Harding's
Harding's

Harding's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hardingsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126002105x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday
    11:30am - 3pm

    Lunch
    Monday - Friday
    12pm - 3pm

    Dinner
    Monday - Saturday
    6pm - 11pm

    Bar
    Monday - Friday
    12pm - close
    Saturday
    4:30 - close
    Sunday
    closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joel Zaragoza
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering & Take-out Available
  • Special Events: For information regarding semi-private or private events in our lounge, upstairs mezzanine and private den, please contact info@hardingsnyc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue South and Broadway
  • Public Transit: Closest Subway Station:
    23rd Street - Trains: N, R, 6
    14th Street - Trains: N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Cosmopolitan Parking - 36 E 21st Street
    Icon Parking - 41 E 21st Street
A word from Harding's
Located at 32 East 21st Street in Manhattan’s vibrant Flatiron District, Harding’s offers a selection of artisanal American cuisine and craft spirits in a chic and rustic setting. With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, Executive Chef Joel Zaragoza’s menu celebrates seasonal American fare. Harding’s also offers an extensive American beer and wine menu, as well as an array of classic cocktails created by the restaurant’s expert mixologists. Exposed brick walls, antique mirrors, vintage chandeliers, and an oversized, century-old American flag evoke an air of nostalgia in this two-level landmark building.
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Harding's reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (21)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (10)hot spot (10)great for brunch (9)romantic (9)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Splendid as always
    aliv
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Dining at Harding's earlier this week was a delightful treat - as it always is. The food was delicious - we enjoyed menu items and a few delicious specials, including lobster mac 'n cheese, the service was charming and attentive, and the ambience was perfect for catching up with a friend as we get back into the swing of fall in the city. What fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing
    BDOGULASS
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Never knew this place existed, but went there for restaurant week and had an amazing meal! Started with an amazing tomato soup, followed by the roasted chicken over cole slaw (with a delicious dijon mustard dressing over top) and finished it off with the apple crisp which was great, not to sweet. Definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for some great "new american" food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place
    DodgersWillVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Unusual decor. Solid menu. Attentive service. Very lively bar scene. I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Eileen
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had a great dinner with a friend. I've passed the restaurant several times while out during lunch noting it as a "must go" on my restaurant list. We both really enjoyed our food and the waiter was great. I will be goin back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bad chocolate flourless cake?
    jenksnycVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Harding's is in my neighborhood so I was hoping I found a new local gem. First of all, fantastic service all around. Attentive, knowledgeable, friendly - from the waiter and manager. I ordered the tomato soup to start. Deliciously creamy but not too rich. As an entree, I ordered the pork tenderloin. The sides were fantastic - grits, spinach and tomatoes. When all eaten together, it was wonderful. But the pork alone was quite dry. I was extremely disappointed with dessert. It was supposed to be a flourless chocolate cake. Easy, right? It was a frozen puck that was almost impossible to cut into. I ate one bite. It saddened me that I ended my meal that way and it soured me on the place. I probably won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Exception
    javasaurus
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I lower my expectations this time of year, and have taken that into account for this review. That said, the menu choices were adequate, but the time elapsed between first and second course was easily 20-30 minutes. I'm all for relaxed dining, but we had to work hard to not finish our wine before our food arrived. When it did arrive it was nice and hot and very tasty. Dessert was disappointing, and I have no idea what showed up in my coffee cup when I specifically asked for an espresso macchiato. It was some form of undrinkable cappaccino, which is sour way to end an otherwise decent meal. High ceilings make for a very noisy atmosphere, and our poor waiter was way over worked, and not really able to attend to us. But it's restaurant week.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sloppy bros at happy hour?
