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Germantown Cafe

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1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2759 (Madison Street)
(615) 242-3226
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the fried green tomatoes, enjoy the complimentary salad, ponder the various specials and delight in pork belly with plum, a joy. as well as modern tweaks to classics like meat loaf. Great service and attention to detail. Only critique do we have to keep the same knives for starters, salads and mains?

Thank annonymous1961
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a break from the heat of the city and enjoyed a well prepared and well presented lunch at this bright little café. I recommend it highly if you are in that area of town.

Thank cconnches
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198 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for brunch and ordered the half pitcher of mimosas, so yummy and full of champagne! The food is always amazing and always a treat when I get to go here.

Thank cometexp
Lexington, Kentucky
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mimosas are amazing. They are a must have! However, it is cheaper to order individual glasses than a liter of mimosas. The bread/donuts they serve are fantastic.

Thank Matthew R
Little River, South Carolina
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner seating starts at 5, not a minute earlier. If you get there early, enjoy happy hour at the bar with some decent prices. We came to Nashville during Restaurant Week by chance and were pleasantly surprised. After combing through many different options to have dinner before a Tuesday show at Grand Ole Opry we decided to go here, We... More 

Thank 2Birdsfishnfrogs
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on a Tuesday night! Great atmosphere, excellent drink menu, and great food. The staff was attentive from the moment we walked in and out server was amazing!! She was knowledgeable about the menu, offered suggestions, and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was delicious and did not break the bank!... More 

Thank Alicia B
Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

My experience at Germantown Cafe has always been topnotch. However, I have spent the last couple of years trying out many of the new Nashville restaurants. I have been disappointed in many of the them. So.....I made reservations for a Friday night dinner back at an old favorite.....The Germantown Cafe. Thank goodness! My date and I were delighted with the... More 

Thank Anne885
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The food here is always first rate. I had the Asian Chicken Salad and my wife enjoyed the Tomato Basil Salad. Fresh, fresh, fresh! The dressings are especially good. Service was excellent. The only criticism is the noise level. All hard surfaces with nothing to absorb sound.

Thank Tim H
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Visited the Germantown Café with friends for Sunday brunch. The layout of the restaurant is nice as it gives tables quite a bit of privacy for conversation. Brunch menu was full of variety. My friends raved about the steak benedict and crab cakes benedict. If you are from the South you will probably enjoy the grits - I'm told they... More 

Thank NashvilleRoo
Paducah, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Chose this restaurant for early dinner before going to kd lang concert at Ryman. Nice atmosphere, off the beaten path but still close to downtown Nashville. Food was fresh and delicious. Waiter was so-so, had a little bit of an attitude. Some Great cocktails and dinner specials. Dinner rolls were some of the best ever!! So light and fluffy, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, French
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2759
    (Madison Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 242-3226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?