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