Harding House

4.6
155 reviews
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$30 and under
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Elegantly nestled in the heart of Belle Meade Plantation, The Harding House offers a location for a delicious lunch to celebrate any special occasion or to enjoy the ambiance of one of Nashville’s oldest homes. The Harding House welcomes each and every guest with the southern hospitality and charm which permeates this historic landmark. Not only does this Nashville treasure serve lunch daily and brunch and the weekend, The Harding House is also responsible for catering all events which take place on the grounds.
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TT
Nashville
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual!!!

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KF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed brunch. Corn beef and hash particularly good as well as the Caramel roll. Prompt service.

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TW
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends and I have recently renewed our friendship with the Harding House. The service staff have all been excellent, and the food very good. Best of all, the noise level is tolerable to the point where we can actually have a conversation without screaming. HH is a great option for lunch with a friend, and brunch too.

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TT
Nashville
68 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pancakes and bacon!!!

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p
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This restaurant is a hidden gem! I almost hate to give it an outstanding review because it will get too busy!

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CP
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was amazing!

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We come to The Harding House almost weekly for the fabulous French Toast and bacon.

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times. Food & service always exceptional

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PP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a lunch with all three sisters. Since we live in different states it always a special time when we’re able to see each other!

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JO
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time, we were there for brunch, food and service was excellent. We had some bloody mary's, they were good nothing over the top.
The room is loud, there is nothing to absorb the sound. It was just the two of us so we were able to talk and hear each other, but other table were very loud.
We'll be back I want to try some of the other dishes.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was absolutely wonderful! I loved the portion sizes (not too much, not too little), good coffee, the biscuits were amazing, and the service was excellent. Definitely going to be going back!

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SS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harding House was a delightful surprise. The casual atmosphere and the very appetizing menu is very appealing. The wait staff is attentive and very considerate toward old friends who spend more time talking than perusing the menu. We felt welcomed and well-taken care of, rather than rushed.

I would highly recommend Harding House and am determined to return to try the Afternoon Tea.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The French Toast and the Salmon Benedict were amazing

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Our server Ryan was very efficient and very friendly.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Tried the figgy bread pudding & thought it very festive for the heist as holiday.

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken salad croissant was perfect, just the way I like it with nuts and cranberries. Tomato bisque and spring greens salad with the vinergaret were also tasty.

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JF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to the Harding House Restaurant three or four times before this visit and I have always enjoyed my visits. Our guest had not been to the restaurant before and was very impressed with it. Keep up the good work!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harding House service was outstanding! The staff were attentive, kind, and helpful. The experience was very nice overall!

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a
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been here in a very long time. We were surprised that only 3 tables had customers, including ours, and it was about noon. I am hoping with the holidays, people had other obligations. The food was good as well as the service. A special place to go for lunch with a friend during the holidays.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere at Harding House is friendly and relaxed, with efficient service and easy parking. That said, the food is unremarkable. Taste is more along the lines of hotel conference dinner than the locally-sourced, made-from-scratch fare described on the menu. We go back every few months or so hoping to have a different experience. So far, no luck.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in before our tour. I had the cranberry pancakes with nuts. They were delicious. We didn't have to wait long. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The menu had some great choices. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other items.

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K
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good menu, good food. Good brunch and lunch spot, and can enjoy the Plantation afterwards.

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JK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely. However, when arriving we were directed to park "up the hill" and it would be right there...which it was not. We found it eventually, but it would have been helpful to have the correct info.

Also, the food was delicious...the bloody Marys were o.k.

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PW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Harding House...we enjoyed it very much and plan on returning

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g
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good, but I was expecting it to be a really pretty place based on the pics on their website. It was very cafeteria looking for Saturday brunch.

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TT
Nashville
68 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best kept breakfast secret in Nashville. The service is wonderful. Biscuits are too good.

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SC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant with great history & ambience!

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EM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chocolate bread pudding was the best thing I ate all weekend in Nashville. Scrumptious!

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e
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyable experience, very good food, good, attentive staff.

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HM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

we enjoyed a nice brunch at Harding House. The restaurant itself is not much to look at; it's on top of the Visitor's Center. But being on the grounds of the Belle Meade Mansion is nice, and as others have noted, it is worth going for the scratchmade biscuits alone.

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a small group that does not get together very often. We were able to hear each other, and visit. The food choices were great and our waitress was tremendous. Love the atmosphere and ambiance, will keep on our list for next trip to Nashville with friends.

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DD
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, Excellent food! Not too crowded for early Sunday brunch - cannot wait to come back for dinner!

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C
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday celebration for several friends. Wonderful food and service.

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d
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

have stopped by the winery seveal times and purchased. Tasted, too.

Never thought about dining there. Friends wanted to get together for breakfast and I was to decide. I ran across it on google and saw a divine brunch offered. Just what we wanted!!! No CHAIN restuarants. They came from Hendersonvile and we came from Old Hickory!!! Will go again and have already suggested to family to join. For brunch or lunch!!! Will be a go to now!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Birthday

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This ended up being one of my favorite places in Nashville. It’s not very busy which was perfect before a tour of the plantation. Had the deviled eggs which is cooked in beet water and was delicious. For my meal, I had the Cuban sandwich and that was the best sandwich I’ve ever had! The baked beans were also delicious and perfect. Can’t wait to have that again! My friend had the pimento burger which was good along with some really yummy fries

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VB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp and Grits was the Best. Quick service! Tomato Bisque soup was excellent. Great luncheon get together.

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NY
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melt in your mouth bisquits, pimento cheese and green tomato egg rolls were unique and delicious...especially the sauce. The smoked salmon benedict yum! The tomato bisque....best I have ever had! The southern eggs benedict flavorful...enough for two to share.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised at price point. Rachel great server! Can't wait to go back!

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