385 N. Main St, Kingston Springs, TN | Directions 3708236.100110 -87.115014
Horrible Service, Alright Food – I went there with a group of family friends and it turned out to be the worst experience with a restaurant I have ever had. The waiter was horrible. He did not introduce himself, was not able to explain the dishes on the menu, and was not able to give me what I wanted for a meal but instead "created" something for me from the kitchen. It was frankly embarrassing for me because of the lack of service and the inefficiency of the meal. The steak was tough and cooked too long in the Steak and Biscuits and the alfredo sauce on the pasta was so heavy that I couldn't finish eating the dish. I realize that we could have had a fluke meal but considering the number of people in my party that had a horrible experience, I can say that I would NEVER go here again.
Great cozy, quaint restaurant – We went based on recommendations and we enjoyed our meal however, not certain we will be back soon. The server,was fantastic and knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. The menu both wine and entree had several items missing. Would like to go back knowing there was a more diversified and extensive wine list. The food was good, especially the pork tenderloin with fig jam wrapped ala beef wellington and the tomato bread pudding served with the brisket were standouts as was the peach cream pie served in a martini glass. Was disappointed that with no other tables seated we were offered a 2 top in a corner near the bathrooms. Did not necessarily understand this choice given it was poorly lit and not really an opportune spot to take in the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was also incredibly cold, bring a cardigan.
My only regret is not visiting Mack & Kate's sooner... – This is THE needle in the haystack. I can't believe I almost let my "fear" of a restaurant in Kingston Springs prevent me from enjoying one of the best dining experiences of my life! My wife and I visited Mack & Kate's for my birthday dinner, and we were both very pleased from start to finish. We started out with the crab cakes ($11), which were cooked to perfection. My wife ordered the scallops ($24) and I ordered the 16oz blackened ribeye ($32). The scallops were presented on a bed of lentils, and my wife was kind enough to share a bit with me. They were amazing! A properly cooked scallop is truly a wonderful thing. My steak was served with pommes frites, and it was prepared exactly the way I like it. The marbling was perfect and the spices were just enough to accent the richness of the steak. Some places think blackened means "douse with spices", but M&K's nows how to let the quality of the product speak for itself. I actually couldn't finish my steak because of it's size. (Well, I also didn't want to miss out on dessert.) We finished our meal with a complimentary birthday pots du creme au chocolate and a chocolate, caramel bread pudding. Both desserts were delicious! The entire staff was very warm and welcoming. It's obvious that these people love what they do! I'm sorry it took us to long to make out first trip to Mack & Kate's, but it most certainly won't be our last. I wouldn't be surprised if my wife chooses Mack & Kate's for her birthday dinner. Here's hoping...
Romantic, Quaint Restaurant with Simply Amazing Food! – This is one of the secret gems of the greater Nashville area. Located about 25 minutes from downtown, this is one of our favorite places for great food and a quaint, romantic atmosphere. It is almost impossible to believe that food this amazing and inspired can be located in the tiny town of Kingston Springs! The service is personal and attentive. The menu changes frequently and features new specials every night. The atmosphere is adorable - I love the open kitchen and white linen tables. - April 2009 UPDATE - we just held our wedding in the side room of M&K's. I cannot possibly say enough great things about Mack and Kate's! Every detail was completed perfectly! They expertly prepared and served dinner for 24 people without missing a beat. Everyone RAVED about the atmosphere, food and service. Jan and Jill made the event easy, elegant and memorable for all involved!
Best Reastraunt – I had a wonderful experience dining at Mack and Kates. The service, food, and atmosphere were beyond that of any other experience HIGHLY RECOMMEND this wonderful place. It is a beautiful drive and a great place to relax and unwind.
Country Roads – After coaxing from my spouse we made the drive to the country for not only incredible food but amazing service. The lamb was exceptional and the wine pairing was perfect. Thanks to the attentive staff of Mack and Kates.
Amazing food to match elegant atmosphere – Mack and Kate's is an extraordinary restaurant with amazing food, welcoming service, and a beautifully exquisite atmosphere. We sampled everything on the menu, and every single bite was delicious. This is definitely a restaurant that should be on everybody's top five lists of places to dine. I can honestly say that Mack and Kate's is the best restaurant I have ever eaten at, and I plan to go back for more fantastic food and service.
A Nashville MUST! – The atmosphere at Mack and Kate's is so warm and charming. The food is AMAZING and is topped off with incredible service. This dining experience is well worth the drive.
A drive in the Country for the best Food we have ever Had! – After dining at their sister restaurant Mackes in Green Hills, we ventured out to the country. We got there just in time to be seated in this charming restaurant before the steady flow of people arrived to indulge in some of the best cruisine available in this state. Unbelievable is all we can say...the staff is truly amazing and the ambiance is quaint and welcoming. A short trip for us 2 exits west of Bellevue we will be making this trip frequently. We were relaxing unhurried and had a truly enjoyable evening. 5 star food with 5 star service what a winning combination!
One of the best restaurants in middle Tennessee! – My wife and I went to Mack and Kate's for Valentine's Day this year. After hearing great reviews from friends, I was expecting a great meal, our experience, however, was beyond great. The restaurant is in the middle of charming downtown Kingston Springs, just a couple of miles west of Bellevue (exit 188 off of I-40). With a romantic atmosphere and excellent service, Mack and Kate's does everything to make your meal one to remember. We started off with the baked gouda, served with wonderful bread and fresh fruits. I've never been a big fan of baked gouda, but I couldn't get enough of this! I then had the 8oz filet for my entree and it was so tender and delicious that it left me wishing that I had another one. The chef prepared a special vegetarian entree for my wife and she loved it. The desserts were just as amazing as the first two courses. Overall, this was definately one of the best dining experiences that I have had in the Nashville area. Jan, one of the owners, goes all out to ensure that her patrons enjoy their night out. I can't recommend Mack and Kate's highly enough, you've got to try it!
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