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Midtown Cafe

102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
+1 615-320-7176
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice quaint spot in between downtown and Vanderbilt University. It is a small restaurant but has a lot of flavor. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was relaxing. Before dinner they served homemade mini buns that were excellent with a dab...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ah, comfort food in the form of something sweet. Went for a later evening coffee and dessert walk last night. Caramel bread pudding with just enough kick to make the tongue dance. The raspberry cheesecake was another wonderful bite. Great little independent place just off...More

Thank stasho1
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I wanted to take a break from all the BBQ places around Nashville and stumbled on Midtown Cafe. The atmosphere is a little more upscale without feeling stuffy. I had the the Veal Piccata and loved it! I would recommend this place...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here upon the recommendation of our hotel manager. We were exhausted after driving all night to Nashville to escape from Hurricane Irma. They serve breakfast for a good part of the day. The food was really good! We had a great spinach omelette...More

Thank Dollface23
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Midtown a number of times and went there again recently. The quality of the food and service is superior. Despite all the new restaurants opening in Nashville, this is a mainstay that never disappoints and deserves many repeat visits. They have a...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moderately Expensive place, upscale. The selection of salads, soups, entrees was outstanding. I was pleased with the meal. It is a smaller restaurant and the tables are close, but the service was great. We went for a late lunch and the restaurant was still crowded....More

Thank Harold B
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your gracious review of your lunch with us. Due to construction next door, we lost a 16 space parking lot behind us to the new First Bank on the corner of 19th & West End last year. With 21 tables and 75...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were so impressed with the delicious soup we sampled on our food tour (even on a very hot day) that we came back for dinner. Of course, it didn't hurt that they had a 3 course special for $30 to celebrate 30 years. The...More

Thank Judy M
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your gracious review about your visit with Walk Eat Nashville that resulted in you joining us for dinner. As I always say that there's a reason Midtown Cafe has been open 30+ years and it's the consistently great food and professional servers. Best...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

The gouda grits were worth the trip even if everything else sucked. But it didn't. The avocado toast was almost perfect. The avocado though, seemed more like packaged guacamole. I think it would be better if it was a sliced avocado layer. Coffee was good,...More

Thank Sarah C
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your gracious review and comments. We offer sides of half avocado, but to speed up service with such a broad menu during breakfast and particularly lunch service, we pipe it onto the Avocado Toast to speed up the production process. I will discuss...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast one morning because we could walk to it from the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel that we were staying at. We loved it and came back two more times! The place doesn't look like much from the outside, but is very nice...More

Thank LauraMC70
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for your gracious and positive experience with us that brought you back twice more during your stay. No greater compliment than a repeat customer in any retail business, especially the restaurant/ hospitality. Best wishes! Randy Rayburn

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Staff was outstanding. Been there a long time and knew what to suggest and good wine suggestions. Soup and salads were great entrees very good and deserts were outstanding. Long time Nashville institution and now I know why.

Thank Wgs112
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your gracious and positive review of your dining experience! We are ranked in OpenTables TOP 10 Best Overall Nashville due to our great. Ulinary and service team members. On their behalf I thank you once again. Randy Rayburn

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Questions & Answers
29 November 2016|
Response from MidtownCafe | Property representative |
Apologies for my holiday delay in responding. We do not offer local cooking classes. Check out the local Whole Foods website for their schedule of classes. Brstvwishes!
21 October 2016|
Response from Muriel O | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with the restrictions of a vegetarian diet. A friend of mine indicates she is vegetarian, however, she eats seafood. There are numerous seafood options. Happy Dining!
16 February 2016|
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Response from texag80 | Reviewed this property |
Midtown Cafe is very accommodating and will be glad to help. Please call them and they will gladly assist.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-320-7176
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For 29+ years, a top ranked locally and nationally casual fine dining destination just off West End, that offers iconic breakfast, lunch and dinner signature dishes, Contemporary American cuisine with a Southern flair and the finest local and seafood / beef / veal ingredients. Superlative service is by a veteran hospitality staff of professionals. Midtown Cafe offers free shuttle service from downtown hotels and to local performance venues including Bridgestone, Ryman, Schemerhorn, TPAC after dinner with phone reservations. A fantastic wine list includes 40+ glass selections and 150 bottles, and a multi-course "Tasting Menu" that changes nightly and is available a la carte. Breakfast weekdays starting at 7am has been added and served through lunch until 2:30pm M - F. Dinner at 4:30pm M - Sat.
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