Mere Bulles
Mere Bulles

Mere Bulles

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.merebulles.com/
  • Phone: (615) 467-1945
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Werle
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service lunch and dinner delivery within 3 miles. Full service catering menu available on line. All bottled wines are currently 50% off (event dining not included). Unlimited custom menu options available.
  • Special Events: Mere Bulles is a full service wedding and rehearsal dinner destination. The entire house is available for daily and evening rental.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Park Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mere Bulles
Mere Bulles offers superb food, outstanding service, a beautiful setting and a 'make it happen' attitude. Our goal is always to exceed your expectations. We reside in what was once the grand manor house of Maryland Farms. Lunch at Mere Bulles is whatever you need it to be. You can be in and out quickly, or you can enjoy a leisurely meal with important clients.



At night Mere Bulles transforms into a relaxed, beautiful place. In Fall and Winter, cozy up to the fireplace for a great meal in The Living Room. In Spring and Summer, relax in our bright, cheerful Indoor Patio with its floor to ceiling windows. Surrounded by majestic old maple trees, the outdoor patio is the place to be when the weather permits. We have five inviting private dining rooms. which can be booked by phone or E-mail through our friendly and astute Events Staff. We also provide free shuttle service to hotels in the Brentwood area.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Mere Bulles reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (113)neighborhood gem (91)romantic (84)great for lunch (75)great for brunch (64)good for groups (64)fit for foodies (61)notable wine list (60)great for outdoor dining (51)kid-friendly (18)scenic view (12)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Always a very good business lunch spot!
    PIE2
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Had lunch here last week with a business friend. I like sitting out in the sun room even on cold days in winter. As usual the shrimp bisque warms you up and is delicious. I had the chicken enchilada and they were a little on the small size and a little overcooked but still quite good. My lunch partner had a crab cake that was very good. Great service, good food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good with excellent service.
    Chief
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Very good lunch location. Food is very good and the atmosphere is welcoming
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SVP
    TYCO2VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Mere Bulles is a gem in the Nashville area. I dine with clients on a regular basis and they always want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met all my expectations
    Steve
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I made a reservation to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. The reservation was for 6:45, but we decided to arrive an hour early. They had everything ready even an hour early. The maître de remarks he had been " protecting" the table all evening. The service was attentive, not intrusive, and very helpful. To top off the service, the food was perfectly presented and had an excellent flavor. We had drinks before dinner. The drink I ordered did not taste as I expected and our waiter replaced it immediately. I had Shrimp and Grits and my wife had Sea Bass. I recommend Mere Bulles without exception.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Marca
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have had brunch at Mere Bulles a few times and each time, love the selection! There are the "old" favorites and then new items we had not experienced before. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special Sunday out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    from the friendly service to there amazing wine and food selection this was by far my most favorite restaurant to come and eat at for fine dining or even a special occasion. David is a great waiter and very friendly and social. This place is a must see! Reminded me of a true modern southern feel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We frequently eat at Mere Bulles and find it excellent - we appreciate the great service and the variety on the menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place for Business Lunch
    VickiVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is my go to place for doing business in Brentwood over lunch. The food is always great and the service is amazing. I love the salads because they are big enough for a meal and there a number of options to choose from PLUS they will let you make changes if there is something you want done differently. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Consistently a great restaurant - food and service are superb! Love the lemon artichoke chicken .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    outoftowner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great and extensive menu. Quality food on a buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoy the Unexpected
    EVoltwin
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Mere Bulles rose to the occasion for a celebration of my mother's 79th birthday. Our Mere Bulles' Sunday Brunch experience eclipsed our expectations. Our servers made certain the we were warmly welcomed to Mere Bulles. We were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional range of selection of the well-conceived dishes presented to us throughout the buffet areas. The she crab bisque was a big winner at our table; as was the creme brulee french toast; the roasted sirloin was cooked to perfection. Multiple omelet stations assured that the wait was minimal. We enjoyed a bottle of California Moscato with our meal that was on sale at 50% off. Our server Philip passionately sang Happy Birthday a cappella in Italian for my mother; a very special moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Brunch, Very Good Dinner
    HeavyP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This has become the go-to brunch place for my family (when the kids are along, at least). We usually request to be seated in Josh's section when we go for dinner, and his service is amazing, (he wasn't working this past Sunday, and the service was nothing special, but most of the staff are attentive). The food is very good by buffet standards, particularly the cream brulee French toast and made-to-order omelettes and pancakes. The she-crab bisque is very good, and the kids loved the chocolate fountain. We have never had a dinner here that was less than "very good", and it has been very good for entertaining business clients. Not a place for the foodie crowd, but a nice place for dinner and conversation in a lovely old converted house.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    NashFood
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Liked the history behind the restaurant, but food and service was average...nothing special. It was also very loud as my wife and I were sat next to two large business groups...host/hostess should know better than that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming and romantic
    OccasionalFoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Mere Bulles is a great choice for a romantic special evening. My wife and I dined there for our wedding anniversary and came away very impressed. We began our meal with their famed she-crab bisque. The bisque was rich and delicious. My wife ordered the NY strip with roasted red potatoes and haircot veres. I had the evening's special catch, seared grouper with asparagus and tomato risotto. We ended the meal with a carrot cake topped with warm caramel sauce. Our meal was wonderful, our table was in a quiet room, and our waiter was attentive and helpful. I was very surprised there weren't more patrons on a Saturday night. Their food, service and atmosphere certainly warrant the attention.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice in a week and ready for more
    BuckyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Came with two different lunch groups. Very good both times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My most favorite restaurant in Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin!! Food is always great and service is superb!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    Suzanne
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Took a friend to lunch on Thursday. Food was excellent. We ordered the fried artichoke hearts for an appetizer and ended up sharing them with the two men at the table next to us and still had to send a few back. They are excellent and very plentiful. Service was excellent and the carrot cake was the best I have ever had. The salmon salad I had was delicious and my friend really loved her chicken dish--can't remember the name--Santa Fe or something like that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Very Nice Evening
    CarolinaGentleman
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    A nice atmosphere complimented with good service. Service was prompt, but unobtrusive with time provided for talk. Had requested a quiet table for two in a corner or nook and this was fulfilled in a nice location. Specials for the evening offered both a steak dish and a fish dish, both were very good. perhaps a little pricey at $40, served well with a nice presentation. A very nice place for a business discussion or a special date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    StoneyRiverRocksVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Have eaten here before, but never brunch. It was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Silverbud
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have came here a couple times,I'm from Arkansas but when I'm here I come It is my favorite place for brunch! The creme brûlée french toast is my favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four gals on the town
    Suzanne
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went out to dinner with out of town guest. Maggie or Mattie was our server and she was so attentive and helpful. We enjoyed her. Dinner was excellent and the chocolate cake she recommended was fantastic. Our out of town guest wanted to go to a somewhat upscale dinner and she was delighted with Mere Bulles. Costs are a little on the up marked scale, but not so much that you don't feel you can't have a special night when you feel like it. Love the Sunday brunch, too. So glad the restaurant is so close to us in Brentwood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, a bit pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    food, service, and atmosphere were all good. a little pricy, so probably just for special occations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Business Lunch
    JSP4VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service was wonderful, and food was tasty. The she-crab bisque is a must! I love how the tables are widely spaced so that you can have a private conversation without being overheard by other diners. Great spot in Maryland Farms.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our visit.
    luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I don't live in Nashville any longer, we were visiting there for the Titan's game and stay in the Brentwood area. Our friends that we normally do things with already had plans so we decided to try a new place. We had been to the one that was downtown back in the day.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch buffett
    ChrisHVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Very hard to beat their Sunday brunch Buffett. One of the best in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful start to a morning
    SHfarmfamily
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had only been there for lunch in the past. We were recently given a gift certificate. Our son urged us to try the Sunday brunch. We were not disappointed. The food was great with a huge selection. Our reservations were at 10am. Next time I would go more like 11 so I could enjoy more of the savory lunch items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but real disappointment
    JazzH
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Open Table was notified that the two men in our Group were celebrating their 80th birthdays. This was not acknowledged in any way by any employee. This was a surprise and a very real disappointment. Our meals were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old friends
    Mags
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    After a slow start (which was immediately remedied when I talked with the hostess ) it was a perfect evening. Perfect setting for a lovely fall evening, timely & charming service, mouth watering choices that were as delicious as they sounded, great wine recommendation & half price bottles- the list goes on! We were among the last couple of parties to leave, but never felt rushed. Can't think of thing I would change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As I remember it...
    Major
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Used to eat years ago at the original Mere Bulles downtown (I think on 2nd Avenue). It's nice to see that not only did the name transfer to Brentwood, but the ambiance and food quality did too. The rack of lamb was delicious and they make a perfect martini! Great service and the veranda area of the dining room was just perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved It!!
    Mallory
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was amazing! I recommend the sea bass in phyllo dough and the bisque! Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance, quiet dining experience! Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome !
    KathyD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We found this restaurant on the internet. We wanted someplace away from Lower Broadway and all the noise. We loved it! Perfect place to celebrate a 50th birthday. Stuffed mushrooms, scallops, tuna and their famous carrot cake were all to die for. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 1st timer
    Griff42103
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Don't let the name fool you, it is definitely not French cuisine. However, the food was outstanding, The wine list was fantastic. It's off the beaten path so if you have never been there I would definitely MapQuest it first. My next visit will be for brunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food and service was excellent. We especially enjoyed dining on the patio. One of the few places around that has nice outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food, service and the wine list is amazing. Highly recommend to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Michael
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful time for our 4th Wedding Anniversary. The She-Crab bisque and Prime rib were as good as they always are!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit!
    HipmogregVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    But not the last. Simply, Mere Bulles has it figured out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jsk
    GrammyK
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had an out of state guest visiting the area for the first time. She loved the location, the beautifully restored historic house, the excellent service and the great food. She left with a lovely impression of Brentwood hospitality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent service - was celebrating anniversary and they complemented us with a free desert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    JoeS
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The brunch had a great selection. We all had breakfast and the Crepe station was new and perfect. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always a pleasure dining at Mere Bulles. First Class!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic