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The Mockingbird Nashville, Nashville, TN

The Mockingbird Nashville

4.7
4.7
2384 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! **Reservation cancelation policy is strictly enforced**

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 741-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Riggenbach

  • Catering

    Need lunch for an office meeting? Hosting an event at your house? We have you covered! 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!

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (844) 517-5418

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Cross street

    12th & Porter

  • Parking details

    Self Street Parking and Various Paid Lot Parking options around the area. $12 parking in Whole Foods parking garage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,384 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Great for brunch

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. DW

    DebbieW

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a cool place in downtown Nashville. Remodeled from it's original setting as a nightclub, it is a great place for brunch with character or dinner. All of the wait staff are really good with lots of character too. I consider it very homestyle Nashville with a lot of descriptive flair on the menu. There is a lot of variety, the cocktails are really great. We went there for lunch and decided since we didn't really experience it like we wanted to we went back 3 days later with more family and friends. Three of us ended up sitting at the second level bar all Sunday afternoon. It was great. I will say be prepared to spend for entries and cocktails. I considered it on the pricier side for the fare.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for the visits, DebbieW! We are a small, independent restaurant with a ton of character and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves with us! Keep spreading smiles!

  2. KP

    KevinP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LGBTQ friendly. Great food. Great service. Super cute inside.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for the nice review, Kevin! We are proudly a part of the LGBT community here at the 'Bird!

  3. MM

    MrsM

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Interesting menu...clever names for the menu items! Def good place if you want brunch all day long. Friendly staff. Really cool decor. Only downside is location is in the middle of a construction zone and parking is a whopping $12 in the Whole Foods garage. Probably won't go back because of that alone. Hoping this is just temporary and they can find a better way (maybe the empty lot right next door?).

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoHi MrsM! Thank you for the review. We offer our brunch menu until 2:30pm and our dinner menu from 4pm onwards. The construction around us is a pain, and I'm sorry you had to endure that to visit us. The city told us it would be done in August 2022, clearly they were not honest with us. This city is growing by the second, and unfortunately the empty lot next to us in owned by a $100 million dollar deal that we unfortunately cannot compete with. We do offer discounted parking at Whole Foods.

  4. m

    maxwell

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Brunch food was not that great. For the money not that good and I tried groups dishes.
  5. LR

    LR2019

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very tasty! Santiago was amazing, so kind and attentive, and Exceptional Service!
  6. k

    kaceyw

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was poor. Waitress was argumentative. Guess she knew her tip was already built in to price.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoHi Kacey, I spoke to you on your way out of the restaurant on Thanksgiving. Sorry there was a misunderstanding on your part when it came to the booking and credit card conformation process. In a goodwill gesture on such a special holiday, we did remove the gratuity for your server you feel she didn't earn and added it back to your form of payment. Please let us know if you didn't see that reflected in your statements. (industry peeps: we paid the server out of our pockets to make up for this).

  7. B

    Brandy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great service and food. The owner even came by and said hello :) we will be back!!

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you, Brandy! It was our pleasure to have you with us on such a special holiday!

  8. EO

    EatOutTooOften

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Very disappointing. We serve brunch at home with our kids, grandkids, great grandkids and then go out for an early dinner. We’ve eaten at a wide variety of places over the years and this was, by far, the worst experience we’ve had. The soup was so-so - not a lot of flavor save an occasional flash of heat. The kale salad was actually quite good. Turkey and mashed potatoes could have used a good bit more gravy that they had on them. The cornbread dish was simply strange - not tasty, just strange. And the beans ran the gamut from barely blanched to totally limp. Finishing the meal with a dry cake made it easy to finish our wine. We’ve eaten at The Mockingbird several times before and always enjoyed the food. We might go back again but never for Thanksgiving.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for the feedback. Glad you spent the holiday with your kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Happy Thanksgiving from our team that worked hard to provide a warm, cozy space and meal for you to gather outside of your own home.

  9. AW

    AaronW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice Thanksgiving. The food was very good, we received plenty of it, with unobtrusive but very pleasant service.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for your visit, AaronW! It was our pleasure to have you dine with us on a holiday designated for giving thanks, and we're thankful for YOU!

  10. C

    Chris

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    First, our waiter was very nice. He was probably the best part of the experience. That said, service was a bit slow. Took a while to even get water to the table. The Thanksgiving dinner was awful. Seriously! Neither my wife nor I could finish it. I would not even feed it to a dog; it was that bad. We left very disappointed and ended up cooking a frozen pizza when we got home.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoChris- I think you entirely missed the point of this holiday. Let's give THANKS - not online spanks! :)

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Enjoyed sharing my Thanksgiving luncheon with those at The Mockingbird. Service was attentive and food came out quickly with enough for the hungriest eater. Overall an average meal but thoroughly enjoyed the Rose Champagne offering.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for sharing the holiday with us. We appreciate you!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly staff. Prompt Service. We arrived one hour early and were seated immediately.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Mockingbird a few times over the years and always have had wonderful experiences for both brunch and dinner service. This time, we came for Thanksgiving and we were so impressed with the entire experience. Our food was generously portioned and absolutely delicious. Our server, Santiago, was an absolute delight and ensured we were well taken care of during our meal. We are looking forward to returning to Mockingbird for more wonderful dining experiences.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you! Such a kind note! THIS is the true meaning of the holiday, and we thank you for being a fantastic human!

