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BXL Cafe

$$ - $$$, , European
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
This popular Belgian eatery brings foodies to Midtown from all over. A 2016 Certificate of Excellence award winner from TripAdvisor, BXL Cafe has built a following around its...More
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8:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Had lunch there with my son during a quick NYC visit. Highly recommended. Great quality food in large servings, very friendly service, fantastic location. Leopold II on the walls adds a touch to the decor that you don't see often ;)

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

What a fabulous selection of Belgium beers. We loved the Rodenbach Grand Cru on draft, a rare find and stunningly delicious. Lots of lovely ales to choose from. A friendly bar, unfortunately had no time to eat there this time. Will definitely return.

Thank has2bperfect
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in here en speck, after struggling to find somewhere for Sunday brunch. So pleased! We were tempted in by the $20, which includes a mimosa, but ended up choosing from their regular brunch menu. We’re in NYC for my birthday and last nights meal...More

Thank Gordon-Joanne
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Great choice for a pre or post theatre meal - known for a huge selection of beers and mussels. Belgian inspired so mussels & frites ( fries) are the main meals but also burgers etc. Very noisy in the early evening hours - perfectly situated...More

Thank KARENSK_12
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Interior feels like what Belgians call a "brown café". Brasserie style typical belgian food served, like beef stew, or mussels. Large choice of Belgian beers. I always go back when I am around in NYC, which definitely means I appreciate the food and the staff.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

as the title this is a good bar for Belgium Beers. We drank in here on a few occasions, we also ate here and were served by a pretty girl with attitude, not a good one may i say.

Thank weegram
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We met friends here for an early Friday night dinner as they had theater tickets in the immediate neighborhood. This place was my recommendation as it sounded like a good choice and was convenient. We wanted a place to eat good food and to visit...More

Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Very good restaurant with a lot of Belgian beers and Belgian recipes with an American touch. Service was very friendly and good, as the location at a few 100 meters from Times Square.

Thank Adrien O
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

BXL Cafe manages to bring a bit of Belgian cafe culture to the busy heart of Manhattan. We tasted the Carbonnade Flamande with fries, which was very nice. It can get a bit load though, so not ideal if you are looking for a good...More

Thank Mollpeeps R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Stumbled on this delightful little place, opposite the Stephen Sondheim theatre, whilst looking for something to eat before an afternoon matinee. Atmospheric and continental feeling. My son and husband judged the Belgium beer to be excellent.The food was really good. Had the best Chevre chaud...More

Thank Pamela Q
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Mary P
25 January 2015|
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Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Mary, I didn't realize you were specifically asking about BXL Cafe. Honestly, I like the East side location better. This one is smaller and noisy. I stand by my former answer. If you are anywhere near 46th St., take a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-768-0200
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