The Yellow Porch
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
fresh fish & shellfish, saffron rice, onions, peppers, tomatoes, spicy broth
potato & mushroom gratin, asparagus, browned spice butter, red wine demi
remoulade, japanese chili oil, shaved brussels sprouts
Their Gnocchi is best ever
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.
Food was excellent. Todd, our waiter, was very pleasant and attentive.
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!
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.
Pre Tday dinner with special family members
The food was very good, but the paella was really a cioppina.
Best hidden gem in nashville. Keeping it local with the best food. Thank you!!
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⭐️
The service and food were excellent.
Great food and service!
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.
Always a wonderful dining experience and impeccable service!
We love this place. Never had a bad experience. From the salads to entrees, desserts and service it was a wonderful evening.
The outdoor porch was still pretty cold but it was a wonderful meal.
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!
Had a great experience. Food and service were excellent.
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.
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.
My favorite little spot in town. A hidden gem. The artwork is also incredible.
Good food and service
Great staff and great food.
Food was great - not 5 stars because this last trip it was uncharacteristically not as hot as it should have been.
The dinner was fabulous but the service from Eric was exceptional.
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).
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.
Charming and cozy
Not loud and industrial like so many places
Service was perfection
And more reasonably priced than most places
Small, intimate space with unique dishes that never disappoint! Highly recommend!
Another great dinner outside. They even had heaters. Highly recommend!
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.
Consistent food, great waiter! Celery bleu cheese soup awesome as always!
As usual fantastic food! Lamb meatballs superb!
Continues to be consistently excellent. A small hiccup was covered with a complimentary dessert. Chicken dish was to die for.
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!
Visiting from out of town
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!
Service was a bit slow due to being short-staffed
The food is always great. You CANNOT go wrong at the Yellow Porch!
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.
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!
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.