889 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.whymnyc.com/
- Phone: 2123150088
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: 10:00am - 3:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
- Executive Chef: Johnny Mullins
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Whym welcomes the opportunity to cater your dinner party or event. lunch for 10 or dinner for 200, we are here to help.
- Private Party Facilities: Whym offers semi private alcove dining as well as full and partial restaurant buyouts.
- Private Party Contact: Anthony Connolly 8887624397
- Cross Street: Between 58th and 57th
- Public Transit: The nearest subway stop is the Columbus Circle Station, one block east of our location. The A, B, C, D, and 1 Trains are available at this location.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: Limited parking is available on the street. There are indoor parking lots on 58th and 57th streets east and west of 9th avenue.
A word from Whym
From the creators of Eatery in Hell's Kitchen comes Whym, a sleek restaurant that brings comfort food to the next level. Located near Lincoln Center on 9th avenue between 57th and 58th street, Executive Chef, Johnny Mullins, serves a contemporary American menu with daily menu additions. We offer brunch, delivery, prix fixe menus, group dining, and 7 day per week dining.Continued
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Whym reviews from OpenTable diners
- accommodating, friendly serviceSteveDined on 10/27/2013It's hard to describe how wonderful our Sunday brunch experience was in so few words, but I'll try. The service was so friendly and accommodating. Last-minute change from 5 to 7 people in our party? No problem. Our 3-year old who only wants strawberries in his fruit salad? No problem. My mother doesn't like her decaf coffee? No charge. My friend's phone is near death? Hey, we can charge that for you over by the bar. The kid enjoyed a sliced apple with PB and nutella from the kids menu. A+ for whole wheat french toast and biscuits and gravy with fried chicken. Grits were sweet (weird) and the andouille sausage was way too spicy. But overall a truly wonderful experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good all-roundShowrunnerDined on 10/26/2013Really good food, coupled with accommodating service that can get you out in time for theater, make this a good bet for any occasion. Desserts are every bit as good as the main courses, too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Neighborhood gem and more ...NerakVIPDined on 10/24/2013Whym has from its inception been a neighborhood gem: always consistently well prepared food, always a welcoming place: superb staff, always imaginative with new takes on traditional dishes. Try the turkey meatloaf that has just come onto the new menu; try the fish tacos: really as good as those in Santa Fe; try the salads. Whym is close to Lincoln Center. It is a place where you can hear others at your table. It is a restaurant that is moderately priced even as its menu selections equal, in inventiveness and quality, those at higher priced restaurants in the area. It is a place you'll want to return to often.Special Features:
- A little disappointing but still okHikergirlVIPDined on 10/22/2013I was somewhat disappointed, usually their menu is very eclectic but this tme my salmon although delicious was served with lumpy mashed potatoes with balsamic vinegar on top??? Not too appetizing. Asparagus were tough. My husbands dish was equally disappointing. But saying that, I would go back and halk it off to wrong choice. They have a varied menu and I think it is best to stick with the simple preparations.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- nice placejimjafDined on 10/21/2013food is good as is service. convenient to Lincoln Center. no complaintsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brunch before TheatreJoanDined on 10/20/2013I chose Whym for brunch with my girlfriends before seeing a Broadway show. I picked it because the restaurant was relatively close to the theatre & had an open reservation. My girlfriends think I am a professional "cruise director" since both the restaurant, WHYM, and the show were fantastic. My crab cake eggs benedict were delicious. And my friends wouldn't share their fried chicken sliders they were so good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- had a delicious brunch withxyz123VIPDined on 10/20/2013had a delicious brunch with interesting items on the menuSpecial Features:
- Sensational brunch the friedKiwiDined on 10/20/2013Sensational brunch the fried egg sandwich with avocado and camembert was just divine as were the pancakes and Omelet. Coffee was hot and refills were timed perfectly even long after we had paid the bill. I will definitely be back and highly recommend it.Special Features:
- We were a party of six. TheLadiesDined on 10/19/2013We were a party of six. The server allowed us plenty of time to converse. One person asked to have her coffee heated, and it came back as cool as the first time. She did not drink it.Special Features:
- lunchruthDined on 10/17/2013Service was friendly but inefficient. My husband was served the wrong sandwich, and after he had already taken a bite, the waitress came back and took it away from him. Replacement sandwich had the wrong fries. Fries were half gone by the time we got ketchup.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find in a great neighborhoodBobBDined on 10/14/2013Excellent location to Central Park and Lincoln Center. Exceptional selection of appetizers and entrees. For starters we had the flat bread and pear salad, both fresh, tasty and filling. Instead of entrees, we decided to go with additional appetizers of artichoke ricotta wontons and pulled duck sliders. Again, both were very fresh and had great combinations of tastes. We finished off with the apple spring rolls, with ice cream and fruit. Another novel selection. I would certainly return to this restaurant whenever I'm in the neighborhood. The best part of the meal, lasting about 4 hours, was the service. The person who served us knew exactly how much and how little to interact with us and made our experience all the more enjoyable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not as good as I remembereddinerinwestchesterDined on 10/12/2013I think this restaurant is going downhill a bit - when I first went 6 or 7 years ago I remember it as being quite good. This time, the macaroni and cheese was enjoyed by those in my group who ordered it. I had a soup which was not much for the price and a kale caesar salad which was just okay. The brown sugar cheesecake was good, the lemon cake was kind of dry. Still looking for a decent moderate restaurant in the Lincoln Center area.
