Serafina at The Time Hotel
Serafina at The Time Hotel
  • Address:
    224 West 49th Street
    The Time Hotel
    New York, NY 10019
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Serafina at The Time Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://timehotel.serafinarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2122471000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available, please contact us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is available across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Serafina at The Time Hotel
Serafina takes a very honest approach to Northern Italian food with only the highest quality ingredients. Serafina's Fabulous Pizza delights diners with a simplicity of recipe execution combined with creative and original Italian dishes.
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Serafina at The Time Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)great for lunch (19)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (13)great for brunch (9)romantic (6)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Good Place to Bring your Guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good location for a pre-theater dinner, but a little costly for portion size.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff Needs Training
    MagoosmealsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Host kept us waiting while he sent/read texts on his phone. No apologies when he finally acknowledged us. After seating us, waiters argued over who was responsible for covering our table. Finally someone came to take my drink order (glass of wine). We told another server (not the same as the one who took my drink order) that we were pre-theatre and would like to place our order. Deep sigh on server's part but took it down. Food came promptly but not my wine. Food was not very good -- ravoli covered in white sauce that was bitter and flour-saturated. Wine appeared eventually as did the bill with suggested gratuity of 18 or 20%. No effort to make evening enjoyable for us and we felt we were generally imposing the wait staff's time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gordsdiningnews
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    THE SERVICE WAS DECENT AND THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC. GREAT RESTAURANT TO VISIT WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS. WOULD BE GREAT FOR ANNIVERSARY OR BIRTHDAY.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Broadway Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a great dinner before going to see a Broadway musical. Excellent location in that respect. Went on a Friday, and it got progressively more crowded, but never became too loud. It is fair priced for that area (you should expect to pay a little bit, but that is part of the allure of Broadway, right?) The pizzas were incredible. The staff were very attentive. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    good for pre theater dining, across from Ambassador Theater
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    jeanne
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our waitress appeared to be serving a large area of the dining room, so we had to wait a while for our orders to be taken. She also offered bread "on the house" but forgot to bring it. Fortunately, our food arrived quickly. Bruschetta was quite tasty and gnocchi had a good texture, tender yet not too soft and did not stick to the teeth. Overall, the food was good, but not outstanding.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a pre-theater dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I had dinner here before an early weeknight show and they were great at getting us out in time for our show around the corner. My dining companion was 25 minutes late, which was stressful for me, but they were able to accommodate us and still get us out on time. I think part of that was because we had an early reservation to make an early show, but still... The food was tasty, but not mind-blowing. Service was also good. All in all, it was a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a great dinner!
    BeatNavyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was maybe our 4th time to dine at one if the Serafinas, first time at the Time Hotel. We had a baby with us and the staff was very accomadating and friendly. Service (Pablo) was great and the food delicioso! We'll go back in a month :-) on our next visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Theatre Dining
    IamKristin
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our group of 4 stopped in for a lite pre-theatre dinner @ 5pm on a Wednesday, the restaurant had plenty of available tables - we made a reservation but didn't need it. Food was fresh and delicious; service prompt and polite. Excellent all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Pre-Theater Find
    EpicureanCenturion
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    All the right qualities for a solid pre-theater meal. Nice selection of satisfying dishes. Not too fancy, but still creatively prepared. Good place to chill before seeing a show. Wait staff and busboys were generally friendly and polite although our waiter seemed a bit preoccupied.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    There are few restaurants to choose from near the Neil Simon Theater and Serafina was a total disappointment. The restaurant looked tired, the service was fair and the food was drab. The uptown restaurant is much more vibrant.
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  • pre theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food and service outstanding..able to get us out and to the theater in time for curtain
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & wine.
    broadwaybetty1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The jumbo shrimp ane risotto was delish!! Friendly staff and convenient location, close to Broadway in midtown.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service; noisy room
    JVPfromLA
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our waitress was excellent. We didn't want to be rushed, as we had time to kill before the theatre, so we placed our orders but didn't want the entree right away. She timed it perfectly. The vegetarian plate was delicious. The only downer was the very noisy atmosphere which made it hard to carry a conversation - an unfortunate trend in so many restaurants these days.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our waiter was very helpful suggesting various items from the menu. He said "if you like caviar, you will love the pasta with caviar", so I took him at his word and placed my order. We did not see or hear from him again until the food had been delivered. My plate of pasta with a small scoop of caviar (hidden under a basel leaf) sat with no pasta spoon, cheese or red pepper. By the time we found someone to bring these items my food was cold. All this for $39.00!!!
