Midtown Cafe

4.8
3065 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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LynA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive waitress, relaxing atmosphere. What more could we ask for?

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JanetM
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice place to go for a quiet breakfast.

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Demi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was a wonderful place to visit, I was looking for brunch spots that were a delight and I found this one. The waitress was a wonderful host and the chef did an amazing job of seasoning and presenting foods that were desirable to my taste buds. I would highly recommend this restaurant to those who are visiting Tennessee and want good food and a quite and casual breakfast or brunch.
The biscuits were some of the softest and fluffiest biscuits I’ve had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food

Waiter was awesome

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CharlesC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Company from Memphis. Best place to go to get great food and service and still have a conversation without having to shout. Great place for many years!

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vipPhil
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu has something for everyone and the prices are good. The service was great and the waiter was very attentive. I recommend the meatloaf and nachos appetizer. The secret ingredient in the nachos is cream cheese...best nachos I have ever eaten. The menu also includes a nice variety of fish including locally caught trout.

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CrissyP
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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vipKenH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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girltraveler
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, beautifully prepared, timely service, Lots of really good menu items and the best desert menu I can recall ever seeing anywhere. All my favorites were on there, making a decision was the only hard part.

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WalterT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. We were given a gift certificate almost thirty years ago and it was a wonderful evening. We have been going back for special occasions and sometimes "just because" ever since. We have never had a bad experience.
Don't pay attention to any snobby 3 or 4 star reviewers. The place is perfect. And the 1 and 2 star people are simply jealous trolling competitors who know they can't compete.
The menu is unique and varied. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Oh, and the shuttle service to events downtown is an amazing perk.
So....
We like it. You will too.

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vipBobP
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. Excellent before TPAC events. By the way, food and service are excellent!

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vipCupcake
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lemon artichoke soup was delicious. Burger was ok as was the beef with red wine dish. Serviced was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Given the rating for this restaurant, I expected better for dinner. Then I realized this is also a breakfast and lunch place, that must be reason for the high average ratings. Food was very average for dinner, crowded, service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dine here. We had a table of 5 people. They were very busy but the wait staff was friendly and efficient. We were not in a hurry. The food was delicious!!! And compared to all the “new” restaurants in Nashville, the price for the quality of food was great. We will definitely be back.

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1234
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and amazing staff. This location is a 7 minute drive from TPAC and an amazing end to a night out.

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JerryI
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but smelled like bad fish odor when table next to our table was served.
We had reservations at 6:15 and confirmed. We were not seated until 6:45.

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GKSDH
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been eating at this restaurant since 2008 and it is by far, our favorite place to eat in Nashville.
The entire staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Doug is our favorite. The chef and his/her team are top notch! The food is ALWAYS cooked to perfection and presented well. So glad to see they have not only been able to survive in this Covid world, but they are thriving!!!!!!
If you want the best seafood, the best grits, the best risotto, the best lamb, the best sauces, the best desserts, and the best service in town, then do yourself a favor and eat here.
Oh! Did I mention they offer free shuttle service to the Schermerhorn, and TPAC??

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TerriC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! They also have shuttle service to downtown events which I didn’t know until last night. You won’t be disappointed!

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing !!! The service was excellent. Best French toast

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RobinB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Lots of variety in the menu and delicious mimosas! Our waiter was so attentive.

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jsg123
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Good food, good service, and we could carry on a conversation without having to scream across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal. Have been coming to eat here for years

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Tammy
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a great breakfast spot on Trip Advisor. We were able to make a reservation, so no wait. Service was excellent-fast and friendly. The coffee and food were delicious! Highly recommend!

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vipRandyM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NVL is a great town with a lot of action and insanely wonderful music. If you are looking for a break from the action away from Broadway and a local spot then this is your place.

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Supergenius
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Small restaurant. I was surprised to see the variety of entries. The food was excellent and we were surprised how large the portions were. A little salty but very good. I had the trout & she had the shrimp. I left very pleased. Service was great.

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Done
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was spectacular. The ambiance and noise level was just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grits. Try the grits! We’re in town for NY 2022 we’ve been eyeing this place since it’s across the street from our hotel. We should have been eating breakfast here everyday!
Great service and did I mention the grits?

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Dianne
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

twice now, the "crispy" brussel sprouts were anything but crispy. Soggy, almost raw. the sea bass was overdone and slightly dry, the saffron rice was plain white rice with no flavor and the asparagus were not cooked enough. I love this restaurant and this is the first time I strayed from my Shimp & Grits and I won't make that mistake again.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve brunch

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bagel
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, service was great. A little out of the way of the Nashville hustle and bustle which was perfect. Fantastic all around

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vipGinaC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Shrimp & Grits was delicious! The Veal Piccata was a little oily & bland plus no lemon flavor? The Short Rib is good with a slight sweetness but to be expected with a Coca-Cola BBQ sauce. The pork loin was good but a little tough. The salmon was very good. The biscuits are very good! The table shared a key lime pie & that was tart but very good!

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MiltonA
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best fine dining in Nashville.

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PamelaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, especially from Herman, our server, and the barkeep while waiting for a table.
We had the trout, which was perfectly prepared, and husband had the veal oscar, which he enjoyed greatly.

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vipMBagley
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server Dale was the best, friendly, knowledgeable about the food, attentive. Our food was delicious.

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ToddS
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

service was great - food was very good. overall a wonderful experience and place to go with friends.

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DrEcon
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly folks and great food. The Bloody Mary's (I had mine with Tito's) were excellent. We'll be back when we visit the area again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service! Our server was so kind and helpful. We would definitely come back here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Coca Cola braised short ribs are worth the visit alone

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Midtown Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 3065 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.