Edi and The Wolf

4.5
369 reviews
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$30 and under
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Austrian
Edi & The Wolf is the East Village spinoff from Michelin Starred Chefs Eduard "Edi" Frauneder and Wolfgang "Wolf" Ban. Inspired by the traditional eastern Austrian wine tavern known as a Heuriger, the rustic establishment boasts a cozy dining room and an outdoor garden area ideal for dates, group dinners, brunches, and everything in between. The rustic decor is balanced with impeccably prepared dishes resembling fine dining in this casual spot. In addition to an extensive Austrian wine collection, the restaurant also boasts classic comfort dishes like schnitzel and spaetzle as well as new spins on traditional Austrian fare.
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Sun - Wed 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.6

Despite the name, Edi And The Wolf has a great spirit to it, and is quite Infatuation-friendly. The food is as accessible and familiar as any – the words for the dishes are just spelled crazy.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 369 People Are Saying
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were just in NY for a weekend getaway. I learned about these guys from “knife fight” and always wanted to check it out.

The place is very cozy, the food and service was great. We’ll definitely be back again.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best quality for the price. The food was delicious and pickled vegetables were fresh and fantastic. I am not a veggie eater but these were a great way to slip in some veggies with a great taste.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very helpful and kind. They helped me with my husbands birthday party and lighting the candles of the cake!! The venue itself is nicely decorated, its a fun place to hang out!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, quick service, knowledgable wait staff

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d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck and trout entrees were amazing. Took my 94 year old German neighbor here and he loved it. Definitely will return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends

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AH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! Attention to detail is key at EW... excellent service, ambiance, and food. Must try in Alphabet city!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great vibe. Perfect for a date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was terrible. It's a day later and it's still repeating on me. Had the Spaetzle and Schnitzel that everyone online recommended. It was very disappointing in terms of taste.

Service was a little bizarre. Waiter was nice, but forgot about us a lot - even though there were only 6 people in the restaurant. Our appetizer arrived with our meal even though they were just fries?

Drinks at a good happy hour value were the only good thing about this place. Really disappointing experience, would not go back.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We went during restaurant week. The offerings were all things that could be found on the regular menu. When we arrived, it was quiet with purposefully distressed decor and dim lighting. By the end of the night, the noise level was high (level of a lively bar).

For apps, we had the roasted pear salad and ribs the ribs were not great but, still very good. The salad was average.

For entrees, we had the roasted trout w/root vegetables and the schnitzel w/lignonberry compote. The trout was good and the vegetables were very good. The schnitzel was dry. The lingonberry compote was okay.

For dessert, we had the chocolate lava cake and apple strudel. The cake was very good; just the right consistency and portion. The strudel was good; on the sweeter side but, the perfect combination of crispy and chewy. Both were accompanied by a dollop of whipped cream.

The service was fantastic. A very attentive crew which was impressive given how busy it got as the night went on.

While I’d go again, I wouldn’t rush back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

We were seated at a table where one person is in the way of traffic which is rather annoying. Dirty water glasses were on our table when we were seated. We flagged down a waiter to get us new ones. The white wine was not cold. Was told that the cooler was broken.

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Loved the Austrian food and the wonderful service but not the ambiance. We sat shoulder to shoulder with other guests and it was so loud that we could barely understand each other.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot in NYC!

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Z
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night here. I've been 2-3x before and typically a bit busier but this was a cold Jan night and only a few other diners in the restaurant. Bar and wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Love the spaetzel for dinner, and octupus appetizer.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a wonderful time for our dinner. It was my wife’s birthday. We had very good food and delicious wine. The temperature was very warm. Eventually the staff made the temperature more tolerable. The staff had very strong foreign accents and a little hard to understand, but very nice. They did the best they could to communicate. We would definitely give the restaurant another visit.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Schnitzel I had since Danube used to be open super friendly bartender.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Need to fix the door. we are seated by the door and every time someone enters the door bangs very loud. food was okay. could have gotten that somewhere cheaper and better. although i really liked the brussel sprout and chorizo. and the peach martini

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PW
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! Food was excellent, as were the drinks and service. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, wonderful service, just happened to be on the coldest day of the year. Tough to heat a lower east side building...

