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

Glass House Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glasshousetavern.com/
  • Phone: 2127304800
  • 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: American, Contemporary 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.
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Glass House Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (83)fit for foodies (60)great for lunch (60)good for groups (51)special occasion (51)great for brunch (37)romantic (30)late-night find (23)vibrant bar scene (20)notable wine list (17)hot spot (14)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Unique and Delicious Entrees
    jchicks
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I enjoyed my Dinner at the Glass House Tavern. The price fixe menu was unique and a good value. The portions were very accommodating and I was very satisfied. The filet mignon was cooked perfect, the risotta had a hint of mint to it that was unique and delicious. The pasta and eggplant dish had a sweet and spicy taste that was also very enjoyable. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After theater dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Visited the Glass House after the theater. The restaurant area was quiet but we enjoyed the private feel for our dinner. Food was enjoyable and we had a very nice wait person. The bar area was very crowded when we left so I would return to visit the bar for a late night drink. Very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went for the prefix restaurant week menu and had one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The flavors were full and dynamic. However, the restaurant was empty which was a little uncomfortable and off putting, but still amazing eats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find
    Tourist2
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was a great find for a leisurely after theatre dining experience. The food and service were superb and the ambience and modern decor made it a special evening. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    JEC326VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was great, Jason, our server was awesome. We would highly recommend this place to anyone. You have to try the corn risotto!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the show
    Feelinggood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We booked a dinner reservation for before the show and have a wonderful experience. Food was excellent. Did not leave you feeling heavy and ready for a nap but a short walk to the theater and we all felt great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 23
    July23ladydayplay
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We got there at 5. Said we had to leave at 7:30. Promptness was advertised. Our food came at 7. Once in charge apologized about delay and food was coming. Half hour later we askEd. Apologized for delay. My friend wanted a comp for our inconvenience. In charge said no. Bread stale. Fish had strong fish smell.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a very enjoyable evening.
    morgan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good food and very good service. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant week
    Agulha
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent menu Alain wonderful service and great recommendations Pleasant surroundings Love this place The bread with the licorice is sensational!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy
    Sandy1574
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was an excellent restaurant! The lunch portions were huge a nd very delicious, especially the pork Milanese. We w.ill be returning in the future for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food - restaurant week
    wenonly1VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A good restaurant week find, will defintely try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible find
    summer
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    this place is a great place to get great food and drinks.... food is outstanding , if you like trying different food other then your usual burger this is the place for you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crummy service and very boring food
    chowtimeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sunday brunch. My friend ordered a peach bellini. Usually that's champagne with peach nectar. The waiter brought us a glass of champagne with peach schnapps. What?!? Sent it back. The waiter acted like we were hassling him. Then he read off the specials. I asked if I could get an omelette with spinach and tomatoes. It wasn't on the menu but, hey, most kitchens have spinach and tomatoes. He literally yelled "NO!" at me. My friends and I were taken aback. His style was totally gruff, unfriendly, and way below what you'd expect at a restaurant like this in a neighborhood like this. The whole experience was unpleasant and bizarre. Will not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice weekend brunch
    LocalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had friends staying at Timesqure and wanted to find a restaurant that serves breakfast for a group of 8. We were pleasantly surprised to find this place in the heart of Timesqure with nice ambiance. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for decent food/decor without paying top $.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Theater District Spot
    MACNY
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went for brunch before the theater...it was wonderful. really good brunch and great wine! Will definately hit it again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a return visit
    SueWFVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was very good but service was sluggish. The waiter was new but he tried. Why did we have to ask for bread though? The fish of the day dish was excellent. We would have liked a burger on the menu. Chocolate dessert was excellent. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for pre-theatre
    kta55
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Creative entrees, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for dinner before theatre with a nice selection on the prix-fixe menu. This was my second visit, and I will return and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Celebrating our anniversary. Sat upstairs,more private and quiet, our waiter greeted us with complimentary champagne for our anniversary. We shared a watermelon salad that was delicious and perfect for a summer evening. The bread basket was filled with wonderful choices and we had trout in a light cornmeal breading and lamb for our entrees and both were paired with delectable sides and cooked to perfection. We both enjoyed a Red Zin for wine and topped the meal off with a pineapple bread pudding. Definitely a place we will return to and at least once we want to dine solely on the appetizers, which all appear to be wonderfu,l so we'll share them tapas style. Downstairs is the bar and additional tables but upstairs is more private.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Our party grew from 2 to 15. Once again the restaurant accommodated us after a brief call prior to our reservation time. Excellent service from Colin. We return to this establishment because of good food, nice atmosphere and all around good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concierge recommended. Good choice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were looking for a good place for lunch and the Glass House was recommended by the concierge. I would not have walked in from the street view but inside was a neat restaurant with tablecloths nestled into three levels. We ate at a high top in the lower bar area to watch the World Cup. Menu was above average with interesting twists but not crazy. They weren't too busy so service was prompt. Good solid choice. I would return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After theater dinner
    dvig0216
