The Yellow Porch

4.8
1217 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Yellow Porch does not take lunch reservations except for parties of 5 or more. 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 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1217 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LLLand
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with our wonderful friends

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Yellow Porch!

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MathewG
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The menu was limited. The waiter kept having to leave our table to get something he missed.

My wife specifically said Gluten free. Her meal came with bread on it. They had to remake it while my meal sat and got cold.

I wasn’t impressed.

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vipBillNashville
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside. Food was good and the service was very attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipTweetmom
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Todd was great. The food is delicious but I would like to see the menu changed more frequently. There are always daily specials for food and wine. Todd was very knowledgeable about food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yellow Porch is always amazing! Great food and people every time.

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vipClaireR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner last night at yellow porch. The staff is always so friendly and good.
We will go back again!

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vipJackieK
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First get together with these friends in over a year due to Covid and so enjoyed the time eating outdoors as bonus

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krood
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and terrific service! We ate inside, and there was a very loud group celebrating a birthday right next to us, so that was the only thing that was less than desirable. Loved the food!

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vipLeeD
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! All four entrees were just excellent. Really enjoyed the paella, the duck and the seafood special. Service was top notch, too. We have definitely added The Yellow Porch to our short list of go to restaurants. Very nice meal without killing the bank account.

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vipCaraNoms
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd took great care of us and the food was delicious.

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HeatherA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Service, food.. all of it! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Other than not having the filet that we went there for, the food was superb as always. However, I ended up getting the paella and wasn’t enough to feed my 6 year old.

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vipWandaC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and our server Todd was outstanding!

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SueW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The serving of halibut was too small

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vipKsantiMaria
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd is always great! I love this place and am SO GLAD that the pandemic didn't shut them down and to be able to return. Another excellent meal, service and evening. Thank you.

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vipPhil
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was really good. We sat out on patio which made for a great evening.

Started with lamb meatballs and for dinner we got stuffed trout and beet salad with Cajun shrimp. Everything was very delicious.

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LamontR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Came out piping hot and with amazing flavor. Will definitely come back.

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BenE
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! The blue cheese celery soup is a must!!

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vipRichardC
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent experience all the way around. The food is always great, and Todd and Adam always make us feel at home. Still my favorite Nashville restaurant.

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MarshaB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food with great service. A quaint dining room.

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BRDNashville
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met out of town friends that we hadn't seen for a long time. We had recommended the food to our friends and we were pleased, but not surprised, that they loved it. We also appreciated not being rushed. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We shared the crab cake to start (delish) and then ordered the roasted chicken and the grouper special for our entrees. Everything was very tasty and cooked perfectly!
Our only issue was with the service. Though our waiter was very helpful and super friendly, we had to wait about 15 minutes after we’d finished eating before we saw him and were able to ask for a box and we had empty waters for a while during our meal. Normally these things wouldn’t matter much to me, but when you are paying this much for a meal, I’d expect a more attentive staff.
All in all, would go back for sure! Lots more I’d like to try!

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vipSongbird660
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good even short handed. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Food was very tasty, served steaming hot. Generous portions.

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DerekS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food great service. will definitely go back again soon

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a d ate night. Pan-seared grouper was outstanding!

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LaurieN
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with comfort options and new interesting specials.

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vipTomS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to eat, but you don’t have to go into busy downtown. The food is always spot on. Great wine. Awesome service.

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ClaireR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites always. So helpful with Take out during Covid. So glad to be back in person.
Dinner was awesome last night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Messed up getting our order in. After wine was ordered, opened and 1/2 a class drank they informed us that they ran out of the entree may date ordered. Troubling part was they delivered the entree we ordered to a table near us that was seated and ordered way after us. They did take off both our entrees from our bill but the second choice entree wasn’t that great and it didn’t go with the wine we were drinking. Our special evening out was screwed up. They acted as if it wasn’t their fault they ran out of the entree and didn’t seem to get that they messed up the entire meal. I kinda felt like they were taking care of a regular customer by diverting the entree we ordered to that table that ordered much later. Anyway I didn’t appreciate it and can’t imagine returning

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Hugo
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

They call ,a very spicy soup with some seafood, a paella. I will not come back.

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TammyD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at the Yellow Porch. Great wine list. Amazing Entrees and the Fritters appetizers are Dreamy! Not to mention the excellent service and overall ambience. Ask for Todd!

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vipSophieZo
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed amazing food and drinks for the birthdays and Mother's Day celebration we had as a family.

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vipJohnE
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very informative and helpful with our entree choices. The food was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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StephOwen
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that could’ve been better was if I had a different date 🤣 delicious food and great service! Hidden gem I plan to revisit!

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vipCatherineM
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. The beet salad never disappoints! Hubby loved the Paella.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

43 Anniversary. We make it a point to go to Yellow Porch fir it if we are in town. We love the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely first-rate n every way. We loved it!

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vipRichardC
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant in Nashville. The food is ALWAYS outstanding. We always ask for Todd, and he takes great care of us. On the rare occasion that Todd isn't there, Adam is always ready to take great care of us too. Love the place and the people.

FAQs

The Yellow Porch is rated 4.8 stars by 1217 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.