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The Yellow Porch, Nashville, TN

The Yellow Porch

4.7
4.7
1553 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bistro, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–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

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What 1,553 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. I had the pork chop. She had the mussels as a entree. We both thought our meals were excellent. I had the chocolate espresso torte for dessert. It was hint of espresso which was fine with me.
  2. HH

    HenryH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was friendly but slow.
  3. BD

    BethD

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular! Every aspect of our evening was perfect…. This restaurant is a treasure!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was outstanding!! Really good date night place.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably great food and service.
  6. CD

    CherylD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal, cocktails were Xtra special! What a fun evening!
  7. DM

    DanaM

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My go to for a good filet and a nice place for conversation with my friend.
  8. JC

    JoyC

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food and incredible service!! The halibut was perfect and our guests loved their salmon as well! Cocktails were refreshing and perfect! We r never disappointed at Yellow Porch!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual a great meal. Halibut is delicious. Service is excellent. Prices are very reasonable for quality of the meal! We will go again and again.
  10. T

    Thompson

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, service. Good place for conversation.
  11. RB

    RebeccaB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, romantic atmosphere, helpful and friendly servers -definitely worthy of 5 stars!
  12. l

    lora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening! All of the food was delicious. The brussels and the creme brûlée were superb! We also had some really great cocktails. I had a delicious gin martini and my husband had a spicy margarita, both very interesting and super yummy! It had a great ambiance for a date night! Can't wait to go back!
  13. F

    Fancy

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Server was excellent. Drinks very good. Had asked for porch seating but got worst table available (with view of parking lot and highway) in a busy space with lots of foot traffic. Food was good.
  14. 4

    4greatfood

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant whether you are celebrating a special occasion or celebrating the end of a good week. Warm greeting at the door and attentive service. Love the Brussel sprouts and the Caesar salad. The pork chop is outstanding and the beef brisket burger is AWSOME. Never go wrong here.
  15. B

    Brunchie

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and served hot, not too much salt either. Thoughtfully prepared and arranged. Hostess and server were delightful and efficient with sunny attitudes!
  16. O

    Outstanding

    Nashville

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff could not have been more attentive. The food was excellent. I had the chicken; my friend had the paella and we shared the carrot cake, served warm with a pineapple garnish. It was easy to talk and the ambience was excellent. Highly recommended.
  17. GH

    GarryH

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always enjoy dining here. Service is excellent, and food is good to great.
  18. S

    Stella

    Fort Lauderdale

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would definitely go back when in Nashville.
  19. MJ

    MikeJ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business dinner. Good service, easy to talk Paella was superb,
  20. D

    Dianne

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    consistently delicious food. My only complaint is the portion sizes are goo large. Best mussels in town. Love that you are open on Mondays and for lunch!
  21. H

    Huze1

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful evening. The service was excellent and everyone loved their menu selections. The Brussels Sprouts appetizer was also excellent.
  22. JC

    JoyC

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on adorable patio. Food and service is consistently great.
  23. SH

    ShariH

    Tulsa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Relaxing and delicious! Fresh quality food. I had pan seared salmon and my husband had the halibut special. I also had the celery blue cheese soup which sounds a little weird but is delicate and mild and tasty! Service was a little slower as I think they were down a staffer, but our waiter who I think may have been the manager was hustling and pleasant!
  24. VG

    VickiG

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    As is true of many places, things just weren’t the same. Their signature blue celery soup that I have enjoyed and craved for over a decade, was thin and unappealing. Their Cherry salad had shrunk in proportion and content. I had a bad stomach ache that night, and though I can’t say for certain, I feel something was wrong with the soup. I love this place, and service has always been top notch, but it was a very disappointing trip this time. And no longer open for lunch? I worry about it’s future. No longer the crowds you once could expect on a a Saturday night. Very sad.
  25. KN

    KNash

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So reliable and delicious after all these years! I will say that my halibut was good enough for Jehovah, and the new chicken dish was wonderful. I know there is a new chef and I hope they will decide to go back to offering some tried and true favorites like the sweat tea marinated pork chop as well. Lovely night under the arbor. Thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal here on a Saturday night. Outside area is so nice and the ambience is amazing! Great lighting and nice set ups on the tables. It was our first time but highly recommended from a friend. The food was great. We got a steak poutine, Caesar salad, porch chop, and some amazing dessert. The thing that made this place 5 starts was the staff though. Kitchen was quick but obviously the food was all made fresh and the chop was made perfect. Our server we unfortunately didn’t get her name but she was incredibly kind and had great recommendations, also very welcoming despite having us coming prime time at 6:30. Also have to shout out host/manager who was working that night who went out of her way to check on us and how the dinner was after! Working in the business it stuck out the genuineness most places lack! We will definitely be back. Couldn’t have been better!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Pasta was beyond greasy making it inedible. Fillet was good but sides were overdone, try and flavorless. Last ditch efforts to save with dessert were met with an overly dry carrot cake (think saw dust). Sadly won’t be back for a long while and used to love and therefore frequent before their closure of their lunch service.
  28. ED

    EmDubb

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for high-quality food in an approachable atmosphere with staff that are willing to help you decide.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great choice!
  30. LH

    LuHolland

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service, nice place, but nothing special about the food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so nice and the food was delicious! So many good choices on the menu
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love visiting The Yellow Porch anytime we are in Nashville. Service and staff are always friendly and the food is amazing!
  33. M

    Mspicky03

    Nashville

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening sitting outside with friends. Food was delicious all the way to the desserts!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great from the appetizers to dessert! Everyone in our group was very pleased with their meals and enjoyed the drinks from the bar. Highly recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a blessed evening! This is our favorite place in Nashville! Thank y’all for being so consistent!
  36. BN

    BillNashville

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!
  37. ST

    STACEYF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying The Yellow Porch. Service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the Brussels sprouts.
  38. PR

    PaulR

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Complied with our request to change to patio seating on a beautiful night. Food also was good. Brisket burger was surprise gem. Wine list not huge but good selection. Carrot cake was only dish we didn’t think we would order again.
  39. 4

    4greatfood

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite restaurant. Great staff and warm welcome. Can eat inside or out. Great menu and nightly specials, food and wine. Brussels sprouts were a good starter and the 14 oz pork chop was cooked perfectly.
  40. JC

    JoyC

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very consistent high quality meals , and service. I always have to include the delicious celery blue cheese soup. Servers are efficient, and very helpful. Warm, cozy ambiance. Can’t ask for more!!

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 1553 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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 Mon–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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