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
86 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (60)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (30)great for brunch (29)special occasion (15)good for groups (12)romantic (11)notable wine list (8)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • We had a delicious meal during
    suzdmc
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had a delicious meal during Restaurant week-food was great and ambiance was perfect-quiet enough to have a conversation..Our server , Gabriel was very attentive and personable-he knew a lot of the history of the restaurant which he shared with us..We are anxious to return to North Square
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very relaxing place. The
    DonneVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    A very relaxing place. The Salmon is always GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Being a picky diner, I was very surprised to enjoy brunch at North Square at much as I did. The ambience is very pleasant and the food was tasty and reasonably priced too, especially since we chose the fixed price selections. We were allowed to sit and talk without being rushed out. I'll definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in the Village
    AllyZVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This cute restaurant, right off Washington Square Park, is a great find. Easy access from the West 4th street subway station. The menu is interesting vans our main courses of duck breast and scallops were top notch. The pecan tart was actually full of pecans! My husband and I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place
    LocalLadyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Nice wait staff, delicious food and not pretentious - a cozy find in the Village, especially in winter
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great time
    princessphe
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had a great time. The food was done delicious and the service was great. The decor was not as fancy but the whole experience was lovely and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Good Value Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for valentines dinner. The lobster/crab cake with seaweed salad was great, the Quail appetizer was great, and both entrees (filet and lamb) were great, all at a reasonable price. The atmosphere was quiet -- a plus in my book, but it may be a little too quiet for some -- it's generally an older crowd, and I wouldn't call it a hip spot. The only real negative was the slow service. Everyone was pleasant, they were just a little slow and perhaps overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Washington Sq restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I eat here at least one night while staying at the adjoining Washington Square Hotel. The food is always good and priced reasonably. There are always locals who dine a the hotel frequently, many on a first name basis with the hotel staff. This is definitely a good option for anyone looking for a restaurant near Washington Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New American Cuisine at its Finest!
    NadineNYC
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Whenever a friend visits New York City asking for a restaurant that provides really great seasonal food I think of North Square. The wait staff is attentive without being overwhelming. The menu is always interesting and tasty. This NYC gem is a perfect example of how New American Cuisine is influenced by the multitude of immigrants that have graced our shores. I can't wait for my next meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood gem
    suzew
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This restaurant has always been a favorite of ours. Always on our list for eating out in NYC. Great food, great atmosphere, no pretentions. Staff is wonderful. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel restaurant
    Lizlon
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My fault for not checking but I did not realise this was a hotel restaurant with related decor and atmosphere. Service was very good, food was well executed. Not much of an atmosphere on a Friday night though and my husband and I - in our mid 30s - brought the average age down by quite some margin.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need a llft?
    Frank
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    North Square is understated. From the moment of arrival, it's releaxing. No attitude. Great for friends from out of town or friends for catching up. The kitchen does not disappoint. it appears to be casual, but the unobtrusive staff subtly makes it that way,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was a great experience.
    Carole
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Brunch was a great experience. The food was very good and the jazz was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Both the filet and the halibut were delicious, but I have to admit that my favorite part was the basket of an assortment of freshly-baked breads.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    LocalDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Well-executed classical food served in a quiet and agreeable setting. Wine list is well-chosen and extremely well priced. Here you can afford to drink a decent wine with a meal that merits it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent fine dining
    ChantboyVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    There are more famous restaurants in this neighborhood, but this is my favorite spot for quick dinner that's always excellent. A pretty, cozy spot with plenty of menu choices that are always beautifully prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind and attentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Kind and attentive service plus good food and a relaxed atmosphere make this a great choice for a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at North Square
    SAMMY
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Everything was excellent for this neighborhood restaurant. Food was very well prepared, staff friendly, and new renovation is very pretty, cozy, and modern.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Foodie1201
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Love this restaurant in the village. Tends to be elderly customers mostly, but great for college kids or a twenties date nonetheless. Great wine selection and their scallops are delicious. Great desserts too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    LeeBee386
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    North Square is a great little place for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and we've been here several times. My only only complaint was the server was not great..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD AND JAZZ!
