Kim on 06/07/2010 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Firefly Grille

I loved the MacNCheese! Ryan made us awesome drinks, and the patio was also very nice. I'll definitely be returning with friends.

Posted by spoon on 05/31/2010 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Cafe Coco

I've had the pasta and burgers here, and they're both really good. The atmosphere is pretty nice and laid back - definitely more towards a younger college-aged crowd. You can sometimes feel a little unwelcome from some of the patrons if you don't fit into the normal customer group, but I've never felt that from the service. It's a good place if you're really hungry at night because it is open 24 hours, but the area is a little scary if you have to park too far from the restaurant.

Posted by atw663 on 05/23/2010 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Anatolia

Truly a Turkish Delight....the entrees are so authentic you step into the feel of Turkey as soon as the dishes are served. The eggplant stuffed with lamb bits is perfect and with the sour cream and chive sauce you need nothing else. The simple house salad with vinaigrette dressing is a great compliment to any of the entrees.

Posted by Chips on 05/21/2010 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Mafiaoza's

I love good pizza and Mafiazo's definitely delivers.. Great tasting pies for sure. BUT - Its very expensive for pizza.. I like going here. Would go here more often but once you get a couple of drinks, a salad to share, and a pizza, you have already dropped at least $60.00. There are a lot more restaurants I would go to before Mafiazo's if I am planning on dropping that kind of coin... Its in a great neighborhood, great atmosphere at the restaurant, very nice patio, but in the end its just pizza. Delicious pizza. :)

Posted by brandon on 05/13/2010 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Stoney River Legendary Steaks

The best steak I have eaten in Nashville. Everything was wonderful down to the iced tea.. The waiter forgot to put in our appetizer order but other than that my experience here was worth the money. The staff is very knowledgeable about steak and can offer advice if needed. I will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Posted by brandon on 05/12/2010 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Sunset Grill

Very good place to go eat if you have a $100 burning a hole in your pocket... The food is amazing and beautifully presented on your plate. Fantastic wine selection as well.. But it is not cheap. If you are looking to go on a nice romantic evening with your loved one Sunset is very nice. The only reason it is not a 5 star rating is because of the entree prices..

Posted by brandon on 05/12/2010 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Outer Limits Comics

Nice selection, good price, but always closes before I can get there.

Posted by supergirl615 on 05/12/2010 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Past Perfect [Closed]

This is a casual neighborhood type of rerstaurant with very good food. They have something for everyone from sandwiches to full course meals.

Posted by Don on 04/28/2010 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Bar-B-Cutie

Classic smokey Memphis-style bbq in the original location of the iconic Nashville eatery. They didn't get this big with lousy service and so-so bbq. You know it's going to be good! But what sets it apart, other than the sexy sign? For me, it's the variety. I had pork bbq on cornbread - two big corncakes (like pancakes) and that was a new one on me. Yum! They also have great value meals - the daily special for 5 bucks, or a meat and potatoes dinner for 3 bucks. Plus tons of sides to choose from. And they serve breakfast made-to-order! Service is friendly and speedy, tables are clean and stocked with four sauce choices. If you live in Nashville, I know it's on your to-do list. Check it off soon!

Posted by cyndietodd on 04/24/2010 at 6:36 PM

40oz. midget rocked the empty house fri night dont miss them when they play nash
Rating Detail:
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 4
Overall: 4

Posted by henegar on 01/11/2010 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Las Maracas

If you're hungry, and prefer a high-protein diet like me, Las Maracas has several excellent menu choices not found at the other run of the mill Mexican restaurants around; among them is Milanesa, an awesome country friend steak Mexican style; shrimp el diablo (grilled, bacon and pepper wrapped); shrimp el pirata (smother the above with cheese); chiles pablanos (fried egg wrapped peppers); and the fajitas alambres (smothered in cheese and heaped with bacon). The service is fast and friendly and the restaurant is clean. They have big family friendly tables suitable for larger groups so meet your friend there. Prices are very reasonable and the portions are large.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 5
Overall: 4

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Posted by Bruce Spaulding on 12/19/2009 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Joe's Place

I passed through there back in the summer and got about what I was expecting...not much. BUT, I went by last week and saw a huge smoker fired up out back that smelld divine. I perceived to go by there after I finished my route that day and am glad to say I was pleasantly surprised. The new guy could answer any question I had about any of the food and let me even try some he had just finished. He said he'll have a new menu by the 1st. He put's his "stamp" on everything that comes out of there. Oh yea, did I mention...It's award winning BBQ. This might just be one of those little "best kept secrets". I'm going back...You might want to consider it too!!! W
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 5
Overall: 4

Posted by Wayne on 12/14/2009 at 7:27 PM

Re: “The Patterson House

My first time at the Patterson was a huge success. After having dinner somewhere else stopped by to have a couple of cocktails and relax. I will say the Patterson has brought drink mixology to another level. Drink flavors that included rye bread and lime and ginger and mint. There was a party going on inside my mouth. Also, had the light dessert beignets with cinammon, sugar and salt. Wow, what a dessert. The ladies from Atlanta sitting beside me were yelling about having orgasms and that it was the best thing they had ever put in their mouth. What more can I say. I will definitely be back. I forgot to mention a really cool laid back atmosphere. This place has it all going on.
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 3
Overall: 4

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ken on 11/20/2009 at 8:34 AM

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