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Location & Hours

170 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

(corner of Waverly Place and Grove Street)


Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 9am - 11:30am

Lunch: 11:30am - 3pm

Snack: 3pm - 4pm

Dinner

Monday: 5pm-10pm

Tuesday-Wednesday: 5pm - 11pm

Thursday-Friday: 5pm-12am


Saturday 

Brunch: 10:30am-3:30pm

Snack: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Dinner: 5:30pm-12am


Sunday

Brunch: 10:30am - 3:30pm

Snack: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Dinner: 5:30pm-10pm


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a chair sitting in front of a store

The Basics

WALKING IN

Walk-in's are always welcome! We set aside bar seats and a few tables for guests who have not reserved ahead.

If there’s ever a queue, our team will take a name and cell number, estimate the wait, and keep you up-to-date. 

RESERVATIONS

We accept reservations two weeks out to the date for sheltered outdoor and indoor dining through Resy.

JUST DRINKS?

All reservations are for dining, not just drinking. We can sometimes accommodate folks for just drinks on a walk-in basis, however priority will be given to those looking to enjoy a full meal.

NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE TO AN EXISTING RESERVATION? 

Resy makes it easy! Just log into your account and pull up your reservation — you'll see the option to cancel or change your booking. It's possible that the time you want isn't available, but all available times are listed on Resy. For day-of, last minute changes, text back to our confirmation texts!

CANCELLATION

MORE THAN A DAY IN ADVANCE?

You may cancel a reservation without penalty anytime up to 24 hours in advance of your reservation time. 

LESS THAN A DAY IN ADVANCE?

A $35 per person cancellation fee would be charged manually based on the following criteria:

COVID?

If it’s less than 24 hours before your reservation, and someone from your party has tested positive for COVID or is experiencing COVID like symptoms, no fee will be assessed when you cancel via Resy, provided you email our team at hello@happycookingnyc.com to let us know what’s happening.

BAD WEATHER?

If it’s less than 24 hours before your reservation and the weather sucks, no fee will be assessed so long as you cancel via Resy. This will not automatically trigger a charge. No additional communication is necessary in inclement weather - we’re always watching the skies!


CONTACT US

We've gone fully digital! The best way to reach us is by emailing hello@happycookingnyc.com. We're responding Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm.


RESERVATIONS TIPS

BE MINDFUL OF THE TIME! 

For dinner, we plan for 1.5 hours for reservations for 2 -3 guests and 2 hours for reservations for 4+

For brunch and lunch, we plan 1 hour for reservations for 2-3 guests and 1.5 hours for reservations for 4+

PARTY SIZE MATTERS!

We are a small restaurant with limited space for large parties, and we book out quickly! 

We are taking reservations for groups up to six people max.  For larger parties and buyouts, email hello@happycookingnyc.com for more information.

NO RESERVATION, NO PROBLEM!

What you see on Resy is what we have available to reserve. 

We set aside bar seating and certain tables just for walk-ins.

We always welcome walk-ins if you're not seeing a reservation time that works for you; swing by anytime!

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a close up of a garden

SIDEWALK OR INDOORS

If you have booked for the PATIO

Our reservable outdoor tables are sheltered, but you're still outside and somewhat exposed to the elements. We recommend dressing appropriately!

When the weather is favorable, we often have street side tables that are unsheltered, which we save for walk-ins.

YOUR RESERVATION WILL CLEARLY SAY PATIO OR INDOORS — PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE TYPE OF RESERVATION YOU ARE BOOKING, as the two are not interchangeable!