Makeready

4.3
173 reviews
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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 & 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.

Specials

Free Beer

Makeready is offering a 22 oz Prime Rib with a side & a free beer every Sunday night between 5-10 pm. 22 oz Prime Rib + 1 side + 1 beer = $30

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour

Why limit happy to an hour? Introducing our new happy hour from 3-5 pm daily! Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy $3 beer, $4 well drinks, $5 wine & $5 food specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2019

Ends: January 22, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:00PM

What 173 People Are Saying
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KA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Not impressed. The rooftop bar at Noelle is very cool but this restaurant lacked. No one in our party was impressed with the food. Nashville has lots of options so there is no need to return. Atmosphere wasn’t the best either. The bathrooms were cool though!

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Including tip, we paid a total of about $60 for two people. Considering the fact that we’ve been many places and paid much more money, this immediately becaome one of our favorites. Every dish was impressive and we can’t wait to go back and try something different!

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KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fettuccine was amazing. Old Fashioned delicious. The deviled eggs were okay. Service was great.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great service, and cool vibe. Been in before and will be back again.

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T
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger and steak were both great. Draft beer selection isn’t big but the options are solid. Definitely recommend

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K
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

I felt like I was in a cafeteria at a senior living facility. They were 'understaffed', so there were some interesting exchanges between host / servers that should have gone on behind closed doors. Brunch menu is really small and a tad overpriced. I will say the hot chicken sandwich was awesome. So were the home fries. Food was the best part - atmosphere is just seriously lacking. Not where I want to go in Downtown Nashville.

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S
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like the casual atmosphere, the menu isn't overwhelming. Nice variety of things to share. We had roasted oysters, Bavarian pretzel, and the Country ham, all yum! Entrees, 2 elk and 2 L&L burgers. All very tasty. Our server was Peter and he went above and beyond to make sure we had an exceptional evening.

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d
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was popping around downtown and stopped in for a bite. Easy to grab a res, restaurant was moderately busy, service was great, food was awesome. Cheese board to start off, pot pie, pasta, and chicken to go for dinner. All were pleased!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I went on a double date here and do not recommend going. The waitress was not friendly and rushed us through our meal. The food was mediocre and the menu was not cohesive. The only thing that we enjoyed were the cocktails which were very well made.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Makeready was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Nashville. Awesome drinks, amazing food and great service (thanks @London!)

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ZM
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both great. In and out for a quick lunch. I will definitely be back.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best burgers I've ever had. Says alot. Was dining with somone with multiple food allergies and they were very accomodating. Definitely would go back!

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SH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, food was amazing. There isn’t one thing I could possibly complain about. Loved Makeready!! Will be back.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday at Makeready! The service was wonderful! Not only did we receive complimentary champagne with dinner, the birthday boy received a free dessert!

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SG
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Hamburger was McDonald’s grade from the meat to the bun. Barely edible. Expected far more from this restaurant. We dined a block over the night before and the food was amazing. Skip this place

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! We’re locals and will be back!

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very tasty. Well seasoned (a rarity these days) and cooked perfectly. The gemelli & Cheese (their version of Macaroni and Cheese) had a nice, warm kick to it.

We’re locals and dine here often. We’ll be back!

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MA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went for our anniversary and was given a champagne on what we thought was the house being that we did not ask for it. Once we got the check we saw we were charged for said champagne that we did not ask for . Overall though the food was great.

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WI
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I feel the chef was trying hard , but everything was too salty or spicy . All the food was very pretty and beautifully presented , so it’s just a pity the taste didn’t live up to the presentation .
Strangely , the grilled oysters were super spicy , the deviled eggs were pretty salty, and the chicken pot pie was salty and one note . The melon panna cotta was our favorite dish and , thankfully , not spicy or salty . The Sauvignon Blanc wine was very sweet for that type of wine . I almost think they brought me the wrong one . Our server was good , and the atmosphere and ambiance is pretty nice .
Hopefully , they can work on the seasoning of the food .

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DM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place and outstanding food. We will be back again.

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ID
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well prepared food from knowledgeable staff. Would gladly return.

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CW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Keeping in mind that they where busy and I understand that. The host was very rude to me. For one she called me the night before to confirm my reservation which was totally fine. We confirmed it for 11:45 am. The day of I come there we where a little early we got there at 11:35 and she was snippy with me and said will seat you at 11:45 so we waited. 11:45 rolls around and she walks right past me and sits another table before we where seated. My mother had to go up to the host stand and grab her attention again for her to finally seat us. I don’t remember her name but she was the Asian American young lady at the host desk. She’s rude and her attitude needs to be readjusted. Being busy isn’t an excuse to completely ignore us, and frankly have a hostile demeanor. I understand working on Christmas was a hassle, but she shouldn’t have came in if she wasn’t going to be friendly. Everyone else was great. The food was great. Our waiter was amazing, but that host was definitely being a GRINCH.

