About Park Cafe
At Park Cafe, our philosophy is to create innovative cuisine using high-quality seasonal ingredients from the vine. Our culinary team is dedicated to serving market fresh cuisine featuring products from local farms, gardens and artisan producers. Simple preparations allow the quality of the ingredients to shine, while the rich, hearty flavors that characterize our cuisine are the mainstays of the menu.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
44th Ave North
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complementary valet along with street parking if available.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining for up to 60 guests. From rehearsal dinners to business meetings we cater to all types of special events.
Private Party Contact:
Andrea Sawall: 6153834409
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Park Cafe Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent. I had salmon wit ...
The food was excellent. I had salmon with green beans and coconut rice. The preparation and presentation was perfect. My lady friend had pasta Primavera with vegetables and it could not have been better. Our waitress made several excellent recommendations. This was our first visit but definitely not our last.
Found this local jewel and gave it a try ...
Found this local jewel and gave it a try. Not crowded, not loud, excellent service and food. Was able to park along the street behind the cafe, otherwise valet. Mostly a local crowd.
The food was uniquely prepared with wonderful flavors. We split a salad and entree, and each had an appetizer. Lamb, spinach dumplings, and a seafood bouillabaisse. Inexpensive wines and reasonable prices.
We had a great experience at Park Cafe. ...
We had a great experience at Park Cafe. We took my 84 year old mother-in-law for her birthday. She hadn't been there in about 12 years. We all thought it was a winner. We loved the fig pizza, tuna, salmon, and small plates. The flourless chocolate cake was amazing The only thing we didn't like were the chorizo stuffed dates-too greasy and heavy for the dates. We all agreed that we would be going back soon!
I took some business associates to Park ...
I took some business associates to Park for their first visit and everything turned out to be a really great dining experience. The food and service was top notch and thoroughly enjoyable. With all the new restaurants in town, we often forget the reliable and consistent places like Park. I also like the new clean look with the remodel, or at least since I had been there. It is much more open and seems brighter. I will be back.
This was an AMAZING experience! My date ...
This was an AMAZING experience! My date and I were a overdressed, but the ambiance... Everything was perfect. The food... *wipes drool from bottom lip* Please try the chicken and spinich dumplings. I plan on becoming a regular!!!
I haven't dined at Park Cafe since its e ...
I haven't dined at Park Cafe since its extensive renovation. It has returned to its roots as a chef driven, creative, local and sustainably sourced operation. The bar operation is first rate. Wine list is moderately priced and contains enough top flight labels. The food and service were superb. Unobtrusive yet attentive friendly service. Great menu offerings. Nice to go to a place that doesn't require an extensive specials list. We enjoyed tuna tartare, mongolian beef, and a crab stuffed avocado. The filet and pork chop were excellent.
Excellent restaurant. Remains a classic.
My wife and I returned from out of town to our favorite restaurant. It again did not disappoint. Our steak was amazing as we remember. The last time we were there was medical school 6 years ago. Perfect nostalgia. Gem of Nashville.
This was our first visit to Park Cafe an ...
This was our first visit to Park Cafe and it was just outstanding! Lauren was a super waitress, helpful and very knowledgeable. All of the dishes were so so good. We will definitely be back. Oh and the valet parking was easy and nice to have.
We took some out of town friends to Park ...
We took some out of town friends to Park Cafe where I had never been. It's no wonder this place has lasted in Nashville so long. It was GREAT! I had the fish stew which was awesome. The crab stuffed avocado was also pretty spectacular. We had a great time and were treated very well from the valet, to the hostess, to the table service. Very nice place.
Never been there before but treated beautifully.
The food was terrific; if they are still serving the polenta, I highly
recommend. The wait staff were quick and excellent, kind and
unobtrusive. My husband and I don't get out much (due to having a
3 year old) and so we appreciate having a good experience on our one night
out. My only regret was that I had no room for dessert.
Park Cafe/anniversary dinner
We had a great meal starting with the fig and goat cheese pizza and the chorizo filled dates. I had the steak which was amazing and perfectly cooked and my husband had the pork which was good but a little dry. The wine, beer and cocktail list was extensive. They ran out of the strawberry shortcake which was a huge disappointment considering we had 6:30 reservations. I can't imagine they had that many people eating it that night already. We had the flourless chocolate cake instead which was good. AS far as the ambiance goes, it was nice however, I could do without all the flat screen tvs. All in all it was a good experience with great food.
Great dining experience!
I have discovered Park Cafe and will be returning often. The breadth of the menu is impressive and the quality of the food is outstanding. Service was attentive without being intrusive, and the ambiance was a nice blend of relaxation and energy. The feel of this restaurant is that of a neighborhood bar and grille with first class fare.
