My husband and I at the M
My husband and I at the M Restaurant for the first time Saturday night before the symphony performance. There were many menu choices and a great special that my husband enjoyed. Service was wonderful and they also provided a ride to and from the performance along with validating parking for the lot across the street. I would definitely recommend and will be returning ourselves.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and atmosphere were
The food and atmosphere were great. The fried green tomatoes are a must have and the wine list has a good variety. Our service was attentive without being overbearing. We had a small table for two not far from the bar but we never felt there was too much noise or activity near the table. This is a great place to eat and enjoy the company of each other or a group.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
we'll be back
As a party of five with limited time before going to the Blue Bird Cafe for music, we couldn't have found a better place. First of all, the staff was very friendly and helpful in accommodating our needs (including best directions to the BBC). Never felt rushed. The food was fabulous. Fried green tomatoes some of the best we've ever had. Shrimp and grits had huge shrimp and plenty of them. The charred salmon was tender and fresh. One of the guests had risotto with mixed grilled veggies, yummy melt in your mouth delicious! Didn't have room for dessert because of the generous proportions of soup, salad and entrees. A dining must whenever you're in Nashville!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the creative food and the service. Will definitely return.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best fried green tomatoes in Nashville. The meal was excellent. Will definitely be back.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was great and
The atmosphere was great and contemporary. The service was great and the waiter was well informed. The only setback was that the bread was toasted too hard. The waiter gladly brought us some freshly baked bread. The food combinations were unique, but good. Parking was real easy and we were able to walk across the street to the restaurant. We will certainly be going back.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone enjoyed their meal
Everyone enjoyed their meal except for one person. Do not order the Paella for any reason - terrible - big fried garlic ball of rice and 4 bites of fish. A little expensive for the food quality.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a whim. Fun location
Went on a whim. Fun location on the edge of the Gulch. Interesting menu choices both for brunch and lunch. Check out their market in the same building.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and superb staff!
Food was excellent and staff was even better! Menu changes every six weeks so plenty of choices and bar creates the best drinks on the planet. A must try is the Alpine drink, a M Restaurant invention that is out of this world. The steak was great and the Mahi-Mahi was just as impressive. Will be going back soon.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining, reasonable price
I've dined at M several times and the food and service only get better. My date Saturday night is a French trained chef, very knowledgeable on the business and knows what it takes to get a meal on the table. As much as I enjoyed the meal, my foodie chef friend was impressed with the ingredients, the chef and the presentation, going so far as to walk into the kitchen and watch the chef work. The menu is not minimalist. There are a variety of amazing choices for every appetite, as well as interesting and flavorfull starters.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our anniversary dinner. After we got moved from a table where we were very uncomfortable (it was small, up against the wall and wobbled a bit), everything was wonderful. Our server did a wonderful job and our food was delicious! There was a hostess that needed to smile every once in a while but I will give her the benefit of the doubt, we all have bad days. Overall I would say we had a very nice experience.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
There is a small private room
There is a small private room with tables that is great for groups or divided for smaller parties, which is much quieter than in the open dining room. The food and service as always is consistent and personable.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
For southern food diners
If you enjoy southern food it's very good. The decor and the bar are nice and the service was attentive if not a little too much so. The food is rather heavy on the sauces and calories so if "lighter" eating is your desire, don't choose M.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great apps and salads
Started our meal with the fried green tomatoes and a beet salad both of which were unbelievable. Expected a little more flavor from our entrées based on the starters. They were good, made with care and fantastic ingredients but lacked the wow factor in the taste department.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
At the bar
We have dined every month since they opened at M. New dishes are great. The tomato and motzarella salad is fabulous. Our friend that we brought with us from Atlanta loved her steak and I thought he chicken was great. We ate at the bar and the service was great. Everyone makes you feel welcome.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best all-around in Nashville
My fiancé and I stumbled across this restaurant and we're so glad that we did. The decor is beautiful, comfortable and very contemporary chic. Our server and chef were very personable. The fried green tomato appetizer was the best I've ever eaten. The scallop entrée was cooked to perfection. It is amazing what this skilled chef can do with texture and flavors. I have very high standards when I go out to eat and this one far exceeded my expectations. This restaurant should be or will be listed as one of Nashville's best.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was just how I would want it to be and food was delicious. I will go back for sure!
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will definitely come back again!
