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About Hourglass Tavern

The Hourglass Tavern is housed in a renovated nineteenth-century brownstone on New York's famed restaurant row. Thirty years ago, each table had a working hourglass: your dinner would take only the time it took for the sand to run down, and theatergoers wouldn't miss the curtain going up.

Today, the Tavern has three intimate floors, each with its own charming personality. The hourglasses are mostly decoration, but if you've got tickets to a Broadway show, they are still used to assure that we'll get you there on time!

3 Course Pre-Theatre Prix-Fixe 4pm-8pm - 23.95. A la Carte & daily specials can be made a 3 course Prix-Fixe with a $10 addition. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm w/ Happy Hour priced drinks at $5 & complimentary fresh baked muffins.

"Bettibar" is located on the second floor, offering a gamut of affordable wines, & an array of local and imported beer. The 3rd floor is available for dinner service or private events.

373 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm,
Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00pm,
Saturday Brunch:11:00-3:00, Dinner 4:00-1:00,
Sunday Brunch: 11:00-3:00, Dinner 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 8th & 9th Avenues (We are on Restaurant Row)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 265-2060

Website:
http://www.hourglasstavern.com/

Entertainment:
The Lounge "On 3" occasionally hosts theatre industry showcases as well as screenings and readings in support of the Broadway industry and our artistic community.

Catering:
We love to cater! As our kitchen opens at 4 p.m. to the public, we will gladly cater any event where orders can be delivered to your location by 5 p.m.

Parking Details:
In addition to limited free street parking, metered parking and pay parking lots exist on the same block, on 9th avenue (get here by 7 p.m. for a spot), and around the neighborhood.

Public Transit:
The Hourglass Tavern is 4 blocks away from The Port Authority Bus Terminal. Nearby subway services include The A,C,E,N,W and 1,2,3 trains. We are within a short walking distance of Times Square, countless Hotels and Theatres.

Executive Chef:
Tony Figueroa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special events can be booked for our 3rd floor dining room between 12-4 p.m. (15p minimum), and after 8 p.m. on most evenings barring other bookings. Room fees apply based on packages. Don't be shy and inquire for your special event today! If you don't ask, you can't get!

Hourglass Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (59)
Cozy (55)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
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Good for a Date (40)
Casual (37)
Comfort Food (33)
Authentic (26)
Special Occasion (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Romantic (22)
Great for Brunch (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fun (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Subtle delicious flavors in my smoked salmon, quinoa and dill entree. Even my children (12 and 15 yrs) enjoyed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Online menu looked really nice, so booked for dinner before a show. We let waitress know so we could manage our time. She was nice, but overwhelmed. And service was bumpy - ordered prix fixe but entrees came out without getting salads 1st. We pointed this out, so they took back entrees and brought salads, but no dressing. Seemed they kept our entrees on the warmer. Food was ok I guess. Also, very narrow and tight space, and so noisy we could barely hear ourselves talking. Oh well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This is an excellent spot for a pre-theatre meal. Food was delicious and fast, and our server was incredibly attentive. Note—some of the searing is up a steep flight of stairs, so if anyone has difficulty climbing stairs, please let them know when you make the reservation. We really loved our meal here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food pretty good, service excellent... Still one of the best values in the city.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely zero wait for our 5pm reservation. Food was excellent, flavorful, and satisfying. Attantion and service was great. Desserts (flan and mousse) were really good. House champagne cocktail was excellent. I read reviews about the stairs, if you know the area and you read the restaurant website you know what to expect, no issues here felt like someones home.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food service good. Location good a bit small where we sat. I’d go back. All ok and pleasant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We travelled from Ireland and had a fantastic time at The Hourglass Tavern. I took my wife and daughter for pre theatre dinner and everything was perfect. Greeted by the gent at the door and looked after by a fantastic lady throughout the meal - I didn’t catch her name but her purple hair and bubbly professional manner left a great impression. Service was attentive but not in the least intrusive and we were never rushed - the 2 hours we spent over dinner flew by. Cocktails, wine and food were tremendous and excellent value. Planning a return visit next year with friends for a triple 50th celebration - can’t wait

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a very sweet, unique, friendly place with great food. The only drawback was the two story climb.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

A real treasure! Just love this place and always have a wonderful experience here! Highest praise to everyone at the restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fun and interesting place, enjoyed the atmosphere and decor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome food as always! Service was excellent! The pre-fix menu is reasonably priced and good for an early evening meal. Downstairs is small but cozy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

