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44 1/2 Hell's Kitchen
44 1/2 Hell's Kitchen

44 1/2 Hell's Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.44andahalf.com/
  • Phone: (212) 399-4450
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Scott Hart
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 44 1/2 provides full service catering and event planning on or off premises. On premise we host private dinners from 14 to 75 persons in our elegant, Japanese inspired dining room. We also offer a serene bamboo garden, which is available year round and seats 55 persons for dinner or up to 75 people for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service. Off premise our meticulous staff will attend to your every need whether your event is an intimate gathering of close friends or a large-scale gala for hundreds of guests. The menu options consist of seasonal and fresh haute versions of American comfort food.
  • Private Party Facilities: 44 1/2 provides full service catering and event planning on or off premises. On premise we host private dinners from 14 to 75 persons in our elegant, Japanese inspired dining room. We also offer a serene bamboo garden, which is available year round and seats 55 persons for dinner or up to 75 people for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service. Off premise our meticulous staff will attend to your every need whether your event is an intimate gathering of close friends or a large-scale gala for hundreds of guests. The menu options consist of seasonal and fresh haute versions of American comfort food.
  • Private Party Contact: April Lockhart (212) 726-1170

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 44th and 45th Streets
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, & W trains to 42nd Street. The restaurant is walking distance to Times Square and the Theater District.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there are public parking lots located on 45th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues and on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
A word from 44 1/2 Hell's Kitchen
Located along 10th Avenue, a short walk away from 58 Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, shines a beacon for scrumptious food and impeccable service delivered in a stunningly elegant space. Dotted with theater patrons, show people and their entourages and the trendy hipsters of the neighborhood, 44 ½ Hell’s Kitchen provides a lively yet intimate bar with boutique wines, many by the glass, as well as a seasonal specialty cocktail list and an extensive menu. Owner and Executive Chef Scott Hart offers an artistic and modern approach to contemporary American cuisine with seasonal ingredients sourced from many local farms. Whether you are seated in the Japanese inspired dining room or the calming bamboo garden, the energetic and attentive wait staff will make you feel like part of the family. Dinner served daily starting at 5:00pm and brunch on the weekends starting at 11:00am.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went early (5:30pm reservation) so I can't confirm the noise level when it is packed, but we sat in the garden and it was delightful. The staff was very nice and helpful. We had theater tickets and they went out of their way to make sure we got our food and then the check in a quickly, but never made us feel rushed. Oh, and the food was delicious too! Will definitely go back and will definitely be recommending to friends."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Difficult to have conversations. Music too loud. Disco-tech tracks abundant, not good when you are trying to have a nice meal and chat with friends."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Everything about this place was great, the food, the seating, and especially the service, it was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The host was pleasant enough but our server was mediorce and the description of the French Toast was way off: more like a cross between a tower of ciabata bread smooshed together and a bread fritatta. And despite asking for the bacon to be crisp, it was about 5 pieces stuck together with one end limp and the other slightly crisp. The server left the bill without asking if we wanted anything else, saying "for our convenience"... It's Sunday brunch: it would be more covenient if you asked if I wanted a second cocktail. Highly doubt I'd return, even though it's only four blocks from my apt."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dinner here was the best of a 4-day trip to NY with girlfriends. We loved the Elizabeth Taylor Coconut Martinis and Ginger Girl cocktails, the halibut and bass dishes were perfectly prepared and the lobster ravioli was delicious. Blueberry Crisp with white chocolate ganache topped off the event! Garden was lovely with fountain and fresh roses on the tables."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had dinner here before attending a Broadway show. The service was very good - polite and accommodating. We sat out on the back patio which provided for a secluded feel to the experience. Cocktails were tasty and the food was very good. The wait staff was prompt and careful to note the time needed to get to the theater. Very nice experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was perfectly fine, and I would go back again, just not on hot summer night. While we were sitting in the back, where it should have been cooler, it was very clear after a while that air-conditioning was not working. My dinner partner insisted we leave after main course was eaten because he could not take the heat. This was too bad since, as I said, everything else was really good."