The Yellow Porch

4.6
750 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 386-0260
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corey Griffith
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Cross street
West Iris
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 750 People Are Saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered the vegetarian lasagna and did not like it! Our dinner companions ordered the special fish dish and said it was very good. I think their specials are better than menu items. Salads are great, especially the poached cherry with goat cheese and walnuts. That is exceptional and as a side salad is very ample! I think you have to find the particular dishes there that you like. The servings are rather small but they are priced reasonably. Prices are good.

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KM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have many food allergies so I really appreciate the positive attitude and ability to meet my needs.

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come to the Yellow Porch, I'm impressed with the quality of the food, the service, and the atmosphere. The menu changes often, so you may want to call to check if you're looking for something specific. They're generally happy to work around food allergies and diet requirements, as well. Love this place!

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CM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

18th anniversary, and we always come here for a special occasion. It never disappoints. Our waiter was beyond amazing. Made valuable suggestions and when we couldn't decide on a dessert, he brought us both on him for our anniversary. My filet was great, but my husband's lamb was so good he wanted a 2nd helping! And the smoked salmon flatbread appetizer. I would go back again and again for that.

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M
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a creative twist. Wonderful friendly service.

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NN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Yellow Porch has been a neighborhood go-to for more years than I can remember. The food and service have always been consistently good and the hidden outdoor patio a lovely respite. However, we have been surprisingly disappointed the past few visits. We dismissed the first time as a fluke, but the food was just plain bad on our last visit. It’s a shame. With all of the great restaurants in Nashville, there’s no room for mediocre. I hope they get their act together soon.

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H
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places in Nashville. Great vibe, service, and food. Always consistent - I've been probably 25 times and never been disappointed. I love to sit on the porch and drink a glass of wine and eat mussels here. Always a wonderful experience.

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LV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Paella was fantastic as usual - always can count on good food at this quaint place.

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PP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience was excellent. I would recommend it to everyone. The cost was very reasonable and worth every penny.

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J
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time at The Yellow Porch..... excellent from beginning to end. Wait staff extremely knowledgeable and food prepared well and tasted divine! From salads through dessert.... we will return!

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ET
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent - crab cakes, beet salad, lamb meatballs, paella and coconut pie. I also ordered the mediterranean lasagne - which was not great, but all else was fantastic. The lasagne was overbaked (dried out on top) and the sauce flavors not well balanced. It may have just been "off" that night. The service was friendly and not overly attentive, wine selection very fine without being overwhelming. The manager was helpful in beer selection. Can't wait to go back and would definitely choose for a site of out of town guests that may not want the downtown experience.

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j
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Comfortable and friendly. Food is reliably delicious.

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AE
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing - apps make a full meal. One of those hidden gems you almost hate to recommend for fear that they become too popular and you can't get a table. Really worth the price for this off-the-beaten-path restaurant.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Great food and service.

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L
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yellow Porch has consistency in service and food. I have never been disappointed.

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C
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes this place is so busy you can't move your elbows and they do cram in the tables. However, we went on a Thursday night, later, and it was calm and not too noisy. The service was excellent and the food lovely.

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ZK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation about 15 minutes before arriving. They were ready for the 3 of us.
I ordered the NY Strip - it was delicious. It would have been better with the wine I ordered but alas it never came. I hate having to ask twice for my drink when the only other thing on the table is water. The waiter should have remembered as most order wine with their meal here no?
My husband ordered the stuffed Trout - also very good, despite having the mayo based sauce that he specifically requested be left off since he has a very strong dislike of mayo. He scraped it off because he also doesn't like complaining or sending back food.
The 3rd person in our party ordered nothing extra to drink and had the grilled salmon as it comes. All good there.
We like you Yellow Porch but we are never really in a hurry to return.

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N
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cheese fritter appetizer at the yellow porch is always one of my favorites! The potato and mushroom filet I had with my filet was outstanding.

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TS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was eclectic and delicious, easy to share and moderely priced. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, and fun. I'll recommend freely and look forward to returning.

