Oh, Irene. You are such a tease. And since it takes one to know one, I can say this with conviction. You got us New Yorkers all riled up, and for what? Nothing, I tell you, nothing! Except maybe a little junk food eating contest. If you stocked up on food to prepare for the possible power outages, I bet you ate it all this weekend. Not because the power went out and you needed to, but because you were so bored the food actually provided an activity. Well, if you gained the “Irene Fifteen” this weekend, you might be looking for a light and easy dinner, out of your apartment, which of course now feels like a jail cell.
Westville is the perfect place to go. This small and simple restaurant has a menu that speaks to everyone. Their food is prepared simply and tastefully, which is exactly what the doctor ordered, or nutritionist, whatever.
The Greek Salad is loaded with olives, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese and avocado. It is served over grilled bread with melted herb goat cheese. I like to add the Grilled Steak to this salad to make it a meal. The steak is flavorful and juicy and the salad is crisp.
The Grilled Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken is my favorite item on the menu. The chicken is packed with flavor and it is incredibly juicy, the way chicken is meant to be cooked. It is served with 2 sides from the market. What’s the market? Glad you asked. The market is Westville’s abundant list of veggies. They offer everything from asparagus to bok choy and back again. It is a vegetarian’s dream come true, and mine as well. I love the Honey Dijon Brussels Sprouts, and for good reason. They are little tidbits of veggie heaven. I couldn’t resist the Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad. After all, it is tomato season.
Riddle me this. What’s dinner without dessert? While you ponder that, feast your eyes on this. A homemade ice cream sandwich. Clearly, I’ve become a little obsessed with Ice Cream Sammies recently. This isn’t on the menu, but ice cream is, and so are cookies, and the waiters are more than happy to accommodate your needs, no matter how indulgent they are.
With three locations, Westville convenient for everyone. I happen to love the Lower East Side location, but they offer the same menu in the West Village and Chelsea. So, whether the weather has you feeling on a bit on the bulky side, or you just want an easy, light dinner, head over to Westville.
173 Avenue A (11th Street)
New York, NY
210 W 10th Street (Between Bleecker and West 4th Street )
New York, NY
246 W18th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY