Tayst Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2100 21st Ave S

    Nashville, TN 37212

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  • 615-383-1953

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I love the dining experience in this place. They always make sure that their customers get the best out of going to their restaurants. Great crowd too.

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★★★★★

I love the dining experience in this place. They always make sure that their customers get the best out of going to their restaurants. Great crowd too.

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The experience was amazing. The staff was excellent, the location was perfect. I highly recommended this restaurant to everyone.

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The experience was amazing. The staff was excellent, the location was perfect. I highly recommended this restaurant to everyone.

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My partner and I went last night for a small celebration. We did the couples tasting which is two apps, entree, and dessert with wine pairings.

The food was amazing...stunning to be honest. I would have given them 5 stars but the wine

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★★★★★

My partner and I went last night for a small celebration. We did the couples tasting which is two apps, entree, and dessert with wine pairings.

The food was amazing...stunning to be honest. I would have given them 5 stars but the wine

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My husband and I have lived here since 2006 and have always been curious to try Tayst. We aren't "green" or "organic," so maybe we aren't this place's target audience. The ambiance is pretty bland - it didn't feel lively or energetic,

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★★★★★

My husband and I have lived here since 2006 and have always been curious to try Tayst. We aren't "green" or "organic," so maybe we aren't this place's target audience. The ambiance is pretty bland - it didn't feel lively or energetic,

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Went to Tayst for the first time last night. What and outstanding experience! The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more attentive. It was our anniversary and we were both made to feel very special.

The dishes were

3
★★★★★

Went to Tayst for the first time last night. What and outstanding experience! The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more attentive. It was our anniversary and we were both made to feel very special.

The dishes were

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Dreadful meal...inedible 'food'...pretentious service...A total wayst of 2 hours and $80.

3
★★★★★

Dreadful meal...inedible 'food'...pretentious service...A total wayst of 2 hours and $80.

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I've written two wordy reviews elsewhere so I will make this one short and to the point. My husband and I eat out every single day, have our Nashville faves and I feel qualified to rate this restaurant 1 star.\r
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I've written two wordy reviews elsewhere so I will make this one short and to the point. My husband and I eat out every single day, have our Nashville faves and I feel qualified to rate this restaurant 1 star.\r
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Unusual, delightful flavors one dish after another. We thought the next course could not possibly be better. We were wrong. Herb-crusted ahi tuna. I'm amazed at the skill of the kitchen in preparing a dish with few ingredients to perfection.

Portions were a perfect size, leaving room for the next course. And wow, am I glad I left room for dessert. The chocolate flourless cake was presented beautifully and beyond delicious. I've never asked for a take-home on dessert, but I brought my four remaining forkfuls home.

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★★★★★

Unusual, delightful flavors one dish after another. We thought the next course could not possibly be better. We were wrong. Herb-crusted ahi tuna. I'm amazed at the skill of the kitchen in preparing a dish with few ingredients to perfection.

Portions were a perfect size, leaving room for the next course. And wow, am I glad I left room for dessert. The chocolate flourless cake was presented beautifully and beyond delicious. I've never asked for a take-home on dessert, but I brought my four remaining forkfuls home.

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Not impressed with Tayst. I sit there from 5:30 to 7:30. I never received a refill on my drink or was even asked if I would like another. Luckily I did have some water. The appetizer Liver Pate' and Pears and caraway crackers consisted of 4 crackers, a teaspoon of pears and a Tablespoon of pate'. It was tasty but small and it did take over an hour to receive the rest of my order. The waiter chatted over at the other table multiple times but passed our table many times without even checking to see if anything was needed. We always had to try to "Catch him or get his attention". I do not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice evening on the town. You will leave frustrated.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not impressed with Tayst. I sit there from 5:30 to 7:30. I never received a refill on my drink or was even asked if I would like another. Luckily I did have some water. The appetizer Liver Pate' and Pears and caraway crackers consisted of 4 crackers, a teaspoon of pears and a Tablespoon of pate'. It was tasty but small and it did take over an hour to receive the rest of my order. The waiter chatted over at the other table multiple times but passed our table many times without even checking to see if anything was needed. We always had to try to "Catch him or get his attention". I do not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice evening on the town. You will leave frustrated.

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Our Supper Club selected Tayst for its interesting menu. The ambiance is nice - easy parking considering the area, muted colors and local ingredients. That's about where the fun ended. We arrived at 5:30. Apps took about 30 minutes to arrive and were small in size. The liver pate had a sharp flavor though wasn't unappealing. Other appetizers were not very interesting. One was tomatoes with goat cheese drowning in balsamic. Entrees, which we'd ordered at the same time as apps finally arrived at 7:30. The amount of time it took for our food was inexcusable, but the excuse was that "several people in the group ordered different courses". Well yeah, they ordered an app and then a salad or another app as their main course. They were out of the 1 soup offered the menu (at 5:30 in the evening??) I ordered the "meaty pasta" for $26.00. It turned out to be a lukewarm plate of 3 meatballs with a ton of sage in them and some overcooked pieces of pasta. The sauce was more like some kind of gravy and there were almost raw pieces of carrot in it. It was very strange and I found it hard to believe I waited 2 hours to eat that! One of the people in our group complained about the slow service and the waiter argued with her. I wanted dessert but the meal had taken so long to arrive I didn't have time to order it. I saw no good excuse for the slow pace of the meal and disappointed food. There didn't appear to be any entrees under $25 on the menu. I don't mind paying for a meal, but I do have expectations that it will be accompanied by good service and food. Tayst didn't provide either and I doubt anyone in my group will be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our Supper Club selected Tayst for its interesting menu. The ambiance is nice - easy parking considering the area, muted colors and local ingredients. That's about where the fun ended. We arrived at 5:30. Apps took about 30 minutes to arrive and were small in size. The liver pate had a sharp flavor though wasn't unappealing. Other appetizers were not very interesting. One was tomatoes with goat cheese drowning in balsamic. Entrees, which we'd ordered at the same time as apps finally arrived at 7:30. The amount of time it took for our food was inexcusable, but the excuse was that "several people in the group ordered different courses". Well yeah, they ordered an app and then a salad or another app as their main course. They were out of the 1 soup offered the menu (at 5:30 in the evening??) I ordered the "meaty pasta" for $26.00. It turned out to be a lukewarm plate of 3 meatballs with a ton of sage in them and some overcooked pieces of pasta. The sauce was more like some kind of gravy and there were almost raw pieces of carrot in it. It was very strange and I found it hard to believe I waited 2 hours to eat that! One of the people in our group complained about the slow service and the waiter argued with her. I wanted dessert but the meal had taken so long to arrive I didn't have time to order it. I saw no good excuse for the slow pace of the meal and disappointed food. There didn't appear to be any entrees under $25 on the menu. I don't mind paying for a meal, but I do have expectations that it will be accompanied by good service and food. Tayst didn't provide either and I doubt anyone in my group will be returning.

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So disappointing. My husband and I have been talking about trying Tayst since owner/chefJeremy Barlow's 2009 Iron Fork win. Service was ok, nothing special. The food was pretty bland, not memorable and the portions were super small. Everyone in our party looked at one another after 3 courses and stated we were all still hungry!

