235 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.wallflowernyc.com/
- Phone: 0000000000
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Tuesday- Wednesday 5:00pm- 12:30am
Thursday- Saturday 5:00pm- 1:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Michael Gutowsky
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
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.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
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Wallflower reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 24, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (70)neighborhood gem (70)romantic (51)special occasion (26)notable wine list (21)great for outdoor dining (16)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)great for brunch (6)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
- PerfectOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/17/2014I thought this was a perfect gem in many ways. The intimate setting, perfect pork tenderloin, the entire meal was cooked to perfection!Special Features:
- Terrific! Highly recommend.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/16/2014This 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:
- Petit WonderOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/14/2014Intimate, 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:
- Great findL0la132VIPDined on 9/3/2014Wallflower 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:
- What a Find!ChrisVIPDined on 8/31/2014Went 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:
- Take this Wallflower for a SpingwebdebnycVIPDined on 8/30/2014Charming 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/22/2014A cute little restaurant with solid food and service. The menu is relatively small.Special Features:
- BonnieVIPDined on 8/16/2014I'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.
- Amazing tasting menuARS116VIPDined on 8/15/2014I 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:
- Good food and servicesanjivVIPDined on 8/8/2014Good 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cute quaint w/ good foodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/4/2014Great 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bad Service Legendary foodYorkDined on 8/2/2014Fans 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:
- Sweet, romantic spotbartonspringsDined on 7/24/2014Wallflower 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:
- sweet spotNycseattleVIPDined on 7/22/2014A perfect West Village spot, absolutely charming, wonderful staff, delicious food.Special Features:
- A bit disappointingNYDinerVIPDined on 7/11/2014This 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:
- What a find!LocalVIPDined on 7/6/2014Tiny 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:
- Small, quaint, and great!firstreviewDined on 7/6/2014Went 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:
- Go for a drink; stay for the food!wrymanhattanDined on 7/1/2014Xavier, 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:
- Great DiningJay89Dined on 6/30/2014Went 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Slow KitchenFoodFiendVIPDined on 6/26/2014Everything 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:
- Perfect Date SpotnycFoodiewannabeVIPDined on 6/14/2014After 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:
- Excellent West Village SpotBryanNYCVIPDined on 6/9/2014It' not easy to get a reservation and I can see why. The food was top-notch and the room was beautiful.Special Features:
- A Tiny JewelPandionVIPDined on 6/6/2014There 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- StellarAatsaVIPDined on 6/4/2014Great 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasty and CuteAJiLVIPDined on 5/31/2014Ambiance 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 5/30/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wallflower is a GemSuperFredDined on 5/29/2014A 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:
- PerfectNyc218VIPDined on 5/25/2014Just a wonderful dinner- again. Warm welcome, great drink list and sublime food. Attentive, thoughtful service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 13 reviews are from the Wallflower reviews archive.
- DisappointedLovefood58Dined on 5/24/2014The 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.
