Bell Book & Candle

4.3
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203 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The food program at BBC revolves around local, organic, sustainable and overall responsible procurement. The menu cycles are seasonal and heavily influenced on production from the aeroponic roof-top tower garden. Finding inspiration in the regions of America and focusing on the contemporary aspect and eclecticism of the melting pot, BBC's food strives for an element of originality and individualism. Much like its West Village location, BBC has a social, casual and relaxed atmosphere but is serious about interesting food and drink
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JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed the food and vibe at Bell, Book & Candle. Unfortunately server was very slow and not very attentive.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

BB&C is a delightful place. Lighting and ambiance super. The food was delicious as was the wine. Service was very good. There was a lively group in the adjacent bar which was pretty noisy but we dine early and they were having fun so it's hard to frown on their good time! Yet it did impact the romantic vibe we were anticipating. I would recommend to it to friends.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my wife

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Bad service, bad food, and they were literally drilling and hammering during mealtime. Unacceptable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Crazy slow service when it wasn’t busy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day.

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Great room, lovely ambience, mediocre food. Probably best to have a drink at the nice bar and move on to something else for dinner. Too bad because the room is lovely.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious patty melt with carmelized onions

CE
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. The bartender/hostess was wonderful.

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent drinks, really good food. It should be more popular than it is.

BS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to frequent in NYC for so many reasons! :-)

RL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, as always!!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

warm, cosy and inviting. Christmas decorations are pretty. Food nice, and fresh

KE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Holiday dinner. A great experience, beautiful food

JE
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

This place is fabulous! The food is excellent and nicely priced. Right now, they have a cute holiday vibe that makes the restaurant feel cozy and fun. I have been here twice now and both times were equally delicious. Service was not so great on this last visit, with inattention by the waiter...hopefully it was just an off night as previously it was excellent. I will definitely go back.

r
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our third year dining at Bell Book and Candle for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Will be back again next year and, hopefully, some times in between.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came to Bell Book & Candle for Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was decorated like a cozy Christmas home—fireplace, pillows, blankets—it was lovely and created such a nice ambiance for our holiday dinner. They seated us right away, and the service was good, not overly friendly, but good. They served three courses: salad or soup, main dish, and apple pie dessert. Ultimately, all the food was great, with the highlights being the sweet potatoes and apple pie. However for the fixed menu price of $55, I was a little surprised at the portions. It was enough, but I just expected more for a holiday feast... only 1 roll per person was offered with the first course—I would’ve liked another with the turkey and gravy... the apple pie slice was pretty small with only a teaspoon size scoop of ice cream... overall, I would still go again and recommend, but it’d be nice to get a little more for what you pay for. With drinks and everything it was still about $95 a person. Still I appreciate their hospitality to serve others on a family holiday.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very comfortable place

SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint, good food, quiet until about 7pm. After 7, not too loins and Good music and appropriate for the atmosphere. Would go again. Nice location.

OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh and tasy and service was spot on.

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything in this restaurant is superb! Service was impeccable. The food was outstanding! I had the Rock Shrimp Fettuccine and the Brussel Sprout appetizer. I wanted seconds of both, they were that good! Highly recommended!

J
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BB&C accommodated our group of 10 with a private table toward the back of the restaurant. What a wonderful time, superb meal, and terrific wine list. While some of us were late arriving (rainy weather), the host remained unperturbed and kind.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was pretty great and the ambiance was nice. It definitely wasn’t too avant garde, but it was intimate and nice and tasty.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to brunch a few times the drinks and food are delicious.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad my friend recommended Bell, Book and Candle for Sunday brunch. This is my second time having visited the establishment and the staff is always warm, accommodating, gracious and amazing. The ambiance is great and I will refer friends for future brunch plans. Thank-you for such an excellent experience.

MR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Bell Book & Candle. I love the menu, service and wine choices. I did find the noise level a bit loud for conversation. Actually it was one very loud guest at the next table who wanted to make sure she was heard! Maybe next time, I need to ask for a booth in towards the back. I do love the restaurant and will definitely return again soon.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was very pleasant and not noisy at all... food was good also

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was great.

WD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Charming restaurant and bar. The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed the fresh salad and vegetables grown on the roof of the restaurant. Service was very good. Decor was beautiful and welcoming. It was a bit noisy, but we were able to talk comfortably.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were waiting for our friend who was stuck on the subway. Bartender was wonderful, and the other staff were very accommodating.
Plus dollar oysters at the bar!

K
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not what I was expecting. Very little food for 125.00 for 3 people. Service and ambiance was very good.

u
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The space is fun, the food would be pretentious if it wasn't executed so nicely. Solid flavors, intelligent preparations and a menu which was properly ambitious but not overly so. A very enjoyable meal, and we will be back.

CH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I have loved Bell Book & Candle for many years. Unfortunately, the food has gone down in overall quality. The roasted veggie plate they use to serve was fresh, tasty and featured so many different vegetables that were in season. I have tried the veggies in romesco broth on multiple occasions and it continues to be tasteless and ill prepared. The drunken bean dip also didn't taste freshly made and was served cold. There aren't many veggie options overall and it's a shame when the options they have has diminished in freshness, taste, and quality.

HE
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great taste and good price / performance.

The starters were of very high quality and the main courses were outstanding.

We hope to be able to visit again in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

MJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Service is always friendly, relaxed, and attentive. Food is always excellent and very fresh, with unusual little twists to discover; who knew deviled eggs could be fried?! The atmosphere is homey and quiet...we could actually have a conversation at the height of friday dinner hour. The lovely staff just kick all of that over the top.

NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Our party of 5 all Had a good meal. Liked this lively west village restaurant. A bit Loud, but you can sit in the back which is much quieter. Took a long x to get our meal over 85 mins between appetizer + entree. Had a fun time ! Looks like a fun bar.

SC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was magical. The food was delicious and the drinks were awesome. Thank you.

RA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little gem of a place. Great happy hour. The house wine was delicious and generous. Food was amazing. Would definitely go there again.

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