The Busy Giffs: Beetle House NYC

October 31, 2016

Beetle House NYC


Happy Halloween!

I figured today was the perfect day to share about our recent trip to Beetle House in NYC. Beetle House is a restaurant based on all things Tim Burton, from the decor to the menu. Since David is a huge fan of Beetlejuice the movie, I knew he would love it there.



I started looking for reservations as soon as David and I bought our New York Comic Con tickets but it was booked for months in advance. I was lucky enough to get a same day reservation the morning of Comic Con so I surprised Dave as we were leaving the Con.

Beetle House is located in the East Village and is a very small restaurant, which is probably why reservations are required to dine.  The entire place consisted of a bar that holds roughly 10 seats, and or 5-8 dining tables depending on the configuration. We were lucky enough to get the front window booth so we had plenty of space but some of the tables in the back were a bit more cramped.  I'm not sure our bags would have fit under the table and there was no room to put them down otherwise.


We started off at the bar while we waited for our table and ordered a Fishbowl drink to share.  The bartender was energetic and personable and put on a show as he made it.  The drink was made with Nerd candies,and finished off with Swedish Fish. Seriously so good. I'm pretty sure I could drink it on my own.


Before we could finish it however, they brought us to our table. I loved our seats not only for the space, but for the great view of the bar.  Like I said, the whole place pays homage to Tim Burton so the place was covered in art from movies like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and the Corpse Bride to name a few.

Even though they are not officially attached to Tim Burton, they use creative license to make the food inspired as well.  Items like the Cheshire Mac or the Veggie Corpse Burger sit on the menu. David ordered the Willy Burger and I had the Showtime Shrimp Quesadilla.


Dave's burger was delicious. Cooked perfectly and topped with bacon, pineapple, fried onions, and maple bbq sauce.  My quesadillas were the perfect sized portion and stuffed with cheese, shrimp, guacamole, served along side a garlic sour cream.

The flavors are ecclectic but so delicious and the chefs put on a show.  The Mad Shrimp is served while still engulfed in flames!

         Dinner, NYC Date

Eating at Beetle House NYC is truly an experience.  I am so happy that we were able to get last minute reservations! The place is booked months in advance so I advise that you look for a Sunday reservation, which is when we could get one, or plan ahead! Dave and I seriously can't wait to go back.


xo, Heather


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