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  3. Distance: 1.27mi
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About The Yellow Porch

The vegetable garden in front of The Yellow Porch assures you that a fresh, tantalizing menu awaits inside. The cozy and intimate dining room is a great place for a power lunch or romantic dinner: the charming outdoor patio area with surrounding greenery offers a refreshing dining experience.

734 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
West Iris

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(615) 386-0260

Website:
http://www.theyellowporch.com/

Executive Chef:
Corey Griffith

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

The Yellow Porch Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Cozy (23)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Romantic (16)
Authentic (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Local Ingredients (10)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Freaking awesome! Was even better than I'd heard!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was the second time we have gone to The Yellow Porch for dinner and it was just as great as the first time! The Cheddar Fritters appetizer is amazing! I got a greek salad with warm eggplant, which was delicious. Everyone else also enjoyed their food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had reservations and we were seated immediately. As usual, the food was fantastic! I had the grouper and scallops. My husband had the filet mignon. You must try the Celery Bleu Cheese soup and the Crème Brule. So delectable!
The service was pleasant, but not as efficient as it usually is. They seemed to be short staffed and disorganized. Our server was also making drinks behind the bar for other tables. 3 different people served our drinks and food. It was about 15 minutes before our server could take our appetizer orders. It also took a long time to get our check once we gave them our credit card. We eat fairly fast and we were there an hour an a half. But we will definitely go back as the food and atmosphere is consistently so good .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Yellow Porch is always on our itinerary when we visit Nashville from St. Louis. We love to eat around 5:30 before the crowd arrives. This time we each chose one of the daily Chef's specials: Seared scallops over Basmati rice, and the grilled New York Strip. Both were excellent - - perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Always have had a good experience at this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great local restaurant-this is our go to place for any celebration. Plus great girlfriend lunch spot. Food is always perfect staff friendly and knowledgeable-
Love the Yellow Porch!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very nice dinner. Excellent server. We will all be back. Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Yellow Porch is consistently one my favorite places to dine. I had the NY Strip special and it was perfect! If you go, definitely try the carrot cake. It is unlike any other!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service. Really loud and noisy

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and not-too-loud atmosphere, great for catching up with a friend.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The kitchen is the story.They did a great job. Meals were cooked to perfection. Waitress quickly brought the food to our table. Great

The greaters were weak and didn’t listen well. But overall dinner was great.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Tried it for the first time on a Saturday night for a special date. Its a bit crowded in the dining area, but we enjoyed it. The space has a small romantic feel. The food was good, the service was good. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had a special date lined up and Yellow Porch came highly recommended. I was a bit leery mainly because of the location. However, the food and ambiance were terrific! We had a 7:30 reservation and our table was ready and waiting for us. We ordered several appetizers rather than full entrees. I suggest the mussels! YUM! I have a pretty good feeling that this dinner will get me another date. :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our experience, the food was delicious. The four of us each got something different and each was very happy with the choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Delicious meal, great service

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really enjoyed. Great food, good gluten free options, and happened to be perfect weather for outdoor dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dinner was amazing, the food was superb, service was subpar. It took quite some time to be greeted, but were told waters were on the way. Once our server did come by, she didn't introduce herself or say anything but "What can I get you to drink besides water". Once we did get our drinks, the service was much better, with the minor exception of my wine glass being married with the last few sips of the glass I was finishing up... gross. The food was outstanding and we had a nice, long relaxing dinner. I highly recommend the duck, bleu cheese celery soup and the mussel app. The salmon "flatbread" was more of a thicker crusted pizza than a flatbread. The paella was very spicy, but good. The pork chop, cobia special and veggie lasagna were all very good. My favorite was the fried green tomato salad starter as well as the spicy strawberry martini.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food just gets better every time! Excellent. The dumplings were so tasty and the Caesar salad was so fresh.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

It is a very attractive, comfortable restaurant------inviting atmosphere and outstanding food. Our waiter was excellent and the food arrived hot without an extended wait. One of the dishes was a bit too spicy for one of our party and the waiter immediately insisted on replacing with another selection. I have always enjoyed going to The Yellow Porch and intend to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great restaurant - excellent food and service - you cannot ever go wrong visiting the Yellow Porch. It's one of the best values in Nashville.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great as always. Our server was on her phone most of the night. The hostess was the one refilling our drinks and a different person brought out the food. Our “server” was not very attentive to any of her tables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Consistently good food. The only knock ever is with servers. Some are a bit better than others.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is my 3rd or 4th time coming to the yellow porch the food is excellent as Is this been on my previous visits

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went here for my wife's birthday. It is a very nice place to dine without being overly expensive. Very good value for the money. I highly recommend the NY strip I ordered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As always they had gourmet food in a real Nashville atmosphere. No gawkers or geeks. Just a relaxed place with very good cuisine.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a special occasion because a family member came into town. And my father is in his 80s so we asked for a quieter corner which they were very gracious and did for us. I always enjoy the old porch and I love the fact they change their menu up. great place great space, great art, great wine, love it

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Yellow Porch is always a good choice. Food is creative and well prepared. Love the outside porch.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our second trip to Yellow Porch. First time wonderful, but today not so much. Had Lianana as our server. Friendly, but completely inattentive. Rarely came by to check on us. My guests done with their appetizer before my wife’s and mine came. Water glass empty a long time before refill. Wanted second round of drinks but was long wait before she happened by and we had to try to catch her. When I mentioned that my guest’s meat was overdone she just smiled and walked away. Food was good although even my ny strip was more medium than the rare I requested. My wife loved the mussels. Nice to have booth since freestanding tables too close together. Guy in parking lot does a nice job.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Still one of my favorites in Nashville. . . I have enjoyed the Yellow Porch for years. The celery blue cheese soup is not to be missed! Enjoyed the steak this evening, while it was not the best I've ever had it was delicious. Our server was delightful and made our evening even better. I highly recommend the Yellow Porch, you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My husband and I have loved the Yellow Porch for years. We visit Nashville less than we used to - it's a 160-round- trip drive - so we don't have the time to keep trying new places. YP never disappoints. First of all, dining al fresco is a treat, and the "porch" is beautifully appointed. Secondly, the wines are always excellent - this time our server was very knowledgeable about the 3 white specials - and the Soave was perfect for an early fall dinner. The butternut squash soup was a little sweet for our taste but still quite good. Our entrees were delicious and creatively-plated - his a stuffed duck breast, mine halibut in Provencal sauce - and we shared a carrot cake that was, well, OK. Still, overall, a lovely dining experience with a server who went above-and-beyond to make it pleasant.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Enjoyed the friendly service and outdoor seating. This is a restaurant that we return to frequently. The food is great and the daily specials are always a great option. The halibut we had was really excellent -- perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Highly recommended as one of the best values for those with a discerning palate

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Casual, Romantic, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely perfect experience. Celebrated our anniversary here, and everything was amazing. The staff was fantastic, the food was phenomenal, and the atmosphere was great. We will be back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very nice atmosphere , we sat outside in the patio area. Food was prepared and presented very well. Additionally the flavor and texture was well done too. I got the braised beef short ribs w parsnips , wife got trout stuffed w shrimp. Would certainly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful food service and atmosphere. Only complaint was it was very cool inside. Had to go to my car to get a sweatshirt so I could stop shaking and eat my meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Yellow Porch is a local gem! Terrific inventive food, thoughtful service and cozy ambiance make it a restaurant I return to again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We made a reservation and table was available right on time. Our server was wonderful & patient. She recommended the pork chop which was delicious! Did not feel rushed at all!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good restaurant that we really enjoyed. The menu was interesting and not run of the mill. Good authentic new american food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have eaten here several times and have always loved the dining experience. Fresh, creative food and a great wine list. Sadly, that was not the case on my most recent visit. Our waitress was scattered and barely present. We ordered a bottle of wine and she proceeded to give our 16 year old a wine glass. He told her he was underage and her response was " oh! Well, families have different rules on whether their kids can drink with them" Whhaatttt!??
More importantly, I had indicated to the restaurant that one member of our party had a peanut allergy. You know, the peanut allergy where that person could have an anaphylactic reaction and die. All they said was okay, thanks for telling us. Our waitress comes to our table and says she knows one of us has a peanut allergy. Then she tells us they fry in peanut oil. Clearly no one there understands anything about this food allergy and cross contamination. Our poor guest felt terrible and extremely worried about whether to eat there and we felt terrible for having not been informed ahead of time. So just an FYI if you have any food allergies.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Server was a little rough around the edges with little attention paid to my daughter and me; however, a nice meal was enjoyed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went here for the first time the other day and we loved it! The service was great, the atmosphere was fun, and the food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 15, 2017

They were very understanding of special dietary needs.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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