About Midtown Cafe
Midtown Cafe offers a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with fresh seafood, prime steak, lamb & lobster featuring an excellent wine list.
Southern, Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2.30pm; Dinner: Daily 4.30pm - 10:00pm
Between West End & Broadway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self parking available in adjacent lost & on the street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please send all special event inquiries to Falon M. Veit, Director of Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 615.414.0850. You can also reach the Midtown Cafe Event Sales Manager, Liz Conn, at email@example.com or 615.516.1915.
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Midtown Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Great Service, Ok Food
In 2009 Midtown cafe was my first taste of upscale dining in Nashville and it was amazing. I've been back a couple of other times in the past and the food has typically been good - but not as good as our first visit. However, this past visit was disappointing. Our server was very friendly and did an excellent job. Our appetizers were very good, but the entrees were underwhelming. I had the Mahi and my wife had the scallops. To be fair, there was nothing technically wrong with the entrees. The scallops were cooked excellently but they lacked any kind of seasoning. The mac 'n' cheese was also bland - this seems to be an issue throughout Nashville. The Mahi had the consistency of grilled chicken and was tougher than I would expect for this caliber of restaurant. It too lacked complexity and flavor and had a single note of mild sweetness. Had these entrees been served to us at an Applebee's, it would've met our expectations, however, for the price, we expected much more.
Midtown is a reliable restaurant. Well ...
Midtown is a reliable restaurant. Well trained servers, really good food, but not precious, interesting ambience. The parking service has to work overtime (which they do and very professionally) so in demand is this restaurant for lunch.
I go to a lot of restaurants and this wa ...
I go to a lot of restaurants and this was hands down the best I've ever been to. The service, ambience, and food were all notable! Can't wait to come back!
Delicious food and warm service.
Delicious food and warm service.
A treat as always!
We met at Midtown Café for a business meeting this time, but it was a treat, as always. One member of our party had never eaten at Midtown, so it was fun to share the menu and specialties with her. The new chocolate- cherry cheesecake was divine.
They accommodated our party of seven at ...
They accommodated our party of seven at the last moment through an OpenTable reservation. Nice neighborhood spot feel. Good wine selection, and everyone was happy with the food. Extra credit to the servers, who herded our table of cats with ease.
We went for lunch and loved it, the food ...
We went for lunch and loved it, the food was yummy and service was great!!
We loved eating here -- wonderful food ( ...
We loved eating here -- wonderful food (favorites were the artichoke soup, mushroom risotto,shrimp n grits, and pan-seared duck.). Service was excellent and friendly. The valet parking with shuttle to downtown events was GREAT. However, be aware that the prices are high. For a party of 6 where 4 had glasses of wine and all 6 had dessert, the price (including their added-in 20% tip) was almost $500. So the we definitely paid for the convenience of the shuttle. Also, the desserts are the weak link in my opinion: all were pleasant but not excellent and none were unique or unusual.
The food is phenomenal. Waitress Alliso ...
The food is phenomenal. Waitress Allison knew the menu and made great recommendations. Staff and food were superb! Can't go wrong here.
Nice and cozy! Excellent food and servi ...
Nice and cozy! Excellent food and service!
Food was good. Great amount and we didn' ...
Food was good. Great amount and we didn't leave overstuffed. Our waiter was great. They were out of homemade biscuits which was disappointing, but we didn't miss them really. Try the seafood stew and the lobster mac and cheese. Veal Picatta and Lemon Artichoke Soup delicious too. The only complaint was that it was very hot and a little crowded in the bar area. It was also hit in the dining area and we kept asking them to turn the air up. Desserts sounded good but we didn't have any.
We love this place. It is just the best. Food is always fantastic as is the service.
I had the special which was the Mahi Mah ...
I had the special which was the Mahi Mahi blackened and it was amazing. My husband had the filet. There were so many things on the menu that were appealing to us it was hard to choose. We will definitely be back!
The redfish looked and tasted a lot like ...
The redfish looked and tasted a lot like Tilapia, but over all the food was very good and the service and atmosphere were excellent.
The Shuttle service for downtown shows r ...
The Shuttle service for downtown shows rocks! You can enjoy a nice early dinner and head to TPAC or the Ryman with no parking worries or expenses!
With all the great restaurants in Nashville, we have not had a chance to return to Midtown in a while. An out-of-town guest who was arriving late made us choose Midtown. The food was just fair. There was no flair to the cooking and the prices were what is charged at the top places in town.
Randy Rayburn knows how to run a restaurant
Everything just works like it should. The food is outstanding and you know the staff cares. Specials on wine, special dishes.
