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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square

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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times SquareHeartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square

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86
very good

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

127 W 43rd St
New York, New York, 10036-6565
United States
phone: (646) 366-0235

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @heartlandbrew

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Reviews by Billolick:
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is kinda stuffy, filled with theatre goers and NYC shirts and tie types. Make sense as its located about 100 yards from times square in the heart of midtown NYC. The room is kind of glitzy and obviously alot of $ went into creating this joint. The beer is very good. The IPA and Barley wine I tried were very pleasant and obviously of a high quality. I've tried the oatmeal stout in the past and its also excellent. The food also is very good. decent portions and well turned out. So, if you feel like speanding some loot, this is a semi-fancy beer hall to give a try. The beer will not disappoint

01-31-2004 11:36:59 | More by Billolick
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TTTBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-12-2014 10:51:45 | More by TTTBeer
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bsm80x

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

10-24-2013 14:40:53 | More by bsm80x
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derekdenim

New York

4.6/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Not as crowded and noisy as the union square location. Was able to get seated right away in a nice private booth. Waiter was prompt and courteous. He was quick to bring us our beers and take our food order. Tex mex nachos were very good. Only complaint is they could have had more cheese. But no big deal. Had the Indiana pale ale and the seasonal Not Tonight Honey porter. Both were delicious.

02-22-2013 22:08:56 | More by derekdenim
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UDbeernut

New York

2.73/5  rDev -27%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$$

Went here for dinner before a show. Made reservations ahead of time so we did not have to wait. Large open room with breweriania on the walls. Service was slow and kept taken food to wrong tables. Beer selection was a wide range of styles. I had a flight od their stuff always on. Beer was ok, the stout and red lager were the best. The light lager was un drinkable and eberything else was bland.

Food was mostly steaks and burgers. My and my wife both got steaks. Mine was over cooked and just generally disappointing.

As far as cost, it was about average for Nyc, but with the other dings on food and quality, it is over expensive. Will not return.

10-24-2011 20:14:23 | More by UDbeernut
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$

This macro/brewpub is right near Times Square
and my family and I decided to rest our feet
and grab a few pints.

The decor is nice, upscale, clean, friendly.

The service was a little slow considering it wasn't very crowded.

My wife and I ordered 2 pints (her: Pumpkin + me: IPA)
I ended drinking all of mine and most of hers. They were
very thin and bubbly, a bit disappointed.

Our family ordered dessert, which was quite good.

This is not a must visit location and beer nerds/snobs
will be disappointed. Great place for a newbie to craft beers.

10-24-2011 13:36:23 | More by BeerLover99
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Six locations in NYC. Out of the three I've been to, my favorite is the Chophouse at Times Square (43rd between B'way & 6th). Classy joint, nice casual atmosphere, lots of tasty homebrewed beer, pleasant seasonals, and good good food. I'd imagine that really serious beer pursuers wouldn't bother with this place too much, but I think it's definitely worth hitting up when you're in the city, and I go there very often. They make a mighty good bison steak at the Chophouse. Other tasty entrees include the meatloaf and the mushroom or lobster ravioli. A little on the pricey side, but not too bad. Friendly staff.

04-29-2011 19:21:24 | More by Rifugium
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$

Pleasant enough dining area with its selection of light inoffensive beers. Bright and well lit up by signs. Conveneinet location. Nothing special on tap in the seasonal department, one does not go out of their way for th beer here. Did have something brewed with thyme as a seasonal that had a minimum of my interest, outside of their regular so-so beers all served a bit overcarbonated. Occasionally Heartland will bring out a higher abv seasonal, and then its worth a stop in. Even for the food, its fast and efficient service but nothing to write home about.

03-03-2011 15:12:05 | More by Sammy
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$$

I've been to this Heartland many times, as it is close to my house and right across to what used to be my workplace.

All Heartland locations are touristy, overpriced and just plain average. They're OK if you're visiting New York, or if you're with a large group of friends or coworkers during happy hour.

But otherwise, there are better places out there than this so-called "brewery" with an acceptable (but not great) selection of staple beers (IPA, Stout, Red Ale, Light, Lager) at outrageously high prices.

The occasional seasonals are the real deal, like the nice oatmeal stout, the Double IPA and the barleywine. Go for those if you can.

Service is fine (not great) and atmosphere is not bad for a chain restaurant. A bit generic but surprisingly cozy and warm.

Food is blah. Generic American pub food at high prices.

All in all, this feels like going to a TGI Friday's with beer in the heart of Times Square. Expect the expected.

I like HB Burger much better, just down the block from the main Heartland and specializing in tasty burgers. Beers are the same (if not better) and food is better, plus it is much less crowded than the Heartland "Chophouse". I should add HB Burger to BA soon.

01-23-2011 07:08:44 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Went to the Heartland Brewery in Times Square last Friday night. I was with a group of friends and we were scoping out a place to pre-game before going to a concert at the Best Buy Theater (formerly the Nokia Theater).

Before entering, one must take in the bustle and intensity of Times Square, especially during my visit which was in the early evening on a Friday night. The energy in the heart of Times Square is awesome. Heartland was fairly crowded when we arrived, but could have been worse considering the circumstances. Most of the people there seemed to be the after work crowd and tourists, to be expected for the location.

A long bar runs down the left side and curls around with an ample amount of bartenders ready to take your order. There is a huge open area to the right with a ton of tables for dining. We stayed in the open bar area. Atmosphere was pretty chill, dim lighting, breweriana decorations and dark wood.

Beers were solid. I started off with the Smiling Pumpkin Ale, which had some subtle ginger and nutmeg flavors. I also had their Oatmeal Stout (Farmer Jon's Oatmeal Stout) and their IPA (Indiana Pale Ale). All beers were fresh and tasty. Reasonable prices too.

11-12-2010 22:56:13 | More by Hibernator
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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square in New York, NY
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.