The Houndstooth Pub
The Houndstooth Pub

The Houndstooth Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.houndstoothpub.com/
  • Phone: 2126430034
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: The Houndstooth Pub offers a wide variety of Party Platters and Chaffing Dishes for your next event. For more information about catering please feel free to call 212.643.0034
  • Private Party Facilities: The private lower level room is perfect for hosting a large dinner party or private business affair. For more information about booking a private event please call 212.643.0034
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen 2126430034

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 37th
  • Public Transit: The Houndstooth Pub is located on the corner of 37th and 8th Ave, walking distance from Port Authority, Penn Station, and Times Square Stations.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Houndstooth Pub
Houndstooth Pub prides itself on the best in Gastropub cuisine combined with friendly and helpful service. We consider this the perfect combination for your corporate event or just hanging out after work. As owners of Stitch, voted Best After-work Bar by citysearch.com, we know what it takes to ease away the stresses of the working day.

Houndstooth is 6,800sq ft space featuring 3 distinctive rooms all containing full private bars and plasma HDTV. Our menu features only the best fresh, local, healthy comfort food.
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The Houndstooth Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (1)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food and service
    Bill
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Recently had a business lunch there. The prix fixe is a good deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent pub food and atmosphere
    Robin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A great find prior to going to a Garden event. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 71 reviews are from the The Houndstooth Pub reviews archive.
  • This is NY - Right?
    spicedawg56VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Took my team out to The Houndstooth for some post work dinner/drinks. Had us all set up and ready for when we arrived. Gracious enough to seat us though the whole group didn't arrive at once. The service was great. The food was fantastic - wings are a must try. Lamb stew was delicious. No complaints from anyone at the table. Only downside was that they had on a hockey game (Boston vs. Montreal) and refused to put on the Brooklyn/Miami game. We are still scratching our heads on that one.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    CELLY1121VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    great atmosphere; love the happy hour!! oh yeah baby, pineapple martinis...aswesome!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two dinners - different service
    f89k
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I visited the pub with my parents twice. On our first visit (on the day of our reservation), we had a nice meal. Our server was nice and helpful. When she brought us our bill, she had already included a 20% tip (without asking us). We assumed that it was the policy of the restaurant. When we visited the pub again, we had a much better server, who did not include any tip, but let us decide on the amount. Since our second server was way better than the one we had on our first visit, we really changed our mind about the dining experience that we had on the first night!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was good and the service was excellent! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Calamari
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Pubs are pubs but this one has delicious calamari. My friends and I have tried a lot of restaurants on Long Island and the city and this place has the best. We had soup and a sandwich for lunch also. The carrot ginger soup was great, my roast beef sandwich was okay. We have been here a couple of times and it does not disappoint .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch venue close to MadisonSG
    sari
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I had yelped a place for brunch near Madison square garden. We were going to a NCAA game early afternoon and I was sold by the fact that all brunch items come with a mimosa or a Bloody Mary. The brunch menu was not very extensive but it got the job done. The mimosa was great. Not too much pulp which was a win in my opinion. The good was unfortunately quite bland. I think this would be a great place for drinks but the food left much to be desired. Also they did not provide us with butter. We had to ask 2 different waiters multiple times. Kind of strange when the entire group ordered breakfast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We sat down, didn't get a waiter to our table for more than 10 minutes - this should have been a sign to leave but we were hungry and didn't want to search out another place in an area that is short on decent places. It wook over 30 minutes for a salad and turkey burger order to finally come, the turkey burger was overcooked. I can handle mediocre food at a pub, most are but no excuse for the european-like service times.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would go back!
    Nickjc
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Online reviews were correct: good food, clean, nice place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for a quick drink
    CELLY1121VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    First time there and did not quiet get the place!! The bar on the upper floor was packed and very, very loud. Went downstairs and it was like a PUB, wine list was poor food choices were not that great. OK place to grab a drink
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great entertainment and good food!
    vetlipsVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a great time listening to Jeff Kashiwa - Saxophonist and enjoyed our food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar fun
    GreeneyeddevilVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    This is my new spot! It's close to my acting school and delivers a graat relaxing, fun vibe!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I used to go to this place
    Allison
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    I used to go to this place more often when I worked in midtown a couple of years back, but when I recent came for a happy hour gathering with some old co workers I was sadly disappointed. The service was horrible. Severs were rude and kept rushing our table. There wasn't even anyone around us and it still felt like they were pushing us out. We had to keep asking our server for additional basic items such as place settings or more water; the only thing she couldn't bring fast enough was the check. I figured I would go back for old time sake, but that will probably be the last time. The food was still decent, but not as good as I remember.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Okay Special
    ConmanVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Went to grab and early dinner and was hoping to take advantage of some good drink specials, but I was sorely disappointed. But the food was good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    fiyahdVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Gave it a shot...food was poor. Beers are beers. In NYC, plenty of better options. Service was great however. Won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Night Out
    MrBurger
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The Houndstooth Pub accommodated our large group. The service was efficient and polite, and the food very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid pub experience
    Dave
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    A no-frills pub with a reasonable menu and a nice atmosphere. Good for sports viewing and groups with TVs up around the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went there this past weekend
    bachparty
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I went there this past weekend for my bacheloette party and I love the houndstooth I try and go there every time I visit. Great food great service great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone was happy!
