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2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center; 2, 3 at Bergen St.
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- Beer and Wine Only
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This venue is closed.
The front wall of this small white-tiled trattoria is a garage-style window that can roll up in the warmer months, adding to the restaurant’s comfortable, low-key vibe. Rustic wooden tables and a small, but pleasant, bar facilitate sharing of Va Beh’s excellent house-cured olives and antipasti like crostini topped with tangy cured artichokes, cannellini beans, and parmesan cheese, or tender smoked trout. Move on to a simple, bright salad of arugula and parmesan or a plate of salumi and cheese. Unlike these first courses, entrees at Va Beh’ are a disappointment. On a recent visit, the duck ragu topping the fresh papardelle was rich and savory, but the pasta was rolled a bit too thin. The lombatello, a skirt steak, was under-seasoned and generally uninspiring, accompanied by the same arugula salad, sans cheese. And chocolate pudding had a nice texture, but was a little weak in the chocolate department. It may be better to opt for small plates and a glass from the restaurant’s worthy little wine list, including the prosecco and red wine on tap behind the bar.Snacktime on Mondays at Va Beh’
On Mondays the menu is devoted to stuzzichini, or snacks. These include an expanded list of crostini and a section called teasers, which offers grilled vegetables, meatballs and eggplant Parmesan. Salads and a shortened pasta list are also available as is the steak entrée from the regular menu, and every wine can be ordered by the glass.Recommended Dishes
Olive di Marinate, $3.50; Golden Trout Crostini, $11; Papardelle all’ Anatra Ragu, $15
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