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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
Nashville, TN 37203
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
We had the seared duck with vegetable risotto and the sea scallops with a lobster mac and cheese. They both were cooked perfect and the favors were amazing. My wife had an apple martini and loved it. For dessert we shared a raspberry cheese cake. I'm not usually a fan of cheese cake but I couldn't stop eating it. We were treated so well by all the staff and especially our server. He knew the menu and explained everything well. My wife and I really enjoyed our 7 year Anniversary. I would recommend Midtown Cafe to anyone.
While it had been several years since I had dined at Midtown Café, I had fond memories of it as a restaurant offering quality food at a reasonable price with attentive service and warm ambience. This visit confirmed the service and ambience remained; however, the food was somewhat of a disappointment. The meal began well enough with satisfying appetizers and salads. The problem was with the entrees. I had the salmon on a bed of risotto and my wife order the duck. My salmon was well cooked; however, the risotto was overcooked to the point of being gooey and gummy with very little taste. My wife's duck was almost inedible as the fat had not been rendered which overpowered any taste of duck that might have existed. To the restaurant's credit, they immediately corrected the problem by allowing my wife to substitute a sirloin which was promptly cooked to perfection and delivered promptly. Hopefully, these two mistakes were aberrations.
Our first visit but definitely not our last. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We tried the lemon artichoke soup which was best described as awesome. Our entrees ( crab cakes and a filet) were perfectly prepared. Great all around experience.
I usually try to stay at the Marriott Courtyard VU when I am in Nashville, because it is just next door to two of the best restaurants in Nashville. The Midtown Cafe, on the East side, and Valentino's, on the West side. If you are a 'foodie', and you can't find something you really like between the two on them, then you need to go someplace like McDonald's - 'cause you ain't a foodie !!
I loved the casual dining experience. It's a great place for dinner after work or a quick meet up. The food was fantastic. They have some great fish options for those looking for good seafood. The grits were delicious! I've been to the area many times and never realized the restaurant there, but definitely glad I went! For dinner, it's best to valet because parking is limited.
This was once my favorite spot in Nashville... Food was wonderful, as usual, but the decor was horrible. When I dine, I choose the restaurant based on the entire experience. Drab gray walls, black trim, black table cloths - blah. the art is usually good but the overall effect is depressing. Worst martini I have ever had. Who ever heard of crushed ice in a martini? May I also say that altho space is limited because the restaurant is small, the entire place needs a dramatic overhaul. Sadly, I would not go back :(
This was our first opportunity to eat breakfast at Midtown since they started serving it some months ago. Owner Randy Rayburn was most welcoming and hospitable, as was our server. I had the pancake, egg and bacon dish; and my wife had french toast with peach compote. Both dishes were excellent, and reasonably priced. Coffee is $3.00 per cup, which is getting close to being over a line, but it was fresh, hot and bottomless. I will return for another round in future, and would have the same dishes, but for the fact that the omelets and biscuit dishes demand to be tried. The restaurant wasn't overly busy on a Thursday morning, and a reservation was not necessary; but I would predict that breakfast business at Midtown will increase in future to the point where a reservation will be advisable.
Had a business meal at Midtown Cafe for dinner. There were only a few patrons around 7pm, which made it a great setting for the meeting. The wait staff were extremely attentive and helped us through the menu. I had the salmon with risotto, which was very tasty. Will try the Shrimp and Grits next time.
My friend and I were visiting Nashville and found that this restaurant had great reviews so we gave it a try. The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly. Our waiter did have his hands full with a big group so we did have to find another waiter to order more drinks but other than that it was a great experience.
I was greeted by The owner warmly as I arrived...............seated at a very nice table.............service was excellent.................the food was prepared as I requested and it was very good.......................The coconut cake was a wonderful end to a great lunch experience....................I would tell everybody I know to come here and enjoy the wonderful experience....................
Attended a concert downtown and had dinner prior to event. The service and food could not have been better. The veal saltimbocca was perfect and my friend had the chicken scallopine and it was excellent too. Midtown Café if my favorite Nashville restaurant!!
This was a total shot in the dark. We wanted someplace close to our hotel, and stumbled upon this place. We could not have been more pleased. I had the lemon artichoke soup and chicken saltimboca, my wife had the pasta special with chicken shrimp and andouille sausage with wide pasta and a mildly spicy tomato sauce. Everything was truly delicious. Served hot, tasted fantastic. In particular, my chicken was not salty, but just savory. For desert pecan pie and coffee with amaretto and kahlua. Really a great experience.
If you love Lobster Mac and Cheese - you have got to go to Midtown Café. We always get an order to share - no matter our choice of entree. Midtown Café has a great atmosphere, Randy is always there, staff recognizes repeat customers. It is a very nice dining experience.
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