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344 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Washington St.
Wallse is wunderbar!
By KHnyc1 on 4/15/2003
It takes a lot for me to get excited about GREAT meal, because as a New Yorker, we are spoiled with lots of good restaurants. This one truly stands out. Having been to Vienna and had weiner snitzel, this one was nothing like I've tasted before. The desserts are also out fo this world. The chef also doesn't hide in his kitchen and comes out from time to time to check up on his guests which gives this small restaurant a personal touch...the way Wolfgang Puck comes around to his tables when I dined at Spago in LA. Anyway, this restaurant was a great discovery in the sea of great dining that is New York. Check it out!
By Julia0712 on 11/18/2012
Hm.. just read through the other critics. IÂ´m not sure to believe Alexandravonbary. If sheÂ´d really be Austrian IÂ´m sure sheÂ´d know "Goulash" is written "Gulasch". And that youÂ´d never ever write "knockerln" :D but: "Nockerl". And i think your english was good until you started excusing for being austrian. ;) Well, iÂ´m viennese myself and had dinner there a couple of month ago. brought friends there. was really good!! Traditionally austrian but also nouvelle cuisine. :) thanks for this lovely evening!!
By Perseus on 10/12/2012
I took my Godfather and his partner here for dinner. What could have been a really enjoyable evening was ruined by a totally incompetent, weak, ineffectual restaurant manger. Having eaten here before I thought I knew what to expect which was not a table of 8 people so LOUD that I was unable to have a conversation with anyone on my table without almost shouting (keep in mind they were 3 tables away!). I asked a waiter if he could ask the table to lower their voices a little and he said he had already done so but would ask again. I have never had reason to complain in a restaurant before, maybe I've been v lucky? The table quietened down for 2 minutes then resumed their deafening inane chatter, it would not have been so bad if their conversation had been remotely interesting or amusing, it was neither! Halfway through our main course the manager appeared after I had asked for him 20 mins earlier and rather that ask the group to to lower their voices to a normal pitch said he would move us to another table?!? He did nothing to apologise even though 3 of the waiting staff had apologised earlier and said they were sorry about such a loud table, the waiter taking our order could not hear what my Godfather was trying to order. Until this restaurant has a manger who can actually control the place in a civilised manner I would avoid it, for the price $400 for 2 courses for 3 people, we left after 2 courses as it was too bloody noisy the are far better, more civilised restaurants.
By AlexandravonBary on 1/27/2012
It was a cold afternoon. Nothing more desirable than a good goulash, or gulyas if properly named.: We decided to try Wallse. Even in three star Michelin restaurants no one objects if you decide to keep your coat. It should be the customer's privilege to do so. Not here. In an autoritarian way we were told that "the owner does not like it" SO WHAT!? Quite impertinent. We had chestnut soup. It was nice not extraordinary. The salmon terrine was nothing special either. Then came the goulash.... A kind of diconstruction attempt made of oxtail off the bone with a briosh inside all made is a ball, some pieces of peppers on the plate, that were on the side of cold like the plate itself and a minimum amount of sace brought in separately. We eat half of it, for we did not have lunch that day. A frien had a schnitzel which was soggy with potatoes that were cold. Desert was knockerln and was nice... Slightly artificial due possibly to the use of stabilizers or powdered egg whites and stabilizers. The combination with the sauce was perfect. We paid more than two hundred dollars for this mediocre dinner. It was quite ridiculous. Excuse my not perfect English writting... I am Austrian.
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