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The Bluebell Cafe

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293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
+1 646-649-2389
08:00 - 23:00
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Orland Park
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here after a long day of cleaning out a relative's apartment. The place is small but the portions are big. The sandwiches are very good. The Martinis were good too. Service was fine and the price was good for the amount of food.

Thank Lynn W
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was not sure they would let two drowned rats in but we were recommended this café and were determined to find it!! We were given a friendly welcome and were even seated next to a heating pipe to dry out!! What more could you ask for? The friendliness of the staff was brilliant and the surroundings and ambience of this... More 

Thank rhoda m
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here as our hotel was just up the road. It's a rustic decorated place with a nice looking bar and dining area. Good menu, for starters we had crab cakes (delicious!) and my husband had the spicy wings - it was huge!! Main meals we had chicken mashed potato and spinach (best mash I have ever had),... More 

Thank Sarah R
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139 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What goes into a great brunch - superb coffee, eggs prepared in a really interesting way (well more interesting than I could make at home), something different with the home fries, a few different other dishes to mull over? You won't find that here. The orange juice was out of a bottle, maybe - it could have been concentrate (fresh... More 

Thank Flavourguy
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Managed by the same owners of Molly's, this offers an alternate, less bar-like atmosphere. It's menu is also slightly different and more expanded. Everything I have eaten here is delicious. The atmosphere is good.

Thank Shelley-EY
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We asked the doorman at our hotel the best place for breakfast & he kindly directed us the short walk away to the blue bell cafe & we wasn't disappointed it's an instantly inviting place The staff made us feel welcome sat us down gave us complimentary glasses of water then shown us the breakfast menu my wife ordered the... More 

Thank Scott I
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Bluebell is a fine place but we think it a bit overpriced. The menu is also a bit stagnant if you eat here a fair amount. Weekend brunches are OK. The venue is pleasant.

Thank David_Allison2016
West Covina, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner here. We were walking by and chanced upon it and remembered our NYC host recommending it and she was so right. The grilled porkchop was delicious. My daughter loved the tomato bisque and the merry berry crisp was uniquely delicious as well. The coffee was not so good though for some reason. We plan... More 

Thank beezymum
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I visited The Bluebell Cafe during a very busy Sunday brunch, and despite crowds at the door I was seated within ten minutes. I ordered Steak & Eggs, with a side of bacon, which was absolutely delicious. Each member of staff was fantastic, and the fresh coffee was an added bonus. I returned the following day to try their Sausage... More 

Thank spottedradiator
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a very pleasant spot for breakfast or lunch. Much more pleasant than most neighborhood coffee shops. Food is very good and service is friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 646-649-2389
He Bluebell Cafe raises the bar on the midtown culinary scene. To help fill the gap in the area's dining options, the newest addition to Gramercy Park comes to us by the same acclaimed owners of Open Door Gastropub, The Paris Bar and Grill and Molly's Pub and Restaurant.

Executive Chef Scott Hawley serves up gourmet offerings at affordable luxury prices. Offering American comfort food with a French country flare, the new eatery is an updated version of all your favorites, but classed up with an array of delectable menu options. The interesting variety of seasonal menu options, an eclectic selection of regional beer & wines, delicious home-baked desserts, and popular weekend brunch, make this new gem in Gramercy's culinary crown the newest hotspot for affordable decadence.

Bluebell Cafe is open daily from 8am-11pm and serves weekend brunch from 8am-4pm. Reservations are accepted for dinner.

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