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BXL Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is hands down our favorite place in NYC. Food and drinks were awesome. Jeremy the bartender was the man - showed us other places around the city

Thank Colin B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went here on our second night in New York and were pleasantly surprised: To say it is located near Times Square,this cafe felt relatively quiet and cosy, and offered lovely food at very reasonable prices. It also had Leffe Blonde beer on draught, which is a major plus in my book!

Thank alison_skellern
Bucks. UK
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We found this by chance offering an $18 lunch menu with moules/frites, one of our favourites. It was a good choice; the service was informal but friendly and excellent, the food was fresh and tasty and the price also included a drink and plenty of fresh bread.

Thank helenakitt
Weston, Florida
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were there 3 years ago and went again 2 years ago. The first time is because we were going to a theatre near this restaurant and we had time to have lunch. We went by this restaurant, went in and had a wonderful experience very authentic food. It reminded us of Belgium. We had the mussels and other dishes.... More 

Thank alejk2016
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

In a neighborhood owned by crowded, touristy jaunts, BXL is a solid, quiet and good cafe/bar. I had the croque monsieur sandwich which haunts my best dreams since I finished it (about a week ago). The sauce was great, the cheese was great, it was fantastic. Beer list is Belgian and expansive. If you're a "beer snob," this is a... More 

Thank Mike K
Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

From the Flemish music being played in the restroom to the Eurocup matches on the tv's, this place is like a little piece of Belgium not too far from Times Square. It serves the typical moules and frites (mussels and french fries) and a great selection on Belgian beers in tap. My only complaint is that it was too warm.... More 

Thank TheFiveTs
Shipley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this bar while wandering the area and needed a drink. We love Belgium and Belgian beer so it was an easy choice. There's plenty of choice for drinks and on our second visit we ordered some bar snacks. We shared the spicy chicken wings and a portion of fries - both were massive and very tasty. The... More 

Thank LittleBetty86
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was authentic Belgian food. The mussels rivaled our trip to Brussels. Affordable, great atmosphere, good service, and huge beer selection. It's not fancy, but it's awesome.

Thank LisaEMc1
Ghent, Belgium
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

As a Belgian on a businesstrip, I needed to try our local cuisine in another continent. The employees are very helpfull and cheery, I was seated very quickly and I could order within a couple of minutes. I had Carbonade flamande, a dish that every household in Belgium has their own recipe for it. The meat was very tender and... More 

Thank BeCrsH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Directly across from the the Sondheim Theatre. Went before a show. Nice little bistro. Enjoyed the French Onion Soup and the Salad Provencale. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank tkent1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
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: 12127680200

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