Hi! We’re Syd and Jon-Michael, and we both love food and Antoni from Queer Eye!
Back in June, Antoni announced his plans to open a restaurant in New York, and of course we were on the story like butter on a roll.
Well, after months of planning, renovating, and taste-testing, The Village Den finally opened its doors last week, and we didn’t waste a single second heading downtown to try it out.
From the outside, The Village Den is super cute and cozy-looking. It’s on a street corner in a residential area, so it definitely gives off some ~quaint~ vibes.
The inside, however, looks like a cross between a plant lover’s Pinterest board and a Dig Inn…in a good way!
The menu was divided up into six sections: Coffee, Breakfast, Salads, Bowls, TV Dinners, and Smoothies.
First up: Beverages!
Next up: Salads!
JM then tried the Citrus Poached Salmon Bowl:
Finally, the Macadamia Crusted Fish Sticks:
We also made a point to order something avocado — because that’s how Antoni would’ve wanted it.
The Village Den is located at 225 W 12th St. in NYC’s West Village.