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The Belgian Cafe

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Chicken Fingers
home made, beer battered, golden fried chicken tenders with our honey, mustard sauce
Lg $5.95
Sm $3.5
Mussel Bisque
rich, creamy bisque with freshly steamed mussels
Pomme Frites
double fried, fresh cut fries served with monk's cafe's famous bourbon mayonnaise and smoked ketchup for dipping
Sauteed Sea Scallops
dusted with wasabi powder and topped with our duvel beure blanc
Smoked Trout
lightly smoked trout served with horseradish sauce, capers & red onion
Stuffed Tofu
tofu marinated in spaten optimator, stuffed with dried cherries, cashews, cilantro, & garlic. served on a bed of sesame spinach
Vegan Bbq Wings
corn meal crusted seitan wings with our spicy barbeque sauce. served with celery and your choice of vegan aoli or bleu cheese sauce
Vegan Mushroom and Barley Risotto
can be topped with sharp cheese (not vegan)
Vegan Spring Roll
marinated tempeh and fresh vegetables with our sour cherry compote
Cup $4.0
Bowl $7.0
Manhattan-Style Mussel Corn Chowder
hearty tomato vegetable broth laden with steamed mussels
Creamy Chicken Salad
roasted chicken tossed with grapes, celery, apples & red onion with lemon dressed greens, bacon and goat cheese
Mixed Greens Salad (Vegan)
organic greens with our lemon viniagrette
Smoked Duck Salad
baby greens with thin sliced, smoked duck breast, bleu cheese, pine nuts. truffle vinaigrette
Steak Frites Salad
marinated, grass fed, organic sirloin steak over baby greens with our award-winning fresh cut frites.
White Bean Salad
white bean, fresh feta cheese and mixed greens
Spinach and Berry Salad
with baked goat cheese and cashews in raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Bosch Mussels
tomato, basil, & delirium tremens ale
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Dekoninch Mussels
caramelized leeks, apples, swiss cheese & dekonick antwerpen ale
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Django Mussels
garlic, saison, pear, bacon & bleu cheese
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Kerge Mussel
jalapeno pepper butter, cilantro, orange zest, and belgian wit ale
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Memling Mussels
shrimp, spinach, garlic & capers
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Monk's Mussels
garlic, parsley & gueuze lambic ale
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Van Der Weyden Mussels
basil pesto and more basil pesto
Pot $20.95
Bowl $9.95
Van Eyck Mussels
garlic sausage, herbs de provence & piraat belgian ale
Beef Burger Vegan Burger Chicken Breast
choose from our fresh ground beef burger, vegan burger or chicken breast served on a artisan roll, baked fresh daily, with our made mayo, and with your choice of topping
sauteed onion, mushrooms & goat cheese
bacon & sharp cheddar
lancaster ham & chimay cheese
beer brined cheese & spicy sprouts
swiss cheese, our own made potato chips, and endive slaw
swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & raw onion
caramelized leeks & bleu cheese
Hanger Steak
8 ounce hanger steak, grilled to order, served with a sauce made with st bernardus abbot 12 ale, demiglace, and vermont bleu cheese
Half $12.95
Blanche Mimosa Marinated Grilled Cornish Hen
with yukon gold potato salad, grilled corn & asparagus
New England Crab Claw Roll
tomato served with potato salad and grilled corn
Pork Schnitzel
breaded, tender pork cutlets pan fried in a mustard cream sauce, with apple braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes
Summer Seafood Pasta
scallops, shrimp, mussels and crab tossed in pappardelle noodles in spicy tomato broth topped with grilled asparagus
Vegan Tempeh Cakes
tempeh cakes on dill-lemon vegan aioli with grilled corn & grilled asparagus
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Belgian, Bar, European, Cafe, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

As a vegan it is hard to find something amazing at a restaurant. There vegan chicken wings have been the reason I have eaten there about 5 times. I went with my family, who not vegan or vegetarian, and they have never had a bad...More

Date of visit: August 2011
1  Thank plant_eater
Reviewed July 11, 2011

If you prefer your beer listings to be extensive and varied, then this is the place for you. A very large selection including European and domestic drafts and bottles. Just go with the flow and randomly select one; you probably won't be disappointed. The food...More

Date of visit: July 2011
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

We were in Philadelphia visiting our daughter and she took us to The Belgian Cafe. The beer selection is great. As far as the beer prices go, the more expensive beers are the rare beers. Anyone expecting Miller Lite prices, won't find th. But you...More

Date of visit: June 2011
Thank evac93rd
Reviewed July 3, 2010

The atmosphere is good here with outdoor seating weather permitting, but with the hot summer heat, we prefer indoor air-conditioned comfort. Our waitress was friendly, informed us of their specials and suggested items on the menu. There are vegetarian and vegan options. We went with...More

Thank panda88
Reviewed February 14, 2010

Food is cheap and good but the beers are wayyy expensive. Although the selection is fantastic. So before you go, weigh those options. Their French fries are excellent, but service is not that outgoing and can be slow and strange even at the bar.

Thank evenheskeyscored
Reviewed October 1, 2009

Nicely located on a corner in a residential area near the Museum of Art. Had a spot for dinner outside en enjoyed several beers and a great bowl of mussels! At the end they made a little mistake with my check but that was corrected...More

1  Thank PatrickBuijs
Reviewed September 29, 2009

Neat little place on a quite corner. After visiting the art museum a few blocks away, we sat out side and had a couple of beers with our bowls of mussels, which were very good. They're available in loads of different sauces. The french fries...More

1  Thank JimC123NewYork
Reviewed September 16, 2009

The Belgian Cafe really does remind me of the many places I've been in Belgium. It is located on a corner in a nice residential neighborhood lined with trees and upscale brick townhouses. And it has a comfortable outdoor seating area by the sidewalk that...More

1  Thank chessie3315
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Reviewed May 7, 2009

Good beer selection

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Reviewed August 23, 2008

Food was just poorly executed. My husband's mussels were GRITTY! Inexcusable. Beer list was extensive if you could get the bartender's attention (he was talking to some people he knew). Waitress was overtly hostile. This place is a trainwreck.

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