The Mockingbird Nashville

4.6
1790 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1790 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The only positive part of our time there was that we were sat on time for our reservation. Outside of that, the food, the service, the quality and the experience were all absolutely terrible.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 hours ago

Oh no! These are words we never like (or want to) read. Thank you for your visit and sorry we dropped the ball. If you have a few extra moments to spare we'd like to get more information so we can see what went wrong and educate ourselves on how to prevent it in the future. We wish you the best.

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Chels
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a cool vibe! Will definitely be back!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Thanks for the kudos! Glad we made you a fan of ours here at The 'Bird!

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vipMaryJ
Louisville
83 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to be in downtown Nashville... Great food and fabulous drinks! Service was fabulous from the front door and no complaints!!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you, MaryJ! We appreciate you! You've put a smile on our faces, keep spreading the love.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friend found a piece of hair in the food and they very quickly correct it! Amazing server experience!!!! Would definitely go back!

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LeslieH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the cocktails through to dessert, the food was amazing. Attentive service and fun environment. Parking is a nightmare! Park in Whole Foods lot.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Leslie, you are a delight! Thank you for the nice words (and the words of wisdom you are passing on to everyone about parking!). We appreciate you! <3

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vipEAG19
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. Never came to attend to us at the start. Waited about 15 minutes before having to flag someone down for water and service. Only one food item at our table was delicious. The Tatchos. All others were bland or overcooked and not really worth the price. The ambiance is nice but they need a new chef.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 37 minutes ago

Hi Elsa Garcia, Thank you for the feedback. Bummed we could not make you a fan of ours- but we do thank you for the candid review. You are right, we do need a few chefs (as does EVERY restaurant in the nation right now) so if you know of any please send them our way! LOL! But seriously, we will continue to do the best we can for each and every guest. Please be kind as you venture through restaurants- it goes a long way and it's been a tough road as of late. Best wishes on your culinary journeys!

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ArleneC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, we sat upstairs. The food was delicious and the music play list was fantastic!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

You are so kind, Arlene! Thank you for the love, we feel it! <3

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CourtneyB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Good food with inattentive service. Rib eye was great. Noodle dish was more of a thick sauce than a broth but was tasty. Appetizers were very good.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Courtney- you rock! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Please don't be a stranger!

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vipJasonE
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was fantastic. If they open one in Denver, I’ll be there every week!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Thank you, Jason! We truly appreciate the time you took to write your review. Keep shining on, friend!

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CaseyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, drinks were delicious, staff was friendly and helpful, was the perfect start to a date night :)

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Thank you for choosing us as your date spot! Please come back and visit anytime! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Our waiter had excellent recommendations and the drinks and desert were outstanding! Will def come back when we are back in Nashville!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Yaaaaaay! So glad we hit the mark with y'all, thanks for the 5 stars! We'll see ya' on your next visit here...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visitors to Nashville m, it was recommended by a friend who lives here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party

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Sherry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative menu, delicious food. Great drink menu. Service was wonderful. It was an awesome dining experience!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

Sherry you are very nice! Please never stop SHERR-ing positive vibes and praises. You have just made our day here at the restaurant with such a nice review. Thank you!

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AnneT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Loved the ambiance. The food was exceptional.

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AlyV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server is what made the experience at the Mockingbird AMAZING!! I'm bad with names so I don't recall his name, but he's got blonde hair and glasses. He was so knowledgeable about the food and helped us make the best choices! He definitely deserves a raise!!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded an hour ago

What a stellar review! We will make sure to hang onto EVERY server with glasses just in case we can't figure out which one it is that served y'all. LOL! We love our team and am so glad they showed you a good time during your visit. Keep sharing praises- it makes everyone's day a bit brighter. THANK YOU!

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SamanthaS
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely time. We arrived an hour early to belly up to the bar for a cocktail and loved interacting with Hannah. She was very kind, fun, and efficient. Our server was a little chaotic but only because they had just started working there. The food was delicious.

The only issue for us was parking. The website says you can park in the Whole Foods structure and they’ll validate but they weren’t able to validate my friend’s parking ticket. Not really sure why. For medical reasons I had to park closer to the restaurant and was unclear if I could park in the Morph spots so I parked in the other spots and paid $25 for 2 hours. Quite outrageous. I don’t think I’ll be coming back until the construction nearby is completely and parking instructions are more clear. However, I do intend to return.

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Kuddy
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibe - we took a group of ladies for a 21st birthday. Artsy menu with great drinks. Finished off with a birthday cookie & candle!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, service was great and everything came out super fast!

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TayiaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible service. She messed up our food, broke a plate and didn't clean it up, and messed up our bills.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Steak was seared for maybe 30 seconds on each side and my broccoli was ice cold. Forgot my wife's shrimp on her pasta. Super loud bachelorette party next to us (not their fault). Also, made us go to the bar for a drink while our table was being prepared but wasn't able to get one before they came to get us. Not sure why they even made us do that when all the tables were open when we went upstairs to be seated. Staff was super friendly but I likely will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

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vipLauraL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bart made our visit so much fun! Would definitely recommend - gotta try donut of the day!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday brunch and it was wonderful as always. Never a bad meal at the mockingbird!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Daughter visiting from Scotland and is Vegan. Lots of choices for her and for us carnivores! Great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu is creative and quite varied. Highly recommend the cinnamon rolls (and always check out the doughnut of the day) for a fun start. Can’t go wrong with the Mockingburger, but step out a bit with the breakfast taco or BLT, will not be disappointed. Server was attentive and respectful of conversation. Punching Bag cocktail was fresh and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such a cute place. Ambiance was fun. Food was really great - aside from the kids chicken tenders being EXTRA crispy and crunchy - which we sent back and ordered something else for my son - everything was really good. We ordered Totchos to share. They weren’t nacho style like we were craving - much more breakfast-y - with gravy and other stuff. Still good though. We also ordered the BLT, the burger, and the massive donut of the day. Everything was super yummy!

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MeganN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at The Mockingbird! Our server (I wish I could remember his name!) was fantastic, so attentive, helpful, and friendly. The food was amazing. We got the giant donut which was delish and we both got the Hash Yo Mouth as our main dishes. My only recommendation: the hot sauce was a bit ketchup-y and there was a bit too much served on the plate. Otherwise, the ambience was fantastic and overall a great experience.

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ChristinaB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bart was our server. Great server. Great food. I loved how diverse the place is as well as the unique food and drinks.

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EvelynK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Great service. Highly recommend!

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Byebyebalto
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good with children

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JuliaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere & service! One of my favorites.

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vipjdavis
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun, great food, and unbelievable service.

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LeslyeY
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and excellent service. Highly recommend!!!!

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RebeccaC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - we had a wonderful brunch

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SandraC
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking into Mockingbird is like walking into a fun party where everyone is friendly and happy to see you. Both the food and the service were excellent! Our table ordered a variety of drinks, apps and entrees, and each was delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mockingbird is one of my very favorite restaurants in Nashville! Creative food, fun decor and great people in the kitchen and the staff! I love taking my friends from out of town and as a local, i love supporting local chefs! Always save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent! I look forward to returning but the parking and traffic were challenging!

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AnujS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A “must” when in Nashville! Great flavors in every meal we ordered!

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vipSatisfiedSouthsider
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came for my 40th Birthday. I found the restaurant through searching for articles about great places to go to in Nashville. The food was amazing. I had the pasta and my husband had the Barbacoa. I would highly recommend.

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

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.6 stars by 1790 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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