Margot Cafe & Bar

(615) 227-4668 | View Website

1017 Woodland St, Nashville, TN | Directions   37206

36.177524 -86.750479

Open Hours

Tuesday To Saturday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Mediterranean  more

Price: $$$

Tags: Fine Dining, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Quiet, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Historic Edgefield

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Margot Cafe & Bar
Menu
Herb Infused Olive Oil, Marinated Provencal Olives With Fennel & Orange, Housemade Potato Chips With Aioli, Artisan Cheese, Spring Onion Bisque, Spring Lettuces, Pizza, Radishes on Toast, Fried Soft Shell Crabs, Crispy Pork Belly... more

Reviews for Margot Cafe & Bar

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best brunch in Nashville – Being from a city known for lavishly loaded Sunday brunches, I have always been disappointed at Nashville's idea of Sunday brunch. Margot is the exception. The food is always fresh and great. I love that the menu is based on what is in season and fresh. I also like that a lot of the produce and ingredients are purchased locally. I only wish that there was more space and tables available. It can be a challenge to get a table for Sunday brunch(even when you have made reservations months in advance). I do not recommend sitting at the bar unless you do not mind people squeezing in between you and your party to order drinks while you dine. Parking is sometimes a problem. French press coffee,mojitos, and mimosas are a must. Fromage plate is always great, as is the steak and eggs and the eggs benedict. Go early as they sometimes run out of things. I have been to dinner once and had to order three different times due to short supply(my waitress wanted to know what did I expect since it was 9:00pm on a Saturday night). I will try dinner again, but for me brunch is what they do best.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Better than some reviews would suggest... – I was very pleased to go to Margot Cafe last night with my wife, for an early Valentines Day meal. Having read some less than stellar reviews on citysearch I was a little concerned about both service and food. Well, I have to say that the food (strip loin, salmon & chive pancakes, olive oil/bread) was the best I have had anywhere outside the more exclusive eateries on Maui. Margot greatly exceeded all expectations. Parking was easy. We were seated right away. The service was A+. The food was excellent, both high class and accessible. My wife and I felt at home within immediately. It was simply remarkable. As to the "Kevlar" remark, Green Hills, get over yourself! There is more across the river than LP field, and Channel 5 "breaking news". Excellent A+

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Our favorite restaurant in Nashville – This is our favorite restaurant in Nashville. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is fresh and the menu is different each evening. I love the fish and order it every time. There is a great bar and it seems like everyone there knows each other. We take friends that come to town here every time and they always come back wanting more. Do yourself a favor and forget about the other chains and regular places. Give Margot's a chance and you'll see why everyone loves it!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nothing too spectacular – I visited Margot's for the first time last night and I was really looking forward to something really neat but I was really disappointed. We had reservations at 8 and we got there about ten minutes early because we were told if we did get there early, we would proably be seated early. Well, we were still waiting to be sat at 8:20. Once we were sat we were told by the waitress that over half of what was on the menu was no longer available and we were given alternatives. Our drinks took forever and once we did get our food, it was completely unspectacular. I could have stayed at home and had the same thing. I just thought that the menu was not unique at all and there was nothing special about any of it. The food was not bad but it was just plain that is why I give an average score. Not worth the money and the hassle of getting to East Nashville. I also think if they are marketing themselves as this upscale restaurant they should offer valet or get better parking arrangements. It was such a pain to find a parking place.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best place in Nashville – There are a lot of unique choices and the menu changes daily. The fish is always very fresh, she uses local produce in the summer and the olive oil is our favorite. The service is excellent - we eat here several times a month and we've always been very pleased with our service. Brian, the bartender, makes the best drinks and will gladly serve you at bar if you forget to make reservations. I highly recommend Margo's!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible customer service – I have gone to every restaurant in Nashville...and this by far has been the worst. It was a Sunday.. for brunch... i was looking forward to going because i have heard people enjoy the food.. however...the service was disappointing. A group of us walked in and asked for a table.. we were told there was a wait.. able to see many available tables.. however we were told to go to the bar. Ten minutes later a group walked in and was seated immediately. We were repeatedly told to go to their sister restaurant Marche... but we ordered at the bar. The entire time we were eating.. their manager was huffing and puffing when customers entered the door... acting like we were putting her out. Which was very rude. And she was very verbal in her complaining also. I have never been one to comment like this however... i have been a foodie and a customer service lover for a long time... and this was very unacceptable!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

the best ! – this is the best place to eat in nashville ! the food is always different and wonderful and the atmosphere is great !

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, wonderfully pleasing flavors and presentation, reservation system not the best – The food is excellent. Highly recommended is the duck. The waiter staff is terrific and very accomodating. The only slight negative is the reservation call-back system. When you call for a reservation you are sent to voice-mail. When you finally hear back (could be more than a day later) the attitude (twice in my case) was less than friendly considering the circumstances. Margot should go out of their way to check these reservation messages often, respond quickly, and try to sound delighted when confirming (rather than bothered). This was the only negative. Otherwise, this place is a must go!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Don't miss this Eastside gem – I had a wonderful evening at Margot three years ago with my wife on our second anniversary. It was a wonderful experience then, and after a two year absence from Nashville ended up there with a friend on a whim for dinner. Reservations are recommended, but we were fortunate enough to be seated immediately upon walking in. Service was impeccable and knowledgeable, ambience was great (European cozy, but not crowded), and then there was the food; we started with a pizza of wild boar salami, red potato, parmesan that could've been a meal. Roasted chicken with potatoes and peas, homemade pasta with rabbit and mushrooms for the main course; housemade mocha ice cream with some kind of sweet wafer. All exceptional. Just simple top quality ingredients prepared right and with care. Very reasonable ($60 for two including a couple of drinks apiece) for a fine-dining but not pretentious night out.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Good Food, Bad Service, Wear Kevlar for the neighborhood – We finally made it to Margot's last night! One of the last spots in town that we had not been to. The food was pretty good and they had some eccentric dishes that you wouldn't expect to find at the typical restaraunt. However, unless you are a relative of the owner do not expect to have any level of service whatsoever. It was quite clear that there are a number of regulars who frequent this restaraunt, who are tended to hand and foot. If you are a newcomer it is difficult to even get a description of a dish or have your wine glasses filled. Luckily for us, I waited tables about 15 years ago so my call to duty was met nicely with my ability to tend to our needs. It was pretty much the worst service we have EVER had. Much worse, when we told them that we were leaving to go to another restaraunt the owner just said he was sorry to hear that and went right back to chatting it up with his friends. If you ever go to Margot's I would suggest takeout. There are only five parking spots out front in the light and if you are not a relative forget about getting one of them. We were asked not to park there and then the owners buddies were parked there when we were walking out. Considering the neighborhood, kevlar would probably be appropriate. With so many fantastic restaraunts in Nashville like Watermark, Radius 10, Ruth's Chris, Park Cafe, Mambu, etc. there is no need to EVER go to a sketchy little shack like Margot's unless you have a relative that works there.

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