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Permanently Closed - Hour Time

4.0
202 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Dining under the station clock at the Hour Time Restaurant is a Lafayette tradition. Featuring a blend of elegance and comfort with incredible food and excellent service, Hour Time is the ideal setting for business meals, romantic evenings, or family gatherings. With dining tables on four levels surrounding a forty foot live Ficus tree, the atmosphere is truly unique. Hour Time serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. Dinner, along with a menu of lighter fare, is also served in our spacious lounge area which includes a full service bar. Private dining rooms are available for parties from six to thirty. For lunch and dinner, exciting weekly specials are offered from our award winning kitchen. With our staff of experienced professionals, we can assist with any special occasion, from business meetings to birthday parties to family reunions.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(765) 448-4669
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Del Real
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Private party facilities
Hour Time offers private dining rooms for parties as small as six and as large as forty. We also offer banquet facilities for up to 250. Host your wedding reception, birthday bash, corporate event or holiday party. We can customize any event to meet your every need.
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Private party contact
Jay Hillwig: (765) 448-4669
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Cross street
State road 26 and Interstate 65
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

I ordered my favorite chicken salad with fruit for lunch and it was fantastic! Will miss this place terribly, as it is to be torn down. Hour Time was the place to be and be seen for dining before proms, dances, and graduations.

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vipMWSeem (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

It is closing,,, sad to see it close
Food has always been well prepared and service very good

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Mayray (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2016

Very nice menu selection, prompt and friendly service. the food was quite good as well

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

Outstanding customer service, waitress was fabulous. Food very good,private booth was great

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
1.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We were seated in a small room that had just enough space for our reservation of 7. Within the first 10 minutes the lights went out. We were told that they overheat and that as soon as they cooled off they would come back on. This happened 3 or 4 times during the Mothers Day breakfast meal. Of the six omelets ordered, 1 was made correctly and the hash browns were cold.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

A good meal at a reasonable rate.
Service was good and all the servers seemed nice. Place just really needs an upgrade/remodel....

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

Hourtime is a long-time local legend known for its fine dining experience. The food is excellent and service is the best. The dining area is multi-level and provides a quiet, intimate atmosphere.

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vipEGFJ (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2016

A group of long time residents gathered for Sunday lunch and are glad we chose Hour Time. What a relief from the monotony of chain restaurants. A wide variety of offerings so something for everyone (although we would have loved a breakfast offering at noon on Sunday). Salmon, club sandwich, lobster bisque, salads...all were outstanding and prices extraordinarily reasonable. Attentive friendly service. We will be back again soon.

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lastdomino (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Excellent service. Incredible ambiance with such a beautiful setting.

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SandyW (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

We LOVE going to Hour Time for birthday and anniversary celebrations! Staff is super friendly and the food is delicious.

HourTime is totally kid friendly. They didn't bat an eye when my son dumped an entire tray of drinks!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

wanted to take the wife to hour time on valentines day and the steaks had a burnt taste, i could have made a better one at home

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We had really good service. However, my husband's fish came filled with bones. The waitress was really good about handling it and they comped his meal and dinner. Prior to the bones, we enjoyed all of the food.

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vipPaula (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

We always enjoy our dining here because it is the only place that you can actually have a conversation with others. They have the best waitresses and great food. The oysters are to die for and the lobster is the best around.

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leales (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

We enjoyed our dinners. Trey do a great job with steaks. The filet was perfectly cooked and I love their salads! Should have gotten the garlic smashed potatoes over the Au gratin ones though both were good!

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Photoperson (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

We made reservations for New Year's Eve on that morning and got reservations at 5:30. When we arrived the table was ready, and we were immediately seated. The waitress was prompt and gave us some basic information about the menu that was helpful. Our salads were served fresh and in a short time frame. Three of the four of us had the petite prime rib which was prepared just as we had ordered it.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

We were at our table for about an hour eating and exchanging gifts. The restaurant was busy, but not overly busy. We know we were taking a table and planned to tip extra. The young man who was seating people came over and told us that they had another reservation and would be needing our table. We were ready to leave, but I have not received that type of comment before and unfortunately, it was reflected in the tip. We thought the waitress asked him to turn over the table. I come to Hour Time frequently and have never been treated in this manner. We were disappointed.

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294evr (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

We visit this restaurant a lot due to the nice atmosphere. How every the food quality is gone down. Some food not prepared the way it supposed to be (e.g. the bad part of the baked patato was not removed before baked, 1/3 of whole piece of the prime rib was fat, leaving not much to eat), not to mention that after the entire meal, we were still hungry for something. It's too bad that this is one of the local restaurants that we like to visit often. Hope the restaurant will improve soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

My wife and I had Thanksgiving diner at Hour Time. It had been a few years since the last time we were there. The service, atmosphere, and food were the same as years past, OUTSTANDING!
Even though the New York Strip stuffed with crab was not on the menu, the waitress ask the chef if it could be made. I was served the New York strip with crab, and it was exactly how I remembered it from years past, VERY delicious! The Hour Time restaurant continues to be one of the finest restaurant in Lafayette.

