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BXL Cafe

125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (68 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Awesome little gem in the middle of otherwise unpleasant times square. Always bustling with very friendly staff. Great beer selection. Very good food!

Thank wongwashington
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We really enjoyed the mussels and the rotisserie chicken at BXL. Service was overall good. Giving it a 3 stars because even though we had made a reservation and were seated promptly by the hostess, we were kicked off the table because the manager had...More

Thank BJ111
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I used to work around the corner from BXL so I consider myself a regular. They specialize in Belgian cuisine which, of course, has many similarities with basic French cuisine. I love the croque monsiuer, roast chicken and the perfectly made cheeseburger. Naturally, the pommes...More

Thank philwhit
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find this place so close to such a touristy area. Great beer options and fantastic calamari. Great service too.

Thank Jade S
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We just love this little gem in the city! It's very intimate and is loaded with atmophere... and the food is great, too! We usually stop in for appetizers and beers.... It is usually pretty full and it's fun to just sit back and enjoy...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This place is a little secret in midtown. Has a very authentic European pub feel. Great wines and beers. Also good food. They show soccer matches and the atmosphere is very friendly.

Thank asiagirl511
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were walking over to Times Square and saw the Duvel sign and knew that they were serious or at least we hoped. As we entered our hopes were confirmed, these guys had good beer and a the interior makes you forget you're in Manhattan,...More

1  Thank HLCAR
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Or at least old world NYC. Just step inside and the hustle and bustle of Times Square melts away. Real wood, gracious service, fells like it has been there for a century....yet feels clean! I had the Chimay triple and a croque mademoiselle. The frites...More

Thank gg99
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Just off Times Square on west 43rd street, BXL Cafe offers everything Belgian from beer to food and although we didn't eat there, everyone else seemed to be eating moules frites which to you and me are mussels and chips.if you have ever been to...More

1  Thank Russ676
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Economical escape to Europe. The mussels exemplify joie de vivre. Add a couple Stellas or another Belgium draft.

Thank Kline M
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Mary P
mediun priced restaurants to eat prior to show
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 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
  • E-mail