Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar

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670 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
At Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar, our goal is to bring you approachable New American cuisine using fresh, vibrant seasonal and local ingredients. Locally sourced and globally flavored we strive to present well-balanced dishes with flavors ranging from subtle to bold.
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EK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was slow to come out and then my appetizer order was wrong. The fish was so bland and had no flavor- I could not eat it. It was really bad.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant Thursday dinner. Service was excellent. Food is always good. Very cozy dining by the fire

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant- very cozy and welcoming!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed rock shrimp crudo, fiddleheads and peas. Strawberry rhubarb tart with house strawberry swirl ice cream! Love how seasonally fresh everything was. Beautiful restaurant with great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner?/manager? is super caring. The food is great. It’s a wonderful place.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely meal in a lovely setting! We had a table for two by the window with a view of the fireplace and the largest coffee table I've ever seen. The food was fresh, creative, very tasty, and served in reasonably-sized portions. (Why that is notable says a lot about our country, doesn't it?) The service was great, and we enjoyed our evening immensely. We'll be back!

NO
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the cozy feeling of the fireplace room. The music was young and hip with out being annoying. The service was great and the food was very good. We eat out very rarely but we will come back again!

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We wish we would have considered Yelp reviews of the establishment....we would have been forwarned. We can honestly say we haven’t had this bad service and mediocre food in a long time. Was supposed to be a special Valentine’s Day date and ended up being an evening of complete aggravation. Had to flag down whoever walked past for anything we needed...waiter was non-existent. In fact the bus girl was more attentive and we told her so. For the price the food was mediocre. ..make better French onion soup myself...roast chicken was dry...lobster ravioli was very “fishy” tasting. When coffee came, my husband immediately spit it out...it tasted strongly of lemon. Maybe got someone’s used tea cup? Dessert took 40 minutes to come out and Apple Tart wasn’t worth the wait. When the check came they gave us someone else’s bill. Can’t make this stuff up I’m sorry to say. Obviously we won’t be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Short staffed, small portions. No one checked on us after food delivered. Took a long time to get bill.

I asked to sit in the other room that had plenty of empty tables due to being cold every time the door opened and was told that could not be accommodated. Another couple came in right after us and complained about the same thing, they were moved right away. Always previously enjoyed this restaurant but I will not be back.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Husband and I went for Valentine's dinner...We made a 5:30 reservation to avoid the rush, and were one of only about four tables when we were seated. Service was glacially slow and inconsistent. Our entire meal took two hours. Were brought bread for the table almost 30 minutes after sitting down and were told it was "fresh out of the oven" - if you know you have 5:30 reservations why wouldn't start baking bread 40 minutes ahead of time? We ordered a second drink and never received it. We ordered dessert and never received it, then after waiting for it for about 40 minutes the waiter just brought us the check. I told him I hoped the dessert wasn't on there because we never got it and he seemed completely confused. The food was good, but not so good that I would spend almost $200 on dinner for two when the service was so poor and disorganized. It is a shame because it's a really beautiful restaurant but too inconsistent for a couple with young kids to waste a rare date night again.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining experience was outstanding. We look forward to returning.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Due to some favorable reviews on Open Table, we have been wanting to try Mockingbird for some time now. We were deeply disappointed, however. The kitchen is slow. Very, very slow. Sloth from Zootopia slow. That was bad enough, but the food was mediocre, not worth the wait. The beet salad used canned beets. The tacos were meh. The fish and chips were average. It never should have taken an hour for a simple order like that to arrive when only four tables were occupied. Our server was attentive, but she had a tough job trying to put a good face on a bad situation. We won’t return.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Mockingbird and won’t be the last. Food was outstanding, our Waitress very pleasant and helpful. We had a cozy table by the fireplace....couldn’t ask for a better dinner.

RG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at the restaurant, so glad we found it! Excellent service from knowledgeable and friendly wait staff! Food very good and we're very much looking forward to our next visit!

PC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun very pleasant evening with great food - Love the pork dumplings to start with

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Prices for coffee and soda too high
Charged for soda refill
Split plate charge too high as we eat out often and don’t want big potions or leftovers
Bread delicious
Food good
Setting great

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, we love sitting at the impressive bar. Food is always creative and well prepared.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, duck salad and mushroom pasta fantastic. Great service in a beautiful place. Thank you, we cannot wait to come back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local spot. Great food and service, the best oysters around.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible. We brought friends there and were embarrassed. We have been there in the past & food was great. Steak was poor quality & chicken was awful. Completely disappointed.

S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good, unfortunately, the seating was not the most optimal due to a large party in the room.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, holiday ambience and decor was beautifully done.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters, we enjoyed half price wine, a Wednesday special, will become a Wednesday regular!

TH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Interesting and eclectic menu, though a few more choices would be nice. Scents of deliciousness as soon as you enter the dining room. Good portion sizes

PC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious -
Ambiance was great in the fireplace room
A very pleasant evening

k
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live locally and this is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is consistently good and the ambiance is inviting.

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The fire crackled in the alcove and it was a special and warm corner. Our meal was excellent as was the service. Mockingbird has been inconsistent for us before but everything came together for this meal.

O
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar and really enjoy our dinners there. We decided to stop by for lunch
on a Saturday. The Christmas atmosphere was delightful. The fireplace was glowing and flanked with Christmas trees on each side. My husband enjoyed his favorite curry noddles and I enjoyed the delicious pork picodegallo tacos with sour cream. It was so warm and friendly, especially on these cold winter
days. We will return soon.

4
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! The always delicious oysters and great bread followed by a perfect pear salad and roast beef. Nice choices on the prix fixe, well priced menu. The apple and pumpkin tarts rounded out a really lovely dinner. Always great service and nice ambience including a kitchen that cares. Cheers!

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we went for Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was all decorated for Christmas and had Christmas music playing. It was very festive. The dining room is beautiful and the wait staff were terrific. It was a lovely experience and we are planning to go again soon.

AA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal enhanced by a toasty fire in the fireplace. Both of us chose a special of the night though a hard decision for me with all the other delectable offerings. Service was great, food delicious, and ambiance perfect.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious, great variety, the roaring fire made us forget the weather outside. Great service

OT
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Ambiance exceptional!

DP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The food was fantastic. Thanks to our waiter James for telling me about the restaurant, we really had a great experience!

TL
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent new menu and very cozy in the late fall / winter with the fireplace going

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Warm inviting atmosphere. Although noise level was on the high side, we were seated at a cozy table off to the side which was nice for us as it was our anniversary. We started with oysters which were so good we were going to order more but our salads arrived. I had the roasted Caesar and my husband had the panzanella, both were beautifully prepared and delicious. One entree was a 10 oz striploin and the other a “Troffie” (pasta with wild mushrooms). We highly recommend both. The server apologized because there was a little wait between our salads and the entrees arriving and so dessert was on the house. Also delicious. We will definitely go back. It is a 40 minute drive from our home to the Mockingbird Kitchen but well worth the trip!

D
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Went on a Sunday night - only a few tables of guests. Took forever to get served. Ordered dumplings to share as an app - very odd - they were both crispy and soggy...strange taste. Main course was relatively tasty but took entirely too long to be served. Same problem was happening at other tables as other guests were visibly annoyed. Would not return.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mockingbird is always a favorite. Great food and atmosphere! The beer list also improved since the last time I was there.

CM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was bland. Portions were small. Overpriced for the experience. Won’t be back