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Germantown Cafe

4.6
4.6
1818 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Germantown Café is your neighborhood bar + restaurant, bringing together charm, flavor, and a lively atmosphere for more than 19 years. Nestled in the heart of Germantown, #GTCNash is a welcoming experience with a menu specializing in straightforward cooking with a splash of Southern hospitality- comfortable, not complicated.

Please be aware there is a two hour dining limit on all tables to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy our reopening.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-3226

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jeffrey A. Martin, Managing Partner

  • Private party facilities

    Germantown Café can host almost any sort of special occasion in our private dining room. Whether it’s a business luncheon, a wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a large dinner party for friends, we can seat up to thirty people in our flexible, private space.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 505-5081

  • Neighbourhood

    Germantown

  • Cross Street

    Madison Street

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking is available most days, along with our parking lot across Madison Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. P

    Penny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Sunday brunch. The staff was exceptional and the food was fabulous.
  2. l

    laurap

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place in town! We come here probably 4xs a month as long as we’re in town. The food and staff are outstanding. You will not be disappointed 😊
  3. RD

    RichardD

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been eating at Germantown Cafe prior to TPAC performances for several years. The food and service have been consistently good. We look forward to many more visits.
  4. D

    Dddd

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    An early dinner- so no crowd and no noise. Excellent service.
  5. DS

    DemondS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience all around from the staff to the food. If you are looking for a superb dinning experience look no further. Thank you to all that made it worth while.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , menu was awesome
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was amazing
  8. AT

    AnnieT

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  9. SO

    StevenO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    First noise level was too too loud. Luckily we ate outside, otherwise I would have left. Carpet instead of concrete would help. It’s a restaurant have some class The pork use to be moist and tender. It was over cooked and dry. We are not sure we will go back. We use to be regulars there

    Germantown CafeResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you very much for feedback! We have recently installed many sound boards to help buffer the sound. We will work on the sound levels to make sure this is not discomforting. Would you mind elaborating on having class? We're sorry about overcooking the pork. Please feel free to let your server know or we have feedback on the tables via your phone if this more convenient. We'd love to make it right! :-). If you give us a call and ask for Sean we'd love to make your next visit more memorable

  10. D

    Dinnerout

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We ordered appetizers and had barely started them when the entrees arrived. Fast service but the timing could have been better. Crab cakes were very small and I couldn't find a piece of crab in either; too much breading. Potatoes were nearly cold and nothing was provided for them like butter or a sauce. Had asked for broccoli and raisin salad but got cole slaw. Fellow diner said the steak was a poor cut and didn't finish it. Four of us dined and all agreed we wouldn't go back. The only thing in keeping with the "old" Germantown Cafe was that the French onion soup was good.

    Germantown CafeResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you! We'd love to provide another experience as it sounds like there were some missed expectations. The crab cake ingredients may be due to a different part of crab (but the same as pre-tornado) vs the breading. We will be bringing in jumbo lump as others have have requested this ingredient! The butter and cream is incorporated into the mash potatoes but we can certainly provide more if asked. We're sorry the broccoli raisin slaw was not a clear description. We hope we can have you back!

  11. P

    Patrick

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best French onion soup anywhere! It’s a destination lunch for me.
  12. ST

    SomethingToBrunchAbout

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits were amazing! My French toast was good (a little burnt, but still edible). Bottomless mimosas, can't beat that. Our server was absolutely wonderful. She was funny, suggested great things to try, extremely personable. She helped make the experience A1.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you very much! We are very sorry for the French toast. If you give a call, we would love to take care of this for you! Please just ask for Sean

  13. JT

    JulieT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great experience! The grits were phenomenal and I’m not even a huge grits fan.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not what it used to be. The Eggs Benedict consisted of an English muffin and two poached eggs, no meat. We asked what happened to the meat and were told it doesn’t come with meat. What? Think they may want to check the definition of Eggs Benedict. Overpriced for what you get. A shame it has come to this.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you very much for your feedback! We are sorry for any confusion. On the original menu, there was only crab and steak benedict, but we thought to add this for vegetarians and tried to make this clear on the menu. We will be adding spinach to make it even heartier though! With inflation, we are doing our best to provide the best value in the neighborhood. We hope the service showcased this as well! We hope to have you back to give us another shot! We'll be sure to customize your benedict :)

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coconut curry salmon was great.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 30, 2022It's one of our favorites! Thank you!

