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44 1/2 Hell's Kitchen

4.4
1723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
Located along 10th Avenue, a short walk away from 58 Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, shines a beacon for scrumptious food and impeccable service delivered in a stunningly elegant space. Dotted with theater patrons, show people and their entourages and the trendy hipsters of the neighborhood, 44 ½ Hell’s Kitchen provides a lively yet intimate bar with boutique wines, many by the glass, as well as a seasonal specialty cocktail list and an extensive menu. Owner and Executive Chef Scott Hart offers an artistic and modern approach to contemporary American cuisine with seasonal ingredients sourced from many local farms. Whether you are seated in the Japanese inspired dining room or the calming bamboo garden, the energetic and attentive wait staff will make you feel like part of the family. Dinner served daily starting at 5:00pm and brunch on the weekends starting at 11:00am.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 399-4450
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Hart
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Private party facilities
44 1/2 provides full service catering and event planning on or off premises. On premise we host private dinners from 14 to 75 persons in our elegant, Japanese inspired dining room. We also offer a serene bamboo garden, which is available year round and seats 55 persons for dinner or up to 75 people for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service. Off premise our meticulous staff will attend to your every need whether your event is an intimate gathering of close friends or a large-scale gala for hundreds of guests. The menu options consist of seasonal and fresh haute versions of American comfort food.
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Private party contact
April Lockhart: (212) 726-1170
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Catering
44 1/2 provides full service catering and event planning on or off premises. On premise we host private dinners from 14 to 75 persons in our elegant, Japanese inspired dining room. We also offer a serene bamboo garden, which is available year round and seats 55 persons for dinner or up to 75 people for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service. Off premise our meticulous staff will attend to your every need whether your event is an intimate gathering of close friends or a large-scale gala for hundreds of guests. The menu options consist of seasonal and fresh haute versions of American comfort food.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 44th and 45th Streets
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, there are public parking lots located on 45th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues and on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
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Public transit
1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, & W trains to 42nd Street. The restaurant is walking distance to Times Square and the Theater District.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1723 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

We had a lovely meal but felt a bit rushed out at the end. It was a busy day but manager told us he was stressed about our table. We were there for 1.5 hours and had several rounds of drinks so we weren't loitering. Kind of off-putting at the end

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Super friendly, wonderful staff. Delicious and nicely presented food. Warmly recommended!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and efficient service. My companion said that the burger was the best ever!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great spot for brunch before catching a show. Staff was attentive and gracious to our group including students. Food was excellent. I have been several times before and always leave knowing that I will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

My only complaint:

too dark making it too hard to read menu

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have been here before for birthday brunches, and it was great. This time I went for my birthday and my sister made a note on the reservation before we got there to provide a birthday dessert. At the end of the meal, sister asked for the dessert but they let us know the chef was on break. That part was understood, but my sister asked if the could just bring something out with a candle since a cake was not available. The waiter and chef seemed to be confused l we were not asking for much just something they already had, like ice cream or something. After long minutes explaining and attitudes, they finally brought out muffins.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place never disappoints.......brunch is the best in HK

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Terrible dining experience. Staff not professional. My fish was tough and raw and had to be sent back. Food had no flavor. Worst food at nyc restaurant I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great find and great food. Location was also great for pre-show dinner. We will come back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is my go to restaurant for brunch before a 2pm matinee. The food is delicious! Great service too!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Thought we made reservations at their sister restaurant two doors down. 441/2 was much more casual and not nearly as crowded. So, we would give it a try. Service was friendly and efficient enough. Food was very good but as soon as it was put before us, the bartender turned the music up and became annoyingly loud. For no reason! The place was less than half full. Management needs to get the sound level for dining under control. Everything was good to very good except the bartenders choice of atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I made a reservation for my daughter and I to have Easter brunch there. My daughter is vegan and so when we asked if the chef could make the oatmeal without milk he said no. We were confused as to why he would not accommodate us. They flatly said no..Its like asking to not put cheese in the salad or dressing on the side.
We had to leave because of it and we were so bummed as we scrambled to find another place for our Easter brunch.
I would not recommend this place. It was a very simple request and it was just oatmeal!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We live in the neighborhood. 44 1/2 is a ‘go to’ restaurant for us: really well done in every way. Whether local or tourist I encourage you to go

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The menu had many selections. The staff was pleasant and great service.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had been a year since our last visit which was good. Food was nothing more than good. Expected more for the price and the restaurant. Service was poor even though the restaurant was empty and there seemed to be many people working. The explanation of the entrees was nonchalant and vague. Will not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints! Food, service, ambiance are always good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful experience at one of my fav’s!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The staff were so friendly and helpful. They all went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The space is beautiful and the food was top notch. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

A great OpenTable find in hell's kitchen

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service was wonderful, funny, and energetic! The food was also just as great!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were delighted with our first visit for Sunday brunch. Table was ready with our reservation (Highly recommend reservations). Excellent service, Food was great. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Overall fun and happy vibe. Food was decent, not great, but very reasonably priced. Servers were really nice.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful food and staff!! Always our place to go when in the city or with friends!! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Crabbed stuff snapper will change your life 🙌🏻

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great place anytime!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Yummy food. delightful service. Casual, but well thought out decor. Ideal location for Playwrites Horizon or Signature Theater goers.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food took a long time to come out. They were apologizing

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was good EXCEPT the entry which was horrible. I had lemon sole. Tasted like it went from the freezer to the microwave to my plate.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Overall my friend and I had a nice time at brunch. The service was very nice and attentive, however our food was basically uninspired and not great. We loved the little corn muffins on the table, but for some reason the rest of the meal had very little flavor. We both ordered omelettes which come with potatoes and both of those items were just passable. We did appreciate the kind attentive service, but we weren't impressed with the food at all.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

This place never disappoints. Despite the casual atmosphere, menu always has inventive dishes cooked perfectly and served by a helpful friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was magnificent. Also, the staff here is exemplary and professional -- and that is from the hosts to all of the wait staff - friendly, speedy and polite with just the right touch of fun sass. I enjoyed my meal very much.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant was so hot and uncomfortable we couldn’t wait to pay our check and get outside for a little fresh air!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was excellent. Attentive and knowledgeable servers. Shared an appetizer which was enough for 2. We each had a fish and vegetable dish which was more than we could finish. Friendly staff welcomed us and wished us a good night. Had a 5 o’clock reservation and got out in time for a 7’oclock show. Would definitely return

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I love this place. Great food, great ambience and great service.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Trouble timing the meal. Main course came out too early.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved everything about this place ... outstanding food for a good value, attentive service and stylish ambiance without pretension. Well worth the extra walk from our Times Square hotel to get away from the chain and tourist trap restaurants and into a neighborhood for a more authentic NY experience. We dined for brunch and the omelet, blueberry pancakes and eggs Benedict were all terrific. Lots of fun cocktails as well.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This makes a great pre-theater choice! The food is well-prepared and high quality, with big portions. The pork is delicious, as are the steaks. They are also take appropriate precautions if you alert them of a food allergy (although it's a good idea to give them a head's up before you arrive).

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a great time. GET THE GNOCCHI APPETIZER! ...It’s life-altering...

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server, Ian, was great as well as the rest of the staff- from host to table attendant .
Great food drinks and dessert.

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