The Mockingbird Nashville
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Our server Gabriella waa wxtremlt peraonable, funny and had geeat knowledge of the food. She was excellent at creating a sharable tasting dinner for our group
Mockingbird is one of my favorite places to brunch! The food is amazing and is consistently good since i get the same thing every time I go. Love the food, the staff is great and the drinks are always superb!
We had a great experience. We will surely go back.
Thank you for the kudos, KentC! We look forward to having you back with us!
Horrible. We waited over 30 minutes for a server without acknowledgement. After inquiring twice about at least a drink order we decided to leave. When we informed the host, all we were told was “oh..sorry”. I’ve been to Mockingbird before. The lack of teamwork amongst servers is unacceptable for the type of restaurant. There is a clear “not my table, not my problem” mentality.
I have sent you a private message. Apologies we as a team dropped the ball on your visit.
My spouse and I were excited to try this restaurant. We made a 4pm reservation for a Saturday a week prior and arrived at the designated time to the doors still locked. After entering, we were seated promptly at the back of the restaurant. At the time, we were the only guests in the restaurant that we could see. However, it took a very long time for a server to even take our order. I asked for ice; never got it so I asked again because we were served luke warm water that had been sitting on the table. It’s 98 degrees in Nashville, for Pete’s sake can we just get an ice water! As we waited for our food, we noticed many of the employees standing outside the kitchen area door smoking/conversing. Waitress had to check on our appetizers 2x and we still believe we were the only guests. Pimento cheese balls were ok, but the platter they were served on appeared to be dirty and glued together. Tater tots were covered in what tasted like canned chili and were cold. Entrees finally came after a long wait. Burger was ok. Chicken pot pie had maybe 2 small bite-size pieces of chicken in it. Just overall very disappointing experience. If you are looking for something comparable to a Waffle House, be my guest. We would never recommend!
Hello Rory Payne, we apologize that this was your experience with us. It sounds like we were not your cup of tea in ANY shape or form. However, we can guarantee you (and anyone else reading your review) we do not use canned chili. Thank you for giving us a shot, we wish you and yours the best.
VIBE and BANG for your dollar. Fantastic experience.
Wowzers! What a compliment! Thanks for the love!
I went to The Mockingbird for lunch before a meeting and enjoyed the eclectic menu.
Thank You Andrew, we're glad you enjoyed your visit with us!
Great spot in Nashville for a casual business meetup.
First time to The Mockingbird. Did Sunday brunch and it was excellent. Creative menu, great service, and free valet parking! Was a little noisy for a Sunday morning but will definitely be back!
Loved that they brought me a piece of birthday cake out after the main entree!
Great drinks and food!
We had the totchoes as an appetizer and they were fantastic. Entrees were great and the old fashion-ish was great. My wife left her sunglasses in the booth and the staff was nice enough to call us after we left to ask if we had left them. We will definitely be dining here again.
As usual, everything was amazing! Loved the Pamplemousse drink!
The Mockingbird is fantastic and personally, I think it has some of the best deserts in town. One note on reservations. There is only one 'high top' table and it is not situated in the best location. You are far better off sitting & eating at the bar vs. taking that table. The bar service is great and there is almost always a few seats available. So, if there are no reservations available at a time you want, take a chance and swing by to see if the bar is open.
Food was ok, not sure I would go back. We sat up stairs and the floors were really sticky.
Yum! This place was fantastic from the apps, cocktails and entrees (steak and fried chicken=OMG). Will def be back!
Love this place. My only problem on this day was that 12th ave was closed and I had to go around and back a different way to get to the site. Not their fault, but definitely cramped my style a bit. Still, good food and great service.
The location is a distance outside of the Gulch where most envision—not much else around it except construction and Maneet Chauhan’s masala restaurant. Despite that it was worth the adventure. The inside is modern and beautiful and the food was very good.
This place is worth it! Go and enjoy!
We were so disappointed! I've seen Maneet Chauhan on many tv shows and expected more from one of her restaurants. Our entrees arrived before our appetizer and neither entree was very good. The duck in our dish wasn't hot and the skin was flabby, not rendered and crispy. The pasta dish was boring. When the appetizer did arrive--midway into our entrees--it was hot and tasty (the corndog dish). We declined dessert because our meal was so disappointing. Two highlights--our server was lovely and our cocktails were very good. Wouldn't recommend.
Hi LindaG, We are bummed we couldn't make you a fan of ours. Although you will not be returning to us we thank you for giving us a shot and will pass your criticism on to the team to use as a tool to better ourselves. We wish you the very best. - Team MB
The place was freezing . Service was horrible. The food got cold due to the AC being on full blast .