0
★☆☆☆☆

So disappointing. My husband and I have been talking about trying Tayst since owner/chefJeremy Barlow's 2009 Iron Fork win. Service was ok, nothing special. The food was pretty bland, not memorable and the portions were super small. Everyone in our party looked at one another after 3 courses and stated we were all still hungry!

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Thought it was a little over rated and over priced. I love their philosophy, local organic foods. Put honestly, I felt like they try too hard to be fancy. Maybe I just can't appreciate the menu, but I felt like the options were a bit limited. The last time we were there was valentines day and our waiter was rude (granted, I'm sure she was tired). But there were just a handful of options on the menu, and the wine wasn't just double retail but a good bit more than that.

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★★★☆☆

Thought it was a little over rated and over priced. I love their philosophy, local organic foods. Put honestly, I felt like they try too hard to be fancy. Maybe I just can't appreciate the menu, but I felt like the options were a bit limited. The last time we were there was valentines day and our waiter was rude (granted, I'm sure she was tired). But there were just a handful of options on the menu, and the wine wasn't just double retail but a good bit more than that.

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Was very interested in trying Tayst as I fully support any service provider attempting to operate in an environmentally conscientious manner. Unfortunately, we encountered yet another over-rated over-priced mediocre Nashville area restaurant.

I wasn't impressed with the menu offering typical upscale restaurant items and had a hard time finding "local" produce items. Our server, while friendly, had an air of pretentiousness to him that I found offensive. He seemed bothered when I asked him specifics on some of the ingredients in the dishes and spoke down to me as if i wasn't hip enough to be at the restaurant.

The portions were small, the food was mediocre. I was surprised by their use of processed foods on the menu (Coke glazes and Krispy Kreme desserts - wtf?) and felt like they were just using the green concept to get hipsters to frequent the restaurant.

Will not recommend to others or waste my money visiting again.

1
★★☆☆☆

Was very interested in trying Tayst as I fully support any service provider attempting to operate in an environmentally conscientious manner. Unfortunately, we encountered yet another over-rated over-priced mediocre Nashville area restaurant.

I wasn't impressed with the menu offering typical upscale restaurant items and had a hard time finding "local" produce items. Our server, while friendly, had an air of pretentiousness to him that I found offensive. He seemed bothered when I asked him specifics on some of the ingredients in the dishes and spoke down to me as if i wasn't hip enough to be at the restaurant.

The portions were small, the food was mediocre. I was surprised by their use of processed foods on the menu (Coke glazes and Krispy Kreme desserts - wtf?) and felt like they were just using the green concept to get hipsters to frequent the restaurant.

Will not recommend to others or waste my money visiting again.

Pros: Green, interesting menu, local foods

Cons: Overpriced, pretentious

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This little gem is nestled in the Hillsboro Village area near Belmont and Vandy right off of 21st Avenue. I took my sweetie there for a birthday dinner and we had the most delightful time! Don't let negative reviews discourage you from enjoying this incredible organic cuisine! It may be the best restaurant in all of Nashville.

We started out with a fish appetizer which was the special for the night. I believe it was three different kinds of fish. While we waited for it to arrive, a basket of little cornbread muffins and rolls appeared and they were *so* good the size made no difference. We also received a plate with homemade hummus and pita. The fish appetizer was fresh and very tasty.

As far as entrees were concerned, we ordered the bison ribeye steak medium and the tobacco smoked chicken. It was more than worth the wait and the wine kept coming! While the appetizers were more like a "taste," the entrees were filling and then some! I received a very large portion of bison that was mouthwateringly tender with ramps and a mini macaroni and cheese. The chicken was cooked to perfection and arrived in a delicious broth. Desserts were creme' brulee and a homemade strawberry crepe that was unimaginably good. The vanilla bean creme' brulee was definitely the best in Nashville and was so good not one morsel remained.

Definitely our choice for a last meal if it ever came to that! It was expensive but definitely worth every penny. Don't miss this place!

The seating was a little cramped and we weren't thrilled to be seated in the middle of the dining room but the food more than made for it. Supposedly they are undergoing a complete remodeling so I would expect that to change in the near future.

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★★★★★

This little gem is nestled in the Hillsboro Village area near Belmont and Vandy right off of 21st Avenue. I took my sweetie there for a birthday dinner and we had the most delightful time! Don't let negative reviews discourage you from enjoying this incredible organic cuisine! It may be the best restaurant in all of Nashville.

We started out with a fish appetizer which was the special for the night. I believe it was three different kinds of fish. While we waited for it to arrive, a basket of little cornbread muffins and rolls appeared and they were *so* good the size made no difference. We also received a plate with homemade hummus and pita. The fish appetizer was fresh and very tasty.

As far as entrees were concerned, we ordered the bison ribeye steak medium and the tobacco smoked chicken. It was more than worth the wait and the wine kept coming! While the appetizers were more like a "taste," the entrees were filling and then some! I received a very large portion of bison that was mouthwateringly tender with ramps and a mini macaroni and cheese. The chicken was cooked to perfection and arrived in a delicious broth. Desserts were creme' brulee and a homemade strawberry crepe that was unimaginably good. The vanilla bean creme' brulee was definitely the best in Nashville and was so good not one morsel remained.

Definitely our choice for a last meal if it ever came to that! It was expensive but definitely worth every penny. Don't miss this place!

The seating was a little cramped and we weren't thrilled to be seated in the middle of the dining room but the food more than made for it. Supposedly they are undergoing a complete remodeling so I would expect that to change in the near future.

Pros: organic, local food, delicious wine, delectable entrees

Cons: seating, which may change with remodel

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My wife and I went for our Valentine's dinner. It was better than expected. The beef, which came from a Robertson Co. farm, was outstanding! The restaurant is Nashville's first Green Restaurant. One of the best things we liked is the pairing up of a certain wine with the particular meal we had. The waiter really knew what he was talking about and there were plenty of waiters around. It didn't take long for them to serve us. The Creme Brulee was the best I have ever had around Nashville. My mouth waters now thinking about it. A very good experience for the both of us.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I went for our Valentine's dinner. It was better than expected. The beef, which came from a Robertson Co. farm, was outstanding! The restaurant is Nashville's first Green Restaurant. One of the best things we liked is the pairing up of a certain wine with the particular meal we had. The waiter really knew what he was talking about and there were plenty of waiters around. It didn't take long for them to serve us. The Creme Brulee was the best I have ever had around Nashville. My mouth waters now thinking about it. A very good experience for the both of us.

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As a huge fan of organic food, I couldn't WAIT to try Nashville's first certified-green restaurant. Things were hopeful when my husband I entered and saw a chalkboard with the list of local farms they buy and cook from. So far so good.

We came on a busy night, and the service was still SO accomodating and wonderful. Our table, and the whole place, was cozy and swanky. I ordered a cosmo to start, which was good- not too strong- but I'm pretty sure it was made with cranberry cocktail and didn't taste as fresh as I expected from a green restaurant.

The bread offerings were de-lish. When the waiter read us the specials, I almost cried "foul" when she told us of a meat dish braised in Root Beer and Coca Cola. I don't know what it takes to be green certified, but having given up the evils of soda LONG before becoming organic-conscious, I find it difficult to believe there's any way to justify cooking farm-raised animals in high fructose corn syrup and xantham gum.

