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Germantown Cafe

1200 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 242-3226
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Ranked #45 of 1,699 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Asian, French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Madison Street
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88% Recommend
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took our daughter & husband to celebrate her birthday. She felt appropriately honored by the delicious food and lovely ambiance. My husband is a wood-worker and noticed the wonderful wood in the back, which stretches the length of the wall. The grain has been matched into a long piece and It is quite beautiful.

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Nashville Tennessee, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I am never disappointed with Germantown Cafe. We booked this dinner for a quiet night out and were quite happy. We had a great table with a beautiful view of the city. I enjoy branching out on the food but often end up with the plum pork - it's so delicious! The rolls are worth the calories too! Our server... More

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Love the food, service and ambience here. Everyone at our table loved what they got, and my pastrami reuben sandwich was really good. And, the apple pie a la mode (heat the pie!) was some of the best that I have had in years. Literally; mercy, that was good. Good service, nice atmosphere. I will be back.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

A very nice lunch over business topics. Not as quiet as I'd have liked, but the food was good and staff attentive. I had the Reuben and my lunch partner had a grilled chicken and strawberry salad.

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First night in Nashville was our 20th Anniversary - hotel recommended the Germantown Cafe - I had read about it, so off we went! Loved the neighborhood - other spots worth visiting nearby, Big windows with nice view toward the Capital Building and the Farmer's Market. First impression helped by friendly reception and valet parking outside (no, we didn't have... More

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Los Angeles, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is adorable. The setting is exquisite. The food is good but very rich. I think they could benefit from "lighter expression" meaning not so many heavy sauces. Overall it was an A + experience.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While visiting Nashville, our hotel recommended this café in Germantown. Parking wasn't bad, cute area. We were sat at a table viewing downtown Nashville, nice. Our server Shannon was very knowledgeable of the menu and made great suggestions on food & wine. We had the fried green tomatoes and French onion soup to start, very well prepared and our guests... More

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Canberra Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well. The food and the atmosphere were great, and well priced for a fancy-ish kind of venue. We were a group of 7 and of the night went without a hitch - except our waiter - this guy had NO clue. Worse than a work experience kid. Check this - we asked for a bottle of Savingion Blanc_ semmion blend... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This was a great spot for Saturday brunch for me and 5 girlfriends. We got there shortly after it opened, and had prompt service and a friendly server. There were yummy mimosas, and I had a Bloody Mary. And our server (Terry, I think) even humored me and brought me an extra bunch of olives for the drink. And the... More

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Berkeley, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

in my humble opinion. Starts with the service and they were attentive and knowledable and stayed that way even as the place got busier over the course of the evening. A fun selection of cocktails to begin the evening and the menu had some varied choices and everything was quite good, with good-sized portions that seemed appropriate for the dish.... More

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