Midtown Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 102 19th Ave S

    Nashville, TN 37203

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  • 615-320-7176

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Great place for a quiet dinner! The food is always very good! Try the scallops with lobster mac and cheese. By the way excellent martini's. Randy is the owner and he is always very attentive to the needs of his customers.

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★★★★★

Great place for a quiet dinner! The food is always very good! Try the scallops with lobster mac and cheese. By the way excellent martini's. Randy is the owner and he is always very attentive to the needs of his customers.

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Went to Midtown Cafe for a lunch meeting today and we were all extremely disappointed. The food was very expensive and tasted cheap. Also, the servers were very unattentive. My business associates and I will never return.

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★★★★★

Went to Midtown Cafe for a lunch meeting today and we were all extremely disappointed. The food was very expensive and tasted cheap. Also, the servers were very unattentive. My business associates and I will never return.

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My wife and I went for our first Anniversary. Midtown was special because it was where we had our first nice dinner while we were dating and where we celebrated our engagement with our families. Things have changed since then. I had the

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★★★★★

My wife and I went for our first Anniversary. Midtown was special because it was where we had our first nice dinner while we were dating and where we celebrated our engagement with our families. Things have changed since then. I had the

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This place is awesome. Carmen, the waitress, knew more about wine than anyone at our table. We took 5 out of town guests here from Chicago, LA and Atlanta and they were all impressed. One guy brought some white wine from France and the waitress had actually been to the town of Sancarre, where it was bottled! After that was gone, she recommended something called Earthquaker from California, and it was AMAZING. We had steaks, veal and lamb. Someone had the sea scallops and we all fought over the lobster macaroni that came with it. The food is always great here, service is wonderful and they did not charge any corkage for the wines we brought in.

Probably the best food and wait staff in Nashville. We will be back, very satisfied and we think it's a bargain compared to most places in the city.

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★★★★★

This place is awesome. Carmen, the waitress, knew more about wine than anyone at our table. We took 5 out of town guests here from Chicago, LA and Atlanta and they were all impressed. One guy brought some white wine from France and the waitress had actually been to the town of Sancarre, where it was bottled! After that was gone, she recommended something called Earthquaker from California, and it was AMAZING. We had steaks, veal and lamb. Someone had the sea scallops and we all fought over the lobster macaroni that came with it. The food is always great here, service is wonderful and they did not charge any corkage for the wines we brought in.

Probably the best food and wait staff in Nashville. We will be back, very satisfied and we think it's a bargain compared to most places in the city.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, profesionnal staff, great food

Cons: very small, can be noisy when crowded, but worth it.

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The concierge at Lowe's Vanderbilt recommended Midtown Cafe. She was so right! The menu had so much great stuff I can't wait to get back to Nashville to try something else. After trying to decide between Duck or Lamb I went with the servers suggestion of Scallops with Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. Awesome! (and more than I could eat!) My wife went with Trout with fried green tomatoes (new to us.) Great service too.

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★★★★★

The concierge at Lowe's Vanderbilt recommended Midtown Cafe. She was so right! The menu had so much great stuff I can't wait to get back to Nashville to try something else. After trying to decide between Duck or Lamb I went with the servers suggestion of Scallops with Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. Awesome! (and more than I could eat!) My wife went with Trout with fried green tomatoes (new to us.) Great service too.

Pros: great menu

Cons: great menu...too many great choices

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After spending 6 months overseas, my wife and I decided to go to Midtown last Saturday night. It was like returning to an old friend. We were seated at our favorite table. Our waiter took really good care of us. We had a great bottle of wine. My wife ordered the Black and Blue Tuna and I had the filet. But first we had the famous Midtown Cafe crabcakes as a starter. It is so nice to come back to someplace that still has the same quality. We can't wait to go back!

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★★★★☆

After spending 6 months overseas, my wife and I decided to go to Midtown last Saturday night. It was like returning to an old friend. We were seated at our favorite table. Our waiter took really good care of us. We had a great bottle of wine. My wife ordered the Black and Blue Tuna and I had the filet. But first we had the famous Midtown Cafe crabcakes as a starter. It is so nice to come back to someplace that still has the same quality. We can't wait to go back!

Pros: Great food Great Service

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Sometimes, you go to a restaurant and everything is great; food, service, ambience, wine list, etc. Then you go back a month later and it?s like the chef took the night off and left the janitor in charge of the kitchen.

