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The Waverly Inn
The Waverly Inn

The Waverly Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.waverlynyc.com
  • Phone: (917) 828-1154
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:45pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:45am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ashley Merriman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waverly Pl
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street and 7th Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Waverly Inn
Established in 1920, The Waverly Inn was reopened in 2006 by Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter along with Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode (of the Maritime and Bowery Hotels) and Emil Varda. Tucked into the ground floors of two adjoining townhouses, the dining room's red booths, fireplaces and low amber lighting provide an attractive and cozy hangout for the city’s best and brightest. Chef Ashley Merriman’s menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes using organic, local ingredients. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very nice location, bit snotty manager to take you to your table. Professional, friendly waiter. Restaurant is TOTALLY overpriced. I took the Dover sole, which had the size of a slip sole and was priced 60 Dollari, undercooked haricots verts on the side."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I used to go here as a kid for the chicken pot pie. Thanks be, it's still on the menu, along with much more. Avoid the $60+ trendy stuff and enjoy a superb burger, gnocchi with mushrooms, iceberg lettuce salad and the smaller, happy dishes. The sides -- especially the old-fashioned creamed spinach -- are excellent, as is the wine list. Outdoor tables are fabulous for brunch. Enjoy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Amazing food, great service in a gorgeous low-lit room. Cool vibe!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Although the food was prepared well, the overall atmosphere was just ok. Nothing about the ambiance of such a very historic restaurant would make me care to return. There is great food all over the city; there needs to be more."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "From beginning to end, this dining experience was top notch. An experience in culinary pleasure. A must!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a place! Super charming from the outside, once you get in, you have a dark, romantic bar in front of you. The decor is superb, the atmosphere is cozy like an old & upscale Pub in middle of Scotland. Let's get into what we hold our breath for: food. Just outstanding, you don't need any other word for it. A foodie treasure."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a brilliant night at this wonderful place. Fantastic food, fantastic wine and fantastic staff. Even the e-mail conversation prior to our visit was great."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Food was amazing. The bread they brought before the meal was delicious. Very warm quaint environment. Seemed a place that would be really cozy in the winter. Low ceilings, tables are fairly close together. It really had the feel of an old inn. I felt like a wench was going to come by with ale any minute. Expensive though so... bring your black card."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Waverly inn has a great staff and everyone was very friendly. However, their food has become boring, overpriced and mediocre. If you are going to splurge on expensive fare in the city there are a lot of better options. However, out if town guests and parents tend to love the idea if going to The Waverly Inn, even if their day has passed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "was hoping for a calm, delicious outdoor celebration and that's exactly what we got. The server was a sweetheart, he was very nice to the kids, they put us out in the back garden which was just perfect and the food was delicious. Blueberry pancakes were delish, also had the yogurt and homemade granola which was phenomenal (if yogurt and granola can be phenomenal...)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love that the list has small plates and large plates. Easy to share. Everything is seasonal and unique. It was my first time dining there and had the trout. Outstanding! Would love to go back"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It was an early dinner 6:45PM, and the restaurant section in which I was seated, the garden, was mostly empty. Notwithstanding, instead of spreading out the incoming guests, we were seated on top of one another while leaving several groups of open tables. Perhaps this is their protocol, or they were preparing for larger incoming parties, nevertheless it felt awkward."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I were joined by a business acquaintance the other night and we enjoyed a very good meal at The Waverly Inn. My wife had the oven roasted halibut that she thoroughly enjoyed and my business friend raved about the chicken pot pie that he said was the best he ever eaten. I ordered a double portion of the appetizer steak tartare for my main dish and it was outstanding (spicy and infused with truffles). Our meal was wonderful and the evening was very special."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "1st time there with friends, food and wine excellent and the atmosphere was great! Only concern was it was very muggy in the bar area and hot. Other than that I'd go again and often."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "i've eaten here mostly for brunch -- which is quite lovely and i enjoy anew every time. This time i brought out of town guests for dinner. a beautiful summer evening we wanted to sit outside -- we got seated in the lovely glass topped courtyard - the breeze wafting in from the opening. ambience was excellent, service - as always was extraordinary and the food was absolutely delightful! we shared appetizers +oysters - which were fresh and succulent, then each ordered a fish/seafood course - and in each case we were completely delighted with our choice and flavorful preparation and the esthetic of the dish itself. I look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "With great service and great food. The environment is fantastic. Quiet and slightly animated in the same time . A gem in the Village"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Did not have the best experience taking a new business associate here. Service was inconsistent and forgetful at times. A framed picture fell on my colleagues head from the wall, and the manager made a joke about a lawsuit instead of asking if everything was ok. The dining room was loud and we were seated next to the entrance to the kitchen, so traffic was an issue. I would request a table window if possible."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "One of my favs in the W Village - I always pick this place for a first date. Consistently wonderful and amazing service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was our 3rd time back...we eat there each time we are in NYC. Menu is very interesting and food is top-notch....not the typical fare that one finds in most other restaurants. The Grilled Octopus appetizer is to die for! We love the atmosphere and ambiance...will keep The Waverly on our must-do list. Thinking that the next time may be in the winter months....suspect the ambiance would be just idyllic in the snow!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Stopped in last minute for an early dinner. Food, service and garden was all fantastic! So glad we went...highly recommend...really lovely."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
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    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The terrace setting for brunch is outstanding. The service was top notch. The food was foodie stuff that I can't easily make at home, not the usual boring brunch fare. Loved it - one of my best NYC brunch experiences in years. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "While the sun room is gorgeous, the mural was magnificent... that's all about it. The food was mediocre and servers were Not well trained. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We booked a 6:30 reservation on Open Table. When we arrived at the restauant, the dining room was completely empty. We were seated at the worst possible table, right next to the kitchen door. We asked to move to the adjoining table. Shortly therafter, two additional people arrived and, although the restaurant was still completely empty, they were seated at the table adjacent to ours, so close as to appear to be a foursome. They could hear every word of our conversation and vice versa. It ruined our evening (and the restaurant was largely empty when we left as well) It is too bad becasue the food was quite good, as were the drinks. Very helpful sommelier. That said, we will never go back."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "When we went out we asked the waiter for a taxi and he answered he was not allowed to do it"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is perfect for a special evening. Grilled octopus was perfect, the duck was possibly the best duck I've had. The atmosphere is gorgeous and the service was first rate. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "It was absolutely fantastic. Fireplaces in each room, food amazing. From start to finish the staff was very nice to us. Place was awesome."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I loved The Waverly Inn. So nice to be seated outside in the wintergarden. Great ambience and great food. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I loved the ambiance from the interesting paintings to the subtle lighting and low ceilings. The staff were friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. Our food was very good - the pork terrine was the star as it showed more imagination than the rest. The fish dish was tasty, but lacking originality for the price tag."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "But the host and hostess are very rude and snobbish"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Boy has this restaurant gone down hill. A year ago we had a nice meal -- perhaps a one star (our of four) meal. This time I would have only given it a poor rating. Everything was poorly prepared from the starter to the desert. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Had gone for dinner in January and had a delightful experience - the food was delicious, the service delightful and the ambiance very relaxing. When I was meeting a friend for brunch, we decided on The Waverly Inn as we had both had good experiences, that was a mistake. The brunch menu is uninspiring, boring and unappealing. Our service was TERRIBLE. The worst waiter I have had in a long time. As soon as we finished our meal, having left most of the food on our plates, he brought the check without asking us if we wanted anything else. When we said we wanted coffee, he had an attitude was very very snippy. Don't waste your time or money on brunch. If you are going to be open for brunch, make sure your chef and employees represent you"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "New York Strip, Dover Sole, and Creamed Spinach were all outstanding and well worth the price. Perfect, non-intrusive service in a lovely setting."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The Waverly Inn has a clubby feel, but comfortable and charming, both in the interior and in the garden area. The service is efficient, but it can feel a bit rushed as things come out pretty quickly - not much lingering here. The food itself was fine, but not particularly memorable."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service was great. Did not like we were there right on time and we had to wait at the bar. They did not start to seat us until much later."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Unfortunately I have to give a poor review. I have been to the Waverly Inn several times and my last visit there was not very good. We had to send 3 out of 4 entrees back. Maybe they got a new chef? They were all too heavily salted and the chicken pot pie had a smokey unpleasant flavor. The manager and our waiter were both very nice. We were not charged for our entrees and were given desserts on the house. However, I am not sure I will go back to the Waverly Inn."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "i will say that it is one of the most beautiful restaurants in manhattan"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The place is chic, warm and the staff very attentive. Each time we drank water, there was someone to fill up our glass again... The food was really good but the service was too quick for an upscale restaurant. For example, we our main courses were on the table before we had time to finish our cocktails. After one hour, we had gone through cocktails, appetizers, main course and wine! If they slowed down the service a bit, this place would have been perfect. Ask for a table near the fireplace in the room in the back when you make your reservation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Beautiful intimate restaurant but once you subtract the Dover sole which went for $60, there was only one fish dish that didn't have meat in it. And that was mediocre because so many beans overwhelming it. Also server was clearly anxious to turnthe table and despite the fact it was a birthday dinner , servings came too quickly and he came too often hivering to clear and saybtoobudten "anything else@?"
    Dined on 2/26/2014