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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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