    SpaceJammyDavisJr
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The bar at happy hour was pretty loud, and people were kind of sloppy. I will say though, the food was delicious. And the waitstaff were very courteous and friendly. The main downside, was that the bar goers were a obnoxious and loud. Some guy kept bouncing around the bar bumping into the back of people's chairs that were seated at tables. It really disrupted the meal for people seated and made it seem like we were having an expensive dinner in the middle of a sports bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is the second time we have dined here. Once for brunch and once for dinner. We love it. The food is particulalry good, inventive preparation and well served. The service is friendly and professional. We live in the neighboorhood, so we plan to add this to our line-up of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lackadaisical service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food is great but the service is terrible. The waiter took our order and we never saw him again. I finally had to get the check from the maître d.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went to Harding's for a birthday dinner with 8 of us. Was nice that there was a good after dorm scene that was energetic and fun yet easy enough for us to talk and enjoy our food at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud to talk
    CCLL
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We came here for an early dinner for 6 people. The food was fine, the service friendly, but the noise level was absurd. The happy hour noise reverberates throughout the entire dining space, and after yelling in order to be heard across the table for two hours, we were too worn out to appreciate the otherwise lovely food. Alas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great vibe and fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Hardings just keeps getting better!!! The atmosphere in the evening is great...I almost wished I was sitting at the bar or at the cool mixology class going on at a large table nearby!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Zach
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Have been wanting to come here for a while -- and was a little disappointed. My wife and I thought we'd be coming back here again and again since it looked great, had a good menu, and the drinks sounded great. The drinks were delicious, and the ambience (and service) were great, but my wife got the vegetarian dish and didn't love it (no ramps even though it was on the ingredient list) and my burger was pretty gristle-y (great flavors, but kept finding gristle). We would go back for sure for drinks -- but might have a spot picked after to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sexy and delicious!
    NYCFood23
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was my third visit to Hardings, and I continue to be impressed, both with the food and ambience. It is such a great looking restaurant with a glamourous but relaxed vibe, perfect for cocktails and dinner with friends or a real celebration. We started with a bubbly rose that was as good as it looked. The food is delicious, we had fig toast, the kale salad and the octopus, all really great. For dinner i had the shortribs which were tender and hearty just like shortribs should be. We shared some desserts, griddle cake and the apple crisp and were licking our plates (ok, well just me, cause after a few bubbly roses, I have no manners). I will definitely be back and see Hardings becoming a perfect staple to my restaurant roster.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Weekend Spot
    Lizz
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is a charming place with a flavorful menu. Very reasonably priced and delicious. Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Dunkabear
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Nothing outstandingly about this place. Competent and good place to come with parents. The atmosphere is very cool but them lights were really bright, even at 9pm on a Friday night. Dimming them would make a big difference in how the place feels. Fig toasts were good and the Branzini was very tasty and paired well with cannelloni beans. Everything else (grilled romaine salad and roasted chicken) was good. Would have liked more easily shareable appetizer options on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    ChefDave
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Had a great night at Hardings, Spencer one of the owners came over and welcomed us and we had such a great experience. The food and wine were excellent and portion sizes and pricing were a great value for the quality that we received. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 177 reviews are from the Harding's reviews archive.
  • Great dinner night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Randomly found this place when searching online, and very glad I did. The good, drinks, service, and everything else was amazing. Try the goat cheese and fig bread, and the fries are pretty good too. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I used to love this place, they seriously had the best burger ever, almost as good as the spotted Pig, but when it comes over cooked, which it did it just was not as good. Also the salmon we ordered Rare came well cooked.... The chief was obviously not that busy as the restaurant was 1/2 empty so they should be reminded that we come there to eat amazing food cooked if asked how we want it prepared, meaning rare, or med rare should be that way......
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Really good food. Everyone raved about at least one thing and nothing disappointed. The place was busy for a Wednesday night; lots of energy, but still could hear others at the table talk. Just right!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night dinner
    AngMack
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I had dinner with a girlfriend I hadn't seen in several months. We had a great dinner. I'm vegetarian and enjoyed the wonderful beet salad and the tagliatelle pasta dish. Service was nice, could have been a little more attentive but our server was pleasant and knew the menu and wines. Sorbet was nice, interesting flavors - apple was delish,
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience...
