Midtown Cafe

4.7
2120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Open Table TOP 50 Best Southern Restaurant in USA offering a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with breakfast / brunch / lunch and dinner with cage free eggs, biscuits, pancakes, seafood, prime steak, duck, 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 7am - 2:30pm. Self-parking 7am - 11am. Lunch / Brunch 11am-2:30pm M - F. Dinner starting at 4:30pm Monday-Saturday.
Free Valet starting at 11am weekdays and 5pm for dinner.

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Mon - Wed 4:30PM - 9:00PM
Thu 4:30PM - 5:15PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:15PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a nice dinner at Midtown Cafe. It's a bit on the pricey side and the food was good but probably nothing to write home about, but it was quiet enough for us to talk and the service was great.

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RK
Savannah
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took family there for Easter Brunch. (9 people including 3 children). Everything was great. Waitress did an excellent job, very attentive. Food was excellent. Valet parking an added plus. Will definitely go back.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience, highly recommend MidTown Cafe

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l
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t believe we haven’t been to Midtown Cafe prior to Saturday - great spot for a birthday dinner, wonderful food and attentive service, and you can actually speak with your friends, unlike so many Nashville restaurants these days- not incredibly loud. We’ll be back. It’s not inexpensive, but we really enjoyed the food and experience.

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PW
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never been here when I wasn't satisfied. Midtown is a Nashville jewel.

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R
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Midtown Cafe and usually give it 5 Stars. However, I had a very important client visiting Nashville and I had raved about how great Midtown Cafe is to him. The biscuits were cold and hard and the noise level was high we were unable to carry on a normal conversation. Other than the biscuits (which I had told him were extraordinary), the food was terrific.

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F
Nashville
92 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve enjoyed Midtown Cafe for years. This time I was disappointed. The entree was not served as listed and there was a lot of oil left on the plate. Service was still good but there seemed to something off. Hope things get back to rights soon.

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SW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful blackened grouper. This was a business lunch and I love Midtown because we could actually have a conversation. The restaurant was full, but it was quiet enough to talk. Randy made us feel welcome and I was reminded again of what a treasure this place is!

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OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The outside of the building makes one wonder; but don't worry, the food and ambiance inside are wonderful. The shrimp and grits are outstanding !

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

I wish you served really good coffee. Think Sump, Crema, Driftawy.

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g
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Handled our party with grace. Always dependably good.

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M
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and the food is always great! The entire staff has a awesome attitude.

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AA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience from start to finish! Midtown Cafe sets a high bar for personalized service, quality of food, creativity, atmosphere. A true American gem!

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NF
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This Nashville staple has consistently good food and service. You really can't go wrong with anything from this menu. Our server took pride in making recommendations and eagerly shared samples of wine and appetizers without our asking. A very nice touch...

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to make last minute reservations, for four, on a Saturday night and I am so glad they were the only restaurant that had the availability I needed! Excellent food!

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DL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Midtown you can always count on food being great. We took 8 people that had never been and they l lived it as well.

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DB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was, once again, outstanding! Thank you James!

The food was amazing! Scallops were superb and the sea bass was the best I have ever had! Spareribs were delightful as always.

We will be back repeatedly!

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TT
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal

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JY
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food at an affordable price and excellent service.

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JP
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, the artichoke lemon soup. Fabulous! Service was good, a little slow but friendly and attentive. A mistake was made but was quickly rectified with apologies. We appreciated the old school quiet room. Scallops were a “best ever” but a bit pricey @$30. Coconut cake was recommended but not a big winner. Yes, we’d most definitely return.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening....

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Drinks were too expensive w an additional liquor tax

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P
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am in Nashville for 4 nights once a month and I eat here most nights. The staff is friendly and the food is great.

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CM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midtown Cafe is the best place in that area for a business lunch. Perfect service, good menu and good specials, the right price points and the right clientele.

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l
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined here because we were looking for a good restaurant near our hotel. We were tired of trying to get into one of the many newer hot restaurants around this city. We enjoyed it more than any of the several newer places we have been to. Valet parking worked well. The menu and wine list were perfect for us. The server was superb. The food was excellent. I heartily recommend their "signature" soup, on the menu for many years......lemon artichoke. We also discovered that they offer shuttle service to events at TPAC, Schermerhorn and other venues when appropriate. All this without the need for earplugs. At least not on the night we were there. We will be back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner - 4 adults all food was amazing

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BI
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal! Great service!

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LL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good but the cost was so high for the amount of food. My husband had Veal and he only got 3 little pieces for close to 40 dollars. I got Scallops and they were not fully cooked. It’s an institution for the older crowd so I get it but we will not be back.

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J
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely Delicious! We had the Huevos Tostada and it was perfect and so flavorful!

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OT
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, one of the absolute best spots in town for a casual lunch. The lovely ambiance and perfect service helped me show off my hometown to my guests.

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BP
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and meal - thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING in every aspect! Loved it so much and can’t wait to go back!

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BB
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service as always but extremely loud. Made it difficult to carry on conversations. Restaurant was very full.

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MJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff are amazing! The restaurant is always full. I reccomend the salmon and the duck. My friend loves the lobster bisque.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midtown Cafe is always wonderful. The food is consistently good. I've never had anything there that I didn't like. The staff is superb, as well.

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OP
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp and Grits as suggested by Patrick our bartender on Saturday night was so delicious. My goodness. My dinner companion had the crab cakes and they too were absolutely delightful. If you're looking for a place in Midtown, eat here!!!! The entire staff makes you feel welcomed from the moment you walk in the door. What a delightful place!

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d
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Midtown Cafe delivered! It is always consistent. Our food was excellent, as well as, ending in dessert. There was an inebriated customer who was so loud we heard everything she said on the other side of the restaurant. In my opinion that group should have been cut off as they were inconveniencing the entire restaurant.

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W
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Love going to this place with my family and friends.

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JM
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Nashville. The menu changes frequently to give you some variety. Never had a bad meal there and the food & service is top notch!

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