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  • special lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    three of us ordered three different salads for lunch and then shared them…they were excellent, fresh delicious. service was good. perfect spot in theatre district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Theatre District Eatery!
    LRivera782
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Lovely restaurant and good spot for business lunches. Excellent food and service. We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater district find
    lallvla
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great service very good food We were able to talk and haveca nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    WinterymixVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Was looking for a nice restaurant pre theater closer to theater that was between 6th and 7th. Early curtain at 7. Dinner was delicious nice salad and great pasta . We didn't feel rushed but they moved understood we had a okay to catch. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not like
    Mambo1
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Did not care for this over priced Restaraunt . The server was clueless the drinks and food were underwhelming
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but too noisy
    Ranita11
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is amazing. Our waiter hardly came to see what we needed. We had to chase him all the time. The waiter helpers ( latins) were amazing very attentive though. I'm general a good experience, but way too noisy. Me and my group count talk. Would be good to improve on the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient for Theatre
    PamBru
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Dinner at the 49th Street location before an 8 p.m. curtain worked out perfectly. Highland recommend the lobster ravioli.
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  • disappointing
    eliz
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    i am a serafina fan so when planning a birthday celebration for a friend I decided this would be perfect location after seeing a play. we arrived a little before 6 and they had us out of there by 6:35 - we had drinks an appetizer and a main course - that is a ridiculous rush job and it was sunday and the restaurant was not that crowded. The bus boy paid more attention to us than the waitress ... Needless to say I will not be going back or recommending this location to others...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • theaterbuffVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food and ambiance were good but the service was patchy. The waiter didn't know the answers to our questions and had to ask three different people for butter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kinda disorganized...
    foodietalk
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Waiter asked for our order before giving us menus! Wine and apps arrived very promptly, but we ran out of time before we had to leave to catch a show. Restaurant mgmt was very good - gave us comp wine to compensate for the delay, but we still didn't get to eat our mains. This didn't seem to be normal - every table around us were served promptly. We will def be back - but when we have no restrictions on our time. Apps we did have? Excellent! Can't wait to return and have that full meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Work at Serafina
    kcole47
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had a great time celebrating a co-worker's birthday after work. Tuna tartare and lemon, shrimp and bowtie pasta dish were delicious. Service was also very attentive. They promptly served a late joiner and also provided a happy birthday dessert to our guest of honor. Fun, low key and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • theatergoerVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Good pre=matinee spot. Lovely salads, ambience and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre theater spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Very good location, above average food, good service and low noise level will make this restaurant my go to for pre theater dinning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Adventurous
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wish I had known that the food would be disappointing and over-priced. There are so many good restaurants in the theater district. This wasn't one of them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beth
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My friends and I love the Serafina, delicious food, perfect service. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for pre-theater meal
    AnonymousFromWSNC
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Serafina was absolutely wonderful for a pre-theater meal. We arrived 45 minutes before the start time of our show nearby. I thought our play started an hour later and the host immediately corrected me and then told me they could have us in and out in under 45 minutes, which was a near-miracle given how many diners the restaurant had. Notwithstanding my mix-up, we were able to have great food and get to the play on time. What a great experience!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serafina, delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The restaurant was small, but quite and clean. They have a menu with many choices, each of them sounding delicious. I have a dairy allergy and they were very accommodating. The waitress was knowledgeable about all menu items and was attentive. Overall we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Yery conenient when staying at The Times Hotel and doing a show.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 474 reviews are from the Serafina at The Time Hotel reviews archive.
  • DELICIOUS PASTA AT TIMES SQUARE
    MiriamRIODEJANEIRO
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We have had the most delicious pasta we have ever eaten!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-theatre Dinner Spot
    Dinegratto
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Very good Italian food. Great service. Very conveniently located in the heart of New York's theater district, on 49th St. right across the street from the Ambassador Theatre. Highly recommended for dinner before the show!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food wasn't bad, but certainly not worth what we paid. The pasta was good, but nothing I can't make at home. Our dessert was very good though. Our drinks, bread, and meal came all at the same time and then we waited forever to get our bill. Not bad, but I'm sure there's better.
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  • Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Nice and pleasant surprise, since it was my diret. Time at Serafina. I will definetely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS THE BEST
    paul
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Have eaten here a few times and the food is consistently excellent as is the service. Unfortunately on a nice day when the front is open to the street it gets a little noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good food, we have been at another location of this restaurant, we have enjoyed the food bother times. However we were disappointed that they did not have corn cakes on the menu this time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect for pre-theatre
    bdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is a gem in the neighborhood pre-theatre. We always go for the unbelievable pizza and always have a fresh fish and pasta specials that are amazing. Great menu choices for everyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate