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About Serafina at The Time Hotel

Bringing authentic Italian fare to the heart of New York City, Serafina extended their famous eateries to the hip Time Hotel. This sanctuary set in the middle of boisterous Times Square next to Broadway hit The Book of Mormon was fashioned by renowned designer David Rockwell. The cozy ambiance combined with Serafina’s unbelievable thin crust pizza and homemade pastas, is the prefect refuge from the outside hustle and bustle.

Located in the heart of the Broadway Theater District, Serafina at The Time Hotel is the perfect pre or post show venue. International tourists, local business professionals and residents alike enjoy Serafina’s signature home comforts, upbeat environment and authentic Italian cuisine.

224 West 49th Street
The Time Hotel
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 247-1000

Website:
http://timehotel.serafinarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available, please contact us for details.

Parking Details:
A public lot is available across the street from the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private room, semi-private events, cocktails etc

Private Dining

The Penthouse dining room is available for private parties for up to 35 guests for a seated dinner, up to 45 for cocktail reception. More options are available.

Serafina at The Time Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (24)
Casual (18)
Good for a Date (11)
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Fun (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was only OK, the ambiance was ok, the seating is so close together/tight but luckily the diners next to us were a lot of fun, they kinda made the experience great, definitely not the food, it was mediocre.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great location in the theater district. Warm, welcoming and friendly. We arrived 1/2 hour early - no problem. We were seated at our table, had a glass of wine, and weren't rushed. Food was both beautifully presented and delicious; again, we weren't rushed - we could take our time over each course. Our server was considerate and gave good recommendations. I was delighted that they have soy milk available for their coffee drinks; I'm lactose intolerant and most restaurants don't have a non-dairy option. Only downside - it is noisy. But, we'll definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Ordered special steak. Was over-cooked and very expensive. felt like a cheap hotel dining. Other Serafina's have proven to be a much better experience. Stick with the pasta (safer).
Staff was friendly and very nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was just ok... didn’t appreciate the automatic 20% gratuity charge. Pretty sure it’s illegal to do that in NYC.

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

Great selections of salads and pastas and each one we tried was excellent. The service was attentive and prompt, especially when eating before a show.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall very good spot for pre-theater dining. Pasta dishes were delish, portions were generous. Family-friendly and buzzing with conversations so not sure I’d recommend for a quiet date. It took awhile for our waiter to come by and take our drink order. We opted to order everything at once and then drinks and food came at a good clip.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall it was just ok. I expected it to be better but maybe I would have liked it better if I tried a pasta dish. Got the filet mignon burger and not convimced it was actualy filet mignon.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year celebration

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious authentic full flavoured fresh Italian food and service was excellent. Super fast for NYE. Decorated the place very well and really made it special. Waiting staff were brilliant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. A little heavy on the cheese for me, but most people love that.

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

My family and I had a wonderful experience here. After seeing a show we went there for dinner. We arrived early for our reservation, the staff was so kind and courteous seeing that I had a 5 year old with me they offered us a table after they had a cancellation. It was so appreciated . Everyone (including my 5 year old) enjoyed the food and restaurant. I would definitely return and recommend to others. Much thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous meal before theatre! Thanks, Pablo for suggestions and patience with us!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service. Met my cousin for a nice Xmas lunch.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant was very noisy. It was extremely cold. We were not the only ones keeping our jackets on during the dinner. Our waiter was somewhat arrogant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Received our meal very quickly - good thing. The food was delicious. The restaurant was very busy so our waiter took our order then we didn't see him again until we asked for the check...so that was not very good.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very busy Christmas dinner rush, but wait staff moved us from drafty area promptly and cheerfully.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Place is good, service needs lot of improvements

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Solid dining experience.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was excellent as with most Serafina restaurants. Service was terrible - not the waiter’s fault as the kitchen was backed up. All of our meals were pasta so not complicated. We were nearly late for the show we were seeing after.

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

We went to Serafina and did not get credit for attending! Not sure y

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very convenient to theater we were attending. At 6PM the place was beginning to fill and get noisy but you could still talk easily. We were promptly seated in a nice table in a 2 party alcove toward the front
Service was prompt both for a drink and dinner. We both had different pasta that was good but really memorable—no reason to go there for a “special” entree
All in we enjoyed the place but would go out of our way to go back—but very convenient for before theater meal

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was well prepared/ server was excellent/fast pre show service

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The table they seated us at was too small for six people despite making a reservation weeks in advance. The service was slow, no refills, no check ins.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. Right next door to our theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food,great service,great location .We had an early dinner after a matinee show

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We found Serafina restaurant near the theater we were going to. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the theater district. We started off with the Formaggi D'italia pizza. This is a 4 cheese white pizza with a thin crust. It was excellent and the mix of fontina, mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano & gorgonzola was perfect as no one cheese overpowered the other cheese flavors. For our main course, we both ordered the Tris of Sofia
(min. 2 orders) Ravioli with butter & sage, Gnocchi al Pesto, Paglia & Fieno. I would highly recommend this entre for the variations in texture and flavor.
When we are back in NY near the theater district we will come hear again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food. Good for pre theater dinner in theater district

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were underwelmed by the food at this location and the space was crammed with tables. Wouldn't visit this location again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Other than being hot seated at the back of the restaurant near the pizza oven, Serafina was a positive experience. We were eating before a show, and the food came out promptly. The wait staff was attentive, and the food was quite good. I had the pasta special- tagliatelle with steak tenderloins and mushrooms.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was excellent - I had the homemade fettucine in light tomato cream sauce - asked them to add chicken which was no problem and it delicious. And the ambience - urban chic of course - was great. Server was very attentive without being overly so - and we never felt rushed. Overall a great pre-theatre dinner - we will go back!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

WE HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE DINNER PRIOR TO A SHOW.

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT

SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD AND ACCOMODATING

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sat at bar to eat. Asked server (not bartender) for day's specials and he said "we just got what's on the menu." I eat here every Saturday so I knew that wasn't the case, and it wasn't. He just didn't want to check. We never got bread. I ordered the lentils side dish but got lentil soup; I said nothing since it was so packed and my partner would have finished dinner by the time they would have rectified this. There just HAS to be a better way of taking care of the people dining at the high tops around the bar so we don't get forgetten in the mess.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food. Exceptional service. Great spot for pre theater dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, service and food selection. Close to BroDway shows. Very clean, easy access

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Were going to the theater. They had fast friendly service. Food was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

when in to NYC to see Kinky Boots in celebration of our 46th wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Time at New York hotel, and didn't want to drop $300 in a NYC steak house, so we opted for Serafina's Shrimp Risotto and Branzino for a perfect evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious Pasta & Delicious Service!
We always make Serafina a stop on out NYC trips. Consistently good. Our server this trip made the stop
A fun one.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good restaurant , the food is very good, the atenttion is excellent, noisy

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very good food at reasonable prices. One negative - there is only one individual-use bathroom for the entire restaurant and the lines can get very long, particularly at pre-theater hours.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food is excellent and the service was FANTASTIC! Our host was kind enough to speed up the service and food since we had a Broadway show! A MUST GO restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating
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