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The Waverly Inn

4.6
4.6
1645 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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  • 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

  • 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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CC

    ChrissyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful. I loved the experience and the food was fantastic!!

  2. JT

    JoanneT

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious! Service so attentive, helpful and pleasant and the surroundings so beautiful.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Got booted from table

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    My father was visiting from Europe after not having seen him for 2 years. Ambiance was nice but waiter was rude, slammed plates and didn’t even say thank you at the end when tipped 18% for lousy service!

  5. r

    ronb

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    The food and ambience were excellent, as always. The bartender and sommelier and host staff were all good, as well as other people's waiters who recognized that we were having a very bad waiter experience. Our waiter forgot about us more than once, and our entrees had clearly been sitting before they were delivered. Once he realized he'd screwed up, rather than apologize and make right, he avoided us. Silly, since while everyone around us was ordering burgers and salads, and we ordered a bottle of wine and three courses plus dessert. We'll probably be back on a future visit to NYC but this certainly left a bad taste.

  6. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very special New York place, with stone walls and fireplaces and a wonderful mural by Edward Sorel. The food is astonishing!

  7. WB

    WaverlyBrunch

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love the Waverly Inn! Not the least expensive option, and end of the day it is brunch food... you know... burgers, eggs Benedict and a couple things that are more exotic ;) BUT you're paying for the ambience, service, history and all that good stuff, so you justify it. A classic spot that never disappoints!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am not sure who confirms your reservations, but the person is fabulous. Helped us move our reservation earlier. So nice to have an ACTUAL person respond. Henry at the door was equally nice - let us switch to a better table ♥️

  9. CS

    ChristineS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Tables were uncomfortably close together

  10. EF

    EugeneF

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A cozy and charming spot with a beautiful garden room. Although overpriced, its worth the splurge.

  11. F

    eileenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We arrived late due to traffic. the moment we checked in we were told that we needed to vacate our table within 90 minutes from our reservation. that meant that we had 1 hour and 5 minutes to eat our dinner. I get why they're doing this. But our experience (first at Waverly) seemed rushed/accelerted. Did not like this aspect of our experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    server asked if id move my table for another party after id been there an hour…”ill give you free desert”. Other table next to me got no such request. makes you feel like i was 2 nd class citizen. id already spent $500 sonI dont get it

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Waverly Inn… iconic NY dining experience… excellent food and ambiance. Great place to celebrate my birthday!

  14. LG

    LaurenG

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was good but nothing to rave about. The host showed us to our table, which was between 2 other tables. The only way to get in was to move one of the other tables. She just pointed to the table and walked away so I awkwardly had to ask the other diners to push their table to the side for a moment so I could shimmy in. The other diners even commented how weird it was that the host didn't help us. The noise level was borderline obnoxious. We had to yell to hear each other. With that said, you know going in that it's going to be close quarters and noisy. It was the treatment from the hostess that bothered me.

  15. MA

    MichelA

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The location and ambiance are amazing!! The food is also extremely good. Cannot recommend enough

  16. WG

    WendyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    - Felt rushed - chicken pot pie - mine’s better - drinks were excellent - chips were excellent

  17. DB

    DonaldB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    From the beginning we were made to feel rushed. At the end or our meal after spending $300 we were asked to vacate our table because they need the spot. Not Cool

  18. E

    Eat3340

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been going there since the late ‘60’s and never disappointed even under various owners.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and very polite, attentive service

  20. S

    Stephen

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfection. There is no other way to describe dining at The Waverly Inn. From the host to the attentive waitstaff to the subtle, refined ambiance, to the truly superb food. And the piece de resistance, the wonderful chocolate pot de creme. Perfect all around. And a joy.

  21. SP

    SoniaP

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a treasure, food is amazing, service is spectacular!

  22. TG

    TheodoreG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Overpriced for the quality and amount of food. Service was spotty, often needed to flag any waitstaff bc ours was not attentive.

  23. m

    misterart

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to dine

  24. R

    Rumplestiltskin

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    lovely back garden. atmosphere is amazing. as other reviewers note, services is lacking; fun and friendly but crazy timing of no drink orders taken until after apps delivered.

  25. YO

    YumO

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always perfection here! No one makes a chicken like The Waverly Inn!

  26. AE

    AnastasiaE

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere. The staff is incredible. The people are beautiful. The food was not at the same level

  27. LK

    LoraK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The back garden room was absolutely gorgeous. The food and drinks were very good. Service was good but could have been better.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything 10/10 except steak portion pretty small for price

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Great atmosphere and the food was mostly good. However ordered a strip steak for entree and it was cooked properly but extremely tough and chewy. Ordered a nice bottle of red to go with dinner and it came out when food was finished! Nobody checked on food so couldn’t tell that the steak was tough.

  30. KD

    KimD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    I liked dining here. We ate outside and weren't asked for our vaccination status, but also weren't asked when we went inside to use the restroom. Made us think they might not be checking for indoor diners either, which is worrisome. Overall we enjoyed ourselves.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got there early and they were able to accommodate our groups changing schedule. The food was excelente each Person in the party ordered a different dish and was happy with everything

  32. CD

    ChristineD

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE, LOVE this hidden gem on Bank Street in the Village. The food & ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening or a client dinner. This is one of my favorite places in the city and I keep coming back over and over.

  33. l

    lapaul

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Disappointing

  34. NC

    NormaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is lovely and matches the quality of the food and service!

  35. j

    juliek

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely, romantic spot! The outdoor seating is perfect.

  36. RR

    RonaldR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waverly Inn is fantastic!

  37. HW

    HWeil

    New York Area

    973 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    973 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Some dishes were very good, others mediocre. Didn't finish two. Ordered a wine that the server said they didn't have, then he brought a pair for tasting. One was the wine I had ordered that he said they didn't have. Service could have been more polished; food could have been better prepared; expensive for such inconsistent quality. No plans to return.

  38. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still the best spot in NYC for ambiance and scene.

  39. e

    elainesb

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had not been to The Waverly Inn in many years. So enjoyed the ambience of being outdoors on a gorgeous NY evening and the restaurant maintains it’s special charm and panache. Food and service was excellent. Sorry it took us so long to return but hopefully we’ll be back very soon.

  40. f

    francesh

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a charming West Village staple. The food is always delicious and the service is top notch. Have never had a negative experience!

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The Waverly Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1645 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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Google Map for The Waverly Inn

16 Bank St New York, NY 10014

  • 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

  • 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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