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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Mere Bulles reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (141)neighborhood gem (92)great for brunch (88)romantic (86)great for outdoor dining (81)good for groups (73)great for lunch (72)fit for foodies (62)notable wine list (57)scenic view (22)kid-friendly (18)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brentwood Jewel
    jsg123
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Mere Bulles is awesome. Their food and service are consistently good. Their she crab soup is divine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable evening
    PamelaLue
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I had never had the opportunity to dine here before. I asked for a quiet table for my husband and I to have a romantic evening to celebrate his birthday. The ambiance, food, and wine were just great and our server Russ was so helpful and knowledgeable. We certainly will add Mere Bulles to one of our favorite restaurants for future dining and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    HurriedVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    wonderful ambience -- great menu -- Vernon an excellent waiter
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never been disappointed
    TomNashville
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Mere Bulles is my go to business lunch when I am meeting clients or friends in Brentwood. They take reservations, you never feel rushed and the servers have a good feel for the pace to serve you. I love the old house and they don't crowd the tables. The number one reason I return is the food is great. I had the blackened tuna last meal. Ok, parking can be difficult so use the valet parking and wait on your car when you are done or get there a few minutes early to try to find a place to park.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gigi21
    Gigi21
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We recently celebrated a friend's birthday with lunch at Mere Bulles and had a wonderful experience. I had requested to be seated in the sunroom, and we had the perfect table beside a large window. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We talked about how we would like to sit out on the patio when the weather is not so hot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poppy
    Poppy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Sunday brunch is always worth our 1 1/2 hr drive. Friends who only had a 10 minute drive met us for their first time and thought everything was delicious too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    shay
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I enjoy visiting Mere Bulles because it is in a home that has been converted to a restaurant. It is elegant but not stuffy. The food is tasty but not awesome for the price point. However, I still enjoy going because I know we will have a nice meal, wonderful ambiance, and friendly and attentive staff. I ordered a red snapper dish that was the special for the evening, and it was an awesome dish. On the second visit, I ordered the sea bass, which was on the menu, and it was good, but not memorable. I will definitely return though.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    SteveH
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Another stellar meal at Mere Bulles. They never cease to amaze with their excellent food and outstanding customer service. Half price bottles of wine don't hurt either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic setting; great food/server
    PeggyB
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came to Nashville to finish up our college visits at Vanderbilt U, and dined here on the recommendation of a friend who had grown up in Nashville and thought the restaurant would be perfect for us. He was so right! The restaurant is in a two-story mansion-like home, and there is outdoor dining available as well. Our waiter was extremely friendly and attentive from start to finish. The food was amazing and very well prepared. I ordered a filet mignon, Oscar style, and it was very tender and perfectly prepared. My husband had rack of lamb, equally wonderful. This place would be perfect for a special occasion, but we were dressed fairly casually and did not feel out of place. A fantastic way to end our vacation and college visits!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    JimKim
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience, I had the surf & turf and she had the filet with Bernaise Sauce that was to die for Great time and best food in town
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually Great
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I took a small group to Mere Bulles for Dinner mid-week. Typically, the food is great, but this time it really wasn't. The cocktails were also disappointing. I hope it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The wait staff are like used car salesmen. If you are ordering wine by the glass make sure you see the bottle they are pouring from and closely check your bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service and Food
    tom001
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    More variety and slightly cheaper than the top-line steak houses. My wife loves it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best, no doubt
    Billcollector
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Absolutely fantastic dining experience at Mere Bulles. I took 9 of my co-workers and the service and food was excellent. I cannot remember the waiter's name but he was the best server I've ever had. He is an airline pilot in his spare time, maybe Vernon?, but he missed his calling o be a sales representative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Lunch
    Alice
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food, wonderful service.... Can't be beat in Brentwood for lunch. Bill is a great server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed Sunday brunch!
    dholmes
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Family tried Sunday brunch for the first time. Food was excellent, especially signature she-crab soup & custom omelets. Entire family found satisfying choices, and the service was attentive. Ambiance in the old mansion is always nice, especially in one of the rooms with large windows looking out at shaded grounds. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    emckaeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I found the overall atmosphere of the place stuffy although we opted to go the more casual route and sit outside. Mère Bulles seems like a country club restaurant with mediocre fare and ambiance. I will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful meal and a bottle of wine...excellent in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate