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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
Got a glass of "sparkling rose" that was terrible! Tasted like a splash of champagne in a glass of cranberry juice. Our waiter went thru the menu and pointed out the best deal being a 2 course $30 special... when we ordered it he said "oh we're going to be cheap tonight" and service reduced from there. I'm a bit insulted and disappointed with this visit
This is my favourite restaurant in Nashville. Perhaps I'm "Old School," but the ambiance, the food, and the service are just the best. My meal was delicious (the pork tenderloin,) my dinner companion loved hers, as well (the crab cakes,) and the Midtown Pasta I took home to my husband for his lunch the next day was outstanding, even warmed up. I can only imagine how yummy it was, when first cooked. I highly recommend this Nashville Jewel to anyone wanting a treat, without the pretentiousness of some of the newer places!
I've been going to the Midtown Cafe since it opened 30 years ago; it's always special when we have dinner there, and as usual it didn't disappoint.
The wine list is excellent, the food is consistently delicious, the service is the best. Great place; if you're going to the Symphony, you can go for dinner then let their free shuttle take you to the Symphony and bring you back to your car afterward.
I thought the food OK overall, my daughter and I both got the blackend grouper and that was FANTASTIC. Our appetizer, the chicken croquettes, didnt come out until after we got our entree (they did comp us for those) and they were quite dense and dry and the biscuits they serve as a starter were tough like they have been sitting out awhile. Thank goodness for that fish, because it was amazing. Service was great but we still left with an overall "meh" feeling and probably wont be back.
Midtown has some hard-to-find qualities in Nashville: it has excellent food, great service, valet parking, it's quiet enough to have a conversation, and it has a calm and serene ambience. It's a great spot for friends to meet and talk or to have a business conversation. Randy Rayburn is one of Nashville's long-time and best restaurateurs, and we locals thank him!
We will return to Midtown Cafe soon. We had not dined at Midtown for at least ten years. So happy to have rediscovered it.
Flavor-filled Southern style , chicken coucquette appetizer . Our guest had a type of raw or rare fish appetizer that they greatly enjoyed
We had three different entrees. Everyone enjoyed !
Coconut cake was absolutely the best cake we had in years ! What a treat .
Nice wine list. Very quiet for business & pleasure talk .
Our server , Doug was exactly the the knowledgeable, Attentive yet never intrusive
server one always hopes for when dining.
Went for restaurant week because the fixed menu was a great deal. The food was phenomenal and we got the wine pairing with it. The pairing was outstanding. They forgot to bring out our first course, but once they realized it they quickly fixed that and got things moving. We love this spot and will always go for restaurant week.
Absolutely loved the whole experience. First the service was impeccable. Dale our waiter was beyond excellent. We were here during restaurant week. We shared a bottle of wine. For the first course we both had the shrimp and grits. It was excellent. Told them don't like alot of spice and they were perfect. For our dinners I had the Beef Short Rib, it was made with a mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus. The beef was so tender and risotto was excellent. The asparagus should have been trimmed shorter but all was good in flavor. My friend had the grilled Hanger steak with mashed potatoes. The steak was prepared perfect and was flavorful without taking away from the actual meat. We will be going back.
Every year our office takes employees out for their anniversary with the firm and the employee gets to decide where they want to go. This was my 29th anniversary and although Nashville's restaurant scene is exploding, I knew where I wanted to spend my day. Midtown Cafe is, and has been, a culinary treasure. It's small and intimate and the food is consistently wonderful. The waitstaff is exceptional and the atmosphere is quiet but not stodgy. I've wanted to try the bar and will return to do that as it appears to be small and intimate. For now, I had the salmon and mushroom risotto with both prepared perfectly. I am a cook and I always feel as if I'm taking a chance when I order either at a restaurant. The salmon was grilled perfectly with a tomato ragout to compliment sitting on the bed of rich risotto, cooked to the right softness without being mushy, topped with asparagus. The service was spot on and pleasant without being ostentatious or invasive. I don't return often enough but then, I'm not sure that's even possible. I will, however, be back soon. No matter the weekly additions of wonderful restaurants in Nashville, Midtown always has a seat at the head of the table.
We went for the restaurant week dinner, and we were very happy with both of our meals, as always. The service was very good. The only observation I would make is that food came out a little too quickly, especially for those of us who had the wine flight accompanying the three course dinner. A little more time to let the liver catch up would have been appreciated.
Went to Midtown Cafe for restaurant Week. Have done this for last several years. In the past, Midtown Cafe more than held its own. Unfortunately, this latest dinner experience was not as good as on the past. The food was merely ok. No flowers or decoration on the table. Whole experience was not at the level we expect from this restaurant.
Dined here the night of the eclipse, and sat at the bar. Place has a very "neighborhood" feel. Bartender had been working there for 15 years, great martini. Food was good, noise level was low, so it was easy to talk. Very cozy. I'd definitely recommend this place.
My husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary here. Mike was our server, and he was absolutely outstanding. The meal and overall experience was hands down the absolute best we've ever had. Exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Will definitely recommend Midtown Cafe to anyone who asks. Incredible.
Found this through Open Table and after our meal we were extremely happy with our choice. They are in the midst of their 30th anniversary and had a special 3 course meal option for $30.00
My opening choice was the lemon artichoke soup which hailed back to day 1. It was outstanding.
I did not really understand how they are listed as Southern type food. To me it was more Italian with maybe a Southern flair.
Whatever it was it was wonderful and it makes my list of restaurants that when I am in the area are a must go to.
The restaurant does not have a lot of space inside so it is very cozy and intimate.
They offer a shuttle to take you to locations in Downtown if you want to dine and park and avoid the hassle of finding parking downtown
In regards to any of the negative comments others have posted, I can not find anything with this establishment to substantiate them
Outstanding food, great service and friendly staff makes this place a homerun in my books!!
This is an old established Nashville restaurant and glad the concierge at The Hutton recommended it. There was a 3 course dinner for $30 and it was excellent. The lemon artichoke soup was great and they have a good wine and cocktail selection.
Would definitely recommend it!!
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