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Posted by anonymous on 09/16/2009
Scored a reservation on a sunday afternoon and decided to take a chance for my anniversary dinner. i was not disappointed at all. after readiing all the reviews i did not know what to expect but we could not have had a better experience. yes we had to wait for a table but there is nothing like enjoying a couple of drinks at the bar. you must try the dark and stormy - bar tender is famous for them. the servce was amazing from he second wew walked everyone was ready to cater to our needs. the chef was very accomodating and the server could not have been more helpful. he had great suggestions for us. the garden is quiet and romantic and perfect for a special night out. overall we loved it all. great place.
Posted by Enjoyed Waverly.. on 08/23/2009
This restaurant has tons of mixed reviews, and has received much criticism. Long story short... an excellent restaurant, with excellent ambiance, and terrific service. The food was great. Cedar Plank Trout with Roasted Carrots and Short Ribs are both incredible. Great french fries, tossed in white truffle oil. Some of the best Tuna Tartare I've ever had. I've heard the mac and cheese isn't worth the price tag.. so we stayed away from that. Don't believe the negative hype, if you're able to grab a reservation (the most difficult part, and what turns most people away), take it, and enjoy.
Posted by Mike on 07/30/2009
Lets just say, this is the type of place that ruins the Manhattan food scene.
Posted by NYC Gal on 06/02/2009
Please, please tell me what the hype is all about? My favorite neighborhood byob that has one cook and 10 tables serves better food. The décor is heavy, pretentious, and the food is mediocre, on a good day. My friend insisted that we go and try it. The hostess had to "check" with the manager if they had a table for us, it was 6pm and they were completely empty, and still not full when we left, by the way. The salad appetizer was ok, my pasta which was a special was not good, too spicy, very little sauce and sticky overall; my friend's hamburger was $20, was dry and the fries were too salty and dry as well. We decided to skip dessert and head to a local café for a probably much better option. To be fair, the cocktails were made very well, although too pricey, and they charge $14 for a glass of Riesling, (2007, the bottle probably costs as much). I am not going to revisit this place again, so many other better, less pretentious and more satisfying options in the village.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/30/2009
Truth be told and trust me, I'm trying to be very fair here - this is how you should decide whether or not to go here. The reviewers below are right - this place serves very average food (a few mild hits like the chocolate cake but perhaps I felt that way because it tasted so much better than everything else I paid for like my $50 steak which although cooked well tasted like one I could get at a steak place on 3rd for $20). If you are willing to pay for good food don't go here - spend your $120+pp elsewhere. If, however, you are willing to forgo the cost simply to be around people that are probably wealthy people who seek to eat around other wealthy people whether for social, business or neediness for attention - this is your spot. The place is cute and charming to a degree but it really is an experimental outing worth it only if you want to hit the trendy spots once out of curiosity (in that case order the burger and a beer :)). Have to say - great bartenders and service.
Posted by ryben on 04/09/2009
Had dinner last night at the Waverly Inn and was extremely disappointed. The best thing about this restaurant is the space itself. The food was mediocre at best. I started with the Beet Salad with Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, which in concept should have been great it was not. Way too may beets not enough cheese and no seasoning. Had the Short Ribs as the main course, another disappointment. The waiter also came to the table when I took a picture of 2 people in our party and said no photography is allowed. Save your money, the Waverly Inn should be the Waverly Out.
Posted by anonymous on 03/16/2009
Went to eat there on Saturday night with my mom/sisters who were visiting from out of town. We had a 6:45 p.m. reservation (which was the only option were given other than 10:30 p.m). We arrived and were seated on time. But within 5 minutes of sitting down, our waiter asked if we were ready to order our entrees. We ordered an appetizer and asked for a few more minutes, as we hadn't even really looked at the menu yet and were hoping to enjoy a leisurely dinner. The waiter replied with "oh, ok sure, but we have....well, ok, take your time." Approx. 2 min later, another waiter came by to ask if we were ready to order entrees. We politely said "not quite" and he was clearly unhappy with the answer. After a THIRD request in about 10 minutes to place our entree order, we finally gave in. Our food came out about 15 minutes later. We also ordered a bottle of wine and, in another attempt to hurry us through, the waiters refilled our glasses every 5 minutes. The waiters did a poor job of hiding the fact that they wanted to rush us through our meal to turn the table over to someone presumable more "important" than us. The food was good, but nothing special...but not worth the $$ given the fact that they made us feel like second-class citizens.