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About Wallsé

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.

344 W. 11th St.
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Austrian, Modern European, German

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Served
Monday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm


Cross Street:
Washington and W. 11th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 352-2300 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.kurtgutenbrunner.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking or Apple Parking Corp (332 W. 11th Street, between Washington St and Greenwich)

Public Transit:
Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th Street or W. 4th St.
1, 2, 3 to Christopher Street

Executive Chef:
Kurt Gutenbrunner (chef/owner)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wallsé is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for private rental and buyout.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner and Wallsé Family cordially invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve with a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $180, featuring our classics such as Christmas Goose, Wiener Schnitzel, Viennese Cookies, and more.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner and Wallsé Family cordially invite you to celebrate Christmas Day with a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $180, featuring our classics such as Christmas Goose, Wiener Schnitzel, Viennese Cookies, and more.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us this New Year's Eve!
First seating 5:30 - 6:30pm: 5-course tasting menu $135pp
Second seating 9:15 - 9:45pm: 7-course tasting menu $185pp

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Details
Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Wallsé Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (22)
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Quiet Conversation (21)
Cozy (20)
Romantic (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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)

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and menu options. The menu selections were very creative from traditional Austrian to exceptional interpretations of European and American favorites. The wine list is limited, but with many good selections

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Perfectly lovely from beginning to end! Service was professional but friendly and helpful. Food was truly special--modernistic takes on classic Eastern European dishes. Can't wait to return. Thanks to everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, attentive service, all around very nice experience. Not inexpensive, but worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is a dump and the food is equally disappointing, although dessert was palpable.The servers were stoic and unfriendly and the place smelled of disinfectant like a cleaned up crime scene. what was to be "the best weiner schnitzel in the city" was a bland peace of meat encased in a soggy falling apart batter. run!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Took a while to get seated. Took a while to get our food. Host was pretty unfriendly. Wait staff were nice and food was delicious when we finally got it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wallse is a wonderful gem of a restaurant. In the west village. Quiet enough for good conversation, great cocktails, good wine choices, creative food. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and food. Would love to come again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a great time. Went for Thanksgiving but ate Wiener schnitzel instead. Great beef tartare. Will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wallsé never disappoints. Wonderful menu and food. All of our dishes were delicious and especially the red cabbage side order which was amazing This is a one of the great places to dine in the West Village.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great Austrian food and some of the best wienerschnitzel I have ever had! I am half Austrian/German so I have had plenty in my life and theirs was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent Austrian food, great service and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Simple Elegance
Beautiful space, great service and the food is authentic Austrian and very well done. Great wine list as well. Glad i found this place, it ranks in my top 5 for NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent real-deal
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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent. I had the spätzle to start followed by sweetbreads. All was melt in your mouth. Reasonably priced wine bottles. Would go again

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was outstanding! Highly recommend the Spätzle as an appetizer! Will definitely return to Wallsé!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great restaurant...wonderful food, service. Special wines from Austria
Would definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

OUTSTANDING Food and Service. Great Drinks and classic Austrian Food. YUM YUM.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been few times now and we keep coming back. It is the real deal, a chef restaurant, consistent and with great ingredients. The cocktail and wines lists are very fine, service is impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wallse continues to impress. Amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Sadly, very disappointing after several great meals over many years. Both entrees were poorly cooked and one bore little resemblance to the menu description.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The portions are generous and the food is very good. The schinitzel is a must!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Terrific Austrian sojourn. Excellent wine list. Very quiet and refined. Best trout ever. The schnitzel was veal and every bit as good as in Austria. Waiter was very pleasant and even hailed down a cab for two green out-of-towners. Can't recmoment highly enough.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicate and elaborated dishes. Both traditional Austrian and modern American recipes. I always rate restaurants on their deserts (Ok maybe except my beloved Mermaid Inn). Quiet, cosy inside, nice sidewalk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Weiner Schnitzel was awful. Far too thick and it had lots of grizzle.

Tags: Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Herr Kurt has a firm grip on this most comfortable gem. The selection of wine-by -the-glass is good however a bit austere for some (me).

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The decor has not changed in the several years we have been occasionally going to Walse, but it's still elegant and lovely. The chef has upped his game, however, and the food is better than ever. A little less "comfort" food in the Austrian tradition than it used to be, and more upscale fine dining (though it's always been very fine to begin with.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love Wallse -- something simple and magical about the food and wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Positive greeting and immediate seating in full restaurant. Staff activity level very busy/rushed for Michelin rated venue. Menu modern for Austrian cuisine which we felt was positive. Wine list heavily tilted to Austrian selections and very highly priced. Our food was excellent in every course especially my butter lobster with spaetzle. Bread service far too modest served with micro size butter. Desserts also excellent. My stars are a reflection of how I felt immersed in their environment and my disappointment with heavily priced winelist. The interacting staff needs an upgrade in poise to match that Michelin star! I recommend Wallse and will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I have been dining at Wallse for nearly a decade and it never fails to satisfy. Highly recommended to those desiring modern European cuisine and also those who love art. Wallsé specifically has excellent seafood dishes. Come at least 4 times a year as the restaurant's expertise highlighting seasonal ingredients is some of the best in the city.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The preparation of the food and the freshness of the ingredients was good, BUT it was not Austrian enough! With the exception of the Wiener Schnitzel (which I can recommend) there are limited authentic dishes to choose from on the menu. Some items on the menu apeared to be Austrian, but once served it was a dish that reminded me more of a typical Italian parma ham with melon dish.
Last but not least, the service was rather dissapointing. The typical warm Austrian cordiality got swapped with a rather arrogant attitude..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This restaurant has 1 michelin star and a menu pricing consistent with that status. Great table setup, sheets and crystal glasses. Nice interior with wall art. Yet the service was not up to the expectation. The menu has starters and entrees. When asking the waiter how many we should take of each he said usually people take two of each. When we saw the portions we realized one of each was more than enough. Seems he just tried to sell more. Waiter also never came when we need to order some additional wine or so, only after we finished the food, which is too late. Overall, good food with poor service, and therefore not a michelin star experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outstanding! It's my second time there and I don't see a reason not to go again and again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went for Restaurant Week with my husband, and it was a cute spot on the quiet side. Chose this because the menu options looked interesting, but was not wowed by the food. Desserts were particularly disappointing, and the spaetzle appetizer, advertised as 'rabbit spaetzle' had almost no meat in/on it. Wine list has some interesting German and Austrian varietals, but the server was unable to give us any guidance on what to order, which was frustrating. I wouldn't go back, except for a quick cocktail at the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date
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