Merchant's Restaurant

  • 3.67
  • Wonderful!
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401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203Nashville / Stadium Area  [ Map ]

(615) 254-1892  [ Website ]

American (New) / American (Traditional)

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Leilatinasian's Best Hotspots
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 City ~ Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Leilatinasian's Best Hotspots Category ~ Tater Tots City ~ Nashville, Tennessee, USA Winner ~ Merchant's CONGRATULATIONS!!! Follow my travels and culinary journey via mobile app MyFab5/leilatinasian_atx. #Food #Critic #Blog #Restaurant #Chef #Appetizer #American #Cuisine #Rank #Reviews #FollowMe #Travel #Taste #MyFab5 #Hotspot #Sexy #Merchants #TaterTots #Love #Culinary #Photography #Support #Local #Business #Nashville #Tennessee

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Happened upon Merchants last night. Upscale, yet old school diner feel.

Good and fun.

Pictured: Ba

Happened upon Merchants last night. Upscale, yet old school diner feel. Good and fun. Pictured: Bacon Cheeseburger Bacon. Cheese. Meat. Good. #Burger #Foodie #FoodPorn #FoodPic #Burgers #EatFamous #Food #Delicious #Deliciousfood #Foodgasm #Foodcoma #Foodphotography #Foodlover #Instaburger pornshare #Instafood #MyFab5 nom foodie

  • Happened upon Merchants last night. Upscale, yet old school diner feel.

Good and fun.

Pictured: Ba 459072

Merchants (Nashville, TN)

    • 4.0

Today I wandered downtown to meet my mom and aunt, who were visiting for a few days. They're into touristy stuff, so I thought that Merchant's on Broadway would be a great spot to take them for lunch. I suppose I could have taken them to Robert's Western World or Wildhorse Saloon if we wanted to get super touristy, but those places are a bit more than I can handle.

 

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The original Merchant's Hotel was established way back in 1892, taking root in a building which once housed a pharmacy, a hardware manufacturer, and a wholesale drug company. Merchants, the restaurant we know and love today, opened in 1988. There are still a few obvious remnants of the pharmacy business in their first-floor bistro area, including the layout, marble counters, and abundant natural lighting. Even the attitudes at Merchants seem reminiscent of the past, exemplified by the hostesses and waitstaff who gave my family some great Nashville hospitality.

 

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I didn't really have barbecue on my mind when we walked into Merchants, but when I saw a Smoked Brisket entree on the menu, I couldn't resist the temptation. Theirs comes with cornbread, coleslaw, and a chipotle-sorghum barbecue sauce. I asked for sauce on the side and also requested a side dish other than slaw. My options for substitutes were limited, but luckily the house-made potato chips sounded pretty tasty.

 

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As expected, the potato chips were terrific. They were thick-cut chips with a ton of crunch. It was also patently obvious that they were homemade. The cornbread was beautifully sweet and very buttery. It tasted like there might have been some molasses mixed right in (or at least maybe some brown sugar).

 

Merchants' brisket is prepared with something they call a "Music City Rub," although I'm not sure exactly what that is. The meat was much smokier than I envisioned, so much so that it was immediately noticeable when I took my first bite. Their rub seasoning was decent enough, but the brisket didn't have much of a crust to speak of, so I feel like I missed out on a potential flavor source there. The meat was lean, with a strip of fat along the edge of each slice. Despite its leanness, the brisket was still tender and juicy. What little fat there was had certainly soaked up plenty of flavor from the smoking process. It was rendered well, though there was a little too much of it packed together (as opposed to smaller strips of fat marbled throughout). I know that's an odd thing for me to complain about, so maybe my backyard vegetable garden has been messing with my brain chemistry. The chipotle-sorghum barbecue sauce was good, too. It was only somewhat spicy, but paired nicely with the brisket.

 

Toward the end of our meal, we noticed that the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band who had performed at the previous night's Grand Ole Opry was sitting at the table next to us. MusiCorps is a fantastic rehabilitation program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center which helps wounded soldiers recover their lives through music. It was really nice to be able to thank them in person, not just for a phenomenal show, but for their sacrifice and their service to our country.

 

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mac and cheese of my dreams.

mac and cheese of my dreams.

