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The Waverly Inn

4.6
858 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(917) 828-1154
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Oscar Lorenzzi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waverly Pl
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Public transit
A, C, E, L to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street and 7th Avenue.
Additional
Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 858 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined 6 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.

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KatH 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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vipMary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great! Tim our waiter was excellent on all fronts

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Buddy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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vipFoodie100 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great spot!

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vipLouis (New York Area)
5.0  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 !

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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Kramer (New York Area)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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vipgirlinthecity (Los Angeles)
1.0  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.

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dmg1880 (New York Area)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Birthday celebration. Service very attentive and waiter knowledgeable.

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dallas (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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DigitalAdGuy (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

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vipElisereid87 (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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vipdktrd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

creative along with perfectly done standards. always have tasty surprises

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vipPGM3 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Always delicious and stunningly lovely New York spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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vippkm1990 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  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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