Park Cafe

4.8
870 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome! Park Cafe takes a fine dining approach in a casual atmosphere with exquisite cuisine. We like to refer to ourselves as the Nashville Cheers, since we have been open for 20 years now, and a home for many locals. We have an amazing patio out back along with a cozy dining room options. Private dining is available through reservation. Regular dining hours are 4-9 Monday-Saturday. Come visit us for Happy Hour 4-6 Monday-Saturday! We will see you soon.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 870 people are saying
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Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was really attentive and good. Great dining experience as always.

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CurtisW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Park Cafe is amazing...a little neighborhood gem with really tasty appys and mains...we always sit near the nice little bar and JJ (bartender) serves us with great service. Not "inexpensive" but worth the prices (reasonable, for sure).

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vipdkmorganjr
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Nice environment. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends birthday. Was wonderfully warm and cozy ona stormy night. Food and wine fab as usual

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vipNashPam
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the cozy small rooms, the service was great, and the food was excellent. I love Park Café for the bar area, and I forgot how good it is to dine in one of the smaller rooms.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service were very good! The menu had wonderful flavor combinations along with standard fare. We will definitely be back.

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vipOrlandoMom
Jacksonville
64 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday. This was my third time dining here. The first was amazing, the second was disappointing so I thought I’d give it one more try. I’m very glad I did!

Started with the the Peach Mule - good summer drink. Very Peachy.

Cafe salad and the Beet salad were delicious. The cafe salad is simple but get the Goat Cheese ball and it takes it up a level. The beet salad was full of different flavors with the beets, toasted maple pecans and goat cheese ball. It was actually good with both the bacon vinaigrette or the mustard dressing from the cafe salad.

I had the mussels next- they were good and plump. Not big, but tasty. My daughter had the meatballs and we shared the lobster ricotta ravioli. She loved the meatballs. The lobster ravioli had a nice subtle flavor and had 5 ravioli.

Finally - we had to order dessert for her birthday. She got the Crème Brûlée which was very nice and very different. Instead of the hard top, it was layered with crispy filo dough. If you like Crème Brûlée, you’ll like it. The best thing of the day was the Bourbon Sticky Pudding. More of an English bread pudding - wonderfully sticky, caramelly and with a subtle bourbon flavor. The butter pecan ice cream complemented it perfectly. One of the best desserts I’ve ever had.

Shelby, our server was very nice and attentive. I’m glad we had a great experience on visit #3!

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vipkth1004
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed Park Cafe as it is one of the original fine restaurants in Nashville and has weathered the onslaught of competition.

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Thanks
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! We waited until late to book a New Year's Eve reservation but managed to get an early reservation. I think we will be back soon!

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BarbaraF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently good. I really enjoy dining here. The night before we dined at a much more expensive restaurant that has lots of hype. The bill was 4x more and the food was not as good. I recommend this. The atmosphere is quaint.

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vipGigi37215
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second year in a row we have eaten at Park Cafe on Christmas Eve because it feels like dining in someone's home.

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SusanP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my dad for Christmas Eve. Our server was excellent, the food was amazing, and the drinks were yummy, too. We definitely felt like it was a good value for what we got. My dad even said he couldn’t wait to come back again. I must say, I look forward to going back too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice family dinner or date. Thank you Park Cafe!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place that's still a "local" venue. JJ and Jesse are GREAT bartenders. Highly recommend à

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KatieO
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great for happy hour and grabbing a drink with friends! Lobster Ravioli is very good

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two California foodies in town for the weekend. Went to Park Cafe on a recommendation. It’s our new go to place when we are in Nashville!

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KayF
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Jordan was a fantastic server. She knows the menu well and made great recommendations for us. My martini was not great but my date’s Manhattan was wonderful. Dinner was good. Lots of shrimp with grits. Mussels were delicious. Great neighborhood dining spot especially since we didn’t have to park downtown We will be back.

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Jimmy
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, as usual, was great!!

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vipJennifer1
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Great food and ambience. Highly recommend f !!!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Salmon and pork chops were delicious! Others at our table really enjoyed the wedge salad too. Space is a little “tight” but other than that, it was a wonderful evening.

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Bigal
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been for a long time but really enjoyed our dining experience. Vibrant scene with great food and selection. Will be back more often now that COVID has subsided!

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LoraM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome….food was absolutely delicious!! Perfect evening celebrating our anniversary :)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in town. J.J. was a fantastic server, our food was incredible, the ambiance is warm and we loved our experience as always!

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PatrickH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything seemed a bit off tonight
We ordered a bowl of muscles as an appetizer. The meet inside was so tiny. Poor quality. Have had these before and they are usually much meatier.
Had Brussel Sprout salad. Tasted good, but the portion was humorously small for the price. Ordered the her crusted lollipop lamb chops. They were cooked perfectly, but the herbs were too flowery. I’m used to rosemary, and these had a peculiar taste.

I eat here about 6-8!times a year. This was my least favorite meal.

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MarthaK
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services overall, highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Park Cafe has been serving Nashville diners for over 20 years. They should know the correct wine glass to use. BTW, the glass selection should not be determined by if you order a glass of wine or a bottle. The attention to these types of details can change a good dining experience into a great dining experience.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best meals I have had in Nashville and beyond! Intimate setting, excellent service and amazing food!

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vipThreeBoysMom
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

an excellent neighborhood "gem" - away from the downtown traffic and chaos

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CharlesK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the place if you’re in a hurry but if you have the time for a nice relaxed meal, it is hard to beat the food that is coming out of that kitchen. Wait staff is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great time! Wish they had a bigger menu, but we loved what we got.

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vipBrookhavenLocal
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience...from the exceptional service to the delicious food and drink. Thank you!

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Jennie
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such lovely service and terrific food! Made our anniversary feel very special!

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vipCindyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in town. Love the food and drinks - especially during Happy Hour. Nice, big back patio. Always great service.

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vipLauraL
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this long-standing neighborhood restaurant and am so glad to see they have survived the pandemic without losing quality. My adult son had never been, so we decided to go for one of our meet-ups. We had a fabulous meal. He said his salmon was the best he’d ever had. The tenderloin meatball small plate was great and the shrimp and grits outstanding. Service was quick and attentive and they are being COVID-careful with open doors to let the fresh air circulate. A very nice experience!

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vipjbjau89
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful early supper on the patio before heading to a concert. The two of us shared several small plates including salmon dip, meatballs and lobster ravioli. The food was served at just the right temperature (meatballs steaming hot), and it was all delicious. Perfect bites to accompany our cocktails and wine. Mary Charles was an attentive server, checking on us just often enough but not too often. Park Cafe will remain a "go to" spot for me and my husband or friends (mostly Nashville natives). It's a great place with easy valet parking and friendly staff, and it sure beats getting into the Midtown or Downtown craziness!

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Dolly
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was outside on the covered deck, and very pleasant. The food and service were excellent. Very enjoyable in every respect.

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JoanC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Only issue was our table was so close to the one beside us.

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MafeS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Food was delicious and the service was great! Can't wait to be back :)

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Dishondining
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Park Cafe's Happy Hour is one of the best in Nashville. Friendly, professional service, great food/drink selection and a spacious covered patio make it a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service.
Food excellent—will come again soon!

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You can order delivery directly from Park Cafe using the Order Online button. Park Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 383-4409.

Park Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.