Park Cafe

4.8
575 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
At Park Cafe, our philosophy is to create innovative cuisine using high-quality seasonal ingredients from the vine. Our culinary team is dedicated to serving market fresh cuisine featuring products from local farms, gardens and artisan producers. Simple preparations allow the quality of the ingredients to shine, while the rich, hearty flavors that characterize our cuisine are the mainstays of the menu.
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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to many high end restaurants and ones with celebrity chefs in Nashville, but Park Cafe offered the most wonderful meals. The entrees had such amazing flavors, every bite was delicious. The wines were excellent. And all this for a reasonable price, a true price performer. It's our new favorite restaurant and it's in our neighborhood. I highly recommend Park Cafe.

KT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

After rave reviews from friends and family, I was overall pleased with the food and service. We wished to sit outside and a very pleasant Summer day and we're told no due to the lack of servers. We instead asked to sit near the back door and was immediately taken to a really great table. The drinks were phenomenal and the food was pretty good, too. We had several different drinks from the bar and ordered the hummus app, and a couple of pizzas which were FAB! The service was super professional and we encountered several (4+) staff helping our table of two (but not enough staff for the patio?!?) and we never wanted for anything. I will certainly be back with the hopes of being able to sit out on the highly suggested patio!

g
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had not been to Park Café in quite some time, and all three of us enjoyed our meals--two of us ordered filets while one had trout. Our waitress, Alex, was attentive and fun. We do miss the more eclectic art and furnishings; the vibe now is comparatively sedate and bland. But it is about the food and service and we will be going back soon.

d
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorite restaurants. Great meal, and our server was particularly nice and attentive. Nice ambiance for a meal, and wonderful food and drink, who would want more?

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are native Nashvillians and this was our first trip to Park Cafe but it definitely won’t be our last. Park Cafe is now one of our top 3 favorite restaurants in Nashville! The food was amazing but reasonably priced, our service was top notch, and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

n
Nashville
378 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven't been to Park Café is quite some time. Arrived at the end of Happy Hour and the bar area was packed. we were led to a nice window table in the dining areas. Service was nice, the food was excellent. Definitely like what they have done with the place since our last visit.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Yvette was very friendly and welcoming!

TB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined here a number of times, but this may have been the best meal out of them all. My favorite dishes were great as usual, and the new plates we tried were fantastic as well. We were celebrating our one year anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our server even brought us a dessert on the house which we very much appreciated.

GG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very Nice. Not spectacular, but the food was good, the service was as well, and it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation. I think we will be returning to the Park Cafe.

NL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Alex, was great. The kitchen was slow getting food out but, luckily we weren't in a hurry. Everyone really enjoyed their food. Thanks for a great evening!

JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch. Simple, small, good service, and great food.

D
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at very reasonable prices. Always personal and good service.

JS
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely neighborhood spot with great dishes and drinks. Love the salmon and coconut rice but everything else on the menu is fantastic.

B
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We frequent Park Cafe and have always enjoyed eating here. The hostess could not have been more accommodating and warmly welcomed us. The server, although new, seemed rushed, distracted and not completely tuned in. Perhaps new to Park Cafe; perhaps new to the role. My salad and entree were served within five minutes apart-awkward! Our check was delivered and then we were asked if we would like dessert. Hesitant to return immediately and would not accept the same server in the future.

JM
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!!

p
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is a great feature. The food is outstanding. We had great service from the valet, mater’d., and the servers. They were all very attentive but not imposing. I had lamb-shank which was prepared and served just right Another had salmon and said it was very good. Two had tartare both really raved about it. Drink and wine selection is varied. I will go back

c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a very busy night, also very noisy. Too noisy for me however I'll go back during the week on a slower night or be seated on the patio which looks very pretty and inviting.

K
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the Park Cafe -- every time I'm there I am reminded of the amazing food and great atmosphere. This time our waiter was a bit pushy, and that took away from the overall experience. But this is not the norm so I'll be back --

AD
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was very good but the service was so slow that we were exhausted by the time we left.

B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the patio area. Not as thrilled with new menu, especially the small plates. Miss the dumplings and Brussels sprouts salad.

V
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. Our guests agreed it was one of the best meals they have had. In particular we all said that the charcuterie plate was the best they have ever had. Drinks were delicious and the atmosphere and the service was perfect!!

T
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food has become marginal. I had a flatbread that was mostly bread and very little in the way of toppings. Friend has a salad that was so heavily dressed there was a pool of dressing on the plate. Our server "jokingly" offered us ice water with "roofies" in it, then referred to me as "babe" for the remainder of the evening. This is reprehensible behavior from waitstaff.

Park Cafe used to be a favorite, but there are so many better options, I will likely never return.

VW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a fun vibe! Slighty noisy, but that adds to the fun, vibrant vibe! You are still able to
carry on a conversation at your table.
Elizabeth is adorable! Great addition to your staff!
4 stars for food b/c the mussels were really small and my toast was burnt.

B
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Cafe is always a wonderful place to dine! The food is wonderful and the service is prompt.

RM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Park Cafe has become our "go to" neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently very good and while not falling prey to the trendy "eclectic" category, there is plenty of diversity on the menu. Both waitstaff and front of the house ADMINISTRATION ARE COURTEOUS AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL. This restaurant is a gem-keep doing what you are doing and don't feel compelled to reinvent yourself!

s
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This was our first visit to Park Cafe with friends who have been there frequently. Our server was Charlie. The first dish she brought to the table was a starter with a sticky sauce. As she set the dish down she tipped it and spilled sauce on my clothing as well as the table in front of me. I had to tell her four times that the table was still sticky, that I needed clean flatware
I thought with such an egregious breach of good service they would have comped some portion of the meal.
The food was very good but with so many great restaurants in Nashville I doubt it will be worth going back or recommending to our friends

EC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The occasion was our daughter’s birthday. She and I ordered the fllet. Mine was perfect, hers about half gristle. I didn’t feel like we were adequately compensated for the inferior piece of steak. Don’t know if I will return.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner always love Park Cafe

JK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints! It is pretty close to perfect!
Yes we will recommend and we will return!

AK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, attentive and responsive. Excellent food and quiet enough for good conversation!

S
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was decent but very slow. Lettuce wedge was small- fried tomatoes had very little breading or flavor. The green salad was so small it was funny. Mussels were excellent. Bouillabaisse appeared to have been spilled - scallops were totally missing, fish was mashed up, very little sauce and lukewarm. This was an unusual experience as they are normally really good. Dessert took 15 minutes. Perhaps server had too many tables.

E
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and nice atmosphere.
Attentive service.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it

GG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited on Valentine's Day. They served a very nice special meal for that day. The meal was very good and the setting was perfect for the day. We enjoyed it.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Normally a favorite go to for nice dinner. Hopefully this was a fluke. Brussel sprout salad drenched with dressing, egg cooked hard, brisket tacos were basically ground up chili at bottom of bowl of chips. One standout was the meatballs.

JZ
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park Cafe is an excellent Nashville restaurant. Great location on West Nashville near Vanderbilt University. Food and Service is excellent! Atmosphere is pleasant for business or personal evening out! Will definitely be a regular customer going forward.

C
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Great ambiance for visiting with the people at your table.

KW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait staff was phenomenal. Excellent knowledge of the menu and suggestions were fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love park cafe! It’s always consistent. The food is superb, love the salmon, mussels and specials are always a surprise and delicious. Service is perfect. I can come in jeans for a quick dinner at the bar or dress up for a special occasion and feel equally comfortable.

JL
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our Nashville favorites. We like the quiet, intimate, and comfortable atmosphere, and the service and food are both very good.

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