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Germantown Cafe

4.7
4.7
2309 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Germantown Café is your neighborhood bar + restaurant, bringing together charm, flavor, and a lively atmosphere for more than 19 years. Nestled in the heart of Germantown, #GTCNash is a welcoming experience with a menu specializing in straightforward cooking with a splash of Southern hospitality- comfortable, not complicated.

Please be aware there is a two hour dining limit on all tables to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy our reopening.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 50 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 242-3226
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jeffrey A. Martin, Managing Partner
  • Private party facilities
    Germantown Café can host almost any sort of special occasion in our private dining room. Whether it’s a business luncheon, a wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a large dinner party for friends, we can seat up to thirty people in our flexible, private space.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 505-5081
  • Neighborhood
    Germantown
  • Cross street
    Madison Street
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available most days, along with our parking lot across Madison Street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,309 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    American

  • Nashville

    American

2,309 Reviews
  1. Heather

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite!! I love that they have vegetarian eggs Benedict!!!

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  2. SusanB

    Western KY

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner experience could not have been better. We were warmly greeted at the door and immediately seated with menus and water. Declan was our server and he was very helpful in answering our questions as we placed our order. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious and perfectly prepared. Nearby free parking is a plus. We look forward to returning there soon.

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  3. ASmith

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciated the service we got from Rainey. The food came quickly, was very hot and very delicious. Everyone enjoyed everything we ordered.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab cakes where too thin for the cost. I felt like I was eating toast. Very disappointed the cafe has always been a nice spot I bring friends too. This time it wasn’t great.

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  5. Elecia

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Waitress was extremely friendly and was attentive.

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  6. Dallas

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our drink, meatballs, ahi tuna, and steak were delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time having brunch here. My husband’s first, we enjoyed it very much. Our waiter Jake was fun and friendly. We enjoyed our time.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our evening at Germantown Café. We got the salmon and pork chops and both were absolutely delicious. The service was very good and ambience was nice.

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  9. NelsonWells

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    DElish steak frites - peppery, scrispy fries. brussels were really good with pork belly cooked in. had to eat only two bites of the Mac stack, coz that was about to get dangerous. I'd have eaten a garage sized cube of that stuff. :O loved it. wine list good, and service thoughtful and terrific. I asked my lady to marry me after eating & the server was all to eager to film it for me. kind like baby yoda.

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  10. JamesP

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been a regular here for a long while and still enjoy this place for work meetings, social gatherings, or just getting away from the office for a conversation. Food is always good and service is always great. Happy hour is also good and the menu has had some new additions to keep things fresh.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coming from Portland it’s rare to get a super talkative server. Thankfully that was the opposite here. My bartender was super lovely and very attentive. She gave me some great recommendations. Was also super knowledgeable about the menu as well! The food was absolutely delicious. Came per a local’s recommendation. I didn’t have any expectations. Was throughly impressed with the quality of such simple dishes. Absolutely would recommend to anybody.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No complaints. Great place all around. Will definitely revisit.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We came for a Valentine’s dinner and were disappointed. We waited an hour and 15 min to get our food and by the time it was coming out we wanted to go home. So, we asked for it to be boxed up. We get home and open our containers and it’s not remotely the food we ordered.

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  14. Miles

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome! Valentines was oviously crowded. Couldve used a bit more room on the 2 tops.

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  15. DavetaL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite for many reasons...consistently great food and great environment!

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  16. AshleyP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    `My husband and I got last minute reservations here for valentines day. The food and prices were good and the staff was friendly.

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  17. VictorF

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dean was a fantastic server. He was friendly, attentive, and genuinely fun to interact with. I highly recommend Germantown Cafe to anyone who enjoys great food and a fun environment.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    10/10 would recommend! And the server Keely IMMACULATE! she is who you want taking care of you. Loved her!

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  19. ChipS

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. I love the Plum Pork!

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  20. ColleenO

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can always depend on the quality of the food and service. It is a place I do not hesitate to recommend when asked.

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  21. Hdavid

    Nashville

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Again, excellent menu and service. Good for groups as well- the food is always great.

