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Makeready, Nashville, TN

Makeready

4.4
4.4
390 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Perfecting your craft doesn’t come easy, but dedication pays off. At Makeready Libations and Liberation, we rally around the spirit of those who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. We serve as a breakroom for ladies and gentlemen in need of a friendly face after a hard day’s work.

Our food offerings center around a seasonal approach to American tavern food. Our commitment to local partnerships and heritage products will help provide future guests with a unique yet comforting dining experience. We take a seasonal approach to American tavern food, with a hearty selection that includes rotisserie fired meats, a cheeseburger that’s worth writing home about, and an elevated meat and three.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Thu 7:00 am–1:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 610-7835

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Have a meeting or just looking for a quiet space? Our Private Dining Room can host up to 10 people to meet all your professional or personal needs. Please email ewaldron at makereadynash.com with any inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    4th & Church

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking is available on a limited basis. Restaurant guests can also use the public lot located directly behind the hotel.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 390 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. S

    Shan

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Shockingly quiet at lunch on a weekday. Small but solid menu. Worth a try.

  2. LK

    LocalK

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Quiet and empty on a weekday for lunch. Front doors were locked and our party had to wander about the hotel trying to find it. Limited menu. Inflated hotel prices were expected, though the food itself was nothing memorable. Service was attentive.

  3. CL

    CharlesL

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    We went for Brunch prior to the Titans game. Service was good. Entrees were of average quality, skimpy portions, and overpriced. Cocktails were also overpriced--$12 for a Bloody Mary or Mimost

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    On the website it advertised eating brunch in your pjs and was encouraged to do so. My friend and I show up on some casual clothes and robes and non of the employees seemed to be aware of the false advertisement. Service was terrible and food was expensive and mediocre. Felt very judged by staff for wearing pjs.

    MakereadyResponded on September 20, 2021

    I'm so sorry that you felt judged in any way! We love when guests show up relaxed and ready for bubbles in their pjs! We are always a little jealous we aren't wearing the same. I promise you this is not false advertisement as we have had plenty of people show up in robes & similar attire - we encourage it! Please reach out to us the next time you come to visit, and ask for the manager. We would love to make it up to you - amazing service and tasty brunch is something we want you to experience!

  5. BC

    BrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious waffle, perfectly cooked eggs over medium, perfectly seasoned breakfast tacos.. No complaints, absolutely look forward to visiting again.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food, coffee, and overall awesome selection! Can’t wait to go back!!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Had two larger tables and one had great service and other never received meals and had incorrect charges on their check.

  8. LB

    LeaB

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We enjoyed our time at Makeready. The breakfast sandwich was delicious and a must try! I wish the option to have different sides with your breakfast was explained better. The breakfast sandwich comes with a side salad but you have other options for sides on the menu. It wasn't made super clear you could switch your sides out. The drinks were very good and I enjoyed a Bellini with breakfast. The chef came out to see how our meal was and ask about the quality/service we received. I would go back!

  9. JW

    JessicaW

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    we really couldn't find it at first. then we figured out that it was inside n downstairs of a hotel. Very much hidden jewel. Service was great. Food was great. Went there for our honeymoon weekend.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Pricy for very small portions but good food

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was great. Chicken and waffles, avocado toast, potato’s, tacos all good. Great service and cool atmosphere.

  12. MT

    MikeT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Not worth the money for this meal. Overpriced brunch

  13. W

    Willy

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed the food and service. Bloody Mary was tasty too. We liked the avocado toast and egg sandwich

  14. CG

    ChicagoGuy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast tacos!! Good service and cold drinks.

  15. JE

    JaymeE

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved eating here! The waffles are next level. I’m still dreaming of them.

  16. PE

    PamelaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My only complaint, the temperature of the room was quite warm. Had a few of our party that was actually sweating.

  17. a

    allison

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good, service was amazing. Great location, loved access to other bars including hidden and rooftop.

  18. HK

    HeatherK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Good food, very slow service, over sold on the ambiance (more cafeteria versus a fun vacation dinner spot). Order the burger! The kale salad was average.

  19. J

    Jenn

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious avocado toast and bloody mary. The complimentary fruit when our order was placed behind a large group was a nice touch.

  20. VD

    VDawgAndVandelayProductio

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What I love about this place is The location, the overall vibe of the staff is fantastic. This restaurant is located on the lower level of the Noelle hotel, and it’s perfect if you’re either staying at the hotel or staying in one nearby. Breakfast tacos were the big hit really well done. If you’re looking for a great brunch spot with consistent great food this is the place.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Took a looonggg time to wait for our food

    MakereadyResponded on March 14, 2021

    Thank you for dining at Makeready! We appreciate the business especially in a time like this. We are thankful for your review but did notice we did fall short during your dining experience. We take what our guests have to say seriously and are always trying to make improvements. We would love for you to give us another try. Should you want to, please email me directly at gciccotelli@noelle-nashville. I look forward to hearing back from you and hoping to also welcome you back in.

