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The Waverly Inn

4.7
912 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
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. The 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 912 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice restaurant, however small portions and the service was only ok

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our 25th anniversary. And dining at the Waverly Inn is always
special. The food was delicious, as always, and the service attentive and
impeccable. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We very much enjoyed our visit to The Waverly Inn, it was a birthday treat. The service was outstanding, attentive but not intrusive, and the food was excellent. We were glad to be in the back room, with the wall of windows - it felt cozy but not crowded. While it is too expensive to be a regular haunt, The Waverly Inn is perfect for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

You cannot beat the vibe at The Waverly Inn( the ambiance is one of the best in the city! We had a great evening, so will you!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The ambiance is cozy with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The bartenders are amazing and the food was delicious. Note that the tables are on top of each other and it does get a bit loud. Try to request a booth to avoid being forced to listen to your neighbors conversation.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

attitude problem. Need to learn how to be courteous.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very expensive and not good at all. Chicken tasted like cooking oil and risotto wasn’t risotto. A total no go.

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fantastic ambience but overpriced mediocre food and bad service. Its a shame that this gorgeus resturant is not better managed.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Recommended by friends as a favorite, The Waverly Inn did not disappoint. From the opening cocktail at the bar, to being seated and served - the service was outstanding on every level. The Crab Cakes were an excellent appetizer. And the house signature Pot Pie is not to be missed. We enjoyed the side order of carrots and really enjoyed them. Great wine list as well! Highly Recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

it had been a while since Ive been here. regret that it took so long. will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food was unreal, the chocolate mousse was to die for. Still had to wait 30 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation for 2.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My husband and I were having a lovely meal but then before we'd even finished dessert the bill was left on our table. They even tried to take oyr payment before clearing our plates. We hadn't been there that long and when you're paying so much for a meal you just don't expect to be rushed out. It ended up leaving a sour taste.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was a fantastic brunch. I had the crab and egg omelet which was delicious. The wine was superb and the patio seating was so nice. I had eaten at the Waverly Inn before and knew the food is great, but this brunch was really fantastic. My friends who live in the city were raving about the brunch afterwards. Everyone raved about the food.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The charm makes up for the tight quarters and it is a bit noisy but our dinner was fabulous the duck is the best I’ve had the service was lovely and even the pork was as good as it gets the wines are expensive but you can find a moderate one the service is very good and no one rushes you. it’s great to look at the murals and figure out who is who old time feel, New York. pricey or I’d go back tomorrow.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was delicious and served hot. Although it was busy, the staff was attentive and the ambiance was superb. Only down side is no photography allowed inside.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

good looking restaurant, cozy, good service but the food was poor.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The menu claims "The worst food in New York--Donald J Trump" Hilarious! Because the food, service, ambiance (particularly in the greenhouse room at the back) are all terrific.
Excellent all 'round.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This restaurant is a favourite of mine. It has unique character and ambience and gives a true New York experience with few tourists. Sit at the back in the garden area, it is magic.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The place is very nice. Food was great The prices are alright. Very noisy but so is New York city :)

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great experience; special place

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic burger and bananas foster!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

If you can get past the hostesses, everything is a breeze! They absolutely refused to seat my party of 5 when 4 of us was there and the 5th running late. That cost them, because the 4 of us would have had a bottle of wine while we waited. And then, after I had requested a table outside and they had offered the option of the garden or the front patio, attempted to seat me inside - on the first decent day of Spring! After some back and forth, we were finally seated in the beautiful garden. From that point on, our experience was 5-star. The waiter, the sommelier, everyone was simply fabulous. And the food was incredible. Had the hostesses been in the slightest bit polite even, this would be a full 5 star rating.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

this is the second time i have dined at the waverly inn...the ambiance is amazing and you really feel the new york vibe. the service is good, but not a warm feel from the wait staff. they are extremely attentive, but you can feel a slight nervousness. i was a bit disappointed during this visit for little things that shouldn't happen at a place like the waverly inn. first, we had a waitress, again not super warm...she took care of us in the beginning and took our order...then she was gone without telling us that someone else would take are of us. i let it go, but i thought it was odd. second, our dessert arrived clearly uncooked...it was a a fruit crisp and the "crisp" was doughy and soggy. clearly someone forgot to put it in the oven...when i told our waiter the dessert wasn't right, he said the ice cream melted the crumble??? odd response and really not appreciated after i told him to look at the dessert...it clearly wasn't baked in the oven before it was delivered to us. then he curtly said "i'm not arguing with you", which also wasn't comfortable dialogue. we ordered another dessert (fruit and whipped cream) and when he brought it out he said we were right, there had been mistake. i was surprised to see a caliber restaurant like the waverly inn to not only deliver a raw dessert, but to still charge for the bowl of fruit we got instead...it should have been complimentary in my view to acknowledge the error and all would have been well. it's not about the money, but the principle of taking care of your customer. i have recommended many many friends to go here, but after this incident i may think twice.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent experience

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The Waverly Inn : A classic, old school feel with low lighting and a romantic vibe. Love the fireplace in the bar. Food is always good across the entire menu spectrum, the specials are not to be missed. Love the truffle mac'n cheese... ;)

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

One of the most pleasant finds in a long time. Great ambiance, great service, excellent food and cocktails!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was OK but not great. Atmosphere is great!

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The hostess was incredible uncouth and unprofessional when asked if a party of 4 could sit before everyone arrived (3 of us were there). The restaurant was hardly busy - this was very much uncalled for. Rude service staff. Will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A very special place. Warm and excellent service. Beautiful venue. One of NYC's historical best that also delivers.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great atmosphere
Patient waiter
Delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Locale veramente stupendo, un’atmosfera magica e romantica, molto francese dei vecchi bistrot.Non avevo molta fame ed ho mangiato un piatto di formaggi, per altro squisiti, ma i piatti che vedevo passare erano molto curati e sicuramente buonissimi.
Ci tornerò sicuramente!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch. They did a excellent job. Food and service top notch

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great location and ambiance...very pretty space and unique. Enjoyed the service and food.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This West Village icon is a must go place. Quaint, warm, inviting and intriguing. Edward Sorel's mural's will ensure you are never stuck for a conversation topic.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Dining at The Waverly Inn is always a special occasion. We took some out-of-town friends,
who loved it. The fireplace was lit. The service, as usual, was impeccable. And the food was wonderful.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Typical. This restaurant ‘s day has come and gone. We had given up on it long time ago. But we went back hoping it had come back from its demise. It has not. It was worse. Portion sizes have shrunk and food quality was poor. Sad.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

While the cocktails were on the expensive side, the food was delicious. The hamburger was one of the best I've ever had. The beet salad was amazing as was the chocolate mousse, which was more of cracklin mousse tart. I expected Waverly Inn to be noisy and requested a quiet table. We were given a wonderful table next to the fireplace and the well-spaced tables afforded privacy and quiet. Recommend unreservedly.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautiful room, lovely service!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My new favorite Brunch Restaurant! It's a hidden gem tucked away & just so unexpected. Great Atmosphere, Fantastic Food & Awesome Cocktails! (Thanks to Jack) Bloody Marys were spicy as asked for & Tequila Sunrise......Amazing!!!! I love Eggs Benedict and it was the Best! Banana Fosters..... ❤️ The Best place EVER!!

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