The Park Cafe exceeded our
The Park Cafe exceeded our expectations. Great place for families or friends to relax and enjoy well prepared food.
We will be back so that we have a chance o try ALL the appetizers and salads. Yum!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had the opportunity
My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Park Cafe recently during a trip to Nashville to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The reviews I found online were spot-on. The Park Cafe is an excellent restaurant with amazing food. We started with the Goat Cheese brulee, which was very good, although the flatbread was a bit too toasted for our tastes - charred a bit in places. The rest of appetizer was very good, however. My wife had the Atlantic Salmon, which has evidently been on the menu for many years. For good reason. She raved about it for days afterward. I had the Assiette of Pork, which was really spectacular. The desserts were very good as well, although we liked the Creme Brulee better than the White Chocolate Bread Pudding.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unique Pairings and Flavorings
The chef provides wonderfully unique food with imagination, and perfect (not too little or too much)portion sizes. Our first visit, but we will definitely return.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Park Cafe has an excellent,
Park Cafe has an excellent, limited menu that changes with the seasons. Each of the appetizers, salads, and entrees were well prepared and seasoned. We were too full to try anything off the dessert menu, though there were tempting offerings.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. Thank you for a pleasant dining experience...again.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was first class.
Our experience was first class. We were sat right away. We were unhappy with our wine selection and let our server know. The manager, Justin, came over and got us a different glass. Perfection. Unlike a previous review I read, I couldn't believe after reading 6 people didn't enjoy themselves said nothing. Shame on them. Usually when watching calories, your always left hungry!! The Quail was amazing with the foie gras stuffed cornbread. Portions were just the right size. This was a repeat visit, we will be back.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere.
Great food and atmosphere. Service is very friendly. The server in our case forgot to put in our order so we waited a lot longer than we would have liked. She did bring us a salad to tide us over and comped the dessert. Not the place if you're on a tight schedule, but great for leisurely dinners.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding. I especially liked the red lentil soup, and I truly appreciate the offering of a vegeterian entree ( I didn't have to ask!). The beet and endive salad was also a favorite. Service was a bit off - they kept bringing food to our table that wasn't ours. But otherwise, a wonderful experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy the Park Café.
We always enjoy the Park Café. Food is excellent and the noise level allows you to have a conversation, unlike many of the other nicer food establishments in Nashville. These are the main two reasons that we go there on special occasions.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
one of our favorite neighborhood
one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants...elegant and energetic atmosphere...great food!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful outdoor patio and
Wonderful outdoor patio and perfect indoor seating section to create a private, romantic dining experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
One of our favorite restaurants. Always a great dinner.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional dates wrapped in bacon, salad, duck, pasta, etc and very good service. Plus, they make a really good cocktail. The wine was OK, need more French choices
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small, intimate atmosphere
Small, intimate atmosphere - amazing food and service!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for celebration of a graduation, party included 3 year old, teenager, and adults. Food was very good, nice selection of entree's and appetizers. Service was perfect. Very attentive down to placing knives away from young child and bringing a cup with a top, but not intrusive. It is not a great place for an active child because it is quiet, however, they do offer a small children's menu.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Park Cafe is always dependable
Park Cafe is always dependable for great food with an emphasis on quality, fresh, and seasonal. Our service that evening was exceptional. Not only was our server knowledgeable about the menu and specific ingredients, but she also had a great personality and made a significant contribution to a lovely and fun evening.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was fantastic......dates, goat cheese brûlée, chicken breast, salmon, pork, Mac and cheese, asparagus hash....we ate it all and commented throughout the meal how tasty everything was. We had not been in a while and we were blown away. Thanks for a great experience.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local favorite!
We have been to Park Cafe several times and we always have a great experience! Their arugula and prosciutto salad was yummy! I then had the scallops and you must not pass up their fabulous macaroni and cheese. I finished with their exceptional creme brûlée- which is layered with almonds and philo dough! Our waitress was friendly and attentive, but left us alone enough to enjoy our evening out. We will go again at the first opportunity!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful surprise. Great atmosphere, fabulous service and fantastic food. Wonderful unexpected treat!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service!
