The Trace is now CLOSED.. I just tried to call to make reservations today, and the number is disconnected and their website has been removed. I finally found a phone number for their previous Private Party/Banquet Planner, and she informed me that they have closed and a new restaurant will be moving in. So, we'll see!
Righting the ship. I recently dined at the Trace after taking a bit of a hiatus, and was so happy that what once was a Nashville hot spot, seems to be picking back up. The food quality has improved, and the presentations are, of course, top notch. Bar service can be a bit slow on a busy night, but overall I enjoyed myself. I'll keep coming back.
Good restaurant, great atmosphere, good service. I had dinner at the Trace last week with four of my girl friends and we had a great experience. We all like good food and we were not disappointed. Our bruschetta and calamari apps were great. All of our meals with outstanding. I have never seen such great presentation on a plate, except in New York. I had the Grouper with bacon and pear sauce, incredible. It took a little while for our meals to get there, but the server kept us informed and explained it takes a little longer, because everything is made from scratch. It took a total of about 25 minutes, not too bad in all. The wine list was a little overwhelming, but they had enough wines by the glass, that we were able to try several different wines. The pours on the wine were very generous compared to what I had at Watermark the week before. Dessert was just as good, we had the chocolate molten cake and white chocolate bread pudding. Wow, these were hot and rich. A great way to end the meal. We ended up stayiing for about an hour after dinner. The place was packed with people in the bar area. We met a lot of fun people. We will back back soon.
What happened to the Trace
I've been going to the trace on and off for the past 2 years, love the scene but thats about it lately .
Last three times I've been there the same appitizer has been different, loved the first time we had it but could not even eat it the last time I was in, staff changes every other day new bar tenders, new hostest, ect
whats up with that? not bad all together but not what was.
Take it away.
When we got to Trace, we had hoped for a nice dining experience. it was all but that. when we recieved our dinner, two of the three steaks ordered were not prepared as requested. the server then dropped the food on my friend, brought a cleaning solution, and walked way. when the third steak was brought out it had been butterflied. and anyone who knows good filet, knows it should never be butterflied, especially when not asked. Our food was aweful. the steaks were flavorless, andthe veggies were not cooked all the way. not even half way through the meal (still having over half of the food on our plates) the server took our plates with out asking if we were finished, and never asked how our meal was. she then had dopped off the dessert menu w/o saying a word. we were still charged a rediculous amount of money for food with the quality of a cheap restaurant. for a $100 we expect a little class and delicious food.
leaving the waitress a decent tip for the poor service, we found out the next day that an additonal 22 % was added to the credit card, WITH OUT concent! A bit sketchy if you as me. For such POOR service, I dont think anyone desevers a 35% tip!
I dont think that we will be joining the trace for dinner again.
Great jazz brunch. I love the Sunday brunch at the Trace, great food and jazz music. It is also one of my favorite spots to grab a drink after work.
Great atmosphere and well presented and tasty food. I dined at the Trace this last weekend with some girl friends and we had a great time. Our server Ryan and he was great. We had a couple of apps, including the Calamari and Bruschetta and they were very good. For entrees we had the Halibut, Salmon and Pork Tenderloin. All tasted great and the presentation and first impression was incredible. We finished off with the Chocolate Molten Cake and that was fabulous for us chocolate lovers. The atmosphere was great as well. We had drinks after dinner and did not feel like we were in a meat market with guys hitting on us all the time. Classy customers for the most part. We will be back soon.
Just OK. After being referred to The Trace and reading some reviews we decided to go here, however we were pretty disappointed in our overall dining experience. We made reservations and requested a "good table", yet we were seated near the women's restroom. We were also seated with dirty wine glasses. Meal was OK but overpriced. Drinks were decent. If we were to return, we would request a table at the open window and only go for drinks and light fare.
Great Time. I dined at The Trace last weekend and it was the first time I'd been in several years. The food was great and the wine list is incredible. My date and I have decided it's our new favorite. We will definitely be back in soon.
Great as a bar, so-so for dinner. I agree with many of the reviews on here - the drinks, small dishes, trendy atmosphere and decor are fabulous. However, for a full dinner, the prices are too high for mediocre food and so-so service. The Trace is great for a martini, appetizer and socializing stop but not worth the price for much more than that.
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