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935 west eastland avenue

nashville tn 37206

 1 615 262 4190



monday-thursday  4p – 10p

friday & saturday  4p – 12a


Hrant Arakalien, Chef

Andrew Hannigan, General Manager

Justin Thompson, Chef De Cuisine


Jake Hernandez, Head Bartender

Graham Griffith, Events


Hrant Arakelian

Executive Chef

Like many who cook as a vocation, Hrant Arakelian would be the first to say that cooking was not a delayed conscious decision. Conversely, cooking chose Hrant, and from a very early stage of development. Born in Lebanon (his father is Armenian and his mother hails from East Tennessee), Hrant was raised in Muscat, Oman until age 8, where he shared his parents’ passion for cooking large, soulful and time-consuming feasts for extensive family and friends.

From the Kitchen

Holland House Bar & Refuge, the first restaurant from chef/barman Terry Raley, offers a seasonal dining experience in the heart of East Nashville, now known as the city's "it" destination for culinary artistry.  At the heart of HHB&R's concept is a passion shared by Raley and highly-decorated Executive Chef Hrant Arakelian, to invent combinations of new and traditional flavors, utilizing the freshest, of-the-season ingredients.  Chef Arakelian's cuisine is characterized by its simplicity of form and flavors borrowed from his Southern U.S. and Lebanese heritage.

From the Bar

Start with a cocktail at our bar, internationally renowned for superior proprietary cocktails and house-made ingredients, and find the hospitality as gracious as the cocktails are inspired. Dine al fresco on our large patio, sip on one of the largest selections of premium spirits in town, or host a private event for up to 100 of your closest friends in the James Room. Whether you're feeling adventurous or in the mood for something familiar, our dedicated, friendly and celebrated bar hosts will craft something  that will suit any occasion or persuasion.