Park Cafe

4.8
759 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 Tuesday-Saturday. Come visit us for Happy Hour 4-6 Tuesday-Saturday! We will see you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 759 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LinaB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor patio
. Service was great. Shrimp and grits were excellent! Definitely going there again!

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Phillip
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just discovered Park Cafe. It's our new favorite. Love Love Love it!

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JoyC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal!

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, server was attentive, and kind

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laura
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing, knew which entrees were delicious! His promptness and courtesy was memorable!

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StanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. My new favorite local spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Restaurant has a great vibe and ambiance on the patio with fresh tasting food and a very interesting, varied menu.

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vipValeria
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great outdoor space. Loved the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved Park Cafe since day one. Always great and consistent! This is our favorite Nashville place of all times! We had our own friends reunion on the patio and it was wonderful!

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allanh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. I would recommend to anyone that wants a good meal and super service.

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Ray2015
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. Very comfortable. We'll go there again soon.

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vipWinedude
Nashville
534 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Superb food served in a setting that screams for a makeover.
The service is friendly and helpful. The cocktails are good but the wine list is generally uninspiring.
With a bit more effort and investment this place would rock.
In the meantime...go for the great food!

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AndrewA
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great happy hour mussels, goat cheese pizza and highball. Good staff. A bit slow when Friday eaters started moving in. Seems to have a close crew of regulars.

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vipFranklinGourmand
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Appetizers are the best in Nashville.

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vipOrlandoMom
Orlando
50 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the second time we ate at Park Cafe. The first time was near perfect. The second time was a bit disappointing. It was still good, just not fantastic. We started again with the Rum, Amaretto and Pineapple drink (always forget the name) - this time you couldn't even taste the Rum or Amaretto - mostly tasted like Pineapple juice. Then the mussels again. The first time, the mussels were large and plump and with a perfect broth. This time, the mussels were small and somewhat overcooked.

The wedge salad and arugula salads were about the same as last time (which were good). I've had them both now, and definitely prefer the arugula salad.
We didn't order anything else because we were disappointed so far and pretty full. I still think it's a good restaurant with a beautiful outdoor eating space and great service. We'll try it again sometime to see if it was just a one-off night.

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vipRuss
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere

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vipBillNashville
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Fish specials are always very tasty!

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vipboomer
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice sitting on the patio. The food was good and not too expensive. Its a good value.

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RhondaM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I shall crave the Salmon, Szechwan Green Beans, and Coconut Rice daily for the rest of my life!!!! (And the peach mule too, on sunny days!)

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vipMBHC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love this place but you can definitely tell they're impacted by a staffing shortage. Everyone seemed on edge!

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vipStarrQ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was exceptional for the price.

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vipNanb
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant. Staff and servers very attentive. Indoor and outdoor seating. Their wedge salad is the delicious!!! Also the stuffed dates!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service on the patio. Food was delicious. Will return for special occasions and when family visits.

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Thanks
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding meal. I had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly. The green beans had a nice little kick. The arugula salad was also very good. I finished the meal with the Lane Cake. I highly recommend this! It was like a great bread pudding but in a layer cake if that makes any sense. Very moist and tasty. I will definitely be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my mother’s birthday. It was a great choice. The food was awesome. Highly recommend the salmon and the shrimp & grits. We also got the charcuterie plate, which was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was A+

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vipeasytoplease
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outside terrace area

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AnnaC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner with four friends at Park Cafe. Service was fantastic. Charcuterie & Cheese plate was perfect to start. One had the salmon enter, which was flavorful and perfectly prepared. One had the shrimp and grits, which creamy and tasty. Shrimp were cooked just right. Two of us had risotto. The rice was slightly undercooked, but flavorful enough to make up for the texture. Overall, we had a great experience and will definitely return.

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foodcritic
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the salmon and it was excellent. Service and atmosphere is great. One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Noisy, little ambiance in the front room, one dinner had to be sent back, another was not good, first order of bread was burned

Staff was nice, valet efficient

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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ReadM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The menu has not changed since we found this gem years ago, but the daily specials do a great job of varying the options. Food, service, and ambience continue to be very good. We look forward to many more visits, especially as the weather turns nice and outdoor dining becomes possible.

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vipEileen
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday with my girlfriend. We were seated outside on a nice large outdoor patio. The service was perfect. My butternut soup and lobster ravioli was delicious! Thank you Park Cafe, for the safe environment, and delightful evening!

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StevenF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Park Cafe never disappoints

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vipBrianTNashville
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! One of the best outdoor dining spaces in Nashville!

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vipJanet
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Haven't been here in many years. The food was decent, not great. Also, understanding everyone is struggling with post-pandemic staffing issues, slow service is pretty normal, unfriendly waitstaff is not. I doubt we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The salmon was way over cooked when we asked for medium . The brussel sprouts were not a little baked, but charred and tasted awful. Waited a long time for our table . The server was very nice and polite . Not sure we will go back since there are so many places now with really good food.

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bdaylunch
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We loved our date night at Park Cafe. I hadn’t been in probably 10 years so it was nice to see everything updated and fresh. The patio is perfection (although heaters would be appreciated) and the food was amazing. The service was a little slow but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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vipJenniferE
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour around!

FAQs

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 759 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.