The food followed, and was decent, but nothing like my husband and I expected. Everything was super small portions, which would have been fine if they were priced accordingly. I find it difficult to justify spending $8 on an appetizer that I know I could make several (much larger) portions of for under $2.

We decided to pass on the dessert when we heard that again, one of the "criminals" of the fast food world were their specialties: Krispy Kreme bread pudding. It sounded delicious, and I'm sure it would be, but going for the idea of staying as close to all-natural as possible, this just let us down a bit.

I'm sure Tayst will realize that a lot of upscale restaurants are following their green-suit (Prime 108, Brio, etc) and their "buzz" for being earth friendly won't be able to propel food that's just "alright" forever.

If you're looking for something interesting that you can feel semi-good about, this is a good place (if you have $30-$40 per person to spend). But if you're just looking for really delicious, fascinating food, this is NOT your place.

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★★☆☆☆

As a huge fan of organic food, I couldn't WAIT to try Nashville's first certified-green restaurant. Things were hopeful when my husband I entered and saw a chalkboard with the list of local farms they buy and cook from. So far so good.

We came on a busy night, and the service was still SO accomodating and wonderful. Our table, and the whole place, was cozy and swanky. I ordered a cosmo to start, which was good- not too strong- but I'm pretty sure it was made with cranberry cocktail and didn't taste as fresh as I expected from a green restaurant.

The bread offerings were de-lish. When the waiter read us the specials, I almost cried "foul" when she told us of a meat dish braised in Root Beer and Coca Cola. I don't know what it takes to be green certified, but having given up the evils of soda LONG before becoming organic-conscious, I find it difficult to believe there's any way to justify cooking farm-raised animals in high fructose corn syrup and xantham gum.

The food followed, and was decent, but nothing like my husband and I expected. Everything was super small portions, which would have been fine if they were priced accordingly. I find it difficult to justify spending $8 on an appetizer that I know I could make several (much larger) portions of for under $2.

We decided to pass on the dessert when we heard that again, one of the "criminals" of the fast food world were their specialties: Krispy Kreme bread pudding. It sounded delicious, and I'm sure it would be, but going for the idea of staying as close to all-natural as possible, this just let us down a bit.

I'm sure Tayst will realize that a lot of upscale restaurants are following their green-suit (Prime 108, Brio, etc) and their "buzz" for being earth friendly won't be able to propel food that's just "alright" forever.

If you're looking for something interesting that you can feel semi-good about, this is a good place (if you have $30-$40 per person to spend). But if you're just looking for really delicious, fascinating food, this is NOT your place.

Pros: Local, mostly natural, organic produce

Cons: expensive (for what it is), small portions

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Tayst is one of my all time favorite restaurants. My fiance and I go anytime we are celebrating something and whenever our families are in town.

Their menu changes seasonally and some things are better than others. (I always ask the server what they recommend.)

My all time favorites were the bacon ice cream with shrimp beniegets, and the braised short ribs. They also have the best creme brulee ever.

I always get the recommended wine pairing and it's always fabulous. (I also love that they do half glasses - I can't usually drink a whole one.)

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★★★★★

Tayst is one of my all time favorite restaurants. My fiance and I go anytime we are celebrating something and whenever our families are in town.

Their menu changes seasonally and some things are better than others. (I always ask the server what they recommend.)

My all time favorites were the bacon ice cream with shrimp beniegets, and the braised short ribs. They also have the best creme brulee ever.

I always get the recommended wine pairing and it's always fabulous. (I also love that they do half glasses - I can't usually drink a whole one.)

Pros: creative menu, wine

Cons: price

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Tayst is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding. I am from Cleveland, Ohio but always make sure I head to Tayst when I am in town. I had the chef's tasting (Value menu #3) on Thursday and then a la carte on Friday. I loved that short rib...mmmm. The food is so fresh and innovative. I can't wait until I can get south again.

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★★★★★

Tayst is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding. I am from Cleveland, Ohio but always make sure I head to Tayst when I am in town. I had the chef's tasting (Value menu #3) on Thursday and then a la carte on Friday. I loved that short rib...mmmm. The food is so fresh and innovative. I can't wait until I can get south again.

Pros: great food and service

Cons: none

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What a great place. We just moved to Nashville and are trying to find the top restaurants in the city. I consider myself to be a good critic of what good food means - i've been to several restaurants for tastings by Emeril, worked as a student under Food Network chef's and traveled around Europe to sample the top restaurants (as a vacation) . After reading reviews of several places in Nashville - I've come to believe that a lot of people who write reviews consider places like Chili's and The Olive Garden to be "good". Tayst was wonderful - my husband and I have eaten dinner there several times. The wine and beer selection is great. Short and to the point - you pay for quality. If you want to feel "full" - go to a buffet. Or McDonalds? The idea is to live healthy, eat healthy and feel healthy. This is a place you go to for an evening of fine dining: good food, good drinks and good conversation. If you want a 45 minute meal go somewhere else. If you understand what higher class dinning is all about, you will have no bones to pick with this place. Good timing when bringing out the meal, intelligent staff, perfect proportions and excellent flavors. The chef does wonders with what is available to him. Kudos to Tayst!

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★★★★★

What a great place. We just moved to Nashville and are trying to find the top restaurants in the city. I consider myself to be a good critic of what good food means - i've been to several restaurants for tastings by Emeril, worked as a student under Food Network chef's and traveled around Europe to sample the top restaurants (as a vacation) . After reading reviews of several places in Nashville - I've come to believe that a lot of people who write reviews consider places like Chili's and The Olive Garden to be "good". Tayst was wonderful - my husband and I have eaten dinner there several times. The wine and beer selection is great. Short and to the point - you pay for quality. If you want to feel "full" - go to a buffet. Or McDonalds? The idea is to live healthy, eat healthy and feel healthy. This is a place you go to for an evening of fine dining: good food, good drinks and good conversation. If you want a 45 minute meal go somewhere else. If you understand what higher class dinning is all about, you will have no bones to pick with this place. Good timing when bringing out the meal, intelligent staff, perfect proportions and excellent flavors. The chef does wonders with what is available to him. Kudos to Tayst!

Pros: certified green, good food, drinks and staff

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I had been planning to try Tayst for a long time; foodie friends recommended it, and I had heard the buzz about it being Nashville's green restaurant, etc. Last night, I finally had the pleasure of dining there. The decor is warm as are the servers. Every dish that we had at the table, from the Mero appetizer to the Krispy Kreme bread pudding, was seasoned and cooked beautifully. Of course they have a great wine list. Tayst is definitely the best meal I've had in Nashville in as long as I can remember.

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★★★★★

I had been planning to try Tayst for a long time; foodie friends recommended it, and I had heard the buzz about it being Nashville's green restaurant, etc. Last night, I finally had the pleasure of dining there. The decor is warm as are the servers. Every dish that we had at the table, from the Mero appetizer to the Krispy Kreme bread pudding, was seasoned and cooked beautifully. Of course they have a great wine list. Tayst is definitely the best meal I've had in Nashville in as long as I can remember.

