Marsh House Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award 2019

Marsh House among 3,800 winners; full 2019 dining guide revealed in wine spectator’s August issue
(available Tuesday, July 16, 2019)

Nashville, TN (July 8, 2019) — Marsh House has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients—we raise a glass to you.”

According to Marsh House General Manager/Wine Director Tim Rawding, “We are thrilled and honored to be included in this year's Wine Spectator Awards. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with an extensive yet approachable selection from around the world as a complement to our Southern seafood cuisine. Our dedication to education and hospitality is constant in our service of wine and we look forward to the growth that the city of Nashville has provided us with. Cheers!"

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award— with 2,447; 1,244; and 100 winners this year in each respective category. Eight of the Grand Award winners are first-timers.

Marsh House has won the Award of Excellence which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

The complete list of award winners is available in Wine Spectator’s August print issue, on newsstands July 16, and online at, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the 3,800 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward.


About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar AficionadoWhisky Advocate, Market WatchShanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.


About Marsh House

Since opening in fall 2016, Marsh House has received rave reviews and accolades for its elevated Gulf coast cuisine, stellar wine program and sophisticated craft cocktails. Located on the ground floor of Thompson Nashville in the city’s buzzy Gulch neighborhood, the 150-seat indoor-outdoor eatery showcases an array of seafood offerings, including an oyster and raw bar; as well as exceptional meats and vegetable dishes, sourced from the finest regional farms. Executive Chef Nathan Duensing and Executive Pastry Chef Lisa Marie White’s menus highlight the best elements of Southern regional cuisine, with dishes like Alabama Blue Crab Fingers with nouc cham and roasted peanuts; Crawfish Garganelli with Squid Ink and Florida Bottarga; Roasted Carrot Ravioli; and Fried Chicken & Champagne. Celebrating brunch daily, Marsh House fuels guests with Broken Yolk Sandwich on Brioche with Belly Ham, Smoked Onion Aioli, Kale, and Pickled Peppers; Johnny Cakes with Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche, and Scallion; and a variety of pastries you have to taste to believe from Chef Lisa. The extensive wine list, curated by General Manager Tim Rawding, is classically inspired yet playful and approachable. Additionally, Marsh House’s cocktail program showcases a selection of refreshing handcrafted drinks. Marsh House is located at the Thompson Nashville, 401 11th Ave S, Nashville. Brunch is served Monday–Friday from 7am-3pm and Saturday–Sunday from 8am-3pm; Dinner is served daily from 5pm-10pm; Happy Hour is Monday–Friday from 3pm-6pm; Bar opens daily at 10am. Telephone: 615-262-6001; Website: