Waverly Inn

★★★☆☆
  • 16 Bank St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: Waverly Place

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  • 212-243-7900

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Sun-Mon 6pm-11:45pm Tue-Sat 6pm-12:45am

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I went here for a few drinks after dinner in the west village I had three glasses of amaro and my gf had two cocktails and the bill was $75, haha. I guess $15 a drink is not unheard of in nyc muchless west vill. The overall decour was meh.

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★★★★★

I went here for a few drinks after dinner in the west village I had three glasses of amaro and my gf had two cocktails and the bill was $75, haha. I guess $15 a drink is not unheard of in nyc muchless west vill. The overall decour was meh.

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A friend in town randomly booked us in for dinner and we had the BEST time!! The staff was great, even to the point of being flexible to hold a course as we wanted to slow the meal down a bit. We had Oysters, Sea Bass, Tuna Tartare, Steak special and a wicked cheese cake to end it. The wine was well paired, we went for a balance of budget and desire. We sat in the back room which has a dual feel of green house and living room. It seemed as though we had a staff of six serving us, everyone was helpful and engaging. Maybe we just got lucky, but I'd go back! Not to mention David Spade, Selma Hyack and Dutchess Fergie were all there - what a nifty night!! Thank you Waverly Inn!

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★★★★☆

A friend in town randomly booked us in for dinner and we had the BEST time!! The staff was great, even to the point of being flexible to hold a course as we wanted to slow the meal down a bit. We had Oysters, Sea Bass, Tuna Tartare, Steak special and a wicked cheese cake to end it. The wine was well paired, we went for a balance of budget and desire. We sat in the back room which has a dual feel of green house and living room. It seemed as though we had a staff of six serving us, everyone was helpful and engaging. Maybe we just got lucky, but I'd go back! Not to mention David Spade, Selma Hyack and Dutchess Fergie were all there - what a nifty night!! Thank you Waverly Inn!

Pros: Atmostphere, service, food

Cons: The hole in my wallet

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Having eaten at some beautiful places all over the world I was bitterly disappointed and embarassed by the Waverly Inn. Don't bother is my recommendation! The wine list is ridiculous so we just did cocktails, can live with that! However, I have never felt so bullied into finishing my meal quickly, I actually had a bus boy clear my guests plates as each finished and then stand over my shoulder watching for me to finish my last mouthfull and put my fork down! No would you like a coffee or another drink, tick, you're outta here! So much potential and such a waste of such a beautiful venue.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having eaten at some beautiful places all over the world I was bitterly disappointed and embarassed by the Waverly Inn. Don't bother is my recommendation! The wine list is ridiculous so we just did cocktails, can live with that! However, I have never felt so bullied into finishing my meal quickly, I actually had a bus boy clear my guests plates as each finished and then stand over my shoulder watching for me to finish my last mouthfull and put my fork down! No would you like a coffee or another drink, tick, you're outta here! So much potential and such a waste of such a beautiful venue.

Pros: Beuatiful space

Cons: Everything else

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We made our reservation through the concierge in our hotel that made sure to reserve us a table IN the restaurant. When we arrived they gave us a table by the bar next to the hostess stand. The bar had over 30 people standing waiting for a table. Next to us there were 3 other tables empty because nobody would dare sit in this horrible place.
The customers that were standing kept on bumping on our heads all the time.
We ordered our food "macaroni and cheese with white truffle' in eleven minutes our food was served. Not even enough time to cook the pasta. Absolutely mediocre!!! In 40 minutes we were in and out.
Sorrounded by standing customers and empty tables we had the worst saturday night. What a deceiving place!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We made our reservation through the concierge in our hotel that made sure to reserve us a table IN the restaurant. When we arrived they gave us a table by the bar next to the hostess stand. The bar had over 30 people standing waiting for a table. Next to us there were 3 other tables empty because nobody would dare sit in this horrible place.
The customers that were standing kept on bumping on our heads all the time.
We ordered our food "macaroni and cheese with white truffle' in eleven minutes our food was served. Not even enough time to cook the pasta. Absolutely mediocre!!! In 40 minutes we were in and out.
Sorrounded by standing customers and empty tables we had the worst saturday night. What a deceiving place!!!!

Pros: bread

Cons: reservation, service and mediocre food

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I do not even know where to start.
Reservation at 9pm, we sat at 10:30pm. Rude and obnoxious service. Expensive food with average quality. The wine list is totally absurd: No wine below $100; a couple around $500 and the majority above $500. A glass of Sauternes priced at $600, yes just a glass.
I was with some friends visiting from London.
What an embarrassment ...
Same your time, save your money, just skip the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not even know where to start.
Reservation at 9pm, we sat at 10:30pm. Rude and obnoxious service. Expensive food with average quality. The wine list is totally absurd: No wine below $100; a couple around $500 and the majority above $500. A glass of Sauternes priced at $600, yes just a glass.
I was with some friends visiting from London.
What an embarrassment ...
Same your time, save your money, just skip the place.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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Whu know the tel nr of this restaurant pls?

tks

anna

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★☆☆☆☆

Whu know the tel nr of this restaurant pls?

tks

anna

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If you are into a wine list with most bottles over $1000.00, thats right over a grand good luck. If you want to wait until you order for the server to just bring some bread , good luck. If you want to just sit and relax and have some apps then decide upon your entree, good luck. You have to order everything all at once, otherwise the chef will not oblige, and until you order everything you are not allowed bread or water. OH! and if you do not order bottled water forget any kind of decent service.
IN THIS ECONOMY ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? GOOD LUCK!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are into a wine list with most bottles over $1000.00, thats right over a grand good luck. If you want to wait until you order for the server to just bring some bread , good luck. If you want to just sit and relax and have some apps then decide upon your entree, good luck. You have to order everything all at once, otherwise the chef will not oblige, and until you order everything you are not allowed bread or water. OH! and if you do not order bottled water forget any kind of decent service.
IN THIS ECONOMY ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? GOOD LUCK!!!

Pros: Tough to Find a Pro In Here

Cons: EXPENSIVE..EXPENSIVE..EXPENSIVE

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does anyone know how to make a reservation at this restaurant. I have called the number at least 50 times and it's always busy! Please advise!

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★★★★★

does anyone know how to make a reservation at this restaurant. I have called the number at least 50 times and it's always busy! Please advise!

Pros: not sure yet!

Cons: can't get thru

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this is what you make it, good food and atmosphere, wouldnt bother coming for a drink, far too expensive and they dont carry most things, but the food is different gravy, never had any trouble with tables, superb place.

mac and cheese overrated

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★★★☆☆

this is what you make it, good food and atmosphere, wouldnt bother coming for a drink, far too expensive and they dont carry most things, but the food is different gravy, never had any trouble with tables, superb place.

mac and cheese overrated

Pros: tuna tar tar

Cons: bar far too small and unfriendly

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This is a really great hotel and one of my favorites in town. Of course the negative reviews are probably those of somebody that couldn't get a table and definitely not a hotel reservation even if they paid for it! This place is definitely all about the see and be seen. It's unlike any other place for a reason. You get what you pay for.

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★★★★★

This is a really great hotel and one of my favorites in town. Of course the negative reviews are probably those of somebody that couldn't get a table and definitely not a hotel reservation even if they paid for it! This place is definitely all about the see and be seen. It's unlike any other place for a reason. You get what you pay for.

Pros: Best hotel.

Cons: None.

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My friend and I went to Waverly Inn last night. We were walk-ins but did not wait too long for a table.. approximately 10 minutes. We were seated in the very back room, which was a bit out of the main dining room but still not awful. The portions, while small, are not horrible but are far from delicious. We opted to split the mac n cheese with the black truffles which was good but not quite worth the exorbitant price. The mousse we had for dessert was very good.. All the food came out very quick, which made it difficult to linger at the table and take in the atmosphere and of course do the occasional celebrity search. Overall, we enjoyed the experience?isn't that what we all go there for anyway?

