I finally got to Bibille, a Korean Fusion “fast casual” place in Tarrytown on Thursday (they’re right across the street from the Music Hall). I had read about it several months ago, but never got there, and oddly it was never discussed on CH. Anyway, it was great. The reviews I’ve read on Yelp describe it as a Korean Chipotle, and I guess that fits. The main thing they offer is a fast food version of bibimbap. You get your choice of 3 rices or lettuce (I had the purple rice), your choice of meat/tofu/shitake mushrooms (I went with the mushrooms), any or all of 7 toppings - bean sprouts, cucumber, carrot, beets, omelet shreds, lettuce, red cabbage (I had all of them), then your choice of sauce (I had a combination of the Korean hot sauce and the house sauce). Then they add sesame oil and seeds. They charge $9.99 and it was enough for 2 meals. It’s served in a big cardboard bowl which travels well. The food was delicious, even the following day at room temperature. It’s not authentic bibimbap since the rice isn’t crispy and the egg is cooked, but I really enjoyed it.
They’re apparently also doing udon now, and I think wraps (and the paper menu said something about sushi rolls), but it seemed like everyone was getting the bibimbap bowl.
And a bonus, all 3 of the employees I spoke to were incredibly friendly and appreciative of my business. When I asked to get some extra sauce in the bowl before I packed up the leftovers, I was given a large container of sauce, and he put rubber bands around the bowl/cover to keep it closed (and put the sauce underneath to hold it in place). Not a big deal, but I thought it was really nice. They also do bubble tea and smoothies for $4.99 but I didn’t get one.
I didn’t take a picture of the menu but there’s a good one on Yelp (which I hope I won’t get into trouble for linking here). Here’s a picture of my meal.