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North Square Restaurant

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Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10011 40.732381 -73.998829
at MacDougal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-1200 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Brunch, Hotel Bar, Live Music, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic
Photo by Therese-Heather Belen

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Mon-Sat, 7:15am-10:30pm; Sun, 7:15am-10pm

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-7pm; $5 draft beer, wine and snacks

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


If there ever was a drinking hole tailor-made for conducting a tryst, North Square is it. Miraculously undiscovered by both tourists and locals, this mahogany-toned grotto offers illicit lovers (or anyone else seeking a disturbance-free drink) as much privacy as they could possibly find short of renting a room. The ceiling-level windows would normally reveal only the feet of passersby on the sidewalk outside, but even these minimal portals to the outside world have been obscured by lovely Art Deco stencils. If the dim lighting and decadent cocktails aren't enough to encourage canoodling, the painting above the bar, which depicts a voluptuous woman in flagrante delicto, should serve as inspiration. Conveniently, there's a hotel upstairs.