That?s what happened to me at Midtown Cafe and it was a shame, too, because I really liked the place the first time around. I had the pork loin both times; fantastic the first time, fishy-tasting and over-cooked the second time. At the prices they charge, you should really expect a fantastic experience each and every time.

Also, they have something called ?Snake River Farms Idaho Kobe Wagyu Beef Filet? on the menu. Come on...it?s a steak, okay? If you want to be pretentious and haughty, at least keep a chef on duty every night.

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★★☆☆☆

Sometimes, you go to a restaurant and everything is great; food, service, ambience, wine list, etc. Then you go back a month later and it?s like the chef took the night off and left the janitor in charge of the kitchen.

That?s what happened to me at Midtown Cafe and it was a shame, too, because I really liked the place the first time around. I had the pork loin both times; fantastic the first time, fishy-tasting and over-cooked the second time. At the prices they charge, you should really expect a fantastic experience each and every time.

Also, they have something called ?Snake River Farms Idaho Kobe Wagyu Beef Filet? on the menu. Come on...it?s a steak, okay? If you want to be pretentious and haughty, at least keep a chef on duty every night.

Pros: When the chef is there, it's great

Cons: When the chef is off, the janitor's cooking.

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I went to Midtown with a group 10 . They had our table all ready, we were seated immediately.
We started out with great martinis. Our server gave us several recomendations. I took one of his suggestion, the Tuna with a mustard sauce, it was spicey and full of flavor, a great change from the usual Tuna with wasabi and soy.
We asked our server for separate checks, it was not a big deal to them and it did not take that much time.
Midtown also provided us with a shuttle to take us there and picked us up as well. That was a great service.
We will do this again our whole evening was great.

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★★★★★

I went to Midtown with a group 10 . They had our table all ready, we were seated immediately.
We started out with great martinis. Our server gave us several recomendations. I took one of his suggestion, the Tuna with a mustard sauce, it was spicey and full of flavor, a great change from the usual Tuna with wasabi and soy.
We asked our server for separate checks, it was not a big deal to them and it did not take that much time.
Midtown also provided us with a shuttle to take us there and picked us up as well. That was a great service.
We will do this again our whole evening was great.

Pros: food, valet, shuttle

Cons: none

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My clients were staying at the Nashville Loews Hotel. Several of the staff suggested Midtown as a great place to relax and have a great experience of local casual fine dining. We made reservations and were offered a shuttle ride to the Cafe, but we decided to walk after we learned it was only 2 blocks. The hostess seated us upon arrival. Our server who had been there for several years guided us through the numerous wines by the glass and bottle offerings. We ordered wine and martinis, a house specialty they claimed. They were right! We sampled their signature crabcakes, lemon artichoke soup and two specials of the evening.The room was sleek and comfy with couples and a larger group in the room by the bar. We ordered from the tasting menu as well as I had the trio of veal. Caesar salad was great. Brulee was shared. Everyone was smiling and happy as we walked back. Friendly and not pushy service was appreciated. I will go back.

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★★★★★

My clients were staying at the Nashville Loews Hotel. Several of the staff suggested Midtown as a great place to relax and have a great experience of local casual fine dining. We made reservations and were offered a shuttle ride to the Cafe, but we decided to walk after we learned it was only 2 blocks. The hostess seated us upon arrival. Our server who had been there for several years guided us through the numerous wines by the glass and bottle offerings. We ordered wine and martinis, a house specialty they claimed. They were right! We sampled their signature crabcakes, lemon artichoke soup and two specials of the evening.The room was sleek and comfy with couples and a larger group in the room by the bar. We ordered from the tasting menu as well as I had the trio of veal. Caesar salad was great. Brulee was shared. Everyone was smiling and happy as we walked back. Friendly and not pushy service was appreciated. I will go back.

Pros: Great food and servicce

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My husband and I decided to visit Midtown for our 1 year anniversary. We've been to Sunset Grill before and loved it, so we decided that since Midtown is their sister company, it must also be good.... at best it's just fine. We got there and the greeter was very nice, even knew that it was our anniversary, and gave us a good seat in the back. The waitress was nice, of course, but not knowledgeable of the menu. I suppose we are a little spoiled, having visited Napa Valley on our honeymoon *which you MUST GO if you've never been - it has the best food, the best service, and the best wine!* Anyway, the food is very overpriced for the quality. We did not see any appetizers that sounded good, so my husband decided to get the pork tenderloin and I settled on the scallops. Wow - I can't stress enough how BAD the tenderloin was. It tasted like propane and carbon. It was really awful and we didn't feel the least bad about sending it back. We ended up sharing my scallops, which you only get 4 for about $30 with (I kid you not) my 9 year old sister's maccaroni and white cheese with really dry pieces of lobster in it. But we ate it. Didn't stay for desert.