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NotOurTime (Indiana)
2.0  Dined on November 19, 2015

I used Open Table so my request would be in writing and more readily adhered to. This was a birthday lunch for my sister who was visiting here from South Carolina. She has not been in town to celebrate her birthday for 20 years. It was a very special occasion. I requested on the Open Table form that I would like the small birthday cake that Hour Time is noted for presenting on such an occasion. I have experienced this scenario many times at Hour Time. I even included in my request that an extra charge would be acceptable. The experience was ruined because my request was ignored. Instead of arriving with a cake as a surprise for my sister, the server asked if we wanted to order dessert. It was pointless to make an issue as my sister would have been grossly embarrassed. What would have been a perfect ending to an otherwise lovely lunch, fell flat and left the three others attending who were looking forward to the surprise, feeling totally let down. It was awkward and very disappointing. For years, Hour Time has been the place to go for a birthday lunch for my friends and I. I'll choose elsewhere in the future.

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Victor (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Hadn't been to Hour Time for about a year as the previous time out dinner (prime rib) could be described as mediocre at best. Unfortunately nothing has changed . Prime Rib this time was again tasteless and over cooked. A real disappoint from appetizer to entree. For additional consideration their appetizers are more like bar food. Would recommend not wasting your time .... Go to McGraws!

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vipHolly (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, outstanding service, good place to catch up with family members and give your student a good meal after a football game at PU.

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GrandMoosba (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Recently had dinner on a weekend evening with 25 old Purdue friends and the customer service was great! The food was pretty good, too -- no complaints! We really appreciated the friendly service that added to our wonderful event. Thank you!

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vipVinny (New England)
1.0  Dined on August 16, 2015

Our server Emily was very good but the food was just about basic and the tell tale sign was that it was attached to a Best Western hotel. The sign said that it was award winning and the reviews were good but the reviewers must have eaten at the wrong restaurant. Wings were chicken nuggets. The chicken dish was drowned in sauce and the prime rib had been left in the warming tray too long. Never again!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2015

We are local, but it was our first time stopping there and we didn't really know what to expect. We were quite pleasantly surprised with all aspects: great meal and great place to eat.

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vipRxKaryn (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2015

Good breakfast food. We all enjoyed. This was our second time and will certainly come again.

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Chaos (Indiana)
2.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

I expected a nice quiet dinner with my wife. Making a reservation I thought there might be consdieration given to the number of people and the size of the table. The hostess took us upstairs to a table right at end of the stairs and it was a table for four. They knew it was our wedding anniversary so I thought we might be place in a quiet spot at a table for two. the lack of menu items was disappointing. the waitress, although not rude, was not very professional.

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jwelhwel (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2015

I had lunch at Hout Time with a friend. It is nice to sit in a booth and be able to talk to each other! The
Atmosphere is Sort of of a by-gone era and very appealing. The lobster bisque was wonderful. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Very disappointed in the service! And I'm one that doesn't complain much as I work in the food industry myself.

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NOTimpressed (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We had a valentine's day reservation as did everyone else coming into the restaurant, however since we put in a late reservation (day of) they hadn't updated their list and I had to finally get the host's attention to the fact he skipped over us 2 times and sat people who came in after us with later reservation times. We were then sat between a cement brick wall and a green copper overhang therefore the scenery they brag about did not exist! The waitress finally came to take our drink order and took 15 minutes getting back with beverages, once we ordered it was close to 1 hour before we got our food. We realize it was a busy special type of night but the wait was unrealistic. The food was the best part of the occasion, however it wasn't anything to write home about. You can get as good or better from Texas Roadhouse or Outback. I have lived in Lafayette for 15 years and this is my first and last trip to Hour Time.

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Nativerobin (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We made our reservations a week in advance and some time slots were already taken, they must be doing something right. Being Valentine's day we asked for a quiet seat up stairs in the balcony area by the tree, and it was quiet and nice the whole time.

Our server was sweet and polite and helped with a couple of good suggestions with options for our meal, the food was served hot and hadn't sat long in the kitchen so thumbs up to our server. One note more, our food was taking a bit longer than normal and server came up and informed us they had had a plate drop in the kitchen, and had to remake one meal, but it wouldn't be 5 minutes longer and apologized like crazy. We were in no hurry and thanked her for being honest and just letting us know and sure enough within just a few more minutes our food was ready. i'll always appreciate staff that keeps you informed and is honest with you.

I had a fish dinner that was not over done and nice and flaky and my boyfriend had a filet cut of steak that was cooked just the way he wanted it, over all the food was spot on. The wine list could use a bit of improvement but we found a nice red wine to have with supper and really that's about the only real critic i'd have for the place. We go here any time we want good food , nice people, and a quiet night out and they did not disappoint us this time.

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