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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“mussels” (68 reviews)
“fries” (42 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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71 - 80 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2016

We ahad a great meal here with some Belgian Beers. Service was fast and efficient. Easy access for Wheelchair.

Thank BillSimpson1953
Reviewed 13 January 2016

don't let the décor fool you. this place is a gem. I rarely miss a visit to BXL when I'm in the city. Such a great place!!!

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great small v v v friendly Belgium brasserie near times sq great music amazing selection of crafted beers incredible Great menu and have seen but not tried great food You will enjoy

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

While always crowded great place to eat just try and go around Broadway play schedule. We try and visit every time we are in the city if not to eat then for a pint. Known for its burgers, frites and mussels we prefer the meat...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Our group of 8 went here on New Years Day. Surprised it wasn't packed. Glad to not be jammed in. Friendly and attentive staff. Great selection of beers. They make great Moscow Mules too. Good music. We had a great time! Check them out.

Thank ms1322
Reviewed 2 January 2016

First night dinner in NY. Excellent beer and food that the entire family enjoyed. The atmosphere is pub noisy but we were happy to get a table for five. Service is efficient and cheerful. Good, reasonable place to go.

Thank Carrie_clb_111
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

First we ordered penne with tomato garlic and olive oil and fried calamari those were delicious especially the pasta ..then we saw people ordering those black Cooking pots that looked interesting so we asked the waiter she told us that was mussles or clams whatever...More

Thank mirnag89
Reviewed 20 December 2015

If you are looking a nice belgiun style cafe (where the stars are beers), you found the right place. Duvel, Chimay, Delirium Tremens and others wonderful belgium masterpieces. Besides, the appetizers selection is also wonderful. Try de fried calamari, it goes wonderfully well with any...More

Thank Salvador M
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I ordered the Carbonnades Flamandes. These are an interesting mixture of chunks of beef in a slightly sweet beer sauce with pieces of plums. The meat was tender and the sauce tasty. I added a Belgian beer and I was not hungry after eating. My...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 14 December 2015

In NYC for a few days of work/fun with my daughter. We stumbled upon BXL Cafe while trolling around for Italian food and what a find! I made a hasty reservation and we whiled away an hour or so at the bar while waiting for...More

Thank Caroline W
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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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