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Midtown Cafe

102 19th AVE South, Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-7176
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Ranked #53 of 1,699 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Hours:
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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Milan, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I had grilled salmon and it was the best! On a bed of mushroom geese risotto. My wife had fresh grouper. The entrees were delicious. Salmon was about $22. The owner is Randy Rayburn who was my schoolmate in high school and also owns Sunset Grill and Cabana restaurants. Sunset is known for its wine list. Randy... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Food and service were wonderful. Bartender was interesting and shared his knowedge of scotches and gins. Would go back.

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Lake Worth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had arrived in Nashville and asked around for a restaurant that served healthy fare. I would say that the scallops were good- not the best I've had, but no complaints. They were prepared perfectly. My husband had the filet and it was also very good. The wine choices were perfect pairings and the accompanying biscuits were excellent! There were... More

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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563 reviews 563 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have eaten here many times over the years and it maintains a consistent excellence. From entrance to exit I marvel at the decor, the proficiency of the staff and the high quality of the cuisine. Truly a dining experience. Reservations are a good idea, even at lunch.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The scallops were recommended but I wasn't that impressed. The steak looked better. Business dinner.... the staff was great!!!

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Brentwood
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When you are charged $12.75 for a drink you expect to have at least several swallows of goodness. There was so much ice in my drink I couldn't taste it; I took most of the ice out and put it in my water glass. That's when I discovered how very little drink remained. The wine list is not to my... More

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I don't know if this gem was hidden or just hidden from me. But it is fabulous. True service with pro waitstaff and a menu second to none. Affordable wine and savory dishes put this high on my list for a return visit. Seafood outstanding!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Terrific scallops and lobster Mac and cheese. Also had a terrific spinach salad. Great waitress, highly recommend this place!!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I guess maybe this restaurant isn't considered as cool as some of the downtown restaurants, maybe because their food actually tastes delicious! :) This was a WONDERFUL experience. I was here on business and my waiter, Tim, was excellent: attentive but not bothersome, gave great food recommendations. The food was ready super quickly and was just extremely tasty. I'll be... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Midtown Café was a real treat! My wife had the Spinach Salad and the Grilled Salmon on a bed of domestic mushroom risotto with grilled asparagus and sun dried tomato ragout. The Salmon was light and cooked perfectly and the risotto, well Gordon Ramsey would be delighted. I had the mixed Organic Greens and the Seared Dayboat Sea Scallops... More

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