Whispers

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located inside the historic Hewitt-Wellington Hotel. Whispers has a Victorian feeling to it with crystal chandeliers, silver service, white linen table coverings and elegant fine dining. Whispers serves modern American food with an creative touch. BYOB served in Riedel Crystal glasses, no corkage fee. Bring your best wine and save.

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4.8
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner in a very attractively decorated dining room. Moderately expensive but in alignment with the quality of food and service. Very impressed and will return.

RB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

In brief, a splendid diner in a charming town and a perfect evening except for the raucous crowd of eight drunks at the next table While the food was letter-prefect there is a management problem here that could be solved by separating the tables for two or four diners form the large tables that inevitably end up carrying their conviviality to an extreme. How much more would we have enjoyed our delicious dinner if the drunken louts next to us had their own room. Management, please take notice.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Whispers! This is my go to restaurant especially when guests are in town. On this occasion, two of us had the fillet mignon which was very tender and perfectly cooked. The other meal was one of the specials - Ahi tuna - which reportedly was also very good. I’ve had the salmon with dill sauce on several previous evenings at Whispers and would highly recommend it.

Thank you to the owner, Nick, for always accommodating my requests. A very special thank you to our server, Ellen. She actually remembered one of my guests from a year ago and her gluten allergy! Ellen went above and beyond to accommodate all of her special needs. Ellen is amazing and she and the rest of the wait staff are one of the main reasons we keep going back.

Overall great food, great staff, great location!

LP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner yet again. It's always a very pleasant place to dine with eccellent food, service and ambiance.

JG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, manager and waitstaff are all amazing! One of our favorite restaurants. Very traditional and classy. Love the linen cloths and silverware. Feels like we are being spoiled. Food is delicious and ambiance the best! Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Tara was outstanding waitress

J
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Food and service second to none. BYOB significantly helps keep the check down. Wonderful ambiance, quieter than most, however depending on fellow diners, noise level can increase. We celebrated our anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better experience.

H
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been sine the original chef left so we came back. Glad we did and glad he’s back. Wonderful staff and food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love Whispers!!!!!! I don’t need a menu cause it’s beet salad and lobster for me👏👏👏

RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant ambiance great food & service, couldn't ask for much more, 1st visit after reading a few reviews and yes would recommend to others.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as all ways , waitress was absolutely amazing...

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Whispers. It’s a very charming old place with good food and wonderful service! Scallop appetizer was great as was the lobster entree. The NY Strip was good but not great. Pecan tart for dessert was delicious. I would definitely return.

c
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the meal and service was outstanding. This is such a great place. Will be going back on the 14th of November.

RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and great service. We will be back

MP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so nice and food was amazing. I can. It wait to go back again!

B
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow.. You will not be disappointed at Whispers. Went at prime time on Saturday, table requested was ready on time and flowers sent in advance to the restaurant were there, a wonderful start. Since our reservation was at 8 there was no rush by the wait staff, very professional. We shared the scallop appetizer special that was phenomenal and the butternut squash soup that was the "best ever" . For the main courses we had the signature poached lobster over crab cake and a grilled shrimp with homemade pasta dinner. Both were delicious. It was a beautiful evening, for a special occasion or if you would just like fine dining that is reasonably priced and done professionally.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, beautiful room

I
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. The server was unapologetically bad. Overall the evening ended badly. However, one weak server shouldn't be a reason to judge a restaurant. Nonetheless with so many excellent restaurants to chose from, I won't go back soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

JB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service was impeccable and food was amazing. Bronzino special was cooked perfectly, moist and buttery. Possibly the best fish I’ve ever eaten. Almond Joy dessert is not to be missed. By now we have eaten there a dozen times and have never been disappointed!

j
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first class

PI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

RA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very expensive and food was average. Well below our expectation level and our previous visits.

MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All of the food was excellent. The service was prompt, friendly, and attentive, but not pushy. We received our food as quickly as is expected for freshly cooked food. Noise was a problem because the tables are very tightly packed together and we had a very 'happy' group behind me. This was my birthday and the waitress paid attention to our conversation and put a candle in my dessert. She also offered to keep my soup warm in the kitchen when I stepped away to take a birthday call from my daughter. We will return.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal for my husband’s birthday. I ordered the shrimp main and he ordered the filet. For starter we shared the crab cake. Everything from start to finish was great. Ellen was our waitress and she was so informative. Even gave us the number for a local liquor store that delivered wine free of charge since we overlooked that it was a BYO.

JS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food and service both exemplary. Grilled shrimp was especially memorable.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a little expensive but well offset by the fact it is a BYOB. The ambiance is charming despite a very loud group in a small restaurant.
We love white table linens and good service.

JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice environment for a romantic dinner. Unfortunately a nearby table was slightly loud and obnoxious - nothing the management can do about that but it influences our impressions. The food was top-notch - as expected. Service was very friendly and quick. Expensive, but the BYO helped keep the cost down. All-in-all, a very nice dinner and sure to be repeated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went to whispers to celebrate our 1st anniversary. Our waitress, Taylor was exceptional. She treated us with special care and service and even took the time to take a couple of pictures of us in front of the fireplace. Thank you Taylor for your outstanding service.

G
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at Whispers this past week.. Everything from the ambience to the service to the food was wonderful.
We recommend it highly for a special occasion, or just a lovely dinner. It was a bit pricey but we had a wonderful experience.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time in the last several months. We had a different server for each visit, but both were outstanding. They are engaging, helpful, attentive and seem to enjoy their job. Very well trained and seasoned. The pace was great as well. We will definitely be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already have told several people about the lovely evening we had at Whispers. This is a restaurant for special occasions. Elegant, wonderful service, delicious food that was beautifully prepared. Walking into this small and intimate restaurant is like taking a step back in time. A wonderful experience.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Service was awesome and the lobster entree was delicious

DL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were perfect, lobster special was amazing, wonderful service, thank you!

SW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The TIA steaks are amazing and revenue almond joys are worth ordering

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Save this for a special occasion. For a BYOB, it is expensive and not a place you will go every day. However, the menu is very good and the service is excellent. We try and save it for something special. Small place so make a reservation

J
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, wonderful server - just really nice evening!

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I believe we would have had a better overall experience if it wasn't for the high volume of noise. It was so loud, we couldn't enjoy our dinner or conversation. Recommend asking for a table outside.

MO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, quaint, and wonderful service and food. All the food is beautifully plated and the service is top notch. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

CR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I am amused by the Rating options. Noise Levels - Quiet, Moderate and Energetic. How about this one - "Insane" as in being in an insane asylum. This restaurant has beautiful appointments and decor, but the obnoxious New York type patrons must think they are in an Olive Garden or a Giants game. Totally out of control, ill mannered people who think the whole restaurant needs to hear about their mother-in-law's menstrual cycle, who's wife in cheating on whom and a loud shot of "bend over Rover" with the even more boisterous reply, "You animal!!" I'm sure the restaurant is loathe to tell them to keep it quiet lest they lose their tips but I wish they would.