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Banc Cafe

431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026
+1 212-252-0146
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pear salad” (3 reviews)
“bull burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First class food and very friendly staff. Highly recommended for an evening out. I'd recommend the Yulupa Cabernet Sauvignon. Tom always makes everyone feel welcome. The flamboyant host.

Thank Villa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a cocktail. Great atmosphere, great vibes. Very busy on Friday! Service was a bit slow, come to find out, our bartender was also waiting tables!

Thank dawnchugg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual atmosphere with high quality food and exceptional service! Fantastic menu, with great selection of appetizers, salads and entrees. Wonderful cocktail menu. The burgers are delicious! Sometimes they have filet mignon as a special and it is incredible! The food never disappoints and is...More

Thank mmnyc16
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We stumbled upon this great meeting place, sports restaurant in mid-town east, neighborhood/hospital section of Manhattan. What a find! We arrived with out a reservation on a Weds. evening and the place was packed, so we immediately knew it would be good. We were welcomed...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Fabulous fun time was had by all, excellent food, hats whistles,confetti, excellent food and great bar scene.We have dined here a few times and always enjoyed atmosphere and food.Will definitely come back again in springtime.

Thank miragekam
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This has been one of my regular lunch places for years. Its menu is unfailingly good. I often have the prosciutto and figs on flatbread or the salmon wrap. Excellent sweet potato fries. Soups always good. Nice ambience. Good for eating with guests.

Thank Youngryman
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Why leave the neighborhood, when places like Banc, are there?! I was looking for a neighborhood restaurant, when I found Banc! The food and drinks, service, and, atmosphere, are really delicious!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Just around the corner from where we stayed, we decided to try Banc for dinner one night. Live music was loud (but good) so they put us in the room without the band so we could hear each other talk. Our Irish waiter was very...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I had dinner earlier this week at Banc Cafe, and I have to say that I was disappointed. The space is cute, and the service was fine. I had the pistachio crusted chicken, which was unfortunately pretty bad - the chicken was...More

Thank delphi927
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We coincidently bumped into this place when strolling around on a sunday. A perfect place to have brunch. As it was a sunny day, we loved it to have our lunch outside. The service was excellent. A young man was helping us any time. The...More

Thank Aniek G
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13 November 2015|
Response from Ronan C |
Unfortunatley we are closed for Christmas Day. We hope to see you here soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026
    (30th Street)
  • Public Transportation: No. 6 Train at Park Ave and 28th Street or 33rd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-252-0146
  • E-mail
A neighborhood bar restaurant occupying the space of a 1920’s bank. The décor is inspired by nineteenth century Parisian establishments. Terra Cotta textured walls, dimly lit chandelier’s, copper table tops & curved banquette seating create a very unique and intimate setting. Executive Chef, John J. Loughran formerly of River Café in Brooklyn has created a menu that changes seasonally; using the best of locally sourced ingredients. Chef John’s philosophy, buy local and be creative. This is evident in every dish you taste at Banc Café. Our cocktails are created using fresh fruit & natural ingredients. We feel that tasty food & flavorful drinks provided with honest friendly service is a great way to win someone over. We hope that someone is you. Enjoy!
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