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Midtown Cafe
Midtown Cafe

Midtown Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.midtowncafe.com
  • Phone: (615) 320-7176
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Phillips
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please send all special event inquiries to Falon M. Veit, Director of Events, at falon@musiccitydining.com or call her at 615.414.0850. You can also reach the Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Liz Conn, at liz@musiccitydining.com or 615.516.1915.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking available in adjacent lost & on the street.
A word from Midtown Cafe
Midtown Cafe offers a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with fresh seafood, prime steak, lamb & lobster featuring an excellent wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Midtown Cafe is a treasure tucked between Broadway and West End on 19th Ave. Valet parking is available but we found a space quickly. The food was outstanding; we had some friends with us and one comment was, "This is the best salad and pesto linguini I have EVER had." This was so true of all the food. A real treat was the water with lemon at the table before we arrived. We had made reservations and they were prepared for us. MY husband loved that touch."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Scallops with lobster mac were superb; what brought me back. Spouse had veal piccata and loved it. Dale is a pro."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Been dining here on occasion since in college in early 1990's. Not slipped a bit! Still awesome. Lemon artichoke soup. Yum."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was fortunate to be able get reservations for our group of 9 from Atlanta based on the recommendation of long-time friend in Nashville. We had a great time with everyone enjoying the food and the service being spot on. Several raved about the trout and I thought the lemon artichoke soup was extremely tasty and different."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Only problem is parking. You expect that when you go there. Fabulous otherwise."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent service and food, great ambience. I always order the lemon artichoke soup. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Midtown Cafe is a great place to lunch or dine. The food is above average and the waiters' service outstanding. I chose open table and was not disappointed. I recommend Midtown Cafe to anyone wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a memorable business-related lunch."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great service, wonderful food with a wide variety of choices. Scene is full of Nashville's business leaders and music celebrities."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our party of 5 had a marvelous evening at Midtown Cafe. The shrimp-and-grits are amazing! This restaurant is a cozy gem - ambiance, attentive but not annoying service, delicious fare."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was the first trip there for my boss from out of town, and he liked it very much. The food and wine were both excellent. I have been here for both business and personal, and it's always a great selection."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Knowledgeable waiters, great service, delicious food, menu has great variety. Free shuttle service to and from downtown events."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was my first visit to this restaurant. I went for lunch. Everyone (from the valet, to the host and waiter) was very polite and accommodating. The staff was the best part of the experience for me. When I first walked in the door, there is a very strong mildewy/damp/musty smell inside. The smell was very off-putting and I had a difficult time getting past it after that. It kind of set the tone for the rest of the experience. I kept looking around to see if I could see where this awful odor was coming from. Of course, that made me take notice of other not so pleasant things. The carpet looked dark and disgusting. The food was decent/good, but was nothing that I would tell people about. The smell was most memorable!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We would certainly recommend the Midtown Cafe for special or romantic events. The staff is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "All the food was great. Portion size is not a little less but still great. Portion size is key because, it is expensive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Shawna great service✔️+ Gina fab cocktail ✔️ Driver Shea dependable✔️, 💯 every time"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Loved the food and our waiter Matthew was knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Maybe too fast. We were looking for a nice relaxing dinner out and our food came so fast we were in and out in less than an hour. The food was good so we might go back sometime, but it was not the relaxing dinner we were hoping. Otherwise, this was a great place."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I had an excellent meal and so did my husband. The artichoke soup was super. The shrimp and grits I have ordered before and would do it again. My creme brûlée was "to die for"!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Lunch at Midtown Café always meets or exceeds expectations. Our last visit was no exception. The choices available for reasonably priced wine by the glass, menu items, and desserts are plentiful. And the food is prepared perfectly from high quality fresh ingredients, plated appropriately, and served promptly and courteously. The wait staff is exceptionally attentive during the course of the meal. It just does not get any better than Midtown for lunch."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a very memorable meal at the Midtown Café which is located right around the corner from the Vanderbilt Embassy Suites hotel. The restaurant itself is tiny, but the service was excellent and the food was memorable. My husband and I both ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese with Brie and Seared Scallops. O-M-G!!! My husband mmm'd his way through the entire meal and is still talking about how delicious (and decadent) it was. He enjoyed it so much he gave the cook a $40 tip!! I ordered the Key Lime Pie to go and it too was wonderful as a late night snack back at the hotel. This was one of the pricier meals we had in Nashville, but it was well worth it."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Solid place but my expectations were so high after reading the reviews etc. Had lunch which was a southern seafood salad.Good very good however the stone crabs were about 14 in long. Id be embarrased to offer them as an item thats just me. LOved the muffins all 4 Had some dessert the key lime vg but could be little lighter and chiffon like, nice crumb crust and rasp coulle"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Had lunch with a friend at Midtown this week. It's an overlooked gem. The food is great, the service is outstanding and the variety on the menu is impressive."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Remarkably friendly and fast service. Recommend if you're in neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have been there twice this month, and always the food is excellent"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Favorite dishes for our table were the Shrimp and Grits as well as the Pork Tenderloin. Excellent service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I went here for the first time and with the specials they offered a flight of wine. You get a glass of wine with your salad and one with your entree. Well I did not love the wine that came with the entree and the server changed it for a different wine without a fuss. It was a great meal and the wine was excellent. I will go back the next time I am in town!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our server, Tim, was perfect and he helped make the evening enjoyable. The salad had fresh ingredients with some tasty extras. The Trout Almondine was delicious and light for a steam summer evening. We enjoy the advantage of the Symphony Shuttle Service. Thank you to the management for providing this to avid concert and symphony attendees."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Warm friendly atmosphere, great servers, excellent food, Excellent go to place for a serious deal making business lunch."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The experience was great. It is a little small and quaint but had a cozy feel. Staff was very knowledgeable, energetic, and poised. Had an outstanding experience for our 14th wedding anniversary. also, had complimentary shuttle service to TPAC. Loved It!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Midtown Cafe is a splendid little place. Great service. Our waiter was very patient with us while we tried to decide what to order from several fine dishes. I settle on the Veal 3-way, which was out of this world. After trying all 3 styles, I still couldn't decide on what to order. Our party was very pleased with the soup, salads, and entrees. We will return next time we are in Nashville."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always meets or exceeds expectations in service and menu selections."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The fish was cooked perfectly and the salad was very fresh and dressed properly. Couldn't have been happier. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great food, Great Service. Have never been disappointed. Go to Nashville once a year and always dine here."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • " Since I am a pescitarian and have dairy issues, I was happy to find a good restaurant, with great service and food that wood accommodate. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic! Love, love, love the Shrimp and Grits! One of my top favorite spots in the country!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Nashville has many new restaurants with good reviews and claims, but they do not have the history or track record of consistent quality in food, service and atmosphere as the Midtown Cafe. You never know who you will be sitting next to when the owner seats you...an old friend or a celebrity...but everyone is accorded the same excellent service. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Our party of four enjoyed all the appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts! We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We loved the table and the food was good. Our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting. I wanted to take my wife to a nice place for her birthday. I must say I picked the right place. We were greeted with a friendly smile and taking directly to our table without waiting. To me this was a plus. Our server was outstanding our dinner and wine was out of this world. I will be back and tell all my friends about City Cafe. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Midtown has always been one of my favs for dinner. Food is just fabulous as is the service. So accomodating when going to TPAC, Bridgestone, or the Symphony. That shuttle is such a perk. Went to lunch for first time and it was just as good as dinner. Lemon Artichoke soup to die for! Top pick in Nashville!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014