The Waverly Inn

4.6
1589 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 1589 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Chef Steven Woods has done an amazing job. The scallops were incredible. Excited to come back soon.

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CristinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waverly inn is a gem nestled in the beautiful brown stone lined streets of the west village! It’s my absolute favorite little restaurant!!

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vipDanny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent nyc spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quite expensive, however it is the west village so not surprising. One of the nicest waitresses I’ve had so far. Super cute and charming vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Great place, poor service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was lovely and accommodating- perfect table next to the ivy on a gorgeous night. Excellent food and wine. One of my top three in NYC

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vipLadylawyer
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Felt always rushed fir a $500+ dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in NY!

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vipMicheleB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very expensive. Salad overdressed. Duck very rich. Underwhelmed.

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vipKimP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I really like The Waverly Inn and so I was disappointed to receive less than acceptable service. We felt that we are an afterthought for the waiter. We were not offered before dinner drinks--the waiter wanted us to order dinner when he did make his way to our table. He seemed to be bothered by us during the dining experience. And the he did not ask if we wanted anything else during or after dinner--which we did. We had to flag down others to help us. He just brought the check. I am hoping our next visit will be better.

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vipChrisS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very accommodating with our seating arrangements

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Seemed like a lot of servers were present just not a lot actually engaging customers.

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vipElizabethR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fun. Great atmosphere. Knowledge staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A classic spot, does not disappoint.
Great drinks and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience

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RickY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ….best burger I have had all year .. the peach & kale salad was incredible… martinis were superb.

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GiuliaF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment with really kind staff! Great food as well.

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vipJayAsee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing west village classic. Food is always outstanding. Great place to people watch.

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vipAndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good but too expensive.

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vipDCH56
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor setup is outstanding. It was raining very hard but we stayed dry and the wait staff couldn’t have been better. Food was delicious After dinner we had a drink in the bar which is one of the coolest spots in the City. A great evening.

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Sean
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was great, service was not up to par at all.

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francw
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic New York restaurant as lively and interesting as ever. Prices have gone way up since I first started going there, but hey - it's NYC.

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Helen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very welcoming, and it feels as if you have stepped back into another era in NYC. The service.was excellent and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the “Waverley Lemonade” which is perfect on a hot summer evening.

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teaberryblue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect— except we never got any of the famous biscuits we love so much! Worried they may have stopped serving them during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patient and kind staff. Reliably spectacular food. The combination made for a wonderful experience.

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vipYourBonVivant
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superb wine list and Jeff Harding really knows what he is doing! Excellent steak tartare. Could do without the tude at the door but love it anyway. Cheers, @winevivant

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JoannaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a lovely spot! the chicken was fantastic, look forward to returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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vipNoneen
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met our friends here and had a lovely time - thank you!

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davidl
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waverly is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement dinner

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Cyrine
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service is not good and snobby. Allergies were asked at the dessert...

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adinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for portions, even for Manhattan. Service okay, but staff in rush to clear our plates before even done despite empty dining room. Asked if had tofu. Said could give it to us only if we ordered $96 mac n cheese dish! Will only go for drinks in winter now and only because of fireplaces. Could of had 3 dinners for our two glasses of wine, soup and main dish.

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Iris
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I wish I knew about the option to sit the garden outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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vipVJR826
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and efficient service. Outdoor dining setup is great Will definitely be back

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RobertS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibe. It was lively and loud and the noise was absorbed really well. Excellent service from waiter.

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Jules
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Rude host, didn’t acknowledge our request for seating and wasn’t friendly or welcoming. Food was horrid: Slimy and tasteless pasta, rock shrimp seemed frozen. Pot pie was tiny and also flavorless. So disappointing for a special occasion especially. This was always my go-to but has fallen apart. Maybe it was a one-off but I won’t be going back. Owner Graydon was holding court which was cool, but also should have meant service and food would be at its best.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful - one of the most special restaurants in the city. Amazing food, magical atmosphere, great service. The hostess on the way in was the only downer - rude and brusk and not ‘Waverley Inn’ brand! Otherwise best evening of 2021 so far :)

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Jdgreek
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall a great experience , the sommelier Harrison was fantastic.

However the wait staff did make us feel rushed to order.

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The Waverly Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1589 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.