Chappy's Restaurant

Approval Rate: 82%

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    Mon May 03 2010

    II went to "Crappy's" on my lunch break.The food was horrible.! The restaraunt had a funny smell when I first entered the building. The server seemed like she was a little "slow". I will never go back again. I told everyone when I went back to work to never go there and everyone agreed that the food is bland and not appetizing at all!

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    Fri Feb 05 2010

    My husband and I went there for the first time a few months back. The atmosphere was great and relaxing. The service was excellent. And the food was wonderful. We enjoyed our night so much, we took our 3 kids. They LOVED IT!!! They enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much. They said that it felt like they were somewhere other than they were in a movie. The music was fun, me and our daughter danced before we left. He also has a cooking class every so often. Our kids enjoyed the food so much, that they want to take the class a family event. It will definetly be worth your time and money to visit Chappy's and expierence it all for yourself! Enjoy!!!

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    Tue Jan 12 2010

    We were in town for a conference, and drove past this small restaurant every day. The last day we were in town, we stopped in for dinner. The experience was just phenomenal. We were greeted by our server, who gave great suggestions for authentic new-orleans style food/appetizer/beer/and dessert. Each of us had different dishes, all of which were amazing. It was nice to have the chef come out and personally check with us to make sure everything was as we expected. We were a little under dressed for the occasion, but I was glad that it didn't seem to bother anyone. If the owners read this, I wanted you to know us yanks will definitely be visiting Chappy's on Church whenever we return to Nashville.

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    Sun Nov 29 2009

    After reading the other reviews, we decided to give it a try anyway. After our experience, I think everyone on Citysearch is an absolute idiot!!! This place was the best. Yes, it's kinda pricey, yet it was so worth it. I'm thinking everyone that has complained about it needs to stick to Applebees and O'Charley's, because this place is heads above those places. Ya'll are all haters that just clearly want something for free. Food was awesome, service was the best, Chappy a delight, and his wife was fantastic! Definately where our family is going to go for every night out and take all of our out of town guests!

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    Sun Nov 22 2009

    I have never FELT so horrible after leaving a Resturant! The server SUSAN disposition was so deplorable, that IM CALLING the better business, writing a letter to CHAPPY myself, and I'm THINKING OF PROTESTING! My husband an I waited 20 min or more for our soup, never recieved a salad and, and we had the WORST person in the world to service us. We asked for fresh Bread, she said that would be an extra $2.00, an they have never charged me extra before, yet my Husband noticed on our ticket it said we order A NEGRO SPLIT! Now I payed it no mind, but he said excuse can you explain our drink. no real explaination so we played an left, as we were leave. the Manger said, sometime you have to find other places to go. WELL THAT DID FOR ME AND MY HUSBAND. WE WERE OUT DONE!! I AM LOYAL BECAUSE I ALSO OWN A SMALL BUS, AN THIS SERVICE WAS DEPLORABLE. I AM EXTREMLY SORRY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE I HAVE SENT OVER 2 CHAPPY'S. AS THE BIBLE SAYS NEVER STAY WHERE YOU ARE NOT WELCOME! PLACE NEEDS A ZERO!!!!

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    Sun Nov 15 2009

    We went with a small group after my mothers funeral. After being seated, it took 20 minutes to be greeted and place drink orders, our food took another 25 minutes, and the orders were wrong. Another 20 minutes to get orders right, and overall nothing we ate was good.Since our waitress was incapable of giving any kind of decent service, I tried to get the host to address the problems we were having. His response was the rudest thing I've ever heard in 50 years of eating out, including 12 years I worked in the restaurant biz, both corporate and private. DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!

