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Miel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mielrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (615) 298-3663
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Ashley Quick
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Miel Restaurant caters events off site from small dinner parties and cocktail parties to large functions. Please call or email to inquire further.
  • Private Party Facilities: The BARN @ Miel is a stand alone building on the property of the restaurant. It can accommodate up to 30 guests seated and up to 45 standing. Smaller parties feel at home as well in this rustic space that uses planked walnut wood tables, padded chairs and is finished off with old tobacco barn wood and burlap.
    The space is easily dressed up or down, has a white wall for projecting and is available for daytime and evening events. See www.mielrestaurant.com for pictures.
  • Private Party Contact: Seema (615) 298-3663

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Charlotte
  • Public Transit: Metro Transit stops 2 blocks East of Miel on Charlotte Avenue.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Across the street and 2 doors down. 2 lots with enough parking for each guest.
A word from Miel
Miel is a classically influenced, refined bistro with a focus on locally sourced, organic produce & meats. Housed in the former Johnson's Meat Market building in the historic portion of Sylvan Park, the decor of is warm and simple with the old, oak Franklin Court House benches flanking the walls, Bling Fish Series art from Herb Williams on the walls and stained concrete floors. The bar is charming and comfortable, focusing on classic cocktails and spirits with a daily happy hour from 5:30-6:30. Enjoy dining on the patio on warm nights or sitting by the outside fire on cool nights. The BARN is the perfect place to host an event for up to 30 seated and up to 45 for a standing reception. Miel's herb garden adorns the front walkway and fruit trees are abundant in the patio garden.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had to continously ask for more bread. Each time 3 small slices would appear. It was espically annoying when we were told that most of their clients do not eat bread. Seems like they should have had pleanty to serve us."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Service was good. Highy recommend"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Quiet and cozy restaurant. The food was delicious and a menu selection that you would not find at your average restaurant."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "What a treat! Well-prepared, unique food that is delightfully understated. My father and I went out to celebrate a special occasion and were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant's offerings. Amazing wine list, perfectly suited for the cuisine. The menu is chalked full of humble dishes in a rustic style but don't let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you. This chef is on fire! Creative, perfectly-seasoned combinations in a distinctly French and Italian style made this one of the best food experiences we have ever had. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was what you would expect from a fine dining establishment. Thank you, Miel!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The four of us are have each spent a lot of time in lots of cities. This place certainly is a gem. With four different entrees, we each enjoyed our meals and desserts. Yes, it is out of the way but the 10 minute ride from downtown was well worth it. The setting is pleasant but not elegant. This is just a place where they love fine food and know how to cook it well. A must visit."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We go here for a treat when we want to a food experience. Always a flavor treat with interesting recipes."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Miel will not disappoint! I'm a foodie from San Francisco - kind of picky - and I wholeheartedly would recommend Miel to even the most hard to please. Great spot for special occasions, out of town guests or just a sweet romantic dinner with your sweetie."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "From the wine to the cheese to the carrot risotto, everything was delicious!! This restaurant is in an unexpected location but close to West Meade and also Downtown (via Charlotte). Parking would have been easy but we took Uber instead so we could enjoy the wine!!! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "If you are a foodie you have to try Miel. There arecno other farm to table restaurants in the white bridge, green Hills and Belle Meade areas that I know of so it's a must!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Not taking into account the A/c not working properly it was a sub par experience. Our server was very nice but stretched. I understand customers don't want to be rushed but delays were too long. Final straw was we did want to have dessert and said we would look at the menu but it took 10 minutes to have it brought over. Wine was served elsewhere, orders taken elsewhere then finally we are given a menu. Owner (manager? ) in the room but seemed not tuned into anything going on. Diners around us seemed to be in the same situation with slow service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was our first time at Miel. The food was fantastic, as well as the service. The host greeted us with such a breath of fresh air & so approachable throughout our dinner. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "New friends recommended Miel. Food and service were top shelf! We were not rushed by servers. Portions and flavors were perfect. We will return!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our little group enjoyed a very pleasant dinner. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The French rose was divine on a warm night. The beet salad was earthy and refreshing. We had the trout, the pork shoulder and the steak, and each dish was very well-prepared, with interesting sides and sauces. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We found this restaurant by searching Zagat, because we didn't know where to eat in Nashville. I'd never have searched in this neighborhood, but it was worth it. My trout was excellent. Crispy on the one side and juicy on the other. The match with the orange butter was very tasty. My husband ordered the short rib and it was very good, too. The music was nice and the service very friendly. So all in all: it was a very nice dinner experience"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "In Nashville for one night, we found a gem in Miel. Plentiful parking, friendly reception, the best Negroni I've had, short rib greens and pork gnocchi plates delicious- chocolate mousse and coffee bean florentine sublime - we'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I took my adult son for special dinner on Tuesday night. The meal was memorable, quail and pork shoulder with gnocchi. Both entrees melted in our mouths! Highly recommend for delicious dinner that would be hard to pull off at home."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had one of the best meals I can remember anywhere - smoked quail, seafood terrine- everything was perfect."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The slow service combined with the fact there was only one server in our area caused us to get up and leave and go to a different restaurant where we knew we would get timely service and our food would be served in a timely manner. Wanted to like Miel, have been there twice before, just can't bring myself to like it."