  14. T

    Thanksgiv

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food was cold. It could be that the chef was off and played at the food the day before and they plated each meal under a hot lamp prior to serving. The soup as an appetizer was fine. The salad was fine but the portion was small. The main entree which was Turkey was cold the stuffing mashed potatoes and string beans were horrible. The dessert was unappealing and dry. Will not return

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for the feedback. Our chef and team had been working tirelessly for over a week to prepare this meal for you, and all hands were on deck on this holiday-including the chef/owner. We plated everything to order, and if your meal was not to the temperature you like, we would've gladly replaced it. We are saddened you couldn't feel the love in our dishes from that day that was designed to give thanks. Be best out there.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Not a fan of the Thanksgiving meal.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoHmm...I think we have said the same thing about every Thanksgiving meal we didn't have at home cooked by and around our family members- nothing will ever compare. We're glad you gave us a try and hope you remembered to be Thankful the rest of the holiday.

  16. k

    kimm

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Emmet our server was great and made it even more enjoyable. Loved my cocktail too!

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review, Kimm!

  17. J

    Jonathan

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food tried the brunch menu but wanted the dinner menu will have to come back during that time.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoHi! Yes, please come back and visit us for dinner! p.s.- Thank you for the kind review :)

  18. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here! Great music and great wait staff! Yummy food and drinks. Favorite place we ate in Nash.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoYaaaaas! Thank you, LisaS!

  19. KD

    KianaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, waiter knows how to recommend really well and knows the menu like the back of his hand, food is exquisite, and the interior design is cute

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you, KianaD! Our team is wonderful and we're stoked to see you think so as well!

  20. R

    Rach

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a cute place with an eclectic and unique menu. Delicious cocktails and food!
  21. GC

    GarethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere! Even the toilets are worth visiting, quirky!
  22. SN

    StaceyN

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun! Love the space, the servers, the Owner. Great names on the drinks and meals. All around great time

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoThank you for the love, StaceyN!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a nice restaurant with friendly staff. Huge portions!
  24. AS

    AmandaS

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, food is delicious. Seating is a little close to others but overall a very cool place. Parking was overpriced.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service friendly and fast but food was lukewarm-cold. They managed the reservations perfectly the day we went (a Sunday at lunchtime) and there was no one really waiting anywhere for anything!
  26. GA

    GregA

    Miami

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try is definitely the cinnamon bun! One for the table is plenty. Breakfast taco was so good and huge! Also the BLT was probably the best we’ve ever had! Great service and atmosphere and creative cocktails.
  27. M

    Maya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing Food! The service could have been better, but honestly, the food made it worth it. Good job to whoever is the chef and came up with the menu.
  28. SS

    SuzanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great group birthday outing at Mockingbird Nashville. Creative and delicious dishes, very cool decor and setting. The wine steward went above and beyond, and even arranged birthday cookies to surprise us at the end of our meal. Definitely recommend this spot!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and the food was great! This place is super cute and a great meal!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the large donut was delicious.
  31. M

    Merryelf

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for comfort food, a fun, comfortable atmosphere with good food - small plates and entrees. Everything can be shared - great drinks, great service. Definitely will be back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Service was eh, but the food was delicious as always!
  33. RS

    RuthieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite meals in Nashville! Everything was delicious, and the punch bubbles were a fun and festive drink for our birthday brunch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwich on the small plates menu. The corn dog was different and wonderful as well. We weren’t crazy about the red sauce it came with but that doesn’t need / have to be used to enjoy the corn dog.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 8 year old son wanted a family lunch and he asked to go to his favorite place! Also happens to be his parents favorite as well! Great as always… wonderful timely service and fantastic food and great music!
  36. RR

    ReginaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool establishment, the short ribs with quinoa was OUTSTANDING!
  37. AS

    AileenS

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went with a big group and had two tables called a few times to see about the two tables being next to each other said they would try but they didn’t try hard enough because there was an open table right next to our table - server discouraged us from ordering the corn dog saying it isn’t shareable but it totally is and it’s worth ordering-all entrees were delicious-a bit off the main drag of downtown Broadway but worth the trip
  38. D

    Divanik

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to introduce my sister to the best burger in Nashville. Not only did she love the food, she loved the warmth and care Mikey Corona showed when she confessed she suffered from anxiety. He chose the perfect booth where we could be apart of the bustle and flow of the restaurant without being overwhelmed. I was so touched by how he checked on her throughout the meal and sent an amazing donut to our table. We have claimed The Mockingbird our place, and whenever we’re in Nashville, we will stop for a meal. Thank you, Corona!! Amazing meal and hospitality!

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded 1 day agoHi Divanik (and sis!), Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. You and your sister are absolutely some of the most nicest people we have had the pleasure of having visit us. Such great energy! We look forward to seeing y'all again soon!

  39. CA

    ChaneyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The service was amazing also! Big portions you can share!
  40. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a recommendation from a local or we would not have gone based on just reading the menu. SOOOOO good! So glad we went. All of the food was fabulous. Best mac and cheese ever!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 2384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for The Mockingbird Nashville

121A 12th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th & Porter

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Street Parking and Various Paid Lot Parking options around the area. $12 parking in Whole Foods parking garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Riggenbach

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 741-9900

  • Catering

    Need lunch for an office meeting? Hosting an event at your house? We have you covered! 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!

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (844) 517-5418

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