The Beatrice Inn
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:45 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:45PM - 11:45PM
What Insiders Are Saying
The Beatrice Inn is a West Village restaurant where you can get a good, pricey meal with someone who likes meat and a (mellow) scene.
very intimate and also quite communal....we met several lovely couples from all over globe.
Wine list delicious....
a little problem with dessert, but handled rather well or quite respectfully
Our family of five adults went to celebrate our son's birthday. We ordered Oysters, Battered Dates, salad, Lobster Thermidor, the roast Duck Flambe and the Cote de Boeuf. The oysters, dates and salad were delicious. However, the lobster and duck were in part so undercooked only portions were edible; the lobster tail was eaten but the claws were mush (the manager apologized, assured us it was not spoiled but merely undercooked and took $70 off the Lobster charge of $195); the duck breast was served sliced and cool mediumrare while the remainder of the bird not broken down was badly under cooked. The Cote de Boeuf was ordered medium rare but came out closer to Black and Blue without a hard char. The cut was way too fatty and lacked any substantial rib eye to be considered a quality cut of meat. The manager and support serving staff were polite, and the sommelier was helpful, but our waiter was cold and absent the entire evening. He took our orders, brought us a desert menu and gave us our bill. He was not present when dishes were served, nor did he once check to see if things were to our liking, cooked properly or if we needed/wanted anything. When there were issues with the food we had to flag down the support servers at other tables. We had two bottles of wine which we poured by ourselves the entire evening. While the cost of the evening should not dictate the service being provided, it leaves an especially bitter taste when the bill exceeds $1,000, the food is not properly prepared and no one is attending to you or making you feel they're glad you chose their restaurant to dine in with your family on a special occasion.
Waiter josh was the best waiter I have ever met in my life. We go to lots of top restaurant but this experience was the best A++++++++++++++++++++
Steer clear of this place other than for the bar. Have been going here for years and always loved the ambiance, the dining room, and the sensibility of this place, but was always somewhat disappointed by the food. I guess I should have known better. We tried it again (last time was two years ago) and I was shocked at how badly Beatrice is doing. It was a Friday night in the fall and this place was more than half empty, a death knell for a New York City restaurant. Most of our fellow diners appeared to be bridge and tunnel folk — further evidence that those in the know stay away. The waiter kept trying to upsell us very aggressively on ordering more food, to the point that I was uncomfortable saying no. The menu is challenging. There aren’t that many choices and everything LOOKS very appealing but is just not done well in reality. We ordered a “savory plum tart” that was billed as being done in a crust that’s made with beef fat. What we got literally tasted like a low sugar plum pie with a side of arugula dressed in Parmesan. It was laughable. The entrees were even worse. I had a $45 venison shepherd’s pie that was totally over cooked, over salted, and had none of the complex flavors listed in the menu. Others at my table ordered meat dishes that were incorrectly done and tasted like cheap diner food despite the tony pricing. Our cocktails, which mind you ranged from $18-23 for “classic drinks” like a martini or a Manhattan, Iacked the finesse one expects from such an establishment. I am never, ever going here again and telling all of my friends to stay away. I look forward to the day this place shuts down and a new management team and chef can make it right again. Shame.
Restaurant had an interesting look and layout to it. Food is incredibly rich, though tasty. Was surprised by how many dishes were meant for two or more people. Had a very large wine list, yet seemed to be out of a lot of the wines listed; waiter even warned that we had to order from the sommelier because of how many were out of stock. Experience was ultimately a let down after asking the somm for guidance on a second bottle in the same price range as the first. Ended up being close to 70% more expensive. He felt he had properly explained it, but we begged to differ - he ultimately left the bill as it was with the consolation of lackluster dessert wine for the table. Unimpressed with the outcome based on how pricey the meal was - would not look to return.
Lovely but the back dining room that was supposed to be quiet was very loud.
Beatrice Inn is a great restaurant. Service is friendly, professional, complete. Wait staff is attentive, professional, friendly. Food is fantastic, delicious, expertly prepared. Overall a great restaurant.
Too much upselling and service not so friendly, waiter totally switched off and didn't engage as we were only ordering main courses. We weren't particularly hungry so hence the reason for only one course.
Simply put, The Beatrice Inn reflects their desire to nourish not only one's appetite, but the part of you that longs to be cared for, to be loved. The cuisine is well thought out, and execution was nearly flawless: everything was seasoned appropriately, even the texture of salt was never felt. Each step in the preparation and cooking process was done with an experienced and watchful eye and seasoned to layer flavor and salinity in the right measures, and the depth of each dish was wonderful. Dry-aged Cote de Boeuf with Prawn Butter, IPA-Battered Dates with Smoked Boar, Squash Amandine, Champvallon de Tete: all unbelievable. The Tartiflette was almost infuriatingly delicious.
The above paragraph could be mistaken for a fussy place with tiny forks, and whispers in the dining room. Grab some friends - a party of four or six would be perfect for the menu - and get ready for a chance to see a Chef and restaurant in full swing, and only getting better.
