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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
Nashville, TN 37203
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
Between West End & Broadway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
No live entertainment.
No offsite catering.
Self parking for breakfast weekdays 7am -110:30am. Valet only lunch & dinner. Paid parking in adjacent lots.
At 19th & West End 50 yards from building.
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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Midtown Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We were there for our belated Valentine’s celebration and we’d heard great things about the place, but it was pretty miserable.
We started off with two Caesar salads, which were both dry and had wilted, discolored lettuce. My girlfriend ordered the filet, which came out deliciously. Potatoes were great.
I got the shrimp pasta, which was a Valentine’s special. The sauce was runny and the pasta seemed unseasoned, bland, and soupy. I had an Old Fashioned which was good.
The service was pretty slow and inattentive. No one came to check on us and see how the food was until it was time to clear the table.
All this to say, if I’m spending $130 on dinner, everything should be delicious. This seemed like a low scale dining experience I could expect more so from Applebee’s or some other lower-end chain. Will not be returning. Not a horrible experience, just not really good and a bit disappointing.
Hadn't been back to the Midtown for awhile but was very pleased with the food, service and ambiance. Midtown delivers predictably every time we go. I had the duck and my wife the 3 Veal special. both were excellent. Of course, the lemon artichoke soup is standard fare. Yet both my wife and I enjoyed the lobster bisque even more than the LA soup.
More of an intimate chef owned vibe with "we've been here awhile" feel.
Enjoy. We will be going back more and sooner!
My experience at the Midtown Cafe was one of unexpected displeasure and disgust. I planned out a nice date for Valentines day and was presented very poorly-prepared food at appalling prices. I wound up spending $100+ for 2 and we did not even eat the food - which was lacking any flavor or appeasing quality whatsoever. It was irritatingly loud, the parking lot is incredibly small and crammed, and our server only came around rarely to care for our table causing much inconvenience and upsetting my date and I both. I am immensely upset, and honestly hoped for better. Not a good experience.
We had a party of 9. We had reservations for 6:30 but we ran late. They were so accommodating. It’s a small restaurant but service and quality of food is grand! Service was fast. Drinks were fabulous and the food was AMAZING!! So, so, so glad we found this place! Went to The Row, a block over for live music and drinks after dinner. Drinks did not begin to compare to Midtown Cafe! This will be a regular when we visit Music City!
We have been going to Midtown for years, and this night was not good at all. Problem started off when the hostess informed us that she just gave away the table we requested(my mother has difficulty hearing) even though we were 5 minutes early for the reservation.
Bartender apparently didn't know how to make a Manhattan as the version he made came out clear and carbonated, no vermouth or bitters. After sending it back and getting a worse version, I gave up and switched to wine.
Being a TPAC night, we understood the service was going to be little slower of them trying to get people out to the show and accommodating next wave, but this night was poorly handled as it took over 1.5 hours to get our entrees. In fact, the tables next to us got seated 15-30 minutes after us and got their entrees before us. Made hostess aware of this and her explanation was we ordered salads and that we lost in place in the queue for entrée serving which makes absolute no sense since we placed our order at same time. Actual meal was below average for times we have been before so something is definitely slipping.
Being special occasion that we pick to go here, the whole experience was disappointing and will be off the list for some time until I hear other people we know say things have improved.
Excellent menu options with local ingredients. Service was good although a bit slow at times. Waitress was very helpful with recommendations. My colleagues had the slow cooked ribs with Coca-cola BBQ sauce and the pork loin with mushroom risotto. Both excellent. I had the sea scallops with lobster mac-n-brie cheese (local special) which were excellent. The Jack Daniels Chocolate pecan pie was amazing.
A venerable Nashville tradition of delicious food, professional service and welcoming environment. Not too stuck on itself like some of the newer restaurants, just a solid, local restaurant delivering consistency and freshness, meal in, meal out. Great place to enjoy a conversation with your meal in a relaxed, sophisticated setting. Black table cloths for a nice, dressed table. Can't beat it!
This is just one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville - has been for many years. The Lemon Artichoke soup is my all time favorite. Service was very attentive and above board. The small intimate “cafe” size of restaurant is very comfortable and inviting with just the right noise level. I highly recommend.
What a nice quaint restaurant with a very unique menu. The list of specials were really nice with a lot of different options that you don't see in a lot of places. The wines are not way over priced like you see in a lot of places as well. Service was excellent with a lot of good interaction and recommendations. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends.
A friend told me they had dined at Midtown Cafe in December and that it was great. I went this past Saturday with my friends and we all had a wonderful meal! The shrimp and grits is amazing!
It’s not inexpensive, but I felt like we had a lot of food for our money and the wine was reasonably priced.
We will return!
I'd really enjoyed Midtown Cafe the previous 2 times I'd been there, but this wasn't quite as good. Disappointing to have cold, hard butter on the steak and disappointed that $9.99 asparagus w/ hollandaise had about 6 pieces and no presentation appeal. Steak was good once the butter got close to melted. Excellent service, however! The food had just been better the previous 2 times I'd been there.
Wow, our meal was AWESOME!!! We had the grilled Brussel sprouts and shrimp and grits and they were both fabulous. Then we had the short ribs which were the best ever!!! And last but not least had the pecan chocolate pie and coconut cake and it couldn't have been better. Love, love, love Midtown Café.
Hands down the best shrimp and grits on the planet. We found this Midtown Cafe a year ago when we were staying at the Hutton (basically across the street). We ended up eating there twice during our 3 night stay. This time we stayed at the Omni and made sure we made it back to the Midtown Cafe. It's quaint, the service is amazing and the food is spectacular. They also offer a shuttle service to downtown as it's a popular stop prior to the shows.
We really enjoyed our meals and time at MidTown Café. We visited during Restaurant Week and choose from a preset, limited menu. Excellent food (shrimp and grits, Brussels sprouts, Mahi Mahi, pork osco bucco, BBQ short ribs, pecan pie, coconut cake), and excellent service. Also opted for matching wine pairings for each course. Very convenient.
We thoroughly enjoyed our "dining experience" & look forward to returning. The atmosphere is charming with great ambience.
Our server was spot on. Most courteous, efficient, & great communication with the kitchen so our courses were relaxed & not rushed!
The four of us had different entrees & agreed each was equally delicious.
I was looking forward to my chocolate brandy, but their vendor did not show up that day, so we were given a nice prosecco.
I must admit that we were pleased with an all adult crowd, especially for such a lovely dinner!
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