The Yellow Porch
The Yellow Porch

The Yellow Porch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theyellowporch.com/
  • Phone: 6153860260
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Corey Griffith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Iris
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Yellow Porch
The vegetable garden in front of The Yellow Porch assures you that a fresh, tantalizing menu awaits inside. The cozy and intimate dining room is a great place for a power lunch or romantic dinner: the charming outdoor patio area with surrounding greenery offers a refreshing dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Yellow Porch reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (66)great for outdoor dining (36)special occasion (36)romantic (30)great for lunch (14)good for groups (11)notable wine list (10)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Amazing.
    Amanda
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our server, Morgan, was incredible. Her recommendations were spot on, the portion sizes were very generous and we had a perfect evening. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always!
    Eputt
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always a great overall experience! Good food, ambience, and always great servers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our waiter was outstanding and made a great evening out with friends even more wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    FoodConsumer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took my father out for his birthday, had a great experience. I would give the Yellow Porch my unqualified reccomendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rayalea1@hotmail.com
    IknowWhatiLike
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've never been disappointed at the Yellow Porch. The atmosphere is relaxing, the staff is professional. I go for the paella because it's always good and not available at many restaurants. We also order from the featured specials and have never been disappointed. One of our favorite restaurants in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread was best part of the meals
    3Stars
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From the lack of valet parking ("Ya'll can park at that bank over there...") to receiving the check, pretty much a disappointment. The menu is ridiculously limited - one fish dish? Specials just didn't look that appetizing. Wine is overpriced- house is $12/glass. The price and the product are seriously out of sync.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great!
    NotEasilyImpressedVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    You just can't go wrong with any choice! Specials are creative. Regular menu items outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    RunnergirlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is artfully prepared and always delicious. We shared a vegetarian antipasti appetizer, which was quite good -- entrees included a salmon/bok choy combination, paella and a veggie lasagna -- everything was excellent. The coconut cream pie was also fabulous. Wine and cocktails are a little pricey, but that seems to be the norm these days. Minor flaw -- our female server was competent but not very personable. A sincere smile can go a long way - we all said the same thing on the way to the car: she could have been a little friendlier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    eeeeats
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great atmosphere and wonderful specials. The gnocchi appetizer and carrot cake dessert were both phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I wish I could remember the servers name, He was excellent. A brain is a terrible thing to loose. Long dark hair, maybe an earring, went on Tues. night 7:30 Sept. 9.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Excellent
    CoyoteOne
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Server was not very solicitous. We might as well have had a robot. This never happens at lunch, but at dinner, you would think service would be at least as good as lunch. Not this time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertaining at The Yellow Porch
    LightkeeperVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Yellow Porch is a favorite of mine for dine out with another couple. Although the noise level is indeed "energetic", it is still quiet enough to be heard without hearing conversation at other tables. A plus that is missing from most restaurants is that when you have finished your meal, the waitstaff gets you your bill and processes it immediately while continuing to check on your table for coffee refills. This allows you to decide when to leave the restaurant, an attribute that I consider to be valuable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Favorite Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to Yellow Porch three times in the last 2 months. It is amazing! I have tried different things all 3 visits and everything has been terrific. Everyone in my party has said the same. Good for a date night or night out with friends. Location isn't the best but they make up for it with the ambiance inside. Service could be way better for a restaurant like this but overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner!!
    CBGM
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was great! Our waiter, Matio was outstanding!! Knowledgable and courteous with a great attitude!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mussels in town
    tupelogran
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    To get our Mussels fix we always call the Yellow Porch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't dissapointed
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Have always wanted to dine here, and finally got the chance. Very good service, and ambiance. Entree was amazing. Our server, Todd, was very friendly and attentive. Will be coming back again, soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, as always!
    leslie2754
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Love this place! Food is fabulous, and service is amazing. Love the wine list! AD is such an awesome bartender and server. My 10 year old daughter enjoyed it as well! It may not be good for younger kids who need a "kids' menu," but for older kids who are accustomed to eating at nice restaurants, it's really enjoyable. Since we were celebrating my daughter's birthday, we tried a couple of desserts, and they were both amazing. We had a great time! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Menu Creations
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    All menu creations have a southern twist prepared from fine fresh ingredients and presented artistically. From the first to the last bite they are savored with frequent complements to the chef in between bites. And all at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dinner
    wwwendysue
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Even during restaurant week they stay true to what they do, great food and excellent service. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Missy687VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I enjoyed a memorable Halibut feature that I could eat again & again. Every course was wonderful! Our server was professional, but fun. Our entire party had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Solid
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is one of those restaurants that is consistent with menu items and menu quality. A good staple to have in the dining mix.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was one of the best meals I've had in Nashville - and I live here! The filet was awesome! Other people in my group loved their meals, as well, but I can't recall what they ordered. Our wine was awesome too! Our server was attentive and friendly. Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Perfection
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Yellow Porch is great. From the service to the food, always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why order dinner?
