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About Germantown Cafe

Located blocks from downtown Nashville, Germantown Cafe serves comfortable, creative, and affordable American food seven days a week. With a fantastic view of the Nashville skyline, Germantown Cafe the neighborhood cafe worth leaving your neighborhood for.

1200 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37208
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 7:00pm, in bar only
Dinner: Tue - Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sun - Mon: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Sat - Sun: 10:00am - 2:00pm


Cross Street:
Madison Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 242-3226

Website:
http://www.germantowncafe.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available most days, along with our parking lot across Madison Street.

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey A. Martin, Managing Partner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Germantown Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
Good for a Date (27)
Casual (25)
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Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Scenic View (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our second visit when we travel to Nashville and go the Ryman. Easy drive
from the restaurant to the public library garage for parking. Great
happy hour from 3-7. Had dinner at 5. All was good but disappointed
the Nashville city view was obstructed more by buildings to the east. Go
after dark if you want to see skyline.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went to the Germantown Café for Sunday brunch. We were not disappointed. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. The waitress Bobbie was very friendly and efficient. We had the crab cakes eggs Benedict, which were excellent.

The only negatives were that the restaurant is quite noisy, and one waiter (who thankfully was not serving us) who apparently was in training kept scratching his scalp and his beard while serving food. If he had been serving us, I would have complained.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

I did update the open table reservation right after I booked it but it still showed the original 4 when I had update to 5. They were able to accommodate the change however.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

food was terrible. no other way to say i️t.

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food1
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Never disappoints. Love it. We want to try other new restaurants, but then we always go back to Germantown Cafe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent! Coconut curry salmon was amazing! Great atmosphere and location. Unique menu items and reasonably priced.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went here for a Meet The Parents date. The atmosphere was great and calmed everyone’s nerves. Plus the food was amazing and made everyone happy. Great waiter and ambiance. Perfect place for a special dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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food5
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Germantown Cafe, and it was very easy to get there from downtown Nashville on the FREE Music City Circuit Blue Bus. Our food was attractively presented, delicious, and served promptly in a charming atmosphere.

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food5
ambience4
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food! Convenient parking right across the street. Waitress provided short cut to Nissan stadium for MNF

Tags: Cozy
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 16, 2017

Cafe has great food, service and environment. What else do you need?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was outstanding & service was excellent. Been to Brunch& dinner, both is fa-nominal. The French Onion soup is the best in the city dare I say state. Look forward to eating there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service4
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome service! Food was delicious! First time there and I will be going back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had our third visit to Germantown Cafe with out of state friends. The food and service were excellent as always. We really enjoy this restaurant!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful Saturday brunch - the Steak Benedict was full of flavor and the omelette stuffed with sausage and cheddar, but the pepper jack grits were the coup de "gras-vy"! We will be back for more of everything.

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food5
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service5

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have gone to Germantown Cafe many times, sometime with just the 2 of us, sometimes with 4 or 6 and once with a big group of 15. It has always been a really good meal and service and a pleasure to be there.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Overall it was a very good experience. The food was outstanding. The mac and cheese was perfectly done, the pork belly tots are worth a try, and the French onion soup is outstanding. My wife had the meatloaf and I had the swordfish special. Both were spot on. The meatloaf is a menu staple and it deserves to be there. The swordfish was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back.

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food5
ambience5
service3

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Germantown Café can always be depended on for great food, good atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. The only disappointment of the evening was that they had run out of their chicken entrée.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delicious meal while watching the downtown skyline. The apple walnut pie is one of my favorite desserts.

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Germantown neighborhood is an awesome setting for this cute place with excellent food.

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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always an enjoyable dining experience for both business & other meals.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service5
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We stopped by before heading downtown for a concert. The service was fast, the atmosphere was nice, and the food was excellent! The only bad is the parking situation. The Cafe has a lot across the street. We paid $15 for one hour of parking. Not a huge deal, but limited options. You can either by 1 or 8 hours of parking. Not sure of the price for 8 hours. Still, great restaurant for drinks and food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Was in town to visit my daughter and she had been raving about the salmon dish. I couldn't wait to have it. We both ordered it and the waitress came back 15 minutes later to tell us there was no more salmon. Very disappointed.
I ordered the onion soup per the waitresses suggestion and I asked for it well done on the cheese. I also ordered crab cakes.
The onion soup was luke warm, the cheese was hardly cooked on top and the crab cakes were room tempature.
My daughters amberjack was very good.
I was not happy with this meal at all, especially for the price I paid. I visit Nashville every month and wish that I had a better experience. I really like the ambience and service.

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food2
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

My three brothers and I were in Nashville for a brothers get-together. Found Germantown Cafe on OpenTable. Great meal, good wine, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and reasonable prices. It was a perfect choice that helped to make our weekend together all the more fun. All four of us would recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The good was mediocre. Maybe I caught them on a bad night. The fried green tomatoes were not good. The curry coconut salmon was good but didn't really taste like curry or coconut but the salmon was tasty. The risotto that accompanied it was cold.

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food3
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service4
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was a busy night so our service was a little slow however completely understandable and worth the wait. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent. The beniets were awesome.

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 (Boise)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Both food and service was great, would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

As always, the food and service were superb. I loved the view of downtown...the black eyed pea hash was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The staff was friendly and professional. We arrived early and it was no problem to have a drink on the patio until our table was ready.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

They do a number of things well: location, decor, friendliness, menu. The great attitude of the wait staff is a particular highlight. The weak spot, unfortunately, is food preparation. They get everything else right. And the dishes SOUND great when they're described (at ordering). The only "catch" is that what shows-up on the plate in front of you is not particularly well cooked, seasoned, or plated. So, yes, go for the social aspect or for the ambiance. Just don't expect first-rate execution.

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food2
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious, creative food. Good service. A superb dinner for a girls' weekend in Nashville - best meal we had :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Germantown Cafe is one of our favorites. Consistently good food, friendly service, neighborhood atmosphere, creative cuisine. Never disappoints.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This has been a reliable, standard place for years for me and friends, usually a consistent experience, good food, close to downtown. The most recent visit, though, just fell short of the past. Just not up to par from what Ive come to know from Germantowm Cafe.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good for brunch. The reservation system was easy and reliable. A bit noisy on Sunday but good food with a creative twist. Service was good, as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Germantown. They have amazing food for reasonable prices, their brunch is amazing and their mimosas are always poured right, and the atmosphere is really nice but not ‘pretentious levels’ of fancy. I’ll never not go back. PS Plum pork is unbelievably good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The bread was fantastic! Great service!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had early dinner, and it was an excellent experience. The food and service were first rate. The atmosphere was very pleasant. We look forward to going again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We were delighted with our delicious meals: crab cakes, salmon and vegetable bowl. One of the best meals out ever. Heath cheese cake was super as well. Great north Nashville eatery!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent food in a superb in-town location. The salads were fresh and full of flavor. Unfortunately, the noise level reached a low din at peak lunch hour, making conversation difficult for a time. Wait staff completely mis-served our party of four causing an awkward reshuffling of plates. Surprisingly, the cafe serves no espresso drinks to enjoy after a meal. We ordered regular coffee but the cafe had no regular or skim milk and no heavy cream, only half-and-half. Also, no brown sugar. These minor details separate a good dining experience from a great one, and easily could be overcome if management pays attention. We will return and give them another try before deciding to make this a regular stop.

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