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The Mad Platter Restaurant, located minutes from downtown in Historic Germantown, offers daily changing menus and an award-winning wine list. An example of our dishes include: filet of beef tenderloin cracked black pepper crusted and topped with stilton and red wine gastrique, sauteed shrimp and andouille over sun-dried tomato and parmesan polenta and the mad platter rack of lamb marinated, seared, and slow-roasted to order in a dijon rosemary crust. Owners Craig and Marcia Jervis opened The Mad Platter Restaurant in 1989. Voted Nashville's Best Special Occasion Dining and Most Romantic Dining, by Citysearch in 2006, Mad Platter also received 2007 Citysearch's award for Best Caterer and The Nashville Scene's award for Best Date Spot. Update -- The Mad Platter now offers Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour from 4-7pm. Come join us for $5 select wines, BOGO Beers & Appetizer Specials!
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The Mad Platter Restaurant & Catering

The Mad Platter

Mad Platter Rstrnt & Catering

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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Cuisines: French, American, Coffee House, Caribbean, Latin American, Diner, European, Continental, Omelets, Cuban, Soul, Family Style, Sandwiches, Dessert, Ice Cream, Seafood, Pastries, Cafe

Cuisine: Southern, Tex-Mex, American, Southwestern, Seafood

Price Range : Average

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Posted: 12/27/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Maybe best in town

I hadn't been there in years. It was still flawless. Perhaps the best overall dining experience in town. Love you guys!


Posted: 10/27/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Won't go again

The dinner menu was a piece of paper that looked like it had been printed on a printer running low on toner cartridge. The faint writing and the low light made it impossible to read. Thank goodness there were only 6 items to choose from. No salad included but you can get salad and coffee and dessert for another $20 over the already high prices. It took a while to even get bread and drinks and I've had better bread from Publix. The bread was tasteless and the butter (?) tasted like margarine. 40 minutes later the meal arrived. It was undercooked and bland. The lamb had some kind of crumb coating that tasted like cardboard. The server asked us if we needed anything else despite our drink glasses having been empty for quite some time. She never checked back with us again. The vegetables with the rib eye tasted like they came out of a frozen bag and were soggy and bland.

Overall, the service was bad, the food boring and bland, and the prices high. Oh, the ambiance was nice. Will not go again. Very dissappointing.


Posted: 8/13/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
could be better

I like the lunch atmosphere. My friend and I both thought the food could be a bit improved though.


Posted: 7/6/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Not as good as it used to be

I took my staff to the Mad Platter shortly before Christmas, touting it as a great place to eat. I was sadly disappointed. The first thing you see is a board stating the specials of the day--and a copy of the specials placed at each table. We were seated and had begun to decide what we wanted--usually the specials of the day are the best things on the menu. We ordered our drinks, got them and then our server came to out table to get our food order. Not ONE of the specials was available, we were left with the regular menu selections, which were mediocre at best. We really wanted to get up and leave, but had already gotten our drinks. This same thing happened to a friend of mine. My suggestion is BEFORE you get all cozy at your table with your drinks in hand, make sure they have the food they are advertising. On my own, it would have been no big deal, but with my staff there, it was very disappointing and made me look bad for suggesting the Mad Platter. AND if you have ever been there, the prices are not exactly low. So I ended up blowing most of my annual budget for taking them out for lunch on mediocre food. Don't think I will be back...


Posted: 4/24/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
A Romantic neighborhood spot

The 4 course menu here offers copious amounts of food but the servers are great about suggesting sharing. It makes for a good value and you will still want your main course when it arrives. Mains are well done here and beautifully presented. We are always surprised it is not busier here. I'll be reviewing soon on my web site. CagnesGourmand


Posted: 11/15/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Amazing Service

My birthday dinner was at the mad platter last night, and was amazing. The place is small, but they were very accomadating for our party of 20 people. I met the owner and she was super sweet. The wait staff was incredible and on top of thier game. The food was very goodl. The mad platter helped make my birthday dinner one of the best! I will definetly be returning.


Posted: 11/7/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Just okay this time

Service was good, love the decor and atmosphere, but my fish was cold and tough? Isn't fish flacky? I believe it had been microwaved since in was almost rubbery and the crust was soft. Other entrees at table were hot, etc.. My meal must have been cooked and set aside and then rewarmed and ""set aside again"". I do plan on returning and hope this was a rare occurance, but I simply could not eat the meal but chose not to send it back. The polenta cake was even worse, but the garnish was hot. Go figure, just a bad meal.


Posted: 11/2/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
The Gem of Germantown

The Mad Platter restaurant can be best described as ""shabby chic"". The food is tremendous and the service is great !!! It's located in the heart of historic Germantown. I've eaten there several times and never been disappointed.


Posted: 2/18/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Dinner

My husband and I went for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The service, food and ambiance were all excellent. Our server gave us great food suggestions and once we both chose our entrees, he gave us a superb wine suggestion that went well with both dishes. The five-course option has been mentioned in previous reviews, but happily they now have a three-course option as well. That worked great for me. The Ravioli appetizer was fantastic, as were the Duck and Lamb entrees. We will definitely go back.


Posted: 1/10/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful experience....again.....and again!

I consider myself lucky - my job involves travel and I get to eat in great restaurants in many different cities. Whenever I get to entertain in Nashville, the Mad Platter is my hands down first choice. It offers a wonderful atmosphere, cozy and low key, yet sophisticated. The menu is superb - always offering creative dining choices and has a range that appeals to everyone. They offer an incredible value in their five course dinner, providing soup, salad, appetizer, entree, and dessert for a reasonable up-charge from the cost of just an entree. Portions are perfect and the timing of service allows you to savor each course without rushing on to the next one. Last night I chose the gumbo for my soup. It could have been straight from the bayou - filled with andouille and bits of seafood, with a rich smoky taste. It was followed by the shrimp appetizer - very fresh. The caesar salad was perfect. If you are a fan of duck, theirs is delicious and served with gnocci. I ended my meal with the best dessert in the house - bananas Foster. Don't plan to finish in an hour - this restaurant understands that a great meal is meant to be savored and allows you to enjoy it at a wonderful pace. And if you get the pleasure of having Brenda as your server, just sit back and enjoy - she makes sure your meal is everything you want it to be!

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