Love this place, such a warm,
Love this place, such a warm, welcoming ambience. Very nice experience which I will gladly repeat.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great ambience
Would be excellent but for the closeness of tables and low ceiling which makes for louder than desirable room especially if you have neighbors who think they are in their. Private room. Food was delicious loudness was not. However it is always worthwhile.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
For the first time, we were seated for dinner in the Lounge. The chairs are less vertical and the tables a bit farther from one another than in the dining room. As a result, our evening was casual, relaxed and quiet. The food, service and ambiance was equivalent to the main dining room and we would not hesitate to be seated here again for a laid-back dining experience.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliable G. VIllage fixture
Reliable G. VIllage fixture -- quiet enough to attract seniors. tasty enuf to please all. Outstandingly friendly young staff. Perfect before an NYU event.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed our
My wife and I enjoyed our meal at North Square. I had the halibut and she had the cod (hers with the prix fixe) and we would recommend either. We also enjoyed a very reasonably priced Pinotage with our meal. While I would exactly characterize the place as quiet, we had no trouble carrying on conversation at our table without elevated voices. Overall, we found North Square to be an enjoyable place to dine.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely quiet brunch
The pumpkin pecan pancakes and the sausage in the brunch tasting were wonderful!!
I do not understand why it was almost empty.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant located near Washington Square. The appetizers were outstanding.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Dining Experience
Food was outstanding. Service was good. The Wine was so-so
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
dining on the park
A neighborhood gem. Walking distance from home. Across from the arch of Washington Sq. Park.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious.
The food is always delicious. Plenty of choices to suit a range of "diets" with a la carte and 3 course dinners ( good value).
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the food was presented
All the food was presented beautifully and done to perfection. This is our second time eating at North Square with good friends who live in the Village and we think we will make it our "go to" place when we get together. It is a wonderful place for mature diners -- no loud bar scene, just outstanding food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
been a patron for years. love
been a patron for years. love those fresh vegetables & its very good basic preparation of food
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinning Perfection at North Square
North Square proved to be a perfect gem for our family party of six. We had a quiet table with soft background Jazz to create a lovely, relaxing ambiance. Conversation was easy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pace of service was not hurried and all our needs were cheerfully met. Ambiance and service aside, what made North Square so awesome was the EXTRAORDINARY food! Everything we ordered, from salads and soups to dessert was nothing short of perfection! We enjoyed options including scallops, duck, Atlantic char and yellow fin tuna. Each was exceptionally delicious and given a magnificent presentation. Add the reasonable menu pricing to complete an unbeatable dinning out experience. We will recommend and return to North Square!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Grown-ups
North Square has always been a favorite. Nice menu featuring well-prepared food. Excellent Service. And not a lot of patrons screaming their opinions at the top of their lungs over a musical din. It's nice to go to an affordable restaurant in which I can have a quiet, private conversation with my divine cocktail and wonderful dinner. Alas, besides delicious salads, the options for vegetarians are minimal.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great affordable brunch spot
Tasty food and terrific live jazz at reasonable prices makes this a super spot for brunch. We like bringing out-of-towners so the can see the Vlillage and enjoy live entertainment too.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not hesitate to frequent this Sunday Jazz Brunch gem in the heart of Washington Square. The jazz was phenomenal, the food excellent, the prices reasonable. North Square seems to attract a smart crowd interested in quiet conversation and music for the soul . We sat in the Lounge for the jazz brunch - The Roz Corral Trio set the tone nicely and created an intimate atmosphere. Attentive and classy wait staff. No attitude here. Just a nice vibe. The prix fixe ($20) well worth every bit. Pecan pancakes made my day. Other members of my family enjoyed the Eggs Benedict and very generous pours on the Bloody Marys. Menu has great variety expertly prepared. This place is a gem; understated elegance worth every penny. I will return.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wife and I agree: we give
The wife and I agree: we give North Square 4 forks out of a possible 4. She had the beef ribeye, I had the arctic char. Fabulous! The service was attentive and all in all, a wonderful experience. We recommend North Square highly.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Square is my "go to place." I have been eating there for many years and NEVER been disappointed. The food is elegant but not fussy the wait staff is knowledgeable and has the right balance between being engaging and unobtrusive. I have brought everyone from colleagues to my young nephews (7 & 9) to my parents - no one has been disappointed. One thing I truly appreciate is that the noise level is not overpowering and the table can converse without competing with other conversations or music that is too loud.
Go - you'll certainly return!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st Anniversary Success
Wonderful little restaurant in the West Village. Quiet and romantic, the perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary dinner. Easily booked through Open Table and added a note this was our anniversary. We were seated immediately upon arriving for 7:00PM reservation in cozy booth in the front window. The staff was pleasant and attentive and the food was divine. I had the Artic Char and my wife has the Filet Mignon, both were fabulous. At the end of our dinner we were surprised with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate. Could not ask for a better dining experience for our 1st anniversary.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eavesdropping on Conversations
North Square is great for listening in on delightful conversations - and none of them are on cell phones. New Yorkers tend to be opinionated and vocal and they enjoy a good Cobb salad (my husband's choice) or blueberry pear pancakes (mine). What fun to be near NYU and the park, a little oasis in the busy downtown arena.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
our longtime neighborhood favorite
always reliably fine, often great, food. menu is interesting and inventive. their breadbasket is the best in the city, and the olive dish for nibbles when you sit down is a treat we look forward to every visit. atmosphere is 'relaxed with a touch of elegance', conducive to conversation. they never rush you, it's a great place to go for that long tete a tete with a friend or to treat out-of-town visitors. it's never disappointed us yet!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Square had an excellent
North Square had an excellent menu, high quality food and presentation, and superb service!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong
Consistently great food and service. Jael was an attentive waitperson withb the most charming personality.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
Met a colleague for a discrete lunch and North Square was perfect. I had the Shrimp Tempura sandwich and my friend a nice salad. The food was great and so was the service. It was particularly quiet due to the season and I expect it is louder and more bustling when the NYU students come back on campus.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and it was easy to have a conversation with my lunch mates.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Village Classic
If you are out for the food rather than for the scene, this is the place for you. Classic dishes, expertly prepared, in a tranquil and welcoming setting. Plus a reliable and well-priced wine list. Excellent value!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food with Great Service
The food was incredible. Ordered the pork dish per the waiter's recommendation. The staff was helpful in explaining all of the dishes, and prompt in taking our orders, bringing the food, and clearing plates. The desserts too were also quite delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience overall, and would definitely recommend to anyone who's looking to have a more upscale, delicious dinner in a fun neighborhood.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make sure you reserve for JAZZ
Made a reservation and didn't realize you have to notify the restaurant that you want to have brunch listening to the jazz performance. Got there and they sat us in the normal dining area. There was no jazz to be heard. So when we asked, the jazz area was already full - which absolutely sucked because that's the reason why we wanted to eat there. So make sure somewhere on Opentable you tell them you want the jazz brunch, or like me, you'll miss out. Sad. But the food was good and very reasonably priced.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jazz and brunch
Love this little spot in one of the most amazing areas of the city. Sunday brunch with the jazz set is something special. Not pricey, food is good, the ambience is old style. Worth more than one visit
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food,Great vino, Great
Great food,Great vino, Great price, Great service, Great ambiance! For what more could you ask?
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must have passed this restaurant many times and never noticed it. My husband read about it online and we went for an early dinner before the theater. The food was excellent and reasonably priced for NYC. We loved every dish. Will be back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Neighborhood Brunch
I took some visiting out-of-town relatives to North Square for Sunday brunch. The food was quite good for brunch fare and the service was OK, but could be improved. All the same, I will return.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent
Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent food. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect - no rush. We lingered over our last coffee.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Civilised way to enjoy lunch - delicious food served at a nice leisurely pace. Attentive but not intrusive staff. Will be back...
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service at resonable prices for NYC. Definitly a go to locals spot.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find
North Square is the perfect respite on a dark chilly evening in Washington Square offering a warm welcoming setting with a ‘speak easy’ feel. The cuisine is equally pleasing with service that is attentive but not overbearing. The entrees are presented beautifully and are just as sumptuous – we enjoyed pan-seared halibut and grilled pork rib eye which is as moist and delicious as a perfect filet mignon. There as so many excellent choices that we depended on our waiter to narrow the possibilities – he was well versed offering additional enticing details, from the wine selection to dessert. Pressed coffee is the final touch at this Village gem - also great for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, a picnic basket for the Park – and a lounge for jazz.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was excellent and the food was very good, particularly the halibut. We would definitely go again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Village gem
I always look forward to dinner at North Square. The food is reliably excellent and the menu selection large and varied. The atmosphere is pleasant, particularly in the back room. The service is generally attentive and cordial.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love North Square
The menu is always interesting and the sound level is better than at most restaurants
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is delicious, the service is friendly, and the prices are reasonable for the high quality of the food.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
two in one
Finally, this restaurant provides excellent food and a quiet, lovely space where conversation is possible.
|What a combination!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was friendly and attentive and the service was timely. The plates were not only tasty but very well presented.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely new find
Couldn't get a reservation for a nice place in the Village for husband's birthday, before seeing play at Public Theatre, but could get one here. Wonderfully surprised by the terrific food of all sorts. We are fish and veggie lovers, and all had that - Everything was terrific, including desserts. We would definitely go back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Music
I love going to Sunday brunch at North Square. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the singers and musicians are always first-rate. One of the best music/food bargains in NYC.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in an unexpected locatio
I eat lunch here often but maybe I'll start going more often for dinner, too. We were five people in my party and everyone loved the food. The duck got raves, my son loved his pork ribeye, and my scallops were perfectly cooked. The crab and lobster cakes were a perfect first course, and both desserts (chocolate mousse cake, spicy bread pudding) were eagerly devoured. And the bread here is always great. Plus they have a fine list of wines by the glass and pour generously. When my husband admitted that he didn't love his cocktail, the waiter immediately asked what would make it better and brought a new version (which he did indeed like better). As always in North Square the service was very pleasant but a little slow.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A NOT SO SECRET SECRET
Nestled on the North West corner of Washington Square Park is a little gem of a restaurant. North Square has been there it seems for
decades and yet seems to remain a neighborhood secret. The ambience is calm and seemingly unchanging, The tables are a little to close .The back room has a Jazz brunch in Sunday .The" tasting dish"on the brunch menu is quite good and as almost everything on the menu it remains one of the best bargains in NYC.
Although the serving size is not large, it always seems to be just enough to satisfy. I would like to see a few more items offered on the dinner menu, it's a little to limited for me. Following your meal walk literally across the street and you have beautified Washington Sq. Park.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is nice to have a warm, welcoming place where the food is reliable.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service! Have dined here several times..always top notch #
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always. Plenty of choices, beautifully prepared, and spot on service. Waiter also steered me to a better wine pairing than what I had ordered.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM