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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
4.7
3887 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Spice it up at Chauhan! Devoted to creating a unique dining experience in Nashville’s bustling food scene, Chauhan Ale & Masala House is the highly lauded Indian restaurant from celebrity chef and TV personality Maneet Chauhan. Her Indian roots, zest for travel and affection for Southern cuisine have beautifully collided at Chauhan to offer a menu featuring globally-influenced Indian cuisine that highlights aspects of the culinary scene in India as well as Nashville, perfectly combining Indian fare with traditional Southern dishes. For locals, put Chauhan in your restaurant rotation. For tourists, no trip is complete without a visit to Chauhan. We're open 7 days a week for dinner and brunch Friday - Sunday. We also have the perfect spot for hosting group events in our private dining room. From business lunches and corporate dinners to family gatherings and birthday celebrations, we have you covered!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-8426

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan

  • Catering

    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548

  • Area

    The Gulch

  • Cross Street

    Grundy

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,887 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. M

    Miranda

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was fun eating at one of my favorite chef’s restaurants. If you go, get the mussels as an appetizer. Hands down the best part of the meal.
  2. JH

    JeffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Would come back again.
  3. TR

    TiffanyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a flavor bomb in my mouth. Everything was delicious. The "Dancing Spice Queen" lived up to her name.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and experience. The food was amazing and we definitely will be back
  5. J

    Jstoneraz

    Phoenix

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and Ericka was a excellent server. Totally recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was ok.
  7. FC

    FrankC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, Tandoori Chicken Poutine was the best. Portion sizes of the main dishes were good.
  8. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being a fan of Maneet made us want to go. YELP showed good reviews and suggested a visit was worthy. Our experience confirmed it! So much great flavors in everything we ate. The favorite was the catch of the day with our server’s “secret sauce” recommendation. This is the sauce they put on the oyster appetizers. Soo good!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and it was amazing! The food is just out of this world, the service was impeccable and the ambiance is fantastic. We will be coming here again and again!
  10. M

    Musicgal

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food in town. So tasty and great service!!
  11. DM

    DMaris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are EXCEPTIONAL. They have a great variety of food and drinks with the BEST names. Highly recommended spot. Our trip was 10x better by our waiter Jaime, who made great recommendations and had great energy. He helped us try various foods and accommodate our tastes and diets. Our party loved him and hope we see him again.
  12. A

    Authentic

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful. Waiter very attentive and knowledgeable. Thanks, Jamie!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great 21st birthday experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We are from Chicago. For an Indian restaurant, the vegetarian options are extremely limited. My wife asked the waiter what was in the veg dish - we were told Cauliflower asparagus red pepper and peas. The veg dish included Broccoli, potatoes, beans, cauliflower zucchini. Changed the flavor completely. If we had known, we wouldn’t have ordered the dish and ordered paneer instead because my wife and I completely dislike zucchini and broccoli in Indian curries. It was very disappointing. When we pointed it out to the waiter, he tried to give us some crap about how those vegetables were part of the sauce - we are Indian and we know how to cook so we know what’s “Bhuna” sauce and what its major ingredients are. Our second dish was lamb vindaloo which was as expected very good. The garlic naan was dry and almost inedible but the Chilli cheese kulcha was very good. The waiter didn’t pay too much attention to us and didn’t even check with us how are food was and if everything was to our satisfaction. Overall, very disappointing experience because we expected so much more after having heard about Chauhan. The only reason I have rated it as highly is because of the lamb and the kulcha.
  15. f

    foodforthought

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    2.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    From entering the restaurant
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Food was avg at best.
  17. HV

    HenryV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food
  18. DG

    DianneG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The fusion menu offers lots of options for groups of people with varying tastes for Indian food.
  19. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and beautiful food, excellent food! Highly recommend!
  20. S

    Skip

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, server and atmosphere. One of our favorite places. Get the Tandoori Chicken Poutine. Oh my!
  21. JS

