44 1/2

Restaurants , Contemporary American Hell's Kitchen
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(1 user review)
3 Love It
Save it
44 1/2

When Scott Hart and Bruce Horowytz moved to Hell’s Kitchen 15 years ago, they couldn’t find a fun bar nearby, so they opened Xth Ave Lounge. Later, they thought the neighborhood lacked fine dining, so they built 44 & X. You can guess what happened this year when they wanted a local café: It’s called 44. Like 44 proper, the space is bright and modern. You can grab a seat at the bar and down a breakfast pastry or a chocolate-and-caramel tart with malted-milk-ball ice cream, or fill up on a lunch of a roasted garlic-glazed chicken breast with Swiss chard and home fries. When warmer weather arrives, you can dine in a tranquil Japanese garden.

Venue name: 44 1/2
Contact:
Address: 626 Tenth Ave
New York
10036
Cross street: between 44th and 45th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–11pm; Fri, Sat 10am–midnight
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, MC, V
Do you own this business?

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|1
1 person listening
Chloe W
tastemaker

The food is delicious, but the best part about eating at 44 1/2 is the ambiance of the space. The backyard garden is stunning - especially when decked out in lights and hanging lanterns - and is great for a private dinner or a large event.  For dinner, I recommend the scallop entree - mine were cooked very well and rivaled the ones in New England. The desserts are also great but can be very rich, so splitting them is better than having one on your own.