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
The food was fabulous. Service was good ...
The food was fabulous. Service was good but a little harried. Creme brûlée was very good. The special chocolate pot de creme, not so much. The biggest issue is the noise level. Surely there is some way to cut it down? Sound baffles?
We went with friends for a special occas ...
We went with friends for a special occasion and of course we were not disappointed. Everything was exceptional. The wait staff are always attentive without being pushy, just the right amount of notice to make you appreciate them. The Lemon Artichoke soup was had by all - one of them the first time; a big hit as always.
We couldn't have chosen a nice place to celebrate!
Service and food were outstanding. There ...
Service and food were outstanding. There was a special Salute to Julia Child's menu at the time - the Trout Almondine was exceptional. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals!
Ambiance: We were a party of 9, and there were two other large parties of women ( bachelorettes, no doubt). With these three groups, there were only 6-7 tables left in the restaurant for other couples wishing to dine - the space is small. The restaurant was quiet, and when the parties of women toasted their glasses or laughed at a joke, all guests in the restaurant could hear. Maybe some louder music or white noise would help?
I was very impressed with the food. It w ...
I was very impressed with the food. It was cooked and prepared with exceptional quality. Our server was great and knew the menu without having to read a script. Our glasses stayed full, but without interruption of our conversations. I would recommend everyone to try this place.
We have eaten here many times over the y ...
We have eaten here many times over the years and are always pleased. One of the few remaining of the many fine restaurants that used to be in Nashville. So many of the old standards have closed. New restaurants are nice but really nice to be able to go back to places for so many years. The food is always excellent, the service attentive but not over bearing, & ambiance nice. Complementary valet parking is essential & welcomed.
I entertained clients while at a confere ...
I entertained clients while at a conference and The Midtown Cafe really made the evening a success for my firm. The food was absolutely amazing every one of my guest could not stop talking about it. When we got in the van to ride back they all began clapping and thanking me can't ask for more than that. Another thing they all appreciated is the location after being down in the convention center area for a few days they appreciated being in a none tourist area.
We were in Nashville visiting with a gro ...
We were in Nashville visiting with a group of friends from Chicago. I made the reservations a couple of weeks in advance and had researched midtown to make sure to find a place with good ratings. We all loved our food and it was a great place for our party of 8. The only thing missing was music. There wasn't any dinner music at all paying in the restaurant. Of course we were all talking and it was easy to hear each other at the other end of the table which isn't always easy with a group our size but some background music would have been nice.
We were traveling through Nashville, and ...
We were traveling through Nashville, and met up with one of my son's friends from high school that now lives in Nashville. We wanted to have a nice dinner to share with them, and this was perfect! Our waiter, Dave, was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The food was nice, and we had a very enjoyable evening with special friends.
Too dark Too loud Carpet reeked of moldy ...
Carpet reeked of moldy smell
Bar drink = weak = too much ice = not sufficient pour
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!
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.
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.
Found this local establishment while on ...
Found this local establishment while on a weekend getaway. Overall, a great restaurant. Somewhat more cramped than we are accustomed, but hearing all the conversations of the 3 tables nearby made us realize how normal we are.
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.
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.
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