Midtown Cafe

4.8
2717 Reviews
$31 to $50
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, 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 8am-2pm. Lunch 11am-2pm M - F. Dinner starting at 5:00pm Monday-Saturday.
Self parking around the building.

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4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hungryinchicago
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food…grouper and filet both excellent. Service good as well. Highly recommend!!

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KellyD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, drinks, food, ambiance, all amazing! If your looking for all this try midtown! Never disappointed!

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CaraW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant was hard to find-gray building and small, but once you were inside, it was nice! Food was delicious-everything they had was wonderful, and they worked well with my food allergies. Would go back again anytime I am in Nashville!

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terryb
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had an enjoyable dinner, despite being treated rudely over the phone the day before.
The food was delicious, the waiter was friendly and efficient. It is no longer socially distanced so it was quiet noisy. They make maximum use of a small space. It was a little pricey, but I am willing to pay for freshness and creativity.

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vipBarrymundi
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So glad Midtown is now open for breakfast/brunch on Saturday and Sunday. It is a far better choice than anything in Hillsboro Village. You can make reservations, get parking, great food and great service. Highly recommended.

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MissMurphy
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best restaurant in Nashville. Always wonderful but even a step better last night. I like the shrimp and grits but it is smart to consider the specials. Last night, it was delicious sea bass. Highly recommend!

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Clark
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food
Excellent wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A hidden gem in Mid Town Nashville

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JustinS
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and value generally good. Enjoyed it. Food was great and the drinks

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nick
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff!! Try the fried green tomatoes:)

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Short wait staff - not servers fault - he was working hard - it was just packed and they needed more staff

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vipdonna4nash
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Our waiter was especially attentive and helpful

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vipToryA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Pork tenderloin cooked perfectly.

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vipEB1000
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place since moving to Nashville! Dale is absolutely the best and the food is exceptional!! Love, love, love!!!

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vipLove2eat
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass special was outstanding.

Lynn was an excellent waitress in every way.

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patron
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food are always excellent. I am a frequent patron.

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MARK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to Nashville with my family. I could not have asked for better. The sea bass was divine and the Mac and cheese was awesome. Thanks to all at the Midtown for a wonderful experience.

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vipDamay
Seattle
326 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quite a neighborhood gem. The food was outstanding, only eclipsed by the level of service which was so friendly I like I was at a friends house. The scallops were done to perfection . The shrimp and grits gained a New Orleans boy's approval, very flavorful with a little kick. I wish I lived in Nashville to be able to frequent here more often

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent!

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SaxtonW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visit here, but we will be back. Need to try some of the other desserts! Service was outstanding. Food was first rate.

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SandyH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley wonderful French toast with peach compote!!! Almost want it every week!! Servic is WONDERFUL!! Small and cozy! I love it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great experience here!

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vipAndy
London
81 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They were able to modify my pasta dish which turned to be awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Midtown Cafe and one of my favorites since the 80’s! I am so appreciative that well-known Restaurateur, Randy Rayburn has kept the spirit and quality of this local treasure alive for us native Nashvillians. Food, service, quality & intimate setting are all amazing! Had some of my old favorites including the well-loved and famous Lemon-Artichoke soup, all were spectacular. Cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opened the place at 5:30, last ones to leave! Terrific host, server, food, and atmosphere!! Thank you all!

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PeggyT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place to have lunch. So quite and the food was delicious. Valet parking is very nice too. Linen tablecloths and napkins are a nice touch. Never eaten here before but will again for sure. I booked a reservation here because it was close to Doctors office and because they offered lunch reservations. So many only offer only dinner reservations.

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vipRobertG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in nashville

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The staff were nice. Our brunch food was overdone(mine) and cold (husbands). Maybe it’s just with reopen working the kinks out, but will prob not go back when there’s so many great restaurants in Nashville

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DeannaK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was Fine… not fantastic, not bad. Our server was Ok. Just Ok

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The martini and water saved the evening. The food was ok but the smell of mildew hung in the air like a Hanover.

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Johdlank45
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and price

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Parking is a little struggle but well worth the visit.

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SteveW
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, service was friendly, but slow

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and our server was amazing.

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CeeJay
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My time at Midtown Cafe was definitely well spent. We originally had a reservation for a table, but when we got there, we decided to sit at the bar, and the bar tender's service was exceptional. He called us by name and made sure every need was met. I will definitely be going back one day.

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Lara
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Free dessert for the birthday girl! Molten chocolate cake is awesome!!

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sharice
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. The only reason I gave 4 stars on value was because my dining partner ordered scallops with her lobster Mac and cheese (highly recommend). We didn't pay attention to the price on the menu and were a little surprised that 2 sea scallops were an extra $17.00. However, they were delicious and we enjoyed every bit and sip of our meal and beverages.

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vipLandingsgal
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! It was a hidden gem. I went by open table reviews and it did not disappoint!!

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vipBoxSoxM
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was great as always and the food was fantastic. Just the best.

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vipWraythe
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare combination of excellent food, great service and unique dishes that are not pretentious. I will definitely return (again and again).

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Midtown Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2717 OpenTable diners.

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