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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.

121 East 17th St
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: Mon-Thurs: 4:30pm-11 pm;
Fri-Sat 4:30pm-12:00am
Sun 4:30pm - 11 pm

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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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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (19)
Romantic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Didn’t have our table ready upstairs so we sat downstairs at a bistro table. Would rather sit upstairs

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

Recommend the atmosphere is perfect for dining no cellphones staff attentive not overpowering food excellent

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

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!

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

Food was amazing

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

Great time and food except it was rather cold on the second floor

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

Great butternut squash soup and kale/brussel sprout salad. The homemade lasagna is one of the best in the city. Great cocktail list.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always a great place to dine at! Really enjoyed the rissotto and red velvet cake that was part of the restaurant week menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great place!
I went during Restaurant week, would have been great to try signature dishes in the menu. Great service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We loved it! There was an issue with the Restaurant Week menu...but the manager there compensated us. Our waiter was great! (Vince)

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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

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.

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

Cute place but the main dining room is a bit lackluster
Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent for a special occasion in the 'wine cellar'

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service was excellent. If you are looking for a romantic place, look no further.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very nice and cozy ambience. The management graciously sent over champagne for our anniversary. Tasty food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Lovely setting but do not sit by the window as there is a bad draft. Absolutely freezing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Total hidden gem! Great everything

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent Brunch menu! Great service and reasonable prices

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The restaurant is very quaint but cramped. It’s a tight squeeze which made dining uncomfortable. The food was adequate. The service was very friendly but slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very good service and menu. The house staff was very considerate and let our table of six linger for a very long time. Will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

nice little townhouse on a quiet side street with a fireplace

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

An escape within the city. A relaxing and enjoyable place to catch up with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

2people,2.5 glasses of wine, 12 oysters, 2 smelled like old dead fish, split 2 appetizers, 260$$ including 20% tip. Upstairs or downstairs,it's an old small house with 1 small bath. Resturants come and go. Once is enough 4 me..Maybe socialize @ the bar???

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

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I brought my sister and mom, who were in town on a girls' weekeend, and we were pleasantly surprised by this place... It was perfect. Such character - and for great value - with a pared down but inevitablly delicious menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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