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Wallsé Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kg-ny.com
  • Email: contact@wallse.com
  • Phone: (212) 352-2300
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner served daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Austrian, German
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Gutenbrunner (chef/owner)
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Take Wallsé to your event!
    For catering contact 212-352-2300 or Jennifer@wallse.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Wallsé is available for private rental and large parties. Our back-room seats up to 40 ppl and can be rented privately for a brunch or dinner celebration. The full restaurant is also available for private rental and can seat up to 75 ppl. Our planner can accommodate all of your event needs including food, wine, flowers and menus!
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Tillerson (212) 352-2300
  • Entertainment:
    Please join us Easter Sunday April 20th. We will be featuring a Special Menu priced at $68 per person 1/2 priced for kids. Menu will include our Seasonal Ramps, Easter Ham, Roasted Lamb and Our Delicious Chocolate Easter Egg for Dessert!
    Reservations are available from 12pm-9pm
    Please call the restaurant at 212-352-2300
    or visit Opentable.com

    Happy Easter!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wallse is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for private rental. Please contact Jennifer Tillerson for more information at 212.240.9557x13 or jennifer@wallse.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West 11th, corner of Washington
  • Public Transit: Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th Street.
    1.9 to Christopher Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Wallsé
Wallsé is a Michelin Starred restaurant which boasts noted chef Kurt Gutenbrunner's signature style - a modern interpretation of classic Viennese cuisine. Two rooms influenced by the tradition of fin di siecle Viennese architecture feature paintings by Julian Schnabel and Abert Oehlen.
Wallsé serves as a neighborhood haunt for West Villagers ...
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Diner Reviews
  • "We dined at the Wallse with friends and each of us had the six course tasting menu. We all agreed that each course was delightful and a surprise for our pallets. Between the four of us, we had everything on the tasting menu - everything was amazing. The somellier was very helpful in choosing a white and a red that paired with our meal. We would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wallsé consistently delivers great service and wonderful food. It is a true dining pleasure!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Charming, a great find...and one of the few NY restaurants where you can hear each other. Great food and excelente service"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is an excellent Austrian restaurant with a knowledgeable staff and an interesting wine list. The food is carefully prepared and presented and the service is attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "my husband and I went there for my birthday, it was quite quiet but the food was lovely! We both had the 6 course tasting menu which we thought was great value and delicious - would recommend."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "These days we tend to seek out the hot new place and forget about our old favorites. What a mistake. Wallse had been off our radar screen for some time for no good reason. Sunday we went for an early dinner and what a dinner it was. An absolutely fabulous tasting menu which sang of spring (much needed after this horrid winter). And a brilliant wine list. All set in a lovely dining room filled with beautiful flowers and dangling Easter eggs in the window. The service was also warm. Forget trendy!!! Seek out what has been really good for a long time!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I am sorry to see once a great restaurant become so tired. My snail rigatoni was not seasoned at all. Sparkle with rabbit was completely over cooked and looked as though It came out of a can. Beet terrine seemed like it was made three days ago: dry and tasteless. Cod with Turkish morels was actually pretty good. Schnitzel batter was broken so I had to eat the meat and the batter separately. Extra charge on long on berry was insulting when the dinner for two was $380."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I have been to Wallse a few times and was quite disappointed this time, the foie gras and the sea bass were just OK and it ended up being quite pricey for what we got:..."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Service and atmosphere was outstanding, their sommelier was a great help. But the food was not nearly as interesting as we had expected."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Had a great time with my group of girlfriends. Specialty cocktails were unique and delicious. Menu was great...they had good vegetarian options not on the menu. The atmosphere was perfect to catch up, laugh and talk. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent main courses (Schnitzel and the duck) but the sides were ordinary (creamed spinach was a green puree, heirloom carrots were beautiful but flavorless. Friendly service. Would recommend with caveat."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Having dined at wallse before i took a friend for dinner. The hostess was nice, the table was nice. The waiter did not know the wines. My order was taken after waiting for 20 minutes, and only after i grabbed the waiter by the sleeve. The wine was fabulous once the correct bottle was served. The oysters were warm, and a fork was only provided on request. The meal (venison goulash, salmon) was excellent. Desert (apple strudel) was very good as well. Service was sluggish and inattentive throughout, even after complaining to the maitre d'. This used to be my favorite restaurant, but i felt embarassed in front of my friend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was my birthday and Wallse staff gave us the best table in the restaurant. Everyone was kind and helpful and made sure I spending a lovely night."