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/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine
404 Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
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.
My wife and I dined at the 404 for the f ...
My wife and I dined at the 404 for the first time Saturday, July 30. The restaurant was packed and lively. The noise level was not uncomfortable. Our server was attentive and offered great suggestions. The Bartender prepared great cocktails. The food was spectacular. I have absolutely nothing to complain about. I read reviews on Yelp that indicated the staff was "snooty". Nothing could be further from the truth. The staff was laid back and attentive. We will return soon. We really loved this restaurant.
My spouse and I recently dined at 404 Ki ...
My spouse and I recently dined at 404 Kitchen on a Friday night. We'd heard many terrific things about the restaurant and were very much looking forward to our meal there. I must say: we enjoyed every aspect of our visit, except the food. The restaurant itself is stylish and attractive; the greeting at the door was welcoming; our server was engaging and attentive but without being intrusive; the bar is well-stocked and well-staffed; and they know how to make an excellent dry martini. With all that, it was shaping up to be one of our favorite dinners in Nashville, Unfortunately, we found the food lacking. We began with the scallop crudo; to be honest, the scallops tasted, well, not sweet and fresh, as one expects with raw scallops. We moved to the garlic burrata, which was the best of the lot, though the pickled squash salad underneath to our palate detracted from the dish overall. Next up was the amberjack, which was significantly overcooked-- with fish of course being particularly difficult to time --which was supposed to be accompanied by bacalao (but may have been missing?). We also shared the rabbit man farm's rabbit; the rabbit was shredded (and so nearly indistinguishable from chicken), and came with ricotta gnudi (which were velvety and heavenly, more of those in the dish, please) which were significantly oversauced with lemon agrumato. As in, swimming in it. It was thin, soupy, lemony, and not very enjoyable. I hate to say we won't go back, because so many of the other aspects of the experience were so good; and perhaps we were there with an off-night for the kitchen. We did not comment to our server, as it would have been impossible to do so without being overheard by the two tables immediately on either side of us. So perhaps we'll give it another try, if I can convince my spouse (who is a hard sell) to do so. In truth, though, it will be hard to get him past the previously underwhelming food.
We have been trying a lot of new restaur ...
We have been trying a lot of new restaurants in Nashville and finally got here. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food - especially for the price. The food was nothing special at all; could get much better food at many other places. Plus everything was overpriced - $15.00 for a lemon drop martini is nuts!
Bolus is an artist; he's kind to his ing ...
Bolus is an artist; he's kind to his ingredients and presents them in simple, delicious ways. I've only ever had fantastic meals here. Always get the burrata, the sugo and try to order all the small plates and share. You can't go wrong.
404 greeted us with an intimate atmosph ...
404 greeted us with an intimate atmosphere thanks to the smaller restaurant size. It wasn't too noisy so we could enjoy a pleasant conversation. We started with a cocktail called "the Devil's in the Details" which was probably my favorite part of dinner. Each of the waiters invented something on the drink menu and you an tell they're passionate about their creations.
We really liked that the menu featured fresh seasonal produce. We started with the burrata and the qual egg appetizers. The burrata was ok, served on some pickled veggies, but not super unique. The quail egg, on the other hand, was fantastic, served in a surprisingly homey way (in toasted bread with a hole) but with fantastic, warm flavors that were pleasantly exotic. For the main course, my husband had the barracuda served in a tomato broth which was amazing. I had the peach and pork ragout which was underwhelming. The peach sort of blended into the sauce and didn't stand out to give the dish the sweet and savory flavor I'd been hoping for. We ordered a side of pan fried okra, which was very well prepared (in a garlic oil that I wish I could have dunked a loaf of bread in) not a hint of slime. We were so stuffed we had no room for dessert. But overall it was a good meal and a lovely dining experience!
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