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First visit to New York. Initial research in planning for the visit suggested this would be an interesting restaurant to try. We were not disappointed. Really neat restaurant in an old carriage house. Food was excellent. Service very good and low key. What we like. My wife had the cod and I had the scallops Both prepared perfectly. Pouilly Fume excellent wine to accompany the food. Will be on our restaurant list for the next visit.
Started with two glasses of water both filthy with some unknown pulpy substance floating in both (it wasn’t lemon water; just filthy). Then before the main dishes arrived we were overwhelmed by the smell of gas leaking from the nearby fireplace, which they had to turn off. Then the eggs Benedict arrived, improperly cooked with hard yokes, and cold. Then we smelled something like Raid inspect killer wafting from the kitchen. Horrible experience in a charming building. Never going back, what a shame. At least the waiter comped the bottled water after we sent back the dirty tap water.
Have eaten here several times and each time the food was excellent.
I really like going to the House. Everything is nice there: from the decor that does look like a real house, making it feel really cosy, to the staff who is so friendly and warm. It's a really nice moment!
I took my friend who just moved from Paris and that was the first restaurant I took her too.
Thumbs up to everyone at The House!
Excellent service, great meal
Unfortunately, our experience was a negative one. Up front it must be said that this was in no way due to the quality of the food, or the service, both of which were of high quality.
We went to The House for our anniversary dinner, based in several reviews indicating it was a good venue for a romantic dinner.
Our experience was that the restaurant was way too noisy and th ambiance anything but ‘romantic’. Being that the main dining area is relatively small ) it being a converted town house) the tables are compressed-way too close together. Also the hardwood floors and the ceiling have not been soundproofed, so the result is that noise reverberates throughout the room. It also didn’t help that the next table was quite ‘over the top’ (alcohol-wise).
Foot was of high quality, albeit the servings wee in the smallish side and the prices high for the quantity served.
On the positive side the servers were very professional but their efforts could not make up for the ‘assaultive’ Moodiness of the place.
Will not return.
We had a delicious brunch- superior food quality with fresh ingredients in a truly charming interior that felt like a bit of New York history. We will definitely go back. I would also like to try it for dinner.
Although the restaurant is located within a beautiful townhouse on a scenic side street near the park, the positives of the experience about end there. The food was very poor quality and expensive, given the taste.
We had braised wild mushrooms with truffle for the appetizer. The mushrooms were submerged within a purée that was flavorless and soggy...which is surprising how weak the flavor was given that there was truffle in the mix.
For dinner we had a strip steak. We asked for it pink. The sauce it was marinated in was ok, but the piece of meat was fatty and very over-cooked. Only the center was pink. The rest was cooked to brownish gray. Also the potatoes that came on the side were flavorless, like the starter course.
Finished with a warm apple pie/pastry type desert. Again, the flavors were very weak, and the pastry bread that it came baked in was hard and cardboard-like.
For three not-so-great courses and a glass of wine it came to $155 per person after tip.
Although the charm of the building and it’s location are alluring, there are many tastier alternatives in other cozy spots throughout downtown. Not worth the visit.
My wife and I had been wanting to eat at The House for a while. So, when they had reservations available for Valentines Day, we jumped on it. Here are our impressions:
First, the food was fantastic! I had the short rib and my wife had scallops. Both were delicious. The only drawback was that, for Valentines Day, they offered only a prefix menu. It was $100 per person. So, when we added a bottle of wine, our bill exceeded $300. Steep, yes, but whatever it was a special occasion.
The service was also very good. The hostess was a little abrupt, but our waiter was great.
Here’s the thing though: The House seems really cool because it’s a restaurant situated inside a quaint little house in the middle of New York City. But, when you eat there, you quickly realize that it’s a restaurant situated inside a quaint LITTLE house in the middle of New York City. It’s a very tight fit. My wife and I sat at a table in what was the basement, squeezed between three other couples directly across from the semi-open kitchen — not horrible, but not great either.
Overall, we’d go back — the food was seriously that good. But, we’d definitely aim for a date when the place is a little less crowded.
Didn’t have our table ready upstairs so we sat downstairs at a bistro table. Would rather sit upstairs
Recommend the atmosphere is perfect for dining no cellphones staff attentive not overpowering food excellent
Had a wonderful meal with my wife and in-laws. The food was superb, the service was attentive, the ambience was magical. Loved the cassoulet and the truffle Mac and cheese, also the deviled eggs. Delicious!
Food was amazing
If you are really hungry, go somewhere else.
It is a lovely atmosphere, but you cannot eat atmosphere.
Great time and food except it was rather cold on the second floor
Great butternut squash soup and kale/brussel sprout salad. The homemade lasagna is one of the best in the city. Great cocktail list.
Great house burger. Delicious appetizers,deviled egg tasting with caviar,bacon,lobster,jalapeño. Charming brownstone that’s very cozy. We had a wonderful lunch experience.
Always a great place to dine at! Really enjoyed the rissotto and red velvet cake that was part of the restaurant week menu.
I went during Restaurant week, would have been great to try signature dishes in the menu. Great service!
This restaurant is NOT offering restaurant week even though there is a restaurant week lunch menu published on open table and nycgo. We requested the items on the menu as they basically told us that they didn’t have the ingredients so we couldn’t order those dishes. The waiter graciously offered our first round of drinks on the house but we still felt duped since we came for the parsnip soup and risotto.
