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The Standard at the Smith House

The Standard at the Smith House



The Smith House is the only grand townhouse remaining in downtown Nashville.  It was built in the late 1840s and is a magnificent example of ante-bellum Italianate architecture. With six bedrooms and bathrooms on three floors, two parlors, a large kitchen, outdoor courtyard, a formal dining room, a breakfast room, a game room featuring Nashville’s first bowling alley, two trap doors, and a grand ballroom for 200 guests… the home is deceptively large.

On October 3, 2005, the mansion was purchased by the Smith family as a family residence and was beautifully restored it to its Victorian-era glory. Mr. Smith and his wife Sharon lived in the house as a primary residence for several years before moving out to make room for the growing restaurant business established by their son Joshua. The little restaurant which started out as a fun “side” business to Joshua’s successful real estate business had evolved into an award winning restaurant and thriving private club. In fact, in 2012 The Standard Club was recognized as one of the TOP 5 PRIVATE CIGAR CLUBS in the US by the Robb Report magazine.  Ironically the member’s only club of today is reminiscent of the Standard Club 100 years ago and is again a place where a diverse group of Nashville leaders can congregate for social events, meetings, consistently good steaks and maybe even a cigar!  Like the club, the food served here is grand but not pretentious where customers can always count on quality and consistency.  Ev

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The Standard at the Smith House

167 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203


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Mon-Thu: 5pm-9:30pm

Fri-Sat: 5pm-10:30pm

Closed Sun