With its rough, white-painted brick walls, tiny (and close together) wood slat tables, and hot-dog stand ketchup and mustard bottles on the table, Westville (and its sister spot at 173 Avenue A) has the carefree kind of feel that owner Jay Strauss just kinda tossed the place together for an impromptu gathering of friends, which is exactly what we – and food writers like Andrew Stone – like about it.
“It is absolutely charming, and they understand that people love their organic veggies (numerous market vegetables on offer, as sides or served as a proper meal). They have my favorite turkey burger of all time, and the pesto mash potatoes are totally the new French fry.”
The fact that chef Anne Burrell is a fan should clue you in to the good ingredients here. It’s a toss-on-your-favorite-T-shirt kind of place with a penchant for farmers’ market goodness – and what’s better than that?