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
93 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (35)great for brunch (32)great for lunch (29)special occasion (17)good for groups (17)romantic (16)notable wine list (12)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The sausage for two was rather
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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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  • delightful evening - great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    delightful evening - great food and plesant atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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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.
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    great for brunch
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  • 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
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Nice calm place for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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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  • We love North Square. This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    We love North Square. This was our second visit and we'll be back. Our only regret is that North Square is in NYC and we're in California!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had dined at North Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    I had dined at North Square for dinner pre-theatre and the food was good. When I read that the restaurant offered a "Jazz Brunch" I thought it was worth a trek into the city to check it out. I was disappointed to find that we couldn't hear the music from our table, and the band wasn't playing in the restaurant- they were playing elsewhere(probably in the hotel lobby or bar), and to add insult to injury- our server took our order then disappeared. She only returned when I had paid the check- she said "thank you" and walked away.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • A total let down. It took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    A total let down. It took 15 minutes for us to get our drinks and we were one of 4 tables. My salad said it had mache in it, no mache on the plate. My fiance didn't even finish her dinner. Definitely will not go back, given all the great restaurants in the neighborhood.
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  • A neighborhood gem on Washington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    A neighborhood gem on Washington Square Park, casual fine dining, classic jazz music playing, wines by the glass available for guest viewing on a central table. Adjusted to our lateness seamlessly. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative menu with bread pudding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Creative menu with bread pudding with chorizo and goat cheese as a side dish, French press coffe was definitely a nice touch after the meal. Chopped salad was a wonderful variety of veggies with just a hint of dressing to enhance rather than overpower the salad. Filet was cooked to perfection with a divine, bread was served with our own carafe of olive oil, free range chicken was tender moist and well-done
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Overall the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Overall the food was very good. However, my friend and I ordered fish and it was a little overcooked causing it to be a little dry. But the flavors were very good. The polenta on the dish and the sauce was outstanding. Duck empanada and shrimp skewer appetizers was also very delicious. Filet mignon entree was also very good.
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  • A great great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    A great great restaurant. Everyone was thoroughly pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a standby for a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    This is a standby for a nice business lunch. Really appreciate the acoustics. So many places in the neighborhood are LOUD.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • My local favorie! I dine there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    My local favorie! I dine there often and am treated very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The quality of the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The quality of the food was far better than the quality of the service and management.
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    fit for foodies
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  • North Square is caught between
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    North Square is caught between trying to be hip & trying to be an classy restaurant. If the staff dressed more professionally (better attire, no piercings) then the place could be taken more seriously. A place like this should NOT ALLOW patrons to dine in sneakers & jeans. THis should be prohibited if it wants to be a cut above the rest. You see one thing (informal attire on patrons & staff) but get another (excellent service & food). It is a tale of two restaurants but I wish they would choose the more formal.
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  • Imaginative menu but food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Imaginative menu but food was bland. I suspect food was underseasoned for an older crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch here is consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Brunch here is consistently great. Kitchen really knows how to make food well. It's my top pick for brunch. Dinner has been good, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • My friend and I really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    My friend and I really enjoyed our brunch at North Square. The food was delicious, the decor is great, and it was crowded enough that you were comfortable that the food was fresh, but there wasn't any wait. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • My husband and I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    My husband and I have been having brunch at North Square for years (and before when it was C3) and this was the first dinner we had there. Delicious crab lobster cakes, excellent wine, and quiet for good conversation. It's a neighborhood favorite for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • consistently excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    consistently excellent food and wine professional staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice affordable menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Really nice affordable menu. The manager was clearly trying to keep on top of things and the food was all consistently good. Only gripe was when I paid in cash with 80 dollars for a 64 dollar tab and I had to ask the waiter to give me change after he tried to pocket the 18 dollars...big no no!!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A surprising find in the village.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    A surprising find in the village. Don't tell anyone.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • It was a decent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    It was a decent restaurant at reasonable prices. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there since we live uptown, but if I had a reason to be in that area, I would go there again.
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  • Always good value for money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Always good value for money and much less pressured than most Village restaurants.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • A nice little restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    A nice little restaurant with a lovely location right by Washington Square Park. The menu was not extensive. We went at 2:30 and were more prepared for lunch, so all the egg and breakfast options did not sound appealing to us, which did not leave many options. The fish however, although small, was delicious.
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    great for brunch
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  • North Square 's food is superior.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    North Square 's food is superior. I defy anyone to discover a better chopped salad, or seared tuna. I only mention those two selections because I love them but my husband and friends who dine with me will equally defend their choices as vehemently. The meal is that special! I only wish that the service were a bit more attentive. One gets the feeling that the policy is more about just bringing food to table and then becoming scarce. No one really comes back to inquire about particular needs. You must be a bit aggressive to get a server to come over for desert , more coffee, or to bring check. This, however is a minor criticism given how spectacular the dining experience is. I highly recommend North Square every chance I get.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • This was my second time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    This was my second time dining there and I thought that the food and ambiance were great. The prices were very good ,too. The food was plentiful and well prepared.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Part of our party got lost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Part of our party got lost and they seated us anyway(the others were 30 minutes late). The waiter really had to put up with our shenanigans and he was so kind and professional. Even though we ordered at different times he got all of the food to the table at once properly heated etc. We stayed a long time(our reservation was for (9:00PM on a Saturday night and they never rushed us), we will definitely come again the Sunday brunch looks like a good deal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Service was exemplary, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Service was exemplary, very friendly and attentive.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it's a pleasure to see a wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    it's a pleasure to see a wine list that is not only well composed but fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sort of like a V8. One of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Sort of like a V8. One of those restaurants that you sometimes forget about...but when you return...you say I should have been coming here more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sat in a booth. Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Sat in a booth. Disappointed in that. Food was just ok, nothing special. Bathrooms were small.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate