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B. Cafe West

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816 (87th and 88th)
+1 212-873-0003
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is one of our favorite neighborhood spots. We go there for brunch a couple of times a month. The food is consistently excellent. Service is always good. For brunch, try their burger (really great) Omelets, egg dishes, and pancakes are great too. A great dinner spot for moules frite and a good Belgian beer. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. You'll... More 

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Thank nymark2015
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were in the area visiting afriends and had some time to kill. My wife is from Amsterdam so we stopped in here. Super frindly staff. The Bitterballen were not so great but the fries and cheese croquette were great. They said they were moving soon to an area where their lunch business would be better.

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Thank Bob S
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We live in the neighborhood and are frequent diners at this restaurant. The food is very good, the prices are reasonable and the wait staff is efficient. The restaurant never dissapoints.

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Thank Suesang
france
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I just went there to have a beer as I enjoy Belgian beer. This was the most expensive beer I have ever had. $9 plus tax and tip for a small Leffe, which was advertised as $7 on the board. I will not return

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Thank michelecarlos
Boston, Massachusetts
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291 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I had brunch here a few weeks ago during a brief stop on the Upper West Side and would definitely go back. The service was great and the food was really delicious. There was a great mix of options - salads and lunch food as well as eggs and typical brunch fare. I was impressed with how tasty things were.... More 

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Thank betteskid
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Maybe it was an off night -- a Monday -- but I found the food sub-standard for the second time in a couple of months, which was a pity as I have eaten well there in the past. My crab cakes had the consistency and texture of saw dust. Belgian meatballs were nice and crusty on the outside, but mushy... More 

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Thank LordJeffrey
new york
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my wife. Delicious food and friendly service. Great beers. Recommend the crispy Brussels sprouts. Wonderful! The only downside is a little tight quarters.

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Thank familytraveler075
New York City
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We live not far from B Cafe and often come there on weekends. My husband loves their burger and fries. They have many interesting options on their menu (last night I had a special arugula salad with grilled shrimp and pine nuts), and good desserts. The prices are similar to other places in the neighborhood. It's pretty small inside, though... More 

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Thank Lilly_nyc
Battambang, Cambodia
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259 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I sat outside on a summer night and had their vegetarian mushroom sandwich and a few beers. The place is nice and the outdoor seating area is as well. The sandwich was fine but not great. The beers on draft were small and tasted a bit flat. It was quite expensive too. I wasn't very impressed.

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Thank Joey613
Stamford, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch before concert. Belgium food is one of our favorites, so we decided to check out B cafe west. We made reservation s on opentable.com five days prior. The doors and windows were opened, that told us no air conditioner. However it was breezy inside. Even though we arrived early, we were seated in about 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816
    (87th and 88th)
  • Public Transportation: Line 1 on 86th street and Broadway Line A,B,C on 86th street and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-0003

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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