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The Yellow Porch, Nashville, TN

The Yellow Porch

4.7
4.7
1509 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Please call the restaurant if you have any questions at (615) 386-0260.

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 casual upscale dinner and the charming outdoor patio area with surrounding grapevine 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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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 386-0260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Family-Style Menu Available for Curbside Pickup / Takeout.

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Cross street

    West Iris Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • House Smoked Salmon Flatbread$12.00

    dried chili cream cheese, local tomatoes, fried capers, red onion, arugula

    • Antipasti Plate$15.00

      selection of artisanal meats & cheeses, hummus, sundried tomato pesto, greek olive mix, pita

      • Lamb Meatballs$11.00

        red mole sauce, cilantro sour cream, pita bread

        • Crab Cake$12.00

          remoulade, japanese chili oil, shaved brussels sprouts

          • Sweetwater Tennessee Sharp Cheddar Fritters$9.00

            sweet chow chow, red pepper aioli

            • Prince Edward Island Mussels$14.00

              garlic white wine broth, grilled tuscan bread

              Salads & Soup

              Dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, maple vinaigrette, herb ranch, garlic bleu cheese. Add chicken $6, add shrimp $8, add salmon $10, split plate $2

              • Soup of the Day

                • Cup$5.00
                • Bowl$8.00
              • Baby Greens Salad$5.00

                parmesan cracked black pepper croutons

                • Caesar Salad$7.00

                  parmesan crisp, grilled tuscan bread

                  • Port Poached Cherry Salad$8.00

                    baby greens, cinnamon spiced walnuts, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

                    • Pickled Roasted Beet Salad$9.00

                      arugula, shaved red onion, marcona almonds, feta, white balsamic vinaigrette, sesame cracker

                      Entrées

                      • Filet Mignon*$35.00

                        potato & mushroom gratin, asparagus, browned spice butter, red wine demi

                        • Sorghum Infused Duck Breast*$28.00

                          potato & ricotta gnocchi with heirloom tomatoes, broccolini, pan sauce, blueberry chutney

                          • Dijon and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb*$32.00

                            brown rice risotto with spring green peas, asparagus, herb mint vinaigrette, fig compote

                            • Herb Marinated Skillet Chicken*$24.00

                              roasted root vegetables of fingerling potatoes, parsnips, heirloom carrots, cipollini onions and brussels sprouts, rosemary pan jus, tomato jam

                              • Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chop*$25.00

                                jalapeno mac and cheese, roasted cauliflower, north carolina barbeque glaze, peach chutney

                                • Herb Crusted Salmon*$26.00

                                  zucchini and squash casserole, broccolini, leek vinaigrette, tomato confit relish

                                  • Paella*$22.00

                                    fresh fish & shellfish, saffron rice, onions, peppers, tomatoes, spicy broth

                                    • Shrimp & Crab Mousseline Stuffed Trout*$27.00

                                      harissa & brown sugar dusted sweet potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts, miso brown butter, calabrese long pepper aioli

                                      • Greek Salad$17.00

                                        spinach, warm roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms, artichokes, cous cous, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, balsamic vinaigrette

                                        • Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna$18.00

                                          eggplant, artichokes, spinach, kalamata olive marinara sauce, fresh watercress & fennel, goat cheese

                                          • Penne Bettola$18.00

                                            penne pasta, garlic, spicy tomato vodka cream sauce, parmesan cheese

                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                            What 1,509 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.7
                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.7Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 4.5Value

                                            NoiseModerate

                                            Loved For

                                            • Nashville

                                              Outdoor Dining

                                            • Nashville

                                              Contemporary American

                                            • Nashville

                                              Outdoor Dining

                                            • Nashville

                                              Contemporary American

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                                            1. JC

                                              JoyC

                                              Detroit

                                              20 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              20 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful food and service!!

                                            2. M

                                              Martin

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Loved eating at Yellow Porch once again. The food is always well prepared and we felt well taken care of by the staff, especially our waiter. It was a very busy night and the staff worked seamlessly to get our drinks and dinner out quickly.

