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Geist, Nashville, TN

Geist

4.6
4.6
1992 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Set in a ca. 1900 blacksmith shop in Nashville’s historic Germantown neighborhood, Geist is a charming bar and restaurant opened in early 2018.

Managing Partner- Freddy Schwenk
General Manager- Jillian Waggoner
Executive Chef- Ron Bushby
Executive Sous Chef- Connor Woodburn

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 920-5440
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ron Bushby
  • Private party facilities
    for private dining or events, please email Jillian@geistnashville.com
  • Neighborhood
    Germantown
  • Cross street
    4th Street
  • Parking details
    Private parking lot behind the restaurant along with several public paid lots and street parking throughout our neighborhood. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.
  • Public transit
    Jefferson St & 6th Ave WB Jefferson St & 8th Ave N EBBus Station Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • HALF OFF WINE BY THE BOTTLE

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Please join us every Monday night for half off wines by the bottle.

    HALF OFF WINE BY THE BOTTLE Photo
  • Happy Hour until 6pm every day

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    HAPPY HOUR SUNDAY-THURSDAY 5-6PM! $50 BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE $10 SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

    Happy Hour until 6pm every day Photo

What 1,992 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,992 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service and ambiance were amazing, but very disappointed that the restaurant would allow a family with twin 1 year olds dine on a Sat night. We spent $200 and listened to babies scream. That was not ok. It is very appropriate for restaurants of this sort to have policies about children-/at least for weekend dinners.

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  2. Cynthia

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely LOVE this place! Atmosphere is great. Our server was fantastic. This was our favorite part of my daughter’s 21st birthday weekend in Nashville. We will go to Geist every time we visit Nashville.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious shareables and great service. So glad we revisited this wonderful restaurant

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  4. LaurieR

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was good atmosphere was good. A little loud but I will be back for sure.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back

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  6. PatriciaB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Geist for the first time last night, and we couldn't be more impressed with the excellent food, service and ambience. Definitely a place that we will visit often. We had an emergency at the restaurant with my husband passing out after dinner. I cannot say enough about how attentive, and helpful our waitress and all the staff were during that time.

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  7. Carole

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my daughter’s 16th birthday. Love the atmosphere and decor at Geist. It is quite beautiful and unique inside. Our service was good and starters were delish. The bread is to die for. We also had a cheese board that we al enjoyed. My husband had short ribs which were great. My daughter had a pasta dish that was ok. I ordered a lobster risotto that was so overly salted that I couldn’t eat it. And, there wasn’t much lobster in it. They were kind and gave my daughter a birthday dessert with a candle for our celebration, which was a nice touch. I would give it another try.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made my daughter’s 21st birthday very special! Amazing brunch and cocktails!

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  9. MelR

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place off the beaten path in Nashville. We went for brunch. The breakfast sandwiches were on plain bagels, no options to have it on a muffin or biscuit. The avocado toast was not fresh sliced. Bacon was good and the smash burger and fries were tasty. But overall just okay.

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  10. RayL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just terrific. Staff was amazing. Ambience is super chill

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  11. Courtney

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at Geist. The food, service, cocktails, and ambiance were all wonderful! We were seated in the enclosed outdoor patio on a cold evening, so it was a bit cool for my comfort. They did have a fire going and some heaters present. I also saw that they were giving blankets to some tables. Overall though, a wonderful experience!

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  12. ShannonB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to wait about 20 mins past our reservation to be seated BUT they were absolutely packed on a Friday night… Food and drinks were delicious, highly recommend the Sea Bass, close 2nd best I’ve ever had. Hamachi and potatoes are also delicious. Can’t remember the name of the drink I had but it was bourbon and something pink, delicious. Highly recommend!

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  13. BrianP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    26 dollars to park. Right off the bat way too high. The patio seating was not romantic, and my wife kept getting dripped on from a faucet above us we had to move our table away from the wall twice. Music choice was odd. Loud and not very relaxing. Food was just fine. Nothing blew us away. Everything was way too expensive for what it was. Short ribs were underseasoned, but really good with the spinach and polenta. My wifes lamb ragu was decent, but nothing special. Whipped feta was good...not great. It did not meet the high expectations. Only excellent thing was the service. Dana(if I remember correctly) was awesome. So sweet. So knowledgeable. By far the best part of the night. Also the cocktails were excellent. Otherwise, 6 out of 10. Got desserts to go. Also just fine. For a 200+ dollar meal, it just didn't meet that high of a pricetag.

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  14. DeanP

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well thought out menu and wine list. We will be back

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  15. JasonS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED our dinner @ Geist. Looking forward to many future returns.

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  16. BrianR

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Geist was a great find! First time we were there and it was excellent from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent and the portions were surprisingly big, which was nice to see. This is on my list of favorite places in Nashville now. I will be back soon.

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  17. BonBon

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the patio winter wonderland. Server did an amazing job with all of our requests.

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  18. Mark

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First time dining at this pretty and recommended restaurant by reviews. Saturday eve was busy, we waited a bit more than one half an hour with reservations. The hostess was fairly dismissive and uncaring. We were seated in the patio, it was cold and very uninviting. No one else accepted to be seated there. In retrospect, we should not have either. Maybe a different restaurant would have been more welcoming. The food was disappointing. Not bad, but not worth $50-$100 per person. The bread was delicious. The service by Dana was good.

