About Bellwether


Bellwether is a warm and convivial neighborhood restaurant in Long Island City, Queens highlighting seasonal local and sustainably-sourced ingredients in a natural and contemporary setting. 

The bright 60-seat dining room (+ seasonal outdoor seating) is designed to welcome locals and visitors  alike and to provide a gathering place for meaningful connection and shared memories.

At Bellwether, we believe that being a generous host and bringing people together over a shared meal is one of life’s most fulfilling gifts.  



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The restaurant is elegant and peaceful, featuring hand-patched, whitewashed brick walls and a suspended white wood pallet ceiling. Sculptures compiled of collected driftwood adorn the walls, simple shelves hold small potted succulents, and reclaimed redwood from an old New York City water tower comprises the host stand. Earth tones and neutral elements along with unique art installations enhance the space with a touch of every season represented. A breathtaking moss wall frames the mother of pearl backsplash behind the long, angular bar, providing vibrant color to the restaurant’s center. Adjacent to this, an art piece titled "Winter Topography," brings a striking element to the space.