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121 E 17th St, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 353-2121
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Ranked #2,968 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Irving Place
Transit: N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square
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Astoria, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I took my girlfriend out for dinner. I Choose this restaurant based on the reviews and because i wanted a unique place with a romantic feel. It was definitely unique and romantic however since its a small 2 story restaurant you may end up being very close to other patrons. that sometimes can take the romance part away. food was... More 

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Radnage, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had dinner here, I chose this restaurant after seeing it in several guides and having read some reviews. A pretty building with 3 floors, we were upstairs where there was also a bar and as a result was noisy. This floor felt very cramped with little space to move. Nevertheless, this restaurant had a nice feel to it and... More 

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New York City, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Arrive early and hang out at the bar. Evemtually eat at the bar. The place is friendly. The food ok and the atmoshere adorable

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Treviso, Italia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First time in new york and ended up here . Very nice restaurant , good food , good service.The bar is small as well as the restaurant, but worth a visit for its classy decor and overall quality .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went here years ago and it was bar far one of my best experiences at a NYC restaurant. Great atmosphere, service, and food. I will be coming back to see how it is now, with the new owner.

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Fort Myers, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow what a hidden jewel. I have been to NYC to many times to count. This visit was to meet some family members coming in from Italy. So based on the location of their hotel we selected The House. Non of us had ever been but we thought it would be a good location to meet and have a drink... More 

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a special birthday dinner that was wonderful. The waiter couldn't have been nicer, in a very genuine way. Food was excellent, especially for the price. Decor charming.

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I booked a reservation here more than a month in advance for a very special occasion. A week and a half prior to my reservation date, I received a nonchalant voicemail informing me that my reservation is cancelled as the restaurant will be closed for the entire month of May. I tried calling to speak with a manager to get... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

met some family here for brunch this week. The croissants and sweet breads on the table were delicious, but the rest of the food was fairly standard brunch fare, with nothing to stand out. I had a wild mushroom omelette, and it was tasty, but the home fries were mashed, which was kind of odd. My son loved the Belgian... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The House is an lovely place for a festive occasion: Small and elegant rooms, gorgeous to look at, a fireplace downstairs, noise level neither too loud nor too quiet; well-chosen wine list and bar menu (never had a full meal). The staff was, as always, very friendly; but on this visit they weren't very knowledgeable about the wines or menu... More 

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Additional Information about The House

Address: 121 E 17th St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (212) 353-2121
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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