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HK

523 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10018 40.75658 -73.994019
at 39th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-947-4208 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Cafes, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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    7 out of 10

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Hours

Daily, 9am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$14-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Smoking Area
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

31st St. to 45th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.

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Little about the Port Authority area has ever been described as savory. Thankfully, this corner eatery proves a shining exception to that rule. Decorated like a neo-industrial coffee shop—garage door, white banquettes, gleaming silver chairs, TV screens inset above the bar—HK looks like an outpost from Chelsea, but with a more relaxed, accommodating ambience that’s reflected in its cuisine. The menu tilts toward bistro fare, with Mediterranean touches. The occasional American classic makes an appearance, too. The approach is effectively populist, with every dish a familiar favorite: garlic-laden escargots, spicy merguez, roasted fennel soup, hefty burgers. The low-key Hell’s Kitchen residents and pre-theatergoers who’ve discovered the friendly spot don’t seem put off by any lack of novelty in the culinary choices. On the contrary, the careful preparation and generous portions more than compensate. A simple roast chicken dinner seasoned with rosemary and accompanied by homemade whipped potatoes and braised spinach needs no embellishment to satisfy. Good taste and restraint? It’s enough to give Hell—or at least Port Authority—a good name.

Brunch

HK offers unlimited bloody Marys, mimosas, screwdrivers, Bellinis, or Champagne, for a low, set price, with any entrée, Sat.—Sun., 9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Half-Price Drinks
Martinis, beer, and specialty cocktails are half price daily with an entree from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and at the bar from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Recommended Dishes

HK Mediterranean chopped salad, $12; roasted herb chicken with whipped potatoes and spinach, $18

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