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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

After my bad experience here a year or so ago I was reluctant to return. We were looking for a place for breakfast so I agreed to give it a chance. My husband's omelet was fair at best. He ordered it with hashbrowns that come...More

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to taste Nashville, this is where you want to go. There's a reason they've been around for 30 years. Shrimp and Grits will have you wanting to lick the plate clean, while the Coca Cola Beef Short Ribs has you wanting more....More

Thank NashYankee
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for experiencing our locally famous shrimp & grits and beef short ribs. There's more to try beyond that other than our sea scallops with lobster mac & Bri cheese, such as our lemon artichoke soup which is a fan favorite for all 30 years...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sisters and sister n law were in Nashville for the weekend and after looking on OpenTable for a late night reservation we found Midtown Cafe. The restaurant was small and cozy which was perfect after spending the day on Broadway street. They offered a...More

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MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy to learn of your great experience with us and reading about it here. Best wishes and come to visit us again soon. Randy Rayburn-Owner / Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

convenient to my hotel and absolutely delicious. the biscuits are to die for and I loved my breakfast.

Thank foofoodc
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to serve you and love that you loved our food! ❤️ Join us again for weekday breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner M-Sat. when you are next in Music City! Randy Rayburn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight from our recent food tour, so I thought I would give it a quick review. First of all, it is very unassuming from the exterior, would be easy to miss. It is a small but not stuffy single room restaurant. The...More

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

Walk Eat Nashville tours of the West End / Vanderbilt / Music Row area of Music are one of our General Manager's favorite times. Doug Stevenson has been here over 22+ years and his enthusiasm is infectious and a key reason our service is so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 weeks 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 9 June 2017

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

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MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

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

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egund2016
28 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$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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