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Midtown Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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102 19th AVE South, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Westerville, Ohio
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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211 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank DonDonPython
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We enjoyed our anniversary here this year, and last year too! Not only is the food delicious, the service is perfect, the wine list is extensive, and the mojitos are very refreshing. This small, intimate restaurant is a great place with consistently perfect service and food.

Thank Suzanne D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I had the duck and it was wonderful with right touch of sweetness. We were taking the Midtown's own shuttle to the Nashville Ballet so the server took special care to see that were ready to go. BTW, there's was a 50 percent off wine list that night with great choices.

Thank Penny H
Austin, Tx
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

May be the best in Nashville. Food and service was amazing. Staff was very friendly. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our entrees.

Thank Textravels
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I moved away from Nashville for ten years. I loved Midtown Cafe when I lived in Nashville before. I'm back living in Nashville and had my first meal back at Midtown Cafe at lunch today. Nothing has changed...impeccable service, outstanding food, reasonable prices and a personal touch from owner Randy Rayburn. Midtown is a classic and I'm glad I'm back... More 

Thank Whitney M
Newburgh, Indiana
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Yes, this place is next to Hattie B's, the Nashville Landmark with incredibly yummy hot and spicy chicken, but Midtown has delivered several delightful Southern meals with a touch of class. Parking is a pain but they do offer a valet service. It is not a large building so it is congested as you walk in. Turn to the right... 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 South, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203
  • 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?