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Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2008
Belcourt is a beautiful place - one feels as if one is in Paris. The food is superb and very reasonably priced. My pig cheeks were delightfully tender (although the sauce didn't taste of coffee and chili as advertised.) I continued with more pig crisp and unctuous pork belly, served a mild but flavorful sausage, two kinds of beets, a crispy spaetzle, and a decidedly non-sour sauerkraut. My wife had an arugala salad with mint and a whole trout which had been skillfully deboned. One suggestion - they could go easier on the salt. The service was discrete and skillful. It was a great meal. And what a pleasure it was to have a meal in an East Village restaurant surrounded by adults. No cell phone talk , no overheard conversations punctuated by "like" and "awesome." We'll be back.
Posted by Sandy on 04/17/2008
The east village is one of my favorite neighborhoods and it houses my favorite restaurant. I came in for brunch a few months ago and have been returning ever since. The chef really knows what he is doing - the food is very creative and delicious! The salads are great, I've had the spinach and the arugala which are both fresh, crisp and clean. Their cheese plate is very nice as well, it comes with house made jams and chutneys. I recommend the extra crisp fries and the hanger steak for a main course and the pot de creme for dessert. You will definitely go home satisfied and your wallet wont be empty.
Posted by edr on 03/29/2008
I finally had dinner at Belcourt a few nights ago, and it's one of my new neighborhood favorites! We started with a drink at the bar - they had a very tempting, sophisticated cocktail list but we opted for a few of their interesting by-the-glass [select]ions - bartender was very accomodating and friendly. We sat after a few minutes - the restaurant really is lovely. I admit I was turned off by the sea green exterior of the place, but once inside I found it is incredibly charming and very comfortable. We had the spinach salad (fresh baby greens with grilled manouri cheese, perfectly dressed and big enough to serve two people) and olive oil poached octopus, which was tender and delicious. My boyfriend ordered pork with spaetzle and loved it, and I devoured a tomato-based prawn and monkfish stew. Our side of polenta was loaded with olive oil, and therefore utterly scrumptious (we had the difficult choice of choosing between a topping of mascarpone or gorgonzola - we chose gorgonzola and enjoyed it but I think I'll try mascarpone next time for something a little less intense). I was too full for dessert but managed to scarf down a chocolate pot-au-creme anyway. (Life is tough at Belcourt!) Service was attentive and engaging without being disruptive - quite impressive. Love this restaurant, will be back!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/23/2008
The entire experince was great! The atmosphere is cute, and cozy. The waitress was sweet,, answered all my questions. We had the butternut ravioli (amazing)!!, the organic chicken, steak, roasted vegtables for 3 people. There was plenty of food, and it was all delicious. The prices were also reasonable. Cant wait to go back.
Posted by Donny Mandible on 01/10/2008
I try to go here at least once a week for the amazing lunch. Brunch on the weekends is great too. The reviewer below must have been there on an off day, because I have had nothing but fantastic dishes. The sweetbreads are amazing. For lunch the grilled cheese and tomato soup is perfect, plus a good deal. Salted cod hash, french toast, polenta...all great. Try the tea as well. The service can sometimes be slightly less then perfect, but, most east village places are for some reason.
Posted by DanNYC on 11/21/2007
A great addition to the neighborhood. I've eaten here 4 times already and the food is always fantastic and the service is always extremely professional and friendly. The decor is very pretty with the cool old tables and big glass doors, and great cocktails at the bar! The pork belly is heavenly and I love the fried scallions and the ricotta fritters with chocolate sauce for desert. I took my parents for brunch and the french toast, eggs, saltcod hash were big hits.
Posted by Patty on 11/19/2007
We too were there for brunch but we had probably the best cooked eggs we have ever had. The salt cod hash with poached eggs was wonderful and the french toast was soft and flavorful. Fresh squeezed orange juice and great hot chocolate. Don't change a thing on the menu. Everything is where it should be.