114 N 28th Ave, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.146113 -86.812899
Dinner Hours:Mon-Thurs: 5pm-10pmFri-Sat: 5pm-10pm
flawless every time – By the second time we came here, the hostess knew us -- not only did she recognize us when we arrived at the restaurant, but she recognized my name and voice over the phone when I called for the reservation. Such attention to detail is a highlight at the Acorn, where the staff goes out of its way to make your experience flawless.
What a beautiful dining experience! The bar is intimate enough for an apertif, and it leads in well to dinner in the main dining room. There, service is impeccable; the waitstaff is knowledgeable without being pretentious, and they're clearly familiar with the menu and potential wine accompaniments. The food is delectable -- and their vegetarian options, which feature seasonal vegetables and seasonings, are no less complex and decadent than their more traditional fare. Any dessert with dark chocolate is a must-have here.
BEST service, hands down -- AND amazing food! – In celebration of my husband's graduation from law school, we decided to make reservations for our whole family to have dinner at The Acorn -- a place we had heard was wonderful, but didn't know much about. The day of our dinner reservation, I received a call from Nathan, the manager at the restaurant, asking if we were celebrating any special occasion. I told him we were, in fact, celebrating, and he chatted with me for a good 15 minutes, just getting to know who would be attending dinner, where we might like to sit, what kind of atmosphere we were looking for, etc. I was extremely impressed by his friendliness, but still wasn't prepared for the fantastic experience we were soon to have. When we arrived with our large group, we were greeted by Nathan, who ushered us to a big table on the first floor and assured us that we would be treated like "VIP's" for the night -- he was right! We were given a champagne toast, a chef's tasting, and wine pairings -- all with congratulations from the wait staff and management. In addition, the food was cooked to perfection and the flavors were exquisite. We ended up staying and talking until everyone else in the restaurant had left! Our parents were greatly impressed, we all had a fabulous time, and our families STILL talk about what a great dinner we had at The Acorn! My husband and I have since gone back again for his birthday and had the same wonderful experience. So, if you haven't tried The Acorn yet, GO! Go now! :)
cocktails, outdoor seating, great food – My girlfriend prefers Yellow Porch, but my favorite Nashville restaurant is The Acorn. Their bartender makes fantastic, interesting cocktails while anything out of their kitchen is great. Plus, their outdoor seating can't be beat.
A Great Spot – Delicious food - try the filet. Great service - everyone there seems really happy to be there. Creative menu - not too short, not too long. Inviting atmosphere - love the lighting and exposed brick. Had a drink in the big booth in the upstairs bar before dinner on the patio - tons of space, great drinks, patio is unique being on the second level. Everything was great so I decided to let people know about this great spot in Nashville. Great Job Acorn. Keep up the good work.
Great experience – I was recently in Nashville for my cousin's graduation from Vanderbilt and my family had a fantastic time at The Acorn. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the service was excellent. Our entire group loved the atmosphere (particularly the artwork throughout the building) and we enjoyed ourselves throughout our evening there. I had an Asian-style salmon dish which was simply delicious and the rest of my family left raving about their dishes. All in all, I would highly recommend this restaurant- you're in for a wonderful experience altogether!
Very Disappointed – My family was celebrating my nephew's graduation and my sister-in-law made reservations for us at the Acorn. I was excited to experience one of Nashville's restaurants it being my first visit to this beautiful city. I'm sure I'll return to Nashville but not to the Acorn. The staff was very polite and helpful but the restaurant seemed very run down. The elevator which carried my Mother-in-law upsides to the patio broke down with her in it. The fan located over our table was broken. It was a very warm evening and a fan would have been very nice. The little lights over our section of the patio were also broken. Now onto the food, it was awful. I ordered the lamb which was overcooked and dry, and the potatoes had the consistency and taste of reconstituted potatoes flakes. The rest of us had similar issues with the food. Over cooked, tasteless, tough, cold etc. We did have children with us and there was no child menu, which was not the Acorn's fault but they provided penne pasta w/butter and cheese for $9 a plate. Little pricey for boxed pasta. It was a sticky situation, if it had not been a celebration with 15 people I would have sent my food back or just paid for my drink and left. Overall we dropped over $500 for dinner and I must say if we had been in Atlanta we could have had an incredible dinner at "Bones" or "Chops" and still had money left over for a "Frosty Orange" at the Varsity.
Amazing customer service, Megan and Candice are the TOPS!! – The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was very relaxing and provided a wonderful base for any occasion. Great for birthday dinners, romantic dinner for 2, gatherings, meeting up with good friends and great conversation. You will be well taken care of, greatly respected, and will leave with a smile on your face.
Wonderful food, service, and ambience for a private function – Recently had a ~30 person private dinner here. Servers were fun, polite, and attentive, and the food and cocktails were delicious. The ambience and decor is a great blend between modern and cozy... it's hip but not sterile, upbeat but not too loud. all in all a top notch experience. I've never written a review on here before, but I had such a wonderful experience I wanted to give them credit/an endorsement in public.
Consistently Great! – My husband and I go out to eat several times a week since we both work and never feel like cooking when we get home. We love to try different restaurants, but if we find one we like we stick with it. The Acorn impresses us every time we go. The food is consistently great, and they have many of the same servers we have been seeing there for years. They treat us like royalty when we walk in the door. Being recognized and taken care of for going back to the same restaurant twice is not something we would expect, but it makes the experience that much better. I don't think you can go wrong with The Acorn.
new chef? not so good cuisine – I have been going to the acorn since opening and the last visit was very disapointing. I used to consider the acorn as my favorite restaurant in Nashville, and apparently they have a new chef. The menu has changed completely. We ordered the lamb. The sauces for the lamb were very bland. We also a NYStrip steak that was over cooked and lacked the flavor that I used to love in their NYstrip steak. I will always enjoy the atmophere and the friendly service, yet this is experience will always stick out to me. I will try it again, yet I hope the next experience will be more enjoyable.
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