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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
My wife and I are in our 60’s and have had dinner or lunch at most every restaurant in Nashville including most new ones and many older long established ones-we are foodies and can be rather critical-we eat 95% of our meals out and $ is not really an issue-my wife actually said her dinner was the best she has ever had in Nashville-cudios to you guys!-we were with are 20’s something son and wife and they can’t wait to come back again soon-thanks and looking forward many revisits
This was my first time visiting Nashville and this restaurant was referred to us by friends. I have Celiac disease (gluten) and a shellfish allergy. Our server was helpful with guiding me through the menu, wonderful Job! It has a great wine list and the filet was cooked to a perfect medium rare... yummy! The building is very unique a must see ,ask your server for the tour !
My wife and I vacationed in Nashville for the first time and celebrated an anniversary at The Standard at the Smith House. This will be our new "Go to' restaurant for all future trips to Nashville. Our dining experience was impeccable in every way. We would not have changed a single thing.
Had an impromptu dinner at The Standard this week, we are foodies and super picky. This place knocked it out of the park on food quality, wine list, and SERVICE. We had a fabulous server (Cory), and General Manager (Robert) was just wonderful. Will be back soon for sure!
The Standard is a hidden gem. I found it somewhat by accident while looking for a good place for a small celebration. The food was excellent, the service outstanding and the ambiance unique and inviting. There's a lot of good food in Nashville and the Standard has that covered. But one thing that sets an establishment apart is the service. From a friendly and attentive valet, to Billy showing us to a table, the first impressions were good. Gordon, our server, was excellent - knowledgeable and attentive, but never interrupting. That's good service. The tour of this fascinating venue at the end of the evening was a real treat. We'll spread the word and will definitely be back.
Everything about our experience at The Standard was superb. We've been there several times since moving to the area and EVERY time, the food, service, and atmosphere is exceptional. Whenever we want a superlative dining experience, we make reservations at The Standard.
Restaurant in Historic townhouse building in downtown Nashville. The hospitality is welcoming as you are greeted, then escorted to your table in a dining room with grand chandeliers, fireplaces, big mirrors and old photos. The wine list has plenty to choose from and many cocktails and martinis as well. The menu is limited Standard specialties and i chose the Standard steak which was cooked a prefect medium. The service was great and we had a great dinner in this historic restaurant.
We were out to celebrate a birthday and when I went to mention it to the staff they had already picked up on it. The most delicious chocolate cake was brought out with a candle and made our night. Every person we came into contact with was so helpful and welcoming! We will definitely be sharing our experience with friends and family!!
We love this place, Billy the greater is wonderful makes one feel right at home. The home is beautiful and very relaxing. We enjoy the food very much, waiters are very good too. We hope to go their at least once a month this year 2017 to 2018if our health holds up.
Very nice experience with excellent service, great cocktails and a tour of the beautiful club in the building. Food was good, wedge salad only ok and steak tasty but just a tad inferior to specialty steakhouses. Kayne Prime and Peter Luger a step up in taste and quality. I would eat here again.
What a unique and surprising experience. For years we have passed this establishment and always wondered what was going on inside. Now we know! The food and service were outstanding. At the end of the meal the maître d' asked if we would like a tour (I wondered if you met a tour of Nashville, as I had no idea of what historic structure we were sitting in). We said yes and then the tour began – about 1/2 an hour up every floor and down into the basement of this 1840 Nashville townhouse. I won't say more except that you've got to see this for yourself.
I am 47 years old and have been to many, many steak restaurants in the US; but I can honestly say that dinner and our total "experience" at The Standard was THE BEST we have ever had! From the personal greeting by the valet, yes he knew who we were before we even told him as the valet reviewed the reservations in advance (how personal); to the friendly greeting by the host and walk to our table to the quick and genuine welcome from our server, Cory. Dinner was fabulous; the steaks, sides, surf and turf, wine and dessert were outstanding and we even started dinner with a complimentary glass of Champagne to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary; what a pleasant surprise. After dinner, we had an unexpected treat; Jack gave us a tour of the old Smith House and private club. The experience, learning opportunity and look into Old Nashville was priceless. We will be telling everyone we know of our top-notch experience and recommend to all our friends that they need to make The Smith House and The Standard a "must do" when in Nashville! What a fantastic time and great memories we created.
The Standard is an iconic downtown restaurant that is impressive in service and quality of food preparation and presentation. And it's a great place for an after dinner drink and cigar. It simply has no equal in downtown Nashville. Great steaks and seafood. Limited but impressive menu. Extensive drink menu.
My husband and I we're excited to share a date night at The Standard. We had never been. The ambiance was great, the food and drinks were good. Unfortunately, the service was subpar. It took over 10 minutes to get our drinks (Old Fashioned and bottle of wine). Our server went over the specials and menu with the tables on either side of us but didn't with us. At one point we looked around and realized all the other tables had bread to snack on until their meal. My husband asked for bread THREE TIMES and it wasn't until AFTER he finished his meal that our server finally brought us bread. I'm not sure if this was just an off night or not but it was definitely disappointing.
Old-school steak in a former wealthy merchant's home built in the 1840s. Beef is the highlight here, though they always have chicken, seafood, and "exotic game," which was A5 Japanese Wagyu and camel on our visit.
Intimate, quiet (aside from Billy the maitre d', who is big and gregarious), with a pretty good wine list and outstanding steaks, this is one of *the* places to eat for that special occasion in Nashville.
We went here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We ordered two appetizers, Crab Bisque and Fried Green Tomates with lump crabmeat. They were outstanding. For entrees, we ordered the In-Bone Chop and Pasta Carbonara. The Chop could have been more tender, but was tasty. The Carbonara was very rich and creamy. The entree portion sizes were large and filling. We were a little full to order dessert, and since there were only three (not very appealing) options, we didn't order dessert. Honestly, if I were to return, I would order everything on the appetizer menu, split it, and not order an entree.
It is a nice dining experience, but some tables are better than others. We were in a larger room and a group of four at another table were a little loud. Tables for two are extremely small in the corners. The service and our waiter were very good. I stated in the reservations that this was our 25th, but nothing special was done. We were never asked if we were celebrating anything, etc. This was a very special occasion for us, and we rarely dine out even for special occasions. For the price, it now just seemed an ok way to celebrate it. If you decide to go, make sure and tour the home as that was a very interesting way to end the evening.
The Standard is above all standards. From our greeting by Billy to the excellent server, Eric, and the chef's creative selections - all were superb! Eric even guided us through this historical home revealing its hidden secrets and gems. Not inexpensive but worth every cent. If in Nashville, this restaurant should be your special evening out.
I expected a lot when I planned this dinner. My expectations were exceeded. Both meals were perfect. Rack of lamb was exquisite. Sea Bass melted i in the mouth. They both came with a fresh-corn/bean mix that was undescribable. The ceasar salad held its own with the main meal All portions are substantial. Save room for dessert. Chocolate mousse. If there is anything about food that I know, it's chocolate dessert. This was as good as I've ever had.
I cannot say enough good things about our evening at The Standard. It was a special occasion made even more special by the awesome staff. The food was delicious and plentiful. The ambiance was just right - not too stuffy or reserved. Great background music. But really, the staff shined the brightest. Thank you.
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