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The Yellow Porch

4.7
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1031 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1031 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Salmon was encrusted. I assumed grilled . It was smooshy and awful. Spinach and squash were excellent. Please revisit grilled salmon.

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KMC8
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there, and we loved everything about the Yellow Porch. The restaurant handled seating and serving extremely well, taking care to follow guidelines for safety during the COVID situation. The food was delicious, from our appetizer (mussels) to the pickled beet salad, to our entrees of paella and lamb. Atmosphere and music added to a great meal.

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HighlandMom
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! We haven't been in a while and it was as good as I remember. It won't be so long until the next time!

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DavidT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We had a very pleasurable experience. Leanna was an excellent server. I highly recommend the Yellow Porch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always !

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pasta and my husband had the scallops. And we topped it off with the banana fosters bread pudding. Everything was delish. We will be returning soon.

JM
vipJeffM
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating her retirement! As always, every aspect of The Yellow Porch was outstanding! Has become one of our favorites in the Nashville area!

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vipjmsinnashville
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Our first restaurant outing in over three months, so we chose the Yellow Porch of course!! Delicious, and great service by Todd as usual.

JB
JennyB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Yellow Porch. It was our first restaurant experience during this time of social distancing. We felt very safe with the cleanliness, spacing of tables, and staff effort to keep to take precautions. Highly recommend the mussels, duck and the filet!!

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BillA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, great people. Yellow Porch is always a favorite and never disappoints.

DB
DBringle
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always! Great cocktails and atmosphere is perfect for a wonderful dining experience! Locally owned and friendly staff too!

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robyns
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate out on the patio here for daughters 23rd birthday . Everyone said their meal was very good. My husband and I had the pork chop. It was very thick cut. Super tender and great smoked flavor. We were to full for dessert . Will definitely eat here again on next visit to Nashville.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this sweet restaurant. Excellent food, super attentive and friendly staff. So happy you are open!

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JudyG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! We had pasta and Filet, both were delicious.

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vipChicagoTraveler
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Consistently great food and service.

JH
JessicaH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food. Lovely menu. Todd, our server was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!! The food and service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friends birthday and it was a perfect evening. The outdoor patio was perfect and the food was delicious.

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vipAK47
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at The Yellow Porch for 20 years. It remains my favorite spot! Locally owned and operated, off the beaten path, and consistent. Todd - what can I say??? BEST SERVICE ANYWHERE EVER!!!! Shhhhh…..trying to keep it my little secret.

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vipScottK
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal we had! The wine the service, just fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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Barb
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yellow porch never disappoints. Food, service and ambiance as always was wonderful.

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vipdonna4nash
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal, just wish the wait for dinner hadn't been so long

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vipShunt10
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was pretty good, the waiter was great, the overall feel was good, (just a bit of tight quarters).

JJ
vipJuliaJ
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group goes here nearly every month. We all have favorites on the regular menu and love the specials as well. The staff is very attentive to us every time. It is a perfect central location with excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was decent. Service was spotty - had to remind server about my second round of drinks. Atmosphere was noisy and cramped with crying babies during evening hours.

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LilGuy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Very simple food options, but quite tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall pretty good. Temp was a little chilly and parking was terrible.

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StevensT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Yellow Porch! This was our third Valentine's dinner there in a row. The staff is always friendly, and the food is top-notch. We will be back!!

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DFWfoodie
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric, our server, was helpful, knowledgeable , and made great suggestions. Celery/garlic soup delicious as was the special, Amberjack. In Nashville on business, it was such a delightful experience, we returned the very next night and may make a third visit before we head back to Texas.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were six of us having dinner together. Each of us ordered something different. Every plate on the table was fabulous to look at, wonderful to eat and all of us ate every bite of our entrees! Good job!

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HowardH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I thought the Paella wasn't as good as the last time. Too spicey.

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Barbara
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place!! Food is good, service and wine fantastic. It is close to the interstate so a good friend and I meet here after work frequently. The servers are the best!!!

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vipEmilyC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at the Yellow Porch was very good! Highly recommend the celery and blue cheese soup and the chocolate and espresso torte. Also the service was excellent!

MJ
MJC713
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I love the Yellow Porch. The mussels are wonderful in a broth with garlic and shallots. My husband gets the filet. He thought tonight's was their best yet. I get the Penne Bettolla with Shrimp. Just the right amount of spice. The best part is dessert...the chocolate espresso torte! Its heaven! It's so good, I get a whole one every year for his birthday for his birthday cake! If The Yellow Porch wasn't so good, we wouldn't keep coming back year after year!

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GlendaD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but the crab cake starter, the cherry salad, and the carrot cake were outstanding. The only negative about the evening was the bread pudding...it does not deserve to remain on the menu.

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vipWayne
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and services were good. I would like to see them change their menu as it always seems to be without change over time.

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