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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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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“artichoke soup” (38 reviews)
“veal” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I ate breakfast there and it was clean, service was great and you felt you were getting a goumet breakfast at a reasonable price

Thank J H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to Nashville for a concert at the Ryman and happened to find this restaurant which was near our hotel. What a find it was! The staff was very welcoming and our waiter was very good. The wine list is good and they show...More

Thank sandee_beach_9
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Best wishes for your Christmas and Holiday season! Thank you for your gracious compliments on your food and service at our establishment while visiting Music City! We have been serving our guests since 1987 and look forward to your return to Nashville and Midtown Cafe!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always consistent with good food. Usually a bit loud but conversation easy. Excellent wait staff. Look at specials, usually very good. Great duck.

Thank steve z
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Since 1987, we work to be consistent and are happy you find that to be true in your experiences. Thanks for your compliments! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I orderd the halibut special and it was a wonderful meal. Cooked just right. Accompanied by the best grits I have ever tasted. Good wine list. This is my third time to dine here, and I definitely will come back whenever I am in Nashville.More

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

We sell more seafood than meats and have the best fresh fish available prepared with professional culinary ingredients and inspiration. Chef Max Pastor has been with me 13+ years and trained under legendary Executive Chef Brian Uhl. I am very proud to share your comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate 3 dinners during our trip. This was the best. I had shrimp and grits, and my husband had a caesar salad and chicken piccata.

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

Thankfully we topped your dining experiences during your Music City visit! Since 1987, we seek to consistently deliver affordable fine dining in a casual atmosphere with longtime professional service staff knowledgeable about our diverse food and beverage offerings. Thank you! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small quaint restaurant, we went to for breakfast. The food was good and the service was great. Ordered eggs but they were cold when they arrived. They quickly addressed the issue.More

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

Thanks for your comments. We have been here since 1987 because of our service staff’s concern for their customers. If something isn’t right we will fix it to your request as best as possible. Our goal is to exceed our customers expectations when something is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Packed at lunch, and for good reason - nice cozy space, kind host, great service, and delicious food. Really couldn't go wrong. I think I inhaled my short ribs a bit quickly but how could I resist? They were tender and the veggie sides were...More

Thank Belle W
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your gracious and positive thoughts on our Midtown Cafe. Much appreciated! Randy Rayburn- Owner / Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast for good price. Service was excellent. Conveniently located near the Courtyard hotel.

Thank KennyC
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to share your positive thoughts on our Midtown Cafe. Best wishes and return soon! Randy Rayburn - Owner / Manager

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My DD and I had a nice dinner. Restaurant is small but service and food were great. I loved the lemon artichoke soup. Seemed like a place where locals eat and not touristy.

Thank Janet B
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your gracious comments. 30+ years later, the locals keep our doors open day and nighttime. Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 27 October 2017

While in Nashville we had breakfast twice at Midtown Cafe (our schedule didn't allow for lunch or dinner) and it was wonderful. Midtown Cafe is that cozy little place that has great food and probably is known to locals, but visitors need to discover. Service...More

Thank BrevardNC V
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dining with us twice and drinks for a 3rd visit tell me that you enjoyed your experiences. Since 1987, we have worked to be consistent in our quality food and service to all. Thank you! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

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egund2016
29 November 2016|
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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!
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mainejag85
21 October 2016|
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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!
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572GBW
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Description
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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