Midtown Cafe

4.8
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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

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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Small portions. Not that good. Very crowded. Not recommended though ...

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very, very good food and service. I highly recommend. I am normally not a fan of brussel sprouts but my wife loves them. Midtown Cafe had a special on brussel sprouts the night we visited and they were OUTSTANDING! I wish I lived in Nashville so I could dine here more often.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner and show with My mom and mother in law

S
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The special dish of Brussel sprouts was excellent.

6
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience! What a gem! I can’t believe I’ve been in Nashville for over 40 years and am just now enjoying this place. The shuttle service is the best marketing idea I’ve seen in ages! Kudos, Randy and your hard-working team!

PR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Midtown Cafe. The food and service are always excellent no matter the time of day or the menu item ordered.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food, service and ambiance always excellent!

J
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for business meals. I host client here often. Great food, discrete service and you are able to have a conversation. The owner, Randy Rayburn is a class act. Highly recommend!

SK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midtown Cafe consistently provides the best service in town along with amazing meals.

CF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the shrimp and grits, blackened sea bass, and crab cakes. Everything tasted delicious! We used the shuttle for TPAC, which was a wonderful way to avoid the downtown parking issues.

t
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Diverse menu with both comfort food and lighter dishes. We had to eat at the bar because we didn’t have a reservation but the bartender was friendly and very competent.

MS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but I had the lamb chop special and they were very tough even though it was served medium rare.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Same day reservation. Diverse menu. Great food and service

LS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely no complaints about the restaurant experience itself. I was there with a friend on a TPAC night and reserved spots on the shuttle. This process needs a redesign. It’s not rocket science- get a seat on a shuttle so it can leave. But people save seats for people who end up on the other shuttle, people have to stand for whatever reason. Maybe assign a seat on Shuttle #__ if people can’t act like adults & not whimper when they end up separated from their bestie. Geez- you wind up at the same place in 10 mins.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Every dish was bland and way overpriced for what you got. So many places in Nashville provide better food and a better environment at a better price.

MP
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

MD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had New Year's Eve dinner with friends. The special menu was a welcome addition to the usual fine fare. The whole evening turned out very enjoyable.

M
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the portions more than plenty. Staff is very well trained.

HT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only problem was that it was really cold in the restaurant. Other than that, perfecto.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything on the menu looked so delicious it was almost impossible to choose! Out waiter helped us out and we were not disappointed :) the Bloody Mary was amazing as well as the music city eggs Benedict with beef tenderloin!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab! Thanks again for a wonderful evening as always!

TP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Just average. Of the places we visited in Nashville for the weekend this restaurant scored last. There’s a reason why you can walk in on a Saturday night and get a table.

DS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was so good w came back again a week later. The food was delicious, warm and tasty. The service was excellent - the restaurant is somewhat upscale but the atmosphere is warm, casual, and inviting. And as a bonus they offer free shuttle service to and from TPAC

CU
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. The lemon artichoke soup is tops!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Always good!

OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. All of the wait staff was amazing! We went for breakfast and will definitely be going back.

D
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While pricey the quality of the food is worth it. Courtesy valet more than makes up for the very limited parking. Great service and clean bathroom.

OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Friendly, helpful and timely service. The outside of the restaurant is deceiving. You wouldn’t expect to get such great food or such a great ambience on the inside.

F
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was incredible !!

JS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Our waiter Carlos was very attentive and gave wonderful recommendations. I had bone-in Elk and my wife had veal 3 ways. The food was great from start to finish with dessert and specialty coffees.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Always good.

OT
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before concert. Took shuttle. Everything went well.

MB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food!

JY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I’ll go back

RO
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Midtown Cafe doesn't look all that special from the inside. Wait until you eat though. The food is fabulous. Our waitress was sassy and cool. Excellent dinner.

S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 13, well accommodated, excellent staff, all food was great!!

Can't wait to go again.

GW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Nashville staple and a regular spot for me. The mushroom risotto will knock your socks off.

D
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place😊

PM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been many times and have never been dissappointed

LM
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With so many fast casual options around, it’s really nice to have a quiet relaxed table cloth restaurant with excellent service and excellent food reasonably priced. Midtown Cafe has been a great go to place for years and years for me and once again I was very happy. I had the pork tenderloin with risotto and asparagus Which was delicious and nicely cooked. My companion had the Reuben sandwich which was huge and delicious! We’ll be back!