3. The Waverly Inn
At the end of episode 8, Abe meets a group of men for dinner at the Wavery Inn and Garden in Greenwich Village. The cozy restaurant at 16 Bank Street was formerly a home, carriage house, and neighborhood liquor store. A restaurant first opened there in the 1920s and was called Ye Waverly Inn & Garden. It was a spot frequently visited by the bohemians, artists, and writers of New York City including Edna St. Vincent Millay.
In 2006, the restaurant was purchased by former Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter and it became an exclusive dining spot for VIPs. The most notable feature of the restaurant is its decor- large-scale murals by illustrator Edward Sorel. The murals depict a raucous scene of New York creatives from Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman to Eugene O’Neill, Dylan Thomas, and James Baldwin.