Bell Book & Candle


Chef John Mooney of Bell Book & Candle - New York, NY

141 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2355
Hours: Sun-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm

With its exposed brick, dim lighting, and dark wooden beams, Bell Book & Candle has the sleek cosmopolitan look of your typical West Village gastro-temple. But looks can be deceiving, especially with 2011 New York Rising Star Sustainability Chef John Mooney—a longtime culinary veteran recently (and ardently) converted to the cause of sustainability—at the helm. Mooney not only oversees Bell Book & Candle’s ultra-seasonal, eclectic American menu, but tends to the rooftop aeroponic garden that supplies ingredients for everything from a tender Live Salad (dressed with a bright, creamy thousand island) to perfectly cooked halibut with a summery succotash.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Live Salad: Red Crisp and Bibb Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and House-made Thousand Island Dressing
  • Grilled Lamb Chop, Lemon, Oregano, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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