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Hourglass Tavern
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Ranked #640 of 14,144 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 8th & 9th Avenues (We are on Restaurant Row)
Transit: The Hourglass Tavern is 4 blocks away from The Port Authority Bus Terminal. Nearby subway services include The A,C,E,N,W and 1,2,3 trains. We are within a short walking distance of Times Square, countless Hotels and Theatres.
Description: 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 5-10p.m. If you're not a local, you will feel like one when you're done!
Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a wonderful place.
Stumbled across this little gem for my birthday dinner on St Valentines Day.
It was our last night in NY and I am kicking myself we had not found the Hourglass earlier in our visit.
We were luck to get a table since we did not have reservations put the staff happily seated us and provided wonderful service.
The door man was a brilliant character, the waitresses warm and friendly and everyone sung me happy birthday.
The food is incredible,not expensive, the cocktails just right, the atmosphere perfect and the decor sympathetic to the Taverns history.

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Thank GettingThere76
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Hourglass Tavern is amidst Hell's Kitchen restaurant row. So charming! A very very old building with 3 levels. Small bar restaurant on first floor, Th Bettibar on the second floor and the restaurant on the 3rd floor. You can eat on all three levels. We were lucky enough to snag a table on the second floor squished in between some fabulous theater workers that were between matinne and evening shows. The biggest word is friendly. The food a B, but the rest ofthe charm made it an A+

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wondering the streets around Time Square looking for a "Good Spot". We are from Philly and sometimes spoiled by our resturants. So we reviewed everyone's menu, we had time. On the following block we came upon a gold mine! The Hourglass Tavern! We instently knew it was for us just by looking into the first dining room. The menu had something for each of us. Boy was this a FIND! The food was great, intimate yet friendly beyond belief. When the proprietor Beth Sheinis came to greet us, we were pleasently suprised at the history of the decor as well as the entire building. You will have to stop to hear the story yourself! Its was a real treat.

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Thank s w
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Actually, went to this unique restaurant based on the reviews on trip advisor. I found the reviews to be extremely accurate. The service was perfect. The "big burger" was DELICIOUS. It was served with salad on the burger and homemade mashed potatoes. There are actual timeglasses on the walls. It was explained that years ago...when you were seated they turned the hourglass and when it was up...it was time for you to go. Now, they are just interesting to the name and decor. However, they can still be inverted and they work. This is a perfect place to go anytime. Most restaurants on Restaurant Row are super busy and lack the wonderful personalized treatment that you get here. The prices are perfect...unlike the other places in the area. There are 3 floors...small and quaint. When we arrived we were the only customers and we had reservations. By the time we left, every table was taken. Suggest reservations. Will definitely return and recommend to friends. 373 W 46 th street between 8th and 9th. Bravo!

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Thank riceball58
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

A unique dining experience with attentive, accommodating and friendly staff. Good food at affordable prices. Price fixe menu items were varied and tasty. Four of us dined here pre theatre and each of us ordered something different. No complaints, in fact we're already promising to return.

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Thank psponhei
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