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The Mockingbird Nashville, Nashville, TN

The Mockingbird Nashville

4.7
4.7
2298 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 p.m.


Booked 55 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 2,298 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose this location the begin the birthday celebration for my significant other. The food and the service was amazing. The overall cost was great too, dinner, drinks, and dessert for just over $100! Not bad at all!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice staff, cool vibe and decor, decent food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best friend was In town . I wanted a cute place for Brunch . It would have been nice to know before hand we needed to park in the Whole Foods garage . As someone who doesn’t travel to Nashville much. We got very confused and kinda lost trying to reroute back to the Whole Foods to park in which it made us a bit late
  4. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a great location. The atmosphere is really light and bright, cute for a date or group brunch. We went for dinner, and there were a lot of dishes on the menu I would have tried. We had the brie grilled cheese starter (as amazing as you would expect), and I had the Korean inspired stead dish which was delicious as well! The only downside was the restaurant recommended parking in a nearby garage because they can validate parking - but the validation didn't cover the total cost? I feel like I could have found cheaper parking if their validation sticker wasn't going to cover the total. Other than that, I would absolutely recommend the Mockingbird.
  5. LS

    LisaS

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls trip visiting from Chicago and Phoenix, had reservations at another restaurant that was incredibly loud with a band that wasn’t going to work for us. Mockingbird was close so we ended up there and what a nice surprise!!!! Decor was eclectic and the service was great !! The food was incredible, peach punch on the bag was so good with the twisty straw 😊 We had the grilled cheese, the fried chicken and barbacoa were amazing!!! Strongly recommend ❤️
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved everything about this place! Would definitely go again and again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Our server had great insight into the menu, gave great recommendations and we had a fantastic meal
  8. AG

    AlexG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best evening at the Mockingbird! It was the best way to end our trip! The drinks, dinner and dessert were flocking delicious and the Mockingbird fam was even better! Top notch hospitality, we felt the love! The mini grilled cheeses are a must, the steak, mahi mahi, and the pasta were delicious! The pie, cookie and cake were next level! The next time we are in Nashville your Corpitos/Houston Fam will be back!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Thr restaurant was nice, the food was ok, nothing too exciting.
  10. H

    Hannah

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and so tasty! The decor is a perfect balance of elevated & modern / casual with little magical touches. Our server was so sweet & attentive. We had a wonderful experience here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bachelorette
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was fabulous and our server made us feel very welcome and was charming!

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate you!

  13. SW

    SandyW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal starting with the Pork Belly appetizer. Our waitress was attentive, polite and efficient. We decided to be seated outside and were not disappointed. We would certainly return on future visits to Nashville.
  14. CF

    CourtneyF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food! Our only regret was that we couldn’t eat more. The oversized donut to share is easily enough for four or more to share. My husband had the tater tot dish, and it was a nice sized portion but still too much to finish after the donut. I had the Tropicallin’ and loved the sweetness of the plantains with the salty taste of the pork belly and the spicy kick of the Serrano peppers. The cold brew coffee with Kahlua and Bailey’s was also a great addition although I wish I had the ability to do Bubbles in the Bag with it. Can’t wait to come back! Our server, Bart, was so warm and welcoming.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see y'all back here soon, keep spreading smiles out there!

  15. M

    Matt

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was OK. Not great ambiance, the food was served in large portions but flavor was mediocre. I would rate this place 6/10.
  16. A

    Ashley

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was the best I have had in a long time and the best in Nashville ever! The staff was great and our entire experience was wonderful!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Honestly, very surprised by this place- and not in a positive way. I had a reservation for 10 and requested high top tables. When i arrived with my party, the table was outside which typically wouldn’t be a big deal. The problem was that it was raining and the team members of this restaurant thought putting umbrellas over the table would suffice. The tables were soaked. The manager and hostess then tried to convince us they could dry the tables off, when that failed because we’re not actual idiots, they continued using the excuse that originally we were upstairs but “someone bought it out” and “didn’t someone call you?” manager, if someone called me would i be standing here with this problem? it took them about half an hour to get us all sorted and lying about reservations being there and not being there in order for us to finally order. The food was good, but the major inconvenience and incredibly rude hostess consistently giving excuses - was not. Although i don’t live here, it won’t be a recommendation from the 10 of us who were ignored.