                                            3. JM

                                              JeffM

                                              Nashville

                                              53 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              53 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Another great dinner and service experience at The Yellow Porch! The YP continues to be one of our top choices in the area.

                                            4. S

                                              Songbird660

                                              Nashville

                                              41 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              41 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                              Food was very tasty and served hot. Service was lengthy but cordial.

                                            5. i

                                              ipoc

                                              Washington DC

                                              35 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              35 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              First time at The Yellow Porch and found it to be excellent. Very welcoming at the door and the server was excellent throughout the evening. Had the Cheddar Fritters and Crispy Brussels Sprouts to share among 4 of us as appetizers. Both were excellent. I also had the Celery Bleu Cheese soup, which was also excellent. Entrees were Herb Marinated Skillet Chicken (x2), Pan Seared Salmon, and Braised Filet Sandwich. All were wonderful. The only negative comment all evening was that the fries with the sandwich were just average. For desert, we shared Chocolate Espresso Torte and Carrot Cake. Both were excellent as well. Highly recommend.

                                            6. PH

                                              PaigeH

                                              New York Area

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                              overall3food2service5ambience5

                                              Have been here a few times. We usually love it and always look forward to coming back. Last evening the food was less than satisfying and very bland. I’m sorry! I am just being honest. It ended up being around $140 at the end and we each had one cocktail, a salad and a meal. I think we wouldn’t have felt it was pricey if we had loved the food.

                                            7. j

                                              jane

                                              Nashville

                                              18 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              18 reviews

                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a great date night on the inviting covered porch. The ambience, food and service were perfect. We love this neighborhood gem.

                                            8. D

                                              Diningnana

                                              Atlanta

                                              65 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              65 reviews

                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Moved from Nashville 8 years ago. Yellow Porch was always a favorite. Went there for a recent visit , and it is still a favorite. Food was delicious. The halibut special was so good. The service was outstanding!! Todd is great!!

                                            9. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I found the restaurant on this app and it was beyond my expectations!

                                            10. FG

                                              FromGreenHills

                                              Nashville

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Always good neighborhood spot. Best martini I’ve had in years, using a Dutch gin I’d never heard of. I had the skillet chicken entree. Sounds boring, and frequently is in other restaurants. But this was a really great dish, full of flavor and stylishly presented. My wife always gets their unique and delicious blue cheese celery soup (sounds weird but you should try it!) and the penne in vodka sauce. This is one of Nashville’s best restaurants. We’ve lived here for 20 years and eat out 4-5 times a week. You can almost always spend a lot more money, but it’s not easy finding a better combination of service, food, and overall experience.

                                            11. S

                                              Steve

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was incredible I’ll go back the next time I’m in town

                                            12. BH

                                              BettyH

                                              Nashville

                                              6 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The a yellow Porch is one of our very favorite restaurants. It is one of Nashville’s “Gems”!!

                                            13. JH

                                              JordanH

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We’ve passed by this place hundreds of times, we should’ve stopped in sooner! Service, menu, and vibe was great.

                                            14. d

                                              dholmes

                                              Nashville

                                              50 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              50 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              As usual, a great neighborhood dining experience with friends from out of town. Chef Eli hit the mark and server Todd never disappoints.

                                            15. MP

                                              MoiraP

                                              Chicago

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Delicious food! The porch was delightful and service was friendly and attentive.

                                            16. TB

                                              TimB

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Great food.

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The Yellow Porch is a phenomenal restaurant. Food and service are excellent.

                                            18. TH

                                              TimH

                                              Nashville

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great, everything

                                            19. c

                                              chrism

                                              Nashville

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely outside seating.

                                            20. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our visit was excellent! We wanted quieter seating, so they accommodated and gave us a spot outside. All the food was excellent.

                                            21. TB

                                              ThomasB

                                              Washington DC

                                              18 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              18 reviews

                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              Great food and great service. I would definitely highly recommend. The celery blue cheese soup was awesome!

