Miel

4.8
744 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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 weekday happy hour from 5:00-6:30. 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 26 seated and up to 50 for a standing reception. Miel's herb garden adorns the front walkway and fruit trees are abundant in the patio garden.
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RL
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent ambience and good service. Very accommodating.

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b
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection.

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LR
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miel is a very creative restaurant. The dishes had well blended flavors. The server was very well informed and attentive. We also enjoyed visiting with the owner.

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TC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The slow-poached squid is one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. My mind was blown. The strawberry salad was wonderful with seasonal, local, perfectly ripe strawberries. We ordered the small ramp and morel pasta dish to share, oh my, what a treat. The halibut was delicious, but slightly over-salted for my taste. There was a lovely wine selection as well. I wish we'd had room for desserts because they sounded wonderful.

The feel of the restaurant was warm, intimate and welcoming. The service was friendly, helpful and prompt.

We left satiated, happy and excited to go back.

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SB
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tristin, our waiter was attentive, but not overly so. He made recommendations, which we
followed and all was delicious.
This was our first dinner at Miel, but had heard good things.
We will definitely return.

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AB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding our server was very sweet and personable... would have liked a better table, was placed at a bar table right at front door but food and service did make up for that

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local secret. Best restaurant in Nashville.

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A
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every bite!!! Everything came to the table in good time. The waiter, David, kept our schedule in mind and made good recommendations when asked. We had some spicy toast starter. Very interesting . Very good. We also had a bamboo with white strawberries. Also pretty and very good. The salmon was to die for. Loved loved the salmon!! We had cheesecake for dessert. Amazing cheesecake!! Wish I had the recipe. It was light, lemony, and again beautiful to look at. I'm a romantic and a pretty good cook myself. I appreciate good food with the proper portions served with a creative flare. Thank you so much Miel ❤

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AS
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always top notch here. My most recent visit only confirmed that. My party enjoyed the grouper preparation and the nettles and morels entree. Both were delicious and appropriately portioned. We began with the white asparagus salad and the strawberry salad which were both lovely to the eye and the palate. The drinks we ordered with dinner were also spot on. You can be assured of a wonderful dining experience when making a visit to Miel.

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LP
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Miel!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious—really interesting and surprising combinations of flavors. Our server, David, was outstanding.

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P
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wonderful restaurant is about the subtleties of fine dining. Nothing is overpowering all is nuanced. It is one of our top three in Nashville.

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MS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Miel did everything beautifully. Stellar food, fabulous drinks, superb service in a lovely environment. Seema and her team are perfection!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Halibut. I go often, and one of the best meals I have had at Miel. Split very good salad with my date. More than enough for two. Tasty Old Fashion and plenty of bread to accompany drink which is the way I like it. Nicely busy. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Somewhat noisy early on, but festive. Quieted down later. French press coffee good.
Love, Seema

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ND
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miel has to be one of the most delightful restaurants in Nashville. We recently took a newly transplanted friend from Memphis and were warmly greeted, treated to a sumptuous meal, and enjoyed deep and enriching conversation over our meal because we were able to hear one another well in the booth where we were seated. After our meal, we toured the garden and the event space. It was a beautiful spring evening, a wood fire was lit on the patio, and the setting in all spaces couldn't be beat. THANK YOU, MIEL, for being a jewel in our community!

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Easter brunch. Especially heavenly crabcake appetizer.

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PJ
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Luckily for us it was pouring with rain outside so the kitchen was cooking for just a few of us! Creative cuisine, leaning on French influence... a delicious, healthy alternative to traditional French food. Friendly attentive staff and the owner was in came by for a chat. They can shake up a good Vodka Martini if you like that sort of thing. We very much enjoyed the evening.

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AK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal, excellently service and lovely patio! Definitely planning to return soon!