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    Sat May 09 2009

    My 84 year old mother wanted to go to Chappy’s for their Mother’s Day brunch. My wife made 11:00 am reservations for the brunch about a month out. She was told that it was $29.95 per person including a glass of champagne. When we arrived at the restaurant, the champagne glasses were on a tray close to the bar. I overheard someone from around the bar to tell the wait staff that they were not serving brunch today and if anyone did not like it, they could go to Burger King. Once seated, we informed our waitress that we had made reservations for their brunch. She very politely let us know that Chappy had decided that morning not to offer brunch today and they would only be serving from their dinner menu. We asked to speak with a manager and Chappy himself came to our table. He informed us that we had been told in error that they were offering a brunch today and that he could not offer special menus just for us. He was both arrogant and condescending. We finally made a selection m... Read more

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    Sat Apr 11 2009

    waitress didnot get any of the orders right, we did not get the food we ordered. Quite strange,when we would be talking to waitress she didnot pay attention ,just kept walking around table. Our drinks were not refilled,unless we could track her down then it took forever. another waiter dropped a tray of food behind us ,swore when he did, an food splattered on my daughters new dress. needless to say ,we just paid an left very disappointed,we had been looking forward to this since we are from La. Not good.

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    Sat Jan 10 2009

    Being from Louisiana I was excited to finally get to try Chappy's. Had seen commercials and was ready for some good cajun food. We went at lunch time on a Thurs. in between visits to the hospital. The hostest sat us in the middle of the dining room with the comment, "hope you are hungry." So we waited and waited and waited for a server. The same 3 servers passed us multiple times but all 3 refused to acknowledge us. After waiting 10 mins., I asked the bread guy for a server. Of course, it was one of the 3 that had passed us many times. Instead of an apology she just took our drink orders. The lunch menu was very disappointing. The only authentic choice was a bowl of seafood gumbo. When the waitress returned she mentioned the special of crawfish etoufee. That should not be a special, that should be a standard. I ordered the etoufee and my husband went for the gumbo. Mine came with a salad. What a joke..... the salad was served on a saucer. It contained exactly 4 pieces of lettuce, 1 ... Read more

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    Fri Jan 09 2009

    We went to Chappy's on New Year's Eve the service was good and the food was good, but nothing was great. I had the 6 oz. Fillet Mignon, it was okay but was definately not the best. A friend of mine got the grouper and she said it was very good. The best part of the night for me were the drinks. Good martinis and wine. I would recommend going for the drinks but not the food.

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    Sat Nov 22 2008

    On Saturday 11/22/08, I took my wife for an anniversary dinner at Chappy's on Church in Nashville. We had both been impressed by the TV ads and were really excited about sitting down to some real New Orleans food. The first impression was good. The bread with the different spreads was excellent. That is where the excellent ended and the disappointment began. Our food was so ordinary and not even well cooked. My wife's tuna stake was over cooked and dry beyond belief. My salmon was bland and no where near as good as theBayou Salmon dish I had at O'Charles just a week before. The bread pudding was obviously not homemade. It was dry as dust and we're talking about bread pudding here. Finally, my wife ordered a glass of wine and it was good. Her second glass was obviously not from the same line and was aweful. The bill was near $80 just for two. O'Charlies, Red Lobster, Appleby's, or Ruby Tuesday's would have been better and cost half. We don't mind paying extra for a good m... Read more

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    Mon Oct 27 2008

    Food good. Ate at Chappy's when it was still on the coast of MS. If you want "real", fresh, New Orleans food go to Chappy's. Considering price and the fact it was a Sunday evening,and there were very few parties in the restaurant, service could have been better. Waiter and staff very friendly but he forgot to take our order when he brought the appetizer. Had to get someones' attention to get order taken. Took longer to get salad after the appetizer because of the order. Then he forgot to bring more butter when requested. Perhaps others with different waiters had better service but for the price, I expected better. Would definitely go again and take guests because the food was good. Appetizer (oysters) was huge. Entree portions average. Guess we are spoiled because we lived in New Orleans a long time.

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    Fri Oct 17 2008

    IWe went to Chappy's for the first time last week. I had heard good and mediocre reviews. All I can say is that the food we had was fantastic. The oyster trio was excellent. The blackened prime rib was perfectly prepared and the veal was excellent. Yes it was expensive. But it ws so good that it didn't matter. The Chef came by our table to meet us which was a nice touch. The service was excellent. I was also impressed that the band was able to play at a low enough level to allow concersation. We had a great time.

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    Tue Aug 26 2008

    As a 20+ year experienced chef born & raised in New Orleans, I have cooked at some of the finest restaurants in the Gulf South including Emeril's: Cuvee & Delmonico and am currently managing a popular restaurant on the MS Gulf Coast. I was disappointed not only in the quality of food, but found the cost outrageous. Needless to say, when we received our bill listing $30 for a bowl of crawfish etoufee we suspected there was an error in our billing! Upon questioning our bill, we received a rude response detailing that the crawfish came from Louisiana at $12 per lb. In 20+ years experience in the LA area restaurant industry, fine dining restaurants have never purchased local crawfish for convenience and cost effectiveness and I find it hard to believe Chappy did either (especially in TN!). I introduced myself as a chef from the area that he was also from, but his short reply said all I needed to know... yes, the perfect chef; rude and arrogant. In summary, don't waste your time or mone... Read more

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    Sun Aug 24 2008

    Call brand liquor price 2 x well price. Atmosphere and service very good. Food mediocre at best. The shrimp in the gumbo was very tasty but the gumbo lacked consistency and flavor. Needed spicing up and some rice and okra (which is what gumbo means in cajun). Swordfish was so dry and thin it was barely edible and the sauces on the swordfish and the veal were almost non-existent and sort of melted into the plates. House dressing was great but salad was so soaked with it, it was overwhelmed. Having traveled to New Orleans often in the past, I had high expectations for some true cajun treats but this place fell way short. Doesn't live up to its hype or its prices. Too many great restaurants in Nashville to waste another trip here. You've been forewarned - don't blame me, thank me.

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    Mon Aug 18 2008

    I am from New Orleans and have lived there for 27 years and visit NO frequently.... I'm a new resident in Nashville. My experience was positive and I will eat at Chappy's as often as I possible can. In a nut shell...the service was excellent, the drinks were of great quality ( well worth the price we paid for our drinks...yummy) , as was the entertainment. The food was, well shall I say, there was a party in my mouth. Excellent food, service, drinks, and jazz music while we waited for our table. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I highly recommend eating at Chappy's Restaurant. Happy eating, Rebecca T. W.

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    Mon Aug 18 2008

    We visited for a birthday party and were treated very rudely. Our birthday girl's quail dinner was undercooked and red in the center, each drink cost upwards of 12 dollars, and we were charged for drinks we didn't even order that were brought to our table! This oversight was mentioned at least 5 times by our guests before the bill was corrected. The owner made us all feel bad for not having more people in our party and served up a very soggy and disgusting "bread pudding" as a birthday gift. Nobody in our group of 6 was impressed with their food - all of us were disappointed that we were charged so much for low quality offerings. The owner was outwardly rude to our birthday girl and guests on numerous occasions and had no customer service skills. We will never be returning. And the "gator" butter tastes really gamey. Beware.

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    Thu Jul 10 2008

    After reading these reviews it obvious that people do not know the difference between New Orleans/Creole food and Cajun/Louisiana food. I am from Louisiana, so I was not expecting much and I was right. You NEVER get the real thing unless you eat it down there. It is kind of like comparing LSU football to Tennessee is flavorfull and GREAT and one is bland and boring. Tennessee football and food(even if it is supposed to be New Orleans food) is bland and boring. You get my point! Honestly I laughed and made fun the whole evening. Red Lobster is better than mess. The best seafood I have had in the Nashville area is Steamboat Bill's on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville...crawfish is fair. If I want real Louisiana food I go there or cook it at home and I KNOW I can do better than this place! GEAUX TIGERS!!!

