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BXL Cafe

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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
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New England
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525 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank riny
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Coming here for years, great atmosphere and wonderful selection of beers. Food is also very good. Great meet up spot or for lunch/dinner. Staff is always friendly. Was fun to stop in on our way out of town to Bruges for some suggestions.

Thank henderjenny
Oceanport, New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This may not mean much to a younger generation, but in all my travels around the world this bar restaurant is one of very very few where you need not pay attention to getting even the most minute detail getting the attention of its staff and, I presume, the young owner at the counter who gave me stellar service; from... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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138 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday brunch with my wife, daughter and two grandchildren (7 & 9). Decent service, good menu, all had a good time. Very disappointed that "Belgian Waffles" were really only regular waffles cooked in a deep Belgian waffle maker - they were not the traditional yeast-raised batter w/ sugar crystals.

Thank USMA74
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Were staying a couple blocks away, and this quickly became our go-to pub for happy hour. Nice, laid-back vibe... almost felt local in a tourist mecca. Try the Cuvee house beer... became my standard for a couple of days :)

Thank TravelinMan314
Duryea, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We often stop for lunch here when we are in New York. The food is good and the staff friendly and accommodating. It's a pleasant place to while away some time, although it can sometimes become crowded and very noisy. Still, a favorite place in the city.

Thank sandora415
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here on 19th after just arriving in NYC what a treat!!! Service was excellent food delicious especially the steak sandwich and by New York prices represented great value for money. Situated just off Times Square would thoroughly recommend a visit

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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

2 couples from Atlanta went here for dinner before our show. It was great! Two of us had mussles and the other two had the Carbonnade Flamande which was stewed sirloin tips in beer.We all loved our meal and the great belgium beer! The atmosphere is a sports bar. Our waiter was from the Ukraine and he was terrific! It... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We found this gem on pure luck. It was raining and we ducked in to seek shelter. The bar tender gave us some sample to try before deciding on our drink choice. Husband went with the draft beer while I went for a cup of latte. The latte was good, strong, and aromatic. A nice place to chill indeed.

Thank itsjustcat
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my siblings- including soup of the day, mussels and burger and everything was served fast and sweet! Great location and reasonable price for its location

Thank Ana G

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Restaurant Details

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