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The Yellow Porch

628 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 386-0260
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corey Griffith
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Cross street
West Iris
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 628 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnR (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed the Yellow Porch for our Valentine’s dinner. We had the crab cake appetizer. The service was great. It is a small but nice venue. I would say nice for a special occasion because the price is more than I could pay for average dining. My husband had the pork chop and I had the mesquite chicken. It was an overall nice experience.

ThomasH (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Really an outstanding, unpretentious restaurant in Nashville, a bit off the beaten path if you aren't from here; but trust your GPS, and the trip to Yellow Porch will be short and interesting - it is truly worth seeking out.
Everyone, from the greeting in the attended parking lot, to the maitre d', the bar staff, and the wait staff, all work happily together to be very sure all the customers' needs are met, professionally and efficiently. My bartender/server, Katie, was outstandingly professional, yet warm. Everyone at nearby tables was so hilariously ebullient about the food that they received, I wouldn't be surprised if they offered a bite. About the nearby tables; I went on one of the most crowded days of the restaurant year, Valentine's Day, and thanks, Yellow Porch, for the space. It's nice to see a relatively small place that does not try to cram as many "four-tops" into their space that they could. It's a sign of confidence and class that there is room to walk between tables, and a refreshing contrast to most other money-is-everything places in Nashville... And the sense of happiness in community was really palpable. Everyone, staff and guests, was happy. Just good karma all around here. I would recommend this place in a rare, unqualified manner. It is really that good. Yellow Porch is an exemplary, classy yet relaxed, impressive place.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I have been to The Yellow Porch several times for dinner. My husband and I went for Valentines Day and got the scallops. Once again, the food and service was on point!

foodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lovely food! Wonderful service!

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

After seeing paella on the menu, I was very much looking forward to dinner. I ordered it, but that was a huge let down. Their paella was not good. It was runny and more like gumbo or jambalaya. It was certainly not like any paella I had ever had. I ate the mussels and fish, but couldn't do the rest. It just wasn't that good. Service was ok. The server never bothered to ask how anything was or why I hadn't eaten my meal. The wine was great, and my husbands meal was delicious. He had the stuffed trout.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

I've been to the Yellow Porch numerous times. I was excited to have dinner there as I hadn't eaten there in a pretty long time. I just moved back to the Nashville area after having been gone the past 15 years. I hate to say this but it was a VERY disappointing experience. First of all, the restaurant is very small. This makes it quite difficult to get to the restroom. The tables are so close together that you can barely get between them to get to the back of the restaurant where the restroom is located. Additionally, there is only a single restroom for ladies. In my opinion, this is unacceptable! If someone else is in there for a while, it can make for a terrible experience.

Secondly, the quality of the food is not what I had experienced in the past. My husband ordered the strip steak. It was $40. It was tough and there was not much food on the plate for $40. I ordered the filet. It was pretty good, but again it was a skinny portion of food for the price. Our friend ordered the fish 2 ways. She was the most disappointed. Her fish was the equivalent of a few bites. She about fell out. She ended up eating half of her husband's strip steak (he ordered the same thing as my husband) because her food didn't begin to fill her up.

The only bright spot of the night was our waitress. She was phenomenal - very sweet and did a fabulous job taking care of us!

Unfortunately, we definitely won't be back.

EkimOne (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding food and wonderful service! We always return!

DeborahM (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I met friends for dinner and we had a delightful time catching up. It was a good atmosphere with a delicious meal. I have been there many times and am never disappointed. Would recommend it to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The only downside is the parking situation. Other than that - Yellow Porch is awesome!

DARRIUSH (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Service and ambiance was great. Mediterranean lasagna and paella mediocre