The Beatrice Inn

$ $ $
285 W 12th St (W. 4th St.)
New York, NY 10014
(646) 896-1804
5:30pm - 12:00am
5:30pm - 12:00am
5:30pm - 12:00am
5:30pm - 12:00am
5:30pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 10:00pm

To call the West Village’s Beatrice Inn a restaurant would be a bit of an understatement. It’s more of a happening with tables, chairs, a bar, and a menu. Graydon Carter’s posh celebrity hangout has been going strong since 1924, with its long banquettes, roaring fireplace, and potted palms, has a swanky and stylish atmosphere, with a bar that you’ll wish was in your basement.

The Beatrice Inn menu isn’t listed on their website, but it’s “short and to-the-point,” as The New York Times’ Pete Wells put it in his one-star 2013 review. It’s divided into Bar Snacks, Small Plates, Large Plates, and Sides, with snacks including fried dates with smoked wild boar rillettes and a Scotch egg with housemade lamb sausage and duck egg. Small plates include scallop and uni crudo, steak tartare, oxtail marmalade on toast, and chicken liver pâté. Large plates include a 45-day dry-aged burger, pan-roasted chicken, grilled skirt steak, and milk-braised pork shoulder, and sides include herbed truffle fries, Brussels sprouts, and duck fat fingerling potatoes.

Beatrice Inn is a scene, so be prepared for a meal where you’ll see and be seen. If you’re looking to enjoy a stunning meal in quiet reverence, go elsewhere, but if you’re looking to show off your Jimmy Choos while you chew, you’ll have come to the right place.



  • This place is like if The Spotted pig sleeps with Minetta Tavern and they have an ugly talentless child....that you have to pay a lot just to look at it.
  • Cramped & ridiculously exclusive. Celebrity or four beautiful girls on your arm gets you in. Small dance floor upstairs; downstairs is a bar. If you manage to get in be sure to tell everyone you went.
  • have benny make u a drink @ the bar. margarita & negroni were gr8. get the farro 4 dinner & the creme brule 4 dessert. yum! sit @ the table by the fireplace. luv!
  • Delicious brussel sprouts, creme brulee.
  • Beautiful setting. Great wines and some of the best side dishes I've ever had. Get the Brussel sprouts and broccolini!
  • Sub Mezcal into the el diablo.
  • The Manhattan was the most smooth I've had ever! Get it!
  • Amazing food!!! beautiful restaurant with a great crowd....they need to open up for brunch
  • A wonderful dining experience. The specialty cocktails are great, my favorite is the Lea Christine. Definitely order the burrata on toast as an appetizer, it's unbelievable.
  • A fantastic dining experience
  • Don't go through the emergency exit. It is pretty embarrassing.
  • Cozy place to be on a snowy night. The Bartender is a real pro.
  • The bunker underground club
  • danced the night away to 90s tunes
  • Bluff your way past the host at The Beatrice Inn and party with the beautiful people.
  • The aged tomahawk was like no other steak in the world. Spectacular.
  • Really tasty and hearty food. Have an appetite when you come
  • So slow omg. Also very loud guests. Not worth the money
  • Good atmosphere and high quality food but for me the options were all too much on the heavier side and quite pricey.
  • Fried chicken at the bar after 10

Nearby places

34 8th Ave (at Jane St)
281 W 12th St (at W 4th St)
331 W 4th St (at Jane St)