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tennisboy Nov 30, 2006 06:44 PM

Are any of the 3 arugula-type salads at Westville good?

What about the corn appetizer?

What's the best dessert?

Any suggestions appreciated!

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    raybird Nov 30, 2006 06:49 PM

    i recall having an arugula and goat cheese salad that was good. all the market sides are delicious. the corn-on-the-cob is awesome! they had a butterscotch pudding for a long time that was amazing but my server told me last time i was there that the chef who made their desserts was leaving so i'm not sure anymore.
    the niman dog and burger are both amazing. enjoy.

    1. NAtiveNewYorker Nov 30, 2006 07:48 PM

      The burger is great. But no cookie has ever blown me away.

      Greek salad is good too.

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        asm305 Nov 30, 2006 09:21 PM

        I had a homemade Oreo cookie there that I crave constantly.

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          tennisboy Nov 30, 2006 09:27 PM

          I had the burger (delivered). It was pretty good, I want to try something new though. Preferably a salad w/out goats cheese though. I'll try it out and report back.

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            cageyk Nov 30, 2006 09:54 PM

            I can't believe I'm saying this but... I recommend the brussel sprouts. I despise brussel sprouts with almost every bone in my body and somehow loved Westville's version when I snagged a few off my friend's plate. What can I say?
            Also (and this has been said before) the turkey burger rocks.
            Haven't had the desserts but that Oreo cookie sounds tempting!

            1. tamasha Nov 30, 2006 10:56 PM

              I pretty much think everything about Westville rocks. Their chili dog (if you're into that sort of thing) is great too.

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                comidaqueen Dec 1, 2006 03:10 PM

                I'll be honest...I really don't like the burger at Westville. I only had it once, but I was completely underwhelmed. The turkey burger is good and I love the corn on the cobb.

                1. shirlotta Dec 1, 2006 03:55 PM

                  westville's salads are generally chopped salads, which i'm not too fond of because it sort of bruises the leaves of things like arugula (as opposed to lettuce)... of course i prefer simple whole leaf salads, so it's just a matter of opinion. for vegetables from westville i prefer their sides - really yummy, especially the cauliflower, the corn, and the mashed sweet potatoes.

                  the corn is much better if you get it at the restaurant, in case you were thinking delivery, which i often do since the wait can be pretty long.

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                    tennisboy Dec 3, 2006 01:54 PM

                    Sadly, I didn't get to go because of a 2-hour delay in my gf's flight (thanks, Virgin!). But soon, I promise!

                    Jane for breakfast now. Mmmmmmmmm.
                    Kevin

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                      cageyk Jan 4, 2007 07:20 PM

                      Finally had the homemade oreo cookie yesterday. Fantastic. Nice balance of filling and chocolate. I sense that I'm going to start craving them constantly.

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                        fiftyfootgirl Jan 4, 2007 07:49 PM

                        I always get the watercress arugula salad with the grilled salmon-it's excellent!

                        1. bigjeff Jan 11, 2007 04:06 PM

                          had a plate of the market sides last night, it was excellent: cauliflower very sweet and cooked almost al dente, brussel sprouts the way I like 'em, cooked through but still with a horseradish kick, great beets and walnuts, and excellent kale. The plate was huge, and perfect and delicious. a great find in the area. my friend had the cobb salad and since it was kinda chopped style, she said every bite tasted the same in the end so I take it that's bad.

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                            tennisboy Jan 12, 2007 07:46 PM

                            I was there last night, too (around 6) -- but had the fennel (amazing), turkey burger (awesome), arugula and watercress salad (very good), and corn (amazing). A+ again.

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                              bigjeff Jan 16, 2007 04:27 AM

                              we were there around 10pm, a later dinner; great people, great food, great prices . . . I've been recommending this place all week . . .

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                              Desidero Jan 12, 2007 10:07 PM

                              Has anyone gotten delivery from Westville? I'm wondering if it is a good option for delivery in the area.

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                                NAtiveNewYorker Jan 13, 2007 12:57 AM

                                I order every Friday. Great option. Burger, veggies, corn all travel well. Takes 45 minutes.

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                                jungirl Jan 13, 2007 07:45 AM

                                my favorite dish at westville they only make for lunch. chicken ruben sandwich. hands down one of the best sandwiches i've ever had.

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                                  ibidibid Jan 18, 2008 11:52 AM

                                  Still wating for Westville in West Village to reopen. Looks as if it might this weekend. I do like their turkey burgers (on a fantastic Portuguese bun), hot dogs (vegan and Nieman Ranch), and the market sides- especially the butternut squash. Delicious. But their cappuccinos are awful, as they don't have careful baristas ("May i have some burnt espresso with that burnt milk?") and are clearly using low-quality beans. Originally, they used Danesi, and the guys pulling the shots seemed to care. I should think that's an important upgrade to make, especially if they're opening for breakfast, as they've indicated.

                                  (Stomach turn: A few days ago, I passed Westville on 10th and an open carton of hot dog buns was lying in front of the door, and no one seemed to be inside. Given tthe rodent invasion in these parts, I couldn't help but wonder who got there first: owner Jay or Ratatouille and friends. I.won't be ordering the delish Nieman Ranch dog and bun any time soon...)

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