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    I came to North Square to hear the always excellent Roz Corral Trio. The music never disappoints and I love the delicious brunch menu with something for every taste. Coffee and Mimosas are top flight. Overall, you can't beat North Square for the jazz brunch experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Was fine but not as good as it has been in the past.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I had a pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My husband and I had a pleasant dinner. Tuna tartar and kale salad for appetizer and rack of lamb and Atlantic char for entree. My husband s very picky and strict about meat preparation and he was not disappointed. As for me, fish was full of flavors and just exactly how asked it to be cooked. And pistachio creme brulee was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve Delight
    vetlipsVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    North Square is a quality restaurant for any evening and they did not take advantage of the Holiday. The food was excellent and so were the wines. This is a wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful!
    Lorenzo8945VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    No matter whether you go for lunch, brunch or dinnet, the food , wine and service are always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Pleased
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    First time I have brunch here - was Sunday, and found that was the only menu available at the time. Very nice surprise. Food was impecable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    billybooksVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I've eaten here several times and have always had a great dinner and dessert. Specialty cocktails are reasonably priced and delicious. Recommend crab and lobster cakes, seared scallops, and chocolate mousse cake. Pleasant wait staff and bartender; overall very nice and excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every thing was wonderful..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Every thing was wonderful.. The scallops on the brunch menu were devine. The apple cranberry crisp with vanilla ice cream was just right after the brunch meal. I loved it and can't stop raving about it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Washington Square Find
    Foodlover
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The dining experience was pleasant. The food was good, the cocktail menu had original-type selections, and the service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Been to North Square many,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Been to North Square many, many times and it's always a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem for quiet lunch
    Thelma
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    North Square is a neighborhood gem that is a great place for lunch with a small group. Halibut was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Chocolate mousse delicious. The small restaurant was quiet and lovely. Cool Klimt reproductions done with hand-painted subway tiles added to the relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    was one of eight women to celebrate a birthday. Service was very, very, very slow. Had to ask for table to be cleared. Ordered ice coffee didnt arrive but was on check. Ordered an extra bread pudding which didnt come (one ordered wasnt good) so no great loss there. Usually service is much better. Maybe should go with a lot of people
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here with 2 friends for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Came here with 2 friends for brunch. THe service was excellent and they accommodated for some special dietary restrictions with ease. The brunch tasting was awesome and gave a variety of foods. The chicken apple sausage is excellent to be sure to order that. The ambiance is rather plain, but fine. I was happy that is was a quiet and comfortable atmosphere despite being full so that I could still here my friends talk. With great food and service, I would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food awful service
    ucfaliasVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Food was fantastic but the service was awful. Always had to ask for everything. No one ever came by to check on us
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Treasure, great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This restaurant may seem a little bit odd when you enter it. The furnishing looks out-dated and the regular clientele are ratter old. I heard most of the clients come here every week for over 25-years. (that's an achievement) In contrary, the chef in the kitchen does a wonderful job with his beautiful & flashy dishes! With the food as tasteful as on the website pictures. The staff is so friendly and very helpful. Prices are a little bit on the high. Perfect to have a dinner, if you don't mind that surroundings are different than you would expect from this place with the wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    FoodMavenVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    North Square has been one of our go-to restaurants for years. It has consistently great food, the prices are moderate, and the service is excellent. The wine list is interesting and well-priced. It's also a place where you don't have to stain to hear your dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • But please don't tell anyone!
    TS114
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    If you have never heard of North Square but you just discovered how wonderful it is, don't tell anyone. If you do, it will be packed and we will never be able to get in again. Delicious food, great wine list and an attentive, thoughtful staff make this an absolute perfect place for a quiet dinner with someone special...but please don't tell anyone!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Place to Talk
    NYCdiningVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Enjoyed a relaxing and unhurried dinner with a friend. We were able to talk without straining ears or voice...very civilized...and the food was terrific! We had excellent salads and I had the salmon which was fresh and perfectly cooked as requested. Side dishes of spinach and garlic and herbed queonia were very good...as was the bread. We enjoyed everything and will recommend it to my older friends who want a lovely low key place to dine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice lunch joint
    Resrvoir
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    North Square is a good lunch place. The food is good, pretty light and nicely varied. Best not to be from NYU or you may run into everyone you know. Service is efficient and unobtrusive. Noise level, at least in front, is low. If you get there early they have a few booths in back and I think one can reserve one when making a reservation, although you may need three people.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a treat...
    SeniorVillager
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Superb food and service are still the norm at this neighbouhood gem. Knowledgeable staff - particularly Jovani - who describe dishes to a tee and a wine to accompany. Never disappointed at North Square, always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.