We made reservations for 3
We made reservations for 3 people for the varanda. We arrived with a surprise: all varanda was occupied by a party but whem we finish the dinner none occupancy had the varanda...
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was skeptical, as I am of
I was skeptical, as I am of all restaurants that come with such hype, but this was a surpsiginly great restaurant. The food was fantastic and most suprisingly, the service was friendly and attentive. Our dining companions were over an hour late, but they were willing to seat us at our reservation time anyway and put no pressure on us at all to order drinks or start dining. This was a godsend considering I was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time. We will definitley go back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
After reading other reviews,
After reading other reviews, I was worried about the service as we are not part of the high brow literary crowd. I must say everyone was amazing - hostess, waiter, everyone. The bar scene was great. The food was excellent. I immediately ordered a kale salad to go so I would have it for the next day. It was a great birthday celebration and I can't wait to return.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic. This restaurant lived up to the rave reviews I read. Everything about this gem was over the top. We started with the kale salad that will be a benchmark that others will struggle to equal and it got better from there. We will make the Waverly a must the next time we come to the City from our home in Denver and will strongly recommend to our friends.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent brunch. I had a
Excellent brunch. I had a fennel/crimini mushroom omelet with a side of salad. Both were delicious. Very light and satisfying. The service was courteous but quite slow this time. I suspect they were short-handed.
We were in the conservatory room, which is perfect on a sunny day, which this was.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hard to put in to words how
Hard to put in to words how fabulous the dinner experience was! The food was incredible and the service was wonderful and very personable. IT was a very cool atmosphere as well!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lne of mi bestia dining experiencia
Lne of mi bestia dining experiencias in New York City. A real treasure
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the mac and cheese with
Love the mac and cheese with truffles, even though it is expensive... nice to be shared, b/c it is a heavy dish. But wonderful!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went the The Waverly Inn
I went the The Waverly Inn for brunch with a friend and we were both very pleased. We sat in the conservatory which had a lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious and the experience was very pleasant overall.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had forgotten about this
I had forgotten about this place and am so happy it showed up in my Open Table recommendation. The last two times I've gone, it's been for a girls night out, and had a great time and wonderful meal. But I just took my husband for the first time on a Sunday night and it was like I'd never been there before. This is a true gem of te west village. You feel like you are in Europe walking down Bank or Jane. And then u step into the most idyllic restaurant with excellent food. Going to make it a Sunday night ritual.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for our anniversary.
We came here for our anniversary. The food was great and the ambience excellent. Unfortunately, we were seated very close to an unreasonably loud couple, which left a sour taste on an otherwise romantic evening.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect, perfect meal
The Waverley Inn was recommended by a friend in London, so we booked it for the evening before my boyfriend's birthday. Little did I know that he was going to propose that morning though, so we turned up at the Waverley absolutely on Cloud 9, and luckily it didn't disappoint at all. The food was incredible, the ambience was really special, and we felt that we were treated like royalty (by our lovely waiter Zach). We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others, and intend to return every time we're in NY.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious seasonal fare
Had dinner at Waverly Inn a few nights ago. The menu was full of locally sourced ingredients. I had the snap pea salad with frisee and it was delicious. My friend had the roasted vegetable salad and it was a heaping plate of beautiful veggies. She also had the pea and mint soup and raved about it. I had the chicken pot pie for my main and it hit the spot on a rainy night.
Our waiter was friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
I would definitely recommend The Waverly Inn and plan to go back soon.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
i loved the place, the environment, and the people. the service is very good. the decoration very cute, and they have different areas with different ambiances. the wine list is a never ending story, fantastic! all wines are amazing (expensive too), and the food is very good (very classy american, but tasty and nice: comfort food). I want to go back, many times! i want to try their little terrace. I just love the place. One of my favorites in NYC!!! highly recommended!!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sharing a childhood memory
Ah, nostalgia. The Waverly Inn of today did not disappoint my childhood memories. It's a beautiful place and eating in the garden is a lovely experience. Our food was delicious, served attentively and attractively.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super charming and delicious food!
