While many New Yorkers rely on coffee and Pret A Manger to get them through the day, I run on a steady diet of cereal, water, and Westville. Considering the consistent flow of Westville in my bloodstream, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t complete the trilogy of Westville reviews.
The magic that is the Westville family of recipes all started in a West Village space about the size of a small studio apartment. Despite the lack of space, people still line up every weekend for Chronic Brunch. While Westville’s more recent offspring in the East Village and Chelsea feel new and comfortable, the original Westville isn’t as fortunate. While it’s not exactly an ideal dining scenario, it gets the job done, and is one of the best delivery/[perfect_for slug=“serious-take-out-operation”]Serious Take-Out Operations[/perfect_for] in this city.
Anything in the realm of veggies, Westville has down to a science. Their salads are big, and you can add and subtract from the salad ingredients without the staff getting pissed about it. Definitely go with chicken over the steak as your protein. Favorites include: Watercress with Arugula, Pears, Peaches & Sweet Roasted Walnuts, Westville Cobb with Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, and Bleu Cheese and the Greek Salad over Grilled Bread with Melted Herb Goat Cheese, Olives, Cucumbers, Red Onions and Feta Cheese
Westville always has twenty plus options available on their “Market” menu. You can pick four and eat it as your meal if you so please. Favorites include: Brussels Sprouts in Honey Dijon, Sauteed Broccoli with Roasted Peppers, Sweet Potato Fries and Green Peas with Shallots and Bacon
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken
The perfect mid-week dinner, it’s served in a light and tangy sauce with two sides, and is always cooked perfectly.
One of our favorite dishes at Westville. This salmon is served with salad and one market side, which needs to be the garlic mash.
Hamburger/Veggie Burger/Turkey Burger
People freak out over both the Veggie and Turkey burgers here. That’s a little too healthy for our blood, but we’re not surprised they’re awesome considering they come out of of the same kitchen that cooks up a moist, juicy and all around very well executed beef burger. Be prepared to get a little messy.
Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad Sandwich
We’re huge into chicken salad, and find that a lot of places cut corners and pay little attention to the details that make chicken salad either incredible or just average. Not at Westville. This is chicken salad done right, with heavy doses of pepper, onions, celery, and lemon.
Egg Scramble Sandwich/Platter
Just what the doctor ordered for Saturday morning hangovers. Westville does good things with brunch.
Homemade Oreo Cookie
This leaves little to be desired. I always order it because it looks so damn good, but it’s a little too dry. There’s too much chocolate cookie and not enough cream filling. However, it tastes a lot better cold. Take it home and put it in the fridge for an hour.
Chocolate Chip Milkshake
AWESOME, but apparently not on the menu anymore? What happened? Please bring it back.