Where should I do dinner this weekend?
Where: Bell, Book and Candle (141 West 10th Street, West Village).
Tell me more: I went last Friday for a girl’s dinner and was quite impressed. Named after the 1958 Jimmy Stewart film, this hidden gem is located below street level. At BB&C, they serve “rooftop-to-table”fare; making “farm-to-table” seem so cliché. 6 flights above this cozy venue is where chef John Mooney gets the veggies to create his local, organic, and sustainable menu.
The Vibe: Laid back and unpretentious. Not the norm for the trendiest neighborhood in Manhattan.
What to order:
To be honest, everything that exited the kitchen and was dropped off within 15 feet from me (yes 15, I need glasses and I am getting old) looked GREAT. However, these were some of my favs:
- House-Made Burrata blistered tomatoes, ROOFTOP basil & garlic ($12) – Yum.
- Lobster Taco ($9) – You may have to order multiple as it comes with uno.
- Seared Diver Scallops w/ organic corn grit, fava beans and Hen of the Woods mushrooms ($16) – Spicy and perfectly cooked. Offered in a half or full order.
- Mini Ice Cream Sandwich ($3). Available in chocolate chip and peanut butter.
Why it’s awesome:
Reasonable priced. In the WEST VILLAGE. No, that’s not a typo
- Offer a Chef’s table menu. For all you foodies out there.
- It can accommodate your most high maintenance friend. It checks off those weirdo dining requirements he or she may have.
- They’re green. They serve sparkling and still water that they filter and bottle on the premises for $1 per person unlimited.
- Cool bar in front. The crowd is the perfect combo of flannel and Wasp.
- It’s next door to Desantos. No explanation needed.
- Easy res. I called and made one the day of.
- Both small plates & entrees. For the sharer and the hoarder alike.
So be GREEN this weekend and hit up BB&C.
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