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About The House

The House is a magnificently restored 1854 carriage house located in the historic Gramercy Park. The three floor layout allows us to accommodate from your most intimate gatherings to large party events.

121 E 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sat-Sun: 11:00am-3:30pm; Lunch: Tues-Fri: Noon-3:30pm Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 4:00pm-11 pm; Fri-Sat 4:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
Irving Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 353-2121

Website:
http://www.thehousenyc.com/

Parking Details:
E. 16th Street Between Park & Irving
E. 17th Street Between Irving & 3rd Avenue

Public Transit:
N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square

Executive Chef:
Sean Olnowich

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Katherine Trujillo at events@thehousenyc.com for more information on large party's, buy outs, or special event reservations.

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Private Dining

The House is a magnificent space where we can host from your intimate special affairs to your most important corporate functions.

The House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
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Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Romantic restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Having been twice before and having enjoyed the food and service, we were hugely disappointed with our waiter this time. After he took our food order, we didn't see him again until we were almost finished with our entrees, at which point we were expecting him to ask us if everything was to our satisfaction. Instead, he cleared our empty drink glasses without offering us a second round, all without speaking to us. For dessert, he simply dropped off four menus again without saying anything. We had to ask for our check. Unacceptable service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was outstanding and the Shortribs particularly good. Great atmosphere.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Outstanding spot for the special event.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very nice ambiance (a former carriage house, delicious food, especially the octopus appetizer. Noise level was moderate, a real plus for those who want to converse easily with dining partners. This was our second visit, and we will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The card was too rich. The place was too empty. The price of the martinis was very high.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I took my husband here for his birthday. Unfortunately, the fireplace wasn't working and there was a private event happening upstairs which is supposed to be nicer than the ground floor, but it was still a very nice experience. Great waiter, really good food (bigger portions than I would have expected!), unique old-meets-new environment and nice find in a neighborhood we don't often go to. We will definitely be back for another occasion so that we can experience the other floor as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for brunch. Had to ask for cream (milk) for coffee. Had to ask to have music turned down. Hard to get servers' attention. Menu not fully descriptive. Ordered side order of home fries (which were like badly smashed potatoes) not home fries) because omelette description did not include them but there they were ... a big blobby spoonful. Would not have ordered more if known. Beautiful place but none of the staff except for the busboy seemed to care about the customers...just talking to each other.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was good. Indifferent salad that we asked to split but we had to do ourselves. Very good entrees, but loud lousy AM radio music in a carriage house setting was awful. Manager was very nice but said management would not let them change it. V empty for a Sunday nite; bathrooms had not been cleaned since lunch shift. Won't go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was well presented. The deviled egg selection excellent. Octopus good. Hamburger tasty. A little pricey. We were the only ones on the top floor since it was early. Tables very small and cramped - we switched our seats so that one of us was not sitting in the passage aisle from the bar to the dining area. The dinner menu was presented (we were early since we went to a matinee close-by). We gave our order and told that our choice was not available until 7PM. Really? Otherwise, wait staff very efficient and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went there during a brief NYC visit staying at the Inn at Irving Place right around the corner. We met a friend there and it was a wonderful experience. It was originally a carriage house but has gone through several metamorphoses over the years.

We began with some signature cocktail that did not fail to excite the palate. It was followed by oysters and octopus which were delectable. For entrees, we had sea scallops and a lasagna containing wild boar, pancetta, Piedmontese beef, and thyme.

Dessert capped it off with a chocolate mousse cake.

We would highly recommend it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We came here to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. I made reservations. The place was beautiful, crowded but quiet. We sat upstairs , as the downstairs area was already full. The food was delicious. Nice sized portions and I'm a pretty big eater. I asked if they had any celebratory desserts (which meant, could you put a candle in it). They were happy to accommodate and they offered it complementary, which I didn't expect. The hostess and the waiters were super nice, and very helpful. It was quite a romantic evening. The only con I have for The House, were the servers. The "gentlemen" who actually served the food. They were extremely abrupt and rude. One even told my girlfriend to " stop talking". The thing is we didn't ask them for anything. Our waiter was more than accommodating. I'm a native New Yorker, born and bred. Abrupt and rudeness usually go over my head. And sometimes people are having a bad day. But for 2 of them to act this way, was totally unacceptable. Had it not been her birthday, and my maturity level , and the ability to write a review about them, ol' boy would have been outfitted in the steaming hot nutella s'mores he served. I usually tip everyone that make my experiences wonderful, even if they only gave me a new fork or poured me a glass of water. Needless to say, I didn't leave tweedle dee and tweedle dumb anything, but a bit of advice. Be kind to everyone. The one you mistreat may be the very one preventing someone from throwing you over a wall! Overall though, The House is very nice.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Birthday.
Poor service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was excellent. We had salads and the scallop and lamb main courses, everything tasted great. Service was efficient, although a little cold. The second floor of the restaurant, where we sat, was lovely. However, we only got there after being offered a terrible table in the bar area and insisted on sitting somewhere else. While prices are high, the food is worth it, but they could do better on service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The "House' has all that it takes to easily become your home. The menu selection was generous but not overwhelming. Upstairs or down it never loses its charm. The table staff and wait staff were courteous and efficient (our waiter was outstanding, excellent service, timely, all served at once and let us dictate the timing of our meals. Make sure you take advantage of the cozy atmosphere on good or more challenging weather days, it easily adapts its congenial personality
Kevin

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Love this restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We set a celebrated a birthday at the house. They surprised us with a champagne toast. Food was amazing and clever as where the drinks. Excellent wine list. Definitely going back