- Pleasantly SurprisedSoulcenterDined on 10/5/2013My wife and I were looking to dine before a symphony at the Lincoln Center, and this was the closest restaurant with an available reservation. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the service was excellent, and the food was delicious. This restaurant is not epicurean feast, but definitely hit the spot on a warm October evening.Special Features:
- Third time's the charmkenpDined on 9/29/2013This was my third meal at Whym, and all three have been very satisfying experiences. All members of the staff are uniformly friendly, the menu interesting, with the food living up to expectations. Though I no longer live in NYC, I still visit on a regular basis, and this is now one of my "go to" choices when meeting friends for a meal.Special Features:
- Great for pre Lincoln CenterDocmarciaDined on 9/28/2013We're always happy with excellent food, friendly service and reasonable prices. One of our go-to places.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasant, but overpricedJGJGDined on 9/26/2013This is a very expensive way to experienced a failed attempt at high-brow eatery. Not very impressed by small portions of mostly-off foods at high prices.
- Everything was great,eileentDined on 9/25/2013The menu had something for everyone, portions were good, I had salmon salad which was excellent. The wait staff were very accommodating and nice they made a little candle on the plate that stayed lit so that we could sing happy bday. We all enjoyed our lunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I had heard wonderful things..ShellyDined on 9/22/2013Our brunch didn't come for 45 mins. Then when I asked for toast, another 10 mins and when they forgot the butter (who eats toast with nothing on it??) it took an additional 10 mins. Food was good but I won't be coming back. Terrible service really put me off this place. It's a shame because I saw so many wonderful reviews. Lady behind the bar was lovely an attentive but that was about it.
- Great brunch near Lincoln CenterMish714Dined on 9/21/2013I admit it - my first choice, closer to Lincoln Center, was Bar Boulud, but no table available. Searched Open Table and decided to try Whym, and it was a great choice. Very reasonably priced for the location, and a short walk to the ballet. We appreciated that there were many choices, as some of us wanted breakfast, and others wanted lunch. Try the sausage strata if you want something a bit different - sort of like a savory bread pudding with various sausages in it, topped with 2 eggs. My daughter could barely finish half of it! For those who prefer sweeter options, the berry-studded custardy French toast topped with vanilla gelato was delicious. (In fact, a couple could order one of each and split - main course and "dessert!")Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not openTSADinerVIPDined on 9/15/2013The restaurant was not open when we got there. Very annoying. We had to find another restaurant , I even had a confirmation from you
- Nice is about what I would saymissestheolddaysVIPDined on 9/14/2013The restaurant is a nice addition to the area, and the staff is very friendly. However, I feel that the serving staff could be much better trained. You ask them for something that you need , and then have to ask AGAIN another waiter because the one you spoke to first has not come back. VERY annoying. The food is pleasant.Special Features:
- server was stanksarahleeDined on 9/11/2013i was very excited to surprise my boyfriend with a dinner here. checked out the menu online & it was right near where he was working so I thought it would be a great idea. the host was not very friendly & the blonde female server copped an attitude, probably because we didn't order wine so she thought she wouldn't make a lot from the check. food was decent, but we felt uncomfortable the whole time. never going back.
- Never DisappointedmichaelDined on 9/8/2013Been to Whym for lunches and dinners, which have always been fabulous. Was going to a Fashion Show at Lincoln Center Sunday and decided to go to Whym for brunch. Amazing brunch menu. There were three of us, each ordered something different, each was thrilled. And our waitress was not only knowledgeable, fun, and attentive, she also knew when to leave us alone. Can't recommend this place highly enoughSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exceptional food and serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 9/7/2013We have different dishes as appetizers and entrees, all amazing. I took a foie gras as an appetizer, with its glass of Sauternes, that was the most delicious I ever had. The frog's legs that followed completed my pleasure and took me to heaven.Special Features:
- One of my favorite restaurants!Aquiel007Dined on 9/3/2013I have always had a good meal at Whym. The staff is wonderful, the bartenders make great drinks and the food is always remarkably good. I would and do recommend this restaurant to all my friends and colleagues.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SolidAddasVIPDined on 8/27/2013Food was good, but not great. I recommend the Mac and cheese. Ambiance was creative, but the should have had the AC on. They also have some creative cocktails...the spicy cucumber was awesome.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not as Good as it Once WasDRFNYVIPDined on 8/17/2013Maybe because it was a summer Saturday and the chef was on vacation? For whatever reason our latest visit to Whym was a disappointment. The menu has evolved to offer fewer and less attractive options. Many dishes are now seasoned to be a variation of some type of ethnic food - Moroccan, Thai, Mexican, Indian. We had thought of this place as a neighborhood new American restaurant. The Bistro steak was decent (although the greens served with it seemed thrown onto the plate without much dressing or thought). The chicken was overdone and the rice was under cooked. We will try the place again in hope that this was just an off night. It seems a shame to have this comfy, nearby restaurant decline.
