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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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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 30 September 2016

We often stop for lunch here when we are in New York. The food is good and the staff friendly and accommodating. It's a pleasant place to while away some time, although it can sometimes become crowded and very noisy. Still, a favorite place in...More

Thank sandora415
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here on 19th after just arriving in NYC what a treat!!! Service was excellent food delicious especially the steak sandwich and by New York prices represented great value for money. Situated just off Times Square would thoroughly recommend a visit

1  Thank Guy6116
Reviewed 15 September 2016

2 couples from Atlanta went here for dinner before our show. It was great! Two of us had mussles and the other two had the Carbonnade Flamande which was stewed sirloin tips in beer.We all loved our meal and the great belgium beer! The atmosphere...More

Thank SuzanneAtlanta
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We found this gem on pure luck. It was raining and we ducked in to seek shelter. The bar tender gave us some sample to try before deciding on our drink choice. Husband went with the draft beer while I went for a cup of...More

Thank itsjustcat
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my siblings- including soup of the day, mussels and burger and everything was served fast and sweet! Great location and reasonable price for its location

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is hands down our favorite place in NYC. Food and drinks were awesome. Jeremy the bartender was the man - showed us other places around the city

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went here on our second night in New York and were pleasantly surprised: To say it is located near Times Square,this cafe felt relatively quiet and cosy, and offered lovely food at very reasonable prices. It also had Leffe Blonde beer on draught, which...More

Thank alison_skellern
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We found this by chance offering an $18 lunch menu with moules/frites, one of our favourites. It was a good choice; the service was informal but friendly and excellent, the food was fresh and tasty and the price also included a drink and plenty of...More

Thank helenakitt
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were there 3 years ago and went again 2 years ago. The first time is because we were going to a theatre near this restaurant and we had time to have lunch. We went by this restaurant, went in and had a wonderful experience...More

Thank alejk2016
Reviewed 20 July 2016

In a neighborhood owned by crowded, touristy jaunts, BXL is a solid, quiet and good cafe/bar. I had the croque monsieur sandwich which haunts my best dreams since I finished it (about a week ago). The sauce was great, the cheese was great, it was...More

Thank Mike K
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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