Waverly Inn restaurant New York City

Dec 16th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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Waverly Inn restaurant New York City

I have been trying for days to get a dinner reservation at the Waverly Inn in New York City. Every time I call the phone is busy.
Any suggestions?
Dec 16th, 2007, 09:59 AM
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You either have to know Graydon Carter to get an invite or be a celeb..
I wish you luck, since I hear it is really good.
They have no known phone number..
Dec 16th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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Phone Lady Mendel's Tea Room and ask them. They are located in the inn. Good luck!
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Dec 16th, 2007, 10:15 AM
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umm - mrsgo you are confusing the Waverly Inn restaurant in Greenwich Village with the Inn at Irving Place, a hotel over in Gramercy Park . . . .

bigsur7 - it's a trendy spot . . . if you're coming to NYC and staying in a hotel you could ask the concierge to try for you . . . or you could try walking in at an off hour (before 7:00 PM) but . . . don't hold your breath. Just keep hitting redial.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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If you have an American Express Platinum Card - the regular Platinum Card and not one of the merchant co-branded cards - call their Concierge Service. They might be able to get a reservation on your behalf.

I've used them a few times to get reservations when I was told there were no openings.

BTW, I agree that unless you know someone, chances are you don't have the "right number" for the Waverly Inn.

If you are looking for a celebrity popular spot, both Balthazar and Da Silvano are on the circuit. Both are generally accessible for regular reservations.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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You can't get in. I don't care if you have a black AMEX card and you are Madonna.

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Dec 16th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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Why anyone would want to give that pompous ass money is beyond me.

Instead go to WD-50.
Dec 16th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Amex. Plat cant get in touch either.
To each their own GoTravel!
Dec 16th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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I just read on Forbes traveler that the Waverly Inn is one the toughest tables in the USA.
Thank you for your help.
Dec 16th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Did you try posting on Chowhound? It has an active foodies Manhattan board.
Dec 16th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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I will try....thank you for the suggestion.
My wife really wants to go here.
Dec 16th, 2007, 04:50 PM
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Along with about 10,000 people already in NYC.

A VERY difficult table if you don;t know someone.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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My sister has a friend whose parents live in the penthouse at the Sherry Netherland. They have had Graydon on their yacht. These are the kind of people who get a table at the Waverly Inn.

Unless you have a connection, you simply can't get a table.

The reason the phone doesn't work is because you have to have the cell # of the restaurant's manager. If you don't have that #, you can't book.

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Dec 17th, 2007, 04:45 AM
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It's hard to believe that our old friend at Spy magazine has become the very individual whom Spy skewered in its heyday. Every time I see his Donald Trumpesque hair and self-satisfied smirk, I just shake my head. Waverly Inn, indeed.
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