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The Bluebell Cafe

293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
+1 646-649-2389
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited for a very nice meal. I had the hangar steak with mashed potatoes, it was exceptional. My girlfriend ordered the braised short ribs which were cooked perfectly as well. Our waitress was very nice and the drink menu was fun/unique.

Thank MikeI283BL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our last meal before leaving NYC was the bluebell cafe on 3rd avenue.recommended by our hotel food excellent,good reasonably priced wine and excellent service by waitress Maev. Apparently mollies bar next door ( an Irish bar ) is also good food and beer-on our list...More

Thank martinallen
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We really loved the ambiance of this place. Very cute interior. Service was very good, and prices were right. Just can't say that the food was anything special. Relatively pedestrian MTO omelette, potatoes, and biscuit. The french toast with lemon curd was very good. I...More

Thank jwills08
Reviewed March 29, 2018

We had late weekday breakfast here. The scrambled eggs, biscuits, and pancakes were all wonderful. The link sausage was also delicious.

Thank conradlcsw
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday morning for breakfast - was so delicious! We ordered pancakes and Bluebell breakfast - the food was served quickly and the pancakes were so good! Would definitely recommend going here, prices reasonable too and really good service!

Thank Julie E
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This restaurant is about two blocks from our hotel, The Marcel. Decorated very nicely and the service was attentive without being intrusive. I had the grilled shrimp salad which was excellent. My wife had breakfast and, as is typical with servings in N.Y.C., was way...More

Thank bushbulldog
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Bluebell cafe is so delicious!! I had the pancakes and my friend had the eggs benedict, both were so tasty and huge portion size! Staff were very friendly and attentive, will definitely be back if I am in NYC!

Thank Spet6
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Found this cafe whilst visiting for business. Had a lunchtime meeting on Madison Avenue so set up camp at bluebell for the morning. Had a wonderful pancake breakfast and complimented by great coffee. Staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Runmamarun
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We love coming here. The dress is casual, friendly, and not expensive. Every time we go here, I order the fresh hummus and pita bread. My husband loves burgers, so anytime he has the chance, he’ll eat one. Frankly, anything you order here is delicious.

Thank 17wandalust46
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Found this place near to our hotel on our last day. Food was great, good coffee and a lovely atmosphere, very pretty cafe. 5/5

Thank scrofts87
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April 23, 2016|
Response from zabrinacollings | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to 23rd Street and ParkAvenue that would be the closest. Sorry, I don't remember where Penn Station is but if it stops by Times Square you could take the N and R line to 23rd Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 646-649-2389
  • E-mail
He Bluebell Cafe raises the bar on the midtown culinary scene. To help fill the gap in the area's dining options, the newest addition to Gramercy Park comes to us by the same acclaimed owners of Open Door Gastropub, The Paris Bar and Grill and Molly's Pub and Restaurant. Executive Chef Scott Hawley serves up gourmet offerings at affordable luxury prices. Offering American comfort food with a French country flare, the new eatery is an updated version of all your favorites, but classed up with an array of delectable menu options. The interesting variety of seasonal menu options, an eclectic selection of regional beer & wines, delicious home-baked desserts, and popular weekend brunch, make this new gem in Gramercy's culinary crown the newest hotspot for affordable decadence. Bluebell Cafe is open daily from 8am-11pm and serves weekend brunch from 8am-4pm. Reservations are accepted for dinner.
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