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About The Waverly Inn

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. Chef Oscar Lorenzzi's menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes using organic, local ingredients.

16 Bank St
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00 am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00 am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
Waverly Pl

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(917) 828-1154

Website:
http://www.waverlynyc.com/

Public Transit:
A, C, E, L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street and 7th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Oscar Lorenzzi

Additional:
Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Waverly Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Romantic (31)
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Cozy (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Authentic (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was rushed; the salmon was underdone; the waitress was stiff and not personable; the vaunted hamburger was merely average

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We absolutely loved it! We would return again as soon as possible. Everything was a joy. The staff the wine the food the ambiance. Tim was a wonderful waiter a s we could not ask for more. He wa polite, well spoken, well versed in the wine selection. He even recommended food that we would enjoy. It’s truly a neighborhood find and has everything to offer foodies if NYC. It wa cozy and romantic. It was perfect for converstation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The Waverly Inn is an iconic restuarant, so it is always bustling and has a trendy crowd. I've eaten there several times - the seating indoors is great and I love the garden setting (complete with fireplace) in the back! I have to say, though, the food is definitely not as good as it was a few years ago. The crab cake appetizer leaves much to be desired, and the steak I had on this visit was cooked medium (I had requested rare). While our service was great, I was underwhelmed by the overall experience for the money.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was possibly the best meal I have ever eaten. What a fabulous place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Very adorable place, great for a date. And good food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

creative along with perfectly done standards. always have tasty surprises

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always consistent service and a lovely setting for a freezing day.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Waverly Inn is an enchanting place where one feels as though they’re stepping back in time. Imagine the number of artists, poets, and writers who have pondered away the evening here in a one of the the many cozy corners and enclaves. The ambiance: old world charm, warm, and romantic. The service: friendly, welcoming, and witty. The food: perfectly prepared, simple, and delicious- comfort food for the soul. (The sole is a must have). A very special restaurant - indeed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always delicious and stunningly lovely New York spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Charming place with good service but the food was mediocre and very overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious as always

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of our favorite places in New York. Lovely setting on a cold night and super cozy. Fantastic service and great food!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely interior with ivy-covered walls and multiple fireplaces, making it quite cozy feeling. The service was outstandinding - very attentive without being oppressive. However, with a limited menu and very pricey entrees, it made for a VERY expensive evening.

Don't imagine we'll return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve lunch was exactly what I wanted. Thanks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great setting and service, over priced, mediocre food

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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was average the place was empty as it was close to Christmas. The waiter we had was a complete pain - I wanted to pay the bill discreetly so my guests wouldn’t have to and without their knowledge, so when we left there wouldn’t be a bill. Then the waiter parades round and asks if the service was ok as he wasn’t satisfied with his tip - which I had rounded up and was going to leave cash when we left. So rude and I will never go back out of principle - not that you’re missing out on much as it was basically your average gastro pub with pretentious prices. Everywhere in the US has this tipping culture - it’s like nobody is paid anything unless you tip them. Completely ridiculous especially when you’re paying high prices for a mediocre meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful evening and excellent dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service. Old New York ❤️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I've been coming here for years...the ambience and interiors create the perfect choice for special dining.
BUT...folks let's not be fooled by the smoke & mirrors and odd celebrity. At these high prices, the food portion vs quality of food can be found elsewhere. For two small slithers of lobster at $50...Are you kidding !?!?
The desserts at $14.00 are nothing special, all pre-made for quick easy serving & storage (If I wanted to eat from glass jars I'll dine in Bushwick). The waiter who served my table was annoyed and made a snarky remark when I kindly asked him to explain the desserts in further detail ? Can you love something so charming & good looking but lacking substance & quality...I didn't think so.
The Waverly Inn needs to improve in order for me to return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I love the Waverly Inn. I love the food, the service and the ambiance. At times it can get a little energetic but worth the noise.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

the food, wine and service were all excellent. Prices are normal for the neighborhood. The garden room has a very pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Terrible service from the Maître D’. Utterly appalling, he seemed to go out of his way to avoid us rather than serve us. Price was much too high for the poor level of service. Very disappointed as it was a special occasion.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of my favorite places in the city. The food, the wine, the ambiance - perfect! Never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Amazing food amazing venue

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic place. Great food. Service overall good but few orders were delayed. However this time the entrance was very smelly (piping problems maybe).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautiful, festive ambiance and super mediocre food for brunch. I guess my expectations were disappointed. Great service, though.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic service and food was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was excellent and restaurant was cosy and festive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of our favorite go to in the West Village. Good food, great wine list.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Hostess wouldn't seat us until our reservation time (we arrived 30 minutes early) even though several tables were open and remained open up until our reservation time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A little pricey but the food was superb... great atmosphere... great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I was visiting New York, as I often do. I chose The Waverly Inn because I thought of it as a bit of a quintessential New York spot. We arrived 40 minutes early planning to enjoy a drink at the bar. We were immediately seated and then ignored for 20 minutes. The service was indifferent for the entire meal...literally over the waiter's shoulder at times. The famed "chicken pot pie" was tasteless. The wine list was grossly over priced . There are MANY better options where hospitality is understood and practiced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The new chef changed the Waverly's signature chicken pot pie dish and it is now horrible and not worth eating. Huge chunks of chicken, some with flaps of skin. Peas, but no carrots or mushrooms and just one pearl onion. The crust is no longer flaky; it's like Swanson's. Better to stay home and eat a frozen pie than pay up for this. Bye, bye Waverly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always great atmosphere. Food very good. One major blip in service. Two of three dinners arrived but had to wait five minutes for thirty. And no apology

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lovely as always, wine was excellent, my scallops were over-cooked, but the ambiance was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Location tipica e veramente stupenda, peccato il divieto di fare fotografie. Il servizio é eccellente ed i camerieri sono gentilissimi. Purtroppo il cibo, parte fondamentale, si é rivelato veramente pessimo per non parlare dei prezzi allucinanti. Sconsiglio assolutamente se capite qualcosa di cucina!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wow guys. Just because you're a New York institution, you're not more important than your customers. We had a nice meal, good food. Not once did anybody ask us how we were, greet us, thank us, or even talk to us except for a breathtakingly perfunctory dusting of ordering when we asked for it. It was almost like the staff were there to see each other rather than their customers. When I asked about the cheese, the server said he just "didn't know". Cannot believe I paid $200 for a meal in a place where I left invisible. The server didn't even reply when I asked how he was. We left astonished.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love The Waverly Inn! It's both cozy and lush, with delicious and interesting food options, great village ambiance where you're likely to find an insider crowd rather than tourists and college kids. Have lived in the Village for years, and am so glad that it's been upgraded and is still holding onto it's values!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Comfort Food, Cozy, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent dinner in a cozy atmosphere. Seems like a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

More pretentious than any restaurant I've been to in Los Angeles. The sommelier and the waiter were hovering around us to the degree it was uncomfortable to eat. It wasn't clear that they were trying to give us good service or just wanted us out because we were occupying a good table. When I actually did need the waitress because my knife fell (which made a very loud crashing sound) nobody was around. I decided to leave the knife on the ground to see when any of the hovering busboys or waiters/waitresses would notice. They didn't. It was comical. We paid a lot for one of the least good meals in NYC. However, the ambiance is lovely. It does look like a Vanity Fair photo shoot setting. I'd return for drinks, only.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating
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