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We made late reservations for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by how nice the Glass House Tavern is. We went upstairs and had a table near the window. The selections of food were many and they were delicious. My husband had the prix-fixe dinner, which included a great app, dinner and dessert.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sushilover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    one of my favorite restaurants in NYC for lunch/weekend brunch prior to theater- have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We are frequent diners at the restaurant and this is the first time we experienced a problem with service ...my husband ordered a side that never arrived after a few reminders and my salad was made incorrectly and then arrived 15 minutes later...after all others had finished their lunch...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for theater going
    PrestplanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We selected this restaurant because it was fairly close to the theater we were attending. It turned out to be an excellent choice. The brunch/lunch menu was very good there were many choices appropriate for everyone. My husband and I had an excellent quiche with a very good salad. Others in our party had a variety of other more lunch options but absolutely everyone was delighted with their food. The waiter was very good about asking if we had theater tickets, which we did. And they made sure that there was no issue of our being late
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    joek
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My friends and I go to see Broadway shows often, and we were looking for a new place to dine.The glass House Tavern proved to be smart and elegant with great food, and even better service. We had a great time and will go back there again next time we go to see a play or are in the city. I can easily recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theatergoerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great pre-theater restaurant. Lovely service, food, ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time at Glass House
    Annie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Dinner at the Glass House Tavern before the theatre was just wonderful. The hosts were friendly and honored my request for a high top table downstairs in the bar area. We enjoyed our drinks, delicious appetizers and outstanding entrees. Our crab cake and sweet pea risotto appetizers were wonderful. The seafood spaghettini was so tasty and full of shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels and cockles, as was the paella. Service was excellent, we had plenty of time to arrive at the theatre a few blocks away. We will certainly return to this great spot in the city again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for pre theater dining.
    eatingoutVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great place for pre theater in NY due to its location and varied menus. The appetizers were especially god and we shared 4 different ones .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super food and service
    Midtown
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Everyone at the table thought the food was excellent. My striped bass dish was the best dinner I had had in a long time. I can't say enough about the service always there and with a smile. The server noticed a birthday card envelope and surprised my daughter with a special birthday desert. We were stunned by the attention he paid to us. The only negative about Glass House Tavern is the noise level. By the time we left it was fairly loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lba315VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Can't go wrong with brunch at this Theater District establishment! Mimosas, steak & eggs with roasted potatoes, a small basket of freshly baked muffins & croissants washed down with piping hot tea and coffee... Just a little slice of heaven!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before Theater or Just Because
    Beeds
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went to Glass House Tavern because we were going to the play next door. What a find! Great location, fabulous food, wonderful menu - don't wait for a theater visit to go here. The only problem I had was choosing what to order. Our waiter, Jason, was attentive, helpful, pleasant....I wanted to clone him to take him to other restaurants. LOVED IT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre Theatre Dinner
    FonzyNJ
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is a nice relaxed place. The cocktails were generous and the menu was varied. I had the broiled sea scallops and my wife had the crab cake, both just as good as you get at the shore. Service was well-timed and friendly and we were no rushed. I plan on returning on my next visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AccidentialTouristVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food and service were both excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, but not overly so, and was very patient while we caught up with one another and were not yet ready to order. I had the roasted salmon which was perfect. My guest had the paella, which she loved and it looked spectacular. A number of good wines by the glass, and a lovely quiet ambience made it a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!
    Roslyn
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Glass House Tavern is an excellent choice for brunch, lunch or dinner. The decor is sleek and the seating is comfortable. The area near the fireplace has a very homey feel while the front tables allow for theater district "people watching." The service is friendly and professional with special consideration given to those who have to make a curtain. The menu is varied and the food consistently good. Special requests are not a problem. There are several restaurants on this block, but this one is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great food/service
    Foodfunlaugh
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great pre-post theater spot. Open/clean/contemporary atmosphere. Food is always great, whether ordering appetizers or a full course meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy. Disappointed.
    Elizabay
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went here before a 7 o'clock show. Started out ok. The room is dark and we couldn't all read our menus. The waiter assured us that we had more than enough time to have the 3 course prix fixe dinner. We did not. We waited so ling for our entrees and barely wolfed down dinner. We were almost late for our show because we waited forever for the bill to be paid. Worst of all, I ordered filet mignon cooked medium. It came out blood red and raw in the middle. Drenched in sauce. The waiter offered to haven't recooked but we were late already. They did take it off the hill but the waiter was very rude about it. Very very disappointing and will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre theatre
    MLou
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very fine restaurant for pre theatre matinee performances. Service is attentive and prompt. Menu is varied and smart. Good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goldie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is my go-to spot for lunch or brunch in the theatre district. The food is great, service is wonderful and you never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    MsJessicaB
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This is a go to spot for me, as I work in the neighborhood, its a great grown up place for a fine meal. Always accommodating, always delicious. Sadly, this most recent time, our waitress disappeared at the end of our meal and we needed to hail down someone else for our check. Otherwise, aces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theater Goers Alert
    Kscomments
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Grreat food,grreat service,grreat place to meet and eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate