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“Pleasant Surprise”
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Ranked #3,341 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West Village
Cross street: West 11th, corner of Washington
Transit: Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th Street. 1.9 to Christopher Street
Description: Wallsé, the flagship restaurant of Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, serves contemporary, european cuisine that reflects Kurt passion for aesthetics, taste, quality, and seasonality. Modern and minimalistic, Wallsé delivers a new image of refined Austrian cuisine.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Had never had austrian food and really enjoyed Wallse in the West Village. We were a party of 4 and everyone loved their dish as well as appetizers. The staff is extremely helpful recommending dishes based on what you told them and the presentation is very well done. Ordered the lamb-chops which may well be the best I ever had.

Visited August 2012
Thank Ernesto B
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United States
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2012

You go to a restaurant for the food. Wallse's menu looks simple, but the actual food is amazingly complex and delicious. Delightful bar and seating areas. Wonderful wine list. My only complaint is that the dining room in which we were seated also contained a large group and their boisterous conversations somewhat inhibited conversation at our table. I'd go back.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank SunriseAddicted
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574 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“An Austrian surprise on the lower west side”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

My wife and I had brunch here one Saturday. I had the steak rosti and my wife had rabbit with spatzle. The food was quite nice, but I thought for the price the portions were small. The bread was superb, and the staff friendly. Although we gave it only 3 stars (based on small portions), we will try eating a dinner here.

Visited July 2012
Thank Richard F
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Memorable dinner”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

This has to be one of the best restaurants we ate in. Dishes were innovative, creative, exquisitely tasting and decorative Food prices are reasonable. - an equivalent meal in Vienna would cost three times. . Wine list is on the expensive side - go for a reasonable Austrian white - hard to believe it can be so good.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Jeremy3139
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New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

Wallse accommodated us with a last minute reservation and we were not disappointed! The room was beautiful with big windows and great artwork. Unlike most NYC restaurants, the tables aren't crammed so close together so it feels a bit more private.
The service was attentive but not overly so and each dish we ordered was excellent. Others had complained in reviews about small portions but we found them yo be very generous. A really nice experience on every level. Expensive but worth it.

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Thank Tabb
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