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Midtown Cafe

4.8
4.8
3749 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 all seven days and dinner Monday through Saturday 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 Mon-Sun. Dinner starting at 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 5:00pm Friday and Saturday.
Complementary Valet Parking for Lunch and Dinner

Shuttle offered for events at Tpac, Ryman, The Symphony, and Bridgestone with a 40$/ person check minimum. Must call restaurant to reserve shuttle seats. Requests made on Open Table may not be honored, due to limited seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 320-7176

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Max Pastor

  • Catering

    No offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At Midtown Cafe, we can seat up to 12 in a private dining room. Reservations are encouraged during prime time dining hours for breakfast / brunch / lunch or dinner. We will provide separate checks if requested.

  • Private party contact

    Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Gina Kochevar: (615) 320-7176

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    Between West End & Broadway on 19th Ave S

  • Parking details

    Self Parking 8am-10:30am 7 days a week Complimentary Valet parking all other times

  • Public transit

    At 19th & West End 50 yards from building. Free car parking around building 8am - 10:30am all 7 days. Complimentary valet all other times.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OF

    OccasionalFoodie

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was our first time to Midtown Cafe in several years. My wife’s filet was well cooked and tasty. Unfortunately my ribeye was unseasoned and overbooked. The Yukon potatoes were also under seasoned. Overall a disappointing experience.
  2. F

    Fred

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was impeccably crafted and presented. Not just "Oh, that's good" but "Oh my, that's so good I have to savor texture and analyze depth of flavor with every bite." A little loud for conversation was the only downside, but will be back regardless.
  3. AW

    AmyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Love going to MidTown Cafe. Took some first-timers and they all enjoyed it and said it was their new fave!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John is delightful, if you get a chance to ask for him. Randy Rayburn's highest standards are never let down by the kitchen or staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Limited parking. Make reservations prior to. Intimate setting.
  6. Q

    Quietdowntown

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable Sunday Brunch at Midtown Cafe. The service from our waiter was excellent. We got our table right at the reservation time. And the biscuits and eggs were too-notch. The building is not fancy. but it is a comfortable and friendly atmosphere in downtown Nashville. Parking is a bit of an added expense but that is to be expected downtown. We would definitely go back again on another trip to Nashville.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with a friend. The Veal piccata was fabulous. Started with Lemon artichoke soup that was fabulous. Ended with creme brûlée. Yum yum. Would definitely eat here again.
  8. D

    l3igDebo

    Nashville

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for memorable dinner. Everything was fantastic and service was great.
  9. i

    italiangirl

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and food
  10. KE

    KathyE

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved having breakfast at the Midtown Cafe. The food was delicious, service was perfect and we loved the atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  11. SB

    ShirleyB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Midtown Cafe when visiting Nashville. Great food & service!
  12. JH

    JenniferH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From complimentary shuttle to mussel appetizer through amazing dinner to delicious coconut cake dessert, just a great culinary and overall experience!
  13. LB

    LauraB

    Nashville

    522 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    522 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner of some of our favorite comfort foods. Service is great.
  14. D

    Dianne

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always great food and service, love the valet parking and the shuttle is a wonderful gift!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was great and our service was amazing. There was a 14 top next to us that was drunk and so loud and that ruined dinner. They need to be seated in the back or front side of the restaurant moving forward so it doesnt disturb everyone else in there. We will be back though because the food is superb!
  16. EK

    EllenK

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my dining experience at Midtown Cafe. The shuttle bus to and from local venues is an added bonus. I've never been disappointed at Midtown Cafe!
  17. TT

    TomsTaste

    Nashville

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again, the BEST small dining restaurant in NASHVILLE!! I have tried them all. Randy Rayburn does it with Excellence as well as his entire Staff.
  18. EK

    EllenK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been to lunch there in many years. Love that they take reservations for lunch. We all three had a wonderful lunch and glass of wine. Service was great and they had plenty of helpers, unlike many restaurants post-Covid. Randy Rayburn must treat his employees well! We'll be back soon!
  19. MM

    MirandaM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time visiting Midtown Cafe! I will certainly be back.
  20. S

