North Square
North Square

North Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northsquareny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 254-1200
  • 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
110 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (50)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (30)special occasion (23)good for groups (22)romantic (19)notable wine list (15)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • If you are looking for a quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2008
    If you are looking for a quiet place to eat lunch this is the place. I've been here several times for lunch and the food is good and very reasonably priced. The service from our server was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a delightful lunch.
    FresserVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2008
    We had a delightful lunch. The food was really memorable. We plan to eat dinner there when we go to events in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific lunch in a quiet
    AnticatVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Terrific lunch in a quiet atmosphere! Almost unheard of in the city!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My dinner was a belated birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    My dinner was a belated birthday dinner for two friends, one of whom is a bit picky. All of us loved dinner. The restaurant week menu offered a number of excellent choices. All of us were very happy with it and vowed to return at a later time. The restaurant's giving us little cards offering a $15 discount on the next dinner didn't hurt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to hang out and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2008
    Good place to hang out and catch up with a long lost friend or family member to have a conversation while enjoying the food and wine. It's a little grown up but the food and service are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely pleasant surprise!
    gabrielamhVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2008
    Extremely pleasant surprise! We will definitely be back. The decor is beautiful—all the way to the fresh flower arrangements. We sat by the window; it was lovely to be able to see the trees in Washington Square from our seats. Tables are quite far from each other, so you can have conversations with your dining partners without having to raise the volume of your voice. The descriptions on the menu leave some details out, which makes for wonderful surprises once you get your dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As much as I hate to say this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/22/2008
    As much as I hate to say this publicly, this is one of New York's hidden gems.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No kids menu, so be sure to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2008
    No kids menu, so be sure to leave the tots at home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I eat here almost once a week.they
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    I eat here almost once a week.they know me and are very gracious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visit North Square a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    We visit North Square a good bit for brunch. Reasonable prices, good food, and a pleasant ambiance. The restaurant connects to a hotel, which explains the slightly "off" vibe. Service is erratic. Several times, we've had to flag down our server for water refills or the check. I will say this: they make the best mimosa in the city. Don't go in with too high expectations and you'll do fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In Manhattan people choose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    In Manhattan people choose restaurants for many different reasons. Some choose the newest or hottest. We go for overall quality on a holistic level. Service, food, atmosphere, neighborhood etc. Though we have been to nearly all of the hot and premiere restaurants in the city, we, and our out of town visitors have found North Square to be our favorite restaurant in Manhattan. The service is genuine, warm and professional, the food is consitently great. The decor is not a draw for us, but we hear it is going to be renovated. Nonetheless, the atmosphere is casually elegant. We have become regulars, and are treated as such. If you have not been to North Square and you value substance over flash, do not miss it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We originally went to North
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We originally went to North Square because it was offering 1000 points. We've now been back several times, including a special anniversary for my parents. The food is delicious, and you can actually carry on a conversation because it's quiet. The prices are very fair and the portions just right. I know this will continue to be one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very solid dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Very solid dining experience with great food and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch - good food and good value. WLS, Atlanta
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appaling service. We couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Appaling service. We couldn't even get water and coffee refills.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fine. However
    Cityslkrz
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    The food was fine. However they gave a very poor impression from the very first. We were 2 minutes early, and wouldn't let us in, and even told us they didn't have a bar where we could sit ad wait. The host was insipid, and the waitress could not have cared less that we were there. Not a great experience for Father's Day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very lovely, friendly restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Very lovely, friendly restaurant with excellent food and very good service. It will definitely become a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good food, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    Consistently good food, great service, comfortable dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff seemed blasé and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    Wait staff seemed blasé and disinterested. They weren't discourteous, but they didn't seem too interested in the customers and didn't make an effort to be friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dependable, quality food at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    dependable, quality food at very reasonable prices. service is friendly and attentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the bar area. We found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Loved the bar area. We found ourselves hanging out there longer than expected. Fabulous Cosmos and darling bar staff (5 stars for them). The food was excellent. The Artic Char was delicious! I can't wait to come back. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great setting in the heartof
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Great setting in the heartof Greenwich Village, facing the Park
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will definitely return. Had
    pattycakeVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    Will definitely return. Had a great meal at a reasonable price. Much better alternative to the noisy, cramped places a little south.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really love this restaurant.
