The Waverly Inn

4.6
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$31 to $50
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American
Established in 1920, The Waverly Inn was reopened in 2006 by Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter along with Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode (of the Maritime and Bowery Hotels) and Emil Varda. Tucked into the ground floors of two adjoining townhouses, the dining room's red booths, fireplaces and low amber lighting provide an attractive and cozy hangout for the city’s best and brightest. The menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes using organic, local ingredients.
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4.3
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TK
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Waverly Inn is always wonderful. The room is absolutely beautiful and the food is delicious. The only downside is that it can feel a bit cramped when it's full (and it usually is.) It's one of the few places in the West Village that still serves until midnight, which is nice.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience!!

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Short pours on the wine
Servers were not warm or welcoming g

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Honestly it was pretentious and terrible. The hostess first sat us in a really bad table and when I was asked if we could be moved to a better table which most were empty the whole night she said they were reserved for management ?? The food was ok but the service for what we paid felt demeaning and not worth the money... honestly never going back

BB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and I love decore and atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful and delicious dining experience

AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good experience. Marinated beets and burrata with figs amazing.
Great ambience. Bartender should have a bigger knowledge about wines he is serving.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Close, old friends in from out of town, reunion. Asked for a special/best table, but was seated where patrons and waiters bumped into 2 of our chairs all night. Disappointed my request was not honored thru Open Table.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, good food. Small portions though.

JT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

My experience was just “okay” overall. Servers around us seemed super happy and nice, as were the bussers/water fillers but our server wasn’t very nice. The crab cakes were wonderful, as were our side of fries but the main course we ordered- the pot pies- were bland and nothing special. Beautiful ambiance and cozy atmosphere but food wasn’t worth the value. Would be willing to try again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was exceedingly slow and non-responsive but otherwise no complaints

JW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

amazing ambiance. cozy west village spot with a fireplace. perfect place for an intimate dinner

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Waverly Inn! Been going there since the 90s. I haven’t loved it quite as much after it took on new ownership. The vibe was tweaked a bit but it’s still one of my favorites for a cozy dinner on a cold night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a NYC institution. The Best. Stylish. Old Fashion, but vogue
...And delicious. Joey’s nails are always a hit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing place. The best Truffle Mac&Cheese! $$$$

FE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

But I'd tell him to bring his wallet. It's pricey for what it is

RF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Entire resturant extremely noisy. Serves seemed eager to move you to get next person into your table. While expected food prices to be high their prices were higher than expected.

RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!
Superb service.
Perfect ambiance.
A sincere NYC classic dining experience.

AI
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance.

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been several times. Often entertain out of town guests. The ambiance, service and food are always spot on.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the ambiance is like no other !

BB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The location, ambience and food were terrific, but I just can’t give this restaurant five stars. The way we were looked down upon from the very beginning by the maitre d’ and the overall table service simply brought the experience down a notch.
Pompous approach when we first entered the restaurant (think “Date Night”, the movie) didn’t help, but then after I tried to order wine, our waiter got the Som and the only thing I can think of is that he thought I was an idiot. I ordered a bottle of white Crozes Hermitage by Paul Jaboulet. The waiter asked me if it was okay that the bottle was cold (assuming he was checking to make sure that I knew it was white vs red). I responded yes, but he gave me the impression that he thought I was completely clueless. I then asked if I had mispronounced the wine (knowing that my entire family has taken French and all confirmed it was the correct pronunciation). He told me that I was correct in a very condescending way. I have certainly had Soms confirm a bottle in much more diplomatic ways.
Anyway, every time we wanted to get more wine, we had to ask our waiter or the Som. It’s fine to keep the wine elsewhere, but waiting halfway through your first and second course for more wine was extremely irritating. The bus boy kept on trying to take our plates away while food was clearly still on them. We are rarely treated like this in our hometown of Chicago...maybe it’s because we aren’t from the area?

So much to like about this restaurant, just don’t expect to be treated well if you’re not a regular.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this place!
I always want to go when I’m in town!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lively thank you.

RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming small bar and great bloody mary. The garden area is best for brunch but be aware if you're a twosome you could be squeezed against a wall in a corner and unfortunately we were next to a very loud table of 10 so conversation was impossible and we had a woman's coat with price tag resting on our tiny table for our meal. Our server was great and the food very good but because of the noise and squished table we couldn't give it an excellent rating.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Terrible service.

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JA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Excellent cuisine, victory foods is tops! And the service was first rate. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Extremely rude host and waiters.

W
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect cozy dining room for a rainy Sunday afternoon. The squash and chorizo hash was out of this world!

BE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very nice and quite reasonable. Service was good as well. Good brunch menu. Tables were a bit close together so when one had to leave the table it required others at our table and the one next to us to move.

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to return! Used to go there regularly 40 years ago and very impressed with the renovations!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Nice restaurant with bad service

BW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my daughter and we were seated promptly. Food and service very good - interesting choices. Noise levels increased from 6:45 on - hard to hear an hour later.

MK
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated in a cozy booth that helped keep the noise down and we could have a conversation.

The food and service were great. I just think that a top restaurant like this should maintain the restrooms better - someone should check/clean frequently and replenish the supplies.

TD
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Place ........................................ :-)

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s
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We 3 arrived for a 1 o'clock brunch and sat in the middle room. It has the ambiance of Old World, people look very attractive, tables are small so you're close to each other in a good way... it feels intimate, but you're still a part of The Waverly Inn World. Nobody rushed us, the food was excellent... I highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

L’endroit est magique typique NY du beau monde mais attention l’addition est très new-yorkaise

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BZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Charming setting with gross indifference from wait staff; food was decent bordering on unremarkable

Charm not worth it...

KI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

I loved this restaurant so much that I came back twice in one day! I had made a brunch reservation with a few friends and my sister who was visiting from out of town, and then we loved the back patio so much we came back later at night for late night drinks and snacks! Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was wonderful