About 404 Kitchen
At The 404, Chef Matt Bolus offers a modern take on classical European cuisine with a menu influenced on available produce grown at local farms. Located in a shipping container, the restaurant is a uniquely quaint and casual fine dining venue.
We are unable to offer a children's menu.
Please call for seating in our glass enclosed dining area and to reserve tables of 5 or more.
American, Contemporary Southern
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine
404 Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
404 Kitchen is one of Nashville's best r ...
404 Kitchen is one of Nashville's best restaurants. I have eaten there many times and have celebrated special occasions with family and friends. The staff members are warm and knowledgeable about the food without being snooty in the least. The food is wonderful. Most recently I enjoyed the rabbit entree. Their cocktails are superb. If you love good food and drink, you will love 404 Kitchen.
We had dinner here and the food was exce ...
We had dinner here and the food was excellent. I had the pork ragout, which was mixed with a dense homemade pasta (sort of a cross between tiny gnocci and spaetzel) - delicious! My husband had the chicken dish, which was also great - incredibly tender. The appetizers we had were also excellent. The fatoush (a middle eastern cucumb & tomato salad) was tasty but not special. Also, the cocktails get rave reviews, but the bartender was rather arrogant & annoying (maybe an aspiring actor?) and the drinks were unusual but not particularly good. And they were served in very small glasses - so each $15 cocktail contained about 6 oz. I can do better than that in NYC!
We had early reservations and we were tu ...
We had early reservations and we were tucked away in a corner table outside the main restaurant. Throughout the meal, we felt rushed. We were able to get a few sips from our drinks before the appetizers arrived and, while not ideal, we knew the restaurant could have a crowd; so we weren't overly surprised. Two of the appetizers were very good (Peach and Tomato Salad and the Maitake Mushrooms) and one was interesting, but mediocre (Beef Tartare). We hadn't yet finished the appetizers when the meals arrived; so we quickly gobbled down the remaining appetizers to make room on the table. Of the three mains, one was good (Pork and Peach Ragot). The swordfish was not a good cut and was overcooked in a very salty broth). The halibut was a good cut and prepared beautifully; however, the accompaniments were too salty, but edible. A rice pudding dessert was shared with coffee and it was good. Had we not lingered a little over dessert, we would have been in and out in 45 minutes instead of 50. Not one of our best dining experiences.
The peach and tomato salad is one of the ...
The peach and tomato salad is one of the best dishes I've had in a long time! The halibut was great, and it was easy to adjust menu items to my gluten free diet, if needed. Service was excellent! I also liked that they had alcohol-free specialty drinks to choose from. Only drawback was being placed at a tiny table for two right by the serving station.
Wow. One of my favorite restaurants. I w ...
Wow. One of my favorite restaurants. I went with my best friend to Nashville and we did a LOT of research trying to find hidden gems, holes in the wall, local spots, etc. This spot is not exactly hidden, as it's in popular neighborhood, but it is a GEM. It is very small, wonderful food, fantastic service, excellent cocktails. Would go back in a heartbeat and HIGHLY recommend!
Food was excellent but the restaurant wa ...
Food was excellent but the restaurant was extremely noisy. Most of this is due to too many tables crammed so close together. It was almost impossible to have a conversation. The food could greatly benefit from a comparable atmosphere.
404 Kitchen was hands down some of the b ...
404 Kitchen was hands down some of the best food I have EVER had. We had heard so much about a few of Nashville's other dining options, and are so glad that we decided to stick with this option. The cornbread was to die for, so incredible, as was the pork and peach ragout and the beef tri-tips. This was actually our favorite part of our trip to Nashville, I could see coming back just for a special meal here.
We really liked our service as well - very attentive, our water glasses were always filled, and they did such a great job explaining our options.
Seriously can't stop dreaming about the food!
404 Kitchen was a wonderful dining exper ...
404 Kitchen was a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is small and best for small parties (e.g., a couple or maybe a couple of couples). The bar has an extremely impressive array of whiskies and the bartender is knowledgeable about them.
The atmosphere is cozy and quiet. My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was easy to talk and to be heard.
Our server was warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and appropriately present.
The menu changes frequently, so I won't get into specific items. I'll just say this is a great spot for foodies. Everything we ate was excellent. The menu was unique without trying to hard to be unique.
