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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 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
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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Hanover, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hourglass Tavern has a unique setup with three small rooms on three floors and eclectic decor. We were a party of 12 so only shared the upstairs room with two other tables. It was nice being able to have conversation without yelling over other guests. The staff is entertaining, friendly and efficient. The food was okay. The coconut rice... More 

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Water Mill, New York
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in restaurant row, we expected more. When we were first seated on the 3rd floor, the hostess asked if we would move to the 1st floor. As a courtesy, she would buy us a round for helping them to accommodate a larger party. No problem, but she never informed our waitress. I ordered the veal chop special which was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a nice time at this restaurant, but this was despite the food, not thanks to it. The dining rooms are pleasant and quiet and the service was personable and efficient, but the food - very so so. We had very bland crab cakes and even blander pasta, which was supposed to be with diablo sauce but was nothing... More 

Thank ruvidar
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We came here for an after work happy hour. We were on the 3rd floor lounge. The place is very well decorated and has a very classic look to it. The food was excellent and the drinks were really good as well. I would definitely go back.

Thank John-Demiana I
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It is such an awesome place. Second Gloria a star with an awesome bartender who makes a drink called penicillin a must try. Also the short ribs and garlic mash awesome. Priced reasonably will. It out a debt in your pockets. Strongly recommend this place. Service will not disappoint you. All very good.

Thank knight3084
Milford, Delaware
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our first time in this restaurant, make sure you have reservations. It's a tiny but intimate place on the first floor. Second floor I believe can hold more customers (there was a party of 7 going up there) but the first floor is small..but so cute! The food was very good (I had a steak which was tender and done... More 

Thank CherylRN13
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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274 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great little restaurant on restaurant row, close to all the Broadway shows. Food was delicious and service was good as well. Dine on 1st and 3rd floors, bar on 2nd. Lovely ambience

Thank TCM327
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Since we were seeing a Sunday off Broadway matinee we decided to go for brunch in midtown NYC. Chose Hourglass as it had a good write up and more stars than others. First, since it is a renovated 3 story (tiny) brownstone, we could have been asked to go upstairs. But because I am using a cane due to hip... More 

Thank Fellis13
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great steak. Classic American NYC cuisine. Good and friendly service . Unique and intimate. Good value for money

Thank Zapher
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, we met 2 friends here for a pre-show dinner. What a nice surprise. Prices are reasonable; service is friendly; the only real drawback is that dining space is very tight. I will be going back.

Thank WhereIsMarkNow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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