The best thing about the meal? The 2 glasses of Erath Oregon Pinot. Sorry Midtown, you were a HUGE disappointment.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I decided to visit Midtown for our 1 year anniversary. We've been to Sunset Grill before and loved it, so we decided that since Midtown is their sister company, it must also be good.... at best it's just fine. We got there and the greeter was very nice, even knew that it was our anniversary, and gave us a good seat in the back. The waitress was nice, of course, but not knowledgeable of the menu. I suppose we are a little spoiled, having visited Napa Valley on our honeymoon *which you MUST GO if you've never been - it has the best food, the best service, and the best wine!* Anyway, the food is very overpriced for the quality. We did not see any appetizers that sounded good, so my husband decided to get the pork tenderloin and I settled on the scallops. Wow - I can't stress enough how BAD the tenderloin was. It tasted like propane and carbon. It was really awful and we didn't feel the least bad about sending it back. We ended up sharing my scallops, which you only get 4 for about $30 with (I kid you not) my 9 year old sister's maccaroni and white cheese with really dry pieces of lobster in it. But we ate it. Didn't stay for desert.

The best thing about the meal? The 2 glasses of Erath Oregon Pinot. Sorry Midtown, you were a HUGE disappointment.

Pros: Nice greeter / Valet parking

Cons: Food / Server Knowledge

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My husband, myself, and one other couple had an early dinner at The Midtown Cafe before attending a concert at the Ryman. Upon being seated we informed the waitress what time we needed to leave to be at our show. My husband was very concerned about the traffic and limited parking as there were several other events going on downtown that evening. Our waitress brought our drinks and said that she had taken the liberty of checking to see if one of the "shuttles" would be able to take us to our concert as well as pick us up, she assured us that it would be their pleasure to get us to the concert and back. We were all suprised and thrilled that this young lady took the time to arrange our transportation for us, it made the great food and positive atmosphere that much more enjoyable. We were able to sqeeze in dessert and had just finished our coffee when the hostess informed us that the shuttle was ready. I think this is a great service and we couldn't have been more pleased with the evening.

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★★★★★

My husband, myself, and one other couple had an early dinner at The Midtown Cafe before attending a concert at the Ryman. Upon being seated we informed the waitress what time we needed to leave to be at our show. My husband was very concerned about the traffic and limited parking as there were several other events going on downtown that evening. Our waitress brought our drinks and said that she had taken the liberty of checking to see if one of the "shuttles" would be able to take us to our concert as well as pick us up, she assured us that it would be their pleasure to get us to the concert and back. We were all suprised and thrilled that this young lady took the time to arrange our transportation for us, it made the great food and positive atmosphere that much more enjoyable. We were able to sqeeze in dessert and had just finished our coffee when the hostess informed us that the shuttle was ready. I think this is a great service and we couldn't have been more pleased with the evening.

Pros: service, atmosphere, valet

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I love food. I've been to this resturant in the past for a work lunch. I had lamb chops and they were fantastic! This was about four years ago. A few weeks ago, I was craving lamb and remebered the resturant, this time spending my own money (keyphrase: my own money). Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. When I ordered the lamb chops, I emphasized that I wanted them WELL. The server mentioned the butternut squash, which on the menu said that mashed potatoes were included. I'm not a fan of the squash and expressed that. She talked me into trying them, saying that the mashed potatoes and the squash were mixed together (odd, but I'd try it). I get my meal. Not only were the lamb chops medium instead of well, the squash did not come with the mashed potatoes and they tasted like they had freezer burn. This $30 plate also had an over vinegarized small "salad" that was discusting. Of course, I asked for the mashed potatoes, which were good, not exceptional. It turns out the menu had not been updated and someone in the kitchen may have previously been a short order cook. There was no one else in the resturant but me and one other table at this time (I got there right at opening on a Sunday), I don't understand why my food had to be rushed and due to the fact that it was $30 before taxes and tips; I don't understand why I was fed the improperly cooked meat and the freezer burned vegetables. At that price, I'd expect for it to be fresh and right the first time. This wasn't how I remembered. Then again, the first time I didn't pay myself, so I could have overlooked the mistakes.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love food. I've been to this resturant in the past for a work lunch. I had lamb chops and they were fantastic! This was about four years ago. A few weeks ago, I was craving lamb and remebered the resturant, this time spending my own money (keyphrase: my own money). Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. When I ordered the lamb chops, I emphasized that I wanted them WELL. The server mentioned the butternut squash, which on the menu said that mashed potatoes were included. I'm not a fan of the squash and expressed that. She talked me into trying them, saying that the mashed potatoes and the squash were mixed together (odd, but I'd try it). I get my meal. Not only were the lamb chops medium instead of well, the squash did not come with the mashed potatoes and they tasted like they had freezer burn. This $30 plate also had an over vinegarized small "salad" that was discusting. Of course, I asked for the mashed potatoes, which were good, not exceptional. It turns out the menu had not been updated and someone in the kitchen may have previously been a short order cook. There was no one else in the resturant but me and one other table at this time (I got there right at opening on a Sunday), I don't understand why my food had to be rushed and due to the fact that it was $30 before taxes and tips; I don't understand why I was fed the improperly cooked meat and the freezer burned vegetables. At that price, I'd expect for it to be fresh and right the first time. This wasn't how I remembered. Then again, the first time I didn't pay myself, so I could have overlooked the mistakes.