A wonderful find in the theatre district. Cozy, romantic and the foed is good.
Low noise level.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing good, cooked to perfection!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This is the 4th time we have been there. It was pre-theater and we sat on 3rd floor as we always do. Our server was great and we went with the pre-fixe menu. Food was very good and also very good value. Neat atmosphere. Was not very crowded so it was very quiet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Had dinner at Hourglass last night prior to going to a show. Service was great, and the food was good. Was a perfect location for us before heading to the theater. We sat on the third floor, which is a cute little cozy room with a bar and maybe about 15 tables. Our waiter was very attentive and we didn't feel rushed or neglected. Will definitely go back to the Hourglass for another pre-theater dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Found this restaurant on a New York website and thought that we would give it a chance after a Sunday matinee. It was within close walking distance of the theater and very quaint and cozy. The pre fixe menu was very affordable and we had a wonderful salad with delicious dressing, fresh baked bread and the grilled chicken and fettuccine Bolognese for dinner with a great tiramisu for dessert. Neither of us could finish our meals so we took our leftovers and the tiramisu to go. With a glass of wine, a beer and both meals, the total is $70 which is unheard of in New York. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or a cozy dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Every staff member was incredibly welcoming and thoughtful! The food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Small place....BIG WIN for us. Great history, owner Josh greeting! The personal touch of it all made us feel welcome from the first minutes there. Food was terrific all served hot. Loved the shrimp and grits. Definitely a repeat place. Waiter courteous and close by. Lucky finds for us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants on Restaurant Row. A small restaurant with three floors of service, this quaint restaurant has outstanding service and the food is exceptional. I would recommend it highly.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Although the service was excellent, the food was awful. I had the spinach ravioli, which was doughy and lacking flavor. The tomato sauce was as if someone put it in a blender. And for the price ... wow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent before theater location; great food; very reasonable prix-fixe menu; friendly, efficient wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Small, even for NYC standards. Food is very good though, as is the service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was very good and very affordable. Specialty cocktails were very good but pricey. Service excellent. I give 4 stars because of the price of the drinks. I will go again and skip the signature cocktails.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

When we fist found the Hourglass Tavern we were so excited. The place is a 3 floor red brick building. So cozy and special. We went there again and loved it even more. Great value for money. The ribs were soft and delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Second time I have been here recently and I have to say everyone here is so nice. Nice goes a long way with me! They were very accomodating to my group and we all were very happy! The second floor bartender was amazing! Took great care of us, beverages and food!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Came here with the family before going to see Wicked. As soon as we walked in the waitress was so warm and welcoming, made us feel comfortable. Loved the ambiance of the place and love the history. The food?? Was amazing!! Had the beet salad, very refreshing and for main entree I had the crab cake, delish! Can't wait to go back again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hourglass was perfect for what we needed, which was dinner before a show - they pride themselves on that - so it worked out. The food was very good - the drinks were excellent - server was lovely. Not an exciting menu, but I expect everything is very good - it's very small - we sat outside in the enclosed vestibule, which was actually fine, because it was quieter and private.

I would certainly recommend for that need - not for a super-special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A nice dinner option before any show

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great cozy intimate restaurant with wonderful service.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Cozy place with good food and service. Excellent pre-show choice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The restaurant is in a quaint brownstone with three floors. The climb to the third floor is worth it for the quiet ambiance we experienced. The waitress was sociable and attentive and the food was delicious. The prix fixe dinner was very affordable and the food choice was adequate. We were there for a "before show" dinner and would definitely go again. Thanks for a lovely meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great. Will be back This coming Saturday.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The hourglass tavern is our favorite restaurant and we always make reservations when we are visiting NYC.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This restaurant made a great date! We were celebrating, and they even gave us a glass of champagne to help make the night celebrate. The restaurant was small and cozy, although I believe there is an upstairs. The restaurant is one I would definitely revisit - the food was amazing, the staff was friendly, the atmosphere was comfortable, and we loved our visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

While not the most comfortable restaurant, the value, service and quality of the food make it a good choice for a pre-theater dinner. Maybe sitting upstairs (rather than ground floor) would be more comfortable, but although I made a reservation, was told you needed to request upstairs to secure a table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food. Great service. Only downside was that we were seated right inside the front door and it was about 20 degrees and windy out. So every time the door opened, we got a blast of cold air.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It's amazing we liove it here !! Perfect for before or after a play

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. Music was a bit load. Otherwise perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have had brunch many times in Hell’s Kitchen but this place was a lucky find thanks to yelp! Though my friend and I had never eaten here before the reviews were great and the menu looked delicious. We were NOT disappointed! I had the steak and eggs and my friend had the fish cake Benny and we both loved what we chose. Everything was hot, super fresh and made to order. We really enjoyed the mango mimosas and the casual cozy atmosphere upstairs. The instruments on the wall were a creative touch! Our server (Jonny?) and the lovely bartender were very attentive and friendly without being overbearing and we didn’t feel rushed at all, quite the contrary. They took exceptional care of us and we were having such a great time we ended up being the last ones to leave! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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