About The Houndstooth Pub

The Houndstooth Pub is a two-story gastropub in the ever popular Garment District. This traditional pub opened in 2007 and is co-owned by Rock band Snow Patrol. The traditional pub cuisine combined with friendly and helpful service has been attracting tourists, locals and celebrities (James Corden, Jay Z, Beyonce, Courtney Cox, Ed Sheeran, Brooke Shields and many more).
Our menu features large portions of only the best fresh, local, healthy comfort food 7 days a week.

520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, British, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday 12pm -4pm
Sunday 11 am -4pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm
Dinner: 5pm 11pm Daily

Cross Street:
37th and 8th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 643-0034

Website:
http://www.houndstoothpub.com/

Catering:
The Houndstooth Pub offers a wide variety of Party Platters and Chaffing Dishes for your next event. For more information about catering please feel free to call 212.643.0034. Our two private rooms on the lower level room are perfect for hosting a large dinner party or private business affair. For more information about booking a private event please call 212.643.0034

Public Transit:
The Houndstooth Pub is located on the corner of 37th and 8th Ave, walking distance from Port Authority, Penn Station, and Times Square Stations.

Private Party Facilities:
The private lower level room is perfect for hosting a large dinner party or private business affair. For more information about booking a private event please call 212.643.0034

Private Party Contact:
Jesse: (212) 643-0034

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We cater to all kinds of Private Events contact us 212 643 0034

The Houndstooth Pub Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (7)
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Late-night Find (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (4)
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Quick Bite (4)
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Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Made reservations here for after a show to be close to Penn Station. Reasonably priced good food and drinks. As previously mentioned (and we weren't in a rush) a slow time frame from when order was given to waitress (who was very nice!) to when she brought to table. Place was busy so I'd recommend reservations. All in all good and would return.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was the worst dinning experience I’ve ever had in the city. I’ve eaten At houndstooth pub before and it was great but last night my friends and I waited for over an hour and still never received our food while tables who ordered and seated after us had received their food. Our waiter kept promising our food was coming and only came to us when we signaled for him. Mind you we all only ordered burgers. I understand a kitchen can get slammed and a lot of people ordering at the same time can get overwhelming but after being there for 1 hour and 20 mins we ended up paying for our drinks and leaving because we never got our food!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was quite good for the price but the server has zero personality

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Was having dinner with a business mate was good food and service just was on the loud side

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great but service was not as good as usual. Maybe an off night but our appetizers and main course was delivered at same time and waiter forgot our drinks until we were able to finally grab him halfway through the meal. The French onion soup is amazing.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was very food, pleasant atmosphere, and service was stellar.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Good food...better service...worth a try any time. Apps and meal equally good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES AND LIKE IT EVERY TIME
THE CHILLI IS THE BEST !!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went to Houndstooth Pub with friends specifically because of its Penn Station location. We had a 5pm reservation and we were seated immediately downstairs. Upstairs was very crowded and loud so we were all very happy to sit downstairs which was very quiet. Two of us had the Guinness Babyback ribs, one had chicken and one had salmon. We all enjoyed our meals.

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

We went for dinner the other night. Originally we were seated upstairs where it was impossible to hear any conversation. Fortunately a table downstairs opened up right away. It was still pretty noisy but less deafening.

The lamb chops were small but really good. My friends ordered the pasta which they thought was just okay. The dessert, a chocolate lava cake, was an enjoyable way to end the meal.

If you want to be able to converse this place would not be my first choice. Perhaps it's quieter on other nights of the week. But the pub fare is of good quality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I don't normally write reviews but I would have given this restaurant 5 stars if it weren't for the service. We got there at 5:00 on a Saturday. Very empty, waiter came over seemed nice, etc.
Once it got a little busy, I asked and waited over 20 minutes for a refill on a diet coke and water (which was my fault, should have said very little ice) After waiting the 25 minutes, we flagged down a waiter and asked him to please get us the beverages and we had been waiting. We finally got our beverages but I thought our waiter was 50/50. He did however, after telling us he would have to look for candle, get one and we wished my niece a happy birthday. I am not
doing this to get anyone in trouble. I think they need to up their game with more waiters. Felt four wasn't enough as the place filled up pretty quick and they looked like they were overworked.

THE FOOD WAS fabulous! No matter what we ordered, delicious.
Ordered onion rings and artichoke appetizers, Short ribs sandwich and Sweet potato fries!!!
Chicken pot pie and a grilled chicken sandwich with spinach. Dessert decadent, molten lava cake, if you love dark chocolate!!!!! Yummy

It is worth the trip, just prepare yourself on those busy nights to ask the waiter ahead of time
to refill your beverages and check up on you more often.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, People Watching, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was good. It is a bit loud but tolerable. The ceviche was not ceviche

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I made a mistake with the tip and had to call back, Bill issued a credit without hesitation.
A very honorable man.
The restaurant was thoughtful and let the 6 of us just sit and talk before and after lunch.
We will now use the Houndstooth as a local destiny restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. The food was good. The waitress was very accommodating with a couple of simple requests like no crouton in the onion soup and 2 plates extra plates for starters. We had a couple of starters and the entree was brought before we finished them. Obviously, that's a no-no. I had an Absolut and tonic with lime juice and it had very little flavor and way too much ice. It is lively and noisy so I wouldn't recommend for someone who wanted a romantic, quiet spot. Other than those 2 missteps we liked the restaurant and would return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nice atmosphere to have a quick meal and a drink before going home.

