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
Heard good things about this restaurant. It's romantic and a very nice setting, old Victorian style home. Went for our ten year anniversary. Tables are very close together, both of our seats were extremely cramped. They definitely use every square inch of the home for seating to maximize covers. Table next to us was very loud so it's not an intimate or private experience in any way. Food was average, overpriced for quality. Had salmon, Dover Sole, Salad.. Would not go back.
OMG! One of my very FAVORITE places in the West Village/Manhattan. From the welcoming and adorable hostess, the wonderfully sweet and accommodating waiters, the warm, historical and lovely ambiance to the delicious food itself. It is a gem. We loved every bite of our meals, but the best was the bananas foster for dessert! It is the best I've had! Thank you!!
Despite having a reservation, we waited an hour for our table. After inquiring a few times given the wait, the hostess offered us a table in the crowded bar area, which is not what we had reserved. We decided to wait given each time they assured us tables were paying. Finally, they promised a round of drinks to accommodate the wait time when we finally sat. While the meal was pricey, but good and the waiter was helpful, when we got our bill our drinks were not covered as promised. Instead we had to ask . While the ambiance is nice, it was not worth the hassle. There are far better places to go to in New York that have the same West Village gem feel.
I have always enjoyed this restaurant, especially for its Mac and cheese and great atmosphere. A couple of nights ago our table was not ready for quite some time, had never happened before, but the staff generously compensated us with complimentary items. Very classy and worthwhile experience
Always a great spot, year round. Great space, it can feel like you are going back in time. Great fireplace and atmosphere, relaxed but refined. Great menu and wine list -- superior staff and service. The food was superb and the folks there seemed determined to make certain you had a great experience. No rush. Attentive without being cloying. I happen to love the vibe, it reminds me of Cafe Des Artist.
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.
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