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Mockingbird Bar + Garden, East Dundee, IL

Mockingbird Bar + Garden

4.8
4.8
115 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Healthy Food with a Stylish Flair

Mockingbird Bar + Garden is a food and drink focused gathering place in a lively, convivial setting, stylishly designed to create memorable experiences. Inspired by our desire to serve and create a sense of community we offer the perfect mix of locally sourced healthy food all cooked from our wood-fired oven. Our incredible cocktails, local beer and coffee bar combined with our events will certainly make you a regular.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Dining Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 551-5614
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Reynolds
  • Private party facilities
    Mockingbird loves to create private memorable events with great food and entertainment in a beautiful, comfortable, setting.
  • Neighborhood
    East Dundee
  • Cross street
    Meier
  • Parking details
    There is also a public lot behind 311 Barrington Ave. and another on River Street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Late Night Cocktails

    Multiple dates available
    Although our kitchen closes at 10, we still welcome reservations for our cocktail bar. Open until midnight.

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

115 Reviews
  1. jenniferf

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This our new brunch spot! Love the patio, the artichokes and the creative crostatas! Have been introducing Mockingbird to new friends. Need to come back for dinner!

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  2. Okeey

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was extremely slow. Got drinks after 30 mins. Food was average given how busy they were. Been here multiple times before and it was our first time being disappointed

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner and very good alcoholic drinks in a delightful setting in the restaurant. The wait staff was very accommodating and the owner greeted us at the entrance. She also visited our table to check on anything we needed. We have been customers for 5 years, and we will be back in the future.

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  4. KarenS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great Mothers Day meal. The brunch menu has some great choices, the staff was great attentive and the atmosphere is laid back charm with a touch of sophistication.

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  5. DAVIDZ

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ultra busy for Mother's Day but expected. We were patient and it paid off. We have been many times, but our first Sunday brunch. The food was amazing. Every item ordered was just outstanding. Waiter was super apologetic and didn’t need to be. We sat outside and it was a perfect weather so we were in no rush. Exceptional food every time.

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  6. Patti

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s one of our regular haunts—great food, friendly atmosphere, nice cocktails and a welcoming place!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place with great food and drinks at a fair price!!

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  8. ttraveling

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming spot in East Dundee! Good option for craft cocktails, wine, beer, and light bites. Plenty of outdoor patio space in nice weather, and cozy inside the bar too. Check out the pizza oven - the flatbreads were tasty! Also recommend the artichoke dip. Next time I want to try the lamb lollipops!

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  9. Patti

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the happy hour drink and appetizer offerings! Really made for a great night and place to meet a friend! Mariah the bartender is fantastic at what she does and so nice!

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  10. JohnnyD

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very unique spot! Small menu but always changing with good options. Most of the food is prepared in their wood fired oven which gives everything a great flavor. Cocktails are creative and delicious too! Half of the restaurant is under a tent which makes the humidity/temp hard to control due to the heat from the oven.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent as always. The drinks were great and the food outstanding.

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  12. Sanlon

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic overall

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  13. berttwins

    Milwaukee

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is awesome, it's a cute little place. I did hear that they will be expanding in the near future. The food and drinks were good. There was a server there who was off duty and she asked if I had any questions, she was very helpful. We will be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful brunch. Highly recommend the hash, my son absolutely loved it.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, was really good! Will be back! Soon!

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  16. scobratec

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a first date and we loved the ambience and atmosphere and the decor! The cocktails are very well prepared and well presented, and delicious! The staff are all friendly and sociable and we have already decided to come back again soon! :-)

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  17. SusanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very pleasant knowledgeable staff Food portions and presentations were excellent ! Flavors were delectable on everything we ate. Lovely cocktails made with a lot of love 🤍

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  18. MaryM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice space and loved the vibe. The food was visually pretty, but the taste just wasn’t fully there with any of the dishes. It wasn’t bad at all, it just wasn’t great. Flavors not combing as well as I’d hoped and the potato skins specifically were way way too crispy with a burnt flavor and needed a lot more dip. I’d still try it one more time for the atmosphere!

