The Vol De Nuit at 148 West 4th Street. Photo Credit: koeugene.blogspot.com
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4PM - 1AM, Friday - Saturday: 4PM - 3AM
Phone: (212) 982-3388
When Frances Hodgson Burnett dreamed up his decadent 19th Century “Secret Garden”, you can bet he envisaged an isolated retreat, where no semblance of sound or Industrial Revolution could penetrate. The Vol De Nuit Bar and Restaurant has much in common with that fictitious English hideaway. Nestled behind a sophisticated facade lies a leafy 19th Century courtyard, bedecked with tangled vines and overhanging trees, plus around forty well spaced communal tables. Inspired by humble Belgian drinking dens such as the PP Cafe on Rue Jules Van Praetstraat, Brussels, Vol De Nuit brings a taste of Franco-Belgian culture into the heart of West Village. Velvety beers such as La Chouffe and Leff Blond have proven a hit with the locals – the ideal bitters for washing down mussels and salt-laden frites!