I'd put 404 Kitchen among my favorite Nashville restaurants.
Food was good. Server was great, but hos ...
Food was good. Server was great, but hostess/front door man was not. He told us he had to flip the table by 8 before we even sat down! We had a 6:30 reservation. We wanted to relax and celebrate a birthday. However we just felt rushed. My food was okay but potatoes were way underdone. Probably because they rushed our food. We did not leave until after 8 and did not even have dessert! We felt pressure during the entire time by the hostess...working to get us gone. He even stepped in to help the server when we did not want him to. It was also extremely loud and tables are too close together. We used to love this place, but I have no desire to go back after this experience. It was disappointing!
Very disappointed with the service. I m ...
Very disappointed with the service. I made reservations 8 weeks in advance and the Hostess was too not welcoming or gracious. Our server had no personality and couldn't recommend the food (like he'd never tasted anything!) This restaurant is SO overrated. Way too expensive for uncomfortable chairs - felt like it was a cheap diner. This is NOT my idea of a nice evening out!!! I will not be back! The cost of the food is crazy considering how little is served.
Wow, what a spectacular experience! As a ...
Wow, what a spectacular experience! As a couple who frequently dines out, we very rarely come across an exceptional restaurant where the food is creatively excellent, the service is absolutely professional and the environment is upbeat. 404 is all of that and more.
The menu is somewhat eclectic and innovative and the execution is outstanding. We had rabbit and red snapper. Both were great as was the salad and the desert and the drinks.
Highly recommend 404.
We decided to try 404 Kitchen while visi ...
We decided to try 404 Kitchen while visiting Nashville for our anniversary. Everything was great! It is a small intimate restaurant with a simple decor. The staff was excellent! Especially our server, Jordan. She guided us through the menu and she was spot on. The rest of the staff is also exceptional. It was just a lovely experience all around. It is nice to see a small restaurant that gives so much attention to the small details!
Innovative and delicious farm to table m ...
Innovative and delicious farm to table menu. Peach&Tomato Salad, Peach&Pork Ragout, Duck Egg, Burrata, Mushrooms and Skillet Cornbread and Coffee ice cream dessert were all our table faves!! Hip ambiance. Innovative, craft cocktails. Great location. Attentive service. Tops on our list! Recommended by my daughter, a local, as her favorite restaurant in Nashville! We totally get it!!
4th time at 404 and we still live it. Th ...
4th time at 404 and we still live it. The food is great. As a vegetarian, I always just tell them to surprise me and they have yet to let me down. My boyfriend loves the rabbit. Great place for special occasion or just a Wednesday night
The food and cocktails and service were ...
The food and cocktails and service were outstanding. So many great food and drink choices! Our server was quite helpful in assisting is with a wine pairing for our entrees. The amberjack was cooked to perfection as were the streak and rabbit dishes. Get the okra!! It was a leisurely dinner and we were not rushed at all through our meal. We would definitely return here if we lived locally.
We won't be back although the food and t ...
We won't be back although the food and the service was excellent. The noise was horrific. We had to shout to be heard across the table. 404 Kitchen is not the only restaurant in Nashville to which this criticism applies. This is the single biggest reason why we don't return to otherwise excellent restaurants.
Ambiance was great. Food was just ok. I ...
Ambiance was great. Food was just ok. I had the pasta which was nice. The cornbread was delicious. The tri-tip was inedible. The flavoring was off and it was incredibly tough and chewy, even though we had it prepared medium rare.
Our server was nice, but we probably wouldnt come back.
My friends and I were eager to try 404 K ...
My friends and I were eager to try 404 Kitchen. We were not disappointed as the food and service was very good. We were so glad we tried it. However, it is notably a smaller and intimate restaurant with limited seating which could be a disadvantage. Luckily for us we were given a table at the front of the restaurant that offered us some separation and space. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends to try.
I enjoyed my birthday dinner with my hus ...
I enjoyed my birthday dinner with my husband at 404 Kitchen. They even had "Happy Birthday" at the top of my menu. The food was amazing-- tasting menu was delicious. Drinks were great. It's a very small restaurant, which was fine for us. Everyone on staff was so very nice and helpful. So glad we finally got the enjoy dinner there.
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