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M Restaurant and Bar

M Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Email: info@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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "The experience was great overall, but we should have booked an earlier reservation to ensure that there would be enough food. Most of our party of 5 was interested in having the scallops, but there were absolutely none left."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food and service here is second to none! We had a girls weekend with a party of six and everyone loved their food! I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times, and this experience wasn't as great as other visits. Although the restaurant wasn't busy and we had early reservations ( 5:30), we were seated at a cramped table right next to another table. There were many empty tables that would have been more private and comfortable. I guess we've been spoiled by the usually exceptional service that goes with Open Table reservations. The food was good, though portions seemed smaller than in the past , I.e. only 3 scallops in the entree for $34, no bread service. Not a bad meal, but not as nice as we've experienced here in the past."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was really great. Just be prepared for small portions and high prices. It is a cool little spot with good drinks as well. It was nice to be within walking distance to downtown so we didn't have to drive and park again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We loved this spot. Delicious, artfully prepared food served by skilled staff."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had an awesome date night here. It's a modern southern feel with great food, delicious cocktails, and great service. We started with fried green tomatoes and crab cakes, soooo delicious and then we both ordered the filet which had asparagus and an over easy egg with a delicious sauce....desert was fantastic too Apple bread pudding. Had a lovely server always smiling and available. Has outdoor seating, great for girls nights and date nights...loved it :))"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Avoid all the over-priced, average food on Broadway and take a five minute walk to M. After spending a 5 days in Nashville you quickly realize all the restaurants near the Broadway strip are just AppleBees but a 2x the price and half the service. M is a real restaurant with a creative menu, great service and a cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first trip, awesome experience, definitely will go back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was well flavored but cold. Service was very good. Overall a bit disappointed."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and excellent food. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or living in the Nashville area. Very comfortable seating with a quaint bar and outdoor dining options. The menu is diverse with a beautiful presentation. Would recommend the fried tomatoes to start, kale salad, braised short ribs and coconut cake. Thank you for a lovely evening during our last night in Nashville. What a friendly city."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The restaurant is closed on the weekend, however, I was able to book a reservation for Saturday anyway. I found out upon arrival."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Hostess was VERY slow to greet or seat us, which made me less apologetic for being 5 minute late for our reservation. I wasn't too pleased that she tried to seat is next to the kitchen (a high-traffic area where they stuck a table)...so I moved us. Our waitress, although friendly, wasn't too knowledgable about serving. Again, she was friendly so it wasn't a huge deal. The food was excellent and a reason to return and give this place another shot."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Met my girlfriends there and enjoyed the March drink specials ($5 off any drink beginning with an M - martini, margarita, manhattan, mojito, mule - so LOTS of options). I had the scallops with ravioli and they were divine. I could have eaten a second order of them."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This was a first and won't be a last. The dinner was excellent, my friends and Laughed because we picked our meals based on the sides. There was a sweet potato side that was like desert, it was excellent. I do recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My dining experience was great! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was beyond my expectations and the atmophere was energetic. Great Saturday night dinner venue!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was very surprised this restaurant wasn't at all busy. There was only one other table during my entire visit, and apparently they were tourists. It took quite a while to get my beverage, but the server more than made up for it by taking it off my bill. The food took even longer, but the chef did approach me to advise he was not happy with the first dish he created, and wanted to remake it. He apologized for the wait. I've been to M twice before for dinner and was less than impressed with the service. While this experience had some hiccups, I felt they certainly made up for it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed the dinner. I think the new fad of using polished concrete makes everything that much louder. There was a party of 20 there which didn't help either."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "M Restaurant has a very nice vibe to it and the food is quite good. The skillet steak was cooked perfectly and was quite tender. The shrimp and grits was quite good with a plentiful amount of large shrimp, once again cooked perfectly. Only drawback was that our service lacked a little bit as the staff seemed to be wrapped up in serving a large party that took up most of their time. Would definitely recommend M based on the quality of its food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Fried Green tomatoes and Mac & cheese wonderful. Pear salad and short ribs delicious. Other than being seated at A folding table that had legs interfering with your own legs... All was great."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Very convenient to Music City Center and downtown venues. For those of us who work downtown, M is easy access. Food is very good. The best part is the ambience. It is relaxed and cozy with acoustics that allow easy conversation, even in a full restaurant. Service is attentive and they try very hard to impress. Bartender can make you anything you want."