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

It wasn't bad by no means but not anything so special either, my app was good if you like artichoke hearts and my husband had French onion soup which he really enjoyed. Then for dinner he had steak tip sandwich which was fine not great though. I had the burger which was too big and a bit tough. No flavor to the meat itself, it seemed like straight up beef. Nice place as far as the restaurant itself and close to MSG which is why we chose it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

This really isn't a date restaurant and more of a spot to grab a drink after work. One of our meals, the veggie burger, arrived cold. However, the server was quick to fix it and it was quite tasty. The other meal was not. My boyfriend got bangers and mash and the portions were far too small and the quality was comparable to a frozen meal. All in all, a decent happy hour and friendly enough waitstaff but I wouldn't recommend the food to a friend.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Five family members and I ate here prior to seeing my play at a theater around the corner. The staff was welcoming. The space is inviting. I was a bit put off by all tables having bar-high chairs, since I and my aunt have mobility issues. The food was universally praised. The sweet potato fries, pulled pork sandwich, and duck breast salad stood out. Unfortunately, our server disappeared after the food came to the table. That left iced tea and water glasses drained for a long time. We were literally swinging our legs just to do something while we waited for her to return to ask if we wanted the check. No offer of dessert and coffee was made. Not sure they have dessert, but a few of us wanted coffee at least.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Close to Courtyard by Marriott on 37th & 8th. Ave, and great for pre-theater meal without too much hype or pre-fixe cost. Great variety of menu selections. Sitting by window you can people watch the streets of New York. Our waitress Cordelia was efficient, helpful, friendly and good at her job. Food quantity is plentiful and good value for price. Tasty meals. Would return. Only there during daylight when it was not overly busy; don't know about evening dinner/bar scene.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

While visiting NYC we took the daughter of an old neighbor out to lunch. This pub was a good location between our hotel and her work. We had an early lunch and it not busy at this time. The service was good and prompt, no issues there. Our food was also good and warm, since it was a rainy day it hit the spot. No complaints on this pub.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We met after a day at the javits and had a wonderful dinner, great service in a terrific atmosphere. I loved the window art!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We went bc we saw on instagram and Facebook that they were giving 50 % off for fleet week and some of our friends recommended this place to us. The waiter told us we were not eligible since we weren't in uniform. Nothing on Facebook said we had to be in uniform, just show military ID. He did not honor it for us during fleet week and Memorial Day weekend when we visited. Very disappointed they would lure in military this way. Will not return. So many other restaurants had much better deals for active military.

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 (Angus)·Dined on May 26, 2017

When we got our bill we were charged $19 for gratuity when this was supposed to be for 6 people or more, but there was on two of us, I do not mind tipping but it should be up to me to determine if I had good service and give what amount of tip I think it deserves, very disappointed overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Very lively, so not the perfect spot for a business meal. But good food and service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I have a long and great history with Houndstooth with their jazz shows (2010-2015) and it was a great place for my birthday get-together. Amazing food, heavy-handed drinks, excellent happy hour, and worth the price!

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 8, 2017

2nd meal of my NY trip. You can't go wrong with Guinness but the penne with chicken was totally uninspired, bland but plentiful. They seem to be living up to their "Irish/English pub" attitude.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always great burgers and chili ... and the duck salad was delicious! -- We have eaten at the Houndstooth many times and always have good food, and good service. This particular evening, I decided to depart from the usual comfort food that I have had in the past and I tried the salad with grilled duck and figs. It was so yummy and filling! Thanks to the Houndstooth for surprising me with a new go-to dish at their restaurant!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This was a great place to get lunch after a morning of shopping. Lots of good choices. The only negative was we ordered a burger - medium and it was well done. The person who ordered the pulled pork thoroughly enjoyed the sandwich.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food and service. Lively fun atmosphere Would definitely go back again

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

excellent food, at a good value, made for a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Very busy Garment District Irish pub. Good service. Ordered salmon and it came as ordered with a crunchy grilled exterior. Reservation very helpful for dining. Restrooms down a steep flight of stairs that also lead to a quieter bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Really nice hole-in-the-wall pub. I definitely recommend the popcorn shrimp and the Guinness baby back ribs! Waiting for the food took a while, but overall it's worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Best mussels I have ever eaten! I had the marinara with them, they were delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Came here before a Ranger game. Did a search & found it. Read reviews & gave it a try. Good food,beer! Would go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Family get together at the Houndstooth was great. Good pick for some fast, easy bar food with a little Irish bent...BUT, I was surprised at the lack of beer options for an Irish Pub. Sure, they had Guiness, but very little else. Like 6 beers. Anywho, the food was solid, comfort food and decently priced.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food was very disappointing. My husband had a burger which was very dry. My veggie burger was easily the worst I've every had. Large chucks of it oozed out and dropped to my plate and it had no flavour. We recommend completely avoiding this restaurant. With so much great food at much better prices close by, this restaurant is worth the miss!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Houndstooth Pub is a great place close to Madison Square Garden/Penn Station.
Casual and comfortable with a very selective menu. The hamburgers are awesome.
Overall, the menu has something for everyone. The place had a great crowd during
lunch time. Enjoy!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Charming. Nice space. Food was terrific! The private room/downstairs bar looked like fun. Sports available throughout the bar.

Tags: Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Nice comfortable pub close to MSG; Not too nosy and able to converse without shouting. Decent menu. Recommended for pre or post Concert or sporting events.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Service was very good, entree was good (swordfish ), salads were very fresh and tasty but soups(french onion and seafood chowder) were not good and tasted generic and reheated. Chicken tender appetizer was dry. It was a mixed bag for food but server was excellent.

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