    Charlie
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    We really love this restaurant. The food, service and ambiance are above the norm. We intend to return often
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  • We had brunch at North Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    We had brunch at North Square on Sunday, may 25th. We enjoyed a fabulous brunch in the music room with a wonderful jazz trio..food was fab and we've found a new brunch spot and look forward to our next visit! Our waitress was very helpful too and showed us a dinner menu of which we also look forward to trying. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • THE FOOD HERE WAS QUITE REMARKABLE!
    TheDiningDivaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    THE FOOD HERE WAS QUITE REMARKABLE! SIMPLE SETING; QUIET..SOMEWHAT OLDER CROWD....ALTHOUGH~~ AS IT GOT LATER ON..A LITTLE YOUNGER. HOWEVER, YUMMY, INNOVATIVE CHEF. WILL COME BACK FOR INTERESTING, AFFORDABLE & DELICIOUS FOOD! HEARD THE JAZZ BRUNCH WAS NOT TO BE MISSED..WILL COME FOR THAT FOR SURE!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took almost a half hour to
    DuckDuckGoose
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Took almost a half hour to get a cocktail. Service was very unattentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food -- once it got there. Other than this afternoon visit, I don't recall having to asked the staff if they'd forgotten about our order. And after that, nobody stopped by the table to see if our food was to our liking. It was, but it's nice to have a server stop by to be sure everything is OK. The food was good, but I don't think we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After having a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    After having a wonderful dinner at North Square a couple of weeks ago, we took my girlfriend there to celebrate her birthday. My guests loved the restaurant, wine and food. We ordered dessert and the wait staff brought it out with a candle. My girlfriend loved the candle and the birthday wishes. I am so glad I found this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a good find. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    This was a good find. We were seated promptly and the food was good. I would recomment this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our first time there.We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    It was our first time there.We went two couples to have dinner on Saturday and the food was excellent and the restaurant very nice and quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Food was delicious, staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Food was delicious, staff delightful, atmosphere romantic. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The sausage for two was rather
    PegWVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The sausage for two was rather spicy and too much food. The short ribs were good but the special mushroom ravioli was disappointing. Can't complain about the prices though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful evening - great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    delightful evening - great food and plesant atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had not tried it before..It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Had not tried it before..It was lovely and a perfect place for a brunch meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was innovative and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    The food was innovative and very delicious. The blue point oysters were fresh and tasty. The bread was excellent and I liked the little bottle of olive oil on the table. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly medium rare. My friend had the scallops and was very pleased with his dish. The lemon merigune (sp?) tart was outstanding. Couldn't choose between that and black and white dessert. Waiter recommended tart...DELISH..so light and wonderful with the raspberry sauce...Wonderfully light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will go back to North Square and it will be one of the restaurants I recommend to friends, co-workers and out of town guests! We both loved our table sitting "kitty corner" versus across from each other. Delightful evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice calm place for brunch
    JeffreyGLVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Nice calm place for brunch with lots of good things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great meal. I had
    Spencerzf
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We had a great meal. I had a very tender filet prepared just as requested. My wife had scallops and they were excellent. We had a couple of appetizers. The crab cakes were very good. We shared a pear and raisin desert that was excellent. Coffee was served in an individual pot and tea was nicely served in a filtered pot. Wine by the glass was reasonable priced and there was a nice number of selections. This was a reasonably priced restaurant with excellent food and very good service. A nice location on Washington Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found North square uneven.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    I found North square uneven. Some of the food, like the bread and lamb chops I had, was delicious, while some was not. The baby arugula salad was a bad combination and had only mature, not baby, arugula. The service was likewise. I had a special request to which they graciously obliged, only they served my dish to my friend instead.
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  • It has always been much better
    Henri
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    It has always been much better in the many times we have been there over the years.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet