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About The House in Gramercy Park
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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sat-Sun: 11:00am-3:30pm;
Lunch: Tues-Fri: Noon-3:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 4:30pm-11 pm;
Sun 4:30pm - 11 pm
$31 to $50
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E. 16th Street Between Park & Irving
E. 17th Street Between Irving & 3rd Avenue
N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on large party's, buy outs, or special event reservations.
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The House in Gramercy Park is a magnificent space where we can host from your intimate special affairs to your most important corporate functions.
The House in Gramercy Park Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First time to The House. Had high expectations, and it didn't disappoint! The House's menu offers many interesting choices, and I had a difficult time choosing-- love that! The wait service was attentive but not bothersome, and the wine list is reasonably priced with plenty of delicious options. The holiday decorations added to the quaintness of the dining room.
Overall, all good!
Went for boyfriend's birthday. We were given a great table where we could look out the window in the room with the fireplace. They surprised him (and me!) By bringing out a candle on a chocolate cake. He loved it, and me too. Oysters and champagne we're super. Go!
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The service was wonderful, the cocktails were fantastic, the ambiance was great for a date night, and the food was delicious. The nutella s'mores dessert is a MUST HAVE. I haven't stopped thinking about it since! We will definitely be back.
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