make reservations, great food, service is a gamble. Went with a group of 5 on a weekend night and was seated about 10 minutes after our reservation (but likely only because one member of our group called in advance and said we would not be amenable to waiting 30 minutes for our reservation like last time.) After we were seated our waiter Joseph came over, but with another hostess (or waitress) who wanted to inform us that Joseph was GREAT but new. This should have been our warning. Our food was wonderful, but dinner took over 2 1/2 hrs. Joseph apologized when ours drinks took too long, apologized when one dish was sent back (described as "tuna sashimi" but the tuna was heavily seared) and took 30+ minutes, apologized when our checks took forever. This restaurant gets the business and is so busy because of the food, not necessarily because they handle the volume well. Try Park Cafe, but leave a lot of time for your meal!
Park Cafe- Eclectic, make reservations, crowded atmosphere, great food!. My husband and I wanted to try Park Cafe, and we were pleased with our experience overall. I will say that it is Eclectic, a littled crowded, and you really need reservations. The food is so good, though. This is a Nashville Restaraunt that you should try. I would not go for a romantic dinner, though; it is a bit loud and tables are close together. However, the cuisine is fabulous!
wonderful experience!. We have intended to try Park Cafe for a looooong time but we've just never gotten around to it, so we decided to go for New Year's Eve. We had such an AMAZING dinner. The service was wonderful, the food was great, the atmosphere was just perfect for NYE. We are both huge foodies and are pretty hard to please, but this place really hits the spot. We agreed it was the best meal we've had since we returned from Paris about this time last year. A terrific place to sit and linger over dinner. The Mongolian Beef appetizer is to-die-for!!! Everything was good, but that really stood out. My only complaint: a single stall women's restroom, which made for some pretty long lines on such a busy night.
Awesome Bread!. Don't gorge yourself on the bread before the meal, you will ruin a fantastic dinner! The atmoshpere is awesome and the food preparation, and presentation is tops. I like to get there a little early to sit at or near the bar to wait. The personel and clientelle are worth watching, very professional and classy. Did I mention the food is to die for.
The Best in Nashville!. Park Cafe is ALWAYS fabulous! A few months ago, I was disappointed that the scallop and gnocchi dish was taken off the menu, but my new favorite is the scallop and pasta stuffed zucchini dish! Absolutely superb! Of course, the baby spinach salad and the chocolate molten cake are a must on EVERY visit regardless of the entree choice! The service is excellent and the ambiance, perfect! Whether you are looking for a nice dinner out or a place to celebrate a special occasion, Park Cafe is certainly the place to go! In addition, the wine list offers a unique listing of new and familiar wines. I have also appreciated through the years how management generously gives to the community.
Best Steak in town!. I love the food. Rember folks you get what you pay for. Everything I have tasted there is awsome!!
Best date place. Park Cafe is my favorite restaurant in town. The food is always wonderful as is the service. I highly recommend the tenderloin tail...and all of their apps. It is a nice romantic place to dine.
WTF?. This place is simply the best. I'm all for trying new things...but when 7 out of 10 reviews mention the scallops & gnocchi dish as a suggestion or their favorite dish anywhere....don't take it off the menu EVER! I was so disappointed my last visit to find it is no longer a "standard" after many years of being on the menu. The new scallop dish was not in the same league, actually it was mediocre in my opinon, and nothing at the Park Cafe is ever mediocre. Personally, I am not one for change. I'll still visit the park cafe on occasion and try to find a new dish I like. However, until I know that classic scallop dish is back, I'm going to try some other places. This may end up being a good thing. Chef Willie, if you were a popular singer, would you not do your best known song every performance? Without that dish it's still a great show, but like you forgot to include your greatest crowd pleaser.
Delicious!. Park Cafe is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. The food is consistently delicious & the service is always great. The decor is a bit cheesy, but the lights are dim, so it's not too distracting. Love the little window seat area... very romantic. I do wish they had kept the scallops & gnocchi dish on the menu. That was my favorite dish. I had the jumbo scallops the last time I went & they had grit in them. That was a bit disappointing. Try the pastry-baked brie with walnuts & raspberries for your appetizer. It's amazing. Deck seating is uncomfortable, so that's not recommended.
Best in Nashville!!!. I've been to Park Cafe on three different occassions, each time with different people, and every time has been a memorable and enjoyable experience. In the past six years that I've been in Nashville, I've been to just about every fine restaurant, but so far this is the best one. The menu is unique but not too overwhelming, they have new specials every night, and the dessert is fantastic. The prices are very reasonable as well. Also, the staff is always pleasant, and you never know what celebrity you might see there! I would definitely recommend everyone try this for themselves at least once. Otherwise, you are missing out on some of the best food in Nashville in my opinion!
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