Mockingbird Nashville | Restaurant Review by Alana Robin
Last weekend I was visiting Nashville with a friend, and we went to The Mockingbird for Saturday brunch. It was absolutely amazing and had some great southern-inspired dishes. I love being able to have brunch food that I couldn't necessarily get at home, because it is SO rare to find! Bring on the gravy!
Reasons to Love
They have stunning, modern decor that has all the Gatsby vibes
The cinnamon rolls are AMAZING
You can book brunch on OpenTable (aka no long wait!)
The menu is super punny (which is dough much fun!)
Find the menu here!
Find the restaurant at...
121A 12th Avenue North,
Nashville, TN 37203
What I Ordered
Dat Bun Dough! Cinnamon rolls
My friend and I split the cinnamon roll to start and OH MAMA! It was absolutely delicious. One thing that surprised me was that it wasn't as dough-y as your typical cinnamon roll. It was almost crispy in spots and wasn't drenched in frosting. I loved the balance of sugary sweet to dough-y goodness and would highly recommend getting this to share!
Be warned - you will likely have some left over to enjoy later!
Tots a Lot! Tater tots, gravy, bacon, fried egg, tachos style
Another great dish, was the nacho style tater tot brunch. This consisted of a bed of tater tots and bacon topped with a fried egg and gravy. The gravy was oh-so-good and unlike what I can get in New York City.
We ordered ours with the gravy on the side, which was a great move! That way we could balance them the way we wanted and kept the tots from getting soggy.
SO MANY GATSBY VIBES! I absolutely loved the modern decor with its slightly elegant, but still casual, vibes. It is a great spot for a trendy, nicer brunch.
What to Wear
You can wear anything you want from jeans and sneakers to a cute dress. I went with a pair of black, loose pants and a red sweater for a casual look.
Who I'd Recommend Going With
A group of friends! They had tons of larger tables and comfy booths, making this the perfect spot for a group of friends to catch up.
It was also a great spot for two!