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch prior to going to the theatre. Food took forever to be served. Overall it was very warm inside. Server never checked on us and took awhile to get his attention. Food was decent but presentation was lacking, it was all muddled on the plate."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We found 44 1/2 on open table while looking for a spot to have brunch when in NYC. We particularly enjoyed eating outside in a back courtyard, which was very pleasant on a beautiful day, a quiet, green spot in the middle of the city. French toast and spinach omelette were both very good, as were the fresh fruit accompanying them. Music was a little frenetic for the quiet spot and Sunday brunch, especially "Let it Go" with an underlying beat machine."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed the evening sitting out back in the courtyard. The service and food were very good and it was an evening with exceptional weather so sitting outside was great. Great evening overall and I would definitely recommend to a frient. p.s. the crab cake appetizer is a meal in itself!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very nice table outside in the back patio. Food was very good, but drinks were extremely expensive. We were shocked for a party of 7 the bill was over $500 for a simple dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I love the brunches, especially the diva-named specialty cocktails! Food is delicious, and prices are awesome. Wait staff amazing, and easy on the eyes!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I love that the patio is in the back. Just be forewarned. There are only a few umbrellas. On sunny days, if you aren't under one, the sun beating on you can be harsh."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Outdoor area was great but took them a very long time to set up after the rain. Food was pretty good too."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I found this restaurant when searching for a pre-theater venue and was not disappointed! There is a great outdoor patio in the back. We started with creative and potent cocktails and then I ordered the salmon and my friend had the burger. Both were delicious! We ended with the carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream (as well as frosting). Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went to dinner pre-theater and sat outside in patio. We all had a wonderful time and kept commenting throughout the night how much we enjoyed dinner. We all shared the short ribs quesadilla which were amazing, then i had the scallops which were also terrific. For dessert, split the carrot cake with cream cheese gelato, and the peanut butter mousse with malted ball gelato. Definitely a "beback"! Make sure you go to right place...we actually went in and were seating at sister restaurant, 44 and X...thought will try that one next time!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was a relaxed environment, great food, fun staff- excellent wine. Highly recommend the Striped Sea Bass."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had pre-show dinner with my husband. Food was excellent and not too pricey for NYC. Sat on outdoor patio which was charming though small. Service a bit slow even though place was not crowded, but overall would highly recommend for pre-theater or just a nice evening out."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food in a pleasant ambience. Outside patio dining very amenable to groups or couples"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great night. Attentive service and helpful. The night turned into a long conversation but the staff never batted an eye and treated us like we had just arrived all night. Attentive without being disruptive is my hot spot, they did a great job. Food was fresh and the Tuna Tartar was covered in ginger and filled with fresh avacado. loved it"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fun cocktails and great food! Took a chance on this place while in NYC. Usually we get recommendations but had no time. We were going to a show in theater district. Got 515 reservations for a 7 pm show. We were seated immediately and the server was more than accommodating for our time constraint. The cocktail menu is a hoot and we each enjoyed our selection. Portions were ample. We had the biggest crab cakes we have ever had. They were tasty. Pasta and salads were equally big and delicious. Finished with plenty of time to walk to our show. Ambience was nothing special but food made up for it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a delightful late dinner in the patio in the rear of the restaurant - completely secluded in the general chaos of Hell's Kitchen area. Crab cake and roasted beet appetizers were excellent, as were the entrees: red snapper stuffed with crab, NY Strip steak, and lobster ravioli. I think 44-½ is far superior to most of the theatre district restaurants, and worth the extra walk."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was our first time here, guided by online reviews. We had an enjoyable brunch, great food in a very pleasant courtyard. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "So when my fiancé booked this place, I thought WTF! A restaurant in Hell's Kitchen? we are more your Soho or Chelsea kinda people. WOW! WOW! WOW! We stumbled in out of the rain and the most devine waiters and hosts tendered to our every need. It was a really quiet night as it's a long weekend but we were treated like stars. Great conversation, not invasive and we had the night of our lives. My fiancé's steak was the best he's EVER had! They had goats cheese on it and he lost his mind! I had the crispy skin salmon. Ah. Maze. Ing! Plus, when we told our waiter that we got engaged a couple of days before, he brought out a free dessert! What a cutie. Love love loved it! Big kudos to the team, can't wait to go back! x"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food is always amazing. Service not so much. Owners have 2 restaurants on the same block so take a page from some of the best restauranteurs. SERVICE MATTERS!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was my second time at this restaurant and will definitely be back for a third, if not more! The service this time was sporadic, the bus boy was great - definitely made certain that our water glasses were kept filled and table was kept clean! The food was fabulous as it was the first time that I went there. It is definitely a great place for foodies - as far as I am concerned!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "44 1/2 is by far my favorite restaurant in the city! I have returned several times now on trips to NYC. and it delivers above expectation every time. From the moment you are greeted by Andrew at the door, you are well taken care of. The food is fresh and perfectly prepared. Love the cocktails. This was my first time sitting in the Japanese Garden area. It was so peaceful and intimate. And we were a party of six. Beautiful! Cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. The food was very fresh, well prepared and fabulous presentation"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We've dined at 44 1/2 a number of time and it has always been a wonderful experience. Staff is very attentive; food has always been consistently good with wonderful presentation of the plates; nice ambiance!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great find!! Loved the food...lobster pot pie was amazing! Sat at bar and service was great! Highly recommend this little gem!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always a good meal at reasonable prices at 44 1/2. The salmon was delicious as was the tuna appetizer. I haven't tried the steaks yet but will on a future visit. Never a bad meal at this consistent establishment."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The server was friendly, all the dishes were nicely plated, food was fine but needed a pinch more flavor. The cocktails were refreshing for a hot summer evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Waiters are incredibly sweet and helpful but it is a bit loud in the restaurant - though I think it's part of the vibe."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been going to 44 1/2 for about 8 years now. It is our go to restaurant whenever we are in the city. The food has always been delicious and the drinks, especially my raspberry cosmo, are fantastic! We love 44 1/2!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been to 44X for lunch, and 44 1/2 for brunch. Both restaurants are outstanding mostly because of their staff. They are all funny, smart, helpful and really all did their best to make us feel welcome and relaxed. The outside garden at 44 1/2 was "zen like" and really comfortable. Brunch was good. Must be really pretty at night. Will definitely recommend, and be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful brunch there on a Saturday before going to the theater. I reserved a table for 9, and i was one of the first patrons to arrive for brunch. The restaurant looked so nice: the tables were all set with pink napkins and pink flowers and there were pink lanterns on the ceiling of the tent in the outdoor space. The waiters were friendly and accommodating, and the food was great. Everyone agreed that the venue was perfect for our event."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Terrific brunch options--but getting out waiter's attention was next to impossible. (Coffee refills, non-existent, water glasses--kept empty, service time---brunch took over 90 minutes--and over easy eggs were cold and overcooked when they finally showed up). The place looks wonderful and is always busy, but the service offered does not match the quality the menu promises."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had the Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Lobster Pot Pie and Crab Cakes. All cooked perfectly w/generous portions and tasted delicious. Service was efficient and friendly. Great spot for Pre or Post Broadway Theater. We will be back with friends. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place was great! We were a group of ten which is a lot to handle, but were seated instantly. Michael was our server and was great!! Funny, charming and SPOT ON with all our drinks and dinners. I would 100% go there again and recommend to a friend!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was great but the table we got was against a wall with a pole right next to me. Uncomfortable setting. Their were better tables but with only 2 people they set us at this table"
    Dined on 5/30/2014