The Mockingbird Nashville

4.7
1690 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Modern Diner. Global Fare. Delicious Fun. This is The Mockingbird. Led by talented culinary duo executive chef / partner Brian Riggenbach and front-of-house extraordinaire / partner 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1690 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllenK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Appetizers, entrees, drinks were all delicious and we all raved about the banana dessert. Our server was very attentive, even when we broke a glass full of cosmopolitan :-(
Overall great experience!

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JeffD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very stylish decor. Good mix of food options for all pallets. The Tequila Mockingbird martinis were fantastic, smokey flavor. Portions were large-a couple can easily share salads, entrees, etc. check out the Mexican toilets in the bathrooms!

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vipAshleyH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, everything on the menu was amazing and well prepared! We had so much fun

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MelissaH
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wow! My group of four came in Sunday evening and had an amazing experience! The Mockingbird immediately invites you in with its friendly staff, and comfortably intimate setting. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and gave our table wonderful suggestions. Between two small plates, four entrees, and one dessert, EVERYTHING tasted spectacular (and the portions were quite generous). If you’re in or visiting the Nashville area, you’ve got to try The Mockingbird!

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vipCaro
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, excellent service, fun drinks and delicious food! Would recommend the you oughta burrata salad and pasta la vista both were very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Service was great and the food was delicious. We took all three of our children and they all loved it as well

JB
vipJBNashville
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. Went for brunch and I wasn’t crazy about the menu. Hostess had a little bit of an attitude as well. Bloody Mary’s were delish and the bartender was great. Our table server was ok.

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vipSnuzuluz55
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent Food but not great, nice cocktail list, ok wine selection, very good service and unique ambiance.

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cl54
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Other than the cocktails and the fine service we were disappointed. The marrow appetizer had virtually no marrow and the rest of the dishes were also lackluster. We had the flatbread, pasta, Barbacoa and Pots de Creme. Nothing was great and for the price it should have been. Coffee was served cold. We have enjoyed the Chauhan Ale House very much but this one isn’t up to par.

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ConnorD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! No issues with reservation or service.

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carlyT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! ‘Mercia was great! 🇺🇸Biscuits were amazing! 🤤 Oui Loaf You was decadent! 🇫🇷 Punch in a Bag with and without champagne - both yummy! 🥊🛍🍍🥭 Lots of food for a great price! 💸 Got some free bubbly for for anniversary too! ❤️🥂❤️🥂❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Birthday’s

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Traveling to see the Picasso exhibit at the Frist.

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nashvegas
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please adjust the parking option next door - 4 hour minimum for $25.....there should be a 2 hour option.

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Bex5
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite nice restaurant in Nashville. The staff are so nice, the food is stellar, and the ambience is bar none. Of all the places I could treat my parents to, I picked this one, and both they and I loved it.

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PattiL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fun atmosphere very unusual and tasty food. Loved eating there

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mockingbird was fantastic! Beautiful restaurant with spectacular food and excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the “OOOH BARBACOA” and loved it. Intimate atmosphere. Service was perfect. Love the sense of style of whoever decorated- especially the bathroom.

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Cori86
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious I ordered the breakfast tatchos. The drinks also very good, I had the punch in a bag drink.

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MARCYT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Everything was unique and eclectic from the style to the menu. The food and drinks were incredible and the service was on point.

MB
MeganB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food, service, to the ambience, it was everything promised and more. We can't wait to go back!

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Joshua
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food and atmosphere was phenomenal but the server was pretty cold. We had to ask for him to take our order and he didn’t seem very friendly or attentive to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Amanda at the bar was fantastic and Summer was good. Great atmosphere.

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PamelaB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation, but they had our table ready and seated us immediately. Elegant atmosphere but casual at the same time. All of the food was delicious and moderately priced. It was a great choice to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

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vipNicoleD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! This chef has made some awesome choices and everyone at the table was impressed. Don’t skip dessert! Get the brown butter cake.

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ALtraveller
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the food but they ran out of both the desserts that I like and it wasn’t late yet. Our server was pretty nice though and they seated us quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mockingbird was recommended to us by a local. We had the crab dip to start, the burger, and the Seoul purpose steak. All of the food was just mediocre. The entrees were recommended by the bartender. The burger was much better than the steak, which had way too much of the Korean bbq sauce on it. It really didn’t add any flavor and compromised the dish. The drinks were good, but for over $100, I would probably return only for those and not the lackluster food.

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RobertK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and waitstaff were really great. Busy Friday night, but they were absolutely working it. They were literally running to make sure everyone got taken care of. Our waiter (Chris) was really helpful and honest with menu recommendations. Not sure how it's humanly possible to deal with loud tourists and bachelorette parties all night long and still be incredibly friendly and upbeat.

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JulietteZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The drinks were really great, the food was beautifully plated and tasted delicious. Our waiter was really funny. 10 out of 10 would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. There were 5 of us and we ordered 3 burgers, pasta and a salad and it took over an hour. The pasta was cold by the time it got to the table. Food was okay but nothing to write home about.

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vipAngie
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!

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Wayne
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food quality was good, not great. Dessert was great. I had the trout. Wife had burger, due to not a broad selection. Burger was better than average, but I have had as good for much less.

CT
CraftyTchr75
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the staff was great. We went for brunch and thought the prices were a bit high for breakfast food. Mine was delicious, my son and husband's more just on the ok side. It was a good vacation brunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!!

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Lisette
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Bird is the word fried chicken came out burnt and managed didn’t give discount

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AnthonyR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food options, awesome environment, kind staff!

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vipsokrazed
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

With the exception of literally being in a fishbowl, nothing to write home about. Step above fast food with a higher price. Will I go there again? BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and their food. Only complaint was that happy hour is only served at the bar and patio. Last time I was there the patio was closed for the weather and the bar had no seating. They wouldn’t allow happy hour prices otherwise. Seems like a strange and restrictive policy.

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IanG
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for a special occasion or date night. So many delicious choices, we had trouble deciding what to order. Tons of variety and all very good. Our waitress was excellent.

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The Mockingbird Nashville does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 1690 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.

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