The Waverly Inn

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$31 to $50
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American
The Waverly Inn is reopening for outdoor dining on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 for dinner service.

Established in 1920, The Waverly Inn was reopened in 2006 by Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter along with Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode (of the Maritime and Bowery Hotels) and Emil Varda. Tucked into the ground floors of two adjoining townhouses, the dining room's red booths, fireplaces and low amber lighting provide an attractive and cozy hangout for the city’s best and brightest. The menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes using organic, local ingredients.
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vipStephen
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect place for our anniversary. Such a charming ambiance, wonderful cuisine (loved the grapefruit brulee), and superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My anniversary with my wife was met with a wonderful evening of exceptional service , food that was so good , flavorful and to be in the heart of the west village , love it and I suggest people come and dine there

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food, attentive service and as nice ambience as can be expected under the circumstances

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vipWilliamG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food took forever to come out. 3 tables that arrived after us got their food before us. I did not have a good experience.

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KathleenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Waverly Inn has captured a quasi-Parisienne sensibility in cosy outdoor dining. The quiet corner where Bank meets Waverly was picturesque pre-pandemic, now this ambience is all the more welcome. The staff is knowledgeable about the food and wine, and it must be said, in very good shape owing to the chasing back and forth to the kitchen. I went to brunch so encountered a limited menu...good, but brief. I'll go back for an evening meal.

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Prudence
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Included specific reservation notes 2 days ahead of time requesting a the most sun protected table to accommodate a guest who had just completed skin cancer treatment. We arrive to find that the "only table available" had no sun/UV protection at all. The host appeared to be and told my guest that if they didn't mind WAITING that he would see what he could do about finding a more appropriate seating. Unfortunately, when people make reservations, it's usually because they do not have the option of Time to wait...my guest felt embarrassed about "making a fuss" and capitulated to the available table and thus spent their entire experience at unease.

Service was kind although lacked follow up.

Kitchen was sloppy! Shucked oysters stabbed in the guts. Ovverprived jumbo shrimp that I had to finish cleaning myself...$27 for 4 larger shrimp and I have to finish cleaning the vein and random shell pieces myself???...C'mon....just sloppy...

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vipLauren
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the most romantic evenings I’ve had in 2020. My love came to visit from DC for his birthday, and I clearly chose wisely. We had just a simply magical evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

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vipHungry99
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still good. Never disappoints

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Mytopofplace
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The attitude and service was despicable. We sat at 345pm and they serve brunch until 4pm. After asking various people for service they finally returned to the table after 4pm to say there was only a limited menu!

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MissCsRoom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely beautiful location. I enjoyed a delicious chicken pot pie, though it was a littttle expensive considering the portion size. (It was the perfect amount for one person and I loved it... just $28 is a little steep.) But considering how nice the restaurant was, how kind the server was, and just the overall vibe... well worth it. I will definitely be back.

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TiffanyP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a classic! The outdoor seating set-up was the best I’ve experienced in the city so far during COVID times. Very safe and clean feeling as well.

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vipMichaelJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Doing a great job during difficult times. Can't wait to return for another meal.

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GabrielleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great as was the ambiance. Service was a little spotty.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute neighborhood spot! Staff was super friendly and food was delicious. Went on a sunday morning and got a table super easy.

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vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously special. Thank you for a five star evening. Service, courses, setting all covidly perfect. Won’t want to return indoors! Thank you everyone.

JM
vipJohnM
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always sensational food. Amazing staff. Very well social distanced Lovely. So glad it’s open again

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Cmas
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Food and wine were amazing. Nice romantic place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner — food was great as usual. Spot light came on at dusk — but hey NYC is making it work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad it's open and still delicious!! A classic NY institution.

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RobinF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb outdoor dining. The waitstaff was attentive and masked. The food was wonderful.
It was a respite for us during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was a bday I made sure the restaurant knew it, and they did not do anything about it
Not even a small candle cake.
Very upsetting
The food was way basic for the price
Not worth it

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dorothyp
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great sat out in a chilly night let us move inside when it got colder
Food was great as always

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GabrielaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cozy and elegant environment. 10/10 recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff amazing. Friendly, accommodating, great energy.

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vipDave
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garden room was special on a cold Friday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Favorite

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vipNoneen
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were a party of 6. Four of us have been at the restaurant several times previously and loved our experiences. This time we were not pleased. Our waitress was abrupt and rude. All wait staff reached over us several times without so much as a "pardon me". Not what we have grown to expect at this restaurant and a bit embarrassing for us as we were hosting 2 out of town friends.

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vipK270
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Highly overpriced food ($65 for dover sole fish which was poorly executed and served with plain green beans), quality far lower than average. Other dishes like grilled octopus and cauliflower were also far below average. Poor selection of liquor. Ambiance is quite nice, candle light, rather romantic atmosphere.

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vipFoodie100
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food, cocktails all delicious. People are so nice, wait staff, bartender, host. No wait for our reserved table. Very happy!

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vip204South
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

the food was a disappointment ... the restaurant is in a lovely space...i have eaten there 5 or 6 times and the food gets poorer each time...too bad

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The restaurant cancelled on us at the door after we walked a mile to get there, claiming it was a mistake that the reservation was taken. At this point all other restaurants were closed in the area so we were left without food for the night. The host clearly couldn’t have cared less and just stood there smugly.

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JedE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

i love this restaurant, it can be either sedate or rollicking, and the food, the service and the surroundings never fail to charm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
284 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch here! Great menu. Not super kid friendly from a menu standpoint but we still enjoyed our time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sneakily good brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Good food and setting, let down by the poor service and entitled staff. Left with the impression that it’s a privilege to be there.

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Tamir35
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipLetsEat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Used to be my favorite place but this time.....Rushed service, Lukewarm food, not a very friendly waiter, super expensive wine list, Maitre'd on cell phone texting as we left

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vipsfdc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance; Legendary NYC place.

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KayeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, sat in the garden, amazing vibes and scenery, our waiter was hilarious

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