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The Yellow Porch, Nashville, TN

The Yellow Porch

4.7
4.7
1607 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 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.

  • Neighbourhood

    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 1,607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. SR

    SteveR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem. Never disappoints. Will be back soon!
  2. H

    Huze1

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. The menu was outstanding with vegetarian options. The Brussels Sprouts were a little on the too crispy side but overall, everything was great. The Salmon and Halibut were delicious as was the Risotto entree. Try the cherry salad! Good wine suggestion and the ambiance is always a favorite.
  3. j

    jane

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed at the yellow porch. The atmosphere, food, the personal attention from our servers, and you can tell they pay attention to their price point charging fair prices particularly for the alcohol. We really appreciate their effort to serve good food in a cozy atmosphere at reasonable prices!
  4. DJ

    DerbyJ

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is always fresh with specials daily! Great service and atmosphere, it's our favorite because we know its' consistent and delicious!
  5. AB

    AvianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience. Our server was attentive, helpful with suggestions, and so kind. Food was great!
  6. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great date night spot. It was a little tough to find the parking lot, but once we were there, it was a picture perfect evening with great service, food, and cocktails!
  7. R

    Ripshin

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! We’ve never been disappointed!
  8. JB

    JoeB

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoors under grape vines was very nice. Serice good
  9. r

    rbdinner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    outside seating on the porch is awesome good food
  10. j

    jane

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night at the yellow porch. Being outside on that cozy porch on a beautiful night made us feel like we had taken a trip! Todd, our server, gave us such attentive care. Great food. It was perfect!
  11. AP

    AndrewP

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous little gem hidden out of “typical” Nashville. The food is absolutely delicious. We promise you will clean your plate! Perfect date night ambience. Great background music. Low lighting. It is a little hard to find but worth it!!
  12. k

    kmurphy

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yellow Porch NEVER disappoints and such a great place to go when you don't want the craziness of downtown Nashville. Thank you!
  13. DM

    DeborahM

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I very much enjoyed my dinner at the Yellow Porch. I was seated outside as the weather was very nice that evening and had a wonderful time.
  14. R

    Renee

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we are in town this is our go to restaurant.
  15. TK

    TheKernel

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    B-day celebration, food was top shelf. Prices are 5-10% higher than downtown. They make a mean old fashion decent mid range wines. Todd, asst mgr is one of the very best waiters in the city.
  16. JS

    JenniferS

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends and I have been dining at Yellow Porch for 10+ years and have always had a great experience.
  17. DR

    DRandMRST

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give this establishment 10 stars I would! The food is always scrumptious. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is top notch!
  18. c

    carlf

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and great atmosphere!
  19. b

    bets

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful waitress!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this gem. Casual atmosphere with a high end vibe. Food is spectacular, staff is friendly, positive and professional. Nice wine list and cocktail menu. Food menu is not extensive but there is a good variety and everything reads delicious. Ambiance is superb for date night conversation. Indoor seating is smaller setting which provides a sense of intimacy. I believe there is also an outdoor or semi outdoor setting, not sure if it was an outdoor patio arrangement or an enclosed sunroom type of area. I didn’t realize this restaurant was there but it is a new favorite for sure.
  21. GN

    GordonN

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday night date night. Good, friendly and helpful service. Excellent food. The chicken dish is a staple and the new steak sandwich is over the top. Always good at Yellow Porch!
  22. BE

    BenE

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One our favs for the past 20+ years. Always great!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and fabulous food as always!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and was greeted at the door by a professional. Waiter was timely, friendly, not pushy & was very knowledgeable of the menu. Very cool decor. Food well prepared and tasteful. Will definitely return!!
  25. KV

    KimV

    Memphis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing from the hostess to the server. Brussel sprouts amazing along with the carrot cake at the end.
  26. P

    Prose

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved eating out on the porch! Very awesome service from Kaitlin (sp?). Very awesome food (Ribeye and Halibut). You'll love it because it's casual upscale and very accommodating.
  27. s

    stereo

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with consistently good food!! Never disappointed.
  28. j

    jenc

    E. Tennessee

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The snapper and vegetarian risotto were our favorite dishes. The flavor was perfect. They both came in a very tasty broth.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a class act… 👊❤️
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Food!!!!
  31. AS

    AshlynS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent The Yellow Porch often and we’ve never left without being 100% satisfied. The staff is great, the food is great, drinks are great, the atmosphere is great. 10/10 Always!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal…great service
  33. G

    Greenco

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service top-notch - A very special place to dine where Nashville locals dine!
  34. BN

    BarbaraN

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the intimate size of the restaurant and the sketches on the wall. These are very appealing to me and I have been patronizing the Yellow Porch for many years.
  35. CM

    ChrisM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Yellow Porch. Hope they serve lunch again soon.
  36. c

    ccjj1234

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner celebrating our anniversary and friends birthday. Excellent service, delicious food and great atmosphere.
  37. DO

    DonaldO

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to place when we visit Nashville. The food is outstanding. Get the mussels as a starter and the halibut dish is delicious.
  38. 4

    4greatfood

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Warm greeting, right service attention, always great value wines and food that keeps calling us back.
  39. K

    Kama

    New England

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We were very disappointed with the food and service. We ate at the Yellow Porch in August 2021 and had a very enjoyable meal. This meal was on the opposite end of the spectrum. We are hoping that was due to the chef being on vacation.
  40. V

    Vicki

    Nashville

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem that is a long time favorite. Last night we had the vodka pasta (my favorite) and the chicken. Both were great. We also had the brussel sprouts and carrot cake. Yum.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 1607 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 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Yellow Porch

734 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    West Iris Drive

  • Neighbourhood

    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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