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Hardy House Fine Dining

(775) 322-4555

442 Flint StReno, NV 89501   map »

Business overview

Roy Hardy enjoyed the view from the front porch of his big brick home almost until he passed away in 1974, four years after the death of his wife. The home, known as the Hardy House had been his home since 1934; when curiously as a miner, he bought the property surrounded by the nomenclature of Nevada?s mining town in central Nevada. He probably gave little thought to the eventuality that the home he dearly loved would be listed on the National Register of Historic Places soon following his.. death. Later it would be the first structure listed on the City of Reno?s Register of Historic Places in a designated Reno Historic Landmark Overlay. The Hardy House was originally constructed in 1914 by Joseph Giraud, attributed to being a local rancher and sheep owner. Giraud lost the home to a bank foreclosure. The home stayed in bank ownership until Hardy bought it for his wife and two children. In the early 1970?s Hardy would sit in the open sun porch of the home, an area later enclosed behind the grand columns facing California Avenue, content to watch the world go by. His neighborhood, once the site of the grandest homes in Reno had changed since 1934. The Curtis Mansion across the street now sat behind an office building built in its front yard in 1951. In 1952 the large home just across the alley to the east had been moved, intact, to a new site along rural Plumas Street just west of Virginia Lake, where it still stands today. Ramos Drug Store, a fixture in Reno for twenty five years, became a Mexican Restaurant and then a sandwich shop. Roy Hardy no doubt bought his groceries at Charlie Bradley?s California Market, another Reno fixture, located across the street on the corner at Lander Street. Hardy probably watched the modern new apartments being built, the Granite Apartments to the east at Plumas Street and the beautiful Belmont Apartments at Arlington Avenue. In the fifties, converting old homes for new ones was as common as constructing new buildings like the attractive Powell Drug Building on California Avenue at Lander Street. Building relocation also found its way into this neighborhood. World War II barracks were moved from the Humboldt Apartments, another building became a two story building at the southwest corner of California and Lander, once KOLO radio studios. Much has been written about the home. Reno Gazette Journal staffer Betty Malmgren wrote an excellent piece about it in August of 1976 which coincided with the opening of the Hardy House as a bar and restaurant. If anyone in town hadn?t heard of Roy Hardy?s house before that, they learned of it then. Andrew Goldenberg and Derek Deaver thought the house should be restored to it?s original splendor and charm and have taken over the Hardy House and are spending the time and money to convert it into one of Reno?s premier dining establishments called Hardy House Fine Dining.

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Atmosphere

  • Elegant
  • Quiet
  • Romantic

Features

  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Parking
  • Reservations
  • Wine Tastings

Average Price

  • $16-$25
  • $26-$50

Cuisines

  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Eclectic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Steaks

Credit Cards

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 11:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • TUE
  • 11:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • WED
  • 11:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • THU
  • 11:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • FRI
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • SAT
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • SUN
  • 11:00am
  • 8:00pm

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