Henley

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$30 and under
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Southern
Rooted in the traditions of regional cooking, Henley celebrates quality products made by American hands. That starts with the hand selected bourbon and Tennessee whiskey barrels that populate our drink program and extends to our rich appreciation for the bounty available in the American South. The atmosphere evolves as you move through the space: bright and breezy on patio, hushed and moody in Snooker. As for the inner sanctum--Henley’s coveted Rabbit Hole--well, you’ll just have to experience that for yourself.
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Live Music and $20 bottles of Prosecco!

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for Brunch and enjoy our $20 bottle of bubbles! Live music accompanies our Sunday services and we love to sip from flutes while we listen to some of Nashville's best acoustic musicians!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 27, 2019

Ends: November 28, 2118

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-2:30PM
Sat 9:00AM-2:30PM

Henley's Happiest Hour

Join us at Henley from 4pm-6pm every day for 8 variations of the Manhattan for $8! Try a seasonal punch from our vintage punch bowl and nosh on some snacks that celebrate the bounty of Middle Tennessee.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 14, 2019

Ends: August 15, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas at Henley is a special experience every year and 2019 is no exception! Join us for a classic Southern Christmas prix fixe menu @$75 per person. We are excited to host you and look forward to doing the entertaining so you don't have to!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join Henley for our 3rd annual New Year's Eve celebration! 4-course prix fixe menu available for $85/pp. Come celebrate 2019 and say hello to 2020 at the best restaurant in Midtown!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 580 People Are Saying
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JP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! We had a great time, amazing food, great service, and great drinks!

JB
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine wonderful service. And but expensive

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy espresso martinis and $20 Prosecco on Sunday brunch

m
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was Fantastic! The pumpkin bread French toast sticks were divine and a truly unique brunch appetizer. Eggs Benedict was a winner also.

KB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner with friends. Dinner and drinks were good! Would definitely recommend.

G
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Drinks from the bar were poor and significantly overpriced. The food was mediocre and not worth the price and the dining area is nothing but an extension of the bar area. It was very noisy and anything but a relaxing fine dining experience.

BS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cocktails were fabulous. Appetizers and entree were fine, but wouldn’t inspire us to go back. Servers were attentive and apologized that drinks and food were slow to arrive. Valet parking is superb.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and a really cool restaurant. Can’t wait to go there again!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal here with a few colleagues while in town for work. Food was fantastic and the cocktails even better. Our waiter walked us through the drink menu in detail and was very knowledgeable. If you’re looking for a good starter, highly recommend the Hot Crab + Pimento Cheese Crackers.

LW
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Henley was not my favorite. Valet parking although validated was an additional $3. The menu is somewhat limited. Only two beef dishes, Skirt Steak for $26, or a dry aged monster Ribeye for $54. The Skirt was not tender. Not your choice if anyone in the party is seeking beef. The service was questionable, the waitress almost seemed to be on something. Strong communication was not present. It was still Happy Hour, but you could only have the pricing if you got it yourself at the bar. The bar was 4' from our table. The Manager was the bright spark. For the quality of the hotel, the restaurant is not holding up to the standard.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious meal! The Mac&Cheese is excellent! Gooey butter cake with apples was phenomenal!

RS
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife fell in love with the decor of the restaurant. Decor seems to make a huge difference in the enjoyment of a restaurant for women. Just an observation. For me, the specialty cocktails were outstanding. Very complex. Our server was exactly what you would want. Friendly, engaging with good recommendations based on our preferences. The autumn squash soup was fantastic. We both had the burgers because they were recommended. They were very good indeed. *NOTE: Valet for the restaurant is at the entrance to the Aertson Hotel. It is $3 'after' validation with the hostess. Not bad for Nashville.

K
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Just ok.

My husband and I visited Henley prior to attending a concert at the Ryman. It was a Monday evening and the restaurant was almost empty. There was no hostess at the front door to greet us upon arrival. Our greet time from a server was quite long. We let our server know it was our first time at Henley, however she did not offer any suggestions or back story about the restaurant. There also seemed to be confusion over the Manhattan happy hour special.
We ordered the skirt steak & grouper which were both very good dishes. The potato chowder that the grouper sat in was a little soupy. Would have liked a more substantial base. Several times throughout dinner our server seemed to disappear. We were her only table so service could have been more attentive. Also, I ordered a glass of wine to find out they were out of stock but was charged anyway.
Not an awful experience, but not a standout experience I was hoping for given reviews I have seen. Don't know if we will return in the near future.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Chicken I ever ate!

MG
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our sides came out before our entrees and all the entrees were lukewarm. The flavor was excellent and we enjoyed our meal overall.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere. Food and service were excellent. We will be back!