Pros: Valet, Service, Ambience

Cons: Food

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I frequent Midtown Cafe evey few months for lunch. I always get something different but I start with the artichoke soup. I used to think it is the best in town until I had the artichoke soup at Bridges in Belle Meade. Wow! It is excellent. I will still go to Mid Town every now & then with the gals. But when I want artichoke soup I am going to Bridges. By the way it is less expensive than Midtown Cafe.

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★★☆☆☆

I frequent Midtown Cafe evey few months for lunch. I always get something different but I start with the artichoke soup. I used to think it is the best in town until I had the artichoke soup at Bridges in Belle Meade. Wow! It is excellent. I will still go to Mid Town every now & then with the gals. But when I want artichoke soup I am going to Bridges. By the way it is less expensive than Midtown Cafe.

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My date and I went to Midtown Cafe. Consuelo waited on us and suggested the Scallops. My date went with the suggestion and they were out of this world.They came with a mac and cheese that had lobster and brie in it. Wow . We had a bottle of Evolution with it. Thank you Consuelo for dinning experince, it was wonderful. We will go back there again.

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★★★★★

My date and I went to Midtown Cafe. Consuelo waited on us and suggested the Scallops. My date went with the suggestion and they were out of this world.They came with a mac and cheese that had lobster and brie in it. Wow . We had a bottle of Evolution with it. Thank you Consuelo for dinning experince, it was wonderful. We will go back there again.

Pros: Scallops, Valet , Reservations

Cons: none

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This place is fabulous. My fiance and I dined there two weeks ago and we're STILL talking about it. The server was fantastic! The food was to die for! I suspect that Midtown Cafe offers the best fare in Nashville. Dine there and enjoy yourself.

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★★★★★

This place is fabulous. My fiance and I dined there two weeks ago and we're STILL talking about it. The server was fantastic! The food was to die for! I suspect that Midtown Cafe offers the best fare in Nashville. Dine there and enjoy yourself.

Pros: delicious food, excellent service

Cons: small... but romantic. i suggest making a reservation

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Loved It. My wife and I made reservations and could not wait to get there. We arrived five minutes before our reservations and the place was packed, we waited in the bar for about ten minutes and then we were sat. Greg our waiter was the GREATEST, he was on top of every thing. The WineList is wonderful, and the CRABCAKES are nothing short of perfect. We will be going back soon.

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★★★★★

Loved It. My wife and I made reservations and could not wait to get there. We arrived five minutes before our reservations and the place was packed, we waited in the bar for about ten minutes and then we were sat. Greg our waiter was the GREATEST, he was on top of every thing. The WineList is wonderful, and the CRABCAKES are nothing short of perfect. We will be going back soon.

Pros: Valet, Greg, Food, Wine List, The Cute Little Bar

Cons: None

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food was not to be faulted - nothing was out of this world but we really enjoyed our evening. it's a perfect place for a quiet intimate dinner. could even be a bit romantic...

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★★★★☆

food was not to be faulted - nothing was out of this world but we really enjoyed our evening. it's a perfect place for a quiet intimate dinner. could even be a bit romantic...

