Wallse

★★★★☆
  • 344 W 11th St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: Washington

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  • 212-352-2300

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Dinner Nightly 5:30p.m.-11:30p.m. Brunch Saturdays & Sundays 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

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Avoid!!!!\r
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I took my Godfather and his partner here for dinner when visiting in NY for work.\r
What could have been a really enjoyable evening was ruined by a totally incompetent, weak, ineffectual restaurant manger. Having eaten here

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★★★★★

Avoid!!!!\r
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I took my Godfather and his partner here for dinner when visiting in NY for work.\r
What could have been a really enjoyable evening was ruined by a totally incompetent, weak, ineffectual restaurant manger. Having eaten here

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Sunday Brunch for 4. A very nice looking restaurant with friendly, professional, and efficient staff. I knew it was pricey with a good reputation when we made the reservation so was expecting a good meal. Each of us thought the food was very disappointing and average at best.
An unpleasant surprise when I received the bill was an $8 charge for what I believed was a sample side dish of something I had asked about. For perspective, had I ordered the full entree it was included in for the table it would have only cost $13. And it was sauerkraut!
I would spend my money elsewhere.

1
★★☆☆☆

Sunday Brunch for 4. A very nice looking restaurant with friendly, professional, and efficient staff. I knew it was pricey with a good reputation when we made the reservation so was expecting a good meal. Each of us thought the food was very disappointing and average at best.
An unpleasant surprise when I received the bill was an $8 charge for what I believed was a sample side dish of something I had asked about. For perspective, had I ordered the full entree it was included in for the table it would have only cost $13. And it was sauerkraut!
I would spend my money elsewhere.

Pros: Good looking restaurant; pleasant staff

Cons: food not worth the big $$$$

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service is awesome here, the restaurant is beautiful, the servers are nice and you have to make a reservation. the food was great, but the portions were soooo tiny =( the experience was good, and i had a great time with my friends, but i wouldn't come here often because i will always leave feeling a little hungry. i will, however, come again if it's a super special occasion because the experience itself was great.

2
★★★★☆

service is awesome here, the restaurant is beautiful, the servers are nice and you have to make a reservation. the food was great, but the portions were soooo tiny =( the experience was good, and i had a great time with my friends, but i wouldn't come here often because i will always leave feeling a little hungry. i will, however, come again if it's a super special occasion because the experience itself was great.

Pros: food,service

Cons: small portions

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Having lived in Vienna for a while, I have been scouring the city for a genuine Austrian place. Wallse is a beautiful, elegant restaurant with wonderful service and a WONDERFUL Austrian wine list - the menu is fine - to be honest, I just don't want to spend that much money for a Wiener Schnitzel, gussied up or not. The food was fine, but not quite worth the prices - however, the wine (again) was just amazing. We ordered a bottle of Pichler Riesling from Durnstein - a place I stayed in Austria - and the waiter, who wasn't even the sommelier, knew the exact hill that the vineyard was on where the wine was grown. (It was also the best bottle of Riesling I have ever had outside of Austria.)
I would recommend going there and spending money on some appetizers and lots of wine - or just not expecting too much out of the food. However, for those who don't know Austrian food as well it could be a fun experience - oh, and the desserts are delicious.

2
★★★★☆

Having lived in Vienna for a while, I have been scouring the city for a genuine Austrian place. Wallse is a beautiful, elegant restaurant with wonderful service and a WONDERFUL Austrian wine list - the menu is fine - to be honest, I just don't want to spend that much money for a Wiener Schnitzel, gussied up or not. The food was fine, but not quite worth the prices - however, the wine (again) was just amazing. We ordered a bottle of Pichler Riesling from Durnstein - a place I stayed in Austria - and the waiter, who wasn't even the sommelier, knew the exact hill that the vineyard was on where the wine was grown. (It was also the best bottle of Riesling I have ever had outside of Austria.)
I would recommend going there and spending money on some appetizers and lots of wine - or just not expecting too much out of the food. However, for those who don't know Austrian food as well it could be a fun experience - oh, and the desserts are delicious.

Pros: wine list, staff, atmosphere

Cons: not the most exciting food

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Six of us had an excellent meal at this restaurant. But it was a typical NY summer nilght: hot and muggy. We asked several times for the air conditioning to be increased but nothing happened. The doors stay open so any AC that does occur is swiftly dissapated. Finally we threatened to walk out and only then did they close the door and it became comfortable in this packed place. It boggles my mind that a place that has great food would provide a very uncomfortable dining experience. The fish dishes were very good and those that had the wiener schnitzel also said it was very good.

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★★★☆☆

Six of us had an excellent meal at this restaurant. But it was a typical NY summer nilght: hot and muggy. We asked several times for the air conditioning to be increased but nothing happened. The doors stay open so any AC that does occur is swiftly dissapated. Finally we threatened to walk out and only then did they close the door and it became comfortable in this packed place. It boggles my mind that a place that has great food would provide a very uncomfortable dining experience. The fish dishes were very good and those that had the wiener schnitzel also said it was very good.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: No air conditioning unless you demand it.

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When the Michelin Guide for 2008 came out with Wallse as a one-star achiever, we were excited and booked a reservation (easy on Open Table!). While the food was good and representative of the Austrian palette, the atmosphere, ambiance, and service were pretty lousy. We'd probably go again on a MUCH slower day, but you should be sure to know what wine you want to pair with your foods because the sommelier is nowhere to be found - even when he has been promised to come to your table! The bartender was superb, however, and certainly knows her wines.

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★★☆☆☆

When the Michelin Guide for 2008 came out with Wallse as a one-star achiever, we were excited and booked a reservation (easy on Open Table!). While the food was good and representative of the Austrian palette, the atmosphere, ambiance, and service were pretty lousy. We'd probably go again on a MUCH slower day, but you should be sure to know what wine you want to pair with your foods because the sommelier is nowhere to be found - even when he has been promised to come to your table! The bartender was superb, however, and certainly knows her wines.

Pros: Bartender was very friendly and helpful

Cons: Table service left one desirous (very slow with drinks even!)

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Romantic with exceptionally good food, Wallse is a winner. The art, the room and the mood are romantic modern and warm. The staff pleasant and service near perfect. A fine selection of mostly Austrian wine give you a chance to try something new and are of high quality.

2
★★★★★

Romantic with exceptionally good food, Wallse is a winner. The art, the room and the mood are romantic modern and warm. The staff pleasant and service near perfect. A fine selection of mostly Austrian wine give you a chance to try something new and are of high quality.

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The decor and ambiance are really nice here. The restaurant is a nice size... not too big, not too small. Everything is just so... the tables are very nicely set, the flower arrangements beautiful. The food presentation was very nice, the service is professional without being stuffy.

I've eaten here a number of times now, and while the food is always very good, I must say it can be rather pricey. With times being what they are now, I am a bit more price conscious. Yesterday I went for brunch, and got their weiner schnitzel. The piece of meat was about 1/2 the size of a usual veal cutlet, and it came with a small pile of potato salad, and a bit of some type of fruit compote. That cost $26. Their menu also advertised something called "Viennesse Pastries" for $3.50. I assumed this meant a basket of ASSORTED pastry, but no...you got your choice of ONE pastry at a cost of $3.50. A bit misleading IMHO, and rather "cheap" of them I thought. Dessert was $12, again VERY pricey. I've seen desserts at high-end places for $10.... But to charge $12, and during BRUNCH?!

Maybe if I weren't watching my money so much, it wouldn't have bothered me. I mean, it IS a very nice dining experience there...

2
★★★★☆

The decor and ambiance are really nice here. The restaurant is a nice size... not too big, not too small. Everything is just so... the tables are very nicely set, the flower arrangements beautiful. The food presentation was very nice, the service is professional without being stuffy.

I've eaten here a number of times now, and while the food is always very good, I must say it can be rather pricey. With times being what they are now, I am a bit more price conscious. Yesterday I went for brunch, and got their weiner schnitzel. The piece of meat was about 1/2 the size of a usual veal cutlet, and it came with a small pile of potato salad, and a bit of some type of fruit compote. That cost $26. Their menu also advertised something called "Viennesse Pastries" for $3.50. I assumed this meant a basket of ASSORTED pastry, but no...you got your choice of ONE pastry at a cost of $3.50. A bit misleading IMHO, and rather "cheap" of them I thought. Dessert was $12, again VERY pricey. I've seen desserts at high-end places for $10.... But to charge $12, and during BRUNCH?!

Maybe if I weren't watching my money so much, it wouldn't have bothered me. I mean, it IS a very nice dining experience there...

Pros: ambiance and decor

Cons: a bit expensive

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I was expecting to be wowed by this place but was disappointed. I can't figure out why it's so difficult to get a reservation when the food is just so so. I started with soup that was a pretty colour but just needed a little more taste. I was hoping to say, "YUM, this is incredible." But, no. Good for a bland diet, though. The bowl in which it was served was larger than the table! Then I had weiner schnitzel. The portion size was also large, but that's not why I didn't finish it. It tasted like Kentucky fried chicken! The sides were just okay: potato salad w/dill, and a potato lattke. There was a plate of what looked like mayo that was the colour of Kermit the Frog. I have no idea what it was. Someone at the table next to ours said it was creamed spinach, but it was like eating a mouthful of mayo! I had the chocolate/coconut tart with marzipan sorbet for dessert. My date tasted it and said they had probably taken a Mounds bar and flattened it. The sorbet had absolutely no taste of marzipan. It wasn't creamy, just watery. But the best thing they served were the complimentary chocolate covered almonds at the end of the meal! Those I would give a few stars. But I still wouldn't go back to Wallse again.

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★★★☆☆

I was expecting to be wowed by this place but was disappointed. I can't figure out why it's so difficult to get a reservation when the food is just so so. I started with soup that was a pretty colour but just needed a little more taste. I was hoping to say, "YUM, this is incredible." But, no. Good for a bland diet, though. The bowl in which it was served was larger than the table! Then I had weiner schnitzel. The portion size was also large, but that's not why I didn't finish it. It tasted like Kentucky fried chicken! The sides were just okay: potato salad w/dill, and a potato lattke. There was a plate of what looked like mayo that was the colour of Kermit the Frog. I have no idea what it was. Someone at the table next to ours said it was creamed spinach, but it was like eating a mouthful of mayo! I had the chocolate/coconut tart with marzipan sorbet for dessert. My date tasted it and said they had probably taken a Mounds bar and flattened it. The sorbet had absolutely no taste of marzipan. It wasn't creamy, just watery. But the best thing they served were the complimentary chocolate covered almonds at the end of the meal! Those I would give a few stars. But I still wouldn't go back to Wallse again.

Pros: The chocolate covered almonds at the end of the meal!

Cons: Bland food, ugly Julian Schnabel paintings, not warm and inviting

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We enjoyed an exquisite meal on the coldest night of the year in New York. The restaurant was hopping, and unfortunately they misplaced a coat. What transpired next is a testament to the caliber of the dining experience that one will enyoy at Wallse: they gave us the coat check girl's coat! Fortunately, they located the coat as we were walking out, but the overall experience made the trip for a couple of Sydney-siders experiencing their first winter in NYC. Hats off to the beyond-the-call-of-duty staff at Wallse -- we can't wait to go back!

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★★★☆☆

We enjoyed an exquisite meal on the coldest night of the year in New York. The restaurant was hopping, and unfortunately they misplaced a coat. What transpired next is a testament to the caliber of the dining experience that one will enyoy at Wallse: they gave us the coat check girl's coat! Fortunately, they located the coat as we were walking out, but the overall experience made the trip for a couple of Sydney-siders experiencing their first winter in NYC. Hats off to the beyond-the-call-of-duty staff at Wallse -- we can't wait to go back!

Pros: Food, service

Cons: Tight space / coat check

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I've been twice last year. Once for dinner and once for sunday brunch.
If someone had told me there would be a drastic difference between dinner service and brunch service, I would never have believed them in a million years. But as the saying goes, seeing is believing.
My dinner experience was one of the best I've ever had in the city but how could their brunch be such a train wreck? Stale, flavorless, boring and seriously over-priced.
Needless to say, never go to Wallse for a Sunday brunch. Unless you enjoy cutting up c-notes or watching them catch fire, money is hard earned and not worth their efforts.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been twice last year. Once for dinner and once for sunday brunch.
If someone had told me there would be a drastic difference between dinner service and brunch service, I would never have believed them in a million years. But as the saying goes, seeing is believing.
My dinner experience was one of the best I've ever had in the city but how could their brunch be such a train wreck? Stale, flavorless, boring and seriously over-priced.
Needless to say, never go to Wallse for a Sunday brunch. Unless you enjoy cutting up c-notes or watching them catch fire, money is hard earned and not worth their efforts.

Pros: Fantastic dinner menu

Cons: Train-wreck of a Sunday Brunch

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It was nice for a change that a restaurant lived up to the hype. Every part of the meal, from my Maine Lobster appetizer to my halibut were cooked to perfection. They really have a great sense of flavor, while keepign the food light and delicate. Definitely recommended.

2
★★★★★

It was nice for a change that a restaurant lived up to the hype. Every part of the meal, from my Maine Lobster appetizer to my halibut were cooked to perfection. They really have a great sense of flavor, while keepign the food light and delicate. Definitely recommended.

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Not kidding - We had just finished a delicious meal at Wallse when a 2-3 inch exoskeleton (you know what kind) came walking across our table. We jumped and a busboy came over and grabbed it. About 5 minutes later another huge one came walking across the table and started walking up the wall to the ceiling (a waiter climbed onto the banquette and nabbed it). We were sitting near an open door, so it is possible that they walked in from the outside, but gross nonetheless. What was really bizarre is that we didn't get much of an apology. They didn't even offer us a free drink or anyhing as recompense. This (thankfully) has only happened to me once before, years ago at El Teddy's, which was a dive, but at least ET had the good sense to comp our drinks. The Wallse reaction to this left a lot to be desired - maybe they were just taken aback, but they should have dealt with it better Again, the food was great, as was the service up until the incident, but I won't be going back soon.

1
★★★☆☆

Not kidding - We had just finished a delicious meal at Wallse when a 2-3 inch exoskeleton (you know what kind) came walking across our table. We jumped and a busboy came over and grabbed it. About 5 minutes later another huge one came walking across the table and started walking up the wall to the ceiling (a waiter climbed onto the banquette and nabbed it). We were sitting near an open door, so it is possible that they walked in from the outside, but gross nonetheless. What was really bizarre is that we didn't get much of an apology. They didn't even offer us a free drink or anyhing as recompense. This (thankfully) has only happened to me once before, years ago at El Teddy's, which was a dive, but at least ET had the good sense to comp our drinks. The Wallse reaction to this left a lot to be desired - maybe they were just taken aback, but they should have dealt with it better Again, the food was great, as was the service up until the incident, but I won't be going back soon.

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My friends and I had a reservation here on a Tuesday night and were seated right away. The wine selection was excellent and our sommelier was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Every dish that was delivered was superb. The wienerschnitzl (sp?) was delightful and the fish was very flavorful and cooked to perfection. Our waitress (and the chef himself) helped us a bit with the Austrian cuisine where we had questions, and every recommendation was right on. Julian Schnabel's artwork is also scattered throughout the restaurant, adding to an otherwise sparse aesthetic, but especially after dark, the dim lighting and candlelit tables make for a romantic ambiance. Only thing that could use improving is the desserts - not quite as impressive as the rest of the meal. I would definitely recommend Wallse, and plan on trying THOR, the chef's new restaurant recently opened in the Hotel on Rivington.

2
★★★★★

My friends and I had a reservation here on a Tuesday night and were seated right away. The wine selection was excellent and our sommelier was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Every dish that was delivered was superb. The wienerschnitzl (sp?) was delightful and the fish was very flavorful and cooked to perfection. Our waitress (and the chef himself) helped us a bit with the Austrian cuisine where we had questions, and every recommendation was right on. Julian Schnabel's artwork is also scattered throughout the restaurant, adding to an otherwise sparse aesthetic, but especially after dark, the dim lighting and candlelit tables make for a romantic ambiance. Only thing that could use improving is the desserts - not quite as impressive as the rest of the meal. I would definitely recommend Wallse, and plan on trying THOR, the chef's new restaurant recently opened in the Hotel on Rivington.

Pros: Delicious , Schnabel Artwork, Wine Selection

Cons: Desserts, Overheated Restrooms

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after reading the reviews on here I was unsure of keeping our reservation on saturday, but we went anyway. the restaurant is in a great location and gives a great impression when you first walk in...it's just a shame the food let's it down. i had the foie gras terrine to start which was flavourless escept for the cherries and for entree the steamed halibut which was overcooked and the cucumber, dill sauce was too watery and just tasted of cucumber. the only plus was the excellent gerhart who suggested a great wine and ensured the kitchen had sorbet on the menu for my fiance, but other than that we would not return, especially at $220 for 2 people with only 1 having desert!!

1
★★☆☆☆

after reading the reviews on here I was unsure of keeping our reservation on saturday, but we went anyway. the restaurant is in a great location and gives a great impression when you first walk in...it's just a shame the food let's it down. i had the foie gras terrine to start which was flavourless escept for the cherries and for entree the steamed halibut which was overcooked and the cucumber, dill sauce was too watery and just tasted of cucumber. the only plus was the excellent gerhart who suggested a great wine and ensured the kitchen had sorbet on the menu for my fiance, but other than that we would not return, especially at $220 for 2 people with only 1 having desert!!

