Wallsé

4.7
1383 reviews
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$50 and over
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Austrian
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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 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.
We kindly ask that for parties of 5 or more, that you call the restaurant directly or visit our website, www.wallse.com.
Gift cards are available for purchase https://swipeit.com/product/1405/wallse
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Austrian, Contemporary European, German
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Hours of operation
Dinner Served
Monday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm


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Phone number
(212) 352-2300 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kurt Gutenbrunner (chef/owner)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington and W. 11th
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Parking details
Street Parking or Apple Parking Corp (332 W. 11th Street, between Washington St and Greenwich)
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Public transit
Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th Street/8 Ave1 to Christopher StreetA, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th Street
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Special events & promotions
Wallsé is available for full restaurant buyout and can accommodate up to 70 people for seated dinner or 100 for standing reception.
Please contact events@wallse.com for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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1,383 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
76%
Very Good
16%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Extraordinary ambiance, food and service. It never fails to disappoint!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Best Wiener Schnitzel in the city!!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Absolutely deserves the Michelin star. Service was professional and attentive, food was outstanding. Don't miss the sacher torte!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Wallse was wonderful.
Inventive food options, incredible service and subdued ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Food was great and very well presented. Very Austrian but in a more modern fashion. Service terrific. Extensive Austrian wine list but don't go there if you don't want Austrian wine.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Just a WONDERFUL neighborhood jem that I would recommend!!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We were attracted to Wallse by its intriguing menu and first Michelin star, and we were certainly rewarded for our curiosity. The food was exquisite, the service warm and informed and the atmosphere intimate yet relaxed. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and the restaurant certainly made the evening memorable.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

After all these years and many newcomers, this is still one of New York's great restaurants! Best schnitzel and duck and of course, the desserts in the city.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We were basically rushed out of the place.

If they allow people to make reservations for 10pm, then they should make sure people feel comfortable being there at that time.

That was definitely not the case.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Good enough food but overpriced, and service was hurried and mechanical.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary here. it was perfect. thank you so much for making our evening so lovely.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

after all these years Wallsé is still one of the top restaurants in the city. we had a group of 6 celebrating my elderly parents anniversary and it was perfect. quiet great service delicious food attentive service and wonderful wines a wonderful place.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Excellent food as usual at the restaurant. Seasonal, fresh and well done dishes. Great Austrian wine selection. This is one of our favorite places to go.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Impressed with the sommelier recommendation

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Food was sublime and the service was very attentive and prompt. We got to speak for a few moments with Chef Kurt and he was so nice and welcoming. Everything from our cocktails to our server to the dishes and the dessert was perfect. Thank you for the lovely evening!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We have been here many times, but not in a while. Everything was perfect for our guest visiting from California. A perfect meal and evening.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always a pleasure to eat at Wallsé. The dishes are based on traditional dishes (Wiener Schnitzel) or use ingredients common in Central Europe (rabbit), and are executed flawlessly. The wine list has a special section with unusual wines, we enjoyed a Styrian Gelber Muskateller. Service is excellent, and two adults can have a conversation which does not mean that the place feels stuffy -- it feels festive and neighborhoodly at the same time. Highly recommended. If you like white asparagus, it's the season -- but you may want to check whether it's hothouse from Holland , and if yes, wait for the real thing from Germany or Austria, much better.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine.
Impeccable service, atmosphere and delicious food.
Great wine selection.
Love the Monkey art piece.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Good and Nice but to long waiting to have the main dish.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with my daughter’s in-laws to be. Food ,as always was perfect, service impeccable and the sommelier helped choose Some lovely Austrian wine.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We visited for my husband’s birthday, and everything was outstanding from the minute we got there. We each had a four course meal, with the intention of sharing, but after taking one bite neither wanted to give up any! We had: (1) white asparagus and green asparagus; (2) spaetzle and ravioli; (3) lamb and short rib; (4) chocolate torte and rhubarb strudel. Add in a bottle of wine and after dinner drinks and we had quite the birthday celebration! Great food, great service - we will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fabulous service, fantastic food, an overall great experience

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The individual courses were extremely tasty, I would go back. The veal schnitzel was somewhat tough. The waiter made a significant error on the bill which was corrected.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went to Wallse for a birthday celebration. It was a beautiful, warm evening and the doors were open to let the breeze in. We loved the vibe and ambiance as well as the food and the service. Artichoke and asparagus are in season now and Wallse had these items on the menu. I ordered the artichoke and my husband ordered the asparagus. Both dishes were delicious. All four of us ordered the wiener schnitzel which was also amazing. We will be returning!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My wife and I went for the first time. We loved everything about the place, primarily the food. Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have been eating at Wallse for 17 years. It is still cool and hip with outstanding cuisine I live in the neighborhood, but often bring friends who do not and they always are wowed by it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent food, quiet for a Friday night. All price fixed options no other choices. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I was very impressed with my visit to Wallse. It is an intimate spot,with two dining areas.The staff was very welcoming.We each had a four course meal along with a glass of wine. The presentation,preparation, and taste of all of the courses was exceptional.We enjoyed cured salmon,onion soup,spatzle with rabbit,branzino,veal wiener schnitzel,sacher torte, and chocolate egg. The service was outstanding. The meal was a real treat for the palate!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As usual, absolutely amazing dining experience! The wine list comprises a superb collection of Austrian wines et alias, that allow for a perfectly paired gastronomic experience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter dinner as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful! Will definitely be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We long considered Wallse our favorite place in NYC for several years - a quiet and classy place in a quiet out of the way location - but prices and service time has gone way up while portions have gone down. We were shocked at the changes and no longer feel it’s worth it. we spent over $200 for two and dinner took almost 2 hours on a weeknight.previously it was like $130 and 1:15. Also the halibut main dish was extremely bland and we did not finish it. The $20 soup was very watery and not savory. The $20 dessert was three cherries and some a tablespoon of sweet ice cream essentially.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Refined and subtle dishes with great use of light creamy sauces. Cozy atmosphere and attentive, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Es war ein herrlicher Abend mit wahnsinnig gutem Essen und herrlichem Wein! Die Spätzle sind der Knaller und die New Yorker Interpretation von österreichischer Küche ist höchst genießbar.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I went there with my husband last week. We were blown away how amazing the food was! What a talent and imagination chef Kurt Gutenbrunner has ! We love fine dining in NYC , Vallse by far can be named one of the best restaurants in the city!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

EXCELLENT FOOD by Michelin Star Chef Kurt. Wonderful combinations, satisfying portions.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Consistently grratt

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

As great as ever. New early spring menu wonderful. Also very much like the new prix fix format. Wallse remains consistently one of the best restaurants in nyc .

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