44 & X

American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Bar$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
  • Drew F.
    "Get the short ribs!! Best decision you'll ever make"(8 Tips)
    Diego G.
    "Don't get the huevos rancheros"(5 Tips)
    "But make sure you try the mac & cheese!"(8 Tips)
    Morgan M.
    "Solid menu choices for everyone and broadway themed cocktails?"(19 Tips)
170 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • cocktails
  • short ribs
  • mac & cheese
  • muffins
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  • Morgan M.
    I live in Hell's Kitchen and this place is my go to for a pre show dinner. Solid menu choices for everyone and broadway themed cocktails? Can't beat it! The servers are also extremely sweet.
  • Era S.
    Era SinghJuly 20, 2013
    One of the best brunch spots! Fun cocktails, great ambiance, extensive menu (and we both loved what we got), and best part - warm berry muffins!!! Oh and they play Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonFebruary 16, 2013
    Great brunch spot! Eat at the bar to avoid long waits. The herbed eggs, cheese grits & sweet sausage were just what I needed after last night's antics.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieSeptember 20, 2014
    In love with the slightly southern veranda feel of this place. Grab a seat outside if you can get it. Everything on their menu of American classics is good. You won't be disappointed!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 11, 2011
    Gorgeous waiters will serve you delicious Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese and Grilled Sirloin Steak Frites, that is, if you can stay away from their refreshing cocktails.
  • Deneen
    DeneenFebruary 26, 2013
    Great atmosphere, minimalist decor, fantastic menu makes it almost impossible to decide. So pick anything as nothing will disappoint! If you're from out of town, must take home a Heaven in Hell tee.
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinApril 29, 2015
    "The silver dollar stack is one of the best pancake dishes in the city -- it's topped off with blueberry butter and VT maple syrup, and served with a side of breakfast sausage."
  • Angel P.
    Beautiful mid-range option in Hell's Kitchen. Delicious food, friendly service and romantic candle light atmosphere. Try the sea bass!
  • Ryan Z.
    Ryan ZolaApril 16, 2014
    The silver dollar stack is one of the best pancake dishes in the city -- it's topped off with blueberry butter and VT maple syrup, and served with a side of breakfast sausage.
  • Nate H.
    Nate HillJanuary 25, 2014
    Everything is awesome! Turkey meatloaf has great flavor. Staff are professional, efficient and not too snotty. LOL. I come here every time I visit The City.
  • Rodney G.
    Rodney GraciaMay 12, 2013
    Have the ribs as they are amazing. So is the filet mignon. They need to up the service since it is the only lacking area in this restaurant.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewDecember 2, 2015
    Came here for brunch on a Sunday and enjoyed the food (Try the huevos rancheros!) The space can get a bit cramped
  • JD
    JDSeptember 10
    My pre show dinner place to go! The cocktails are Broadway themed so get creative and save time to experience the food.
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MaverickOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chec out the drink menu at brunch. "Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimosa" is an enormous pitcher of mimosa. Treat yourself and listen to Lady Gaga on the playlist.
  • Hayden D.
    Hayden DunnJune 28, 2012
    Awesome NYC neighborhood restaurant! If you can sit outside in the back patio! Very rare to have that type of seating in Manhattan..
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlyNovember 14, 2010
    Great breakfast, did everything correctly. But far from fantastic, and definitely lack of the "wow" factor comparing to other top notch brunch places. Patio at the back is pretty nice.
  • Luna J.
    Luna JayAugust 25, 2013
    Omeletes were sooo filling!! Combination with strawberries seemed rather awkward with potatoes, but apart from the goat cheese tasting too sour, everything else was good
  • Serenity
    SerenityNovember 12, 2010
    The food is to die for! I had a little bit of everything. But make sure you try the mac & cheese! The staff is wonderful, and the owners Scott & Bruce are amazing!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 21, 2010
    Best to have a reservation. Prefer to eat in the main space rather than 44 1/2. Make sure to have the terrine of beets appetizer.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchadeMarch 26, 2016
    Try the Ancho Rubbed Pork Tenderloin --easily some of the best I've had.
