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The Waverly Inn

4.6
4.6
1674 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (917) 828-1154

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Waverly Pl

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street and 7th Avenue.

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,674 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    From the first interaction , the team made it clear they needed the table back in a set amount of time Turning a table is necessary—but making the current guests feel unwelcome is not
  3. AT

    AlexT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We visited for our anniversary and got upsold by the waiter for every course, were clearly being rushed from our table, and were seated in between two parties who were talking on their phones for the majority of the evening. Given the price, it did not provide the ambiance or experience we were expecting (especially having noted in the reservation that it was our anniversary).
  4. B

    Basrina

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely from host to waiter to sommelier
  5. R

    Richard

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall, very good…would recommend
  6. F

    Foodlover

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Sunday brunch. We sat in the garden room which was so pretty and cozy with a fireplace. Food and drinks were great. My Bloody Mary was perfectly spicy. I had an omelette with its goat cheese and mushrooms that was cooked perfectly. My side order of toast was actually grilled and the taste was amazing. We also shared deviled eggs which were so tasty and creamy with a generous amount of caviar on top. Service was great and would definitely come back again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our waiter was wonderful! He made the dining experience great!
  8. ES

    EatwellinSF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    If re-pouring your own wine passes your threshold for good service and if half-cooked enoki mushrooms in some sort of lemony sauce constitute haute cuisine, then this is your kind of place. On the positive side, ingredients were fresh, salads were excellent (albeit expensive) and the wine list is well-selected.
  9. TF

    TaylorF

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance. Food was really good. Servers were very attentive as well
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day dinner was incredible!
  12. KL

    KateL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The food wasn’t very good! I had the vegan risotto, which was just okay, and my boyfriend had the chicken pot pie which was very bland. For the price, I would have expected much better food. My soda was flat, so I had to request another one. It was also so loud it was hard to hear.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had gotten sick from the risotto, I think it was a bad mushroom or 2. Also, the wait staff immediately tells you that you have 1.5 hours at the table… I get it, it’s New York. But this is an upscale restaurant and the last thing I want to think about when first sitting down on a date is when I have to vacate the table.
  14. RB

    RonnyB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This restaurant used to be a gem. Ambiance is still great, but the food and service are subpar. Half of our food was not cooked to the requested temperatures. Prices have increased considerably. Service was bad. Our server was rude and pushy. We didn’t feel welcomed. Also some of our party had to show proof of vaccination and others did not. No consistency.
  15. L

    Lizard10

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was okay. Prices have gotten insane. Not the same as listen on the website. Chicken pot pie price up 45%
  16. SP

    ScottP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance in both the inside and in their heated garden area. Food was very enjoyable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Ambience is unparalleled. So cozy and beautiful. Food is very good but not great for the price. This is the sort of place you go when you want a good vibe and feel like throwing money around. The service was pretty subpar. The reviews that say the service is rushed are true—rushed and bordering on rude. It’s normal for your table to only be available for a limited time in NYC, but this was on another level. The server made no effort to make us feel welcome/comfortable. It was clear is singular goal was to get us in and out asap.
  18. a

    annej

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waverly Inn is one of the great restaurants in the world. the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly and given a choice of two different tables. The waiter took our drink orders immediately and brought them right away plus a big bottle of fizzy water. When I said my cocktail didn’t thrill me, our waiter made sure I was happy and fixed it immediately!! WoW! The bread&butter is amazing. The starters and entrees were impeccably timed and excellent. The service was spectacular, always available but never hovering. Lastly but not least, there is NO MUSIC!! Hooray!! You can have a conversation without shouting. . . a rarity in a NYC restaurant. Thank you thank you thank you to the owner, the staff and the restaurant gods that oversee the Waverly Inn for one of the most pleasurable dining experiences of my life. PS the interior and ambiance is absolutely stunning
  19. BO

