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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Cozy (33)
Romantic (33)
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Special Occasion (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fun (16)
Authentic (15)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Comfort Food, Cozy, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent dinner in a cozy atmosphere. Seems like a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant and a must-go place for special occasions. (We had our anniversary dinner there.) What makes it special is the attentive yet non-obtrusive
service and the impeccable menu. Truly a superior experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

What a lovely evening! Visiting from Seattle and could not have picked a better place for dinner. Great service and delicious food! Thank you!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amazingly charming ❤

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The only thing that I did not like was that our waiter left. Although another waiter took charge of our table, he should have said so before leaving. It is not a fast casual restaurant. Also I asked for a booth table and no one did anything about it. Not even explaining that they were not booths available. When I asked about it when we got our table , the hostess almost seemed ofended for me asking it we could have another table. We had a special gathering and it would have been nice. There were other booth tables available at that time. We are good customers and like being treated as if we were special.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Air conditioning vents in floor were blowing very cold air straight on our table on a chilly evening. Too much.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The location was awesome as well as the food and the cocktails. Excellent scallops and good dessert.

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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on October 8, 2017

So loved our total experience friendly guests and Ian is simply the best bartender in the business !

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. It is quintessential New York City. Fantastic food (nothing flashy or "trendy", just really, really good). If you feel like a splurge, the $95 truffle mac will not disappoint you. Best if you get it with a few friends - it is quite rich.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went to celebrate my anniversary, waiter commented on the tip we left (we left under 20% as the food came out very late, tables that sat 30 minutes after us were done with their food before we even got ours). Will never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great village space, solid menu and service. It can be a little noisey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Awesome meal, great wine, very interesting location and building. Jeff, the sommelier, was awesome choosing a great Bordeaux for dinner and then a fortified wine that paired perfectly with bananas foster dessert. Great vibe, people watching was fun. Would definitely go back to experience more of the menu and ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very nice. A little loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were sat at the bar which was loud, crowded and delayed service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great. The mac& cheese with truffles is the best but two people told us the price after we ordered. Wouldn't it be easier to put it in the menu so people do not feel that the waiter is telling them that it looks like they do not have the money to pay for it?

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The portions were huge but the quality of the food just fair. We ordered the Dover Sole, Veal Milanese, Steak and Burger. Dover Sole, Veal Milanese, and Steak were fair. We have had a lot better at comparable restaurants. The burger was the best meal at our table which is not what we expected at all given the caliber of restaurant. The room is great but the food did not impress us at all. When we departed there was no host at the door to thank us for our visit or bid farewell which is something that I am accustomed to when we dine in restaurants of this caliber.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Met a friend there this past Saturday night. Started off great -- beautiful night, we were seated outside. But our waiter had a huge attitude problem. We asked if we could just get a normal salad as an appetizer (so many of the apps were crazy carb-heavy.) He rudely asked if we were also planning to get an entree. No, we just went there for lettuce. He said he could give us a plate of greens, and when I asked if I could also get shaved parmesan on it, he looked appalled, as if I asked him for $300 caviar. Needless to say, we each got a big bowl of lettuce with NO shaved parm and were charged $16 -- more than most of the appetizers.

My friend ordered the steak and I ordered the Ahi Tuna which was SO OVERCOOKED it had no taste. I considered sending it back, but I was so hungry and our waiter NEVER came out to see if our entrees were okay. My friend said her steak was fine, but her sides were terrible. Mine didn't have any sides.

The dirty martinis were the only good part about the experience. I'm bummed because the last time I ate there, I loved it, and so when my friend was in from LA on Saturday night, I was excited to bring her. I will NEVER go here again.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic food and beautiful restaurant! :) Would love to come back next time in NY! Whatever Donald Trump may say about the food! ;)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Just a fun and lovely place. pleasant and welcoming vibe.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Some of the best ambiance in New York City. And great food to boot.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was so disappointed in this restaurant! We husband had dover sole, which was VERY expensive and absolutely mediocre -- and this is one of the best fish in the world! I had what they said was a strip steak but again, mediocre and expensive. The served it sliced, which meant that a lot of the juices were already gone when it arrived at the table. And virtually no flavoring. Although my husband loves dessert we didn't stay to be further insulted by the food and the prices. Wait staff was competent and the setting is very nice, but I will never go there again. Absolutely not worth the money.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday last weekend at the Waverly Inn. Food was very good and the atmosphere and service were top notch. We sat in the scenic covered garden area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

It was impossible to carry a conversation in the dining room. People were extremely loud, specially the tables with 'bros' around us. We had to cut our dinner short because it became painful to sit there.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The Waverly Inn was even better than I expected. Celebrated a friend's birthday there last night. Everything we ate from the salmon tartar to the most incredible Amish chicken EVER to the birthday boy's banana's foster was 5 star. Service was impeccable, too! Can't wait to go back! Thank you, Waverly Inn team !!

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

My husband and I went here right after we got off our flight. It was the first night of our honeymoon and although we were jet lagged we were hungry! The service was friendly and very attentive. Do yourself a favor and get the pot pie!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Miserable and unpleasant host upon entry then went downhill from there.

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 (London)·Dined on September 1, 2017

delicious food and amazing ambiance.. book a table from garden side which has a beautiful fireplace.. this backyard has a fresh and warm atmosphere..

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We are visiting from the west coast and heard about it from a local. We were so pleased. The food was fantastic, the drinks were classic but special and they had a great wine list. It felt like a friendly neighborhood location we could visit with friends and enjoy a delicious menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Surely one of the most charming bar/ restaurant venues in the city, even after all these years. Great venue for a date or special occasion as long as you are ok with prices well above comparable food joints. In other words, you're paying for the special ambience. Still... you can get the ambience for fair value at the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Waverly Inn is a beautiful restaurant, great food and excellent service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My wife and I had a beautiful table where we could enjoy the courtyard and outdoor ambiance. My drink had to be sent back because it was not made properly and our ahi tuna was disappointing. But the salads and crab cakes were excellent and the setting made for a very nice dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We were on holiday in NY with out two children and we had an amazing dinner!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely terrific spot in the West Village that I recommend through and through and will go to repeatedly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Waverly Inn is a special restaurant. Not only is it cozy and pretty, it has a great indoor garden and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very quaint place, food was good, the cocktail menu was less desirable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Four people having a lovely Sunday brunch in the back "garden" rm. Delicious fresh food. Really nice and attentive waiter. All good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We did a late brunch and it wasn't crowded at all. I loved the house honey butter they gave us for our waffles. Definitely making that at home.

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