Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Bell Book & Candle

141 W. 10th St. (Waverly Pl.) Send to Phone
212-414-2355 | Menu
Softly lit, romantic spot below and a hydroponic garden above at this West Village restaurant.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at Bell Book & Candle, New York, NY

Bell Book & Candle Restaurant Review

: This West Village restaurant set in a subterranean space that was formerly a Laundromat made news when it opened because it uses the building’s rooftop as a hydroponic garden, culling as much as eighty percent of its produce from this lofty spot. But can this extreme locavore gimmick give Bell Book, & Candle an edge? Not really. The lovely, low-lit, exposed-brick space is an eye-pleasing venue, but the offerings from the kitchen fell flat more often than not. Orders of donut-size greasy onion rings and flavor-muted sardines were forgettable. Caramelized Brussels sprouts, aided by thick chunks of bacon, however, hit the spot. So did the lobster taco, rolled like a mini burrito and filled with the silky crustacean. The wine list spins the globe with a few affordable bottles in the $30s (though the by-the-glass selections are too pricey).

User Ratings & Reviews for Bell Book & Candle
 
Discover new restaurants in New York like Cow & Clover
BE IN THE KNOW
New Restaurants in New York
Find all the New York restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

See What's New in NYC!



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.