Close to 14 months after first being announced and Maneet Chauhan’s new restaurant and bar The Mockingbird is now within a week of opening to the public. And Eater has the first look at the opening day menus.
Billed as a modern diner, executive chef and partner Brian Riggenbach has put together a wide-ranging dinner menu comprised of cheekily named small and large plates, sides and desserts. Priced $21 and under, the main menu includes a mix of globally-inspired dishes, from a kerala beef scotch egg (‘East Meets West’) to beef barbacoa with herbed polenta cake (‘Southern Italian’) and the ‘Seoul Purpose’ featuring bulgogi-style flank steak, a fried egg and a potato latke waffle.
Desserts reflect a bit more of the restaurant’s diner aesthetic, with options including a pie and cake of the day, freshly baked cookies and a handful of shakes made with Pied Piper Creamery ice cream (which can be boozed up with a shot of choice for an extra $5).
On the beverage front, The Mockingbird offers a full bar, with a short list of beers on draft and by the bottle, along with sixteen red and white wine options by the glass or bottle. But the main focus is the cocktail program. Along with the spiked milkshakes, there are also a number of house cocktails, including the ‘Beach Please’ with rum, pineapple and coconut and the ‘Jen & Juice’ with Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin and strawberry pinot noir jam. There are also seasonal punches which can be purchased by the glass or in a large format for a party of four to six. A variety of post-dinner liqueurs and aperitifs, along with coffee from Frothy Monkey and Firepot Tea round out the list.
So take a look at the menus below and be sure to check back for more opening intel.