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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“artichoke soup” (38 reviews)
“veal” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:00All 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 345 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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 2 days 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 days 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 2 days 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 4 days 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 October 2017

They have been here a long time for one reason - they have great food. I love the voodoo pasta; the shrimp and grits is also a favorite; When having a business lunch note that the tables are close together, so you may not want...More

Thank jtt37
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your gracious comments! Since 1987, we have served great food and great service prepared by full time professionals in both culinary and service. Our GM, Doug Stevenson, has been with me 22+ years, Mike Wyatt 22+ years, Dale King 28+ years, Patrick...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast since it was right across from our hotel. Very reasonably priced breakfast which we enjoyed very much. The Avocado Toast was very good.... the salsa on top was super fresh and very flavorful. My husband liked his Biscuits w/ Gravy, but...More

Thank CTkacz67
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for your gracious complimentary review of your recent breakfast with us. Since 1987, we have tried to always improve and serve our customers, new and regulars, consistently. 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
20 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
15 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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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