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    Fri Jun 06 2008

    My husband and I are residents of the Gulf Coast. My husband frequented the Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurant that Chappy owned and operated. We enjoyed it so much that my father-in-law gave us an autographed copy of Chappy?s cookbook for a birthday. When our niece graduated from high school this year in western Tennessee, we drove across the state just to enjoy a dinner at Chappys. The decor was very nice. The service was really impeccable. Our waiter was attentive, yet not bothersome. My husband had his mind set on the signature course from Mississippi, Longbeach trout. It lived up to his expectations (and memories!) I had the Crab Louis and it was exceptional. I thought it was a really nice touch for Chappy to visit each table. We mentioned that we were from Mobile, and we had a picture made with him. He seemed very appreciative of our visit. The music was just icing on the cake; it added to the pleasurable experience. Overall it was a first-rate dining experience, and I... Read more

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    Mon Mar 31 2008

    I dined at Chappys this past weekend (3.29.08) and although I am a fan of Chappy and his food, I want to know what I have to order to get some decent service in there. After sitting at our table for nearly 15 minutes, I decided to make a move and mention to his wife Starr, lead hostess that evening, if perhpas they had forgotten to tell the staff we had been seated, because we had not been greated and had been there hearly 15 minutes. After sloughing me off onto another hostess without even smiling, I returned to my seat for another 10 minutes before the second hostess could get a server to come wait on my boyfriend and I. Needless to say this set the tone for the entire meal, slow and neglected. We had to ask Chappy to get our salads while he was greeting those in the restaurant. We tried to enjoy our meal anyways, ordering a bottle of wine, and appetizer, and two entrees.And after expressing our dissatisfaction to Chappy on his third visit to our table (in which he had to run our che... Read more

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    Sun Mar 30 2008

    We went to Chappys for a 40th B-Day party, and it was absolutely amazing. I had the soft shell crab louie and i have never tasted such great crab very flavorful. The Martinis are a little pricey but very strong and worth the money, the bartenders were great as we waited very amusing. overall chappys is wonderful and i will definately be going back.

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    Sat Mar 29 2008

    ...And where was the Cayenne pepper? I wanted spicy flavorful food. I had expected Cajun cuisine. I wanted Crawfish Etouffee, Red beans and rice, sweet potatoes, and maybe even alligator. Honestly the place is not that bad it's just not what I had expected. It's a very nice, and more upscale than I normally think of for Cajun food. The food was okay. My boyfriend and I both had seafood dishes. The fish and shrimp were fresh. The rice and crab cakes were way to oily, but the bread was very good. The atmosphere was nice but in Nashville that is not too hard to find. I wouldn?t recommend it.

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    Thu Mar 27 2008

    03/28/2008 I am a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast who frequented Chappy's Restaurant quite often when it was located here. I was thrilled to find that Chappy had opened his restaurant in Nashville following Katrina. So, while my family was visiting in Nashville recently, we made reservations to eat there. I made a point of speaking to him and letting him know how much he was missed on the Gulf Coast. HE WAS SO RUDE!! He acted like he was the only person on the coast who had suffered from Katrina. He evidently has used this terrible storm to get sympathy and boost his business in Nashville. It was disgusting! He never asked about all of us, who, by the way, had also suffered tremendous losses in the storm. And to top it all off, the food was not as good I remembered it. In fact it was rather mundane- no taste and poor service as well. I think Chappy's biggest fan is Chappy! Nashville can have Chappy and all his trappings!

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    Tue Mar 18 2008

    Positives-parking (valet, free self park in back of restaurant), fantastic live music, atmosphere and ambiance is wonderful, the artwork featured in the restaurant is gorgeous and it's for sale, friendly and courteous staff, good bar drinks(I had burbon & coke for $6) Chappy always stops by every table to say hello (what a special touch that the chef comes by to say hello personally and chat)! Negatives:My steak (6 oz filet) was improperly cooked - the server put the order in wrong. Stuffed potato was cold. When my new filet arrived, stuffed potato was hot. But I have to say, I've tasted better stuffed potatoes made at home. Although the filet tasted good I've had better filets at Longhorn and Outback. I'm not expecting it to be like a filet from Ruth's Chris, but I do expect it to be at least as good as Outback or Longhorn. The salad was odd, not appetizing to me - pickled cucumber, bland pasta shells, forgetable lettuce. My dinner companion ordered the house red. They charged him $16... Read more

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    Sun Mar 09 2008

    We arrived for 730 dinner reservations as the Saturday night "rush" appeared to be ending. Everything from the hostess's greeting to the warm and romantic New Orleans ambiance was wonderful! Jonathan and the rest of the wait staff provided excellent service throughout our meal. The food was absolutely divine as we sampled the fresh bread with gourmet butters (The smoked aligator and the unique garlic were our favorities.) and feasted on one of the eight nightly specials (seasoned and seared Mahi Mahi served on a bed of Jambalya rice with an interesting array of sauces on the plate) and one of the menu's Bayou Specialties (Crab Louie - a Creole favorite for those unfamilar with the cuisine). When ordering your salad, be sure to try the Cajun vinegrette, suprisingly creamy with a definite kick. We were also pleasantly surprised to be able to enjoy the Blues/Jazz trio throughout the evening. From the live music to the warm and softly elegant decor and the delicious food, everythi... Read more

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    Thu Feb 07 2008

    I was a little hesitant to try Chappy's after reading some of the reviews, but one of my favorite talk radio hosts highly recommends it, so I gave it a try. Our family was having a special night out and taking our son to a play. We visited Chappy's hoping to have a memorable meal to make the day even more special. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The food is mediocre at best and over priced for the amount of food you are served. The only highlight of the meal was the bread and signature butters. We all enjoyed sampling the different flavors. When our meals arrived, the seafood was undercooked, tasted of grease and the portions were very small. The check however, was very large. It was very disappointing especially after the glowing endorsement heard on WTN. Although they advertise authentic New Orleans cooking, the food was nothing like we found when we visited New Orleans. None of the rich, spicy flavors. Nothing special about it at all. I?ve actually had much bet... Read more

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    Mon Jan 07 2008

    Wow! What a great restaurant. I am not real big into Cajun food but the food here was excellent. It was not to spicy, just very flavorful. T...

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    Sun Nov 18 2007

    I will keep this brief. I am a huge critic. I am from New Orleans and don't take my creole food lightly. I must say that I am extremely impressed with all aspects of Chappys. Firstly, I commend them for keeping the historical aspect of the French Quarter and the south authentic. The ambience is beautiful! My friends and I was greeted by Chappy, himself, who is very friendly and down to earth. He seemed sincere in his assurance that he wanted to make sure that we had the best quality of food. He was soooo right. He captured the essence of creole flavoring. The food was well-cooked and appropriately seasoned. My company and I enjoyed the entire experience. We were fortunate enough to also be there on one of the nights that theire house band performs. They (the band) kept us tapping in our seats! If you are looking for a very good atmosphere with superb food, good to Chappys. The prices are more than reasonable for the agreeable time. Thank you Chappy and Chappy's for giving Nashville's... Read more

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    Mon Nov 05 2007

    We only had time for a quick lunch last week & I had heard of it from the Scene's reviewer. Also, after reading the majority of posts, there is a seeming disparity of views. The food looked & tasted great but was simply overpriced. The server was as nice as could be, but she was just too overwhelmed with other customers. I would suggest beefing up presonnel for rush hours at least. So our 1st impression is on the negative side b/c of the listed reasons, & beacuse of the overall review we gave. Food:good, prices: way high, service: good for who was there, but not good b/c of too limited time available for us, so we ran out of time & couldn't even try dessert. parking: PLEASE!,

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    Tue Oct 16 2007

    If you want to know what bland, tasteless Creole food taste like then visit Chappy?s. Otherwise don't go! My trout "signature dish" was brought out luke warm and tough as the bottom of a Chuck Taylor basketball shoe, with celery soup on it. I was excited to try Chappy?s since I love NOLA, and visit at least once a year to eat and hear music. I would not visit Chappy?s again in a lifetime! When our waitress "Sparkle" came to deliver the check she said " was it not good" I said no it was tough and cold " well then you want to take it home"? Come on Chappy get some experienced professional wait staff, and not people you find off the street. I would suggest the same with your Seafood!

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    Sun Oct 14 2007

    I went to Chappy's for lunch along with 5 of my coworkers. Before going I had heard good & bad things, and after reading some reviews, was really prepared for a long lunch with slow service and maybe a little rudeness thrown in, for which I would also pay a pretty penny. But since I was with a group, I decided we would all find out for ourselves and we would have a good time anyway. Let me just say how pleasantly surprised we all were. It was a totally positive experience -- absolutely no negatives as far as I'm concerned -- and I can be pretty critical. We arrived about 11:45 on a Monday, after making reservations, and we were seated immediately. Our waitress was Sparkle and she was a delight, very friendly and helpful. We had the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer -- delicious! A loaf of bread with 4 flavored butters was sampled by all and....well you can't go wrong with bread and butter. A salad came with each meal, and the presentation was great as was the homemade dress... Read more

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    Tue Oct 09 2007

    NOTE: Would be 3 1/2 Stars if the ratings would let me.... Now... While I do recommend Chappy's On Church for the fabulous food and atmosphere (which is why they got 4 stars), the one star removed is for the so, so service and the price. The service was not up to par of what this classy establishment likes to put forth. Our waitress took quite a while waiting on us and her serving ettiquette was less than pro.....reaching across the table instead of serving to the side of each of us, moving around the table. Also, she didn't check on us nearly enough as the four of us regularly ran out of drink or water and had to look around in an obvious manner to get her over. The food, while very good, was a bit pricey. I do understand this though as they make a lot of their food from scratch, but not sure a final bill of $103 for two (2) people is really that reasonable...and that is with only 2 drinks from the bar, an appetizer and our entrees....a bit steep..... While we will venture back... Read more

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    Thu Oct 04 2007

    Gosh this place was a disappointment. I was really looking forward to going to Chappy's hoping for some great seafood. I am from south Florida and grew up right on the water. Fresh seafood was a way of life for me. I was very excited when I kept hearing radio ads about how great the seafood was at Chappy's. Finally, I thought. Well, it was a let down. It wasn?t horrible, but it wasn?t as some people have touted. Not to mention I was in there for dinner on a slow evening and it took me almost two hours for dinner. I was so looking forward to good seafood, but I don't have time to spend sitting in there for overpriced mediocre food.

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    Mon Sep 17 2007

    Tried several of the dishes on the lunch menu and was pleased. Great atmosphere! The homemade bread with the selection of spreads are tasty! The lunch crowd was great around 1pm. The service was nice!

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    Thu Sep 13 2007

    I stopped by with a friend for a late dinner around 7:45 pm on Tuesday evening. I was really excited about trying Chappy?s. It looks very upscale from the outside, but when I walked in I sort of felt like I was walking into a cafeteria. The music was the best part of the evening. It was great. The food took a little too long getting to our table. I walked in about 7:45 and walked out at almost 10 and we didn't even have dessert. Honestly, the price is way too high for the atmosphere, food taste/presentation, portion size, and wait staff. The wait staff seemed very in experienced. $52 later, I won?t be dining at Chappy?s again.

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    Mon Sep 10 2007

    Enjoyed our dining experience at Chappy's last evening. Can't understand the critics, our evening was an exceptional night. Food quality was great, service was average, portions fine, decor was very nicely done, music ws awesome. This restaurant is a keeper, would return in a heartbeat.

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    Sat Sep 01 2007

    I grew up going to Chappy's Sunday brunch in Long Beach MS. When he came to Nashville, we had to check it out. I'll be honest, Chappy's on the Coast was hit-or-miss for the last 10 years and for the last 5 mostly miss. Unfortunately, the high prices make most diners unforgiving when the ambiance or service lack. I always think Chappy's tasty, and enjoyed the brunch very much. Chappy has made basically the same menu for decades, resulting in consistent good flavor with no surprises. I think this makes it tougher for Chappy coming into the Nashville market as a new restaurant. Instead of thinking 'new' think of a restaurant that's been serving the same clients for years in a new location. Ultimately the failure in this restaurant is one of scale. On the Coast, Chappy was one of a handful of upscale seafood restaurants in a limited local market. He's in the big city now, and the upscale attitude doesn't seem to be working. The food and service are great, usually, but Nashville diner... Read more

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    Sun Aug 26 2007

    Had lunch there with an old friend. We wanted a place that was quiet with good atmosphere, food, service, and wine. I had been watching the Chappy's TV ads and thought it was worth a try. We arrived soon after the restaurant opened at 11:00 a.m. on a weekday. Seating was immediate and a waiter arrived at our table reasonably quickly. However, after that, it was a good thing that we weren't in a hurry. The service began to degrade and continued to do so the longer we were there. There appeared to be only 2 members of the wait staff handling the entire restuarant. Chappy made an appearance but never really got close to our table. Otherwise, I would have told him that there was no excuse for such poor service when there was such a small number of diners. The food was good but nowhere near the class of food at restaurants I have visited in New Orleans. Both the food and the wine were somewhat over priced. My friend and I had two appetizers, a main course, and 2 glasses of wine. The total b... Read more

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    Sat Aug 25 2007

    We were a party of 4, with reservations, for a 7:30 Saturday night dinner. We found Chappy's offers a wonderful menu, a comfortable casual environment and very enjoyable live entertainment. The food, once it arrives after a very very long wait, is excellent. The service is AWFUL . . .quite frankly among the worst I've seen, and its not due to the waiters. Its principally due to the LACK of waiters given the number of tables in the retaurant. The waiters wererunning constantly literally breaking a sweat striving to satisfy the customers, however ole Chappy is squeezing every dime out of the place by not having sufficient help to ensure quality and timely service. We spoke to Chappy directly about our 2 hour wait at the table for our meal to arrive. It took 45 minutes for appetizers and salads to appear, despite our waiters best efforts. It took another 45 minutes, with nothing on the table, for the main course to arrive. The waiter was apologetic and actually comp'd desert ... Read more

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    Tue Aug 21 2007

    I have to disagree with some of the other user's comments about the food at Chappy's. They either have never had real cajun/creole food, or they have poor palates! The food at Chappy's is AMAZING. Everyting I have had has been done just perfectly. That being said, the food is slightly overpriced. The service is also lacking - very slow, and slightly rude. Lastly, it is always so cold in there that I have to bring a jacket. I will definitely go back, however, because of the food. Just hoping that Chappy comes to the realization that his staff is bad - and hires some new people!

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    Sun Jul 08 2007

    I love Creole and Cajun food. I am something of a snob about it, yes. But this place doesnt even come close. My wife and I came for Sunday Brunch. What a dissappointment! The service was terrible and slow. Problems with the meal were laughed off or given poor and illogical excuses. My wife's prime rib, which was as tough as shoe leather, was explained as having been that way because it took so long to cook my eggs benedict. Hunh????? Worst bread pudding I have ever had. Free flowing champaign a good idea. need to get me drunk enough to come back.

