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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
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08:00 - 23:30
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South Orange, New Jersey
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Eat here quite often and always when attending a show at TOWN HALL. It's a lot of fun with great mussels, excellent pommes frites with mayonnaise and a terrific selection of beers. Service is excellent (never heard a server once say "You Got It" or "No Problem" when you place your order, just a simple "Thank You". Reservations are suggested... More 

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Thank pavlovich123
Greenwich, Connecticut
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432 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We reserved and were surprised it looked more like a bar than restaurant when we walked in. The table service is at the back and the claustrophobic need not dine there. Packed in tables gave it a bustling vibe and service was very good. My mussels were plump and not overcooked. The fries were not original Belgian fries - a... More 

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Thank Ron T
Asker, Norway
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

America is not very known for good quality craft beer, so if you like craft beer and you find a place like this you have to go! A good choice of authentic, belgium beer. Good atmosphere, and a short distance from Times Square makes this a perfect little place. Didn't try the food, so I cannot say anything about this.

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Thank LarsNilsen
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Cute pub with good food. I took my almost 80 year old mother there and it was tough for her to hear. Other than that, friendly staff with good food at reasonable prices. The lunch special is a great deal too!

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Thank TravelingOtis
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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423 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Although a good range of continental beers on tap the main focus seemed to be European soccer. Not my taste hence the rating

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Thank Lee S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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220 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We stopped in here as we were walking near Times Square as it looked intriguing and they advertised an $18 lunch with a starter, a main course and wine or beer. We had crudités, a lentil soup and two versions of moules and frites. The food was good other than the soup, which was quite unremarkable. The sauces for the... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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249 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I was definitely looking forward to having some mussels here but left feeling disappointed. I ordered the Thai Mussels with "frites". The mussels came in a very, very watery (almost clear) broth with a drizzle of Thai "sauce" on top. The "frites" were thick-cut, undercooked French fries served with mayonnaise. I ordered blue cheese to dip my fries in because... More 

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Thank MPHGirl23
Amsterdam NY
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Stopped in on a Thursday night for a drink as we were just walking around town looking for someplace to go. Grabbed a seat at the bar, ordered two club sodas and absolute orange. Not too bad, not hugh glasses but not tiny either. $9 each not too bad for what it was. Nice music playing bartenders friendly nice and... More 

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Thank marbdarb
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Awesome little gem in the middle of otherwise unpleasant times square. Always bustling with very friendly staff. Great beer selection. Very good food!

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Thank wongwashington
Seattle
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We really enjoyed the mussels and the rotisserie chicken at BXL. Service was overall good. Giving it a 3 stars because even though we had made a reservation and were seated promptly by the hostess, we were kicked off the table because the manager had friends coming in later and he wanted to make sure the table was available. AND... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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