The Standard at the Smith House

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
The Standard at The Smith House may very well be the best example of local Nashville flavor and service. The Standard Restaurant has been in operation since 2006 serving upscale Southern specialties complete with a full-service bar. Our townhouse was built in the 1840's and we are honored to be the current stewards of this fascinating work of architecture. We are happy to offer tours to our guests before or after their dining experience with us. We are located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, just blocks from the new Music City Convention Center and the famous Lower Broadway entertainment district. We are proud to offer some of the best steaks in town as well as fresh seafood and other items.
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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Greeted with name. Server needed more help.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Atmosphere and ambiance were great! It’s a great setting; however, for the setting and targeted experience the food is sub par. I have eaten at a large amount of higher end steakhouses, and the quality of the food was well below par.

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, a lot of history in this place. Great food, exceptional staff and service.

OT
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at The Standard during our recent trip to Nashville. Very cool architecture, excellent service and great food. Tables were very well spaced and atmosphere lends itself to quiet conversation.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We ordered pasta linguine with JUMBO Gulf shrimps.
This was written on menu.
Shrimps were mini mini baby shrimp.
We mentioned it to the waiter. He did nothing about it.
My chicken was not hot.

TS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Billy and Kelley were amazing and deserve 6 stars!! These are two people that really made our experience special.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Steaks and Rack of lamb were fairly cool when served, lamb had very little of the peach sauce described, just not a real flavorful meal...the corn was the highlight, very good, and the dessert, chocolate mousse cake, was very good (comped due to sending lamb back to be warmed (I don’t send things back). Ms. Smith was a delightful hostess, and the historic setting and ambience was very, very special. We were all just honestly underwhelmed with the quality of the meal itself.

JD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, made sure we had the best seat possible for our special night. As always the food was prepared as ordered and presentation was fabulous

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, service and the food was outstanding

n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down one of my absolute favorite dining experiences of all time.
The drinks in the bar were great, everyone was so sweet and friendly. The wait was short but long enough to enjoy the bar and fire. Our meal was spectacular. Service was great. Timing was perfect. Best steak of my life. Dessert was literally to die for. If I lived in Nashville I would be a regular!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to The Standard at the Smith House, and we loved it again! Each visit, the owners and staff have made the experience very enjoyable and memorable. We LOVE the food, and service is outstanding. We always enjoy a drink before dinner in the indoor courtyard by the fireplace. Highly recommend for a special occasion!

MC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a drink at the bar before dinner it is an amazing area. Food and service was awesome.

G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Standard to celebrate a retirement and it could not have been better. Excellent service and the food all around was perfect. Quite a unique atmosphere, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an adult dinner situation.

L
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding.

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Staff were all very friendly and courteous even though they seemed a little overwhelmed by the volume of business. The rack of lamb could have been warmer, but the flavor was good. My wife enjoyed her filet, and we both were pleased with our sides. The chocolate mousse cake was excellent.

TT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Step back in time for the oldest in home resturant in Nashville. Pretty cool with great food

BS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Salmon undercooked, Sea Bass a bit rubbery. I know they are a steak house, but a great steak house knows how to prepare seafood.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Food was wonderful and so was the service. Will definitely be back to take my parents here the next time they visit me in Nashville.

c
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Awesome! Loved it. Wes was a great waiter. We're from Palm Beach and are used to eating at nicer restaurants... The Standard fits right in with the best restaurants anywhere.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful way to celebrate anniversary with my wife

TL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful experience at the Standard. This was our second time to visit and we were not disappointed. The food was wonderful, the service was amazing, and the overall experience was phenomenal. If you have not been to the Standard yet you should really make time to go.

OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food. And beat Long Island tea ever.

RG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best experience I’ve had in a long time. The service was amazing from start to finish. Old world dining with class. They really know how to treat their customers. What an experience we had. I would go back year after year. Food was so delicious and they took the time to explain the menu very well.

F
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is wonderfully appointed, the staff was remarkably friendly and attentive but best of all the food was truly delicious.

LW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, great bar, outstanding service and great steaks. We were met on the sidewalk and escorted inside. First class restaurant. Only potential negative is small wine list but with good quality.

OT
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing, unique experience! Exudes class and elegance. Love the attention to detail of the staff.

MS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my husbands birthday and it was the best dinner date we’ve ever been on. The food was amazing. The house is super old and cool if you like character. We will be back!!

m
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a beautiful and quiet private dining experience with amazing food and service then this is your place! We had a fabulous time in this beautiful old house and it was perfect for a romantic birthday dinner with my husband while in Nashville.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating our 25th anniversary by visiting Nashville and the Standard was the perfect end to a perfect day. We got there early for our 7:30 reservation and were seated at the bar right in front of the fireplace. Had 2 great drinks and then were escorted to the dining room by Mrs Smith. We had a tremendous meal! My only tiny knock is that although our sever, Wes, was very professional and efficient, he didn’t seem particularly happy. He never cracked a smile :(


Can’t wait to come to Nashville again and eat here!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in nashville

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SA
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was extraordinary from the valet who parked our car to the server. Very good experience. It was quiet and relaxing and delicious!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, informative, wonderful atmosphere and delicious food!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, overall wonderful experience

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to the Standard before the CMA awards and it was perfect! The atmosphere was perfect, quiet, elegant, full of character and very close to the venue! They even got us in and out quickly bc traffic was so crazy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. If you’re looking for a true Nashville and experience the standard is the place to go. The hostess owner Sharon was absolutely fabulous, full of history full of knowledge of Nashville. The service was top-notch and the food was amazing. I will definitely visit The standard again and I will definitely recommend it!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely experience, my husband and I will definitely visit again.
I loved how we were greeted outside, All staff members were prompt and polite. The food was amazing!!!
Thank you for offering such a great place to dine!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Interior was beautiful and felt special from beginning to end.

NP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Almost private dining in the Makers Mark room! Food was amazing!!! Great experience!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in we fell in love with the Smith House. We were greeted by Ms. Smith, she was the sweetest lady.
The service was great. The food phenomenal, good wine selection. No room for dessert, but looking around at others the desserts looked yummy.

We will definitely go back if given the chance and recommend to friends