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BXL Cafe

$$ - $$$, , European
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
This popular Belgian eatery brings foodies to Midtown from all over. A 2016 Certificate of Excellence award winner from TripAdvisor, BXL Cafe has built a following around its...More
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great selection of beer and Moules Frites. Generous portions of mussels served in a small roaster with a delicious wine sauce. Reasonably priced. Right across from the Stephen Sondheim Theater where our show Beautiful was playing. Highly recommend.

Thank Waltra L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with friends on first morning back in NYC. Beers are excellent here, and it has to be said that their Bloody Mary would do serous damage if you had more than 1. Absolutely wonderful!! Had eggs Benedict for brunch which was very good. Actually...More

Thank JHBM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service. Delicious desserts. A great selection of beers. WiFi available. Great spot overall.

Thank 642laraq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us went for brunch Sunday before a matinee. Cafe, not really a restaurant, It is hard to find a decent place in the theater district that does not cost a small fortune. This cafe is centrally located just across the street from the...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BXL Cafe - Times Square is one of 2 BXL Belgians in Manhattan. It is small, busy, and (very) loud The food menu is limited, but the food was good. Mussels are a specialty - they offer a variety of selections. They have a nice...More

Thank riny
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had the waffles with fresh berries , coffee, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank conradlcsw
Reviewed 23 March 2018

On a cold night in NYC, we chose this place because it was on the same block as our hotel. There's a small dining room past the bar--a bit loud with tables close together. The bar has a great selection of beers. The prices are...More

Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 22 March 2018

delicious food (loved the moules/frites!!), good service, great beers, a little loud (soccer on the TVs and after work trip to the bar for many) but a great, before-theater meal. We were 2 and ordered a salad and some mussels and a beer each. Make...More

Thank Lisachka
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

My bride and I visited prior to a Saturday matinee for lunch. Her Bourbon lemonade was a good choice. Eleodee, our server originally from Lyon, was very helpful to me in selecting my two beers. The clientele was speaking French and the European football on...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

BXL was a great choice for us. We'd had an upscale dinner and wanted a lower-key one now. BXL is a comfortable bar/restaurant with good moule frites in large servings. We got the white wine/shallot version, they have 5-6 different broths to choose from. Good...More

1  Thank Katkin52
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Mary P
25 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
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