Pros: Ambience, Wine list

Cons: average food, expensive

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The food was fabulous! Our waitress was SUB PAR. When we refused to order any wine, and said we'd liked to order our food, she proceeded to turn to the next table and take THEIR order! Then she left, and didnt come back for what seemed like forever. Forever considering we had just said we were ready to order! I purposely ordered less food so that her tip was a small as possible. On top of that the busboy took care of our table more than she did. All because we didnt order wine?

1
★★★☆☆

The food was fabulous! Our waitress was SUB PAR. When we refused to order any wine, and said we'd liked to order our food, she proceeded to turn to the next table and take THEIR order! Then she left, and didnt come back for what seemed like forever. Forever considering we had just said we were ready to order! I purposely ordered less food so that her tip was a small as possible. On top of that the busboy took care of our table more than she did. All because we didnt order wine?

Pros: Food, Ambiance

Cons: SNOTTY SERVICE

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Took my wife to Wallse over the weekend for our anniversary. I called earlier in the week to see if the pastry could prepare something special for us and they were more then accomodating. To my wives suprise there was a lovely, personalized chocolate cake placed on our table at the end of the night and it was delicious. All of the food leading up to this was also spectacular. The hostess was warm and inviting and really made an effort to make our dinner memorable. Thank you Wallse for a truly special night.

2
★★★★★

Took my wife to Wallse over the weekend for our anniversary. I called earlier in the week to see if the pastry could prepare something special for us and they were more then accomodating. To my wives suprise there was a lovely, personalized chocolate cake placed on our table at the end of the night and it was delicious. All of the food leading up to this was also spectacular. The hostess was warm and inviting and really made an effort to make our dinner memorable. Thank you Wallse for a truly special night.

Pros: great food, helpful staff, romantic

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Went to Wallse for a business meeting. The Wine Gru - Aldo - helped me choose a beautiful red wine - it was a perfect compliment to my lamb. dessert - was out of this world - To anybody who wished to go to Wallse - i would like to recommend Salzburger nockerl.
Tip my hat to the staff.
thank you for a very great evening.

2
★★★★★

Went to Wallse for a business meeting. The Wine Gru - Aldo - helped me choose a beautiful red wine - it was a perfect compliment to my lamb. dessert - was out of this world - To anybody who wished to go to Wallse - i would like to recommend Salzburger nockerl.
Tip my hat to the staff.
thank you for a very great evening.

Pros: great wine list

Cons: not open fro lunch

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Cold, inattentive, distracted service and just slightly above average food. It was certainly tasty, but nothing daring or creative. Hey waiter, cool it with the relentless push to upsell the bottled water, already.

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★★★☆☆

Cold, inattentive, distracted service and just slightly above average food. It was certainly tasty, but nothing daring or creative. Hey waiter, cool it with the relentless push to upsell the bottled water, already.

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A group of us went for dinner to Wallsé on 5/14/05 and was pleasantly surprised with the experience. We had a $65 prix fixe menu and 3 bottles of wine. Food and presentation were excellent and found the waiters attentive. Would consider going back and trying their brunch menu...

2
★★★★☆

A group of us went for dinner to Wallsé on 5/14/05 and was pleasantly surprised with the experience. We had a $65 prix fixe menu and 3 bottles of wine. Food and presentation were excellent and found the waiters attentive. Would consider going back and trying their brunch menu...

Pros: Nice setting, Good food

Cons: A bit pricey, Location

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Reservations at 9P on a weeknight. I was visibly pregnant and they kept me and my party standing at the bar for OVER AN HOUR with NOT even an apology. Staff was oblivious, bartender downright rude. Once seated had to ask 4 times for water and bread. Supposedly "famous" wienerschnitzel was a JOKE. Had the audacity to ask how everything was at the end of the meal. NEVER AGAIN.

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★☆☆☆☆

Reservations at 9P on a weeknight. I was visibly pregnant and they kept me and my party standing at the bar for OVER AN HOUR with NOT even an apology. Staff was oblivious, bartender downright rude. Once seated had to ask 4 times for water and bread. Supposedly "famous" wienerschnitzel was a JOKE. Had the audacity to ask how everything was at the end of the meal. NEVER AGAIN.

