4403 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720936.141090 -86.840146
Mon. - Thu. 5am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 5am - 11pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Sylvan Park
Fusion eatery serves creative dishes with influences from Asia, India, France and Italy. – In Short
Located in the Sylvan Park neighborhood, this comfortable, quirky cafe is located among old brick bungalow homes. Chef Willie Thomas fuses a number of international cuisines. Start your journey in Asia with the lettuce-cup appetizer, cross over to Louisiana for a crawfish tail salad and end up in France with the popular peppered beef tenderloin with a classic bearnaise and pommes frites. The chef's signature creme brulee Napoleon is a winner.
Very impressive – I dined at the Park Cafe' on May 20th. It was my first time there. They seated us very quickly. Our server was very pleasant and quick. The food was spectacular. The wine list is more than adequate. It was a great experience all around, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Very bad place for the price. – I would not recommend Park Cafe, our experience was awful. The service was poor and they messed up our bill three times and never did get it straight. The whole process took 45 minutes to get straight and still they over charged us and we had to call them the next day. The server told us, things sometimes just messed up and made no offer to dismiss the gratuity. IMOP, over priced for the service you get.
One of the Best in Nashville – There aren't many places in Nashville that are this quaint and charming... one of the first places I reccommend to people looking to have an anjoyable meal.
Owners / Managers that really care – From the moment they took our reservation (party of six) to our arrival, the managers were very caring and accomodating. My wife and I arrived early and had a great drink at the bar. Most of our meals were good, some better than others. (Althought chefs in this town like to add too many ingredients to dishes) On a negative note, our server, although friendly, disappeared after the entrees were dropped. With a little more attentiveness, she could have replaced the two entrees, which sat uneaten at our table. Also, the wine list, although interesting, is probably not the best in town. A good list, but not great. Now you may ask, why would you go back? Again, the hospitaltiy and warmth of the room and managers, is good enough for another try. However, if on the next visit the food and service falter, it would be our last visit.
overly perky, loud waiters – Every restaurant I try in Nashville has a down side; Park Cafe is no exception. The food was fine, the environment lovely, but the loudest person in the room was our overly chipper waitress. I sure do miss truely professional service that most big cities have; I've rarely found it in Nashville.
Great service for the price – This was the first time I had been to park cafe. Except for the extremely long wait, even though we had reservations for an hour earlier, once we were seated the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. He was extremely informative about the wines. The portions were very filling and satisfying to the pallate.
My personal Fave – The scallop dish w/ coconut rice is to die for. In 03' I dined with a new date and we shared the most amazing seasonal dessert. In 04' I requested that dessert on the night I proposed to her. It was not on the menu and Chef Willie made 2 pieces specifically for us. In 05' she became my wife and we do our best to eat at one of nashville's best 4 or 5 times a year. A few of the dining rooms are a bit cramped, but an earlier dine time & request with the reservation can fix that.
A little disappointed – I have only visited Park Cafe once, and must say I was a bit disappointed. The atmosphere is great, and the wine selection is superb but the entrees were lacking. I was initially excited about the meal when I saw the wine list and tasted the appetizers, but was soon disappointed when both of our entrees arrived bland and overcooked. The filet was overcooked and virtually flavorless and I can say the same for the scallops: bland and rubbery. The dessert was nearly good enough to make up for the dinner, but not quite. What's more, when the bill arrived: Buyers remorse.
A Nashville Must! – Our appetizer, the calamari, was enough to feed a table of 4. The chicken tortilla soup was not overwhelmed with melted cheese like you might find at other restaurants, and it was very spicy. The port fig salad was my favorite. All the ingredients blended so nicely together. My husband got the duck with poached pears, sauteed arugula, and a sweet potato risotto. He was in heaven! The duck was tender and the sweet potato risotto was a delightful surprise. I got the scallops with potato gnocchi and aspargus. The scallops were huge and the gnocchi was done perfectly. Unfortunately, we were too stuffed for dessert. We did chuckle about the music selection as noted by other reviewers. U2, John Mayer, Jamie Collum (Lightning 100 stuff). Our bill with 3 glasses of wine, tax, and tip was $110.
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