  • Booie
    BooieJuly 11, 2016
    Their salmon eggs Benedict is amazing. Brunch cocktails a bit pricey though
  • Catherine
    CatherineJanuary 26, 2015
    Heavily crowded and loud. Difficult to have a conversation with your friend. But I loved the egg royal.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff ByrnesAugust 5, 2016
    Delicious food, but definitely a hot spot. Make a reservation, and be ready for a boisterous atmosphere.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeMarch 23, 2014
    I've been coming here since the place opened and while the food is consistently great, the prices are truly ridiculous now.
  • Tedd M.
    Tedd MullallyApril 8, 2014
    The crowd starts to ease up after 2PM. I enjoyed my late reservation and the afternoon sunlight through there large windows.
  • Michelle Wendy
    Michelle WendyOctober 4, 2014
    Love the little basket of muffins- cute and very tasty. Good way to start the meal
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy HanMay 3, 2014
    Awesome brunch place, open and lit. Get the eggs royale, it's benedict w salmon.
  • Megan F.
    Megan FarrellJuly 5, 2014
    Decent brunch location. Good value. Omelette wasn't anything to write home about but Bloody Mary was well poured. Next time will def order macaroni and cheese... heard that's what they're known for.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WebbMay 4, 2014
    Great Food…Great Cocktails...Wonderful Service…Perfect location for brunch or dinner dates
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WillshawJanuary 14, 2015
    Fantastic! The short ribs are delicious. Nice atmosphere. Very gay friendly :-) #LGBT
  • Johanna F.
    Johanna FuentesJune 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is delicious. Order the mac & cheese (best in the city, but share because it's huge). Amazing short ribs, quesadilla is also fantastic.
  • Alex K.
    Personally had service here. Probably more the waiters fault than the restaurant's. But also, I think they gave me 12 eggs with my order of huevos rancheros. It was giant.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DumfordMay 20, 2011
    Great service and incredible food: chicken quesadilla with chipotle sauce is amazing and short ribs are perfection!
  • Kate
    KateDecember 31, 2011
    Try the Parmesan-encrusted tilapia. Surprisingly large portions and of course, very high quality food.
  • Grace B.
    Grace BoyleFebruary 29, 2012
    Diverse menu with classy food that is well-priced for the city. Love their shirts!
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RosenthalDecember 23, 2011
    Amazing short ribs and tilapia! Fun and new and not overpriced, amazing quality!
  • @palmerlaw
    @palmerlawAugust 24, 2013
    A little piece of Heaven in Hell! Always leave happy... and full!
  • Jannica R.
    Jannica RobertsonSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is actually good if you can get passed the horrid techno music blasting way too loud. Try the lemon roasted chicken with mashed potatoes.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChinMay 13, 2012
    Little things make this a classy place for brunch: blueberry muffins in the breadbasket; flowers in the restroom; fresh fruit garnishes
  • Akshata K.
    Akshata KaliaJanuary 10, 2015
    Crab cakes and western omlet is yum. Plus the best muffins ever
  • Marta G.
    Marta GranéJuly 27, 2013
    Wonderful brunch! Nice food with sweet surprises and good service!
  • Rachael K.
    Rachael KingDecember 12, 2010
    The food was fantasic and Nico was an absolute delight as a server. Perfect dinner out and very reasonably priced!
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨April 3, 2010
    Best short ribs in Manhattan (vinaigrette reduction with black truffle oil over basil mash potatoes). Great theatre-themed cocktails, gay owned and operated.
  • Louis F.
    Louis FilosaMay 20, 2011
    Brunch is great, and drink menu is fantastic. A great alternative to crowded places on 9th. Read more
  • Jeanie J.
    Jeanie JangJanuary 14, 2015
    They have great selections for brunch and dinner!
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BeckMarch 29, 2012
    The duck main course was amazing! The portion size was actually quite large too.
  • Will I.
    Will IlarrazAugust 13, 2011
    nice place and perfect for a date but I would avoid the Pizza's. Their menu could use some work for their prices.
  • courtney s.
    courtney schielaSeptember 10, 2015
    Incredible food. Creative deserts. Great outdoor seating
  • jorge f.
    jorge fernandezJuly 3, 2010
    Try the smoked salmon omelet! Delicious! and the french sparkling wine mimosa. @giancarlo is right it reminds me of cafeteria.
  • Bret C.
    Novel menu items with fresh ingredients in a friendly atmosphere.
  • caryn C.
    caryn C.March 7, 2013
    Ancho chili rubbed pork tenderloin with cheddar cheese grits = yum
  • Michael L.
