Nadeen’s Hermitage Haven, Comforting Classics + Craft Cocktails
Owned by Seth Yeargan, alongside husband and wife John and Nadeen Hoffman, the former Pizza-Hut-turned-Mexican-restaurant has now found new life with a large covered patio and cozy interior that was renovated by Seth and John themselves (they even found a stash of circa 1980’s pizza boxes upstairs). The trio had joked for years about opening a Northeast-style diner, until one night in September of 2016 (after a few drinks) they decided to stop talking about it and make it a reality.
They even started looking for locations the same night. After a few iterations of fine-tuning their concept, the team opened the doors of Nadeen’s Hermitage Haven in September of 2017 – just one year from concept to fruition. John and Nadeen Hoffman, who met in the 5th grade, moved to Nashville to be near family, and they met Seth Yeargan (also a chef) when he and John both worked at a restaurant together in Nashville a few years back. They agreed on exactly the type of restaurant they wanted to launch. “We’re a restaurant first and bar second … an unpretentious, humble place,” says Yeargan.
The restaurant pours coffee from Frothy Monkey and offers a selection of diner-esque breakfasts all day, plus meaty sandwiches, salads, and sides. Headed up by Chef Yeargan, the team in the kitchen cooks up a mean Philly Cheesesteak, and the daily soup on my visit was a hearty Cream of Mushroom and Asparagus; a delight on the first chilly afternoon of the season. Nadeen’s full menu will roll out soon and will continue the breakfast-all-day feature. They’ll also be adding to their upscale diner selections, inspired by the Northeast and Midwest, while incorporating some classic Nashville flavors like Hot Chicken and Waffles.
Need a late night hang? The team plans to host fun weekend events that will make it a late night destination, including comedy nights once a month. They are also a bring-your-own-record restaurant. Bring your favorite vinyl, and they will play it for their patrons on their record player. Nadeen’s is shaking up cocktails and spinning vinyl six days a week.
Tuesday 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Wednesday / Thursday 9 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Friday 9 A.M. – 11 P.M.