We were there for a special occasion and the wait staff was attentive yet allowed us our privacy. The food was outstanding and the waiter's wine suggestion was spot on. I shall definitely come back.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised and Delighted
From the moment we walked in the door, I have rarely felt so intentionally connected with and the hostess made the fact that we were first time diners feel like Christmas morning! Our server was honest and opinionated in the best way (hate when people say everything is good, I'm asking your favorites and why) as well as keenly aware of when we needed something, wanted extra time, or just wanted to chat. And the food...not a trace left on any plate! Best Mac'n'Cheese in the city, creative specials and dishes as well as classics that have been on the menu forever. This place is truly a must!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect
The food here is always amazing. We had 2 children with us and the hostess was so good with them. She made everyone in the group at ease and took special care of us during our birthday celebration.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
while it is a bit of a drive for us (opposite side of town) it is well worth it - and great for a special occasion as they won't disappoint. we have spent the last two of our anniversary dinners there and this year brought friends who also love the place. Highly recommend!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Upscale Neighborhood Gem
My wife and I went there last weekend and were very impressed with everything. It is a little pricey since everything is a la carte. However, the food quality was very good. I was disappointed in their signature macaroni and cheese dish. I thought is was little bland. Other than that, the serving size was ample and the quality was excellent. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was outstanding -- quiet, romantic and very upscale. I would definitely recommend this place.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service so-so
Food was good. My duck dish was good, but cold. Our server seemed put out and more interested in turning the table. Everyone else at my table enjoyed their dishes.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - off night for service
All the food was great except we had to wait way too long for our entrees.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our go to restaurant
We've been frequenting the adorable restaurant since it opened. The food is a work of art but unlike other places it's a good size portion & delicious too. If we lived closer we'd go once a week!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, nice new decor
The food at Park Cafe has always been good, but I felt it was really up a notch this last visit. It could be the right time of the season, but the local heirloom tomato salad was as good as I have ever had, and the presentation was outstanding as well. At our table we had seared tuna and diver scallops, both of which were excellent and cooked perfectly for the individual orders. The wine list is somewhat limited in contrast to the high end food, but I have several favorites on the list, so that should not be a big deal to any but the most adventurous wine drinkers. About the decor, Park Cafe was a little dark for my taste. However, they have really brightened up the dining rooms, which I feet is a nice and classy improvement.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hate the idea that I had
I hate the idea that I had to valet park on a Wednesday night in a residential neighborhood. Weird. The food was great, and cocktails were lovely.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice experience
We decided to have "date night" and picked the Park Cafe which we had passed many times in the Sylvan Park area. Everyone was very friendly and the customer service was excellent. It was our waiter's first night and he was very good and very knowledgable! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We would recommend this to our friends, especially to get out of the hustle bustle of downtown.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am giving this review in lieu of my parents that went to dinner. I reserved them a table at this restaurant because of its rave reviews. When they got back from their dinner, they said that the food was amazing. However, it seemed like they spent a little TOO much time on placement of the food. They thought the dishes were beautiful, but for them they do not really care about the look and just worry about the taste. My mom got the steak and my dad got the lamb and they both said it was DELICIOUS and would definitely go back. They said it is really a great hangout spot, especially if you are going there for the wine.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Park Cafe was great--the food, service and ambiance. We dined early so the noise level was low while we were there; can't say how it would be if more crowded.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Spot
Good dining spot in the neighborhood, but not as outstanding as was suggested by friends.
Menu is cryptically presented and entrees not as grand as the verbiage. Presentation was very good.
We must make a second visit to be truly fair.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, perfectly prepared, delicious! Great service, friendly, quiet ambiance. Overall, excellent value! We'll definitely be back soon! Thanks! cj
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
from service to menu selection along with quality of the preparation, park cafe hits on all cylinders.
has been there for a long time with good reason.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service in a great location- reasonably priced and not pretentious in any way.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timer...Will not be last
Amazing experience starting with drinks & appetizers during happy hour then a nice romantic dinner with the wifey. Great wine. Amazing food.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The night started out less than ideal when we were seated by an extremely loud large party. As a first time ever for us, we asked to move and hoped to keep our waitress. The new seating was perfect for a memorable, romantic dinner. A killer cheese plate was delicious, followed by a smoked sweet potato bisque that was very "fall", and not too creamy. The salad was a simple mixture of greens, pears, feta, and wel-tossed with a light vinaigrette (and not dripping in dressing!). The entrees were perfectly seared scallops and an intriguing mushroom risotto comprised of four different fungi! Risotto can be challenging, but this was fantastic! Can't wait to return!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roll back in time
This restaurant makes you feel like you have set the clock back, in the nicest possible way. The interior is quaint, pretty, cosy and old world chic. The food was extremely good, with a lovely choice between fish and meat produce. Everything was well prepared and delicious. The goats cheese creme brûlée is my favorite, followed by the perfectly prepared scallops. Finally the creme brûlée desert is a must. It is flaky, light and does not last long on the plate ! The service is attentive and friendly and there is a valet parking facility which is a comfort in this busy restaurant environment. We will definitely go back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic dinner for two.
Having had a girls dinner at Park Cafe and absolutely loving every bite of my dinner this summer, I had to bring my boyfriend here for a romantic dinner for two. The experience is a culinary delight. The flavor and texture of the food just brings all your senses to a high. The menu had just been changed over to accommodate the wintertime months ahead. The meals were cooked perfectly and the grits are pure heaven. Needless to say one of the best meals we have had period. Service was outstanding. Great atmosphere!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner out
We went to Park Cafe for dinner this week and it was delicious. I had the salmon and my companions had the scallops. We started with the blue crab dip appetizer (yum) and then ordered a few sides, including the green chili mac n cheese, which was outstanding. Overall - great dinner. Highly recommend. Ambiance was quite nice.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time at PC my husband was brooding after a terrible day at work - it was delicious, but he wasn't able to enjoy the full experience. His birthday was 2 nights ago, so I brought him back for a little redemption.
He ordered a Terrapin Rye and I had a Bloodford and Sons (Woodford Reserve, blood orange soda, shot of wordplay...it was great - I skipped wine and ordered a second one). The goat cheese brulee was perfect again. Such a simple dish, but it blows me away.
I had the steak with chantarelles and he had the Cornish game hen. Mine was cooked perfectly- his was rich for me, but he ate every bite. We finished with a cast iron skillet oatmeal raisin cookie. Divine.
Attentive staff, solid service. PC redeemed! We'll be back soon.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, never disappoints!
This restaurant is a local favorite! Service, food and wine list are the best. I had the tomato soup to start with Brie toast....AMAZING! Best in Nashville.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was slow, but the
Service was slow, but the waiter apologized profusely and offered a free dessert for my troubles. Food was pretty good and I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot. All in all, great experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would like to give this restaurant a better rating. The ambience is really quite nice,; simple but lovely decor, reasonably quiet and cozy. The people are very pleasant and welcoming as well. The wait staff possibly needs better training. Everything we ordered arrived at the table, but with a lot of confusion for what dish went to which diner-clumsy. I had the scallops. They were not over-cooked but they were way too salty. However, i am really a food snob and most people would likely think it was fine. For a simple neighborhood dining place it is decent and worth a try. The 4 rating is because i think there is great potential here.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always introduce new friends
Always introduce new friends to Park. Consistently good.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a romantic evening. Good service and atmosphere were all great.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went back after years forgotten
Still very good! Service was friendly and prompt. Food was delicious. Forgot about this place with so many new restaurants opening in town but glad we remembered.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A W S O M E ! ! !
spectacular food. Wonderful drinks. Great wine list. Deserts to die for. My wife wanted me to bring her back for lunch the next day to have the Banana Pudding with frangelico icecream. Cannot wait to come again. Service was outstanding. I had the hangar steak and salad, my wife had the mussels and scallops. Of particular note was the tomato soup with poblano chiles. Thank you.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place! Do need to
Love this place! Do need to plan on spending a little extra.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM