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B. Cafe East

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
Belgian, European, Bar
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240 East 75th Street, New York City, NY 10021 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-249-3300
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When our attempt to get into our previously chosen breakfast spot failed, a quick internet search took us to B. Cafe. My understanding from our server is that this location is closing and re-opening elsewhere in the city. You should find it and go. The food was good and the service was excellent. We had our 13 and 16 year-olds... More 

Thank Betsy W
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197 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let's see, good food, unique menu selections, good service in a pleasant setting. The cafe B has it all. We ate here with a large group, which is the true test of any Restaraunts abulity. They passed. Food was great, waiter was a pleasant guy named Marcus, from Minnesota, who actually brought me butter for my bread, instead of the... More 

Thank micyer
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place is silly. The food is OK but the bartender told us we were too loud. We were just having some fun just like in any other restaurant or bar in the area. But in this place the professor after the tap told us we were too loud and had to shut up. Very strange, as this place is... More 

Thank craig2nyc
Water Mill, New York
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great place for brunch with groups of 4 - 8. The classic eggs B was good. My daughter ordered a Belgium waffle. She received only one waffle - pretty pricy for $20. No drinks were inciuded. The restaurant is located in a brownstone where you walk downstairs with outdoor dining. Very charming although at times a little noisy. I would... More 

Thank S D
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A charming Upper Eastside spot with a lovely backyard garden. The food was delicious with loads of beers to choose from. The staff are very friendly and knowlegable and the hamburger may have been the best I have ever had!

Thank Wendy L
New York
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wonderful Belgian cuisine specializing in 5 different preparations of mussels and 3 types of steak (hanger, skirt and sirloin) each with a special sauce, accompanied with wonderful pomme frites. They also offer wonderful fish selections. Many repeat customers come here for the tremendous beer selection, but they also have nice wines by the glass and bottle. Service is casual and... More 

New York City, New York
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Three of us ended up here for Brunch because we were at a Museum on the upper east side and wanted a bite to eat. It was a casual, pleasant place with a nice Brunch menu and good enough food. What was outstanding were the fries, which was no surprise as the place is Belgian. The omelets were fine. They... More 

Thank jbgshrink
Otavalo, Ecuador
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Just don't eat early in the garden where UES parents feel it's ok for their kids to run around freely to other tables. Either go to dinner a little later, or don't eat in the garden, but try the restaurant. The food is delicious, the selection of beers is endless, and the french fries are legendary. They serve mussels five... More 

Thank Sisaluna
New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Reliable! Always a friendly crowd, but they fit you in. The back garden is delightful in spring and summer. The mussels are a treat, and come with 5 different sauces. Try the Madrid. When we lived in London in the 1970s, the staff at Daphne's in So. Ken knew us by name. B. Cafe is the only other restaurant on... More 

Thank Peter R
Cleveland, OH
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you haven't tried Belgian beers yet, this is the place. There are just so many to choose from. Also, the menu is quite extensive for this small cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Belgian, European, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 East 75th Street, New York City, NY 10021
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-3300
*Over 30 Artisan Belgian Beers*
Looking for an assortment of Belgian style Moules Frites, accompanied by an impressive beer list? Come visit us at B.Cafe.
This new cozy beer lovers' paradise fulfills your cravings for good homemade Belgian food, as well as artisan and trappiste beer in a rustic setting.
Begin your Belgian journey in Bruges with scrumptious Tuna Tartare, Croquettes de Crevettes (North Sea grey shrimp) or Bitter Ballen (pan seared Belgian meatballs with Dijon sauce). Follow your trail to Brussels with Moules Frites, Duvel Carbonade (beer sunken beef stew), Waterzooi (creamy chicken with vegetables) & juicy Belgian Steak Frites. And don't forget to take advantage of our large selection of more than 30 beers to complement your palate.
But what would a trip to B.Cafe be without a sweet plunge into some of our homemade waffles or melting Belgian chocolate cake?
Come & experience "made in Belgium" gastronomy!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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