The Yellow Porch

4.8
1371 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1371 people are saying
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Chuck
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their Gnocchi is best ever

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Krisper
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Went from a super crowded restaurant with great service to most tables cleared and super slow service. The food was outstanding though, so just be patient.

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SerinaT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Todd, our waiter, was very pleasant and attentive.

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vipJoeS
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and varied menu, creative cocktails and super service combined for an amazing evening! Could not have been happier with our decision to dine at the Yellow Porch and our sever Todd was exceptional! Will be back for sure!

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Barbara
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! What a great evening!
I come here regularly but haven’t been inside the restaurant since Covid. Tables were spread apart inside the restaurant but we got a 2 top in the window area apart from other tables. Very nice.
Eric was our server and he was fantastic. I’m a vegetarian and he helped me figure out what to eat- I got roasted Brussels sprouts to begin which were delicious and then for dinner I got a plate with 4 vegetable sides from other entrees. They were delicious. My friend got the salmon and he said it was fantastic.,
Eric came and checked on us often.
We were there 3 hours and had a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Tday dinner with special family members

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mcto
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, but the paella was really a cioppina.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hidden gem in nashville. Keeping it local with the best food. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great local night out. Quality PEI mussels, perfectly grilled filet and penne pasta is a great veggie choice. Servers and hostesses are a delight. TYP will remain one of our favs. Great cocktails too! Thanks for staying a strong 5⭐️

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RhondaR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent.

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AndreaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Sputnikgal
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another ahh-mazing experience at the Yellow Porch. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Portions huge - take home container was a must. This place continues to get it right. Todd was a most accommodating hostAND server during out visit, keeping is happy and well fed & watered. Don’t miss this great dining experience.

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JanH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience and impeccable service!

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NeilM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Never had a bad experience. From the salads to entrees, desserts and service it was a wonderful evening.

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vipfoodie
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor porch was still pretty cold but it was a wonderful meal.

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Hhunt89
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening at The Yellow Porch! There have been a few changes to the menu since we were last there and the new items are delicious! Loved the Sweet Potato Gnocci appetizer!
Todd was our server and he is always an absolute delight. Thank you for another wonderful dining experience!

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DannH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Food and service were excellent.

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vipJustmovedtoNashville
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service......had a reservation at 8 and were seated a few minutes before - waiter didn't come to table for 15 minutes - he stopped at the two tables next to us, but never came to us. Ordered drinks -he had to come back twice and ask what kind of martini I ordered, and if I wanted it with a twist or olives. Brought drinks, and we ordered an appetizer and he took our entree orders (there was only two of us) -he came back and asked which entree I ordered? Asked for another round of drinks - he never brought them and didn't charge us thankfully. We had to flag him down to get the check and 10 minutes asking for it - he brought it. Food was good - but service was do bad I would not recommend or return.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of us loved the food and drinks. Definitely will come back for more. We had the crab cakes and sweet potatoes apps. For dinner we had the best burger (his actual words), filet, pork chop and trout.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite little spot in town. A hidden gem. The artwork is also incredible.

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vipTomS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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Kevin
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and great food.

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vipKellyG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was great - not 5 stars because this last trip it was uncharacteristically not as hot as it should have been.

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KathyN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was fabulous but the service from Eric was exceptional.

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Huze1
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again this hidden gem was a hit with me and my guest from out of town. Yellow Porch is a staple and always serves new and flavorful menu items. The roasted Brussels Sprouts were outstanding with an underlying Cranberry reduction with a creamy cheese side sauce. The Salmon and Halibut were both sensational and our deserts were to die for. I've never had a bad meal here (six-plus visits over the years).

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GlennA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for our anniversary. Excellent meal. Wonderful service. They provided us a complimentary dessert. Have been here several times and look forward to many more.

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katieo
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and cozy
Not loud and industrial like so many places
Service was perfection
And more reasonably priced than most places

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AmandaG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate space with unique dishes that never disappoint! Highly recommend!

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vipBillNashville
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner outside. They even had heaters. Highly recommend!

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PamD
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Yellow Porch for more than 18 years. I moved to Ohio nearly 10 years ago and whenever I am back in Nashville I make sure I stop in for dinner....and to see Todd, who remembers me no matter how long it has been.

It is a local gem with amazing high end offerings. Don't pass on the Blue Cheese Celery soup.

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PamelaD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food, great waiter! Celery bleu cheese soup awesome as always!

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vipMary
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual fantastic food! Lamb meatballs superb!

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vipBenB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be consistently excellent. A small hiccup was covered with a complimentary dessert. Chicken dish was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Super educated on the menu and passionate about her job! Was a great touch to the great meal! The specials were good sized and tasted amazing! Will
Deffinatly come back, thanks for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town

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Saintkiki
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy place with a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. The service is excellent and the food is simple yet expertly prepared and served. A local favorite!

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SSM13
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service was a bit slow due to being short-staffed

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JeffT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. You CANNOT go wrong at the Yellow Porch!

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PaigeA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the dishes we ordered were excellent. The lamb meatballs were a hit as well as the celery bleu cheese soup. Our server, Todd, was a highlight of the evening offering some excellent suggestions and taking care of everything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! We started our meal off with the sweet water Tennessee sharp cheddar fritters. The combination of the warm melted cheese and sweet chow chow was perfect! I had the sweet tea brined pork chop with roasted cauliflower and jalapeño Mac and cheese! My husband had the shrimp and crab stuffed trout! Both meals were delicious! We shared a bread pudding for dessert that was the best bread pudding that I’ve ever tasted! Our server LeAnn was so friendly and attentive! We will definitely come back the next time we are in Nashville!

FAQs

The Yellow Porch is rated 4.8 stars by 1371 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.