Calling all wine enthusiasts, organic health nuts, and foodies alike: the West Village has a brand new natural wine bar and European eatery called L’Accolade, located at 302 Bleecker Street. It sports a variety of global flavors, and is run by a team of experienced, knowledgeable chefs. So if you’re ready for an around-the-world culinary experience, pack your bags for an incredibly delicious adventure.
According to Eater, L’Accolade is run by Executive Chef Ben Traver, who you may know from famous restaurants like The Modern and Cafe Boulud. The Chef de Cuisine is Nate Kuester, whom Traver met at Cafe Boulud. He’s also worked at big name eateries such as Cecil and Aquavit.
Most of L’Accolade’s menu is American and French inspired, reports Eater. There’s the Fluke Crudo, which is served with strawberry, fennel, and crispy quinoa, as well as the Salt Cod Brandade, which comes with a piquillo pepper sauce, parmesan, and lemon.
Since both members of the L’Accolade team are Korean-American, according to Patch, they also try to bring a variety of Korea-inspired flavors to the table. Their Flat Iron Steak, for example, is served with soy glaze, crispy rice, and bok choy.
There are a number of ways to experience the tastes of L’Accolade. According to Eater, you can order single dishes from the menu, a two-course menu for $38, or a three-course meal from the prix fixe menu for $45. The food menu changes seasonally.
If you aren’t in the mood for food, the drinks are also worth experiencing. According to the Patch, Clément Lapeyssonnie designed the Natural Wine List, which focuses on small sustainable vineyards across the globe. It includes about 10 different wines, which can be ordered by the glass. Most of the wines featured aren’t filtered, and they’re fermented with little to no sulfur dioxide.
L’Accolade offers weekday happy hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to Patch. It includes $10 glasses of wine, $8 beer, and $7 snacks. The space includes a a small, marble-top bar area and a garden space (aka the perfect happy hour hangout spot).
The restaurant itself is open for dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily, per Patch. They will start serving lunch and weekend brunch in late August or early September, so get excited. Sip sip, hooray!