Sunset Grill

★★★★☆
  • 2001 Belcourt Ave

    Nashville, TN 37212

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  • 615-386-3663

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Hours
Monday To Saturday From 04:45 PM To 01:30 AM Tuesday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 01:30 AM Saturday From 04:45 PM To 01:30 AM Sunday From 04:45 PM To 11:00 PM
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I have been a frequenter of Sunset Grill for almost 2 decades, and although it has always been one of my favorites, 2009 and 2010 have been some of the most exciting years to go. After years of the same things on the menu, there has finally been a huge change after Chris Cunningham stepped in and took over back in October. Although your favorite classics, such as the voodoo pasta and the sunset caesar are still there for some people's liking, the rest of the menu has been totally revamped, bringing in an explosion of different cultures and tastes. It doesn't matter how picky anyone may be in your dinner party, there is something on the menu to perk up their tastebuds, such as the lamb kefta appetizer or the new trout "BLT". There is also always a full menu of fresh specials that change weekly based upon what's coming in locally. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is local or visiting. If you haven't visited in awhile, swing by and check out the new menu. It's definitely worth a visit!

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★★★★★

I have been a frequenter of Sunset Grill for almost 2 decades, and although it has always been one of my favorites, 2009 and 2010 have been some of the most exciting years to go. After years of the same things on the menu, there has finally been a huge change after Chris Cunningham stepped in and took over back in October. Although your favorite classics, such as the voodoo pasta and the sunset caesar are still there for some people's liking, the rest of the menu has been totally revamped, bringing in an explosion of different cultures and tastes. It doesn't matter how picky anyone may be in your dinner party, there is something on the menu to perk up their tastebuds, such as the lamb kefta appetizer or the new trout "BLT". There is also always a full menu of fresh specials that change weekly based upon what's coming in locally. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is local or visiting. If you haven't visited in awhile, swing by and check out the new menu. It's definitely worth a visit!

Pros: something for everyone on the menu

Cons: leaving too full

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We always stop in Nashville on our way to IU in Bloomington. We were very fortunate to eat at The Sunset Grill last November. What a pleasant surprise!
For a college town, it was very classy, yet "cool" and had very delicious food. The service was extremely competent and hospitable. We are from Atlanta, Ga and have many very good restaurants in our town. The Sunset Grill will definitely be a frequented place on our way to visit our kids at IU. Do not miss this "diamond -in -the rough. Enjoy

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★★★★☆

We always stop in Nashville on our way to IU in Bloomington. We were very fortunate to eat at The Sunset Grill last November. What a pleasant surprise!
For a college town, it was very classy, yet "cool" and had very delicious food. The service was extremely competent and hospitable. We are from Atlanta, Ga and have many very good restaurants in our town. The Sunset Grill will definitely be a frequented place on our way to visit our kids at IU. Do not miss this "diamond -in -the rough. Enjoy

Pros: Great food, great people, great place

Cons: Hard to find if you are an "out-of-towner"

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As a Nashville native, as well as someone who loves to travel and eat great food wherever I go, trust me on this one: skip the Sunset Grill. This is a dinosaur of a restaurant. The menu has not changed in 10 years, and the wine list is unimpresive and equally dated. The food itself is average, at best - and certainly not worth the price paid.

The Sunset Grill comes from a bygone era in Nashville dining, and can not compete with the many other, BETTER restaurants that are populating our fine city. The Sunset refuses to update their menu, and refuses to embrace culinary change of any sort. And perhaps more importantly, the food is uninspired, uninteresting, lackluster, and overall pretty terrible. It's kind of sad, but in the same vein, if they can't grow or move forward then they deserve the dwindling business they've been getting.

Also to note, this place is popular with two types of Nashvillians: Vanderbilt sorority & frat types who think it's posh based solely on its location, and who really don't have any discriminating culinary tastes of their own, and the geriatric Belle Meade crowd. And that's it.

Don't spend your time or money on this dying waste of good real estate.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a Nashville native, as well as someone who loves to travel and eat great food wherever I go, trust me on this one: skip the Sunset Grill. This is a dinosaur of a restaurant. The menu has not changed in 10 years, and the wine list is unimpresive and equally dated. The food itself is average, at best - and certainly not worth the price paid.

The Sunset Grill comes from a bygone era in Nashville dining, and can not compete with the many other, BETTER restaurants that are populating our fine city. The Sunset refuses to update their menu, and refuses to embrace culinary change of any sort. And perhaps more importantly, the food is uninspired, uninteresting, lackluster, and overall pretty terrible. It's kind of sad, but in the same vein, if they can't grow or move forward then they deserve the dwindling business they've been getting.

Also to note, this place is popular with two types of Nashvillians: Vanderbilt sorority & frat types who think it's posh based solely on its location, and who really don't have any discriminating culinary tastes of their own, and the geriatric Belle Meade crowd. And that's it.

Don't spend your time or money on this dying waste of good real estate.

Pros: Location

Cons: Dated menu, dated wine list, mediocre food

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here last week with our parents. We had a great server - who knew the menu and offered great suggestions. We all ordered a starter plus an entree. Everyone was impressed by the starters - sonoma salad, summer salad of cucumbers and tomatoes, scallops. The main entree's were decent - lamb was tasty, pork tenderloin was yummy, vegetarian loved her stuffed pepper, etc.

All in all, I would recommend Sunset to anyone. It's not some fancy new place in town, but rather a classic that's been here for a while and will more than likely stay around for a while. While the food might not be on the cutting edge, it's good portions and tasty.

The patio is the place to be in great weather...

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I had dinner here last week with our parents. We had a great server - who knew the menu and offered great suggestions. We all ordered a starter plus an entree. Everyone was impressed by the starters - sonoma salad, summer salad of cucumbers and tomatoes, scallops. The main entree's were decent - lamb was tasty, pork tenderloin was yummy, vegetarian loved her stuffed pepper, etc.

All in all, I would recommend Sunset to anyone. It's not some fancy new place in town, but rather a classic that's been here for a while and will more than likely stay around for a while. While the food might not be on the cutting edge, it's good portions and tasty.

