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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Good for a Date (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Business Meals (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Cozy (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

One of Nashville's long time eating places, Midtown Cafe serves a wide variety of well-prepared and creative dishes for all tastes. The wine list is better than most restaurants and reasonably priced.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful meal for my son's birthday celebration! The service was outstanding. The only thing I would change is the noise level. It was very noisy

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Lemon Artichoke Soup ----- 'Nuff Said. Good service although busy for shuttle to Symphony or TPAC

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Had dinner there for Restaurant Week and enjoyed everyhing I had. I will definitely revisit Midtown Cafe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great. From the valet to reception and server Mike. Of course the food was fabulous. A very nice evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Always love coming here for restaurant week!

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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Love this restaurant and love the shuttle. Our waitress did a superb job.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Friends lunch during Restaurant Week. Great menu offerings, and delicious food. Service was a bit slow and inattentive but the food was all good and there were no issues that needed attention. I would definitely go back

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Fabulous! Could eat there EVERYDAY!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 10, 2018

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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