The Mockingbird Nashville

4.6
682 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Mockingbird is the much-anticipated new concept from Maneet Chauhan’s Morph Hospitality Group, the team behind Chauhan Ale & Masala House and Tànsuǒ in The Gulch area. The modern diner is led by the talented culinary duo of executive chef Brian Riggenbach and front-of-house extraordinare Mikey Corona, who are also partners in the project. Inspired by the restaurant’s namesake, Chef Riggenbach has created The Mockingbird’s menu to mimic its surroundings, offering comfort food favorites influenced by the many global elements that make up American culture and cuisine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
Bar
Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(615) 741-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Riggenbach
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Catering
Need lunch for an office meeting? Hosting an event at your house? We have you covered! We have lunch catering menus starting at $12 per person with boxed lunch and buffet options. Custom menus are available for evening events and wedding receptions. Check out our website for more info: mockingbirdnashville.com/private-dining-catering/ or email us: events:mockingbirdnashville.com. Let us bring The Mockingbird to you!
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet, Street Parking
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From corporate dinners and business meetings to birthday gatherings and bridal luncheons, The Mockingbird is the perfect spot to host your next event!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience here. I tried two of the cocktails that they said were new for fall and loved both of them! The food was tasty and I loved the menu titles. This place has a cool vibe with fun staff (and gorgeous restrooms!). Do not hesitate to get the mac and cheese and the burger which is AMAZING. Thanks for a great time, I'll definitely be back.

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SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were in town for three days. Would not recommend if you only had a couple of dinners in Nashville. Food just wasn't great. Service on the other hand was top notch.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, all of the staff were so warm and welcoming and friendly. Food was fantastic, really enjoy the small and large plates to share with a group concept and everything we had - especially Barbacoa, Brussel Sprouts, Brie grilled cheese appetizer and Pasta were amazing. Service was impeccable
and I will go back and highly recommend!

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MG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Brunch was just okay. Their dinner is always amazing!

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s
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was not good. The place was half empty, cocktails expensive. Our waiter was great. No reason to come here.

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n
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous restaurant! The brie grilled cheese to start and the mockingburger are to die for!

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KB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious, but the service was very poor. We watched 2 other tables get seated and see a server and get water and we still had not seen our server. I’m 8 months pregnant and I was super thirsty, so my husband went up to the servers to water for us. Our server showed up with a quick sorry, but didn’t seem to actually mean it.

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NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. It is a gourmet version of normal diner options. Got the cheeseburger, and it was amazing. Also, you have to get the grilled cheese small plate. Amazing!

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P
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu is very interesting and clever. In fact, we found it to be the best part of the evening. The fried chicken dish (The Bird is the Word) was more complicated then it needed to be. So much was going on in the various tastes that the chicken was overwhelmed. The white chorizo gravy was very tasty but again, overwhelming. Pasta La Vista: The menu said that this dish included heirloom tomatoes and eggplant, we could find neither. There were what appeared to be acorn squash that were too hard to eat. I know this place is to be an update of the classic diner but it is hard for me to drink wine from a 6oz plastic cup. Then again, this more of a beer place than a wine place. We switched to beer which better suited the chorizo/pork sausage dishes.
The decor of the Mockingbird is fun and the wait staff is attentive. I want it to be successful and I will be watching future reviews in hopes that we just hit an off night.

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RG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is phenomenal! Loved the small plates! And the desserts were amazing!

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k
Nashville
55 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We chose to go to the Mockingbird after seeing the chef on a Food Chanel show.

The first thing we noticed is this is another modern decor, very loud restaurant which seems to be the new style in Nashville. It had a very noticeable rainbow flag at the entrance. The ceiling is metal painted with a high gloss paint, which totally reflects whatever sound is in the restaurant, right down onto the patrons. What were they thinking? We sat across from each other in a typical two person table arrangement and could scarcely hear each other or the waitress trying to explain the menu.

We each had a glass of wine, which is served in a juice glass. The wine selection was OK. We shared a grilled cheese appetizer, which was good, but had a lot of garlic on top. My wife ordered the fried chicken thighs and I ordered the hamburger, all recommended by the waitress. Both dishes were just OK. The chicken was fried and a little dry and is a very big plate of food. The hamburger, which was represented as having won and award, was below OK. Two thin burgers, similar in flavor to Steak N Shake.

The wait staff, noticing we were not thrilled, offered us a free desert as consolation, which was a very nice gesture.

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JN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. My wife and I were astounded by how good everything tasted. Our waiter was more than helpful and actually made our decisions that much easier. Everything we had was incredible and we would definitely be back again!

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M
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Never disappointed. Creative cocktails and unique menu with huge portions.
Don’t miss Mockingbird! It’s very different than the rest of the Nashville food scene and has a great vibe and atmosphere.

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DV
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great ambience, friendly staff, awesome food...

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LH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun & lively Nashville Brunch spot! Creative menu and whimsical decor.. felt authentically Nashville and food, drinks & service were outstanding. My 11 and 12 year old loved it too!

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NN
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally my new favorite brunch spot after today’s experience. The drinks were amazing. The food was incredible. I loved the music selection. All in all this was an incredible find and i can’t wait to go back!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to The MockingBird. This place has a very cool, unique vibe. The food was good, ( get the appetizer grilled cheese!!) It's a twist on southern comfort food. We will be back!

