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Wallsé, the flagship restaurant of Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, serves fine Contemporary, European Cuisine that reflects Kurt’s passion for aesthetics, taste, quality and seasonality, as well as his knowledge of modern and classic culinary techniques. Modern and minimalistic, Wallsé also delivers a new image of refined Austrian Cuisine. Characterized not only by incredible food and impeccable service, Wallsé is renowned for its extensive wine list curated by Wine Director Leo Schneemann.
The restaurant mixes an early 20th century Austrian minimalist setting with works by contemporary artists, such as Julian Schnabel and Albert Oehlen. Gutenbrunner’s innovative menu, which showcases different variations of traditional Viennese and Contemporary, European Cuisine, has earned a two-star rating from the New York Times and a coveted Michelin star rating.
New York, NY 10014
Austrian, Modern European, German
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm
Washington and W. 11th
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(212) 352-2300 ext. 1
Street Parking or Apple Parking Corp (332 W. 11th Street, between Washington St and Greenwich)
Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th Street or W. 4th St.
1, 2, 3 to Christopher Street
Kurt Gutenbrunner (chef/owner)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Wallsé is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for private rental and buyout.
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Wallsé Ratings and Reviews
Dinner was delicious as always especially the artichoke appetizer which was new and very nice. And I always have the Viener schnitzel because it is the best in New York. Plus the location in the West Village is wonderfully convenient and it’s always good to see Kurt.
Service and food were both excellent. I read the review in the NYTimes, and made the reservation for a birthday celebration for my boyfriend. We have vacationed in Vienna twice and had excellent Wiener schnitzel which was also fabulous at Wallse. Great menu, wines and service. I highly recommend it.
I have been a patron there for a while, mainly for business entertaining. I made reservations for December 25th that required a deposit for obvious reasons. No one mentioned that it is only a pre fixed menu. Even on open table (and I have a screen shot of it) it did not show the fact that only pre fixed is available. When I called the restaurant and spoke to the manager I was told that this is the rule and my Amex was charged $149.99 ( Strange). Well, now they lost me as a customer and in the long run they lost thousands of dollars. This will show you the great attitude and the customer service they provide to a loyal guest.
We recently visited Wallsé on a very cold Winter evening. We enjoyed outstanding fare and service in a charming dining room, enhanced by crisp linen, lovely flowers, and Julien Schnabel art. Chef Gutenbrunner is both gifted and correct in his preparation, as well as a warm host.
The menu was very interesting and what I ordered superb ... all at prices that seemed reasonable from a Washington, DC perspective. The plates were well presented, the portions just fine, and the food superb. One could not hope for a more perfect schnitzel (exclamation point)
One of our entrees was so over-cooked it was inedible, though the rest of the meal showed great creativity and expertise. This isn't a restaurant for the casual diner-- come to be wowed by the ambiance, old-world-meets-new-world cuisine, and European-quality table service. While disappointed by the entree I couldn't eat, the service response to that situation made up for it. The wine list is cheeky and nuanced, and the sommelier (direct form Austria) knows his stuff.
Dinner at Wallse is annual ritual for my German-American husband's birthday. The sophisticated Austrian food and unusual mostly-Austrian wine list provides a dining experience that is both delicious and interesting. Tucked away in a Greenwich Village storefront on a quiet street, the restaurant has a comfy ambiance jazzed up a bit by the Julian Schnabel mural on the dining room wall. This time the front-server was solicitous but a little green so rushed us a bit.
We went for Thanksgving because of the Michelin star and description, and the fair price for the three-course meal as described on the website . The main dining room is lovely. The bar area, where we were, less so. The food was good but nothing was really good, not to mention great.
Austrian food. The service was low-key and attentive. Early dinner res obviously accounts Low noise level. Could not be more pleased, and will definitely return. Best snitzel I’ve had in NYC- it’s real veal, not pork, or chicken. Highly recommended.
The god was great - the wait stuff albeit super efficient, it’s felt rushed and not very personal. I almost felt like walking through a fast food chain that’s how rushed it seemed. No real interaction with guests - food was outstanding. Work on ambiance. Setting is there - this is supposed to be a place that reminds me of the amazing Austrian kitchen and the charm. Charm is missing
Great food - the best schnitzel I've ever had and my friend's duck breast was also superb. I'm not familiar with Austrian wines but the sommelier chose an excellent one. I found the maître d' a bit brusque and the service was uneven but overall an excellent dining experience.
I gave the food a two out of five because my girlfriend's short rib goulash entree contained extraordinarily spicy peppers, and we were not warned about the spice level. She nearly choked on the food due to the spiciness of the peppers, and we had to ask the waiter for milk to neutralize the spice. I sampled one as well, and found it to be as spicy as a habanero pepper. When we raised the issue with the waiter, he explained that the staff had sampled the peppers earlier that day and found them to be mild, so the extremely spicy peppers in this particular dish apparently were anomalies. Needless to say, it was quite shocking and disconcerting to find such a potent pepper in a Michelin starred restaurant serving Central European cuisine. It unfortunately took at least 10 minutes of swigging milk before our taste buds worked again--at which point our meals had gotten cold.
The waiter made certain other accommodations--comping the goulash entree and a desert cheese platter. We appreciated the gesture.