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Tayst is proud of their "organic" insects crawling around in their kitchen and in the food they serve. While eating a salad I discovered a ladybug crawling around in it. At first I was like, oh cute, but having to wait on my waiter for 15 minutes gave me too much time to think of else was crawling around on my plate, crawling around in the kitchen and if I had already eaten some that were uncovered.

I showed the waiter the 6 legged insect and quietly asked him to take away my salad and off my check. My guest and I were absolutely surprised the waiter's response and rude attitude. What floored us was his condescending remark. He told us, "Ladybugs are organic". (For the squimish don't read this) I wanted to tell him, so is my sh...but I don't eat it.

We didn't receive an apology from the manager or chef. So, we canceled our dinners and left.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tayst is proud of their "organic" insects crawling around in their kitchen and in the food they serve. While eating a salad I discovered a ladybug crawling around in it. At first I was like, oh cute, but having to wait on my waiter for 15 minutes gave me too much time to think of else was crawling around on my plate, crawling around in the kitchen and if I had already eaten some that were uncovered.

I showed the waiter the 6 legged insect and quietly asked him to take away my salad and off my check. My guest and I were absolutely surprised the waiter's response and rude attitude. What floored us was his condescending remark. He told us, "Ladybugs are organic". (For the squimish don't read this) I wanted to tell him, so is my sh...but I don't eat it.

We didn't receive an apology from the manager or chef. So, we canceled our dinners and left.

Pros: none

Cons: too expensive, unprofessional

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I went there with family from out of town which included my father who is a sommelier and he agreed with me that Tayst has an excellent wine list and the food is absolutley amazing!! The quality is great and you can't beat eating food that is grown locally!! Our waiter was the best and knew everything about the ever changing menus items.

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★★★★★

I went there with family from out of town which included my father who is a sommelier and he agreed with me that Tayst has an excellent wine list and the food is absolutley amazing!! The quality is great and you can't beat eating food that is grown locally!! Our waiter was the best and knew everything about the ever changing menus items.

Pros: Quality of food and service is superb! The chef is very creative with his dishes. Great art throughout!

Cons: Kind of small but that makes it quaint.

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We ordered 2 appetizers - the hawaiian fish with cantelope and the short ribs with apples. The first appetizer was salty and the sauce overpowered the dish. The short ribs were o.k. but tasted like roast. The salads were $7.50 each and sounded very appetizing. My salad with the fried capers and watermelon was very salty and the watermelon could barely be found as they were in very small diced pieces. I ordered the salmon - it was tasteless. The ribeye was fair but the vegetables served with the steak were undercooked and lacked flavor. For $110 it was the most disappointing meal we have ever had. We actually went to sonic after spending $110 to satisfy our hunger. F. Scott's or even Outback is much more pleasing than this restaurant.

I sent my first Salmon dish back because the mushrooms were rubbery and the salmon and palenta lacked flavor. After doing this, our waiter became indifferent and did not ask if we needed anything else or how the rest of the meal was.

Guarantee we will never be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

We ordered 2 appetizers - the hawaiian fish with cantelope and the short ribs with apples. The first appetizer was salty and the sauce overpowered the dish. The short ribs were o.k. but tasted like roast. The salads were $7.50 each and sounded very appetizing. My salad with the fried capers and watermelon was very salty and the watermelon could barely be found as they were in very small diced pieces. I ordered the salmon - it was tasteless. The ribeye was fair but the vegetables served with the steak were undercooked and lacked flavor. For $110 it was the most disappointing meal we have ever had. We actually went to sonic after spending $110 to satisfy our hunger. F. Scott's or even Outback is much more pleasing than this restaurant.

I sent my first Salmon dish back because the mushrooms were rubbery and the salmon and palenta lacked flavor. After doing this, our waiter became indifferent and did not ask if we needed anything else or how the rest of the meal was.

Guarantee we will never be back.

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I went to Tayst for the first time a few nights ago, and as many others have express, can't believe I haven't been before! Unfortunately we only had appetizers and wine, which is why I have only given 4 stars (since I can't be sure of the full experience!) Our waitress recommended a white wine when we explained what we were looking for--she described it as "the perfect wine for a patio drink." We were sold. And it was delicious.

We opted to try the crawfish begneits with avocado icecream for an appetizer, even though we were completely reserved about our decision. Going into it totally skeptical, all four people were more than surprised at the combination of flavors and tastefulness of the dish. It completely changed our perception of food.

I will be trying Tayst again very soon, this time for a full-scale meal. I'm sure I will be back to change that 4 star to 5.

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★★★★☆

I went to Tayst for the first time a few nights ago, and as many others have express, can't believe I haven't been before! Unfortunately we only had appetizers and wine, which is why I have only given 4 stars (since I can't be sure of the full experience!) Our waitress recommended a white wine when we explained what we were looking for--she described it as "the perfect wine for a patio drink." We were sold. And it was delicious.

We opted to try the crawfish begneits with avocado icecream for an appetizer, even though we were completely reserved about our decision. Going into it totally skeptical, all four people were more than surprised at the combination of flavors and tastefulness of the dish. It completely changed our perception of food.

I will be trying Tayst again very soon, this time for a full-scale meal. I'm sure I will be back to change that 4 star to 5.

Pros: Service, quality of food

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Maybe it was the strange location (former insurance office) or the dark black and wine exterior, but there was nothing about Tayst's nondescript building that enticed me to visit. I'm sorry that it has taken me four years.

Tayst was a very pleasant surprise featuring excellent service, intriguing tasty menu choices featuring local produce and an outstanding wine menu. As we all know there are a lot of little things that can make or break a restaurant experience and Tayst was no exception. After being seat next to the air conditioner vent, we requested a new table. The waiter pleasantly moved us to our table of choice with a smile and an apology. Our water Mateo was knowledgeable and attentive but not to the point of annoying. Staff seemed willing and able to do whatever they could to make your dining experience pleasant.

Food was expertly paced. I never felt rushed or was waiting. We started with the beignets and crawfish. Excellent! We then followed with salads followed by two main dishes: seared scallops and pork that were pared with some recommended wine. When we expressed our disappointment that there was no simple chocolate dessert the chef sent a dish of chocolate to our table. Coffee was great. How many restaurants can't get that right? The food was innovative and full of taste and color.

Dinner came to $170 (including tip). We will soon be back.

2
★★★★☆

Maybe it was the strange location (former insurance office) or the dark black and wine exterior, but there was nothing about Tayst's nondescript building that enticed me to visit. I'm sorry that it has taken me four years.

Tayst was a very pleasant surprise featuring excellent service, intriguing tasty menu choices featuring local produce and an outstanding wine menu. As we all know there are a lot of little things that can make or break a restaurant experience and Tayst was no exception. After being seat next to the air conditioner vent, we requested a new table. The waiter pleasantly moved us to our table of choice with a smile and an apology. Our water Mateo was knowledgeable and attentive but not to the point of annoying. Staff seemed willing and able to do whatever they could to make your dining experience pleasant.