    JohnS

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. Superb food and perfect for a celebration. Happy to come back once again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This used to be my favorite restaurant. But the last 2 times I had dinner there it wasn’t very good. Undercooked shrimp, processed weird after taste chicken on the poutine. More chicken than fries, it was like a chicken bowl with just a couple of fries. The flavors are all there and do good but it is not the sane standard it used to be 😢.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Brandan was knowledgeable and attentive! The crabcake appetizer and chicken tandoori were excellent along with the 2 breads we ordered. Brandan even surprised us with a piece of peanut butter pie for my husband's birthday 🎂
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The Snapper was very over cooked (dry and chewy). Curry was very good.
  25. CC

    CharlesC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Supply lines must have affected my brunch drink order. Ordered a pomegranate martini type drink. No go. Then ordered strawberry same. Again no go. Finally settled for a bloody Mary and be damned it was not maybe the best bloody I have ever had. Food was great. We joke in our house maneet is my TV wife just loved the food. It's a must stop in Nashville
  26. C

    Cora

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    130 for two ( a beer and a glass of white wine) Hostess is to bring you to a table. Nothing else. No smile nor greeting. $14 for a flash fried Brussels Sprouts with no bacon or onion or anything. Shrimp and crab cakes with sesame crust was ok. The rest? Any Indian restaurants in the bay area beat it. AC was freezing. Way too noisy. No way we can have a conversation without yelling at each other. Will not return nor recommend. Very very disappointed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely phenomenal. Indian food is my husband’s and my favorite cuisine… The national dish of London is chicken tikka masala, and before this delightful meal, our favorite Indian food was from London. NOW, it’s hands down here!! The tandoori chicken poutine and beef rib naan with onion au jus might be the best two appetizers I’ve ever eaten. Across our table, we tried lamb, steak, pork and red snapper with 4 different curries. Everyone’s meal was delicious. On our way out, we ran into Guy Fieri, so even restauranteers have this amazing restaurant on their radars!
  28. P

    Pablo

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place. The food was amazing and the service was very good! Definitely a must in Nashville!
  29. MS

    MaryS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome !!! It was an experience!!
  30. B

    Benj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. One of my favorite restaurants, I'm convinced there isn't a bad dish on the menu. The poutine and the whipped paneer are excellent deal closers. Staff has always been great about having or getting allergen answers too.
  31. CR

    CliffR

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a friendly and helpful staff! Overall a great experience!
  32. DA

    DebA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The appetizer servings were tremendous.....the Goan Mussells were to die for...I'll be dreaming of that sauce! Red Snapper in 'liquid gold' sauce, also unforgettable! My first exposure to truly, authentic Indian fare, and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal!!
  33. CB

    CathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was wonderful. Brought my daughter for a mini vacation and my 67th birthday. Love it, Cathy Bartko CIA 76
  34. F

    Foodies

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. This was the first time we had Indian cuisine. Mort, our waiter, was great in helping us pair our order selections with sauce and other order selections. We definitely will go back when we are in the area.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!!! Our best dining experience we have ever had. My husband says it was the best food he had ever tasted!!
  36. AM

    AndyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was not good
  38. JS

    JaimeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maneet won the Tournament of Champions and I just had to try that game winning meal. I think it’s so awesome that we could be “part of the show” by making her game winning meal available. Best way to our anniversary.
  39. CM

    CheyenneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was beyond friendly and the food was fantastic!
  40. k

    katjar

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived with our confirmed reservation through open table and the door was locked and no one was inside. We were left in the lurch for brunch and then they had the nerve to report us as no shows when they finally opened later that day! If you use open table as your reservation system make sure your times are right! Was in Nashville for CMAfest and missed the morning concerts on Sunday to try Maneet Chauhan’s food. Instead of the dancing spice queen she is now the disappointing spice queen! See the empty restaurant in the picture below. So sad!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chauhan Ale & Masala House using the Order Online button. Chauhan Ale & Masala House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 3887 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Grundy

  • Area

    The Gulch

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-8426

  • Catering

    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548

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