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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 good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (23 reviews)
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Open Now
07:00 - 14:30All hours
CUISINES
American, 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As far as hubby and I are concerned ... when I USA a must is a diner breakfast - an so 1st day in Nashville meant no hotel breakfast ... we had to find a diner in walking distance to the Hutton Hotel... all we...More

Thank charlieboychik
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Apologies for interrupting your breakfast service. No excuses, only an apology for communicating with a server that was overheard by you. 30 years later still working to get better is why we are still open for business. Randy Rayburn - grumpy owner that morning

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mid Town cafe has been around for as long as I can remember. Recently I've been there twice and have rediscovered a Nashville gem. Great food and service. Southern classic and solid alternatives Had a Nashville moment sitting one table away facing Blake Shelton. Of...More

Thank radioriffraff
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for rediscovering Midtown Cafe and your gracious comments. We take low key care of all of our local and nationally recognized guests and ask as you did that all play it cool 😎. The term locally is no germing, which means quietly we discourage...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the our hotel staff. Had several different dishes (Kale Salad with Ahi and Zippy Chicken Tacos - great.) Highly recommend!

Thank Steve H
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your gracious comments on your meals with us! Randy Rayburn

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited for a weekday lunch. I have dined here many times over the years for lunch and dinner, having been introduced to Midtown in the early 2000s by a co-worker who adores their lemon artichoke soup. My dining friend on this occasion, who...More

Thank clairehs1974
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your gracious and thoughtful endorsement of Midtown Cafe. I and we appreciate the opportunity to serve our guests during this 30th Anniversary year. Bon Appetite y'all! Randy Rayburn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful 30 year plus tradition of great meals and "fit to please" plates served up in a humble little restaurant in the trendy West End of Nashville. Oh, sure, it's not cheap eats but you'll savor every bite, especially if you have the Shrimp...More

1  Thank SandyEggo4Fun
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to relate your positive experience at our Midtown Cafe. We take great pride in our 30th Anniversary year for being culinary and service professionals utilizing quality ingredients prepared consistently on our signature items, some of which are still with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Midtown Cafe was near our hotel, and as we didn't know the Nashville area, I checked their website, but got the lunch menu instead of the dinner menu. From the name and the (lunch) menu, I assumed (erroneously) that the place was casual. Actually,...More

Thank jerrys01
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments on our good food. As to your comments on over-priced, we use only fresh, top quality ingredients including prime beef in our meatloaf. Our prices are higher than chain restaurants as we prepare all of our products in house with long...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did carry out as I was staying in a local hotel , bartender that took care of order was pleasant , almost bubbly . Enjoyable banter. I chose this place based on the lemon artichoke soup, which was very very good . I also...More

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

Thanks for giving an old school Nashville standard a try and nice comments. Since 1987, we have been focused on being quality driven in all aspects of serving our guests. Best wishes! Randy Rayburn

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We made two trips to the Midtown Cafe!! It was that good!!! We loved the lemon artichoke soup!!! Excellent food - excellent service & anall-around excellent place to eat! You will not be disappointed!

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

Thanks for your gracious comments and business! Please join us again soon. Best wishes! Randy Rayburn

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We dined at Midtown Cafe recently with a large party. The location is convenient but there is no parking - must use valet and then they line the cars right up against the buildings facade. No big deal as there is no view anyway. The...More

1  Thank JandS_8
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. Due to construction next door last year we lost a 16 space parking lot, thus limiting us to valet only after 10:30 am weekdays due to more customer cars than spaces available normally in the current construction boom Midtown area...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Pros: Valet Nice, small space Good service & friendly folks Biscuits Cons: Very bland scallops & asparagus Middle of the road: Shrimp & Grits Pecan PieMore

Thank Kcjmiddle
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks for your gracious comments on our environment, service and biscuits. Our Shrimp & Grits and Sea Scallop Lobster Mac & Bri Cheese are two of our most requested items and highlighted in online reviews for years. Our Jack Daniels Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie is...More

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egund2016
My son in law loves to cook. He has taken cooking classes in various places he has visited including italy. He is currently living in nashville for the next 18 months and for xmas i would like to gift him with a cooking class featuring local nashville cuisine. Is this something you offer? Do you know anyone who offers this kind of service?
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
Is there a vegetarian entree?
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
I need to purchase a gift certificate for an anniversary gift. How can I make that happen and notify the recipients?
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$80
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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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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