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Location and Hours

234 WEST 4TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10014

Monday:
Dinner: 4pm to 10pm

Tuesday - Friday:
Breakfast: 9am to 12pm
Lunch: 12pm to 4pm
Dinner: 4pm to 11pm

Saturday:  
Brunch: 10am to 3pm
Dinner: 4pm to 11pm

Sunday:  
Brunch: 10am to 3pm
Dinner: 4pm to 10pm

RESERVATIONS

Now accepting reservations for outdoor dining through Resy! Click the tab in the menu to check out availability.

Walk-in's always welcome!

We ask that you kindly honor the time of your reservation — we have a 15 minute grace period for your arrival, but due to the size of our sidewalk cafe and social distancing guidelines, we are unable to accommodate any increases in party size or change in reservation time. We allocate about one hour and 30 minutes for most reservations, and do not reserve tables for just drinks.

WE DO NOT CHARGE CANCELLATION FEES IN THE CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, so feel free to cancel on your own through Resy if the weather is discouraging you. This will not trigger an automatic charge. 



YURT VILLAGES

The YURT VILLAGES Presented by American Express and Resy: There’s a new way to dine outdoors this winter. Experience the magic of the season at 13 restaurants nationwide, in cozy winter pop-ups. This collection of heated tents, popping up at restaurants throughout the US, is available exclusively to American Express ® Card Members. 

If you have an Amex card, add it to your Resy profile to unlock access. Once you do this, you will see a "Yurt" option if it is available. (in addition to "Sidewalk"). Centurion and Platinum cardholders have special access to seats not available on Resy, reach out to your Amex Concierge for availability. Reservations are available 30 days in advance. 

Fairfax is offering this special dining experience including a prix-fixe Dinner menu for $88 per person (not including beverages, tax and gratuity). Tickets are final sale, and not refundable. The whole meal is designed to last one hour and 45 minutes.

Yurt Office Hours (aka Breakfast. Wifi provided, laptops invited!), Lunch and Brunch reservations are also now available! Breakfast includes a $40 per person menu and Lunch a $45 per person menu. Brunch includes a prix-fixe brunch spread with a large format mimosa or bloody mary for the table for $88 per person. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in all daytime experiences. 

SIDEWALK, YURT OR INDOORS?

If you have booked a SIDEWALK table:

Please be aware of the weather on the day of your visit! It's sweater weather season, so please come dressed in warm clothes. All of our sidewalk tables are protected by partially enclosed vestibules, but we're keeping it safe with the air still flowing. All tables have heaters!

It's cozy and the heaters heat, but don't forget to bundle up and order one of our hot cocktails to keep you comfy!

If you have booked a YURT:

The Yurt experience is designed to last one hour and 45 minutes with specific seating times, so please be on time on the day of your visit! Yurt reservations are prepaid and non-refundable. Tickets do not include extra beverages, tax and gratuity. 

If you have booked INDOORS:

We're beyond excited to welcome you back inside starting February 14. Please be prepared for a temperature check at the door, to fill out a contact tracing form, to wear a mask when not at your table and to have a blast at a safe distance. 

YOUR RESERVATION WILL CLEARLY SAY SIDEWALK, YURT OR INDOORS. PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE TYPE OF RESERVATION YOU ARE BOOKING! We will always do our best, but our ability to make changes is more limited these days.

HCH OUTDOOR PRO TIPS

We're New Yorkers. And that means we're resilient, adaptable and will do whatever it takes to enjoy our favorite bottle of wine and a raw bar tower in any weather! But let's face it, it's cold outside. Here's what Happy Cooking recommends to make the most of the outdoor dining Winter season:

ALL THE HEATTECH

We're not sponsored by Uniqlo, but ask our team and they'll tell you that heattech attire (leggings, shirts, socks, you name it) will save your social life this Winter. 

LAYERS. LOTS OF LAYERS

Our heaters are powerful but you'll still need to bundle up if you're sitting for a meal. A tip from Tina (Bejasa, our Guest Relations Manager) is that the most important layer is your beer (or wine, or whisky) coat. If you're from the Midwest like a lot of us, you probably know what that means. 

HOT BEVVIES

We've got em'. Just ask! Our Head Bartender, Akil Marshall, says a Fairfax Toddy a day keeps the winter blues away. 

Or if red wine is your stay warm beverage of choice, Aaron Thorp (resident wine guru) has plenty of options for every budget, mood and meal on the list!

WINTER DISHES

Our menus are seasonal so you'll find plenty of warming winter dishes on our menu. We know, you might be here for THE Burger and that's always a good decision. We recommend going half-sies (we'll even split plates for you to be extra safe) and trying something else too like our Moules Frites whose warm broth will keep you extra toasty!

SAFETY

For details on the safety measures we are taking and ask that you take while dining with us, please click here.

GET IN TOUCH

Please note we have gone digital! All questions and inquiries can be sent to hello@happycookingnyc.com  We are in the office Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 and will respond as soon as possible. 

You can also reply to your Resy confirmation text to reach the restaurant directly the day of your reservation.