    The Mockingbird NashvilleResponded on September 16, 2022Hi McKenna, I sent you a personal apology email last week with sincere apologies from our end about the snafu that occurred with your booking, I hope you received it. We never want guests to be slighted when they visit us and we will take this opportunity to apologize to you once again for the inconvenience you and your group had to endure. We are glad that you were a fan of the food, but understand when seating kinks happen, it can soil the entire experience. We're sorry. Be good out there.

  18. SB

    SamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic drinks, small plates, dinner (Chicken, shortribs, pasta) and desert piece o cake. Highly recommended
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place for delicious southern comfort food with a modern flair. The fried chicken dish was delicious and the pasta dish was outstanding! Cute names for each and our waiter was great! So personable and attentive. The inside is cute...not flashy but comfortable. Would definitely go back!!
  20. CB

    CarolineB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best food we had while in Nashville. So delicious, good-Size portions. Cool interior. Lovely waitress.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended to us by a friend and brunch was amazing. Unique dishes with great flavor to the food. Server was super attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A surprise Request was not granted. I mean do they care? Food and ambiance was good though.
  23. B

    Bankgirl

    Nashville

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mockingbird never disappoints, the food is delicious, we always have to start with Don’t Worry, Brie Happy! The menu is so yummy, it is difficult to decide what to have next. Be sure to treat yourself to dessert, it is totally worth splurging for! Service is excellent too, our table had a great time. Thank you for a great experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent
  25. M

    Monique

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was great but service was terrible. A bartender broke a glass behind my friend, shattering class behind her getting in her hair and seat, and it was just brushed off. After brunch, we were taking a moment to look at drink menus and desserts and the waiter came with a check. I told him we were don’t answer was rude ley told “Well, you didn’t want anything to drink two minutes ago so I just assumed”. Honestly, it was a disappointing experience overall.
  26. DT

    DaynaT

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and such friendly staff. Cannot wait to go back.
  27. NP

    NicoleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this little gem after an extensive google search for a quaint dinner place with friends. Made a reservation, arrived early and was still greeted with a warm friendly smile and was seated immediately. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and provided excellent recommendations. The food arrived quickly in proper course order and taste was amazing with great portion sizes too. We also had cocktails which were very good. This is a definite place to return.
  28. JS

    JimS

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining at the Mockingbird. The food and drinks are exceptional.
  29. RK

    ReginaK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It was comfortable and pleasant . The food was okay. Not a placed I’d frequent again. I wanted to try something different
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Appetizer was great. Fish was dry and chewy. Service was just ok! Would not go back!
  31. AH

    AdamH

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staffing. Make it a point to make reservations here every time I am in town
  32. TD

    TomD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The pork loin was fabulous. One of the top 10 dishes of my life.
  33. a

    anonymous

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner was good but be prepared to pay to park.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal.
  35. s

    samanthasnacks

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic food! The cinnamon bun.... absolutely to DIE for. I cannot recommend it enough!!! I will dream of it for a long time to come. The Mockingburger was also AMAZING. There is some sort of sauce on it that is so delicious. I had the vegan patty and was so pleased! 100% scratched that "I want a burger" itch. The atmosphere was pretty rowdy and loud (lots of bach parties, not great acoustics), and the upstairs isn't handicap accessible/friendly.
  36. WW

    WaileaWalker

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, fun vibe, solid (but a little stretched) service, and creative cocktails.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The brie grilled sandwiches were delish! The mahi and short rib entrees were meh.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding. The service was very good and the restaurant has a cool layout. We were upstairs which has fewer tables and was very nice. I can’t say enough about how good the food was. Interesting and unusual menu and each item was delicious. Located just off Broadway at the beginning of the Gulch it is easy to find and definitely worth going to.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was really good. Large serving size. The only thing I felt was missing was bread or rolls with the dinner.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was spectacular, table we were sat at was not. We were literally sitting next to the front door. Not a fan.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 2298 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 p.m.


Booked 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for The Mockingbird Nashville

121A 12th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    12th & Porter

  • Neighbourhood

    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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