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Midtown Cafe

4.8
4.8
3577 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Open Table TOP 50 Best Southern Restaurant in USA offering a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with breakfast / brunch / lunch all seven days and dinner Monday through Saturday with cage free eggs, biscuits, pancakes, seafood, prime steak, veal, pastas & featuring 40 wines by the glass and 150 selections. Located just off West End at 102 -19th Ave S in the West End / Vanderbilt / Music Row / Midtown / Medical Center neighborhoods. Since 1987, casual fine dining with quality ingredients prepared and served by caring professionals.

Open weekdays for Breakfast 8am-2pm. Lunch 11am-2pm Mon-Sun. Dinner starting at 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 5:00pm Friday and Saturday.
Complementary Valet Parking for Lunch and Dinner

Shuttle offered for events at Tpac, Ryman, The Symphony, and Bridgestone with a 40$/ person check minimum. Must call restaurant to reserve shuttle seats. Requests made on Open Table may not be honored, due to limited seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 320-7176

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Max Pastor

  • Catering

    No offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At Midtown Cafe, we can seat up to 12 in a private dining room. Reservations are encouraged during prime time dining hours for breakfast / brunch / lunch or dinner. We will provide separate checks if requested.

  • Private party contact

    Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Gina Kochevar: (615) 320-7176

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    Between West End & Broadway on 19th Ave S

  • Parking details

    Self Parking 8am-10:30am 7 days a week Complimentary Valet parking all other times

  • Public transit

    At 19th & West End 50 yards from building. Free car parking around building 8am - 10:30am all 7 days. Complimentary valet all other times.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,577 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. J

    James

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This is our third trip here and the food quality has diminished each time. For it being so highly rated, I doubt we return.
  2. LC

    LarryC

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner…Amanda made the night for us! Food, ambiance and service were a 10.5 !
  3. DE

    DonE

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience. Food was excellent, service was outstanding and gracious. Atmosphere was very peaceful and inspiring for a wonderful experience.
  4. D

    Dennis

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! The service is always excellent, as is the food, and the valet parking. There is a quiet elegance and sophistication about it but without the extreme prices.
  5. NF

    NashFoodieGirl

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Always have had great food here but today was very ordinary. It also took 45 minutes to get served for lunch. I had the Pacific Rim salad and the chicken was over cooked and dry, oranges were canned and it just want particularly fresh. I’ll be back bc I’ve consistently had good food until today. Hope it’s an anomaly.
  6. SK

    SusieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls weekend in Nashville to celebrate our birthdays! Excellent food and customer service! Great vibe. Highly recommend!
  7. a

    armjaa

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blackened grouper was excellent as was the duck. Mushroom risotto had good flavor and was tender. Service was attentive, server was helpful in spirit selection. Good experience, again!
  8. SR

    SharonR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    We are life long residents of Nashville and have long considered Mid-town one of our favorite nice dinner/special occasion go-tos. It had been a while since we were there and I just don’t remember it being so LOUD! Maybe we’re just getting old, but could not have a conversation thanks to the noise of the other diners. Bummer. Everything else about our meal and service was impeccable.
  9. NP

    NashvillePaul

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A wonderful night out before a show. The food was rich and portions full. The service was great. It was our first time and won't be our last.
  10. CP

    CatherineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! Booked a short stay in Nashville and found this restaurant online and made a reservation. Wow! Everything was so great, we made reservations for our second night as well!
  11. CH

    CourtneyH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hearing each other in reasonable speaking voices is tough. I’m not sure anything can be done to baffle sound. But you know I love the place and will continue to be a regular customer. Thanks for the great food and great place to visit with friends and clients. Courtney Hollins
  12. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small intimate friendly restaurant with Valet parking. Food was excellent Especially the Coconut Cake. Close to Downtown, easy to get to. Would Highly recommend
  13. KR

    KimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were staying at the Marriott courtyard across from mid town café. We ate there several times breakfast and also dinner I would recommend Midtown Café to anyone the food and the service was excellent
  14. f

    foodie

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fast becoming my favorite local restaurant especially for lunch and weekend brunch. Love the pancakes and sausage.
  15. F

    Floflo

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends here, made reservation on open table then confirmed via phone as directed on the website. We loved the food especially the chicken in pastry - a nice switch from the usual. What really stood out is the service, waiter was personable and make excellent recommendations. French roast coffee was more of a medium roast which has a wider audience. We will be back especially to take advantage of the shuttle to the Schermerhorn.
  16. BD

    BethD

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We stumbled upon this awesome cafe while staying at Hayes Street Hotel. Great food and attentive service. A real gem.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing brunch with good service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. We will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went Saturday night for my wife’s birthday. Our server Dale was fantastic Shrimp and Grits were phenomenal Chocolate lava Cake with Vanilla ice cream was as good as I’ve had and I’ve had them all over the country.
  20. K

    Kwiser

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and it was delicious. I had the short rib and eggs and it was great! The short rib was huge. I had some left over for dinner. We had a crab cake appetizer that was very good. My daughter had steak and eggs with Gouda grits, it was very good also.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Pancakes tasted like my grandmother made them! Will definitely be back for dinner! Even though it was crowded, they handled the volume like pros. Didn’t have to wait long for food at all!
  22. SM

    ShawnM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Midtown is always a pleasure! Our server, Stephanie, was outstanding and the food is always delicious. Thanks again to all for a wonderful dining experience!
  23. LB

    LauraB

    Nashville

    522 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    522 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the chicken croquets appetizer and the lemon artichoke soup..delicious. The warm biscuits are devine! Duck and Veal Piccata were wonderful with mashed potatoes. Coconut cake best finale ever!
  24. MS

    MichaelS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful server.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the breakfast. Server was great, coffee was amazing! I can’t wait to go back
  26. SM

    SusanM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    75th Birthday celebration for my husband. The salmon and the blackened grouper were very good. Of course we had to have dessert! Molten chocolate and ice cream came with a birthday candle! 😊We would come again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for a conference, and was not disappointed by this dining experience on a Thursday night! Dale was great, attentive and offered some great suggestions from the menu. He even got us a discount on our bill once he found out where we were staying. Cocktails were good even though we had to wait a bit for them. I had the pork tenderloin with a substitute of Yukon mashed and my husband had the short ribs with the grits. Both were well seasoned, well plated and cooked to perfection. Large portions that we could not finish. We did also have the chicken croquettes as an app. Delicious… with the sauce, it reminded me of homemade chicken pot pie…except better! I would definitely recommend! Thanks for a great night!
  28. KD

    KimberlyD

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful menu and cozy atmosphere. A little noisy but convivial.
  29. H

    Hanarke

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travelling with a celiac can be challenging. The cafe came up on my find me Gluten Free app and it didn’t disappoint. The options were fabulous both GF and not. For those not GF, try the biscuits. They are just like Grandma used to bake! We ate there three mornings in a row and would highly recommend it. Make sure you make a reservation!
  30. EF

    EllenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Midtown Cafe was a great find and the menu had a wide variety to choose from. I had the filet and it was delicious and cooked perfectly as well as the red roasted potatoes. Our waitress Carol was lovely and friendly. I would highly recommend Midtown Cafe!
  31. LC

    LeighC

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early dinner. The food was fabulous as always. We started off with small biscuits, an appetizer of crabcakes which was served with two sauces one spicy and one not. Then my friend had a salad while I had the lemon artichoke soup both of which were outstanding. For my main meal I had the grilled salmon with a dill sauce and asparagus
  32. V

    Victorf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. When the attention that goes into the sides is the same as the main part of the meal it becomes a fabulous meal experience. Top shelf wait staff, very helpful, fast efficient and very courteous. I had the Grouper. Best prepared fish ever. The Gouda cheese grits had great balance of flavors and texture. Even the green beans were perfect. Don’t miss going to the Midtown Cafe. Make reservations, it’s worth it
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful lunch date together. We were seated in a quiet area, had impeccable service and the food was fantastic as usual. My favorite place to eat in Nashville.
  34. SM

    SueM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Nashville, and thru my research, I found the Midtown Cafe, the menu sounded delicious and varied, but I also appreciated the story of how they got thru the many challenges of Covid, the respect and treatment of their people, etc. Our server was Stephanie, and she was great, attentive, fun and professional! Our meals were both absolutely delicious, top quality, perfectly prepared!
  35. H

    Hardworkpays

    Memphis/West TN

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Wonderful food and service... I had shrimp and grits and it was delish... Great drinks too.. Place was a BIT too loud for my taste, but.. Energetic nonetheless.. Will return..
  36. BB

    BillB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was excellent several years ago when I first visited and it was excellent on my visit with my family this past weekend. Fast greeting and service with multiple follow ups. Food was delicious and it lived up to the many 5 star reviews. Whoever manages this restaurant teaches staff impeccable table manners that the fine food deserves.
  37. R

    Rwolffe

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine selection. Everything was great!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Service
  39. f

    foodie

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can depend on consistency of excellent service and delicious food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were sat in a timely manner, the waiter was busy but it still took almost 10 minutes to get drinks. The food was well prepared and good sized portions.

FAQs

Midtown Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 320-7176.

Midtown Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 3577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Midtown Cafe

102 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between West End & Broadway on 19th Ave S

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking 8am-10:30am 7 days a week Complimentary Valet parking all other times

  • Public transit

    At 19th & West End 50 yards from building. Free car parking around building 8am - 10:30am all 7 days. Complimentary valet all other times.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Max Pastor

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 320-7176

  • Catering

    No offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At Midtown Cafe, we can seat up to 12 in a private dining room. Reservations are encouraged during prime time dining hours for breakfast / brunch / lunch or dinner. We will provide separate checks if requested.

  • Private party contact

    Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Gina Kochevar: (615) 320-7176

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