    Shpeeen

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    another amazing evening and dinner at Midtown Cafe and this one to celebrate my 69th birthday with my awesome wife..., we both love Midtown Cafe and my history with this fine restaurant goes back over 30 years and longer with the restauranteur. This is the place you go to celebrate and as well to take your friends and family. It always exceeds my expectations and it truly is a culinary oasis in a town exploding with new restaurants. I hope to celebrate a few more birthdays under that roof...
  21. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent excellent excellent! I don’t ever say anything 3 times! Brussels sprouts wow! Grits OMFG! Pancakes youhafta! W/blueberries. Bacon-on point. Biscuit yes please! Mimosas were perfect. Coffee was excellent too. Zero bad things to say! Wish we found earlier and are there for every meal! Price was best part no more than Applebees in CA! Where I’m from! Love this place. Will go every time in TN.
  22. J

    Juppstar

    Seattle

    505 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    505 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We are frequent diners at Midtown. Always enjoy the valet service. My party of 5 arrived in time to do brunch so we got the nice biscuits and then our entrees. Two of us had the blackened grouper which is always great. Love the way green beans are done. One had the chicken in puffed pasty and loved it. Another had an egg white omelet with lox and the other had an egg and sausage breakfast. Everyone was happy.
  23. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic start to the day!! Great food
  24. JS

    JohnnyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb. From drinks to starters to the main dishes. The desserts were out of this world. We had the cheesecake and the bread pudding. Both were amazing. The service was also perfect. One if the best dining experiences I have had anywhere. I will definitely return and will recommend midtown to friends and family. The food and service here rivals much more pricey restaurants. When deciding where to eat in Nashville we were looking for a more local down to earth restaurant with exceptional food, drinks and service. We found all of those in midtown cafe!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience3
    Over rated.
  26. BS

    BSdhl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good was good but no music or anything. Just a very quiet dinner. I would have liked more atmosphere. If you want peace and quiet away from the busy areas this is for you.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was delicious and staff was very friendly.
  28. LC

    LucilleC

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about the restaurant last night that we went back this morning for breakfast. Equally as wonderful.
  29. RR

    RandyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Went to restaurant on my way to Indianapolis
  30. w

    westmeadian

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden Gem. Breakfast too.
  31. JP

    JohnP

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on. Brian our server was terrific
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is amazing for breakfast! Went back the next day. The service is phenomenal! Loved the blueberry pancakes and bacon!!
  33. TM

    TriciaM

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were exceptional. Adorable little spot.
  34. SM

    SueM

    Nashville

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved our meals, and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.
  35. TG

    TagG

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great! Best brunch in Nashville! Blueberry pancakes are excellent!
  36. l

    logden

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated right away. Great service and food.
  37. GU

    GregU

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Meatloaf was very good. Red potatoes were not very
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Entrees were good, desserts were disappointing. Needs a refresh as far as atmosphere but is pretty reliably good. This food experience was not as good as it’s been in times previous. Love the idea of a free shuttle to different downtown destinations after dinner!
  39. JO

    JohnO

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was excellent. Wait staff was excellent. It was very cramped though. I felt like we were dining with the people next to us
  40. ML

    MikeyLikesIt

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly wonderful. It was not what I had expected (when I booked it), and we had an outstanding meal from start-to-finish. The service was great, and it was just a terrific Nashville/West End experience. I would come back to try more items on the menu. The food was so good!

FAQs

Midtown Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 320-7176.

Midtown Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 3749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Midtown Cafe

102 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between West End & Broadway on 19th Ave S

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking 8am-10:30am 7 days a week Complimentary Valet parking all other times

  • Public transit

    At 19th & West End 50 yards from building. Free car parking around building 8am - 10:30am all 7 days. Complimentary valet all other times.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Max Pastor

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 320-7176

  • Catering

    No offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At Midtown Cafe, we can seat up to 12 in a private dining room. Reservations are encouraged during prime time dining hours for breakfast / brunch / lunch or dinner. We will provide separate checks if requested.

  • Private party contact

    Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Gina Kochevar: (615) 320-7176

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