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The Beatrice Inn

a West Village restaurant from Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief

The Beatrice Inn

285 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
Phone:
+1 917-566-7400
Mon-Thur, Sun 18:00-0:00
Fr 18:00-1:00
Sat 18:00-1:15
$50+
www.thebeatriceinn.com

Once upon a time, Beatrice was a rowdy Manhattan club that hosted wild parties. But those days are long gone, the DJ turntables unplugged, the wine glasses emptied. The club closed. But now the space is being reborn thanks to Vanity Fair's influential editor-in-chief, Graydon Carter, famous for successful projects such as Minetta Tavern and the Waverly Inn, a favorite hangout for A-list celebrities and the countless paparazzi who wait for them outside.

The new Beatrice Inn has been completely restored and even slightly enlarged.

It's unbelievably trendy, yes, but the food isn't always good. The cocktails, on the other hand, are amazing. Don't expect the meal of your life, but we'd give the chef four stars out of five. (He almost gets an extra star for coming out of the kitchen now and then to ask how his guests are doing.)

If you love to strut your stuff and people watch, the Beatrice Inn is heaven on earth.

We recommend: Crostini with burrata or goat cheese and tomatoes; the "Beatrice Inn Dry Aged Burger"; fried chicken for two, served with potatoes in olive oil and garlic. The octopus isn't bad.

Cuisine: contemporary American.

Atmosphere: trendy.

The crowd: Practically all the stars in the celebrity galaxy, from Naomi Campbell to Madonna to influential media figures and hangers-on.

Key info: Vegetarian options are available. 

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