We loved it! There was an issue with the Restaurant Week menu...but the manager there compensated us. Our waiter was great! (Vince)
Very bad experience. They were not fully open at the time of my reservation and the whole staff used the first floor as the staff hangout. Reservation was at 11, I walked into the restaurant at the same time as the hostess at 10:58. We had to get out of our seats to ask for anything we needed (water, coffee, spoons for the coffee, when we were ready to order, etc...). They were folding piles of laundered napkins on the bar/bar stools and were opening the bar/restocking the Bar our whole meal. There were only 4 of us for brunch but 2 meals came out first and the other 2 didn’t come out until 5 minutes later which was very awkward. The food wasn’t great, much better places in Gramercy!
I happened to book for restaurant week but they didn’t have a restaurant week menu so we ordered from the regular menu.
VERY DISAPPOINTED with our visit on Saturday night. Had booked a table for a special birthday celebration and we were seated at a high top table in the bar. When I explained the situation to the manager he was not particularly interested and when I asked why my reservation for a table in the restaurant, which is upstairs, was filled with a high top in the bar, he said Saturday night was very busy and shrugged. The restaurant had the opportunity to explain we would be eating in the bar with they called to confirm on Friday. The food was fine but it was not the special occasion it was meant to be. Disappointed in their lack of customer service.
Cute place but the main dining room is a bit lackluster
The restaurant is small, cozy. The upstairs is very nice. The bar area on the main level is more casual with high tables. Didn’t get to see the downstairs. I had soup and chicken. Both were excellent. My wife had the lasagna. It was flavorful. She liked it very much. The waiter and staff were very courteous and accommodating. I just had a knee operation and they found me a comfortable table. The lasagna was just a little late coming out of the kitchen and they comped it when they really didn’t have too. Overall a very nice experience.
Excellent for a special occasion in the 'wine cellar'
The food and service was excellent. If you are looking for a romantic place, look no further.
I decided to try this place during lunch of Restaurant Week so that if it was good, we would have a new place to go, and could look forward to dinner there some time, and if it wasn't to our liking, then only lunch time and a small bucket of money would be lost. Their Restaurant Week lunch menu featured vegetarian options for me and that was a factor in choosing to spend lunch there, too. Our favorites were the appetizers--the parsnip soup and the kale salad. The salad was large, perhaps dressed heavier than some would prefer, and had the right crispness, freshness, zest and crunch. The soup had a deep roasted flavor and was the perfect hot temperature. Sourdough bread was served along with the apps, and it was airy and moist with a hearty crunchy crust. Butternut squash risotto had a fennel or licorice type undertone to it, which was not disappointing, simply not my preference. The husband's stuffed grilled cheese was delivered as requested, without mushrooms, and did not live up to its name. It wasn't gooey or indulgent as 'stuffed' conjured in our one collective mind. The sandwich was dry. He did not care for the accompanying salad. My dessert was a trio of gelato and it was placed in front of me without identifying any of them. I thought that was fun and would give them a go to see what flavors spoke. Well, I did not do a great job of guessing, other than being certain the center one was not vanilla. My rum raisin guess, was fig. Raisins only belong in oatmeal, and well, now the same goes for figs, as far as I am concerned. 'Not vanilla' was honey lavender. That's fine, but not interested in spending calories there either. My favorite was a pecan praline guess and it was maple walnut. Very nutty and sweet and creamy. The trio was a large portion size andI was glad about that. The husband had red velvet cheesecake, and seemed more like cake than cheesecake. Also it arrived to the table disfigured, its point crumbling away from its slice.
This is such a cute and cozy restaurant, despite showing us to our table they were very accommodating when we asked to change to a different one and made me an amazing espresso martini even though it wasn't on the menu. Our waiter Victor (I think) was amazing and really attentive, I couldn't fault him. The dessert was delish!
My friend and I ate downstairs by the bar and near the fireplace and we both loved the ambiance, service and food. Excellent restaurant week value - parsnip soup was delicious (and beautifully presented) and Branzino was perfectly prepared. Enjoyed the small ginger crepe brûlée for dessert too though would have liked more ginger.
Amazing truffle mac and cheese. The flat bread appetizer was also delicious as was the cucumber martini. Great meal and attentive service from start to finish.
Very nice and cozy ambience. The management graciously sent over champagne for our anniversary. Tasty food.
Lovely setting but do not sit by the window as there is a bad draft. Absolutely freezing!
I had an excellent dinner at House a few years ago, but I took a friend there for brunch this past weekend and it wasn't a hit. We ordered the Eggs Benedict, and in both cases the yokes were cooked solid through. I know eggs are tricky, and that Hollandaise sauce takes forever, but the yoke is the real star of the dish.
Nice location just off Pre Avenue, cozy little townhouse the has been converted. Small bar downstairs with around 6 high top tables. Was a bit loud to start, but calmed down as dinner went on
Food was excellent, deviled eggs and cassoulet were outstanding. Solid service and nice ambience, fun little spot.
Lovely, old townhouse turned into a restaurant with ambiance. The food was fine but the menu limited. We thought the service was very good, but the hostess could be more friendly.
Loved the House! I was here with a rather difficult group of people (including one who was rude to our lovely waiter, which I apologize about), and we had a terrific night. Great food, wine, service, and a cozy interior. I’ll be coming back!
Hostess service was poor - booked an early reservation. Came in with my wife and a baby. We were the first ones seated in an empty upstairs room. Hostess made a comment to us that they have other reservations that night and we had to be out by 8PM (again we had a reservation and were the only ones in the restaurant). Completely unnecessary, inappropriate and offensive. By the way, our baby was quiet the entire evening.
Total hidden gem! Great everything
Excellent Brunch menu! Great service and reasonable prices