It's probably one of the coziest restaurants in NY! Both their indoor and their patio are lovely, great for a romantic date or a brunch with friends. Their eggs benedict are amazing.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Waverly Inn has somehow avoided letting its great reputation and famous clientele go to its head. It is perfectly charming. The cuisine is excellent, innovative without pretense.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food in the cozy
Excellent food in the cozy yet sophisticated setting of a landmark neighborhood gem.
Outstanding service: informed, friendly,with the perfect amount of
attentiveness. Wonderful evening for my wife, daughter and myself, rank out-of-towners.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only one Waverly Inn
The Waverly Inn is the kind of restaurant you dream of finding in the heart of the West Village. Historic, charming, excellent food and service. It's very expensive and still not easy to get a reservation, but if you want to step back in time and have a romantic, wonderful dining experience book a table here. My only big complaint is that at the end of our meal, the bus boys rudely started clearing our table and the tables around us interrupting our conversation in an aggressive way until I finally looked at one of them and asked firmly if he wanted us to leave. Not acceptable when you're entertaining an important client and dropping a good amount of money!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing meal at a West Village gem
I loved everything about the dining experience. I've been a few times and been lucky enough to sit in the greenhouse/garden. Make sure you request to do this! The food was perfect - we especially loved the fluke, the burrata and the chicken pot pie.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I spent two nights in New York for a quick getaway. We ate at the Waverly the first night based on a recommendation from a neighbor. We loved the food, service, and atmosphere so much that we went back the second night. With so many amazing restaurants in NY, that says a lot. The gnocchi, steak tartare and liver mousse special were incredible. The second night we ate on the back outdoor patio which was lovely. I give this restaurant the highest ratings and plan to go back on my next trip to NY!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was incredible and the wait staff was beyond attentive. An absolutely enjoyable experience in every aspect. Would definitely come back. The atmosphere is completely appropriate for any special occasion. Great place to bring friends!!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a beautiful restaurant.
This was a beautiful restaurant. We went for brunch and sat in a room with a glass roof, it was like eating outside but inside - so pretty. The fresh squeezed orange juice was incredible, and all the food was very good. After a very minor issue with our dessert, the manager sent over a second dessert on the house - it was excellent service. I will definitely return.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
my new favorite restaurant, mainly because of the scene. Very pricey.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday Evening at Waverly Inn
Sat in the Garden room. Had a delicious meal with very attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
my favorite restaurant in NYC
this place is equally great in the summer or winter, dates or big groups, all occasions.
they are also easy to work with for private events.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been here in forever
Hadn't been here in forever and was reminded of why its always great. I went for brunch and it was a great destination. Highly recommend sitting in the garden room.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous atmosphere; food so-so
I hadn't been to the Waverly Inn in years and wasn't disappointed by the hype. Really a lovely place - atmosphere, decor and service. However, I would say the food leaves something to be desired. My husband ordered the dover sole, which at $60 should have been exquisite. It wasn't; in particular, the "hollaindaise" was not good. I had a special - halibut - which was quite tasty. On balance, while I liked the restaurant and would go back, I think the price to value ratio is way off.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the Beaten Path
I found Waverly Inn on Open table when searching for a nearby place. My wife and I were on the High Line and getting hungry. I couldn't have made a better choice.
This restaurant sits on a side street so is a nice alternative to traffic noise. The bar is tiny and vibrant. Order the Waverly Lemonade and enjoy. My wife and I both had fish and each were excellent choices. The service here is outstanding since several staff share duties of filling glasses and taking care of diners.
The overall experience is great.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little bar with cool
Nice little bar with cool seasonal drink selection. Food was very very good - innovative plates. Service was outstanding. We had reqd some reviews about the "snobbish" service - we had none of that. Wine list has good selctions from around the world but tends to be on the expensive side.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. A little
The food was great. A little overpriced though. 50 dollars for a fish special is a little ridiculous.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was my first time dining here.
