I loved this restaurant and would definitely go back. The atmosphere was great, loved the vintage look. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. And the food was soooo good! I got the short ribs and they were amazing! This is definitely my new favorite restaurant.
3/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and good value. Excellent bar scene in a great space/environment. In a neighborhood full of star chefs Hardings is a welcome addition for the locals. I'll be back often.
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Old America Atmosphere
Title says it all. The lighting, exposed brick, and worn black paint with a cool American History theme make this place a great spot for a night out. Ask about sitting upstairs with a group. Comfortable chairs for having a drink up front. Good wrap-around bar with lots of room and excellent bartenders.
Some fun and tasty food choices.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eat Hardy at Hardings!
Trying everything on the menu. This time the grains and barley. Wow! Also, my daughter had the angus/shortrib burger. Fantastic!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
My bf and I went to Hardings on a Monday night for dinner. There was no one in the restaurant eating but a few people having drinks at the bar. I was worried that no one was there but all of the food was excellent. The fig and goat cheese toast is divine. I love the pickled veggies they bring for the table. Both my scallops and my bf's short rib were super tasty. The dessert we had was some sort of moon shine pancake, also delicious. To top it off, we received two cookies with our bill. The service was outstanding, granted there was no one else there but I was pleased that everything so so well done. Would definitely go back. Meal is not cheap, but it is good.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch Secret go here.
I notice it's packed at cocktail hour. I went at lunch three times and it's empty. It's a fantastic lunch. BEST burger in NYC. Really. It's convenient to Union Square and in the Flatiron. A block from 456/NR. Excellent waiter. Owner on the spot.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
very loud, great burger, great
very loud, great burger, great scallops. fig toast a must
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had such a great meal here,
Had such a great meal here, the service was outstanding! Not sure what the bar scene is like because I believe there was a birthday party, but it was for sure energetic!! Would definitely recommend and go back again and again.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood go-to
We went there for a birthday celebration. The bar was bustling and very noisy but by 9pm all was quiet in that area. The food was good and the service was attentive.the place is pretty with a nice ambiance. We made the reservation through open table and gave special instructions to put a candle in whatever dessert we ordered. They either didn't see it or didn't give the waitress a heads up. Overall nice place. Would definitely go back.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A True Gem!
You will find a solid menu with outstanding service here at Harding's. A true neighborhood gem; especially among the Gallery Set.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hardings has it all!
Fresh well prepared food, served by attentive but not overbearing weight staff in a sophisticated but comfortable NYC space. The deboned short ribs were my favorite dish, cooked long enough to develop an intense flavor and melt in your mouth texture. The house salad, greens with a lemony lemon vinaigrette, is refreshing and I could have been happy with that for a lunch meal. The music was a bit too loud and we asked that it be turned down. No fuss, the sound was immediately turned down and the four of us older folks, with hearing problems, were easily able to have a conversation. This is the perfect place for the younger generation to take their parents.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance, great food
Harding's has it all going on - great food, great ambiance, great service. Our server didn't rush us out the door and we were able to have a fantastic conversation along with our delicious meal which was appreciated. The fig toast is a must. The Atlantic bronzini was flavorful and fresh. The house salad was accompanied by a delicious vinaigrette. We left the restaurant thoroughly impressed with happy stomachs and smiles on our faces.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular as always.
This is a great restaurant. Their burger is the best I've had in the city.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The branzino is the best in
The branzino is the best in NYC! Fig toast is heavenly!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic. The menu seemed seasonal --which is a plus. Lamb was delicious and the artichoke sauté was wonderful. Griddle cakes are a must try. Our server was very professional. Overall a lovely experience. We will definitely return.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
After mulling over the varied menu selections, the awesome burger was a great choice. Cooked perfectly with a short rib blend, this was a delight. Sides like cooked greens including ramps are very fresh and seaoned well. The pay attention to detail here. Have a drink at the bar too, since they know their mixology too. Service was excellent.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Harding's
We are visiting NY from NC. Our son , Harding , is living here. A friend told him about the opening of a restaurant bearing his and his dad's first names . We had to check it out ! Though the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived at 8:30, it got busier during our meal , which may indicate that it's a late night hot spot. Our food was delicious and the service was very good . We will visit Harding's again !
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Flatiron Gem
This was my first trip to Harding's. A small group from the office went out to celebrate. Harding's really took care of us. We had a small private room in the back, excellent service, and fantastic food & drink.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy food, hip but low-key resto
We were pleasantly surprised by how moderate the noise was--a big factor for us--at a back table. The food is terrific and the staff is relaxed and personable without being in your face. Great vibe, great food.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was amazing....the server did not think the grilled salad was big enough..so He sent it back and got us a nicer one...We never felt like he interupted the conversation, but he was able to keep us moving along and very happy.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, needs polish
We had a great meal here and loved the atmosphere.
- Love the decor
- Loved the food. the deserts are fantastic
This restaurant is 'almost' a real winner, but needs a bit of help:
- The wait staff needs more training. we had waiters who were confused at first
- I love how everything on the menu is American. However, there were a few questionable glasses on the list, one in particular from MI which I didn't like
- I wish they hadn't frosted the windows in the front. now it feels too stuffy. you can't see in
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
very pleasant for a busines
very pleasant for a busines lunch; heard it's a bit more chaotic at night, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Menu very intriguing and a good looking cocktail list.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eclectic menu. Reasonably
Eclectic menu. Reasonably priced and good wine. Nice vibe. Oyster appetizer was good. Pork loin was tasty, but small portion. Chicken dish was very good.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great old room with high ceilings and great spacing between tables.
Food and service were terrific and flannel cake dessert was unreal.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive Modern American
Everything about this restaurant was impressive....except the glassware but if that's the only thing I can complain about then that's a pretty good review. The menu is interesting and the food delicious. Good wine list but the wine glasses were a bit cheap looking and it's nice to drink good wine out of good wine glasses! Other than that I would recommend this place and come back the next time I am in New York.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
really fun spot for group dinner
we made reservations on a saturday night around 9pm and it was jammin'!
was def a fun spot to have dinner and drinks at - even if you dont want to hit the town after - it feels like you are out and about at dinner - food was great - light dishes so u dont feel like blah if u do go out after - great cocktail list!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very airy layout makes the crowded restaurant feel open. The staff is fun and energetic. The food is excellent for what it is. The bar centers the restaurant and has great drinks. Management is very personable.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday Date Night
I went to Harding's with my boyfriend for a date night and we really enjoyed our experience. We had a quick drink at the bar before we were seated, where we were in the company of other fun 20-somethings hanging out after work. The restaurant has a classy and energetic vibe, which definitely fit our mood.
At dinner we ordered the fig toast, grilled romaine salad, strawberry and spinach salad, and the scallops - all were delicious. Along with that we had a few glasses of wine as well as the griddle cake for dessert. Our waitress was very nice too, which really rounded out the experience. I'd definitely recommend Harding's for a fun date - just make your reservation after 8 when it's most crowded. Can't wait to go back and try a meat dish!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun in Flatiron
Great service and vibe. Fun food, very fresh and eclectic.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food and drinks!
I went with a group of four people, and we all had amazing dinners. The homemade spaghetti and meatballs was out of this world, and the wine was delicious.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the balcony seating
Food is good, the ambiance is great, but sometimes the waitress forgets about you up on the balcony.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved this place, food was very good. Service a bit slow. Decor, superb.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great menu, great
Great food, great menu, great service and a rarely spacious venue in NYC.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation for a friends birthday, got the private room in the back. Had the best time! Great food, AMAZING bread, wonderful cocktails, overall and amazing evening--I will go back soon!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there on a date night with my boyfriend and we had a great experience. Service was great, food great and it was absolutely gorgeous inside. I was obsessed with how the place was decorated. Darker ambience which I love and a vibrant bar in the middle of the restaurant which made it fun and not stuffy and boring. Overall was a great night and would recommend it to anyone b
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decor and griddle cake!
I chose Harding's because of its restaurant theme - patriotic decor! And the griddle cake was highly recommended. Didn't disappoint on both accounts! The waitress too who served us was so pleasant and really did a great job of both being a polite and accommodating server. I would go back to try the dinner scene.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Interesting new find
We went the day after Halloween and they had decorations up. I must say that the faux cobwebs fit very well with the restaurant's decor!
The oyster appetizer was blah -- oysters not properly chilled. We had the same problem with both our white and red wines -- both were too warm to properly enjoy.
The fig-goat cheese appetizer was simple and yummy.
The branzino entree was FABULOUS.
The pork entree was good.
Service was just right -- attentive but not fawning.
Overall, I would return to try more of their food.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant with very good food and a hip vibe. The bartenders/mixologists are top notch and make delicious craft cocktails
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Place
Harding's is a great neighborhood place. It has a good, current, and friendly vibe with fresh food and often organic ingredients that taste great and will have you coming back. The wine and the booze are domestic and sometimes unusual leading to new and terrific discoveries. Food, service and price are all good reasons to give Harding's a try.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local place
This place has a great menu and good vibe. My steak did however come without half of the items on the menu and notably presented with empty ramekins where my pepper sauce should have been. It wasn't even that busy. In saying that, the food tasted great once it arrived. I would recommend, the deserts were great!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Harding's is a true find in New York City. The fusion of civil war era design sensibility and classic american food made with contemporary inspiration makes a feast for the eyes and the palette. Their cocktails are delicious, their first courses are creative and interesting and their mains all looked so good that it was hard to choose. Ultimately, I landed on the short ribs which were the best short ribs I've ever had and it's not even close.
The only less than perfect aspect of the evening was the service. While our server was friendly enough, he was a bit socially awkward, which made for some interesting conversations, but probably not the level of service you'd want to match the rest of the experience.
Overall, amazing experience.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date spot!
Had a great family/friends atmosphere! The food for brunch was delicious and the brunch cocktails were even more amazing. I've also been here for after work drinks and love the bar vibe. It's classy yet trendy. Great for a date for a night out for drinks with friends.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this space! Both the
Love this space! Both the food and decoration are amazing.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really good but as they began to get busy the service levels dropped considerably. We waited 35 minutes to receive our deserts with no one checking on us during that time.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM