Makeready

4.2
381 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Perfecting your craft doesn’t come easy, but dedication pays off. At Makeready Libations and Liberation, we rally around the spirit of those who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. We serve as a breakroom for ladies and gentlemen in need of a friendly face after a hard day’s work.

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.
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4.3
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Noise · Quiet
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Pricy for very small portions but good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Chicken and waffles, avocado toast, potato’s, tacos all good. Great service and cool atmosphere.

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MikeT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not worth the money for this meal. Overpriced brunch

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vipWilly
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and service. Bloody Mary was tasty too. We liked the avocado toast and egg sandwich

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ChicagoGuy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast tacos!! Good service and cold drinks.

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JaymeE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved eating here! The waffles are next level. I’m still dreaming of them.

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PamelaE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only complaint, the temperature of the room was quite warm. Had a few of our party that was actually sweating.

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vipallison
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service was amazing. Great location, loved access to other bars including hidden and rooftop.

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HeatherK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food, very slow service, over sold on the ambiance (more cafeteria versus a fun vacation dinner spot). Order the burger! The kale salad was average.

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Jenn
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious avocado toast and bloody mary. The complimentary fruit when our order was placed behind a large group was a nice touch.

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vipVDawgAndVandelayProductio
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I love about this place is The location, the overall vibe of the staff is fantastic. This restaurant is located on the lower level of the Noelle hotel, and it’s perfect if you’re either staying at the hotel or staying in one nearby. Breakfast tacos were the big hit really well done. If you’re looking for a great brunch spot with consistent great food this is the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Took a looonggg time to wait for our food

Makeready
Responded on March 14, 2021

Thank you for dining at Makeready! We appreciate the business especially in a time like this. We are thankful for your review but did notice we did fall short during your dining experience. We take what our guests have to say seriously and are always trying to make improvements. We would love for you to give us another try. Should you want to, please email me directly at gciccotelli@noelle-nashville. I look forward to hearing back from you and hoping to also welcome you back in.

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vipCindy8000
London
194 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was quite good. Loved the restaurant design too

Makeready
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us in Makeready! We are delighted to see you had a great time and we hope to see you all again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We put a birthday note and nothing happened and it was very slow and not crowded

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Advertised as $5 mimosas and bloodys and that wasn’t the case. Small pours. Good food. Great service!

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was so hoping for an amazing experience. Really nice ambience. Our server seemed new. Could not keep up with coffee or water. The food was just ok. It had definitely been sitting before it was served and the restaurant wasn’t full. We work hard to eat local to support local restaurants.... they weren’t even glad to see us. Definitely will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party, wanted a nice dinner close to Broadway. This is the place!

Makeready
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you for dining at Makeready! We appreciate the business especially in a time like this. We are delighted to see you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipFoodLover
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Small but mighty menu. Try the Brussels sprouts. They're heavenly

Makeready
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you for dining at Makeready! We appreciate the business especially in a time like this. We are delighted to see you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food and drinks were good, but the service was so SLOW. It took us 15-20 minutes to valet out car. Took us 15-20 minutes to get drinks each time we ordered another round, despite there being just 1 or 2 other parties there at the same time we were. So no more than 8 people in the restaurant at once while we were there, yet we were having to wait 15-20 minutes for things that we asked for or just for a waiter to come back over. There was one particular server who was great and very nice and helpful, I can’t remember his name but I’d go back and request to have him as a server.

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JoshuaH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Please never ever EVER make that steak and pasta Valentine’s Day special ever again walnuts and no seasoning on either ! It was disgusting. Server and hosts were great and the drinks were very good as well, appetizer was cold and raw, should notify on menu that oysters will be raw. Desert was okay too a regular chocolate cake would have been fine without the marshmallow, I can’t stress enough how disgusting the food was. I Loved the scenery I wish we could have substituted something else but server did not seem to want to swap out our food. Everything else was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Was excited to check this place out given the pictures and reviews but was throughly let down. Burger and salad were over salted and the pretzel resembled more of a cracker than anything else. Drinks were incredibly over priced

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Elizabeth
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 :)

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SharonM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipHowardH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. First meal in nashville excellent!!

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vipBobB
Indiana
75 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast on a Sunday morning downtown leaves few options. This was pretty good- not anything outstandingly great nor terribly bad. Decent option

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KasieM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

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Comment
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Very accommodating menu/ kitchen. Delicious food was beyond full after breakfast tacos.

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vipSoni
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Great location, modern facility.
Ambience was ok, unfortunately the service was just standard. Nothing above expectations for a place of this profile

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went there for brunch. Bloody Mary tasted like ketchup. Food was ok, but cost was too high and portions were too small.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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vipHaleyG
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food but very cold inside the restaurant!

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vipJennaW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
400 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food and service. The chicken sandwich was very tasty. We're looking forward to going back soon!

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Tasty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, space and service

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vipkarenp
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PanchoVilla
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We had sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts, stuffed trout, and pork schnitzel. Ample portions creatively presented. Would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, wish we had found it earlier in our trip than on the last day

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best dessert ever!!!!

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Makeready is rated 4.2 stars by 381 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.