Randy Rayburn is a subtle and considerate genius of the Nashville culture. He is ever present and ever cool. Greeting and treating diners with the graces of a gentleman host. Midtown celebrates the daily life of Nashville's finest in quiet comfort. The food is exceptionally down home and yet elegant in nature.
Breakfast brings on a brilliant and diverse menu. More like a brunch. Eggs Benedict a wonderful mid week WHAT??? Delicious. Real slabs of ham and golden hollandaise. Serious food for the serious eater. The Chicken and Biscuits is accompanied by a horseradish savory sauce that puts gravy to shame. Each dish is accompanied by a plethora of choice sides. Fruit salad, bacon, grits, home fries with sweet red peppers and onion, are a few of your choices; the list is long and luscious.
And yes, you can have a mimosa or a bloody - both lovely - but the cappuccino is just as decadent and expertly crafted, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a "rock-candy" sugar pop to garnish.
Rayburn's staff matches the ambiance and beauty of this homey establishment. Unpretentious in manner and they know their stuff. They know the dishes. They know the graces. They know the way to a customer's heart. It's like Mama's kitchen in gourmet speak-easy fashion.
Thank you Midtown for bringing breakfast to Monday meetings and Tuesday trials, writing Wednesdays and thirsty Thursdays - the weekends may be jealous - but I think Nashville needs this weekday boost!