901 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
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Stock Yard Restaurant
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Family Style, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Steakhouse, Continental
Good for Kids: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
06/26/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Went here for our anniversary. Took the Dry-Aged surf and turf option. Two Manhattan strips grilled over Hickory charcoal and a large lobster to share. As far as I know, this is the only restaurant to offer a luxury like this in the city. Great experience.
05/12/2012Provided by Citysearch -
If there was a negative rating I'd use it. I don't mind paying for a good steak. Operative work ""good"". Well this was my second and last visit to this place. $40 for a prime rib that was tasteless, tough, full of sinew and as much fat as meat is a bit much. Add $7 for a potato and $7 for a small head of lettuce, called a baby iceberg salad. Ridiculously expensive. Oh! and $16 for a margarita. Should have gone to a Sizzler, Outback or Logan's Road House. Would have had a better steak and saved over $100 bucks. This place has gone so far downhill, not sure if it can recover.....I know I will not return...
05/06/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I brought my wife and mother, we skipped the appetizers, we each had a steak, vegetable, potato, shared one bottle of wine and each had a desert.
With a 15% tip, the check came to $527.00.
The appalling thing about this experience wasn't the the mind-numbing price tag. For this sort of money one should reasonably anticipate an above average meal. However, the steaks were tough and not cooked to order. Every single one of them! We spent the entire meal vigorously sawing with our serrated knives the meat from the sinew and gristle and chewing like we were eating cheap overcooked pork chops at a roadside diner. The vegetables that came with this meal arrived under-cooked and only slightly warmer than room temperature. The potatoes au gratin were semi-raw.
When you are ordering à la carte (paying separately for everything on your plate) and paying almost $100 just for the steak, this isn't just a disgrace, in my opinion, there is something else going on. It is inconceivable that the management is not aware of the inferior quality of the produce they are sending out to the table. Nor is it possible that they have not read or heard any feedback in this regard.
Several days later, still stinging from the feeling that I had been cheated like a poor dumb rube, I called the restaurant and asked to speak to the manager. He was a polite young man. He listened attentively and regretfully apologized and thanked me for telling him all about it. I hung up feeling pretty sure that he had heard all of this many times before, had apologized many times before and was really not in a position to do anything about it or lose any sleep over it.
You have been warned. This establishment is in the sheep shearing business...... and you are the sheep.
I think The Stockyard is great. I proposed over dinner and it was marvelous. My steack was superb, and her blackened chicken she adored. Our waiter's name was Darrin. The best I've had in years. The staff went the extra mile to make the dinner as well as the night perfect. The prices were a bit up there, and the wine list is fantasic. Overall, It was worth every penny, and ask for Darrin. He'll make sure you get your money's worth.
12/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We should have taken a clue from the almost empty parking lot. Ambience was quaint but the whole building smelled like backed up sewage. The menu is extremely overpriced for the quality of food we were served. We had the Kobe filet and it was nothing special. The service was the only element of their ""fine dining"" we enjoyed. Please don't waste your time. If you want a good steak, try Stoney River down by Cool Springs. The food, service and ambience is delightful!
11/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Worst experience we have had in years. Not afraid to pay for great meal with ambience and quality! This was a waste of both time and money. Embarrassing to our city. Total tourist trap. Hotel and shuttles vans bring in the unsuspecting and we live visitors left with this horrific experience. Staff untrained and rude- not at all the former experience of the delightful staff that had been around for years and enjoyed their jobs. Pricing is a joke. -----Don't do this to yourself or your friends.
08/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am from out of town and was staying at the Opryland Hotel for business. The concierge recommended the Stockyard Restaurant for a great steak. She made the reservation for us, and one of their shuttle buses picked us up from the hotel and took us to dinner for free! Once there, the building is spectacular. It was once a stockyard, and is a historical landmark for the state of Tenn. Our server was Lisa, and she was amazing! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and the extensive wine list (that just won the Wine Spectator 2 cup award for excellence). We ordered Cain 5, a blend from Napa that was exquisite! Lisa told us about the Kobe Beef specials. We all had the Kobe Tomahawk Ribeye w/ family style portions of lobster bacon mac n cheese and Sweet mash potatoes. The Tomahawk was the best steak I've ever had and the mac n cheese was decadent! It was expensive, but worth every penny. I eat at Flemmings, Ruth's Chris, or the Palm in every city I'm in. This was a uniquely Nashville dining experience like I've never had before. I will be back this fall with my entire staff of 40 for a sales meeting. Yes, they have private dining for big groups, too! Loved it Loved it Loved it!!!
07/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Very disappointed in the food and way over priced. I sent back my salmon because it was way over salted the waiter brought me another and i still could not eat it. Waiter insisted we have a desert and i was thinking that it was no charge because of my horrible meal but no they charged me for it and the over salted salmon. I have never had that done in any restaurant.. Unbelievable!!
04/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
WAY OVER PRICED! Waiters definitely try to upsell you from a $39 steak to a $109 steak... in a sneaky way.