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I read a couple of good reviews about this Tricia person and also about the restaurant. Took my date for dinner tonite; our first formal date. It was a great experience. The food was great especially the bread and Tricia happened to be our waitress. I didn't know the name until after i got home and saw my receipt. I even asked her about who Tricia was and she said it was her! She was absolutely the best waitress ( excusez moi if i am using the wrong term) I have ever had or met. She was very pleasant with us and was just wonderful. Her recommendations about the food was perfect and we had a great evening. Thanks Tricia! I'd go there again just for her :)

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★★★★★

I read a couple of good reviews about this Tricia person and also about the restaurant. Took my date for dinner tonite; our first formal date. It was a great experience. The food was great especially the bread and Tricia happened to be our waitress. I didn't know the name until after i got home and saw my receipt. I even asked her about who Tricia was and she said it was her! She was absolutely the best waitress ( excusez moi if i am using the wrong term) I have ever had or met. She was very pleasant with us and was just wonderful. Her recommendations about the food was perfect and we had a great evening. Thanks Tricia! I'd go there again just for her :)

Pros: Fantastic service. Tricia was wonderful.

Cons: The lemon artichoke soup was a little too tangy for me but my date loved it.

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Carpaccio was so thin you had to scrape it of your plate and it was served with mustard!
Mussels were undercooked. the marlin was overcooked. The brussel sprouts were on the menu as caramelized, but in reality hardly blanched.
All in all very overrated cooking, but a nice atmosphere.

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★★☆☆☆

Carpaccio was so thin you had to scrape it of your plate and it was served with mustard!
Mussels were undercooked. the marlin was overcooked. The brussel sprouts were on the menu as caramelized, but in reality hardly blanched.
All in all very overrated cooking, but a nice atmosphere.

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About Tricia.......i've never met her, but the way she writes about herself is creative and confident. She must be good.

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★★★★☆

About Tricia.......i've never met her, but the way she writes about herself is creative and confident. She must be good.

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My wife and I were recommended by a friend of a friend of the owner, Randy Rayburn. Being a aspiring culinary, I'm very observant. When we walked in we were greated with a beautiful smile that could make anyone feel right at home A. Then she told us that our server would be right with us. When no one came by right away, she said she would look after us. We were blown away by her awareness. My wife ordered the scallops and I had the lamb. We asked our server, Tricia to choose the wine for us. We loved her suggestions so much we ended up getting a bottle each.
Randy you have a gem of a restaurant but even more of a gem with a server like Tricia. If she ever moves on, let us know. My wife and I would follow her anywhere.

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★★★★★

My wife and I were recommended by a friend of a friend of the owner, Randy Rayburn. Being a aspiring culinary, I'm very observant. When we walked in we were greated with a beautiful smile that could make anyone feel right at home A. Then she told us that our server would be right with us. When no one came by right away, she said she would look after us. We were blown away by her awareness. My wife ordered the scallops and I had the lamb. We asked our server, Tricia to choose the wine for us. We loved her suggestions so much we ended up getting a bottle each.
Randy you have a gem of a restaurant but even more of a gem with a server like Tricia. If she ever moves on, let us know. My wife and I would follow her anywhere.

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The bread basket contained nondescript non-warm rye bread - not bad but nothing special. The crab cakes were very good, but a tad small. The accompanying sauces were O.K., but nothing special. Mixed results on the entrees. My trout was wonderful - nice grilled smokey flavor, tender and served with a great corn relish. The two (more would have been better) fried green tomatos had a goat cheese paste between them (think sandwich) and it worked fantastically. My wife's entree, the Veal Picatta was cooked O.K. and looked great, but was very bland, and the side noodles could have also used more flavor. Both entrees were average size. The dessert, chocolate molten cake, was more like a baked cupcake with a dark pudding filling. Nice, but nothing great. Overall, nothing was unacceptable, but at a price point where many entrees are $20 and up, it could have been better.

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★★★☆☆

The bread basket contained nondescript non-warm rye bread - not bad but nothing special. The crab cakes were very good, but a tad small. The accompanying sauces were O.K., but nothing special. Mixed results on the entrees. My trout was wonderful - nice grilled smokey flavor, tender and served with a great corn relish. The two (more would have been better) fried green tomatos had a goat cheese paste between them (think sandwich) and it worked fantastically. My wife's entree, the Veal Picatta was cooked O.K. and looked great, but was very bland, and the side noodles could have also used more flavor. Both entrees were average size. The dessert, chocolate molten cake, was more like a baked cupcake with a dark pudding filling. Nice, but nothing great. Overall, nothing was unacceptable, but at a price point where many entrees are $20 and up, it could have been better.

