About The Southern
Located on the ground floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in the heart of the burgeoning SoBro district, The Southern takes its guests on a culinary journey where every entree tells a story. The traditional yet eclectic eating house features a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, a real wood-fired grill, a locally grown buying strategy, deliciously tender meats and direct sourced, guaranteed fresh, sustainable seafood. The menus at the southern combine indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients and offer an authentically southern adventure with a twist. The Southern will prove soon be to be known for its genuine hospitality and unmatched eats.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:45am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Any Other Time Menu: Daily 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Late-Night Menu: Friday - Saturday: 11pm-midnight
3rd & Demonbreun
$31 to $50
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The Southern and TomKats are pleased to offer a variety of full service catering and event planning options to meet your specific needs. Whether you're planning a private dinner for 50, or a lavish event for 500, we can customize a menu that is right for you. Please feel free to contact us!
Online Form: http://thesouthernnashville.com/catering/
Phone: (615) 256-9596
The Southern offers 3-hour validated parking in the Pinnacle building garage (garage subject to flat rates during downtown events) and complimentary valet parking Monday thru Friday from 11am to 10pm and Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 10pm (during lunch, brunch, and dinner).
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
To make a standard reservation in our main dining room for a party of 10 or more (up to 20), please email us at email@example.com.
For more information on private events, groups of 21+, and booking the Demonbreun Room or the Southernaire Market, please fill out the correlating form (accessible below) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Demonbreun Room at The Southern Steak & Oyster is an intimate and inviting space with plush, high-backed chairs, beautifully crafted wood tables and floor-to-ceiling windows. Accommodating up to 60 seated or 75 for a standing cocktail reception, the Demonbreun Room is the ideal setting for any gathering.
The Southernaire Market is perfect for intimate dinner parties, lively cocktail receptions, or that special event that needs a bit of Southern charm (up to 30 guests seated and 40 standing).
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The Demonbreun Room and The Southernaire Market are two uniquely southern private event spaces perfect for rehearsal dinners, corporate get togethers, cocktail parties, or an intimate gathering with your friends.
The Southern Ratings and Reviews
I've been here a ton of times & the food ...
I've been here a ton of times & the food/drinks never disappoints! The live jazz music just makes it that much better!
Absolutely loved the vibe of this place! ...
Absolutely loved the vibe of this place! Food was amazing. So delicious. We went for brunch and then returned a few hours later the same day for happy hour to get the oysters. Soooo yummy! Great drinks too! This Is a must go to spot in Nashville!
The service is great and food is good. ...
The service is great and food is good. Pretty pricey and noisy.
The general open seating area where we w ...
The general open seating area where we were seated was way too loud to carry a normal conversation without shouting.
We loved our lunch and dinner experience ...
We loved our lunch and dinner experience!!! Phillip runs a great restaurant! We love the sweet potato grits at dinner and the whoopie cookie pie dessert!!
The food, cocktails, and service were st ...
The food, cocktails, and service were stellar. There were no issues with special request items for our food. Everything was great! I highly recommend this restaurant.
I had heard good things about The Southe ...
I had heard good things about The Southern for a while now, but this was my first opportunity to experience it for myself. Sunday Brunch was great. The food, service, ambiance and especially the Bloody Marys, were really fine. Hope to get there again soon.
The service was great, out waiter was ve ...
The service was great, out waiter was very personable and gave us really good suggestions. We got the crab cakes and hash and the steak and biscuits benedict , both are out of this world! The coffee was a great brew and the blood orange mimosas really hit the spot! I would make a reservation, this is a hot spot and fills up quick!
Fathers Day brunch. Excellent choice, re ...
Fathers Day brunch. Excellent choice, reasonably priced brunch menu.
The food was delicious and the service i ...
The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We will definitely dine there again.
My wife and I ordered the filet and I ha ...
My wife and I ordered the filet and I had the cream of mushroom soup as well. They were all delicious. Wonderful dinner and great atmosphere.
Delicious and not overrated at all. We t ...
Delicious and not overrated at all. We thoroughly enjoyed the andouille sausage & oyster appetizer, the belle (filet mignon) and smoked pork chops! Comprehensive bourbon list, my husband couldn't resist!
This atmosphere was amazing, the food wa ...
This atmosphere was amazing, the food was delicious and the server was great!! Would recommend this place to anyone. Try the lamb it was amazing.
The pork app was great and their filet m ...
The pork app was great and their filet mignon was perfectly tender. Their ribs were fall off the bone.
Great evening dinner at the Southern. Se ...
Great evening dinner at the Southern. Service was wonderful, food was great. Recommend
My husband and I celebrated our 20th yea ...
My husband and I celebrated our 20th year anniversary by starting out at the Southern. The food was fabulous!! Loved the fish and sweet potato grits. Will definitely be making reservations again in the near future.
The first day we went was for lunch. Th ...
The first day we went was for lunch. The service was not horrible. In our servers defense, he was also serving a table of 12 guys who all required separate checks. All fine and good, but it resulted in not getting enough attention formandecemt lunch. The fries were cold by the time we got them, we wanted ketchup but the waiter never checked on us, our glasses were empty and never refilled, and the check took forever. The tacos, however, were amazing. We came back for dinner two nights later since we had heard so many good things about the restaurant. This time was much better. The server was amazing and on top of his game. The food was even better, and the drinks were smooth.
Great service and food once again. The S ...
Great service and food once again. The Southern continues one of my favorite Lunch spots in Nashville. It is an outstanding choice for business meal especially with out of town clients. Look forward to my next visit.
Back to Nashville with friends. On a fo ...
Back to Nashville with friends. On a former trip, I was at restaurant for breakfast. It was good - this time - dinner was FANTASTIC. We were a group of five high school friends of fifty years. We had a great meal and a great time.
