The Mockingbird Nashville

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Modern Diner. Global Fare. Delicious Fun. This is The Mockingbird. Led by talented culinary duo executive chef Brian Riggenbach and front-of-house extraordinaire Mikey Corona, The Mockingbird offers a menu of comfort classics with a global twist and an ambiance of art deco diner whimsy. Walls are covered in beautiful custom-made wallpaper, painted tin tiles on the ceiling, windows open to two patios as weather allows and a larger-than-life mirrored bird sculpture overlooking the dining room. And then there’s the food and drink! Munch on a Mockingburger or Mac N Cheese (aka Feeling Grate!) while sipping an Old-Fashioned-ish or a Punchin’ Bag (ask about it – they are famous!). We also love hosting group events! We have a private dining room, an upstairs dining room and an enclosed patio, all perfect for bridal showers and bachelorette parties plus business lunches and corporate dinners. Y’all come see us!
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a family style Thanksgiving feast! We will have a multi course global themed holiday menu created by Chef Brian for this special day! Menu is $45 per person ($20 kids menu). PLEASE NOTE: There is no a la carte available on this day and we are open from 12pm-8pm. Hope to see y'all here!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The portion sizes were small the I had was ice tea with no refill during my meal I think that you need to add a baked potato or something else with the meal because I was still hungry but the quality of the food was great and my waitress was superb

b
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great vibe. Check out the bathrooms .

AJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I saw Mockingbird on many restaurant lists when researching for my trip to Nashville. Cool decor but the food was just average.

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

Great atmosphere and service. My meal (pasta) was outstanding, and my groups meals were all good. I would definitely go again.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute drinks (get the punch) and menu descriptions! Great for brunch!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Yay! So glad you enjoyed our menu and our punch! Hope to see you again soon! xo, the 'birds

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So cute. Trendy. Great food. Friendly servers.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

5 stars! Yaaaaaas! Thank you for the kudos!

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L
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the atmosphere, except the view, which was a building that was partially torn down. The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. I am pretty sure it was the best pastrami I have ever had.

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and delicious

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g
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Server didn't adequately describe dishes we ordered.... food was unimaginative and confusing. Our second visit here and wont do it again. Serving a $14 glass of wine in a plastic looking water glass----is that trying to be cute or cheap? The appetizer was good.... the rest of the meal was very forgetable.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

HI Gabab, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you found our menu to be confusing. We are not trying to be cute or cheap with our wine glasses. We use stemless glasses as they do in Italy for informal wines such as those on our list that are all priced at $8-$10 max (we do not offer a $14 glass of wine on our list). We thank you for visiting us and will use your feedback to make us a better restaurant. We wish you the best.

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Y
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great atmosphere! Food was amazing and so was the service

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Yaayitsme! We will pass the kudos on to the team!

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RM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Wonderful food. Great evening and well priced.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank You, Roger! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself while dining with us. We hope to see you again soon! All The Best, Team Mockingbird

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SQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Everything that was recommended by our waitress was out of this world. Can’t wait to go back.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank You StephanieQ! We appreciate you taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon!

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CC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch as it was such a delicious and unique experience! Definitely return!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and our server was wonderful.

RW
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The grilled Brie appetizers seemed to be the better part of the experience. Our server was also very attentive. As to the food, we felt it was a miss. Seems like they try to add too many flavors to dishes to make them “foodie” grade, but it ended up making the dishes less than flavorful. I had the pot pie with bechamel sauce which had a strong olive/artichoke-esque flavor which seemed way off. Wife had the shrimp pasta that seemed like it couldn’t decide whether to be a bisque or a pasta dish. So it was both. I don’t think I’d go back given the price and limited options.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Thank You for your detailed feedback, Rusty. We will look into the dishes that you have reviewed and make sure they are up to the standards of our original recipes. We wish you both the very best in your dining journey, thanks for giving us a shot.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

I planned a birthday for six girlfriends and this was not unfortunately what I had in mind. The music was so loud and we couldn’t talk and the food was really average for Nashvilles food scene. This is also definitely not a kid friendly location.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was definitely mediocre.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Anonymous, We are bummed we couldn't make you a fan of ours. If there is any detailed feedback you can offer as to what exact dishes you tried we'd appreciate it. We use review platforms as as a crucial tool to better us as a business and without much more information as to your visit we don't know which dishes we need to hone in on. If you can kindly respond that would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was perfect! Every last detail. Perfection!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. We were dining with a four year old , and the wait staff was great with her and so willing to make accommodations. A very enjoyable experience !!

B
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back again for some wonderful food and excellent service! Again the Bessie Ruben is too notch along with Brie app tried the banana cream pie and it was over the top wonderful!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks for the kudos, Barto! See you again soon!!!

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MC
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

On Sunday oct 6 our concierge recommended for my birthday. As appetizer we ordered the ceviche and the risotto balls. Very good. For entree we ordered the steak and eggs and the chicken pot pie. The bechamel and pastry In the chicken potpie was delish but the vegetables were raw it took away of the pie. They need to work on the dessert. They brought a very small piece ok thin cake with a candle no good and we ordered the 2 cookies and ice cream. The ice cream was not creamy it seems more than a watery ice-cream and the scoop was tiny. If you are charging $10 for it be generous with the ice cream and the cookies needed to be heated. The variety of bubbly by the glass also needs improvement. The heart is there for this place but needs work.
It is extremely loud too. Two tables of 6-7 surrounded us and it was horrible. Too loude

KD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place for brunch! The cinnamon roll was amazing and a must get along with the French toast!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, will definitely return next time in Nashville. The grilled cheese was phenomenal.

J
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our evening at the Mockingbird. Food was delicious and creative. Service was good. I would definitely come back.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Love the menu options and the unique meal names. They were able to accommodate my gluten and dairy free request.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch!!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was quick.

LL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how good the Mockingbird was. Our server, Bix, was excellent and the portion sizes were enough for two people each. The fried chicken thighs was the hit of the night. It was our daughter's 30th birthday and she received a piece of birthday cake complete with a candle! We would go again!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on October 10, 2019

Happy Birthday to your daughter! We are elated to hear that y'all had a great time with us. And, we agree, Bix is excellent! Thank you for the review :)

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

N
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Second time there but underwhelming! May try again and appreciate its ambiance and value

B
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was excellent, however, we were disappointed about how small the servings were for the price. If you are going to charge $15 for an appetizer it better have way more than 4 tiny bites. The entrees were tasty but again small, no sides and no bread is served with the meal. Cocktails were pricey and not the best. My hope is that next time I visit the portion sizes will be proportionate with what they are charging. Again, delicious food and great service. Sad about the high price compared to what you get.

M
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch was delicious

HC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely adorable in every way shape and form! Every inch of the place seemed thoughtfully designed. The food was all very tasty, with fun punny menu names for each item. We got there on the earlier side for brunch and it was definitely on the quiet side, but I can imagine it getting louder once the place filled up. Seating is pleasantly spaced to not feel crowded. Would absolutely recommend and would be hard pressed to decline a return visit next time I am in Nashville!

HC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and Service were wonderful! Perfect location for a birthday brunch celebration

KT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience at The Mockingbird was exceptional! The grilled cheese and the waffle were unbelievable! What a truly unique dining experience. You won’t be disappointed!

RN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, great food & service.

VL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and fun food, excellent ambiance and service.

NT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, we would repeat without question when in Nashville.

a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Good food and service but the music is so loud you cannot have a civilized conversation. This is a concept for groups of 20 something professionals to gather after work and shout at each other rather than for more mature guests wanting a civilized conversation with their dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun menu, delicious food and drinks!

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