About Midtown Cafe
Midtown Cafe offers a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with fresh seafood, prime steak, lamb, veal featuring 40 wines by the glass and 150 selections. Located just off West End at 102 -19th Ave S in the Vanderbilt / Music Row / Midtown / Medical Center neighborhood. 29+ years of quality products prepared and served by caring professionals.
Now open weekdays for Breakfast 7am - 2:30pm. Self-parking 7am-10:30am
Valet starting at 10:30am
Southern, Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am -2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2.30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-9pm & Friday / Saturday 4:30pm - 10pm
Between West End & Broadway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
No live entertainment.
No offsite catering.
Self parking for breakfast weekdays 7am -110:30am. Valet only lunch & dinner. Paid parking in adjacent lots.
At 19th & West End 50 yards from building.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
email owner / proprietor Randy Rayburn at Randy@sunsetgrill.com
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Midtown Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Midtown Cafe is one of my favorite place ...
Midtown Cafe is one of my favorite places to dine in Nashville. The Artichoke Lemon soup is hard to pass up once you've tasted it. I order it every time. The crab cakes are light and packed full of crab meat and I find myself ordering them with each visit.
The wines are carefully selected and pair well with the wonderful food offerings. I highly recommend Midtown Cafe.
Wonderful food, wonderful service always ...
Wonderful food, wonderful service always. The theater special concept of dinner with transport to major venues, and return, is brilliant. We can't say enough great about this place. If you have not participated in the experience, you have missed a big part of Nashville.
Great service (I think our server was Ga ...
Great service (I think our server was Gary and he was very very good) and the food was top notch. Only issue was that as it filled it got louder. Next trip to Nashville we would return. We had seared sea scallops with lobster mac and cheese and a grilled salmon over risotto. Only complaint is the lobster in the mac and cheese were too small of chunks to get the full flavor but it was very very tasty.
New find, as a client moved from Brentwo ...
New find, as a client moved from Brentwood to the West End. This restaurant is right across from my new Nashville home, the Courtyard hotel. I dropped in for lunch myself the previous day, and was quite surprised by how crowded it was (always a good sign). I had the fish tacos at the bar, and they were very good. I noted the manager having a bowl of chili at the bar as well, as it was past the rush by this point. I needed a place for a business lunch the next day, and decided I wanted to come back (and did get the chili). Our table also had the crab cakes and the cobb salad - all food was great. I have to say I thought there'd be cheese sprinkled on my chili, as it was for the manager the previous day - next time, I'll make that request. There was a large table (10) next to us; I'd say my one observation is that the noise in a relatively small area would make it difficult for a business lunch if significant business was to be done - it was a bit hard to hear my companions across the table. However, I will definitely be back and perhaps even specific about the table I want.
Great little find off a side street in t ...
Great little find off a side street in the West End of town. We ate early (4:45 reservations) because of a show, so it was rather quiet when we were there. The place is small and full of tables so it may not be as quiet later. I had the pork loin over risotto and every bite was heaven. The waitress said they were actually known for their seafood, so I'll have to try something next time. Food and service were both excellent and the cozy atmosphere was enjoyable. Would certainly go again and bring friends!
Midtown Cafe is one of my favorites and ...
Midtown Cafe is one of my favorites and a Randy Rayburn classic. I've always been able to find something I really love on the menu and the wine pairings are excellent. Best of all, it is fairly quiet, a rare quality in a restaurant these days. Friday, I had the ahi tuna appetizer with the lemon artichoke soup, our associate chose the cod special, and my husband ordered the short ribs. Everyone was very happy with their selections. It's a solid choice and NOW they are serving breakfast as well, since Noshville is no more. Brilliant.
Came here for the first time for a catch ...
Came here for the first time for a catch-up lunch with a friend. I had never been but she said she loved it. Off the bat, I thought the layout was odd and a little too close for comfort. The interior is dark and the overhead lighting has to be turned quite bright as a result. The menu was typical for an old-school Nashville restaurant. I was planning to order the meatloaf but was presented with a more extensive menu at the restaurant which included eggs benedict, so I chose that. My friend ordered the lemon artichoke soup to start. The biscuits which come to the table after ordering were very good, the soup was good, and her salad (Thai chicken) looked good. However, my eggs benedict and home fries were quite bland. I ended up salting it twice. The ham was a little tough. Service was OK. At the start our waiter was very attentive and the food came out in a timely fashion, but as the restaurant filled up for lunch, we saw our waiter less and less, to the point where my friend had to leave me for her next appointment while I waited for the waiter to reappear and present the bill. It was about a 15 minute wait between the time when he cleared our plates to his reappearance. He was very nice, but we were sort of forgotten. Also, as people entered the restaurant, the noise level increased dramatically, which is fine. I just think the atmosphere can be adjusted and brightened and the food could be a little better. I'll probably go back one more time to see if it was just an off day since everyone I know raves about it.
Outstanding food and service! We enjoye ...
Outstanding food and service! We enjoyed it immensely. This restaurant was recommended by concierge at our hotel. After being sadly disappointed at other fine dining establishments, we were pleasantly surprised. Cannot say enough about this establishment and all who work there.
Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed this m ...
Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed this meal and the ambiance of the restaurant. We were surprised at the sizes of the portions and the amount of food you received. You could not leave hungry! Thank you to our server and the folks there - you made our morning special. Great breakfast!
I have been coming to Midtown for about ...
I have been coming to Midtown for about 10 years now, mainly for business lunches. It is outstanding in service, food quality and variety, knowledge of regular customers' needs, welcoming environment with Randy Rayburn, the owner hosting. I can't say enough good things about it and his care and concern for his clientele.
We were in town for a concert and made r ...
We were in town for a concert and made reservations before coming into town. There are two dining areas (that I saw). One is larger (not huge or "echoey") and the other (where we sat) had four tables for two in a small "porch" area and it was great, cozy and quiet. Doug was our waiter and was outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Had the Lemon/Artichoke soup which is a staple there and it was very good. I had a tuna special (Ahi over Chinese vegs w/wontons) and it was outstanding. It literally melted in my mouth and was very tasty. We also got the 5 oz filet w/truffle butter and it was tasty, tender though small (but that's what 5 ounces looks like). The deserts we got (to-go) were peach cheesecake and coconut cake. Both were awesome. The bill was a tad over $100 but for a special dinner, it was worth it. They have a courtesy shuttle that takes folks to music venues and they were quite accommodating for those that needed to get in and out "quickly" and not miss their show and give a ride to boot. Very thoughtful. Highly recommend it. Will return when in town again.
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