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Glass House Tavern
Glass House Tavern
  • Address:
    252 West 47th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Glass House Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glasshousetavern.com
  • Email: chris@glasshousetavern.com
  • Phone: (212) 730-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - midnight; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Cupani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street, C & E trains to 50th Street, and B, D & F to 47 Street/50 Rockefeller Center.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking at Central Parking on 47th, between Broadway & 8th Avenue(second garage on our block).
    $ 18 for up to six hours when you enter after 11:00 am
A word from Glass House Tavern
You feel a great energy when you walk into the Glass House Tavern. The decor is soothing and warm and truly makes the customer feel welcome. The prompt, friendly service is delightful and the food is incredible.

Executive Chef Craig Cupani has created a contemporary American menu that sets this restaurant apart from the other choices in the neighborhood. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are the emphasis here and the results are fantastic. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Glass House Tavern never disappoints. The food and selection is good - the specials are always interesting and quite tasty. It's a perfect restaurant to go to with friends - or that special loved one!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "IT was an unusual night because President Obama was across the street at the theatre so the street was closed. the restaurant was probably quiet for that reason. the ambience was very understated and elegant. the service was professional and efficient. there was a very loud private party happening around the corner but the curtains that were drawn helped to dampen the sound. the appetizers were good-grilled shrimp ( a little on the rubbery side and slightly fishy smelling) but still good and the pineapple chutney with it was delicious. the mussels were spicy but good. the entrees-roast chicken, duck wellington, filet mignon, delicious. the desserts-not that great-felt like an old, dated re run. overall good food, good service, not amazing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fun vibe in the theater district. Bustling bar scene with theater insiders. Quiet restaurant scene in the back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant 4 times & have been extremely happy with it. They are incredibly accommodating & will pretty much try to meet any requests. I love that I can order from the bar menu in the dining room. Service was fast but not too fast & the waitstaff are very friendly. No NY snottiness. It is within walking distance to most theaters so a great pre theater spot. Food was very good & the prices are great especially for NY."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I had a work dinner here a few summers ago and thought the food was great. I was less impressed when I recently went for brunch/lunch before a Sunday matinee. I ordered the grilled jumbo shrimp -- not jumbo -- and a beet and goat cheese salad. The food was good; not great as I remembered. Our server was very nice though."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We shared a delicious salad and then had a pasta dish with lamb sauce and paella. The pasta dish was good, but I think paella is better eaten in a Spanish or Portuguese restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had a great time . Food was great. Service attentive to guests. My guests were happy with the choice of restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We came to town to see a show, all of us with birthdays in April, and we chose the Glass House Tavern because of its proximity to the theater. It was perfect! The drinks were excellent, the food was superb and the service was spectacular. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a wonderful relaxing meal before or after a show!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Restaurant in the theatre district. Service was awesome. Wish I could remember our server's name as he was most attentive and was excellent. Food was undeniably awesome. Will definitely go back and highly recommend this place. Was only there for dinner hence this review."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant has good food, friendly service and comfortable seating. The menu was good, and the food was very well prepared and presented. We were served in a timely manner without being rushed, with tables not being one on top of the orher so you have some privacy. We have been here several times and plan on returning soon."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A good choice for pre Broadway show with friendly staff. Hopping bar scene as well"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It is always a challenge to find a reasonably priced restaurant in the theater district of NYC. Glass House Tavern offered large portion appetizers and salads that made a delicious light meal before seeing a show. The asparagus salad was fresh and full of delicious surprises. The crab cake although tasty, could have used a bit more crab. The best feature of the restaurant was its service. We were asked upon seating if we were seeing a show. The wait staff was timely with our food as well as the check. I would return here again as our table request was honored. The back of the restaurant is much too dark for my taste. I enjoyed sitting upstairs in the light next to the window."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I found this restaurant at opentable. We were visiting from Baltimore for the w/e and stayed in the Times Square area. Our reservation was at 5:30pm & we had an 8:00pm show. I thought 2 hours was plenty of time to eat. While I appreciated our server asking if we had theatre tickets, I felt incredibly rushed. It was just my husband & I, so I wasn't concerned about getting to our show. Good thing the food was worth it. The asparagus duo salad is a must. I had the duck and my husband had lamb Bolognese. Great food, just give yourself some time and enjoy."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A great staple every time we come to NYC. Super location"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is our third or fourth visit. and is perfect for dinner before a Broadway show. Comfortable, informal, good food and good service. Menu is varied and whether you want a light meal or full dinner, it is all good! Last week I had mussels and a salad. Just what I wanted."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "IN all the years I've been going to theatre, I never discovered the Glass House until now. The staff are friendly and helpful. The bar scene is active and the upstairs dining room is a bit eneregtic, but it was a great experience overall. Actually, the prix fixed dinner was wonderful. The duck wellington was excellent as an appetizer and the pineapple bread pudding as dessert was tasty. The entrees were well prepared and had good flavor as well. Finally, our waiter, Jerome, was friendly and responsive and made our meal vey enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was very good, nothing earth shattering here though."