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M Restaurant and Bar

M Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: (615) 678-1591
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday -Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 10:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar

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  • Parking: No
A word from M Restaurant and Bar
Southern-inspired, contemporary cuisine with Nashville roots.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Diner Reviews
  • "I have only been twice. However, the service was slow the first time and even slower the second. The restaurant was not busy, but the waiter just waited. I had to flag him down. He was pleasant but not helpful. The food was not quite as good the second time. I really want to like this place. It has a great feel and is very comfortable. However, they need to step up the service."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The drinks were unique and the food was exceptional. Our waiter was friendly and very informative without being too overbearing. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "A group of five of us arrived and were promptly seated. Service was very attentive and our server knew the menu and restaurant well. It appeared the servers were dressed in "regular" clothes which made them look like managers or assistant managers rather than "wait staff", and from the professional service we received, I actually thought he was the manager until we asked toward the end of our meal. Unfortunately, we had had appetizers at another bar before arriving at M, so we weren't hungry enough for full plates, so we mostly ordered various salads along with the soup of the day, which was wonderful. Hope to return soon."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food here was delicious! Came on a Friday afternoon for lunch. Food and drinks were amazing. Service was attentive. Not sure if it was the time of the day that we were there or if it is always that way, but the crowd all seemed like they were there for business lunches and it was very quiet. (And we were a Bachelorette Party.) I would go there again, but not for a party."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I'm actually very disappointed by M. I've heard rave reviews on this restaurant and the best thing I had was the chicken and waffles. Which by the way I would go back for! So we started with that and then I had the steak. Which had no flavor what so ever to it. And my boyfriend had the special of the night with was Hawaiian marlin. Which again. Nothing to write home about. We finished off with the pineapple tart that could have been purchased from Publix. We went on a Saturday and it was surprisingly empty at 730. And for as empty as it was they stuck us in a two top table in the corner. It was a little cloister phobic but I wouldn't ask to move just in case they had plans for the other tables. Which from what I saw, they didn't."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for the first time Friday night -- we'll be back again soon. We love Macke and Kates and this installment to their restaurant family really keeps their ranking in the Nashville food scene high. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes to start -- the siracha pimento cheese on the tomatoes was unique. Overall a wonderful meal with a nice vibe and scene."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food. It was rich and tasty, so there was no need for large portions. I'd recommend it, despite it being a little out of our budget."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Brought out-of-towners here for dinner. What a let-down. 2 of us got the catfish bites as our dinner. You really could not tell what you were eating. Completely flavorless. Served atop dry coleslaw. Shrimp and grits is certainly not deserving of an award, as we were told by the server. Certainly adequate, just not outstanding. No bread was ever offered, before or with dinner. Is that a thing of the past? Overall a disappointment."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Small portions, but excellently prepared and presented."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I knew M. was a great choice as soon as I walked in the door. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and area. I ordered the citrus seared scallops and was IN HEAVEN. The shrimp and grits was delicious, and the steak was perfect. I absolutely loved the refined yet playful atmosphere, and the menu was innovative with a strong Southern flare. I will be returning as soon as possible. 5 stars from me!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our anniversary and could not have had a better experience! For an appetizer we had the hot chicken and waffles, which were simply delicious. As entrees we ordered the scallops with asparagus tips accompanied by a sweet potato casserole cup cake which was divine. My husband's salmon was cooked to perfection with a side of orzo salad. The coca cola cake and fried pies completed our wonderful experience. Would recommend to all my friends."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I love trying new things and the options on the menu were great. The Lobster BLT was outstanding. Would had liked if they had a drink menu with some fun cocktails"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "M has some work to do. Service that night was slow and forgetful. Very loud and adding live music made it worse. I have eaten at M several times and will go back but wish they would make some improvements especially as to noise. Should not be necessary to yell across the table to be heard."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I absolutely loved "M". The place is amazing, great food, great wine and we had Christian as our waiter and he was awesome. This will definately be a place I go again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent experience!! Extremely friendly staff! The food was delicious & the atmosphere is amazing. I will definitely frequent M Restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I didn't enjoy the food here. I ordered there special, the wahoo fish. It was delivered to be only partially cooked. When I mentioned to the waiter that it was raw in the middle, he tried to explain it away by saying it was a dense fish and if he could have the kitchen cook it longer if it made me feel better. The fish, after it was cooked further, was bland. Although my fish dish wasn't great, my friends said that they enjoyed their strawberry salad."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I took my sister there for her birthday. Neither us had been there but we had heard good things. I had the shrimp and grits and she had one of the chicken dishes. Both were great. The chicken was more than she could eat. The shrimp themselves were large while the overall portion was not. I finished off her chicken breast."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "this place should be much busier given the quality of the food and service"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great food and friendly, attentive (but not hovering) service. A little pricey. Seemed vacant when I was there. Not sure why, maybe caught them on a bad night. If the value was just a little better, would be a great find for sure."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Came in to town for a visit. Found M. online. Food was excellent. Nothing was sub par. Would come here again. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When we first got there we were honestly not very impressed. The space felt cramped & awkward to walk through. We had reservations & we ended up getting put at a small, cramped bar table. We didn't have one main server, so it was hard to get people's attention at first. My husband ordered a Moscow Mule, which didn't really taste like one. So we didn't feel we were off to a great start. But we hung in there & I have to say the food won us over completely. It was amazing! We got the Hot Chicken & Waffles to start, followed by the Sweet Corn Ravioli & the Chicken with fresh tomatoes, sweet relish & Mac & Cheese. We would go back based on the food alone. Well worth it!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Live music isn't always necessary. M is a lovely place but the live music makes conversation impossible. Ditch the music. Enjoy the great food. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Enviornment cold and just too loud to have a pleasant dining experience with friends."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We visited M with friends from out of town. Our table was ready, the restaurant was not overly crowded, parking was easy, and food was good. Made for a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have eaten at M. twice now and will continue do come back. Server was pleasant, friendly and attentive. Food was very good (see further below)."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I celebrated my 21st here with a group of friends and I couldn't have made a better choice. The staff is so amazing and accommodating. The food is divine. Highly recommend the chicken and waffles (pickles are to die for), the Mac and cheese (nice sized pieces of lobster) and the shrimp and grits. We stayed at the restaurant pretty late and needed a cab home so we asked the valet. They didnt just call us a cab they shuttled us back themselves. Absolutely fantastic experience. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our experience. We were seated quickly, everyone who works there is not only very good looking but also attentive. ( as a former waitress I have high standards for service). Food was magnificent. My husband thought the steak was the best he had ever had. Fried Green tomatoes were recommended by our server and were also amazing. Great experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was my second trip to M, and it was just as good. It was my husband's birthday and we went from a party of two to a party of ten and M didn't break a sweat. Must have the fried green tomatoes. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went to M for Mother's Day with my family and was really excited to try the restaurant because of good Yelp ratings. We tried a variety of entrees (scallops, fillet, shrimp and grits, and ahi tuna) and shared the fried green tomatoes appetizer. Everything tasted great (especially the tomatoes); however, the portions were really small, and we all ended up leaving hungry. This was especially disappointing since the meal price was more than we thought it would be. On Yelp, the restaurant is listed as having entrees between $11 and $30, but we didn't realize until dining there that most things were on the upper end of that range. All our our entrees cost around $35, and again, the portions were TINY. It was good, but I won't be going back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Mack Group has never been a disappointment. We have been pleased with all of their restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Every time we go to M Restaurant, we wonder why we don't go at least once a week. The food is spectacular, the wine is always great and the people that work there make the experience even better. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great location, very nice decor and the food was fantastic. We went with another couple and the only reason I gave the ambience a "Good" rating was, once the live performance stared (I'm thinking it was supposed to be background music) we practically had to yell at each other to have a conversation. A little loud for a place not accoustically structured."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "They have live music which I typically despise as you have to shout at your table to hear most of the time, but it wasn't too loud. The food was fantastic and the service was good. Park across the road and get your ticket validated if you don't want to valet, it's very close. Overall a great experience and I plan to come back...the fried green tomatoes are a must try."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Found this fantastic restaurant on Open Table. Walking distance from downtown, reasonable prices, awesome food, yummy drinks, and great environment. We really enjoyed ourselves. Around the table we had the spinach salad (my pick and I loved it), cheese straw crusted chicken with mac & cheese (so good), shrimp and grits (which were amaxing), and fried green tomatoes (polished off in 30 seconds). I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I went to M the evening after the Nashville marathon. I had a delicious snapper, very well prepared and very tasty. My husband ordered the filet. His meal was definitely not worth the money. His filet was thin and overcooked. He received a tiny twice baked instead of a normal size potato. I do not understand why they bothered with that. So unfortunately I had a delicious meal but my husband was very disappointed. Since the meals were not consistent in their quality I could not recommend this restaurant in the future. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I loved our dinner at M. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were excited to try M after finding sister spot Kate's Kitchen a rare good find in Cool Springs. The menu was limited and offers a variety of salad and lunch entrees. We had the spinach salad with salmon and one without. It was fresh and light yet was small considering the plain one was $10. No bread is served with it which feels like a miss . Service was only fair with us getting enough time to not feel neglected yet also not most welcome. As with the sister spots, the staff is knowledgable and service pretty slow. You need to have about 75+ minutes to make it work. Iced tea refills are plentiful with sodas served in individual small coke bottles. I need to give it another try before making a firm call. For now it's a B-. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Having dined at other restaurants from this family I was honestly disappointed; maybe I had just expected more. Our server was attentive, I didn't really feel as if he really cared about dining experience, like his heart wasn't really in it, not to the point of being unfriendly, just indifferent. And while the items on the menu sounded really interesting, I felt my entree was honestly just another pork chop. And no bread served with the meal? Really? How can you tout yourself as "Southern-Inspired" and not put bread on the table? "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service was great. Food was awesome. Cute neighborhood gem in the Gulch area of Nashville. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had dinner before the Bruce Springsteen concert and it was excellent. We had friends from out of town with us and it was a great introduction to our city. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014