Great place, definitely Perfect. I have been to Past Perfect several times for dinner and drinks. I've always been pleased with the food and the staff. They carry one of my favorite wines and offer different specials that have always been great. I would highly recommend this new spot to anyone!
Past but far from Perfect.
Monday night is a somewhat slow night in any city- but in Nashville... Dont go to Past Perfect. You will find a scant crowd of kids lined up along the bar watching two bartenders drink.
My business associates and I were in Nashville for the week and walked down to this bar in the cold and found we made a mistake. After waiting 10 minutes to order our drinks, the two guys behind the bar asked us "now what did ya'll order?", looked at eachother and laughed while they continued making drinks for what seemed like college kids who were friends- and taking shots themselves. They didnt even try to be courteous or in anyway interested that we were there. when we said "good bye" one guy with black greasy hair (seemed like the leader of the two bar- clowns) responded with "Later" without even looking at us. We went to the Hermitage Hotel only about 6 blocks away and had drinks and food there. We were glad we spent our $500.00 there than at Past Perfect. All I can think of is this bar is owned by some guy who lets his kid and his friend run it into the ground!
Cool Vibe. Great Food, and no tourists or hee-haws. I go here at least twice a week. The place is beautiful, the food is always great, and the service is fast and freindly. The owners are cool, and are always eager to please, and even listen to suggestions; I suggested smaller portions and prices for lunch, and within a week, they were there on the menu! This is truly downtown's neighborhood place. Keep it up!
Will Not Be Back. We made our first visit tonight and unfortunately it will be our last. My husband & I had been talking about the funny menu and looking forward to visiting for two weeks but honestly, we were very disappointed. You don't get much for the money you pay - portions are very small compared to anywhere, food was so-so (I had the bison burger, my husband had spaghetti which he said was bland), there were no extra's whatsover ... nothing at all to justify the high prices. For a Friday night, the atmosphere was pretty lame. Our server was pleasant but we did have reason to ask to speak with the manager and he was very begrudging and ungracious. To be truthful, we would have had a better experience for considerably less money in any chain restaurant. On top of this, parking is expensive at $10 ... which would have been fine if our experience at Past Perfect had been ok, but it wasn't. My advice would be to save your money & eat elsewhere.
See for yourself!.
I have been to Past Perfect many times since they have opened and have never been disappointed. They are in a perfect location and have a great atmosphere. You feel instantly at home as soon as you sit down. The servers are always very friendly and helpful and the food is different from anywhere else downtown. I would recommend the bison burger, mediterreanean wrap, and the Nathanzola, my personal favorites. I also recommend going on Friday and Saturday nights to hear some great music.
If you are tired of the same kind of music and the same fried food Past Perfect is definetly the place to be.
I had my bachelorette party back in early June and a group of 15 girls or so had a blast at Decades......I then needed to get food around midnight and we saw signs for "Hot fresh food! Open til 2 AM!" So we followed the sign and ended up at Past Perfect.
The bartender that served us was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious! From the chicken skewers to the buttered bread a lot of people requested.....it definitely pleased our tummies!
I unfortunately discovered this resturant about a month before I moved to Birmingham, AL....but I plan on coming back when I'm in the downtown Nasvhille area!
I Don't understand the Negative Reviews. I am A regular at Past perfect and I love this place. The food and service are some of the best downtown. If you want Cheap food, go to chili's or Wendy's like one reviewer suggested. And complaining about now having enough menu items after seeing the menu outside and still sitting down is just plain silly. Good places don't need fifty things on the menu. It's sad that only people with an axe to grind write reviews on these sites. Go to Demo's if you want cheap crud.
Not worth it. Do NOT eat here. There is a very limited menu and several of the menu items are no longer available. Save your money and your time finding a parking place. Get a salad at Wendy's and your spaghetti at Fazoli's. The chocolate lava cake at Chili's is much bigger, so much better and less than the $8 Past Perfect charges. Will not return or recommend to anyone.
Definitely Past and never Perfect. When I first walked into this very cute restaurant just off Broadway I was very pleasantly surprised. Then the service started, and was absolutely horrendous. I would love to tell you how the food and drinks made up for the rude service, but I cannot because I was never able to receive either. If you want a nice ambience of a restored old building and good food go to Margot Cafe. If you want to be berated by the wait staff then by all means this is your place!
Will Never Return. I will never return to this spot. Nor will my friends. Service was atrocious. Management was rude. AC was broken. We bought a "free" party through a charity silent auction for $150, and Past Perfect was supposed to provide us w/ free cocktails for an hour. They clearly weren't interested in following through with their committed donation b/c the server brought each of us 2 drinks and told us the "free party" was over -- even though we all had outstanding drink orders that had never been given to us and the party had only been going for 40 minutes. We shot silly string for our friend's birthday (we asked them in advance and they told us we could use it). They later told us they would bring us a broom so we could sweep up the area after the party was over! You've got to be kidding me! When we went to speak to the manager about the horrible service and lack of drinks, he was rude. He told us that his waitress said we had no outstanding drink orders -- which is completely untrue. When we argued that point and told him to consult with the rest of our guests so that he could get the truth, he told us that he was siding with his waitress and that we could "consider the party over" among other choice remarks. There were 25 people at this party. 25 people that were treated poorly and didn't get what was owed to them. 25 people that will never return. 25 people that will tell their friends never to return. 25 people that will post comments on City Search. Surely, providing us with a few drinks that were owed to us was not worth all of the bad publicity and lack of return visits that he will now receive. Hindsight is 20/20!
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