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The House

#2,467 of 12,009 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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121 E 17th St, New York City, NY (Irving Place)
N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square
(212) 353-2121
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

Located in a wonderful historic house near Gramercy Park, dinner is a cozy affair. The menu is not extensive but is quite original. Tried the butternut squash soup with almonds which was excellent for a stormy rainy night. Afterwards the duck was sublime, juicy and tender as well as slightly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Fernando B
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manhattan, NYC
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I eaten here for various reasons, birthdays, anniversaries or just a romantic Friday night out. Each floor has its own 'atmosphere' and would encourage reservations for the type of evening expected. We had the top floor, corner, which IMHO, is the most romantic spot The House. The service was fantastic as well as the duck cooked to perfection and their... More 

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New York, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

At this restaurant with three dining levels, I ate at the ground level, at the bar (see photo) because they did not have a table available. I have submitted a photo of the bar, the bar dining area, and the upstairs dining area (the nicest of the three levels). The service at the bar was slow and indifferent. I started... More 

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Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were fortunate enough to eat here last saturday night at the suggestion of a friend who lives in NY. AMAZING!! Probably only seats 25-30 people, which is so refreshing in a city like NY. You finally don't feel like one in a million, and not at all like a tourist. We had the Mushroom Fricassee appetizer... AMAZING!! a 10... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! We were warmly greeted by the staff and seated at a wonderful table by the upstairs window. We started with the squash soup and Hamachi and continued with the short ribs and chicken. All were well prepared and seasoned. Ended with an excellent creme brûlée. Will return!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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308 reviews 308 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The House is most special for its ambience. That's the main reason we returned for our third visit in a year. But it's also got great food and service. Four of us enjoyed a great Saturday night dinner. I had the Hamachi Crudo, which was perfect, followed by the Farro Risotto. Others in the party had the Mushroom Fricasse, Bibb... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Located in a wonderful historic house near Gramercy Park, dinner is a cozy affair. The menu is not extensive but is quite original. Tried the butternut squash soup with almonds which was excellent for a stormy rainy night. Afterwards the duck was sublime, juicy and tender as well as slightly crunchy at the edge. Desserts will have to be tried... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The House is one of the most special restaurants in Manhattan. A converted carriage house from the 19th century, The House has a charming interior and friendly staff that make it the perfect setting for a romantic night for two or a large gathering of friends. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique New York City experience!

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London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this place by accident, and was really glad we did. There are two floors in this small restaurant, we sat upstairs. The menu is short, straightforward and the food is good quality, comfort style home cooking. Good value and nice friendly service. My only criticism is the really small and very close by toilet with a glass... More 

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Astoria, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 E 17th St, New York City, NY
    (Irving Place)
  • Public Transportation: N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 353-2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?