Bell Book & Candle

New American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
West Village, New York
78 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • oysters
  • cozy
  • romantic
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  • Eater
    The space seats two to six people and features naked lady wallpaper, exposed brick, high ceilings, and a big chandelier. There's no chance you'll sit here as a walk-in, but you can reserve the room.
    Eater · October 30, 2013
  • Metromix
    A carbon-footprint-less cache of herb and vegetable dishes: try the frisée–and-fennel salad w/warm pork belly & apple or the Gin & Tonic wild salmon w/caramelized cauliflower & lime emulsion. Read more
    Metromix · March 2, 2011
  • amNewYork
    For a Halloween buzz, grab the Day of the Dead. Mezcal, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth and Mexican mole bitters make up this Manhattan. Shaved dark chocolate floats on top for an added treat. $14.
    amNewYork · October 29, 2013
  • amNewYork
    Every Tuesday, executive chef John Mooney serves a special entree of crispy soft-shell crab with basil and fennel — grown in his aeroponic rooftop garden — along with grapefruit and hazelnuts.
    amNewYork · September 27, 2011
  • Stribling & Associates
    Call well in advance to reserve the Naked Lady Room, a private dining room behind a fake wall. With space for up to 6 people, it features exposed brick, a big chandelier & naked lady wallpaper.
    Stribling & Associates · May 11, 2012
  • Danielle E.
    Great spot for a glass of wine, or wine and appetizers. We went in around 5:30 and had no problem getting a table - but the bar area was already full, per usual.
    Danielle Elliot · November 12, 2015
  • Princess Abigail B.
    On Valentines Day, ask for The Naked Lady Room, a sexy secret room behind a fake wall right off the bar in the main dining room. The secluded table seats 2-6 and features naked lady wallpaper.
    Princess Abigail Bacani · January 23, 2013
  • Elsa H.
    Oysters all night long! Delicious and $1 only. Love the vibe of this place, and West Village in general. Read some poems on the wall while you're at it :)
    Elsa H · October 9, 2015
  • Lindsay C.
    Down a few steps resides this cozy yet spacious restaurant, where you'll dine on seasonal, local dishes like roasted chicken and the restaurant's signature burger.
    Lindsay C · March 9, 2015
  • Katherine M.
    Recommended by my friend Sophia R., who lives in the neighborhood and would certainly know. She says "It's the only place in the Village that hasn't been discovered yet."
    Katherine M. · June 5, 2014
  • Dan E.
    Charming, cozy hideaway for a low-key cocktail or a quiet-ish dinner through the winter months. Great bartenders.
    Dan E · January 7
  • Veronica H.
    Cozy digs. Homemade buratta and the clams made excellent snacks. Order the salmon over charred cauliflower medium rare
    Veronica H · April 26, 2013
  • Jessica V.
    Delicious meal. Try the pop corn panna cotta for dessert. Sounds a little strange, but its perfect. Light and not too sweet.
    Jessica Vaughn · January 7, 2011
  • Keith M.
    Try to snag the back (and fairly well hidden) room if it's available if you have a small group of friends.
    Keith McKenzie · January 21, 2015
  • Rachel P.
    Best grilled cheese I've ever had in my life, and I've had my FAIR share of grilled cheeses. I would eat here every week if I was closer.
    Rachel Port · March 25, 2014
  • Serious Eats
    Seasonal and local cooking with an emphasis on good produce. We're big fans of the vegetarian French onion soup.
    Serious Eats · November 4, 2013
  • Ilia M.
    Fun place. Comfortable booths for groups of various sizes. A bit loud, but pretty tasty and overall pretty good.
    Ilia M · May 9, 2014
  • Jeremy J.
    Really interesting cocktails and nice beer selection. Good for dates! Never felt too crowded, but had a good crowd.
    Jeremy Jacobowitz · October 8, 2014
  • Clayton S.
    Booths are great. Steak is small Get the pretzels monkfish or chicken and peanut butter ice cream sandwich.
    Clayton Schmidt · April 2, 2011
  • Anna S.
    Do try their bean dip (add the chorizo of course!) $1 oysters and cocktails are a must here!
    Anna Sanchez Bendahan · January 19
  • Jason H.
    Great food. Try fresh baked pretzels. Grilled veggies. Short ribs. And the the place is filled with beautiful women.
    Jason Hirschhorn · November 18, 2011
  • Lisa M.
    Here on opening night and the chilie is superb, steak tar tar is a must-share and ambience is fabulous
    Lisa Mastroianni · December 9, 2010
  • Jennifer E.
    Try the chicken with asparagus and top it off with it's homemade root beer float, they're amazing!
    Jennifer Easton · July 9, 2011
  • Emiliy M.
    Hard to see from the street, but it's downstairs and the sign is small. Don't miss it!
    Emiliy Marino · September 11, 2014
  • Michelle S.
    So expensive. $9-$11 for a pint of one of their nothing-special draft beers. Food smelled awesome though.
    Michelle Solove · March 2, 2012
  • Aarthi D.
    House white is pretty good but the standout is the moscato. Not too sweet but not too dry.
    Aarthi D. · August 16, 2013
  • Irma Z.
    FUN happy hour spot. Great charcuterie and cheese platters and good wine list.
    Irma Zandl · September 20, 2014
  • Colleen H.
    The ambiance here is fabulous. Try the fried oysters and the house-made burrata!
    Colleen Hofmann · June 14, 2012
  • Jess S.
    Food is inconsistent, but great bar. Points for most produce sourced from their rooftop garden.
