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.
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
While this restaurant is at a price poin ...
While this restaurant is at a price point that makes it too pricey to visit regularly, both the food quality and service make it worth every penny. Everything was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the roasted chicken breast, the NY strip steak, arugula and grilled peach salad, and creamed spinach side. My husband claims that the steak was the best he's ever had. We can't even imagine how wonderful the desserts must be, but we were so stuffed that it wasn't possible for us to even entertain the thought of ordering dessert.
This is my second trip to Old Hickory, a ...
This is my second trip to Old Hickory, and it was for my 32nd wedding anniversary. As with the first trip, the ambience is terrific, the wait staff is on top of things, and the food is outstanding. I've had steaks at a lot of touted 5 star steak houses, and I've yet to find one that has been as tender, or grilled to perfection, as Old Hickory. This is an authentic steak house-medium rare means medium rare-complete with a cool center. Be aware of that when ordering.
The side dishes are huge, so be aware of that before ordering. One side is easily enough for two-four people, depending on appetites. I suspect your server will make this known. That being said, it is possible to get a half order, which is still enough for 2 people! Our server, Wayne, made that known, and I'm glad he did. I ordered peas with goat cheese and lamb bacon. Oh my! If that's on the menu, and you enjoy unique flavors, you must order it. My wife, being a chef, is able to deconstruct it and you can be sure we'll enjoy this dish again. It was superb!
For dessert, we were brought a creme brulee that was to die for. I don't like overly sweet desserts, and this was amazing. It was very well balanced and the carmelized sugar was perfection. If there was one drawback, the french whipped cream on the side was too sweet for me but, as I said, I don't like real sweet things. I'm sure it would be fine for most everyone else.
Overall, I highly recommend spending an evening at Old Hickory if you're in Nashville and want a 5 star dining experience. Be prepared to drop a few bucks, but for a wonderful dining experience or special occasions, it's well worth it. If you tend to count pennies when dining, do yourself a favor and don't visit, because it isn't cheap.
I have traveled many countries and place ...
I have traveled many countries and places. Old Hickory by far has the best atmosphere, service and food of anywhere I have eaten. Definitely is worth the price you spend. They have set a new standard in a dining experience. It will be hard for me to find another restaurant that will compare to Old Hickory. Outstanding!
We were delighted that this restaurant h ...
We were delighted that this restaurant held our table, given our delay in traffic. Servers were friendly and professional and responsive to our need for attentive service, given plans to attend the Grand Ole' Oprey show that evening. Meal was delicious, hot and well presented.
Our server, Andrew, was amazing and his ...
Our server, Andrew, was amazing and his wine knowledge along with his suggestions were spot on to my pallet. He was also very helpful in assisting us with our food choices. All in all, it was a fantastic experience.
This place is very nice, the food was ex ...
This place is very nice, the food was excellent and the service was also top notch. One thing to keep in mind, this is a REAL steak house, not a Texas Road House or Logan's. The meat is cooked to real steak house standards. For example medium is pink center cool to touch, keep that in mind when ordering, if you normally get medium I would suggest medium well. The side are shareable and plentiful, we got the shareable mushrooms and between two of us we could not finish them. We also got the shrimp cocktail appetizer, they are HUGE, you only get 4 but they are three times the size of your normal shrimp you see in other restaurants. The staff is super, they know your name when you arrive at the table and great you as Mr Mrs .... like they know you, that was cool. This is very nice place but expect to drop $100+ on dinner for two but I can tell you, worth every penny. Great for date nights or special occasions. They also have a huge wine selection if you into that, if not they also have Bud Light, and it was COLD. Will be back someday.
Was staying at this hotel for a nurses c ...
Was staying at this hotel for a nurses conference. Went to Grand Ole Opry and made reservations here for after the show. Lovely atmosphere waiters were very attentive. The asparagas was amazing Done perfectly! Firm and crunchy with a light lemon buttery sauce. My coworkers ordered the lobster mac and cheese and loved it! For a hotel restaurant we really enjoyed it!
Excellent service and atmosphere, but th ...
Excellent service and atmosphere, but the chef was a bit heavy-handed with the salt (is creamed spinach supposed to be salty?). Waitstaff were very attentive while remaining unobtrusive. All of the fountains and waterfalls provided a backdrop that allowed for intimate conversation without letting your dining neighbors listen in. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.
Last experience was two years ago. I wou ...
Last experience was two years ago. I would have rated food five star. This visit rate a two. Hopefully it is because it was the day after Labor Day and all the good chefs had the day off. I will probably try another restaurant, before I return to Old Hickory.
I heard great things about the Old Hicko ...
I heard great things about the Old Hickory. I was with a party of 4, and all of our steaks were to the wrong doneness. I order medium rare, and got rare. The other people I was with received medium well (ordered rare), medium (ordered rare), and medium well (ordered medium). For a renowned steak house, this was very disappointing. We told our server, but we were in a hurry to make a 7:30 appointment, and it took so long to get our steaks, (we sat down at 5:30), there was no time to redo them. The mushrooms and scallops were excellent though. Service was great. Just very disappointed in the steaks.
My husband and I went here for the first ...
My husband and I went here for the first time because it was our first year anniversary and we wanted to do something special. Our wait staff Emeel and Paul were wonderful and took very good care of us. We were not disappointed with anything. Thank you old hickory for making our evening special.
My husband and I had a wonderful evening ...
My husband and I had a wonderful evening celebrating our 50 th Anniversary. The
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland made it very memorable for us. As soon as we were seated our Waiter Wayne brought a red rose to the table to honor our anniversary. I ordered the filet which was cooked perfect, my husband ordered the Lamb which he said was very good. Wayne surprised us with dessert, Creme Brûlée with Happy 50th Anniversary written in Chocolate across the plate, that was the best Creme Brûlée I had ever eaten.
It was a fantastic meal and a wonderful memory.
Here's the positives: the lobster bisque ...
Here's the positives: the lobster bisque was divine. The sides were excellent. But this is a steakhouse, and unfortunately my steak didn't deliver. I ordered the 60 day dry aged New York strip steak; the cut of meat was excellent, but it was not prepared well. I ordered the steak medium rare, but it arrived severely overcooked on the outside and equally undercooked on the inside--almost a "black and blue" prep. Just poor method and execution on cooking an otherwise nice cut of meat. I know what a good steak tastes like, and I also know how to cook it...this was not it. For an $80 steak, I expected more. Much more.
Tony was wonderful and made the dinner f ...
Tony was wonderful and made the dinner feel personal and special. His helper was right on time with his clean up and very engaged with us. I loved the night so much , didn't want it to end. The prices are well worth the experience and the view. Thank you Tony!!
My new husband and I had many special re ...
My new husband and I had many special requests on this day that were all very well met, including that we be able to make an appointment by finishing our dinner within an hour and a half at the very most as well as gluten/sugar/egg sensitive.
We had the wonderful Bone Marrow appetizer which we highly recommend, and they accommodated us with some yummy gluten free toasted bread to go with the cherry butter that was amazing. Our server was kind enough to snag an extra ramekin of that cherry butter much to our delight. I had the lovely lamb porterhouse which was flavorful and done to perfection, whilst hus-bee had scrumptious and generous portion of salmon.
The only negative was that they stated that they no longer offer grass-fed beef and then explained how much better the 'other stuff' was. I cannot be sold on that because I simply know better, so we opted for the lamb and salmon, but our whole original intent was to sample their grass-fed beef since they had been held out by the resort to be the only restaurant there that offered it. :( Still a great experience, but would be perfect if they'd get the grass-fed beef back IMHO.
My wife and I chose Old Hickory Steakhou ...
My wife and I chose Old Hickory Steakhouse to celebrate our 19th Anniversary and we were very impressed with how beautiful everything was and how great the food was. Our server Allen, was the most knowledgeable server I had experienced other than being funny, attentive and suggestive to our inquiring minds. "THANK YOU" Old Hickory Steakhouse.....You will definitely see us again with friends.
My wife and I had an amazing dinner on S ...
My wife and I had an amazing dinner on Saturday night. The marrow butter on top of the porterhouse was an amazing combination. Flavor explosion! Peter and Sheba, our servers, were amazing. We were treated like a king and queen. I highly recommend the Old Hickory Steakhouse.
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