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SLF1
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations at this restaurant for August 10 for our group of 5. When we arrived, the restaurant was closed. We went next door to Hell's Kitchen 44 X who told us it had been closed for over one month. No notification to us was made and I am still getting requests to book again and for feedback. Terrible.

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vipArtieW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant is closed with no notice. They expected us to eat in another restaurant they own.

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Jimf
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at restaurant to find they had been permanently closed for about a week already and I was never notified in order to make other plans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We made a reservation and our party of four was seated immediately. Restaurant was very crowded due to pride day, so reservation was a good idea. Muffins served to the table as we sat. Attentive waiter took our drink and appetizer orders and then we waited for a long time before they came. Same long wait for our main dishes. Ordered eggs Benedict and the dish came over cooked. Same result for my wife's Benedict. Possibly due to the day, the restaurant was very noisy and boisterous. We have eaten there before and this was the first time we were disappointed. It is not a cheap restaurant.

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vipPhilK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ugh ... I really wanted to like this. I had been a long time ago and LOVED and thought it would be a no-brainer choice to take my friend visiting from overseas. But what happened?! Food was ok but service was seriously lack lustre. It was Pride Parade day ... is that where all the good servers were? Slow, inattentive and generally not interested in our experience. Unfortunately there are now too many other good options in the area to try again. Has 44 1/2 had its day? I hope not.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was fresh, hot, and tasty. Yum!

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vipDannyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really disappointing experience. Extremely slow service. Food was bland and overpriced. Would not recommend.

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vipcrazyc
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New American were it is all about flavor and pairing different textures to the dishes. The truffle gnocchi was the most delicious recipe. They melt in mouth - a potato cloud. Though I wish the portion size a bit bigger for the price. Sat inside although they do have an outside tables in the back.

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vipChristine
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great find in Hell’s Kichen, we sat in the back courtyard, enjoyable outside space. Food was tasty - enjoyed the roasted organic chicken and chopped salad.

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vipHeatherC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Wonderful seat in backyard gardening. Amazing food. Fabulous and friendly service. Will definitely return again and again

MC
vipMrChuy
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There’s so much you want to like, but the food is over complicated with so many element it’s almost comical. My haddock was dry and overcooked. The portions are also much too large. Too bad they don’t focus on quality instead of quantity. However, the back garden is lovely.

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AnikaB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was FANTASTIC! I believe my server was Chris. My girlfriend and I were running late and he made sure we got our food tout de suite. We had enough time to enjoy our food and make our show. Food was delicious and the location was on point! Will be back 😁

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vipDode
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went with a friend for Sunday brunch before theater. While the food (nice sized portion) was delicious and the service was good, the noise level was pretty intense.
Lots of male testosterone seemed to overtake the pleasant ambience.
Next time, I would prefer sitting in the lovely patio...if the weather is nicer.

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HowardD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

44 1/2 is a gem! I have had 4 meals here and all of them been excellent. Steak is cooked to your preference and is always perfectly spot on. Great place and reasonable for NYC.

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vip8enough
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed in the quality or quantity of the food.
The staff is wonderful as is the service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good, but too hot in the restaurant

JS
vipJessicaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service during Saturday brunch was not good. Waiter had to take our order twice, stating someone stole his pad. More than one dish came out incorrectly. Long lapses of no attention for more water, condiments, check, etc.

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KarenH
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always never have a bad meal or experience here my NY favorite

LH
vipLauraH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Went to celebrate my daughters birthday. We were a large party so made a reservation for 7pm. We received a confirmation of that reservation only to arrive and be told that our dinner time was at 7:30. The host blamed me and said I must have made it at that time. I showed him the confirmation from open table but he said we still had to wait. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks but the bar didn’t have any more martini glasses. We had to wait or change drinks. We finally got our drinks only to be told the table was ready. They wouldn’t move the drinks to a dinner tab and no one carried our drinks over to the table (we hadn’t even drank from them yet). They squeezed us into a table where one person had to sit at the end putting them in the way of the server’s station. There was no acknowledgement of a Birthday celebration (which has always occurred when we noted it as such). Food was good and the service was ok. There was no extra effort by the staff to turn our experiences around. Overall disappointing. Given the many many choices in NY, we won’t go back.

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vipDREWSIVE
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Temperature was very u comfortable. Air conditioner was not working very well. Lange door to open air patio area was opened every few minutes. Meat and fish was a bit over cooked otherwise meal was fine.

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vipeatwellinHuntington
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

As in our three previous dining experiences there: wonderfully friendly, polite, appropriately attentive wait service; good food from an interesting menu; good drinks; no rush, no hassle. really just a good place to eat, meet friends and family, have an enjoyable time out. highly recommended.

