North Square

4.2
1948 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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 Sunday. 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.

Please note: NYC has mandated all indoor dining guests will be required to show proof of vaccination as well as an identification card upon arrival, starting August 16, 2021. Children under the age of 12 may join us indoors with vaccinated adults. If you are unable to get vaccinated, we welcome you to enjoy our sidewalk/parklet dining. Thank you for your cooperation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1948 people are saying
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Marcia
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful jazz brunch and excellent service. The trio was terrific.

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vipdrsquared
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great jazz brunch but it would be nice if more than two options were available for the omelette.

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Jofthespirits
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated flavors, perfectly cooked roast duck with succulent kombucha, attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

One if the worst places I’ve been, service extremely slow, unattentive and incompetent staff

Felt like a diner not a restaurant

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vipNoreen
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our guests raved about the quality of the food, the presentation and the service.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience eating outside. Restaurant was able to accommodate our party of 6. Food was excellent and prices were very reasonable; though would love to see a few more options for lunch and to have a non alcoholic beverage menu. The cranberry pecan bread for my sandwich was excellent and the chocolate cake dessert was so good; still thinking about that dessert today. 😋

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vipEmilyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was lovely and the food terrific.

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vipLiz14
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor birthday celebration! The staff was lovely, and we lingered quite a while over cappuccinos and cookies without feeling rushed in any way. The food was very good (I have eaten there several times), so no surprise. I had the lamb burger which was delicious. Overall a happy experience!

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vipDennis
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

it's sad. it used to be one of our favorite places. either management or ownership changed hands - or maybe post pandemic problems - but surely not the same. we'll miss it - but we won't be going back.

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ProfessorJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

North Square is a good neighborhood standby--food is always good, and always just what you would expect from a solid neighborhood joint. Nice outdoor seating tents, good service, not a destination restaurant, but one we go to often, where you can have a relaxed dinner to catch up with friends.

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vipMike
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our West Village favorites! Great indoor and outdoor seating.

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vipBleeckerRob
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside in the cubicle gave me a nice view, a breeze and safe place to drink my cocktails and eat. Had a challenging night because my dinner companion evaporated in the night so did not show. the wait staff - my server a female and Phllipe were very accommodating and made my evening perfect. the drink was delicious as was the gazpacho and the endive salad. i love north square and always return

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vipBobbyji
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a delightful gourmet experience. Always wonderful. Brought some sophisticated out-of-towners and they loved it. I knew they would.

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vipHazelRa
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was charmed by this restaurant and the Washington Square Hotel. Not luxurious by any standard, but clean and very charming. I very much enjoyed the meal and was able to find a wonderful grain bowl on the menu as well as a delicious Sidecar cocktail. The acoustics, alas, are not good. I could hear other people's conversations. I was glad it was a quiet night until two women came in. Then not so quiet. I liked the oldies music and it was not too loud. I would

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vipdancingfoodie
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a neighborhood gem -- indoors has a European vibe, outdoors, a choice of more and less protected tables. Service is excellent and responsive and food very good. It's also a little off the beaten path, so quieter than other neighborhood places.

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vipNycRestaurant
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

There were a ton of bugs and mosquitos due to, I think, the plants surrounding the tables. Food was OK. They didn’t have certain beers on the menu. Service was slow.

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely eat here again.

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Carlos
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good, as always. Have dined here several times. But, perhaps due to Covid?, the place felt eerily strange and the staff seemed confused and robotic. Had the odd sensation that I was caught in a parallel and quite diminished universe.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent.thank you

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vipOldtimer
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, good service, and attractive outdoor setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant attached to the Washington Square Hotel and the guests there are very lucky! Indoors the tables are set in consideration of pandemic rules and the decor is very pleasant. Outdoors there are private "booths" and "rooms" which are airy and comfy. The food and service is excellent. Don't miss this place if you are a visitor to NYC and be grateful if you are a neighbor to this long appreciated establishment!