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our female server was rude and unattentive to our table. She rolled her eyes at one of our guests when she ordered a non-alcoholic drink. And instead of serving another guest the gin and ton a that he was ordering, she served him gin and soda. By the third drink, our friend made another server try the drink and he confirmed that it was gin and soda, not gin and tonic. Good food. Awful service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We ate at the Glass House Tavern prior to seeing the Book of Mormon. The restaurant is close to many shows. When we arrived our server asked if we were going to a show. She was a little quicker on the order taking and presenting the check. Food was very good and my steak was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend who lives in NYC - was perfect for a special romantic dinner after a play. The entrees' and drinks were some of the best we have had. Service was impeccable and atmosphere perfect. We can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Menu and food were great.. however, we were a group of 13 for matinee pre-theater lunch where time was a definite factor. Service unfortunately was pretty slow. Would definitely try this restaurant again (due to good food and ambience) with the hope that a different waiter might do a better job.."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Wonderful meal, great service, fun place. We went to see A Raisin in the Sun and this restaurant is across the street just perfectly convenient. Definitely put this on your list to go!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We booked brunch at the Glass House Tavern because it's close to the theatre. We didn't expect much since good restaurants in the theatre district tend to be scarce as hen's teeth. So we were pleasantly surprised by the great ambience and food. We had the price fixe brunch and enjoyed the tasty juicy burgers and excellent warm chocolate cake for dessert. House martinis were strong and good. Our waiter was a friendly Irishman who provided excellent service. They seated us in a lovely booth downstairs when I mentioned my bad knee. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Always satisfied at Glass House Tavern. Great brunch/lunch menu and the round tables are wonderful for groups."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had brunch here on Sunday, March 16th; the area was busy due to St. Patrick's Day. After greeting us, our server asked if we were seeing a show and the time of the show. This allowed her to pace our meal and get us out on time. You really appreciate this attention to detail. The standard brunch menu offers three courses, with several choices for each course. The dining area was crowded, so the noise level was "energetic".....from people enjoying a good meal, good company. This is a favorite place for this area.....so much better than some of the old standards that push out "same old, same old" day after day!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Had 12 in for brunch on St. Pat's weekend. We had a great table and the service was incredible. Really an enjoyable brunch from the food to the atmosphere. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food, great staff, great ambience, great time! I will return again and again and again. Thank you Chris!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Perfect location, lovely people, beautiful ambiance and amazing food.. Everything you could possibly want in the theater district and NYC. One of my favorite places!!!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places to dine either before or after the theatre. The food is delicious and the service very good. Great place for MTC season ticket holders which attend the Samuel Friedman Theatre right across the street."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "acceptable food and ambience and great location to theater"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our food was great but we were seated upstairs by where a group was meeting and presenting a video slide show. The microphone they used amplified the sound enough that we had difficulty hearing each other. Where we sat the curtain was left open and we were looking at the screen for most of our meal. The ambiance of where we sat was not very appealing, right next to where the server was putting in orders on the computer behind us. The service we received was very good. I would probably not choose to go back to this restaurant because of the ambience."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "tried this restaurant with my friends for the restaurant week menu. love the food. for appetizer, the scallop is really good!!!! the steak, salmon, and chicken are well prepared. specially love the steak and salmon!!! love the chocolate cake for steak as well!! overall its really nice restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday night and the crowd was light but the food was good and service very attentive . Enjoyed the restaurant week menu."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My husband and I had brunch on a Sunday and were delighted with the service and the food. Our waiter, Manny, was very pleasant and attentive. Our meals were excellent and perfect for a pre-theater meal. We will definitely dine here again when we return to NYC."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This place was very nice. The food and ambience were great."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week. Expected small portions and great tastings, got big plates of the worst pasta and beef i've ever had instead. Beef was overcooked, tough, and dry (i asked for medium rare - what i got was well done) - sweet corn pudding was a brick of dry corn mush. Pork was overcooked, shredded into pieces that needed to be cut, but was too tough, along with the pasta (overdone and dry) (premade packaged jars of sauce would've made it tastier than what we got). Thank goodness our server was sweet and attentive (erin?) or we would've returned our dishes. ALSO - maybe they should think about NOT seating people by the glaring (BLINDING) lights of the signs in the streets when the rest of the restaurant is empty. get some blinds."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is one of the least frenetic restaurants in the Broadway area. The food is terrific and the service very attentive. They always check to see if you have theater tickets and what time the curtain is."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "So happy we discovered the Glass House Tavern - it was the perfect place for brunch before seeing a Broadway show, and the parking deal made it even sweeter. Fantastic food and service - we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Didn't expect elegance in the tavern but it was there. Truly appreciated warm and welcoming hospitality. Had great time with my sisters pre Lion King show. Salmon was absolutely perrrfect!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Do not waste your time or money. This place is terrible!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014