Will try again
Excellent service and ambiance, but sadly, I'd give an average for food and drink. I ordered a mule cocktail that was very weak, and small plates (peppadews, oysters) that waned in presentation flair and flavor. The entrees (fish, polenta) though I liked the selections - were not spectacular. I am a cook myself and wanted to make some suggestions! I will definitely go back - for the ambiance - it may be one of the last pleasant, unobnoxious/non-hipster places in Nashville. However, I will be more particular about what I order, or go with lower expectations and just appreciate the place and good service.
Great environment for a private evening
Quiet and dim environment that is broken up in to separate rooms to provide a more private dining experience. A reasonably sized bar and table area if dropping in for a drink is more your style. I didn't feel that the quality of the food was quite on par with the price for the entrees but it was still a fun dining experience to try not having been there prior.
Overall great, questionable Pommes Frites
We ate at Park Cafe on Valentine's Day. Overall the experience was pleasant. The earlier courses were better than the mains, with one major stand out. Our first two courses came out quickly and then we waited for an exceptionally long time to get our mains. The "Pommes Frites" that accompanied my meal were so much like McDonald's french fries that I couldn't get over it for the rest of the night. Literally, they looked, tasted, smelled, and resembled McDonald's fries in every way. We laughed that maybe there was some sort of potato emergency in the kitchen and the panicked chef sent someone out on a french fry run. We looked around at other tables--anyone with the Pommes Frites had them pushed mournfully to the side. All the other food was wonderful...but the french fry thing really got me. For approximately $200...I expected more.
Good local restaurant. The appetizers we ...
Good local restaurant. The appetizers were delicious, better than the entrees, which were ok but not outstanding by any means. My husband and I shared the chicken and spinach dumplings and the Mongolian beef. We agreed we would both order these again. They were out of the stuffed peppadews unfortunately! For our main course, I had the springer mountain chicken breast with the Brussels sprouts and chile Mac n cheese. The flavors were good but the chicken was slightly dry while the Brussels sprouts were undercooked in my opinion and cold by the time they got to the table. My husband had the salmon with the Szechuan green beans. Again, good flavors but the fish was over cooked as were the beans.
We probably had the worst table in the house, tucked in a tiny back room. The lighting was bad- like being in your great grandmothers home if she only uses 20 watt bulbs... A lamp and more pictures on the wall, maybe some plants could really help that small desolate space. The rest of the restaurant appeared much more appealing!
We had a great bottle of wine and we will definitely try this restaurant again as its so close to our home.
I need to eat at Park Cafe more often
Wow! I had the rainbow trout and it was magic in my mouth. The chef nailed the texture of the fish with the skin being crispy while the flesh was tender and moist. The cauliflower puree was seasoned perfectly but the surprise was the roasted cauliflower that rested beside it which brought more texture. Then the pine nut gremolata on top brought color to my plate with more flavors and textures.
I came with a party of 12 which the staff handled like pros. Only compliments for the food and service from my group.
Appetizer 10, Entrees 3
That could be a football score or a 1 - 10 rating of our food. The artisan cheese tray was outstanding (a 10). The filet mignon and the sirloin on noodles were not good (both were 3's). They were way overcooked - not very good flavor overall - and the vegetables were not very good either.
I have eaten at the Park a number of times and have always been pleased [ that's why I go back ] but this past Saturday was really not good at all. I was surprised and disappointed - especially since it was intended to be a nice night out with my family. There are so many great options in Nashville these days, I'm not sure I'll be going back to the Park.
A lot of unique dishes, with some staple ...
A lot of unique dishes, with some staples as well. I enjoyed the chicken dish with red pepper jelly along with Brussels sprouts +green chile Mac and cheese. The jelly was sweeter than I was anticipating, so the heat on the Mac and cheese gave me the spice I was looking for!
Will definitely be back to try other options
Great food and service but a party next ...
Great food and service but a party next to us, one woman in particular, was so loud and talked non stop. The more she drank, the louder she got. We were in the small side room with tin ceiling tiles so that could have contributed.
We had dinner with friends here on New Years Eve and the dinner was exceptional!
The only problem we had was that there was nobody at reception that greeted us and we
had to wait quite awhile before someone appeared. Also, the valet was terrible. You would
think on a cold wintry night that the guy could at least open the car door for the women!
Overall, we had a good experience and will return.
great neighborhood restaurant
service was good. food always good. not enamored with new dining area where we were seated outside of bar area in the interior. felt like we were in a diner area. i much prefer other parts of the restaurant including outside (when available) or near windows in front.
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