Excellent ribs and steak. Friendly staff ...
Excellent ribs and steak. Friendly staff. Great service (even though it was PACKED.)
We started with the fried green tomatoes ...
We started with the fried green tomatoes that were on the happy hour menu - they were served on a bed of spicy pimiento cheese and were absolutely yummy. I had The Belle filet (my go to at this restaurant) and my coworker had a full rack of ribs. We each ended with banana bread pudding which was delicious.
Amazing brunch definitely worth the stop ...
Amazing brunch definitely worth the stop. Awesome bloody Mary's
The fried green tomato wedge is disappoi ...
The fried green tomato wedge is disappointing - it has three bites of fried green tomato. Second time getting it thinking the first time was a one off. Very sad. Oysters were excellent.
The barbacuban sandwich was delightful, ...
The barbacuban sandwich was delightful, a nice smoky flavor with a piquant finish.
We loved the chicken and waffles for bru ...
We loved the chicken and waffles for brunch. Great place with great food!
The wait was an hour and a half for 2 p ...
The wait was an hour and a half for 2 people...ended up making a reservation for 9 pm........a little late for us, but since in Nashville figured it would be fine. Don't plan on having any type of conversation as it is extremely loud. Had to ask for bread, never brought to us. Food was good, but I wouldn't say exceptional. Not sure I would try again. If you're in no rush, you'll be ok.
Noise level very loud. Food, service, pr ...
Noise level very loud. Food, service, presentation, menu are all excellent. Enjoyed overall and find location perfect for a night on Nashville.
Food and service was excellent. Seated o ...
Food and service was excellent. Seated on time. Happy Hour was nice.
We made a reservation (definitely) on a ...
We made a reservation (definitely) on a Tuesday night to eat at The Southern before a symphony performance. It is located directly across from The Schermerhorn in downtown Nashville. At 5:30 it was nearly full and completely full by 6:00. With people waiting. We had a happy hour special half price oysters as a starter. Each of us ordered the 8oz filet and it was perfect. I gave the server 4'stars because even though he was very nice, and attentive, he totally forgot to bring us each the after dinner coffee we ordered and instead presented the check. Not sure if it was a message to move on or just an oversight, but we didn't complain. It's a noisy , busy restaurant with lots of groups as well as smaller booths. We would definitely go back.
Dinner was good- pricey. Specifically as ...
Dinner was good- pricey. Specifically asked for a little pink in the steak and it cam to the table very well done and dry.
I had heard about The Southern and my so ...
I had heard about The Southern and my son wanted to go there for his birthday. The food did not disappoint us at all. The "Nudie Suit" which is a huge steak was incredible as were the japapeno grits that came with it. We also had the "Devil of an Egg" (smoked deviled eggs) and the were incredible! The only downside was our waiter was not the best we have had and frankly had a hygiene issue that bothered all of us. No details to share but it certainly detracted from the experience.
I like the atmosphere of the Southern, s ...
I like the atmosphere of the Southern, so have gone back after several mediocre experiences, and had the same issues with service and food quality for this dinner for 6. Waiter was distracted and seldom scene, we waited long periods of time for drink rounds, and 1 of our 6 entrée orders was forgotten, so one of our ladies didn't have a meal for 15 minutes after everyone else. 2 of the 4 dry aged steaks ordered were way off and not close to temp ordered. too many great options with good service to go back to the Southern for anything but a drink at the bar.
We enjoyed dinner at the Southern before ...
We enjoyed dinner at the Southern before a concert at the Ryman Auditorium. I have had brunch there a couple of times, but this was my first time to have dinner. I had the Belle, an 8 oz filet topped with onion strings and a portabella red-wine balsamic glaze. It was a great steak, that cut like butter. I also sampled one of the scallops and it was divine. We will be having dinner again at the Southern, soon!
Fantastic food, cool atmosphere, friendl ...
Fantastic food, cool atmosphere, friendly service. But even with taking advantage of Happy Hour prices our final bill was quite large. We'll be back, but not as often as we'd like since it's a bit pricey.
The best chicken
The best chicken
Went in with limited expectations based ...
Went in with limited expectations based on reviews I read. The oysters were the main delight of the whole meal. Steak was not what I expected for the price. Completely overrated for the price. I would not entertain going back for any occasion. Would rate this no higher than a 2 star experience.
While the food was pretty good, particul ...
While the food was pretty good, particularly the appetizers we chose, we chose the wrong ambience for our needs. Still, The Southern is energetic, and has a wonderfully large back-wall bar, and the service was really good, even excellent: not a thing wrong on this front. I think we wanted a little calmer and perhaps a smaller dining area, as The Southern was a big room and a bit noisy. Still, we had never been to The Southern, so this was simply a mismatch for this evening. I'll bet we would have loved a lunch here. Also, when I made a reservation, I asked for a booth, and to be on the edge of "the action," and that's exactly where The Southern put us! So, bravo! In the booth, we were able to talk, even if the overall ambience was a bit on the noisy side.
We ate here for the first time and loved ...
We ate here for the first time and loved it! It was a date night before a concert we were seeing in town. The food, atmosphere and staff were all wonderful. We split 2 entrees - the filet and the vegetable plate. Delicious. The gumbo was also amazing.
The service is great! They have do peopl ...
The service is great! They have do people moving constantly to clear tables, refill water glasses and they make sure you food is delivered fresh and hot to the table!
Our expectations were different. Limited ...
Our expectations were different. Limited brunch menu. Would have liked other egg options. NOt sure why omelets weren't available. they were VERY busy, CMAfest and all. The manager did stop by to welcome us. At one point he was bussing tables. The noise level was so high we couldn't talk comfortable. I had the hot chicken salad, very good.
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