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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

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Special Occasion (37)
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Cozy (33)
Romantic (32)
Comfort Food (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
People Watching (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Authentic (15)
Great for Brunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had the NY Prime Steak and Pork Chop and both were delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great! Tim our waiter was excellent on all fronts

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite places when in NYC. Great ambience, service and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening. The signature truffle mac and cheese stood out as a unique dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great spot!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My wife & I had our first date at the Waverly 37 years ago, we got engaged at the Waverly and we continue to come back...and have never been disappointed !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food ,great and attentive waiters! A total west village experience !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ambiance made the experience at the Waverly Inn better than anything we can talk about. Recommend to anyone New Yorker or tourist.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful food, cocktails service, atmosphere. It was a delightful night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food, wonderful wait staff and a really beautiful place. I really love going here. And its my favorite when Im in NYC

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Birthday celebration. Service very attentive and waiter knowledgeable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely restaurant - fabulous wines - amazing staff , great food and wonderful ambience - can I come back please.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 on January 10, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious as always

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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 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 York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Got sat down next to 2 other couples, so tight I was banging arms with both sides. couldn't hear my wife as it was so loud. Food was not great. very over priced for standard food.

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

Wonderful evening and excellent dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 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 19, 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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 (London)·Dined on December 12, 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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