Irvington

4
328 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

Located on the ground floor of W New York – Union Square, Irvington offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu of New American classics highlighting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket. Irvington's seasonally-driven menu emphasizes locally-sourced ingredients and simple and straightforward presentations, featuring a variety of large format rotisserie-roasted meats and comforting dishes. Irvington features a rotating selection of cocktails, global wine offerings, small-batch spirits, and regionally brewed craft beers. Signature sips include refined twists on classic cocktails, in addition to bottled craft cocktails. Irvington also serves fresh cold-pressed juices and handcrafted coffee from local purveyors Liquiteria and Irving Farm Coffee Roasters.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipTreeTopAdventurer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty & atmosphere was cool & elevated. Service was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Restaurant was not busy at all. Took 30 minutes for our drinks to come out and my boyfriends drink was forgotten and took 20 min to come out. Immediately ordered a second round because we knew it would take forever. The food and cocktails were good.

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vipnatasha
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

enjoyed trying a new restaurant. really nice place and great food

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MichaelD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Brunch wasn’t great, there are limited options and food is mediocre. Dinner here is much better

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SuzanneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decor and ambience was very nice, good food and excellent service.

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vipminnie8
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Dined here for my birthday with a friend on a Saturday afternoon. There was only one other table occupied in the restaurant and yet service was slow. My friend asked our busboy for salt and he forgot it. Eventually, our waiter brought it, who was unfriendly during our entire time there. He never smiled. None of the waitstaff wore masks, which was kind of surprising to me. The menu is very limited. Pizza on the menu was not available. We were also told they had no eggs and no potatoes. My friend ordered the hanger steak, which was supposed to come with a "cured yolk" but it didn't since they had no eggs and yet our waiter said it was inside. I ordered the burger, which no longer comes with crispy onions so that was a disappointment. The burger was very ordinary. I couldn't even taste the cheddar and I think the meat had gristle in it. Not worth $20. Since I had indicated we were celebrating my birthday when I made the reservation, I was hoping they would bring out a complimentary dessert. When it was clear they were not going to bring any, we decided to order the banana bread brownies. It is only one of two desserts on the menu and comes with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce. The brownies were not worth $13. Actual banana bread would have been better. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Limited menu was a disappointment

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SaoriM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The service was very slow. Took 1 hour to get food. Didn't bring tea for 20 minutes. We had to to go the food.

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vipTommy
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, not super expensive but small portions compared to similar dishes at other restaurants. Service good but a bit slow but willing to overlook during a pandemic and a tropical storm (which was occurring outside).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The food was overpriced for what it was, and there was zero ambiance in that space.

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WilliamF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, and I had a good date

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant wasn’t actually open for the time of our reservation...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Why is this restaurant on open table when it’s closed???

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vipRochelleSonny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our fav restaurants. They make one of the best burgers in NYC. Of course, you add that with wonderful service and it’s a big thumbs up for us. Their manager Edwin always gives us the best service and makes sure to get my burger just as right. Not always easy as I am a picky eater. Can’t wait to come back soon

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DinaLove
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We opted to fine outdoors on a day when street construction was being done, so the noise (and smell of tar) was a little overwhelming, but not the restaurant’s fault.

Our meals were OK. I had the avocado toast with poached egg (the accompanying salad was a little wilted and overdressed) and my friend had the roasted chicken with a small side of roasted veggies. Service was lovely.

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vipGertie23
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent and the drinks are very good- specifically the Irvington Toddy. The music was a wide variety mix which added to the fun atmosphere. The server was nice.

However, one of our orders was mistakenly doubled which we pointed out as soon as it was brought out. They said “keep it anyway” which we assumed meant we would not be charged for the mistake. That was not the case and unfortunately I didn’t see the small (2) on the bill next to the dish until the next day. Put a bit of a damper on the evening since it felt a little deceitful.

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vipNatassaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing server , don’t remember her name. Food was delicious. I would come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers were especially nice. Food was good. A large palm plant fell over in the wind. No one was hurt, but they might rethink the plants.

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vipFloraJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this place, everything was perfect (cocktails, food and team) and I looking forward to coming back during the winter because the big indoor room is just stunning!