Pros: friendly service, trout tasty

Cons: small crab cakes, bread, veal picatta bland

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If you're looking for a restaurant for your next date or wedding anniversary, I would recommend Midtown Cafe'. My husband took me here for our last anniversary and we really enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy, and the service is superb. Our server, John, took care of everything on our table even before we knew we needed it. I had the crab cakes, which I thought were outstanding. My husband had the Ahi Tuna but he felt it was just "okay." However, we were both impressed with their wine menu. Midtown Cafe is not your everyday spot, but it's truly worth a visit on a special occasion.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you're looking for a restaurant for your next date or wedding anniversary, I would recommend Midtown Cafe'. My husband took me here for our last anniversary and we really enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy, and the service is superb. Our server, John, took care of everything on our table even before we knew we needed it. I had the crab cakes, which I thought were outstanding. My husband had the Ahi Tuna but he felt it was just "okay." However, we were both impressed with their wine menu. Midtown Cafe is not your everyday spot, but it's truly worth a visit on a special occasion.

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I've only eaten at the Midtown Cafe once, so take my view with a grain of salt. My order of french fries and two side veggies cost about $10, and the food was okay, but Ted's Montana Grill offers a huge baked potato and better-tasting veggies for about half the price.

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I've only eaten at the Midtown Cafe once, so take my view with a grain of salt. My order of french fries and two side veggies cost about $10, and the food was okay, but Ted's Montana Grill offers a huge baked potato and better-tasting veggies for about half the price.

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This place was recommended by a friend of my husbands for a romantic dinner and he was correct. The atmosphere was great. The food was wonderful. I would recommend the lamb chops and the molten chocolate cake. Our waiter Doug was also very helpful.

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★★★★★

This place was recommended by a friend of my husbands for a romantic dinner and he was correct. The atmosphere was great. The food was wonderful. I would recommend the lamb chops and the molten chocolate cake. Our waiter Doug was also very helpful.

Pros: great food, service

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My date and I both were first time dinners, let me tell you we were both pleased with our evening. The service was wonderful, great wine list, and the food was top rate, we each had the tasting menu and were blown away by the food. I would highly recomend this place to anyone.

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★★★★★

My date and I both were first time dinners, let me tell you we were both pleased with our evening. The service was wonderful, great wine list, and the food was top rate, we each had the tasting menu and were blown away by the food. I would highly recomend this place to anyone.

Pros: wine list, food, service

Cons: parking

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Upon entering the restaurant, we witnessed an angry customer asking why his table was not ready. From there, it was downhill. After being seated, we waited at least 10 minutes to be greeted and found it hard to talk over the cackling drunk sitting at the table behind us. I was disturbed at the waiter's "you don't want to order that" to all the entrees priced below $27. I was a rebel and ordered the basil pasta with the blackened shrimp. Pasta Roni would have been a tastier alternative. I might also mention that the bathroom had one stall and the staff suggested I use the men's room.

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★★☆☆☆

Upon entering the restaurant, we witnessed an angry customer asking why his table was not ready. From there, it was downhill. After being seated, we waited at least 10 minutes to be greeted and found it hard to talk over the cackling drunk sitting at the table behind us. I was disturbed at the waiter's "you don't want to order that" to all the entrees priced below $27. I was a rebel and ordered the basil pasta with the blackened shrimp. Pasta Roni would have been a tastier alternative. I might also mention that the bathroom had one stall and the staff suggested I use the men's room.

Pros: Bread was Good

Cons: Not Romantic at All, Overpriced, Gas Station bathroom

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I was referred here while on business. The place is small, but the menu offers a variety of dishes and the wine selection is ambitious. I was told I had to try the crabcakes, which were tasty, but a little heavy on filler (the menu should list them as crab and artichoke cakes). I will say that I have had better experiences at this price point, but the knowledgable service and selection were enough to bring me back.

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★★★★☆

I was referred here while on business. The place is small, but the menu offers a variety of dishes and the wine selection is ambitious. I was told I had to try the crabcakes, which were tasty, but a little heavy on filler (the menu should list them as crab and artichoke cakes). I will say that I have had better experiences at this price point, but the knowledgable service and selection were enough to bring me back.

Pros: Menu, Winelist, Service

Cons: , Design

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Midtown cafe is one of the best restaurants in nashville period!!! food, service, all great, tasting menu was out of this world. We will be back.

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★★★★★

Midtown cafe is one of the best restaurants in nashville period!!! food, service, all great, tasting menu was out of this world. We will be back.