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I went to Miel for the 1st time w/friends who had been many times before & had mixed reviews between them. We'd heard there was a newer chef,so had hopes of redemption (we even have 1 friend who says he'll never go back) That said-with a party of 8, ALL of us LOVED our meal on Sat. night.I managed restaurants in SanFrancisco and just moved to Nashville.I am picky about not just food, but service & all details.My only wishes for improvement are so slight they shouldn't dissuade anyone from trying Miel.I would have liked the water cooler & the bread warmer (or at least just warm).My trout entree was as good as any entree I have had anywhere, I loved every morsel of it.Our server could have been more gracious, front door greeting was very warm"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Seema Prasad's Miel has hit a new gear--again--elevating simple and beautiful ingredients onto perfectly proportioned plates. Our party of four had halibut, trout, pork shoulder, and a risotto, and all we did was rave all night. Our beet salad was tiny, sweet, and perfect, the cheese plate (thank you Bloomy Rind!) beautiful and varied, and the cocktail/wine list just so. Seema knows and cares for her all customers, so every visit feels like returning home. Kudos also to chef Will Uhlhorn, whose cooking is so fine this Orioles fan forgives his ubiquitous Red Sox cap. Can't get back soon enough."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Finally booked Miel for a Wednesday night birthday dinner after wanting to try this place for some time. We found the decor and ambiance of Miel pleasing, were promptly seated by a smiling hostess. Cocktails were ordered, and btw, great bourbon selection, I tried the Elijah Craigh 12 y/o. The description of Miel is a French restaurant, however, I didn't see any classic French entrees or apps on the menu. We opted for halibut and trout after a beet and cheese salad and the red crunch salad with anchovies that was excellent. Both entrees were good with a nice chard. Dessert was ordered with French press coffee, we chose panna cotta and a chocolate mousse terrine which was very good. Limited menu, good service, well prepared food would return"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I was with business associate but definitely noted the romantic feel of the space. So nice to be somewhere that encourages you to take your time and savor the atmosphere as well as the food, which, by the way, was delicious."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We made our reservation, four Miel very easy to find and park. Food was excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful. He was available but did not hover. Wine was a perfect addition. My husband enjoyed coffee with our delicious dessert. We will certainly be back. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were greeted by the owner at the door. The service was very attentive and were well trained. Best Halibut ever!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was fine but certainly unremarkable. The service was just barely good enough off to not be labeled poor, but "indifferent" would certainly be appropriate. There are many, many restaurants for the money im Nashville that far exceed Miel."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I chose Miel for our anniversary dinner. We were disappointed. The main courses were over-salted, probably in an effort to add flavor, but it really wasn't necessary. In fact, it was salty to the point of nauseating. The appetizers were better than the main course, and the drinks were good. My recommendation would be to go for a glass of wine or cocktail + appetizers, and skip the main course. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Miel is a true find for those who abhor fast food and want to savor the best"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My ratings are in the medium range because we didn't get to eat. We had scoured the menu online and were getting excited. When we got to the restaurant, ordered our drinks and wine, we scoured the current menu and just as we were about to order the power went off. We begged some bread while we waited but the power never came on. The whole neighborhood was out. We had to leave go to an inferior chain restaurant. Will try again when in Nashville. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Miel has a low key ambiance that emphasizes the fresh food and excellent service. If it had been proper I would have licked the plate. I don't often eat everything that is on the plate; at Miel I did. The spoon of honey at the end is a sweet reminder of the wonderful meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went there after graduation for a wonderful dinner. The service was terrific and the food was incredible. Would definitely go back the next time I am in Nashville. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went with friends/colleagues while at a conference. Food was great! Service was excellent. We went to the Bluebird after and staff (owner?) said she would drive us if the cab did not come on time!! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Simply prepared but exciting dishes served in an unpretentious manner in a cosy setting. Love the beet salad and the scallops but honestly like everything at Miel!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Our meal was fantastic (trout, scallops, 2 salads, 2 desserts); however, it is disappointing to pay over $20 for an entree and still leave hungry! Awesome ambiance though - great spot for Sylvan Park."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was slow. I really liked the pork even though it was too salty."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Shame on me for not trying Miel sooner. It was amazing and I will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Loved the scallops, and the braised pork shoulder entrees"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "TOO Salty. The menu on Open Table does not match what Miel is actually serving. The olives and Beet salad was very good. Other than that BAD BAD BAD"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I have been trying out a lot of the newer "foodie" restaurants these days, and Miel is definitely our favorite so far. Silo, The Farm House, etc. are just loud and pretentious places for people to be seen while they eat not as good Southern food as the real thing under the guise of the "farm-to-table" trend. Miel is the real deal. Wonderful service, quiet, romantic, and absolutely delicious halibut with carrot mascarpone. Super cute touch to have a taste of local honey at the end of the meal as well. We will actually go back to this one!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had dinner again at Miel this weekend. Had not been in several months as there have been so many new restaurant openings to try in Nashville. Miel was SUPERB! Our service was very attentive and knowledgeable, yet warm and friendly at the same time. That set the stage for the DELICIOUS food! They have hand-foraged morels right now, served with a poached egg and toast that are divine. The sunchoke soup and the citrus salad made it all perfect. This was the best and most inventive meal I have had in the last six months in Nashville. The only thing that comes close is perhaps Josephine's but it is impossible to get a reservation there so I would recommend Miel!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have never eaten a better trout dish than I enjoyed at Miel. The Sunchoke soup tasted delicious--unfortunately, the temperature varied from lukewarm for one to perfect temp for another. Scallops were served lukewarm as well and were cold before the guest could finish. There was no way to have a conversation at our table of four. Concrete walls do not absorb sound, and the noise level was off the charts. Everyone else was talking to try to get above the den and be heard, thus creating an even higher noise level. Attention to acoustics would make such a difference. Nice size restaurant, but the lack of serving food at pleasing temperatures along with the very loud atmosphere make it less than desirable as a repeat."
    Dined on 4/5/2014