M Restaurant and Bar

M Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 6156781591
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
M Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (37)special occasion (29)romantic (24)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (17)hot spot (12)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Lovely restaurant
    Enjoyagoodmeal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a large group with a number of food restrictions. The restaurant was incredibly accommodating and offered a beautiful palette of food to our group. The food was delicious and we really got to feel like we were tasting Southern/ regional specialties. Special shout out to the manager Tyler Teed who was particularly attentive, fun and enhanced our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eclectic menu
    foodandwine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We enjoy all the Mack restaurants. Each is unique in their menus and twists on Southern cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    DatenightersVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Soup came out warm, entrees came out cold. Food tasted nice but overall just average at best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • M is a Leader
    FineFoodNiteVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food/service and the prices are VERY reasonable. They also transported us to the symphony after dinner. If you want a great dining experience, visit M.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this restaurant!!!
    sweettee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We eat hear a lot. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Better Service
    StrayhornVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern Flare
    ECG3
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    Richard
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Blue
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    NashconciergeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    greg5565
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    beccantodd123
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Small portions, but excellently prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best food in Nashville!
    ConciergeCarolineVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    morgev
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Food
    irishchck1
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Loud
    BillNashvilleVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great place, Great food!!
    aprylshowers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent experience!! Extremely friendly staff! The food was delicious & the atmosphere is amazing. I will definitely frequent M Restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Weekend - Night 1
    Jsmorel
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and ambiance
    balldaddy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    HappyEater
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    this place should be much busier given the quality of the food and service
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Came in to town for a visit. Found M. online. Food was excellent. Nothing was sub par. Would come here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 230 reviews are from the M Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • Ambiance, meh...Food, incredible!
    SweetD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - way too loud
    tngirlVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Enviornment cold and just too loud to have a pleasant dining experience with friends.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    OccasionallyOut
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M. ighty enjoyable
    FanofFood
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic for birthday.
    Buckheitl11
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    lg2006
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go To Place to Impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, Small Meals, but Too Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative cuisine
    foodandwine
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The Mack Group has never been a disappointment. We have been pleased with all of their restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    ChristieVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    hungryrunner
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One out of two dinners
    Eatandgreet
    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.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet