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Posted by confused... on 08/10/2011
I don't understand all the poor reviews this wonderful restaurant receives. what are people expecting when they book a reservation here? the food is tremendous, the atmosphere is old-school-fantastic, yes - the service is slow, yet rushed at the same time, and yes, it cost more than most people's standard-night-out-to-dinner. sounds like a fine new york experience at a "popular" restaurant, to me. as long as you're willing to adjust to the cons... the pro's far outweigh them. this place is fantastic... the food is top notch... the atmosphere is endearingly warm, and the decor is so classically old school, yet cool. the waverly inn is always a win. go here. just be prepared to pay more than a "standard" restaurant... and for the service to be slow while you're waiting to order, and for your food (it's ok.. relax.. have a glass of wine).. and to be rushed when it's time to pay. you'll enjoy it.
Posted by Sheril on 07/19/2011
Got a same day reservation in 2 hours on Saturday. Nice area. sat in the back after changing my seat like 2 times cause it's like you're eating with others, no privacy! had the crabcake appetizer i give it a 8.5. my dover sole for $45 was so bland it comes with whipped butter and string bean. The Mac & Cheese was good, was it worth $60? No! they should have just sold the plain truffle. the waiters keep taking my plate while i was still eating, that was so annoying, i have to keep telling them "i'm still eating dammit!" - i won't go back
Posted by NYC diner on 06/10/2011
Heard so much about this place so, had to try to it. Went last night for dinner. The place is really cute, very cozy, quiet, etc. Food was good, but I would not say anything I could not get somewhere else who takes normal reservation. The Rabbit was exceptional, the rest again, good but not out of the ordinary.The service was worst part of the experience.Unbelieveably slow to greet, then take drink order, then to order food, etc, etc. We did not even ever get one of the sides we ordered, and mistakes on drinks. With all the empty tables, not sure why the waiter was overwhelmed. We had a nice time and glad I tried it, but not sure I will go back.
Posted by Dannyd on 05/06/2011
There are not many restaurants considered landmarks in NYC it just does not happen for the obvious reasons. This is one of them. Don't get the bad reviews at all, you should really try again before posting something bad or mediocre about this place bc it really is all that. This is one of new york's musts...
Posted by vanessa on 12/10/2010
we got there on time but our table wasn't ready ( there were 10 free table inside..) so we sat at the bar waiting for the waitress to call us. we asked several times what was going on and after 1hr we realized they had completely forgotten us!! the place is extremely loud and too crowded, we had dinner and left asap!
Posted by ACAT on 09/01/2010
Had to get an reservation through some one I knew at the restaurant, but that was the only difficult thing about the whole night. The food was spectacular, wine was amazing, dirty martini with kalamata olives!!! Not so sure what people are talking about, that everyone is somebody or a wannabe and you only get good service if you are a celebrity? Not the case last night everything was spot on. As a chef in NYC and having ate at some of the better restaurants in the city I am a bit difficult to please and without question myself and my party we're all extremely impressed and pleased with the entire experrience at the waverly inn.. I recommend this restaurant with the highest regard and will make it one of my regulars to dine at!!
Posted by liz on 07/27/2010
I'm amazed at the negative posts for this restaurant. I appreciate great food, wine, service and atmosphere and the Waverly excelled at everything! I'll absolutely go there again when back in NYC.