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Wallsé

344 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Washington St.
212-352-2300

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

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86% would go back.

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excellent!

By selfmademan on 8/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

the food and service is the finest, the halibut was excellent. very clean a polished place. we eat there at least 2x a week.

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59 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely perfect!

By Carlitony on 12/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food was absolutely exquisite, the service was friendly and absolutely impeccable, the decor is very well thought out, the clientele was not loud (In NY this tends to be precious), yet very stylish and the bill was very reasonable. The most perfect restaurant experience i've had in a very long time. It was just "parfait", even a French man cannot pick on any small thing to criticize (and God knows how good we are at that). Just parfait! Definitely a 10 out of 10. PS: the NY Magazine rating makes no sense, someone from NYMag needs to eat there!

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57 out of 127 people found this review helpful.

Excellent food and service

By Keyes on 5/25/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went to Wallse this weekend for the first time and had a phenomenal meal. We each devised our own 4 course tasting menu. Our waiter was spot-on; not too 'in your face' but very attentive. He took particular care to ask us if we wanted to slow the pace of dinner down; i.e. holding our menu orders from the kitchen so we could enjoy our cocktails, and our courses were evenly and leisurely paced, but not too slow. A highlight was their use of ramps (soups, garnish, veggie side) which I love. The proteins were all excellently cooked, sauces well seasoned and balanced and the menu choices seasonal and appropriate. Our waiter also chose some excellent wine pairings as well. The desserts were excellent. Of note was my quark panna cotta with vanilla rhubarb compote which the waiter paired with a lovely auslese. And to counter a previous poster, our waiter was very conscious of our comfort, he asked several times how the temperature was.

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140 out of 259 people found this review helpful.

Consistently Excellent

By mschmitt23 on 7/23/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've dined at Wallse at least 10 times and each time was a terrific experience. The food is consistently excellent and authentic, and the staff is extremely courteous. My father is from Germany and is a stickler when it comes to american restaurants serving "german/austrian cuisine" and he loves both Wallse and Blaue Gans. Also, the cuisine at restaurants can tend to fall flat after its been around for a while - since many founding chefs go on to new endeavors to expand their culinary empire. 75% of the time I see Kurt Gutenbrunner at Wallse or Blaue Gans and I think that explains why the food has been consistently good over all these years. I've yet to have a meal here that wasn't simply delicious. Be sure to get the Nockerl for dessert!!!

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337 out of 633 people found this review helpful.

It's like Vienna, only lighter

By garbanzo on 10/11/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is a dream neighborhood restaurant -- great food, lively but not too noisy, smart decor, good service, and intimate without being claustrophobic. Now if I could only afford the neighborhood. Oddly, the rest of Austria seems to be following its former countryman in emphasizing more delicate flavors in its traditionally heavy fare. This is my favorite of Chef Gutenbrunner's four -- er, three -- places. He stretches in a few dishes, but never too much. Reminds me of some of the best new Viennese restaurants (Walter Bauer comes to mind).

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427 out of 857 people found this review helpful.

Tasting Menu Terrific

By mjschulz on 11/4/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Got there early enough to have the chef agree to do an 8 course tasing menu. Added the wine flight. What a wonderful evening. Great flavors in both traditional and unique dishes, great wines with great explanations, great service.

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395 out of 801 people found this review helpful.

Contemporary Viennese at its best

By cyntseng on 8/7/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Exellent dining experience, food was light, not heavy. Chef did a 7 course tasting menu for us so we got to try everything. They will custom tailor the menu for you. All were superb but particularly noteworthy were the wiener schitzel and deep sea scallops. The duck was slightly on the tough side. Service was attentive and decor/atmostphere was comfortable and homey. Can't wait to return.

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382 out of 835 people found this review helpful.

desserts

By emily1 on 3/15/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had dinner not too long ago and was most enchanted by the desserts. If you have a sweet tooth you must go. Granted the food is incredible but the desserts, created by Pierre Reboul, are outstanding.

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357 out of 802 people found this review helpful.

Perfection in a plate of goulash...

By nightbird on 2/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The well-portioned treats at this cozy Austrian-Hungarian nook are thoghtfully designed and impeccably presented, as is the wine list. Not to mention the top-of-the-line service: the chef sent out two complimentary desserts and the maitre d' hailed us a cab. Surprisingly, a diverse crowd peppered the dining room and the waiter was more than knowledgable about the dishes and ingredients. It's good to know that fine dining is available in the West Village, even if you don't have a famous last name (yet).

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327 out of 719 people found this review helpful.

home away from home

By daniele on 9/15/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Walking into Wallse is almost as if I was home! The staff makes you feel comfortable as soon as you get in, and if you are lucky, the chef will stop by your table to make sure you are pleased. Julian Schnabel, Lou Reed, Connie Nielson and others seem to have a grand time. It reminds me of Raoul's! Except for the food which is absolutely simple, incredible and delicious!

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