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Harding House
Harding House

Harding House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hardinghousebellemeade.com
  • Phone: (615) 356-0096
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm:
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Tabor Luckey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kasey Hills (615) 516-5877

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leake Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Harding House
Elegantly nestled in the heart of Belle Meade, Harding House is quaint location for a classic southern brunch or lunch.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We were disappointed since we expected something special. The food was okay but you would get the same at any average restaurant. We went at noon and there were diners at only 2 other tables. They charge an extra $2 to share a plate as well as a dessert. Now I understand the extra charge to share a plate but many diners will share a dessert after a meal and I find a $2 charge to share a dessert offensive as well as short sighted by the restaurant since like my party people will just not order a dessert."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Nothing awful or to be ashamed of...but this place is just average on its best day. Why does every restaurant in Nashville get a 4 star rating on Open Table? Hint...they don't all deserve it."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Great place to grab brunch or lunch while touring the Belle Meade Plantation. Sandwiches are not your average sandwich. Unusual breads and cheeses used. Don't forget to try their baby biscuits homemade jelly. Make reservations and you won't have to wait."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Nice place for brunch. The food is not fantastic, but it's reasonably good. We had to wait even though there were open tables. They ran out of preserves because the kitchen burned them. The waiver was very helpful. So, this place is not flawless at all, but it's pretty good."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "What a fantastic brunch we had today! Innovative menu, expertly prepared! Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The restaurant is located at Belle Meade Plantation and it is a very enjoyable experience to have lunch there before or after touring the plantation. The variety of food is good and resonably priced, and the service was excellent. Makes for an overall nice adventure in the history of Tennessee and Nashville."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Visiting from California on business and decided to take a tour the mansion. Chose this spot for lunch because it was close but it turned out to be an excellent place to eat. The service was great the staff was very friendly and the other local patrons were helpful as to what was good on the menu. Really enjoyed my lunch there. One of the costumed docents was happy to take a picture with. I finally got my fried green tomatoes!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was marginal, I had the Cobb salad, it had a scant amount of greens on the plate and the pulled chicken was rather tasteless. My guest's turkey sandwich was bland. However the fried green tomatoes were delicious."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Do yourself a favor and plan a lunch at The Harding House after a tour of Belle Meade Plantation. Both are worth the visit."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The atmosphere was quite nice, but I would only rate the food as average at best. The fried green tomatoes were not very good, which is a big no-no in the south. They were bland and the texture was off. The biscuits were good. The turkey and brie sandwich was average.I found it to be disappointing and would not go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "In Nashville with friends and we decided to go to the Belle Meade Plantation. We were really happy that they had a restaurant on site. We were very, very impressed with the quality of food, drinks and service. If you're visiting the Plantation, save time for a meal at the restaurant. You'll be glad you did! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Nice venue for a quick bite to eat and 3 out of 4 meals were good. Pulled chicken was very good but chicken salad sandwich was bland and iced tea was watered down, like it had been sitting on ice for awhile. However, service was good and a nice end to our tour. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "typically a great place but this day they were off their game. Long wait even with reservation"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I took a party of seven here for Mother's day and the service and food were excellent. We had a later reservation (2:15) and by then the crowd was beginning to thin. The food was great, and our server was tremendous."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Harding House is consistent. It's not going to set the world on fire, but it's good food at a good price and the service is good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day, treating 85 yr old frail mother. Very back, small table. Abundance of squealing children. Seated over a cold A/C vent and Eggs Benedicts served before our Bloody Marys. Very polite servers and parking guide. I'll be back but it was just not a happy experience this time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had brunch here, made an early reservation thinking it would be really busy for the mother’s day weekend but, we were the only ones there! So, was a little concerned what it was going to be like. The service and food turnout to be really good, the scratch biscuits were awesome, by the time we left the place started to fill-up. Also a great location at the plantation beautiful place to walk around afterwards to work of some of that food."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was so looking forward to enjoying a special lunch while visiting Belle Meade. Should have read the fine print or at least the menu as there was nothing special about this lunch. Somehow, I had gotten the impression that either the food and/or the atmosphere would reflect Belle Meade. The food was good but not great and nothing really special except for the chip dip and crackers, both of which I believe were made on site. On the negative side, the hostess greeted me with "Just you? Why would you make a reservation for yourself?" My being alone doesn't bother me at all but every hostess should have a little more savvy. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "great restaurant to enjoy after taking the tour of the plantation"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Brought my daughter here for a birthday lunch and we were not disappointed! The atmosphere was very light & open.....a consistent flow of diners, but not overcrowded at all. The food was amazing! We started with the House Made Chips served with a Chive Crème Fraiche. I then had the delicious Blackberry Barbecue Chicken on Cornbread....a palate pleasing mixture of sweet, spicy & tangy. Not a heavy taste on any of the three. Finished off the lunch with a great house-made Bread Pudding. The service was excellent with an attentive waiter, but not once did we feel rushed or hurried. Definitely recommended!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We were there for Easter Brunch with the entire family (6 of us). It was a beautiful morning and were able to sit outside. Between the 6 of us we had a variety of different breakfasts (omelets, skillets, Salmon Benedict) and all were delicious. The Three Pepper Bloody Mary was the perfect addition to a great meal. If you are looking for good food & service in a beautiful setting (Belle Meade Plantation), you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was very, very good. Overall great time here."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We chose the Harding house for brunch after out son's baptism and couldn't be happier. The service was great and so was the food. The interior was nice and grounds were perfect for pictures."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were in town for a bachelorette weekend. This was one of the highlights on our trip. The food was great. The sweet potato soup was excellent. Very quaint atmosphere and easy to make reservations and we did not have to wait for a table. I would recommend using this sight for future reservations."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was first rate and the service was excellent. Some of us had dined before so it was no surprise that the food had that special touch!!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the Harding House for breakfast at 10AM on a Saturday, followed by a tour of the Belmeade Plantation. The atmosphere was quiet and intimate, despite the fact that the gift shop is right downstairs. More people came in as the morning progressed. The service was top notch, and the food was great. It was a rainy day, so I don't know whether it might be busier or louder when more people are touring the plantation. We really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great way to start off a Saturday before the tour of the plantation! The staff was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had lunch at the Harding House for the first time. Everyone agreed that the food was very good. Our waiter was polite and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was a spur of the moment lunch after church meal. The location of the restaurant couldn't be better at the Belle Meade Mansion. The food was very good and not too expensive, a great value. The ambiance inside the restaurant was stark. There were no decorations. Almost felt like a cafeteria. The servers were very nice, but the hostess was wearing army boots, which just didn't fit with the experience."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Brought out of town company and everyone had a grand time with wonderful food!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great service, food, wonderful experience. Will definitely dine again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Best waiter ever.....even came outside after our meal to take a family picture for us! Food was wonderful...served hot and in a timely manner. Not rushed not waiting. Great mimosas! We will be back often!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was my second dining experience with the Harding house. My spouse's first. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty. We only had sweet tea to drink but it was just right and our glass was kept full by a most attentive server."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was very good. I had the fried green tomatoes, and a spinach salad. The fried green tomatoes were excellent, and the salad was pretty good. It would be nice if the restaurant stayed open later. We wanted to com back after the tour of the plantation, and the wine tasting for some more wine, and dessert."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was a recommendation from a friend for brunch. Service was wonderful; the food was even better. Everything was fresh and well prepared would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Asparagus soup was delicious with nice presentation. The peach cobbler was to die for."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I have wanted to try the Harding House for months and ate twice in one week. The food and service was great. I will definitely return and suggest it to friends."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Might be one of the best brunch menu's in Nashville - soooo many choices - everything was great!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The food was okay - the spinach salad was more spinach stems than spinach leaves, which was not good. I have other things at the restaurant which were much better."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were in Nashville for the weekend and had plans to tour the Plantation. We timed it so that we would have a chance to eat here, as we had heard it was good. We made a reservation and when we arrived on time, we were seated immediately. The menu was varied, and there were many delicious sounding items that we had to choose from. All were delicious. Recommend!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013