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Midtown Cafe

4.8
4.8
3471 reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Open Table TOP 50 Best Southern Restaurant in USA offering a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with breakfast / brunch / lunch all seven days and dinner Monday through Saturday with cage free eggs, biscuits, pancakes, seafood, prime steak, veal, pastas & featuring 40 wines by the glass and 150 selections. Located just off West End at 102 -19th Ave S in the West End / Vanderbilt / Music Row / Midtown / Medical Center neighborhoods. Since 1987, casual fine dining with quality ingredients prepared and served by caring professionals.

Open weekdays for Breakfast 8am-2pm. Lunch 11am-2pm Mon-Sun. Dinner starting at 4:30 Monday - Thursday and 5:00pm Friday and Saturday.
Complementary Valet Parking for Lunch and Dinner

Shuttle offered for events at Tpac, Ryman, The Symphony, and Bridgestone with a 40$/ person check minimum. Must call restaurant to reserve shuttle seats. Requests made on Open Table may not be honored, due to limited seating.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 320-7176

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Max Pastor

  • Catering

    No offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At Midtown Cafe, we can seat up to 12 in a private dining room. Reservations are encouraged during prime time dining hours for breakfast / brunch / lunch or dinner. We will provide separate checks if requested.

  • Private party contact

    Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Gina Kochevar: (615) 320-7176

  • Area

    West End

  • Cross Street

    Between West End & Broadway on 19th Ave S

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking 8am-10:30am 7 days a week Complimentary Valet parking all other times

  • Public Transit

    At 19th & West End 50 yards from building. Free car parking around building 8am - 10:30am all 7 days. Complimentary valet all other times.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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What 3,471 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Nashville

    Best Service

  • Nashville

    Southern

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  1. b

    bkworks

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience here is always great. And we had a particularly wonderful meal as there is also a special menu in August celebrating Julia Child's birthday. There were 5 of us and each had a different wonderful dish. We recommend them all.
  2. HM

    HunterMc

    Nashville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special location for dinning. The menu as well as service was exceptional. We were celebrating a birthday and it was a perfect evening.
  3. D

    Dew2928

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing especially the meatloaf and shrimp n grits. Service was fantastic and we would definitely dine here again. Awesome place!
  4. K

    Kathy

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midtown Cafe is our FAVORITE place for lunch! We love it! It is VERY well managed and has a friendly staff.
  5. SS

    SusanS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch Loved camaraderie
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place. Thank goodness I made a reservation! Food was outstanding. Server had the chef make Shrimp & Grits for me even though it was not on the menu. All employees were congenial. My husband and I will definitely be back to this gem!
  7. NS

    NancyS

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious breakfast served hot. Bloody Mary was great! We had a pleasurable experience and will return!
  8. TG

    TarheelGuy

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  9. PH

    PennyH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal, well prepared. Service good, but not intrusive.
  10. T

    Trixie

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our dinner for 4 at Midtown Cafe!
  11. LB

    LauraB

    Nashville

    514 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    514 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midtown's food is always excellent. We love the chicken croquets, veal picatta, short ribs and the lemon artichoke soup. Midtown is a gem.
  12. RJ

    RobertJ

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the blackened grouper, crab cakes and the cod special. Nachos were a good starter. Amanda was an excellent server and the place has a great atmosphere.
  13. C

    Cotoguy

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best place to dine before a concert or show downtown. Consistently enjoyable and interesting food. Shuttle service is the best. Prompt meal service keeping shuttle times in mind but never seems rushed. Love Midtown!
  14. BM

    BuckM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were headed downtown to see Hamilton and have always heard how convenient the shuttle was from Midtown. Not only was the Julia Childs dinner delicious but service was awesome. Ryan got us all set up w the shuttle even after I not knowingly waited until the last minute. Above and beyond! Great night- we’ll be back with you before any downtown shows.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food. Best breakfast place in town.
  16. j

    jayb

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to have a meal at Midtown Cafe.
  17. DI

    DavidI

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Midtown Cafe is a delight to go to. The service was great. The food was excellent. The hardest thing was deciding what to eat. So many good choices.
  18. NR

    NatR

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Doug was an awesome server ; Food was fabulous; atmosphere was enjoyable and the expresso martinis were great!!!!!
  19. f

    floridagalinnaples

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went from a 4 person reservation to a 5 person reservation for a birthday celebration and I appreciate the efforts required to accommodate the change. We had 2 gluten intolerant people who had an easy time with a wide variety of choices. It would have been nice to have been offered the gluten free bread that we eventually discovered. The food was superb and wine just right. We enjoyed the evening so much we closed down the place!
  20. PW

