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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
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding choice of Belgian beers. Excellent food. Reasonable prices, right off time square. A real gem!

Thank XofLex
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Exceptional food, friendly service, and trully stellar beer selection (especially the Belgian beers on tap). The steak frites was perfect. If you have ever had it in Belgium and want to relive the experience, look no further. Also, the prices were very reasonable, particularly given...More

Thank iddh
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great place for pre or post show meal including brunch before a matinee. Love the authentic Belgian/French food and drink. Omelettes, salads with tasty dressing, and burgers were all good as well as the crispy fries. Also happy with prices because Times Square is notorious...More

Thank Veri K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lovely bristle food. Great energy. Very noisy and hot (it's always packed) but its worth it. I have a feeling it is a beer-lovers heaven (I do not drink beer so that's just what my buddies I've dined with tell me.) No pretense. Very nice...More

Thank elizabethkerrigan975
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Exceptional and delicious casual Belgium Pub food, great selection of wine and beer and great prices for a place one block off Times Square! Dark and intimate with attentive and friendly bar staff!

Thank Rita F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We love this Belgian place! We always have one of the moules frites but they have many other items on the menu from which to select. The cafe on 43rd St. is convenient for before or after theatre. I can get rather noisy due to...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorites in NYC and we always find time to visit at least once when we're in town. The food is delicious (try the vin blanc et creme moules frites!) and the Belgian beer selection is impressive. Such a special, relatively...More

Thank D_SeymourMS
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We have searched all over time square for good food on a budget. This place is amazing, a gem in the sea of rocks... Potato cake amazing.... Pancakes delicious.

Thank LeadvilleGal
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Arrival: Walking in the door, I did not anticipate a good restaurant. It’s actually a very good pub that could be classified as a restaurant. The host/hostess for the eatery is located at the end of the bar, mid way through the establishment. I didn’t...More

Thank utfiero
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I love Belgian beer and it's my first experience to visit to this place. I was amazed with the food and service I got from them. As always Belgian food and drinks never failed to give me the best night ever to add having to...More

Thank krisl252017
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
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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 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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