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Hourglass Tavern

373 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3810
+1 212-265-2060
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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373 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3810
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maria took care of us a she is the perfect hostess food was excellent we both shared a salad and soup starter followed by New York strip steak with mashed potato and broccoli cannot thank Maria enough. Alan and Gill

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time to NYC-thrilled to see Bette Midler in Hello Dolly. Booked this reservation looking for a restaurant within waking distance of the theatre and by reading reviews-could not have made a better choice. Cozy and eclectic, delicious food, excellent service. As a plus...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here before seeing Bette Midler in Hello Dolly on Broadway. There was another table with a group of women going to the same show. We ate on the top floor, which was accessed by a narrow staircase (hey, it's an ex-tenement) and the...More

Thank madmprez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small intimate place in the theatre district. Some would call cramped but I call it cozy. Also upstairs and outside dining. Enjoyed the chicken club immensely. Good bread. My sister had a roasted fig salad which she enjoyed. Good drinks. Great service. we'll be...More

Thank dottylobby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Spinach ravioli great. Also had the lamb shank special sooo good. Owner came over to insure everything was ok. Try to eat outside you will meet interesting people next yo you.

Thank bcassidy109
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the Hourglass Tavern before going to the theater. It was a lovely day so we sat outside. We had the Spring Smoked Trout and the pancakes with smoked salmon. Smoked Salmon is always yummy. The brunch cocktails were a bit strong, but...More

Thank MichellesOnTheRoad
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This pre-theater dinner spot is old and noisy. If you are elderly or disabled this is not the place for you. You have to climb this rickety stairs to the second floor. The room is small, drab and very very noisy. Our table was attached...More

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Dined here for prixe fix early dinner before seeing a show. This is a beautiful brownstone fixed to make it a restaurant. The rooms are very narrow and only have a few tables. Rooms are decorated with musical instruments hanging from them. The bathroom is...More

Thank lovethebeach11229
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times before but this was the first time we've sat above the first floor (we sat on the third). Not nearly as much character up there but the experience was great. We arrived at 6:30 as the post-matinee diners were leaving....More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My friend & I visited here for the first time. The food was good. Not the best I've had but good, especially the mashed potatoes! :-) When I made the reservation I requested a seat on the main floor due to having knee problems &...More

Thank fitzhoyt
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9 October 2016|
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Response from Bettibar | Property representative |
We are always open for Thanksgiving as we love Turkey and festive get togethers! Service will begin in 2017 at 3p.m.-Midnight and the bar remains open until 4 a.m. thereafter. We serve a traditional 3 course Turkey dinner... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3810
    (Between 8th & 9th Avenues (We are on Restaurant Row))
  • Public Transportation: The Hourglass Tavern is 4 blocks away from The Port Authority Bus Terminal. Nearby subway services include The A,C,E,N,W and 1,2,3 trains. We are within a short walking distance of Times Square, countless Hotels and Theatres.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-2060
  • E-mail
We are located in a 4 story renovated brownstone on famed restaurant row in New York City and a welcoming staple in the neighborhood for 34 years! We have 3 distinctly different floors for service. 1-Original Tavern, 2-Bettibar, & 3-The Top of the Glass-available for private events. Our kitchen was built to service 14 seats on the first floor but now accommodates the requests of 62 throughout. Hours: Dinner service begins 4p.m. M/T - 11 p.m. , Wed./Th. -12 Midnight, Fri. -1 a.m. Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m.- 3p.m. (last order at 2:55) w/$5 Cocktails & complimentary muffins. Dinner Sat. 4p.m. -1a.m. Sun.4-12 Midnight. Bettibar (on2) 5p.m.- 4 a.m. every evening with $5 Happy Hour Specials 5-10p.m. If you're not a local, you will feel like one when you're done!
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