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BXL Cafe

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Neighbourhood:
Midtown
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
Today
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
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Baltimore
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after a Broadway show. What a delight! Felt like being back in Flemish Belgium. Great beer, mussels, fries (frites), lots of atmosphere. Very friendly service.

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Thank JulieBaltimore
New Jersey
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking down West 43rd from one diner to another (the first was too crowded and had a long wait, so the host recommended another) when we happened upon BXL Cafe. We almost walked right past it because it appears to be a bar or tavern. Fortunately, the awning says waffles (among other things). There was also a brunch... More 

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Thank tsmorgan
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable prices. Exceptional greeting at front door. Delicious omelette and coffee. Great start to the day.

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Thank Raymond N
Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite by surprise we found this delightful spot, unexpectedly just a stone's throw from Times Square. Nothing touristy about it. Offers a taste of Belgium in a decidedly European flavor. A great brunch menu, bar menu, and a tasteful range for dinner too. We arrived at brunch time and among the four of us had a little bit of breakfast... More 

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Thank clytoneus
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Brussles style gem off of TIme Square is amazing. On Sunday and Monday they offer all you can eat muscles. They are small but tasty. I was able to get 3 different kinds of muscles before I was too full. There are at least 6 sauces to choose from. My son got the carbonara and it was the best... More 

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Thank Janet C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found by accident near hotel as daughter wanted waffles for breakfast. At first was hesitant as early and no one in but gave it a try and so glad we did. Best pancakes I ever had, light and fluffy despite having banana in them. Served with fruit and syrup and a huge portion that I struggled to finish but they... More 

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Thank Joanne E
Loveland, Colorado
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here before a concert. It was very busy but we lucked out and got a table quickly. The beers were amazing and we just had calamari but it was delicious and the dipping sauce made it even better. It's not cheap but nothing is in NYC.

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Thank Swandawg
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with our two small children and although it was very busy the service was great and the food generous and tasty. We had a very generous serve of mussels which was delivered to our table promptly and our wine and water was always refreshed. If your kids don't like a lot of noise and hustle and bustle... More 

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Thank Damon W
Orlando
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had dinner at BXL and I sat at the bar. I found the bartenders to be great and the regulars at the bar were a lot of fun. This is not a stuffy place, it was really fun. There was a special when I was there on mussels and Stella! Great deal.

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Thank Bubba1202
New England
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525 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The BXL Café is a popular & busy Belgian near the Theater district. It has an extensive selection of Belgian beers and a nice variety of mussels preparations. The menu has a limited number of entrees. The service is efficient & friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
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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