A friend and I were in Nashville for a concert and wanted to start our evening with a nice meal. I used Trip Advisor to guide our restaurant selection hoping that we would not be led dow a path of disappointment! We were so happy to have landed at M! The drinks were fresh and modern and our food selections were delicious. Possibly the bes shrimp and grits ever! The open kitchen was so entertaining and staff incredibly friendly and accommodating! Chef even brought us a complimentary dessert to top off our experience. You'll definitely enjoy your dining experience at M.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, unhappy server
Food was excellent, nice decor, quiet ambiance. I love Mack And Kates in Franklin and had dined at M when it first opened. Was looking forward to going back. Loved the current menu options and seasonal, farm to table ingredients. Service was quick, but our server was less than enthusiastic-- which is annoying to me when I dine out. Overall, thumbs up though. If you are looking for good food and a chill dining experience-- its a good choice.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sleek urban atmosphere but
Sleek urban atmosphere but still comfortable, and nicely located near the Frist. Delicious scallops, crab cakes, and paella.this was our second visit, and we will be back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient and friendly
My wife and I made reservations at The M Restaurant because it was convenient to the symphony where we had tickets and was on the street so easy access for our friends who are in their 80's and not very mobile. The menu was excellent though somewhat limited in its selections, and the wine by the glass selection was very good. We had excellent service from the moment we entered until we left and the staff was very attentive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the food and service
The food at M was terrific, especially the shrimp and grits and blt salad, and the service was generally attentive and very good. We were seated near the bar, with distracting TVs -- which I would avoid if there for dinner.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diverse menu populated with dishes all made with local ingredients. Sat at bar and watched chefs prepare dishes. Everyone was extremely hospitable and professional. Will definitely go back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beyond my expectations
It seems as if Nashville continues to cultivate more and more upscale restaurants... so the steaks to excel are much higher. M. was absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgable and attentive. The food was outstanding. We tried a variety of things and I'd order every one of them again.
We'll definitely be back and I'd rank M. as one of the top 5 in Nashville.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to M. twice in one week. It was fabulous and the wait staff were professional and fun. The Watermelon salad and shrimp and grits were wonderful.
I will be back soon!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
M is absolutely delicious. You can't go wrong with the shrimp and grits, and the lobster mac and cheese is great to share. The service is outstanding. Never had a bad meal.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a business dinner and the staff and food was excellent!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful gem downtown
Our first experience there was great. Really good food, nice vibe, and Tyler took good care of us. We will be back, and we will ask for him.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had reservations at 8:00 to celebrate a milestone birthday. We arrived 10 minutes early, but our table wasn't ready so we went to the bar. Nice bar area, but they were busy and took a while to get a drink. We were told they wanted to space out our group from the rest of the restuartant so we would have a more enjoyable experience. So after waiting 45 minutes for our table, which was set and empty the whole time we finally got to sit down. The menu wasn't the same as online as we were told it was a sample menu beacuse it changes all the time, so some our choices weren't availabile. The waiter was great, fun and whitty and the food was worth the wait. We all enjoyed our dishes and the chocolate plate dessert was wonderful.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I split the seared tuna (the special) and the scallops dish. The meals were both delicious. The fish was cooked to perfection, and I was impressed by the creativity of the flavors. Our waitress was excellent...knowledgable and friendly. My only real complaint was that the portions were too small, especially for the price of the entrees. The more common American theme is that we are given too large of a portion at most restaurants. Just a little larger portion for both dishes would have left us feeling more satisfied.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe Sat nights are slow?
Food and service was really good but it was pretty quiet. This was the first time I went, maybe its busier in the evenings during the week considering its location. I'll go back though.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Greeting at the door was very friendly, our waiter was very attentive, and the food was excellent. The restaurant is pleasant to the eye.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals I've ever had! The Ahi tuna was superb, and the watermelon salad a terrifc twist on a favorte.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot for Sunday Brunch
Fresh ingredients and well prepared. Creative offerings with friendly service. Dined here twice in the same week. Both visits only confirmed my satisfaction with the quality of the menu.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent ambience. Friendly
Excellent ambience. Friendly staff. Great food. I was a little afraid of the black-eye pea soup but still chose to try it. It was awesome! The steak, my husband could cut with his butter knife. I also had the fried green tomatoes and watermelon salad. All was very good. Would definitely go back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to M Restaurant before Vandy game with brother & daughter. The beet salad and heirloom tomato salad were both wonderful. The shrimp & grits were very good but could've been a bit "spicier". My daughter loved the salmon & my brother his Southland Saltimbocca. No room for dessert. Really liked the place and will be back.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Lovely Atmosphere...
