The “Boom Boom Room” at Virgil’s Cafe

When people mention a “hole in the wall” establishment, that usually isn’t a literal description.  But at Virgil’s Cafe in historic Bellevue, Kentucky, there is an actual hole in the wall that you should know about.

Virgil’s Cafe features an enticing menu in an elegant and intimate setting.  It’s casual dining, but you’ll definitely feel at home in a dress and heels (more so, if you’re a female).  The menu changes frequently to take advantage of local ingredients and the chef’s inspirations, but there is enough variety to accommodate most diners and the kitchen is savvy and reponsive to particular dietary needs.  It’s likely that the Andouille sausage (made from scratch) will remain on the menu for a while as it is featured in an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” on the Food Network later this month.  Hopefully, the Kentucky hot slaw will remain a constant in the salad category as well.

But the “hole in the wall”?  That would be the “Boom Boom Room”.  This curtained enclave, available by reservation, offers a more romantic and private dining experience to the couple who might like to gaze into one another’s eyes away from the stares of other dining groups.  Securing a meal in this unique niche is worth the mild embarrassment you might feel requesting it by name.

Virgil’s Cafe is a Diner’s Choice winner on Open Table and is described as a “neighborhood gem”.  It’s definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the Cincinnati area.

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5 Comments to The “Boom Boom Room” at Virgil’s Cafe

  1. What a delight. A place for a real romantic dinner.

  2. There is a bar in south west Scotland (The town of Dumfries) called “THE HOLE IN THE WALL” and there is a great atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door.
    It is a very old bar, and our bard,Rabbie Burns used to drink there.

  3. I love a good hole in the wall, especially playing one. (One of my bands)

    Somehow that type of setting makes for great atmosphere.

  4. Graham: It was a unique and unexpected find in a small river town.
    Donald: No doubt it inspired him. I wonder if he wrote our New Year’s Eve anthem “Auld Lang Syne” while sitting on a stool at The Hole in the Wall.
    One of The Guys: I don’t think I knew you were in a band. Now I’m going to have to snoop around for links!

  5. I’m there, this looks my place to chill out in.

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