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food is good and creative, but we felt confined by the fact that on 2/15 we were still bound to choose a Valentine's tasting menu. I amnot convinced bythe choices of wine; personally, while I would drink a white wine from Austria, I would much rather choose one from italy, SPain or France, which have a much smaller representation in Wassle's wine menu, but also are on average more than what we wnated to spend on wine. We ended up drinking cocktails and beer ..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fantastic Austrian food and a great wine list...service was spot on as well."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Wallsé comes with a lot of pretensions, eg. reservations only with a cc, although pretty much empty on the night of 2/2/14 because of the Superbowl. That says something about the clientele. The maitre d' insisted my wife check her coat, saying that they don't want them on the backs of dining chairs. This stupid tug of war end when I noticed that the only other party in the restaurant had already violated the 'rule'. Service was excellent, reasonable & interesting wine list. Food dull & ordinary, correct but under-seasoned. Can you spare more than teaspoon of lingonberries? A grubby-looking guy sat drinking at the bar and stared at the guests. It was artist Juilan Schnabel, the chef-owner's pal, whose underwhelming work adorns the walls."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We found the restaurant reasonably quiet and servers very helpful. The bar gave us a few drinks they did not have on the menu and had good selection in general (!). Overall experience was very good to excellent. The food however I found not very impressive: we ordered the tasting menu and the dinner ended up costing $160 a head, I did not feel that was worth the money. The food to me is Zagat rating 22-24 and nothing special or exquisite. Even out of Austrian restaurants I have been to, I would not call this one the best. If you lower your expectation about food, everything else is fine :)"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We have been to Wallse several times. This time, we were really disappointed. The food is good, but it isn't great, in spite of a 26! rating from Zagat. The dishes just don't seem to "come together." For example, I had sweetbreads served in a red wine sauce with baby carrots, brusell sprouts and cippoline onion. The carrots were tough (so were my husband's), the sprouts were just individual leaves with little flavor, and the onion just sat there -- its role in the dish a mystery. Wines are interesting, because so many are from Austria. Service is very helpful. The décor is dominated by a huge, I mean huge portrait of the chef on one wall. Are they kidding?"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were tempted with the tasting menu, it’s very extensive, however, we chose the regular menu, having: Spatzle with Braised Rabbit and Chanterelle Mushrooms and Steak Tartare. The Steak Tartare was very good, but the Spatzle (a signature dish) was amazing, it’s a must have dish. We then had the Roasted Icelandic Cod and Mountain Brook Trout, both excellent. Both the appetizers and fish were good portion sizes. We finished with the Apple Strudel (light and delicate) and the Dark Chocolate Mousse, the perfect ending to a truly amazing dinner. The wines are outstanding as is the service – so friendly and helpful with recommendations. I highly recommend Wallse!!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I love wallse. I have gone the past three years for my birthday and will definitely be going again next year! Service is always incredible, the food is thoughtful and hearty, and the Austrian wine pairings are amazing! Seriously one of my faves"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a very good time there but the crowd was on the mature side. At least it was quiet and warm enough to spend quality time and to be able to hear ourselves. Was desappointed that lamb pictured on the website was not offered on the menu that night..."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Wallse is pricey, but worth the price. If you feel like having delicious contemporary european gourmet, this is the place to go. Great professional service (my water glass was never empty; dishes all presented with description), not too noisy, both romantic or simply a good place to dine with a friend or 3. Courses were a bit slow in coming, but we went for New Year's Eve and the place was packed, so I was just happy everything went smoothly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We live in the neighborhood and have been here many times for special occasions. We had the $85 tasting menu which turned out to be mediocre and not well prepared. The first course was described as oysters with tuna tartare which turned out to be 1 dried out oyster (muscle still connected to shell) with a fee cubes of tasteless tuna. When the sommelier/manager asked how everything was, I commented about the oyster. He became very defensive, arrogant and told me I was wrong - setting a negative tone for the rest of the meal. The other courses were bland and uninteresting. Otherwise service and ambiance were very good. At the prices they charge, one would expect higher quality food."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The tasting menu was well thought out and portions were extremely generous. The quality of the food and service were both quite high. The tables in the back room where we sat were well spaced. A real gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We went here on a recommendation of a friend for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was fantastic. The next time we go to NYC we plan on trying the restaurant's non-holiday menu! The chef came by and talked with us for a bit, too, which made it a very special Thanksgiving for us."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We decided to go for the tasting meal -- and it took about 3 hours start to finish. We were seated and waited at least 15 minutes to be offered drinks. We ordered drinks and it was a good 1/2 hour until our order was taken. After we ordered, each dish arrived with 15 to 20 minute lags. The food was ok. Last time we ate here, it was extraordinary. Perhaps the holiday rush was too much for the kitchen. The serving staff were kind and apologetic. Not coming back."