REVIEW #43

Wallsé

Wallsé is a gorgeous, low-profile neighborhood restaurant that showcases the outstanding Austrian cuisine of chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. You know this is not going to be your typical West Village restaurant when you notice genuine Adolf Loos Viennese café chairs and Julian Schnabel paintings on the walls. The restaurant is attractively flooded with natural light from large windows during the day and romantically lit at night. If you’re looking for a high quality restaurant that offers a change of pace or a more low-key atmosphere, Wallsé is an excellent option.

If you are not particularly familiar with Austrian cuisine, we highly recommend opting for a self-selected 4 or 6 course tasting menu on your first visit (composed of our recommendations below) and having the sommelier pair wines. You will be in for a revelatory experience. Spätzle with braised rabbit, wild mushrooms and tarragon and hungarian beef goulash with fresh herbed spätzle are classics. The biggest classic of all though is a perfectly breaded and fried wiener schnitzel with a seemingly divinely-inspired pairing of lingonberries.  Wallsé is NYC's finest Austrian restaurant, but we also recommend experiencing Seasonal, which is in many ways a perfect counterpoint to Wallsé in both ambience and style of cuisine. 

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West Village
344 W. 11th St.
New York (at Washington St.)
212-352-2300
Mon-Fri, 5:30pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pm
    Kurt Gutenbrunner, Chef

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