Irvington

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308 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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vippaigelap
Los Angeles
15 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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vipottp
New York Area
5 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
16 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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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
27 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
10 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
22 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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vipParker705
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This local used to be Olives. Now it feels like a hotel restaurant with Olives prices. Nothing wrong here....nothing to write home about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

it is a good place to meet up in a semi-casual environment with friends or business associated. Its a comfortable place that is btw white table cloth and casual, hence appropriate for meeting friends or business people you know.

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debM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good service with emphasis on looks. Burger excellent, pizza too salty. Good service. Great location.

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Potsy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, modern wide open space. Attentive and friendly staff, moderate noise level to hold a conversation. Good food. I'll go again.

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VictoriaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch near my office. Food and the service was very good.

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AlineS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very underrated spot! Lovely restaurant near Union Square. The food was high quality and the service was amazing. The ambiance was great, high ceilings, good decor. Highly recommend getting the artichokes as an appetizer, so so good. Overall, a little pricey but relatively standard for NYC, most dishes were under $30.

It was pretty empty for a Friday night, hard to say why - maybe because it is connected to the W hotel - but you honestly wouldn't even notice that's the case walking in unless someone told you.

would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great “date night” out for my wife and me! Food was delicious, it was fresh and well presented. The service was perfect, our server, Allison, anticipated some of our needs and made the night a great experience. Would certainly go again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I had brunch with my friend on Saturday. Spoke with the hostess number of times. I don't know why I got no show after all that talking. Also the food was way over priced. brunch was just two eggs, 2 toast pieces with 1 jam type, and potatoes. I had to order sausages on the side. my friend also had similar dish. costs us $70+ and then I tipped them too much for that. The total with the tip was $84. I want to remove the tip and not return here.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was spotty and we were placed at a cramped table before we requested to move. In addition the shared bathroom with the Taco Restaurant were sub par. Really surprised. I have been to other Gerber Group restaurants such as The Campbell and Mr. Purple all top notch. It can only go up.

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joyce
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It's a nice place to dine because the service was great. No crow and very layback. Food was only ok.

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vipjmtribeca29
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good vibes, solid food, and excellent service. Recommend giving Irvington (in the W Hotel Union Square) a shot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Got the açaí bowl - wasn’t good at all. Sour and soupy.

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vipGeorgios
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent place, ambience and service but a slight imbalance between price and offering. I ordered the line caught tuna, evidently the best in the menu and i got a plate with just tuna, no sides, no bread or rice, no extras; just tuna. Walked out hungry despite of paying a respectable bill...

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vipFoodieHuntington45
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Allowing a new waiter to serve without supervision is not a good idea, but they let it happen. It wasn’t a great experience, but the manager comped our meal due to the multiple issues. She did the right thing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

CRAZILY NOISY. CANNOT HEAR YOURSELF NEVER MIND OTHERS SPEAK.
That is THE flaw of this restaurant. The god and service were excellent.