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My daughter and I were looking forward to a delicious special dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent (Schnitzel for one and venison for the other) and the service was friendly. We had a lovely dinner and I'd love to come back with my husband. Almost forgot to mention the spaetzle appetizer ... yummy!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had the Christmas Eve tasting there with wine pairing. The service (with a smile) was wonderful -- and food was great! Loved the little wine bar waiting area next door (same owners)! Very nice meal! The only complaint was that it was too hot in the restaurant. We asked our waitress once and she reported that they turned the air down, but it did not help a whole lot. That was the only issue. Otherwise, we will definitely go back when we're in NYC again."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "booked for 7 and my confirmation email said 7 but when we got there they had it as 7:30, that was fine, we went to their wine bar next door (which was excellent) to wait, and wait, and wait, until they finally seated us at 8:15. We had the 4 course set menu with wine pairing, the first course was excellent, but from there it was a let down. The second wine was very much "on the turn" and the couple of sips that I did have left my stomach in a similar situation. 'the accompanying lobster had some parts over done and tough and other parts underdone. The main and desert were fine but nothing to write home about. Not the dining experience i was hoping for nor one I would return to"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Mr. Gutenbrunner never disappoints. Wallsé presented a four-course dinner with a chestnut soup amuse bouche to start, then salmon with caviar, or fois gras on offer. I had perfect Wiener schnitzel while my wife loved the lobster with spätzle. Both the roasted Christmas goose and the venison were outstanding. For dessert we enjoyed Salzburger nockerl (with rumtopf) and chocolate tart with gingerbread ice cream. There is a fine collection of Austrian (and other) wines in the cellar. I also recommend Mr. Gutenbrunner's beautifully illustrated cookbook, Neue Cuisine. So far I've used his fantastic strudel recipe and I'm hoping it contains the secret to sublime schnitzel. New York is better for the restaurants Mr. Gutenbrunner has opened here."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food was fabulous. Only distraction was the presentation of the Christmas Goose. The tables are tight so we had advanced viewing of the beautifully presented goose.at our neighbors' table. When our entree arrived it looked like we had the scraps. I did not have one slice of the breast meat or a a recognizable piece of the leg. It tasted delicious and we did not send it back but did comment to the staff."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "With an Austriocentric menu, one can feel transported to Vienna based on the food. The ambience however is chic New York, with a highly diverse group of fellow diners from the hood and all over. Service is very good and attentive throughout the meal. Try the Wiener Schnitzel and fantastic potato/ cucumber salad, to die for. Desserts are the cardiologist's nightmare, and once finished, an amazing plate of cookies tops off the meal. Three of us left highly satisfied and all said we would return."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food is truly excellent; wonderful selection of fish in particular. But it was the wine that thrilled me. I know nothing about Austrian wines so we asked our very knowledgable and lovely server to guide us to some wines to accompany each course. We really enjoyed her selections and I'll be looking in the Austria section whenever I shop for wines. I should add that the cocktails were also quite fun and wonderful. The "Don Draper Bitter" in particular was an excellent choice: not at all sweet and a unique flavor profile that made for one of the best cocktails I've had in quite some time. I'll definitely return to Wallsé, and soon!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Interesting take on traditional Austrian food with a great wine list and superb service."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Had a great dinner with my husband, the Venison was cooked to perfection. The service was pleasant. just a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "This year we wanted an easy option instead of cooking a massive feast for two. So glad we chose Wallse. We arrived early and as busy as they were, they still were able to get us a table fairly quickly. The three course meal was superb and every bit the thanksgiving feast we hoped for. I'd recommend this place to any of my friends."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Went for the Prix Fixe Thanksgiving menu, which I had last year as well. You get three choices for each of three courses, and everything we had was excellent, especially the turkey w/cranberry sauce. Juicy and flavorful, I wish it was on the menu all year long. Chestnut soup, which IS on the menu at other times, is worth the trip all on its own, one of the best dishes you'll ever eat. Place was jammed at 9:30, last reservations were for 10, so not exactly a secret. Prix Fixe was reasonable at $60, but the wine list had no double-digit bottles on it, kind of a pity because Wallse and sibling Blaue Gans are great places to be introduced to Austrian wines. We made due with wines by the glass and a cocktail, had a great time."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Exquisite food cooked to perfection. A twist on the traditional thanksgiving dinner, every course was creatively crafted to bring out the best flavors of every ingredient. I can't wait to come back and taste the food Wallsé originally offers"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I love Wallsé and have for quite some time. I've spent Christmas Eve there and many nights with my family—especially in chillier weather. The food is terrific—Austrian with flair—and the dining rooms are both a welcome respite from the more crowded/louder spaces in the area. The Schnabels on the wall and the contemporary menu keep the experience from feeling stuffy or old. It's definitely one of my go-to places to send out of towners looking to eat in the West Village."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Got sat at a table and then 5 mins later told to move. No one filled up our water and asked about our food. An embrassment For a Michelin Star"
    Dined on 11/20/2013