102 S 19th Ave, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.152018 -86.797061
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 2:30pm
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.
Don't waste your money! – 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.
Never going back. – 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 Veal Piccata and there was no flavor at all. I think they left the lemon juice or white wine out, because it was very bland. My wife enjoyed her Veal Oscar, but thought the veal was overcooked. When the server asked if I wanted a box, I told him that I did not enjoy it and it was bland. He response was "ok" do you want a desert menu. That was it, no apology. The other thing that I didn't like was the party of six they sat right next to us while the rest of the restaurant sat empty. As we left, our server, the host, and another server stood by the door and didn't acknowledge us even being there. Things have changed so much since we were there last, and not for the better.
No Corkage Fee!!! – 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.
We'll be back ! – 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.
Returning to an old friend – 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!
Inconsistent – 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.
Great Evening – 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.
WONDERFUL MEAL ,SERVICE AND EVENING – 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.
Good try, but just not enough! – 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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