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Honestly, the experience was terrible. I only went to try it out because it had fairly good reviews, but starting to think that the majority of them are fake reviews. The atmosphere was nice, except you were literally stacked on top of other people leaving you feeling cramped and overheard. The service was lousy, 25 min before anyone offered to take a drink order. The food was overpriced. The filet was a terrible choice. I can do better at home for 10$. All in all, sorely disappointed and will not be returning to ever give it another shot.

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d
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is that our main courses were out an on the table before we had finished our soup/salad. Because we were catching up after having not seen each other for two years, we were not eating very quickly. I wish someone had noticed and asked that our entrees be delayed for another 10-15 minutes. On the plus side, because the restaurant was not super busy, we were able to sit and talk for quite a while during the main courses and the dessert and afterwards. As always, the food was delicious and the service impeccable.

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JC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive service. Delicious food. However, my serving of grouper/rockfish was extremely small.

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L
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Great drinks, great menu and specials.

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My steak was way under cooked and really tough. About a third of it was all fat and couldn’t even be ate. Potatoes were cold and bland. Out of the four dinners our table had only one was good. So for the money we spent there for sure should have went somewhere different

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Service was a little slow getting started, but it picked up and was fine for the remainder of the meal. Salt & pepper shakers were not set on the table so we had request them.
The cocktails were done very well.
The food is usually great, but this night execution was was weak for a couple of items.
The clam chowder and tomato basil soup were both delicious, as were the Lamb Meatballs
Red Mole Sauce.
The Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna was outstanding.
However, they just couldn’t get the Sorghum Infused Duck Breast right. First, I ordered it cooked “medium to medium-well”, and it was delivered rare/medium rare. After it was sent back to be cooked as requested, it was returned, and cooked more, but still not medium. In addition, whoever plated it forgot the heirloom tomatoes. I might not have missed them, except the second plate was noticeably smaller than what was originally delivered. We were on our way to a movie and didn’t have time for a third try. What could have been a great dish was disappointing.
The carrot cake, which is supposed be served warm, was served piping hot—too hot to eat at first. After almost burning our mouths, we had to wait for it to cool off to eat it.
Ambience was rated lower because, though we had a nice big table, the space was so tight we had to pull in our chairs when someone had to get by.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening! Good vegetarian options. Relaxed without any encouragement to hurry the meal alone. We sat indoors, but would have enjoyed the outside if it had not been so hot.

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RB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foodie heaven, this place! Attentive and pleasant wait staff, and comfortable, eclectic decor! Love the artwork that adorns the walls. Can’t wait to go again.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The duck and salmon were very good , service is average , coffee and drink prices about average for the area , went there for my wife's birthday and spent about , $100 for a applitazer , dinner non-alcoholic drinks and dissert , so fair value for the money , have been back a second time for just a date night with my wife and was about $50 , so without all the bells and whistles it's about average for the area and the food is very good

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SM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem, tucked away in Berry Hill provides excellent service, food, and atmosphere. We dined outside and it was such a lovely experience.

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C
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails! Menu was spot on, perfect mussels, highly recommended them. filet was exactly right.

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L
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for all types of dining

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DV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chose the restaurant due to it's proximity to our location and was pleasantly surprised as to the quality of the food and service, both of which were excellent - especially for a Monday night.

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KK
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the scallop special & the New York strip special & both were excellent. Nice, friendly waiter.

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KR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service! We enjoyed sitting on the patio on a nice evening.

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SN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine. Food I’d consistently good

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KC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for dinner that I hadn't seen in 5 years. Before I knew it we had been there 4 hours! The entire time the waistress and manager checked on us and provided awesome service. The atmosphere was so quaint and perfect, and the food was devine! I will definitely be back!

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TS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Our server, Natalie, was wonderful.

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m
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

It was very hot in the restaurant the evening we visited. The food was delicious. Service was mediocre.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always good! The tables are very close and at times it’s difficult to carry on a conversation.

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RC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

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