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The Bluebell Cafe

293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
+1 646-649-2389
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
“lemon curd” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
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Reviews (155)
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat before hitting a comedy show and went in to Th BlueBell cafe. It was clean, quiet enough that we could hear ourselves talk and a varied menu to select from. Our server was friendly and got our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended The Bluebell Café for breakfast, and we were not disappointed. The Bluebell Breakfast was a great start to the day. Service was attentive and the food was delicious. We ate here 3 days out of 5.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember going to the bluebell cafe a few years back and loving it. I was so happy to find that my old favorite is still an amazing breakfast spot! I ordered the brioche French toast and was not disappointed...incredibly yummy! In fact, this place...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Waitress was a bit slow but all others were very attentive and anxious to please. I would recommend and go back for breakfast

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Luckily discovered this gem on my first morning in NY. It was nice and close to my hotel. Had breakfast there four mornings in a row. The food was well cooked and nicely presented, the blueberry pancakes were especially delicious. Staff were very friendly and...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We ate here after a long day of cleaning out a relative's apartment. The place is small but the portions are big. The sandwiches are very good. The Martinis were good too. Service was fine and the price was good for the amount of food.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Was not sure they would let two drowned rats in but we were recommended this café and were determined to find it!! We were given a friendly welcome and were even seated next to a heating pipe to dry out!! What more could you ask...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We popped in here as our hotel was just up the road. It's a rustic decorated place with a nice looking bar and dining area. Good menu, for starters we had crab cakes (delicious!) and my husband had the spicy wings - it was huge!!...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

What goes into a great brunch - superb coffee, eggs prepared in a really interesting way (well more interesting than I could make at home), something different with the home fries, a few different other dishes to mull over? You won't find that here. The...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Managed by the same owners of Molly's, this offers an alternate, less bar-like atmosphere. It's menu is also slightly different and more expanded. Everything I have eaten here is delicious. The atmosphere is good.

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Questions & Answers
24 April 2016
Response from zabrinacollings | Reviewed this property
If you can get to 23rd Street and ParkAvenue that would be the closest. Sorry, I don't remember where Penn Station is but if it stops by Times Square you could take the N and R line to 23rd Street.

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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