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The Mockingbird Nashville, Nashville, TN

The Mockingbird Nashville

4.7
4.7
2975 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 56 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, South Asian/Indian
  • 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 : (615) 741-9900
  • Area
    The Gulch & North 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,975 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Great for brunch

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Great for brunch

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

2,973 Reviews
  1. Shell

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Would recommend for a totally incredible experience. It was bit loud because of how small the restaurant is but it was amazing! 10/10 highly recommended

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    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super unique place with creative food and drink offerings! A must stop type of place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food but overall we felt very rushed. The entrees hit the table immediately after our apps were cleared. Also there were 5 tables still sat and the staff started breaking the room down the minute the clock hit 9:00. Made us feel like we needed to leave. Our server also started highlighting what he loved in the menu and basically listed everything on the menu- it was weird.

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  4. JacobS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding. He could be the best we've encountered. The food was excellent and the service from everyone was steller.

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  5. ChristinaD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I picked the restaurant because To Kill A Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time! And the second I walked in and saw the hostess reading a book, I knew I was in right place. Amazing ambience, and simply cute. Sebastian provided amazing service with the bonus of great tips about Nashville night life. The Rice, Rice, Baby appetizer and the Pasta La Vista were great, kudos to the chef!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and service was excellent. Great atmosphere for brunch/lunch.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was disappointing, unfortunately. Our server essentially ignored us after taking our order and essentially only came back at the end. I was unable to order additional drinks, in part due to this. The food arrived late - the table next to us (who sat down after us) received their mains even before we received our appetizers. One of the servers delivering the appetizers apologised and blamed a large party on the delays. And to be fair, they did comp one of the appetizers, which was appreciated. If not for being ignored most of the time we were there, we definitely would have spent a lot more on drinks, dessert, etc. We were there celebrating a birthday and were very excited to try Mockingbird for the first time. By the end of the night, we just wanted to head out ASAP to one of our usual locales instead. The food was good and the inside has a really cool vibe. We’d recommend the place to others, especially if you care mostly for the food. But do not go in expecting a high level of service.

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  8. Wanda

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Summer was delightful and each staff member we encountered was warm and welcoming. The food, wine, and cocktails were fabulous.

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  9. Sbjsbj

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our brunch! Each of the five of us got different items plus the stuffed bagel appetizer and they were all fantastic.

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  10. Jack

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun waiter “bunny” complete with ears for Easter brunch. Interesting menu. We will be back. Only downside is parking. Warning sign on lot next door and street parking is LIMITED.

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  11. CarrieP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding!!! A Nashville must do!! Love, love, love ❤️

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  12. JoannaA

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bunny was amazing!! Our drinks were delicious and the ambiance of the space is great!

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  13. IrisA

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute spot. Great food & great service! Just what I was looking for. I highly recommend it. We had the Salmon & the Pasta as well as the grilled cheese appetizer & NOTHING disappointed. Beautiful presentation & generous portions.

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  14. AaronF

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Right when we entered for our reservation we were immediately greeted by the host confirming our table was ready. My wife and I had one of our first dates at Mockingbird in 2019. We came back tonight after the ballet at the grand ol opry for an impromptu dinner. We started off with the Rice Rice Baby and the burrata. Food portion sizes are good and the chef is consistent. We had the salmon as an entree. The chimichurri sauce and the crispy glaze was delightful. Our server, Leah, was friendly and observant. She was attentive and knew just the right time to come check on us. We will definitely be back for another brunch or visit soon! Really appreciate the staff here.

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  15. KJsss

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and menu choices. Service was also top notch. It was a bit loud for brunch, I noticed. But not too much of an issue for us. Overall we greatly enjoyed our visit and will be back.

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  16. TanyaK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our brunch here! The caffeine-me please drink was so yummy; I needed coffee to start the day and of course a beautiful Sunday morning calls for a cocktail coffee. Was so tasty! We got the bubbles in a bag and that was great too. We shared the omg blt, zucchini bread, and the brioche French toast; all were great! Also fresh bowls of fruit were fantastic, best fresh fruit at any restaurant! Everyone in our group loved it and it was one of our favorite meals from our trip to Nashville!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and restaurant is adorable! I thought the food was amazing. I really enjoyed the Seoul purpose and would totally order it again. The service was awful. From walking in the door to waiting forever for our bill. We sat forever waiting for a waiter…would have loved another cocktail but no one ever came to offer. The manager or whatever was fun and outgoing but other than that the staff really sucked. Thankfully the food was great so it was enough to come back and try again someday.

