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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.

103 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Macdougal

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 254-1200

Website:
http://www.northsquareny.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz Brunch on Sundays

Public Transit:
West 4th street - A,B,C,D,E,F trains
Christopher St. - 1/9 trains

Executive Chef:
Yoel Cruz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Sun 7:30PM - 9:45PM

Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:45PM

Sat 8:00PM - 9:45PM

North Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
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Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It is always a pleasure to dine at North Square. Moderate priced food that is creatively made.
A great place to hang out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The perfect place for a good meal in a quiet setting. I ordered the tagine - which was more like a curry than tagine, but it was very good. The service was quick and the staff was kind. I would return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Again the service was warm and friendly and the happy-hour specials yummy good deals... I vow to return with a full crew of entree-eating friends one day soon, smiles. Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Second lunch visit reinforced my initial impression that this restaurant offers consistently excellent dining experience. Will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

excellent food. many fish choices. good service. quiet

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service at North Square was incredible and the food was absolutely amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

North Square is my favorite Village restaurant. Always reliable: good food, good service, good ambiance & quite enough to have a conversation.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My new favorite restaurant. Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, excellent service and affordable!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food here is great.The service is excellent.My husband and I have been here a few times and the food is consistently good

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a good bet for lunch and dinner. Staff is always gracious and kind, and food is reliably and creatively good. I consider North Square my “default” restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Quiet. Off the beaten path. Gracious service and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

A joy as always. Pleasant atmosphere, excellent food, good wine selection and friendly service. We dine here whenever we attend a function at NYU, it adds to the overall experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The so-called lobster and crab cakes, which one of our guests had as an entree, was very unsatisfactory. Spicy and no discernable taste of either crab or lobster. The other dishes were fine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My great-neice and her fiancé were visiting from the U.K. And brought me here for a lovely dinner. Food was delightful and we're planning a return when they come again for jazz brunch on Sunday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good value where you don't expect it interesting menu. Much better than you might expect in a hotel restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We enjoyed the lobster & crab cakes, blackened halibut, and pan seared scallops. Everything was tasty and well cooked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Always have good food and great service in a quiet place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent food; warm service; lovely ambiance; not noisy at all. In sum: a grownup resto!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This restaurant was perfect after dropping my daughter off at NYU! It was a block from her dorm, Lipton! The food was amazing, too - just what we needed!

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

From beginning to end a perfect dining experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very nice place with excellent food and friendly service. Quiet enough to have a conversation
and good table spacing. Older crowd, so not too noisy. Would like a few more menu options since I have a shellfish allergy, but will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I keep coming back to North Square. This time, my friends asked to come back there. They remembered the good food and the quiet, comfortable table for five. It was a pleasure to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This is a great restaurant. I've dubbed it 'my kitchen' and meet friends and family there often. So comfortable and good is always excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was not at all tasty. Server had no idea what she was doing, knew nothing about the menu, & never poured our wine. didn't ask if we liked our meals, either. No way we'll return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was good, waiting staff helpful but felt that as a solo diner my food was taking longer to arrive than other groups of diners.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I hadn't been to North Square in some time; I keep it for special occasions. I am happy to say that the reception, menu, food, and service have kept to their high standard. It was a very enjoyable and satisfying occasion.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great menu choices and great food at reasonable prices.
Also, nice wine list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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