The Old Spaghetti Factory is a step back in time. When we entered the restaurant my daughter remarked, “it feels like we are getting ready to ride the Tower of Terror at Disney World.” The antique décor is beautiful and makes me think that I should be wearing a finely tailored pin stripe suit and a daper fedora. OSF meals come with a choice of soup or salad, entrée, and a small dish of spumoni. The blue cheese dressing on their salad is nothing fancy, but I still prefer it to their minestrone. The day’s entrée for me was called “The Premier.” It contained generous helpings of chicken marsala and lasagna. Perhaps I am too southern to figure out exactly what a marsala is. To me it tasted like chicken with a nice mushroom gravy. My chicken was a little overdone, but the quality sauce made up for it. Let’s just forget the chicken, though. This is Italian and that means lasagna! The noodles were perfectly tender. The ricotta cheese blended rather than overpowered the rest of the ingredients. There was enough tomatoy goodness that I had sauce with the last bite that I took. The meat provided texture and weight without teasing me into thinking I was eating meatloaf. It was a symphony of Italian food perfection with each element wondrously playing its part. My wife is in love with their brown butter spaghetti with mizithri cheese. For me, spaghetti has to involve some form of tomato. I just ate more lasagna. They asked my kids at the start, “Salad or applesauce?” They declined both. This is the “Old” spaghetti factory after all. I can only imagine a grandparent coming up with that combo. The spumoni is a nice touch for the big folks, but thankfully they had vanilla for the little ones. The prices are middle of the road for what you get. You are, of course, paying for quality service and ambience. I couldn’t help but wonder how much of the $40 check justified the antiques, the low level lighting and the trolley car. Then I remembered how much it cost to ride the Tower of Tower, and recognized that you pay a little more for a quality experience. Go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. There is no reason to be afraid.
1550 W McEwen DrFranklin, TN 37067
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After moving to Nashville I wanted to get out and meet new friends, find great venues, and maybe meet someone special and I got all three. E&A got me out of my apartment to meet new people and get out of my comfort zone. The staff is awesome! And have always made me feel welcome at every event. There is such a variety of events each month in order to accomodate such a diverse group of people. Does every event interest me? Well, no but that's okay! There are plenty of options. Most events are free but some require some payment. I think its ridiculous to think that E&A is going to pay for everyones food, drinks, cover, or tickets to every event. They are a business and are very upfront with what you should expect. I have met some of my best friends in my life through this group. I also met my boyfriend at E&A. We have been together almost a year. If you aren't meeting people or having a good time then you shouldn't blame E&A. Life is what you make it!! E&A promises to give you events to go to and it's up to you to have a blast! Thanks to E&A my move to Nashville was so much easier :) It's worth every penny.
You know you are in a place that is probably serving fresh food when the menu changes every day. And at Margot, you can taste that freshness; nothing seems to be prepared ahead of time, but rather carefully crafted each day. I will admit that I have only been here for brunch; each visit was a magnificent journey of tasty euphoria (not to be over the top or anything). Back in the days of my gluten-eating glory, I would order the basket of pastries with brunch--for anyone who has not developed a severe reaction to gluten (and possibly even to those people), this is still a highly recommended course of action. The pastries are flaky, light, featuring an array of glazed, nutted, and fruited confections. The last time I visited Margot for brunch, I indulged in some sort of egg deliciousness--an omelet featuring a variety of seasonal vegetables and cheese. This also was prepared to my order, and tasted fresh, perfectly seasoned, and worth it. Though the menu may be a little pricey here, it is the kind of pricey where I always walk out going, "Yeah. That was worth it."