                                            22. J

                                              Jessie

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Definitely one of our favorite places to eat! Last evening was the perfect weather to sit outside and chat with a bottle a win. We love all the different options to eat and this time we tried the flatbread, herb chicken, duck and halibut. Big shoutout to Todd! We recommend the Yellow Porch to all.

                                            23. MP

                                              MikeP

                                              Nashville

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and atmosphere. Service was fantastic as well.

                                            24. R

                                              Rodger

                                              Nashville

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              There were mosquitoes outside. Just suggest having it sprayed April thru October. Thanks

                                            25. D

                                              Deirdrekerr

                                              Nashville

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                              overall3food3service4ambience5

                                              Pasta dish not what it was. We are loyal yellow porch customers. Still are 😍

                                            26. NV

                                              NancyV

                                              Nashville

                                              3 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                              overall2food2service3ambience4

                                              The server did his best but the kitchen failed. The pasta came way over spiced and when we asked for a salad as a replacement it took well over 15 MINUTES to get the salad to the table. 2 of the 4 of us had already finished our meals. The special halibut was bland and had 3 tiny spears of asparagus and they left off the bokcoy that was promised.No way in hell that was a$40 piece of fish. Tip - white fish on a white place is not how you plate food. Know better. I don’t see coming back here when there are so many reliable places in Nashville. Disappointed and wish I had my $ back.

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The Yellow Porch is a fantastic restaurant. Never have had bad service or food.

                                            28. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Birthday celebration for Jordan. Was just what we expected.

                                            29. t

                                              timio

                                              Nashville

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent service!!

                                            30. RC

                                              RichardC

                                              Nashville

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Always excellent in every way.

                                            31. TG

                                              TheGulchGuy1

                                              Nashville

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Always consistent and delicious. Yellow Porch is on my top 5 list of my most favorite restaurants.

                                            32. m

                                              mhmmm

                                              Nashville

                                              19 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Never ever fails! This is one of the most reliable restaurants in Nashville.

                                            33. JP

                                              JimP

                                              Detroit

                                              10 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The Yellow Porch is a great find in a suburban neighborhood of Nashville. The food was superb as was the service. I had duck breast and my wife had halibut. We would both get them again. I am a traditional Old Fashioned drinker but their take on it was delicious! Eric the server was delightful! I would highly recommend the Yellow Porch!

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Have never had a bad experience at The Yellow Porch. Food and service are awesome.

                                            35. SK

                                              SteveK

                                              Greensboro

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Terrific experience at Yellow Porch. We had 5 diners, all ordered a different dish, and everything was delicious (even the vegetarian dish!). Wonderful wait staff as well.

                                            36. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall2food1service2ambience3

                                              The Yellow Porch has lost its touch! Always a special place, and now not extraordinary at all!

                                            37. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              We had a 5:30 reservation for three. Seating took a few minutes, which was fine. Give local folks a minute post Covid. Once that happened, golden. LA was knowledgeable about the menu, how everything was prepared, perfection. Service was great. Food and LA’s knowledge of the food and how it was prepared rivaled Morton’s, Perry’s and Palm. Folks, try Yellow Porch before a chain. You will not be disappointed.

                                            38. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Dependably excellent neighborhood favorite.

                                            39. WS

                                              WesleyS

                                              Nashville

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Eric was superb and the food was delicious! My second time here and I'll be back!

                                            40. f

                                              funfabfood

                                              Nashville

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                              Our server was terrible, distracted and spent most of his time talking to another couple he was serving near our table. He just seemed distracted. The chicken was too saucy and the cheese tasted old. The carrot cake was a very thin slice covered in too much sauce, the crème brûlée was burned on top. I’ve eaten here many times - it was such a disappointment

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Physical distancing

                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                              • Extra space between tables
                                            • Protective equipment

                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                            FAQs

                                            The Yellow Porch is rated 4.7 stars by 1509 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 20 times today
                                            Google Map for The Yellow Porch

                                            734 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN 37204

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              West Iris Drive

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Nashville

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Contemporary American, Bistro, Mediterranean

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking details

                                              Private Lot

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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