Restaurant Review: B4

B4 U Go 2 Dine...Read On


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B4 U Go 2 Dine...Read On

 

Broadening their reach by opening a more affordable boîte, Le Jardin du Roi’s owners in Chappaqua have given birth to B4 in Valhalla.

 

B4 (the name sort of comes from its address—4 Broadway), which opened in December, is a work in progress. Once you step through the draperies in the entryway that insulates from winter chill, you’ll find a simple dining room with interesting offerings…and some disappointments.

One highlight is the “tomato cappuccino” soup, hearty tomato and basil broth with the foamy look of cappuccino. Another is the bananas Foster dessert, a New Orleans dish, which at B4 is served  with vanilla ice cream—a sort of a “warm banana split,” says co-owner Joe Quartararo.

 

The sides of French fries are as golden crisp and as tasty as any I’ve ever had.

And then the are the shortfalls. The turkey in a lunchtime club sandwich was the cardboard stuff you’d get from a deli, and the au gratin potatoes served with a modestly priced ($25) filet mignon were bland.

 

When I asked to know the restaurant’s opening hours, I was assured it was “24/7.”  Well, not quite. It’s open every day of the week, starting with breakfast at 7 a.m. and ending…after the last customer says goodnight, which can be well into the wee hours. There’s an excellent, modestly priced wine list (as well as a variety of wines by the glass).

 

For now, B4 is a great place if you live in the neighborhood and, as it matures, hopefully it will be one of those spots worth a drive.cheesecake. My New York-born dining companions want theirs dense and thick, but this heavenly delight was what I, a native New Englander, call real cheesecake.

 

B4

4 Boradway, Valhalla

(914) 328-4199

 

HOURS:  

Sun. to Thurs. 7 am-midnight

Fri. and Sat. 7 am-2 am

 

PRICES:

Appetizers: $9-$14

Entrees: $18-$25

Desserts: $6-$8

 

 

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