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★★★☆☆

My friend and I went to Waverly Inn last night. We were walk-ins but did not wait too long for a table.. approximately 10 minutes. We were seated in the very back room, which was a bit out of the main dining room but still not awful. The portions, while small, are not horrible but are far from delicious. We opted to split the mac n cheese with the black truffles which was good but not quite worth the exorbitant price. The mousse we had for dessert was very good.. All the food came out very quick, which made it difficult to linger at the table and take in the atmosphere and of course do the occasional celebrity search. Overall, we enjoyed the experience?isn't that what we all go there for anyway?

Pros: People watching, ambiance

Cons: average food

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My boyfriend and I called in here on New Year's Eve for a drink on our way to dinner elsewhere. I have to say, this place is totally phoney - it pretends to be English and 'exclusive' but honestly, take it from me - someone who actually *lives* in England - English people would never ever be as rude as the bartender in that place! We paid an eye-watering amount for two disgusting glasses of wine which the bartender practically threw at us in his distaste at having to serve two non-New York, non-social climbers. A lovely place which is totally spoilt by its nasty, rude staff. Avoid it! Try Freeman's on Freeman's Alley (LES) for somewhere with a similar atmosphere but with friendly and welcoming staff and wonderful food.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I called in here on New Year's Eve for a drink on our way to dinner elsewhere. I have to say, this place is totally phoney - it pretends to be English and 'exclusive' but honestly, take it from me - someone who actually *lives* in England - English people would never ever be as rude as the bartender in that place! We paid an eye-watering amount for two disgusting glasses of wine which the bartender practically threw at us in his distaste at having to serve two non-New York, non-social climbers. A lovely place which is totally spoilt by its nasty, rude staff. Avoid it! Try Freeman's on Freeman's Alley (LES) for somewhere with a similar atmosphere but with friendly and welcoming staff and wonderful food.

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my husband and i went to the waverly this past saturday night . we have both been in the restaurant business for 15 years plus. we were warmly greeted at the door and were told to have a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. the bartender was gracious and quick an the cocktails were delicious. the bar area got a bit crowded with icky high maintenance chicks and dudes, but hey. we were led to our table a half hour later...all the way in the very back against a door with a serious draft. OK...someone has to sit there i suppose. everything went downhill from here. not sure if we were written off for ordering a $115 bottle of wine (the list was crazy expensive)....but we ordered and then i hear our server telling the table behind me the specials. oh, i should mention we were not told the specials, and i would have totally ordered some of them. we were essentially ignored for the remainder of the evening and THE FOOD IS NOT GOOD. the country salad was overdressed, the tuna tartar was like boring wet cat food. my berkshire pork chop was totally overcooked. i just wanted outta there and didn't have dessert (and i NEVER don't order dessert)....suppose it's still a celebrity hangout (keifer sutherland was there that night)....but what started as a potentially great dinner ended up awful. don't bother. go to the spotted pig. the food is better, drinks are cheaper and you could still maybe see beyonce here as well. the waverly is ALL HYPE.

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★☆☆☆☆

my husband and i went to the waverly this past saturday night . we have both been in the restaurant business for 15 years plus. we were warmly greeted at the door and were told to have a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. the bartender was gracious and quick an the cocktails were delicious. the bar area got a bit crowded with icky high maintenance chicks and dudes, but hey. we were led to our table a half hour later...all the way in the very back against a door with a serious draft. OK...someone has to sit there i suppose. everything went downhill from here. not sure if we were written off for ordering a $115 bottle of wine (the list was crazy expensive)....but we ordered and then i hear our server telling the table behind me the specials. oh, i should mention we were not told the specials, and i would have totally ordered some of them. we were essentially ignored for the remainder of the evening and THE FOOD IS NOT GOOD. the country salad was overdressed, the tuna tartar was like boring wet cat food. my berkshire pork chop was totally overcooked. i just wanted outta there and didn't have dessert (and i NEVER don't order dessert)....suppose it's still a celebrity hangout (keifer sutherland was there that night)....but what started as a potentially great dinner ended up awful. don't bother. go to the spotted pig. the food is better, drinks are cheaper and you could still maybe see beyonce here as well. the waverly is ALL HYPE.

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My husband and I went to the Waverly on a Saturday early evening and I BEGGED him to stop in for a drink...WHAT A MISTAKE!! I was sooo excited to get in and sit at the bar. The drinks I have to say were really good..the bartender was ok UNTIL he decided to kick us out of our seats at the bar so a couple of young girls could sit down...not asking just my husband to give up his seat but literally told us to "get up" so these two girls could sit down..we had not been there long, and we were spending GOOD money..I asked for our bill which he threw at me and I have to say even the two girls were shocked and did not want us to give up our seats..the bartender went on to tell them that we were from Chicago and just visiting so we needed to leave..actually, we visit NYC frequently as we were living in CT at the time...I took the bill, paid with my American Black Card and left and will NEVER GO BACK!!!! We are business owners and would IMMEDIATELY dismiss an employee who treated a patron like this. There are too many GREAT places to eat or just hang out in NYC...this place STUFFY, PRETENGIOUS, OVERPRICED AND YES, THE BARTENDER WAS A CHUBBY, RUDE, OBNOXIOUS WANT A BE..also looked like he hadn't showered in quite a while too. What a worthless, waste of our time and money!!

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I went to the Waverly on a Saturday early evening and I BEGGED him to stop in for a drink...WHAT A MISTAKE!! I was sooo excited to get in and sit at the bar. The drinks I have to say were really good..the bartender was ok UNTIL he decided to kick us out of our seats at the bar so a couple of young girls could sit down...not asking just my husband to give up his seat but literally told us to "get up" so these two girls could sit down..we had not been there long, and we were spending GOOD money..I asked for our bill which he threw at me and I have to say even the two girls were shocked and did not want us to give up our seats..the bartender went on to tell them that we were from Chicago and just visiting so we needed to leave..actually, we visit NYC frequently as we were living in CT at the time...I took the bill, paid with my American Black Card and left and will NEVER GO BACK!!!! We are business owners and would IMMEDIATELY dismiss an employee who treated a patron like this. There are too many GREAT places to eat or just hang out in NYC...this place STUFFY, PRETENGIOUS, OVERPRICED AND YES, THE BARTENDER WAS A CHUBBY, RUDE, OBNOXIOUS WANT A BE..also looked like he hadn't showered in quite a while too. What a worthless, waste of our time and money!!

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I am a very rare poster but I had to comment on the girl in her late twenties that has had 15 years "experience" as a restaurant goer. That provided cocktail party fodder for me for at least a year, thank you.

As far as the review goes, perhaps you and your gal pals expected more than a drink for your dime; I found the place exactly as expected given it's origins..

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★★★☆☆

I am a very rare poster but I had to comment on the girl in her late twenties that has had 15 years "experience" as a restaurant goer. That provided cocktail party fodder for me for at least a year, thank you.

As far as the review goes, perhaps you and your gal pals expected more than a drink for your dime; I found the place exactly as expected given it's origins..

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After reading the last review I simply had to put in my two cents, I've been hanging out at the bar at The waverly Inn since it reopened. I stop in once every few months, the bartenders always remember my name and what i drink. I think they are a charming combination of ol' pros and hipsters. The looser with the beef who wrote the last review is just that! There hasn't been a "concord grape martini" available at the bar sinse October. I know this cause the head bartender recommended it to a date of mine right before he was taking it off the menu cause the grapes were no longer available. The Waverly is a great place to pop in and have a cocktail and i have never had a bad experience. Love eating at the bar. No automated robots, real NYC personality and what a scene!

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★★★★★

After reading the last review I simply had to put in my two cents, I've been hanging out at the bar at The waverly Inn since it reopened. I stop in once every few months, the bartenders always remember my name and what i drink. I think they are a charming combination of ol' pros and hipsters. The looser with the beef who wrote the last review is just that! There hasn't been a "concord grape martini" available at the bar sinse October. I know this cause the head bartender recommended it to a date of mine right before he was taking it off the menu cause the grapes were no longer available. The Waverly is a great place to pop in and have a cocktail and i have never had a bad experience. Love eating at the bar. No automated robots, real NYC personality and what a scene!

Pros: Bartenders, Ambience.

Cons: crowds

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Went for dinner here with several girlfriends. I was here several months ago for drinks and decided to try out dinner when friends were in from out of town. I've been in NYC for over 15 years and am very familiar with the scene and how it works at places such as the Waverly. I'm a girl in my late-twenties and have frequented many of the city's hotspots in my day. Let me start with the food was really very good. Had a fantastic entree. However, I don't care if the Mac N Cheese is sprinkled with gold, nothing is worth that pricetag. Truthfully, I've had better at S'mac. The wine list was also overpriced, but to be expected. All in all, the meal was pretty good. Let me get to the real reason I even bothered to write this review. For lack of a tactful way to say this, the bartender is an absolute waste of space. I ordered the grape concord cocktail and served it to me like I owed him fellatio for giving me the honor of him making my drink. He was rude, didn't acknowledge us when we asked for the bill, and he looked like absolute garbage. He's an out of work actor with a very large and unsubstantiated ego. Previous reviews that stated how this place used to be classy are spot on. These 15 minutes have been over for a long time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went for dinner here with several girlfriends. I was here several months ago for drinks and decided to try out dinner when friends were in from out of town. I've been in NYC for over 15 years and am very familiar with the scene and how it works at places such as the Waverly. I'm a girl in my late-twenties and have frequented many of the city's hotspots in my day. Let me start with the food was really very good. Had a fantastic entree. However, I don't care if the Mac N Cheese is sprinkled with gold, nothing is worth that pricetag. Truthfully, I've had better at S'mac. The wine list was also overpriced, but to be expected. All in all, the meal was pretty good. Let me get to the real reason I even bothered to write this review. For lack of a tactful way to say this, the bartender is an absolute waste of space. I ordered the grape concord cocktail and served it to me like I owed him fellatio for giving me the honor of him making my drink. He was rude, didn't acknowledge us when we asked for the bill, and he looked like absolute garbage. He's an out of work actor with a very large and unsubstantiated ego. Previous reviews that stated how this place used to be classy are spot on. These 15 minutes have been over for a long time.

Pros: great meal

Cons: bartender, service

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A cramped vomitorium of manufactured hominess for the rich and famous. No wonder the bartender is so miserable.

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★☆☆☆☆

A cramped vomitorium of manufactured hominess for the rich and famous. No wonder the bartender is so miserable.

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overrated food-- went with friends & one had to send back the duck b/c it was overcooked. the $90. mac & cheese isn't worth it. and, the maitre-d and waiter were condescending. also, they don't allow you to take a picture of yourself or your friends at the restaurant, so don't try unless you want the waiter to rush over and say "we don't allow that here. Our clientele doens't like it."

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★☆☆☆☆

overrated food-- went with friends & one had to send back the duck b/c it was overcooked. the $90. mac & cheese isn't worth it. and, the maitre-d and waiter were condescending. also, they don't allow you to take a picture of yourself or your friends at the restaurant, so don't try unless you want the waiter to rush over and say "we don't allow that here. Our clientele doens't like it."

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great place to eat at the bar, the bartenders treat loyal customers very well and the food is excellent.

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★★★★★

great place to eat at the bar, the bartenders treat loyal customers very well and the food is excellent.

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i have to admit off the bat, i do live in the neighborhood and i am just as fed up as the next neighbor at the double parked, tinted windowed suv's that crowd around this corner, as well as the multitude of "photographers" and I use that term loosely, that gather outside the entrance. But after a recent experience i had with a friend i felt i needed to share my two cents. Yes this place is pretentious, yes it has the most attitude i've seen in awhile but that being said a year later and a couple bulldogs wiser, this corner spot executes better then it ever did. The bisquits are mouth watering, the crab cakes and artichoke are not to be missed, the mac and cheese is sinfully delicious and the service is spot on, once you have a seat. But look here's what i want to say: I'm not asking for a watermelon martini, i'm not even asking for kareoke, but possibly a small well executed dance move once in awhile from the head bartender Douglas...ok i admit it maybe i have a small crush on him but don't boys say mean things to girls when they like them....maybe i'll just have to go to corner bistro

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★★★★☆

i have to admit off the bat, i do live in the neighborhood and i am just as fed up as the next neighbor at the double parked, tinted windowed suv's that crowd around this corner, as well as the multitude of "photographers" and I use that term loosely, that gather outside the entrance. But after a recent experience i had with a friend i felt i needed to share my two cents. Yes this place is pretentious, yes it has the most attitude i've seen in awhile but that being said a year later and a couple bulldogs wiser, this corner spot executes better then it ever did. The bisquits are mouth watering, the crab cakes and artichoke are not to be missed, the mac and cheese is sinfully delicious and the service is spot on, once you have a seat. But look here's what i want to say: I'm not asking for a watermelon martini, i'm not even asking for kareoke, but possibly a small well executed dance move once in awhile from the head bartender Douglas...ok i admit it maybe i have a small crush on him but don't boys say mean things to girls when they like them....maybe i'll just have to go to corner bistro

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I am usually loath to write a review of one of my fav haunts in nyc for fear of more people intruding on my spot, but in all honestly the waverly inn is a secret no more...if you want a real new york feeling complete with upper east siders, village artists, euro trash and the more then occasional celebrity this is the place. The people watching is almody unparalleled in NYC ( so much so that recently private reinforcements had to be hired to deal with the paparazzi) everyone from celebrity hounds to celebrities to those in the know stop by and the bartenders keep the whole place in stitches. The new york attitude the bartenders portray to a tea is a world class theater act to watch, but come more then once and not only do they remember your drink and make sure you are never out, they will ask how that big deal, first date, or art show ended up, and sure they may poke fun with a carefully worded comment here or there, but only to see if you catch the wink at the end. Waverly Inn is where I bring out of town friends who want to see a part of "new york" night life straight out of that all too famous cable show based in nyc, but also where I end up when I just want an expertly crafted drink, a little humor and some good comfort food.

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★★★★☆

I am usually loath to write a review of one of my fav haunts in nyc for fear of more people intruding on my spot, but in all honestly the waverly inn is a secret no more...if you want a real new york feeling complete with upper east siders, village artists, euro trash and the more then occasional celebrity this is the place. The people watching is almody unparalleled in NYC ( so much so that recently private reinforcements had to be hired to deal with the paparazzi) everyone from celebrity hounds to celebrities to those in the know stop by and the bartenders keep the whole place in stitches. The new york attitude the bartenders portray to a tea is a world class theater act to watch, but come more then once and not only do they remember your drink and make sure you are never out, they will ask how that big deal, first date, or art show ended up, and sure they may poke fun with a carefully worded comment here or there, but only to see if you catch the wink at the end. Waverly Inn is where I bring out of town friends who want to see a part of "new york" night life straight out of that all too famous cable show based in nyc, but also where I end up when I just want an expertly crafted drink, a little humor and some good comfort food.

