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About 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.

343 53rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Charlotte

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 298-3663

Website:
http://www.mielrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Miel Restaurant caters events off site from small dinner parties and cocktail parties to large functions. Please call or email to inquire further.

Parking Details:
Across the street and 2 doors down. 2 lots with enough parking for each guest.

Public Transit:
Metro Transit stops 2 blocks East of Miel on Charlotte Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Ashley Quick

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (29)
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Local Ingredients (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always welcoming and seasonal specials are reliably creative and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was great, drinks were delicious. Meal wasn’t my favorite, but I was being adventurous and just won’t get duck next time.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Enjoyed small plates and excellent wine at the bar at Miel. Will definitely return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Miel is one of the true gems of Nashville dining. Seema and staff have put together a consistently exceptional experience with excellent food, knowledgeable staff and a beautiful location.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

All in all, a wonderful restaurant. I've been there three times in the last year and have never disliked the food. Seriously, the food is simply delectable. Service is always impeccable.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual the food and staff were great. This is a place to go if you want food that is not served at most restaurants but is very good and unique.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lovely, local, friendly, casual restaurant. Fabulous food and stellar service. Always a great experience!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A real gem. The best option this side of town. Fantastic menu and value thoughtful wine selections.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service, great food, attention to the small details! Will defiantly dine there again!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our server, David, was so enthusiastic about the offerings it made the evening much more fun. He was efficient and helpful as well. The food and wine were simply amazing! We will be back.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We are at Miel when it first opened. At that time, adventurous but needing refinement. We loved our experience Sat night. Diverse menu, excellent service, and great preparation. One of our new favorites. We will return soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely incredible. Hands down best meal we’ve had in Nashville and we’ve been here a few years. Eat. The. Bread.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've loved Miel's for years. It never disappoints! The menu is creative, service impeccable. I'd go here every week if I could!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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 -

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wait staff was very attentive but not overbearing. Menu was very creative and I found the octopus to be excellent. this was my first visit and I will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great food!! We enjoyed our meal and the great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 21, 2017

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!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Eating at Miel is an experience! Cozy atmosphere, extremely high quality food and service.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The bread, food and friendly service make this one of my favorites. Go!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Organic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Celebrated birthdays with friends. Very helpful staff with wine selections and food. Very accommodating and made us feel special !

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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. :)

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything was delicious but the highlights for me were the pork shoulder gnocchi and the Spanish octopus salad appetizer. If the octopus salad was a larger I would have enjoyed that as my meal. So flavorful!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant tucked away in Nashville. French-themed menu with delectable food and classy presentation. Full of flavor. Many of the ingredients come from their own little garden.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Outstanding in all respects, and not too noisy . Very enjoyable.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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