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Virago - 78 Reviews - 1126 McGavock St, Nashville, TN - People Watching Reviews - Phone (615) 254-1902


1126 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-1902
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Virago - Nashville, TN
Virago - Nashville, TN


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I liked the food the staff and every thing else.


everytjinh over price

poor managment 3/19/2012

they tack on an additional charges for a togo orders EVEN IF you dine in at the restruant and want to bring dinner home for a love one who couldn't make it out to the restraunt. they'd rather loose out on a $19 meal than remove an addtional charges on a togo meal. On top of unhappy customers , a lesser tip for the waiting staff, the manager wouldn't even let us order the food to the table and ask for a togo box. POOR MANAGERMENT... don't come to the egyptin looking man with your questions or concerns. he'll act to busy to care. [I'm a waiter/ manager as well and understand how restraunts can be] everything else was good. sad that menu changes so often though more

One of the best 2/23/2012

I liked the food the staff and every thing else. more

Delicious!! 8/8/2011

I went to the new Virago last night with my boyfriend and his nephew. I have a severe peanut allergy so I was apprehensive, but our server Aerial had my back and was very patient as I got all neurotic. We ordered a pretty big feast after we finally narowed down what we wanted to try, and everything was delicious. I especially loved the coconut-jasmine rice, a must-try for the coconut lover, as it is cooked in coconut milk instead of water. Try it with some soy sauce...yummmm!! Also had the shrimp eggrolls and shared my boyfriend's lamb lo-mein and sake steamed brussels sprouts. Everything was flawless and tasty. We left full but didn't have that bloated feeling which comes from eating lots of unhealthy food. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much Aerial for taking care of us so well. more

Denied Service Because of Tank Top 7/6/2011

On the 4th of July, my friend and I decided to go here for a drink. So my friend in front of me was approaching the door. I was behind her and got stopped by the bouncer who informed me that I couldn't come in because I had on a tank top. I was like ""what?"" He said, tank tops allowed. My female friend had on a halter top and it was okay for her, but not for me. Really? So, they would turn away business because of a tank top? I was going to let it go, but I couldn't. I had to speak to the manager. Once they found him, he came out and spoke with me in a very rude, arrogant, unapologetic manner. He even suggested that I go across the street to the Whiskey Kitchen. He also compared what he had on to what i had on. He said,""Do you see what I'm wearing? I have on a dress coat and a dress shirt?"" I said, ""I would expect you to have that on. You work here. I don't."" Mind you, this is on the 4th of July after the fireworks. Most people would probably have on something like a tank top and shorts being that it was like 85 degrees outside. On a given night knowing that I was going to Virago I may have had another shirt on, but this was a spare of the moment decision because we were in the area. The manager could've said, ""Sir, I apologize for you not being aware of our dress code. I will make an exception this time, but just know in the future that we don't allow tank tops."" However, he would rather deny me service and send my business to another establishment. I even asked him if a celebrity came with a tank top on would he turn them away. He said no celebrity would get in with a tank top on. I'm not buying that. And to top it all off, its not even posted anywhere. So I guess you just have to know. The manager said we advertise for a lot of things, but we're not going to advertise no tank tops. Wow.... However, shorts are acceptable, but they can't be cut-off shorts. So, you're telling me the focus of your establishment is centered around what people are wearing? The value of a person isn't based on what a they have on, but rather the person wearing it. The value of a dollar is the same for a person wearing a tank top or a person wearing a blazer. Virago serves $10-$12 cocktails. Most establishments are in that range. So, how upscale do they really think they are? I called Sambuca to see if they had a dress code. The said it was business casual. So I asked if it would be okay if I had on a tank top. The lady told me a regular tank top should be okay, however not a ""wifebeater"". Sambuca is another nice, upscale establishment. Virago needs to get a grip and learn about customer service and how to handle situations when it comes to differences of opinions with their patrons. It should start with a serious attitude adjustment for the manager and then follow by them posting their dress code simply stating: Business Casual Attire Enforced. I was denied service because I had on a tank top. Cheers and Happy Independence Day!!!! more

too over price 4/26/2011

everytjinh over price more

poor service, worse food 12/11/2010

My wife and I just went to the Virgo for her work's Christmas Party. The waiter was good, but the overall service from the kitchen was extremely slow and the restaurant was not very busy for an early Saturday evening. Minus the sushi, everyone was disappointed with the food, especially the quantity and quality. When paying higher prices you would expect a higher quality, not so here. The decor was nice, but will not return due to poor food and slow service from the kitchen. more

One of the best sites in Nashville 11/29/2010

I love the new Virgo! The employees are courtesy and very helpful, the atmosphere is chic but comfortable, and the food is wonderful! But most importantly, the drinks are to die for. This is truly a rewarding experience. more

Best Sushi 9/29/2010

This is a cool little restaurant and bar with great sushi. more

I Loved It!!! 12/3/2009

1st time going to Virago. I like the choices on sushi's available. The waitress was very helpful with helping us decide what to try. Monday nights they have half off sushi. I will be there!!! more

High prices, mediocre sushi, awful service 9/28/2009

My party and I had a horrible experience at Virago. We waited nearly an hour and a half for our food, no apology from the waitress, no offer of discounted food or drinks... It was horrible! And when the food finally rolled around 90 minutes later, it was mixed up and nobody working there seemed to have any idea which was which! You'd think that with an hour and a half, they would have figured that one out... I'm never going here again! Pros: Atmosphere wasn't bad Cons: Awful service, Overpriced more

Best sushi 2/27/2009

My husband & I went here for Valentines. We were seated promptly (without a reservation). The waiter was terrible, however. He introduced himself and then proceeded to walk passed us numerous times for 15 mins. It was very irritating. The food did come in a reasonable time and the ambience was nice. It was just that stupid waiter. At least he gave my husband and I something to laugh about for the rest of the evening. Pros: Best sushi in Nashville Cons: Service more

Absolute Best 2/18/2009

I was introduced to Viragos by a very dear friend of mine and I have been a fan since my first visit 3 years ago! Everyone that I have taken with me loves it as well. I go for the atmosphere and of course the SUSHI! My favorite roll is the YUM YUM roll, but last Wednesday I discovered another one that is AWESOME! You must have the Rising Sun, I know it is $20 for 6 pieces but it was money well spent. The fact it doesnt have rice in it makes it very light but it is packed with flavorful fish. Looking forward to going this summer when the windows are open and the cool breeze of the night is blowing thru! Pros: Fresh Sushi, Good Location, Variety on Menu Cons: Can have long waits if no reservations more

Yummy 12/4/2008

I absolutely loved Virago!!! The Godzilla roll is to die for!! The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was modern, yet inviting. I will go back again! Pros: Parking was convenient and valet is available and appreciated on a busy night. Cons: None...I had a wonderful experience! more


This was my 3rd or 4th time going but each of the previous times I went, I went with large groups when the place was slammed so I thought if I went at a non busy time the experience would be different. I was so wrong, the hostesses and waitresses are simply rude. The food was not good and the servers did nothing to fix the problem but look at us like we had 3 heads. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemies, find another place to spend money and take your friends out if a good experience is what you are in search of. Pros: The bar staff was great! Cons: Awful hostesses and waitresses more

Romantic - Great Desserts 10/23/2008

Romantic atmosphere, very cozy seating. The desserts are exquisite! Gotta try ""Between the Sheets"" with a good Merlot. Very Trendy, fun girls night out Pros: Great Atmosphere, especially for after dinner drinks/desserts Cons: LIttle tough to find, But worth it. more

So not high-end!!! 7/25/2008

Eww- I just ate here after hearing it was a ""trendy"" place with good eye candy. Not so. Everyone there is trying WAY to hard! Where were all the ""hot"" people? I just saw really desperate, old (30's) guys who were trying so hard to look like they had money. Go here if you want to talk to the lamest guys in nashville. The sushi is okay, but the drinks are so weak! Don't waste your best dress on this place! Pros: decor Cons: all the pretenders at the bar more

Tasty Spicy Tuna Rolls & Crappy Service 7/20/2008

I have been here several times and the one thing that stood out was the horrible service and noisy atmosphere.It took and ""act of congress"" to get the servers attention for another drink for my friends and i! I will say the food is pretty good but the service and noise brings that down unfortunately. Pros: Spicy Tuna Roll,Syn Martini Cons: Service is horrible,VERY noisy more

Great Sushi and Drinks 7/19/2008

This restaurant is excellent! The sushi is very tasty and the drinks are good. The ambience is good and the service is prompt. I will go to Virago anytime I have a taste for good sushi. Be sure to make reservations! Pros: Sushi and Drinks Cons: Long wait if reservations are not made more

Enjoy the view! 7/13/2008

I am here to relay my fantastic experience I had at Virago last week. Jamie the bartender was not only professional and attentive, but extremely attractive as well. At my place of work, there is nasty vending machine food, and no eye candy. It is nice to get off work, relax with good company and enjoy the view. Pros: Intelligent yet handsome/beautiful staff. Cons: I didn't get a number. more
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  • In Short
    The ultra-trendy Virago is part sushi bar, part late-night drink destination and part upscale restaurant. The middle room, with its cozy S-shaped bar, is a see-and-be-seen...

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    Mon-Sun from 5p-12a
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