About Holland House Bar & Refuge
HHB&R, located in the heart of historic East Nashville, less than a mile from downtown Nashville, has proved a welcome addition to the local culinary scene. Located in the shell of a long-standing neighborhood grocery, Holland House Bar & Refuge is a re-imagined neighborhood haven that sources local and regional ingredients, and offers an expansive menu of cocktails, sipping spirits, and craft beer. Voted Best New Bar 2010 and Best New Restaurant (#2) 2010 by the people of Nashville in the Nashville Scene's Annual Reader's Poll, HHB&R has been embraced as the leader of the city's all-encompassing restaurant experience. With a New American culinary style consistent with the casual and the elegant, and the bar overseen by celebrated mixologists, HHB&R continues to evolve and prosper with an ever-changing roster of cocktails and seasonal ingredients.
Nashville, TN 37206
Contemporary American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Bar opens at 4:00 daily. Happy Hour 4-6
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
*This is an 18 and up establishment
$30 and under
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HHB&R is a corner lot surrounded by parking spaces on three sides. There is additional parking on the residential streets adjacent.
3 blocks east on Gallatin Road and West Eastland.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The James Room at Holland House is designed in the style of a 19th century parlor, complete with turn-of-the- 20th century chandeliers and classic and elegant wall treatments. There are no booking fees or additional fees of any kind to reserve the James Room.
Holland House Bar & Refuge Ratings and Reviews
I would not eat here again. We sat outside which was the best part of the meal as it looked very cozy with the hanging lights. Otherwise, the menu was severely limited, you did not get much bang for the buck, and there was not anything extra special about the food compared to the prices. I had the Springer Mountain chicken and I've never seen a restaurant serve a drumstick and one half of a thigh. Who got the other 1/2 of my thigh? The waiter had no personality and didn't find his way over to us very often. I was so excited to go to this restaurant and I would have to say so very disappointed. Nashville has some of the best restaurants and this one did not make the cut.
I was very disappointed with our visit to Holland House. The cocktails were amazing and the patio is nice and cozy. We waited a while for our appetizer, then our entrees were brought out before our appetizer made it out. Someone on the staff brought the appetizer out and said it would be taken off the check of course and asked what else they could do. Since it was my boyfriend's birthday I mentioned that dessert for the birthday would be nice! He said both would be taken care of. We requested that the pickled portion of the appetizer be left off as well, and it was left on. The entrees (Trout and Steak) were good, however we both were not big fans of our side dishes. When we got the final check the appetizer was left on and our waiter argued that they took the dessert off. Overall disappointing experience. When I called in advance of the reservation, they also said they would provide a candle on the birthday dessert, and they of course forgot that too! I wasn't impressed.
We visited Nashville for a family vacation. We went to at least 10 restaurants while here for 5 days, the Holland House was my favorite by far! It was so cute and truly a gem. Outside lighting was beautiful. The menu is kind of small but literally everything on it was unique and amazing! My sister in law and I both had the steak, my hubby and brother in law had the market fish which was trout that particular night. Every last bite was amazing. Awesome proportions and decent prices. The cocktails were out of this world. I had the Pinn Cup which was a mixture of gin, cucumber, mint, and some other juice which was just phenomenal. Located in East Nashville. It is definitely a must !
This was a last-minute decision after a long day and an event in the neighborhood earlier in the evening. Our order was taken quickly, but drinks were a long time coming. The spot was full.
Food was good, health-conscious, and a bit overpriced. The drinks, once they arrived, were made well. The noise level (Friday night) was pretty high.
Took my mom here while we were having a girls trip to Nashville. Initial greet took a while but it could be that maybe hostess did not give server the chit. Once she came by she was lovely. Asked for a cheese plate, she asked chef and she accommodated, so wonderful! And great value as well. Perfect cocktails. They know how to actually make the classics. Overall a great time like my previous experiences here. Would recommend.
Holland House is a vintage trendy saloon-style bar surrounded by dining tables on and raised above the bar level. Chandeliers hang throughout evoking a 1920's vibe. Service was pleasant but a bit aloof. More attention was being paid to a nearby bridal shower party. The menu was selectively small, but varied and the appetizers and entrees were a big small but very flavorful. We expected more from the drinks, especially since they present the bartender as a mixologist, but they were a bit bland and the cucumber infused vodka concoction was quite weak. Overall a nice dining experience but not a memorable one.
The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a date night with the boyfriend. I'm not a huge drinker but I could get into trouble with the cocktails. I ordered the drink special of the night, a Russian Fizz. So yummy, but strong. The kind of strong that sneaks up on you because you can't taste the alcohol. I'd definitely order it again.
The food was good....the serving sizes were way way way too small for the price. I had a $25 "steak" that literally came out in 5 bite size pieces ( it was actually cut into peices). There is no way it was even a 4oz steak. The food was good, the service was good, the drinks were good but the serving sizes were pathetic.
This was our first visit and overall we left happy. The staff was some of the most friendly staff I have encountered in a while. The drink menu is incredible. The dinner menu was a bit disappointing, while being unique and flavorful, limited items and many are skimpy on servings especially for the price. We loved the mushroom pate and the chicken dish the most. We will definitely be back most likely for an ambient and friendly happy hour!
The best! Holland house is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. I bring friends here, out of town visitors, my husband for his birthday etc etc etc Any occasion I can think of! Excellent food! Great atmosphere and great service. I'm a vegetarian and had mushroom Pate and seasonal vegetables. My friends who are vegan had the same. My husband had good beef and Brussels sprouts. All of us loved it.
Went for Valentine's Day. Pricy for the special occasion, but the food was well worth it. Drinks were outstanding and well mixed, and the ambience was amazing. Service was on point and knew exactly when I needed something. The General manager even brought us champagne just for coming in that night. Styled like a speak easy, light music in the background. Will definitely be going back
My wife and I have been here several times for dinner with varying experiences. We decided to make reservations here for Valentine's Day. Dinner that night was a multiple course meal limited menu.
First, we were seated in a back room which I didn't know existed, away from the nice ambiance and band which existed in the front area (strike 1). The back room feels like a TV set built in a barn, much less enjoyable than the front area.
Our server was very nice and eventually apologetic about our experience. When we made our course selections, we were told one of the 3 dessert choices (the only chocolate choice - my wife's favorite) was already unavailable at 7pm, one of the earlier reservations available (strike 2).
After ordering, it took about 30 minutes for the first course to come out. We then proceeded to wait for another hour and a half, during which our server apologized for the wait once (strike 3). Apparently something majorly wrong was happening in the kitchen. We ended up paying for our drinks and leaving without food, as did many other guests around us. We had burgers at The Pharmacy for Valentine's Day, which was great, but anything would have been great after 2 hours of waiting.
I love Holland House and as a treat took a dear friend to dine there. We wanted an evening of quiet conversation and were seated in the bar at the back by the entrance to the kitchen. It wasn't terribly loud but neither was it a quiet or cozy place to talk and catch up. Because I made a reservation, I didn't feel that I could ask for a different table. I should have and wish that I had done so as there might have been another table where it was more private. The food was good but my side to my steak was mostly onions with just a few tiny bites of potato. I would have preferred to be the opposite. Also, there were three options for dessert, which is plenty but none of them was a chocolate option. The donuts we chose were just okay, not great. I know the menu changes so I hope there is a chocolate dessert next time we go. Also, there was a flyer on our table for Valentine's Day. I would have loved to have seen the menu, but it was not listed so I skipped over the idea of making a reservation for Valentines Dinner with my husband.
Great atmosphere for dinner with friends. We really enjoyed the mushroom pate and okra appetizers, as well as the pork entree. The rabbit was good but it could've used more meat -- heavy on the faro/corn. I had my new favorite cocktail -- the Fair Verona. Spicy and so good! Desserts were nice too. Overall, great night.
The food was OVERLY priced (TAPAS) portion sizes! I mean I thought I had ordered the steak and potatoes when I got my plate it was definitely a kids meal.... The drinks were good but our server tall dark and with a blonde mohawk needs some customer service tips! Like SMILE!!! You must hate your job but could you be less obvious... Anyways we live fairly close but this might just be a one time deal for us... oh well at least we tried it.
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