North Square
North Square

North Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northsquareny.com/
  • Phone: 2122541200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast, Everyday: 7:30am-11:00am Brunch, Saturday: 12:00pm-3:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm Lunch, Monday-Friday: 12:00pm-3:30pm Dinner, Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm Lounge, Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Yoel Cruz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz Brunch on Sundays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Macdougal
  • Public Transit: West 4th street - A,B,C,D,E,F trains Christopher St. - 1/9 trains
  • Parking: No
A word from North Square
An intimate American Restaurant with plush, cozy banquettes and picture perfect views of Washington Square with a separate, hide-away speakeasy cocktail lounge.
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North Square reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)great for brunch (34)great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (18)romantic (12)good for groups (11)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • reliable excellent food
    CSRNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The menu has changed now by offering a 2-course lunch option. The number of options of high quality, well prepared food is sufficient, and the prices remain moderate. This is one of a handful of superior restaurants near Washington Square.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for the last day of restaurant week and loved everything from the large portions to the constantly-filled water, bread, and olives to delicious food and great service. The risotto was amazing (with zucchini and spinach) and the raspberry linger was so good I stole it from my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch/Prix Fix at North Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service is wonderful, in a rather charming rathskeller of a place. the soup (a minty gaspacho) and desert (flourless chocolate cake) were good. the entree, a seafood paella, was not good however --too spicey and, mainly, it did not taste like a paella (fish overcooked and also the paella too watery). This was part of their prix fix menu. i remember liking the food my previous time here but cannot remember what i orderd. the staff were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and Charming
    JamesNewYorkCity
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Little place attached to a small hotel in the Village. Great food for brunch and good food for dinner. Lovely rooms art on the walls very friendly and engaging staff
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bartender started the might ogg great. Funny and witty. Service at dinner was great. Food was exceptional. Thanks for a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tami
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch! The Jazz Band was amazing! The food, the atmosphere and the service were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Favorite
    JillVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    North Sq. is a favorite in the village for a relaxed lunch or dinner with friends or a work related meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • has all the ingredients...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great ambiance, consistently good food, very attentive, friendly service-a neighborhood winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Quality
    QuietQuality
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    North Square always can be relied upon for the excellent quality of the food and its imaginative, yet understated preparation. Service is well timed and responsive; however, language is sometimes an issue with communication. The pleasant ambience and low noise level are reflective of the restaurant's intimate size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable experience
    RonG
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Not your "happening" scene, which meant we could get a reservation, were not rushed or ignored, and could hear ourselves talk. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was very good and prices reasonable, just what we were looking for for this occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    we all had a great time over a great meal. Service was courteous . everyone had a lovely time.
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  • Our favorite place
    fudisu
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We brought my cousin for her 65th birthday dinner. She loved it. so did we, as usual. Everything was on point, and now there are several gluten free options too. Always pleasant and accommodating. The food is always wonderful. And there are some very interesting coctails which seem to change regularly. Someone is brimming with inventiveness over there. We love the decor and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real sleeper
    stephen
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    great food, comfortable, quiet enough for adult conversation, great location in the village. a rare combination in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible
    Aziz
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place is not worth it.The food is not delicious, waiters show you attitude, the interior requires renovation. A no no place!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Dining here is always a pleasure. The food is wonderfully prepared and it is a very comfortable place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a waste
    Fieryfingers14VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Indifferent service and way over priced. A tourist trap.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An unknown neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Always a great meal! We have been eating at this restaurant for many years now, including Valentine's Day this year. We have consistently had wonderful meals (no matter if it is fish, seafood, chicken or beef), with friendly, attentive service. The best desserts ever! We recommend this restaurant to everyone we know, but are happy that it is a hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet enough to have a conversation
    squarepeg0
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    North Square is very reliable for the food. It's pretty. The service is good. But what I like best about it is you don't have to shout to be heard across your table. Also, the menu is never boring; the salads are substantial and interesting; the burgers are great; the service reliable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent venue for dinner
    VillageChoice
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    very good food, excellent environment, good service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nottotallywowed4
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Ordered the duck breast with soba noodles and spinach. Delicious! The dessert: strawberry shortcake was not typical in that the cake was more like a biscuit in texture, but fresh and delicious tasty strawberries. . . not an excess of whipped cream. wonderful and satisfying ended with excellent coffee freshly and individually brewed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit stuffy
    TravelingwomanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The restaurant was more of a comfortable neighborhood place for the older set. Food was Ok, bar was nice, but the big plus was that it was relatively quiet and one could enjoy conversation with table mates.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Rosy
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food great, quiet, easy pleasant. A favorite local place and the guests I brought loved it. Good variety of menu for vegetarians as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Is North Square slipping?
    RodashVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    While the food and atmosphere are still fine, I am beginning to wonder about the service. The waitress did not seem fully attentive and kept disappearing. We had to enlist the greeter to get bread and then again to get our check. For the second time they didn't ask whether we wanted coffee until we were finishing our dessert. A troubling trend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a very nice dinner!
    mariep
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very nice little place. The menu offers good choices and the food is very good. Loved the music. And the location is great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    racefan
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Travelling on business, I chose this restaurant because it was convenient. I was beyond pleased. Often , servers aren't thrilled to have a one-top but I was given professional and attentive service by everyone on duty. The radicchio and Bibb lettuce salad with creamy goat cheese and roasted beets could have been a meal in itself along with the excellent bread and olives that are set on the table. I had the filet au poivre and frites. It was prepared perfectly and the au jus was so tasty. It came with roasted Vidalia onions which I gobbled up because I am a fool for Vidalias. The potatoes were so-so but didn't detract greatly from the meal. I wish I had room for dessert since the selections looked wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful dining experience
    MarthaCritiqueVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    North Square has a unique history in the heart of Greenwich Village and everyone must dine there to hear about its origins, taste the delicious food and enjoy the feeling of the early days of New York City! I wholeheartedly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor finish
    Claudia
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The brunch was great but it took 20 minutes to get the bill and then 5 more minutes to correct the over billing mistake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Eating Experience
    DonneVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Love the food, the service, the fresh flowers, and the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discovery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great to know we can have tasty dinner in a nice quiet place, where we can invite friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday in NY
    moodyfoodie
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great place for a Sunday brunch with jazz. Request to be seated in the jazz room if you want that experience. It is delightful. Great food, especially the prix-fixe combination. Delicious food and smooth jazz! Very reasonable for NYC too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 996 reviews are from the North Square reviews archive.
  • Wow !
    DonneVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    What a Great experience. Great food, service, and wine. Not rushed, a liesurely meal in a lovely room, filled with fresh flowers. What more can one ask for?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    DonneVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch, the service, and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Unassuming, but never disappoints. A great neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diet2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    the matre'd was flippent and very unaccommodating. He was just as bad when he was a server.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite spot
    DrJK
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Always friendly with wonderful food; it's been around forever, and I hope it always will be.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegance
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Really enjoy North Square each time. The service is warm and inviting. The food is well prepared and served beautifully. I particularly enjoy their fish dishes -- the fish is always fresh and the accompaniements fit perfectly. The wines by the glass are varied and go well with the dishes. All in all, a lovely, calm place to dine and have a conversation with your dining partner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    DonneVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Everything was 'classy' ! The food, the wine, the service, the ambience were 'perfect'! Grazie mille, VW
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood treasure
    MRMRSCUZ
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We have eaten at North Square many times - both brunch and dinner. We have always been very pleased and walk away looking forward to our return. Try the brunch sampler. An amazing array of tastes - but then you will miss the French Toast.... among the best we gave ever tasted . Dinner time, the eatery gets romantic. With the lights subdued, NS becomes redecorated and ready for that special evening out. Once again the menu presents many interesting and well prepared choices. The portions are not big, but just about the right size for dinner. You'll walk out feeling comfortable . We have found the dinner service to be a little slow on several occasions. Overall NS feels like a Secret Neighborhood Treasure. REDECORATED
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very positive experience.
    SalGal
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great location and cozy and quiet enough for a good visit with out of town friends. Four of us ate 3 course prefix and it was really good at a great price. One went a la carte. Results: 2 had Venison -excellent, 2 had Bass- good, 1 had seared scallops- good. 2-KaleSalad,very good, 2-tomatoe soup excellent, 1 lobster/crab cakes-excellent. All really liked syrah/grenache blend wine, reasonable priced. Desserts were all excellent and gorgeous. My fav chocolate mouse cake, keylime pie, linzer torte, tough pic. Everyone went away happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant for older
    John
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Good restaurant for older patrons who enjoy a variety of well-prepared dishes in a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.