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great place for an impromptu dinner - welcoming, very good food and service - first time there, but won't be the last!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I went to the house for my daughters 23rd birthday. She chose the facility and all I can say is wow. Everything was amazing. Including my luck to get parking literally right outside the front door.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went here for dinner with my family and were so well taken care of - service was excellent and very attentive to our needs. It's rare to find such a friendly place in the city. Food was also delicious and well presented. Cannot recommend it enough!! A gem of a restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Terrible terrible service. I have eaten there before and it was good- but this time was just beyond awful. And food no better. Will not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent service. Food delicious. Salad scallops and red velvet cheesecake. Would have liked to try half order of farrro as an app but kitchen not flexible. Music on loop was really bad and way too loud at the beginning. Pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food and service were terrific but The House was in desperate need of lots of TLC. Poor reprinting jobs, chair pads with rips, a bar that desperately needed organizing (upstairs), badly scruffed floors.

I hope our waiter finds a better venue, he was great.

We were the only diners there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food was wonderful. Server was inattentive. We ate in a small area on the main floor. Server kept pacing, but was very late. I had to call him over to order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Found the restaurant on-line. Decided on the food and wine for dinner before going to the restaurant. I ordered 2 glasses of champagne for me and my wife. We then ordered the Cod and were told they did not have it. I was a bit disappointed so I ordered lamb and my wife had the scallops. I then ordered a bottle of Hendry Cabernet and they were out of that. I told Carlos our waiter that I was VERY disappointed first about the Cod and now the wine. Carlos talked to the manager and he was able to find a bottle. We then had after dinner drinks. We asked for another and they were out of that. It seems who ever is responsible for reordering & restocking is not doing their job. All in all I give The House high marks. Everything we ate and drank was excellent including the service performed by Carlos.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Howey our waiter made the experience absolutely amazing. Well def be coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Beautiful very good service great ambiance and food. Lovely experience

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Amazing, love the total package. Food, drinks, and ambiance!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I left Very disappointment with my first and believe me, my last visit to The House. Indifferent service, I had to pour my own wine but they charged $35 corkage service-fee. If you're going to charge a fee, that's fine, I don't mind paying but I better get some service. Our server didn't know the menu or what was going on in the restaurant, he had to run downstairs to seek answers that should've been known before and updates communicated during service. I had to utilize the same dirty silverware throughout; unacceptable. I had to flag the Bussboy down Emilio (very helpful) to get anything because our waiter was too busy doing side-work, at least the food was good until we saw a mouse running in the middle of the dining room. The manager came to our table to apologize buying two of our cocktails. Then she says that it doesn't happen that often... are you serious? and then excusing it by saying "we are in NYC"... come on!!! You're running a restaurant serving food!!! Over all just a dreadful experience.

Perhaps what makes me least inclined to forgive The House is the fact that they had all the men power to impress a first time guest who's trying half of the entire menu in one sitting. This goes to show you that they just simply don't care. I have little sympathy for the utter lack of grace displayed by the whole team. It's a shame!

Needless to say that I will not be returning when there are many far better options out there as I will advise my friends and family of the same.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Execellet experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall excellent, will return. Our waiter Vincent was very nice and attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The House is one of my favorite restaurants. The ambiance is lovely and the service is just right. I keep coming back whenever I get the chance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our experience was wonderful. We loved the history of The House. There are two bars & dining areas - upper and lower. The lower level bar and dining are perfect for the casual get together. The upper level is suited for an intimate or special experience, a little more formal appeal. Beautiful bars have marble or granite tops, hard wood floors and lots of windows to the street. The food and service were exceptional. Ask for Vincent for a truly special dining experience. Rated Tops and will return. Menue was wonderful- The Mac and Cheese & Deviled Eggs are still on my mind :)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great meal, great evening. Couldn't fault a thing. Thank you.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The House is JUST GOOD. The menu has not changed much in the last few years. The service was slow. The food is just okay. The place itself is unique given that it's in a townhouse. But, after that wears off you're not left with too much to say about it. If you have any allergens or dietary restrictions the menu is limited and the kitchen will not do anything to substitute items. I've lived in NYC my whole life, 41 years to be exact. This place used to super cute and the food was much better. We sat upstairs on a 2 top table. The floors were slanted, the seats need to be re-upholstered, the lighting was so dim you couldn't see your food. Honestly, within a 3 block walk you have ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina you're better off going there and having an AMAZING MEAL plus GREAT SERVICE!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I can't believe I had never been to The House before and walk past it every day. I had a friend/colleague in from Paris and I wanted to take her some place unique but close to the office and her hotel, so we wouldn't have to travel too far. I found The House and the story behind it and knew it would be perfect, what I wasn't expecting is how FANTASTIC the food is too! I'll definitely be back. Service is so-so but everything else makes this a really cool spot for a girls dinner, romantic date, celebration, business dinner, or really no occasion at all. It's just a great spot all around!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This place is a gem. First visit but won't be the last. Beautiful intimate space on two floors plus a few tables outside. The short rib was fabulous. Great service. Lovely side street setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Food was overpriced for the quality. Very disappointing, would not go again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

What a lovely place. This old Carriage house has a staff that appears to love working here! They really aim to please. We sat upstairs where it is quiter and more intimate. The food if very good as are the drinks. This is a special place for anyone who likes good food, good surroundings and good drinks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and service was exceptional. They made us feel at home out of the gates. What a perfect evening . Many thanks to the entire staff.

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