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Midtown Cafe, Nashville, TN
Midtown Cafe, Nashville, TN
Midtown Cafe, Nashville, TN
Midtown Cafe, Nashville, TN
Midtown Cafe, Nashville, TN

Midtown Cafe

4.8
4.8
4573 Reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (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


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Contemporary American, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–14:00 Lunch Daily 10:30–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 16:30–21:00
  • 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
    Midtown
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  • Nashville

    Best Service

  • Nashville

    Regional American (Southern)

  • Nashville

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Nashville

    Best Service

  • Nashville

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

4,573 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Jemma was a great server. Attentive, quick, happy to split our meals. Food was excellent! My seat wasn’t good - staff kept bumping into it.

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  2. KarenB

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An escape from the high rises and honky tonks of Nashville! We LOVED the Gouda grits. The lobster mac was well done, too. Friendly service with great suggestions. Nice list of drink options.

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  3. CynthiaH

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience from start to finish . Highly recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual! Such a great local restaurant!!

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  5. MissingEurope

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was amazing. It’s just very loud in there and hard to have conversations. But I’d still go back again and again

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  6. SandyB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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  7. Pikejo

    Nashville

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Midtown Cafe. Dale was great as our server. We really appreciate how they take great care to address my wife’s allergies. Meatloaf was awesome as always.

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  8. MarthaM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Midtown Cafe. The dishes were delicious and the service was excellent. Carol is a GREAT waitress-very friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone working at Midtown Cafe was welcoming and professional. We can't wait to eat here again on our next trip to Nashville!

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  9. PennyC

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A meal at Midtown is always a special occasion! In this instance we were both celebrating our birthdays, and what a perfect place to do so! Of course we will be back!

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  10. DebbieE

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at Midtown Cafe twice while in Nashville for 3 days. Obviously we loved it!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. Slightly disappointed yesterday.

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  12. AngelaB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tables are tight! Chairs wedged into the walls to fit more people in this tiny space. Conversations were loud because people were all so close together, so you had to listen to people shouting g that were 2 ft from one another. Service was above average. Food was average. Parking lot would have been better if the restaurant didn’t take up the entire exit driveway with their two huge passenger busses. (Maybe park those somewhere else?) Server was welcoming and very nice. Hostess kept telling tables around us there was a line out the door- rushing them to leave, but they hadn’t even received their checks yet. Seemed like a bit of a disconnect. Wasn’t a great place, but didn’t hate it, either. Just meh.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Midtown Cafe and it did not disappoint. We took our teenage kids there and had an incredible meal with even better service by Dale King. It was casual, dark and cozy inside but still felt special and had a comfortable noise level. The lemon artichoke soup, shrimp and grits, salmon and meatloaf were all outstanding. This will always be in our list every time we find ourselves back in Nashville! Thank you Dale and Midtown Cafe staff- bravo!

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  14. RobertK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork loin was the best ever! The biscuits are also amazing. Service is excellent. Be prepared for a busy place in a small space, but worth every bite.

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  15. Maria

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was amazing just wish they stuck to your reservation hard to do because you are at the mercy of the party ahead of yours. A must have is the lemon artichoke soup!

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  16. AbbyS

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in Nashville and we'll be back. Everything was delicious. Especially the brussel sprouts and shrimp and grits!

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  17. Monksdub

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Food! Drinks! Service! All top notch!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Quaint and clean! Bar and restaurant service is great.

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  19. AmandaH

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Midtown Cafe is a must every time we come to Nashville! The food is divine. The atmosphere is perfection. The coconut cake is what dreams are made of.

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  20. BethA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's no such thing as a bad time at Midtown Cafe. It always feels like coming home, with dear people at your service for the smallest thing--or whatever is your fancy. Food is dependably superb, comforting, special and feels highly customized every time. They will alter any detail to ensure your meal is exactly how you want it. I have never been disappointed at Midtown, my all-time go-to favorite for seeing the best of our community in the most comfortable, collegial atmosphere ever. Thank you for maintaining this wonderful place. Pssst: Don't tell anyone how marvelous it is! There are enough people trying to get in there right NOW! Let's let it be our little secret.

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  21. ClydeB

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime we go to Midtown Cafe, it is the same story - EXCELLENT. Valentine's Day was no exception. Everything about the entire evening was nothing short of perfect. The server was very attentive and the food could not have been any better. This is absolutely one of the very best restaurants in Nashville.

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  22. JimD

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We try to visit Midtown each time we come to Nashville. Service was impeccable and the dinner was over the top

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  23. Philippef

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a gem of a restaurant near Vanderbilt University. Cozy atmosphere, attentive service and great food a wines. An independent restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in each case the food is excellent. It is best to use valet parking as parking options are limited. They also provide shuttles for downtown events

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please bring back the Coca Cola Short ribs! I came for them :)

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  25. ITravelAlot

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding choice for lunch or dinner. We went before a play at TPAC and had reserved seats on the shuttle. Every single thing was perfect. The dinners were all fabulous, the service was outstanding. The ride to and from TPAC made zipping downtown so easy and coming back to the restaurant afterwards took the care and concern away from taking an Uber. A WONDERFUL experience through and through!

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  26. Patrick

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cod was excellent! Perfectly cooked. Best piece of fish I have had in Nashville in a long time.

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  27. TamLaTea

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Midtown Cafe has the best breakfast food in the city.

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  28. DonaldC

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food. Hosting could have been better.

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  29. HowardB

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and service was excellent. First time eating there.

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  30. hart327

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service as always. The food is good but not outstanding including the desserts. The shuttle to TPAC is an excellent service and much appreciated.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sarah lee our waitress phenomenal customer service . So professional

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  32. RobinB

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meatloaf is so very good! Loved it and the mashed potatoes too!

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  33. Kelz

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, gluten-free menu items. Service was amazing! Try the lemon artichoke soup with a blood orange martini! Will be back!

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  34. KelleyB

    Atlanta Metro

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I really enjoyed my meal, and the service was outstanding with a family-like vibe. It would’ve been great if they served Uncle Nearest whiskey in as an option for their cocktails.

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  35. JIMC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have ever had in Nasville. Food was incredible and the service was tremendous

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  36. RobinP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome cocktails, we had all the specials and then delicious desserts!!! What a wonderful birthday celebration!!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing!! The Shrimps and Grits were phenomenal. The best food we had in all of Nashville!!

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  38. LisaF

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this restaurant. The food was terrific and the service was just as good. Try the shrimp and grits. Best I ever had…

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great hospitality, home away from home!

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  40. GaryM

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place! Have heard so many positive recommendations and it did not dissapoint.

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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 4573 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


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Midtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–14:00 Lunch Daily 10:30–14:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 16:30–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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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