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HQ

90 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012 40.725081 -74.002393
nr. Spring St  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-2755 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Bistro
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

hqrestaurant.com

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.

Prices

$19-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

As a Blue Ribbon and Cub Room alum, HQ chef and owner Terrence Cave knows Soho tastes, and has decided the neighborhood is big enough for another cozy, unpretentious bistro. Wide-plank wood floors, a pressed tin ceiling, and exposed brick offer all the familiar trappings, while stainless steel ceiling fans, copper sheets on one wall, and a chandelier fashioned from wine glasses add modern accents. Breakaway doors up front let in the fresh air and allow for great people watching; and the casually dressed-up American cuisine is certainly worth lingering over. Though he favors hearty meats like duck, lamb, and beef, Cave is equally adept at lighter fare when warranted. An asparagus soup garnished with a touch of Parmesan cheese is served hot or cold, tasting garden-fresh either way. A thick salmon filet arrives with a refreshing stack of cucumber shavings and a just-creamy-enough dill sauce. Regulars still seem to clamor for comfort, though, which explains why pork belly with burgundy cabbage and applesauce stays on the menu year-round. Like a good neighbor, HQ appeases these cravings while changing the menu just enough to stay interesting to all.

Extra

During the summertime, Mondays feature a clambake between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., where lucky patrons get a pound and a half lobster, mussels, clams, corn on the cob, potatoes, chorizo, choice of appetizer, and choice of dessert, all for $37.50.

Recommended Dishes

Seared pork belly, $12; asparagus soup, $9; salmon, $22

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