    BOBBY629

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clubby buzzy fabulous food and superb service - despite the crowd, no rushing to leave. AND CAVIAR! loved it as always
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience here! The atmosphere is cozy and vibrant, and the mushroom risotto was delicious!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    A friends bday. Food isn’t great
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quintessential NYC dining experience.
  23. f

    funtimes

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my hubby. Loved the place ! Delish!
  24. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Fine, good really, but generally overrated relative to the cost. I cook and eat out frequently and think that I have a reasonable perspective for context. My review is certainly relative to the price/value here as this is a very expensive restaurant. The food was quite good, but not excellent. My scallops were not fully hot when served ($61), crab cakes were good but nothing special ($52), for examples. Service was similar - meals did not come at the same time, which is not a big deal but more so when paying this much. They do have a great space and ambiance which makes up for a lot. Overall, if money is no object, great place to enjoy an evening. But there are all manner of restaurants that serve equal or better cuisine for much less money (4 people $360 before alcohol and gratuity, without ordering a lot).
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I fell in love it was epic
  26. K

    Kiff

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    There is was a large hair in my sons shrimp cocktail that he gagged on. I raised it to a waiter just and they took it away and immediacy brought another. They actually put 2 of the same shrimp on the new dish …little did they know I inspected and marked them strategically. My son just didn’t eat them. Then charged us full cost. No comp, no apology, nothing. A little shocking for a restaurant which cost $600+ for a table of 3 adults and a kid. Everything else was good but not great. Overall a let down
  27. H

    Homer

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food, atmosphere and service were great. The host went out of his way to seat us in the back garden which was arm and empty. Would definitely return - fireplace looked so inviting!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eagerly inn never disappoints
  29. GG

    GregG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding, the place was comfortable even with the closeness of the tables. The food was amazing and especially the duck breast ~ delicious !!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, great service. Food is good but not great based on price point.
  31. LB

    LichaB

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was the first night in NYC and wanted a mellow, solid meal and this was great! It was cozy, the food good and the service better! We met people from London and it was just an inviting environment!
  32. b

    bobbo501

    Hawaii

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with very good food and perfect service.
  33. JT

    JoanneT

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great environment and attentive service
  34. KA

    KateA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always!!! No critical comments
  35. J

    Joanna

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. It was wonderful m! My first time there but not my last!!!
  36. BL

    BarbaraL

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    I booked an outdoor table ( not the patio) and I went on a day there it was 50 degrees for brunch. There is one heat lamp for the table that hangs overhead so be prepared for the bottom part of your body to be a little cold. I’ve gone to other restaurants that have done a great job of making their outdoor dining a nice experience this is not one of those places. Here, it’s literally tables on the pavement. If the gravel is wet then your shoes are filthy. I ordered the vanilla and orange French toast which was severely undercooked and doesn’t taste like vanilla or orange. When I would pick it up with my fork it would fall thru, the middle was complete mush. The outside was seared so it looked cooked, but was not. The Maine lobster grilled cheese is a panini sand which that comes with a tangy serving of tomato soup and home made chips. If you are coming for the indoor/Instagram experience it does look nice, but just know the food is not great. The staff was very nice and friendly.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Cena di San Silvestro, tavolo minuscolo perfetto per tre persone ma noi eravamo in 6. Il mio pollo con verdure era banalissimo e il conto era sproporzionato ( e siamo abituati ai ristoranti di Milano e Brescia dove i prezzi sono altissimi). Mah non so se ci tornerei..
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific comfort food holiday meal. Felt safe with plexi partitions. Ethan the server was efficient and affable. Terrific night.
  39. M

    ronM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to the Waverly Inn, right after we were married at City Hall. We'd had a date at the Waverly In when we first started dating, and it was a special evening for us. So, we thought it the perfect place to celebrate our wedding. The staff and management were so kind and so welcoming. They gave us a really great table, and even sent a bottle of champagne to celebrate our wedding. The food was delicious. The service was easy and perfectly paced. We had a wonderful time and are so glad we chose the Waverly Inn, to have our wedding dinner!
  40. KC

    KurtC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fantastic meal, great service, lovely atmosphere.

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The Waverly Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1674 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Waverly Pl

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street and 7th Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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