I really enjoyed our recent visit to the Stockyard Restaurant. The steak was outstanding and the atmosphere was incredible. Our server, John was very attentive. He didn't let our glasses get even half empty all night. I think dining at the Stockyard was a great experience, but I would definitely recommend making a reservation. Even with a reservation, we waited nearly an hour to be seated. I will have to say that the main negative to dining at the Stockyard is the pricing. You'll find yourself paying quite a bit more than at the general steak house. However, if you want a fun night out and have a craving for a truly great steak, then the Stockyard is worth it.
My kids love eating here, so we visit every so often for a special treat. The decor is really lively and fun. It looks just like a 50's soda shop where you have the option of sitting at the counter, which my children think is so cool. The best part of Elliston Place, though, is their food. Their cheeseburgers are really great. I also think they have the best milk shakes I've ever tasted. But word of caution: they're huge. You may want to plan on splitting one. My advice: if you're looking for a fun and different dining experience for your family, try Elliston Place Soda Shop.
House of Pizza is our favorite place in Nashville to eat Pizza. They really know how to do it right. The slices of pizza are huge! I love the sausage. My husband loves the pepperoni calzones, my son loves the stromboli and my daughter (who hardly eats anything) will eat an entire serving of their lasagna. We also really enjoy the atmosphere. It is lively, fun, and a great family place. If you're looking for really good pizza, then I highly recommend the House of Pizza
I have eaten at Monell's twice and really, really enjoyed myself! The atmosphere is a real treat in itself: set in a Victorian house and offering family style dining. The service also couldn't be beat. We never ran out of anything, and all the servers wore a big smile. Now, the best part...the food! I could go on and on about the fried chicken, corn bread and sweet potatoes. The only real downside to dining at Monell's is the overstuffed feeling you have after you're done. They just keep serving more and more. I wouldn't eat like that every day, but if I'm going to really splurge every now and then, I want to do it at Monells!
My husband wanted to dine at Boscos because he heard they brew great beer, and they really do. We ordered a beer sampler, and it was quite interesting. We both really liked the flaming stone. We also split a pizza and both felt it was pretty good. We liked the wood-fired taste, but felt the cheese was a little bland. The service, however, was not so great. I don't think anyone that worked there smiled our entire visit. We also had to "chase" a server down every single time we needed something. The worst part was it took over 20 minutes to get our check because our server was on "break"! If you have a lot of time on your hands and want to try some interesting beer, then Boscos is worth it. If you're in a hurry and want a great meal, I would go elsewhere.
I would describe Eddie George Sports Grille as an "uptown" sports bar. The decor is a bit more sophisticated than that of most sports bars. But like most sports bars, it comes complete with wide screen televisions, screaming sports fans, and finger foods. The food itself was quite good, but the service and seating arrangements were not. It took about 50 minutes to receive our burgers. We also had a hard time seeing a television screen from our seats, which made my husband very unhappy. Although we did finally enjoy our burgers, we will probably not dine here again any time soon.
If you're looking for a restaurant for your next date or wedding anniversary, I would recommend Midtown Cafe'. My husband took me here for our last anniversary and we really enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy, and the service is superb. Our server, John, took care of everything on our table even before we knew we needed it. I had the crab cakes, which I thought were outstanding. My husband had the Ahi Tuna but he felt it was just "okay." However, we were both impressed with their wine menu. Midtown Cafe is not your everyday spot, but it's truly worth a visit on a special occasion.
My family and I love Demos'. It's one of those restaurants you can always count on for a good dining experience. They have a great family atmosphere, a great menu (that doesn't change every week), and always offer great service. On our last visit I decided to go a little crazy and try a new dish. However, I was disappointed with it only because there was an ingredient in it I didn't like. When our server asked how it was, I answered him honestly. A few minutes later the manager came over, apologized that I didn't like it, ordered me my regular dish and did not make me pay for what I originally ordered! Not that is customer service! I highly recommend Demos'!
Recently I noticed my puppy was having some real breathing problems, and I realized he had an object lodged in his throat. I panicked because it was 11:30 PM! My local vet's answering serviced referred me to the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic. I called for directions and told them what had happened. When I arrived, an actual team met me at the door! The looks on their faces was as concerned as mine. They took my little guy and began working on him right away. They treated him like he was my child (and to me he was). They came out and told me what they had found and assured me that he would be all right. As I started to cry, the vet actually hugged me! If you ever have a pet emergency, rest assured your pet will get person-quality care here!
My mother had knee replacement surgery at Vanderbilt recently. I stayed with her while she was in the hospital and was absolutely appalled by the horrible care she received! She was in the orthopedic ward, and the nurses were rude, mean and anything but helpful. Her first nurse actually argued with us for hours about a problem my mother was having and refused to call her doctor. So I did, and the doctor said it was a good thing he was contacted. I reported that nurse and had her banned from my mother's room. The next one constantly complained about her job, her co-workers, and when my mother would get in a very painful position for her to do something, she would stop and talk to the CNA. She did this several times, and when I asked her to please hurry because my mother was in a lot of pain, she gave me a dirty look and asked the CNA, "Who is this?" So...I reported her and had her banned, as well. I ended up filing several "formal" complaints. Yes, it was that bad! In a nutshell, over a 10-day hospital stay, my mother only had a couple of nurses that should have actually been nurses. And that was just the beginning. The person that set up my mother's therapy ordered an incorrect "range of motion", and due to that, the physical therapist my mother saw ruptured her tendon! My advice...if you don't HAVE to go to Vanderbilt...Don't!!!!