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About The Standard at the Smith House
The Standard at The Smith House may very well be the best example of local Nashville flavor and service. The Standard Restaurant has been in operation since 2006 serving upscale Southern specialties complete with a full-service bar. Our townhouse was built in the 1840's and we are honored to be the current stewards of this fascinating work of architecture. We are happy to offer tours to our guests before or after their dining experience with us. We are located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, just blocks from the new Music City Convention Center and the famous Lower Broadway entertainment district. We are proud to offer some of the best steaks in town as well as fresh seafood and other items.
Nashville, TN 37203
Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday evenings 5-9pm
Friday and Saturday evenings 5-10pm
Closed Sunday's and closed for lunch
between Commerce and Church Sts.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment is announced in advance and varies weekly.
Complimentary valet available, with occasional exceptions.
Chef Jared Hammond. Mt Vernon, Illinois
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Located in downtown Nashville, this 1840s townhouse is a unique experience for your next private dining event. As an award winning steakhouse, we have several private dining spaces that can accommodate your next event, whether it is a small dinner with close friends or a large corporate function.
The Standard at the Smith House Ratings and Reviews
You are greeted with a warm & friendly welcome by Kevin who then walks you into the Host Billy who is just as friendly & warm! You feel like you've run into old friends who are genuinely happy to see you! The wait staff introduce themselves & offer to assist in food & wine pairings as well as answer any questions regarding the wine list. The menu is not overwhelming but offers choices that should hit on most dining preferences. Appetizers did not disappoint, portion size was most satisfying! Entree was equally apportioned & delicious! The dessert choices were most tempting & different from what you usually see, but in the end I passed simply out of not wanting to over do it. If I lived in Nashville I would make The Standard an essential date night must!
Another great time at the Standard House, this time bringing new friends/neighbors. Our new friends were from Cincinnati and Detroit until retiring to Murfreesboro. We were all talking one time and they said that they enjoy excellent service, outstanding food and ambiance, which they can't find in the 'Boro. So as guides we brought them to the Standard. They loved the decor, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. They took cards because they will be back with other friends and family. We knew where to start with a great dining impression in an authentic local restaurant that isn't a chain. Thank you to the staff and management at the Standard.
Our evening at The Standard was absolutely phenomenal!!!! My wife and I took the recommendations of our server Joseph and we did not leave disappointed one bit. The food tasted fresh and everything had its own unique flavor and the combinations of the flavors were beyond excellent. This is a gorgeous old home, with a wonderful staff and absolutely amazing food. Will be recommending to anyone we know headed for Nashville.
My husband and I visited for our five-year anniversary based on a recommendation from a friend. It was a spectacular experience! Best brussel sprouts we have ever had. We both loved our steaks! We started with the fried green tomatoes which were also amazing.
And our waiter was also a somlier (Joseph) and he paired the most unbelievable wines with our dinner. We enjoyed drinks in the courtyard before our dinner...the staff couldn't have been friendlier. We truly enjoyed every moment of our experience and hope we have a reason to visit in the future. It was by far the best dining experience my husband and I have ever had. Thank you!
My wife and I had a really great time. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. I only wish I knew about the valet service before I arrived. I'll know it for next time. I really appreciated how everyone expected us because of the reservation. Normally, only the Host seems to expect the patron, but here it seemed like everyone on staff was waiting to serve us. It made us feel very special. Even on the way out, the valet called us by name asking about our experience. Very top notch. I also really loved the music. It was a great place to celebrate our 16th anniversary.
We wanted to try this restaurant because of its history and architecture. The service was excellent, with a very attentive and knowledgable staff. . My wife didnt care for her food, the fish special, yet my" Standard Special", a filet with a truffle cream sauce, was excellent. The wine list was good. With uncovered hard wood floors, our room was noisy, and all conversations at other tables we audible.
Phenomenal dining experience. Visiting from Las Vegas and have a high standard for service and quality. The Standard exceeded our expectations with flying colors. Actually the service was one of the best I ever had in a fine dining atmosphere. Job well done. We'll be back.
Was in town for the weekend and establishment was recommended by hotel. Great food, great service, loved the atmosphere. I have dietary restrictions and there was no issue in the kitchen working around my requirements. My friend that I had dinner with ordered straight off the menu and their food was delicious also. I ordered the petite filet, basically plain. You know its a great restaurant when the steak is perfectly seasoned, cooked exactly the way you ordered and does not even need a sauce of any kind. Wait staff was very engaging and attentive. I personally really appreciate wait staff that engages the customer. Great Job, Standard!!
Being an out-of- town visitor , I looked up restaurants on Trip Advisor. This was one that caught my eye. The setting is a charming, historical building located within walking distance from the downtown area. Food and wine selection was excellent as well as the service. Enjoyable evening
Their business is by word of mouth, not advertising. High class restaurant with perfection, in my view, for food, drinks and service. Everyone is very friendly. Located in an old home in Nashville with a history to it. This was our second visit, will be back in the near future.
From the minute you hit the valet stand upon arrival until the minute your vehicle is delivered upon dining the service and food are exceptional. Not a single employee we encountered was anything but overly pleasant. All possessed a 100% positive attitude about wanting to be there doing their job.
Everything we ate was exceptional.
Our dinner was outstanding. We were in town for a special occasion celebration. Everyone was so thoughtful and accommodating, especially the valet attendant. We were able to keep our car in the valet lot while we went to the Ryman for a concert. Perfect evening. Thank you.
Wonderful dining experience. Greeted at door and our table for four was ready. Had fried green tomatoes for appetizer which were delicious. We all had different entrees including the standard filet, salmon, pork chop and my fav the sea bass. All prepared to perfection. Will go back and will recommend to our friends!
This is a truly authentic, classy restaurant. Food is totally awesome every time we dine here! Waiters are knowledgeable and very professional yet very friendly. All menu items that we've tried were great but the truffle hash is to die for! Don't miss this historic gem in Nashville!
Very high quality place. Spacious table placement .
Lightning ok. Could be a little more intimate.
Food, ambience is great. Service is perfect.
The music is way too old and does not fit the guests or environment
No guests were alive when the music played was popular
Happy jazz would make guests a lot more happy and relaxed. Very important. Sound quality and distribution good. No echo effect. Fantastic valet parking -Kevin is a skilled car guy.
Lots of welcome staff. Very personal.
My second time at the standard since January. The food and cocktails were just as good as my last visit. On arrival the valet greeted us and walked us in and let us know someone would be out to check us in. 8 minutes later someone finally showed up and took us to our table. So far not a big deal. Our waiter was less then enthusiastic which was a let down because my guest was a first timer. He tried to rush us on ordering our food when we were trying to start with cocktails and when asked about a couple of wine bottles we were trying to choose between, he offered no suggestions. After our main course we wanted to finish our bottle of wine and then order dessert. He kept coming back to see if we were ready for the check even though we said we were going to get dessert. The topper was he delivered the check right as we received our cheesecake. Which was spectacular but feeling like we were being rushed out of an quart full dining room was really disappointing. When we did get up to leave nothing was said to us. Although the food was really lovely the service was a real let down.
It was my husbands birthday and our first time coming to this restaurant. We had the best service from the valet to the hostess and to our servers. Just from putting one note on our reservation letting them know it was his birthday they made sure to acknowledge his day. They even gave us a glass of champagne to do a birthday toast. They made his birthday feel so special and that's the type of service I love. I hope Haley knows how great she was and we really appreciated her and Chris going above and beyond my expectations. This is a memory that we won't forget and we will be back soon. Thank you!
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