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The Bluebell Cafe

293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
+1 646-649-2389
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (33 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here. The dress is casual, friendly, and not expensive. Every time we go here, I order the fresh hummus and pita bread. My husband loves burgers, so anytime he has the chance, he’ll eat one. Frankly, anything you order here is delicious.

Thank 17wandalust46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place near to our hotel on our last day. Food was great, good coffee and a lovely atmosphere, very pretty cafe. 5/5

Thank scrofts87
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This is a good neighbourhood restaurant with a surprisingly extensive menu. Presentation not the strong point and my dish a little over cooked (but not a problem). Best described as good, wholesome food. I would come back if someone else suggested to, but I wouldn’t...More

Thank mozart21
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Unfamiliar with the neighborhood- you go where the locals go in East midtown and that is Bluebell Cafe. Cozy ambience. Very clean and great service. Food was fantastic - so much so - it became our breakfast place during our long weekend stay. French toast...More

Thank kelliecoop32
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner during my solo visit to NYC. The bread basket was stale, cold bread with even colder butter. Ordered steak, medium rare. Being a steak fan, I know how it must be cooked and when it isn’t fresh. This was neither cooked properly...More

Thank Mkris9
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Came here for dinner and drinks, absolutely perfect and delicious. Decor is adorable. I had the mussels, my husband had the pulled pork sandwich.

Thank Bethany T
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Delicious, fresh food made to order. One of my favorite breakfast spots in the neighborhood! Service is prompt and friendly, and the menu is extensive. Brunch on the weekends can mean a little wait time, as the place gets crowded, but its well worth the...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place for breakfast. It’s probably good for other meals also. Reasonable prices (for nyc anyway). Excellent service! The omelette was awesome!

Thank ClayEggl
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was rated as a top breakfast spot in the Gramercy area so we gave it a try. I loved the decor and it felt like a beautiful home inside. The marble bar and behind the bar looked like an upscale kitchen. The breakfast food...More

Thank drapp4
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The portions are HUGE and potentially too much. One meal could serve two people or you can ask for the just the omelette/eggs without the salad and potatoes

Thank Clare P
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24 April 2016|
Response from zabrinacollings | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to 23rd Street and ParkAvenue that would be the closest. Sorry, I don't remember where Penn Station is but if it stops by Times Square you could take the N and R line to 23rd Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 646-649-2389
  • E-mail
He Bluebell Cafe raises the bar on the midtown culinary scene. To help fill the gap in the area's dining options, the newest addition to Gramercy Park comes to us by the same acclaimed owners of Open Door Gastropub, The Paris Bar and Grill and Molly's Pub and Restaurant. Executive Chef Scott Hawley serves up gourmet offerings at affordable luxury prices. Offering American comfort food with a French country flare, the new eatery is an updated version of all your favorites, but classed up with an array of delectable menu options. The interesting variety of seasonal menu options, an eclectic selection of regional beer & wines, delicious home-baked desserts, and popular weekend brunch, make this new gem in Gramercy's culinary crown the newest hotspot for affordable decadence. Bluebell Cafe is open daily from 8am-11pm and serves weekend brunch from 8am-4pm. Reservations are accepted for dinner.
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