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable experience at M. Food was great and the Chocolate cake and smore were outstanding. You must save room..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We 'found' M Restaurant last summer. We especially enjoySunday brunch. The food is always excellent. The menu changes frequently which gives you a chance to try different, delicious selections. The service is impeccable. When we started dining at M, the crowds were not large and it was a quiet, romantic restaurant. Our secret has been discovered however and now the place is packed (which is great for the restaurant) but now it is much more difficult to get in to enjoy wonderful food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I am SO glad my new year's resolution (to try new restaurants) brought us to M. We were immediately impressed with the decor and ambiance. It's a very cool place! Everything was great - from our service to our cocktails to our meals. I DEFINITELY recommend the fried green tomatoes - they were to die for with the Sriracha aioli and the Benton's bacon. For our meals, my husband had the short ribs (melted in your mouth), and I had the shrimp and grits (the sausage was the real star in this dish). Overall, our experience was great, and we'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I eat here all the time, I absolutely love this place. The food is wonderful and the people are extremely nice there. The service is always good and the drinks are strong and not over priced. You should really try this place, you will not regret it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I've been to M 3 different times, the last being July of 2013 before my most recent visit on 2/19. That would allow plenty of time for any drop off. The food and service were as consistent as my last visit.....outstanding. Hall is a great waiter."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Wonderful meal. We felt wait staff hurried service when not necessary. Cleared plates while person still eating! Would def. go back for the great food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a very nice business lunch with 4 colleagues. Service was excellent and everyone loved their entrees. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was a big hit. Entrees we tried were the lobster mac-n-cheese, the crab stack, the pulled pork sandwich and the hot chicken and waffles. All were very good! Will definitely be going back with my wife for dinner!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Our waiter Christian was very good. The only complaint is the table was so close to fellow diners. We felt like we were all together. Also we had a curtain on the other side so close that our elbows kept brushing against the curtain. Overall nice experience but to confined in a corner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "2nd visit to M. The food is as good as any in Nashvillle. Service is strong, parking easy, overall a great place"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were there for a night out as it had been recommed by some friends. Food was good, not outstanding and the portions were super small. Drinks were outstanding so maybe this is a good place for drinks and appatizers and not a meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is the first time we'd been back to M since just after they first opened. The service was excellent - our waiter was attentive but not hovering. Crab cakes were very good and the salads were delicious. The dinners were nicely presented and I'd say very good but not excellent; scallops were underdone. Overall a beatiful dinner, though, I'm sure we'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "From the cocktails to the dessert, this was by far the best meal we've had in a long time. We were lucky enough to snag Valentine's Day and will absolutely return ASAP! The server were dressed tastefully casually and the restaurant while being high end, didn't seem the least bit stuffy. I really can't say enough good things about M."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The layout is weird, if you go in the bar entrance you have to walk to other side for the hostess stand. The tables are too close together, I could put my arm out and touch the person at the next table. One hostess who was older, was not friendly, I don't think she smiled once. Service was good. Food was good, but not excellent. Noise level was terrible. I could not hear our server half the time and I could not enjoy a conversation with my husband. Not a great Valentine's date night. We are not in a rush to go back that is for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Restaurant was almost completely empty. In fact, we were the only four diners in the place and our food took forever to come out. Food was average to below average. Service was great - very attentive and friendly. The decor is nice and atmosphere could be great if there were people there."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The salmon croquettes were the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our entrees at M. We did not enjoy the rest of the dining experience. We felt that the service should have been much better for the price."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had an absolutely incredible experience at M Restaurant and Bar having dinner with my family. The food was terrific, the service even better, and the ambience was just cool. Whatever they're doing, they should keep doing and Nashville residents need to go check out this place tucked away in the middle of Cummins Station. I'll definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Cool layout. Servers were cool and laid back. Fried green tomatoes were AMAZING!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We took my in-laws from Atlanta here for dinner. We were quickly seated and enjoyed our waiter who let us know early on he was a songwriter as well. The Southern menu was creative and interesting. We all got either the salmon or the scallops. All delicious. The bill ended up a bit higher than we expected... We will go back but probably for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The atmosphere, menu, and service were all very good. I ordered the Southern Paella, which was very good, but I think I would try something else next time. My wife's chicken entrée (sorry can't remember the specific name) was outstanding, as was the cobbler that we split afterwards. All in all, we are happy to have found a new dinner date spot, it was very easy/convenient for a nicer dinner before a show at Bridgestone, and we will definitely be back in the future."
    Dined on 2/1/2014