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LK
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As much as I love trying new restaurants, I can't believe I had never been to Miel. I absolutely LOVE this place and it's now my new favorite. Everything was perfect. The food delicious, the service fantastic, and the ambiance best of all. They have truly talent in the kitchen and I can't wait to go back.

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, courteous and knowledgeable staff! I love this place!

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SM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and service.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the service was perfect. The entire experience was superb.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Really hate to say it, but we did not enjoy Miel. We were seated at 7:30, but the waitress was so slow, we didn't even get our drinks or order our food until 8:15pm. Unfortunately, the service was just so incredibly slow. The food was insanely salty as well. My husband enjoyed the short ribs, but the other dishes were just super salty and we couldn't finish our food. I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant, but just didn't enjoy the service or the food like I thought I would.

Miel
Responded on April 5, 2019

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience with us. All feedback is crucial for us to provide you with the exceptional dining experience you deserve. We apologize we did not deliver and fell short of your expectations. We would love to invite you back and give you the dining experience you should have received on your last visit. Please let us know when you will be joining us. We hope to see you very soon! Kind Regards, Miel

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JK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate here while on vacation in Nashville. Food and service at Miel were exceptional. The pork shoulder dish was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. And make sure you leave room for dessert. We had the carrot cake and the basque cheesecake and they were to die for. We would have gone back again the next night if we weren’t leaving for home. We’ve eaten at lots of great restaurants around the country and Miel was up there with the best of them.

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B
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

In the sea of new restaurants opening every week, it seems, in Nashville, this neighborhood gem can be overlooked, but don't! It's cozy, relatively quiet, inventive menu, and a great value. If you are tired of the enormous, noisy dining establishments, book a table here!

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SB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started out with appetizers and wine on the back patio and then moved inside for a delicious dinner . An interesting and eclectic menu . Enjoyed soft shelled crab , carrots and sturgeon for dinner . Everything was delicious and topped it off with Basque cheesecake . Service was great . Miel never disappoints and we look forward to returning .

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KM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread they make in house is amazing. Recommend highly. Wine list is on point as well.

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RB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife, daughter, and I have eaten at Miel twice. We enjoyed the food greatly and will certainly return. It is a great value.

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J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here before and always enjoyed it. Quit and off the "beaten path" On this occasion, I ordered the braised short ribs, as did another in our party. Mine was about 50% pure fat but my friends was clearly 90% pure fat. We brought it to the attention of the waitress, who kindly dismissed the issue. I called over the owner, who is usually very nice and accommodating. She also pretty much dismissed the issue and told us that when that happens, they usually give you a bigger piece of meat. That was definitely NOT the case. We figured she would "comp" us the main dish or a glass of wine or even a desert. But nothing. That is sure not customer service. I will never go back and I will go out of my way to tell others about our experience. I am so disappointed in both the chef and the owners. Being gracious would have gone a long way to address the problem. As a result, they have lost 4 potential return customers. The rest fo the meal was fine, but there was NO excuse for this poorly handled situation

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JL
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Outstanding menu.

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SP
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The happy hour wine is always fantastic and the food is the best in Nashville.

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NR
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh how we love this little Nashville gem. A true “mom & pop” restaurant where they take care of you from start to finish! Seema is a delight! The food is incredible and the wine list is impressive! Love Miel!!

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ES
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, creative menu. We welcomed the quiet atmosphere on a Sunday night.

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S
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miel never disappoints! Anytime we have out of town guests we include Miel as one of must stops.

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NE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful in every way. One of my favorites in Nashville.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eclectic preparation and tasty food! One issue was with printed description of menu items, which did not come out as expected based on that... tasty nevertheless

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C
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place. will go back. good music selection.

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BO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Portion sizes are good, not overwhelming.

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F
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Underrated gem.

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AM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fresh bread and cultures butter is a must! We went with recommendations from the proprietor and our waitress - all were phenomenal. Ingredients are local, seasonal, and wonderfully prepared. The mushroom risotto was a highlight :)

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