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M
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here later on a Saturday on a recommendation. Food, space and service were excellent. Highly recommend this spot.

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AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to dine at. We come back very frequently and it never disappoints. The service is incredible - it’s always the same people working and they always treat everybody with such kindness and attention. It is truly the individuals who make up a team that contribute to the general feeling of how successful that team is, and Edi and the Wolf hit the nail right on the head! Can’t wait for another excuse to ask my boyfriend to take me there ;)

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DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to restaurant for both celebrations and casual weekend dining. Cozy seating where you will be close to your friends, without ever feeling crowded or squished. Amazing food and ambiance. Staff is very outgoing and friendly, ready to help with any request.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was very slow, we had to wait 40 minutes to get our food. This also happened with the desert, they just forgot about the desert.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've lost count of how many times we've been to Edi & The Wolf. One of my favorite restaurants in the city by far. The food is consistently amazing, the service is always kind and attentive, and the ambiance is unbeatable. Recommend the schnitzel and the spatzle, as well as whatever fish is on the menu. Always incredible!

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WD
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Middle row seeting is a bit inconvenient because of the more outdoor suited foldable chairs

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d
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was disappointing. Not what we thought it was advertised. Atmosphere was charming and service was very good.

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SG
Zurich
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy place, decorated with alot of detail. Food was very delicious and service very attentive! Great place!

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o
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a cozy spot. The space is big enough that you don't feel over-cramped but still has that cozy feel to it. The food was delicious. I wouldn't describe the food as totally Austrian, but rather Austrian-inspired. We were 4 and all had different main dishes - we all enjoyed whatever we ordered! We shared starters and they were great too (definitely recommend the octopus & the broccoli/chorizo). The service was top notch, we asked to move from the common table once one of the tables on the side opened up and they easily accommodated our request. We were celebrating a birthday and when we asked for a candled dessert, the staff asked us for the name of the person celebrating - just a nice personalized touch that shows they're being attentive and not just rolling people in and out.

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ML
Mexico City
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had burgers which are not Austrian; they were nothing special. The cocktails were delicious and the staff was super friendly. Next time I’ll try the spaetzle.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this restaurant and can't wait to go back. Boyfriend got the raw oysters and weiner schnitzel pork. I got the short ribs and chocolate souffle dessert. Everything was amazing.
I was also here 8 months ago shirt ribs were just as amazing so they are definitely consistent!

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B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience on all fronts. Travel to Europe and food was authentic and hot. Service exceptional. Would go back again.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places for special occasions. We’ve been for Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and most recently on our birthday! It’s also lovely for a group of friends!

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K
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Extremely busy so service was slower than usual. Very good food, wines, and beverages. Great ambiance. Pleasant, friendly staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Felt a little impersonal as we were seated but no engagement by staff. This was thanksgiving and we chose to spend it there, I’m Austrian by decent and know restaurants there are more of a family feel know matter where you’re from. I came with my three kids, one flew in from Milan, the other from Houston and my oldest from Chelsea... I’d love to come back and see your usual menu and hang out again

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m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edi and The Wolf has been a standard bearer for originality and quality in the East Village since opening. Austrian food and wine are on evidence but since most Americans don't know what that is (think weinerschnitzl and schlag), simply expect to find freshest ingredients, beautiful display, simple yet original and tasty dishes likely to delight anyone who gets superb cooking. The room is dark, cozy and like a country inn. The service is amazing--quiet, vigilant but not hovering, knowledgeable, and ready and wanting to help.

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i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and great food. A bit noisy, difficult to carry on conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, loved the playlist. Staff friendly and a relaxed atmosphere.

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TG
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the Wienerschnitzel, and wasn't disappointed! Great happy hour prices.

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GC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated half an hour late. By the time we finished dinner, every other diner had left and the staff looked like they were waiting for us to finish. However, I enjoyed my food and our waitress was efficient and polite.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is great, service could be better. The seats are also a little uncomfortable.

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