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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 good41%
  • Average10%
  • 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 pmAll hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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71 - 80 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 20 March 2016

We loved our visit to the BXL Cafe The food was delicious , fresh and plentiful, especially for the price you paid. Their mussels was outstanding and service was amazing we-will be back

Thank Siebri
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Six of us had an early dinner here on Saturday post an afternoon theater performance. This is a typical European cafe, dark wood, great "cafe" foood, really broad selection of beers. Our waitress and barman were outstanding, complimenting my steak tartar (EXCELLENT) with a wonderful...More

Thank djodo
Reviewed 22 February 2016

we stopped by just for a drink and use the restroom. we eventually found a small piece of (our) belgium close to Time Square. it was very nice and friendly ! we felt really welcome , thank you.

Thank Emmanuel P
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after the theatre-- wonderful food-- wonderful service--Ludivine our waitress gave us great recommendations-we will be back!

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner here on a bitterly cold night after a long, cold, quiet day of research at NYPL and did not regret doing so. The bar was crowded and warm and full of good cheer. And the beer was some of the best you'll...More

Thank adastraallen
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We ahad a great meal here with some Belgian Beers. Service was fast and efficient. Easy access for Wheelchair.

Thank BillSimpson1953
Reviewed 14 January 2016

don't let the décor fool you. this place is a gem. I rarely miss a visit to BXL when I'm in the city. Such a great place!!!

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great small v v v friendly Belgium brasserie near times sq great music amazing selection of crafted beers incredible Great menu and have seen but not tried great food You will enjoy

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

While always crowded great place to eat just try and go around Broadway play schedule. We try and visit every time we are in the city if not to eat then for a pint. Known for its burgers, frites and mussels we prefer the meat...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Our group of 8 went here on New Years Day. Surprised it wasn't packed. Glad to not be jammed in. Friendly and attentive staff. Great selection of beers. They make great Moscow Mules too. Good music. We had a great time! Check them out.

Thank ms1322
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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