    PaytonW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant exceeded my already very high expectations. I would gladly recommend it, and will surely be back!
  21. JH

    JimH

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Plenty of choices for lunch. Done very well, simple presentation but very fresh and tasty.
  22. KM

    KristiM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Nashville for a anniversary trip and happened upon Midtown Cafe. The staff was amazing, very friendly and professional. The complimentary valet service was very appreciated. The filet I had was exceptional and the best I have had in a very long time. My husband had the scallops with lobster mac and cheese that was delicious as well. If we come back to the area we would happily fine here again!
  23. LN

    LuvNash

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server was amazing!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sea bass and lobster risotto was fantastic. We will definitely be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The soup was fantastic and the service was great! You can tell the owner and the people that work there take pride in what they do.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Midtown way exceeded our expectations! We had heard good things about it but when you enter the building it is very cramped and NOISY. But from the moment we sat down, every part of our visit was awesome. The service was down-home hospitality and despite how busy they were, our food was delivered in the right amount of time between courses and our main entree and was piping hot. I had the meatloaf and my husband had the veal Oscar. Both were really good! Drinks were excellent as well. We are actually going back for breakfast this morning based on our experience at dinner. This place is a must-visit if you are coming to Nashville. The acoustics aren’t good so expect it to be loud, but that is its only drawback.
  27. DK

    DeniseK

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated on time, excellent server, wonderful food. Our first time. Next time we are in town, we’ll be back!
  28. JC

    JoyceC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. I had the salmon; my companion had the trout. We had salads to begin which were excellent as well, especially the fresh dressings. If we hadn’t been full, we would have chosen desserts, or at least one to share.
  29. NA

    NanA

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience always! Highly recommend the sea bass and shrimp and grits!
  30. c

    catels

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is top-notch. Great spot for a business lunch.
  31. d

    dadof4

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midtown Cafe is one of our favorites! Food is always good, as well as, service. They run a shuttle service to TPAC to see plays/musicals. It's a no brainer! great food, shuttle, and a play!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was delicious! Very much enjoyed the experience
  33. WT

    WesT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a great date night and we found it at Midtown Cafe. A quaint place with not a lot of ambience. But the lack of ambience is more than made up for with their food. The flavors are spot on and everything was prepared to perfection. Temps and textures make a great meal. Dale was great and informative. He gave us and his other tables excellent service per own observations. If you’re looking for a great meal in a humble setting this place is it. Great food and drink and I had the best company so it was a great dining experience and we’ll be back! Thanks again Dale, we’re requesting you for our next date night!
  34. DR

    DineRedlands

    Nashville

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have dined at Midtown Cafe for many years. The service and food is always excellent. We are lovers of breakfast/brunch and it is great that Midtown has this daily.
  35. J

    Juppstar

    Seattle

    491 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    491 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My five guests and I enjoyed a midday Sunday at Midtown. Food always great. I had the trout and green beans. Both prepared perfectly. Other guests either had egg dishes or crab cakes and also said they were excellent. Only negatives were that dishes came out at substantially different times and no one acknowledged the birthday that was placed into reservation notes.
  36. d

    darcib

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a very nice Sunday brunch at Midtown Cafe. Our service was great and the food was delicious! So happy we chose to dine there.
  37. CL

    ChristopherL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Went 2 days in a row! Doug and Stephane really took care of us!😁
  38. PL

    PhilL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely Saturday lunch. Everything was wonderful!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service. I will make a point to visit here everytime I come to town.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had a good experience. Our waitress was very courteous and attentive. The restaurant itself was a nice atmosphere. The food was also good, but it did not wow us for what we paid for it. Glad to have had the experience, but probably would not visit a second time if we are in town again.

FAQs

Midtown Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 320-7176.

Midtown Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 3471 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Midtown Cafe

102 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between West End & Broadway on 19th Ave S

  • Area

    West End

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Self Parking 8am-10:30am 7 days a week Complimentary Valet parking all other times

  • Public Transit

    At 19th & West End 50 yards from building. Free car parking around building 8am - 10:30am all 7 days. Complimentary valet all other times.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Max Pastor

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (615) 320-7176

  • Catering

    No offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At Midtown Cafe, we can seat up to 12 in a private dining room. Reservations are encouraged during prime time dining hours for breakfast / brunch / lunch or dinner. We will provide separate checks if requested.

  • Private party contact

    Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Gina Kochevar: (615) 320-7176

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