  22. C

    Cindy8000

    London

    226 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and the service was quite good. Loved the restaurant design too

    MakereadyResponded on March 11, 2021

    Thank you for joining us in Makeready! We are delighted to see you had a great time and we hope to see you all again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    We put a birthday note and nothing happened and it was very slow and not crowded

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Advertised as $5 mimosas and bloodys and that wasn’t the case. Small pours. Good food. Great service!

  25. SC

    SharonC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    I was so hoping for an amazing experience. Really nice ambience. Our server seemed new. Could not keep up with coffee or water. The food was just ok. It had definitely been sitting before it was served and the restaurant wasn’t full. We work hard to eat local to support local restaurants.... they weren’t even glad to see us. Definitely will not be back.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bachelorette party, wanted a nice dinner close to Broadway. This is the place!

    MakereadyResponded on March 1, 2021

    Thank you for dining at Makeready! We appreciate the business especially in a time like this. We are delighted to see you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back soon.

  27. FL

    FoodLover

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great experience. Small but mighty menu. Try the Brussels sprouts. They're heavenly

    MakereadyResponded on March 1, 2021

    Thank you for dining at Makeready! We appreciate the business especially in a time like this. We are delighted to see you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    The food and drinks were good, but the service was so SLOW. It took us 15-20 minutes to valet out car. Took us 15-20 minutes to get drinks each time we ordered another round, despite there being just 1 or 2 other parties there at the same time we were. So no more than 8 people in the restaurant at once while we were there, yet we were having to wait 15-20 minutes for things that we asked for or just for a waiter to come back over. There was one particular server who was great and very nice and helpful, I can’t remember his name but I’d go back and request to have him as a server.

  29. JH

    JoshuaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Please never ever EVER make that steak and pasta Valentine’s Day special ever again walnuts and no seasoning on either ! It was disgusting. Server and hosts were great and the drinks were very good as well, appetizer was cold and raw, should notify on menu that oysters will be raw. Desert was okay too a regular chocolate cake would have been fine without the marshmallow, I can’t stress enough how disgusting the food was. I Loved the scenery I wish we could have substituted something else but server did not seem to want to swap out our food. Everything else was fine.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Was excited to check this place out given the pictures and reviews but was throughly let down. Burger and salad were over salted and the pretzel resembled more of a cracker than anything else. Drinks were incredibly over priced

  31. E

    Elizabeth

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very quiet spot with amazing food! The drinks were very fun and pretty and the burger was perfect. Bonus points for a gluten-free bun :)

  32. SM

    SharonM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From walking in the door to leaving, we thoroughly loved our experience. My husband and I enjoyed the deviled eggs, hot chicken sandwich, burger, Mac n cheese, and those shoe string fries were to die for! Didi mention the serving sizes were generous? Our server, Brittany, was very attentive and extremely pleasant. Oh, and the restroom sinks were very cool! We’d definitely recommend and return!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Overall, not a great restaurant. The hotel itself and their cocktails are very nice. However, this restaurant was 1/5 stars. Our steak was over cooked, and nothing was done about it. The ambiance was poor as well. Not fans.

  34. HH

    HowardH

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect dinner. First meal in nashville excellent!!

  35. BB

    BobB

    Indiana

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Breakfast on a Sunday morning downtown leaves few options. This was pretty good- not anything outstandingly great nor terribly bad. Decent option

  36. KM

    KasieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We didnt get a chance to eat here We waited for 30 minutes to even be acknowledged We had a reservation at 11 am Got there around 10:50 am A large party of 12 in front of us Host worked with them never acknowledged us standing there He was also bussing tables taking checks seating people Obviously understaffed for a Saturday.

  37. R

    Review

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff. Very accommodating menu/ kitchen. Delicious food was beyond full after breakfast tacos.

  38. S

    Soni

    Fort Lauderdale

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food4service3ambience3

    Great location, modern facility. Ambience was ok, unfortunately the service was just standard. Nothing above expectations for a place of this profile

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Went there for brunch. Bloody Mary tasted like ketchup. Food was ok, but cost was too high and portions were too small.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Host was not there, servers were short staffed and unfriendly, overwhelmed. Makeready needs hospitality consultants to come in and get it done right. As a hospitality professional myself this was an embarrassing display to my industry and passion.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th & Church

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Thu 7:00 am–1:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking is available on a limited basis. Restaurant guests can also use the public lot located directly behind the hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 610-7835

  • Private party facilities

    Have a meeting or just looking for a quiet space? Our Private Dining Room can host up to 10 people to meet all your professional or personal needs. Please email ewaldron at makereadynash.com with any inquiries.

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