Food was expertly paced. I never felt rushed or was waiting. We started with the beignets and crawfish. Excellent! We then followed with salads followed by two main dishes: seared scallops and pork that were pared with some recommended wine. When we expressed our disappointment that there was no simple chocolate dessert the chef sent a dish of chocolate to our table. Coffee was great. How many restaurants can't get that right? The food was innovative and full of taste and color.

Dinner came to $170 (including tip). We will soon be back.

Pros: Great food. Great service. Great wine list.

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Since its' opening, tayst has become my most favorite and recommended restaurant. It truly offers something different. I love the Chef Barlow's playful use of words and constant re-invention of things that have become boring and the norm. Value meals? Awesome idea. Don't forget to supersize it. Great wine list, great room (although every time I go there I forget that I hate the chairs, they're somewhat odd for dining) You really have to forget all that you have pre-conceived about what food is and should be. Let the kitchen do the work for you on that one. The idea that you should have a giant appetizer or a 'free' salad with your entree, and a main course draped in sauce with the unnecessary 'starch and vegetable' is ludicrous, but that's what we've come to expect thanks to the unoriginality of your every day chain restaurants. The restaurant is called tayst, and that is what you should do. You'll have to drop some change while dining here, but it's not nearly as expensive as some of the other hot nashville dining spots. As far as value, keep in mind it is quality NOT quantity when it comes to the bill. An entree may cost over $20 and the portion small compared to TGI Friday's (remember one of the reasons we are the fattest country in the world is because we have no concept of proper portion size), but if you are truly taysting, you'll leave satisfied. Quality food costs the suppliers big money. Use this rationale, you can spend $25 at Wal-Mart and buy a TON of garbage quality groceries, or you could spend $25 at Fresh Market or Whole Foods and have the most amazing quality ingredients available to the public. I shop at Wal-Mart for groceries regularly, but once in a while, i have to splurge for something great. Do yourself a favor and do the same. Enjoy tayst!

2
★★★★★

Since its' opening, tayst has become my most favorite and recommended restaurant. It truly offers something different. I love the Chef Barlow's playful use of words and constant re-invention of things that have become boring and the norm. Value meals? Awesome idea. Don't forget to supersize it. Great wine list, great room (although every time I go there I forget that I hate the chairs, they're somewhat odd for dining) You really have to forget all that you have pre-conceived about what food is and should be. Let the kitchen do the work for you on that one. The idea that you should have a giant appetizer or a 'free' salad with your entree, and a main course draped in sauce with the unnecessary 'starch and vegetable' is ludicrous, but that's what we've come to expect thanks to the unoriginality of your every day chain restaurants. The restaurant is called tayst, and that is what you should do. You'll have to drop some change while dining here, but it's not nearly as expensive as some of the other hot nashville dining spots. As far as value, keep in mind it is quality NOT quantity when it comes to the bill. An entree may cost over $20 and the portion small compared to TGI Friday's (remember one of the reasons we are the fattest country in the world is because we have no concept of proper portion size), but if you are truly taysting, you'll leave satisfied. Quality food costs the suppliers big money. Use this rationale, you can spend $25 at Wal-Mart and buy a TON of garbage quality groceries, or you could spend $25 at Fresh Market or Whole Foods and have the most amazing quality ingredients available to the public. I shop at Wal-Mart for groceries regularly, but once in a while, i have to splurge for something great. Do yourself a favor and do the same. Enjoy tayst!

Pros: variety, originality, fresh ingredients

Cons: weird chairs, parking

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My wife and I had a belated Valentine's dinner at Tayst on Saturday night, and we loved it! We arrived a couple of minutes early for our 6:30 reservation, and though the parking lot was already full, our table was ready and we had no wait. Our server answered all our questions and was attentive, but not over the top (or under foot.) She recommended 2 oz wine servings with our appetizers and salads, and a larger serving with the main course, which was perfect. The wine selections were all spot on for the dishes we ordered, and the food was delicious. I especially enjoyed my appetizer of grilled scallops paired with the Pierre Boniface Apremont. Our meal (which also included 1 dessert and 2 coffees) came to around $160.00 with tip, but the menu also offers a couple of 'value meals' that are substantially less expensive. If you're into wine at all, I'd say you should definitely give tayst a try!

2
★★★★☆

My wife and I had a belated Valentine's dinner at Tayst on Saturday night, and we loved it! We arrived a couple of minutes early for our 6:30 reservation, and though the parking lot was already full, our table was ready and we had no wait. Our server answered all our questions and was attentive, but not over the top (or under foot.) She recommended 2 oz wine servings with our appetizers and salads, and a larger serving with the main course, which was perfect. The wine selections were all spot on for the dishes we ordered, and the food was delicious. I especially enjoyed my appetizer of grilled scallops paired with the Pierre Boniface Apremont. Our meal (which also included 1 dessert and 2 coffees) came to around $160.00 with tip, but the menu also offers a couple of 'value meals' that are substantially less expensive. If you're into wine at all, I'd say you should definitely give tayst a try!

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My wife and I have been dining at The Tayst for over 2 years and have ALWAYS found it a wonderful dining experience. The food is great, the decor is great and the prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.
I would say it is almost a F. Scotts.

Lord Henry

2
★★★★★

My wife and I have been dining at The Tayst for over 2 years and have ALWAYS found it a wonderful dining experience. The food is great, the decor is great and the prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.
I would say it is almost a F. Scotts.

Lord Henry

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My husband and I went to Tayst on our anniversary and were highly disappointed. It took forever to get our food. The portions were tiny for what we paid. Don't get me wrong , we were not anticipating Shoney buffet but I would have liked to have been full by the time we left after paying $120.00 for two people. Radius 10 and Sambuca are 100 x what this restuarant wants to be. Skip it.
The only plus was the wine, which was excellent.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to Tayst on our anniversary and were highly disappointed. It took forever to get our food. The portions were tiny for what we paid. Don't get me wrong , we were not anticipating Shoney buffet but I would have liked to have been full by the time we left after paying $120.00 for two people. Radius 10 and Sambuca are 100 x what this restuarant wants to be. Skip it.
The only plus was the wine, which was excellent.

Pros: Wine list

Cons: Bad service and bad food

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We went twice to Tayst with my boyfriend and we we were never disapointed. The service is very good, waiters are helpful without being too obnoxious and the food is delicious. The combinations of tastes is always incredible without being overwhelming., the portions are perfect, I hate restaurants where they give these huge plates with enough food for 5 persons. If you are looking for a very nice restaurant where they serve quality food with original combinations of flavors and tastes, you have to try this place. Great bonus, they recommend a wine for each of their course, which I found very nice (and they do not recommend their priciest wine.

2
★★★★★

We went twice to Tayst with my boyfriend and we we were never disapointed. The service is very good, waiters are helpful without being too obnoxious and the food is delicious. The combinations of tastes is always incredible without being overwhelming., the portions are perfect, I hate restaurants where they give these huge plates with enough food for 5 persons. If you are looking for a very nice restaurant where they serve quality food with original combinations of flavors and tastes, you have to try this place. Great bonus, they recommend a wine for each of their course, which I found very nice (and they do not recommend their priciest wine.

