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Midtown Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Medford, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant in a Nashville visitor booklet and we decided to give it a try. What a nice place. It was quiet and serene and a perfect atmosphere for a nice dinner after a day of touring Nashville. Our waiter and I can't remember his name was great. He was attentive, very personable and extremely knowledgeable regarding the... More 

1 Thank DonBerb
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted a quite nice dining experience. Shrimp and grits was terrific. Salad was amazingly fresh. Felt like just picked. Biscuits amazing. And LARGE bottles of San Pellegrino. Several other things I want to go back and try.

1 Thank edwardjv1879
Chicago, Illinois
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of ten enjoyed a semi private "room" that made the evening extra special. The Pinot noir from Russian River area of California was excellent. My salmon was perfect, mixed green salad was petit. Dessert of pecan chocolate pie a la mode was Devine.

1 Thank AdventurerJudy
Cadiz, Kentucky
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on an eating tour, they opened just for us. The manager is GREAT and hilarious! He has been there for over 20 years and has great stories. Many stars, entertainers, dignitaries, etc. go there regularly. This is fine dining at it's best!

Thank Sue B
Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Midtown Cafe is a Nashville classic that is always delicious. Few restaurants manage to maintain quality and consistency, but Midtown offers superb dining each and every time. Their lemon artichoke soup is heavenly and the veal saltimbocca and beef carpaccio are equally stellar. Best of all, Midtown runs a stuttle to TPAC, Schermerhorn, and other performance sites downtown which makes... More 

1 Thank Cathy M
Westerville, Ohio
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stopped here on our food tour and loved it! It is a small space with ambiance that is great for a personalized dinner, which we experienced when we visited for our daughter's birthday. Friendly, attentive staff. Not a place for young children.

1 Thank Mom241995
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant. Both the food and service are superior. We were able to enjoy several restaurants during our 4 night stay in Nashville and I will say that when I return to town again I will revisit this restaurant. Make sure you save room for dessert too!

Thank Shelby B
Atoka, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This restaurant does not look like much from outside, but inside it is a gem. The menu is wonderful, especially the diver scallops with lobster mac and cheese.

Thank Deborah W
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We celebrated my 68th birthday here. I liked the reviews posted on both Tripadvisor and Open Table so we made reservations. We were here for 2 days of sightseeing and the salute to veterans show at the Grand Old Opry. We shared the salad special of field greens, goat cheese. and strawberry vinaigrette as a starter. My wife had the... More 

1 Thank gary r
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

After a few hours of joining the fray along Broadway, my wife and I decided it was time to head back to the hotel and find a place to eat. We were headed to no where in particular and walked past this little place and decided to venture in. Romantically lit, and fairly busy for 9 pm, we asked to... 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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $80
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 16153207176
For 28+ years, a top ranked locally and nationally casual fine dining destination just off West End, that 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 phone 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?