Pros: bartenders, bisquits, people watching

Cons: friday and saturday nights when you can't even get to the bar

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Are you looking for a chance to see celebrities whisked by as the flash bulbs illuminate the red soled shoes of those around you? Look no further then the waverly inn. Graydon Carter has managed to create not only a celebrity haven but a bar where the bartenders remember you even if you don't set off a lightening storm when you walk in. Sit at the bar more then once and you will learn that the surly attitude the bartenders have perfected is all part of the "charm" and that caustic comment is uttered with a wink, a nod and a top off to your drink. The food is good, the bisquits outstanding. Try the artichoke and crab cake to start and for your diet, move on to the mac and cheese. The back room is nice for more then two, reservations are not the easiest but can be had. But really the best place to sit is at the bar where you can watch the people flock in and listen to the bartenders running "new york" style stand up routine as they mix truly impeccable drinks.

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★★★★★

Are you looking for a chance to see celebrities whisked by as the flash bulbs illuminate the red soled shoes of those around you? Look no further then the waverly inn. Graydon Carter has managed to create not only a celebrity haven but a bar where the bartenders remember you even if you don't set off a lightening storm when you walk in. Sit at the bar more then once and you will learn that the surly attitude the bartenders have perfected is all part of the "charm" and that caustic comment is uttered with a wink, a nod and a top off to your drink. The food is good, the bisquits outstanding. Try the artichoke and crab cake to start and for your diet, move on to the mac and cheese. The back room is nice for more then two, reservations are not the easiest but can be had. But really the best place to sit is at the bar where you can watch the people flock in and listen to the bartenders running "new york" style stand up routine as they mix truly impeccable drinks.

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Salmon app was tasteless. Fish entree was over cooked. Mac & Cheese good - but definitely NOT worth the price tag. Celebrated menu didn't afford anything to write home about. Wine list overpriced. Not worth going back to.
Cute outdoor garden in back. Service was fine

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★☆☆☆☆

Salmon app was tasteless. Fish entree was over cooked. Mac & Cheese good - but definitely NOT worth the price tag. Celebrated menu didn't afford anything to write home about. Wine list overpriced. Not worth going back to.
Cute outdoor garden in back. Service was fine

Pros: Cute space, cozy

Cons: Overpriced menu. Food not that great

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I found the visceral reaction to the bartender in other reviews odd but I recently found them to be quite warranted. Quite simply, the guy picks a fight with almost everyone who comes in that not a celebrity and maybe even some that are. He's got issues and he rots. The service on the whole stinks. We had to ask the waitress to order an entree after our appetizers had already been eaten. Then despite the delay in service, the manager told us he needed the table for a VIP shortly after the entrees arrived. The food, however, was excellent although not particularly innovative. The back room was quite comfortable to dine in and we did see Mary J. Blige so I guess the celebs do still show up from time to time.

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★★★☆☆

I found the visceral reaction to the bartender in other reviews odd but I recently found them to be quite warranted. Quite simply, the guy picks a fight with almost everyone who comes in that not a celebrity and maybe even some that are. He's got issues and he rots. The service on the whole stinks. We had to ask the waitress to order an entree after our appetizers had already been eaten. Then despite the delay in service, the manager told us he needed the table for a VIP shortly after the entrees arrived. The food, however, was excellent although not particularly innovative. The back room was quite comfortable to dine in and we did see Mary J. Blige so I guess the celebs do still show up from time to time.

Pros: Food, Room

Cons: Bartender, Service

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I have been told that this place is a celebrity hang-out, and that the quality of the food in not important. Are celebrities so dumb? I doubt it. In fact, I did not see any celebrities last week on wed. I found the food sub par. I don't think this old style type of food is served anymore even in country clubs. Totally unsavory and unimaginative. The wine list is exaggerately priced and they did not have my first 2 choices. With all the money they seem to be making, they should seriously consider hiring a better chef.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been told that this place is a celebrity hang-out, and that the quality of the food in not important. Are celebrities so dumb? I doubt it. In fact, I did not see any celebrities last week on wed. I found the food sub par. I don't think this old style type of food is served anymore even in country clubs. Totally unsavory and unimaginative. The wine list is exaggerately priced and they did not have my first 2 choices. With all the money they seem to be making, they should seriously consider hiring a better chef.

Pros: ambiance

Cons: food, service

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Some friends and I grabbed drinks at the Waverly this past Saturday. The atmosphere was fun, the crowd was good; however, the bartender was a nightmare. I might have been able to overlook the fact that he was sloppy, sweaty and greasy if he had been even remotely pleasant but this unfortunately was not the case. He was rude and snarly. He must have some serious dirt on the management there because I can't imagine how he keeps his job. Maybe if he grabbed a shower, he'd be a bit more pleasant.

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★★☆☆☆

Some friends and I grabbed drinks at the Waverly this past Saturday. The atmosphere was fun, the crowd was good; however, the bartender was a nightmare. I might have been able to overlook the fact that he was sloppy, sweaty and greasy if he had been even remotely pleasant but this unfortunately was not the case. He was rude and snarly. He must have some serious dirt on the management there because I can't imagine how he keeps his job. Maybe if he grabbed a shower, he'd be a bit more pleasant.

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I came to Ye Waverly Inn with my friends many a time many years ago. This wonderfully quaint, charming and historic restaurant attracted West Villagers and a certain East Coast prep school crowd. I knew walking in that Graydon Carter had changed the atmosphere. Fine, I like people watching. But the it was the bartender who soured my view of the restaurant I once loved. He loudly insulted me in front of a room full of people to such a point that Emily Post would roll over in her grave at his crassness. I had to leave. Ironically, he didn't even belong with the Euro crowd that has now infultrated Ye Old Waverly Inn post Vanity Fair acquisition. But he wanted too. Badly. It was actually sad watching him. I hope he has family money or soon meets the sugar daddy he desires, because he sure ain't making his money in tips.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came to Ye Waverly Inn with my friends many a time many years ago. This wonderfully quaint, charming and historic restaurant attracted West Villagers and a certain East Coast prep school crowd. I knew walking in that Graydon Carter had changed the atmosphere. Fine, I like people watching. But the it was the bartender who soured my view of the restaurant I once loved. He loudly insulted me in front of a room full of people to such a point that Emily Post would roll over in her grave at his crassness. I had to leave. Ironically, he didn't even belong with the Euro crowd that has now infultrated Ye Old Waverly Inn post Vanity Fair acquisition. But he wanted too. Badly. It was actually sad watching him. I hope he has family money or soon meets the sugar daddy he desires, because he sure ain't making his money in tips.

Pros: original interior not completely demolished, maitre d' surprisingly pleasant

Cons: bartender (must go)

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No comment, on grounds i might make sense too all those of you who want to see someone famous! Ok, i lied. It SUCKED!!!!!! Service, Food and all the rest!!!!!!!!! Who wants too spend $ on ****? i don't, never will again. even at a local place. Another elitist place, with elitist attitudes from some of the staff! They should remember who pays them, it's not the owner, it's the customer. Provide a good product and a good service. Who fools the famous, this is the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

No comment, on grounds i might make sense too all those of you who want to see someone famous! Ok, i lied. It SUCKED!!!!!! Service, Food and all the rest!!!!!!!!! Who wants too spend $ on ****? i don't, never will again. even at a local place. Another elitist place, with elitist attitudes from some of the staff! They should remember who pays them, it's not the owner, it's the customer. Provide a good product and a good service. Who fools the famous, this is the place.

Pros: Huh?

Cons: Too many too name!!!!!!!

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This is exactly the kind of place that gives The Village a bad name and it all comes down to one man, Douglas the bartender. What could have been a positive experience turned out to be a disaster because of the bitter, coarse and unpleasant man behind the bar. Perhaps a failed actor or maybe just a bad barman, he spoke to other customers about us occupying seats at the bar. Even though we ordered food and over two hundred dollars worth of drinks, we overheard him talking to others (his friends who he wanted to sit at the bar instead of us) about how we were a nuisance to him. He had no polish or skill, he dropped the $15 cocktails on the bar, causing them to splash on the bar. He was not a craftsman, he was an unrefined control freak that made us uncomfortable and unwanted. My brother was friends with the chef and I couldn?t believe how rude he was. When I attempted to assist him hand menus to customers behind me, he snapped the menus out of my hand as if I was a nuisance.

