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B & H Vegetarian Restaurant
Posted by AnNYUStudent on 05/06/2006
Wonderful food and a great value. If you miss your grandma's homemade Jewish cuisine, this is the place to go! I got the potato blintzes with soup- both were wonderful. The meal came with a large amount of delicious challah, which was a wonderful surprise. The portions were quite large; I took one of the blintztes home and had it as another meal. The atmosphere of the place itself is a bit rough, but also pleasant in its casualness. I was there for lunch and was lucky to get seating. The place was crowded and there are very few tables. If there's space, you can always sit at the counter diner style, but even that was completely taken while I was there. Even if it's crowded, the food is well worth the claustrophobia! Don't expect to be served in your seat- you're so close to the counter, you'll probably just yell your order to the man behind it then walk the two steps to get it from him when it's ready. Don't miss out on this place, though! I've lived in the city for three years and am sad to say I only just discovered it a few months ago... Enjoy!
Posted by Ashliqua on 02/23/2006
I've been living in the area for a few years but I'd never ventured inside this little eatery before tonight, after reading some positive reviews on MenuPages.com. Now I'd like to add another! As a student, I'm somewhat limited when it comes to meal options, and I've gotten soooooooo sick of everything else in my vicinity. B&H is a welcome change from the other standard fare around here. I ordered more food than I should have (didn't realise the portions would be so large) but I finished almost all of it. At first I couldn't figure out what was so striking to me about the taste of my dishes (I ordered vegetarian chili over brown rice and a potato knish with gravy--mmm), and then I realised it was that they actually tasted homecooked and fresh. Amazing! The restaurant is a really cute, small, diner-style place and I'll definitely go back to eat in, maybe for breakfast.
Posted by Liliana on 10/05/2005
I have been going to this restaurant for over twenty years, that is half my life. It's in a neighborhood that is attached to my own history as a child. I had kins who lived two blocks away. We lived in upper-Manhattan. As a New York Puerto Rican, I was struck by the restaurant's reflection on local ethnicities and communities. For me it was a mix ture of sensations: the Spanish language spoken by workers blended with Jewish and Eastern European cuisine. I grew up enjoying kasha with gravy, challah, and perogies, without ever giving up on my rice and beans for dinner. I love the B&H, because I love home cooked meals (i.e., fresh made breads, soups, among other dishes...) Enjoy!
Posted by desol81 on 08/22/2005
The best place early in the 80s when they would get the overflow of blue haired punks from Kiev, this place sitll stays strong. Oustanding dishes for me are the mushroom barley soup and the super potato pancakes. Kasha varnishkes could be better. Very amiable and funny counter staff. If you sit at the tables, you might not be noticed for a while unless you speak up, 'cause they don't stand on ceremony here.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/22/2005
Amazing service, raf is soooo nice! Great vegetarian food! Def. go there!
Posted by Benjamin on 02/17/2005
The only reason food was not marked at a full five is because of the selection. B & H is kinda set in there ways about menu items. This does not take away from the experience, it only really applies to someone who eats there at least once a day. Every single menu item is good. As well when ever I dine at B & H I always feel healthier. Lighter. Its a wonderful place for someone who enjoys a good for you as well as good tasting meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/22/2004
It's an unassuming little spot that I never would have noticed if not for the wonderful aroma of the loaves and loaves of fresh challah just pulled from the oven. Carb-restricted diets be damned! Eggs, home fries, juice, coffee and unlimited (that's right, folks) challah bead toast for under $4--just get there before 10 AM, because that's the cutoff for the unlimited toast. In good weather, they run a fresh juice stand in front of the restaurant, too. The greasy-spoon ambience is businesslike but has a family feel; if I'm not mistaken, the place is run by a clan of Russian Jewish vegetarians. Have breakfast there. You won't be sorry.