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It drives me insane when some yahoo gives a restaurant a "poor" review for charging "high prices". Here's a news flash for those living on Mars: a high-end restaurant in NYC charges $10-20 for appetizers, $20-40 entrees, $6-10 dessert. One must accept this concept and then judge whether the meal was worth this NYC standard. Recently, I had a wonderful meal at Wallse. The trout-pallachinke appetizer was solid.The braised rabbit-spetzle appetizer was rich and creamy, but suffered from a little too much tarragon and dill. The venison goulash was rich, savory, earthy, and paired beautifully with cheesy spetzle. The venison loin was simply spectacular: 2 impressively-sized, perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked medallions bathed in an elderberry reduction sauce. An outstanding bottle of Austrian red (~$50) and a text-book example of apple strudel rounded out the meal. Service was friendly, helpful, and efficient. Overall, a fair value for an excellent meal.

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★★★★★

It drives me insane when some yahoo gives a restaurant a "poor" review for charging "high prices". Here's a news flash for those living on Mars: a high-end restaurant in NYC charges $10-20 for appetizers, $20-40 entrees, $6-10 dessert. One must accept this concept and then judge whether the meal was worth this NYC standard. Recently, I had a wonderful meal at Wallse. The trout-pallachinke appetizer was solid.The braised rabbit-spetzle appetizer was rich and creamy, but suffered from a little too much tarragon and dill. The venison goulash was rich, savory, earthy, and paired beautifully with cheesy spetzle. The venison loin was simply spectacular: 2 impressively-sized, perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked medallions bathed in an elderberry reduction sauce. An outstanding bottle of Austrian red (~$50) and a text-book example of apple strudel rounded out the meal. Service was friendly, helpful, and efficient. Overall, a fair value for an excellent meal.

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I too had great expectations for Wallse. Indeed the food was very good. We had the tasting menu and wine pairing, which apparently not many people order, because the wait staff forgot wine and a mise en place for one of the courses. Even without this hiccup, the service seemed very amateur--not snooty, as I've read in other reviews--just nowhere near as good as it should be given the price of the meal. I also did not care for the room. Found it perfectly charmless and definitely not romantic.

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★★★☆☆

I too had great expectations for Wallse. Indeed the food was very good. We had the tasting menu and wine pairing, which apparently not many people order, because the wait staff forgot wine and a mise en place for one of the courses. Even without this hiccup, the service seemed very amateur--not snooty, as I've read in other reviews--just nowhere near as good as it should be given the price of the meal. I also did not care for the room. Found it perfectly charmless and definitely not romantic.

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I must say that after having fairly high expectations for my meal at Wallse, I was extremely dissapointed. The services was snooty (including the manager) and the prices were over the top given the quality of food. Especially considering the expense of the meal, I would highly reccomend dining elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

I must say that after having fairly high expectations for my meal at Wallse, I was extremely dissapointed. The services was snooty (including the manager) and the prices were over the top given the quality of food. Especially considering the expense of the meal, I would highly reccomend dining elsewhere.

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I had a truly wonderful meal at Wallse and highly recommend it to everyone. The chic restaurant has an elegant decor with a great bar. It was very romantic and a terrific place to go to for a special night out.

This place has an amazing Austrian menu with a great Austrian wine list to match. I loved every bite of my spaetzle and rabbit, delectable crepes with trout and horseradish, and monkfish. Desserts were exceptionally good, and I tried some new wines made from Austrian grapes that I'm going to have to try to find to buy to have at home.

The chef came out and was hanging out at the bar for part of the night, something that I thought was great. He really has his finger on the pulse of his restaurant. The whole place had an exotic Austrian vibe - a very cool place to go.

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★★★★★

I had a truly wonderful meal at Wallse and highly recommend it to everyone. The chic restaurant has an elegant decor with a great bar. It was very romantic and a terrific place to go to for a special night out.

This place has an amazing Austrian menu with a great Austrian wine list to match. I loved every bite of my spaetzle and rabbit, delectable crepes with trout and horseradish, and monkfish. Desserts were exceptionally good, and I tried some new wines made from Austrian grapes that I'm going to have to try to find to buy to have at home.

The chef came out and was hanging out at the bar for part of the night, something that I thought was great. He really has his finger on the pulse of his restaurant. The whole place had an exotic Austrian vibe - a very cool place to go.