Honestly, you don?t need to pay money to be treated this way. I don?t care who owns this place, who comes here or how popular it is. I was with friends and family trying to enjoy an experience before Christmas and this imbecile ruined our evening. I will never patronize this place again. Save yourself the time and money and find another place that will respect that your money is just as good as anyone else?s, even friends of the bartender.

Douglas should be fired for the way he treated us.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is exactly the kind of place that gives The Village a bad name and it all comes down to one man, Douglas the bartender. What could have been a positive experience turned out to be a disaster because of the bitter, coarse and unpleasant man behind the bar. Perhaps a failed actor or maybe just a bad barman, he spoke to other customers about us occupying seats at the bar. Even though we ordered food and over two hundred dollars worth of drinks, we overheard him talking to others (his friends who he wanted to sit at the bar instead of us) about how we were a nuisance to him. He had no polish or skill, he dropped the $15 cocktails on the bar, causing them to splash on the bar. He was not a craftsman, he was an unrefined control freak that made us uncomfortable and unwanted. My brother was friends with the chef and I couldn?t believe how rude he was. When I attempted to assist him hand menus to customers behind me, he snapped the menus out of my hand as if I was a nuisance.

Honestly, you don?t need to pay money to be treated this way. I don?t care who owns this place, who comes here or how popular it is. I was with friends and family trying to enjoy an experience before Christmas and this imbecile ruined our evening. I will never patronize this place again. Save yourself the time and money and find another place that will respect that your money is just as good as anyone else?s, even friends of the bartender.

Douglas should be fired for the way he treated us.

Pros: Quaint, nostalgic, cozy

Cons: poor service, obnoxious service from the barman, Douglas

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We have been to Waverly Inn several times and each time the food and service have been excellent. It is more low key than most would probably expect and that is what I love about it. I have never had less than a great night at WI. True, sometimes you have to wait a few minutes before your table is ready but that isn't unusual in NYC. The bar area (albeit small) is a great place to mingle and the selection and service in the bar are both good. In the winter the coat hooks (on the walls) are usually full so keep that in mind when dressing to impress. The bar tends to be hot because it is small and crowded and you will most likely be holding your coat, your handbag and your drink while waiting. Plan accordingly. Waverly is also hard for most cab/personal drivers to find so be prepared to specifically direct. Once you are seated . . . The food is excellent, with the truffle macaroni being my favorite thing on the planet! At least try this signature dish as an appetizer (unless you are like me and insist of having it as an entree every time you visit!). The specialty drinks are worth trying and their nightly specials have always been appreciated by others in our groups. This restaurant receives a five from me due to its ambience, small size, great food and respectful staff. Is it the best restaurant in NYC? No. But do I enjoy myself immensely every time I go? Without a doubt, yes!! This is a great go to restaurant for dinner with friends that you want to linger over or for dinner with your long time love. It is too loud on a Friday or Saturday for a first date and you are totally wasting your life if you go here for a business dinner. This place is meant to be enjoyed. Yes it is a place to see and be seen but that is because the people you want to see appreciate its ambience and its consistently good food and service.

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★★★★★

We have been to Waverly Inn several times and each time the food and service have been excellent. It is more low key than most would probably expect and that is what I love about it. I have never had less than a great night at WI. True, sometimes you have to wait a few minutes before your table is ready but that isn't unusual in NYC. The bar area (albeit small) is a great place to mingle and the selection and service in the bar are both good. In the winter the coat hooks (on the walls) are usually full so keep that in mind when dressing to impress. The bar tends to be hot because it is small and crowded and you will most likely be holding your coat, your handbag and your drink while waiting. Plan accordingly. Waverly is also hard for most cab/personal drivers to find so be prepared to specifically direct. Once you are seated . . . The food is excellent, with the truffle macaroni being my favorite thing on the planet! At least try this signature dish as an appetizer (unless you are like me and insist of having it as an entree every time you visit!). The specialty drinks are worth trying and their nightly specials have always been appreciated by others in our groups. This restaurant receives a five from me due to its ambience, small size, great food and respectful staff. Is it the best restaurant in NYC? No. But do I enjoy myself immensely every time I go? Without a doubt, yes!! This is a great go to restaurant for dinner with friends that you want to linger over or for dinner with your long time love. It is too loud on a Friday or Saturday for a first date and you are totally wasting your life if you go here for a business dinner. This place is meant to be enjoyed. Yes it is a place to see and be seen but that is because the people you want to see appreciate its ambience and its consistently good food and service.

Pros: Ambience, Truffle Macaroni, Service

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I was a reg at the OLD ye waverly inn and it is sorely missed, was a great place. This new obnoxious
place as no place in the village,the staff is rude,and the sts are packed w rented town cars,blocking the narrow turn on bank and waverly,the drivers waiting in the middle of the st for their clients bringing a major traffic night mare to this once quiet village st.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a reg at the OLD ye waverly inn and it is sorely missed, was a great place. This new obnoxious
place as no place in the village,the staff is rude,and the sts are packed w rented town cars,blocking the narrow turn on bank and waverly,the drivers waiting in the middle of the st for their clients bringing a major traffic night mare to this once quiet village st.

Pros: NONE

Cons: resident real viilagers resent this place

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With a group of 4, we walked into Waverly Inn without a reservation. Even though it was the weekend, the hostess was able to seat us in the garden (note that it was August). As you enter the restaurant, the decor is warm and inviting. The garden is simple and delightful. Our waiter was nice, attentive and answered our questions thoroughly. I had the chicken and side of steamed vegetables as well as some red wine. It was warm to the belly and yummy to the palate. After reading all the reviews, I have to admit? I was a bit apprehensive.. and I may have caught the hostess on a good day? but I did enjoy my time there.

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★★★★☆

With a group of 4, we walked into Waverly Inn without a reservation. Even though it was the weekend, the hostess was able to seat us in the garden (note that it was August). As you enter the restaurant, the decor is warm and inviting. The garden is simple and delightful. Our waiter was nice, attentive and answered our questions thoroughly. I had the chicken and side of steamed vegetables as well as some red wine. It was warm to the belly and yummy to the palate. After reading all the reviews, I have to admit? I was a bit apprehensive.. and I may have caught the hostess on a good day? but I did enjoy my time there.

Pros: warm and inviting ambience, good food, attentive service

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The dining room has a gentle, and warming glow.

The food, satisfyingly straight forward.

Our waiter guided us exquisitely through our night with his knowledge and well spoken zest for "doing things right." Ask for Walter.

Such a pity, my wife and i left with gutrot resulting from the maitre'd.
What a condecending owl eyed b*tch.

I'd love to return, if i only knew the scheduled nights off of our beloved maitre'd

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★★☆☆☆

The dining room has a gentle, and warming glow.

The food, satisfyingly straight forward.

Our waiter guided us exquisitely through our night with his knowledge and well spoken zest for "doing things right." Ask for Walter.

Such a pity, my wife and i left with gutrot resulting from the maitre'd.
What a condecending owl eyed b*tch.

