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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
This popular Belgian eatery brings foodies to Midtown from all over. A 2016 Certificate of Excellence award winner from TripAdvisor, BXL Cafe has built a following around its...More
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.All hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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Reviewed yesterday

BXL was a great choice for us. We'd had an upscale dinner and wanted a lower-key one now. BXL is a comfortable bar/restaurant with good moule frites in large servings. We got the white wine/shallot version, they have 5-6 different broths to choose from. Good...More

Thank Katkin52
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good energy Good and relaxing service the place is a bit noisy . There menu offer a very diverse choice at a very reasonable price. The food is good I just wish they would use less ' mesclun " There mussels selections is great...More

Thank csolliard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second time here and did not disappoint. Great staff - food excellent and nice beer selection. Family especially enjoyed the fries ...

Thank tber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for mussels, fries and Belgium beer and that is exactly what we got. Good selection of Belgium beers including my favorite Chemay Bleu. Also really enjoyed the mussels but could have done with more fries.

2  Thank Boulah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and the service is quiet fast. The quality of foods was good. Large selection of Belgian beers Restaurant is quiet noisy

1  Thank Nicolas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to a nearby show so without any notions of what it was we opened the door to a packed place with a euro feel. She had veggie burger I had great medium rare cheese burger with great fries. Both were excellent service was quick...More

1  Thank steve k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice Belgian cafe with a great beer selection and classic Belgian food. We've also eaten at their BXL Zud restaurant in Chelsea and I've had steak frites with peppercorn sauce both places - excellent both times. Mussels are the specialty - prepared in a...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

On a family member's suggestion, we ate dinner here while in town being tourists. We had another family in town join us, and we all thought it was fantastic. The service was patient, attentive and very friendly. We all loved the food and beer choices....More

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Had lunch there with my son during a quick NYC visit. Highly recommended. Great quality food in large servings, very friendly service, fantastic location. Leopold II on the walls adds a touch to the decor that you don't see often ;)

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

What a fabulous selection of Belgium beers. We loved the Rodenbach Grand Cru on draft, a rare find and stunningly delicious. Lots of lovely ales to choose from. A friendly bar, unfortunately had no time to eat there this time. Will definitely return.

Thank has2bperfect
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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