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The Mad Platter

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This local favorite in Nashville's historic Germantown blends traditional gourmet with California cuisine, using locally available ingredients from the nearby farmers' market. The baked salmon with red grapes and feta cheese, rack of lamb, and bananas Foster are favorites. It's a popular spot for power lunches by day, but jazz music transforms the cozy 18th-century brownstone into a romantic nook at night. Sunday brunch is a good bet.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-25-2013

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    A great dining experience

    My wife and I have been coming to the Mad Platter for six years and have always had a wonderful experience. With its warm Victorian atmosphere, if their was one word to desribe it, it would be cozy. We like it much better than the new wave of trendy, stark, and cold restaurants that are popping up all over the city. Its also located in one of Nashville's coolest neighborhoods, Germantown, perfect for a romantic stroll after a fantastic meal.
    The food is top notch, and with their ever changing menu, its always a unique experience. I usually order their Rack of Lamb, which is their house specialty, but my wife always orders something different. We also always get the 5 course chef's tasting dinner which is only $38-$48 i think, depending on which
    entree you order, and is certainly enough food to split if you were looking for a lighter meal. For dessert, get the bananas foster which is to die for, or the Chocolate elvis, which is heavenly rich.
    The service is also great, and particularly friendly compared to other fine dining establishments. Liz and Brenda have always taken great care of us, and we've always appreciated Todd's wine selections. The wine list is well put together with interesting selections you don't find everywhere else and great tasting descriptions if you are intimidated by wines you've never heard of. We discovered our new favorite wine there, the Lily Pinot Noir, which we can't seem to find in the wine shops, so I can't sure that they will still have this wine the next time we go to the Mad Platter.
    All in all, the Mad Platter is the perfect dining experience!!

    by toddrix1977, 2/5/08

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