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vipAwful
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

North Square was listed as opening at 12 noon, but nobody took our orders until 12:30. The restaurant was supposed to be on Restaurant Week (from July 19 to Aug. 20, but we were told that it was only on for two weeks and that time was over. Our service was exceedingly slow, and we had to ask the servers to speed it up several times. The halibut we both ordered was a decent piece of fish but it had no sauce and was very dry on the palate. It was accompanied by a puny disc of some grain with a couple of peas thrown in.
A poor meal indeed at a price that was over valued. Never again will I make the mistake of eating there.

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MicheleW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The salad was skimpy. It was like a side dish. The endive salad is usually my favorite and I was very disappointed this time. I had maybe 2-3 tiny pieces of blue cheese. Even my bowl was tiny. We had to pay for bread too. I've been going to this restaurant for years and always enjoyed the food.

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vipNoreen
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the meal is impeccably prepared and the service is delightful. The interior environs were redone with extremely attractive and inviting results. It has consistently served as one of the best dining spots in the city.

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vipOxideZoZo
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even though the pandemic must have wreaked havoc with their staffing and menus, a recent visit reminded me of everything I like about this restaurant. The food is consistently delicious. The room is attractive. The staff is welcoming and efficient. And, the noise level is so low that you can actually sit and have a conversation, which is why I try to eat here as often as possible. Dessert was particularly good this time--an exceptional chocolate mousse thing.

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vipPatrickO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Lovefood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So nice to see the restaurant's food is as delicious as ever. It is one if my favorite restaurants on NYC. So glad they made thru thepandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful customer service. I made the reservation a week in advance. Returned a voice mail restaurant left on my voice mail a few hours before reservation & told them I would try to arrive early for my 9:30 reservation because it was last seating . I did a walking tour of the west village that ended at 9 & literally ran the 5 blocks in the rain to make it for 9:15. I passed 30 beautiful eateries on my way to north square but I wanted to keep my reservation . Upon arrival I was asked to seat in the lounge ., which I said yes. When being shown to a table a very nasty women approached us and declared the kitchen was closed & had been since 9. I asked why did you accept a 9:30 reservation & then confirm it a few hours ago ….I got silence. It almost ruined a very nice date night. As it was very dirty I chalked it up
To being for the best. I ate at 8th street wine cellar which was perfect .

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vipMEve
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Party of 5 Reservation

Asked the server to ask the chef about some allergy requirements. He came back with a very short list of what was safe. We ordered, asked for specific accommodations. We got sick. Very sick. Before the end of the meal. The server hid from us and sent someone else to address the concern.

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vipCSKAP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always a great meal here.

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vipCarolG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location in the West Village. Good food presentation and taste. Servers are friendly. Great indoor and outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very low key and very “New York”. Steak was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We were here Sunday and we had our own little booth . Each booth had a fan hung on the top wall so it was very comfortable being outdoor. I had the coriander crusted salmon and my husband had the grilled sirloin burger. They were perfectly cooked . We shared a coconut flan and that was amazing! Service was outstanding! I would definitely come back here again !

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vipSusique
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat inside as compared to my res outside. Quiet and wonderful. My burger was too rare (as per my instructions) and they cooked it to perfection-no questions asked!

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vipSisyphus
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Good staff, great location. But the food was pedestrian. Would have been disappointing as room service.

CJ
vipCJM1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has always been dependable with friendly atmosphere and good cuisine.

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NORMAS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely Greenwich Village restaurant across from Washington Square Park with good food and nice atmosphere.

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vipRodash
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service in a pleasant setting

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melissah
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe outdoor seating, service very good and food good

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vipJohn
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went for dinner at 8:45 PM on a Tuesday night, party of four. First, we were brought outside to a super bright booth that only fits two. We declined that and asked to eat outside at a proper sized booth on the Waverly Place side - only to be told it was closed, despite otherwise occupied booths. Then, they brought us inside, past an empty main dining room, to a booth next to the restrooms and waiters station. We decided not to walk out - but did ask to turn down the lighting, which we did.

I was so embarrassed to get the bums rush here - we have been going there for years - maybe they don’t like four guys eating there. This restaurant has really deteriorated, we will only try it again one more time. There are now many choices ......

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North Square is rated 4.2 stars by 1948 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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