Irvington

4.3
273 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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4.0
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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

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OT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Unbelievably bad food!!! In tiny portions. Service completely excellent. Sad contrast.

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HS
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Irvington is my stand-by in Union Square. Food is always good. Service is always great! Comfortable seating & not too much noise. It would be great if they could work out the bathroom situation, however. You have to go upstairs in the hotel next-door. But that's hardly a tragedy. I highly recommend the Irvington.

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M
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Stayed in hote and enjoyed the restaurant for a snack and breakfast- very good

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DA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was terrible. The mushroom goat cheese omelet was rubbery and overcooked. The Eggs Benedict lacked an essential ingredient - the Hollandaise sauce.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food comes slow but it is very good.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised us, was very solid.

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good location and great deserts. It is noisy and the pizza and avocado app was so so.

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AB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere and service were good but the food was just average. We were here Easter weekend, so perhaps the regular cooks were off duty! I would go to this restaurant for drinks and snacks only and try some of the other lovely restaurants in Union Square.

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S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything. Truly. Great looking, fun and super delicious. just perfect lunch. Eager to return for other meals.

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d
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

i like that it is in the neighborhood. The service was good. The ambience was okay. The bar is noisy, but the restaurant is quieter than many restaurants in this neighborhood. The prices are ok, but the menu is limited. The chicken parm was big and crispy but doesn't come with anything, so you have to order a side, which is annoying. I actually didn't love it, but if i wanted a nice restaurant nearby, i would return.

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R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fresh food, delicious coffee and excelled service in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The food, cocktail selection, location, and aesthetic are what drove me to dine here for a meal before a concert at Irving Plaza. Unfortunately, the incredibly poor service is what we’ll remember most about this place. Our waitress was extremely slow to take our orders & deliver food/drinks. I’m usually not a stickler for these things by any means, however, this was truly a weird exception. What really drove home the poor service was when we hadn’t been seen or visited by our waitress for over a half hour and were looking for another round. We stopped another waitress and asked her if she could send our waitress over. The other waitress informed us our waitress went on a break, but hadn’t asked for anyone to cover our table. I thought this was super odd and unacceptable. Won’t be returning.

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Just a beautiful ambience. High ceilings, wonderful lighting, different atmospheres at various parts of the restaurant.

Eclectic crowd. Staff are very pleasant and courteous.

Wonderful place for lovely dinning.

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, my meal was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend the Irvington burger!!!!

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

Great. Nice place

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LG
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting in a great location. I'll go back for drinks but not a lunch The wait staff was lovely but needed to called for service (more coffee, twice) after the first delivery. They were not full.

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JD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mouth is still recalling all those delicious flavors of our three courses! It was an amazing combination of ingredients. Also the quality & quantity was perfect. There was much care & patience taken in the preparation of each course as well. All in all , it was a wonderful dining experience! Loved it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always. Staff is very knowledgeable!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat a lot so I just wish they included pasta with the chicken parm... definitely not enough chicken for the price, better off with the burger, which was also very good! (That came with fries)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Great drinks! The food was okay, but felt like a lot of $ for what you got. The best dishes we got were the tuna tartare, and the lamb ragu. The burrata, tilefish, and cauliflower pizza were all fine but not very flavorful

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OT
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We should have checked on the noise level before we went! It was horrible. We actually like to have a conversation with our friends -- impossible! Will never go again and unless you are interested in a place to drink and make noise, don't go to this place.

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k
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a nice meal with good drinks at Irvington. A Dirty Martini with black pepper goat cheese stuffed olives was amazing! Our food was good tho pasta wasn’t as hot as we would have liked. Good service from a rotating team who somehow made it flow smoothly. Would return for tuna tacos. Great location.

Irvington
Responded on December 21, 2018

Thank you. Hope to see you again soon!

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Always!

Irvington
Responded on December 21, 2018

Thank you. Hope to see you again soon!

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GG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrible service and mediocre food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Delicious burger. A little noisy but where isn’t this time of year?

Irvington
Responded on December 21, 2018

Thank you. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was served cold and service was almost non-existent.

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LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Bar service was non-existent on a Friday night during the holiday season. Table service was marginally better. STILL VERY SLOW. So slow they comped our desserts. Food was good. Shame the service will keep me from returning any time soon.

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NG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, nice food but a bit pricy for size. This is the reason for I put 4 stars for value, but otherwise, all other points were great. Service was good, communicative and respectful. We also hit the bar in the restaurant and service staff prepared nice seats at the bar.

Irvington
Responded on December 3, 2018

Thank you for joining us and your great review!

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p
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We chose Irvington for Thanksgiving, making our reservation for 4:00pm for a party of 3 well in advance. We arrived early to be greeted by two inept hostesses & told we were to be seated at the “farmer’s table.” We realized this was a communal table in an ice-cold corner by the emergency exit and a view of the dishwashers & napkin folders. We immediately said this was unacceptable. The hostess was totally confused that we were not going to sit there, off she went to eventually return to seat us in a booth with strict instructions she was doing us a favor to allow us to sit there but we would have to vacate our table no later than 5:30. As for the food, appetizers were delicious & hot. The salad to share was brought w/ our main course. We all had the turkey dinner, food was good but lukewarm. Obviously the food had been plated well in advance. Dessert while ordered is not their strong suit. As for service, our server barely competent, never checking back & if there was an overall manager, never saw he/she. Under the circumstances, It would have been a nice customer service gesture to apologize for the seating mishap & offer to buy us a drink for agreeing to eat & run. When we left at 5:30, there was no group waiting for the table.

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PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was there for brunch and had the mushroom omelette. It was flat, not overly filled, and came with about 1/4 cup of greens on the side. Two of us then had to order a croissant as an extra. For the price, I think they could have been a bit more generous with that item. Add potatoes or toast or even both!

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P
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We had a nice time at Irvington. The food was very good (we chose from the brunch menu). The space was lovely, and on our visit fairly quiet. The service was good when it got going but at the start it was incredibly slow....starting with the hostess who had no idea we were coming despite our opentable reservation.

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H
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible, and the food was tasty but overpriced.

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K
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time at this fun Brunch Place near our hotel. There was something on the menu for everyone and it was a relaxed comfortable scene. Our waitress Valerie was just awesome. I would go back again for another meal besides brunch.

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

I have been to Irvington a few times now - the food is very good and consistent. I do think it's a little over-priced, and the service was a little slow - but overall I like this spot and I will be back again.

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Upscale atmosphere. Roomy seating. Food was adequate but small portions. Fried artichokes and skirt were tasty. Farro bowl ok but nothing special.

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NB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious. The waiters could have been a bit more attentive.

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C
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took a friend for a surprise party. They managed the surprise perfectly, seating the two of us at a large table, but taking away all the other place settings
until friends started joining us, one by one. It was a delicious and delightful evening. Both the food and the service made it so.

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OB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always recommend Irvington because it's one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I didn't have a great experience before this time but they really made up for it with this one, which was nice. Jim, the new Sous Chef, even walked over to say hello and ask how everything was.

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