beersnob77 on Citysearch
12 years ago
09/20/2009, 07:09 AM
Desparately seeking good food, found it here! – The Hutton Hotel was created by gutting a tired office building and rebuilding from scratch. If 1808 Grille is an indication of what the rest of the hotel is like, it was money well spent.
A longtime close friend was in town and I was desparately seeking a restaurant that would portray Nashville in a positive way. And I was bringing my young daughter with me. After looking at several well-known fine dining establishments I found 1808 on CitySearch. The fact that they had a kid's menu and the 'adult' online dinner menu convinced me to make reservations.
The food was excellent. Each table receives a plate of marinated olives, a selection of flatbreads and a grouping of three sauces. The 18.08 special was a fish filet cooked to perfection. While the flavor of the fish was superb and stood alone, the Asian-inspired sauce complimented it nicely. I didn't taste the chicken fingers my daughter had but her shoestring fries were delicious. Desserts were a good value and very tasty, with imaginative presentations.
Chris, our server, was informative, attentive and friendly. When my daughter wanted honey mustard sauce, he went to the kitchen and made it himself. He explained that the chef avoids flavoring entrees with sauces, leaving it to the customer to choose from the sauce bowls provided.
The free valet parking is a huge plus in this area of scarce parking. However the parking attendant who returned my car left it smelling of burning clutch. They should make sure these kids know how to drive a manual transmission before hiring them to park cars.