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121 E 17th St, New York City, NY 10003-2105 (Irving Place)
+1 212-353-2121
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was possibly the poorest meal we had in NYS and one of the most expensive. Waiters weren't terribly friendly but the couple at the table beside us who were conducting an extra marital affair provided enough entertainment !

Thank Katharine C
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quite Sunday dinner and as nice as it was strange that there was only 2 other guests in addition to my wife and I. Seating both upstairs and downstairs are nice, but we chose downstairs by the window to see people flow by. Often the service is worse with few guests, but not here and the food... More 

Thank JessieNorway
Andover, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! Wonderful menu with options for all tastebuds. Chatham cod was mouth watering. My veggie friend was very contented. Friendly, professional service. Grab a drink at the little bar beforehand.

Thank William L
Atlanta, GA USA
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We recently had a disappointing meal at The House. Our appetizer was billed as "Wild Mushrooms" but in reality was a bowl of polenta with about a tablespoon of mushrooms on top in a sauce. When we told our waiter that we were surprised by the lack of mushrooms in the dish, he shrugged his shoulders -- no offer to... More 

Thank sfhauser
East Norwcich
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Visited after going to the Union Sq Christmas Market. Cozy atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails. Great for brunch and dinner. They also offer High Tea.

Thank Eileen M
Hoboken, New Jersey
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were 3 couples looking for an enjoyable evening of good food and talk and The House came through. Right near Union Square which makes it easy to get to in the city. A very pretty restaurant, with exceptional service. Our waiter was a sweetheart. We did have a reservation but arrived early and still the hostess sat us immediately.... More 

Thank sangelo602
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The menu is fantastic. The food choices sublime and prepared to perfection. I've been there on more than one occasion and have never been let down. Did I mention the deserts are to dye for and the bar is well stocked. The entire staff is professional, courteous and friendly. A wonderful experience.

Thank Mikes3333
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Can recommend this restaurant for couples of all ages. Great setting for holiday dinner for two and great service and good food as well. Will be back and will also recommend to friends and business associates.

Thank 4onpark
Bonita Springs, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stumbled across this restaurant after been not very well treated by a very highly rated close by tapas bar and restaurant. The staff were great, the ambiance was delightful and didn't seem like it was in the middle of Manhattan and the food delicious.

Thank Amanda C
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Live up to its reputation of a very cosy romantic set up with solid good food and good service that is not pushy. We had starters that did not stand out, the lasagna and rissotto that were perfectly good but not wow, and an enjoyable finish with apple galette.

Thank Yen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E 17th St, New York City, NY 10003-2105
    (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
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-353-2121

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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?