The Mockingbird Nashville

4.6
1721 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 1721 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaraM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere. It's cute and trendy. I love the food as well. Smaller menu, but with some great options. The kids meal was huge! But we greatly appreciated having leftovers in the days following our time there. There's no changing table, so that was a bit tricky. Overall kid friendly and a great trendy area to eat regardless of who is in your party.

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Alicia
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was divine! We had a great experience from start to finish.

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Sc0tt
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time dinning at Mockingbird and they do not disappoint. The food and service was wonderful. It was a wonderful night with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mockingbird always provides everything we could want in a night out. Fantastic food, amazing service, and sublime ambience are what you will find with every trip to The Mockingbird.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!!! It means the world to us! Hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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SteveG
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the experience was great. From the host and hostess to the wait staff excellent service. The god was amazing!

Can’t wait to come back!

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vipDCSquared
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all we had a great waitress and she had a equally great supporting crew. We enjoyed a couple well made Martinis followed by a nice wine with dinner. Cocktail menu also looked creative and we will try one or two next visit. Finally, the food was awesome. Again, very creative choices and flavors and the quantities were not dainty as with many good restaurants. The Mockingbird has made the A-list on our rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited The Mockingbird for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere was on point. Whoever decorated the place is very talented because it’s gorgeous. Music was great and added the the vibe. Our server was kind and helpful with recommendations. I got the Bubbles in a Bag (I think that’s what it was called) and my husband got the Church Punch to drink. Both were delicious, but I preferred the Church Punch because it reminded me of every baby shower, wedding shower or anniversary party from my childhood. Just needed some of meltaway mints to go with it. We loved the food. Every menu item has a fun, punny name. I had the Taco the Town and would highly recommend if you’re a fan of breakfast tacos. It’s more of a breakfast quesadilla, but close enough. The best part of brunch was the dessert. Banana cream pie (it had a better name, but it escapes me at this point). I feel like we missed out on not getting the Cinnamon Roll because I saw one as we were walking out and it looked AMAZING. I would highly recommend Mockingbird for brunch when in Nashville. We visit the town two of three times a year and like to try different restaurants each time. As we were leaving I told my husband I would go back to this establishment in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food, atmosphere and service. Server Chris/ Eagle was fabulous. Highly recommend. First time to Nashville and booked solely by reviews,
Did not disappoint! Thanks for a great dinner

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for such a fantastic review! You have made our day! Keep spreading those good vibes ~

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere but unfortunately the food really underwhelmed. I had the hash and my friend got the tots for our brunch outing. Everything sounded delicious, but lacked any flavor. Very disappointing for the price point and there are so many other options for brunch in the area.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Amanda Biskup! We saw your other review about us on other platforms as well, however we thank you for taking the time to write about your experience once again. Girl, We heard ya' loud and clear the first time! LOL! Seriously though, thanks for the visit and we hope you continue to support small and local business. Life is too short for bad vibes and we are sorry you weren't a fan of the food. Best wishes to you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cool vibe!

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savannahj
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This restaurant is very cute and well designed. The concept is great but the execution is poor. The atmosphere is great, but the drinks were lackluster and the food was mostly disappointing and even inedible. We order 6 different things and 4 were not good. The beet salad was great as well as the spinach dip. The mac was sort of strange and cold and the corn dog was so spicy that no one could eat it and that diner had burning lips still the next day. We mostly picked apart most of the plates and much of the food went unfinished. I would not recommend it to a friend despite the instagramable factor.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on June 1, 2021

Yikes! Sorry to hear that the spicy ketchup served with the bratwurst corn dog was.....spicy? Hope your friend has regained senses in her lips since then. Thanks for your visit and for giving us a shot, we wish you and yours the very best in your future culinary adventures. We're bummed you won't recommend us, but we truly hope you still continue to support small and local businesses.

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kristinao
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was phenomenal but the service wasn’t beer friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food and drinks for happy hour were good, and the place is super cute.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for the review! We appreciate it, and will look into your claim. Have a wonderful day!

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vipSaraSinclair
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Mockingbird because of its diverse menu - steak for my husband, vegetarian item for me. It's a go-to place of ours for special occasions!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review, Sara! We appreciate YOU! :)

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with top notch flavors. Excellent evening out

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for your visit and the time you took to write this review. It means the world to us! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is good, drinks are GREAT

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thanks for the love! Keep spreading positivity in this world, it is much appreciated!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mockingbird is a must!! Our server Santiago was fun, knowledgeable, and friendly. He recommend the hole in one flavor of the week, pictured here, which was cookies and cream. A knockout starter to our brunch. We had Flock Yes and Taco the Town which were delicious and more! The music, drinks, and food will definitely be why we return. The Mockingbird is a must

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you for the love! We are also fans of Santiago! Please visit us again soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration with awesome service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I’ve been to the Mockingbird several times and nearly always make that a first stop for new friend groups. Last night was one of those times. I was disappointed by the food quality. I don’t mind paying for a good meal, but last night the quality was poor.

Our order taker was good, but the people who brought out the food must have been focused on something other than service. The service was well below my expectations for the Mockingbird.

The parking lot next to the restaurant charges 8 hours only. When I brought this to the attention of the “greeter” she was already aware. Why would you want your customers to have this experience.

Finally, having dinner at the Mockingbird is a choice. I’m thankful there are other choices in Nashville.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Hi, Sorry we let you down on your recent visit. Bummed to hear that you were frustrated by the parking lot next to our restaurant - it is not owned by us and we can't control what they charge. We do offer $12 parking at Whole Foods for up to 3 hours. We are operated by humans and sometimes we have "off" moments. We do thank you for the patronage and your support of small & local business. We really have had a heck of a year and we hope that in the future you will decide to give us another shot.

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Sandroonie
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! All 4 of us ordered something different and each of us raved about our food. From the decor, the food, the service, to the fun drink names, it was all a wonderful experience. This restaurant had a warm and casual vibe- making it super fun. All of us are talking about how much we want to go back. In a city with a plethora of good restaurants, Mockingbird stands out as one of the best.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Sandroonie! You have made our day with this review! Thank you for taking the time to spread JOY in these wild times!

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vipJohannaO
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've enjoyed dinner at Mockingbird a number of times, but this was my first Sunday breakfast. Just want to say AMAZING!!! Food was outstanding, waitstaff was amazing. I will be back.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

JOHANNA!!! YOU are a superstar! Thank you for making us smile ear to ear with this awesome review! <3

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SandyC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love everything about this place...the staff, the food, the fun menu, the ambiance...even the bathrooms! My only disappointment on my most recent visit was that our wait staff didn’t tell us about the specials or the fancy drinks of the day. After we had already ordered, we heard another waiter explaining about some amazing things we may have ordered if we knew about them earlier. So be sure to ask about any food or beverage specials if your wait staff doesn’t offer it up.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Hiya Sandy! Thanks for the feedback and the glowing review. I wish we knew what you heard from the other waiter because we don't run specials (food or drink) that are not printed on the menus- if we did we would definitely want all of our patrons to be in on that excitement! Hope to see you again soon!

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FaithB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The whole experience of this restaurant was very good! No complaints. I would eat there again.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, Faith! We appreciate YOU!

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vipNYC60traveller
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would’ve liked to see more options on the menu for brunch but enjoyed everything we ordered. The cocktails were delicious and the stuffed bagels were tasty and a nice substitute for a bread basket. The outdoor space is nice and the service attentive.

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CynthiaB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would for sure go again! Very yummy and fun!!!!!!!!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Cynthia!!! You rock!!!

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123456
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long-time Texas friend and I chose for one of two evenings of dining. Food and ambience enhanced this special occasion.

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vipMatthewL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you Matthew! Keep spreading the good vibes, we appreciate it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Based off of number of females taking pictures it is very Instagram friendly. *If you are there mostly for the pictures make sure you check out the bathroom 🚽 too🤣

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EllenK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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!

JD
JeffD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
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 on May 12, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! No issues with reservation or service.

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

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.6 stars by 1721 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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