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Midtown Cafe

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102 19th AVE South, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-7176
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11:00 am - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 26
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An absolute delight!

This was such a pleasant surprise. From the outside, it has the look of maybe a hole-in-the-wall breakfast joint, but as soon as you walk in, you're in for a treat. It has a romantic, well-designed atmosphere with tasteful decor. The service was phenomenal and prompt. And the FOOD! Delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Sarah M
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Bellingham, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bellingham, Washington
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was such a pleasant surprise. From the outside, it has the look of maybe a hole-in-the-wall breakfast joint, but as soon as you walk in, you're in for a treat. It has a romantic, well-designed atmosphere with tasteful decor. The service was phenomenal and prompt. And the FOOD! Delicious. This restaurant completely won me over. I'll be back.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Good: The best good I could mention; the food! The food was exceptional. As you may see from my reviews, I dine out a lot. I had the Ahi Tuna and it was literally the best I ever had. The texture and freshness and seasoning were exceptional. I also had a perfectly made martini. Appetizers were great also and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Don't judge the book by its cover. Not a great external appearance. The chicken piccata is awesome. Best I have ever had. A little dated on the interior but a solid food choice.

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Seneca Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were told about this "Julia Child's" inspired Restaurant by friends and we were not disappointed! The wine selection, outstanding menu and wonderful service made our experience so fun! There were 5 of us and they new we had a time crunch and they were very accommodating. The Chicken Piccata was so delicious and the mushroom Risotto excellent!! We wish... More 

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nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was the first time eating at this establishment. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. The food was fit for a king.

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Tennessee
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Midtown Cafe. You will need to take advantage of the Valet parking since this is a very busy area and not many parking places. We enjoyed the Lemon Artichoke Soup, Spinach Salad and the Shrimp and Grits were a featured dish. Very good...spicy and rich. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g55229-d434782-r278738683-Midtown_Cafe-Nashville_Tennessee.html#

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A charming restaurant serving fantastic veal, wonderful drinks and an intimate ambiance. Well worth a visit

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Nashville, Tennessee
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of Nashville's best old restaurants with consistent good food and wine and to-die-for desserts. Great before a downtown venue because they shuttle you.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First of all, they made a perfect mint julep. Then the beet salad and lobster mac & cheese were delicious. The server was very professional & kind, handling our large group with aplomb. It was about a mile and a half from our hotel but the ride to & from in Broadway Bob's elongated golf cart made it a memorable... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The lemon artichoke soup is worth a trip to Nashville! Service, food and location exceptional. Right by the Vandy campus.

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Additional Information about Midtown Cafe

Address: 102 19th AVE South, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 19th AVE South, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, 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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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