    Nanc
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This is the perfect place for a light lunch with a business friend. The room has a great feel, music is at the right volume and the food is served in small portions... Great to have a quick business meeting and head back to the office.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food didn't match the
    pmccroskVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    the food didn't match the upscale decor. would not return
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flatiron's Gem
    OdessaVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    This restaurant has been around a little over a year and they are the best kept secret in flatiron. Food and service was excellent. The owner came over to the table to check on us and I recommend this place to anyone for work or pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Pretty Good
    KimmyG
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I like this place a lot for its service and the steak and eggs were delicious. It is not great on variety but if you like eggs this is definitely the place to come as they prepare them in a variety of ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but room for improvement
    Aldrich
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food varies, as does the service. In times when it was been crowded I received my food quickly, and at times when it is empty it has taken 30 minutes. Overall a reliable neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Awesome Bar
    JShapVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food was excellent. I had a filet mignon special that was absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend this place and I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again
    KMCnycVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I'm shocked that Harding's got decent reviews here. I went for a business lunch with colleagues - every single one of us was disappointed with our meals. Two couldn't come close to finishing our "house specialty" burgers (more like hockey pucks). Our dishes were never cleared from the table, and the food took forever to get to us in the first place. I will not be returning and would caution friends to avoid all together.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Should've listened to the reviews
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We wanted to like this place, but everything was just mediocre at best from the service, to the drinks to the food. The place has a good vibe and the bar scene seems pretty cool but as for dinner we will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    Blue6678
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Quiet, not too busy brunch spot on a Sunday afternoon. Food was good and the drinks were better. Really sweet wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't recommend Harding's enough!
    fatlittlehippo
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere, delicious food and the service is impeccable. Great for birthdays or date-night and you can rent out areas for large groups or parties. Bartenders are fun and personable, not to mention wiz kids with mixing drinks!! I would go every day if it was possible :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so and overpriced
    Inger
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I will not be coming back here. Might return for drinks, but definitely not for the food, which was mediocre and overpriced. I had the quinoa salad with chicken (chicken was dry), my sister had the scrambled breakfast special (v boring), and my other sister had the burger, which was the only thing I would ever order again. We were the first ones in the restaurant for brunch and it was empty, but they waited to bring out the bread/muffin basket until our food arrived. I had a Bloody Mary, which was delicious but small. The restaurant is gorgeous, but there are plenty of other visually appealing restaurants that actually serve good food for a lot less money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool Ambience, Food Not so Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Loud bustling place with plenty of space and great service, but the food was not great. Octopus in the octopus salad was rubbery and fishy. Risotto was chewy, buttery and milky--not creamy, slow cooked risotto. Host was very nice and offered to buy us drinks at the bar when we lingered at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great spot in Gramercy/Flatiron
    InTheNeighborhoodVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I've been to Harding's a few times. Always outstanding. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Nice ambience. In attentive service. Overcooked burgers. There are other much better options for brunch in NYC.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Training Needed
    jeremy967VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    After walking by Harding's many times we finally had a chance to try it last night. Great looking restaurant and bar area, great music, cool semi-private table for larger groups lofted in the back. Nice all-American wine list at reasonable price-points. Unfortunately, that's where it ended. Hostess could not have been less hospitable or interested in any of the tables...she thought she was on display. Fine. Our server and bussers were enthusiastic enough but seemed to have only recently entered the restaurant business, struggling with wine service and to manage the courses. Food was interesting, but bland and not hot. "Management" was non-existent--just 3 guys walking around like a frat party, oblivious to service and food issues.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great- minus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food was great- minus the grains and barley! They did NOT add the truffle oil and the dish was bland and quite heavy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out With Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I booked this place with a group of 8 girls for a Friday night out. Was jam packed with people so when we arrived I assumed they just shoved us in a table somewhere. Nope they gave us the private back room! I am happy they gave this to us because I had no idea it existed. Off to the side so the noise from the bar area just seemed at a good distance. Every dish we had was better than the next....out server was great about getting us whatever we needed, including adjusting the temperature of the room. The only complaint was that they seemed understaffed at the bar. Packed restaurant/bar and only 2 bartenders...I hope that isn't their norm. I will definitely be back and recommend this place to others!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome brunch
    Laur484
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Came here with family from out of town for the first time, and was more than pleasantly surprised by the brunch menu, cocktails, and delicious food. My husband said it was the best steak and eggs he has had in the city (and he is picky!). The griddle cake is a must! Only complaint was the coffee was not hot enough, but when we told our waitress, she made sure the next round was plenty hot and rectified the situation. Great service, food, and vibe. Will definitely be coming here time and time again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went for brunch, was quite
    MarinaVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    went for brunch, was quite ordinary. Cocktails are pretty weak, egg dishes are a bit dull. The atmosphere and décor are warm and welcoming. Will probably give it another chance for dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.