The Yellow Porch

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Yellow Porch is a food oasis, complete with small patio garden, located on Thompson Lane in Berry Hill. Opened in 1998 as one of a handful of independently owned restaurants in Nashville doing casual fine dining, it has always been loved for its displays of local art inside, its friendly, talented staff and an inviting setting. The cozy and intimate dining room is a great place for a power lunch or romantic dinner and the charming outdoor patio area with surrounding greenery offers a refreshing dining experience. The Yellow Porch is creative in its food offerings, with a seasonal menu that boasts Mediterranean influences. The wine list is selected with a nod toward the unique, well-priced "find" and the full bar ranges from time-honored staples to local and boutique spirits.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Featuring a very Special Dinner & Cocktail Menu, exclusively for NYE 2019. Please make your reservation in advanced, as we are sure to fill up quickly.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Nashville
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If has been awhile since we had been there and I forgot how good it is. The halibut special was fabulous. The server recommended food and wine and his recommendations were spot on. He took the time to find out what we liked and his suggestions were exactly as he described. We were able to carry on a conversation without having to shout. The cost of the meal was very reasonable compared to some of the new restaurants in town. Great food in a comfortable setting and at a fair price. We will be back soon.

WI
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

YELLOW PORCH IS A NASHVILLE SECRET. ALWAYS DELICIOUS!!

OT
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have now visited Yellow Porch multiple times, and they continue to impress on all levels. Service is outstanding, the quality and quantity of the entrees is excellent, and value is great!

Continues to be I and my wife’s go to spot for an excellent dinner.

H
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of my very favorite places in Nashville. Went to enjoy wine and mussles on the patio - it is always a treat!

A
London
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistent neighborhood restaurant
Paella needs a little more fish and shellfish.

OT
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric was our server and was great. My friend and I started with the paella as our appetizer! We then shared the rack of lamb and split the chocolate dessert. The Grand Tuscan wine was very good, made even better when Eric looked up the varietals in it. Sincerely one of my best meals in ages and I eat out a lot!

Parking is the only hiccup but park next door at the bank after they're closed!

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cutest little place with an adorable patio that is perfect for date night. The food was excellent, as was the service.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our dining experience here. The food was incredible and the service was second to none. Definitely a new favorite in Nashville.

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food. Service was amazing. I forgot my sweater and the waiter ran across the street to give back! Thanks.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My “go to” for a local restaurant that provides consistently good food and service along with a good wine list.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!

S
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner and excellent service. We enjoyed the duck and stuffed trout. The pork chop was tasty but a little dry and the salmon was delicious. We will be back! Always consistent cook service

CM
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We celebrated a friends birthday. Food was the best! Trout, salmon and lamb chops. Chocolate torte was Devine!

CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool ambiance and delicious food. The crab & shrimp stuffed trout was fantastic and the bread pudding was a classic treat. Service was excellent.

d
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was very tasty and attractively plated. The corn fritters are spectacular. And Eric does a great job at the table.

BA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very small parking lot but can’t be helped.

B
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This is one of our favorite places and usually everything is terrific. Service this time was a little slow (even with a 6:15 reservation). The special “Halibut” was small, dry and overcooked , yet presented beautifully with delicious squash. Server (perhaps new, since we did not have Jim) asked if I enjoyed the dish which she had raved about (her job, I know) and when I told her my impression she said “sorry” and quickly departed.
We will return since I am certain this was a “one off”.

BG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wine list and service. Nice quaint intimate restaurant with no loud music. A place you can carry on a conversation with friends. Always consistent food, never had a bad meal there.

GG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always Yellow Porch is a pure winner. Quality in every dish. We love it!! The only suggestion is that when we bring friends who are vegan/vegetarian, the choices are very limited. Mainly due to the dairy issue. All available options are quite tasty, but limited to salads. If there were just a couple of other options, we would bring our "special" friends more often! But for me, Yellow Porch Rocks!

GB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. A little noisy, but not too bad. Would highly recommend. Flat Bread appetizer was excellent, a must order.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time here EVERYONE was so nice. I had the duck and my husband had the lamb, wow it was delicious! The bread pudding was outstanding! Highly recommend this place!

t
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Yellow Porch has been a long standing favorite for meeting friends for a great dinner in an intimate and cozy atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

DA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the food and experience at The Yellow Porch.
I would recommend it for anyone wanting a quiet and quaint place to dine with friends or family.

SD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time to dine at The Yellow Porch in about a month. Once again, we were not disappointed. Our server was friendly, helpful, and allowed us to enjoy dinner without feeling hurried. Food was excellent, and drinks were great as well. Try it!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Nashville's hidden gems. An old converted house in kind of a random location, so easy to miss, but the place has been around for 20 years and for good reason - the food is great and prices are reasonable. Dishes fall into the gourmet comfort food category, with a lot of interesting spins on traditional dishes. Unlike most of the newer Nashville restaurants that get all the rave reviews, you get a lot of food (and drink) for your dollar here, which is refreshing. Highly recommend finding this place on Google Maps and paying a visit

TB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love taking friends to this restaurant or guests from out of town. Food is always awesome and the service is great!

G
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Yellow Porch and it was wonderful! The service was amazing, the food was delicious and the ambience was quiet and peaceful. I will definitely return!

FE
Nashville
61 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant 10 minutes away from the downtown hassle. Food is very good and service is excellent. A good place to go if you are not aiming for an unusual dining experience. Perhaps a bit overpriced compared with other places in town with same level of dinner fare.

j
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tim our waiter was really terrific! Made great recommendations and checked on us just enough

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!

RD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At a time when so many menus are limited to very few dishes due to the farm-to-table movement, The Yellow Porch offered a creative menu with abundant choices that were imaginatively crafted and delicious. My wife and I split a smoked salmon flatbread and each had a pickled beet salad. I had the duck, and she had rack of lamb. Everything was great, with terrific sides included. I would not hesitate to go back to try more of the menu. It also had a funky ambiance, and I would love to try the patio when the weather is cooler.

JM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Our waiter seemed like he did not want to be there. We have been there twice and had the same waiter and attitude.

Love the restaurant and the food. Not the waiter.

F
Nashville
114 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server, Katie! She was very courteous and attentive. Will definitely ask for her next time we’re in. Food was excellent, too, especially the duck. Thanks for a nice evening!

W
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Yellow Porch has terrific food and is a very casual setting for the diner. Our server made us feel very welcome and knew the menu very well to suggest great pairings for the food we ordered.

j
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food was amazing

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Would highly recommend!

JM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice setup, delicious food and great service. The monkfish was awesome

d
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really like the Yellow Porch. We had a great meal there on Saturday, just wish they had explained the special a bit more (didn't know the risotto was going to be soupy) but all in all, very good. We always enjoy eating there, and hats off to the man who helps us park every time we come.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of my fave spots in Nash! Great food and service and has remained that way for years!

JH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to go. Calli is our favorite she is so funny and helpful. Great food and we like the outdoor porch.

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