The Waverly Inn
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.
The food is terrible, it’s a bad pastiche of airplane food, overpriced tourist destination
The Waverly Inn was perfect. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and we sat in back patio area with the fire place. It was a very romantic spot and the dinner was delicious! It was a wonderful evening.
Great even during covid
Dinner was incredible. My boyfriend and I each got different dishes, and we were just beyond impressed. We regularly enjoy fine dining, and well executed dishes. The Waverly Inn blew us both away. The celery root purée with my sea scallop dish was incredibly light, while also ringing true to the celery flavor. The roast chicken was juicy, yet compact, and perfectly cooked. We surmise it was cooked under a brick based on the consistency. Dessert was fabulous. Service was wonderful and professional. They do an excellent job with distancing tables, and respecting true outdoor dining requirements to be safe. I was impressed and happy with our special dinner. Indoors or out, The Waverly Inn is the perfect place for a special night or just a fabulous dinner on a Tuesday.
Overpriced but delicious, wait staff treated us like tourists and tried to rush us out even though many tables were empty.
Absolutely STUNNING atmosphere and amazing food/drinks. Could not have asked for more
Best hamburger I have ever had! Drinks were awesome as well and the place it’s really nice, it’s expensive but definitely worth it. For sure we’re coming back a again.
they had outdoor seating only which is understandable but there heaters were of the lowest effectiveness of any restaurant visited. The menu was modified from what was online and was extremely limited... the waiter and service was extremely slow - we never got to ordering the food... we had to leave...again VERY disappointed.
So beautiful and cozy sitting outside. Service and food were great!!!!
It’s getting too cold for outdoor unfortunately
Beautiful ambiance especially around the holidays
Great place for brunch! It is our go-to!
The brunch was excellent. We had only done dinner in the past and enjoyed the "surprise" of the menu. We had the deviled eggs with caviar to begin followed by the croissant sandwich, eggs bene and French toast. All amazing.
Always always love my experience at Waverly. It is perfect for a special occasion.
The food was great as always, but the service has really taken a dive
We went for our anniversary, ambience was beautiful, the food not so much the chicken pot pie was under done(crust) and very bland, I’ve had better pot pies at Boston market, my sea scallops were delicious but lukewarm at best. Our server was fine , she didn’t seem thrilled to be at work but I always give the wait staff a pass because everyone can have an off day, especially nowadays, unless they are blatantly rude.
Waverly Inn is a beautiful charming restaurant and the food and service fantastic. My only hesitation right now is that due to their very strict adherence to Covid precautions- the restaurant is very cold. You'll need coat and scarf and thick socks even for indoor dining. That does somewhat take away from the usual cozy charm.
Elegant dining in the West Village. Exceptional wine list.
Food is meh. You go for the ambiance. Service was meh. Quiet dark and sexy
Given the circumstances with Covid-19, Waverly Inn has done an incredible job of providing a wonderful dining experience.
Server wasn't that nice or attentive. Food is over priced. Ambience is good but that's about it.
Food was good, wine was great, and so was the service. Another disappointed crab-cake lover here: If that was fresh lump crabmeat, I'm the queen of Romania.
For the price I paid, bad table, heat lamp poor and very cold. The guy who check in us was rude.
I came often in the last 2 years before the pandemic and I LOVED everything.
The food was meh and the Martinis and Manhattans terrible! Need a more experienced bar guy. Super expensive so you expect at the very least great food and drinks
What a beautiful experience tonight. I usually cook for 35 people on thanksgiving. Tonight I was at like a restaurant spa. Bravo Waverly Inn for making my Thanksgiving magical. And I am a Trump supporter. Loved your quote from him. Happy Thanksgiving! 🇺🇸💫✅❤️
My favorite place in the city. Beautiful rear patio with fireplace and lovely outside seating!
Great outside, Covid comfortable setup. Server was patient and attentive.
We had the absolute best waiter! The food and service excellent as always. The ambiance (considering we're in a pandemic and outdoor in the winter seasons) was surprisingly lovely.
The staff was lovely and the food was excellent!
The only issue was that inside was very cold due to keeping doors opened - I imagine it was to comply with COVID regulations for indoor dining. Still, they need to figure something out so that guests don’t have to eat with their coats on.
Great food and excellent service particularly given it was a freezing night. Only downside was being offered the coldest table despite booking a couple of weeks before but staff were pleasant when we asked to move to a warmer table.
We went here for a birthday dinner and it couldn't have been better. Even with a monsoon of a storm coming through the west village streets, the staff continued to serve us with smiles. The food was excellent and the ambiance they've established outside was great as well. We will definitely be returning.
It was the best service and food
Excellent food and ambience! The chicken pot pie is perfect comfort food.
Fantastic Birthday experience for my significant other! Thank You!
Beautiful setting and delicious food but unfortunately very bad service nowadays .
Our waiter was combative and rude, which completely ruined our dining experience.
The restaurant management should train the staff better , so they at least know how to talk to the clients . This used to be such an amazing place all around . Very disappointed and will not be back .
Used to be a big fan but not anymore. First, the food was really heavy and unhealthy. Second, the service was cold, unhelpful and seemed like they were trying to nickel and dime us. Lastly, without the beautiful indoor atmosphere of the restaurant (we dined outside), there’s not much to justify the high prices.
Good food, service n ambience. I like branching there.
Service was extremely slow. The atmosphere was very pleasant, but difficult to get the attention of our server for any interaction.
The Waverly Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1438 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.