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vippaigelap
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This would have been a 5 star review had I left it at my first visit this past week. However, I was so impressed and excited about the the place after grabbing drinks with a girlfriend this past Wednesday night that I couldn't wait to book a reservation for date night with my boyfriend last night. Just to quickly outline both visits: First visit 3/4- Came in to a bustling bar area. I had arrived before my friend and happened to ask the hostess on duty if they provided tables for drinks only. To my surprise she gladly offered up the 1 open high top table they had right behind the host stand. It was perfect. We had great service, shout out to our server Luis(?) and that hostess. The whole experience left me excited to re-book it for date night with my boyfriend 2 days later.
I ended up booking a res on OpenTable and even put in the notes "drinks only please". I was looking forward to introducing him to the infamous cold brew martini prior to dinner reservations we had elsewhere. Our reservation was at 8:15. We showed up right then. The place was much more tame compared to Wednesday night. 2 high tops were open. 1 had a reserved sign on it. The hostess working last night was awful and the attitude she projected after we asked to be seated at a high top for one cocktail, offered to get up when the reservations showed up, mentioned that I was told just 2 days earlier that these tables were for drinks only too, and then when all else failed and we asked her about the bar she said "there's only one seat left". After that exchange she finished it off with "no, you can sit in the lobby and someone will serve you." I was disgusted and wanted to walk out immediately but my bf sat us in the lobby and we made due. We ended up leaving exactly 1 hr later at 9:15 to make our 9:30 dinner reservations. To no one's surprise, both tables that were open when we arrived remained open our entire time in the lobby. She completely ruined a great first experience...for what?

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ottp
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service was friendly and efficient. Couldn’t ask for more. Food excellent all around.

Very strange that everyone of us in this dining room was made to sit with his/her winter coats in the back of the chair. Can’t believe no one offered to check our coats


Bathroom miles away from dining room I. Hotel

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vipIsabelle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

the service was very poor. The waiter didn't even care about us throughout brunch. Had to go to the hostess to get a refill of coffee then to get the check. Food is OK

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viphahohee
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was better than I expected. Service was attentive and friendly. I will be back.

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vipdianed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the restaurant was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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PaulB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We were a party of five for brunch menu. We waited several minutes for a server to acknowledge us and bring waters. All of us were drinking coffee and a small thermos carafe was brought which we needed to ask twice to have refilled. Nothing was anticipated by our server; cream for coffee, ketchup with fries, etc. The server was neither pleasant nor appreciative of our business. The space is beautiful, the food good, but the poor service will not bring us back to The Irvington.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service1ambience4

Very slow service. Seemed understaffed.

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berangere
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, nicely set up.
Very nice venue.
Service is slow.

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vipAmanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

It was SO noisy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

With a reservation, still seated next to bar-impossibly loud. Didn’t have entree ordered from menu and forgot to bring two appetizers. Won’t be back.

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vipJosh
London
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

How have I not been there before. Had a great affordable lunch in that neighborhood with super relaxed ambiance. Chicken sandwich and fries were different than I expected but in a good way. Special sauce made a crispy, non greasy chicken breast and good bun the perfect lunch.

The bathroom set up is HORRIBLE but I’m sure they know that.

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LaurieW
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, courteous service. Only minor complaint was that we felt a bit rushed even though they seem to have plenty of available tables. Overall though, good experience.

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vipDarv
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant spot in a convenient location. Great staff. Bartenders are very professional and warm.

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vipPaulaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZINGGGGG

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Temperature was a little hot

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vipAndre
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall a good experience after we finally sat down - we made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes to sit down - not sure I would go again just for this reason. Food was really good.

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Jmoo
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We were looking for a late lunch spot but having difficulty as many restaurants were in between lunch and dinner service. We got a 5 pm reservation here. The waitress came up to us and basically said, you ready to order? Nothing like how are you? My name is...nothing except you ready to order. Didn’t tell us if there were any specials? Don’t know if there were? Food was tasty overall. Service sadly not so much.

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vipParker705
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This space used to be Todd English’s restaurant called Olives. It was great. I know he and the Corp have gone through some things.....now it is called Irvington. it is a serviceable hotel restaurant. There is nothing special about the food or the service. I frequent this location. I wish they would/could do better.

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vipNewEnglander
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The place is very nice and well located, and the service is great. The food is just OK and it is on the expensive side. It means, according to OpenTable is an affordable restaurant, but it is not; they might need to correct that.

The price goes with the decor, the location, and the service. The food is OK. It might be a great place for drinks. The music and the service are very nice.

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