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About North Square
North Square is committed to a long-standing Greenwich Village tradition: offering generous, and genuine, hospitality. We serve dinner every day in our dining room and separate, speak-easy lounge, lunch on weekdays, brunch on Saturday, and a Jazz Brunch every Sunday in the lounge. Our approach to seasonal American food draws inspiration from both world traditions and local ingredients, some sourced from our very own rooftop garden. Wine and spirit choices span the globe, with a thoughtful emphasis on American, and especially New York, selections.
New York, NY 10011
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast, Everyday: 7:30am-11:00am
Brunch, Saturday: 12:00pm-3:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Lunch, Monday-Friday: 12:00pm-3:30pm
Dinner, Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Lounge, Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz Brunch on Sundays
West 4th street - A,B,C,D,E,F trains
Christopher St. - 1/9 trains
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
North Square Ratings and Reviews
This was a return visit for several friends who gathered from all over the world (Europe, Japan, Canada and US). We had gathered at North Square 3 years ago, and wanted to celebrate together again. The Maitre D, Michael, was so helpful and accommodating when we needed to add more seats to my reservation. Dinner was delicious. Thanks for the great memories again.
This is a lovely restaurant right across the street from Washington Square Park and this was my second time dining there. I enjoyed the freshness and imaginative quaity of the food and the service could not have been better. I had salmon encrusted with pumpkin seed and a crab and roasted corn salad to start. Both of the dishes were excellent. The room is very upscale and calm with a terrific cozy lounge area in the back. A wonderful neighborhood place to eat next time you are in the Village.
Great find! Took my mom and friends for her birthday. Varied, delicious menu. Attentive service. Very private-feeling tables with lots of space around them so you can actually hold a conversation over dinner. The burger is fantastic. Would recommended to anyone not looking for "a scene," just a really nice meal out. We'll be back.
Great atmosphere and delicious food & bread basket! Plus amazing $30 Prix Fix Sunday Brunch Deal (1 coffee/orange juice, 1 brunch cocktail, 1 select brunch entree). Follow the open table instructions to get seating in the Lounge area for the live jazz during Sunday Brunch.
I needed a nice place to take my family for a brunch and I have always had nice dinners and thought it would be good for lunch too. My family was impressed with the ambiance, service and food. The bread basket that they bring is great. Lots of different breads and muffins is nice sized portions. Three of us had the crab cakes and we all loved them. The coffee was excellent and whenever we finished a cup the waiter brought more.
As always, food, service and ambiance were spot-on. This restaurant is a Village favorite for well prepared food and good conversation due to good table spacing and a moderate noise level which allows for conversation without shouting, a rarity in Manhattan.
Introduced friends from DC to the restaurant because the food is always interesting and well-prepared and the restauarant is quiet enough that one can actually have a conversation. Wilson was new, there just 2 weeks he said, but he did a great job of taking care of the 4 of us. Good food, value and service. They are doing a good job.
North Square is a lovely place to enjoy fine food in a casual setting. Each time we go I am surprised at how excellent the quality of the ingredients and cooking is. This past visit I had a crab salad appetizer and an order of soft shell crab. The salad was beautifully presented and the softshell, fried in a light tempura batter, was delicious.
The prices are extremely low for the quality of the food.
Always a pleasure to dine at North Square. My first time for brunch and was not disappointed. Live jazz was beautiful background - we sat in the main room. Everything was great - service, menu choices and price. This neighborhood gem is consistently good after many years
Excellent service by Jacob S.; accommodated food allergy, picky kid eater and special request. Lovely atmosphere with beautiful surroundings, good lighting, fresh flowers and friendly staff. Fantastic food with spot on recommendation by Jacob of arctic char, crab cakes, wine choices. We had a lovely family get together celebrating a niece's performance with Rockettes summer camp at Skirball Center. We will come back.
The food was delicious. The Place is lovely without being pretentious. What makes this wonderful is that you can have a real conversation...no noise drowning out your words and unhurried service. You can relax while enjoying beautifully prepared food with loved ones or friends. And the topper is that the prices are really reasonable. BTW... the chocolate mousse cake is fantastic!! Enjoy!!!
since I first came to North Square I have really enjoyed every meal - perfect for a date, a special occasion, or just a lovely relaxing dinner. the prices are very reasonable for the quality of food - a great prix fixe - good happy hour and bar menu- on this occasion the restaurant offered a birthday entrée on the house to celebrate. and gave a complimentary dessert wine. The were very nice and made it feel like a special occasion to me. I always recommend it. Love this place.
First, the decor can be a little off-putting, because nothing about it says "heart of the West Village" or conveys the history of Washington Square Park, where it's located. In fact, you could be in "Anywhere, USA". But don't let the decor put you off.
I've eaten there a few times and the food is always excellent. 2 of us had arctic char, which was prepared perfectly: moist, with a crunch skin. One person at the table orders duck wherever she goes, and she couldn't say enough about how delicious it was there. The birthday boy had rack of lamb, which he had eaten there many times before, and he loved it. Someone else had salmon, and she likes it almost completely raw. She complains constantly at restaurants that it isn't rare enough, but they got it right. The servers are attentive to requests and they don't get it wrong.
Perhaps most importantly, the noise level is low and everyone can hear everyone else. I'm tired of straining my voice in restaurants. I suppose the noise level at so many NYC restaurants is supposed to give it a festive mood, but I strain my voice enough in my work; I don't like to fight ambient noise when I'm eating. I'm young, but 2 members of our party were older, and noisy restaurants just don't work for them. The volume at this place is perfect.
Obviously, it's not a secret in the neighborhood. The place appears to have a lot of loyal locals, many of whom look liked they've lived in the area for a long time. I suppose there are some people from the hotel that houses the restaurant. But, mostly, it seemed to be people like us who wanted to eat a delicious dinner, celebrate a birthday (there was another birthday at a table nearby) and enjoy the company of their friends/family without all the noise.
We are becoming regulars.
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