Charming place/atmosphere to be sure, but the food is just okay... not mind-blowing like we thought it was going to be and definitely not worth the over $1000 we paid for our party of 4.
Don't believe the hype. It's not worth the money.
04/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My impression, very nice historic Nashville building, nice architecture as well on the inside. Staff was nice and waiter was polite. Not sure if it was me, but when I looked at the prices on the menu and when the waiter went over the menu items the prices where double. And the bill reflected that latter. Nice wine list though all of it was over priced. My bill was over 200 dollars and my wine came in a glass from Wal-Mart (my guess). I would have expected a Riedel wine glass at these exorbitant prices. TGI Fridays has better wine glasses than the Stockyard. I will say my New York Strip was probably the best I ever had and the dessert was delicious as well. My date got the peppered chicken and she loved it. If you have money to blow, it may be well worth it to try the Stockyard, maybe just to say you’ve been there. Expect to spend over 200 dollars for two people. Overall I’d say I am glad I ate there, once, would I go back, no. For myself I do not have the resources to spend this kind of money for dinner.
12/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Wish I could leave negative stars! Horrible across the board! Service was shady. Steaks were probably horse meat. I ordered their KC Strip off the menu that somehow got replaced with their special bone in Strip. Even after I specifically asked if the normal ""40 Day aged KC Strip"" was bone in because I did not want a bone in strip. Either my server lied or was incompetent and didn't know any better. Skip the Mac and Cheese and just knaw on a piece of card board. Sent steak back after struggling with the bad steak knife to saw through the grissle filled meat. Waiter told management but all he did was walk by our table 3-4 times and never stopped by to see if there was a way to remedy the situation. I sought him out after paying $175.30 bill for two bites of what they called Certified Angus beef to share my thoughts and quickly figured out that the incompetence came from the top down. I'm in the beef industry and I would suggest to the Certified Angus people that they pull their endorsement from this restaurant. I have never sent a dish back nor have I ever taking the time to write a review but I hope this keeps others from the tremendous disappointment that I felt.
07/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This place was recommended by my realtor - this should have raised serious red flags, but thought we'd try anyways - big mistake!
I've been to the finest steak houses in the US and the Stock-Yard should not be included on any top lists. It's extremely touristy (think tour buses pulling up throughout the evening and unloading large groups of tourists from area hotels), outrageously expensive ($10 for a bland improperly cooked and seasoned side vegetable or iceberg lettuce salad with bottled dressing and croutons from a bag), and has the corniest atmosphere (southern plantation style home in a brick building). I would have preferred a warehouse feel with brown paper tablecloths to go along with the ""this used to be a stockyard"" story the waiter was forced to tell use about.
I want the $250 back that I paid for a meal for 2!!!! Worst dining experience in the Nashville area ever.
07/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
After reading all of the negative reviews on here, I felt compelled to write a great one, as my husband and I just ate there for our anniversary this past June. The food was fantastic. Despite some patrons claiming prices were not give to them when the specials were read, we did not have this problem. We knew how much everything costed before we ordered it. My husband had the dry aged New York Strip, and it was probably the best steak I've ever tasted! Our sever was excellent as well. Very knowledgabe without being overbearing. The only drawback was the price. It was quite expensive, but for a special occasion, not out of the question. I also thought the markups on their wine list were quite high, but we opted for mixed drinks and were charged very reasonable prices. When we were done eating, they encouraged us to go upstairs and have a look at the whole facility, as it was our first time there. The property is beautiful & unique. I would highly recommend this to a couple looking for a great meal on a special occasion or a business gathering where you want to impress your clients!
07/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I sincerely cannot believe this place is still open. The prices are extremely high the portions are very small. There is absolutely no way you can get out of there under $250.00 per couple. We had one steak, one side item, one bottle of wine $55.00 dollars which cost under $12.00 in a liquor store and our tab was $243.58 before tip. The food was not very good, bland and the portions were extremely small, and not very flavorful.
I would not endorse this restaurant to anyone I liked.
06/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I should have known when we arrived early Saturday evening and found the restaurant all but empty that something was not right about this place. Even though we were one of the only tables occupied in the restaurant, it took us FOREVER to get our food. I was seriously disappointed once it arrived. The portions were larger than I expected, but who wants a large portion of bad food? The steak was very dry. Definitely not worth what they charge. WAY too overpriced. To top it all off, the bathroom was filthy! There were dead bugs on the floor!! YUK!!!
04/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant is misleading and extremely overpriced. The food was cold and not good. We paid 30.00 a bowl for soup, when we were asked if we wanted soup or salad with our meal, then we were charged this outragoueus price! This place is absolutely ridiculos. Our meal was 240.00 and I would rather eat at Longhorns, much better food. This meal was for two people folks I mean this is crazy! Never eat there again, matter of fact wont even drive down that street, may be a Toll street now and charge you to drive by the place. This outfit is not worth rating. Sir your Tea is not worth 6.00 a glass. Your steak was tough. I should have known there was noboby there on a sat. night! I cant pubish this review without a rating and they dont deserve one !