    Michael LaMasaAugust 12, 2014
    My husband comes to 44 and X every weekend for the chicken quesadilla. It's pretty incredible.
  • Laurie H.
    Laurie HorsmanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! Food is so yummy...can't miss in Hell's Kitchen.
  • GianCarlo P.
    GianCarlo PitoccoSeptember 29, 2009
    Great service, delicious food. Pricey. Across the street from a gas station. Lots of traffic noise on 10th Ave if you eat outside. Classy place though. Reminds me of a less snobby version of Cafeteria
  • Qimei L.
    Qimei LuoJune 30
    lobster taco and breast of duck
  • Sumiko C.
    Sumiko CohenMarch 30
    Very cute Broadway diva themed brunch cocktails!
  • Colin K.
    Colin KendallJanuary 18, 2015
    Mahi mahi w/ lobster risotto - top 5 meals I've ever had. #perfection
  • Andy C.
    Andy ChapmanNovember 7
    Get any of the salads and add chicken etc
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LembkeNovember 10, 2011
    Kate is the best hostess in all of the land and Hugo makes an amazing skinny margarita!
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McilvaineMarch 2, 2013
    The Maryland Crab Cake Benedict is nearly all filler. Don't bother with that item.
  • Nichelle P.
    Nichelle PaceNovember 3, 2011
    The lobster % mushroom raviolo is AMAZING!! Great music/vibe & sexy waiters ;)
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinSeptember 5, 2016
    Cute setting but pricey. The herb scrambled eggs were a little full in flavor.
  • Xuan W.
    Xuan WangJune 22, 2013
    Crabcake is amazing!!! It is actually crab+egg benedict
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨April 3, 2010
    Best shortribs in Manhattan (vinaigrette reduction with black truffle oil). Great theatre themed cocktails, gay owned and operated.
  • El Presidentte
    El PresidentteNovember 19, 2012
    Try the King Crab Cheddar Cheese Crab Cake - Retardation on a plate!!!
  • Jon W.
    Jon WinterSeptember 4, 2011
    Ask for your filet mignon to be cooked black and blue. Absolutely amazing!
  • Christina
    ChristinaDecember 30, 2014
    Everything, any meal. My favorite brunch and also a great dinner option.
  • Qimei L.
    Qimei LuoJuly 1
    Their meat loaf is amazing
  • Jess B.
    Jess ButlerOctober 17, 2016
    Tasty brunch cocktails, with fabulous names!
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty huge brunch servings, I could only eat half. Order conservatively.
  • Tim E.
    Tim EganAugust 6, 2015
    Amazing pre show cocktails. Try the Ozmopolitan!
  • Sheelagh W.
    Sheelagh WylieNovember 19, 2011
    Try the Porcini mushroom bisque soup. It's great on a cold night!
  • Meishi Z.
    Coffee is terrible. Friend asked for a macchiato and the server acted like he never heard it before. I ordered a cappuccino. It was one of the most watered down cappuccino I had and it was $7 dollars.
  • Elena H.
    Elena HoeschJune 19, 2012
    Michael is amazing! Tip him well and your life will change forever.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WebbJuly 28, 2015
    Romantic Atmosphere - Perfect spot for dinner or brunch dates
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen MartinMarch 27, 2011
    Order the tuna tartar and the peanut butter mousse. Both are SINFUL!!!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikMay 14, 2016
    Great brunch, especially the quesadilla
  • Olivia P.
    Olivia PMay 9, 2016
    If you're looking for a lighter entree get the lemon sole. It's delicious!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 29, 2010
    If the summer menu is still available, you have to try the watermelon/feta salad
  • Tim M.
    Tim MinerApril 21, 2014
    Food was delicious, the short ribs were a bit fatty, however, but the other steaks were nice.
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonMay 28, 2015
    Love the muffins they serve at brunch!
  • Alexandria L.
    Alexandria Lang3 weeks ago
    love this cute brunch spot
  • Deborah O.
    Try the Goat Cheese And Pistachio Soufflé
  • Aisha P.
    Aisha PicottOctober 6, 2013
    This place was amazing!!!!!!! I highly recommend!
  • Reema
    ReemaFebruary 17, 2016
    Relaxed place, and good food
  • Sheelagh W.
