About 404 Kitchen
Nashville, TN 37203
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:
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
The lamb sugo, bourbon cocktails, and steak were absolutely magnificent. The swordfish was overcooked, which was very disappointing and the dessert: brownie with coffee ice cream was hard! Also, the server was kind of rude and she didn't come around to the table often.
I have been to 404 about 4 times now and it has become a "Go To" for a business dinner for me. The bar is a great place to sit and have a conversation over a craft drink (bar has an amazing bourbon selection...even their own barrels), the food is excellent (though they could have more red meat on the menu), and the atmosphere is hip and quaint. Wine list is also quite good. Highly recommend this restaurant!
The food did not disappoint. The tables however are extremely close to one another. So be prepared to have quiet conversations and suck in as you squeeze into your seat so you don't tip the drinks on the table beside you. This place is best suited for dates, not large groups. The food was outstanding though. I'd go back & would recommend to friends. Had the rabbit , scallop toast, butter beans and husband had chicken leg. All were delicious on had flavors that were different from usual tastings. Thoroughly enjoyed for vday!
This tiny place is a gem amid the much larger and less personal gulch dining options. Although we four ordered wine, the spirit selection (so wonderfully displayed) looks amazing. We would love to go back and sit at the bar for dinner. The food is super - delicious and plated beautifully. Desserts are definitely worth the calorie splurge. The service is attentive without being intrusive.
This is a delightful little( seriously little ) restaurant. It is tucked in to the ground level of the 404 Hotel and has a limited number of comfy seats. If you are a patron of size this might not be a great choice.We were squished up against the wall and were positively forced to hear every word, slurp and burp at the table next to us. Our waitress was outstanding and knowledgable and provided us with excellent service and food recommendations. I did feel that the menu was limited and several of the entree options were of the pasta gnocchi variety, quite tasty but also quite pricey for a bowl of pasta( $28-$30). I think it would have been fun to sit at the bar and eat, you can see into the kitchen and there did appear to be a bit more personal space. The food was tasty, the service very good and the limited menu interesting.
I love the relaxed feel of this place. Very unique construction from shipping containers. Food was creative with some unusual combinations of ingredients. Our table had rabbit in a tasty broth, (my dish and very good), chicken, and trout. We were treated with a special lamb small plate as a gift from the chef. It was so, so good. We will definitely return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable. I was surprised they did not offer iced tea - we are in the south you know!
Everything we had was tasty; as a whole the menu tended toward simple (humble?) dishes. Unfortunately to command this sort of price for simply prepared food, a restaurant needs to elevate the dish or have some special ingredients. It was very well done, don't get me wrong, but the menu and drink prices lead me to believe that this restaurant's size simply can't sustain the operating costs for a rather ordinary menu.
Last bit, when your vaunted whisky selection is priced 25% over other places and you're pouring 1.5 oz instead of 2, it doesn't feel fancy, it just feels like taking advantage.
The food was certainly good enough for 4 or 5 stars, and it's worth trying it out once, but between the price and somewhat less than pleasant atmosphere, I am not sure we'll be back. Ironic that the tiny shipping container digs are the only thing that makes this restaurant novel and the only thing holding it back.
Our main dishes were soupy stews. This was not our idea of fine dining.
We were really glad we didn't order that $115 bottle of wine (that retails for $30) to got with this dinner.
Also, despite having reservations, we were assigned a table literally 6' from the front door.
Our dinner at 404 Kitchen was incredible, start to finish. We began with the Beef Tartare and Scallop Toast, followed by main courses of Tri-Tip and Pork Bolognese (maybe the best bolognese I've ever had the pleasure of devouring). For dessert, we indulged in the Dark and Stormy Rum Cake and the Chocolate Budino—both were decadent and beautifully presented. As impressive as the food was the service. Our server, Caleb, and the bartender, Galen, were knowledgable, attentive and fun—as was also the very welcoming manager, Melinda. Looking forward to dining at 404 again soon.
I thought the 404 Kitchen served some great food. I thought the wine list was way over-priced. It seemed as if their focus was to steer everyone toward brown liquor. I didn't get that approach, but that's my problem I guess. The Rabbit dish was worth the trip, as was my wife's pasta preparation. A little too close to the other patrons, but the service was good, and the pricing was reasonable.
My sister recommended 404 as one of her favorite places in Nashville, a city already teeming with amazing food finds. The cheese plate was divine. Trust me, cheese is my love language.
My husband ordered the tri-tip (holy moly, that meat though) and I got the pork bolognese. Sorry, herbivores, their meat dishes is where 404 shines.
Their bourbon selection was RIDICULOUS in the very best way. My husband could have died happy; maybe one day in the super-far-off future I'll just read their bourbon list as his eulogy.
The atmosphere was beautiful, tight, and cozy like a hug from your favorite, not-old-smelling aunt - don't go here unless you're willing to make some good conversation with the rest of your party.
We will definitely be back, roughly 350 times (hint: that's the approximate number of different bourbons they have).
My wife and I dined at 404 and while it was mostly a good experience, it didn't live up to the standards we'd come to expect from similar restaurants in Nashville. My wife's rabbit was quite good but my food came out so salty that neither of us could stand it. It was only the second time I've ever had to send something back, and while I felt bad about it, I can't imagine anyone being able to enjoy such salty food. I wouldn't rule out giving them a second chance sometime down the road because they do have an interesting menu and good cocktail and wine selections.
We had an exceptional meal here. It is a small restaurant with a nice atmosphere and cozy feel. The menu is creative and the execution is great/delicious. We eat out frequently and have had the opportunity to try many of the best high end dining spots in Nashville - this is right at the top, with the only other place worth mentioning in the same sentence being Etch.
We tried: scallop toast (truly amazing), lamb sugo (earthy, citrus, and very good), pork bolognese (amazing flavor, perfectly done pasta), tri tip (excellent dish), and we split the brownie which was great too. We had intended to order the burrata but they were sold out for that night (our reservation was 815p). It was a fun night out and the servers and even other diners nearby were helpful and engaging. I highly recommend 404, happy eating!
Food and service were outstanding - highly recommend the pointed arch cocktail, the housemade burrata, the lamb sugo, pappardelle bolognese (surprisingly light!), chicken on a string (so crispy and juicy), the cornbread, and the butterbeans. Oh my, those butterbeans. I would love the recipe for those. The brownie with coffee ice cream was also good - warm and gooey.
Great service and a great selection of drinks and cocktails made dining here a pleasure. The food is exquisitely prepared and follows a generally French theme. The one downside is that I think that the dishes are somewhat limited in comparison to 404's peers in Nashville, both in selection and value. Since I'm more interested in the food than the beverages, I can't see revisiting very often.
Date night with my wife - had heard good things about 404 - our scallop toast appetizer was great - my wife ordered the beef and it was good - I ordered the Amberjack - found out they had sold out and the replacement was Trout - the trout was okay - we ordered the red potatoes as a side and found them plain
We will give 404 another try and will recommend it
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