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About The Mockingbird Nashville

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.

121A 12th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 4:00pm-11:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am -2:30pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am -2:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 741-9900

Website:
http://www.mockingbirdnashville.com/

Executive Chef:
Brian Riggenbach

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Sun - Thu 8:30PM - 11:00PM

The Mockingbird Nashville Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (62)
Fun (53)
Good for a Date (53)
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Fit for Foodies (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Comfort Food (37)
Casual (37)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for Groups (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Authentic (22)
Cozy (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tapas (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Late-night Find (13)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Spicy (6)
Seasonal (5)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Mockingbird is awesome. Unique delicious fun food unlike anyplace in Nashville. Great drinks and service. Atmosphere is hip cool and great patios. Great for brunch lunch dinner happy hour.
A must in Nashville!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Cannot recommend The Mockingbird enough! Food was amazing, drinks were top notch, and the decor is incredible. We enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day dinner here. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a nice spot for a Valentine's Day dinner. Interesting food options with a very nice retro-fusion diner atmosphere. They had a special Valentine's Day menu as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a wonderful meal and will be happy to return!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A fun take on comfort diner classics. Food was delicious, the menu was creative, and the dining area is very inviting, although it is extremely loud. We asked to move downstairs as a large party upstairs was simply too loud to even talk to my date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I made a reservation at The Mockingbird for a friends’ bachelorette weekend, it was the perfect spot for a special brunch and amazing food that’s great for hangovers! So many amazing menu items from a daily donut flavor to the worlds BEST Mac and cheese (I kid you not!) The decor is beautiful and the staff was super friendly. You’re missing out if you don’t go check this place out!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We brought out of town business associates to The Mockingbird. They all loved it! Thanks for making Nashville even cooler!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My friend and I dined upstairs on a Friday night and shared three small plates. The mac n cheese was incredible, and so were the brussel sprouts. Cocktails were also amazing. The only negative thing I have to say is that this place is LOUD. I felt like I was yelling across the table to be heard.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome place, great food and supper service! Will definitely go back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Creative cocktails, fun place to try various dishes with friends/love ones. however, for the food, on the scale of 1-10, i would give it a 7-8 because the food isn't as impressive to me.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The beef in the Korean Beef dish was tough. The beet salad was very good. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love it for dinner and now open for lunch, love it too!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 7, 2018

excellent food and service. low ceilings on first floor really make it noisy. upstairs is much more condusive to having a conversation!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was good, but the portions were not really worth the price. I went with a small group for my birthday and there was an unexpected cake cutting fee that was not disclosed when I called earlier in the day asking if I could bring the cake in. You can bring the cake in but it will cost you to eat!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The small plates were delish; we shared about 5 different tastings, and all of them were spectacular. However, nothing compares to the carrot cake with fresh cream. That was a life-changing taste experience! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I will not return nor would I recommend this restaurant. Ate there with a friend for lunch. We each had the lunch tray which consisted of 1/2 bahn mi type sandwich, pumpkin soup, beet salad and cookie. It looked cute and good. I expected the sandwich to be served warm, it was not. The shredded carrots were mixed in with the pulled pork so it was not appetizing. The sauce was like a bbq sauce, too salty and mixed in with everything. Big fail. The soup was pumpkin, it was good, but pudding thick and cold. The cookie tasted like it was from the grocery, nothing special. The beet salad was 2 half slices of beets on wilted greens that had been mixed in a dressing that appeared "chunky" but lacked flavor. I wanted to like the Mockingbird but was disappointed. By the way, the parking situation is not good and there is construction and closed streets all around.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great meal!! The sandwiches and salads are top notch. This was my second visit. The food is great and the chocolate milkshake is amazing. The tropical shake dessert is a liquid. It’s not like a milkshake so it was the only thing that was disappointing. Overall it is a fabulous place to meet and eat!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Yummy food and a wonderful, sunny spot for lunch. Great, attentive service. Finding the restaurant is a little difficult if you are relying on gps and a sign near the entrance would be helpful if you approach from the north. I’ll be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

LOVED this place. Service was outstanding and all of the food was delicious. Very foodie friendly menu. Met one of the owners and he was a very gracious host. Would highly recommend to any friends. Also, though for the style of food that it was a good value as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Decided to sit at bar. Food was good the bartender was amazing. Will be back.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my second time visiting the Mockingbird, and it did not disappoint. Great decor, atmosphere, service, and food. This is a great place for an incredible dining experience with an affordable price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved the drinks, creative space and appetizers! Fun date night spot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I dined at The Mockingbird for a double date with friends on a Friday evening. We order the Don't Worry, Brie Happy and Tatchos for the table to share to start - both were wonderful (especially the Tatchos!). I ordered the Seoul Purpose, which was probably the best dish of the night, and my husband ordered the fried chicken thighs, which was also very good. Our cocktails were well balanced, and the service was great - our server asked at the start of our meal if any of us have food allergies (which I think those with any dietary restrictions will appreciate!).