Pros: delicious food, great bar, cool decor

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This review is long overdue... My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary last spring and we had a very pleasant dining experience.

We seldomly go to West Village and we found this restaurant randomly online. Because we were there for an early dinner the dining room was pretty open. The server misunderstood our appetizer order so we ended up getting an appetizer for free (no complaints there!). The overall service from all the staff was curteous. Now let's talk food...

My husband is a very picky eater and he seldomly ever raves about a restaurant. With Wallse, he was very impressed with our dinner. We had octopus and salad for starters, he had fish and I had scallops as entree. Perfectly flavored fresh food at a charming West Village restaurant served by professional staff - what more can you ask for!

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★★★★★

This review is long overdue... My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary last spring and we had a very pleasant dining experience.

We seldomly go to West Village and we found this restaurant randomly online. Because we were there for an early dinner the dining room was pretty open. The server misunderstood our appetizer order so we ended up getting an appetizer for free (no complaints there!). The overall service from all the staff was curteous. Now let's talk food...

My husband is a very picky eater and he seldomly ever raves about a restaurant. With Wallse, he was very impressed with our dinner. We had octopus and salad for starters, he had fish and I had scallops as entree. Perfectly flavored fresh food at a charming West Village restaurant served by professional staff - what more can you ask for!

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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Very nice food/atmosphere. NYC is blessed to have both this and Danube as outstanding Viennese/Hungarian restaurants. The food here is a little hipper than Danube - and also not quite as good. Schnitzel is a bit heavy and the lobster potato rosti starter would have been divine had the lobster had any taste. Appetizer of spatzle and rabbit was best thing we tasted.

Very nice space - and service was friendly if a bit absent-minded.

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★★★★☆

Very nice food/atmosphere. NYC is blessed to have both this and Danube as outstanding Viennese/Hungarian restaurants. The food here is a little hipper than Danube - and also not quite as good. Schnitzel is a bit heavy and the lobster potato rosti starter would have been divine had the lobster had any taste. Appetizer of spatzle and rabbit was best thing we tasted.

Very nice space - and service was friendly if a bit absent-minded.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Inconsistent Food

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I have been thinking about my amazing dinner at wallse all day. A golden Schnitzel and a light chocolate souffle .... delicious ...!!!
Definitely a place that I would recommend.

2
★★★★★

I have been thinking about my amazing dinner at wallse all day. A golden Schnitzel and a light chocolate souffle .... delicious ...!!!
Definitely a place that I would recommend.

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I visit New York often and have just discovered Wallse and I absolutely love it. There are so few restaurants that have great food, great art, and a hip crowd but manage to be friendly as well--but Wallse is one of them. The clientele is distinguished and it is not hard to imagine that the understated elegance is not so different from the exciting days of turn of the century Vienna. Yet what impressed me most was that somehow the staff made everyone that entered feel like kings and queen with a grace that makes some of the more trendy restaurants seem so clumsy.

2
★★★★★

I visit New York often and have just discovered Wallse and I absolutely love it. There are so few restaurants that have great food, great art, and a hip crowd but manage to be friendly as well--but Wallse is one of them. The clientele is distinguished and it is not hard to imagine that the understated elegance is not so different from the exciting days of turn of the century Vienna. Yet what impressed me most was that somehow the staff made everyone that entered feel like kings and queen with a grace that makes some of the more trendy restaurants seem so clumsy.

Pros: Great food, nice

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The food here is great. Well done chef. Now, the service. The staff here did their job but were careful to withold any semblance of charm or warmth, just enough to let you know that you were lucky to be in their presence. I'm sure most New Yorkers will find this scenario depressingly familiar. No wonder Danny Meyer restaurants are always booked out. Be nice to people, and they will return. I won't be returning here.

1
★★★☆☆

The food here is great. Well done chef. Now, the service. The staff here did their job but were careful to withold any semblance of charm or warmth, just enough to let you know that you were lucky to be in their presence. I'm sure most New Yorkers will find this scenario depressingly familiar. No wonder Danny Meyer restaurants are always booked out. Be nice to people, and they will return. I won't be returning here.

Pros: Food, Decor

Cons: Snooty Service, Pretentious Crowd

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You know that when the food is consistently this good that the chef is in the kitchen. A great find, if you can find it, and worth the trip to the West Village. I can't recommend it more highly. Try one of their great cocktails or an Austrian wine. No California chardonnay here. Artistic and rustic at the same time, the decor is warm and inviting. One of the best restaurants in New York, hands down.

