Walking back in time.... I had never heard of The Standard and it looked like a unique place, so I snagged a Groupon they were advertising and waited for a time when my husband and I could go have a nice meal and night out on the town. The architecture was extremely fascinating. It is the oldest standing townhouse in Nashville, dating back to the 1840s. It has changed hands many times throughout the years and apparently has been taken over by the owners' son's pet project, which is an exclusive members only club with a restaurant. The dinner was really good. We had the fried green tomatoes, quail and "The Standard" steak with macaroni and cheese and asparagus. The wine choices were fair and the mixed drinks potent. The dessert left more to be desired. We ordered the cheesecake with Jack Daniel's whiskey caramel glaze and sugared pecans. It sounded yummy and wasn't bad but it was definitely from the freezer. Apparently, they tried to heat it because it was melted on the outside and cold in the middle. It was edible, but you could tell it was not homemade. When you come to a place that has gourmet meals, you would expect the dessert to be up to that standard as well. Overall we really enjoyed the meal and the live music; as well as the secluded and romantic atmosphere. After touring the townhouse, all I can say is it is an amazing place. It is like you are walking back in time.
My wife and I dinned at Standard on the recommendation of the hotel where we were staying. We made reservations and arrived on time for our dinner seating. The house smelled of smoke, so we asked if they offered outside dinning and was told no.
The food was okay, my steak was over cooked and the service was just okay. The bill was much more than what we are use to paying for the portions we received.
We were able to walk back to our Hotel, Union Station which was the best part of our experience.
I recently attended a party at The Standard in March. The bar was very understaffed, and there was not enough food for everyone.
The music was good however the dance floor was tiny. The owner walked around all night and was not friendly at all. It was simply not a welcoming atmosphere.
My friend was a member so no one complained but I would not pick that place again if I was footing the tab. Wierd vibe, definitely not my pick for a place to host a birthday party.
Much better places to go in Nashville.
I had dinner there a few weeks ago with a friend of mine. The place is alittle dusty, just feels like it's needs to good pain job and some elbow grease. The food was okay, but not for the price we paid.
The Owner was very standoffish, almost rude, which I had heard. My overall experience was there are too many fine dinning establishments in Nashville to bother to go back to this one.
Expectation's Exceeded. The décor was old and gentle, it gave the feeling of very fine dining experience. The service was excellent, our server Robert was very knowledgeable in wine, and how the entrees and drinks were prepared. Robert recommended some appetizers, Calamari, the best I have had, tender and the dip which came with it had a good flavor of garlic. The “bacon wrapped bacon” had a strong flavor of smoke which went extremely well with my chosen wine, Louis M Martini, cabernet. Billy our host for the evening, made sure that all things went smooth and perfect, a perfect experience for a perfect meal. With the owner’s permission we were able to get a tour of the upstairs, which houses a member’s only club. A very intriguing wandering of how the operation of the business is conducted. If given the opportunity, you should seek this restaurant out and simply enjoy.
Probably the best Restaurant in Nashville. Ok - the dress code isn't really a problem. The owner of the restaurant did provide me with a loaner jacket... that was cool. The food was phenomenal! A little pricey but worth every bite!
Best Champagne Bar In Town. I went to the Standard and for dinner last week and experienced their new dinner menu and I have three words... a-maze-ing! WOW. I took 4 of my clients there to celebrate and was pleasantly surprised to find they had over 30 different types of champagne. If you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate... look no further.
The Standard Restaurant is one of our FAVORITES in Nashville.
My lady and I have eaten at the majority of upscale restaurants throughout Nashville. The Standard House is our favorite. I just read some of the 2009 reviews and am amazed at the negative comments.
I have yet to meet the arrogant owner. I had had nothing but great experiences at the Standard. In fact, I carried 15 guests there from out of town and they all loved the architecture, the ambience, and most of all, the food.
I cannot say enough good things about this place!!!
Not so sure... Well, the food wasnt terrible, but the owner on the other hand, I had heard about him around town, but I wanted to decide for myself what I thought of him.. He seemed so arrogant and fake to me. Yes, he has a great place, but he alone will ruin it. Like I said, the food is good, a bit pricy but good. The place itself is beautiful!
Way Below Standard for Valentines Dinner.
My husband and I were there for Valentines Dinner. He got the
Red Snapper ( portions were small and the fish had no taste) I got the Steak ( it was tough and had a weird taste to it) We paid 190.00 total for this meal....Long Horn Steak House puts this place to shame!!! We will not go back.
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