Our food offerings center around a seasonal approach to American tavern food. Our commitment to local partnerships and heritage products will help provide future guests with a unique yet comforting dining experience. We take a seasonal approach to American tavern food, with a hearty selection that includes rotisserie fired meats, a cheeseburger that’s worth writing home about, and an elevated meat and three.
The beverage program ensures the experience is authentic. The offerings include a diverse craft beer list that would satisfy the masses. The cocktail selections center around a blend of the classic and contemporary.
Very quiet spot with amazing food! The drinks were very fun and pretty and the burger was perfect. Bonus points for a gluten-free bun :)
From walking in the door to leaving, we thoroughly loved our experience. My husband and I enjoyed the deviled eggs, hot chicken sandwich, burger, Mac n cheese, and those shoe string fries were to die for! Didi mention the serving sizes were generous? Our server, Brittany, was very attentive and extremely pleasant. Oh, and the restroom sinks were very cool! We’d definitely recommend and return!
Overall, not a great restaurant. The hotel itself and their cocktails are very nice. However, this restaurant was 1/5 stars. Our steak was over cooked, and nothing was done about it. The ambiance was poor as well. Not fans.
Perfect dinner. First meal in nashville excellent!!
Breakfast on a Sunday morning downtown leaves few options. This was pretty good- not anything outstandingly great nor terribly bad. Decent option
We didnt get a chance to eat here
We waited for 30 minutes to even be acknowledged
We had a reservation at 11 am
Got there around 10:50 am
A large party of 12 in front of us
Host worked with them never acknowledged us standing there
He was also bussing tables taking checks seating people
Obviously understaffed for a Saturday.
Friendly staff. Very accommodating menu/ kitchen. Delicious food was beyond full after breakfast tacos.
Great location, modern facility.
Ambience was ok, unfortunately the service was just standard. Nothing above expectations for a place of this profile
Went there for brunch. Bloody Mary tasted like ketchup. Food was ok, but cost was too high and portions were too small.
Host was not there, servers were short staffed and unfriendly, overwhelmed. Makeready needs hospitality consultants to come in and get it done right. As a hospitality professional myself this was an embarrassing display to my industry and passion.
Good food but very cold inside the restaurant!
Food was very mediocre. There’s so much better in Nashville for a similar price. Mimosas were good for $5/piece. Service was subpar as well. Overall do not recommend.
Good food and service. The chicken sandwich was very tasty. We're looking forward to going back soon!
I thought the breakfast menu was a bit limited and a bit pricey but BOY was it good. As a vegetarian, breakfast is limited to eggs, potatoes and whatever other creations restaurants serve. I've had avocado toast elsewhere before and I'm usually underwhelmed but this avocado toast was GREAT. I topped it with a poached egg. My husband had the hash brown bowl which was filled with yummy flavor. It was fairly empty as we went at 9am on a Wednesday morning but would definitely recommend!
Great food, space and service
We ordered the duck and the pork schnitzel. Both entrees were delicious.
The Brussels sprouts were scrumptious as well. It was a nice quiet respite from the lively honky rinks in Nashville.
Delicious food! We had sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts, stuffed trout, and pork schnitzel. Ample portions creatively presented. Would definitely return.
Excellent place, wish we had found it earlier in our trip than on the last day
Great food. Best dessert ever!!!!
Comfortable, excellent service, fantastic food
Amazing experience! The sides were so amazing that I just wanted that over any meat option which was still good. We had 6:30pm reservations and they were out of hot duck so if you want that go early. It’s a very calm dinning experience but great fun if you check out the storage closet in the back. Thank me later! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Our waitress was great. The food was great. Overall such an awesome place to dine and have fun with friends! The burger and pretzel are to absolutely die for. So yummy!
The food was really great. The service was good. It wasn't a romantic setting as we thought for Valentine's Day.
Makeready is a cozy, hip restaurant in an extremely well designed hotel. The menu was rather classic, but executed in unique fashion. Great romantic date spot!
The special prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day 2020 was incredible and one of the best deals in Nashville. $30 per person! I couldn’t believe it. Please add the Melted Red Velvet balls to the everyday menu!
Everything from the food, to the drinks and service was amazing. Will definitely be coming back.
We ate at Makeready for our valentines dinner before a show at the Ryman. Such a lovely experience! They had a sweet little Valentine’s Day menu- a dinner for two in which you choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert to share. Everything was spectacular and perfectly timed. I loved every second!!!
Honestly so disappointed- went to MakeReady for their valentine's dinner. Started out with a rude/unclear call from the hostess requesting my credit card information over the phone; which I understand to hold the place but all that was stated on the call was that if I did not return the call my reservation would be canceled. Once there, we chose the set menu- thankfully we tried the wine first and decided not to buy it, as both house wines tasted little better than Franzia. Then, the appetizer, a cheese board, was clearly not fresh (cheese dried, biscuit cold). The steak, which we requested as rare, was cold in the middle- much closer to a blue rare than rare, and when asked to resear it was done only on one side, so much so that the middle was still cold. On top of that, the service was spotty- the server made fun of our request to re-sear the steak based on the terminology we requested that with (heard from around the corner in the service area.) It was very difficult to get our water refilled. Overall, a rather disappointing experience that we had high hopes for based on previous reviews.
This was not areal brunch spot. The photos on web do not depict what they offer. I ordered a burger which was really dry. Brioche waffle is a thin piece of bread. Turkey sausage and biscuit was extremely dry. The pecan sticky bun was good. This place is over priced portions are small. Our server was inattentive. Very disappointed.
Great menu - interesting items with great sides and pairings...service was great, food was great, and portions were too.
Visiting from Windsor Ontario, was recommended through a conference. To be honest we didn’t think we were going to stay, and I’m glad we did. The meat and 3 sides was a great choice as i got to sample a little of several dishes. The Mac and cheese was amazing and the sweet potatoes were incredible. We also had the burger which was so good it was talked about well into the next day!
It was a great experience, was just looking for a place to have dinner but definitely exceeded all of our expectations. The server was amazing, the food great, the overall experience was wonderful.
Love love love the grain bowl with grilled chicken!
Great meal. Cool space. Good service.
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Just meh. Food (all small plates, no entrees) was a bit salty, drinks were overpriced for what we got. We probably won't go back.
Great location. Service was good. Most food was super tasty but the hot chicken was a miss for our family. Love the overall atmosphere. We will be back!
Makeready was fantastic! I went with a group of 6 and EVERYONE loved what they ordered. The soft pretzal with beer cheese was delicious. The cheese was smooth and creamy and not at all like nacho cheese dip you get all ballparks. I had the roasted carrot salad and the yard bird. Both were fantastic! Others ordered the meat 'n three and all of the sides were amazing. My husband said they were the best brussels sprouts he's ever had. So if you want a hidden gem in downtown, run, don't walk to Makeready!
After my "glowing" review last time, I will have to say I'm a bit disappointed this time. Everything was great EXCEPT I was served raw chicken :(. They the chicken off the bill but I was (understandably) a bit freaked out wondering all night if I was going to wake up sick as a dog. I didn't get sick, but I will think twice about ordering chicken again. Still love most of the food and the staff is fantastic! I still recommend this lovely restaurant to locals or visitors.
Best restaurant in Nashville. We were there for the breakfast bunch and everyone in my party enjoyed their dish. I had the eggs Benedict. Best I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back soon for dinner!!!
Makeready is rated 4.3 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.