Wallflower
Wallflower

Wallflower

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wallflowernyc.com/
  • Phone: 0000000000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Monday: 5:30pm-12:00am
    Tuesday-Wednesday: 5:30pm-12:30am
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:30pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Gutowski
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Wallflower
Wallflower is a neighborhood restaurant featuring original cocktails, an international wine list and traditional, seasonal French country fare.

We also hold tables for walk-ins. The bar area is seated on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you at Wallflower.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Wallflower reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (65)romantic (45)special occasion (20)notable wine list (12)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    cute little restaurant with fantastic food! service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Pros: cocktails, dessert and the hamachi/crudo, price for the tasting menu was fair but would have paid more for more reasonable portions. Cons: tasting menu version of hamachi and crudo were amuse-bouche size. Scallops were fine but they served me 2.5 scallops, actually cut one in half for the tasting menu. Risotto was good. I would stop by again for drinks, oysters and desserts whe in the area.
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  • Have it THEIR way.
    NYCDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I was flabbergasted when I ordered one of their specialty cocktails and they absolutely refused to make it a bit weaker for me. (Yes, you read that right.) They were willing to substitute a different drink (which I did not want) but were adamant that they would not alter one of their custom cocktails, no matter what the customer's preference. It was so shocking that the couple at the next table actually leaned over to tell us they overheard our server and how stunned they were, as well. I guess maintaining the 'integrity' of their house cocktails takes priority over making sure all aspects of a diner's experience are to his/her taste. That's their right -- but I'd rather dine where the proprietor cared more about me than a mixed drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a great time - great food, great service, overall great fun. We would definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wallflower is no wallflower -
    WimWam
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    More restaurants should do pork tenderloin, a vastly under-served but exquisite menu item (when prepared properly), Wallflower's was completely perfect. Highly recommended -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    daddyb
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Nice little place. Decor could be better but overall nice ambiance. Service was very good. We were checked on regularly but not too often as to be annoying. Food came out quickly. Food itself was excellent. It's a fairly small menu but everything we had was good. I thought prices were very reasonable given the quality of the food. Wine prices were typical for a New York restaurant. Figure $15 per glass on the average. Wine list by glass is also skimpy and I had low expectations but was pleasantly surprised by the Syrah ($16). I've paid more at fancier places for worse wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Awesome ambience, great service and great food. Thoroughly enjoyable dinner in a West Village neighborhood restaurant that's not on the tourist list of 'places to dine in New York City'.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Each time I have gone--the food wine and service has been outstanding and scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little French "Gem"
    Chloe11VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A charming little East Village "gem". "Wallflower" is unpretentious; its service is attentive, friendly, and masterful. They offer great advice on wines and cocktails. The little room is cozy and makes for a lovely neighborhood destination. A special experience was had by all! Our wonderful experience is truly due to the owners meticulous preperation and attention to detail. My party had the tasting menu and it was absolutely amazing! A bit pricey, but worth it! French food lovers will enjoy this place. An apparent labor of love for its owner makes a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Stumbled on this restaurant in the west village and made reservations for dinner. Very cute, relaxed, romantic and hip all at once. Scallops were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Hobokenlady
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I thought this was a perfect gem in many ways. The intimate setting, perfect pork tenderloin, the entire meal was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific! Highly recommend.
    HungryFoodSnob
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was my third time at Wallflower in the past month. I love returning with different friends to try out everything on the menu. It's all great, pretty much. The service is attentive, friendly, and adept, with great advice on their wines and special cocktails: I LOVED the Fake Russian! The place is small but charming, with tables outside for impromptu dining. A new neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Petit Wonder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Intimate, hidden gem. Very affordable tasting menu best enjoyed with a bottle of wine and good conversation. Cocktails are top notch, from former Daniel Bar Manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    L0la132VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Wallflower is a tiny little place with a short but interesting menu. The welcome is warm; the room attractive.The tables are small and close together. The food is well- prepared and delicious. It was a hot night so we ate only cold food -- the restaurant has no AC. Cold soup and rabbit terrine for my companion, hamachi and pate for me. We both also had salads. Our sole complaint was a very over salted remoulade that accompanied the terrine. Otherwise it was a lovely meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Find!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went to Wallflower on a lark the other night and I will definitely be going back! The service is warm, friendly and attentive. The charming little room is cozy and inviting. The food is outstanding. If you want an intimate evening with really fine food, this is your place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take this Wallflower for a Sping
    webdebnycVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Charming little neighborhood destination with lovely, innovative seasonal cuisine. Service is affable if not entirely accommodating, but they are running a pretty tight operation, so it's forgivable. Must haves: the scallops & corn, the corn soup, brioche and peaches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A cute little restaurant with solid food and service. The menu is relatively small.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'm not sure why Wallflower is French, except for the two who take orders. Is it French not to have a telephone number? The food--rabbit terrine, scallops, pork tenderloin--is good, albeit on the salty side. The very short pour of a glass of Givry was okay because the wine was terrible. Something--mosquitos?--attacked halfway through the meal which of course did not add to what should have been the pleasure of dining.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing tasting menu
    ARS116VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I came here with my boyfriend for his birthday, and we couldn't have made a better choice. The tasting menu was absolutely amazing, and they had a great and delicious cocktail menu. The restaurant is the typical small and cozy west village ambiance - pricey, but worth it and will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and service
    sanjivVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food and pleasant, friendly service. The place is small, but it wasn't crowded when we were there so there was plenty of space between the tables for undisturbed conversations. The drinks were a little disappointing after the other reviews. Salad was a little over salted. Chèvre cheese, oysters and steak were definitely good. Small portions - which I liked. Desserts were a nice ending to a really good meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute quaint w/ good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great neighborhood find. Enjoyed the mixologist. Food was delicious, especially the scallops! A bit overpriced and the tables were too small. Sadly normal for NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service Legendary food
