Makeready

4.3
355 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.

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.
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vipBobB
Indiana
57 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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OpenTable Diner
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
53 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
6 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
375 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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karenp
Tampa
1 review
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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XerxesE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, excellent service, fantastic food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DemondM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was really great. The service was good. It wasn't a romantic setting as we thought for Valentine's Day.

DB
DavidB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

HG
vipHaleyG
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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!

KM
vipKristaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food, to the drinks and service was amazing. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

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.

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vipPixey1961
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

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vipldochop
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu - interesting items with great sides and pairings...service was great, food was great, and portions were too.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KirstenP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the grain bowl with grilled chicken!

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Kevin
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Cool space. Good service.

LJ
LJChi
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

during our visit to

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LazyBeignet
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

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.

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Jmercox
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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!

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LyndsayS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipTXfizzy1
Nashville
68 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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EileenB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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SashaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, we thank the staff for working on Christmas, accommodating those of us that were out of town. Christmas brunch at Makeready was delicious. Service was fantastic. We couldn't have been happier.

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MALewis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids and I loved the Christmas brunch and the mimosas were an awesome addition. The kids had the hot chicken and and brioche waffle and I had the eggs/bacon/potatoes/toast and it was perfect! The blueberry jam and butter were a perfect pair for the toast.
Mandy was a great waitress. Awesome experience while we were visiting Nashville.

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vipKathrynA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Food and drinks were delicious! The pretzel was as good as it looks! Service on point and ambiance was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious, service was excellent.

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Makeready is rated 4.3 stars by 355 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.