The patio is the place to be in great weather...

Pros: Wine specials, patio, late night menu

Cons: Patio Chairs

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Two of us tried the Prime Grillin specials...what a deal! The steaks were cooked to perfection, and I would definitely recommend the shrimp scampi side. The wine sale is awsome--by the glass or bottle. We will definitely be back for more!

2
★★★★☆

Two of us tried the Prime Grillin specials...what a deal! The steaks were cooked to perfection, and I would definitely recommend the shrimp scampi side. The wine sale is awsome--by the glass or bottle. We will definitely be back for more!

Pros: Fantastic steaks at a steal

Cons: No room for dessert

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This dessert was definitely worth the trip! Our party stopped in during a business trip. I had never heard of coconut sushi before that. It's like a giant almond joy candy bar with a unique shape...yummy! To be honest, I can't remember what we had for dinner, but I would certainly recommend the dessert!

5
★★★★★

This dessert was definitely worth the trip! Our party stopped in during a business trip. I had never heard of coconut sushi before that. It's like a giant almond joy candy bar with a unique shape...yummy! To be honest, I can't remember what we had for dinner, but I would certainly recommend the dessert!

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I have dined at Sunset Grill many times during the last few years and have just recently watched the quality and quantity of the food and service deteriorate. The menu is uninteresting and the food is bland, as is the service. Fortunately, there are are many other other restaurants keeping their food and service up to standards during these difficult times. I will be patronizing them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have dined at Sunset Grill many times during the last few years and have just recently watched the quality and quantity of the food and service deteriorate. The menu is uninteresting and the food is bland, as is the service. Fortunately, there are are many other other restaurants keeping their food and service up to standards during these difficult times. I will be patronizing them.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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My boyfriend and I recently dined at Sunset and had a really great time! We were greeted warmly at the door and had our choice of where we wanted to sit. It was a beautiful day so we sat in the atrium area where the windows were open. We were happily surprised to find a whole list of wines at a discounted price, some were even 50% off so we got an excellent Williamette pinot for under 50 bucks! Since the last time we had visited the menu had expanded and we could barely make up our minds! Everything was fantastic-- mussels, filet mignon and the duck. We finished with the apple crisp and nearly slipped into a food coma. Our server was knowledgeable but not pushy (I hate that) and we had a nice time talking with her. All in all, it was an awesome experience and we will definitely be going back!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I recently dined at Sunset and had a really great time! We were greeted warmly at the door and had our choice of where we wanted to sit. It was a beautiful day so we sat in the atrium area where the windows were open. We were happily surprised to find a whole list of wines at a discounted price, some were even 50% off so we got an excellent Williamette pinot for under 50 bucks! Since the last time we had visited the menu had expanded and we could barely make up our minds! Everything was fantastic-- mussels, filet mignon and the duck. We finished with the apple crisp and nearly slipped into a food coma. Our server was knowledgeable but not pushy (I hate that) and we had a nice time talking with her. All in all, it was an awesome experience and we will definitely be going back!

Pros: great wine list, yummy food, friendly staff

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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My fiance' and I made reservations at Sunset Grille for Valentine's Day. We stood and waited at the entrance by hostess stand for nearly ten minutes before we were seated. We overlooked it and remained positive. I don't know where to begin...But, the menu is sort of limited. The salad selection is very poor and the entrees are very, very expensive. We were prepared to indulge in the amount of food, the wine and the price because of the occasion. So, we decided on a 29.50 bottle of wine that was "50%" off, when she brought it to the table realized it was "Red Rosso from Sonoma", it's a blend that I've bought several times at the store because it's $9.00. I had to tell her we made a mistake. So we picked another for about $30 and it was decent. My fiance' ordered the scallops entree at $25.00 and I ordered the salmon entree at $20.00. No appetizers. We just munched on the bread. We both drank water and wine. Our waitress was pleasant but lacked personality and enthusiasm you would expect from such fine dining. We got our meals and I was shocked. We didn't get a salad with them or any sides or anything so I expected decent portions. His plate had TWO, yes, TWO scallops on it with some green peas scattered around and a sauce. The sauce was lukewarm, as if it had been sitting out in room air. My fish was a normal size I suppose and over some risotto and a cream sauce. That's it. We spent, with the tip, $97.00 on two scallops and a piece of small salmon and a cheap bottle of red wine. No appetizer, no dessert, no sodas, no tea, no coffee. It was such a huge disappointment. It wasn't fine dining, it was poor service. Not only were we afraid of the portion of dessert we might get but we wondered if we could afford it! We were so ready to get out and wished we had just gone to Maggianos or something tasty and affordable that would fill us up! Do not go to this place, it is such an incredible RIP OFF!!! It's a joke. So sad we went here and spent $100

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★☆☆☆☆

My fiance' and I made reservations at Sunset Grille for Valentine's Day. We stood and waited at the entrance by hostess stand for nearly ten minutes before we were seated. We overlooked it and remained positive. I don't know where to begin...But, the menu is sort of limited. The salad selection is very poor and the entrees are very, very expensive. We were prepared to indulge in the amount of food, the wine and the price because of the occasion. So, we decided on a 29.50 bottle of wine that was "50%" off, when she brought it to the table realized it was "Red Rosso from Sonoma", it's a blend that I've bought several times at the store because it's $9.00. I had to tell her we made a mistake. So we picked another for about $30 and it was decent. My fiance' ordered the scallops entree at $25.00 and I ordered the salmon entree at $20.00. No appetizers. We just munched on the bread. We both drank water and wine. Our waitress was pleasant but lacked personality and enthusiasm you would expect from such fine dining. We got our meals and I was shocked. We didn't get a salad with them or any sides or anything so I expected decent portions. His plate had TWO, yes, TWO scallops on it with some green peas scattered around and a sauce. The sauce was lukewarm, as if it had been sitting out in room air. My fish was a normal size I suppose and over some risotto and a cream sauce. That's it. We spent, with the tip, $97.00 on two scallops and a piece of small salmon and a cheap bottle of red wine. No appetizer, no dessert, no sodas, no tea, no coffee. It was such a huge disappointment. It wasn't fine dining, it was poor service. Not only were we afraid of the portion of dessert we might get but we wondered if we could afford it! We were so ready to get out and wished we had just gone to Maggianos or something tasty and affordable that would fill us up! Do not go to this place, it is such an incredible RIP OFF!!! It's a joke. So sad we went here and spent $100

Pros: A large wine list, although don't be fooled, most are cheapo and marked up; location

Cons: Food quality, food price, service, decor, PRICE

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Average, at best. The service was average; the food was less than delicious. The fried calamari was nearly inedible.

Great half-priced wine!

As a side note, I also felt as if Frasier Crane might walk in at any moment... very 90s.

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★★☆☆☆

Average, at best. The service was average; the food was less than delicious. The fried calamari was nearly inedible.

Great half-priced wine!

As a side note, I also felt as if Frasier Crane might walk in at any moment... very 90s.

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We met another couple at Sunset for a pre theater meal. We were seated promptly and had no problem making the curtain time. One member of our party was a vegetarian and had an all veggie pasta dish. Very good. All of the entrees were good and the desserts delicious. A bit pricey but met our expectations. Allow time to find parking. Would visit again.

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★★★☆☆

We met another couple at Sunset for a pre theater meal. We were seated promptly and had no problem making the curtain time. One member of our party was a vegetarian and had an all veggie pasta dish. Very good. All of the entrees were good and the desserts delicious. A bit pricey but met our expectations. Allow time to find parking. Would visit again.

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i was in for dinner last tuesday with my partner & a couple of friends. it had been awhile since we had last been in because we don't go out too often & when we have we've wanted to try some of the newer fine dining establishments that nashville has recently given us (like watermark & flyte-both fabulous by the way!)but we were drawn in by the 50% off wine sale. how can you go wrong with cheap wine?! as far as the decor not much has changed (except for some new paintings on the wall by dave turner? which were nice but looked a little out of place in contrast to the drab dining room). the food however has changed quite a bit since the last time we were in. they seem to be on the same bandwagon that alot of the other independent restaurants in town that we have been to are on-the whole local/sustainable thing that seems to be sweeping the nation. when we asked our server about a few of the items & where they came from he gave us very informative answers. we started with appetizers-fried homemade pickles (which sound hokey but were really good!), local smoked trout spring rolls & a red beet hummus which was a nice twist on your normal hummus. for an entree i had the special bluefish which i haven't had since i lived up north. i was pleasantly reminded of how good the seafood was when i lived in boston & surprised to be eating it in nashville of all places! my partner had a grouper special that was served with a duck fat fried potato & cabbage hash that was to die for. our friends ordered off the menu. one had a moroccan barbecued tennessee farm raised chicken dish which was light & full of flavor-especially for a chicken dish. the other had the scallops which he enjoyed but were a little bit overdone in my opinion. the desserts hadn't changed much since we were in last but we did have a fresh local berry cobbler with creme fraiche ice cream that was quite yummy. we'll definitely be back sooner next time-especially if we can eat good food with cheap high end wines!

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★★★★★

i was in for dinner last tuesday with my partner & a couple of friends. it had been awhile since we had last been in because we don't go out too often & when we have we've wanted to try some of the newer fine dining establishments that nashville has recently given us (like watermark & flyte-both fabulous by the way!)but we were drawn in by the 50% off wine sale. how can you go wrong with cheap wine?! as far as the decor not much has changed (except for some new paintings on the wall by dave turner? which were nice but looked a little out of place in contrast to the drab dining room). the food however has changed quite a bit since the last time we were in. they seem to be on the same bandwagon that alot of the other independent restaurants in town that we have been to are on-the whole local/sustainable thing that seems to be sweeping the nation. when we asked our server about a few of the items & where they came from he gave us very informative answers. we started with appetizers-fried homemade pickles (which sound hokey but were really good!), local smoked trout spring rolls & a red beet hummus which was a nice twist on your normal hummus. for an entree i had the special bluefish which i haven't had since i lived up north. i was pleasantly reminded of how good the seafood was when i lived in boston & surprised to be eating it in nashville of all places! my partner had a grouper special that was served with a duck fat fried potato & cabbage hash that was to die for. our friends ordered off the menu. one had a moroccan barbecued tennessee farm raised chicken dish which was light & full of flavor-especially for a chicken dish. the other had the scallops which he enjoyed but were a little bit overdone in my opinion. the desserts hadn't changed much since we were in last but we did have a fresh local berry cobbler with creme fraiche ice cream that was quite yummy. we'll definitely be back sooner next time-especially if we can eat good food with cheap high end wines!

Pros: fresh seafood, local food

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great menu good service and half price wine by the bottle a great deal, one of Nashvilles classic's alway's getting better

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★★★★★

great menu good service and half price wine by the bottle a great deal, one of Nashvilles classic's alway's getting better

Pros: half price wine, food

Cons: parking

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Disclaimer: Citysearch won't let me say what I want so instead of the word I need to use we will use another, it is the word that rhymes with "coaches"
Oh how disappointed I am! This used to be my favorite restaurant but alas it is no more. I used to long for their chocolate sushi and the dimly lit ambiance that is Sunset but my last visit has stopped me in my tracks forever from going back. I was eating with a friend in the bar and suddenly my friends face froze and the waitress was called over. I never looked but when the waitress pulled a napkin out of her apron and started beating the back side of my booth I knew it was bad. My friend told me then that it had been a "coach". I could not believe that this happened at my FAVORITE restaurant. It was terrible. At the time I was just so grossed out at the situation that I couldn't really think but we actually paid for the meal - which is totally not okay. Anyway, "coaches" only live around filth and where there is one there are a thousand. Seriously, I know that it is hard to keep a restaurant clean, I have worked in a few myself, but "coaches" are where you just have to draw the line. Eat at your own risk.

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★☆☆☆☆

Disclaimer: Citysearch won't let me say what I want so instead of the word I need to use we will use another, it is the word that rhymes with "coaches"
Oh how disappointed I am! This used to be my favorite restaurant but alas it is no more. I used to long for their chocolate sushi and the dimly lit ambiance that is Sunset but my last visit has stopped me in my tracks forever from going back. I was eating with a friend in the bar and suddenly my friends face froze and the waitress was called over. I never looked but when the waitress pulled a napkin out of her apron and started beating the back side of my booth I knew it was bad. My friend told me then that it had been a "coach". I could not believe that this happened at my FAVORITE restaurant. It was terrible. At the time I was just so grossed out at the situation that I couldn't really think but we actually paid for the meal - which is totally not okay. Anyway, "coaches" only live around filth and where there is one there are a thousand. Seriously, I know that it is hard to keep a restaurant clean, I have worked in a few myself, but "coaches" are where you just have to draw the line. Eat at your own risk.

Pros: Pretty on the outside

Cons: Ugly on the "inside"

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I hadn't been to Sunset Grill in quite a while, but a friend suggested and I am so glad he did. We made an 8pm reservation and while they were busy we were seated promptly. The server (I wish I got his name) was friendly and knowledgeable. He suggested a wine that I fell in love with. I ordered a salmon dish, a special and it was delicious!! I wish it was on the main menu! The atmosphere was pleasant. Totally Great vibe. If you haven't been in a while check it out! Great dining experience!

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★★★★☆

I hadn't been to Sunset Grill in quite a while, but a friend suggested and I am so glad he did. We made an 8pm reservation and while they were busy we were seated promptly. The server (I wish I got his name) was friendly and knowledgeable. He suggested a wine that I fell in love with. I ordered a salmon dish, a special and it was delicious!! I wish it was on the main menu! The atmosphere was pleasant. Totally Great vibe. If you haven't been in a while check it out! Great dining experience!

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I've been to some great 4 star restaurants around the country and this one missed the mark. We had a reservation for 7:30 however we still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. The main dining area is cramped, you are right on top of the table next to you. The server was friendly but slow. Food was just okay, not impressive at all. I ordered Pork Ossobucco with a jalapeno barbecue sauce and it was bland. Not worth the money at all. Try Cabana across the street if you want good food at a decent price. Same owners but much better atmosphere. Also try Radius10 for a delicious high end meal.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've been to some great 4 star restaurants around the country and this one missed the mark. We had a reservation for 7:30 however we still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. The main dining area is cramped, you are right on top of the table next to you. The server was friendly but slow. Food was just okay, not impressive at all. I ordered Pork Ossobucco with a jalapeno barbecue sauce and it was bland. Not worth the money at all. Try Cabana across the street if you want good food at a decent price. Same owners but much better atmosphere. Also try Radius10 for a delicious high end meal.

Pros: Free Valet Parking, Friendly services

Cons: Bland food, cramped atmosphere

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Had out of town company, reservations for 9pm. Arrived promptly, seated promptly. Special menu listed Stone Crab Claws (5 claws for $30) menu also listed next to the claws - "with Joes famous mustard dipping sauce". We are HUGE admirers of Joes in South Beach and are familiar with their sauce and asked the waiter if it is indeed "Joes". We were assured that it was the Real Deal!!! How disappointing when it arrived and was tasted like a poor rendition of the original. We pointed this out to the waiter who later apologized to us and said it was not authentic Joe's Mustard Sauce. Additionally, the crab claws, while a decent size, were not of the quality I would expect for the price. We have no problem spending top dollar for good food, but paying top dollar for substandard really irks us. Two Good Points - The restaurant did tell us that dessert would be on them due to the misinformation. Also weekend nights, bottles of wine are half price. Back to the food. In addition to the crab, we ordered calamari as an appetizer. At $12 - it was terrible, tasted like frozen calamari that was breaded and the breading undercooked. Had a raw flour taste to it. Red/green peppers were also mixed in and were the best part of the dish. The cocktail sauce is lackluster. An entree of Lobster ravioli was ordered by one of our dining party and while the concept was ok, the dish was way too busy and overpowered by blue cheese and apples in the dish. The scallops were ok as was the tenderloin. The port ossobucco was decent. Additionally, they advertise a free powerball ticket to be given with every bottle of wine ordered. We never saw a lottery ticket. Dessert, which was on the house was fine, the creme brulee was good, the flavor was great the sugar top was fair (too thin, only covered half of the dish). Presentation was good for most things. But overall, very disappointed. Felt very rushed as courses were brought out before the prior ones were finished.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had out of town company, reservations for 9pm. Arrived promptly, seated promptly. Special menu listed Stone Crab Claws (5 claws for $30) menu also listed next to the claws - "with Joes famous mustard dipping sauce". We are HUGE admirers of Joes in South Beach and are familiar with their sauce and asked the waiter if it is indeed "Joes". We were assured that it was the Real Deal!!! How disappointing when it arrived and was tasted like a poor rendition of the original. We pointed this out to the waiter who later apologized to us and said it was not authentic Joe's Mustard Sauce. Additionally, the crab claws, while a decent size, were not of the quality I would expect for the price. We have no problem spending top dollar for good food, but paying top dollar for substandard really irks us. Two Good Points - The restaurant did tell us that dessert would be on them due to the misinformation. Also weekend nights, bottles of wine are half price. Back to the food. In addition to the crab, we ordered calamari as an appetizer. At $12 - it was terrible, tasted like frozen calamari that was breaded and the breading undercooked. Had a raw flour taste to it. Red/green peppers were also mixed in and were the best part of the dish. The cocktail sauce is lackluster. An entree of Lobster ravioli was ordered by one of our dining party and while the concept was ok, the dish was way too busy and overpowered by blue cheese and apples in the dish. The scallops were ok as was the tenderloin. The port ossobucco was decent. Additionally, they advertise a free powerball ticket to be given with every bottle of wine ordered. We never saw a lottery ticket. Dessert, which was on the house was fine, the creme brulee was good, the flavor was great the sugar top was fair (too thin, only covered half of the dish). Presentation was good for most things. But overall, very disappointed. Felt very rushed as courses were brought out before the prior ones were finished.