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  18. ElizabethK

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch experience at Mockingbird! The food was great and came out quickly. Portions are generous. I love that they offer mocktails for those of us who won’t drink alcohol but still want a full brunch experience. Our service was excellent. Highly recommend for your next brunch!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back again!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the portions are huge! The drink’s had the best names and were delicious! I can’t wait to come back to Nashville to go here again!

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  21. Debtmc

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and at a very reasonable price point. The upstairs is pretty loud.

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  22. AdamH

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I make sure I have dinner here every time I am in Nashville. The food is amazing and the staff is incredible. Never had a bad bite or experience!! Highly recommend

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was TERRIBLE . I wouldn’t recommend at all as the taste was just awful

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  24. JohnN

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at The Mockingbird for brunch. The foood we ordered was exceptional. The flavors and quality of ingredients were so thoughtfully combined. Service was professional and the food came out timely and hot. Looking around, the orders of other diners looked as interesting as ours. Menu items were priced in line with the quality. We will go back to check out other items. While not the fault of the restaurant, the downsides are parking and Nashville LBD tax. Both are rips in my opinion.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, delicious food and drinks, and our server was awesome!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love this place. A Nashville gem. Always amazing service, food, and ambience. Definitely one of my favorite spots in town.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I dined here for our anniversary and they made it feel very special with a card and champagne toast. We both really enjoyed the tatchos and aranchini. We also had the mini grilled cheeses which were good, but not my favorite. We shared the Seoul Purpose for our entree and it was fantastic! Perfectly cooked and the sauce was incredible. We got a piece of peanut butter pie to go and it was amazing as well. We loved the vibe and ambience for the majority of our meal until two loud bachelorette parties arrived, but the noise they made is of course not the restaurant’s fault. I can’t wait to go back and try the brunch menu.

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  28. DonnaG

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will request the server I had when I go back. He was perfect. He was courteous, kind and wanted to make everything perfect for the evening. I will return. 💕

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dining at Mockingbird was fine. We had the burger & American breakfast. The food was good and the ambiance was very ‘Nashville.’ I’d recommend if you’re downtown. Fair warning the parking lot beside the restaurant is $30 for two hours, which we thought was pretty steep.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was knowledgeable, food was phenomenal and cinnamon roll was to die for!! Portions were huge.

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  31. Lynette

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was great as well. It is our go to place especially when we have theater tickets to TPAC because they get us in and out quickly so we are not late to the show.

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  32. RogerW

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Somewhat disappointing as this was our first visit after reading some glowing reviews. Perhaps it was because the Sunday brunch menu was more limited than regular menus but it seemed we did not have a good selection of healthier items from which to choose. Noise level was a bit much, not what is desired for a leisurely Sunday brunch. Management could consider music choices and volume based on time of day and day of week, as many restarateurs do. A major disappointment was the outrageously overcharged parking. We parked in the lot adjacent to the restaurant, which only had a minimum 2-hour option. Parking was nearly $36 for mid-day Sunday. That certainly means it will be a long time before we consider dining here again.

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  33. DanielleW

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our top restaurant that we ate at in our trip. Everyone was so happy with the food and drinks. Our server, Bunny, was absolutely wonderful! We love everything about our visit! Thank you!

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  34. Chris6951

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the bathrooms! And the food and service were not too shabby!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter we had was so personable and timely, the food was delicious and the ambiance is wonderful

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  36. Nana

    West Virginia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious and interesting food, plus excellent service

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  37. DanaG

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun casual place for brunch. Excellent service and the food was very good. Try the drink in a bag. Creative and yummy.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food but a rather limited menu. Not too loud like a lot of restaurants. Good service and drinks.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this place! Brunch or dinner never disappoints!

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  40. Mariana

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so delicious and the service was amazing. Highly recommend!

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FAQs

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

The Mockingbird Nashville is rated 4.7 stars by 2975 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Mockingbird Nashville

121A 12th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    12th & Porter
  • Area
    The Gulch & North 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, South Asian/Indian
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Riggenbach
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, 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 : (615) 741-9900
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