114 N 28th Ave, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.146113 -86.812899
Dinner Hours:Mon-Thurs: 5pm-10pmFri-Sat: 5pm-10pm
Events at the Acorn!!! – When we got engaged almost a year ago, my fiance mentioned the birthday party we went to at The Acorn, which was fabulous. I emailed Julie right away, and couldn't believe she told us first that there was no reservation fee! After a short conversation about basic options with her I booked her for our wedding reception!
The Acorn has all their own linens, prints up your own menu, will serve you and your guests in any way you'd like, let you decorate (and even help) any way you can dream, even bring in outside desserts and wines. All of this because they like to help you with your event, not to make money off of typical "event charges". Besides the fact that they made my event so easy to plan, Julie was sooooooo FABulous and fun to work with!
During my entire wedding reception, which started with 60 some people for cocktails and appetizers, went to 80 some people for dinner, and eventually for dessert and champage, 120 some people, people came up to me telling me that it was the MOST FUN wedding reception they'd ever been to! A LOT of this is due to Julie and her planning, and also her WONDERFUL staff. The bartender was spot-on, the food was one of the most DELICIOUS meals anyone there had ever had, and even with that many people, was served and cooked PERFECTLY, EFFICIENTLY, and more friendly than you could imagine--there was not a THING to worry about all night.
Plan your next event here, be it small or large, and be ready to HAVE FUN!!!
Jacki Lear--Nashville Resident and Business Owner
Don't Waste Your Time – We only saw four entree's. No really, that was it! All started around $30. The place was empty. I do mean there was no one there and they asked us if we had a reservation. The screened in out door patio was covered in plastic. We left and went to a nice place down the road called Amerigo. Acorn has got to be the biggest joke I've ever seen. Don't waste your time!
Amazing Atmosphere, Fabulous Food – My friend recommended the Acorn for our anniversary. We were seated on the patio which offers the great vibes of city, yet manages to balance an intimate dining experience. The service staff and manager were so friendly, it felt like we were welcomed into their own home. They made our night extra special.. and I haven't even got to the food yet. Each course was amazing. I loved the Halibut and my husband is still talking about the Lamb, something he would usually never order out, but glad he did. I can't stop talking about what a great night we had. All Around, from the ambiance, to people to the food, hands down the "Best Dinner Experience in Nashville"
Thank you Acorn!
Best dining in the City – Being a native Nashvillian and knowing this city, The Acorn is my favorite restaurant. When you first pull up to the front of the charming building you get a sense of a lovely, welcoming, glow. This feeling only intensifies as your greeted by one of the polite but laid back host or hostesses. Then of course, there is the food! We usually start with the perfectly cooked calamari and the locally famous acorn squash stuffed ravioli. Next to the Acorn caesar and the heirloom tomato salad. Now comes the conflict...the pork tenderloin, lamb shank, chorizo and potato crusted halibut, or my staple wonderful cut of filet cooked medium rare? Tough decision! However, accompanied by a fantastic pinot from the Acorn's unique wine list, I soon settle into remembering that whatever entree I get at the Acorn is always a treat. Then there is the deserts! Thnk I'm running out of room so let me close by saying...The Acorn is a Nashville Establishment, locally owned, that I am very proud to frequent, and have never been disapointed when I leave....
Very Disappointing – The building had a terrible smell, Allowed smoking at the next table, food was very overcooked, tables were much to small for 4 diners, couldn't fit all of the glasses, silverware dinner plates and bread plates on the table at the same time. I think it needs a complete overhaul.
The diamond in the rough – The service staff is wonderful, and very knowledgeable both in etiquette and the menu. The General manger Robin was fantastic. Most of the food on the menu may not sound too good, but it is in fact some of the best food my wife and I have ever eaten. The drinks were priced well and good selection. The atmosphere was very intimate and relaxing. The noise level was a bit loud but we had a wedding party going on at the time. Prices are very reasonable for the product and service you receive. Not only will we return, but if they had a membership, we would be first on the list!
Had To Come to Nashville for THE BEST Halibut!! – We dined at The Acorn last night and we agreed it had to rank as one of the Top 10 meals we've ever had...and we're in our 60's! Since it wasn't crowded (a Tuesay night), we decided to first have a drink at their warm, intimate bar where Steve was more than accommodating...and makes an excellent Mohito. After just 15 minutes, we felt like we had known him for years...and he new the menu inside & out. The bluecheese w/ pepper & berry jam and toast points appetizer we had at the bar was simply incredible.
When we decided to sit down in the main dining room, we were pleased to discover that Steve was also going to be our waiter. We had pretty much decided on our entres and we were not disappointed. We split their delicious endive w/ Granny Smith apple salad with apple vinigrete...I should say they split it for us, serving it on two unique rectangular plates. Plenty for two! My companion had their scallops which were plump, perfectly cooked and in a light sauce to die for. I had their crusted halibut with marinated green beans and chopped, grilled sweet potatoes...and like I said above, it was the best piece of halibut I've ever had. It was a very ample size and tasted like it had been caught five minutes before it landed on the grill, also in a delicious, semi-sweet sauce.
If you live in Nashville or plan to visit, do yourself a BIG favor and make a reservation at The Acorn...you will not be disappointed!!
Wonderful staff, fabulous food! – Our experience at the Acorn was superb - we were nervously planning a banquet for 75 college athletes and their parents after a championship meet in Nashville. The Acorn was recommended to us, but we live out of town and had never eaten there. But from the first phone call we made to inquire, the staff was delightful and attentive to every need. Julie Rahimi bent over backwards to assist us in planning a wonderful event. Robin and staff handled every detail the night of the banquet. The food was delicious (not the usual case at large sports banquets in our experience), tailored to our event, and portions so plentiful that even after feeding a ravenous men's swim team, Robin offered to allow visiting alums to eat as well. We highly recommend the Acorn and plan to return whenever we visit Nashville.
wonderful staff – I have visited Acorn several times in the past year. I have never been disappointed. Their staff always treat me like a special guest. If you go try the halibut and finish off the meal with the chocolate roulade...like eating a chocolate cloud!!!
The Worst Meal in... well... forever! – I visit Nashville twice a month and eat out at every meal while I'm there. I went to Acorn recently (2/7/09) and it was absolutely terrible. The room was too loud, lights were at a strange level and the hostess walked by us about, 100-200 times during the short gross meal.
We asked the waitress for food and wine suggestions, which she gave quiet loudly but sweetly. The wine was fine. The food was horrible. The bread was stale and hard. The squash ravioli was bland and tasted like I could make it (I cannot cook). The waitress recommended the trout and veal as her favorites. They were horrible. The veal was fatty and deep fried.
Nashville has a great food scene, with inventive chefs making delicious food. Acorn is just not one of those places.
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