    York
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fans of French food will love this place. Its a nice little hole in the wall with about 8 tables. Ambience is essentially candle lit. The service is horrific so if your in a rush don't come here. Cocktails are Prime.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet, romantic spot
    bartonsprings
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wallflower is known for its cocktails and they don't disappoint but the truly excellent, simply-prepared food and lovely atmosphere carry equal weight here. This restaurant feels like a labor of love for its owners. Their obvious - and entirely deserved - pride in their work translates into a special experience for their guests. Wallflower isn't cheap but feels like a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sweet spot
    NycseattleVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A perfect West Village spot, absolutely charming, wonderful staff, delicious food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointing
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is a great little neighborhood spot, and the food was excellent, but the service fell short. Not so much with a lack of service, but rather the quality of service. We felt that service was intruding, too many visit, over pouring our wine (almost feeling rushed), and when we didn't yet look at the dessert menus, they were taken away without us even being asked if we wanted to order dessert. Disappointing as this place has really great potential with a good choice of wines and tasty, well prepared food. I would think twice before going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Tiny but fantastic. Lovely service, fabulous food. We wil be back. Did the tasting menu for my husband's birthday, but will return for a regular meal. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small, quaint, and great!
    firstreview
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went for dinner with a friend. Friend got a lemonade, and even though it wasn't on the menu they took the time to make it for her and present it in a nice way. Had a glass of white, and the server was knowledgeable about wine selection per your personal palette. We both got the kamamoto oysters which tasted fresh without a hint of sliminess, I got the pork chops, and my friend got the sea bass. Excellent entrees both. Finished off with a coffee & chocolate pot de creme which was really really good. Will definitely try to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Wallflower reviews archive.
  • Go for a drink; stay for the food!
    wrymanhattanVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Xavier, the bartender at Wallflower, was at Daniel for many years, and his cocktails are arguably the best in the West Village. He takes a fresh approach to classic recipes, combining ingredients in unexpected ways, yet the results always well-balanced and elegant. It's a great place for a drink, despite the cramped bar area, but the food is wonderful, too. Currently, they offer a fabulous chilled pea and crab soup. The charcuterie is super flavorful. Herbs are used with real care throughout the menu. The desserts are worth the calories. Service is warm and attentive. This is a real village gem -- intimate and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    Jay89VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went for the $68 prix fixe with a date and did not regret it. Service can get a tad slow at peak times, given the small staff for a small restaurant. Nevertheless, a very satisfying and worthwhile experience. Prix fixe may take a few hours (~3hours) so be prepared to spend a nice evening at this cozy little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Kitchen
    FoodFiendVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everything we ate was wonderful. We had the tasting menu; entrees - pork and halibut. All was delicious. The problem was, the kitchen was impossibly slow. I think that is probably because the place and, therefore, the kitchen must be impossibly small. The service was attentive and good, but the food was way too slow in coming out. I would go back with my girlfriends when we want to have a long chatty meal. It's not for guys who may be a bit ADDish. Cocktails were good, but perhaps a bit too much ice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Date Spot
    nycFoodiewannabeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    After seeing some reviews of Wallflower I definitely was intrigued. It truly is a tiny spot with maybe 12 tables inside but it didn't feel cramped as other reviews suggested. We tried several of the cocktails and my favorite was the Fake Russian, definitely recommend it. All of our food was absolutely delicious, the crudo and pork belly are musts. Our waitress was extremely friendly and provided us with great service. From start to finish everything about Wallflower was a great experience. We will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent West Village Spot
    BryanNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    It' not easy to get a reservation and I can see why. The food was top-notch and the room was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Tiny Jewel
    PandionVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    There are a thousand good neighborhood restaurants in New York, but Wallflower is a very special one. The ingredients are all fresh, the preparation has strong French roots, and the service is superb. I've never given 5 stars before. But it's tiny. Book a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar
    AatsaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great food and cocktails, very friendly staff. It's a perfect place to go to with a couple of friends or on a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and Cute
    AJiLVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ambiance is intimate but fairly low-key; the tasting menu ($65) is a good deal since the portions can be a bit small. The drinks menu changes seasonally, but the Green Lantern I had was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The customer service here is great - there was a problem with our first reservation and they sent out a special desert because of it, which they didn't need to do but was just so nice. Plus, my boyfriend loved the drinks, and he doesn't even like cocktail type drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wallflower is a Gem
    SuperFred
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A friend recommended I try this quaint, small French restaurant in the W. Village and I was not disappointed! The meal, service, and ambiance were fantastic and I enjoyed the marvelous and reasonably priced 5-course prix fixe dinner... the wine selection was superb, given the size of the establishment, and the cocktail menu was especially original. Staff were engaging, unobtrusive, professional, and friendly... this will be the first place I go when I return to NYC. This is a great spot for a romantic dinner for two, or just to enjoy a nice meal with close friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Nyc218VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Just a wonderful dinner- again. Warm welcome, great drink list and sublime food. Attentive, thoughtful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Lovefood58
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The ice cube in my cocktail was so large, disguising the amount of liquid in the glass which I think could not have been more than two ounces. Food portions are incredibly small. One sausage with lentils came with an amount of lentils one could count. Pork belly was very good but also too small. Prices are too high for such small portions. Wine bottle prices at the low end are in the $60+ range. We did not bother with dessert as we did not want to add to our bill with another small portion. Went out for ice cream after. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • David uws
    DowntownDatePlace
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Quite a sweet place, very compact and well executed. Food was refined and carefully prepaed with very pleasent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.