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BXL Cafe

) #527 of 9,250 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ , , European
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (68 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
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11 - 20 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were visiting mid-town with friends and stopped by here for dinner before a play. The food is outstanding, along with the service. Of course, get the mussels - with any of the sauces, but the mariniere is the most classic and the best. Combined...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Small frontage on 43rd, less than a block from Times Sq, this is a gem! The front is the bar - you have to pass through this (crowded the night we came) to get to the seating in the back. We had two types of...More

Thank MichTraveler8
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Been to this small and kinda hard to find place a few times, but stayed last night after drinks for a really good dinner. BXL is in a tiny spot off Times Square and if you don't have the address it's really hard to locate....More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Yuck, worst meal in NYC. Food was undercooked, waitress brought the wrong order and disappeared before we could point it out. No one came to check on us. I had to spend $3.75 at another local place a few minutes after leaving so I could...More

Thank leftblanknow
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

As real Belgian it is a pleasure to enjoy the good Belgian beers in BXLCafe in NYC. Excellent service and Dutch songs in the restroom.

Thank Kelly V
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Small frontage, busy noisy people enjoying real food and drink.A great place to hangout. Service is good even with full tables. All ages all sorts a real mix in the heart of theatre land NYC. Definitely one to put on the list. The food is...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have just recently discovered this collection of establishments. I have been to two of their locations - this one and the one down in the Flatiron. Both have a really good vibe - the staff is welcoming, the ambiance/decor is inviting and the food...More

Thank Froogie
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made a same day reservation for this very crowded local Belgium Bistro/Bar right across the street from the Broadway show, "Beautiful." The show was at 7 pm so my wife made it for 5 pm. Since I live in Syosset, Long...More

Thank Jackson K
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place! Beer (BXL) is wonderful & so are the mussels! The endive & ham augratin was great ... I better stop now ... desert is coming!

Thank GrnSwim
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank tber
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mary P
mediun priced restaurants to eat prior to show
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, 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: +1 212-768-0200
  • E-mail
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