The Mockingbird Nashville

4.6
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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 / 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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Scout
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!

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vipgoodfood4me
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Great taste and artistic food.

LS
LikesSomethingNew
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my first time here and I came for lunch to celebrate a friend's promotion. The menu provided a lot of fun variety for all kinds of tastes. I had a small plate and their soup. There were not a lot of people but the music playing on the speakers was right above us so it was loud and it was hard to hear my friend at times. There was no street parking when I arrived around 11:30AM so I had to pay $10 for 2 hour parking next door. I paid about $35 total for my friend and my meal including tip which isn't bad but with parking fee, it was more than I would have liked to spend for a lunch outing. I would come again but only if I can find free parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , wonderful service !

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Nashies
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time! Service, food and atmosphere were awesome. Would highly recommend the Tequila cocktail and the grilled cheese app. I opted for the fried chicken and fell in love. It’s kinda noisy, but it was busy so it was not their fault.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb!

JA
JA1775
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dining out is not just about the food and service but about the whole experience. I’ve been there twice and will not go back. The first time the food was good for three out of four of us but the table was Awful with a capital A. The second time the table was great but I wanted the chef’s “sampler” with a minor substitution due to a food allergy and the waiter said “No”. That was the wrong answer. The first time there I was able to park on the street but the second time I had to park in the lot next door for a minimum charge of $13. Not worth it!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Jo Ann Staples, We agree, dining out is about the whole experience. Apologies that the parking situation has left you displeased. We understand your frustration and are apologetic we are not able to offer free parking for our diners. It is financially not feasible for us as the new owners of the lot are charging enormous rates. Also,sorry we couldn't modify the chef's special as that dish is difficult for us to modify since it is a special and we cannot risk putting the guest at risk.

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vipArthurL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was awesome. Staff were very nice and engaging.
The only negative was the noise level. There is nothing to dampen overall sound so I found that I was having to speak fairly loud to be heard and noticed other tables were doing the same. I will definitely go back and try more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the prettiest date in the city and the food was good too! :) Seriously though, the food was great. Annie & Chris were the best servers. One of my new favorites restaurants.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 8, 2020

Yaaaaaas! Thanks for the 5 stars!

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vipBentleyBoo
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for brunch per locals recommendations. Not impressed at all. I didn’t get the breakfast that had 4 eggs because I thought that was too much so my husband got it instead. There couldn’t have been more than 2 eggs hardly any. I ordered the Belgian waffle but it was cold and dry. Surely not worth $13. I also asked if the Bloody Mary could not be spicy and they said no. I won’t go back there.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you for giving us a shot BentleyBoo. We wish you and yours the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The staff were very friendly and professional. Just seemed disorganized and a bit overwhelmed. We made a reservation for 2pm (they closed at 3pm). We were 7 minutes late. And then it took another few minutes for them to find and bus a table for us. We finally had food by 2:45pm - minutes before they closed. Service was adequate - again very nice, very friendly, but food was slow to get to the table and once the water bottle was empty - no more water. I would have asked for more, but didn’t see the server again until we were finished the meal and she checked to see if we were ready for the check. They have a limited vegetarian/vegan menu (one item) and little ability to customize any menu items to make something vegetarian. Overall, not a bad experience, but not great either. With so many great places to eat in Nashville, spend your time exploring those before you waste time coming here.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi David Stratton, Thank You for the review and although we def. strive for 5 stars, we thank you for the honest feedback. We are bummed we were not able to win you over as a fan. We will bring this review to the attention of the server you had in the vein of improving the overall