The Waverly Inn

4.7
1521 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.
What 1521 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CristinaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my most favorite place in the city!!! Old world ambiance with a modern, classy and fun vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK U! I love u!

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vipDaniellep
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good spot with good food! Great ambiance.

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vipMattS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipJohnM
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stupendous everytime. Food service and everything is perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Rude waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience5

Joey at the entrance is awesome. The waiter unfortunately seemed to have an issue the entire night. Unfortunately made the experience rather annoying.

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vipSally
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite! The food and drinks were fantastic, the service was friendly and relaxed, and all in a beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

They charged us $40 to bring our own cake and did not disclose that price on the phone when we asked. The hostess was extremely rude, and they kept messing up our drinks. The food was decent, but not enough to make up for the rest.

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vipCarol
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food. We had the soft shell crabs -- first of the season -- and they were delicious! The interior, dim and moody with a class A mural, is a kick!

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Smithv864
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!

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tassieh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing- from food to service. One of the best!

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Morg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Been to Waverly Inn a few times and this was the first time I've had a "meh" experience. Our service wasn't the kindest & we constantly felt judged or like we were annoying him. Cocktails weren't good at all - we had to force ourselves to chug the drink before we left bc we didn't want to waste the $18 dollars (but what tasted like a $4 cocktail). I was a little annoyed that the drinks sat on the table all night and the server didn't even acknowledge the drinks hadn't been touched....but maybe that's just me....Had to send back a vegetable side dish as it was incredibly dry and too charred. We also had to continue to ask for water as it was never refilled. Very disappointed at my most recent experience especially considering all the past times I've been there have been great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved eating in the garden area. The food was delicious. Just fantastic all around.

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but nothing special. Nice little neighborhood place. Cute outdoors.

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Ccc63
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was below average and overpriced. Host was kind of rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Absolutely terrible somm. Not only does he not know his wines, he is incredibly rude and arrogant. He completely ruined my favorite restaurant as someone that frequented often.

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vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection even on a rainy night on a sidewalk. Thanks to everyone for invisible service, and amazing veal chops .. and the biscuits and butter were dessert. Everything was choreographed as if we were the only guests. Thank you thank you thank you.

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MariaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Ordered the pâté as an appetizer, came out frozen, couldn’t spread it. Politely told waiter anddddd...that was the last time we heard from our waiter until he informed us they only accept two cards. Food was horrible, service was worse. Wasted time & money. Pretentiousness doesn’t make you desirable Waverly Inn

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside on the side street which was quiet and distanced and lovely. Our server was kind, friendly, and helped with recommendations. Checked in on us the perfect amount. The food was delicious all around, although we were hoping for a bit more steak tartare in the steak tartare (it had a lot of delicious onions and capers but they overpowered the meat a bit too much). Oysters were fresh and delicious, and the cocktails were excellent.

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vipKellyF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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vipWendel
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The setting of this restaurant is amazing - love dining with the picturesque streetscape of the West Village being the view. However that’s where the storybook experience ends. The service was subpar (person seating everyone was a tad rude) and the food was overpriced and mediocre at best. Go if you want the setting but don’t be disappointed with the rest.

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vipNIck
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went on a Saturday afternoon and sat outside on the outdoor dining on the street. Ordered the burger without the dijonnaise. When received the dijonnaise was on the burger. Returned and was told they had not put the dijonnaise on there. I checked a second time and it was on the bottom. Sent back a second time.

They took back and made the burger again. By then the rest of my group had already finished eating. Once I received the burger it was very good.

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meaganq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Ahhh he scvasv

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Daniel was fantastic and the staff as a whole were incredible. They were genuinely happy to have guests indoor and outdoor dining again. The food and drinks were spectacular.

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vipTomG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an Old New York atmosphere.

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Molly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have never been so rushed in my entire life. I felt like they were pushing drinks/food down our throats or clearing our plates when we clearly weren't finished eating. On several occasions we had to say "we're still working that." I was not able to enjoy my food because they were constantly in our faces. We were given a 1.5 hour limit for dining and it could've been a more relaxed and enjoyable 1.5 hours, but it wasn't. Also, there was at least one table next to us who was seated at the same time but the 1.5 hour limit was enforced with them.

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LadyM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waverly is creating an outstanding dining experience outside. The service remains top notch and the over table heater was perfect.

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Alexandra
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’m assuming the pandemic has put them off their game

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor seating and ADORABLE open-roof garden area. Incredible service and delicious food. We will definitely be back and would 100% recommend.

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CasandraL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the brunch menu was amazing! We sat in the indoor garden and it was so charming. Did spend little more than what we expected, but then again, we might have gotten carried away with ordering mimosas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I input it was our anniversary and told them via email and they did not celebrate it for us or make it feel special. Still one of my favorite restaurants but I’m no sure if they received they message from your platform it was special occasion.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

There was a very loud table across fr us. It was very vold inside which was a surprise
Like leave on your coat cold!
The duck was best ever tasted! Burger ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and nice people :)

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vipFrancineC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience , with a cool eclectic clientele .
Staff and host are professional and know how to represent .
I look forward to dining again at The Waverly Inn

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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SeanB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at the Waverly Inn. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garden seats on a early spring early dinner was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our waiter had an attitude, was super rude and condescending. We requested a different waiter who was a little better but still average service. I think the treatment we got was due to discrimination. We were the only people of color in the establishment. Also, food was mediocre. Wouldn’t come back.

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vipKateA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambiance is great! However, was frustrating to be so cold indoors.
Excellent people watching!

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The Waverly Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1521 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.