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    Sun Jul 08 2007

    Despite all of the negative reviews of this place, we decided to try it out for some fish Saturday night, July 7, 2007. Once we got past the rude host we were seated quickly -- the place was full but not crowded, there were a number of groups with more than 6 in their party. we were greeted promptly by our server who managed things very well for us--we liked her recommedations. I can see where some of then negative comments may have come from in other postings but my wife and I each had a wonderful piece of fish. I had the red snapper grilled as recommended - it was fresh and well prepared. the seasoning was just enouhg to flavor but not overwelm. my wife had the special, grouper and she loved it. here only negative comment was that the fish was fine by itself and the shrimp and crab topping were not needed. we went with the server's recommendation on the coconut cake as her favorite - it was great and more than enough for two people to share with the nice coffee that we had. ... Read more

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    Wed Jun 06 2007

    I have to agree with the other comments. The food is bland, tasteless and over priced. I lived in the deep south for a few years, and love that truly spicy new orleans cooking! This is a poor substitute. The staff was inexperienced and Chappy is just down right rude. To top it off, they dont even have Abita Beer! Nothing is more Louisiana than Abita Beer. I wont go back.

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    Mon Apr 23 2007

    There?s a reason why this place is one letter away from ?Crappy?s?. I?ve now had lunch and dinner at this establishment and will definitely not be making a 3rd visit. From the tacky decor to the uninspired food to the awkward service, this place just totally misses the mark. I?m sure Chappy really wants to provide a 5-star experience, but he?s failing so miserably that it simply becomes comical. I eat out a lot and cook a lot. I admit to being a food snob and having pretty high standards for restaurants. If you?re the same, DO NOT waste your time with this place. If tasteless mediocrity is okay with you, then by all means go for it!

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    Fri Apr 13 2007

    that place is over priced, the owner and staff are rude as sandpaper. Will never go back. Stay away save your time, money and apetite.

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    Thu Mar 01 2007

    I have been to Chappy's 7 or 8 times, I lose count. The matre'd calls me a regular when I walk in. I have always had speedy service and great food. Been to brunch 3 or 4 times and have to stop the wait staff from pouring the champagne because I have to drive. I used to eat at Chappy's back home on the coast before Katrina. Chappy's was one of my favorite places to eat back home and continues to be now that it is in Nashville. The food is just as good as it was on the coast. I highly recommend Chappy's to get that Mississippi Coastal/New Orleans cuisine experience that I grew up loving. I would eat at Chappy's every week if I could. Ahh that gumbo, nothing else like it.

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    Thu Feb 22 2007

    Went to Chappy's on Church with my husband on Saturday Feb10th to celebrate and early Valentines Day and was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the entire experience. We decided to go here because all of the hype but should have listened to these reviews on here instead. Let me make this CLEAR we don't get out much anymore since our twins have been born so we usually enjoy a trip to Krystal's.We had made reservations for 8:30, when we arrived we were told that we would be ready to be seated in just a few minutes.The Matre'd did not have a very outgoing attitude I have had much better host/hostess at a much cheaper eatery. After 2 couples had been seated that did not have reservations that came in after us, and several other parties that had padded the matred's hand.(not sure if they had reservations or not.We FINALLY got a table at 9:00. our waitress had the personality of a candle which we had on the table but was not lit so It was very hard to read the menu since it is very dark in there. We or... Read more

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    Mon Feb 12 2007

    My husband and I just got back from Chappy's. We were seated promptly, and the atmosphere and music were nice. The restaurant was not full by any means. Still, service was very slow, which may explain why my broiled scallops were lukewarm and tough. Hubby enjoyed his oyster appetizer and Trout Almandine. The desserts were average. We would not recommend it because of slow service and the prices are ridiculous for the quality of the food.

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    Mon Feb 05 2007

    Visited Chappy's on a Tuesday night with a work colleague while visiting Nashville on business travel. Prompt service, FANTASTIC seafood with a large number of creole and New Orleans creations on the menu. Chappy's was a welcome alternative to chain restaurants while traveling for work. waitstaff was a bit young and inexperienced, but competent. Chappy stopped by and spent time answering questions about his journey from the gulf coast to nashville. It was a pleasure to support an independent business rebuilding following hurricane katrina. Chappy's has soul and is worth your patronage. Do not be scared away by the reviews you see here.