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About Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland
A nod to President Andrew Jackson’s nickname, Old Hickory Steakhouse harnesses the charm of Antebellum-style architecture with the finest in sophisticated dining for a truly unforgettable experience. Overlooking the meandering river in our 4.5 acre Delta Atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse—Gaylord Hotels' signature restaurant—features 1855 Black Angus Beef seared to perfection, artisan cheeses and an extensive wine list.
Nashville, TN 37214
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland Ratings and Reviews
The place felt like we were at a theme park restaurant. We arrived at the hostess stand. Placed outside the restaurant. Just did not get the warm welcome. We had to sit and wait for a hostess to seat us. There was 2 resverations under my name. I was ask witch Steve Nale was I. Really?
It's was not worth the money. I got bone marrow butter as I've never had it before, it just tasted like bread crumbs and oil that cost $12. Steak was slightly overdone and desperately needed some seasoning. Come to my house, you'll get far better food for half the money!
I was on business in Nashville and took a prospect to Old Hickory for dinner. It was highly recommended by the locals and rightfully so. EXCELLENT Service from Pete. Both the filet and NY Strips ordered were cooked to perfection. The group loved the mushrooms. The Bone Marrow Butter on top of the steak was recommended. I was not very impressed and would order another steak topping next time. It was beautiful dining in the hotel atrium (outside the restaurant). Great place for a special occasion or date. I would recommend this restaurant as a great choice.
We ordered the Chef's special selection dry aged steak. Worst cut of meat I have ever had. As a restaurateur, I am never complain about the food because I understand that a place can have an off night, but this was horrible. The appetizers were good and the waiter, Alan, was exceptional.
my wife and I were passing Thur Nashville and stayed at gaylord resort. Wow what a place. Ate dinner at old hickory on site. Wow again start to finish 1 st classs. And we raise cattle so we know top self beef. Bone in ribeye there are to die for. Every time we are passing Thur we will eat there. Thanks. Great job guys
My husband and I went to Old Hickory in the Gaylord Opryland hotel for dinner for our 2nd wedding anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased with our night! We were seated right away. The food was delicious!!! We both got steaks & shared the mac & cheese & loved all of it! My husband got the crab cakes & said they were the best he's ever had! The restaurant was beautiful & had an amazing view from our seats on the patio, our waiter was super friendly, & the service was fast! They even put a rose on our table for me & brought us a piece of cake for our Anniversary! They definitely went above and beyond to help make our night special & we really appreciated it! We definitely recommend Old Hickory!!!
Best service I have had in a long time. We were first greeted by an outstanding man (I wish I had caught his name) that should be heavily rewarded for his great attitude and personality. He made us laugh and we felt very relaxed and welcomed as soon as we spoke with him. Our waiter, Wayne, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He helped to guide us through the menu options since this was our first visit. I had the caesar salad and was happily surprised to find that it had fresh anchovies and the dressing wasn't overpowering. For the entree, I ordered the filet and my wife ordered the salmon. Both were delicious. I asked for medium rare and the steak arrived perfectly cooked and seasoned. The salmon was delicate and tender and very fresh. We shared a side of mashed potatoes but I would have preferred to have individual sides. For desert we shared a slice of the chocolate cake. I usually don't care for restaurant deserts because they tend to be too rich. I was surprised to find that this was not the case with this slice. The mix of dark chocolate and ganache made the cake very delightful.
I look forward to a future visit and I will make sure to go in hungry so I can try one of their larger steaks.
Pro: Great staff and perfectly cooked food
Con: Side dish was shared and self serve
Service was exceptionally good and did meet the expectations for the Old Hickory Steak House. Party of three ordered the beef tenderloin, was good but did appear to have a bit more salt / tenderizer added than normal. Vegetables were excellent. This was excellent for catching up with old friends which we had not seen in over ten years. For special events, this was a great choice for those events with folks who have never been to Nashville or have been away for some years. For everyday dining, there are other places which have excellent and comparable service and food.
The only "con" is finding your way to the main registration entrance. When following the signage and directed to make a left turn, do not take the first left, but rather the second left.
