The Waverly Inn

4.7
1438 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Waverly Inn is reopening for outdoor dining on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 for dinner service.

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.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food is terrible, it’s a bad pastiche of airplane food, overpriced tourist destination

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KelleyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waverly Inn was perfect. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and we sat in back patio area with the fire place. It was a very romantic spot and the dinner was delicious! It was a wonderful evening.

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vipJudy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great even during covid

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vipLauraB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was incredible. My boyfriend and I each got different dishes, and we were just beyond impressed. We regularly enjoy fine dining, and well executed dishes. The Waverly Inn blew us both away. The celery root purée with my sea scallop dish was incredibly light, while also ringing true to the celery flavor. The roast chicken was juicy, yet compact, and perfectly cooked. We surmise it was cooked under a brick based on the consistency. Dessert was fabulous. Service was wonderful and professional. They do an excellent job with distancing tables, and respecting true outdoor dining requirements to be safe. I was impressed and happy with our special dinner. Indoors or out, The Waverly Inn is the perfect place for a special night or just a fabulous dinner on a Tuesday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overpriced but delicious, wait staff treated us like tourists and tried to rush us out even though many tables were empty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely STUNNING atmosphere and amazing food/drinks. Could not have asked for more

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TatianaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hamburger I have ever had! Drinks were awesome as well and the place it’s really nice, it’s expensive but definitely worth it. For sure we’re coming back a again.

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MODee
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

they had outdoor seating only which is understandable but there heaters were of the lowest effectiveness of any restaurant visited. The menu was modified from what was online and was extremely limited... the waiter and service was extremely slow - we never got to ordering the food... we had to leave...again VERY disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautiful and cozy sitting outside. Service and food were great!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It’s getting too cold for outdoor unfortunately

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance especially around the holidays

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! It is our go-to!

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TripL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The brunch was excellent. We had only done dinner in the past and enjoyed the "surprise" of the menu. We had the deviled eggs with caviar to begin followed by the croissant sandwich, eggs bene and French toast. All amazing.

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Madeline
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always always love my experience at Waverly. It is perfect for a special occasion.

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vipExplorer
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The food was great as always, but the service has really taken a dive

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AmyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went for our anniversary, ambience was beautiful, the food not so much the chicken pot pie was under done(crust) and very bland, I’ve had better pot pies at Boston market, my sea scallops were delicious but lukewarm at best. Our server was fine , she didn’t seem thrilled to be at work but I always give the wait staff a pass because everyone can have an off day, especially nowadays, unless they are blatantly rude.

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vipMichaelG
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waverly Inn is a beautiful charming restaurant and the food and service fantastic. My only hesitation right now is that due to their very strict adherence to Covid precautions- the restaurant is very cold. You'll need coat and scarf and thick socks even for indoor dining. That does somewhat take away from the usual cozy charm.

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Jono
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant dining in the West Village. Exceptional wine list.

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vipKellyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food is meh. You go for the ambiance. Service was meh. Quiet dark and sexy

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Events12
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the circumstances with Covid-19, Waverly Inn has done an incredible job of providing a wonderful dining experience.

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AWYKT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Server wasn't that nice or attentive. Food is over priced. Ambience is good but that's about it.

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ali39
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good, wine was great, and so was the service. Another disappointed crab-cake lover here: If that was fresh lump crabmeat, I'm the queen of Romania.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

For the price I paid, bad table, heat lamp poor and very cold. The guy who check in us was rude.
I came often in the last 2 years before the pandemic and I LOVED everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was meh and the Martinis and Manhattans terrible! Need a more experienced bar guy. Super expensive so you expect at the very least great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful experience tonight. I usually cook for 35 people on thanksgiving. Tonight I was at like a restaurant spa. Bravo Waverly Inn for making my Thanksgiving magical. And I am a Trump supporter. Loved your quote from him. Happy Thanksgiving! 🇺🇸💫✅❤️

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Steverob
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My favorite place in the city. Beautiful rear patio with fireplace and lovely outside seating!

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LMR1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside, Covid comfortable setup. Server was patient and attentive.

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Clara
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute best waiter! The food and service excellent as always. The ambiance (considering we're in a pandemic and outdoor in the winter seasons) was surprisingly lovely.

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maba
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was lovely and the food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only issue was that inside was very cold due to keeping doors opened - I imagine it was to comply with COVID regulations for indoor dining. Still, they need to figure something out so that guests don’t have to eat with their coats on.

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stempy
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and excellent service particularly given it was a freezing night. Only downside was being offered the coldest table despite booking a couple of weeks before but staff were pleasant when we asked to move to a warmer table.

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MitchB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a birthday dinner and it couldn't have been better. Even with a monsoon of a storm coming through the west village streets, the staff continued to serve us with smiles. The food was excellent and the ambiance they've established outside was great as well. We will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best service and food

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and ambience! The chicken pot pie is perfect comfort food.

JM
JamesM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Birthday experience for my significant other! Thank You!

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vipPolinaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Beautiful setting and delicious food but unfortunately very bad service nowadays .

Our waiter was combative and rude, which completely ruined our dining experience.

The restaurant management should train the staff better , so they at least know how to talk to the clients . This used to be such an amazing place all around . Very disappointed and will not be back .

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vipWVillager
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Used to be a big fan but not anymore. First, the food was really heavy and unhealthy. Second, the service was cold, unhelpful and seemed like they were trying to nickel and dime us. Lastly, without the beautiful indoor atmosphere of the restaurant (we dined outside), there’s not much to justify the high prices.

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vipBENk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, service n ambience. I like branching there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow. The atmosphere was very pleasant, but difficult to get the attention of our server for any interaction.

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The Waverly Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.