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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.
Nashville, TN 37203
American, Contemporary Southern
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available throughout the Gulch at street meters as well as pay lots.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
404 Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We went to 404 because of the favorable mention in the NY Times. It was nice enough but a bit disappointing. The food was fine (burrata, trout, rabbit) but nothing special. The wine (an Australian riesling) was ok but overpriced at $50. Service was very attentive.
We are in Nashville for a week of food, music and historic sights. This happened to include Mother's Day so we went to a nice place to eat that came highly recommended by the various food press. Our server Frankie was delightful and the food terrific. We ordered starters and entrees and concluded that the diver's scallops crude of scallops on avocado toast was our favorite although the black truffle burrata in a bowl of leaks with a little ham was also good. My trip-tip on polenta was perfect. The polenta may have been my favorite version ever. My wife would go back anytime I wanted just for the chicken pot pie. It was amazing and a house specialty.
I must admit, bias, this is my fav restaurant in town. When I pay for a sitter I want to know my meal is going to be good and it ALWAYS is here. We had the Burrata to start and pretty much licked the plate clean. My rabbit was outstanding - I'd place and expletive before that if I was allowed on OT. My husband had the tri-tip and I am stupid picky on beef and he's almost never happy- it was exceptional. Some of the best beef I have had. We typically get the same waitress (Jordan, I believe, from another great Nash Orig) and sit in roughly the same table by circumstance. We had a new location and a new waiter and the hostess seeing my hesitancy was very professional, noted my preferences and spoke very highly of the waiter. The service was great, as always, and since we are all human there was an error made...however the to mark an excellent restaurant it how its handled. It was rectified, made up for and then entire staff was aware. And it was a petty issue. This really is a rare gem; exceptional food, fabulous, attentive staff and a warm environment. I will miss the current location but am excited to try the new one! Its the best in town, plain and simple.
Matt and his crew continue to impress us every time we dine at 404. This was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary as the dinner was excecuted perfectly. Not a single beat was missed and everything was delicious and unique. Thanks for a great experience.
We had dinner at 404 Kitchen to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent and the meal was outstanding. We shared the burrata appetizer and took our servers suggestions on the entree--rabbit stew and pork bolognese over homemade pasta. Everything was so tasty and would highly recommend dinner here. Great atmosphere too!
One of Nashville's best and in my top three. These folk demonstrably care about food and service. I went this time for the softshell crabs. They were absolutely delicious, served with peas. They are not to be missed while in season. The bartender is amazing and the selection of bourbon is unparalleled in the city.
Were it not for the softshell crabs, I would have had the tasting menu. It is always quite an experience with the pairings.
I have never been in love with the desserts, but I am OK with that as it it is clear that they have put much, much thought, passion, and effort into the food. Moreover, it affords me the opportunity for another cocktail...
After reading the reviews, I figured I'd found the right spot to celebrate our anniversary. (My wife's a foodie.) While the service was top notch, the food itself fell short of expectations. Honestly, we usually split 1 chefs menu + choose 1 main, typically going with an item their known for. In this case, there was no "wow" factor or desire to say "you really have to try this" with my spouse. Just ok. Even the foodie was disappointed.
My wife and I had dinner at 404 Kitchen for our 2nd anniversary. It was highly recommended based on reviews and people we know so we were excited to try it for our special occasion.
The ambiance of the restaurant is great. It is set in a renovated shipping container, and while the space is small they have cleverly arranged the tables, bar, and kitchen. The tables are very close together and the noise level when the restaurant is full can make it difficult to hear your server or have a conversation at times.
We started our meal with two specialty cocktails (Georgian Victory and Punched at the 404) which were both great. For our appetizer we chose the cheese plate which ended up being our favorite part of the meal by far.
My wife's entree was the pork bolognese which was good. My entree was the "Bermudian" Fish Stew, and it was disappointing. The cod was bland and slightly overcooked, and the broth was lacking in both salt and spice. Overall the stew flavor was very flat.
Our dessert was the Dark and Stormy Rum Cake. My wife loved the ginger ice cream, and I loved the whole thing.
Service was outstanding throughout the meal.
The menu at 404 kitchen changes frequently so maybe we happened to be there during an offseason from the ingredients the chef prefers, but our entrees were underwhelming enough that we left slightly disappointed. Overall we didn't feel that the cost (>$100 per person including gratuity) equaled the value or our expectations.
Very disappointing. After a 35 minute wait for our table we had a series of really bizarre and mediocre dishes. Banana and scallops just didn't work. My rabbit dish had a butter sauce that was broken and should never have left the kitchen. Chef seems to love cloyingly sweet flavors. A real waste of money.
404 was fantastic. The food was some of the best that I've had in Nashville and the cocktails held up to that standard as well. The place is very small, yet the meal did not feel tight. We got seated a little late due to an earlier party lingering longer than normal, but everyone went out of their way to ensure that we had a great experience: the hostess, manager, and waiter were all great and provided not only a great meal, but a great experience. Without a doubt, this was one of my best dining experiences in Nashville in the 2 years that I've lived here.
Everything was great, but we ordered the tasting menu and the portions were too large. I know this may seem like not an issue to many people, but it is to me. The last dish before the desert was almost a full portion and the desert was definitely a full portion. I hate to throw away food that has been nicely made. I feel calling the menu a tasting menu is inaccurate and rather it should be called a 3-dish menu or else.
Service was excellent and they were accommodating, my only complain is the size of the portions... too large to be called a taste.
This small restaurant was incredibly loud, to the point that we had to pretty much yell at each other across the table. It isnt the sort of environment I'm expecting for $100 per person meal. The meals we had were OK, but could have been had at other restaurants without so much culinary hype. It was frustrating ordering off the menu, as they use esoteric words for common ingredients. I have been eating at fine restaurants for 25 years; I shouldn't have to have the server point out which entree is steak.
So pleased to finally have the opportunity to try this delightful restaurant which is fun, hip, delicious, clever, and in a great location. My only concern was that we were so stressed to make it there on time and avoid stiff penalty that we ran inside (just as downpour started), neglecting to pay for parking...thus incurring a different stiff penalty. Not restaurant's fault, the evening was successful in spite of this, but did add stress to hosting an important out of town guest. Lesson learned, and hope to return to enjoy a more relaxed dining experience.
Our dining experience was really disappointing. The food was terrible. The space was small and a bit uncomfortable. Our table was practically in the doorway... which wouldn't bother me as much if the food wasn't so bad. I will say that the service was their saving grace. But when you pay $100/person, you would just really hope that you would be leaving happy. Unfortunately, that was not the case for us.
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