Existing the resort after sunset is a challenge. You get the impression that the Gaylord doesn't really want you to leave. An improvement on signage would help but it's been that way for years so I have no expectations that will improve.
Overall: 5 stars.
I originally sent this as a private message to the manager but a week has passed without a response so here it is for everyone. This was my second visit to your restaurant. I was here last year around Thanksgiving. I was disappointed then and again last night. Last year you were not crowded by any means but it took forever for the main entrée to be served. Appetizers and salads were timely but steaks were slow and barely luke warm when they arrived at the table. The excuse . . . a kitchen fire so food was being prepared in a distant kitchen. Last night the same thing happened to us. Appetizers and salads were awesome. It took approximately 40 minutes from the time our salad plates were cleared to the serving of the entrees. The mashed potatoes were hot but both filets and salmon were barely warm. They were cooked to perfection but we're almost room temperature. I said nothing to the waitress because the only solution was to wait even longer for our food. I have heard nothing but good about Old Hickory but my personal experience has been unsatisfactory. I expect this at run of the mill restaurants but when the bill is over $200 without alcohol for 3 people I expect and deserve better. Perhaps I am just unlucky . . . that's what I thought the first-time. . . now I think you have a systemic problem and question the wisdom of any future visits to your establishment. If I were the manager I would want to know so I could fix it. Most people tell all of their friends of their displeasure but never communicate with the person that can improve it. Thank you for your time and understanding.
This restaurant is amazing. Beautiful surroundings with fountains and waterfalls. The cheese cart is amazing, wine selection is truly wonderful and the service cannot be beat. I ate here twice during my 5 night stay and would've eaten there again if it weren't so expensive. Definitely recommend.
We ate here for our 11th wedding anniversary. The wait staff were friendly, however everything else was lacking. The area the restaurant is located in the hotel was very loud. Not great for a romantic date. It felt more like a food court area. The area needed to be more private. The food tasted great but we had to send back one steak because it was undercooked and we ordered it medium to medium well. Our waiter acted put out by this and even shone a flashlight on the steak (it was 5:30pm and there was plenty of light to see that the steak was still bleeding). Our meal costs over $200 for the two of us and for that amount I felt like everything should have been exceptional. I also felt that our waiter was very pushy when trying to get us to order our meal and drinks. Even after an item was declined he would ask again as if we were going to change our minds because he did this. I did not like that at all. I don't mind waiters recommending things but when I say NO please don't keep on! The waiter did bring us a piece of a chocolate cake at the end of our meal for our anniversary. I thought that was nice even though we don't like chocolate cake. I later found out that we could have had a free desert because we were staying at the hotel. I wish our waiter would have asked what we would have liked because I felt that the cake while a nice gesture was wasted. In the end I was very dissapointed that we chose this restaurant because while the food was good it was not up to our standards of a $200+ meal.
Really disappointing and very expensive. The service was poor. After being served they never came back to check on us. One person's meat was raw. We finally flagged someone down but everyone was eaten. The manager came over and said he'd take it off the bill but for a restaurant like this, we should not have had this experience. Then they brought out a huge selection of desserts, which nobody really wanted. Limited food choices. Definitely wouldn't go back or recommend it.
Dinner was excellent. The gentleman outside, when we arrived was less than friendly. Rachel, who was the Fromager was outstanding and by far the friendliest person we encountered during our meal. She was truly the highlight of the dining experience. The steaks were amazing and the Bone Marrow butter was great!
The charm of Old Hickory Steakhouse is undeniable, it is a romantic and realistic blend of southern charm. The lobster bisque is amazing and highly recommended. The disappointment came with the steaks not being cooked properly and being a little salty. The waiter acknowledged the error and made the gesture of free dessert. This was fine, but when you are paying $45 for the steak only you expect it to be as ordered. Our other disappointment came when they gave us a validation card for parking that didn't work so we ended up paying an additional $28 on top of the $200 we spent for dinner. The staff was quite friendly and attentive, we just expected a little better from such a place. I would recommend it on the virtues of the ambiances and the desserts in any case!
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