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Bell Book & Candle

141 W. 10th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Waverly Pl.
212-414-2355

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

33% would go back.

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Bad Service and Food Was Mediocre At Best

By monique_lavie on 2/4/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

A friend made a reservation (who works for the Food Network, BTW) for our party, but the reservation was lost and the restaurant barely apologized. We should have just turned around and left at that point. Our server was incredibly nice, but I made it VERY clear numerous times that I do not eat meat. A different person came to take our order and I also made it very clear to that person that I didn't eat meat and they needed to take it out of my monkfish entree. Our entrees arrive 40 minutes later and mine definitely had meat in it. The server didn't believe me and took my plate away. She brought the SAME plate and shoved it back in my face and told me the chef made it without meat. I could see the chunks of meat in the stuffing as she was telling me this. I had another friend try it and she confirmed. Once again I gave the plate back to the waitress and she returns, suddenly remembering there was bacon in the stuffing. Oops. No apologies from her or the manager. She asked me if I wanted anything else. I ordered the salmon since it was the only thing I could remember from the menu. Everyone at our table had basically finished their meals and mine was still being made. The check came and nothing had been comped. In fact, they charged me for TWO entrees (the monkfish and the salmon). Will never go back. Ever.

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51 out of 94 people found this review helpful.

Great time!

By enz on 9/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My friends and I went here for the $1 oyster special but were blown away by the patty melt burger. It may be the best in the city. Great atmosphere and friendly servers - we'll be going back over and over!

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35 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

RUDE OWNER

By GEORGESS on 4/17/2013

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

RUDE OWNER. Shame because the bar staff were very nice. Owner was drunk and very rude to a woman at the bar. Won't go back.

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