Pros: 1/2 price bottles of wine on weekends

Cons: Food, rushed service

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Some friends and I went to Sunset Grill a few nights ago hoping for some good food and a nice atmosphere. We were very dissapointed. The food was mostly inedible. I got a burger and could not eat it. It was cold and tough, I couldn't even cut it with my knife. The bite I did have tasted awful, so I just gave up. Others in the party had pasta (also cold) and chicken as well as salads. No one enjoyed their food. The service was horrible. The waitress got our orders wrong, brought some people food then 10 to 15 minutes later brought the others food. After that she never came back to see how we were doing. When she brought the check she didn't bother to ask why no one had eaten their food and didn't stick around long enough for us to tell her we weren't happy. We will never be back there. It cost me over $20 and the only thing I could consume was my glass of water. And, for a $20 glass of water one would at least think you could expect to get a refill.

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★☆☆☆☆

Some friends and I went to Sunset Grill a few nights ago hoping for some good food and a nice atmosphere. We were very dissapointed. The food was mostly inedible. I got a burger and could not eat it. It was cold and tough, I couldn't even cut it with my knife. The bite I did have tasted awful, so I just gave up. Others in the party had pasta (also cold) and chicken as well as salads. No one enjoyed their food. The service was horrible. The waitress got our orders wrong, brought some people food then 10 to 15 minutes later brought the others food. After that she never came back to see how we were doing. When she brought the check she didn't bother to ask why no one had eaten their food and didn't stick around long enough for us to tell her we weren't happy. We will never be back there. It cost me over $20 and the only thing I could consume was my glass of water. And, for a $20 glass of water one would at least think you could expect to get a refill.

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Our group of 13 ranged in age from 12 - 50+; all were pleased; service was excellent; our server was very knowledgeable and helpful through the extensive wine offerings; all were paired nicely.

On 12/30/07 The shuttle picked us promptly from the hotel and upon arriving our table was quickly prepared and readied for our 8:00 reservation. Tableside service was prompt, courteous and helpful.

Greatly recommend to those that want something different. Our children enjoyed the vegetable stir fry; I had the lemon sole special of the evening and it was wonderful.

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★★★★★

Our group of 13 ranged in age from 12 - 50+; all were pleased; service was excellent; our server was very knowledgeable and helpful through the extensive wine offerings; all were paired nicely.

On 12/30/07 The shuttle picked us promptly from the hotel and upon arriving our table was quickly prepared and readied for our 8:00 reservation. Tableside service was prompt, courteous and helpful.

Greatly recommend to those that want something different. Our children enjoyed the vegetable stir fry; I had the lemon sole special of the evening and it was wonderful.

Pros: Service, varied menu, food!

Cons: the location is 250 miles from home!

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My significant other had been to SG previously, so we decided to venture out for a special evening. Boy this was a huge let-down! The appetizer had spoiled tomatoes on it?meaning they were sour and black! My husband found a long black curly hair in his entree', and the wait staff couldn't care less. My side item was cold and hard as rock. After bringing the problem to the attention to the wait staff they made no attempts to correct the problem or even fix it other than to take the dish away. Way to expensive for this kind of service and food

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★☆☆☆☆

My significant other had been to SG previously, so we decided to venture out for a special evening. Boy this was a huge let-down! The appetizer had spoiled tomatoes on it?meaning they were sour and black! My husband found a long black curly hair in his entree', and the wait staff couldn't care less. My side item was cold and hard as rock. After bringing the problem to the attention to the wait staff they made no attempts to correct the problem or even fix it other than to take the dish away. Way to expensive for this kind of service and food

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I recently enjoyed dinner at Sunset Grill. The dinner menu was extensive and each item offered many unique flavors and ingredients. I was very happy with the recommended wines for each item. I will definitely return to this restaurant!

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★★★★☆

I recently enjoyed dinner at Sunset Grill. The dinner menu was extensive and each item offered many unique flavors and ingredients. I was very happy with the recommended wines for each item. I will definitely return to this restaurant!

Pros: Many menu choices, Extensive wine list, Great service

Cons: Loud, crowded

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They were packed last nite, so Randy R was nice enough to cop us a corner table on the 20th avenue part of the patio seating. Anyway we had a truffle burger and a plate of venison. Both were good like the food always is here. Shared a bottle of cheap white Casa Lapostolle.

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★★★★☆

They were packed last nite, so Randy R was nice enough to cop us a corner table on the 20th avenue part of the patio seating. Anyway we had a truffle burger and a plate of venison. Both were good like the food always is here. Shared a bottle of cheap white Casa Lapostolle.

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I was lucky to be taken out for lunch at Sunset Grill on multiple occassions over a four year stay in Nashville. The dishes were all fresh and innovative, reasonably priced, and promptly served. The dinner prices were a little steep and somehow not as fresh as at lunch. The desserts, however, were out of this world no matter what time of day!

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★★★★☆

I was lucky to be taken out for lunch at Sunset Grill on multiple occassions over a four year stay in Nashville. The dishes were all fresh and innovative, reasonably priced, and promptly served. The dinner prices were a little steep and somehow not as fresh as at lunch. The desserts, however, were out of this world no matter what time of day!

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Sunset is a quintessential Hillsboro establishment. good food and an extensive wine list as well as a good beer list, of note, they serve Chemay. Prices are quite high for what it is, but its more about the scene i think than fine dining.

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★★★☆☆

Sunset is a quintessential Hillsboro establishment. good food and an extensive wine list as well as a good beer list, of note, they serve Chemay. Prices are quite high for what it is, but its more about the scene i think than fine dining.

Pros: wine and beer selection

Cons: over priced

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Sunset is a great place for lunch or dinner. The food is reliable and the wine is resonably priced. I highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

Sunset is a great place for lunch or dinner. The food is reliable and the wine is resonably priced. I highly recommend this place.

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no ego here. just good quality food and they'll serve it up anyway you ask them to. it's just always good. not strongly chef driven - but god bless randy rayburn the owner for keeping it high quality all the way...

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★★★★★

no ego here. just good quality food and they'll serve it up anyway you ask them to. it's just always good. not strongly chef driven - but god bless randy rayburn the owner for keeping it high quality all the way...

