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BXL Cafe

) #571 of 9,158 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Belgian, Bar, European
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (68 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviews (293)
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Reviewed yesterday

I love Belgian beer and it's my first experience to visit to this place. I was amazed with the food and service I got from them. As always Belgian food and drinks never failed to give me the best night ever to add having to...More

Thank krisl252017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never had been there before but we were going to the show across the street! So glad we went there! Had superb food, fantastic service, and great beer! It doesn't get any better than that!

Thank chucking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just come back from a trip to Belgium we were thirsty for a specific beverage. Found this little place in the theater district and gave it a try. We were surprised to find the bartender speaking Dutch, French and English. She had recently moved...More

Thank THam515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into the brew place next store, looked at the beer list and left. Walked into BXL and loved it! Now we like Belgian beers, so that helped. But Eugene was great. Super friendly and glad to share a taste of the beer. Wife...More

Thank mannymanbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very acceptable spot for pre-dinner fare: across the street from the Sondheim Theater and the show "Beautiful." Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Excellent soups, great salads, interesting and tasty entrees. Vibrant bar scene. The only "knock" is on the noise level,...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit of authentic Brussels in the heart of New York. This brown cafe style bar and restaurant serves authentic and unsophisticated but tasty traditional Belgian food, including mussels, frites and waffles but also carbonades ( beef stew) or "bitterballen" ( hard to explain,...More

Thank SwissStandard
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped in here prior to our Broadway show, and ordered a beer. Imagine our surprise when an 8 oz goblet of beer turned out to be $12 (without tip!!). Although we assumed that it was popular due to the amount of people in there,...More

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 12 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 4 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
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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