Westville Chelsea

By grace.g.yang ยท August 19, 2010
Under: American,Burgers,Chelsea,Dinner

I’ve been meaning to visit Westville since 2007, when I rode past the east side location on the M14 bus. Westville’s east side location wasn’t very convenient to visit (Avenue A is still not convenient for…anyone), but they opened a new outpost in Chelsea and I visited a couple weekends ago with David and Laura. David and Laura were on their way to the Dave Matthews concert at Citifield so we had to get something to eat quickly and Westville Chelsea seemed like the ideal location:


We started with a plate of fresh market vegetables, including beets, artichoke hearts, cauliflower, and fried plantains:


My favorite from the platter was definitely the plantains; they were lightly fried and topped with Cotija cheese. Next favorite were the beets with goat cheese, followed by the artichokes (they didn’t have that much flavor) and my least favorite was definitely the cauliflower that was doused with dijonaise. The dijonaise tasted very Asian and the sauce completely masked any flavor from the cauliflower.

For my main course, I ordered the cod fish po boy:


Laura ordered the cheeseburger served on a Portuguese muffin:


And David ordered the beer battered codfish and chips:


The server was not very knowledgeable about the tartar sauce; it’s made in the restaurant and she didn’t know whether or not there were tomatoes in the sauce (David is allergic to tomatoes and it was pretty obvious that there were lots of tomatoes in the sauce). We asked if there was any other kind of dipping sauce for the fish, but she never responded or came back with any other sauces (so I’m guessing there aren’t). The fish David ordered was the same as mine and they were both very meaty, but I didn’t like the batter that the fish was covered with; too heavy and not crispy enough. David’s fries, however, were extremely crispy and tasted like they had a nice outer shell protecting the slightly mushy innards. Laura’s burger was good, but a little dry and overcooked.

Westville offers some good options for dinner (and you can dine outside during the summer time) but the food is only mediocre and with other options in the area, I think I’ll pass on Westville Chelsea in the future.

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