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102 19th AVE South, Nashville, TN 37203
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Ranked #38 of 1,729 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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Fairview, Tennessee
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131 reviews 131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had lunch with a friend who frequents this cafe. Great ambience and food. Menu was large with elegant options. Lots of business people. A great place to eat and get away from it all. Highly recommend.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A sleeper of a restaurant that locals have made a favorite since it opened (20 years ago?). Randy, the owner often is present to greet guests and you get the feeling that he is overseeing every dish served! The menu features stand by favorites as well as the chef's pick. Try anything. It WILL be good!

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We made a last minute reservation here and not disappointed! It is a lovely little neighborhood oasis!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel. I found it on trip advisor and was very intrigue with their menu. Everything we had was delicious. Would highly recommend going to when in Nashville.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Mid priced (teens to 20s for supper), casual chic, small unprepossessing exterior. Bar is very small. Fantastic grilled port tenderloin with mushroom risotto.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

For the 3 days prior to going to the Midtown Cafe I would look out the window from my hotel room and see it across the street and didn't think of ever going to it, but on the day of our check out we had some time before we needed to be at the airport. We decided to walk over... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I are regular patrons for dinner at Midtown Cafe which is our favorite restaurant in Nashville. It is consistently excellent in all aspects. Highly recommended for both visitors to Nashville as well as locals looking to rediscover great cuisine in midtown Nashville.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Solo lunch while hubs was in meetings. They have daily specials, so I got chicken & dressing that was very good! I was a bit early & the waitress was having lunch at the bar chatting with co-workers when I walked in. I don't know about you, but I take that as a very good sign!!! Thumbs up & I... More 

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Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a hidden treasure. Midtown Cafe is a small restaurant located a mile or so from downtown Nashville. We were staying around the corner and wanted something close to the hotel - boy were we lucky to have chosen this place. The food was amazing - one of the best meals we have had in a restaurant! We started with... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to Midtown prior to a TPAC show with friends. I had no idea Midtown does this cool little shuttle to TPAC and the symphony. Just valet, eat and ride then come back to your car. COOL. But what keeps me coming back is the food! We had a party of 14 and one waitress. GROAN. But they were... More 

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Additional Information about Midtown Cafe

Address: 102 19th AVE South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: 615-320-7176
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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