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Hourglass Tavern

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373 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3810 (Between 8th & 9th Avenues (We are on Restaurant Row))
+1 212-265-2060
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old brownstone with a few tables on the first floor, a bar on the second. Great service. Food was good - not spectacular but definitely good.

Thank Barb F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hourglass Tavern, quaint, excellent ambiance, outstanding service, soft shell crabs to die for, people watching seating, need I say more? Ask for Maria. She will take care of you, or drink your "Brooklyn Flower!"

Thank Sgthompson
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Walked 30+ minutes to find this place after seeing such good reviews on TripAdvisor. I'm very surprised it has such good reviews ... my meal tasted ok nothing special ... my girlfriend got a pasta dish and it wasn't very nice at all . It is a little cheaper than other places nearby but it's cheap for a reason.

Thank jamiejamie89
Toledo, Ohio
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First things first - I arrived early for our reservation, was directed up the upstairs bar which features happy hour prices, a nice surprise for a midwesterner who is not used to paying $13 & up for a glass of wine. The bar area is small and noisy. The food here is plentiful and tasty. Each person in our group... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With so many restaurants to pick in NYC we somehow wandered into to a great find, The Hourglass Tavern, on 46th Street in Restaurant Row. The young lady serving us, Katie, was a true delight (once she opened up to us!!) and we wish her the very best in her acting career!!! Portions are nice and be sure to hear... More 

Thank timothyherbertr
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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203 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Was going to see a play so we decided we wanted a good dinner but it was late in the week to get one. Have been to Hourglass before and enjoyed it very much. We got there early... 4:30 pm. There was 5 in our party and Jason was our server. Excellent bartender, providing great service for drink and food.Also... More 

Thank Donna S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Our group of 8 (2 families of 4) came hungry (with teens) after seeing an afternoon show. What a great surprise! The staff was as friendly in person as on the phone when we reserved. Our large group was placed on the top (third) floor of the old building that houses the tavern. The food was straightforward, good and satisfying.... More 

Thank UNC-MBA-98
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've been living in Europe but whenever I'm back in NYC I make sure to get to the Hourglass. I had one last day of theatre with my niece before heading back across the pond and this is one of her favorite places to be taken for dinner. As a former vegan who couldn't give up bacon I don't ever... More 

Thank George H
Loveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Made reservations and walked a few blocks to find a quaint 3 story nice place to eat dinner with another couple. All four meals were well liked. Prices are so reasonable. Cocktails, wine or beer. Definitely worth the time. If going to see Kinky Boots, it's a block away, catch dinner at 5:45, see the 8pm show.

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Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The decor and the food were both so so, and our group found it to be the least inspiring restaurant we went to in several days of pre-theater dining. I made my reservation based on the reviews I had read, but I can't imagine how it scored so high.

Thank Katherine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
We are located in a 4 story renovated brownstone on famed restaurant row in New York City and a welcoming staple in the neighborhood. We have 3 distinctly different floors for service. 1-Original Tavern, 2-Bettibar, & 3-The Top of the Glass. Our kitchen was built 30 years ago to serve 14 seats but now accommodates the requests of 62. If you're not a local now, you will feel like one when you're done! Specific Hours: Serving dinner from 4 p.m.- 11 p.m. M/T, Wed./Th.12 Midnight, Fri. 1 a.m., Sat & Sun Brunch 11:00 a.m.- 3p.m. (last order at 2:55) Reopen kitchen at 4 for dinner Sat. 1 a.m., Sun. 12 Midnight. Bettibar remains open until 4 a.m. everyday.

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