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In a sea of Nashville restaurant options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when choosing a dining destination — especially when brunch time rolls around and you’re starving (and possibly still recovering from a little too much fun the night before). If you want something convenient and delicious, Henley should be at the top of your list. It’s the perfect place to brunch thanks to its favorable location, delicious menu options and cozy setting. To dive a little deeper into this Nashville favorite, we spoke with James Garrido, General Manager at Henley, who shed some light on why this sleek, modern, American brasserie should become your new go-to for brunch.

Henley — a great Nashville brunch destination

Henley is an intimate brunch option with a divine menu. Image: Andrea Behrends Photography

Brunch at Henley

Did someone say brunch?! Image: Henley

Location, Location, Location

Henley’s incredibly convenient location makes it a huge draw to Nashvillians and out-of-towners who want to be in the middle of all the excitement. “Sandwiched in between Vanderbilt and Downtown, Henley is Midtown’s best destination no matter what the occasion,” James says, especially during the midst of the brunch rush. Its central location is the best of both worlds when it comes to its placement on one of Nashville’s most iconic streets. “Located on Broadway, it is close enough to the hustle and bustle but just far enough away from the crowds of downtown,” James adds. And after you’ve finished your satisfying meal, you’re close to many other attractions and venues so you can easily head to your next weekend activity.

Local, Farm-Fresh Food

The menu at Henley is unparalleled and, in turn, keeps its patrons coming back for more. “Henley celebrates the rich bounty of the American South,” James tells us. “Executive Chef Daniel Gorman utilizes his fantastic relationships with local farmers to provide a beautiful rotating menu each season.” Delectable options like the Spicy Fried Chicken Sammy and the Bear Creek Farm corned beef hash are the perfect ways to fuel up for a big weekend. And we can all agree there’s no better accompaniment to delicious brunch fare than an equally delicious cocktail to wake you up and kick off your morning … perhaps Henley’s Espresso Martini or the Michelada de la Casa, their take on the classic Bloody Mary.  “And you can’t forget the locally cured meats that make the charcuterie board one for the ages!” James adds. He also reminds us all to save room for dessert, adding “Pastry Chef Casey Carr is a young star within the Nashville dining scene, and her desserts are not to be missed.”

French toast sticks for brunch at Henley

French toast sticks aren’t just for kids. Enjoy an elevated version of this beloved brunch item at Henley. Image: Emily Dorio

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sammy is a menu winner! Image: Emily Dorio

The Spicy Fried Chicken Sammy is a menu winner! Image: Emily Dorio

Enjoy a spicy start to your Henley brunch experience with a Michelada de la Casa, the restaurant's take on the classic Bloody Mary. Image: Emily Dorio

Enjoy a spicy start to your Henley brunch experience with a Michelada de la Casa, the restaurant’s take on the classic Bloody Mary. Image: Emily Dorio

All About the Ambiance

Lastly, it goes without saying that the setting, ambiance and overall vibe of a restaurant can totally make or break an experience. Henley’s pleasantly cozy setting is one of the best in town, thanks to beautiful touches like black and white tile, leather upholstery and bold colors. “Henley is a Southern art deco-influenced space with delightful brass tones, ironwork made by local artisans, and bowls and plates curated and created by handmade studios here in Nashville,” James says. And with everything from booths to tables to large community farm tables, keep this gem in mind if you’re on the hunt for a place to host a private brunch or any sort of celebration. “Henley can accommodate parties of up to 12 in the main dining room, up to 20 for cocktails in the bar area, and we have myriad options available in our private dining room for groups that would like a bit more privacy,” James explains.

Henley is located at 2023 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. Brunch hours are Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For additional hours and information, call (615) 340-6378 or visit henleynashville.com.

This article is sponsored by Henley.