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k
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Flavors were great, entrees definitely better than the appetizers. I don't think I would go to just share the small plates but the main courses were unique and delicious. Staff was very friendly and we were seated right away.

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KD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I really wanted to like this restaurant, as the location and menu looked great. The atmosphere was great, and the wait staff and management were friendly and efficient. The food and drinks however, left very much to be desired. The cocktails were very different, and we tried 3, including the signature punch. The punch was just OK, and the other 2 drinks were either too strong or sweet to enjoy. The food was even worse. My partner had the Korean steak, which was quite chewy. The potato waffle was dry and tasteless. I had the chicken pot pie. It had large chunks of chicken, and a crunchy crust. While it looked beautiful, I had to add salt and pepper to give it any flavor at all. The cunchy crust was more like a dry cracker. Overall a very expensive and disappointing birthday dinner!

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O
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mockingbird was a delightful place to eat and drink. The food was unique and excellent and the service was outstanding.

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ML
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! We brought a couple from NYC here for Saturday brunch. They are foodies and so the pressure was on! FIVE stars for adorable vibes and amazing service. Food was amazing - personally I’d like a few lite options. Many items were super sweet or super spicy. It was the little things - adorable water glasses, playlist, and wallpaper - that made this place adorable. MUST go again!

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TP
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and our waitress, Katie, was awesome. Our only complaint was the service; there didn’t seem to be enough staff, took very long for drinks.

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d
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely go back for dinner here. Great service....and we had a large group. Delicious and creative dishes. Fun cocktails and fabulous ambiance

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TE
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent as was the service. The food was tasty and creative. I gauge a restaurant as to whether or not I would return. I will go back to The Mockingbird.

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CR
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and come all the time

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CH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh man where to start!?! Everything about this place was great! We started with a few of the house coctails and they were good. We got a couple of small plates... The Rice Rice baby was good as we're the tachos but the Don't worry Brie Happy was the best! I was hesitant at first, it's a grilled cheese you can't wow me with a grilled cheese... Boy was I wrong. 3 of our party got the Mocking Bird Burger and they said it was a great Burger! I had the a combo of the OOOOOH Barbacoa and the Feeling Grate! And could not have been more pleased! Our server Brekin (gosh I hope I spelled that right) was fantastic! Everything was timed well, she read the table well! She assisted in making a perfect dining experience! We live out of state but will make a trip back just to eat here again! Definitely a must when in Nashville!

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JN
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Nashville. Friendly people, great creative food, fun place, great for groups. You definitely won't leave hungry either. Definitely try it out if you are visiting or if you just need an everyday delicious meal.

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CB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This unique restaurant has a fabulous menu, fabulous food and fabulous staff and the cleverest menu ever! (Is that even a word? Lol)

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M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Mockingbird for brunch during a girls weekend and it was amazing. From the atmosphere to the service to the menu options, It was a perfect experience.

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SB
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great banana foster donut! Great service. Great music!!

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here!!! OMG!! I wish I had 4 stomachs just to try everything on this menu!!: literally amazing! My boyfriend and I shared the Brussels sprouts , grilled cheese (seriously heaven) and the chicken pot pie ! All delicious! I highly reccomend to anyone !

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TW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only downside to our experience is that it was a first date and about midway through a bachelorette party showed up and was seated right beside us. They were pretty loud and entertained by the staff. Great for them but hard for us.

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CB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time we've dined at The Mockingbird Nashville .... It was beyond our greatest expectations! We absolutely recommend it - 1,000%

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came across tis place while searching online on where to eat. Coming in from out of town it can be a hit or miss. Definitely a HIT!! We were a group of 6, so we ordered many appetizers and shared: Brussel sprouts—-TO DIE FOR!!....kale salad was delicious!!. The watermelon and cucumber salad was just so refreshing and the pork belly with frekkah was a new and very welcoming dish! The hazelnuts added a great crunch:).

Entrees: the burgers were amazing, the barbacoa was delicious. Can’t remember what everyone else ordered but everything was delicious! You will not be disappointed.

They ran out of the dessert we were looking forward to but the chocolate chip cookies a la mode was a nice ending to our meal.

Clinton was our server and he is engaging, personable and very welcoming as if it were his own place. Very upbeat and all around great server. Well done.

So yes....I highly recommend The Mockingbird!!!👍🏼

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s
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pork belly was the best we’ve ever had
Fried chicken great
Unique flavors,textures and ingredients
Well worth a try

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service staff seemed a bit overwhelmed, although our waitress was good. She helped make up for the long wait before anyone checked on us.

The food was truly delicious.

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DP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting place, convenient to get to, our food was very good. We had trouble getting to valet parking on the street. Seems like it would be more convenient to have drop off in parking lot instead of street.

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P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was a disappointment. We had the hanger steak. Wasn’t sure what the vegetable was on the plate. The potato waffle was hard and had no flavor
Whatever the material the glasses were made of, it gave the wine no flavor at alll. The restaurant was a disappointment. As was Chauhan restaurant around the corner. I felt this restaurant has gone downhill since it opened

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P
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Used open table to get 6pm reservation for Friday night, service and food were great along valet parking.very easy to get in and out in time for 8:00 Ryman show.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Slow kitchen service even though few patrons. Unremarkable dishes in spite of clever titles.

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