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.
New York, NY 10014
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
A, C, E, L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street and 7th Avenue.
Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Waverly Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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