Our favorite resturant
Whether it's off to the symphony or just out for a great meal we always go to Midtown Cafe. The service is super. The food is wonderful. We know that our evening will start off with a fantastic meal no matter where we are going later on.
Overall very good. Hostess seemed lost. ...
Overall very good. Hostess seemed lost. Service was solid. Scallop entrees with the lobster brie mac n cheese were excellent. The ladies ordered the filets one the 5 oz medium the other the 8 oz mid rare. Somehow they were switched so one person s was over the others under. The menu has it lusted as prime beef but it was quite chewy and tough to cut. $7 to add a small Caesar to a $40 entree is a little salty. Overall the meal was good and the service and setting were as well.
Ive been to midtown cafe in the past and it's been great, but this visit fell short. While the quality of the steaks was good, there was no flavor - I've had better steaks from outback. Otherwise, it was a good experience, but the steak was disappointing.
The food in the restaurant was fantastic. My wife and me will definitely revisit this place.
Excellent Dining Experience
Outstanding in all respects. Food, wine, atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our first time back at Midtown Café in a while, but it's definitely on our favorites list from now on.
Fabulous as always
I love it when I can take a friend or colleague to Midtown Café and introduce them to one of my favorite dining experiences in Nashville. It is always a treat and I am always confident that the experience will be a good one for me and my guests. Friends come to Nashville to take me to lunch and they don’t even need to ask where I want to go - Midtown Café of course!
We have eaten at many of the hip new spots in Nashville, but Midtown Cafe blew all of those away. The food was excellent and at a good price! We will be returning soon!!
This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is just wonderful, and our server Mike was excellent. Good recommendations, good wine list, just a really good experience for our group of 6. It is definitely on the high end of price, but worth it!
The Salmon and Tuna we ordered were exquisitely prepared and well presented. The spinach salad was fresh. The glass of Riesling was more like a half glass. The waitress was helpful and knowledgeable. The ambiance was subdued. The background music very low or nonexistent. The greyish colors do not help. Some extra touches, like fresh flowers would help.
I loved their trout and shrimp n' grits! I would highly recommend this place.
A Nashville good find
The food was excellent. My husband even remarked it was delicious. We went early to accommodate other plans for the evening and almost had the place to ourselves but were very pleased with the service and quality of the food and presentation.
Cozy, great food & makes you feel at home
I was really impressed. It's like being at someone's home at a cozy dinner party. Food was great! The host, waiter and bar tender were all so nice. Treated you like they've known you forever. Will definitely go back.
Excellent dinner at Midtown Cafe
Eleven of us from across the country recently had dinner. Despite having a large group, we had excellent service. Being from wine country in California, I am always concerned with the red wine temperature...it was perfectly stored and served. Everyone was delighted with their meals and the portions were generous. When I am back in town, I will definitely return. 's
Fun and efficient. Good food. Availability of shuttle service to downtown venues - divine!
Excellent food and service. Owner Randy ...
Excellent food and service. Owner Randy Rayburn greeted us when we arrived.
There was no background music, which I d ...
There was no background music, which I don't like. Pricey menu. My date's salmon was good, but my shrimp and grits were mediocre. The shrimp were a bit tough. Either overcooked or previously frozen. The flavor of the sauce was excellent - a bit spicy for my taste, but delicious. Overall service was good, but I expected a better food product from the prices they charge.
Food and service was excellent. Only complaint was drinks were small & very weak and certainly not worth 13.50 each. Definitely not a place to have a couple drinks before dinner.
The name of this place does not really d ...
The name of this place does not really do it justice. It is more upscale southern cuisine than the name suggests. It is pretty expensive but over all really good. I would recommend :)
Wonderful fine dining and everything was delicious. Our waiter, David, offered suggestions and everything he recommended was absolutely delicious. I was in town on business and this with my first trip there. I will certainly be back the next time I visit Nashville
Super food, best fish in Nashville. Service and ambiance remain ambivalent. They need to raise their standard to match the terrific cuisine.
Have dined here 7-8 times in the last ye ...
Have dined here 7-8 times in the last year and it never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. The service is the best. And it's a small intimate setting.
Wonderful Nashville Spot!
We were so thrilled with our experience at Midtown Cafe! We had a later reservation in the evening, so it was quieter when we dined. Service was great, food was delicious! I can't wait to recommend this to friends who visit Nashville. We sat a TINY bit later than our reservation and the hostess and waiter were so apologetic - which was wonderful, but certainly not necessary. Shows how important their customers are to them! Go check it out!
GREAT PLACE FOR DINNER. FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCEPTIONAL. THE PRICES WERE VERY REASONABLE. THIS WILL BE A "GO TO" PLACE FOR DINNER FROM NOW ON.
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