The Mockingbird Nashville

4.6
1512 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

We are celebrating this holiday with a festive pre-fixe feast! Join us for a multi-course family style meal that starts off with a soup and salad - then moves onto turkey (or veg tart) with stuffing, green beans, & mashed potatoes and then pumpkin pie cake for dessert! $48 pp / $25 kiddos under 12.

What 1512 people are saying
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alegres
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The waitress was very nice and the food great. All covid protocols were followed. Best mimosa i had

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episodiceater
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, my experience was very favorable. I will say that the staff and establishment were very accommodating when my reservation for two turned into a four person party at the very last minute. I appreciate them resolving the issue very quickly and without issue. thanks so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great brunch food! Get the cinnamon roll! It's big and filling so split between 4 people so you have room for your own entree. However it's excellent! Flock yes was very delicious and savory and I'd highly recommend!

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Gwen
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Such a fun menu and excellent bloody Mary’s

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Staff. Can’t wait to go again

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HezzieP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mockingbird is a treat in Nashville. The menu has fun names for the food and the food is fantastic. The Rice Rice Baby and Two Marrow Two Marrow were some of our favorite appetizers. The menu has something for everybody our party of four had burgers, steak, and fried chicken.

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vipDougB
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wonder it's ranked among the best brunches in Nashville. What a meal. The cherry-glazed donut is a must for a starter. Fresh from the oven, this did not disappoint. The chicken-fried chicken was a HUGE portion; enough for two people. Sausage gravy game here is on point too. Eric, our server, was great. Friendly, helpful and happy to serve the delicious food we enjoyed on the comfortable patio. When we're in Nashville again, we'll be at The Mockingbird!

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Greengal15
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and server Sierra were spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the Mockingbird is always prompt and attentive, while always able to make food recommendations about food or drinks. It never disappoints and it’s one of our favorite establishments in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambience!!

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vipGeraldS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was very bad and the food was just OK

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 6 days ago

Oh no! e are deeply apologetic about your experience- it is definitely not what we strive for. If you care to contact me with further details about your experience (specifics as to bad service and "OK" food items ordered) we are all ears. Thanks for giving us a shot and for supporting local small business! We really appreciate your patronage.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I think it’s a great place. The plates seem weird, very diner-ish but the rest of the place seems upscale. I say go full board and change the plates to something nicer.

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vipTKfun
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the energy from the staff and management id so exhilarating. Of course I had to have the miniature toasted cheese sandwich which have a crazy name on the menu. And for the first time I had mahi-mahi which was enough for me to take home for lunch the next day. Just delicious! Mikey and Brian truly give me reasons to keep going back. And the decadent gourmet chocolate mousse dessert well I saved some for you. But you have to claim it at the restaurant. Enjoy!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 6 days ago

TKfun! You Rock! Thanks for the visit and the love! <3

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CaitlinB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing people, amazing atmosphere, amazing FOOD, will definitely return!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 6 days ago

With guests like you- it makes it easy for us to be amazing. Thank YOU for being an awesome human! See ya' soon! :)

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vipKJSH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the "throwback" decor, fun menu names, but above all the service and food were excellent! Loved the baggie drinks, too.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 6 days ago

Yaaaaas! Thank you for the love!! We truly appreciate it- especially in these days of 2020 (amiright?!). Thanks for putting a smile on our faces with your kind words!

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were quick, attentive and made us feel so special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really cute and fun but very expensive parking $19 for 2 hours

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Mallory
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel sprouts were a great start to our meal! Everything we ordered was amazing and the waiter was helpful in making decisions and not too pushy. We enjoyed our dining experience out!

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PinkyN
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant gets high points on ambiance and friendly staff :) Appetizers were excellent but my entrée was subpar. I ordered the HELLO GOURD-GEOUS! as my entrée. I guess the chef forgot to season it. I did share this with the manager so I hope they can fix it for future customers.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Pinky! Thank you for the constructive critique on your dish and the very nice compliment of our staff! We've tested the squash entree with the kitchen team after reading your review and have made appropriate checks and balances with the team for presentation and flavor. Thank you for that feedback and your visit with us. Hope to see you back here soon!

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MarqJ786
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a remarkable experience! The food was outstanding, and the service top notch. What a gem to have here in Nashville. Mockingbird is a must!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded 6 days ago

Thank You, MarqJ786! We strive to create a fun environment coupled with delicious food and drinks- glad to hear we hit the mark (or should we say MARQ! ;) Keep being awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! The food was amazing and the bubbles in a bag was a fresh take on a mimosa!

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vipRichardW
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Our server was on a mission to get us out as quick as possible. Food was good, but experience was not.

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AnnaleeP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and scenery! Loved it! The service was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance! Came here for dinner during a bachelorette party weekend and it was perfect for our group! Will definitely be coming back

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

Great as always!!

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SarahO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food drinks and service!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank You SarahO! You rock!!! p.s.- Thanks for supporting local! We really need it right now <3

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Mollie
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, beautiful vibe and decor, awesome service! All around great experience.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2020

Mollie, you know how to make a team fell good. Thank you for the stellar review! p.s.- Thanks for supporting small business. It's been a heck of a year and with guests like you- we may be able to make it through! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for the stellar review! We appreciate it! Will share the kudos with the team :)

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vipRachelL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Excellent service food and vibe. Will be back :)

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OlympiaS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The customer service was damn near non existent. Food was cold.

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi Olympia, We are sincerely sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Since you didn't enjoy anything you ordered we refunded you the amount you spent with us. The two phone calls you made to the restaurant were met with apologies from our management- and they were genuine. We set out to do right by our guests and if we failed we will apologize to you once again. We understand we are not going to be everyones cup of tea and we thank you for giving us a shot. We wish you the very best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food was amazing!!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2020

YOU ARE AMAZING! Thanks for the 5 stars and thanks for the positive feedback! p.s.- keep building up small local business- we really appreciate it! <3

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and Bart was a great waiter!

The Mockingbird Nashville
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thanks for the love! We also think Bart is pretty awesome and are glad you saw what a treasure he is, too!

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TondaS
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening! The food was great and we were with a new friend. It was nice to share a meal where we could hear each other talk.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous experience from the exceptional food, excellent service to the trendy atmosphere. I highly recommend!!

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FranklinSingleDad
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, cool / chill atmosphere.

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AmyM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend HIGHLY recommended this place, and after looking at the wonderfully named dishes on their menu, we were in. While this was one of the more expensive brunches I've done (including tip), it was worth it. Our server was wonderful; just outright friendly. He was the type of person you just wanted to hang out with. We both got bloody marys, the 'Merica breakfast, and a cinnamon roll side for the car ride home. Everything was just simply.. really good. The atmosphere was very trendy and energetic. Just being in the restaurant was an experience. They make so much of their 'particulars' in house, such as the seasoning on the bloody mary glass rim... homemade of the owner's own recipe. The little things really stood out here and made this place so great. I can only comment on brunch, but if you're on the fence about eating here, just go, you won't regret it. Definitely make a reservation.

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vipLindseyM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I would recommend Mockingbird for appetizers and cocktails, but not for dinner. I dont think their dinner entrée options are worth the price. Cute spot and good for groups.

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Heather
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinnamon rolls are crazy good. The double cheeseburger was one of the best my husband said. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and so was our server Tiffany!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to go to The Mockingbird for my birthday dinner and it was a great experience. The food was delicious, the ambiance was nice, and the service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend.

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

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.6 stars by 1512 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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