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Bell Book & Candle

4.4
4.4
203 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon - Wed: 5:30pm-10:30pm Thur - Sat: 5:30pm-11pm Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm & 5:30pm-10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 414-2355

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Bell Book & Candle can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Summers: (212) 414-2355

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JP

    JenniferP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 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.
  2. JH

    JudyH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my wife
  4. JS

    JSJR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Bad service, bad food, and they were literally drilling and hammering during mealtime. Unacceptable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Crazy slow service when it wasn’t busy
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Valentine’s Day.
  7. E

    Exxmaxx

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious patty melt with carmelized onions
  9. CE

    ChrisE

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambiance and food. The bartender/hostess was wonderful.
  10. LM

    LaurenceM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent drinks, really good food. It should be more popular than it is.
  11. BS

    BStarr99

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants to frequent in NYC for so many reasons! :-)
  12. RL

    RLLG

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, as always!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great cocktails
  14. M

    Melissa

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    warm, cosy and inviting. Christmas decorations are pretty. Food nice, and fresh
  15. KE

    KateE

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Holiday dinner. A great experience, beautiful food
  16. JE

    JuneauEats

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 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.
  17. D

    Derk

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 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.
  18. AL

    AnneL

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very comfortable place
  20. SS

    Sansa22Stark

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh and tasy and service was spot on.
  22. j

    jeffb67

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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!
  23. J

    Jessica

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  24. KW

    KatW

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to brunch a few times the drinks and food are delicious.
  26. JB

    JasonB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  27. MR

    MelaniR

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was very pleasant and not noisy at all... food was good also
  29. B

    Burp

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was great.
  30. WD

    WDNYC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  31. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    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!
  32. K

    Kmw526

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  33. u

    uwsdwl

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 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.
  34. CH

    ChristinaH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 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.
  35. HE

    HenrikE

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!
  37. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 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.
  38. NY

    NYCFoodlover

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 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.
  39. SC

    SeaCruz

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was magical. The food was delicious and the drinks were awesome. Thank you.
  40. RA

    RekiyaA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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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Bell Book & Candle is rated 4.4 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon - Wed: 5:30pm-10:30pm Thur - Sat: 5:30pm-11pm Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm & 5:30pm-10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 414-2355

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Bell Book & Candle can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Summers: (212) 414-2355

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