Harding's
Harding's

Harding's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hardingsnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 600-2105
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday
    11:30am - 3pm

    Lunch
    Monday - Friday
    12pm - 3pm

    Dinner
    Monday - Wednesday 6pm - 10pm
    Thursday - Saturday 6pm - 11pm

    Bar
    Monday - Friday
    12pm - close
    Saturday
    11:30 AM - close
    Sunday
    11:30 AM - 4pm
  • 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
62 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (24)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (13)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (10)special occasion (10)romantic (9)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • warm and friendly, great value and great quality..
    Lerici
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The quality, selection, and portions of the brunch menu were fantastic. It was the first visit for us, I had always been attracted by the rustic appeal. It more than met our expectations. The Cobb salad was filled with all the right fresh ingredients and the bread basket was a truly special selection of breads and mini muffins. My husband had an omelette that was prepared perfectly and definitely a step above others he would have with brunch. Ambience perfect and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The menu was great, the service was very good, high ceilings and a lot of open space made it feel ample and made it easy to speak at the table while there was still good energy in the place. The burger and fries were fantastic and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Awesome bar.
    InTheNeighborhoodVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and have been here a few times. Keeps getting better. The food is great. And the bar is awesome. Nolan, the bartender, is a great guy. Fun to chat with and a master mixologist. I highly recommend Harding's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Dinner
    elowl
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    After poring over Yelp for probably much too long, I settled on Harding's for a dinner with an old friend of mine. I work in Flatiron and she in Gramercy, so this was a really nice in-between spot for us. The ambiance was lovely, and the food was wonderful (I had the mushroom and spinach risotto). Good portion sizes on the dinner, wine and dessert (we split 3 scoops of ice cream), and our server was attentive but didn't hover over us, which I always appreciate. I would highly recommend it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • festive
    taddy
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    good food, great service, fun spot. Definitely on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food. Friendy/Slow Service.
    thefeistyhouse
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I had the short rib sandwich at Harding's and my colleague had the BLT. Both meals were really, REALLY good. I'd highly recommend this place for a work lunch. Just make sure you have two hours to spare. Service is warm and friendly, but a bit slow. It's a great place to bring a colleague if you don't have any afternoon appointments after lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    irishnewyorker
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Dined here Saturday night and had a great time. All 8 of us were very pleased with our dining experience. Everyone enjoyed their meal and it was a great atmosphere. I would definitely return. The waiter was fun, very energetic and made us laugh. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new spot
    JTuckVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Have been here twice now in two weeks. Great neighborhood spot with good music, great food and outstanding service. The music can be a little loud, so if you are looking for a quiet spot this place probably isn't for you but if you need a good date spot or a place to go with friends, this is it. Our waiter was amazing and so far the food has all been spot on. I really liked the scallop app and the salmon entree. Both delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    excellent food and service. will have to try the drinks next time. its very pretty inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My mom and I dined at Harding's a couple weeks ago and the staff was wonderful. I ordered a burger and asked for honey mustard. When our food was brought to us our waiter regrettably informed us that they did not have honey mustard. I said no worries, and began enjoying my meal. Five minutes later, the manager brought us honey mustard that he prepared himself. I was completely and pleasantly surprised! It was unnecessary but much appreciated! I'll be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • Quick dinner stop
    EatieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Tried this place to meet up with a friend for a quick hello and a bite to eat. We went on a slow night expecting to find a nice crowd at the bar but only a few tables and a few patrons at the bar which made the atmosphere very sterile. The food was good, not exceptional but nicely done for the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 188 reviews are from the Harding's reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    ChefDaveVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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...
    NancVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate