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
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.
Waiter took the order . We waited 25 min ...
Waiter took the order . We waited 25 minutes and he brought 2 . Our guest had nothing. We asked after ours was cold, he said he forgot to put in the order. Never apologized.
The food was frankly the worst we have had in Nashville. Would never return.
The food and service are always top-notc ...
The food and service are always top-notch! This is my favorite place for business lunches and dinners. The menu is so extensive that I can eat at the Midtown several times a week and always have something different and incredibly delicious to eat! I'm thrilled that they are now serving breakfast!
We had a nice dinner on a Friday night. ...
We had a nice dinner on a Friday night. We were early for our reservation and they were able to go ahead and seat us. Our server was great!! The food was just ok. I ordered the Chicken Scaloppini it was very oily. My husband had the veal 3 ways, he really enjoyed his meal. We did not have desert. The restaurant is nice, with very good service. The food is just ok.
Always a great meal. Midtown Cafe has b ...
Always a great meal. Midtown Cafe has become one of our favorite go to restaurants in Nashville. Anytime we have tickets to a concert or show in downtown Nashville, we always eat here and then use their shuttle to take us to and from the event. It is so convenient so you don't have to worry about finding parking downtown or fighting the traffic to get out. The driver for the shuttle is fabulous (we have the same one each time). She knows her way around Nashville and is able to avoid the traffic and get us back in no time at all. The food is always delicious and the staff make sure that you have time to enjoy your food and make the shuttle without feeling rushed. If you haven't eaten here and used this shuttle service, you are definitely missing out.
This is a very nice restaurant situated ...
This is a very nice restaurant situated convenient to the Vanderbilt/West End area. It's great for lunch, and very nice for dinner. It's small but intimate. On this visit, the food and service were great.
We were eating dinner before heading downtown for a show at TPAC. What I had never realized before (although it's plainly written on the menu), is that the Midtown Cafe offers a shuttle service to TPAC, the Ryman, and destinations downtown. We ended up using it even though we hadn't called ahead and reserved it and it was great - no dealing with traffic, and no hassle parking. This definitely makes the restaurant a choice spot.
We went for an anniversary which happene ...
We went for an anniversary which happened to be during Restaurant Week (Three cheers for Nashville Originals, love those locally owned venues.) Lucky us. We picked from the three course special menu and were very pleased. We also did the special wine pairing. The shrimp and grits were wonderful. Doug provided great service. I have never been disappointed here.
We celebrated our 49th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary at our favorite Midtown Cafe. This was Restaurant Week and we had their special three course dinner. The food as always was excellent and our server was most attentive. This is a go to restaurant for a quiet, romantic meal where conversation and great food can be enjoyed. We have been going to this local food spot since it opened.
We came for restaurant week and we we ve ...
We came for restaurant week and we we very impressed with the food and portions for the price. What lacked was the service. We had a 7:45 reservation but did not get sat until around 8:15. There was another 3 top that arrived around 8 and were sat within 5 minutes. Even if they had an earlier reservation they arrived late and we should have been sat first. In the end that was irritating but we got drinks at the bar and were able to have good conversation with an excellent bartender. The big issue was that our server made us feel like a nuisance everytime we asked a question or asked for a recommendation. We brought a friend who was in town visiting who is a restaurant manager in SC and we were embarrassed by the end of the meal. We waited close to 18 minutes for our check and ran out of wine mid entrée. Our server never checked on us after the appetizer. A food runner brought our entrée as well as dessert which was supposed to be an option but they just brought out the tiramasu and we couldn't find our waiter to send it back. It's a shame because the food was good but we will never recommend it because the horrible service we received left a bad taste in our mouth.
I tried it during restaurant week with a ...
I tried it during restaurant week with a friend and at the end of the meal, we both wished that we had chosen another place. The service was great, parking was not a hassle, and it was a great style if place for a dnner with a friend of a date. The food was not amazing though. At best, it was mediocre. The appetizer was pretty good and it went steadily downhill from there. Its not a place that Id choose to return to.
We went there for Restaurant Week and ha ...
We went there for Restaurant Week and had the $30 fixed price menu, so this comes with a disclaimer that maybe the regular menu is better. Both our entrees were especially bland, the desserts were overly sweet, and all tasted like canned food. Even at this price point, I expect my food to taste better than a frozen dish I could get from the supermarket. The shrimp and grits starter was the exception, as the flavors blended nicely together, even though the grits were so hot I can only imagine they were microwaved (not that we really cared about that). The wine was also decent for the price. All in all, though, I can't imagine paying their regular menu prices for such disappointing food. We won't be coming back.
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