    Jess S · September 3, 2011
  • Michael D.
    Phil the heat. Also happy hour M-F with $1 oysters and $2 off cocktails.
    Michael Dempsey · October 3, 2014
  • Lance L.
    Went with the burrata then hanger steak. Good service. Left very pleased.
    Lance Lacoff · February 9
  • Joe A.
    The Surf and Turf. The special everywhere Saturday Night.
    Joe Andreasen · August 4, 2013
  • Amanda
    Good atmosphere. Good (and fresh) food. Try the halibut and steak tartare.
    Amanda · September 17, 2011
  • Patrick B.
    Decent cocktails, cozy for a table, upbeat for a bar, best of both worlds
    Patrick Baskin · September 28, 2014
  • Kayleigh H.
    They have a basil watermelon cocktail that's delicious. Prefer it for drinks. Dinner was good but the drinks are better.
    Kayleigh Harrington · August 10, 2014
  • Cara M.
    You can get the Grilled Lamb Chops as an Entree... They're huge!
    Cara Moccia · July 4, 2013
  • Meng H. ahead to reserve a seat in the Naked Lady Room behind a fake wall at the end of the bar
    Meng He · July 6, 2012
  • Charles B.
    Good drinks and the vibe is solid. Food mediocre at best. Better options in this hood.
    Charles B · February 24, 2012
  • Alice H.
    Best brown bag apple pie I have ever had! Definitely recommend it!
    Alice Hennessy · November 22, 2012
  • Alma A.
    Ask for the private room. It will give remedy the volume at the bar. It's also very cozy.
    Alma A. · June 25, 2011
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    Try the Grilled Cheese Sandwich - With raclete cheese, truffle oil and farm fresh egg. Whoa.
  • Berner
    $1 oysters at the bar 24/7. Stay after 2pm and you're in or a solid dance party
    Berner · September 25, 2011
  • jared z.
    Come during off hours to tour the roof garden!
    jared zlotnick · January 9, 2011
  • Jonathan M.
    Chicken was good. Tuna tartar and the Chocolate brownie.
    Jonathan Moro · July 18, 2015
  • Craig W.
    Phenomenal happy hour. 1 dollar oysters, 8 cocktails, 4 beers.. Killing it
    Craig Wilson · April 6, 2013
  • Valentina D.
    Nice location, kind personnel, excellent food
    Valentina De Carlo · August 6, 2015
  • Brooke H.
    Just go and sit at bar as vibe and service both rock.
    Brooke Hammerling · August 17, 2011
  • Cathy L.
    Please don't try and use the American Express $10 off. The owner will not honor it. It's BOGUS!!!!!
    Cathy Lewis · December 6, 2011
  • Paul C.
    Salmon was perfectly cooked, fries are awesome.
    Paul Carter · April 21, 2013
  • Jenni G.
    The crispy roasted jalapeño deviled eggs are addicting!
    Jenni Graham · July 23, 2013
  • Dan M.
    Cozy, quiet, great drinks
    Dan Masso · August 27, 2015
  • Ellie R.
    The Brussel sprouts and short ribs were great
    Ellie Rountree · January 29, 2011
  • Lena K.
    Do not take apricot cocktail. Get the hashtag hashtag.
    Lena Kreshchuk · January 17, 2015
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    Try the Beau Soleil oysters on the half-shell - 36 down and counting.....
  • stephanie s.
    drunken bean dip, truffled grilled cheese, yummm
    stephanie scheper · February 13, 2014
  • Meg F.
    Dark & cozy. Bring a date.
    Meg Farmer · November 3, 2014
  • Emilia A.
    The burrata is amazing
    Emilia Allonso · April 28, 2015
  • Anthony S.
    The napkins are complimentary
    Anthony Scudese · April 2
  • Johannes L.
    Try Phil the Heat, it's their best cocktail.
    Johannes Lietz · October 12, 2012
  • Carolyn M.
    Phil the heat is the best cocktail on the menu
    Carolyn M. · August 7, 2014
  • Alicia
    Blue cheese stuffed olives. Need I say more.
    Alicia · February 28, 2013
  • Jenn C.
    Best dirty martini I've ever had
    Jenn Coughlin · October 30, 2015
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  • Carl-Adam S.
    Mini sandwich is really The best dessert
    Carl-Adam Scheele · December 4, 2015
  • Kendra
    Try to get the secret room for your romantic night.
    Kendra · April 24, 2011
  • Jenni G.
    Bottomless brunch on Sundays!
    Jenni Graham · September 15, 2013
  • Lisa W.
    Have a Sagatiba Pura neat with a wedge of orange...
    Lisa W · December 22, 2010
  • Broc K.
    tunes. funky vibes.
    Broc Klein · August 8, 2014
  • Griffin B.
    Ask for Jodie at the bar
    Griffin Bealle · January 28, 2012
  • Rameet C.
    fried oysters with green chili
    Rameet Chawla · December 17, 2010
  • Caroline
    M-F 530-730p happy hour
    Caroline · March 14
  • Victor C.
    $1 oysters at the bar all day long.
    Victor C · July 5, 2011
  • Scott G.
    try the excommunication
    Scott Geller · September 3, 2013
  • Aimee
    Bonkers burrata.
    Aimee · June 14, 2015
  • Antonello L.
    Great interior design
    Antonello Loddo · November 26, 2015
  • Clara W.
    "onion soup"
    Clara Wu · December 13, 2013
  • Ash P.
    Awesome bar
    Ash P · August 10, 2014
  • J
    No cell service
    J · September 13, 2013
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