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BXL Cafe

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££ - £££
Belgian, Bar, European
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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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New Providence, New Jersey
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275 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Missing Belgian after a visit this summer, we decided to get a fix while in NYC for the weekend. Reservations easily obtained and got a pre show reservation on a Sat at 5pm. Mussels are generous - albeit small - but tasty. Fries are not thick and hearty like in Belgium HOWEVER they are cooked the same way and just... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on the way to a meeting for a quick lunch and was so happy I did. Fried calamari comes with a small salad garnish, which was perfect. Calamari is tender and lightly fried - more calamari than breading. Salad and dressing were a nice addition, would get a larger version next time. Will keep this in mind the... More 

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Babylon, New York
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

At 5:30-6:00 on a Wednesday the bar was a scene for which the term "Happy Hour" was invented. When we left, about 7, it had calmed down considerably. Despite the crowd at the bar in the front, we were seated immediately in the rear dining room, which was crowded but had some empty tables. Despite the numbers, service was impeccable,... More 

Thank pstoehr
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after a Broadway show. What a delight! Felt like being back in Flemish Belgium. Great beer, mussels, fries (frites), lots of atmosphere. Very friendly service.

Thank JulieBaltimore
New Jersey
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were walking down West 43rd from one diner to another (the first was too crowded and had a long wait, so the host recommended another) when we happened upon BXL Cafe. We almost walked right past it because it appears to be a bar or tavern. Fortunately, the awning says waffles (among other things). There was also a brunch... More 

Thank tsmorgan
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Reasonable prices. Exceptional greeting at front door. Delicious omelette and coffee. Great start to the day.

Thank Raymond N
Princeton, New Jersey
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Quite by surprise we found this delightful spot, unexpectedly just a stone's throw from Times Square. Nothing touristy about it. Offers a taste of Belgium in a decidedly European flavor. A great brunch menu, bar menu, and a tasteful range for dinner too. We arrived at brunch time and among the four of us had a little bit of breakfast... More 

Thank clytoneus
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This Brussles style gem off of TIme Square is amazing. On Sunday and Monday they offer all you can eat muscles. They are small but tasty. I was able to get 3 different kinds of muscles before I was too full. There are at least 6 sauces to choose from. My son got the carbonara and it was the best... More 

Thank Janet C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Found by accident near hotel as daughter wanted waffles for breakfast. At first was hesitant as early and no one in but gave it a try and so glad we did. Best pancakes I ever had, light and fluffy despite having banana in them. Served with fruit and syrup and a huge portion that I struggled to finish but they... More 

Thank Joanne E
Loveland, Colorado
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stopped here before a concert. It was very busy but we lucked out and got a table quickly. The beers were amazing and we just had calamari but it was delicious and the dipping sauce made it even better. It's not cheap but nothing is in NYC.

Thank Swandawg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Bar, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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