    NYCPenny
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    5 people very happy with their food choices. Chicken Pot Pie was fab, Seared Tuna excellent, even a plain burger was very good. Wait staff was very attentive & quick to respond to requests. We would definitely recommend it . The noise level was high right after work because of the bar sceen but if you're into that go for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good!!
    Danielle
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Went before seeing a play, had the heirloom tomato salad, penne pasta, and fish and chips, all were amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It took the server almost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    It took the server almost 15 minutes to come to our table and get our drink order after being seated. The sweet potato fries were good. The chicken on my sandwich was very tough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the energetic atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Loved the energetic atmosphere but all 3 dinners were very mediocre. I have never had such dry chicken. the fish and chips were extremely greasy and the pulled pork was OK. They needed more staff help as well considering how busy the restaurant was. The drinks from the bar were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you're looking for a restaurant
    jenivirgoVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    If you're looking for a restaurant in the Penn Station/MSG, Hammerstein area, you probably know it's slim pickings. In this tourist and commuter laden area, Houndstooth is a diamond in the rough. Mind you, it's no great shakes, but much, MUCH better than the nearby pubs and dives. The do offer a few non-fried entrees as well, thereby improving your pre-game options. The portions are large, the beer and cocktail list is lengthy, and the sweet potato fries are actually memorable. I recommend reserving in advance as this place is always crowded with commuters. I would also warn them if you have a game/concert to get to. Otherwise the service can be a little lax.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beer list is very poor for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    beer list is very poor for a Pub and the food menu is lacking. Nothing special at all about this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bartender both at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The bartender both at the main bar upstairs and downstairs almost appeared to not want to serve you. I waited with my friend and a couple by my side waited for at least 10 min before he served us. The Bus boys and he did not even look busy. They were chatting amongst themselves, and avoiding eye contact with the couple and my friend and I. So service at the bar was poor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RAN OUT OF FOOD.....AT 730pm FRIDAY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    I usually love the Houndstooth Pub. I made a reservation at 730pm friday, December 21st keeping in mind tourists n holiday parties. I was completely let down. Waitress served us our drinks n then after 15 minutes of waiting, we ordered our appetizer, only to find out they ran out. Then she apologized left, n when she came back a while later we ordered something else n we were told they ran out as well. What establishment does this on a Friday during the holidays. I definitely will keep that in mind if I ever decide to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seemed like a good place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Seemed like a good place for a happy hour. Place was really bustling the evening we were there. Food was just average, but convenient and decent enough for a bite to eat prior to an evening show.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud children lousy place for Sport
    MickeyB
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We went there thinking we could watch the SEC championship game. When we made reservations we asked specifically for seats where we could see & hear the game. When we arrived we were offered a table that was in front of a TV will terrible color reception. We then were shown a table where half the seats faced away from the TV. Finally got a table that was as far away as possible from the TVs. The server was fine and clearly saw we were not going to be her big ticket food table. She came by often enough to keep the beer and drinks fresh. The place slowly filled up to where the noise was incredible. We would never have heard the TV from where we were and the noise made it uncomfortable to even stay. There was nothing special here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Service was great but the chicken tenders were awful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was unexceptional to
    Luke61VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Food was unexceptional to poor. The lentil soup may have been the thinnest and most tasteless I ever had. Service was OK.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved the pub. Reminded
    Eleanor
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    I loved the pub. Reminded me of when I lived in London. Our waiter Anthony was terrific as was the food
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place to hang out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    A great place to hang out casually - next time I hope to see downstairs!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty straight-forward pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Pretty straight-forward pub fare and ambiance, all fairly-priced. Unfortunately it's yet another high-decibel room and after an hour of straining to hear and be heard it becomes tiresome to carry on a conversation. But the service was excellent and the hostess extremely accommodating of our special requests regarding seating and privacy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were very
    Marty
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Food and service were very good, but I did notice that the fish and chips portion was smaller than on my previous visits. There were two pieces this time. Previous there were three pieces.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Service wasn't.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Food was good. Service wasn't. No one came around to re-fill our drinks. Couldn't find our waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pass on this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    If you are in a rush and need to grab some sub-par food then this is the place for you. The lack of flavor was matched by it's lack of quality ingredients. The mashed potatoes were clearly from a box as the texture was a dead give away - grainy and uninspiring with little butter or seasoning to hold it together. The special of the day (a chicken dish) was slightly overcooked and overpowered by the sauce that it sat in.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i work in the garment district
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    i work in the garment district and this was a perfect spot to meet someone for lunch. Close to penn station too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good spot for lunch or a beer
    Dave
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    good spot for lunch or a beer and conversation in the west mid-town, fashion district area
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If you are 25 and want a beer
    foodlvrVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    If you are 25 and want a beer and maybe a burger before you go to an event at the Garden, this place is for you. Otherwise, steer clear! Service was lousy; draft beer choices VERY limited-- its a pub after all-- and food mediocre at best. Burger was bland-- there's a first. Fried calamari was crispy but bland-- and then the bottom was swimming in grease. Fries were the best thing I ate. Even the dessert was so-so.. and was a warm dessert that was served nearly cold. Sat too long because of the poor service. Will not go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic