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Posted by peb from rvc on 11/21/2009
After reading the prior reviews, my three friends and I ate a pre-theater dinner here on November 10, 2009. The ground floor dining room is tiny yet interesting. The upper two floors, both former apartments, were comfortable and spacious. The menu is extensive and varied. Each one of us chose a different entree and none was disappointed. There are three different prix fixe menus and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Two home made soups offered each day. On our visit, we ordered the lentil and the black bean. Both were delicious. The house salad was imaginative and substantial and the dressing was superb. I highly recommend the lamb shank and the pasta special (if available) with mascarpone, gorgonzola and chicken. The Hourglass Tavern is a little gem on Restaurant Row. The service is friendly, attentive and informative. The food is unusually good and the value is unbeatable. Four of us ate for under $100.00. I cannot wait to return. Kudos to Beth and her staff.
Posted by Brad Vogel on 07/27/2009
We truly enjoyed our dinner last evening after going out to the theater. We sat by the front window, and I couldn't have asked for a better spot. What a lovely place.
Posted by Amy and Steve on 05/08/2009
Our first time on Restaurant Row and we found the one place that felt like it was not geared for tourists. The atmosphere was as unique as any in New York. Our dinner was delicious (the Lamb Shank is a must!) And furthermore the entire staff, owners included, were wonderful and engaging. We would recommend The HourGlass Tavern to New Yorkers and tourists alike!
Posted by Timo on 02/09/2009
I took my wife for dinner last week and we had a lovely dinner at the Hourglass Tavern. I highly recommend the Lolly-Pop Lamb Chops; Fantastic Dish. The Sundried Tomato Ravioli was great and the appetizers are delicious. The prices are reasonable so dinner for two should run around $30-$50 bucks.
Posted by Visitor from Long Island on 12/14/2008
Our party of four ate at the Hourglass last night before the theatre. We visit NYC often, and it's rare that we have a good sit-down meal for under $50 per person, but our bill at the Hourglass was under $115 (before tip), which included a bottle of inexpensive (but good) white wine. Between the four of us we had steak, seafood, and pasta, and no one was disappointed. All meals included appetizer, soup or salad, dessert, and coffee or tea. The homemade vegetable soup was excellent. Two of our meals came with asparagus, and although neither I nor my son care much for asparagus, it was cooked perfectly, with just the right crispness, so for the first time we both quickly finished it up. The only disappointment was the stuffed phyllo dough appetizer it was cold and had no flavor. Seating is cozy (tight) but adequate. Service was attentive and courteous.
Posted by scots on 11/29/2008
just returned there after 3 years and must say it was great to be there again,the food was good and the service great will be telling my friends about this place. was in new york for 10 days and visted a lot of places best place is here . thanks ray.....
Posted by disappointed tourist on 01/01/2008
While here on vacation, we stopped by for a nice meal, what a disappointment. The waitress was mediocre and so were the hosts, very transparent... The food was old and not worth the tight quarters... Never again, yuck