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The Bluebell Cafe

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293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
+1 646-649-2389
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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UK
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place came recommended by our hotel. I loved the decor & feel of the place. The staff were friendly. The menu was great and had a lot of choice. we paid on average $70 for breakfast with tip. We thought that was expensive but is it for New York? Great food quality.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy, clean, nicely decorated eatery that serves some great breakfast selections. We are out-of-towners who have made this our go-to place for breakfast. The portions are large and we learned that sharing one of the breakfast specials was actually enough for 2 people. Definitely try the breakfast sausage - the best I have ever had. Good service, great coffee and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this cafe as our friends we're staying at the Marcel on Gramercy. What a great find! Lovely little place that often had queues out of the door! Breakfast was excellent and so we're lunch menus. My husband is celiac and they catered for him too. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Service great and so... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The Bluebell cafe! Great service, excellent food, nice and cozy atmosphere inside. I recommend this cafe, we loved it!

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New York City, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Love going here for an early breakfast on weekdays. Brunch on the weekends is consistently good, it gets crowded so go early if possible. Full bar for drinks. Attentive staff.

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Wien
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great dishes, friendly environment. Great dishes, friendly environment. Great dishes, friendly environment.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went to the Bluebell for a Sunday morning breakfast recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part they have fairly standard breakfast fare, but it was done very well. The fact that they do not take reservations is both a pro and a con. Obviously annoying that you can't plan ahead and have to wait in line, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I had the eggs Benedict (fantastic). Based on what my friends ordered, it doesn't look like you cannot go wrong here. Most plates come with their potatoes which are not to be missed.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

wow what a find. great Saturday breakfast. lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. spotted it as we walked back to our hotel - really glad i did. we have two more mornings in NY - sure we will come again

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Blue Bell Café offers “Home Cooking” in the big city. The Blue Awning welcomes you into it’s exposed brick walls, with it’s wooden tables and oddly matched dishes, cups and saucers like walking into your grandmothers kitchen. The food is just as “homey”. Eggs with APPLEWOOD bacon, Biscuits and Gravy, and Potatoes. Buttermilk Pancakes and Oatmeal. Special Brunch options like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 646-649-2389
Description
He Bluebell Cafe raises the bar on the midtown culinary scene. To help fill the gap in the area's dining options, the newest addition to Gramercy Park comes to us by the same acclaimed owners of Open Door Gastropub, The Paris Bar and Grill and Molly's Pub and Restaurant.

Executive Chef Scott Hawley serves up gourmet offerings at affordable luxury prices. Offering American comfort food with a French country flare, the new eatery is an updated version of all your favorites, but classed up with an array of delectable menu options. The interesting variety of seasonal menu options, an eclectic selection of regional beer & wines, delicious home-baked desserts, and popular weekend brunch, make this new gem in Gramercy's culinary crown the newest hotspot for affordable decadence.


Bluebell Cafe is open daily from 8am-11pm and serves weekend brunch from 8am-4pm. Reservations are accepted for dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?