Pros: you can expect it to be very good and it will be

Cons: it is what it is (like all of us)

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I visited with family on a sunday night. The waiter we had was quite rude. He was unhelpful and made snide remarks throughout the meal. I've always thought the food is rather inconsistent at Sunset Grill, but I definitely will not take anyone back there after poor treatment.

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★★☆☆☆

I visited with family on a sunday night. The waiter we had was quite rude. He was unhelpful and made snide remarks throughout the meal. I've always thought the food is rather inconsistent at Sunset Grill, but I definitely will not take anyone back there after poor treatment.

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Enjoyed my visit here. Tjere was great service and a fabulous wine list. Loved the ambiance of the place...

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★★★★☆

Enjoyed my visit here. Tjere was great service and a fabulous wine list. Loved the ambiance of the place...

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Sunset Grill is consistently above average without being too expensive. It's not "fine dining" in the same league as F. Scotts or Midtown, but it's still very nice. The menu is longer than most of the "fancier" restaurant menus in Nashville, providing enough options for even a picky eater. There are lots of appetizers, soups, salads and sides for lesser appetites. The wine list is creative and extensive - fabulous for wine buffs!

The outside patio is great for a drink, appetizer and dessert on a warm evening. Sunset used to be great on appetizers and desserts, not so good on entrees, but they've revamped their kitchen and menu recently and our recent entrees have been delightful! The service and seating time is hit-or-miss.

All in all, I'd recommend it for a reliable, creative, semi-upscale meal.

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★★★★☆

Sunset Grill is consistently above average without being too expensive. It's not "fine dining" in the same league as F. Scotts or Midtown, but it's still very nice. The menu is longer than most of the "fancier" restaurant menus in Nashville, providing enough options for even a picky eater. There are lots of appetizers, soups, salads and sides for lesser appetites. The wine list is creative and extensive - fabulous for wine buffs!

The outside patio is great for a drink, appetizer and dessert on a warm evening. Sunset used to be great on appetizers and desserts, not so good on entrees, but they've revamped their kitchen and menu recently and our recent entrees have been delightful! The service and seating time is hit-or-miss.

All in all, I'd recommend it for a reliable, creative, semi-upscale meal.

Pros: Outside Patio, Wine List, Extensive Menu

Cons: Long Wait, Noisy

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Sunset Grill is typically one of our favorite places for a nice evening. The menu is phenomenal. The chefs take pride in their dishes. Recently, however, we went for a Saturday evening anniversary dinner and were very disappointed with the service we recieved from Bill (our server). We were promptly seated, but felt incredibly neglected. He came by a few times and said "I'll be right back". After a half hour of waiting, we ordered a main course and wine only. He did not recommend any appetizers. It took another half hour of waiting with no visits for our food to arrive, sans wine. When reminded of the drink order, he questioned whether we had actually placed one, and finally brought it when our dinner was almost finished. His demeanor only improved when our check arrived. We felt like it was too late.

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★★★★★

Sunset Grill is typically one of our favorite places for a nice evening. The menu is phenomenal. The chefs take pride in their dishes. Recently, however, we went for a Saturday evening anniversary dinner and were very disappointed with the service we recieved from Bill (our server). We were promptly seated, but felt incredibly neglected. He came by a few times and said "I'll be right back". After a half hour of waiting, we ordered a main course and wine only. He did not recommend any appetizers. It took another half hour of waiting with no visits for our food to arrive, sans wine. When reminded of the drink order, he questioned whether we had actually placed one, and finally brought it when our dinner was almost finished. His demeanor only improved when our check arrived. We felt like it was too late.

Pros: food

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Great soup, salads, desserts, vegetarian entrees, everything...Creative entrees that are always delicious.

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★★★★★

Great soup, salads, desserts, vegetarian entrees, everything...Creative entrees that are always delicious.

Pros: food, food, food

Cons: parking

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A very nice experience and touch to our final evening in Nashville. The food was very good and was happy to arrive early for seating. Parking was better than average and finding the place to a non resisdence was a bit hard it may have been easier with a well lighted signage.

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★★★★☆

A very nice experience and touch to our final evening in Nashville. The food was very good and was happy to arrive early for seating. Parking was better than average and finding the place to a non resisdence was a bit hard it may have been easier with a well lighted signage.

Pros: Good Parking

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I received a gift certificate for Sunset Grill as a gift and decided to use it for my anniversary. I'm thankful that I wasn't paying for the meal. Our service was terrible. It took 10 minutes after being seated before our server even greeted us. Another 5 minutes before we got water. He never brought us bread as all the other tables around us, so we had to ask another server. All of the food, from appetizer to dessert was underwhelming. I will probably never dine here again. There are too many really incredible restaurants in Nashville to waste your time on this one.

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★★☆☆☆

I received a gift certificate for Sunset Grill as a gift and decided to use it for my anniversary. I'm thankful that I wasn't paying for the meal. Our service was terrible. It took 10 minutes after being seated before our server even greeted us. Another 5 minutes before we got water. He never brought us bread as all the other tables around us, so we had to ask another server. All of the food, from appetizer to dessert was underwhelming. I will probably never dine here again. There are too many really incredible restaurants in Nashville to waste your time on this one.

Pros: Wine List

Cons: Service, Atmosphere, Food

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I dont think delivering delectable culinary delights to land-locked seafood aficionados was what Fred Smith had in mind when he founded Federal Express but thank goodness the powers behind Sunset Grill have the foresight to use this delivery method. Moki snapper, Alaskan salmon, Malpeque oysters all in one evening delivered right to our table, obviously fresh catches and perfectly prepared. The management is quite organized as the service was excellent on a busy Friday night, the wine by the glass selection in commendable and even the salads were extraordinary. This restaurant isnt just good for Nashville, its good period. Coming from a picky New Yorker, dont take that statement lightly. Go RSVP.