Pros: great service, outstanding food

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My husband and I went for my birthday and had a really nice time. The atmosphere was nice and our waitress was helpful. Be sure to ask to sit in the main dining room as I could see the tv in the bar area from the side dining area. That sort of took away from the ambiance. We would go back, however, if for no other reason than the crab cakes. They were, without a doubt the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. Take my word for it. If you like crab cakes, don't even try to order anything else. I got a filet, which was fine, but didn't touch the crab cakes in taste.

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I went for my birthday and had a really nice time. The atmosphere was nice and our waitress was helpful. Be sure to ask to sit in the main dining room as I could see the tv in the bar area from the side dining area. That sort of took away from the ambiance. We would go back, however, if for no other reason than the crab cakes. They were, without a doubt the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. Take my word for it. If you like crab cakes, don't even try to order anything else. I got a filet, which was fine, but didn't touch the crab cakes in taste.

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I was recently at Midtown for dinner and I must say I think I have found Nashville's best dining place. The service was amazing. Our waiter, Paul, kept the food and drinks coming as we never had to ask for a thing. The food was amazing. The crab cakes would just fall apart in your mouth and the flavor was that of which you would find in New England. The prices are a little more pricy that alot of places in Nashville but I must say it is well worth saving for. This will be my place of choice to recommend to all our nashville visitors.

2
★★★★★

I was recently at Midtown for dinner and I must say I think I have found Nashville's best dining place. The service was amazing. Our waiter, Paul, kept the food and drinks coming as we never had to ask for a thing. The food was amazing. The crab cakes would just fall apart in your mouth and the flavor was that of which you would find in New England. The prices are a little more pricy that alot of places in Nashville but I must say it is well worth saving for. This will be my place of choice to recommend to all our nashville visitors.

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Price but not to bad

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I recently went back to Midtown and the food and service were wonderful. Richard was our waiter and his insightful suggestions and extensive knowledge made our meal unforgettable. We started with the always perfect caesar salad, followed by mussels in white wine sauce. As usual the mussels were fresh and succulent. The wine that Richard chose complemented our dinner perfectly. We closed with the blueberry bread pudding which was good but the praline cheesecake was the star. Do be sure to have the cheesecake anytime you go to Midtown. It is to die for.

2
★★★★★

I recently went back to Midtown and the food and service were wonderful. Richard was our waiter and his insightful suggestions and extensive knowledge made our meal unforgettable. We started with the always perfect caesar salad, followed by mussels in white wine sauce. As usual the mussels were fresh and succulent. The wine that Richard chose complemented our dinner perfectly. We closed with the blueberry bread pudding which was good but the praline cheesecake was the star. Do be sure to have the cheesecake anytime you go to Midtown. It is to die for.

Pros: FOOD!, Atmosphere, Great Service

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MidTown Cafe is a wonderful place to spend an evening dining on the Prince Edward Island Mussels, which are served with a wonderful red sauce of the Chef's own creation, and the entrees are superb. I have had the pleasure of dinning at MidTown Cafe and I can not say enough good things about the food, the wait staff, and the atmosphere in general. Oh, and if you like Cheesecake they always have a wonderful selection to choose from, and it melts in your mouth. All in all if you want a good dinner at a mid range price this is the place for you.

2
★★★★★

MidTown Cafe is a wonderful place to spend an evening dining on the Prince Edward Island Mussels, which are served with a wonderful red sauce of the Chef's own creation, and the entrees are superb. I have had the pleasure of dinning at MidTown Cafe and I can not say enough good things about the food, the wait staff, and the atmosphere in general. Oh, and if you like Cheesecake they always have a wonderful selection to choose from, and it melts in your mouth. All in all if you want a good dinner at a mid range price this is the place for you.

Pros: wine selection, valet parking, cozy

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The numerous experiences I've had at Midtown Cafe have always been enjoyable and deserving of praise. From the host who seated us quickly, and never forgot us while we were waiting, to the wait staff who offered recommendations that were right on the mark, to the scrumptious (yet original) food, we were more than satisified. I have found this to be true during lunch and dinner. There are places to dine around town where after you are served, you are forgotten, but this is not the case at Midtown. You are welcomed as part of the family, if you encourage that kind of service. If what you want is intimacy and a private setting, they seem to pick up on that instantly.

