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Germantown Cafe

4.6
4.6
1761 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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Delivery

  • Order online
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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

  • Neighborhood

    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 1,761 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    American

  • Nashville

    American

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  1. NM

    NickM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    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.

  2. CB

    ChrystalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. CS

    ChrisS

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Restaurant. Rigatoni was excellent. Service fantastic.

  4. R

    Reggie

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alex was wonderful with helping us. He was just what you hope for when you go out to eat. The Ramsey Pinot was perfect with our dinner. Thank you!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It was great

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are from out of town and just picked the Germantown cafe. We really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. We will definitely come back next time we are in town.

  7. NJ

    NashvilleJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    No host to check in with; waited several minutes and finally flagged someone down. Food was flavorless and the rice in both entrees we ordered was tough and chewy. The Caesar salad greens were discolored and old. I used to love this place but our experience was not great.

  8. C

    Classy

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Our go to restaurant for birthdays or any day. It never disappoints!

  9. A

    Arthawk16

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed girls’ brunch with topless mimosas. Our server, Brooke, was wonderful. The food was very good; cooked and seasoned perfectly.

  10. CW

    CathyW

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day brunch

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was amazing! She was so sweet and accommodating, she made our night.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress, Brooke was phenomenal and gave definitely top notch service!!!

  13. M

    Mags

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Sous chef needs a lesson on how to properly trim Brussels… I want a menu and actually pay my tab through waiter. Food was very mediocre…we had Salmon and Crab cakes… Fried green tomatoes were best thing on the table. Very disappointed for date night…

  14. IV

    IowaVandygirl

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular experience- great service and amazing food. 5 star meal from start to finish!

  15. BB

    BrandonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Germantown Cafe is one of our favorite date nights. It's always good and not as loud as most places.

  16. VG

    VanessaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great happy hour food and drink options! Loved the fried Mac and cheese and the lollipop wings.

  17. J

    Jewels

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After the re opening of the restaurant we were anxious to try them for dinner. The salmon coconut curry dish was excellent & also the crab cakes. The atmosphere was light & enjoyable. The staff was friendly & checked on us several times. We will be back

  18. TG

    TonyaG

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night catching up with friends! Loved the GOF (Germantown Old Fashioned)

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Brooke was so polite and you could tell she really liked the dishes she recommended!

  20. a

    angel

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the crab Benedict, and the beignets. Everything was delicious and nicely presented. We had the topless mimosas which were lovely. The location is great in Germantown and walkable to cute shops. Out server was friendly and efficient.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice dining experience. Nice variety of menu choices for brunch, reasonably priced, and good service.

  22. JK

    JeffreyK

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Glad to find Germantown Cafe still going strong and keeping the old favs on the menu

  23. JB

    JBNashville

    Nashville

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    This is the second time I’ve been since it reopened. The first time my visit was ok and this time was the same. The menu is still too limited, maybe have some specials? We had the fried green tomatoes (delish), French onion soup (delish), the Caesar salad (too sharp with garlic and I love garlic), the plum pork (which was really good but too many potatoes) and the veggie bowl (flavorful but the rice was cold and the dish overall was lukewarm). The service was really good, his name was Jason. I’m afraid GTC just isn’t going to get back to how good it was before the tornado. I probably won’t go back.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Service was efficient; however, food quality has suffered since it’s reopening and the ambience (very loud club music and frigid AC temperatures (at least on Sunday) made it a bit difficult to enjoy a leisurely brunch. The parking is very convenient and staff were very friendly. That being said, some of this issues may be transitory due to ongoing supply chain and staffing issues.

  25. PM

    PaulM

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience for brunch. Our server Gene was super attentive and helpful. Germantown Cafe is definitely in my brunch rotation.

  26. DB

    DBond

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.

  27. R

    Read

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3

    It has been years since I was there. Not what it used to be. Although, my companion said things were good I do not agree. There was no ice in water glass. French onion soup was tepid As were the massed potatoes ( actually they were cold) Did I mention I dislike a'dente green beans.... that one is on me... I should have noticed and substituted

  28. JM

    JamillaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The crab cake benedict with hash browns was so yummy!

  29. TH

    THATgirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My steak was not cook thoroughly but the appearance seemed satisfying. They recooked the steak AND removed it from the bill. I was provided cinnamon bites for the wait and O.M.G! My date was also provided a second shrimp and grits to-go for MY inconvenience and wait time (wow). He couldn't believe it while filling his mouth with delicious cheesy grits. It was "the best" shrimps and grits he's ever had. Oh, the steak came out even more amazing! To top it off, they provided free cinnamon bites and a free carafe during my wait. Both being foodies, we here overwhelmed with emotions, deliciousness, and satisfaction. We damn near cried by the time we left. Go to this Café guys, they don't miss! - A Germantown Resident

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Topless mimosas and frose are a must for brunch. Goo

  31. DR

    DanaR

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great cafe but better service would be great! Thank you

  32. L

    Lili

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I came in for a nice Mother's Day brunch, and had a great experience. The bar was a bit slow as there was only one person behind it, but still came out with delicious cocktails for our table. The food was delicious, well portioned, and nicely priced as well. All of the staff was attentive, polite, and very nice. We had a great time, and loved the atmosphere and location too. This was our first time in, and we would definitely recommend coming in any time for sure!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch was so delicious and our server went above and beyond to make sure our Mother’s Day was so special! Even for my 4 year old too! Definitely will be going back!

  34. M

    Margie

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Everything was awesome except the loud music…it was so loud that we had to practically yell to hear each other…the music was good but way too loud! Food, service, and staff was absolutely wonderful!!

  35. QM

    QMatt

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere!!

  36. PW

    PatriciaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, pleasant surroundings and courteous, capable staff.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Overall good experience. The music was a little loud but we were seated under a speaker. I preferred the decor before they remodeled and find it a little cold and bland. The food was really good and I’ve never had a bad food experience at Germantown Cafe. The only thing that was a little odd is the steak with my steak frites was not sliced. I’ve ordered this dish at a lot of other places and the steak has always been sliced.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks and brunch options!

  39. GD

    GingerD

    Mississippi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We were visiting Nashville and found this restaurant recommendation for brunch on OpenTable. Ambience was contemporary. Comfortable seating. Our server Dani was pleasant, helpful & professional. Nice menu selection, food was very good and generous portions. I highly recommend starting with Mimosas and melt in your mouth Cinnamon Sugar Rolls. We had GTC Breakfast and Shrimp & grits. Only negative was the noise level and music became increasingly so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation with friends.

  40. MM

    MuzicalMatt

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was on the list to try out for a while so we took friends from out of town down to Germantown Cafe. Good choice! The menu is not huge but everything was unique and delicious. The Salmon with curry and the Pork with Plum Sauce were wonderful. Service was great & the neighborhood vibe there is wonderful. Recommended !

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 1761 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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

1200 5th Avenue, North Nashville, TN 37208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Street

  • Neighborhood

    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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