B4 U Go 2 Dine…Read On
Broadening their reach by opening a more affordable boÃ®te, Le Jardin du Roi’s owners in Chappaqua have given birth to B4 in
B4 (the name sort of comes from its address—4 Broadway), which opened in December, is a work in progress. Once you step through the draperies in the entryway that insulates from winter chill, you’ll find a simple dining room with interesting offeringsâ€¦and some disappointments.
One highlight is the “tomato cappuccino” soup, hearty tomato and basil broth with the foamy look of cappuccino. Another is the bananas Foster dessert, a New Orleans dish, which at B4 is served with vanilla ice cream—a sort of a “warm banana split,” says co-owner Joe Quartararo.
The sides of French fries are as golden crisp and as tasty as any I’ve ever had.
And then the are the shortfalls. The turkey in a lunchtime club sandwich was the cardboard stuff you’d get from a deli, and the au gratin potatoes served with a modestly priced ($25) filet mignon were bland.
When I asked to know the restaurant’s opening hours, I was assured it was “24/7.” Well, not quite. It’s open every day of the week, starting with breakfast at 7 a.m. and endingâ€¦after the last customer says goodnight, which can be well into the wee hours. There’s an excellent, modestly priced wine list (as well as a variety of wines by the glass).
For now, B4 is a great place if you live in the neighborhood and, as it matures, hopefully it will be one of those spots worth a drive.cheesecake. My New York-born dining companions want theirs dense and thick, but this heavenly delight was what I, a native New Englander, call real cheesecake.
4 Boradway, Valhalla
Sun. to Thurs. 7 am-midnight
Fri. and Sat. 7 am-2 am