Holland House Bar & Refuge
Love this placeThe food is incredible here the cocktails are different, but the staff is well versed in the list and the drinks are always good. It is pricey but this is truly you get what you pay for!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a great place!We went on Thursday night and really enjoyed the $5 drink specials and appetizers as we are on a limited budget. The food was excellent--we had great oysters, frites, and a catfish sampler over mashed red potatoes. I'm not describing them in detail, but they were all prepared with unusual twists and everything was delicious. Also, our waitress was charming. And my guy really enjoyed the Manhattans.
I doubt it would be great for big groups because it's got lots of smaller tables, but it's great for small-medium ones and couples.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this gem!Our visit to Hollen House was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Nashville! Everything about our dining experience was outstanding-friendly prompt & knowledgeable servers, eclectic menu with a wide variety of foods and a nice semi quiet atmosphere to visit & enjoy our meal.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the craft cocktails!Loved the craft cocktails! Great menu and food and wonderful service. Will definitely return!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BEST cocktails. Ever.Holland House was an absolute treat! The bartenders are true "alchemists of alcohol." Fabulous and unique concoctions: "Penicillin" will cure all that ails you! Great octopus appetizer and blueberry/rosemary homemade ice cream for dessert. Loved the ambiance as well.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHolland HouseWe enjoyed our dinner at Holland House. The food was excellent (pork loin and bison burger), and the ambience was lovely. Not loud, which is unusual for a Nashville restaurant on a Friday night, and that was nice.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHolland HouseExcellent food, service and wonderful ambience. It was perfect for our girls night out. Drinks are by far the best part of the whole night!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbGreat food, great drinks. Not very verbose, but true. Would highly recommend to anyone.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood as alwaysT's Southside, Fried oysters, charcuterie plate, are all on my list for a must order every visit!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal was well-preparedThe meal was well-prepared and quite enjoyable. The restaurant had a great bar and wine list. I recommend it especially to small groups who want to settle in for an hour or two.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience overall!The food was very good and the service was excellent. The place has a great ambiance and while the restaurant was noisy, it hadgreat energy! I would recommend it to anyone. The price was also very reasonable for such a nice place. I only wish I had left room for dessert!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat unique restaurantEverything was wonderful. The only complaint I have is that there was not a huge food selection. The drink menu was one of the best I have ever seen. most importantly, the place impressed my wife. That is all I really needed.:-)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeWe went for happy hour and apps on a Friday. Amazing drinks and great bites. Service was good, not the best but above average. Ambiance was perfect! Historic features and cute chandeliers and lavender paint. Would have been happy to stay and taste their drinks all night!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing menu selections, freshAmazing menu selections, fresh ingredients, and wonderful blend of flavors presented on the plate. The drink selection is awesome, and some talented mixologists to present their concoctions.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a friend in from out ofHad a friend in from out of town who travels internationally for his job. He hates chain restaurants because he eats there regularly for his job, so when he is in town, he likes small non-chain restaurants. He grew up here and comes back to see his parents 2-3 times a year. During Christmas, we went to a couple of places in East Nashville and for this trip, he said he wanted to go to the Holland House. It's a great place with a fantastic vibe. There were three of us and we all ordered something different. Everyone loved the food. For me, that's probably the best meal I've had in years. The combination of food and sauces was fantastic. One oddity was that instead of s basket of bread, you get a basket of popcorn. My wife loved it. HG4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe couldn't stop raving aboutWe couldn't stop raving about this gem in the middle East Nashville.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here on a thursday nightWent here on a thursday night where Holland House does all day happy hour. This means there is a selection of about 10 drinks and 8 food items all $5 each. Drinks were delicious, as was the food. They just changed their full menu to their spring menu but my group only sampled food from the happy hour selection.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery eclectic place with niceVery eclectic place with nice quiet intimate ambiance. Suprisingly good happy hour for such an upscale place. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The trout and cheesecake were to die for.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and spirits are amazingFood and spirits are amazing - you can't go wrong!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and a good time was had by all!The Swordfish special was excellent as was the Cheese Plate.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to the HollandWe've been to the Holland House before, and this time we went for our anniversary. I'm currently pregnant, and wanted to go somewhere that could make me something to drink besides ginger ale and they did not disappoint. The bartender came up with a great and very refreshing "mocktail" with ginger and cucumber, and my husband loved his handcrafted cocktails. The food was delicious, and the bread pudding with cocoa nibs and NUTELLA was plate licking good. I'm proud that this is in our neighborhood. Also, the server was very helpful, going to lengths to accommodate my desire for cheese but my inability to eat anything unpasteurized at the moment. Thank you, you made our night special!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy hour specials on ThursdayHappy hour specials on Thursday was great! $5 appetizers and cocktails will keep me coming back!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Holland House and canI love Holland House and can always count on the food to be scrumptious. It is a great place to meet friends for dinner and drinks3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, awesome drinksWe visited this resturant while on vacation, if we lived in the area this would be on our list of regular resturants. The food was unique and the prices were great. However, the signature cocktails were the true highlight of the night. The menu was not overwhelming with too many options, it offered a good selection of both both food and drink. The truffled popcorn was a great start to the night while flipping through the menu. The staff were friendly and knowledgable.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother East Nashville Winner!Our first experience at Holland House (a date night with my wife) was wonderful. Every part of food and drink tasted outstanding from the first drink to dessert. They have the best and most unique specialty drink menu I've seen in Nashville. Our appetizer (cheese plate) salad, entrees and dessert were prepared to perfection with beautiful presentation. We left full and happy and will definitely be back again!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing food, theAbsolutely amazing food, the drinks were great, the service was superb, and the vibe was terrific. Will absolutely make another trip there (hopefully soon!)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday evening enjoymentIt was Saturday night, but we were seated promptly when we arrived for our 6pm reservation. It was only 5:45 but that gave us a chance to take advantage of a great happy hour that ended at 6pm. Drinks were delicious and we had the truffle frites which were very good. Graham was our server with a great sense of humor, excellent timing and attention to our table. All around the experience was terrific and would recommend highly.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and drinks.Very good food and drinks. Went with a party of four and we all left happy3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM