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Waverly Restaurant

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385 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.733012 -74.000041
at Waverly Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-3181 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Diner
  • Price Range: $$

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    10 out of 10

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Hours

Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Prices

$5-$24.95

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

3rd St. to 12th St., University Pl. to Bleecker St.

Profile

Say the phrase “classic diner” and for most people, you’ll conjure up visions of chrome and Formica. Yet the Waverly Restaurant actually hearkens back to an earlier model, a kind of working-class steakhouse with dark-wood paneling, snug, vinyl-padded booths, and a very small counter of backless stools. In keeping with the more familiar diner tradition, there’s still the neon sign; a glowing rack of half-eaten cakes and pies; and an overly long menu of burgers, breakfasts, parmigianas, Greek specialties, and entrées destined to fail: Lobster tails with crabmeat stuffing, anyone? Mercifully, the dishware hasn’t updated from ceramic to plastic and, amusingly, when your omelette arrives, it’s still in its frying pan. In the end, you just might reinterpret those black-and-white actors’ eight-by-tens lining the perimeter as a forgotten pantheon: patron saints of cheap food, fast service, and fading traditions, like the bottomless cup of coffee.

Recommended Dishes

Muenster cheese omelet, $7.45

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