- David uwsDowntownDatePlaceDined on 5/23/2014Quite a sweet place, very compact and well executed. Food was refined and carefully prepaed with very pleasent service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Completely Charming Mother's Daykate68Dined on 5/11/2014My daughter took me here for mother's day dinner and it was wonderful. It was wonderful because we felt very welcomed from the moment we walked in. I had stopped by to take a look and they were very warm to me. We got the prix fixe which was the most expensive way to go but I thought it was absolutely worth it. Every dish was tasty, interesting and different. Our waiter was kind and very funny when we asked about etiquette in eating oysters ( we were having a discussion about that). The tasting samples give you a lot of variety without being overwhelming. The desserts were spectacular. Loved the brioche with apricot/ice cream but the other two were great too. Hesitate to recommend it strongly because I want to get in next time....Special Features:
- First timeJATTDined on 5/9/2014Wonderful, tasty experience. Everything was stellar without being stuffy or pretentious. Manager and server were excellent.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 5/1/2014When I walk into Wallflower, I feel transported. On one hand, it reminds me of a European restaurant. On the other, it's the kind of NY neighborhood restaurant I remember from the pre-Bloomberg era and which has become close to extinction. One is greeted by friendly but not overly solicitous staff who make you glad to be there. Then there's the food - delicious raw fish, homemade charcuterie, seasonal salad and a small group of perfectly prepared entrees. At this point I've tasted almost everything on the menu, and that fact makes it even harder to chose, because its all so good. Even wines by the glass are unusually good. Wallflower has become my restaurant of choice for celebrating friend's birthdays, and they have all loved it.Special Features:
- Worth the waitEatOutOftenVIPDined on 4/28/2014Wallflower is a tiny restaurant in an inconspicuous spot, vacant for some time, that was previously occupied by a couple of other tiny restaurants that quickly failed. Wallflower should succeed. The food is excellent, and the menu, while not extensive, is surprisingly large (as well as imaginative) given the tiny kitchen. Despite our reservation, we had a long wait to be seated, but were treated to a drink, offered the option of eating at the (tiny) bar, and treated graciously by the host. (This was in pleasant contrast to our recent experience at Carbone, where we were treated with complete indifference while waiting an hour for our reservation to be honored.) Our meal at Wallflower, in contrast, was definitely worth the wait.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Intimate and charmingChardonnayInTheDay26VIPDined on 4/27/2014An intimate space known for great cocktails and wine. The cheeses were a good starter or light bite if you're just doing drinks. The lobster dish was delicious if you're having dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dining in West VillagegarrickDined on 4/27/2014Wallflower is a gem. High quality of food. However, appetiser portions are a bit too small for the price. Excellent service and ambiance. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Amazing foodteddyDined on 4/17/2014I read a review in NYT and decided to try it with my husband. Since it was our first time, we decided to go with the pre fix menu for 65 USD pp. And it was just delicious, we got to try a lot of different appetizers (from seafood raw bar to cheese, pates and terrines) and then the main dish was equally amazing. I had pork belly with peas, my husband choose lamb sausage with lentils. You think the portions are very small but at the end, the amount of food is just right. I will not even mention desserts...So I have nothing but praise for this nice, little place and we will be back for sure.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Place I've been to in NYCFuudiefromHIBeverlyHillsDined on 4/15/2014Only one word can describe the food here...AMAZING! Every dish brought out was even better than the one before it which I didn't believe was possible. Everything was so full of flavor and cooked to perfection that there are just no words to describe it with justice. I must admit the portions are not hearty/overwhelming and so when my date and I shared everything, we were concerned if we would be full even after dessert. To our surprise we were more than satisfied at the end of our dining experience. I am not one for dessert but I would go there again just for that. In addition to the amazing food was the amazing service. I was absolutely floored by the service we received which his extremely hard to come by in NYC. Wallflower is a must!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Longing gem foundjcmeatloverVIPDined on 3/31/2014Been trying to go to this place for a month but didn't have luck with reservations. Finally got to go and it did not disappoint! First, the place was small and packed, good sign! - Cocktails were really delicious and creative. - Food is all very good, sharing some platters were great. - Serving time was a bit relax. 4 of us shared 3 appetizers and had our own entrees, too full for dessert. Took about 2.5 hours. - Servers were nice and attentive. - Atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. - Price: with 3 shared a appetizers (good portions), entree (less generous) and 2 drinks each, the check comes to approximately $80 each including tax and tip. Will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding service, excellent foodyennicknameDined on 3/22/2014Cocktails, charcuterie, and cheese: Wallflower delivers on these three items in spades. The $65 pp tasting menu is the obvious way to go, as you get five courses which include the best bites of the entire menu, without too much of any one thing. The food is clearly made carefully with strict attention to details like texture, color, presentation, and interest. Entrees were the weak point, but still good. Dessert was also delicious. Service was perfect. Highly highly recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.