I'd love to return, if i only knew the scheduled nights off of our beloved maitre'd

Pros: service, celeb sightings

Cons: host, overpriced drinks

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Warning...even with a reservation that we personally set up a week in advance, we got to the restaurant and the obnoxious hostess said that she did not have the reservation. After explaining that we came into the restaurant and made the reservation in person, she sat us at a table that we did not request (we requested an inside table when we made the reservation). When the hostess said that she would send the manager over....she didn't. I spoke to the manager and he could give a f..k that we made a reservation. He said take it or leave it. If this is the way you want to be treated then go, go to this restaurant, hopefully it will free up space at other great local restaurants. I guess since there are a thousand people who would want to have our crappy table and reservation, the point is don?t expect management to care about you as a customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

Warning...even with a reservation that we personally set up a week in advance, we got to the restaurant and the obnoxious hostess said that she did not have the reservation. After explaining that we came into the restaurant and made the reservation in person, she sat us at a table that we did not request (we requested an inside table when we made the reservation). When the hostess said that she would send the manager over....she didn't. I spoke to the manager and he could give a f..k that we made a reservation. He said take it or leave it. If this is the way you want to be treated then go, go to this restaurant, hopefully it will free up space at other great local restaurants. I guess since there are a thousand people who would want to have our crappy table and reservation, the point is don?t expect management to care about you as a customer.

Pros: no pro

Cons: service, overpriced

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From the days of Toots Shor in the 50's and 60's to Elaine's in the 70s and 80s, NYC has always had exclusive dining venues where the cultural icons of music, film, TV and corporate boardrooms could congregate and admire each other. I can say with utmost certainty that they only wish they could experience today what is the "glory" of Ye Waverly Inn. Graydon Carter has transormed 16 Bank Street into an exemplary gem of food, decor, service, and clientele. On a warm Saturday, July evening, we entered by way of the antique green door that is noted with a sign dating the premises to 1920. Greeted by two well dressed hosts, we made our way over to the minute, yet bustling bar where the patrons have a drink or two eager to be seated. The competent and cordial staff are dressed with white dress shirts and black ties as they hurry by with a knowing smile that is only produced by the privelege of working in such an establishement as this. The front bar room has a cozy fireplace with a few dining tables that are "the choice" spots during the winter months. The main dining room is an antique, wood-floored and panelled treasure of cozy banquettes with appropriately dim wall lighting. The trademark of the decor is the famous Edward Sorel mural stretching the length of the room depicting famous caricatures in pop history. In the rear, is the quaint, exposed conservatory with its natural decor. Chef John De Lucie's virtuoso menu is a pristinely balanced array of small plates, large plates and desserts. Organic ingredients are matched with a superb and extensive wine list. Combined that with sincere 4-Star Michelin type service, and you are in for an enchanting evening. Highlights on the menu include two flawless tartares(salmon and tuna), the famous seasonal black or white truffle mac'n cheese, a perfect Berkshire pork chop with baked apple, luscious wild salmon, and a bountiful chicken-pot pie. The Waverly Burger may be NYC's best. The aria dessert is the Bananas Foster. Bravo!!

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★★★★★

From the days of Toots Shor in the 50's and 60's to Elaine's in the 70s and 80s, NYC has always had exclusive dining venues where the cultural icons of music, film, TV and corporate boardrooms could congregate and admire each other. I can say with utmost certainty that they only wish they could experience today what is the "glory" of Ye Waverly Inn. Graydon Carter has transormed 16 Bank Street into an exemplary gem of food, decor, service, and clientele. On a warm Saturday, July evening, we entered by way of the antique green door that is noted with a sign dating the premises to 1920. Greeted by two well dressed hosts, we made our way over to the minute, yet bustling bar where the patrons have a drink or two eager to be seated. The competent and cordial staff are dressed with white dress shirts and black ties as they hurry by with a knowing smile that is only produced by the privelege of working in such an establishement as this. The front bar room has a cozy fireplace with a few dining tables that are "the choice" spots during the winter months. The main dining room is an antique, wood-floored and panelled treasure of cozy banquettes with appropriately dim wall lighting. The trademark of the decor is the famous Edward Sorel mural stretching the length of the room depicting famous caricatures in pop history. In the rear, is the quaint, exposed conservatory with its natural decor. Chef John De Lucie's virtuoso menu is a pristinely balanced array of small plates, large plates and desserts. Organic ingredients are matched with a superb and extensive wine list. Combined that with sincere 4-Star Michelin type service, and you are in for an enchanting evening. Highlights on the menu include two flawless tartares(salmon and tuna), the famous seasonal black or white truffle mac'n cheese, a perfect Berkshire pork chop with baked apple, luscious wild salmon, and a bountiful chicken-pot pie. The Waverly Burger may be NYC's best. The aria dessert is the Bananas Foster. Bravo!!

Pros: great value for the experience.

Cons: tough reservation.

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I was having a drink with a lovely fella' and he brought up the Waverly Inn (I had never heard of it). He told me he had heard there was no phone number listed and it was impossible to get a reservation, but he simply walked in one day in the afternoon and asked about a reservation. He said whomever took care of the reservation was just dandy. Whatever the case, after our drink we were off to the Waverly Inn. Very cozy on the inside. Despite having a reservation, we were told to hang back for a few minutes. It was more than a few minutes, but we were enjoying the conversation so it wasn't much of a bother. The hostess was quite nice and reassuring. There was another very well-dressed older fella' there (the manager?) and he was quite formal (both in attire and attitude...I was fine with it. It's a business afterall). I don't know who the owner is (in terms of physical appearance) so I'm not sure if we ever saw him. In any respect, we were seated about 15-20 minutes after we walked in and our server - Len - was very attentive. The bread looked good, but I wasn't that interested in it (not usually interested in bread at most places). I had the salmon tartar with horseradish and creme fraiche and my fella' had a simple frisee salad. The tartar was lovely and the salad was simple and refreshing. For the main course, I had a trout or something served on a wood plank and my fella' had the Dover sole. Both were quite lovely. I liked the Dover sole more b/c it was a "meatier" fish and I tend to favour these types of fish anyway. We also split a bottle of wine, but I forget what it was called. i DO remember that I had suggested pinot noir and Len convinced my fella' to choose something else. I was miffed for about 3 seconds. For dessert we had the chevre goat cheesecake. That was yummy. Not too sweet at all. We also had the pleasure of seeing Hilary Swank...she's gorgeous in person. In all, a nice experience.

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★★★★☆

I was having a drink with a lovely fella' and he brought up the Waverly Inn (I had never heard of it). He told me he had heard there was no phone number listed and it was impossible to get a reservation, but he simply walked in one day in the afternoon and asked about a reservation. He said whomever took care of the reservation was just dandy. Whatever the case, after our drink we were off to the Waverly Inn. Very cozy on the inside. Despite having a reservation, we were told to hang back for a few minutes. It was more than a few minutes, but we were enjoying the conversation so it wasn't much of a bother. The hostess was quite nice and reassuring. There was another very well-dressed older fella' there (the manager?) and he was quite formal (both in attire and attitude...I was fine with it. It's a business afterall). I don't know who the owner is (in terms of physical appearance) so I'm not sure if we ever saw him. In any respect, we were seated about 15-20 minutes after we walked in and our server - Len - was very attentive. The bread looked good, but I wasn't that interested in it (not usually interested in bread at most places). I had the salmon tartar with horseradish and creme fraiche and my fella' had a simple frisee salad. The tartar was lovely and the salad was simple and refreshing. For the main course, I had a trout or something served on a wood plank and my fella' had the Dover sole. Both were quite lovely. I liked the Dover sole more b/c it was a "meatier" fish and I tend to favour these types of fish anyway. We also split a bottle of wine, but I forget what it was called. i DO remember that I had suggested pinot noir and Len convinced my fella' to choose something else. I was miffed for about 3 seconds. For dessert we had the chevre goat cheesecake. That was yummy. Not too sweet at all. We also had the pleasure of seeing Hilary Swank...she's gorgeous in person. In all, a nice experience.

Pros: Lovely atmosphere and tasty food.

Cons: A bit of a wait.

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THE DECOR IS WEAK ,FOOD FAIR BUT THE HOST"S ARE SO OBNOXIOUS THAT IT'S NOT WORTH GOING TO THIS RESTAURANT

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★☆☆☆☆

THE DECOR IS WEAK ,FOOD FAIR BUT THE HOST"S ARE SO OBNOXIOUS THAT IT'S NOT WORTH GOING TO THIS RESTAURANT

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We walked into the inn at 3pm that day and made a reservation for 6:30 that Saturday evening, so the myth of it being "totally exclusive" or needing an insider to get you in was debunked. We arrived and were seated in the gorgeous garden room; the interior is very special and appropriately west village. When asked what kind of water we desired, of the options we replied "Regular" and the waiter brought a bottle to the table that we assumed to be tap water. When our bill came around we saw we were charged $24 for the bottle of water when we felt we'd clearly indicated we weren't interested in purchasing water. We felt the waiter did this intentionally to punish us for not ordering alcoholic drinks, which would obviously behoove him from a financial standpoint. My friend ordered the special chili which was good, and my other friend and I split the mac & cheese for $55 which was so underwhelming, and a small portion. We also split the Waldorf Salad special which I requested with dressing on the side and it came not only dressed but drowning in dressing. Again we felt the waiter who didn't give us the time of day during the meal was not paying attention during the order because he was so annoyed we were splitting even though it was 2 separate dishes. He was young and his immaturity showed; he scoffed after we ordered the salad and said "Nothing else????" with a slight roll of the eye. The dessert waiter, and older gentleman with much more grace and a sense of customer service was much nicer, more engaging and less pretentious and the Bananas Foster was delicious. I would recommend drinks here so you can see the inside but don't bother with a meal.

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★★★☆☆

We walked into the inn at 3pm that day and made a reservation for 6:30 that Saturday evening, so the myth of it being "totally exclusive" or needing an insider to get you in was debunked. We arrived and were seated in the gorgeous garden room; the interior is very special and appropriately west village. When asked what kind of water we desired, of the options we replied "Regular" and the waiter brought a bottle to the table that we assumed to be tap water. When our bill came around we saw we were charged $24 for the bottle of water when we felt we'd clearly indicated we weren't interested in purchasing water. We felt the waiter did this intentionally to punish us for not ordering alcoholic drinks, which would obviously behoove him from a financial standpoint. My friend ordered the special chili which was good, and my other friend and I split the mac & cheese for $55 which was so underwhelming, and a small portion. We also split the Waldorf Salad special which I requested with dressing on the side and it came not only dressed but drowning in dressing. Again we felt the waiter who didn't give us the time of day during the meal was not paying attention during the order because he was so annoyed we were splitting even though it was 2 separate dishes. He was young and his immaturity showed; he scoffed after we ordered the salad and said "Nothing else????" with a slight roll of the eye. The dessert waiter, and older gentleman with much more grace and a sense of customer service was much nicer, more engaging and less pretentious and the Bananas Foster was delicious. I would recommend drinks here so you can see the inside but don't bother with a meal.

Pros: Decor/Atmosphere/Dessert

Cons: Waiter attitude, messing up order, price of food, hidden costs

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So surprised by the reviews. A friend 'got me in' and we had the best time. Service was good. Food was definitely comfort food but was also very good. There was not a dish I didn't like. We order almost every appetizer there was and I ordered the Dover Sole which was one of the tastiest fish dishes I've had in a long time. We even ordered the $55 Mac & Cheese and while rediculously priced it was very good and even comes with the head chef coming to your table and chatting to your group while he shaves truffles over the dish. We had a great time. And of course we saw a few celebs which is always interesting no matter who you are. The fireplaces add greatly to the overall ambiance as well.

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★★★★★

So surprised by the reviews. A friend 'got me in' and we had the best time. Service was good. Food was definitely comfort food but was also very good. There was not a dish I didn't like. We order almost every appetizer there was and I ordered the Dover Sole which was one of the tastiest fish dishes I've had in a long time. We even ordered the $55 Mac & Cheese and while rediculously priced it was very good and even comes with the head chef coming to your table and chatting to your group while he shaves truffles over the dish. We had a great time. And of course we saw a few celebs which is always interesting no matter who you are. The fireplaces add greatly to the overall ambiance as well.

Pros: good service, warm atmosphere, comfort food

Cons: hard to get in

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We show up at the place assuming that it didnt take reservations...the host was TERRIBLE!!!! The hype will be over and there will be nothing left. We asked about making a reservation...they then told us that they only book reservations 2 days in advance and dont take phone calls. After the nasty host and the mediocre food that we saw going out..I am in no way spending any of my money at this place. Save your MONEY!

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★☆☆☆☆

We show up at the place assuming that it didnt take reservations...the host was TERRIBLE!!!! The hype will be over and there will be nothing left. We asked about making a reservation...they then told us that they only book reservations 2 days in advance and dont take phone calls. After the nasty host and the mediocre food that we saw going out..I am in no way spending any of my money at this place. Save your MONEY!

Cons: nasty host staff

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If you are in the mood to do some star gazing, but don't care about mediocre food or service, this is the place for you. Of course you need to "know someone" to get a table, but even that doesnt guarentee you a good meal if you are not a regular on Page Six. The menu is small and nothing special. Appetizers range from a steamed artichoke to salmon and tuna tartare and the entrees are fairly basic, your standard chicken, fish and meat. No dish is a standout. I didn't understand why it said preview menu considering the place has been open for a few months, does this mean they are going to change it up? I hope so. As for the service, we were pretty much ignored for most of the meal. Good luck getting more than 2 pieces of small bread in the bread basket or bread plates for that matter. I knew it was going to be expensive, but for these prices you should expect a better overall experience. The rest of the crowd is more interested in who's there than what's on the plate while paparazzi is waiting outside to catch a glimpse of who's inside. If you are a serious diner, skip this place. The neighborhood is filled with better restaurants with better food and service for a whole lot less money!

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★★☆☆☆

If you are in the mood to do some star gazing, but don't care about mediocre food or service, this is the place for you. Of course you need to "know someone" to get a table, but even that doesnt guarentee you a good meal if you are not a regular on Page Six. The menu is small and nothing special. Appetizers range from a steamed artichoke to salmon and tuna tartare and the entrees are fairly basic, your standard chicken, fish and meat. No dish is a standout. I didn't understand why it said preview menu considering the place has been open for a few months, does this mean they are going to change it up? I hope so. As for the service, we were pretty much ignored for most of the meal. Good luck getting more than 2 pieces of small bread in the bread basket or bread plates for that matter. I knew it was going to be expensive, but for these prices you should expect a better overall experience. The rest of the crowd is more interested in who's there than what's on the plate while paparazzi is waiting outside to catch a glimpse of who's inside. If you are a serious diner, skip this place. The neighborhood is filled with better restaurants with better food and service for a whole lot less money!

Pros: a real celebrity hangout

Cons: absent service, food is mediocre

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If I were the manager of this restaurant, the first thing I'd do is fire the host at the door. I've been to many great restaurants in this city, and none of them have ever been too busy to greet me politely. This host turned his nose up and said "we're full for the next x days" before I even got to finish my sentence. If you want return customers, please employ people who have a sense of kindess, politeness, and treat every customer with respect!

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★★☆☆☆

If I were the manager of this restaurant, the first thing I'd do is fire the host at the door. I've been to many great restaurants in this city, and none of them have ever been too busy to greet me politely. This host turned his nose up and said "we're full for the next x days" before I even got to finish my sentence. If you want return customers, please employ people who have a sense of kindess, politeness, and treat every customer with respect!

Pros: cozy

Cons: rude host

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If you manage NOT to get upset by the overly pretentious hostess at the door, you might actually like the decor in this place. However, the hostess was so disagreeable with us that I would never go back again. Sometimes I wonder why certain people work in service orientated jobs. Like Edina said in one Absolutely Fabulous episode, ?You know, honey, you do work in a shop!? Well, in this case, it?s a restaurant?

