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Take A Walk Around B.B. Lemon, Washington Avenue’s New Cozy and Casual Stunner

The newest eatery from restaurateur Ben Berg has arrived

Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

B.B. Lemon, a casual new eatery from the restaurateur behind B&B Butchers, has officially opened its doors on Washington Avenue.

The restaurant faces its sibling restaurant and predecessor, both of which get their name from restaurateur and owner Benjamin Berg. The 1,900 square-foot space looks a whole lot different than when it was home to nondescript bar Caddy Shack, and its exterior has been given a revamp with green paint and a bright, art-deco style neon sign with the restaurant’s name that is illuminated in vibrant yellow light at night.

BB Lemon
Leah Wilson for BB Lemon

Indoors, green-and-white checkered tablecloths, plush banquettes, worn-in wood chairs, and plaid patterned wallpaper make for a cozy space to chow down on chef Eric Johnson’s menu of familiar New York-style eats, including clam chowder, burgers, and blue crab beignets. Bright red ceiling tiles add a pop of color, and another neon sign awaits inside the dining room — this one’s shaped like a lemon with glowing green wings. A brass bar offers seating for 22 drinkers, and classic cocktails like the Corpse Reviver and a Hemingway daiquiri, among other libations, await for those who belly up.

B.B. Lemon is now officially open for lunch and dinner service from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Before heading to Washington Ave, take a peek at the space courtesy of Eater photographer Caroline Fontenot.

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