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Midtown Cafe Restaurant Review: Midtown Café has been a Nashville hit for years, even if its high-powered music business clientele may fall in and out of fashion over time. The small space sits tucked inside the hustle and bustle of Midtown, but locals, stars and politicians alike know where to find it for a quiet hideaway and pre-show meal with shuttle service to the theatres and music venues. Old standards such as the lemon artichoke soup and crab cakes join such entrées as shrimp and grits and seared scallops with lobster Brie mac ‘n’ cheese. Lamb, trout and veal in three different styles round out the menu. For dessert, choose the cheesecake of the day or the bread pudding of the day. The wide-ranging wine list, which charts a course between the ordinary and the extraordinary, often presents seasonal specials. A very good selection of wines by the glass is part of the draw.