  17. W

    Willex

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    We met some friends to catch up, there were 6 of us. It was ENTIRELY TOO LOUD to have a conversation with more than one person at a time -- to understand anyone you had to be looking directly at them. I asked the very nice waiter if the loud music could be turned down given how loud the room already was because of the echoing conversations. He said "Maybe a little, I'll have to speak to the manager." I couldn't tell whether the music was turned down much or not. The kitchen was apparently swamped, and it took a long time for the food to arrive. The appetizer (1/2 lb of bacon) got there AFTER the main courses arrived (they came out not together but in stages). There was no decaf coffee. Really? My dish was pretty good, I ordered shrimp and grits. I would NOT go back b/c it was just way too loud.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 24, 2022Hi Willex, we're very sorry that the half pound of bacon took so long. We would love to take this off your bill if you would be willing to give us a call. We will start serving decaf from your feedback. Brunch has a bit higher energy as it is requested from many people in Germantown nowadays. We do offer breakfast however and this has a very low level of sound with many of your brunch favorites and amazing breakfast items! This is served between 8-10am. Thank you very much for this feedback!

  18. TG

    TrishaG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had the best date night here - we live in the neighborhood and tried it on a whim and were very impressed. We will definitely be back! Highly recommend!

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you very much! We will make sure to pass on your kind feedback to Brandon as well :-).

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The French Onion Soup was amazing! Service was excellent. Fried green tomatoes and crab cakes were better than most, but also not something that would make me come back. Nice bourbon and beer selection.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you for this great feedback. We will be taking a look at the items that were not outstanding during your experience.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We really miss the original Germantown Cafe. It was such a consistently great restaurant! This was our first time back to Germantown Cafe since reopening post tornado. Originally one of our favorite restaurants, we will now never go back. Truly the worst food and service. The QR code is a definite turn off. Our service was incredibly slow — our server checked on us once the entire meal. My husbands pork was dry and covered in A1 sauce. My tiny (size of a quarter) $34 crab cakes were burnt. The mashed potatoes were dry. The green beans had zero flavor. Will never go back.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 21, 2022We're so sorry you feel this way and for any mistakes that were made! We have put effort into making the pork tender, but it sounds like it may have been over cooked. We offer paper menus as well as QR codes, we do not carry A1 and the plum pork recipe is the same as pre tornado. Regardless, it seems like there were multiple issues with the experience. We would love to have you back to prove our standards. If you will allow us, please give us a call and reach out to Sean. We'll make it right!

  21. BC

    BarclayC

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Had great brunch previously but dinner menu disappointing. Not much on offer and if you want steak it was a sirloin or nothing. The highlight was the wait staff, particularly Danielle. One of our party became Ill and she was very helpful and handled the situation gracefully. Would say good for brunch but not dinner.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 21, 2022Thank you very much for your feedback. We've been thinking of adding a NY Strip option so this is support of our thinking. With the new normal, we have limited our menu for the first year to ensure an efficient operation with a new staff, but we look forward to adding in the coming months! We're sorry that you did not find what you are looking for. We will work on bumping up this timeline. We will reach out to discuss further. Thank you!

  22. LA

    LesAlex

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I REALLY wanted to love the Cafe, cute neighborhood restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was a sad, terrible disappointment. I had the Mac and Cheese topped with bachamel as a starter and it was DELICIOUS! For my main I had the pork with plum sauce. The pork was cooked perfectly but it was floating in the plum sauce. I had assumed, wrongly, it would be of a thicker consistency and drizzled over the top. The mashed potatoes and green beans were fine, when removed from the sauce. The apple pie was an F-. The pie had disentegrated and was floating on butter/grease. Key Lime pie is my favorite so got one to go. It was fine, tho I don’t really see how you could possibly mess up key lime pie. The wine list was limited but I’m from San Francisco and was happy to see an Alexander Valley Cab. On a happier note, the entire staff was very friendly.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you very much for this feedback! We always want to understand clearly so we can improve - was the primary issues with the meal the consistency of plum pork sauce and the apple pie? It sounds like you enjoyed the rest :-). We're very sorry some items were not what you were expecting. How were the flavor of these items? Thank you, again!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you!!

  24. SF

    SadFormerFan

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    This used to be one of our favorites but unfortunately the food quality has gone downhill following the pandemic. Menu options have changed and are not unique or special. Quality also suffers. $38 steak was chintzy and overcooked. On pork dish, Mashed potato bed was inedible - dry and sticky. Pork was reasonable. Side of Brussels Sprouts was in an overpowering sauce and nearly inedible. Drinks served strong. We sent a $15 martini back bit were still charged. Total was $155 without tip for a very mediocre meal. Went on a Thursday - room was about 1/2 full but ambience was still pretty noisy. Two-top we were seated at was very small and cramped. On the plus side, service was stellar.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022We're so sorry that this was your experience. We have been hearing that the changes have been the best yet and the quality is much higher but this obviously did not show through with your experience. We have worked with the kitchen regarding each of your pieces of food feedback and we are working to improve our systems to make sure this is not repeated. We would love the opportunity to provide you with the experience we are striving for. Please reach out to Sean and we will make it right!

