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Midtown Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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102 19th AVE South, Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-7176
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For 26 years, a top ranked locally and nationally casual fine dining...
For 26 years, a top ranked locally and nationally casual fine dining destination just off West End, offers iconic lunch and dinner signature dishes, Contemporary American cuisine and the finest local and seafood / beef / veal ingredients. Superlative service is by a veteran hospitality staff of professionals. Midtown Cafe offers free shuttle service from downtown hotels and to local performance venues including Bridgestone, Ryman, Schemerhorn, TPAC after dinner with reservations. A fantastic wine list includes 40+ glass selections and 150 bottles, and a multi-course "Tasting Menu" that changes nightly and is available a la carte.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delish!

Wonderful service and great food. Doesn't look very appealing from the outside but is small, cozy & simple on the inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
expatcaryn
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service and great food. Doesn't look very appealing from the outside but is small, cozy & simple on the inside.

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Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Once seated in the restaurant, a nearby enthusiastic diner recommended the Lobster Brie Mac-n-Cheese. WOW! So glad he did. We ordered it as an appetizer to share, and it was WONDERFUL! The artichoke soup is a recipe they've been serving for 27 years. If you like artichokes, you will love it. I ordered the pork tenderloin with mushroom risotto and... More 

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SF Bay Area
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

good foodie place - pork loin, halibut, salads all great. Finished off with killer bread pudding. Great service. Relatively small, not too loud.

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Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I visited due to the great reviews we had seen and it did not disappoint! The food and service were great! Allison our server was very knowledgeable. If we come back to Nashville we will be back.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Can always say that fabulous midtown café is very welcoming, consistent and extremely delicious. I had "foodie "friends and their 12-year-old son visiting from Illinois, and everything from the waiter, friendly service, to the exquisite seafood that we all devoured was fabulous.

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Roselle, Illinois
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife & I were looking for a great place to eat close to the Hutton Hotel. A couple locals recommended we walk over to the Midtown & enjoy a relaxing dinner at the bar. We were pleasantly surprised how comfortable & intimate this place is! We were immediately greeted by a welcoming hostess who seated us at the bar... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The star attraction of this restaurant is their offering free round-trip transportation to the Ryman Auditorium (and perhaps other downtown venues). If you are oriented to having a starter, main and dessert, then it makes sense to get the

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Missouri
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We tried the lemon artichoke soup based on reviews. My wife didn't care for it, and I thought it was just okay. Our entrees also were nothing terribly special. Salads were also nothing special. Maybe it was an off night? Service was good. Ambiance was okay- it was crowded. Nothing that I would necessarily want to do again.

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Newburgh, IN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome meal and ambience and service. Salad with strawberries, mango, and candied pecans was superb. Filet was fork tender. Will eat here every time we visit Nashville.

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Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wanted a meal at a local spot within walking distance of our hotel in the west end area. This restaurant was 1 block away, so we thought we'd try it out. My husband and I arrived without a reservation on a Friday night but were easily seated. It seemed to us that the menu has been around since the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 19th AVE South, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-320-7176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

For 26 years, a top ranked locally and nationally casual fine dining destination just off West End, offers iconic lunch and dinner signature dishes, Contemporary American cuisine and the finest local and seafood / beef / veal ingredients. Superlative service is by a veteran hospitality staff of professionals. Midtown Cafe offers free shuttle service from downtown hotels and to local performance venues including Bridgestone, Ryman, Schemerhorn, TPAC after dinner with reservations. A fantastic wine list includes 40+ glass selections and 150 bottles, and a multi-course "Tasting Menu" that changes nightly and is available a la carte.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?