  • mac and cheese of my dreams. 247610

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Southern hospitality with Bradley.

Southern hospitality with Bradley.

  • Southern hospitality with Bradley. 494339

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Every brunette needs a blonde  especially from Merchants!!         : toe.knee.marie

Every brunette needs a blonde especially from Merchants!! : toe.knee.marie

  • Every brunette needs a blonde  especially from Merchants!!         : toe.knee.marie 313097

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Texas I sorta kinda miss you, but Nashville you're pretty cool. Snagged this poncho from nordstrom o

Texas I sorta kinda miss you, but Nashville you're pretty cool. Snagged this poncho from nordstrom on major sale! Hope the start to your week has been great

Loved this Greek salad, but loved the marble table more

Loved this Greek salad, but loved the marble table more

  • Texas I sorta kinda miss you, but Nashville you're pretty cool. Snagged this poncho from nordstrom o 604885
  • Loved this Greek salad, but loved the marble table more 604886

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I dream of cheesecake from Merchants . Happy Friday Y'all!! Tag us in your favorite eats this weeken

I dream of cheesecake from Merchants . Happy Friday Y'all!! Tag us in your favorite eats this weekend!! : toe.knee.marie

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Saturday satisfaction :: this time last week

Saturday satisfaction :: this time last week

  • Saturday satisfaction :: this time last week 412570

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I want it all. //  by: gyeong.sg

I want it all. // by: gyeong.sg

  • I want it all. //  by: gyeong.sg 605478

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Afternoon Broadway people watching. //  by: jauntmate

Afternoon Broadway people watching. // by: jauntmate

  • Afternoon Broadway people watching. //  by: jauntmate 360555

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The Bulleit on Broadway with berry marinade and a classic Old Fashion were the perfect start to our

The Bulleit on Broadway with berry marinade and a classic Old Fashion were the perfect start to our meal at Merchant's

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Dinner. //  by: mobileeaters

Dinner. // by: mobileeaters

  • Dinner. //  by: mobileeaters 331500

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I'll eat pretty much anything if it has bacon and avocado on it.  ----------------------------------

I'll eat pretty much anything if it has bacon and avocado on it. ----------------------------------------------------- photo: zoe_stern

  • I'll eat pretty much anything if it has bacon and avocado on it.  ---------------------------------- 285303

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Merchants for lunch. 

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Merchants for lunch. well

  • Merchants for lunch. 

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Cheesecaking the hell out of today.

Cheesecaking the hell out of today.

  • Cheesecaking the hell out of today. 286123

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RIP beach body. Hello winter fat suit.

RIP beach body. Hello winter fat suit.

only the most opulent of fall toasts for the third floor. happy fall, y'all

only the most opulent of fall toasts for the third floor. happy fall, y'all

  • RIP beach body. Hello winter fat suit. 286126
  • only the most opulent of fall toasts for the third floor. happy fall, y'all 286127

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Pastry-ometry.

Pastry-ometry.

  • Pastry-ometry. 286129

Information of Merchant's Restaurant

Location
401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number
(615) 254-1892
Category
American (New) / American (Traditional)
Business Hours
Sun:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Mon:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Tue:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Wed:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Thu:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Fri:11:00AM - 1:00AM
Sat:11:00AM - 1:00AM
Dress code
Casual
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Delivery
No
Takeout
No
Caters
Yes
Website
map

Quick Summary

[Overall]
Merchant's Restaurant is an American restaurant located in Nashville, TN. Reviews for the restaurant were very positive, and reservations are available through Open Table.
Food
Reviews for the food were very positive, with reviewers finding their meals to be very appetizing. Quality was good, and ingredients were fresh, with reviewers finding the menu to have a good variety of items available as well. Portions were filling, and prices were somewhat high, but reviewers found the food to be worth it. Dishes like the Duck Fat Tater Tots and the Chicken Fried Chicken were well-received.
Atmosphere
The restaurant has a lively and pleasant atmosphere. Reviewers enjoyed having their meals here, as the decor was nicely done and seating was comfortable. Congestion and noise levels can be on the high side due to the large crowds at times however.
Service
Service was solid, with staff members being friendly and personable. Reviewers were pleased with the service, and service times were fairly average.

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