Pros: Excellent food, very nice combination of flavors and tastes

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Maybe I had the bar set too high after reading reviews (as I am an out of towner), but I knew we were in trouble when we pulled up and there was a help wanted sign outside of the restaurant. From my experience waiting tables, if you are a good restaurant and have a solid business, you don't need to solicit for help; people will come to you. The food itself was decent. There were actually a few solid dishes that we had (Duck Chili Frito Pie) but there were too many mistakes to overlook. Our scallop appetizer was cold upon arrival. Also my friend's Mahi Mahi was undercooked and we had to send it back. 30 minutes later it finally arrived after the rest of our party had finished their meals completely. We spent over $200 on 3 people but all we got was a "sorry". Couldn't they have comped our appetizer or offered a free dessert? Very Disappointing.

1
★★☆☆☆

Maybe I had the bar set too high after reading reviews (as I am an out of towner), but I knew we were in trouble when we pulled up and there was a help wanted sign outside of the restaurant. From my experience waiting tables, if you are a good restaurant and have a solid business, you don't need to solicit for help; people will come to you. The food itself was decent. There were actually a few solid dishes that we had (Duck Chili Frito Pie) but there were too many mistakes to overlook. Our scallop appetizer was cold upon arrival. Also my friend's Mahi Mahi was undercooked and we had to send it back. 30 minutes later it finally arrived after the rest of our party had finished their meals completely. We spent over $200 on 3 people but all we got was a "sorry". Couldn't they have comped our appetizer or offered a free dessert? Very Disappointing.

Pros: Not much

Cons: Poor Service, Small Wine List, Undercooked Food

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Arrived Valentine's and was greeted with an open door and friendly faces.
Been there since and this is a place I know I can count on for great food,
great service and an absolutely memorable time.
The service is consistently attentive but not overbearing.
The wine list is expansive but the servers are knowledgeable
and don't try to sell you on stuff you don't ask for. Value seems
to be the theme here with seasonal offerings.
I've never had better Bollognese.
Nothing short of amazing. Finaly a place where i know what I'm
going to get for my money.

2
★★★★★

Arrived Valentine's and was greeted with an open door and friendly faces.
Been there since and this is a place I know I can count on for great food,
great service and an absolutely memorable time.
The service is consistently attentive but not overbearing.
The wine list is expansive but the servers are knowledgeable
and don't try to sell you on stuff you don't ask for. Value seems
to be the theme here with seasonal offerings.
I've never had better Bollognese.
Nothing short of amazing. Finaly a place where i know what I'm
going to get for my money.

Pros: parking, service, food

Cons: little loud, esoteric wine list, small dessert menu

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I was very disappointed in the meal. The atmosphere is great, the people are nice, courteous. But, the food was nothing special for the price we paid. I spent the meal thinking...is this really it, surely there is something I'm missing.

An aside, I've only tried the restaurant once, so maybe I havn't found their niche, but it hasn't made me desire a return trip.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was very disappointed in the meal. The atmosphere is great, the people are nice, courteous. But, the food was nothing special for the price we paid. I spent the meal thinking...is this really it, surely there is something I'm missing.

An aside, I've only tried the restaurant once, so maybe I havn't found their niche, but it hasn't made me desire a return trip.

Pros: Nice ambience, good service

Cons: Food was nothing special, not worth the cost

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Pompous attitude in a wanna be eclectic atmosphere--while listening to Foreigner 4 and other rock songs of the 80's and looking at (what has to be the owner's family member's) ill-suited art. The food was just a bunch of this and that thrown together in the name of "gourmet". It was raunchy to say the least. Who really wants to eat salmon soaked in Pastrami????? Come on---and something like "duck guts" sprinkled over every dish?? Yuk. The salad was so dry I wanted to pour my water over it.

1
★★★☆☆

Pompous attitude in a wanna be eclectic atmosphere--while listening to Foreigner 4 and other rock songs of the 80's and looking at (what has to be the owner's family member's) ill-suited art. The food was just a bunch of this and that thrown together in the name of "gourmet". It was raunchy to say the least. Who really wants to eat salmon soaked in Pastrami????? Come on---and something like "duck guts" sprinkled over every dish?? Yuk. The salad was so dry I wanted to pour my water over it.

Pros: no wait/ good valet

Cons: attitude/food/atmosphere

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I love this place. The service is excellent, without being pretentious or intrusive. I always feel welcome, as if they've been waiting for the opportunity to share food they're very excited about. Consistently different, without being weird or inedible. The quality of ingredients that chef Jeremy Barlow uses is excellent, and his technique is also excellent. Favorites are the artisan cheese plate, which is inventive and balanced and the things he does with free range chicken . Portions are quite generous, unless you're addicted to all-you-can-eat -catfish night.....the staff is also very sensitive to dietary issues such as food allergies, which make the experience even more enjoyable.

1
★★★☆☆

I love this place. The service is excellent, without being pretentious or intrusive. I always feel welcome, as if they've been waiting for the opportunity to share food they're very excited about. Consistently different, without being weird or inedible. The quality of ingredients that chef Jeremy Barlow uses is excellent, and his technique is also excellent. Favorites are the artisan cheese plate, which is inventive and balanced and the things he does with free range chicken . Portions are quite generous, unless you're addicted to all-you-can-eat -catfish night.....the staff is also very sensitive to dietary issues such as food allergies, which make the experience even more enjoyable.

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the food was eclectic mixed with comfort food. Nothing was short of delicious. The service was impeccable and attentive without being over bearing and we were impressed by the server's knowledge of food and wine pairings. I would go again and recommend any wine lover or someone looking for something a bit unique.

2
★★★★★

the food was eclectic mixed with comfort food. Nothing was short of delicious. The service was impeccable and attentive without being over bearing and we were impressed by the server's knowledge of food and wine pairings. I would go again and recommend any wine lover or someone looking for something a bit unique.

Pros: ambience, parking, service

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Supper for 2 -- Appetizers: "Ants on a Log" (good beef, with an interesting sauce), "Donuts & Ice Cream" (truly excellent spicy shrimp beignet & bacon ice cream - sounds weird, but you must try it). Salads: romaine & house salad (very good). Entrees: "Duck, Duck" (spicy confit raviolis & fatty breast meat - very flavorful, excellent) & scallops & grits (not over cooked - also excellent). We had the wine pairings with each course which were excellent. Service was very attentive, but not overbearing. Of meals eaten across the past 20 years in the USA & Europe, this was among the top 3. This restaurant is a hidden "gem" in Nashville.

2
★★★★★

Supper for 2 -- Appetizers: "Ants on a Log" (good beef, with an interesting sauce), "Donuts & Ice Cream" (truly excellent spicy shrimp beignet & bacon ice cream - sounds weird, but you must try it). Salads: romaine & house salad (very good). Entrees: "Duck, Duck" (spicy confit raviolis & fatty breast meat - very flavorful, excellent) & scallops & grits (not over cooked - also excellent). We had the wine pairings with each course which were excellent. Service was very attentive, but not overbearing. Of meals eaten across the past 20 years in the USA & Europe, this was among the top 3. This restaurant is a hidden "gem" in Nashville.