Was my first time dining here. Our experience paralleled what we had read and expected based on most of the previous reviews. Food was excellent. Service fine if not overly friendly. Setting a classic!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is always a special experience at Waverly Inn. The food and cocktails, of course and the murals. The energy of the crowd is never dull and the best looking waiters in all of NYC.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is beautiful, although some of the food is not amazing
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still one of my favorite restaurant
Still one of my favorite restaurants in town. Always high scores for me in every way. Love the room, the food and the service.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The king salmon was cooked
The king salmon was cooked to perfection, what a treat. The baby kale appetizer was a little tough, ugh. The service was too quick, which was disappointing. I don't think the orders were actually put in properly as we had to repeat 3 times. Nonetheless, servers were very discreet and pro. Love this place, absolutely enchanting. Wasn't perfect this visit, but usually is ! Would definitely highly recommend - one of my favorite dining spots in NY.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
High on anyone's list
After wanting to go to The Waverly Inn for many years, we finally got to go. We eat out in NYC a lot, and this was one of the best meals I have ever had in the city. Our dishes included duck confit, the ultra-amazing gnocchi (a must!), and the duck breast. Every single bite was delectable. I expected the service to be snooty and it was anything but. Our servers were friendly & low-key, and the ambience in the restaurant was warm, cozy and very "New York." I can't wait to go again.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
There is nothing but good
There is nothing but good things to say about this place. I absolutely love it.
The best Mac & Cheese with Truffle in the world.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is dark with a lovely fireplace, the food is amazing and our evening (celebrating my birthday) was great.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eggs Benedict reign supreme
An outstanding brunch experience from start to finish. We were seated immediately. Service was warm, friendly and attentive. Food was super tasty, loved the eggs benedict and the blueberry pancakes. Highly recommend and I'm a NY born and bred foodie!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a very special restaurant
Truly a very special restaurant with an amazing menu. The truffle Mac and cheese is a must! Our fish entrees were excellent. The server was very knowledgeable and let us take time and enjoy our meal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to take out of town folks! Lots of character and amazing food. Highly recommended.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my girlfriend to Waverly Inn for her birthday while we visiting New York and it was brilliant - I had one of the best burgers I have ever eaten and the setting was just great - highly recommended!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait
After trying for months, the holiday opened and opportunity to dine here. Excellent food, great service, unique ambience all makes it worth the wait and the price.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was prompt, Staff
Service was prompt, Staff was super helpful and friendly, and ALL of the food was superb.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Brunch in Garden Room
For an outdoor-like experience on a cold or rainy day, the back Garden Room at The Waverly Inn is a perfect brunch choice. Our food was excellent, and even though it took our waiter 10 min. to realize we existed, he was kind enough to comp a round of drinks for the delay. We will definitely go back. Thankfully we are neighbors, living just around the corner.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the food was just great. Service was quick and friendly. Only disappointed that they ran out of their signature chicken pot pie when we dine there. Could be because we had a 10:00 reservation on a Sunday night though.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quintessential New York
My absolute favorite love letter from New York. Not to be missed. One of the few restaurants that if all you can get is the 6:00 reservation, it's ok...go. The ambiance and experience translates for an early dinner or a late night rendezvous. You feel like you're in old New York and the best part is the food matches the ambiance. There are no trade-offs at The Waverly Inn.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and energetic ambience
I enjoy the bar, the ambience and the decoration very much. The service is not exceptional and the food is good without being amazing.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
In addition to multiple celebrity sightings in one evening, the ambiance was wonderful at the Waverly Inn. Dimly lit with fireplaces and candles galore, there are plenty of nooks to have an intimate dining experience in this quaint west village townhouse basement. It is a great experience that your date will be sure to thank you for. The food was very good as well. The Grilled Octopus small plate was absolutely amazing. Would go back again in a heartbeat!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM