Wallsé

4.7
1436 reviews
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Austrian
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 Austrian wine list.
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 coveted Michelin star rating.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a 3-course or 4-course menu at the only Michelin Austrian fine dining in New York City!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New York Area
117 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. First time, not the last.

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DN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a memorable and delicious meal. The waiter and sommelier were happy to answer questions and explain the food and the wine. We got the four course menu with the wine pairing. The sommelier was hapy to spend time describing the wines and also wrote out the list for us. I am already looking forward to going there again.

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GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu, excellent wine list and truly great service

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m
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first return to Wallse since leaving the West Village many years ago. It was not as good as we remembered, and the food was quite disappointing. At best, some of the dishes might be described as just good, and all of the flavors seemed muted. The foie gras torchon had little impact, the venison ragout was dried out, and the lamb had little flavor. Wallse did not live up to its reputation or its Michelin star. The restaurant has a mildly upscale feel, the dining room is attractive and the service is very good. There is a very extensive list of Austrian wines, which are priced high, but not out of reach. We did not really like the $95 bottle of riesling recommended to us by the sommelier with a long dissertation.

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BM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five course tasting menu was a bit different than advertised on their site, but the substitution for the soup course I believe couldn't have been better. The elevated Austrian fare was well executed, brought solid flavors, and showcased a wide range of culinary talent. To say this was the best wiener schnitzel I have had is an understatement. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the service staff were attentive.

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot. Haven’t been in a while but it’s a terrific restaurant. The cooking was subtle, wine was fantastic. A 2007 Gruner. Service impeccable and low noise. An adult restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!!!

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New England
69 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Excellent service, wonderful food and a cozy setting.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive, but not overbearing staff. Food was amazing. Between the two of us, we got different things for three courses each. All of the food was divine. Would recommend over and over. Who knew Austrian food could be this complex and decadent? Ten stars to Wallsé, if I could.

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RB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Wallse is located on a picturesque West Village corner, and decorated nicely inside.
The service was attentive and polite. The food, however, was underwhelming. Had it been delicious it would be worth the price, but it was really nothing too special and then expensive on top of that. If you're looking for a fine-dining experience, I would check elsewhere.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Wallse and come here to celebrate all our special occasions!

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CJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very approachable menu.
Mainstream, solid selection.

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NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal overall. The somelier in particular really knew his Austrian wines. Everyone was pleased from vegetarians to meat eaters. We will be back

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

ONE OF MY FAVORITE AND BEST RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK.

Francis Greenburger

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M
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot with fab food and one heck of a wine program.

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SA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Wallse and I will certainly be going back. In a nutshell - excellent food, fresh, well prepared, presented well, excellent flavor, cooked perfectly. The craft cocktails are tasty and present well and the wine and beer is very good.

They also offer a fixed course menu so ordering a 2, 3 or 4 course meal is very easy - super convenient.

Tables are far enough apart that you can easily have a conversation with your own table and hear very well without straining.

We thought some of the pricing was a bit high (wines were expensive by the glass) but it was a small complaint in an otherwise super experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

So much posturing for bland food and fetiche austrian wines - who cares?

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening on the occasion of a birthday celebration. Delicious food and superb Austrian wine list. Outstanding service in a relaxed and quiet ambiance.

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A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Wallse about 2 times a year usually for a special occasion. Years ago, I thought the prices were very high so we limited our visits. Now, so many inferior restaurants are just as pricey that Wallse is a terrific place to dine more frequently. It is difficult to find Austrian cuisine in New York so Wallse is a treat.

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JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I've been to in many years. Fantastic food and service, and an very interesting menu. So quiet and calm, I almost forgot I was in NYC.

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MA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as always.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York has already a lot to offer, however true Austrian (and southern German) kitchen is hard to find. Wallsé is hitting this spot. Very nice atmosphere, paired with excellent food, wine and staff. We will come again!

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SK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly staff, and good ambiance. Great place to talk.

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e
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a special and delicious place! A longtime favorite!

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g
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in NYC. True Austrian food and drink. Knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Can’t wait to go back for another schnitzel.

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MS
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal in this one Michelin star gem that features authentic Austrian cuisine in a wonderful setting. Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner does a brilliant job of marrying ingredients in the most creative of ways and his staff are outstanding in every way. Benjamin, who is from Austria took us on a journey through his country during the meal, telling us delightful stories of his country’s culture and food. The meal was a complete success. We started with Arctic Char then moved to rabbit spatzle and chanterelle goulash for a trip into Austria itself. Both were beyond delicious and worked well together. Then, we opted for halibut and veal wiener schnitzel. The later was served with lingon berries. For dessert, we had a pear strudel and a salzburger nockerl which was a soufflé. All were incredibly good. Mary also had a wonderful wine pairing of her four dishes with all Austrian wines. In the end, visit this terrific restaurant next time you visit the city.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wallsé has become one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The food, service, and decor are all excellent. The decor is classy and cozy at the same time, the service was impeccable and thoughtful, the food sophisticated but filling. We plan to make it our special occasion restaurant.

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AU
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular food and service. The Austrian wine list is particularly delectable! Arguably one of our favorite NYC experiences for people who dine out a lot. Kudos to the chef and staff.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, great service. It’s on my favorite list for NY now.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Disappointing. Big lack of flavors. The signature dish was...vapid. Service was still very good.

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DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and ambiance was good as always. We were a bit surprised at how expensive it wound up to be, with individual glasses of wine and desserts very pricey. Dinner for four was in excess of $500 which included four glasses of wine and two desserts, two courses per person.

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C
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unless you are a friend of the management, give this haughty and expensive place a pass.
We were left standing in the doorway for half an hour
Nowhere to sit
No drink offered
Our table had been ‘overbooked’
We were told it would be half an hour
After half an hour,
A large party arrived, was warmly greeted and seated right in front of us
BTW, we were booked, confirmed and reconfirmed for a family Birthday
We left.
Revien jamais.

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience. The price fixe menu is appropriately flexible with top notch presentation, and the wine choices are a treat for those looking for the very best range of gruner veltliner.

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WC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wallse is consistently great. Excellent food, wine, and service in a relaxed but elegant surrounding.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always good...ALWAYS. Wallse never disappoints the service is friendly without being overbearing. The drinks are expertly crafted, make sure to peruse the cocktail menu, and the food is exceptional, the schnitzel, the duck, the spatzle there isn’t a bad option. Choose four courses, it’s worth it. The space and the art are wonderful and the overall experience can be capped off with a mozartkugel which will be remembered for quite a while.

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NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and had a great time. The food was delicious, service was impeccable and the wine was amazing.

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tasting menu was great, spaetzle overcooked, everything else was perfect

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F
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome menu also portions are large. Ambience is great and bar ample

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N
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food . The spatzle with rabbit is divine! We ate at the bar and service was great. She recommended a wondering dry reisling wine.

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