Restaurant Spotlight: The Standard

The Standard has a long and colorful history, beginning as the Smith House.

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Restaurant Spotlight: The Standard

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 9:11am.


The Standard has a long and colorful history, beginning as the Smith House. Built in the 1840's, this prewar Italianate townhouse hosted Nashville's first bowling alley. Run as a boarding house by Mary Claiborne, the Smith House also hosted Union soldiers during the Civil War and the Battle of Nashville.

After the Civil War, the first iteration of the Standard Club was born in 1885. The Smith House changed hands two more times before landing in the capable ownership of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Under their supervision, the Smith House has become one of the premiere private cigar clubs in the United States.

Can Non-Members Dine?

One of the biggest questions people have to ask about this club is whether or not non-members can enjoy it too. The club has members, and membership has its privileges. However, non-members are welcome to visit and dine as guests of the club.

Dinner is served six days a week, from 5pm to 9pm on Monday through Thursday, and 5pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Dinners are good food served without a lot of frills, good food at good prices.

The chefs cook steaks to perfection, whether you prefer one served black and blue or well done. Furthermore, with sizes ranging from the 6-ounce petit filet to the 24 oz. Tomahawk, there is something for appetites of all sizes. If you prefer something from the sea, the sea bass is superb.   

The Standard at the Smith House prides itself on impeccable service. From the valet that greets you at the front door to the smiling host who escorts you to your table, to the knowledgeable wait staff, everyone is dedicated to making sure your experience at The Standard is beyond your expectations. Come visit today and treat yourself to a night on the town.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

The #1 Real Estate Team in Tennessee and #2 RE/MAX team in the World!


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