Great service, amazing place, it has that old NY style feeling from the 40s. Steak looked amazing (did not have it), its ridiculously priced at 700 to 800 usd for the aged prime for 2.
The food and service were good but we were incorrectly charged for $116 worth of wine that we didn't order. When I brought this to the server's attention and asked for the manager, they sent the sommelier who apologized and gave us some complimentary grappa.
Love this place. Angie knows her meat!!!
We absolutely LOVED everything we had at the Bea! We started with Rhode Island oysters, langoustine, and veal carpaccio accompanied by the perfect white wine, and they were delectable! We then had the 90 day dry aged porterhouse and the duck flambé for our entree and still cannot stop thinking about both! Chef Angie and her team provided excellent hospitality and made us feel very welcome. We even came back a few hours later for her famous fried chicken at the bar! We highly recommend the Beatrice Inn and will definitely be returning!
The food was fabulous! We loved the kale salad, potato tartlet and the Cote de boeuf. Service was attentive.
The Beatrice Inn is not for the faint of palate, wallet or appetite. This is an unabashedly in your face, meat and potatoes, huge portions place that charges accordingly. If you happen to be a fan of the 4 pound Porterhouse and other such steak house monsters, you will love this place. There are also some interesting dishes not found on other menus, in my experience, but all massive in size, scaldingly hot when they reach the table, and very pricey. Of it's kind it is great, but for normal, modest eaters who don't need heavy seasoning on everything, this will definitely not be your place. Within those caveats, though, Beatrice Inn is worth a visit. Just be prepared to spend large amounts on virtually everything (including drinks, where virtually everything pushes $20 per drink.
Great place! takes a minute to orient to the menu but the food is fabulous
Terrible food (they showed us a $500 190 day aged tomahawk steak and said it was a “proprietary” aging process, and it came back brown and completely inedible so we sent it back and left), especially for those massive prices. Won’t go back ever.
The duck is sublime! Everything was amazing, love it here.
Extremely great food, cool dining room and terrific service. Nice date spot.
Just awesome meat and wonderful cocktails
The food and service were really exceptional. Can’t wait to go back. Lots of comments are regarding the price. You can moderate your spending by making smarter choices and planning ahead on the menu a bit. I was impressed that the sommelier gave an excellent wine recommendation in my price range without hesitation and with no up sell. Ambience and everything else was great.
Delicious food - smoked Manhattan a must cocktail to try!
pretentious place that does not live up to the standard that they aspire to be
Lovely, very wonderful food! Great cocktails
The manager was a bit rude, and the staff tries way to hard to upsell you to the most expensive things. The foods however was excellent.
Delicious food for meat eaters in a lovely dining rom. The service is excellent however the prices are way too high. Over $20 for a cocktail and admittedly an aged piece of beef and fir 3 it would have been $750.
I am thrilled to have been there but probably my last time.
Bar area a lot of fun and excellent cocktails. Otherwise, menu limited and over priced.
Veal carpaccio is to die for!
As well as chicken liver pate.
And the duck is phenomenal!
Bon addresse pour manger!
We arrived at 7:17 for a 7:30 reservation and were curtly told that we would have to wait at the bar (which is really too loud for conversation ). When we were taken to our table 10 minutes later, the dining area was all but empty. So it is unclear why we were made to wait next door. The dining room itself is quite handsome with a sedate and old school wood-paneled ambience. However , as the room filled up, the volume of surrounding conversation and music increased, and this significantly impacted our ability to chat. At the outset, our waiter informed us that portions were large, but when we (three people) were proffered a nearly 90 oz (2.5 kg) piece of meat for nearly $800 , we were somewhat taken aback. Subsequently/consequently we each elected smaller individual plates, all of which were very tasty (although still pricey). It’s worth noting that all dishes are much larger than the average portion (this includes starters and main courses). The accompanying wine was nice, and the wine steward was one of the few members of staff who was notably polite and pleasant. The bussing/water staff were also attentive and solicitous. The rest of the restaurant employees ranged from offhand to supercilious. We felt as though we were wasting their time and distracting them from more important things they had to do. All in all, in spite of good food, the dining experience was marred by lackluster service exacerbated by extravagant prices. We can only hope that we caught the restaurant on an ‘off’ night.
Everything about the restaurant is lovely, I’m just not sure how they justify the expense. I would go regularly if it wasn’t so pricey.
Amazing vibe, food and service.
Fantastic meal, as always.
Service was outstanding and very attentive to our table. The meal was delicious - the duck was fabulous. Overall a great place to have a special meal.
I love this restaurant! Few things in life live up to the hype when they are talked about for years, The Beatrice Inn does.
Service was horrendous and unprofessional. Our waiter was rude and condescending as we ordered and rushed us toward the end of the meal.
A truly wonderful place - superb service - really terrific food and drinks - we had such a ball - thanks to the team at The Beatrice Inn - from the lovely chap at the bar Antonin to everyone we met - you did a fabulous job and we had one of my best dinners ever tonight - it was that great !!!
Pricey but worth it. The music was loud and unnecessary.