About Midtown Cafe

Midtown Cafe offers a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with fresh seafood, prime steak, lamb, veal featuring 40 wines by the glass and 150 selections. Located just off West End at 102 -19th Ave S in the Vanderbilt / Music Row / Midtown / Medical Center neighborhood. 29+ years of quality products prepared and served by caring professionals.
Now open weekdays for Breakfast 7am - 2:30pm. Self-parking 7am-10:30am
Valet starting at 10:30am

102 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am -2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2.30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-9pm & Friday / Saturday 4:30pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Between West End & Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 320-7176

Website:
http://www.midtowncafe.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment.

Catering:
No offsite catering.

Parking Details:
Self parking for breakfast weekdays 7am -110:30am. Valet only lunch & dinner. Paid parking in adjacent lots.

Public Transit:
At 19th & West End 50 yards from building.

Executive Chef:
Max Pastor

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
email owner / proprietor Randy Rayburn at Randy@sunsetgrill.com

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Details
Mon - Wed 4:30PM - 6:15PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Thu 4:30PM - 5:15PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Midtown Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Business Meals (32)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous! Could eat there EVERYDAY!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

This is consistently one of the best restaurants in town. The food is always as expected-great. The service is phenomenal and the owner is so welcoming. The lemon artichoke soup is the best.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Oh what a night! The ease of making a reservation for 4 was the beginning. After getting to the restaurant we didn’t wait at all and were escorted to our table. Our server was attentive and fun. Our food, wine, and dessert were superb. Three of us had scallops and one had shrimp and grits. All were perfectly prepared and delicious! The complimentary shuttle took us to TPAC and back for the Jersey Boys. Thank you Midtown Cafe for making a night out with my best friends so easy . Kudos from the roof tops for a job well done!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful meal.absolutely the best Lobster Bisque I have ever eaten. Server was very attentive

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 9, 2018

What it lacked in ambiance it made up for in delicious food, excellent service, Manager engagement and local cuisine. Great portions and at a fair price. Definitely would go back again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great place. Quality food. Superior service. Nice neighborhood feel. Very friendly but non-intrusive staff. Nice menu variety - especially breakfast/brunch

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The veal was awesome along with the shrimp and grits. I will definitely return when I’m back in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We met for a business lunch at Midtown and the food was fine but felt so rushed we did not even finish our lunch. They were busy but NOT that busy. The manager and waiters were continuously eyeing our table, rushing around and manager was pushing waitress to hurry and get checks and first time in many years that I left wishing we hadn't gone to lunch at Midtown.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great service and food

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was not as delicious as the prices on menu suggest the should be.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A Nashville staple. Always good... not touristy just supported by locals who have been enjoying it for years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service where awesome. It was very cold where we sat and the heater kept getting unplugged.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service are second to none. This is my go to restaurant when the evening must be absolutely perfect.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner was our most recent and it was disappointing. They had a shrimp scampi type special and it was so heavy with butter, it was pretty icky. My date had grouper and it was good. Wait staff was amazing and the drinks and wine were lovely. I think we just had a stroke of bad luck with the shrimp dish. Every other meal has been wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was amazing. I️ had the rainbow trout and it was easily some of the best fish I️ have ever had.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The shuttle service to the downtown theaters is a fabulous idea. The food and service were outstanding.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always one of our favorites when in nashville. Decent wine list for small place

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Overall a wonderful dinner, great service and tasted great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have been going to Midtown for a very long time. It is always consistently good. It is our first choice when we have out of town guests.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

A great little place, with fantastic food & service. Perfect place to celebrate a birthday.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our son had his commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force in the morning. We wanted to celebrate with brunch. This place did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the staff was so nice.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food but little pricey. At peak hours it is quite noisy. We had party of 6, they easily accommodated us and the servers were knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Midtown is always amazing. They never disappoint. The food and service is great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have eaten at Midtown many times. We have been there for the five wedding anniversaries and have always been pleased. The server has always congratulated us on our special occasion and the food has always been great. This time the server spent all of his time with a young lady that had turned 21 two days before. My wife had the hanger steak that she had a hard time cutting. I had the duck and couldn't cut it. This has always been one of our favorite restaurants but I don't think we will be going back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hidden gem. Food is always excellent! Service is the best. Great value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

One reason I, along with other regulars, return to Midtown Cafe is that it is reliable. The service staff is knowledgeable but not stuffy, friendly but professional, the food is always good and one can talk privately even though the hum throughout the room is lively.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had a business meeting at Midtown because it is the perfect spot to enjoy the food and talk seriously. Breakfast/brunch was delightful! Eggs and bacon were perfect, the omelette was devoured quickly and the oatmeal was superb. Food and service is ALWAYS great!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Outstanding service and food always!!! Wonderful menu and reasonable prices for the quality of food and service. Ideal for business meetings or small gatherings with friends. One of my favorite restaurants to frequent!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 11, 2017

An upscale atmosphere without feeling pretentious. The food was good and the presentation was pretty. A step up from the chain diners. The service was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had our annual Christmas Lunch this year with our friend. We all enjoyed the food we ordered and the presentations were nicely done. The server was attentive and helpful. Our main disappointment was that there were no holiday decorations either on the tables or on the walls. We concluded that the management did not want to offend anyone so chose no holiday decor.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Every time I am in Nashville, I have dinner at the Midtown Cafe. The food and service are always outstanding. I especially recommend the Roasted Pork Tenderloin. The Mushroom Risotto is superb.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

As is their norm - an outstanding experience. The lemon artichoke soup is timeless. Enjoyed it over over 2 decades. Keep up the great work.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

There is a reason a restaurant lasts for close to 30 years. Midtown never disappoints -- the great menu makes it difficult to decide what you want, but whatever you choose will be excellent for sure. The atmosphere is perfect for conversation -- and the service top-notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great. The service attentive and friendly. The shuttle service was amazing! Had a fun night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Discovered this restaurant through Open Table. We were very glad to see they could accommodate our large party of nine on short notice. The food was great and the service was even better. The waitstaff was attentive to our needs and kept our drinks filled (always a plus in my book)! If I had to complain about something, I would say the portions could have been a little larger given the price paid, but other than that, I would definitely recommend to a friend!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Midtown Cafe is always my first choice for Nashville dining. Today's dinning experience was a business meeting and I am happy to say that it was a perfect atmosphere to conduct business. The food and service were great, as usual. The low key, intimate atmosphere allowed for conversation. Definitely a place to try out for business or pleasure.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I occasionally am in Nashville and have found Midtown Cafe to be a perfect place for dinner or lunch. Service is excellent and the food is superb.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great native Nashville restaurant. Good food, good price.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is one of the most reliably good restaurants in Nashville - always professional and accommodating and the food is always prepared beautifully!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and excellent service

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