Hi Sweta, I am sorry this was your experience with us. We do try to keep our place cool during the Nashville hot afternoons and am apologetic it was too cold for your preference. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing, we promise to grow from your critique. Best, Team MB
Great ambiance, awesome menu, friendly staff. It is a must while visiting Nashville!
You rock, Vtkaki! Thank you for the kudos, we will pass this on to the team for encouragement!
This place is really unique - creative menu, kid-friendly, fun vibe.
Thank You GBRSR! You really 'get us'! Thanks for being awesome!
Good vegetarian menu. Very casual environment. Pleasant wait staff.
Loved the theme of the restaurant. My husband was very pleased with his dinner. I had the fish special. It was ok. The succotash was cold and not very appetizing and about 1/2 way through there was a flea that came out of my food. Unable to eat after that. Waitress was very good. Enjoyed the menu very clever. Desert was excellent.
Another glorious meal. Pork belly app is amazing. Ceviche is also glorious. My only (minor) complaint is the lack of a strong wine list. With food this good, there should be a wine list to support it.
My husband and I always prefer to visit restaurants in downtown Nashville on a Sunday night...quieter dining, fewer crowds, and easier parking. Mockingbird, however, is a restaurant I would go back to any night of the week. The variety of options and their preparation had more than enough choices for everyone in our party. Highly recommend ordering three small plates to share then sharing an entree...that way you can experience a range of flavors and not be so limited in your choices! LOVED the ceviche and the lamb chili over tater tots. The trout (fish of the day), pasta and braised beef ribs were all winners! Our out-of-town guests raved about it. Service was very good. We were catching up with friends, and the wait staff was attentive but not pushy. We will be back!
Great food and atmosphere!! Drinks were good,small and wayyyy OVERPRICED!!
Service was just good not great.
Absolutely love the whole vibe of this restaurant and the cute little plates are the perfect detail! The food is always awesome and the drinks a fun! I’m so glad our waitress suggested ordering two plates a sharing because the portions are so big! Two of us split the ‘Merica and the tater tots and had food to spare! Sooo delicious!
We were in Nashville and a friend recommended that we dine here. Thank god we listened! We had a wonderful experience. The service, food and environment were great. One of my favorite meals ever!
Stunningly good food. Pasta with seafood was a home run. Cocktails were also excellent. Everything is made there. Really fun place.
Thanks for the love, frequentdiner! We think you are 5 stars just as well!
This is one of the friendliest restaurants in Nashville! The food was delicious and beautifully presented! I highly recommend the flat iron steak.
We had a great evening at Mockingbird. Our appetizers and dinner selections were outstanding. Our server was excellent. Thanks for a fantastic dinner.
Thanks for being an awesome guest! We hope to see you back soon!
Food was good, maybe a little pricey. Noise level was way to high. Need some sound absorbing to cut down on the level. Difficult to carry on a conversation.
Not even a 10% of my expectations...
Hi Juliano! Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. If there is further information you'd like to share that would make us a 5 star in your opinion, we are all ears! Please respond to this message and we will address your concerns straightaway. Thanks for visiting us!
Returned to MB to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. Overall, enjoyed the experience again, though I would say it was not as seamless as our previous visit. Had to ask a second time for our drinks after waiting. Highly recommend Flock Yeah - so flavorful and well prepared. Fresh takes on comfort food are such a fun twist - can see the creativity in the kitchen. Burger not prepared as requested, but server did offer to remake and owner comped a dessert to apologize. Love this place and think it was just a one night hiccup - will definitely be back.
We had an awesome time and our service was phenomenal. The crispy rice balls and little cheese sandwich appetizers were to die for! It was a wonderful evening.
First of all, I was not disappointed whatsoever. I manage a bar in Arlington,VA and I’ve never seen service and food as great as this place. Candace was an absolute angel and even sold me a creepy Santa plate that I found interesting. Food was on point. Honestly, this is a must see.
Thanks for the love! We think Candace is pretty fantastic, too! :)
Had an incredible experience eating here. From cocktails and appetizers to dessert, all the food is packed with unexpected flavor combinations that spice up old favorite dishes. The serving staff are all so knowledgeable and friendly, and show a true love for the diner, so you know it's good. We expected the bill to be a lot more for this quality of place, so it was a pleasant surprise! $100 for a three-course meal with cocktails for two
Great service and outstanding food!
The very "punny" menu was really entertaining to read.
All around a wonderful experience!