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The Belgian Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
+1 215-235-3500
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (25 reviews)
“pommes frites” (8 reviews)
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American, Belgian, Bar, European, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
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Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Ate outside, it was beautiful out. The service was very good, staff friendly. I had one of the best burgers I've ever had with an delicious belgian cheese and caramelized leeks on top, it came with a spicy mayo. My husband had mussels in an...More

Thank silverlight99
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Better-than-basics in terms of menu and beer selections, and in execution. Sit on the street, order up some specials, and enjoy this slightly off-the-beaten-path cafe. And don't miss the fries!

Thank John F
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch on the way to see an exhibit at the Central Free Library on Vine Street (easy walking distance as well as the Barns & Rodin Museums) Menu had a nice selection of items that were "something for everyone". Service...More

Thank NanaJ12
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after the Rodin Museum with my wife around 4pm. Sat curb side which was nice, average priced bottles of wine. We had burgers (one meat and one veggie) , both very tasty and filling with fries. Burgers are good and on fresh baked...More

Thank karlconnolly
Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went to Philly to see the fireworks and happened to stumble across The Belgian Cafe. We had been to Monk's the night before. The service was great- we ordered fries as a snack. They came out extra salty and the quickly wisked them away...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is near the Art Museum in Philly. Went there with a group on a Friday night - very long wait for a table but very reasonable prices, good beer, good mussels, and excellent portobello Reuben sandwich. Smaller groups may not have such a...More

Thank CaliforniaTravelin
Reviewed April 22, 2015

I enjoyed a delightful meal of their wonderful mussels, pom frites, and a craft beer while enjoying a sidewalk table. I really enjoyed the poms, served like I like them best; with aioli. I do recommend this place!

Thank GailCooks
Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This place was formerly "Tavern on Green" now a really great neighborhood Belgian place! Delicious mussels, frittes, bread just OK. Extensive beer list! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank John F
Reviewed April 15, 2015

I came to the Belgian Cafe while visiting the art museums about three blocks away at the recommendation of a Rodin Museum staff member. The Belgian Cafe is a nice corner cafe. The feel was about two thirds pub and one third French or Belgian....More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed April 8, 2015

High quality, nicely prepared and presented Belgian/European standard food. Nice atmosphere for larger parties or couples; fancy enough but not pretentious at all. The service was friendly and professional. Great beer on tap and in bottles. They actually had Schenkerla Easter Smoke beer on tap...More

Thank tb420
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Belgian, Bar, European, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3535
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-235-3500
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