The Waverly Inn

4.7
1558 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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adinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
23 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place. Great food and an epic wine list. Superb west village vibe too.

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strangelovenyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious the best amish chicken a couple of our guests had ever enjoyed
My salman was cooked perfectly and fabulous. They must a have new chef as I have been going to The Waverly for years and this is the best food yet. Ambience is cosy and lovely and chic. Service was perfect our sever was never around too much but there when we needed him. I would definitely recommend to friends and look forward to returning soon

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vipAnastasiaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the Waverly. The waiter enthusiastically described the white burgundy and the array of oysters on offer. Three children ran back and forth along the sidewalk and a group of gentlemen drank a bottle of wine and enjoyed the parade of people passing by.
I enjoyed one of the best salmon dishes I’ve eaten in the city. The salmon was served with a pickled fennel salad on top. I chose the Welfleet oysters and a white Burgundy.

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BetteP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go. One of the best places in the city for ambiance and good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was very good and love the neighborhood but the service was very poor despite the restaurant clearly having plenty of staff. There appeared to be four people at the host station who’s job it was to stand together a chat. Very disappointing.

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vipMattS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super vegan risotto!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The good: beautiful ambiance
The not so good: the food was ok. And the service was sparse and ambivalent.

For the price you pay to eat here, I was expecting much more.

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SpencerH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming, delicious and unforgettable.

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vipEllenG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the atmosphere!!! can't wait to go back in the winter to sit inside next to the cozy fireplace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute little patio out front. Attentive servers but also gave us space, we were friends catching up so that was appreciated. Fantastic experience overall

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vipChristine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner with colleagues. The food and service is amazing, subtle and elegant. The location both inside snd outside makes for a perfect backdrop for great conversations and chatting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibes. Restaurant tucked away in a quiet part of the iconic, West Village. Great food and service. Restaurant added to my shortlist for out of town guests that want a really cool New York restaurant.

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DAVIDC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy reservation process. Booked our table as requested. Great wine list and food was outstanding. Even had dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. And her salmon was Fantastic!! I tried to be different and get this squid spaghetti and I regretted it. Despite that the servers, manager, busboy, host etc were all great.

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

Everything was great. Food, service and eating inside again was nice.

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Waverly
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waverly Inn is, as always, one of the cherished staples of the West Village and NYC in general. Food is always great and the service is impeccable. Plus it's so cute, inside and outside these days.

Enjoy!

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

Wonderful as always

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johna
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

loved it, great ambience and food. cant beat the location. will be back.

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MelissaU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love sitting outside and enjoying your wonderful food. We brought my brother to join us. He requested a med rare burger. Had to send it back because it was way too rare. Waiter was very nice about it. Brought him back a perfectly cooked med/rare burger. We all enjoyed our experience at the inn very much!

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vipStephen
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 28th anniversary: great food (including the homemade pistachio scones), impeccable service, and utterly charming setting. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor service. Not the Waverly I remember. Overpriced living of an old legacy. Shame

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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DebbyA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, good food, excellent service. A bit pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The waiter was very aloof and couldn’t bother to say thank you after he picked up the check that included the tip while we were sitting at the table. It was like he thought he did us a favor for waiting on us! I’ve dined there many times and it was the first and only time I’ve felt the server’s attitude could use improvement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Food was terrible. Experience was terrible. Will not be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the Waverly for a quintessential New York experience

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vipChrisK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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CristinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
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 on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK U! I love u!

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vipDaniellep
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good spot with good food! Great ambiance.

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

Great food. Great service.

FAQs

The Waverly Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1558 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.