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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.
Nashville, TN 37208
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available most days, along with our parking lot across Madison Street.
Jeffrey A. Martin, Managing Partner
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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