Pros: most unusual menu, excellent food

Cons: hard to find

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This restaurant on 21st Avenue just past Hillsboro Village main strip, left side going out of town, just before the newish Harris-Teeter, could be easy to miss, as it needs a little external improvement in the form of some minimalist lighting to make you see it from the road. But inside it is great, smallish, great friendly staff and a wide-enough and seasonally varied menu. The food here is very inexpensive considering that it is very different from the normal Nashville restaurant fare, and it is overall outstanding value. The bar is very well stocked and has a very wise expert who will give you a small taster if possible to help your selection, but also offers excellent advice based on your likes/dislikes and the meal, and price range.

Some of the seasonal offerings, often the simplest prepared, are ridiculously good and remind you that great-tasting food needs to be prepared well with fresh ingredients, and that there should NEVER be too much on the plate. Southern/Nashville dining does not have to make you feel stuffed, and this is not the goal at Tayst. I had some fantastic lamb during the winter, the vegetables are always tender and never overcooked, the sorbets stand out as unusual and mouthwateringly good, and yes the signature creme brulee is one of the best I have had in Europe or the U.S.

The owners and all of the staff are very nicely attentive without being overbearing in any way. They seem very concerned about your evening's experience and will go out of their way to make it better if they can. A nice and classy touch is that the head chef often visits the tables, subtly and cheerfully, to make sure everything has gone down well.

Overall conclusion is that this restaurant gives the new Gulch restaurants the best run for the money, beats them in many ways on the food, and it doesn't have any of the parking headaches and rush of that area. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant on 21st Avenue just past Hillsboro Village main strip, left side going out of town, just before the newish Harris-Teeter, could be easy to miss, as it needs a little external improvement in the form of some minimalist lighting to make you see it from the road. But inside it is great, smallish, great friendly staff and a wide-enough and seasonally varied menu. The food here is very inexpensive considering that it is very different from the normal Nashville restaurant fare, and it is overall outstanding value. The bar is very well stocked and has a very wise expert who will give you a small taster if possible to help your selection, but also offers excellent advice based on your likes/dislikes and the meal, and price range.

Some of the seasonal offerings, often the simplest prepared, are ridiculously good and remind you that great-tasting food needs to be prepared well with fresh ingredients, and that there should NEVER be too much on the plate. Southern/Nashville dining does not have to make you feel stuffed, and this is not the goal at Tayst. I had some fantastic lamb during the winter, the vegetables are always tender and never overcooked, the sorbets stand out as unusual and mouthwateringly good, and yes the signature creme brulee is one of the best I have had in Europe or the U.S.

The owners and all of the staff are very nicely attentive without being overbearing in any way. They seem very concerned about your evening's experience and will go out of their way to make it better if they can. A nice and classy touch is that the head chef often visits the tables, subtly and cheerfully, to make sure everything has gone down well.

Overall conclusion is that this restaurant gives the new Gulch restaurants the best run for the money, beats them in many ways on the food, and it doesn't have any of the parking headaches and rush of that area. Highly recommended.

Pros: Parking, service, food

Cons: difficult to notice from the road

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It has been quite a long time since we have been to Tayst. From the moment we made the reservations to the moment we left, we felt very welcome and appreciated. The service was attentive and professional. The food was very good. And the management was very welcoming and accomodating. We won't wait so long to go back.

2
★★★★★

It has been quite a long time since we have been to Tayst. From the moment we made the reservations to the moment we left, we felt very welcome and appreciated. The service was attentive and professional. The food was very good. And the management was very welcoming and accomodating. We won't wait so long to go back.

Pros: Management, Food, Service

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I took a group of 75 here from out of town last week because I love Dan and Jeremy and what they have done with this place. It is a rare place where you can count on them to deliver each and every time. The food is unique, creative and the presentation is perfect.

Regardless if you have 2 people or 75, this is the place to take them!

2
★★★★★

I took a group of 75 here from out of town last week because I love Dan and Jeremy and what they have done with this place. It is a rare place where you can count on them to deliver each and every time. The food is unique, creative and the presentation is perfect.

Regardless if you have 2 people or 75, this is the place to take them!

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I go to Tayst as often as I can. The delicious food is unique in its flavor combinations, ingredients and presentation -- no local restaurant comes close to chef Jeremy's creativity. I used to consider myself a picky eater. Now, I just put myself in his hands and enjoy something unexpected. Regarding the portion sizes ... you can eat as much or as little as you like. I, for one, hate the trend of giant portions with poor ingredients. Same goes for the prices -- you can spend $20 and have a great drink/appetizer, or you can spend $100 and have multiple dishes and excellent wine. As for the service, it didn't take long for Dan and staff to greet me by name as I came in and to learn my favorite drink. This is a comfortable, classy, tasty "Tayst" -- check it out and tell your friends.

2
★★★★★

I go to Tayst as often as I can. The delicious food is unique in its flavor combinations, ingredients and presentation -- no local restaurant comes close to chef Jeremy's creativity. I used to consider myself a picky eater. Now, I just put myself in his hands and enjoy something unexpected. Regarding the portion sizes ... you can eat as much or as little as you like. I, for one, hate the trend of giant portions with poor ingredients. Same goes for the prices -- you can spend $20 and have a great drink/appetizer, or you can spend $100 and have multiple dishes and excellent wine. As for the service, it didn't take long for Dan and staff to greet me by name as I came in and to learn my favorite drink. This is a comfortable, classy, tasty "Tayst" -- check it out and tell your friends.

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Tayst is another average restaurant. I went on NYE and paid over $200 w/out tip for 2 people. Good service from wait staff and good presentation; just average cuisine like every other restaurant I have tried in Nashville. Nothing in the 5 courses was outstanding except the Gingerbread dessert. They do have a great wine list. The standout was the White Bean Hummus with bread. I don't think I would go back unless someone else was paying.

1
★★★☆☆

Tayst is another average restaurant. I went on NYE and paid over $200 w/out tip for 2 people. Good service from wait staff and good presentation; just average cuisine like every other restaurant I have tried in Nashville. Nothing in the 5 courses was outstanding except the Gingerbread dessert. They do have a great wine list. The standout was the White Bean Hummus with bread. I don't think I would go back unless someone else was paying.

Pros: Wine List, Service, White Bean Hummus

Cons: Expensive, Rude Bar Tender

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My husband and I went to Tayst for the second time last night and walked out more than satisfied. Our first visit to Tayst was over a year ago and wasn't so memorable, but we decided to give it another try and were so glad we did! The food was fantastic. Our service was great as well. The owner even came up and chatted with us for a bit, very personable. I highly recommend trying Tayst or even revisiting if you have been before. You will not be disappointed!!!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I went to Tayst for the second time last night and walked out more than satisfied. Our first visit to Tayst was over a year ago and wasn't so memorable, but we decided to give it another try and were so glad we did! The food was fantastic. Our service was great as well. The owner even came up and chatted with us for a bit, very personable. I highly recommend trying Tayst or even revisiting if you have been before. You will not be disappointed!!!

Pros: Food, Service, Wine

Cons: Can't think of any

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Went with my wife for our anniversary and had a great experience. The food and wine selections were terrific. When it came down to desert, besides the Creme Brule(sp?), we wanted a scoop of their homemade ice cream, but couldn't decide which flavor, so left the decision to our (very attentive)server and he chose a perfect complement to the creme (blackberry). As for the reviews about portion sizes, not only were the portions more than adequate for the very reasonable prices, but there was also easily enough food to feel full, but not over-stuffed. We enjoyed desert and left very satisfied.

We do not have the means to experience fine dining as much as we would like, but for anyone who has an occasion to celebrate or just decides it is time again, I highly recomend Tayst. I wish we could go more often, but we will certainly be back.

2
★★★★★

Went with my wife for our anniversary and had a great experience. The food and wine selections were terrific. When it came down to desert, besides the Creme Brule(sp?), we wanted a scoop of their homemade ice cream, but couldn't decide which flavor, so left the decision to our (very attentive)server and he chose a perfect complement to the creme (blackberry). As for the reviews about portion sizes, not only were the portions more than adequate for the very reasonable prices, but there was also easily enough food to feel full, but not over-stuffed. We enjoyed desert and left very satisfied.

We do not have the means to experience fine dining as much as we would like, but for anyone who has an occasion to celebrate or just decides it is time again, I highly recomend Tayst. I wish we could go more often, but we will certainly be back.

Pros: service, taste, affordable

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Tayst has very good food! Everything I put into my mouth was wonderful. But like the other reviews you just don't get a lot for the price. I went with a group (and our dinner was paid for)...so I tried the mussels for an appetizer (very good!), the chicken pasta for entree (again very good, but just a few bites of it), and creme brulee for dessert (awesome!). The presentations were wonderful, and the food was very very good. All in all, I would possibly go back. But just for a special occasion. It's perfect for a unique experience or a date or anniversary.

2
★★★★☆

Tayst has very good food! Everything I put into my mouth was wonderful. But like the other reviews you just don't get a lot for the price. I went with a group (and our dinner was paid for)...so I tried the mussels for an appetizer (very good!), the chicken pasta for entree (again very good, but just a few bites of it), and creme brulee for dessert (awesome!). The presentations were wonderful, and the food was very very good. All in all, I would possibly go back. But just for a special occasion. It's perfect for a unique experience or a date or anniversary.

Pros: taste, wine, ambiance

Cons: price, amount of food

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We stopped here on our way to TPAC. We only had 45 minutes to sit, order, and eat. We told the server we were in a rush and she stepped on it. The food was fantastic! I had a Pork Tamala(not like you get in a mexican restaurant). It was so delicious I savored every bite. My boyfriend had Veal and said it was the best Veal he's had. We end with a Ancho Chile Cheese Cake. So in total we had 3 glasses of wine, appetizer, salads, entrees and dessert for $90. Very fair price for the quality of food we enjoyed. We will go again when we have more time.

2
★★★★★

We stopped here on our way to TPAC. We only had 45 minutes to sit, order, and eat. We told the server we were in a rush and she stepped on it. The food was fantastic! I had a Pork Tamala(not like you get in a mexican restaurant). It was so delicious I savored every bite. My boyfriend had Veal and said it was the best Veal he's had. We end with a Ancho Chile Cheese Cake. So in total we had 3 glasses of wine, appetizer, salads, entrees and dessert for $90. Very fair price for the quality of food we enjoyed. We will go again when we have more time.

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Our first Tayst began on a Friday night about a year ago, and because of the great food, service, environment, and especially the staff, we frequent Tayst every Friday! The smoke free environment is a unique scene for a bar, and the menu changes every quarter. Jeremy, the chef, has created many different taysts for the pallate and steve the bartender enhances that tayst with variety of exceptional wines that are hand picked by him...an excellent somalier inmy mind!!! Thanks guys!

2
★★★★★

Our first Tayst began on a Friday night about a year ago, and because of the great food, service, environment, and especially the staff, we frequent Tayst every Friday! The smoke free environment is a unique scene for a bar, and the menu changes every quarter. Jeremy, the chef, has created many different taysts for the pallate and steve the bartender enhances that tayst with variety of exceptional wines that are hand picked by him...an excellent somalier inmy mind!!! Thanks guys!

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I'd heard many good things about tayst, and wasn't disappointed when i finally dined there. the server was very helpful and we decided to do flights of wine so that we could try several new things. Appetizers were great: we had a special lamb appetizer and the tempura hearts of plam, both great. we shared a salad (which they actually split for us in the kitchen!), then had the freeform ravioli (amazing!) and the caramel apple lamb shank (very nice presentation and combination of flavors!). Though we didn't have room for desert, they sounded intriguing: the chef is not afraid to have fun with food, which is a plus. overall, a great experience, and we'll be back soon!

2
★★★★★

I'd heard many good things about tayst, and wasn't disappointed when i finally dined there. the server was very helpful and we decided to do flights of wine so that we could try several new things. Appetizers were great: we had a special lamb appetizer and the tempura hearts of plam, both great. we shared a salad (which they actually split for us in the kitchen!), then had the freeform ravioli (amazing!) and the caramel apple lamb shank (very nice presentation and combination of flavors!). Though we didn't have room for desert, they sounded intriguing: the chef is not afraid to have fun with food, which is a plus. overall, a great experience, and we'll be back soon!

Pros: food, value, service

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Went for Valentine's Day dinner and wanted to try a new place. Arrived at the time of our reservation and was promptly seated with no waiting. Service was good and the atmosphere classy. I was very disappointed with the size of the small portions as it seems all you get is a "taste" of the food at premium prices. I enjoyed my salad and entree, but filled up on bread, skipping dessert as I knew the price would be high for the bite-sized portion. Needless to say, I left the restaurant disappointed and hungry, stopping at a fast food drive-through on the way home.

1
★★★☆☆

Went for Valentine's Day dinner and wanted to try a new place. Arrived at the time of our reservation and was promptly seated with no waiting. Service was good and the atmosphere classy. I was very disappointed with the size of the small portions as it seems all you get is a "taste" of the food at premium prices. I enjoyed my salad and entree, but filled up on bread, skipping dessert as I knew the price would be high for the bite-sized portion. Needless to say, I left the restaurant disappointed and hungry, stopping at a fast food drive-through on the way home.

Pros: service, decor

Cons: food portions, value for the food

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Somewhere between Zola and F. Scott's lies geographically as well dining experience the Tayst Restaurant. The presentation and quality of each "tayst" (soup, appetizer, entree & dessert) were all excellent (although the creme brulee was very good, it was not the best we had ever eaten - as the owner was prepared to wager). The wait staff was friendly, not overly attentive and well versed in the wines available on their list (including several rather arcane wines). Compared to any "fine" dining experience in Nashville (a difficult search, trust me), the pricing (and portions) is very reasonable and certainly competitive.

2
★★★★★

Somewhere between Zola and F. Scott's lies geographically as well dining experience the Tayst Restaurant. The presentation and quality of each "tayst" (soup, appetizer, entree & dessert) were all excellent (although the creme brulee was very good, it was not the best we had ever eaten - as the owner was prepared to wager). The wait staff was friendly, not overly attentive and well versed in the wines available on their list (including several rather arcane wines). Compared to any "fine" dining experience in Nashville (a difficult search, trust me), the pricing (and portions) is very reasonable and certainly competitive.

Pros: excellent food, superior service, gregarious owner

Cons: small wine list, mediocre ambiance, crowded

 

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