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KP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a Christmas Day brunch reservation for my daughter and I. The food was absolutely outstanding as was the service.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family wanted me to enjoy Christmas morning without cooking breakfast for everyone. So they found Make Ready at the Noelle Hotel and booked a table. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive. Our meals came quickly. The menu was short and we all enjoyed our dishes. Loved our time there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

So so so bad.

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BH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Fun atmosphere! Great food! Highly recommend!

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PK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The pot pie, burger and fries were beyond salty. Decent service.

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MT
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! We had a party of 8 and the service was great. No one had a bad meal and will definitely be back.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good atmosphere. Waited about 15 minutes and had to flag down server for a second round. Food just ok and a little pricey.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great place for locals. Food and service have always been great and free valet parking is an added plus. New beer list is also amazing. I will be back!

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t
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch there with another couple before going to the symphony. All of us ordered something different and everyone loved what they had. Mine was the smoked salmon with cream cheese on toast with a salad. It was very good. We were able to sit comfortably and talk without loud noise. Service was great with several people checking on us to be sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely return.

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c
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed in the menu change. It used to be interesting and fun. I recommended it everyone. Now even the cocktail menu is boring. If you hadn’t eaten here before you would probably think it was perfectly fine. I remember the old Makeready. Now it’s just a serviceable hotel meal. I’m a local and probably won’t be back.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

And here we are again. Lovely staff, first off. Peter was our server and handled the table professionally and attentively. He knew when to give us our space (it was a business meeting) and when to interject with a recommendation or lighthearted comment. A very well in-tune service staff. Thank you.

The food was spectacular. From the delicious pretzel (crunchy at the top, soft at the bottom) & beer cheese, roasted oysters (a flavor BOMB), the turkey-pot-pie hand pie, the inventive take on a meat & 3 (my only complaint was that there was TOO MUCH goodness on the plate for us to finish — so we had to take it home, the fight on who would get the leftovers notwithstanding), the perfectly cooked elk, and the fresh take on a vegetarian fettuccine Bolognese — all was perfect to a pitch.

It was a busy night for them. We were sat a bit past our reservation but didn’t mind waiting. We had scrumptious drinks at the bar (by Grayson) and, while he was slammed, didn’t miss a wink or a smile or a stellar recommendation as to how we should get our dinner started.

It was a great experience across the board. The kitchen killed it, the service brought it home. We’re all locals to Nashville and we’ll be back and bring our friends! Thanks again.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop meat and three was outstanding. There was a wonderful smokiness that came from the wood-fired grill (that the server, Kat, was more than versed with) that kept us coming back for more. The rice, the peas, the SWEET POTATOES were all so delicious.

They also have beer pairings that were magnificent. Ben, the beer specialist, stopped by out table to ensure that we had the right thing to drink every step of the way.

When you’re here, life is good. Life is boisterous and just enjoyable. Show up, eat some fish and chips, have a burger, and get a few of the vegetable offerings. These folks know what they’re doing and they’re gonna have you ready to toss a few back and leave you thirsty and hungry for more.

I wish I could get my candle burning at THREE ends after I left. Dig in, leave your belt unbuckled (the portions were GENEROUS), and keep it coming, friends. This is a place to enjoy yourself.

We’ll be back. Thanks for everything!

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T
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise from this hidden gem right off of 4th and Church! Greeted with a big smile as my wife and I were early for our reservation. We were promptly seated and greeted by our server Scot. He offered a few of his favorite selections and pitched the daily features, which were Mac n Cheese, Fish n Chips and grilled cabbage. I ended up with the Fish n Chips and my wife got the steak. Everything was perfectly cooked and Scot continued to make sure that we were enjoying ourselves. Not sure why some of the reviews were less than 5 stars.....I highly recommend Makeready!! I will say that if I had to be critical of one thing, it would be the decor. I think they are going for some type of Tavern theme but the dining room doesn’t feel that way. Nonetheless, if you’re in Nashville, be sure to stop into Makeready

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r
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time coming to Makeready and it was as excellent as the first time. I told them it was my birthday and they greeted us with champagne and gave us free dessert at the end! The vegetable “bolognese” and burger are great, highly recommend this place for a fancy date or a casual hang.

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RS
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The decor was cool and the atmosphere was nice but the food was not very good. Got a pretzel that was too hard, trout was very over cooked and under seasoned, elk was also over cooked and under seasoned - and it wasn’t cheap either. Drinks were tasty but pricey. Would not return for food but would consider just having a drink there again.

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SG
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem in downtown Nashville! I feel like Makeready is in the perfect location for a pre-game or pre-show dinner. It's easily walkable to Ryman, Bridgestone and Nissan Stadium. The food is all incredible. Service is super friendly. And they have a lot of cool craft beers to choose from. I'll definitely be back.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific in every way.

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SP
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place for brunch. We celebrated a bday and the staff was extra nice. Highly recommended

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