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Hourglass Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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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 - 01:00
Closed now
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a reservation for a pre-theater dinner with our family. We arrived on time and we're told that there were no tables but it wild be a few minutes. We waited 15 minutes and were then told that it would be another 30 minutes. While the staff was apologetic we needed to make alternate plans at the last minute to... More 

Thank CraigB65
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for dinner. The restaurant is small but when we made reservations for 14 guests they accommodated us comfortably in one of the upstairs rooms overlooking W 46th street. The food was excellent, nice wine selection and the cost was reasonable. The quality and freshness of ingredients was fantastic. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you're... More 

Thank Brenda B
Chester, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little restaurant for casual dinner or pre-theater. You might overlook it among all of the choices on Restaurant Row, but it's worth a visit.

Thank Mugglemom1962
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hourglass does not disappoint it's busy bustling and quirky The menu is extensive and varied. We had the Lambshank and the pork chop both were excellent Good service, well priced considering the location a must when you next visit NY

Thank macdonald2012
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was small and crowded. Too many seats and not enough room. The mushroom ravioli and the Bolognase were excellent. The hamburger was overcooked and burnt. The pork sliders were dry with no flavor. My daughters pigs in a blanket came out well after everyone else's meals. I would go at an off hour and you might have better... More 

Thank mysticfaith
East Quogue, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good but food was ok. My husband loved his short ribs. My daughters strip steak was very chewy and the chicken was dry.

Thank lockwood04
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Neat atmosphere, sat on third floor - table was close to service kitchen and right at the top of the stairs so busy corner. Food was good, staff was pleasant and service was excellent. The Bettibar on the second floor was really happening. I am glad other people were eating up on the third floor or it would have seemed... More 

Thank Marnie B
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 20 November 2016

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 

Thank kathym552015
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 20 November 2016

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 

Thank S D
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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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
American, Bar
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, 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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