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  22. HunterMc

    Nashville

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was excellent and it had been several months since we had dined there. The food came very quickly after we ordered, maybe a little too fast as our wine, salad, and entrees arrived at about the same time.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and intimate. Down to earth food and service. Friendly neighborhood vibe. Highly recommend!

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  24. Mike

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the seared Ahi Tuna. It was fantastic. I love the fact they have their own free parking lot too. This is one of my favorite dining experiences.

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  25. ritad

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice place for good food at a reasonable price.

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  26. DavidN

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit to Germantown Cafe. Always great & friendly service. Last visit was a year ago and got to see our waiter from last visit as well as meet our new waiter. Drinks great. Wife asked for a martini not on menu and they provided. Wife noted like her father’s which she thoroughly enjoyed. Tuna and pork meals are exceptionally good. Splurged on baked apple and ice cream and was delicious. Look forward to dining again when we visit Nashville next time

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  27. CindyP

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bathrooms were out & I had to go next door before there was an accident, very dissatisfied

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  28. Carolinea

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food (I had the ahi sandwich) was really good. There is enough variety that everyone should be able to find something delicious. We stopped in for a birthday lunch and there is easy parking and a few fun shops in the area. They have a fun cocktail menu so that was a plus.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch with a friend and it was everything I expected; great service, delicious food, and a chill atmosphere. Noise level did not hinder the table conversation (and my ears are old). I've had brunch and dinner here, too, over the years and never been disappointed.

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  30. 7NTxx

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I were super pleased with the quality of the food and service. We have been here many times and will continue to patronize this favorite restaurant.

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  31. Harrys

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Germantown Cafe hits it out of the park every time with the food, and Jason always exceeds expectations with his service. My go to lunch spot for business lunches.

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  32. Magi

    Nashville

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate early (6:00p.m.) and the service was slow. We ordered our drinks before our appetizer, but our appetizer came out before the drinks. There was a lot of bead on the veggie burger, maybe 3:1 ratio. The veggie burger itself tasted good. Also, both appetizers we had were very salty. It used to be a great restaurant, but I’m not sure it’s worth a visit anymore.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outing for brunch... even made reservations for a birthday dinner later in the week!!!

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  34. Gene

    Nashville

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner with friends on Saturday night. We have been eating at Germantown Cafe since it opened. Everyone ordered the plum pork and apple pie. Our waitress Giselle was very pleasant. Now if they would just open a restaurant in Hendersonville.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, wonderful kitchen. I have a gluten allergy and they already had a separate physical copy of the menu made, that only included gluten free items which helped out so much trying to decide what to eat! Our server and GM Jack was very hospitable and the kitchen did not cross contaminate any of the food I ordered. Had an excellent time. Thank you once again will return!

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  36. LindaS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful southern hospitality and excellent food

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  37. RandyR

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place. First time back in a while. Well executed food. Great vibe. Great waitstaff. Will be back.

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  38. Marthaawh

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our experience!! Always a great place!!! Food, service, ambience…all wonderful!!

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  39. KateK

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent per usual. It's my go-to place for when I have people visiting from out of town. The meatballs and the dip-duo are always a favorite appetizer. I do miss the bearnaise sauce with the steak frites but I love that the fries are 'skinny' fries and are always crispy. My guests had the coconut curry salmon which was amazing love the curry sauce and the veggie bowl. tried the new chocolate torte and it was amazing, it tasted like a Snickers bar! I definitely continue to come back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch at Germantown cafe was awesome! Our waiter was great. He was attentive and the timing of the food and drinks was perfect. Will be going back!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Germantown Cafe using the Order Online button. Germantown Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Germantown Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 2309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Germantown Cafe

1200 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Street
  • Neighborhood
    Germantown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available most days, along with our parking lot across Madison Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeffrey A. Martin, Managing Partner
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 242-3226
  • Private party facilities
    Germantown Café can host almost any sort of special occasion in our private dining room. Whether it’s a business luncheon, a wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a large dinner party for friends, we can seat up to thirty people in our flexible, private space.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 505-5081
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