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Germantown Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2759 (Madison Street)
+1 615-242-3226
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always have had excellent meals here. I have tried to branch out but plum pork medallions on dinner menu (I always ask for fries and asparagus instead of sides they pair with and feel confident it is superior) have always been what I wished I had ordered whenever I've strayed. I think escargot is best appetizer I've tried (though don't... More 

Thank Viva S
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to have a special evening meal Request a seat by the window for the view. We arrived, were quickly seated and waited on. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made recommendations based on the types of flavors we each enjoyed. The meals were wonderful.

Thank Brigetta A
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six people all had different entrees - the grilled sirloin, the steelhead trout, the Springer Mountain roast chicken, the daily filet and the fantastically awesome Kobe beef meatloaf. Everything was well prepared and the service was attentive without being overbearing. When the filet came out a bit rare in the middle (ordered medium-rare), they promptly threw it back on the... More 

Thank JGPnashville
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was the perfect start our holiday wknd. The bartender (Charles) was awesome. From the minute we walked in the door (11am) until we left (3:45pm) he made us the best drinks, recommended local sites, and provided fun Nashville facts. Our only regret was not making it back to see him before leaving town. If you are in the... More 

Thank 836vaughnk
Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance but will definitely be back by choice. We arrived a little before opening time but the manager opened the doors and seated us and our orders taken quickly. The server was very familiar with the menu items and very attentive. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

Thank impudicus84
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of miles out of the downtown in the quaint Germantown neighborhood with a view of the downtown, this lovely restaurant would be right at home in any foodie town in the country. It is medium- to medium-plus in price and worth it. Finely prepared food, well-chosen wine list and much more relaxed and refined than anything in the... More 

Thank ChasPower
Farmingdale, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Four of us had dinner here on a Sunday night. The menu had a nice selection and the food was delicious. Our waitress Tara was attentive and friendly. We did order one of the specials (flank steak) which I would suggest. The green beans were the best I have had. It was very neat and clean and comfortable for conversation... More 

Thank ourbailey
Roswell, Georgia
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315 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We came on a Saturday for lunch and found that they serve from a brunch menu that offers good variety They have the best French onion soup I've had in a long time. Sandwiches and cottage fries are very good. They call their cottage fries hash browns on the menu. Wines by the glass are lacking . We didn't try... More 

Thank AnnaB1952
St. Louis, MO
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We chose this restaurant due to tripadvisor, a Nashville guidebook and availability. Husband's quote, "It served its purpose." Yes, we were fueled up, no it was not great. The first thing we noticed was that the dining room was half empty on a Friday night at 8 p.m., not a very good sign. Waitress was very friendly. Although wine list... More 

Thank MelvinaSt.Louis
Littleton, Colorado
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238 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch on a Wednesday, with parking easy to find mid-week. The NashTrash bus tour had recommended this Cafe, a favorite of theirs, and it didn't disappoint. We came for the soup recommendation and enjoyed a salad with it. A great atmosphere, wonderful service, and dreamy cheesy onion soup!

Thank Travelgurl1956

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2759
    (Madison Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-242-3226

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