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★☆☆☆☆

If you manage NOT to get upset by the overly pretentious hostess at the door, you might actually like the decor in this place. However, the hostess was so disagreeable with us that I would never go back again. Sometimes I wonder why certain people work in service orientated jobs. Like Edina said in one Absolutely Fabulous episode, ?You know, honey, you do work in a shop!? Well, in this case, it?s a restaurant?

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I heard from a friend about Waverly Inn, so it was Sunday and I decided to go there with 4 other friends. The food was not impressive, yet when I asked the bartenders how certain dishes were, and they told me to get the most expensive dishes, saying that here, the dishes are original. Well, they were not.

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★★☆☆☆

I heard from a friend about Waverly Inn, so it was Sunday and I decided to go there with 4 other friends. The food was not impressive, yet when I asked the bartenders how certain dishes were, and they told me to get the most expensive dishes, saying that here, the dishes are original. Well, they were not.

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Can a normal person tell me WHY this place even exists?
Who do they think they are trying to woo here by being so impossibly hedonistic?

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★★★☆☆

Can a normal person tell me WHY this place even exists?
Who do they think they are trying to woo here by being so impossibly hedonistic?

Pros: Cool plance in a nice netighborhood

Cons: They have bad service down to a science!

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It is a disservice to the Waverly to call it pretentious - because it's the guests who make it so - not the service nor the food...which are two of the most important aspects of a restaurant. Granted, I do find it annoying to see botoxified middle-aged women teetering on their Louboutins to get a glimpse of(or to be glimpsed by) the Ron Perlmans of Gotham, but aside from that, the food is simple yet good. I have dined there 20 or so times & have always enjoyed the experience. The garden room is cozy,quiet and my favorite area - as are the banquettes. Delucie's biscuits are to-die-for, and the bananas foster is the perfect ending to a flaky and delicious dover sole. My only complaint about the food is that it is inconsistent. The frisee salad is perfect and light one day, and the next day it can be weighty and overly dressed. Also, I'd like a more diverse menu with less meat, since I don't eat it often. The wine list is simple yet balanced - though there could be more variety, but I assume that will be to come as the menu progresses. The service is attentive - Curtis is my favorite server - and the ambience/guests are consistently entertaining, if not downright funny. So fellas- hold on to your Black AmEx's and ladies - take that Muse bag out of it's dustbag & prepare for a night out with friends - because it's the best way to enjoy the 'everly delightfully Waverly'..

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★★★★★

It is a disservice to the Waverly to call it pretentious - because it's the guests who make it so - not the service nor the food...which are two of the most important aspects of a restaurant. Granted, I do find it annoying to see botoxified middle-aged women teetering on their Louboutins to get a glimpse of(or to be glimpsed by) the Ron Perlmans of Gotham, but aside from that, the food is simple yet good. I have dined there 20 or so times & have always enjoyed the experience. The garden room is cozy,quiet and my favorite area - as are the banquettes. Delucie's biscuits are to-die-for, and the bananas foster is the perfect ending to a flaky and delicious dover sole. My only complaint about the food is that it is inconsistent. The frisee salad is perfect and light one day, and the next day it can be weighty and overly dressed. Also, I'd like a more diverse menu with less meat, since I don't eat it often. The wine list is simple yet balanced - though there could be more variety, but I assume that will be to come as the menu progresses. The service is attentive - Curtis is my favorite server - and the ambience/guests are consistently entertaining, if not downright funny. So fellas- hold on to your Black AmEx's and ladies - take that Muse bag out of it's dustbag & prepare for a night out with friends - because it's the best way to enjoy the 'everly delightfully Waverly'..

Pros: atmosphere, friendly staff, accomidating GM

Cons: inconsistent food quality, tiny bathrooms (that aren't very private), the occasional annoying wannabe

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the old ye waverly was the perfect neighborhood spot - great food, great staff and a great vibe/clientele. the new one is like every other loser establishment popping up on every corner in the west village. food is decent but by no means special and the wine list was a joke. the $15 vodka tonic elicited a huge fit of laughter to which the bartender couldn't help but also agree that the prices are ludacris. such a shame that a lovely spot like this has turned so disappointing.

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★★★☆☆

the old ye waverly was the perfect neighborhood spot - great food, great staff and a great vibe/clientele. the new one is like every other loser establishment popping up on every corner in the west village. food is decent but by no means special and the wine list was a joke. the $15 vodka tonic elicited a huge fit of laughter to which the bartender couldn't help but also agree that the prices are ludacris. such a shame that a lovely spot like this has turned so disappointing.

Pros: atmosphere, decor

Cons: horrible crowd, sub par food, $15 well drinks

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Really, this is the place you would take a friend of many years, where you might sit in the cozy, bistroesque setting, sip over a great selection of wine and be treated to a solid dose of genuinely attentive, if even not completely ironed out, service. The satirically painted walls of literary types, the red leather chairs and a low ceilings make you feel like you are at an Inn you should spend a snowed in weekend at.

The preview menu is a work in progress, but the food has balanced flavors and attention to presentation detail. While some may knock chicken potpie and pork chops, they made us smile and feel warm inside, with rich flavor. The clam chowder was cooked perfectly, with tender clams and rich creams. Table details, like tea-toweling napkins and a small plate of peanut brittle to finish were simply special.

Yes some things need a little work - the desert menu could do with some imagination - the service process could relax a little - but these things come with time, and understanding of the neighborhood you inhabit.

I am sure you could describe this place as trendy, of the moment, or even emerging, but I would rather think who I might want to bring here. And for me I would want to bring that special person in my life, a close friend, a relaxed lover, my mother, just about anyone who is more into being at ease with others and enjoying genuine food experience together, rather than anyone who needs to impress or live up to expectations of unreachable perfection.

Seriously this is a great place.

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★★★★☆

Really, this is the place you would take a friend of many years, where you might sit in the cozy, bistroesque setting, sip over a great selection of wine and be treated to a solid dose of genuinely attentive, if even not completely ironed out, service. The satirically painted walls of literary types, the red leather chairs and a low ceilings make you feel like you are at an Inn you should spend a snowed in weekend at.

The preview menu is a work in progress, but the food has balanced flavors and attention to presentation detail. While some may knock chicken potpie and pork chops, they made us smile and feel warm inside, with rich flavor. The clam chowder was cooked perfectly, with tender clams and rich creams. Table details, like tea-toweling napkins and a small plate of peanut brittle to finish were simply special.

Yes some things need a little work - the desert menu could do with some imagination - the service process could relax a little - but these things come with time, and understanding of the neighborhood you inhabit.

I am sure you could describe this place as trendy, of the moment, or even emerging, but I would rather think who I might want to bring here. And for me I would want to bring that special person in my life, a close friend, a relaxed lover, my mother, just about anyone who is more into being at ease with others and enjoying genuine food experience together, rather than anyone who needs to impress or live up to expectations of unreachable perfection.

Seriously this is a great place.

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The dingy atmosphere only makes it worse that the annoying hosts preside over 30 empty tables as they make the pretentious masses wait for hours to be served outdated gastropub fare. It makes me laugh that they pretend to be a friendly, neighborhood establishment when everyone is clearly transplanted from the UES and only below 14th Street because "Graydon" is the proprietor.

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★★☆☆☆

The dingy atmosphere only makes it worse that the annoying hosts preside over 30 empty tables as they make the pretentious masses wait for hours to be served outdated gastropub fare. It makes me laugh that they pretend to be a friendly, neighborhood establishment when everyone is clearly transplanted from the UES and only below 14th Street because "Graydon" is the proprietor.

Cons: Nasty Hosts, Pretentious

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One of the few places where the food and atmosphere actually live up to the hype, this West Village inn enchants even the most crowd-shy diner---but unfortunately the welcome mat will be pulled from underneath your feet at the host stand,…

 

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