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  19. NashvilleMatt

    Nashville

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I posted a review maybe a year ago on how disappointed we were feeling rushed (and told) to order our wine, appetizers and entries, all at the same time. It happened on three separate occasions. So disappointed in fact, we did not return again until last night. What a difference a year makes! Great service, not rushed at all. Our experience was excellent. Not sure if it was a change in management or procedure, either way, we will be coming back regularly..again.

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  20. KathleenM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining in the outdoor patio - great ambiance! And the food never disappoints!

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  21. Claudia

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was here for brunch on Saturday and it was great! The atmosphere is wonderful. Very beautiful restaurant.

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  22. LLP24

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was sad that I didn’t love the food as much as I hoped. The charcuterie was great and loved the ambience but I’d avoid the lamb dish.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to Geist several times and have generally enjoyed my experience. However, despite having a reservation and there being plenty of seating, we had to wait several minutes for a table and were ultimately seated next to the bathroom smooshed between two Christmas treee. Upon being seated, it took 10 minutes for our server to greet us. Certainly not a terrible experience but not something I would spend $300 on again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting this restaurant. The service was great

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  25. JoshuaL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    On February 4th, my girlfriend and I arrived at your establishment, eagerly anticipating our reservation. We made it a point to arrive 15 minutes early, hoping to perhaps be seated sooner. Upon approaching the hostess stand, we encountered a reception that felt somewhat unwelcoming. When we mentioned our reservation,the hostess glanced at the clock and remarked on our early arrival, suggesting we wait while she checked for available seating. It appeared our presence inadvertently interrupted a conversation she was engaged in with a colleague, giving us the impression that our arrival was a disturbance to her personal interaction rather than an opportunity to showcase the customer service expected at your restaurant. As we stepped aside, we couldn't help but notice several unoccupied tables throughout the dining area. Despite this initial setback, we were seated swiftly, albeit with a manner that could be described as lacking in courtesy. (She is a brunette with a mole on her face).

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  26. PennyW

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a simply charming place? This restaurant has morphed from a historical blacksmith shop of the late 1980s. What a wonderful transformation. We chose it for brunch on our visit to Nashville. When we return next year, we will definitely reserve seating for dinner. The food was delightful, as was the service. Such a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the midtown restaurants. There is a certain peace about the atmosphere. It is a bit of ride from midtown; yet, a simple $9 Uber ride. Do put this on the top of your Nashville dining list. You will be delighted with the experience.

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  27. Riley

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the soft bread to begin our meal to the roasted chicken was absolutely fabulous. Our table shared the bread as well as the pork belly. I got the roasted chicken and the caramelized skin was to die for! Drinks were also incredible.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not good at all. Server was fine but not at all friendly and pacing was terrible. Fun ambience but not much else to recommend it.

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  29. AndreasH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second dinner here and there will be many more. Great atmosphere, great staff and amazing food! Cant ask for more!!! Andy

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  30. Mckenzie

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Crispy Pork Belly, Ricotta Gnocchi** (divine!), and the Short Rib which was excellent. Was super happy and will be going back to try more of the menu.

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  31. diana

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for dinner. Beautiful atmosphere. The food and live music were excellent!

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  32. LauraF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress .. the young woman from France .. Mounan (sp?) was WONDERFUL!! Attentive, delightful, conversational. Even brought us the Short Rib dish as a treat from her. We ate in the champagne garden, which is so beautiful. And the hostess changed our table so we could be right next to the fireplace. Thank you and so special. Food was amazing too - the whipped feta (highly recommend) Salmon, Risotto all delicious - bit that short rib is amazing! Would order that again.

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  33. Marilyn

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Geist has now become one of our favorite restaurants. We were a group of 4, we all had different cocktails and dinners. Everything was fabulous!!! The black manhattan and pork chop dinner are favorites. I wish I could remember our waiter’s name, (longer dark brown hair). He was very knowledgeable, gave us good recommendations, and didn’t rush us. Highly recommend Geist. Keep up the good work!

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  34. Alex

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service. Magnificent food. We knew it would be great and it far surpassed our expectations. Order the Sea Bass and thank me later.

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  35. margeryr

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ambiance was warm and inviting. our server, heather, was friendly and knowledgable. she helped with wine suggestions. we all enjoyed our experience fully.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pedimos Tuna crudo que no fuera picante y el atún tenía jalapeños! Tuvimos que cambiar el plato.

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  37. Dena

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere and delicious food friendly bartenders, and service is great!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous birthday experience!! The staff was so friendly and sent fun items to the table

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  39. FoodIsMyPassion

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ummm...the smash burger was INCREDIBLE!!!! Not over garnished. Just right. And the fries are the perfect crunchy double fried fries. Delish! Go now.

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  40. PatrickH

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was average, food was good- not great, but good. I did enjoy the salmon and the whipped feta app was great! Very loud. Staff not super friendly. It was just okay overall for the price point.

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FAQs

Geist is rated 4.6 stars by 1992 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Geist

311 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208-2743

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Germantown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private parking lot behind the restaurant along with several public paid lots and street parking throughout our neighborhood. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.
  • Public transit
    Jefferson St & 6th Ave WB Jefferson St & 8th Ave N EBBus Station Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ron Bushby
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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