Midtown Cafe

4.8
2902 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 and dinner 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 M - F. Dinner starting at 5:00pm Monday-Saturday.
Self parking around the building.

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Thu - Sat 4:30PM - 5:15PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great drinks! Win win!

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Spats
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. It was perfect and delicious. Highly recommend.

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Osteenrb
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

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Chargirl
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch and lunch menu. All 3 ordered something different and we were all very pleased with our meals. Very intimate dining only adds to the experience. Intend to return when we are back in town to try other items that looked yummy. Would highly recommend.

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vipTomsTaste
Nashville
98 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual and just as delicious!!!

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NNQC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for brunch on Sunday and it did not disappoint. It is so lovely they have valet parking that is on site (free) so you don’t have to worry about where to park. Our reservation was at 10 and we got seated about 10 minutes after that, which was great. Our server was great and so was the food. It is slightly loud since it is a smaller restaurant but it was still easy to talk to those at the table.

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vipJonathan
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Birthday dinner with friends

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NyshaN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks accompanied by wonderful and personal service. Will go again!

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Sturmy909
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding brunch/lunch experience. Variety of menu selections with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Exemplary service even with a very full house.

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Nhess
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! We went 2 days in a row. Heuvos Tostada was so good. Had the eggs benedict the second day. Can’t go wrong. I don’t like grits but theirs were delicious!! Great service!

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Julie
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dale was a terrific waiter!!! Thank you for a memorable evening!

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DebbiH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks and food! Loved the sea bass special and friends love the veal 3 ways and trout.

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Lisavox
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very nice surprise recommended to us by the concierge at our hotel. Excellent food.

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vipDavidM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server noticed very small details. The menu was quite interesting and the entree's amazing! Feels like a "local diamond"

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vipLindaM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected this restaurant based on other reviews and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Our waiter, Herman (I believe was his name) was attentive and friendly and assisted us in deciding on menu choices as everything sounded amazing. The restaurant is unremarkable from the outside, but oh my goodness, the food was perfectly prepared and unique, and even the coffee after dinner was amazing. The creme brulee was out of this world. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipKenny
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Black grouper??? I ordered this as my entree. The fish was mushy, paper thin and was the consistency of a catfish filet. I asked the waiter if it was actually grouper and was told it was it was a thin cut. I've never heard of a horizontal thin cut of grouper. if so, the grouper filet was undersized and should not have been available for sale. The Julia Childs recipe gimmick won't last long for this establishment.

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Steph
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and ambience, mostly great food. (Salads, apps, and chicken entree all delicious. Scallop entree was ok but bland).

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vipSueM
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service and good food. Would recommend if you are in Nashville.

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ebethannsmith
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

While the service was top notch, and the ambiance was quiet, the food was just meh. For the price point, I didn't want to find three shells in my crab cakes and have hummus that was the consistency of play-doh.

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EileenB
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Midtown for birthdays, anniversaries, out-of-town guests. We always have great service and food. We feel welcomed and never rushed. Thanks for another wonderful evening!

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vipCOJHAWX
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch! Looking forward to going back for dinner.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great. Definitely small place with a lot of people packed in but overall a great experience.

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AJDB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

First trip to Nashville, hoping for a great brunch. Hate to review unfavorably but the food was, pure and simple, a big disappointment. Combine that with the very dirty restaurant, especially the bathroom, soo dirty! decided to let others know, hence the review.

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MargaretS1217
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salad with pepper jelly vinaigrette and shrimp and grits. Everything was divine including the biscuits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were top notch!

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GaryT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect… artichoke/lemon soup was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to get in right away. Service was exceptional and food was superb.

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PamB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointed in food quality and price. Not what I expected.

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DougL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our daughters birthday. We enjoyed the shrimp and grits and sea bass. Our waiter was outstanding and we will definitely be back again soon!

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iamtheEdMan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very disappointing. Appetizer (Brussels Sprouts) not served hot. Store-bought packaged grated Parmesan thrown on top. A margarita that was terrible - my wife couldn't drink it. My entree (angel hair pasta w/ shrimp, mushrooms, green onions) was served just barely warm (again not hot) with (again) more store-bought packaged grated Parmesan cheese thrown on top. And bland. I took 2 bites and gave up on it. 2 beers had been ordered and took so long to serve that the waiter comped them. Waiter never checked to see how we were doing (not good!), and only stopped by to quick drop off a small cup of... grated store-bought Parmesan cheese!! to the table. Not asked for, not wanted. They didn't charge me for my entree or the 2 beers, but that doesn't make up for an unsatisfying meal. Only highlight: free shuttle bus service to downtown. (I would have gladly traded for an Uber and a good meal).

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vipKCfromTN
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and efficient!

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susanmc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time eating there and food and service were great. The staff was friendly and courteous. We had a 10:30 reservation and we were seated at 10:30 even though the restaurant was packed. Would definitely go back next time I’m in Nashville.

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vipNashville
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

9:15 reservations, sat at 9:47.
Very busy and we noticed people were finished, but sat and chatted. People should know restaurants need to turn tables.
Very fun experience, however.

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Cookie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter terrific! Food fabulous. Visiting Banderbikt from Los Angeles.
Would go back again!!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Portions small. Food eh. On top of each other. Not sure why this is a “hot spot” in Nashville. Small menu. Staff not friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend! Great service, delicious food.

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vipGolfHunk
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit was very satisfying. The menu offered a good selection of specials and regular entries

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vipKathyMark
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service. Shrimp & grits and the pork tenderloin were excellent.

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vipCBlanch
Orlando
65 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a very good selection from the appetizers to the entrees. I had a hard time selecting what to choose so I picked out four entrees and asked the waiter to pick out one for me….shrimp and grits… awesome choice. We liked the meal and service so much we rebooked after dinner for this Friday evening. Out of 5 stars, I give it a 10!

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Midtown Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2902 OpenTable diners.

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