We went here on a Thursday night after an event at the Frist Center. Dinner was fantastic. Everything we ordered was delicious. The bar is cool looking. There is a neat private event room I will keep in mind for future reference.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Management that is involved & cares
We were celebrating my husband's Birthday with two other couples and the level of service was GREAT!
The food was outstanding, great flavor & quality & attractive presentations/plating.
The atmosphere was perfect for an enjoyable evening with friends to socialize & enjoy a fantastic meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch at M!
My son and I went to M for Sunday brunch on a weekend trip to Nashville. What a lovely restaurant! We both had a delicious meal, the waitstaff was superb, and the ambiance of the restaurant cool and upscale without being pretentious. Would definitely come again if we return to Nashville!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent lunch meeting
We chose M. for an important business meeting. The ambiance was perfect with a low level of background noise, and ease of conversation. The food was well prepared, the chef made custom items to accommodate members of our party with food allergies. Parking was easy with the validation of our parking slip @ Cummins Station. All in all perfect.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday lunch for the Girls
This was my first visit with a great friend. The good and service was excellent. Atmosphere
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite N restaurant
M is my new favorite Nashville restaurant. Great dinner selections. Great wine list. Great celebrity sitings (Reba). Go.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Scence
Wife and I ate here for anniversary. I got the Tenderloin of Beef and she got the Southland Saltimbocca, they were both very good. If you're a fan of goat cheese the Southland is an awesome choice. The atmosphere and prices are great, and is just a great little restaurant. We'll definitely be going back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was visiting Nashville and wanted something other than standard tourist bbq. We found M restaurant and were so pleased by the entire experience. The food was outstanding. i had the scallops and my boyfriend had the shrimp & grits. He cleaned his plate. We sat at the bar and the chef noticed I did not eat my beets (I dont like beets) and sent over a plate of grilled veggies. Such a nice touch and so observant. We finished off dinner with the apple fritter a la mode. Seriously it was so delicious. I would reco this restaurant to anyone in Nashville and plan to go back next time I am in town. Also, all employees were very attentive and friendly.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to the sister restaurant, Mack 'n Kates, and was curious to try M.
M didn't disappoint. The ambiance was unique and akin to places I've been in other, larger cities. Everything tasted amazing, apps to dessert (get the chocolate plate with the smores).
Drinks were mixed well. I'd recommend the Alpine. Decent wine list.
The menu was somewhat limited but has a great fish option (Salmon) and meat option (beef tenderloin). For such a small menu, I was surprised to see two entres with pork as the meat (I'm not a pork eater).
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
overlooked gem in Cummins Station
M doesn't fail to deliver. Like all of the restaurants owned by Macke's group, M offers delicious food made from fresh quality produce. The wine selection is good; not overly pretentious, decent prices, and amply poured. I highly recommend the southern paella. The seafood is fresh and the tomato broth has a wonderful freshness like tomatoes recently procured. The pickled beet salad offers a nice tangy quality to a traditional salad that has become almost boring over the years. The goat cheese takes on a new appeal when combined with picked beets. Despite the coconut cak'e's ''yankee' frosting, it's still fresh and light; a perfect way to end a perfect meal. I only wish we could get more Nashvillains to visit Cummins Station!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and setting were great. They made up for mediocre service.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow ! What a find.
This turned into the highlight of our weekend. We sat at the open kitchen counter bar and enjoyed the show, service and food. We will be back. Thanks for a great meal and fun night out.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time Experience
Had dinner here prior to going to show at TPAC. The crab cakes are AMAZING, and the best I've had in a VERY LONG time, highly recommend. For dinner my husband had the meatloaf, which he said tasted more like italian sausage. To me, that's a good thing b/c I don't like meatloaf. He did enjoy it, it just wasn't what he suspected. I had the bacon wrapped chicken w goat cheese, pecans, and apricot chutney. It was ok, nothing to write home about, and I wouldn't order it again. The brussel sprouts were good but not a full serving.
The waitress was kind of flaky, but when it came to food and drinks the staff were attentive. If you're looking for something new near downtown, this is a good choice, but I would go back to Husk before M.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
M restaurant is a downtown must!
while visiting nashville for the first time, we discovered M restaurant for brunch. After a stop at the country music hall of fame we made a short walk to this amazing spot. Though usually busy on weekdays and evenings... it is beautiful quiet and delicious for brunch. the crab stack is a dish i'll be dreaming of... incredible layers of grits, crab cake, and a shrimp andouille sausage gravy that was nothing short of phenomenal. the chicken and waffles were incredible too. the waiter was friendly and gave great insight to other treasures in the city he loves. i can't wait to go back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM