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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (67 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding choice of Belgian beers. Excellent food. Reasonable prices, right off time square. A real gem!

Thank XofLex
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Exceptional food, friendly service, and trully stellar beer selection (especially the Belgian beers on tap). The steak frites was perfect. If you have ever had it in Belgium and want to relive the experience, look no further. Also, the prices were very reasonable, particularly given...More

Thank iddh
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great place for pre or post show meal including brunch before a matinee. Love the authentic Belgian/French food and drink. Omelettes, salads with tasty dressing, and burgers were all good as well as the crispy fries. Also happy with prices because Times Square is notorious...More

Thank Veri K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lovely bristle food. Great energy. Very noisy and hot (it's always packed) but its worth it. I have a feeling it is a beer-lovers heaven (I do not drink beer so that's just what my buddies I've dined with tell me.) No pretense. Very nice...More

Thank elizabethkerrigan975
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Exceptional and delicious casual Belgium Pub food, great selection of wine and beer and great prices for a place one block off Times Square! Dark and intimate with attentive and friendly bar staff!

Thank Rita F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We love this Belgian place! We always have one of the moules frites but they have many other items on the menu from which to select. The cafe on 43rd St. is convenient for before or after theatre. I can get rather noisy due to...More

Thank Dennis B
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Mary P
24 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 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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