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  19. jillians

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love this place. The atmosphere & staff are the best. Special thanks to Libby & Justin today.

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  20. Leanin48

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been dining at MBG since pre-COVID and have always throughly enjoyed our meal. We appreciate the recent addition of dinner options. Last night I had the short rib risotto…so rich, so savory, so tender. We always order the artichoke hearts. Consistently excellent!

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  21. Sara

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While not an extensive menu, there are always wonderful dishes to order. Food quality is great and serving sizes are generous. Menu changes regularly, so eat there often!

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  22. jillians

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing night of Italian wine tasting & food

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  23. TonyR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Great people. Best food and drinks. The wine tasting event was a lot of fun.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They have pizza dough and pizza crust down to a science. Soft, chewy, crispy. Went there for brunch with 5 others, the food is great. Very cute atmosphere fun date night/brunch/drinks at the bar. Keep up the great work.

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  25. DTraci

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mockingbird continues to deliver top notch food, and fine service. We really enjoyed the deviled eggs again, and the mushroom pizza was delicious, although with most places we ALWAYS order our pizzas crispy/well done to ensure that the crust is crisp and not soggy. Unfortunately the salsiccia pizza was sort of burned on the bottom. Overall an excellent experience.

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  26. GiGi

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, awesome atmosphere - server was really good. Appreciate this place and the staff!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place for a girls night out. Food was good great music. Staff was very friendly!

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  28. Neil

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A small and quaint bistro with a wonderful wood fired oven. The staff are very friendly.

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  29. jdub

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a lovely atmosphere but a small location that can get loud with that live music. Plates are small compared to overall price. It’s my second time there and a bit underwhelmed this time around.

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  30. FoodisGood

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely over the top good! Service was outstanding never felt rushed! Can't wait to go back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!! Service is great and food is amazing!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a cute little place! We went for brunch and the food was delicious but the size of the crostata was itty bitty (barely bigger than my husband’s hand). I had the Shakshuka which I would definitely order again (with extra bread), it was spicy but not too much. The Bloody Mary was lackluster but our server great and the manager stopped by to check on us too. I’d love to try the regular menu too.

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  33. SMcc

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved all the creative seasonal/holiday specials! Please bring the risotto and brownie back again!

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  34. DominicS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep coming back. Never disappointed. Enjoyed meeting Kathleen.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at the bar. The bartender was knowledgeable and made some great suggestions. We will be back !

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  36. KristaD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the smallest table right by the door. I made reservations a whole back and was hoping for better seating. We were smashed in a small area

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  37. AnnTM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The ambiance here is unparalleled in this area. The food is creatively prepared and always delicious. The service iis wonderful We can’t wait to come back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was looking for brunch that was a little different for my birthday. We drove from near Rockford and it was definitely worth it. We enjoyed everything we ate and our waitress was lovely. We will be back for dinner some time.

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  39. ReneeC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, very cold though. They need a better heater in the tent area that they made part of the restaurant. Everyone in the restaurant except people sitting at the bar had to keep their coats on. Service not the best, and this has been our experience every time we’ve been there. Asked to move to bar b/c there was a draft at our table and the server said it was all reserved for a party arriving at 6 pm, and there were still plenty of seats available at the bar at 7 pm.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique brunch dining experience. The Two Pigs in a Bird's Nest Crostata was well prepared and served warm. The deviled eggs were tasty and a must try. Interesting presentation of the smoked whitefish, served in a jar along with slices of crusty bread.

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FAQs

Mockingbird Bar + Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 551-5614.

Mockingbird Bar + Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mockingbird Bar + Garden

217 Barrington Ave, East Dundee, IL 60118-1312

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Meier
  • Neighborhood
    East Dundee
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Dining Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is also a public lot behind 311 Barrington Ave. and another on River Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Reynolds
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (847) 551-5614
  • Private party facilities
    Mockingbird loves to create private memorable events with great food and entertainment in a beautiful, comfortable, setting.
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