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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.
Nashville, TN 37205
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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