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Hourglass Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Glass 11.00
Bottle 40.00
Prosecco, Pergolo, Veneto, Italy
Green apple, flowers, lime
Glass 10.00
Bottle 37.00
Pinot Grigio, Santi, 2011, Delle Venezie, Italy
Stone fruit, flowers, slate
Glass 8.00
Bottle 29.00
Syrah Rose, Laurent Miquel, 2011, Launguedoc, France
Strawberry, lily, raspberry
Glass 6.00
Bottle 21.00
Chardonnay, Rockbrook, 2010, Napa, California
Ripe pear, baked apple, light gold
Glass 7.00
Bottle 25.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Astica, 2011, Astica, Argentina
Passion fruit, minerals, grapefruit
Pol Roger Champagne ‘White Foil’ NV, Epernay, France
92 points: robert parker / minerals, lavender, fresh bread
Chardonnay, Chappellet, Napa, California
92 points: wine spectator / toast, apple, burnt carmel
Glass 8.00
Bottle 29.00
Pinot Noir, Backhouse, 2011, Napa, Ca
Ripe cherry, berries, rose petal
Glass 6.00
Bottle 21.00
Merlot, Ca’Donini, 2010, Veneto
Black cherries, herbs, chocolate
Glass 8.00
Bottle 29.00
Montepulciano, Bajo, 2011, Veneto, Italy
Plum,‎ oak spices, ripe red fruits
Glass 10.00
Bottle 37.00
Valpolicella ‘Solane’, Santi, 2010, Veneto, Italy
Bright cherry, smoke, chocolate
Glass 9.00
Bottle 33.00
Malbec Mendoza, 2011, Mendoza, Argentina
88 points: robert parker / vanilla, plum, blackberries
Pinot Noir, Four Graces, Willamette Valley, Or
Smoke, earth, cherry, mushroom (sustainable)
Cabernet, Clos Du Val, Napa, California
89 points: wine spectator / dark fruit, vanilla, hazelnut
Grenache, Herman Story, Paso Robles, California
92 points: wine spectator / pepper, chocolate, spice, stone fruit
We are located in a 4 story renovated brownstone on famed restaurant row in New York City and a welcoming staple in the neighborhood for 34 years! We have 3 distinctly different floors for service. 1-Original Tavern, 2-Bettibar, & 3-The Top of the Glass-available for private events. Our kitchen was built to service 14 seats on the first floor but now accommodates the requests of 62 throughout. Hours: Dinner service begins 4p.m. M/T - 11 p.m. , Wed./Th. -12 Midnight, Fri. -1 a.m. Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m.- 3p.m. (last order at 2:55) w/$5 Cocktails & complimentary muffins. Dinner Sat. 4p.m. -1a.m. Sun.4-12 Midnight. Bettibar (on2) 5p.m.- 4 a.m. every evening with $5 Happy Hour Specials
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here whenever in the city. Been coming for ten years or more. Have had every meal service from brunch to dinner. Food is always fresh and perfectly prepared. Beth always has time to spend with guests. You feel like family here.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for an early dinner before the theatre. The staff was polite and made us feel special. We tried the daily special and shared the dessert. The food was promptly served and tasted delicious.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lorainm603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have dinner in Hell’s Kitchen but also wanted more of a variety of entree selections (Italian and steak had been overdone during our visit). We found this place through trip advisor and it was a great hit! The veal special, according to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank nnorman1
Reviewed June 4, 2019

The second-floor bar at Hourglass makes a cozy place for a before- or after-theatre drink. It isn't large (call it "intimate'), but offers sufficient seating at the bar and a couple of hightop tables, with a window overlooking the busy scene on Restaurant Row. Wine...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kirk E
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a NYC brunch experience and headed to West 46th Street to check out restaurant row. The Hourglass just looked authentic, the patrons seemed to be locals not tourists (like us!), and it had a really cool vibe. At first glance it...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Bettibar, Owner at Hourglass Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Thanks for joining us and taking time for such a lovely review! See you in New York again we hope! Beth Sheinis/Owner Hourglasstavern@gmail.com

Reviewed June 3, 2019

We were in New York for the Memorial day weekend and randomly stumbled into this restaurant. My wife and I are world travelers but New York is one of our favorite places. We were very pleasantly surprised. Not only does it look very authentic but...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank whocares2011
Reviewed May 23, 2019

This was a return trip after discovering Hourglass last year. I even had the same meal (salad, grilled pork chop with mashed potatoes & spinach, and Tiramisu for dessert). It was from the prix fixe menu - a NYC bargain at $25. This year I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Carl W
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Small on space but big on service and food - a theater district staple for those in the know. No pretense, just good everything. First heard of the place in a John Grisham novel years ago, have been going back ever since.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SeamusSA
Reviewed May 20, 2019

What a fun and unique place! Don't miss it! The food was so good; we were all sharing each other's food from their plates. Service was incredible and friendly. I will be back!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kkckoud731
Reviewed May 6, 2019

I am from the South and know Southern Hospitality. Leanna, Jack, and all of The Hourglass Tavern Staff could not have been more gracious, hospitable, fun, and all welcoming for our last Supper on the tail end of an already amazing trip to NYC. My...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from Bettibar | Property representative |
We are always open for Thanksgiving as we love Turkey and festive get togethers! Service will begin in 2017 at 3p.m.-Midnight and the bar remains open until 4 a.m. thereafter. We serve a traditional 3 course Turkey dinner... More
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