Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ndolover:
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
Blacstone is like a worn dress shoe. You can tell that they do well with the business crowd, but they are nothing too fancy. Located near downtown, and near Vanderbuilt gives the clientle a professor and banker feel.
The beer selection if limited to what they brew. They have about 5 beers with 1 or 2 seasonals. All the beers are well executed and within style. The medals on the wall show that they are good at what they do! They always have one of their beers on a beer engine. So you can compare and contrast it vs the full draft version. I would have liked to see at least one "daring" beer.
The service and food were average for a brewpub.
Overall, this is one of 3 places to hit in Nashville...with Bosco's and the Flying Saucer being the others. If you like brewpubs and good beer do not fear Blackstone! =)
05-12-2011 17:51:14 | More by ndolover
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3.99/5 rDev +2%
I went once on a Sunday night and was happy with it. It feels just like a restaurant, don't get the pub feel. The selection is pretty good, and I found some of their beers above average. It is in a great location, with Broadway Brewhouse just blocks away. I would recommend if you want good food and a decent beer selection.
08-06-2014 21:36:02 | More by MOVERTON1284
3.05/5 rDev -22%
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 67 ratings.