Mere Bulles
Mere Bulles

Mere Bulles

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.merebulles.com/
  • Phone: 6154671945
  • 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Mere Bulles reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)neighborhood gem (88)romantic (77)great for brunch (71)great for lunch (69)good for groups (62)great for outdoor dining (62)fit for foodies (55)notable wine list (53)scenic view (18)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Loved It!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Hipmogreg
    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
  • Terrific All-Around
    GMJr
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinner at Mere Bulles was just great. The food was outstanding, service was prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere is nice. We're kinda sensitive to loud rooms but even though the back room is large and there were a lot of folks, it wasn't at all an uncomfortable noise level. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere was wonderful. The old house appearance was well decorated. The menu was diverse and the food was wonderful. Very good service. Will definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoTo lunch spot
    BrianC
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Whenever I have a client over for lunch, Mere Bulles is my go to spotn. ALWAYS get the she-crab bisque!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Best salads on the planet and always good service. Convenient and just a nice place to meet a friend or have a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Brunch
    Imprepared
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If I lived in Nashville, this would be my regular stop for Brunch on Sundays. The food was absolutely fantastic. The Crab Bisque and the Creme Brulee french toast were so delicious, had to have seconds. Made to order omelets, crepes and pancakes top it off. There are so many choices that you almost have to overeat because you want to try everything. Did not find one item that was unappetizing. The staff are very courteous and accommodating and the restaurant was busy for sure, but quite quiet. Many people apparently go on a regular basis, so that should say something. I would make reservations to be sure you get a table at your desired time. I have no problem recommending this restaurant and can assure you that I will be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Bevshi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place for Sunday Brunch! Everything is wonderful and the best She Crab soup and French Toast I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surroundings, food disappoints
    KatNashville
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Unmatched mansion setting, attentive service and 1/2 price bottles of wine are big pluses of Mere Bulles. Food quality is disappointing from earlier visits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Dining!
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and his 60th birthday at Mere Bulles. We had a nice, quaint table in the corner. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing, and our food was absolutely delicious!! I had the scallops, and my husband had the rack of lamb. We topped it off with the flourless chocolate torte for dessert. We highly recommend celebrating any occasion here!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Meeting Place
    Randino
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It is classy but not over the top. It isn't cheap, but isn't ridiculously expensive and I have found that it is really nice for a serious business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice lunch
    bdaylunch
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our server was very pleasant and attentive. Food was great. It was my Mom's first visit and we were celebrating her birthday. She really enjoyed it so I was pleased to create good memories for her. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved Menu/Lunch
    CPULL
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always good service here, but the menu had gotten a little tired over the years (please don't push the she-crab bisque all the time!). This time, for lunch, there were a handful of special additions. I had the watermelon salad with feta, nuts, and a small piece of perfectly prepared steak. It was excellent and looked good on the plate, too. Hats off, and please keep updating the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Nashville Original
    TheATeam
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I decided to take advantage of the Nashville Original's Restaurant Week by enjoying a Dinner Date at Mere Bulles. The restaurant is in a large Southern Home complete with balconies and a beautiful patio perfect for a romantic dinner out. Upon entering, we were greeted and quickly shown to our table, thanks to our OpenTable Reservation. After being seated, our waiter promptly brought out a basket of bread and took our wine order. Their wine list is extensive and includes a great variety of wines in a range of prices, anywhere from about $35 - $500/bottle. We selected a Relax Riesling from Germany that was perfect for our meal. The appetizer and meal selection were great and we were just blown away by the taste of the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Mere Bulles
    myhumbleopinion
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Mere Bulles is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, the wait staff attentive, and the atmosphere pretty, enjoyable, and relaxing. I have been here for the fantastic Sunday brunch, superb dinners out with husband, family, and friends, and for a beautiful wedding reception a couple of years ago. You can't go wrong at Mere Bulles!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kaybo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in an old southern home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The special list of a four course meal was amazing and each course was well prepared. My wife and I ordered different selections, each trying the others meal. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A True Treasure
    great4me
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    First visit to Mere Bulles with two new friends. Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour lunch. Once the lunch crowd left we were able to chat without yelling across the table. Business was very good that day. I will add this to my list of favorites when out of town guest visit us. Love the history.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    PlainJane
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took three out of town guests to dinner at Mere Bulles and they were delighted with the experience. The service was top notch, and the food was simply the best. We all opted for different sea food selections and we were not disappointed. They raved about the sea bass and the scallops, while I loved the tuna. The amazing carrot cake was shared for dessert. If you want to impress someone, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mere Bulls
    MereBulls
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The experience was lacking tonight, This is such a mainstay in Nashville and has been around for many years. The dinner lacked taste, choices etc. It was like it is stuck in 1980's and has not progressed as the other restaurants have. This was on a Sunday night and was concerning as there were only 3 table occupied when we were there. Like a ghost town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bjrthday Bonanza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our experience was incredible! The special manner in which our waiter related to us was highly professional. It will be a pleasure to recommend Mere Bulles to friends. Thank you for helping make my wife's celebration of her birthday so special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruch is always awesome
    mohugs
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Best brunch in Brentwood. Staff is friendly and food is always great. This is where my out of town family loves to go for brunch when they visit, they especially want the crème brulee French toast. And my kids LOVE the chocolate fountain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    nonchulant52
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went to Mere Bulles on a date night. It was a great place to go. They have 1/2 off on bottles of wine. The food was great. The noise level was low, so me and my date could hold a good conversation
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night Out
    A2M00
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took my wife to Mere Bulles for our Anniversary. We had a wonderful evening. The food and service was great! The old Southern Mansion is a great change from the ordinary restaurant you get from day to day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ECRay
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent food, served promptly with grace and ease.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Experience
    LBDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've dined at Mere Bulles several times. Never a disappointment! Food and service is always excellent and you can't beat the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Sunday Brunch!
    Kt26
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Have been to Mere Bulles many times before for lunch and dinner, but this was our first time visiting for brunch. What an impressive buffet & everything was delicious! Awesome service too. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sunday Brunch 4 picky eaters!
    MeMyHusbandPlus3
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My whole family loves it- even my picky 2 year old! The omelet chef made him 2 fried eggs just how he likes them & the crepe chef made him a raspberry crepe minus the crepe. Crispy bacon & the pancake master made blueberry, chocolate chip pancakes with whip cream for my older son. The Hawaiian grouper & crab soup were wonderful. & my husband who hates cooked vegetables found out after 2nd helping the chicken had Artichoke cream sauce on it. I would dare to say even the pickiest eater could be happy here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch of Champions
    cshepard0928
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The brunch offering at Mere Bulles was beyond our expectations. The food was exquisite, and there was a diverse offering to suit any taste. From Crepes to the chocolate fondue fountain, everything exceeded our expectations for a normal brunch experience. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch!
    SouthernIN1225
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our first time at Mere Bulles was Very Good! I was very happy we arrived early 10:15am as it was very busy by the time we left around 11:30. The Crab Bisque was very creamy and flavorful. We all enjoyed both the breakfast and luncheon items. The service was impeccable and dessert was to die for. Such a great idea that they put small amounts of their desserts in little cupcake liners so you can sample many types. Even better was the Creme Brûlée ! We will return for brunch the next time we are in Nashville
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to go...
    billw
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The She-Crab Bisque is excellent! The rest of the dinner entree is ok; satisfying dinner but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mighty Fine
    thatNavypilotVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It is a true joy to have a neighborhood restaurant where the staff takes incredible care of you and makes your guests feel like they're part of the family. Reliable, innovative and always accommodating. Great crew working well together...Well done..Very well done!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.