To our previous patrons and intended new friends!
Regrettably, we were unable to reach an agreement with our landlord during Covid, we relinquished our venue in September 2020 at their request. We thoroughly enjoyed our tenure over the Hourglass and the creation of Bettibar for 11.5 years. Feel free to continue to send photos and stories of your experiences with us throughout our festive run. We will continue to utilize our website and email to stay connected to our sorely missed Hells Kitchen Community and visitors worldwide! Serving you was our esteemed pleasure!
In gratitude, Beth Sheinis & Josh Toth
“We are both longtime denizens of the Theater District restaurant world and are thrilled to finally have a place that we can truly call our own. We bring to the Hourglass a passion for serving the close-knit Broadway and Hell’s Kitchen communities as well as the neighborhood’s many visitors from across the country and around the world.Our goal is to offer not only delicious, uncomplicated cuisine in a casual, homey atmosphere, but a place that others will also come to think of as home, or at least a home-away-from-home."
The tavern is housed in a renovated brownstone built in 1894 on New York’s famed ‘Restaurant Row’ in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen and the Theatre district.
Originally, there were tenants living in three small apartments while the tavern housed only 7 tables nestled on the 1st floor. The cozy confines necessitated the turning of an hourglass.
This efficient ritual quickly established our reputation for getting patrons to the theatre well fed and on time! These days we offer dining on all three floors.
‘Bettibar’ is located on the 2nd level and home to many of our local following.
The ‘Lounge on 3’ is perfect for an intimate occasion or available for private events.
Indulge in our daily homemade bread, soups, ravioli and desserts.
We welcome you to languish in our care, but don’t be surprised if the need for your table arises. Still 30 years later we proudly remain "the" Hourglass Tavern.