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Hourglass Bistro

4.5
4.5
115 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A sliver of history hidden in an 1894 brownstone on a Hell's Kitchen Street, the Hourglass Bistro (formerly known as the Hourglass Tavern) opened in 1983. Over the decades our quaint hearth and home has fed many locals, theater goers and international guests. Now offering a modern seasonal American menu, we are excited to welcome back Broadway, The Times Square community and the travelers that became family. Stop in for a meal and a drink, stay for the warmth and laughter. For reservations, please call 212-265-2060 or find us on Opentable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Tony Figueroa

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    373 west 46th Street between 8th & 9th ave. Closer to 9th ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    All trains lead to Times Square! And we’re a short walk from Times Square and Broadway.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going to Hourglass for thirty years. For this occasion, I wanted to treat a friend to a special night for his birthday and Hourglass did not disappoint. Johnny welcomed as always, and George, who waited, was charming and perfect in every way. The food is always prepared with love, so it feels a bit like you’re eating from a close relative’s kitchen. I had filet mignon, he the salmon. Both perfectly done. To end, they brought a sweet little chocolate lava cake and made the perfect amount of fuss for the birthday. This restaurant remains, for me, one of the gems of NYC right in the heart of the theatre district.
  2. A

    Alaneats

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lobster ravioli in the city. And that fresh made bread is sensational.
  3. DS

    DawnS

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful experience! Wait staff was super. Food was delicious. Tiny space which was a-little hard to maneuver but the staff did their best to make it work. No diet soft drinks which was difficult for my spouse who is diabetic. Nothing on menu was marked gluten free/gluten friendly so I had to guess (being gluten intolerant). Would love if they delineated that in the menu.
  4. V

    Veggielover

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I've always enjoyed this place so I recommended it doe a group outing of 9. Set up was great, but the menu had been updated since I saw it on the web. Took away vegan menu- and upped the prices. Still great food. I will continue to come here.
  5. DG

    DavidG

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I cant think of any better place to have a drink and dinner. The once apartment building constructed in the early 1900s bring you back in time. Its cozy and has great ambiance.
  6. c

    ckalicia55

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Quite frankly the food was not as good as I remember it in the past. I had the pasta alla Norma and it was very basic and cost more than it should have for what I received. The wine was basic also and it was $17 a glass! The waitress was extremely busy so I understand that but the service was erratic. That said, everyone came in at once and with Covid I’ll totally let that slide because I understand that all restaurants are understaffed these days. I think I was mostly disappointed in the food and what I got for the money.
  7. NM

    NanMarie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Small intimate place and good food options at reasonable prices
  8. DS

    DouglasS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Lobster ravioli was a bit mushy and sauce too rich, and Tilapia was dry. Perhaps if simpler fare was ordered it would have been better. The experience and food not as good as the old Hourglass.
  9. FM

    FayeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little restaurant , attentive service , great food and lovely espresso martinis . Definitely worth a visit
  10. EG

    EdgardoG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, small restaurant with a friendly and well informed staff. Meatball with marinara sauce appetizer was delicious and it was a generous serving.
  11. S

    Steph

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place pre theatre! The owner was so king and our bartender/server was amazing! Loved the vibe upstairs and the food was wonderful! Keeping on my pre theatre do in list for sure!
  12. LP

    LawrenceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What an outstanding experience from start to finish! From the kitchen preparing a dinner item that was no longer on the menu, to our server chasing us down the street with a gift bag we'd left behind, the service went above and beyond. Excellent food in a fun laid back atmosphere! What more could anyone want?
  13. MP

    MikeP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, a wide variety of choices and superb service. On top of this, it’s very reasonably priced. Especially in the New York theater district!
  14. DB

    DanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and service for a restaurant near the theatre district. Old NYC feeling and intimate dining room.
  15. J

    Judi

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a quaint atmosphere! Food was excellent, perfectly prepared even after bringing it up 3 floors!! Maria (our served) was outstanding and amiable. Well done all around!
  16. JM

    JulieM

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about the HourGlass Bistro. Our food was amazing and the service is always good. This is our favorite place to eat when visiting NYC.
  17. SD

    SteveD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad to see Hourglass open again! Wonderful friendly service!! One of my favorites.
  18. NC

    NCBSeminole

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful intimate dining experience. Service and food is terrific. We were there just as the Broadway shows were starting so had a perfect long dinner.
  19. AG

    AlexisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fillet and NY strip that we’ve had. Quaint seating with stellar waitstaff. Couldn’t be more pleased!
  20. A

    Actor

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Charming restaurant with good service. Lobster ravioli was delicious. Only negative, didn’t realize there are three floors and no elevator. Was quite a challenge for me. Service was good.
  21. KH

    KarenH

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal at this little restaurant. Service was excellent and friendly and the food was to die for. Cannot recommend enough
  22. EW

    EricW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Second time we have eaten here while in NYC for the day. Very good food at a great price. Waitress was terrific.
  23. LW

    LindaW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely experience! Very good foods and service. Cozy!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem in Hell’s Kitchen. Very small inside with only a couple of tables, but staff makes you feel like you’re family! Excellent food & pre-theater pasta 3-course meal was great! Close to theaters & service was so efficient we got out in plenty of time to get to show! Highly recommend.
  25. MH

    MelissaH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing! Super friendly the moment we arrived. Small space but such a cool NYC experience that are special and nothing like back home in KC. Totally recommend to anyone who wants amazing Italian food, drinks and desserts.
  26. S

    Stella

    Fort Lauderdale

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we fly up back to the city. We always have dinner here. Maria is the best and Chris the owner and his wife are funny.
  27. MA

    MichelleA

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time at Hour Glass. The food was delicious the service was perfect. Attentive, efficient and super friendly. We loved our meal. Location is near the Theaters. Can't say enough. Stop in before or after a play or anytime you are in the city. You will not regret it.
  28. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    The food was mediocre but the wait staff was competent in a busy restaurant
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Very convenient to theaters, food was ok, although somehow blue cheese ended up on our pasta dish, not sure what that was about. Staff were friendly but very busy (down a bartender). Food took a long time, then we were rushed to get out in time for our show, literally had to run to an 8pm show and our reservation was at 6:15. I want to give them more stars because they were all very nice but for a theater place where they need to get people out the door they were disorganized
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back. Close to the theaters and they were wonderful accommodating our schedule.
  31. SJ

    SzonjaJ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The quality of this food was not good.. the service was amazing!
  32. LS

    LaurenS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite! Waiting for kitchen to be open a bit later.
  33. CD

    CharlesDickensLover

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very nice servers - very nice concierge. the item we ordered: chicken on shish-kabobs was very good. There are NO french fries on the menu so if you like those - you won't get them here.
  34. SR

    SharonR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had theater tickets and were looking for a choice that was nearby. We selected Hourglass because they had a variety of choices and my friend has some dietary concerns. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. Warm and friendly feeling and we are adding this to our repeat list.
  35. P

    Puckster

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant that we remember from when we lived in NYC. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating. The ambience of a small bistro was perfect for meeting up with a friend for a pre-show dinner. The food was freshly prepared, and we were all pleased with our choices.
  36. E

    Ellie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Second time there. Myself and friends liked the food very much. Will return. Only complaint- the Caesar salad was overdressed, but otherwise delicious.
  37. A

    Andrea

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was disappointing. Nothing special. It was much better a few years ago. Service was very good. But we won’t likely go back.
  38. JA

    JohnA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hourglass Bistro never disappoints! Consistently serving up delicious entrees at reasonable prices, this little gem on Restaurant Row will become your “go to spot” in the Theater District. Comfort food is always on the menu at The Hourglass Bistro! And, the outstanding customer service you receive from servers like Maria (who makes “everyday dining” feel like a “special occasion”) will bring you back again!
  39. BM

    BethM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience - a true taste of NYC!
  40. CS

    CSCAN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Was told there was a storied happy hour here, but instead found overpriced, mediocre drinks.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Hourglass Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 265-2060.

Hourglass Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Hourglass Bistro

373 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    373 west 46th Street between 8th & 9th ave. Closer to 9th ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    All trains lead to Times Square! And we’re a short walk from Times Square and Broadway.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Tony Figueroa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2060

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