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BXL Cafe

) #516 of 9,269 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , European
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505
+1 212-768-0200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (68 reviews)
“fries” (42 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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81 - 90 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Cute pub with good food. I took my almost 80 year old mother there and it was tough for her to hear. Other than that, friendly staff with good food at reasonable prices. The lunch special is a great deal too!

Thank TravelingOtis
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Although a good range of continental beers on tap the main focus seemed to be European soccer. Not my taste hence the rating

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We stopped in here as we were walking near Times Square as it looked intriguing and they advertised an $18 lunch with a starter, a main course and wine or beer. We had crudités, a lentil soup and two versions of moules and frites. The...More

1  Thank Barry17149021
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I was definitely looking forward to having some mussels here but left feeling disappointed. I ordered the Thai Mussels with "frites". The mussels came in a very, very watery (almost clear) broth with a drizzle of Thai "sauce" on top. The "frites" were thick-cut, undercooked...More

Thank MPHGirl23
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Stopped in on a Thursday night for a drink as we were just walking around town looking for someplace to go. Grabbed a seat at the bar, ordered two club sodas and absolute orange. Not too bad, not hugh glasses but not tiny either. $9...More

Thank marbdarb
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Awesome little gem in the middle of otherwise unpleasant times square. Always bustling with very friendly staff. Great beer selection. Very good food!

Thank wongwashington
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We really enjoyed the mussels and the rotisserie chicken at BXL. Service was overall good. Giving it a 3 stars because even though we had made a reservation and were seated promptly by the hostess, we were kicked off the table because the manager had...More

Thank BJ111
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I used to work around the corner from BXL so I consider myself a regular. They specialize in Belgian cuisine which, of course, has many similarities with basic French cuisine. I love the croque monsiuer, roast chicken and the perfectly made cheeseburger. Naturally, the pommes...More

Thank philwhit
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find this place so close to such a touristy area. Great beer options and fantastic calamari. Great service too.

Thank Jade S
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We just love this little gem in the city! It's very intimate and is loaded with atmophere... and the food is great, too! We usually stop in for appetizers and beers.... It is usually pretty full and it's fun to just sit back and enjoy...More

Thank Joan F
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
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Mary P
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
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