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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.
Nashville, TN 37209
French American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Miel Restaurant caters events off site from small dinner parties and cocktail parties to large functions. Please call or email to inquire further.
Across the street and 2 doors down. 2 lots with enough parking for each guest.
Metro Transit stops 2 blocks East of Miel on Charlotte Avenue.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Miel Ratings and Reviews
My appologies but our dinner was rather subpar. The radish as amuse bouche while cute is just not something that is tasty. The gnocchi was ok the porch shoulder was good but the pulled mozzarella mixed in it just did not go w the dish. The cod was not good.
The bread was very good and so was the dipping oil.
One advice try simpler, less fancy on the words and components of the dish but w actual taste.
The waiter was very good but unfortunately could not compensate for the poor food quality.
I really wanted to love this place -- it had all of the makings of a truly great restaurant -- but it just fell short. First, the restaurant is incredibly loud (not in a good way), and the open kitchen doesn't seem to have proper ventilation, so we ended up smelling like grease and fire when we got home. Ick. Second, the food. While there were flashes of brilliance (the sorrel sauce that came with the black cod was out of this world), many other staples fell short (aka the 'short' rib, which was almost cloyingly sweet). We also had the fennel (which was fried and delicious) and grilled octopus (which was cooked well, but just didn't have a lot of flavor). In fact, most of the meal lacked overall flavor, despite the pops of brightness from certain sauces. Last, the service. Our waiter was well intentioned and really tried his best. However, he over-explained the menu so much that I found myself more confused than when I started reading it. And, his timing was off -- for example, he brought my husband two drinks before he even noticed that I had been sitting with an empty glass the whole time myself. Maybe it was a bad night; maybe they haven't perfected their menu yet; maybe....? Bottom line for me, the price of this meal should have meant a significantly better experience. This won't be back on my list again, unfortunately.
Exceptional is the primary adjective I would use to describe my experience at Miel. The food was amazing and properly coursed out for the table. Our server was attentive and helped with selections. It is a shame I have been in Nashville for over 10 years and have just discovered this place. I highly recommend.
The appetizers were mixed - the grilled octopus was flavorful and well cooked but the okra appetizer was a one note bowl of charred okra and nothing else. As vegetarians our entree options were limited to one item which was black cod. The portion was small and fatty, the accompanying mashed potatoes had a disagreeable taste. Not worth $30.00. We do not intend on returning.
since their opening i’ve regarded Miel as having one of Nashville’s best kitchens, and it just seems to get better with time. they focus on whats truly in season and local, and turn it out in a menu of rustic but refined dishes that give you comfort without (much) guilt (our dessert this time was one of the best things i’ve ever eaten).
worth noting is that Miel is one of the few foodie restauants in town where you can actually see and hear your dinner date, it’s feels like a refuge after dining in much of nashville’s food scene which has become something of a stress-fest: overpacked, pitch dark rooms with deafening music and/or people literally screaming their conversations at each other.
Our first time at Miel after a recommendation from good friends and our son. A very eclectic place that was hopping when we arrived. Unique interior in an old meat market building. Food, service and quality was excellent. Our waiter perfectly timed his visits and knew the menu and preparation. Only complaint was the limited bar and limited menu. That tuned out to be no problem because the waiter's recommendations were excellent. Will go back.
Lovely meal at our neighborhood favorite, Miel. Ate on the patio for the first time this season, which was lovely. Seema was as always the perfect hostess. Wine choices were excellent, we ended up getting a nice bottle of Nebiollo. I enjoyed the salad - a lovely combination of bitter artisan greens and sweet watermellon mixed with salty feta cheese. The bread was perfect too. My dining partner had the scallops which were both beautiful and delicious. She then had the mushroom special which she really enjoyed ... she only gave me a small bite :-( I'm not complaining as I was thoroughly absorbed by the pork shoulder ... tender, lean, & flavorful. The efficient service allowed us to dine without pressure but still leave in time to make the Symphony. A perfect start to the evening.
