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Sun 5:30PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 11:30PM
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.
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.
Absolutely delicious food and first rate service. We had the porterhouse for 4 —outstanding flavor and cooked to perfection—and a side of alliums with fois gras —decadent! Wine list is outstanding —we had a 2007 Brunello that was simply mouthwatering. The decor and vibe are elegant but fun. All around great experience but it’s breathtakingly expensive!
Great atmosphere, great service, excellent milk-braised pork—and gritty salads (we tried two of them and both were sandy). Major oversight for a restaurant of this caliber.
Great Mother’s Day meal!
I LOVE the Beatrice Inn! It never disappoints in any way! The food is impeccable and the flavors incite exctasy ! Truly exceptional!
Very unique presentation. Never had a meal like this. Great service. Love the ambiance. Very pricey!!
There were two particular servers that were very rude. The continuously made inappropriate comments about me calling me a “beautiful stripper” and being very disrespectful. The food was good but they get a bad rating for the service. Really was excited for this place and was truly embarrassed and disrespected...
Poor and snobby service, OK food,
Amazing food, great service. A little disappointed w the sommelier as he totally missed the mark on what we were trying to find.
We had a cocktail in the bar to begin, which was great. Good music, nice hostess and friendly bartender. I have been to the Beatrice Inn before a few times and have always had a wonderful meal, but this time I was very disappointed with the dinner experience. I love the cozy atmosphere in the front dining room and bar. At first, I had requested a booth, so they seated us in a booth in the back dining room which has this strange pallor - almost florescent or the wrong kind of halogen lighting, not warm. We requested another table in the front dining room (much more of a cozy warmth) which they accommodated. Happy and appreciative with that, we looked at the menu, and saw that there were several, 2-4 people entrees, butcher block items, etc but few single entrees. A few of our party have food allergies, so one had to order separately, she only had the choice of Branzino or crab. (The tall waitress was, unfriendly, unconcerned with the lack of options and seemed too removed to care about our questions, and never checked back with us the rest of the dinner). My friend ordered the crab, which was sauced, but you had to use a crab cracker and get your hands in it with all the sauce. It was a lot of work for little crab meat and hands that were covered in a creamy sauce. The sauce and crab were tasty, for what it's worth, but never again! My friend and I ordered the steak, prime rib medium rare, and half of that dish was rare and inedible! Seriously, I had to spit out many pieces (not a good look for a nice dinner) because it was raw, and I couldn't even chew it down. The carrots were good. The sommelier was helpful. The wine list was very good. The cocktails were perfectly tasty. The dessert chocolate truffles were dark, almost bitter, a little messy because of the cocoa powder, but really amazing! Dinner was not cheap, as expected, but definitely no longer worth the extra expense for the experience! Too bad because it is a great neighborhood location.
Always excellent. Meat to the dome.
Very loud, very close, very warm. Food good but service inattentive and unconcerned. Drink order not taken for a loooong time, bread not brought, requested items never brought. At this pricepoint everything should be impeccable and wasnt and it didnt seem that anyone cared. No need to ever return. I regret going in the first place. Food good but not THAT good!
Great great bar scene. Super fun
An amazing experience here at Beatrice Inn. We ordered the flambé duck, a dish for 2-4 people as well as the kale salad and roasted carrots. Definitely enough food for 4 easily. The duck did not disappoint, beautifully smoked and roasted, flambéed at the table and then carved and served with an incredible cherries ju. Service was amazing (water constantly being topped up, thorough explanation of the menu and options available to us), and the playlist was awesome! The manager even gave us the Spotify playlist as he noticed how much I was enjoying the songs. I cannot recommend this place enough for a special occasion or a night where you are looking for a unique dining experience!
Cocktails were delicious. Waiter was friendly, knowledgable and very service oriented. Food was exceptional but definitely on the pricey side.
General ambience was lively but still cozy
This place is super cool. The bar and their cocktails is awesome. We sat in the back room with a fireplace that was beautiful and quiet. As many reviewer’s have mentioned, the portions on the main plates are quite large. The tuna appetizer is unbelievable. I can’t wait to go back and try more.
best steak I’ve ever had...and I have had many...
I’ve eaten duck all over the world...never had it prepared like the B.
I hadn’t been to Beatrice in over a year and I had forgotten how good it was. Excellent food, excellent service and excellent ambiance. How can you go wrong in an historical speakeasy of NYC!? Absolutely will be going back. I encourage you to share plates.
The pate to start the apps was delicious. The branzino was excellent as it is cooked in a pastry, the pork chop was awesome.
Btw, the bar scene was hopping and full of energy, but not obnoxious. Will definetely also make this a meeting place for drinks into the future.
Overpriced and underwhelmed
The wait staff truly made this a memorable night for our family. The food and cocktails were unique and delicious. And the experience was fun from start to finish. We're still talking about it! Maybe the best NYC meal ever, all things considered.
Very good food and service. But we have been placed in a tiny table at the back end that hardly fit two and we were three. Also why to put such a loud music in the main dinning area? We could hardly hear each other.
Everything was excellent except for the Maitre de
Good location, Interesting place but overpriced.
charming place and waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. the tuna app with truffle was amazing. unfortunately the $85 piece of beef w blackberries could be the worst steak I have had since my mom's london broil when I was a kid. first thing that comes to mind is "shoe leather" , my jaw hurt from chewing up to two days later. I should have sent it back. my fault for putting up with such crap.
Memorable all around- atmosphere, drinks and food. Definitely a high end dining experience worth the splurge.
The menu is overpriced for what it is as well as the wine menu. The prawn cocktail for starter, for some reason included only one prawn, which was in addition very overcooked. Stake was ok, but the prawn butter on top was too overpowering, so did not really get the taste of the stake.
Before visiting we have studied the website and some other reviews, but in reality the food combinations were a disaster. So much so the two tables that were adjacent to us began talking to us wondering if we had the same impression of the food as they did, which was very poor indeed.
If you are going to charge the top prices for a very average location, you need to be very good and BeatriceInn was, unfortunately, the worst by far experience and taste in comparison the other restaurants we had visited on this trip from first class experience and taste in Locanda Verde, Balthazar and Freeman's.
Embrace the experience...it's truly unique and wonderful.
I gave them a 5 Star yelp review. I
We enjoyed our food very much but would suggest additional seasoning. We had the veal carpaccio and it definitely would have benified from salt. We had a lovely table.
Loved it. Had the most amazing, decadent meal I've had in a long time followed by creative cocktails and good service. I would definitely go again.
I was a little late (20 minutes) but called ahead to warn that we were stuck in traffic. When we arrived the hostess was mildly rude, telling us that they’d need the table back in 70 minutes. I asked whether 90 minutes is the standard slot. She replied that 105 minutes is - effectively penalizing is for being late. The service took 2 hours, and the food and service were wonderful. But the end of the meal was uncomfortable as we expected to be asked to clear out. We skipped dessert.