520 8th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001840.753783 -73.992302
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Garment District
It's about time... – My girlfriends and I are in a dance company located on 38th street and were looking for a place to grab a bite to eat and have a few cocktails after rehearsal Friday. Our building manager promised us we wouldn’t be disappointed with the Houndstooth Pub as a proper venue, and he was right….a diamond in the rough. Lauren and Roger were our servers and were great, as was my bacon gorgonzola burger (massive). A great use of the space. You will see us all again. Thank You! Jen
Great place – Working right beside the Houndstooth Pub has made our office a much happier place, we love that !
There are not many decent options in this neighborhood.
My coworkers and are i hooked on the place.
Great time – My wife and I met friends @ the Houndstooth Pub before a show at the Hammerstein last week and had a blast....we were a half hour late for the show as a result. As a goof we ordered the frog’s legs, and much to my surprise they were great, and do taste just like chicken. I have been living in NYC for over 10 years and this is the first bar in midtown I had been to where it made me forget I was in a bar in midtown. The food was surprisingly good, not your typical “pub” fare, incredible ribs. Thanks!
What a disaster! – Ok, in all fairness, we didn't get any of the food off of the usual menu-wished we had. This is a review of the Houndstooth's ability to put together a private event.
The event was held in their downstairs facility and it was an annual Christmas "Toys for Tots" charity party. In all fairness the bar staff was friendly, but even they were getting uncomfortable as the night wore on, drug on, slugged on.
Who, from the restaurant's management was watching? Here is a room filled with potential new customers and all that anyone could talk about was how late and lousy the food was. First, set up in one congested corner was a buffet table that the staff had a hard time paying attention to and, in all fairness, had to fight to get to. Bad planning for a buffet setup.
The appetizers looked like they had come from Cosco's, freezer case although I know that Cosco's sells better that what was served. The buffalo/BBQ wings had to be stripped of their flabby skin to be eaten-and they kept running out with long waits in between. Needless to say, dinner, if that was what is could be called: Coq au vin, meatloaf and green beans. Cthe coq au vin tasted like chicken chunks in a murky brown gravy, with no "vin" in sight. The meatloaf was falling apart and was in an equally vague brown gravy, which by taste I suspect, was the same one-except for the overabundance of salt. The green beans
Dear People of the Real World ....
I find the only way to keep your sanity in the restaurant business with difficult customers such as our friends at the
EMPIRE CITY MOTORCYCLE CLUB above is to laugh (RJM3).
Sir my staff inform me that they sent out the food you pre ordered at the time you discussed prior to the event, once it was out one of your members
told them to take it back you were not ready... which we did. You also had more guests than expected. The fact that our staff had to ask members of your party to put their shirts ON in a restaurant was unsettling to the rest of our guests.
RESPECTFULLY YOURS .... THE ENTIRE STAFF.
Saved the day – We were in NY for the Tyra Banks show and after sitting through two shows we were quite hungry and had no clue where to eat. We are from Providence and are pretty spoiled when it comes to good food. An argument was about to break out as we passed restaurant after restaurant without entering for various reasons. When we arrived at Houndstooth it was, okay, lets just go here!!
We were very pleased, the food was just want we wanted
and more. Special touches like rosemary focacia
a great pub on the way to the concert! – we love going on holidays to us and new york and were pleasantly surprised by houndstooth pub on the way to the concert on monday!
we were looking for a place to grab a bite in the evening and got the best gastropub we've seen in america so far. such a nice place with beautiful bar and sweet people.
thank you, houndstooth! we'll come back!
Don't listen to jessmar – She can go to TGI Fridays! Its the farthest thing from that! The food is awesome, I'd go every day for lunch if I could! The pulled pork sandwich is yummy and I love their new chicken sandwich! The people are cool, the staff is always nice. It feels very comfortable there, like the bar has been around for years! Good stuff!
No different from a TGI-Friday's – I was on the hunt to discover gastropubs in NYC and came across an article that mentioned Houndstooth.
I was very skeptical that a great place could be found on 37th & 8th - and my skepticism turned out to be justified. I got there around 10:30pm on a Friday night. The place was essentially dead - only two or three people there. It reminded me of any other generic restaurant/bar - like an Applebee's that just happened to have a few british touches. Nothing authentic or unique about this place at all. I was pretty disappointed.
You should go there after work. Great Happy Hour
Excellent food and service – Had a private event that turned out great. Now several of my guests want to have a party there. Staff was amazing and a fine time was had by all.
Incredible Event Space – We recently booked the Houndstooth for a live music event in the downstairs space and it was awesome. It's the perfect size, the service was amazing, and just a great venue for live music. The food was great and our bartender Anastasia took great care of everyone and always with a smile.
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