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North Square Restaurant

Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10011 40.732312 -73.998722
at MacDougal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-1200 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 7:30am-11am, noon-3:15pm, 5:30-10:15pm; Sat, 7:30am-11am, noon-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10:15pm; Sun, 7:30am-11am, noon-3:45pm, 5:30pm-9:45pm

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

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Tucked in the basement of the Washington Square Hotel, this cozy bistro is an unpretentious escape from the surrounding NYU bustle. Popular with that university’s faculty crowd, North Square delivers a relaxed setting across three rooms and, unusually, a value-priced wine list, too. The furnishings alternate, jarringly, between traditional American and Art Deco—beautiful wood floors and mahogany furniture clash with a garish purple palette that appears in varying shades on the walls, banquettes, tablecloths, tile mosaics, and pretty much anywhere else you look. Like the décor, the menu is a mishmash. Chef Yoel Cruz dabbles in Southwest, Latin, Asian, Thai, and American steakhouse cuisines. His ingredients are high quality, but too many flavors overwhelm many plates. But if you’re looking for a little less fanfare with your food, you’re in luck, because you can mix and match entrées and accompaniments at whim.


Jazz brunch on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Lobster and crab cakes, $13; filet mignon au poivre, $32