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My spouse has food allergies. Her meal was delivered with the forbidden food once, then a second time without what she ordered to replace the tastes she could not have. The third time she was brought an overwhelming Side of onions that were not grilled as requested at the beginning. She essentially ate by herself in a party of six. She ordered a burger!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 1, 2018

this was 2nd time we have tried. 1st was Sunday brunch then dinner. both times were excellent. service is outstanding and food is creative and priced right. valet parking is free. great place to go (as we did) before theater or any downtown event. highly recommend

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Organic, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was our first time at Mockingbird and we will go back to try a second time, there were eight of us, and we all thought the food was too salty. We each got different items and everything was over done in salt. There are so many wonderful spices and we all agreed the flavor of everything was good, but it was also, hidden by the salt. The flavors could really pop sans the salt. The service was excellent, the variety and prices are very good, which is why we will try it a second time, and if the food is better, we would put this on one of our regular rotations. Also, in our group were three veterinarians, and I didn't think about this when I made the reservation, but they have a very good vegetarian menu according to my friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One of the most beautiful dining spaces in Nashville. Love the mid-century eclectic feel of the food and decor. Lots of comforting American favorites with a chef's attention to detail. Educated service with genuine reccomendations. Look out for the monster milkshakes! Will definitely go back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Headed to TPAC. Started the evening off with a delightful meal at The Mockingbird.
Good food, good atmosphere, good service.
Wonderful evening.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great restaurant with so many great options! The burger is out of this world!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had reserved via Open Table and indicated it was an anniversary, and they put us at a terrible little table by the kitchen in the back. One of the partners said hello as we were about to sit and I asked him if it were possible to have another table. He was VERY kind, courteous, and accommodating. I give him points for that; less for the hostess who seemed to want to put the old couple in the back.

The rice cakes are outstanding, as is the hominy. The menu is fun, and the vibe is hip but not so hip you want to strangle a millennial. It's a cool place. Parking in the north Gulch is a bit of a pain; use the valet.

I'd go back.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Small plates were excellent (mini grilled cheese & brussel sprouts), really top notch. Large plates were very bland (pot pie & meatloaf).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

They make simple food too complicated. The vegetarian Ruben was amazing, otherwise the Brussels sprouts, meatloaf, and tater tots had too much going on, too many competing flavors and textures that didn't work. Ambiance is nice and server was friendly - however she didn't respond appropriately when we told her what we didn't like. Why ask "how is everything", if you don't care?

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first time to dine at the Mockingbird and it was a delightful experience. Our waitress, Miri, did an excellent job of making suggestions...there were so many delicious sounding dishes to choose from. We chose two small plates to share and then each ordered an entree. The cocktails are great too! Can't wait to go back!
An added plus..there is valet parking just out the door!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Thank you dinner

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the atmosphere, and the owner seems to be very involved. Great craft cocktails and innovative small plates.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I thought our dessert (cake) was dry. We told AJ who said he would check with the chef. He never returned and actually avoided our table. Ad we were leaving I spoke with him and he said the chef said the cake wasn’t “that dry”. Very disappointing.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a great lunch here last Wednesday—i had been wanting to try Mockingbird out, and when they started serving lunch I figured it would be an ideal time to stop in. We all had a small plate, & my favorite was the “rice rice baby” arancini—they were delicious. The Mockingburger was on point too—a double cheeseburger with all the right flavors: gooey cheese, charred onion, a special sauce & homemade pickles. The pastrami sandwich (served on a rye bun) was very tasty too. They were served with fries (though we *could* have chosen a salad....). We shared an amazing slab of chocolate cake for dessert along with Frothy Monkey coffee. Our server Katie was delightful, and you really need to see the bathrooms 😄
Overall we had a really good experience—we will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent all around. Outstanding flavors and unique offerings.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Mockingbird is a lovely restaurant. Very clean lines and comfortable seating. We started the evening with cocktails - and Old Fashioned and a Cosmopolitan both were great. The aricini appetizer was so very good - gooey and tasty; we also ordered the Brussel sprouts which were divine. For entrees we had the pot pie - a very cool looking dish and wonderfully comforting - and the hanger steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff was unfailing friendly, helpful and solicitous.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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