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★★★★★

I dont think delivering delectable culinary delights to land-locked seafood aficionados was what Fred Smith had in mind when he founded Federal Express but thank goodness the powers behind Sunset Grill have the foresight to use this delivery method. Moki snapper, Alaskan salmon, Malpeque oysters all in one evening delivered right to our table, obviously fresh catches and perfectly prepared. The management is quite organized as the service was excellent on a busy Friday night, the wine by the glass selection in commendable and even the salads were extraordinary. This restaurant isnt just good for Nashville, its good period. Coming from a picky New Yorker, dont take that statement lightly. Go RSVP.

Pros: Fresh Seafood, Great Choices, Wines!!

Cons: Room Temperature

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I recently ate at the Sunset Cafe for the first time, and found it to be a very pleasant place with a nice atmosphere and attentive staff. However, I was disappointed in the tiny size of the portions. In my book, they offer too little food for too much money.

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★★★☆☆

I recently ate at the Sunset Cafe for the first time, and found it to be a very pleasant place with a nice atmosphere and attentive staff. However, I was disappointed in the tiny size of the portions. In my book, they offer too little food for too much money.

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I think some of the reviews here are bogus. Sunset Grill is a good restaurant. I have eaten there 4 times and it has been consistent. Having moved to Nashville from Los Angeles, I have eaten at alot of really, really great restaurants.
I think nashville is average with restaurants, there are not a lot of places that I would conisder excellent, but Sunset Grill is solid.
They have one of the better wine lists I have seen here, and their menu is fairly creative.
My service has always been above average, and love how the open air atrium keeps the room from getting smoky.
Although Sunset grill wouldn't be a standout in Los Angeles or New York, in my experience it has been a consistent performer and serves some of the better food in fine dining here.

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★★★★☆

I think some of the reviews here are bogus. Sunset Grill is a good restaurant. I have eaten there 4 times and it has been consistent. Having moved to Nashville from Los Angeles, I have eaten at alot of really, really great restaurants.
I think nashville is average with restaurants, there are not a lot of places that I would conisder excellent, but Sunset Grill is solid.
They have one of the better wine lists I have seen here, and their menu is fairly creative.
My service has always been above average, and love how the open air atrium keeps the room from getting smoky.
Although Sunset grill wouldn't be a standout in Los Angeles or New York, in my experience it has been a consistent performer and serves some of the better food in fine dining here.

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I will never understand why people flock to this restaurant as if it is serving the finest food in the city. Which by the way it is not, in fact the four times I have eaten here the food has been truly below average. I don't understand how people could possibly think that Sunset Grill is anything close to fine dining. But if you want to over spend for poorly prepared food in a dated setting by all means knock yourself out on this one.

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★★★☆☆

I will never understand why people flock to this restaurant as if it is serving the finest food in the city. Which by the way it is not, in fact the four times I have eaten here the food has been truly below average. I don't understand how people could possibly think that Sunset Grill is anything close to fine dining. But if you want to over spend for poorly prepared food in a dated setting by all means knock yourself out on this one.

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Sunset once again managed to impress me. A true test of a restaurant is often if they can continue their outstanding performance over to a large group. We had a group of twenty and the evening was a resounding success. The planning was effortless and our guests left truly happy. The attention the staff paid to our wine pairings as well as accomodating our vegetarian guest was much appreciated. As I looked around the table empty plates were all around - grilled filet, tender, and juicy - smoked grilled pork chop, suculent, and flavorful - dover sole with crab and shrimp, perfectly prepared. The cocunut sushi put smiles on everyone's faces and once again there were empty plates of creme brulee and cheesecake too. Bravo for Sunset once again.

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★★★★★

Sunset once again managed to impress me. A true test of a restaurant is often if they can continue their outstanding performance over to a large group. We had a group of twenty and the evening was a resounding success. The planning was effortless and our guests left truly happy. The attention the staff paid to our wine pairings as well as accomodating our vegetarian guest was much appreciated. As I looked around the table empty plates were all around - grilled filet, tender, and juicy - smoked grilled pork chop, suculent, and flavorful - dover sole with crab and shrimp, perfectly prepared. The cocunut sushi put smiles on everyone's faces and once again there were empty plates of creme brulee and cheesecake too. Bravo for Sunset once again.

Pros: Service, Wine List, Food

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That's the only word I can use to best describe hype and anticipation coupled with a horribly sub-par dining experience.

First ordered the Pork w/ Polenta--guess what? No polenta left, and this was early in the evening. I ordered my second choice, the Angus Flank Steak strips w/ Gnocchi. The 'steak strips' were dry and crusty, the sauce was saccharin-sweet (still can't figure out the sugar element) and the Gnocchi was still in a raw dough-like consistency. I literally ate three bites. Here's the WORST: we decided to order the 'special' dessert: PB&J French toast w/ bananas foster. Get ready for this: we were served DRY toast w/ a smear of peanut butter, cut-up pieces of raw banana, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, all drizzled w/ caramel sauce.

The sun has definitely set on my anger...but unfortunately, it took with it my desire to ever dine there again.

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★★☆☆☆

That's the only word I can use to best describe hype and anticipation coupled with a horribly sub-par dining experience.

First ordered the Pork w/ Polenta--guess what? No polenta left, and this was early in the evening. I ordered my second choice, the Angus Flank Steak strips w/ Gnocchi. The 'steak strips' were dry and crusty, the sauce was saccharin-sweet (still can't figure out the sugar element) and the Gnocchi was still in a raw dough-like consistency. I literally ate three bites. Here's the WORST: we decided to order the 'special' dessert: PB&J French toast w/ bananas foster. Get ready for this: we were served DRY toast w/ a smear of peanut butter, cut-up pieces of raw banana, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, all drizzled w/ caramel sauce.

The sun has definitely set on my anger...but unfortunately, it took with it my desire to ever dine there again.

Pros: trendy, nice patio, cute valet staff

Cons: expensive, overrated, average food

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Nothing special here, first off the location is always very crowded, so valeting the car is a must. The atmosphere is nice, but nothing special. Its a nice place to take a date if you cant afford, or get reservations to a prime steakhouse (palm, mortons, flemings...). I've been there once for dinner and the service kind of lacked, and it took awhile to get our food. The second time i was there during the late-night menu. Service was better, but had to deal with a lot of college students not dressed for the restaurant, and who didnt know how to act in a fine dinning restaurant - thus wreaking the mood. I think there are a lot better restaurants in nashville, i dont see why so many people are so high on this place - i didnt see nothing special.

