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The Waverly Inn

4.6
4.6
1629 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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Booked 113 times today
  • 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

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What 1,629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.0Value

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  1. TG

    TheodoreG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5

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

  2. m

    misterart

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to dine

  3. R

    Rumplestiltskin

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  4. YO

    YumO

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. AE

    AnastasiaE

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

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

  6. LK

    LoraK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. l

    lapaul

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Disappointing

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. RR

    RonaldR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waverly Inn is fantastic!

  15. HW

    HWeil

    New York Area

    970 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    970 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.

  16. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still the best spot in NYC for ambiance and scene.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. NY

    NYCLA

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    A favorite whose kitchen has lost its old glory. Sadly disappointed.

  20. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Something happened in the kitchen as we did not get our main courses over an hour after our appetizers. They did comp is wine, but still.

  21. j

    jayjay

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Service was terrible. Had to hunt down somebody to pay as nobody checked in on my table to ask how the food was or to clear. The food quality was just ok and they overcharged on drinks but we couldn’t be bothered to argue with the waiter who was hassled and rushed.

  22. v

    vegan

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    The service and food were not up to the usual WI standards. We were seated 30 mins. after our reservation. I had to ask for our server after sitting at the table for about 15 mins, 9:45 now. The server was inattentive, the food was poor and the Maître d was gruff and disorganized. We were asked to order dessert before we got our main course. I'll stay away for a while. Who's in charge of this restaurant? Where were the adults? Don't make Trump right about the WI.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favorite restaurant in this city!

  24. MJ

    MirandaJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoor area was absolutely perfect. The service amazing. And the food was to die for. Will be back again!

  25. RW

    RWM2

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    This was one of the most disappointing meals I’ve had in years. The Waverly Inn was always a favorite; but no more. The food was mediocre and the price absurd given the quality and portion size. We were the first guests to be seated for brunch. The waiter that approached us was fairly prompt and very pleasant. We received water and coffee and then waited 47 minutes to receive our food…. despite the fact that there were only three other parties seated in that time. Our waiter stopped by one time to tell us our food would be out shortly and then disappeared. I finally flagged down the manager and was assured that our food would be out promptly along with a refill for our coffee. It took two requests of the manager before someone appeared with more coffee. The first item was is a $23 kale salad which included a handful of kale leaves, perhaps 2 tablespoons of cheese and 1/16 of a peach. The second item was a very beautifully presented but minuscule piece of toast with one egg and some veggies for $29. We decided to call it quits after that. Overall, very disappointing!

  26. RA

    RobA

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing environment, delicious food, pleasant service. It's both a treat and a bit of an indulgence whether dining inside or out.

  27. v

    vreelc

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    A delicious & wonderful way to celebrate a birthday seated in the beautiful garden area.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    The host was

  29. CM

    ChrisM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    one of my favorite restaurants in NYC..a class joint :)

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The food was just okay, the service was eficient but it wasn’t nice.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time. Súper place!!!

  32. SM

    StevenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    For the amount of money we spent, this was a very subpar experience. First, we were charged $8 for water which was basically tap. Then my mother’s burger was raw when she requested it medium and the fries were overcooked. The only thing that saved the experience was the ambiance.

  33. P

    Psychw

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Overall the Inn is great to look at but the food is overpriced for the quality. The room was far too crowded even with everyone being vaccinated and the garden is not really outside.

  34. WH

    WensH

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    I have been coming to Waverly Inn for many many years. The food was horrible tonight. The crab cakes were slightly warm. The French Fries were soggy. The service was horrible. You have people coming over constantly asking to take plates that were not at all empty. Then at the end of the meal , everyone disappeared! It then took 15 minutes to get a check. It was a horrible night. I was with a prominent business man It was embarrassing. I have been hearing this from several people in the neighborhood!! Not a happy customer.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was very good…but the real reason you come here is for the people watching and it never disappoints. Also, the staff is delightfully queer and I’m here for it. I saw reviews about the staff being rude and I just think that’s homophobic. Bring a date, bring your friends, wear your best lewwwk, eat some good food and finish your meal with an espresso martini. I highly recommend.

  36. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always a pleasure to visit! The Waverly Inn is such a magical place. Thank you for your hospitality.

  37. M

    Maybelle

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate outside and it was lovely. Get the Amish chicken it is absolutely delicious!

  38. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    468 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    468 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a special evening at The Waverly Inn. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed an amazing meal. Cannot wait to return

  39. AV

    AnnieV

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    Normally, I give 5 star reviews when dining at Waverly Inn. Service was not even close to good. Maybe the server was new? No idea. We dine there more often ….so this was a surprising visit to the previous ones. We had dinner there earlier that week and it was perfect. Food is always great!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    The service was terrible! They forgot to bring our small plates, did not serve us our wine and then never circled back when we told to give us a few minutes to think about what dessert we want. The food was exquisite but the service was god awful

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The Waverly Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1629 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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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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