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West Bank Cafe

407 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-6808
+1 212-695-6909
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
407 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-6808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in NYC to see a musical and came upon the West Bank Cafe. Lucky for us!! The food was fantastic. Service was excellent and we were only five minutes from the theater.

Thank MaryandGwil
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got tempted by the review I read in the Playbill so decided to give it a try. And I am so glad I did! I liked it so much I went back the next day. The first evening I had their 3-course, 38$ menu,...More

Thank PrincessAurore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant based on a friend's suggestion and we weren't disappointed. It was an after theater visit, so we didn't have a full meal but the burrata and flat bread specials were delicious. I found the drink menu lacking and ended up...More

Thank lutzboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after seeing an evening show on recommendation from my husband who had dined here prior. For our visit, I wasn't terribly hungry opted for two appetizers, baked oysters and dressed artichokes alongside an apple tostada ala mode for dessert. All was tasty and...More

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Can't give a full review of West Bank Cafe because we were actually in the downstairs Beechman Theatre for a wonderful show by Those Girls. Even though the show was the highlight I think it's only fair to comment on the food from WBC. Simply...More

Thank campiflo
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful dinner, especially since we made, delayed and then cancelled our reservation because we had the unexpected and amazing opportunity to hear Suzan-Lori Parks and her band play for 90 minutes at Signature Theater after the matinee of Venus. Thanks to the staff at...More

Thank JaxAmerican
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We have dined at West Bank Cafe before but hadn't been there in a while. Located right at the intersection of 9th Avenue and 42nd street, the placement is perfect for many nearby attractions, museums, theaters, and movie houses. The food is not inexpensive (is...More

Thank barry g
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Girls weekend trip to NYC had to include a visit to Times Square. After walking through that horror show we were so happy to make our way to West Bank Cafe. We were seated along the windows at a spacious table. The owner stopped by...More

1  Thank Maryskelt
Management response:Responded 30 May 2017

Hi Mary, thanks for your great review! We’re so glad that you enjoyed your girls trip as well as our risotto, swordfish, and rigatoni (all are delicious!). We can’t wait to have you visit again next time you are in the city!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We came across this jewel in New York, walking from our hotel to Times Square ... it was almost 2 p.m. on a "Memorial Day weekend". We got in because the tables in the terrace were all taken. The ambience inside is incredible! The waiter...More

1  Thank magnoliasour
Management response:Responded 30 May 2017

We’re so happy you and your family had such an enjoyable visit with us. We love hearing that you had such delicious meals accompanied by great service – that is certainly what we strive for on a daily basis. We hope you stop by again...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My friends and I came here on a rainy Saturday in between seeing shows. Service was good. We had a house white while enjoying appetizers of grilled artichoke hearts, calamari & burrata. All were very tasty. I had salmon, other dishes were linguine with shrimp...More

1  Thank palomino62
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29 March 2017|
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Response from LauraBarrett66 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling the restaurant for an accurate answer. Bon Appetite!
15 August 2016|
Response from macro1958 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot fully answer the question, but I do suggest that a call to the restaurant should be able to answer this matter. The reason is I do not have food allergies. I can say the staff is very friendly and helpful. I hope... More
Russell T
10 March 2016|
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Response from Sheryl T | Reviewed this property |
The website has the menu for Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-6808
    (9th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, and W trains to 42nd St.- Times Square Bus: M11, M16 and M42
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-695-6909
  • E-mail
A New York City theatre district favorite, the West Bank Cafe has been opened for nearly 40 years. Serving delicious cuisine, indoor and outdoor seating, as well a wood lined bar, West Bank Cafe does cater to all ages and food tastes, especially the Broadway and theatre community. Located beneath the restaraunt is the Laurie Beechman Theatre, a 100 seat cabaret dinner theatre with different shows playing every night. Ranging from comedy, to cabaret to burlesque you can enjoy a show and enjoy the same delicious food from the West Bank Cafe to make your NYC night special. West Bank Cafe also offers catering, delivery and large parties in a central midtown location for easy access
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