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★★★☆☆

Nothing special here, first off the location is always very crowded, so valeting the car is a must. The atmosphere is nice, but nothing special. Its a nice place to take a date if you cant afford, or get reservations to a prime steakhouse (palm, mortons, flemings...). I've been there once for dinner and the service kind of lacked, and it took awhile to get our food. The second time i was there during the late-night menu. Service was better, but had to deal with a lot of college students not dressed for the restaurant, and who didnt know how to act in a fine dinning restaurant - thus wreaking the mood. I think there are a lot better restaurants in nashville, i dont see why so many people are so high on this place - i didnt see nothing special.

Pros: wine list, price

Cons: , deserts, service

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I just wanted to drop a line to let you know don't miss out on the Sunset Grill. If you are traveling and or from Nashville put this restuaraunt in YOUR Rotation. The professional service, the knowlegable wine service, and most of all, the wonderful culinary expertise shines like a dimond in the rough.
I'm not sure if a waiter/bartender is still there. His name is Mike Bassow. He makes everything work like a well oiled machine. Rumor has it he is at the sister resturaunt, Midtown Cafe. What a catch for that staff. And speaking of GREAT resturaunts, Midtown Cafe is must stop too!
Enjoy the experience...I know we will when we come back!
Thanks again!

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★★★★★

I just wanted to drop a line to let you know don't miss out on the Sunset Grill. If you are traveling and or from Nashville put this restuaraunt in YOUR Rotation. The professional service, the knowlegable wine service, and most of all, the wonderful culinary expertise shines like a dimond in the rough.
I'm not sure if a waiter/bartender is still there. His name is Mike Bassow. He makes everything work like a well oiled machine. Rumor has it he is at the sister resturaunt, Midtown Cafe. What a catch for that staff. And speaking of GREAT resturaunts, Midtown Cafe is must stop too!
Enjoy the experience...I know we will when we come back!
Thanks again!

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The waiter was rude, the food reminded me of an overpriced and inferior Houston's, and the price was outrageous. The atmosphere was nice but other than that I have no reason to ever eat at this restaurant again!

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★★☆☆☆

The waiter was rude, the food reminded me of an overpriced and inferior Houston's, and the price was outrageous. The atmosphere was nice but other than that I have no reason to ever eat at this restaurant again!

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Wonderful. From aspiring songwriters to successful songwriters, you'll never know who you're seeing. And they'll think the same thing about you unless you tip your hand. The place where even behind-the-scenes big shots aren't recognizable. So blend in and have some fun!

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★★★★☆

Wonderful. From aspiring songwriters to successful songwriters, you'll never know who you're seeing. And they'll think the same thing about you unless you tip your hand. The place where even behind-the-scenes big shots aren't recognizable. So blend in and have some fun!

Pros: outdoor seating, great for 6 or less

Cons: don't go alone

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Once again, have you ever even been to Nashville? Granted, Sunset is a nice place, but who's getting paid off?What about Merchants, Seanache, Arthur's, Solo Mio, or the million other places thet are just as nice or better? Someone needs to expand their horizons.

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★★★★☆

Once again, have you ever even been to Nashville? Granted, Sunset is a nice place, but who's getting paid off?What about Merchants, Seanache, Arthur's, Solo Mio, or the million other places thet are just as nice or better? Someone needs to expand their horizons.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: There are some better

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I got us lost between Downtown and the Hotel. After our prom last year my boyfriend and i had a horrible time finding anything open to suite or mood and formal attire. Brittany at Rio Colorodo sent us to Sunset Grill and it was Great! THe mood was perfect it wasn't difficult to park and our service was Awesome. The food was pretty good and for a great price. They did really well and Id suggest this restrant to anyone looking for a nice place to eat even late or on a budget. (Thanks Brittany)

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★★★★★

I got us lost between Downtown and the Hotel. After our prom last year my boyfriend and i had a horrible time finding anything open to suite or mood and formal attire. Brittany at Rio Colorodo sent us to Sunset Grill and it was Great! THe mood was perfect it wasn't difficult to park and our service was Awesome. The food was pretty good and for a great price. They did really well and Id suggest this restrant to anyone looking for a nice place to eat even late or on a budget. (Thanks Brittany)

Pros: free close parking, inexpensive, open late

Cons: rose-guy almst arrstd, needed a map:)

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Sunset Grill is the absolute best place for late night dining. Forget your fears of late leftover food and exhausted "don't make me do anything because it's almost time for me to get off work" servers. Sunset's food is always as fresh in late evening as the first dish prepared that night and the servers are always cordial and aidant. Highest regards and recommendations for Sunset.

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★★★★★

Sunset Grill is the absolute best place for late night dining. Forget your fears of late leftover food and exhausted "don't make me do anything because it's almost time for me to get off work" servers. Sunset's food is always as fresh in late evening as the first dish prepared that night and the servers are always cordial and aidant. Highest regards and recommendations for Sunset.

Pros: Ambience, Wine list, Late nite convenience

Cons: Somewhat expensive

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They never fail to serve excellent, creative food. The staff is helpful, attentive and friendly. Desserts are to die for!

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★★★★★

They never fail to serve excellent, creative food. The staff is helpful, attentive and friendly. Desserts are to die for!

Cons: traffic in the area

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Great food, romantic and entertaining atmosphere. the place to be seen

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★★★★★

Great food, romantic and entertaining atmosphere. the place to be seen

Pros: excellent food, romantic, comtempory

Cons: crowed, poor parking

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The Sunset is still one of the best places to eat at 12:30 am. The staff is always wonderful and the food is not disappointing.

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★★★☆☆

The Sunset is still one of the best places to eat at 12:30 am. The staff is always wonderful and the food is not disappointing.

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even if on a tight budget, you have to try go just for adessert sampler and coffee sometime!

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★★★★☆

even if on a tight budget, you have to try go just for adessert sampler and coffee sometime!

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