Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 672
Beer Avg: 3.55
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dcloeren:
2.75/5 rDev -29.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$
This place was suggested to me by several people while I was in Nashville and on Beer Advocate as well and I can't seem to figure out why. There was nothing about this place but average food and a below average selection.
The restaurant was dimly lit with hundreds of beer bottles on double decker shelves all the way around the restaurant. They also have an all glass wall where you can look into their brewery, which was pretty cool. Outside of that, there were a few tv's and a bar in the middle. Very casual.
The quality was alright. Nothing that would make me want to suggest this place to anyone with all of the other restaurants Nashville has to offer.
Service was good but not great. If you aren't a craft beer enthusiast the waitstaff will be helpful as they like to compare their beers to BMC and the like. "Our Kolsch is like Budweiser" for example...
The beer selection was the most disappointing part of the entire experience. Six beers to choose from and out of the 4 that I sampled I can honestly say that they were all average at best.
The food was good, but like I had mentioned before there was nothing about it that would make me want to suggest this place to anyone.
If you are visiting Nashville and you like average food and beer then this is your place. I would highly suggest that you look into all of the other excellent restaurants the city has to offer before wasting one of your nights here.
08-20-2011 15:02:15 | More by dcloeren
More User Reviews:
3.05/5 rDev -22.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$
Day two of my recent trip to Nashville saw us in a bind for what to eat for lunch. Why not try a fourth brewpub?
Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery is one of the few brewpubs in town that also has a kitchen popping out meals. I’ve heard of Blackstones before in other parts of the country, so I’m not sure if it’s a large chain or not. Given the level of décor, brewing expertise and food tastes, however, I would be willing to bet that it is.
I’d call Blackstone the Applebee’s of brewpubs, and that’s not a big compliment. The beer is safe. They have the requisite beers that have different colors and slightly different flavors. But there’s nothing there would scare even the hardiest Bud drinker away. The beers are like different shades of gray – pale comparisons to what their titular namesakes are capable of tasting like.
The food is basically the same. While my wife had a pretty decent steak and blue cheese salad – a monstrous one at that – I had an entirely forgettable buffalo burger. Nothing seemed fresh on the entire sandwich, and there wasn’t much flavor to speak of. And the meat to bread ratio was way off because of the giant bun. The side of sweet potato waffle fries was pretty decent, but again probably something that came in frozen from a Food Systems of America or Sysco truck.
I always think the main judgment of a dish is whether or not you’d order it again. Sometimes there’s a dish where it’s all you crave. Others it’s quite good, but you’d rather explore the menu more. And then there’s the category of never wanting to order it again.
I was on that last category for this burger, and it’d scare me off from the rest of the food too.
07-10-2014 19:12:50 | More by bigkingken
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, TN
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.