  25. KT

    KayceT

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The plum pork is AMAZING. Fried green tomatoes were delicious and the burger was good! Looks great inside since the remodel, and the staff were all super kind.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you very much for your kind words, Kayce!

  26. JB

    JenniferB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & drinks, very friendly service, parking available!

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you, Jennifer!

  27. s

    schmittie215

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winner every time I go there! So happy this Nashville original is still around.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you very much!

  28. HP

    HeleneP

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our evening at the Germantown Cafe. Food was excellent as was the staff!

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you!

  29. DR

    DR11

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Get the squash fritters! Salads are large. Veggie Burger deemed delicious. Salmon overcooked but yummy curry sauce helped.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022We're very sorry that the salmon was overcooked! Please feel free to always let your server know, scan the feedback QR code or grab a manager and we would love to make sure it is right. It is never an inconvenience :-). Thank you very much for your feedback!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for brunch! Music, vibe, great Bloody Mary and amazing pepper Jack grits!

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you!! See you next time :-)

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best French onion soup. The manager and servers were all awesome.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you!!

  32. MP

    MaryP

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous server Brooke. Food was good value for money

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you! We'll make sure to pass on your kind words to Brooke as well!

  33. F

    Foodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Not quite what I was expecting, I was asked to use a QR code to order and so we did in a few minutes, 2 appetizers and 2 entrees, 20 min later all 4 plates show up, way overdone steak and way overdone pork, out of control salty French fries. What really was disturbing was the fact seemed we were the only ones who used the QR code to order and the staff was serving and attending everyone but us. I’m not one who sends food back or anything, we ate, paid the bill, on the app again and left, not a single soul cared, or said goodbye. I read incredible reviews and expected so much more

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you very much for this feedback. We're very sorry that the order process was not made clear. The QR codes are just a choice as some people prefer this method; however, we have paper menus for anyone who prefers these. We have a couple new cooks and we are very sorry we did not catch those items before they got to you. We'd love to make this up to you. If you would be willing to give the restaurant a call and ask for Sean or Jack will will make it right!

  34. B

    Brad

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I came to town for an important business meeting and took the doctors to Germantown Cafe for dinner. This was a mistake!! The A/C was very cold and blowing directly on us. We asked several times if they could turn it off or we could change tables, but no luck. The waiter was new (so I give him a break), but we (7 of us) ordered the drinks and appetizers off the happy hour menu as it was 6:00pm and the happy hour was until 6:30. After they were delivered, the waiter told us that the happy hour menu and prices was only for the bar and would not apply to us. If we would have known this, we would have selected different drinks and appetizers. The food took way to long, and when it came, it was over cooked and cold. My potential customer told me when we left restaurant that he was disappointed with the experience and would not recommend I go back. I felt the same way, especially when I received bill.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our guests. In this instance we dropped the ball and that is unacceptable. Specifically, in regards to accommodating your request of moving to a different table, we apologize we did not remedy that immediately. We have discussed the issues about the food with our entire staff, thank you for bringing that to our attention. For not meeting our own standards, we have refunded your entire bill.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    I was recently in for dinner and had a great experience, so I brought my parents here for brunch and it probably wasn’t the best match. The lighting on the bar side was pretty dim and the noise was too much for my mom. The food was decent and our server Rochelle was excellent, but I would not recommend for a low-key and quiet brunch.
  36. JB

    JosephB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Excellent service. Noise level was a little high.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you, Joseph!

  37. A

    Allioop

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was great. Enjoyed the salmon and loved the ceaser salad. Very nice ambience . Not sure why it’s not more crowded. Food was a little slow coming out but otherwise no complaints.

    Germantown CafeResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you!

  38. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good and service were wonderful, however the noise level at midday WAY too loud.
  39. PK

    PhilK

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our second visit. Food and service is very good. We’ll be back!
  40. KF

    KathieF

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy it reopened. Our first time back and out of town guests really enjoyed it!

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Kathie!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Germantown Cafe using the Order Online button. Germantown Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Germantown Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Germantown Cafe

1200 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Madison Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Germantown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking is available most days, along with our parking lot across Madison Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jeffrey A. Martin, Managing Partner

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-3226

  • Private party facilities

    Germantown Café can host almost any sort of special occasion in our private dining room. Whether it’s a business luncheon, a wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a large dinner party for friends, we can seat up to thirty people in our flexible, private space.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 505-5081

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