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Brunch was nothing spectacular. The place was pretty dead which always affects my experience negatively.

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viplaura8
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Salads were good, and the fish entree got good reviews, but avoid the crab cake; mostly potatoes, and I doubt it's real crab.

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HellsKitchenLocal
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite neighborhood places for Sunday brunch. The food is always good and the drink list is fun. We had family in town and the always-friendly staff made everyone feel welcome, comfortable. Assume the blue tarp over the garden is temporary?

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vipDavidC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I have patronized and enjoyed this restaurant many times with family, friends, and on dates. Something has clearly changed. Our server had absolutely NO personality, could have cared less that we were going to the theatre (it was an evening reservation); barely remained a second to ask how our meals were: they were average to terrible. Person who served meals asked if pepper was wanted; shook the grinder/nothing emerged twice. He was in too big a hurry to care. The appetizers (and drinks) were simply awful (tuna tartare was void of any tuna (it was more of a salad), fish entrees were ok but nothing to make me ever return again. So sad. The whole experience was depressing.

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vipFoodieGuy
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food, attentive and handsome staff!

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Stefanya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unable to load pics from iPhone??
All was perfect except when leaving, we were sort of rushed out due to a table nestled into our seating and I was unable to return to my seat from the rest room due to a new party of 4 actually blocking my entrance.
The waiters were exceptional, food was very good.

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vipMarblecat
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding and we had wonderful waitstaff... the “foodie” of our group was impressed with our restaurant selection.

We will be back!

JR
JorgeR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu was more like a breakfast menu. The waiter was very friendly and attentive.

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SylvieL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Disastrous experience, meat is not great - everything from Kobe burger to pork loin it shot ribs- and waiting time for meal way too long

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vipTvr410
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience1

we had a reservation for three and were seated a small table in back garden > it was extremely cramped. The person at our table sitting on the outside was getting bumped by waiters, busboys and patrons. He was even asked by a server to please move! there was nowhere to GO> We finally addressed this with management and were very begrudgingly moved to a table in back corner. This may have nothing to do with the fact that our order became very slow. We had a 6 o'clock reservation and an 8 o'clock show. We were served apps at 6:30 and did not get entrees until 7:10! No dessert for Us.
the food was fine, service awful!

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vipgcmin
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not quite perfect. We love both 44 1/2 and its sister restaurant 44 and X, despite the pricing, which is a little high. Food at both is always very fresh and creative. Although the shared fried calamari appetizer was nothing special, all of our entrees were terrific. Particular high marks for the stuffed red snapper, an outstanding dish. However, the restaurant needs to be more considerate of groups of 3 people. We were offered two tables, both of which were really designed for two people with the third chair on the end. It detracts from a wonderful experience.

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KathrynS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 generations celebrating Mothers' Day and a birthday, and all 3 enjoyed the restaurant, which is tough to do! The service was friendly, the food was amazing, and the prices were very reasonable. While we found the tables to be a little close, staff did a fantastic job of spacing out patrons as long as they could, which allowed us to enjoy the majority of our meal without feeling encroached upon by another party. Would definitely recommend to friends -- this is a true gem!

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ThomasB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Been here a couple of times and the food is average. The service is usually good, but this go around was slow. We were told that the computer had gone down. Can understand, but they could have told us things were backed up

MC
vipMrChuy
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There so much to like here:skillful bartender and well-made cocktails, a beautiful back garden, and some delicious food. However, you’re at the mercy of whichever waiter you end up with. Ours, sadly, was so perfunctory that we couldn’t help wondering if he was having a poor day or just didn’t like his job. We’ll be back, hoping we get a different server who acts like he’s at least professionally happy that we’re spending our money here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed every single thing. From the yummy cocktails, to the warm and fragrant rolls, to the braised ribs, halibut, and salmon; loved it all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find. Needed to find a place to accommodate our company dinner at the last minute. They handled a semi-boisterous group with ease and made the night memorable. Food was top notch and service was outstanding. Looking forward to a return visit.

JA
vipJAMSFO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food and service were good, but we did have to send back one of our entrees as it was very undercooked. Portions are extremely big and we could not finish our starters nor our entrees.

Additionally, the restaurant did not have our reservation we made through Open Table. Luckily, they were able to seat us.

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vipSeamo9
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant always has delicious food, fantastic drinks and the staff are super friendly even during a busy Sunday Brunch!

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Ddec
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely dining experience! Beautiful, comfortable, lovely attentive staff and the owner is a real doll. We had a great time and everything was delicious: from the bread and drinks to the starter and main course. Sadly, we didn't have room for dessert but this is my second time here so I can say the desserts are great too! I'll be back. I highly recommend.

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44 1/2 Hell's Kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 1777 OpenTable diners.