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About Harding House

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.

5025 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Leake Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 356-0096

Website:
http://www.hardinghousebellemeade.com/

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Harding House can host groups from 10-120. Perfect for Business Lunches, Birthdays, Showers, or Dinner Parties. AV capabilities, full catering menu, outdoor patios.

Harding House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

3.9

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
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Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious; the service is great. This is our go-to for special occasions. We also had a baby shower and a birthday party there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Brunch with friends! They take reservations for sunday brunch, no wait! Coffee and food are good.

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food3
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service3
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our first time at Harding House. I cannot say enough good things about brunch. Service was perfect, food was amazing. Highly recommend. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food in a nice setting. Was able to make reservation for time desired. No waiting to be seated.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food, friendly service, historic setting

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the food! Every plate was wonderful, especially the biscuits and cinnamon roll.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Never disappoints!!! Exceptional food and service!!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was amazing !!! Get the biscuits and a blood orange mimosa !! Yum yum yum

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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It's a well kept brunch secret! We were a party of 6 and I was able to book a table the night before. We were seated immediately. Food was tasty and very reasonable!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Biscuits are worth it alone. Buttery, rich, flaky and light each bite, but substantial overall.

Omelette was a little dry and unremarkable. I'd go for skillet instead.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My mother and I had lunch at Harding during a weekend trip to Nashville. It was convenient since whe were spending the afternoon at the Belle Meade Plantation. The food was good, although we paid a lot to add 3 shrimps to the salad. I mostly enjoyed the apple cobbler, the crust was divine! The menu is limited and the decor it's very simple. There were no runners nor flowers like you would see on their website. Just the tables and chairs. Overall is a nice place to grab a bite while visiting the Plantation.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We brought our daughter here for lunch and a tour of the mansion and the food was excellent! This was our first time eating here and we will definitely be going back. Our server was very sweet and really took care of us. We loved it.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food and service! Will return!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always perfect.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious but the service was just ok. I didn't have a spoon to stir my coffee. We were delivered our appetizers prior to receiving plates. I received my soup (which was delicious) and had to wait to catch my waitress's attention to ask for a spoon. She handed me a teaspoon and I had to ask if I could have a soup spoon instead. My coffee wasn't refilled until the end of the meal when I asked.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed a relaxed Sunday brunch. Waffles and omelets were tasty. Restaurant was full but not overcrowded. We had a reservation but they had some openings for last minute diners. Would go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was as good as always. We live around the corned so it's A neighborhood gene!.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food and great service. Went for a bridal brunch for the first time, will definitely go again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The brunch is one of the best in Nashville and at a very reasonable price. We always take out of town guests here for brunch because the food and service are consistently excellent,

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Family friendly. Excellent waitress.
Good food. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Sooo much fun doing the wine and cheese pairing and then lunch at the Harding House!!!
Excellent salads!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The mimosas and cheese grits were great. Sweet potato fries very good. Omelets were good; however, one was cooked as ordered. Biscuits taste greasy....too thick and not flakey. The service by Lisa was great as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Friends from Houston were in town for the eclipse. They wanted to go to a place with a good Sunday brunch. After talking to a few friends (since I am new in town), I made reservations at the Harding House. Their flight schedule altered slightly, so they arrived in town an hour early. The restaurant staff was more than willing to accommodate our earlier arrival, and the food was delicious. We had blood orange mimosas at the suggestion of the wait staff, and they were delicious as well. An all-around wonderful, fun experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Have been 2x and enjoyed both meals. Same waitress both times,Lauren, was awesome!
Loved everything but the tea. Didnt taste fresh brewed more like can tea. Food was delicious with great selections. Will def go back:)!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The restaurant is located in a beautiful area but the actual restaurant itself is not cozy at all. The service was not the best but the food was valuable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We went for brunch on a weekend recently. The service and food were good and the menu varied but we didn't find anything to distinguish it from a lot of other places serving brunch. If you think you're going to be sitting in a beautiful historic setting, you're not. You're basically on the grounds of Belle Meade but in a newer room (above the visitors center and gift shop) completely devoid of any character or ambiance. I'd say that if you're there for a tour of the house and grounds, Harding House is a good place to grab a quick lunch before or after your tour but it's definitely not a destination restaurant.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My friends and I dined here for a Sunday brunch. The food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Sunday brunch. Not too crowded. Delicious tomato basil soup and quinoa salad, perfect for light summer lunch. Very reasonable prices. Fun browsing Belle Meade Mansion gift shop afterward (nice having elevator access).

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our server, Joe, was quite friendly and took great care of our group of women. He even took photos for us. Everyone raved about the food & drinks (3 kinds of Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, and champagne). Would definitely recommend - we went on a Sunday, had no wait. I didn't ask, but on the brunch menu I didn't see anything Gluten Free.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This is a hidden gem in West Nashville. Best brunch in town!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Everything- ambience, service, comfort all good but food only fair to average. Bloody Mary was excellent.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We came on Memorial Day weekend very busy good thing we had reservations. Harding House is part of Bell Meade Madison attraction. Food was great started off with a cinnamon roll with raisins very nice presentation and tasty. Then had eggs with cheese and potatoes and bacon. Coffee had chicory taste I guess to be authentic with the Madison's era. I would go back in a heartbeat food was very fresh and good. Service despite being so busy was great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Harding House has consistently served fresh, delicious food in a great atmosphere. I've been dining there since we moved to Nashville 7 years ago. It's ALWAYS good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Visited the Harding House for brunch on Sunday morning. Our reservation was for 10:45 and the restaurant was quite quiet. Nice server and very good caramel rolls and biscuits to start us off. Everyone was pleased with their meal.

We did end up spending time on the Grounds -- paid for the self-guided tour. It was a very nice way to spend a Sunday morning.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Best biscuits we had in Tennessee. So good they did not need butter or jam. Would return just for them but everything else we had was good too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I was quite disappointed with my Easter brunch. While the service was fine and the drinks were good, the food was mediocre, and not nearly as good as similar price-point restaurants throughout town. I'm not sure if the Easter crowd overwhelmed the kitchen, but I was not impressed. I would not return, except perhaps as a last minute meal while visiting the plantation itself.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Located on the grounds of Belle Meade Plantation this is a wonderful way to end your tour. The food, service and location all combine for a very enjoyable experience.

You may also visit for lunch or brunch without having to tour the plantation

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We always find brunch very good and the atmosphere just fine. Wish there were better parking on the level of the restaurant. I have always recommended this for lunch or brunch.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 2, 2017

For some reason thought it would be more of a historic setting, it was not. But food and service was good.

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