My we and I had a wonderful meal with old high school friends. The food was creative and delicious featuring a variety of mushrooms used with steak or featured in a plate sized offering. The sauces on all of the dishes (steak, salmon, pork) were fantastic as were the breads served with the meal and with the charcuterie. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive, and the server was knowledgeable about the wines on the wine list (wine choices were excellent). Miel is not a large restaurant but does not crowd the tables together and is a popular local go to place.
Loved the location for the time investment for a weekday evening - the food was good but not amazing - best thing I had was the tomato tart. The other guests shared the charred okra but did not finish it - the bread was delicious. I had the strip steak and it was a little rubbery in texture but flavor was very good. I got the mouse for dessert - wrong description/wrong name - don't do that! It was good but mis-advertised and that took away from it. I am going to be back -
Miel is one of the top three restaurants in Nashville. It has the welcoming feel of a neighborhood place and a crisp contemporary ambience, but it's the food that puts Miel on the map. Go often or you'll miss the frequently changing menu of whatever is fresh and in season.
This was my first time dining at Miel. I had the Octopus appetizer, the greens salad, the NY strip and we shared a dessert, the triple cream something or other, can't remember the name but it was soooooo good. The whole meal was great, the steak was seasoned amazingly. They didn't rush us at all, very relaxing. A casual, minimalistic atmosphere and unpretentiously chic. Will definitely go back.
Have been to miel several times, 80% of the time excellent food. We had a larger party, >4, our server Heather was excellent. The bread was a bit salty, the food overall was a bit to salty, and all the food came out lukewarm. The octopus was a meely portion and not very flavorful.
I would only go back to miel because I know how good the food can be and has been.
And they are really nice folks...
We celebrate each of our wedding anniversaries at Miel for a reason: the food is superb, the service is the perfect balance of warm and professional, and we feel at home there. As many times as we have gone, every time feels like a surprise. The food has never been better or more creative, and the wine list is always superb. Miel is a lovely oasis in Nashville's current food rush. Take your time, let the cuisine engage you, ask for Heather to take care of you, and prepare for a perfect evening.
We brought our 9 month old puppy... and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Very dog friendly, great service; they even shut the gate once we were the last table on the patio so our pup could roam free.
We loved the burrata, plating was excellent throughout and we left very full and very pleased with our dinner. Next time I'm in Nashville I'll try to make it back!
Always leave feeling hungry, portions are minuscule for the amount they charge. Mixed drinks fill about 3/4s of the glass they're served in and I just don't see the value. I understand the food quality is top notch but there's something wrong when they want you to pay $65 for a half chicken.
Parking was easy on the lots just in front of the building. Friendly welcome of the waitess. Table was ready, no waiting. The Chacuterie was very tasty, outstanding, will reorder next time. Personnel was friendly. We had fish, chicken and steak we all loved this tasty food. Good wine list. International beers. We will come back.
Enjoyable evening with appropriately attentive and informative service. Only note is that the wrap up was a bit long---we were shown dessert menus, decided not to indulge, and it was 30 minutes from the menu presentation until we received our check. Small note and it does not change what was an outstanding experience.
We'd been trying out so many of the new Nashville restaurants that we hadn't been to Miel in quite a while. I'm happy to say, Miel is a good as ever! Delicious and interesting food, great atmosphere, lovely wine. We particularly like the Grilled Octopus with avocado & peaches and the cantaloupe/peach chilled soup as starters. The king salmon was cooked perfectly, as was the strip steak. Our vegetarian enjoyed the Mushroom Tortelini and even though it was only 1 large tortelini, it was rich enough to do the trick. While the desserts are very interesting, and I hear very good, they were a little too high brow for our friends....so we went to Krispy Kreme after. :)
We were greeted by the owner and escorted to our table with interesting conversation. The servers were attentive and educated us on the menu. The food was creative and flavorful. We had several small plates and one entree and two desserts. It was a delightful evening.
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