Midtown Cafe

4.8
2252 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

What 2252 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our breakfast food was terrific. Our waitress was so nice.

TW
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit. The Midtown Cafe was just what we needed for lunch with long time friends. The menu gave us great choices, food quality/quantity AND flavor was excellent. Our server gave us just the right amount of attention. We arrived at 11Am and found plenty of parking. I definitely recommend the Midtown Cafe and will return again!

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed based on reviews. You couldn't squeeze another table in there if you tried. Food was lackluster, bland, over cooked. Speculated that it was not freshly prepared that night. Service was ok, but not what you would expect at that price point. Worst meal of the weekend.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was fantastic, great ambience--loved it!

S
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying Midtown Cafe for over 22 years. It never disappoints!

CR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midtown Cafe is a Nashville staple. It has been here for many years and never fails to please. With all of the new restaurants in town it has unfortunately gotten lost in the shuffle. New doesn't mean better. The food, service and atmosphere is always superior.

CK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service, Facilities were Excellent.......as always. Valet parking was easy.

SH
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience and outstanding service. I am a regular and this visit did not disappoint

E
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were really looking forward, but we disappointed. Waiter was great, food was all cold. From apps to main meal. Fish was undercooked and veal was over cooked. Flavors were good, they must have been short staffed. For that price point this should never happen. Sorry

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We eat out in top restaurants around the world-----came to Nashville as son started Vandy

Midtown had good reviews so thought was worth a try

Veal Oscar was totally drenched i the bearnaise sauce---menu said it was topped with crabmeat but needed a magnifying glass to find any

Very small portion of veal

Waiter totally rushed dinner---three courses in less than an, hour---told him to slow down

Ordered 2 deserts for two and he didn't bring plates---when we told him he said "good idea."

Maybe this place flys in Nashville but no other large city where there is a thing called "competition"

MS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dale was outstanding! We established that we hadn’t been there in 9 years. Still amazing, keep it going. We also established that Dale took care of us then, amazing man and still on top of the game!

AB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This location was perfect for our bachelorette breakfast! Thank you for being prepared for our reservation!

MS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Sadly we went only for the Habanero Bread Pudding tnd they were all sold out! So we were so sad. ;-( But, we had crab cakes, chocolate ganache cake, and coconut cake. All were so very good!

We will get there earlier next time! ;-)

MK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Must visit. Would go again.

M
Edinburgh
33 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed when we eat here,always delicious !

K
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful breakfast! Was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got five couples together for dinner. And it was fabulous. We we're there early. Had an outstanding glad of wine while we waited (Josh Cabernet). For my appetizer, I ordered the lemon avocado soup, unique and delicious. The trout was my main course... Lightly sauced. Also delicious. The creme brulee was the perfect finish.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. We enjoyed the service and the food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners was so wonderful with our group!! Excellent food!!

LH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a meeting with clients.
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GH
Nashville
90 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went to Midtown for my birthday and was pleasantly surprised that it is maintaining its quality and service and of course the lemon artichoke soup is hard to beat. I also appreciate that it has a reasonable wine list and that if you bring your own wine, the corkage fee is $15. I recently heard of a new place in Green Hills that charges a $50 corkage fee. The only negative was that the bread that did come with the meal was stale. We had such a pleasant server that we did not send it back. I would be happy to recommend Midtown.

AH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. Smaller restaurant, but very intimate and cute! Would defiantly visit again!

S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Pushing service for fast turn around though.

JM
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav spots while in Nashville.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service!

L
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was GREAT!! From the time we went in till the time we left, the service was nothing but wonderful. The atmosphere was very sophisticated, the service was fantastic, and the food was just delicious, to say the least. My husband and I went here for breakfast, and now we will come back to try the other items on the menu!

SP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was knowledgeable and friendly.

DR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Love it. Will come back often. Try it, you'll like it.

JD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Midtown is consistently good and you can take anyone there and they will be pleased.

L
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been eating here for years. Always great food in a comfortable atmosphere where you can talk to the people eating with you. Service is also superb.

H
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large party of 14 and able to get a reservation same day! We thoroughly enjoyed the drinks appetizers and service! The most impressive part was a free shuttle to get us from downtown to the restaurant and back! I had the fillet which was amazing, my husband had the bordelaise which we found to be a bit lacking in flavor but still filling. Several in our party had the fish, fillet, mussels And were very pleased with their meal. We will definitely be back!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gemma is always great.

SR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

This place was great!!! Service wonderful, great drinks and food!!!

BM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, fantastic food with enough diversity on the menu, and the best service I've had anywhere all year. Dale was absolutely wonderful and this restaurant has been catapulted to the top of the "I want to really treat someone" list!

PM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server

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GD
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for date night, birthday celebration, or any event

JT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was wonderful. The waiter was not very attentive. I had to ask for refills for coffee.

V
Memphis
39 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff! Short ribs were classic comfort food. Cozy atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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a
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was disappointing overall, compared to the reviews. However the artichoke soup and Brussels sprouts were fantastic

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