    Sheelagh WylieNovember 19, 2011
    Try the Porcini mushroom bisque soup. Yum!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 19, 2010
    Truffle mac n' cheese: big enough to share, OR eat the whole thing yourself & be quite satisfied
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby McGuireMay 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Martinis with bleu cheese stuffed olives. A must have!
  • Jake G.
    Jake GoodhartOctober 10, 2010
    Brunch is always great. Try the crab cake benedict and ogle the cute waiters.
  • Will L.
    Will LopezSeptember 9, 2012
    Ultimate gay brunch spot. If you're gay this is a must on a Sunday
  • Garrett P.
    Garrett PSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wonderful staff. Fun mix of people.
  • John H.
    John HelmusDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Muffins that are served with brunch are great
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Do yourself a favor and order the chocolate soufflé for dessert. You won't regret it.
  • Siobhan C.
    Siobhan CooperFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Duck Ravioli and the Eastsider - both delish (but so is everything on the menu)
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionAugust 14, 2012
    Love the spicy salmon tartar. Great drinks too #FFactorApproved
  • Erin J.
    Erin J.April 13, 2013
    Scallops are delicious! Yum yum yum
  • Ed J.
    Ed JonesNovember 3, 2012
    Get the Bloody Rihanna! Best brunch diva in the house! Snap!
  • Vrinda
    VrindaApril 13, 2010
    Their spinach,mushroom, goat cheese omelet is my fav- great place for brunch!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LaversSeptember 3, 2012
    Wonderful food with equally good service.
  • thm
    thmJuly 28, 2015
    Felt that brunch ended a bit early. Felt rushed as they were closing kitchen and bar. 😕
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongJanuary 28, 2014
    The bacon here is super delicious.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FarrarAugust 21, 2012
    Get the short ribs!! Best decision you'll ever make
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 11, 2010
    Where the American food looks almost as good as the waiters. -Zac Young, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • David F.
    David FudgeAugust 11, 2012
    My favorite quesadilla in the city.
  • Ali W.
    Ali WattsOctober 10, 2011
    Huevos Rancheros weren't great - not enough guac, salsa & only one sm. tortilla Read more
  • Caitriona W.
    Caitriona WSeptember 6, 2013
    It wasn't open for breakfast on the Thursday we tried it. Seems to be only serving evening meals.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 20, 2016
    The french toast is amazing!
  • Dani A.
    Dani AsquiApril 3, 2015
    The scallops are delicious!
  • karen b.
    karen bonna rainertNovember 10, 2011
    Everything here is meh. The service, the soup, the atmosphere.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RuffinoJanuary 20, 2010
    Hottest waiters EVER! Menu is well constructed, emphasis on what's in season and fresh
  • Taran R.
    Taran RampersadDecember 10, 2011
    Do not eat the duck ravioli. I want it all!!!
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerMay 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is usually on point, but during busy weekend brunch hours expect to be 'forgotten'.
  • Mezo
    MezoOctober 9
    Great food amazing services
  • Emre K.
    Emre KorunJune 24, 2016
    Mac and cheese was delicious
  • C H.
    C HansenFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best brunch in town with a great wait staff!
  • Dane K.
    Dane KristiansenDecember 23, 2013
    Good date spot!
  • Frederik A.
    Frederik AndersenSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the homemade ravioli with lobsters.
  • Alison P.
    Alison PruettJuly 13, 2016
    Calamari salad is amazing
  • huwba
    huwbaJanuary 11, 2015
    Silion steak.. Eat it luv it
  • Jenni G.
    Jenni GrahamDecember 27, 2011
    Not the place to go if you're a vegetarian, but the cocktails are delish!
  • I K.
    I KMarch 3, 2013
    good burger
  • Ali W.
    Ali WattsOctober 10, 2011
    lunch on weekday holidays is almost all breakfast foods Read more
  • Justin
    JustinMarch 7, 2010
    One of the best restaurants in the city. Go and be happy.
  • Feisty D.
    Feisty DPAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everybody here is the best!
  • Lorin
    LorinFebruary 15, 2011
    One of the best burgers I've had in a long time!
  • Liat H.
    Liat HelpmanFebruary 3, 2015
    Had a reservation. After not being seated for 20 minutes we were told the owner took our table and tgey hoped somebody would get up. Won't be coming back.
  • Reena B.
    Reena BallardJune 1, 2013
    Amazing muffins
  • Bernadette J.
    Bernadette JantasAugust 6, 2010
    Amazing patio. Sit outside in the back
  • Deborah O.
    Try the Lobster Taco
  • brandie
    brandieOctober 29, 2013
    I wouldn't order the Bisque again, it was just a little too sweet for me.
  • Daphne H.
    Daphne HoweNovember 14, 2010
    Get the mac & cheese to share
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerMay 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chicken and waffles - you won't regret it!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 11, 2010
    Best short ribs & mac and cheese!
  • KellieKels C.
    KellieKels CarreñoMarch 11, 2012
    Beautiful back patio!
  • JetSetLeslie
    JetSetLeslieApril 8, 2012
    My all time NYC fave.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StricklandOctober 31, 2014
    Service, ribs,
  • Kristina D.
    Kristina DoriaJanuary 7, 2012
    We had a reservation for a large party but our table was given away by the manager. He is unprofessional and rude. I will never eat here again.
  • Saffron B.
    Saffron BeatsonSeptember 14, 2014
    Beautiful setting. Pity the service was lacking.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WallaceMay 22, 2011
    Best cup of coffee in Manhattan
  • Diego G.
    Diego GallegosOctober 19, 2014
    Don't get the huevos rancheros
  • Cody R.
    Cody RobertsonSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    10oz martini glass
  • bStef
    bStefNovember 20, 2011
    Fried Calamari. AMAZING!!
  • Colton P.
    Colton PerryOctober 17, 2010
    The tuna tartare is excellent!
  • Nancy I.
    Nancy InsingaNovember 21, 2014
    :-) great food.
  • Foodie SL,UT
    Foodie SL,UTMay 17, 2010
    Try the Eggs Royal. So delicious!
  • Nadya Z.
    Nadya ZiklenkovaAugust 13, 2015
    Great food!
  • Su L.
    Su LeeMay 30, 2011
    Have an outdoor area in back.
  • Manile D.
    Manile DastagirJanuary 1, 2013
    amazing muffinsss
  • Henry C.
    Henry ChenMay 11, 2010
    The food was awesome, but service was soooo slow... I am not sure if it is worth the wait?
  • Cord B.
    Cord BötgerMay 25, 2014
    Pencakes with Bloody Mary!!!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GrantJuly 5, 2013
    Great atmosphere, mediocre food.
  • JP M.
    JP MurtaghAugust 14, 2011
    Nice for brunch
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GundrumOctober 17, 2011
    Expensive for dinner, much more reasonable for brunch
  • Rob A.
    Rob AndersonMarch 14, 2010
    Tina turner stoli blueberry drink is refreshing
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 12, 2015
    No idea how this place has good reviews, food is subpar, drinks aren't great, not worth it
  • Mike L.
    Mike LianzaDecember 23, 2011
    beer selection is non-existent :(
  • nantini r.
    nantini rauchAugust 15, 2011
    Happy hour drinks after work
  • Maggie Mae M.
    Maggie Mae MellApril 11, 2010
    44 1/2 breakfast sandwich is to die for!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GordonMarch 15, 2009
    Have brunch at the bar (eggs) and chat with the bartenders (funny).
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MclaughlinApril 18, 2012
    I guess we didn't have Nico. Good food but horrific service. Really bad.
  • TahRaySa X.
    TahRaySa XFebruary 20, 2012
    The waiter was not very nice
  • Michael D.
    Michael Ducille JrMay 19, 2013
    The food isn't that impressive
  • Sandro Z.
    Sandro ZhininFebruary 6, 2010
    Best French toast ever!
  • Nathan E.
    Nathan EckenrodeJanuary 10, 2010
    relax and have a good time
  • P F.
    P FApril 5, 2010
    Reservations..... Read more
  • korby m.
    korby mDecember 19, 2009
    Don't eat here, it's not very good.
  • Gatto N.
    Gatto NeroJanuary 13, 2012
    Beh, indubbiamente è un locale dal costo medio alto - prendendo d'esempio la media milanese - ma il servizio è impeccabile e ho mangiato un ottimo pollo in letto di puré e asparagi.
  • Jen W.
    Jen WolfJuly 4, 2012
    Huevos rancheros
  • Kathy T.
    Kathy Troidle-JacksonAugust 7, 2013
    Dine al fresco
  • Frederico A.
    Reverência para falar desse restaurante
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