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Permanently Closed - The Mad Platter

4.3
853 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The Mad Platter Restaurant, located minutes from downtown in Historic Germantown, offers daily changing menus and an award-winning wine list. An example of our dishes include: filet of beef tenderloin cracked black pepper crusted and topped with stilton and red wine gastrique, sautéed shrimp and grits, and the mad platter rack of lamb marinated, seared, and slow-roasted to order.
Owners Craig and Marcia Jervis met in 1984 while catering the Jackson Victory Tour, fell in love and have been cooking together, literally, ever since. In 1989, after five years of catering, they opened The Mad Platter Restaurant.
Voted Nashville's Best Special Occasion Dining and Most Romantic Dining, by Citysearch in 2006, Mad Platter also received 2007 Citysearch's award for Best Caterer and The Nashville Scene's award for Best Date Spot.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Thursday &Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm

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Phone number
(615) 242-2563
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Gooch
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Private party facilities
The Mad Platter offers use of its dining room for on-site catering events. We have seating for up to 80 people. We will also come to your location to provide full service catering.
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Private party contact
Jamie Protich: (615) 242-2563
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Catering
We are Nashville's elite caterer with the capability of providing full service catering for 1-1000+ people. We will customize the perfect menu for your event from a selection of hundreds of food items. The Mad Platter has recently been named citysearch.com's editor's choice award for Nashville's Best Caterers 2006.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monroe Street
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Parking details
The Mad Platter is located in a residential neighborhood with plenty of street parking.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Wonderful staff and excellent food! A real Nashville treasure that will be missed!

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Lovetoeatgreatfood (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Sorry my favorite restaurant is now closed! It has been a great ride! Thank you! Our best to Craig and Marcia!

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twana (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

So sorry to see it closing! Happy for them in their retirement. Hope to see a great replacement at the location.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Best gem in Germantown. But all good things must end!

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AlphaDiamond (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Unfortunately, the Mad Platter is closing and will be missed by everyone in Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. I would refer family and family.

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BarbaraD (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

It's a wonderful place. Will be surely missed when they close.

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vipR124B (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

Will miss the Mad Platter. Hate that it is leaving

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vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

Love their maple bacon bloody marys. Am going to be really sad to see this restaurant close.

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MMKK (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Dinner was excellent...always has been a favorite...so sorry that they are retiring

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

TOO BAD THEY ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. That is why we were there at this time:( We are, once again, loosing an institution in this town that I am becoming to hate! As I AM A NATIVE NASHVILLIAN!!!!1

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Great all around!

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Carlin (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

This establishment is closing after many years. This was our goodbye dinner. I miss an elegant, not too trendy, reliable food eatery. This filled a needed function. Enjoy it before it's gone. I will miss it.

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Hermione (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

This was my final of many visits at lunchtime to the Mad Platter because, unfortunately, the restaurant is closing permanently in less than two weeks. The food was fresh and tasty as always and the restaurant was very busy, which probably accounts for the slow service in refilling my iced tea. I'm sorry to see the Mad Platter closing.

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vipdevine (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

Sadly, we enjoyed our last meal at The Mad Platter this week which will be closing with the close of business New Years night. The Mad Platter has been a staple of our dining over the years, consistently serving inventive and satisfying fare. Our last dinner was no exception.
Our table shared the beet salad which was refreshingly dressed. My duck breast entree was served with mushroom ravioli - the duck slices were ample and perfectly cooked - as an extra bonus, the skin was light and crunchy. My wife had the risotto and I sampled heartily. It was warm, fluffy and satisfying. For dessert, the table shared the current version of chocolate creme brule topped with singed marshmallow creme. If you are going to go out - go out at a high level. Mad Platter goes out in the stratosphere. Congratulations Marcia and Craig and bon vivant in the years to come.

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Lovetoeatgreatfood (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2016

The Mad Platter is our favorite restaurant in the Nashville area and has been for many, many years! Very sorry to see them closing at the end of the month!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Wanted to "take it in" before they closed. Family dinner was fun.
We were soooooo welcomed and still have great feelings for the restaurant.
Had my last Mad Platter Bananas Foster. DELICIOUS!

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PaulaRoo (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

It's such a shame that this restaurant is leaving us! I haven't lived in Germantown very long, but heard all about the Mad Platter - and it lived up to everything I've heard about it. Great food, love the ambience - wonderful, wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Lovely atmosphere, and great food, and at reasonable prices. We went Friday 12-9 on a cold evening, and especially liked the fact that the restaurant was decorated nicely for Christmas, and was nice and warm! Our waitress was excellent, and the food was too. Too bad that they will be closing at the end of this year. :-{

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Dave (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

We've been fans of the Mad Platter for over 25 years, and were saddened to hear it's closing soon. We just had to have one last nice meal at one of our favorite places. Service was attentive but leisurely, and that's OK. It gave us time to reminisce.

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