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Germantown Cafe

4.6
4.6
1796 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Germantown Café is your neighborhood bar + restaurant, bringing together charm, flavor, and a lively atmosphere for more than 15 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 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue–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 1,796 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. HP

    HeleneP

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    DR11

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    MaryP

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous server Brooke. Food was good value for money
  6. F

    Foodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  7. B

    Brad

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 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.
  9. JB

    JosephB

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    Germantown CafeResponded 4 days agoThank you, Joseph!

  10. A

    Allioop

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 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 4 days agoThank you!

  11. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    PhilK

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our second visit. Food and service is very good. We’ll be back!
  13. 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!

  14. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. I ordered the coconut curry salmon which was cooked perfectly and was so flavorful. Our server was very attentive.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Karen! If there is anything we can work on to make it the best experience possible, please do not hesitate to let us know!

  15. R

    Rose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    WE had not been here in a long time. Glad we remembered it. Perfect for lunch with out of town guests.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Rose! It was great having you in :-)

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing. The Brussels sprouts were the best ever and the pork dish that I had was scrumptious. Our server Jason was prompt, courteous, beyond helpful and personable. The best!! Great little place to spend a special occasion.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you!! We will be sure to let Jayson know your kind words as well

  17. AS

    AndyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding atmosphere with a superb staff. The food was excellent. I highly recommend Germantown Cafe!! I give it a 10 out of a 10!

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Andy! This means a lot :-)

  18. KE

    KECustomer1

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great dining experience with friends. Meatballs, salmon dish, crab cakes, veggie bowl, service and atmosphere were excellent We have visited a few times and really like you guys.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you very much! We're so thankful to have you back in

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I am SO BUMMED to be writing this but I want others to be informed. I went to GTC for brunch on Sunday July 17 and after reading all these reviews I was so excited but left beyond disappointed. The brunch started with an order of Monkey Bread that tasted good but was almost cold and could have been better if it was warmed. I ordered the steak and eggs and while I don’t expect top of the line steak, I don’t expect it to taste like it was made the night prior and throw in the microwave (if that). All my food and my mom’s food (who got the GTC breakfast) was luke warm. The bacon would be comparable to the Oscar Meter microwaved bacon and even that’s better than this place. Everything tasted like it was made the night before and thrown in the microwave for 5 seconds if we were lucky. I would AVOID THIS PLACE FOR ANY BREAKFAST/BRUNCH AT ALL COSTS. You would get better from any fast food place in the area.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022We're so sorry to hear about this experience as it is far from our standards. Despite how large of groups or how busy it can get we expect that each plate should be fresh and delicious. We will be getting with our team to address these issues. We would love to have you back for a meal(s) on us. Please ask for Sean when you call and we will make this right. Thank you, again, for taking time to provide this feedback.

  20. M

    Marty

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. We were pleasantly surprised and delighted. There was no wait on a table, our server was well above average.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Marty! It was great to have you in :-)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was So LOUD that we hurried and ate our food to escape the noise. The food was quite salty, but our service was great!

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022We're so happy you enjoyed the service and apologize for the salty food. We will work on balancing the volume for the various desires of the community as well :-). A lot of people in Germantown nowadays have requested a higher energy environment for brunch specifically but there is a happy balance I believe we can reach! Thank you again for taking the time to provide this feedback!

  22. CA

    ChristinaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Food was cold. Service was poor. Made a reservation so we didn't have to wait on a table. Food was overpriced.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Hi Christina, we're so sorry you were let down when you came in. We'd love to make this right. Would you mind elaborating on the service as we would love to address specific points with our team? Our food should never be cold, so we will be revisiting our systems to ensure this is not the case for anyone's order. Please ask for Sean or Jack and we will make sure the next experience is much better!

  23. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliz, our waitress, was great. Food came out delicious. Owner was friendly. Overall great experience.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Lauren! We're so happy you enjoyed the team. Can't wait for your next visit!

  24. KF

    KatF

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Our visit started out wonderfully. Server seemed friendly and helpful. They were not very busy for a Friday. Our server seemed to forget that we were one of her tables after we ordered dinner. We waited 45 minutes for our food. The food was delicious. My salmon was perfectly cooked and the coconut curry sauce was delicious. Other dishes included Crab Cakes (tasty but very small portion), and Rigatoni (also good). However our server did not bring the dishes out and never checked on us. She walked directly past our table several times completely ignoring us. Sad because we probably would have ordered more drinks. We finally were able to grab her to get dessert. She left all of the dishes on the table until the desserts were delivered by someone else and they took the dishes when we asked if they would. Very strange night, service wise, it would be different if they were busy, but the restaurant was half empty. The food was good though

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Hi Kat, we're so sorry you did not have a positive service experience. This is disappointing as we put a lot of time and energy into our training. We actually use a teamwork system so it sounds like there must have been a couple misses night. We would love to prove to you that this could have been an off night and that we are committed to higher standards. If you would give us this chance, we would appreciate it! Please reach out to Sean and we will arrange your next visit (it will be on us)!

  25. E

    Eileen

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is so good here. It was quiet and not crowded on a Thurs. at 7, which was nice. The only complaint was the slow drink service. Not sure where that falls on the bar or waitstaff. We had a great time.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for your feedback Eileen! We have a few trainees as we get back open but this should never impact the guest. We would love to make this up next time you are in (and address the topic in our daily trainings). Please ask for Sean or Jack next time and we will make it right!

  26. H

    Hungrygirl

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m in town for business & decided to check it out. Very cool vibe, excellent service, delicious food. They are known for their French onion soup & I ordered it even though it’s 100 degrees outside. It was fantastic. I cot their house burger (also delicious) & subbed the roasted Brussel sprouts for fries. They were beyond delicious & I wish I got an extra order to take home. I’ll definitely be back when in the area.

    Germantown CafeResponded on July 26, 2022This is such nice feedback. Thank you so much!

  27. AL

    AlyssaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very cool atmosphere, I’ve had better food but it was a good experience! Great coffee
  28. CC

    CoCo87

    Tallahassee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rigatoni with hot sausage and peppers was delicious. I asked for more Parmesan cheese which they brought. The beignets were amazing.
  29. BE

    BarbaraE

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always reliably good! The French onion soup is the best in town!!
  30. f

    fd2di4

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I have to say we were very disappointed with the food this time around. The crab cakes were over cooked and very try and flat with no flavor. The mashed potatoes I don't have words for a bland, dry gob. The onion soup is usually delicious and it was good but the gruyere was barely baked on it. We have been many times and this is the 1st time we did not have a good meal.
  31. BT

    BethT

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have loved this place for many years and the new owner/management has kept the vibe and delicious new menu items. I highly recommend the Curry Salmon, Veggie Bowl, and key lime pie for dessert.
  32. LD

    LeslieD

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and good to meet up with friends. Once gets busy though, not very quiet.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    21st Birthday
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous!!! Loved that you could order from your phone if you wanted to! The coconut curry salmon was the best!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was under seasoned and took a while to get it. Service was outstanding.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charlie the bartender was awesome! Will make it part of our regular date nights.
  37. r

    reidrandy

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. We had a great and attentive waitress
  38. NM

    NickM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    First time experience. Heard good things and the reviews seem to reflect that. Food decent. Service was definitely lacking and the were only moderately busy.
  39. CB

    ChrystalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. Kind considerate and giving. The food was outstanding. The energy was outstanding. Look forward to coming back. Loved the French onion soup and Keylime pie.
  40. CS

    ChrisS

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant. Rigatoni was excellent. Service fantastic.

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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 1796 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 20 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 Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue–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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