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
Parking in this bizee part of timwn is a ...
Parking in this bizee part of timwn is a challenge but Midtown has been on our list of quality dining for some time.
The food was very nicely presented and w ...
The food was very nicely presented and was delicious. Nice atmosphere, valet parking is very handy. Service is very good, altogether a very good experience.
Our server was very friendly, but forgot ...
Our server was very friendly, but forgot to bring our salad before the meal. The food was mediocre and expensive.
It's just a lovely restaurant with good ...
It's just a lovely restaurant with good food.... And has been a Nashville staple for many years.
Too dark Too loud Carpet reeked of moldy ...
Too dark Too loud Carpet reeked of moldy smell Food mediocre Bar drink = weak = too much ice = not sufficient pour Entrée OK Sides = very weak representation Only good thing was the service but it did not make up for all the negatives. Overpriced and underwhelming = save your money and go somewhere else!
A classic with bonus shuttle to downtown ...
A classic with bonus shuttle to downtown venues. Outstanding service.
Our go to restaurant
Midtown Cafe has become a family favorite when we have guests who have never been before. It never disappoints!! From the wine to the appetizer, main meal and dessert. Everyone had a great meal. The short ribs were extremely flavorful and tender. Crab cakes are always good and was enjoyed by all. If attending functions downtown they provide shuttle service to and from so definitely worth dining there.
The food is amazing and unique. Excellen ...
The food is amazing and unique. Excellent wine list. Intimate and elegant atmosphere good for a romantic evening or a group of friends. Perfection.
Quaint little restaurant right of Broadw ...
Quaint little restaurant right of Broadway. Doesn't look like much from outside, but service and food were amazing!! Shrimp and grits were best I've ever had. Trout was amazing and mushroom risotto was the best! Highly recommend for a special dinner.
Old school perfection
Fabulous food and fantastic service. The Lemon-Artichoke soup is beyond wonderful!
Overpriced and No Atmosphere
I found the menu way overpriced. There absolutely nothing special about this place that warrants such jacked up, over inflated prices. The restaurant was boring and uninspired. The service was ok but not particularly notable. I won't eat here again.
What a find! Old friends from across the ...
What a find! Old friends from across the US in Nashville during Memorial Day weekend. Dinner reservations were hard to get for ra group of seven. We were fortunate to find the Midtown Cafe through Open Table and Yelp. Great food, inventive menu selections and exceptional service. If I lived in Nashville, I would be a regular.
Unfortunately our experience was less th ...
Unfortunately our experience was less then expected. I've been a customer for for many years and have always enjoyed mydining experience at Midtown. The Quality of the veal Oscar was substandard. I do intend to go back because I believe this was just a one time a mistake.
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.
excellent. It was a bit pricey for an everyday meal - good for an occasion We loved the soups a lot. My Italian Pinot Grigio was superb, I had the salmon and risotto which were very well prepared. Unfortunately there was a very loud table near us. Overall though it was a great meal.
Our party of 8 was very well attended to ...
Our party of 8 was very well attended to, the food was very good, but not exceptional for the premium price. The shrimp appetizer was the most memorable of the dishes we shared, it was amazing! Entrees were average at best. Will go back.
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 friendly service. Qui ...
Delicious food and friendly service. Quiet atmosphere.
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.
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.
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