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North Square
North Square

North Square Details

  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful brunch! The Jazz Band was amazing! The food, the atmosphere and the service were great!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "North Sq. is a favorite in the village for a relaxed lunch or dinner with friends or a work related meeting."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great ambiance, consistently good food, very attentive, friendly service-a neighborhood winner."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "we all had a great time over a great meal. Service was courteous . everyone had a lovely time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "great food, comfortable, quiet enough for adult conversation, great location in the village. a rare combination in NY."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This place is not worth it.The food is not delicious, waiters show you attitude, the interior requires renovation. A no no place!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Indifferent service and way over priced. A tourist trap."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "very good food, excellent environment, good service "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food great, quiet, easy pleasant. A favorite local place and the guests I brought loved it. Good variety of menu for vegetarians as well."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very nice little place. The menu offers good choices and the food is very good. Loved the music. And the location is great!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The brunch was great but it took 20 minutes to get the bill and then 5 more minutes to correct the over billing mistake."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love the food, the service, the fresh flowers, and the ambience."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great to know we can have tasty dinner in a nice quiet place, where we can invite friends and family. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch, the service, and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Unassuming, but never disappoints. A great neighborhood place."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "the matre'd was flippent and very unaccommodating. He was just as bad when he was a server."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always friendly with wonderful food; it's been around forever, and I hope it always will be. "
    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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everything was 'classy' ! The food, the wine, the service, the ambience were 'perfect'! Grazie mille, VW"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good restaurant for older patrons who enjoy a variety of well-prepared dishes in a pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience, are all first class. A most enjoyable eating eperience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This place was a treat! I almost do not want to write the review for fear that it will get too busy! But if you want some great food and a really nice, white table cloth restaurant, this is the place. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Traveling near Adelphi University? This restaurant was an easy place to be alone and an outsider. The staff and customers are pleasant to be around, and the family vibe is very nice. The food was really great - fresh, a bit on the foodie side, well-prepared. Great custom cocktails as well."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I dined here for the first time on my third visit to the Washington Square Hotel and wish I'd tried it sooner. All the members of my group of four had something different and we all praised the food quite highly. The staff were excellent. Very attentive. The North Square is worth a visit whether you're staying at the WSH or travelling from somewhere further afield."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Don't think enough people know this really nice place so was not too hard to get into and was a great value as they offer a price fix Menu that was very good. Will return. Excellent service also."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
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