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The Alderman, New York, NY

The Alderman

4.3
4.3
18 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Nestled right in the heart of Times Square, The Alderman, A modern American Tavern, promises an unforgettable dining experience that transcends mere sustenance—a symphony of flavors, a dance of textures, and a celebration of New York’s rich culinary heritage.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (929) 647-3001
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steven Hubbell
  • Catering
    For large groups or private events please reach out to events@renwicknyc.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For large groups or private events please reach out to events@renwicknyc.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    48th Street between 6th & 7th Ave. Inside the Motto By Hilton Times Squ
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    All major trains to Time Square, Bryant Park, & More.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pre Theatre Menu @ The Alderman

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Before the curtain rises, immerse yourself in an unforgettable Pre-Theatre Meal at The Alderman. Our culinary journey awaits. Begin with warm, freshly baked bread, perfectly paired with our signature cultured butter. Explore our appetizer selection, featuring 1/2 Dozen Oysters, Juniper & Apple Salad & more. Your main course awaits—choose from Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Skirt Steak, & other options. Conclude your meal with a sweet crescendo. Our desserts are an artful blend of indulgence and delight. Taxes & fees apply. Available from 12 PM - 2 PM & 5 PM - 7 PM Daily
    Pre Theatre Menu @ The Alderman Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour @ The Alderman

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    2 PM to 7 PM daily! Dive into crafted cocktails, fine wines, and cold brews. Dollar oysters await, and our $25 burger & beer deal is a must-try. Rotating specials surprise you daily!

    Happy Hour @ The Alderman Photo

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Innovative

  • Manhattan

    Innovative

18 Reviews
  1. Erik

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking for a restaurant on the west side near 54th street and found The Alderman on w 48th street. Open Table had a special with 1,00 bonus points. We had raw oysters and steelhead trout gravlox as appetizer, both excellent. As entrees we had smashed burger with red buddy cheese, and grilled fingerling potatoes. We were very please with the choice. The service was excellent and very attentive. Sad to say there were not too many customers, but it was just after the theaters started. This was a pleasant dining surprise. Our only complaint is that it is too dark. But that can be fixed with improved lighting.

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  2. TexinNYC

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I debated about how to rate our odd experience at The Alderman on Wednesday. The dining room is well appointed but has no natural light so it felt a little drab. The first major issue was that one person in our party wanted to order the pre-theatre menu but were informed by our server that if one person at the table selected the pre-theatre menu, everyone at the table had to order. I have never heard of this before. Very strange. That fact is not listed on their website or printed menu. We all ended up ordering the pre-theatre menu as the server informed us that they were out of the pork chop (which one in our party wanted). Odd that at 6pm on a Weds with only 4 other tables with diners in the restaurant they would be out of one of the main courses. I chose the steak from the pre-theatre menu and asked for it medium well. The server told me that that might not be possible due to time (we had 8pm theatre tickets but it was only 6:20p). Is medium well that much longer than a medium steak? Another item that seemed odd to all of us was that the restaurant charges for bread and butter (unless you get the pre-theatre) I love to try new places and want to support local businesses but not sure I'll return.

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  3. CarrieK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience all around! The lighting was a bit dark but overall, lovely!

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  4. Axel

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Embedded in a hotel lobby, the restaurant offers an attractive space for a meal before going to the theater.

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  5. Caroline

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was such a nice surprise! Close to all the broadway theaters, but without the touristy feel. You could easily walk right by the entrance, but don't! The ambience was fantastic, quiet, intimate, but with enough action to feel like you are part of the scene. The staff were super friendly and attentive. But most of all, the food was delicious! My husband had an amazing pork chop--thick, juicy, and so perfectly seasoned that it was a meal unto itself. I had a burger, that equally delicious. Typically I would spit my entree with my husband, but this time I wanted every bite to myself! And, the dessert--- sooo good. A ginger ice cream with some sort of hard chocolate shell coating it, raspberry sauce and raspberries. And cost of the meal, plus two glasses of wine was so reasonably priced. I would recommend the Alderman.

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  6. LoriM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well prepared and delicious, innovative menu-however, extremely limited. Beautiful room but not well lit.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Loved the Smash burger that came with a salad and the Strawberry Old Fashion.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As I write this review of Alderman, I realize that I can’t just write about the food, but I have to write about the whole experience. Because that’s what Alderman is, it’s an experience. From the food and drinks, to the service, to the ambiance, this place is a hidden gem in Time Square. I’ll start with the food and drinks. I began the night at the bar with an Espresso Martini, and it was so good that I stuck with it all night. My friends got other drinks and everyone was happy with what they had. During dinner, two of my friends had wine, which the server was eager to suggest, and they were very happy with the choice. To begin our meal we had the bread basket. This is homemade bread and homemade butter, and both were delicious. There was also oil to dip the bread in, which gave all of us a choice of what we would enjoy most. We also shared the Crispy Mushrooms and Fried Sunchokes. Both were really tasty. The Sunchokes themselves literally made the trip worthwhile. We shared main courses and they were all really, really good. The Duck and the Trout were so yummy, and perfectly cooked. We also shared dessert, a pudding and a pastry, and they were an excellent ending to a wonderful meal. Now, for the service, I could not have asked for anything more. The staff was attentive and friendly. They really made us feel like they were happy we were there, and that they were happy to serve us. Finally, the ambiance. I really enjoyed the quiet, understated elegance of the restaurant. I felt comfortable while feeling like I was in a high end establishment. It was perfect. I had a great time at Alderman, from start to finish, therefore I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.

    2 people found this helpful

  9. BarbaraG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment I was greeted by the host at Alderman, until I headed out, I had an enchanting experience. This restaurant offers something for everyone. The design demonstrates the thought and care that went in to creating a one of a kind night. The staff always had a smile on their faces and they were continually there to assist me with my needs. Our waitress Mia was exceptional. I was there with friends and for the table we started off with the Bread & Butter, Fried Sunchokes and Crispy Mushrooms. I cannot tell you which was my favorite because they all were absolutely delicious. For the entree course, we shared the Pan Roasted Steelhead Trout, the Stinging Nettles Dumplings, and the Roast Normandy Duck, all prepared to perfection. Their cocktail menu is both creative and unique. I had a Martini, and the Strawberry Old Fashioned, both phenonomal, while my friends had wine. To round out our evening we shared a couple of their desserts, which really were the icing on the cake (pun intended). I can’t wait to go back so I can try more. There is no doubt that Alderman is now my restaurant of choice.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn’t believe how good this was given the proximity to Times Square. The food was delicious. There was a good pre-theater menu very reasonable for midtown!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Alderman offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (929) 647-3001.

The Alderman is rated 4.3 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Alderman

154 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    48th Street between 6th & 7th Ave. Inside the Motto By Hilton Times Squ
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    All major trains to Time Square, Bryant Park, & More.
  • Executive chef
    Steven Hubbell
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (929) 647-3001
  • Catering
    For large groups or private events please reach out to events@renwicknyc.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For large groups or private events please reach out to events@renwicknyc.com.
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