    Concertbound
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    With appetizers as good as The Yellow Porch offer, I always end up wishing I had just ordered more appetizers! The salads are delicious as well....and dinners were good. But once you've enjoyed the fine appetizers--and a salad, who needs dinner?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Sergio5360
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant is consistent and has never disappointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Fred
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We enjoyed a great experience at YP. Food was really great-creative and tasty. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Glad we went!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite spots!
    Allyoop
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I always enjoy coming to this little hidden place. The vibe is always so great, the food delicious, the service perfect. I'm never disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok
    LaurenM
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I'm a little disappointed in the Yellow Porch--despite the mixed reviews, I wanted to give it a try. The salmon was just ok--not exactly hot, and just average. The sides, which I believe were couscous and bok choy, were both very bland and also room temperature. We had a very nice server, but we left feeling dissatisfied having paid $88 for two just ok meals, one glass of wine, two beers, and carrot cake.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Waiter - Slow Service
    KiKiKat
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was good. Everyone was very nice. The waiter was "over-busy". The waiter was very nice and helpful with wine & food selections, but the service was extremely slow. Took forever to get our meal. Have always enjoyed this restaurant and would go again sometime, but was disappointed in the waiting time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "go to" dinner spot
    Anonymous
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Yellow Porch is our "go to" dinner spot for date nights. The food and service are always superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu and quality!
    Lift615VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Love the quality of the ingredients, creative menu, and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and delicious
    Beachgirl69
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I surprised my husband with a dinner at Yellow Porch for his birthday. The staff gave us exactly what I had hoped for...a cozy table, excellent service, and a superb meal. It was definitely a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places to eat
    deanshortland
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is the third time I have been to the Yellow Porch and I always have an exceptional meal and dining experience. Their Paella is something everyone must try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, rude waiter, bad parking
    Tara
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    A person just shouldn't have to work so hard to have a good dinner. The food is excellent, really. I've had lunch there many times and it's been outstanding, but I went there for dinner, and the parking lot was full, which meant parking around the corner and walking up Thompson Lane next to oncoming traffic with no sidewalk. Not safe. The place was busy, but my friend was already waiting at our table. Water was there, but it was another ten minutes before the waiter could come get our drinks and when I said I was ready to order, the huffy response was "Well, I'M not ready." Kind of put a damper on the whole evening. Nashvillians are getting spoiled - there are too many good places to eat here to put up with that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    1st time visitors. My wife and I were joined for dinner by a couple / friends from out of town and we had a Saturday evening seating. Appetizers and entrees were very good and we were pleased. We will recommend this restaurant. Service was below average and we felt rushed. The waiter - instead of introducing himself / welcoming us to TYP/ and asking us for drinks he instead asked us "What was our Plan" - rude approach - we felt rushed to get our orders in and once that occurred drinks were empty for some time and his attention towards our table went down. Recommend getting reservations; hard to locate this establishment but once you do - the food is excellent;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy yet easy
    Nashville
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Yellow Porch has an amazing menu as well as a great wine list. We needed some gluten free options and the server was very knowledgeable and shared easily and completely. I had the pork and my girlfriend had the salmon. We both enjoyed the patio area and the quiet conversation on our Thursday evening dinner to celebrate life and happiness. It was a wonderful evening from start to end!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprise
    Hungry
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We ordered the antipasti plate and were pleasantly surprised by the variety and amount of food. Unlike many places we did not need to order more bread; the portions were oerfect. Also had the cheese fritters and these were excellent. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing, i.i, he did not keep interrupting us to ask if everything was OK. Wine list was excellent and by the glass prices were fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the The Yellow Porch reviews archive.
  • Just okay
    gzimmer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We came here for a dinner with a couple. Ordered the celery blue cheese soup, crab cakes, veggie lasagna and a bottle of pinot. All were average. I will say that the bread seemed stale and that the lasagna was under seasoned. Not my favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite close-by restaurant
    BK713
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife and I love this place. We met friends here from out of town who originally wanted to go to one of the new trendy restaurants with the catchy one-syllable names that make the national newspapers, and talked them out of it, and we were all please we did. The service level was just right, the wine choices great, the food memorable. Best of all, the noise level is moderate and you can hear the person next to you talking. The Yellow Porch is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most excellent!
    Ieatndrink
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    An absolute quality meal. Excellent food, good wine list, very good service too! All aspects of our dining experience were way above average. I am a foodie with a background in the wine and restaurant industry. I can and will be critical if need be. This experience exceeded expectations. I will recommend The Yellow Porch to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate