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The House
The House

The House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehousenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 353-2121
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-3:30pm; Lunch: Tues-Fri 12pm-3:30pm; Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5:00pm-11:15pm; Fri-Sat 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Sean Olnowich
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Katherine Trujillo at events@thehousenyc.com for more information on large party's, buy outs, or special event reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Place
  • Public Transit: N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: E. 16th Street Between Park & Irving E. 17th Street Between Irving & 3rd Avenue
A word from The House
The House is a magnificently restored 1854 carriage house located in the historic Gramercy Park. The three floor layout allows us to accommodate from your most intimate gatherings to large party events.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I went here with my parents but it's also a perfect date spot. Great atmosphere, food and service. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The House recently changed ownership/management, but they've retained just about the same great menu that I remember. The food is delicious and they didn't have a problem with us making a last-minute, late-night reservation. Definitely try the truffle mac and cheese! Thanks for the great meal!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had my anniversary dinner planned here weeks in advance. I called the restaurant the day before to confirm and then again 20 minutes prior to dinner actually starting. Turns out they were closed and didn't even bother to let us know. I had to scramble to find a suitable alternative and disappoint my wife on an important day. I wrote them an email and left plenty of voicemails as did my wife. Apparently they called her and offered a free round of drinks. Ehem, that's really, really cheap of them. I spoke with many friends about it. Apparently their food isn't even that great so maybe it was a blessing in disguise."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was very disappointed when I arrived at the restaurant and it was closed for renovations. How was I able to make a reservation?"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Upon planning a whole night and traveling into the city from Long Island, we arrived during a rainstorm at the front door of The House to find the door locked. The lights were off and a small sign noted that it had been closed for renovations. News to me and my date. I can find nothing on the restaurants website, opentable or anywhere that the restaurant would be closed. Very disappointed"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I made a reservation on Open Table last week for the House and without any warning or message from either the restaurant or Open Table upon arrival found the restaurant completely closed. This is unacceptable. I will be cautious when using this service in the future, as well as cautious about frequenting this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It was terrible because it was closed and I was not notified. We showed up for friend's birthday and the restaurant was closed. This is really unacceptable."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was my second time there. Still trying to sit upstairs but I was happy I was able to even get a table since I was an hour late. Love the food and the server Josh has a great personality and is fun."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Service was very slow, food was sub par. When y ou walk in, the place smells like leftover beer. Not a romantic spot for a date, but not even a good place for food in general. Got the mac n cheese and it was so runny, I though they brought out the wrong dish. Save yourself the time and money. Pick another place."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We visited for brunch on our first day in NYC, having missed out on a table at our first choice. It was a lovely sunny day so we opted for an outside seat, which was lovely, if a bit dusty! I had the tuna (from the specials board) which although twice the price of the tuna on the main menu, was absolutely delicious. Mouth-wateringly good! The eggs benedict my partner ordered was okay, but nothing special."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is solid here, except for the mac and cheese with truffles which I find a little watery. I guess I just prefer a baked mac and cheese. Great vegetarian options here to with a vegetable panino and great faro with butternut squash dish at a recent lunch. The burger is great. I've never been upstairs -- only eating in the bar area which is charming and downstairs at a special dinner which was right off the kitchen. You really can hear your dinner companions here and that is so rare today."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Nice building in nice location. Food very good. Entrees reasonably priced; appetizers and alcohol overpriced. (Deviled eggs were tasty, but $14 for four deviled egg halves?) "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The lovely townhouse setting would suffice. Add skilled cuisine and a soundtrack of vintage blues, and the result is a superlative, memorable experience. We checked it out on a twofer -- will definitely return full-fare."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The staff is very accommodating, but and the Food was fantastic, however the service was really poor. We never got the bread, one of the appetizers was brought after the main dish. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I made my reservation for a special birthday based on Zagat recommendations and was not disappointed. Our waiter could not have been nicer, in a very genuine way. Room is quite comfortable and food is better than it has any right to be for the price. Setting is a lovely town house."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great appetizer selection. Mushroom flatbread was a must. Had the scallops with butternut puree. Scallops were excellent, but puree was too soupy, needed a bit more substance to be able to enjoy. Friend had scallops as well and felt the same. Other friend had the chicken, loved it, thought it was a tad dry. Enjoyed the sundae for dessert, but the coffee was too strong for us. Service was fabulous. Love the atmosphere and architecture of the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were charged 32 dollars for 4! Yes, four scallops!! The steak was small and overcooked. Salad was 14 dollars for basically two leaves of letuce, artfully arranged on the plate to create an illusion of volume. We filled up on bread Dont go there...you will leave hungry."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We decided to go to The House because we had some friends visiting the neighborhood. ..well we all figured if nothing else we would have a drink and casual dinner...well we had the best evening we ha e had in a long time. Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful Happy servers AND amazing food...This is worth a visit...Can't wait to go back...again and again! See you next Wednesday. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was good, the service not as good. I expected more than just a bar, but it was fine for what it was. Prices a bit on the high side for what you got. Wine list needs improvement."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Chose The House for our 1 year anniversary and couldn't have been happier. Great food, interesting menu and best of all was the ambiance. Very romantic and not too loud as some NYC restaurants can be. A little bit on the pricey side, but for a special occasion it was well worth it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went here for a friends surprise birthday dinner. She immediately fell in love with the ambience. The combination of relaxing jazz music and local neighbor friendliness was perfect. The food was delicious, the bartender made amazing drinks, and we left with full happy bellies. It was the perfect touch for such a special night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. It was romantic and the food was fit for foodies. Can't wait to return! They brought out a special dessert for my wife and the drinks were perfectly made we had to have 3 of them!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The waiter was attentive and helpful, gave good recommendations. The trio of dips to start was flavorful and yummy! Needed more flatbread to go with it. Eggs Benedict were very good, I recommend the hollandaise sauce on the side. The atmosphere was lively, as other patrons were celebrating birthdays, taking pics and chatting. It's not the kind of place for a private, intimate meal, but it's not too noisy either. And the Sinatra tunes in the background were fun. Definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant and probably great for neighborhood people but my experience wasn't special. The music might be good for the vibe but was too loud for a romantic dinner. The food was fully priced and simply good. The staff was nice and professional but simply that-no personality to make you feel special-and that might be fine in a large restaurant but this one is small and intimate. I brought a European friend there and wished that I had picked something a little more special."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The House, which we had thought might be a bit stuffy, was anything but. The hostess and waitstaff were gracious and attentive. Our meals were delicious, with perfectly sized portions. The atmosphere was formal, but the ambiance was relaxed. A great place for brunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great for a special occasion -- the waitstaff was outstanding - super friendly & funny! The food was wonderful and the ambiance was super cute & cozy. Perfect intimate dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "great food but staff on their phones. music was great and service was too. it was a bit expensive, but the mac and cheese truffle is worth every penny. the knives are strange"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This place was great. Great hostess, great waiter as well. The seafood was amazing. I went for a client meeting and the setting could not be better."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Quiet, nice place, but the service is spotty and Manu not quite broad enough for healthy eaters. Nice ambiance but a menu expansion would help"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A cute place to go with a good friend or significant other, loved the inside and outside; service was quality and the food was excellent. I was all about it."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Small space to done at but definitely a smooth & relaxing ambiance. Food was very flavorful but the amount/sizing was sufficient for me. Try to be seating upstairs and make sure to book well in advance do to the small spacing & popularity of the restaurant. I would recommend this place to everyone BUT since I have a big diet and I like a wider variety of food when I'm out eating I will not return."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Best Mac and cheese ever!! Very romantic setting. Great wine selection."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went here for valentines day it was cute and cozy. Perfect for an anniversary dinner or valentines day. Will definitely Go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Incredibly pricey, but the food's quality lives up to it! Went for Valentines Day, so I think the regular menu is a little bit more affordable, but overall fantastic. Small portions, but will fill you up if you're not looking for a Big Mac and lArge fry feeling of satiation. Super romantic!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Via our Open Table reservation , we requested the most romantic table but were seated in the bar area. I assumed that this was the most they could offer. When i took a look around, I found that the upper level was quieter and more dimly lit. To my surprise, there were vacancies in the upper level. Also, the seating in the bar area was not ideal for romance as the chairs and tables were tall and pub-like. The music in the bar area was also too loud. It felt too busy even though there was only one or no additional couples in our section at all times."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I got this recomendation for the perfect dinner to celebrate a romantic birthday and it wasn't due to the place was full, the hostess was unpleasant and rude, the noise was too loud, the food is good but not enough to clear the first impresion of the hostess. I will not recomend this, eventhough i made a reservation the table wasn't ready when we arrived. What a shame!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Our dinner at The House was lovely. Wonderful ambience, very good food and service. The prices were not outrageous and the portions were appropriate... Not too large and not too small. My only complaint would be that the wine list was extraordinarily expensive. You could buy quartinos for a somewhat high price... I could not justify paying the overly inflated prices for a bottle."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It is a jewel in Union Square with a old carriage house turned into a charming restaurant. What a pleasant surprise find."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The fire was burning in the fireplace, the table was large and the chairs comfortable. The food is amazing here. It was comfort food from lobster macaroni to wild boar lasagna, but also had lighter fare for those that preferred it. Everything tasted great. One person had the roast chicken, one had the lightly seared tuna, and another had the lasagna. It was all delicious! The starters, endive salad, and pulpo (grilled octopus) were equally delightful. The dessert offerings were plentiful, the sundae is to be avoided (how can a sundae be dry????) but the apple dish was divine."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Doesn't have an extensive menu, but the food was good. The ambience is what sets this restaurant apart. It's a restaurant in the union square that looks like a house. Incredible. Lastly, bar is pretty small so I wouldn't recommend going here for drinks."
    Dined on 1/17/2014