2
★★★★★

The numerous experiences I've had at Midtown Cafe have always been enjoyable and deserving of praise. From the host who seated us quickly, and never forgot us while we were waiting, to the wait staff who offered recommendations that were right on the mark, to the scrumptious (yet original) food, we were more than satisified. I have found this to be true during lunch and dinner. There are places to dine around town where after you are served, you are forgotten, but this is not the case at Midtown. You are welcomed as part of the family, if you encourage that kind of service. If what you want is intimacy and a private setting, they seem to pick up on that instantly.

Pros: Great Personalities, Delicious Food, Intimate Setting

Cons: Chess pie needs help

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With the updated decor and a menu that changes monthly Midtown deserves a closer look! With consistently outstanding service, wonderful fresh seafood (including Hawaiian Ahi Tuna), Kobe beef that melts in your mouth and a solid wine list this is the perfect place for impressing out of town business clients or romancing someone special

2
★★★★★

With the updated decor and a menu that changes monthly Midtown deserves a closer look! With consistently outstanding service, wonderful fresh seafood (including Hawaiian Ahi Tuna), Kobe beef that melts in your mouth and a solid wine list this is the perfect place for impressing out of town business clients or romancing someone special

Pros: Service, Ambience, Fresh Seafood

Cons: Do Valet Park, Too many menu items t

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The place has a feeling that everyone inside is enjoying dinner. It is a little loud, but that is because the place is full of happy diners!

Great food with excellent presentation, good wine list but not overly faa faa faa.

Great place for a date or to take friends for a nice meal.

2
★★★★☆

The place has a feeling that everyone inside is enjoying dinner. It is a little loud, but that is because the place is full of happy diners!

Great food with excellent presentation, good wine list but not overly faa faa faa.

Great place for a date or to take friends for a nice meal.

Pros: great menu, kknowledgeable staff

Cons: noisy (not to bad), small

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Fine dining with some personality...there was a lack of "being special" in my mind. The food was good, but not great. Service tried hard and did well. All in all, a good choice. I was not disappointed.

1
★★★☆☆

Fine dining with some personality...there was a lack of "being special" in my mind. The food was good, but not great. Service tried hard and did well. All in all, a good choice. I was not disappointed.

Pros: Not busy

Cons: Felt rushed

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The restaurant was wonderful. A great place for a romantic dinner with the loved one. Food is delicious and the atmosphere is quaint and appealing. The price is not to much for a real nice night out. But would get expensive if you made it a weekly event. Service was good but bad has the ability for improvement. Not a good place for the kids or if you are Claustrophobic. But perfect for a romantic night out.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant was wonderful. A great place for a romantic dinner with the loved one. Food is delicious and the atmosphere is quaint and appealing. The price is not to much for a real nice night out. But would get expensive if you made it a weekly event. Service was good but bad has the ability for improvement. Not a good place for the kids or if you are Claustrophobic. But perfect for a romantic night out.

Pros: Food, atmosphere

Cons: Price, Small quaters

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Midtown Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is great thanks to Jeremy Barlow, a talented and imaginative chef and the staff is friendly and knowledgable. A great place for a romantic date.

2
★★★★★

Midtown Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is great thanks to Jeremy Barlow, a talented and imaginative chef and the staff is friendly and knowledgable. A great place for a romantic date.

Pros: Great Food, Intimate Setting, Great Staff

Cons: none

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Intimate setting, comfortable elegance... incredible food. Intelligent and personable waitstaff. Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.

2
★★★★★

Intimate setting, comfortable elegance... incredible food. Intelligent and personable waitstaff. Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.

Pros: atmosphere, food, selection

Cons: parking

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Midtown Cafe, is a great quaint lunch spot. With a very nice selection of daily specials and killer dessert, for those of us who do dessert. I recommend the open face chicken salad w/ fruit. Tasty, great service.

2
★★★★★

Midtown Cafe, is a great quaint lunch spot. With a very nice selection of daily specials and killer dessert, for those of us who do dessert. I recommend the open face chicken salad w/ fruit. Tasty, great service.

Pros: menu, service

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Service was outstanding and very friendly. Food selection is good and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the specials and regular items on the menu.
The interior has a New York upscale restaurant no-trendy atmosphere to it, which is nice for a change, it's definitely about good food and wines and no distracting atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

Service was outstanding and very friendly. Food selection is good and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the specials and regular items on the menu.
The interior has a New York upscale restaurant no-trendy atmosphere to it, which is nice for a change, it's definitely about good food and wines and no distracting atmosphere.

Pros: prompt service

Cons: too cold

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