2
★★★★★

You know that when the food is consistently this good that the chef is in the kitchen. A great find, if you can find it, and worth the trip to the West Village. I can't recommend it more highly. Try one of their great cocktails or an Austrian wine. No California chardonnay here. Artistic and rustic at the same time, the decor is warm and inviting. One of the best restaurants in New York, hands down.

Pros: Delicious food, Artistic Room, Great wine & cocktai

Cons: Smoky bar- until 4/1!, Hard to find

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The food and ambience were excellent. However, service was awful. We sat at 8 pm. Waiter took our orders after 1 hour of seating at the table without bread or drinks. Entrees came at 10 pm. We complained to the manager and he retorted that our wait was part of the dining experience!!! Waiter mixed up still water and tap water (what's the point of order still water then?). I recommend that the staff take a crash course in customer serivce.

1
★★★☆☆

The food and ambience were excellent. However, service was awful. We sat at 8 pm. Waiter took our orders after 1 hour of seating at the table without bread or drinks. Entrees came at 10 pm. We complained to the manager and he retorted that our wait was part of the dining experience!!! Waiter mixed up still water and tap water (what's the point of order still water then?). I recommend that the staff take a crash course in customer serivce.

Pros: good food, great ambiance

Cons: lousy service

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In the near past, a young women on a date discovers that all life in the city may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent psuedo- intelligence called men. For the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" by the awsome chef kurt. Wallse's fuel helps to lead the campaign of domination, courtship, and dining within the struggle of the "real" world.

2
★★★★★

In the near past, a young women on a date discovers that all life in the city may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent psuedo- intelligence called men. For the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" by the awsome chef kurt. Wallse's fuel helps to lead the campaign of domination, courtship, and dining within the struggle of the "real" world.

Pros: go with someone who, knows the chef

Cons: don't go on a first d, ate.

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What a great place. I often walk by and always peek in, because the interior is so beautiful. Then I look forward to my next visit of excellent food and great service in a truly charming interiour. I ate brunch and dinner there many times. I could go there every day (and eat venison).

2
★★★★★

What a great place. I often walk by and always peek in, because the interior is so beautiful. Then I look forward to my next visit of excellent food and great service in a truly charming interiour. I ate brunch and dinner there many times. I could go there every day (and eat venison).

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"Pound for pound, Wallse has the best food and service in NYC. As a financial analyst for the restaurant industry, I eat out almost every meal, and preferrably at the high-end establishments. Relative to the Gotham's, Union Square Cafe's, Jean George's, or you name it, Wallse is an under-appreciated gem. Here, food chemistry is at its best, with a subtle perfection of flavor profiles."

2
★★★★★

"Pound for pound, Wallse has the best food and service in NYC. As a financial analyst for the restaurant industry, I eat out almost every meal, and preferrably at the high-end establishments. Relative to the Gotham's, Union Square Cafe's, Jean George's, or you name it, Wallse is an under-appreciated gem. Here, food chemistry is at its best, with a subtle perfection of flavor profiles."

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Unpretentious

Cons: None

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This restaurant is beautiful... with just the right degree of formality/casualness. The design is clean and sleek, service perfect. Kurt Gutenbrenner (sp?) from what I understand was supposed to open Danube with Bouley and instead opened this place on his own. I've been to both, Danube once, and I've been back to Wallse many times, because it is much more comfortable, accessible, charming and I liked the food better. I wish this place the very best success!!

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is beautiful... with just the right degree of formality/casualness. The design is clean and sleek, service perfect. Kurt Gutenbrenner (sp?) from what I understand was supposed to open Danube with Bouley and instead opened this place on his own. I've been to both, Danube once, and I've been back to Wallse many times, because it is much more comfortable, accessible, charming and I liked the food better. I wish this place the very best success!!

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What an amazing meal! Just delicious. I had perfect service and I learned a lot. It is the only all Austrian wine list in the country and the waitress gladly broke it down for me, so I could find just the right wine for my meal. I felt surrounded by people who were really enjoying themselves and the Chef kept popping out of the kitchen to say Hello to various tables.

2
★★★★★

What an amazing meal! Just delicious. I had perfect service and I learned a lot. It is the only all Austrian wine list in the country and the waitress gladly broke it down for me, so I could find just the right wine for my meal. I felt surrounded by people who were really enjoying themselves and the Chef kept popping out of the kitchen to say Hello to various tables.

 

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