The Mockingbird Nashville

4.7
1629 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 1629 people are saying
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sokrazed
Denver
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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IanG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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JenniferL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. Place is really cute and opened windows allow an outside feel inside. Breakfast was delicious. And, specialty drinks were fun and tastey!

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Hanna
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! I went to dinner with a friend who has many dietary restrictions (gluren-free and vegetarian) and this menu was very diverse to fit all of our needs! Additionally, we appreciated the mocktail option on the punch bag - a crown favorite! The space is beautiful, it feels like there is no bad seat in the house. The staff was very friendly and lovely. I will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great along with their service. Worth the trip away from Broadway and 5th.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute venue and good food

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vipNickname
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not quite a home run. Most of our food was outstanding, but there were some issues with our pasta dishes. The tatchos and bird is the word were the top choices. Definitely, go with a cocktail. Overall, worth a visit.

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AngelaF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch and it was amazing! The bagel
Bombs the French toast the Bloody Mary all amazing! Even the scrambled eggs and bacon were above average! Don’t skip the church punch drink either! This will become a regular weekend brunch for sure! The upstairs patio is not to be missed!

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vipDELICIOUS
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktail options!

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AunnikaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the absolute best spot for brunch! It wasn't too loud. The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks are super cute; they come in little baggies with fun straws which are great for photos.

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Jrjustice
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for and so was the dessert. It ranks up there as one of the best meals of my life. I had the bulgogi flank steak and man, that’s just a perfect meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for my daughters birthday
It was great service and great food.

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ErinC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This delicious restaurant has amazing ambience and the staff is incredible. It’s truly one of the best restaurants in Asheville and that we have ever been to in the world! We recommend it to everyone visiting or living in Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away by the food. HIGHLY Recommend!

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vipKristenC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Appetizers great. Sat upstairs way too loud could hardly talk to each other. Server, manager and hostess were very nice! Burger excellent, pasta dish not seasoned well- very bland. Beet salad okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Perth
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Nashville and this restaurant was great in every way.

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Scott
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The good:

Trout was excellent and the dip was good. The drinks were above average.

The bad:

Chicken was dried out, over cooked and inedible. Whole was left and the server didn’t even question it

Pork belly was the same. Tasted like over cooked pork chops.

We won’t be back for a $150 dinner but you may have a better experience.

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WesleyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mockingbird is one of my favorite places to dine! It has that warm, neighborhood feeling where they all know your name. Chris took awesome care of our table and was very attentive! Go check out their Jen and Juice cocktail... you can't have just one! Thanks Mikey and team for always going above and beyond!

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ErinB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, full of flavor well cooked. The menu is also full of puns, the staff is engaging and helpful, especially with pairing drinks or trying out new drinks. Overall, a wonderful experience for our anniversary.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for the love!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

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Gumdroppro
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Brunch wasn’t good. Dinner might be better... idk

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 31, 2021

Oh no Gum Drop Pro, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed in our brunch! Wish we could've WOW-ed you with our place, but idk...maybe we're just not for you and that's ok. We wish you the very best and hope you continue to support small local businesses - we give YOU 5 stars for that fact alone!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant was very refreshing. The quality of the food was excellent as was the service.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review, we truly appreciate it! Keep being awesome and spreading smiles!

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MeredytheL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 31, 2021

Yaaaaaas! Mission accomplished! We think the world of our guests and we're stoked you enjoyed yourselves while with us! Please, don't be a stranger!

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MeganT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks and service! Definitely recommend!

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MihereayiK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a little bit of a wait in the beginning but everything was amazing to celebrate our friends birthday!

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AdrianaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! So much thought and detail put into everything from the food, music snd decor. A Nashville MUST!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls brunch and the environment was perfect for a girls day out!! The food was all amazing and staff was friendly!! Jim was our server and definitely kept us laughing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff was very friendly and food and drinks were excellent. Loved the decor and ambiance. It did take a long time to get water and we didn’t have the butter or jam with our biscuits, after waiting a while, but it was so delicious. Really good value for the quality, too. The old-fashioned with the chocolate undertones was great. Really liked the Jen and Juice, as well.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Serving staff was pleasant and attentive, and we appreciated the brunch menu options.

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DanielleZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious creative food with witty titles. A perfect spot for brunch with your friends!

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JenniferD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Mockingbird. Went for brunch and I will definitely go back again. The food, "adult capri sun" , and service were all exellent. Loved being able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Even got a birthday cookie surprise. It was my best meal in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim H was our server, he was fantastic and fun. The food was delicious!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank You for the kind review! You rock!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food was very underwhelming. Especially for a brunch menu.
Service was great. Restaurant was cold and music very loud.
We wanted to try something new but we were really disappointed.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 19, 2021

Bummer! Sorry you weren't a fan of ours. We wish you the very best and thank you for giving us a shot!

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Also had amazing food at Chauhan’s Ale and Masala House next door!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 19, 2021

Yaaaaay! 5 stars is what we aim for! Thanks for the review, Foodie! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great!! Church punch will keep you at this amazing spot all day!! A must visit if!!!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks for the love!!! We truly appreciate you!

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Elizabethm
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely incredible! The friendliest staff, everybody is masked and distanced and I felt really safe. I love this place, one of the best restaurants in Nashville let alone the south east! Maybe the world!

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BethW
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative and fresh food, great décor, and great service!

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DaveW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here and it was great. The staff is attentive and the food is exceptional.

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Freehold
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the drinks, food, wait staff and decor was just so great. I would highly recommend to everyone!

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VolBurger
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch on a Sunday. 5 of us had something different and everyone of the selections was excellent. Timely but not intrusive waitstaff. Drinks may have been a little on the lite side but overall experience was excellent.

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AndreaB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice girls brunch! Made reservations a few days before.

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

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 1629 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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