- Solid goto.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/11/2013Nothing that's going to WOW you, but a solid choice for a brunch group. Not a place that seems passionate about what it's doing, but adequate food, adequate service, adequate beverages: it's adequate.Special Features:
- Excellent, creative food inmichiganfan12Dined on 8/8/2013Excellent, creative food in a modern setting with concerned service.Special Features:
- Perfect pre-theater lunchJoeOutLoudDined on 7/28/2013My friends and I (6 of us total) loved Whym! The food was delicious, well-prepared and just big enough in portion to be satisfying; the staff was friendly and attentive without being over-bearing; the dining area was quiet, well-lit and comfortable with a stellar music selection; and the best part was the bill was surprisingly low considering how wonderful everything was! I will definitely be returning/recommending this gem to my friends and family!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Creative food and worth the moneyBuffaloLaurenVIPDined on 7/27/2013owned by the same people at The Eatery which I love and have eaten at more than a dozen times, this place is a bit classier and a nicer ambiance. The food was excellent and really had great flavor and a creative spin. Try the kale caesar - it was fantastic. My dining partner and I both order the bistro tenderloin - make sure to ask for the homemade sweet potato fries. They are fantastic. Even the service was great. Make sure to book reservation as this place gets really busy - and worth the money!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Spot!JillybeanDined on 7/27/2013We tried brunch at Whym as we had tickets at Lincoln Center. I'm a long-time fan of its sister restaurant, Eatery, and I was not disappointed. The bloody marys (four choices) were terrific and adequately spicy. I sampled the "crabby benny" and while I was not thrilled with the hollandaise (a bit over cooked), the rest was very good. My partner had the special huevos rancheros and was very pleased as well. The service was prompt and solicitous (perhaps a bit too solicitous) and Chris, the manager, was friendly and attentive. All in all, a very good choice for a Saturday brunch.Special Features:
- Surprising disappointmentOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/25/2013This was our second visit to Whym. We came back for their Mahi Mahi fish tacos. We had the zucchini and riccota fritter special but they were uninspired . Sadly the fish tacos were not the same. Maybe the fish had been sitting for a while , it lacked any sense of being freshly cooked. Even the quinoa was paste-like. We'll try once more and see....Special Features:
- Modern ambiente with relaxedannetteDined on 7/24/2013Modern ambiente with relaxed atmosphere. Vibrant bar, good, friendly service and tasty American cuisine is a good value. IF you don;t mind walking a couple of blocks, it's a good location for Lincoln Center dining and less pricey than some of the restaurants in the immediate vicinity of it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A favoriteNKITVIPDined on 7/24/2013I have eaten here several times and enjoy the pan-Asian menu and ambiance away from mid town theater crowds. Food is always good here. Our waitress was excellent and helpful -the only thing that spoilt the evening was the rather rude hostess at the door. I was the first to arrive of my group of 5- and despite the fact that the restaurant was half empty she refused to seat me at the table - quite rudely stating it was restaurant policy not to seat until every one had arrived. Why? The restaurant was half empty. So I waited at the bar and then she decided to seat us when 3 of us were there, telling unto settle our bar bill - but the lovely waitress did make up for her rude coworker.Special Features:
- Good Spot for Dinner... Not AmazingOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/19/2013I had dinner and drinks here with my husband and another couple. It was okay, but for our $100 tab (just for me and my husband) I wanted phenomenal! I had the white sangria and my husband had red. We both agreed the white was way better. The red tasted a bit watered down. We had the wonton appetizer which all four of us though was amazing. But after that it was all just "pretty good". I had the turkey meatloaf which was tasty but not memorable. The rest of our party seemed to think the same thing about their meals. While I'm not sorry I went I probably won't return. There are too many good restaurants in NYC to go back to one that doesn't blow you away!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- tasty food and good cocktail listhenrysmomDined on 7/17/2013The whole menu was appetizing. Small plates are delicious. Nice list of specialty cocktails. Went before a concert at Terminal 5 on 55th, so we were a bit on the early side for the restaurant, I think (6:30). That said, there were plenty of tables and service was great. Comfy seating, like couch chairs. I'll be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Neighborhood GemBubblesDined on 7/14/2013Good American cooking with a twist. Friendly attentive staff. Close to Lincoln Center. You can actually hear yourself think, noise level is low to moderate. Great for brunch and dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasty food, large portionsSecondvisitVIPDined on 7/14/20134 of us had brunch this past Sunday. I had the granola with really fresh fruit and yoghurt. My husband had the pineapple macadamia nut pancakes. One of our friends had the mushroom omelet and another hand toast and bacon. Nothing fancy, just well-prepared nicely presented breakfast dishes. Exactly what we wanted. I especially enjoy the complimentary mini-muffins with my coffee (good coffee too).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food is consistently gooddinahVIPDined on 7/11/2013Food is consistently good and the service is attentive which is why we return there both for lunches and dinners.I would recommend this to a friend.