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Midtown Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
+1 615-320-7176
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Ridgetown, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town from Ontario, Canada and was so impressed with this little piece of early day perfection. Staff was very personable and considerate. Price is spot on!! Food quality was a 10!!

Thank tcooper0667
Nashville, Tennessee
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is not that easy to find a good location for breakfast that is not a chain restaurant. Midtown did a great job in creating a breakfast menu with the standard grits and bacon to a number of sweets and also interesting sandwiches.

Thank WolfganginTN
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Nashville, meeting with Associates from other states. This Café was recommended by hotel. We were a group of 17. Our waitress Tricia made some recommendations. I like grouper but the entree came with grits. I don't like grits!!! Trisha offered a change to mash potatoes but then proceed to convince me that I would never taste grits... More 

1 Thank Tom B
Hong Kong, China
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170 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Across the road from the Courtyard Marriott Vanderbilt and near a lot of other hotels this place is a great breakfast option. Went twice in the morning and had grits to die for (so good) and home cooked eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and pork tenderloin. Also went with a business party for dinner where the food was good if... More 

1 Thank Domirwin
Crofton, Maryland
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151 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stopped in for breakfast after flying in and getting our rental car. We were just driving around and saw it so we figured we would give it a shot. Very cute little place with some very nice people. I had the local trout and eggs and Carol had the "Nashville Pig in a Biscuit Mild Dry Rub Roasted Pork Tenderloin... More 

1 Thank Jay G
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Serves breakfast menu until 2:30 PM- the Eggs Benedict and the Biscuits & Gravy were fantastic. We both had the home fries as sides and they were great too- both of our plates were completely clear. We would visit again given the opportunity (we're from Massachusetts) and would encourage you to go enjoy this place!

1 Thank Brett C
raleigh, nc
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My third time here and it's always superb. From ambience, service, plate presentation everything is top notch . Salmon dish was excellent and trout excellent also. Dessert topped off with chocolate molten lava cake with ice cream.

Thank jcohen1
new york
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One night my daughter just didnt want any more hot chicken or bbq, so we needed some "plain" American food - and this hit the spot. Very nice (and quiet) but hip spot, we had some great sandwiches... but the menu was extensive and everything was excellent!

Thank wallacecollins
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have been frequenting this restaurant for the last 7 -8 yrs when in town on business. Two musts are shrimp and grits and roasted pork tenderloin. Never a disappointment, the staff are amazing as well.

Thank Muriel O
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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234 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our concierge recommended this restaurant conveniently located next to our hotel. David our experienced server suggested an outstanding Sauvignon blanc from NZ ( Craig's Range) to go with our ahi tuna and trio of veal dishes we started with lemon artichoke soup and organic Green's salad. We finished this excellent meal with coconut cake. Overall this was an outstanding dining... More 

1 Thank Stephen F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$80
American, Contemporary
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
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)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-320-7176
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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