SB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and great food

KD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Henley experience was exceptional! Danielle was an amazing waitress who knew so much about the menu and gave awesome recommendations. The food was incredible as were the cocktails. The vibe is super cool too. You won’t be disappointed!!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There were 4 of us and our meals came out at three different times. The two of us that got served first, our food was cold by the time the last person in our party got served.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and wait staff were top flight. Our only complaint is the seating configuration for parties of two places you too close to other diners. There are four tables where there should be three.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, contemporary atmosphere. Amazing service and excellent food.

EO
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Henley. We went for a casual brunch. All three of us are local and we tend to do the same place for brunch. The food and drinks were so good. The service was awesome. We were in no rush at all and they let us just take our time. Didn’t make us feel like they were trying to run us off. 10/10! We used Uber to get there and I would suggest asking your driver to pull up to valet to drop you off. It’s just very busy in that part of town. Overall, very beautiful and very tasty. Go to Henley!

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I’m giving this place a break because it’s new. Food was okay. It wasn’t bad but it just wasn’t anything special. The service was not that great either but again, it’s a new restaurant so I’ll give them a break.

VC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the breakfast burrito and it was just ok. I wanted more eggs and cheese in my burrito but it was mostly potatoes. The espresso martini and old fashioned were both excellent. I would come back here and try something else on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service was impeccable.

DM
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This was our third visit to Henley and the first two times WERE excellent but this was just an off night I think: 3 out of the 4 dishes we ordered were hugely over-salted and we had the misfortune of a super loud dude just behind us at the bar trying to get lucky as the apparent 3rd wheel. Normally they'd check with us on how the food came out but didn't happen this time.

We'll be back but not for a bit. Still give it a try! They do magical things in the kitchen and manage to make ingredients we're normally not big fans of really shine. Excellent balance and layering of flavors is their normal thing but that was lost in the brine during our last visit.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it my server was great and very informative the cocktails were so good!

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Henley. The cocktails are inventive and delicious, and the food’s always excellent. Moreover, the wait staff is experienced and knowledgeable— a rare commodity these days in Nashville.

SG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved Henley. The food was amazing and the decor was beautiful. We ordered a burger, the duck confit and soups. I wish we had ordered more because it was all so great. My only minor complaint was that we had a reservation and still had to wait to be seated. Worth a visit!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We waited for 50 minutes and never got our food, including an appetizer we ordered. We ended up leaving. The service was TERRIBLE.

d
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fpod and service were both very good. Will go back.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

It was the saltiest meal I’ve ever eaten, nothing that hit our table was enjoyed with the exception of the drinks. Our server was fantastic, but we left feeling hungry and disappointed in the ridiculous amount of money we spent.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They were out of items on the menu. Very noises. Server - Brian was horrible. Would not go back.

TD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Everything from being warmly welcomed by the hostess to the excellent service, wine and delicious food was top-notch!! We will be back!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is ok some kind of fusion. Portions are small for the price you are paying and the type of food you are eating.
Ambience is cool. Service was good.

HM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars! Our server Sadie was very attentive and professional. We enjoyed our food and the restaurant’s ambiance.

2
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This remains a favorite dining out spot for us. They take some creative risks with reinterpretations of southern fare. Sometimes these surprise and delight. For instance, the Tasso ham spring roll is a spectacular mashup with unctuous strips of Tasso ham and some diced chili’s (Poblano’s?) tucked in for a bit of kick encased in a hot, deep fried, crunchy roll. Delicious! You won’t look at an Asian Spring roll in quite the same way ever again. Or take the grouper baked to pillowy perfection and floated atop a chowder made from smoked grouper stock, potatoes, and cream. Lick the bowl good. Sides and mains that could be sides support. Bok Choy and mushrooms, predictably good, and the rice with andouille sausage would satisfy as a main. But there were misses as well although we think we get what the chef is aiming for. It’s just that duck confit (deliciously prepared in house) does not lend itself well to a chicken and dumplings dish. Flavors don’t meld as they would with chicken. Confit cut up and served in hand pies though (a previous take) brilliant. Searing a pork shoulder like a steak borders on a criminal insult to meat which is best slow cooked until it is unctuous, tender, and falling apart, not tough and tight even though smokey. A couple of misses in an otherwise fabulous dining experience with great cocktails, a killer chocolate soufflé with a peanut butter creme sauce. The place was packed on a Thursday, but service was friendly and efficient. Still a favorite in our book, experimentation and all. Decent wine list, coffee and espresso drinks robust.

LA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was very nice but too busy to be attentive. Waited 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. Short staffed . . .

JL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, high quality food and fantastic craft cocktails.

B
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on the hunt for new brunch locales & Henley did not disappoint. The pumpkin French toast sticks were ridiculously delicious. Portion size is great. My boyfriend & I split the French Toast Sticks & the burger ...we left stuffed! The guitar players on Sunday had a French jazz vibe & it was the perfect setting for a pre-shopping brunch.