About BXL Cafe
Located in the heart of Times Square, BXL Café has been proudly serving the finest Belgian beer and cuisine since 2004. With our dark wood decor, comfortable banquettes and delicious beer selection, we pride ourselves in being a little oasis at the crossroads of the world for after-work locals as well as home sick Belgians.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday:11:30am -4:00am
6th and Broadway
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Times Square Subway station/Bryant Park Subway station
BXL Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Simple and cozy and easy to get in and o ...
Simple and cozy and easy to get in and out of. I can't believe how convenient it is to the theatre district. On a side street just a hair off the main strip. Very good, warm lighting. Very casual; don't go dressed up. Has a feeling of an irish bar, but it's Belgian. But not too noisy at all and I am hyper sensitive to sound so that's AMAZING.
Food was good but nothing special. Every ...
Food was good but nothing special. Everything was very salty. The bar and restaurant were so crowded it was hard to move. The service was uneven as it got more crowded. Our credit card was charged twice. Not a good place for a quiet dinner. Better as an after work bar scene.
I ordered what was supposed to be steak ...
I ordered what was supposed to be steak tips in gravy. What I got was pot roast that was so dry I choked on it. The noise level was unbearable as was the temperature of the restaurant. Service was slow and inattentive. Very disappointing overall.
BXL used to be a lot better. I've been ...
BXL used to be a lot better. I've been about half a dozen times over the last 5 years. The food is just mediocre now. The service was irritating. I wasn't brought what I had ordered and the response was flip (although meant to be amusing, it was - in actuality - rude).
It's best after the theatre crowd leaves to get to their plays because otherwise the noise level is deafening.
I will only go back if I'm specifically interested in Moules Frites and beer (they're specialty, natch).
Anything else isn't worth it.
It's hard to find a place in midtown for ...
It's hard to find a place in midtown for work lunches that are unique AND good. From the outside, this looks like your typical Times Sq. pub. The have a vast beer selection and the mussels are absolutely amazing... I highly recommend the Thai Mussels.
Location is the great advantage of BXL, ...
Location is the great advantage of BXL, but the warm welcome and cheerful service also make it very attractive. As in so many places, it's hard to have a conversation with your date, but a liking for the Belgian beer will help that. I expect to go there again and again.
The service was fair, not especially goo ...
The service was fair, not especially good but not horrible. The food was very good and the menu was pretty varied. Good selection of beer options. It was too high priced and very loud. Too loud to have cross-table conversation.
We met some friends of ours at BXL Times ...
We met some friends of ours at BXL Times Square as we both happen to be vacationing in Manhattan. Everybody knows that Belgian makes the best beer in the world. You pair that with some excellent choices for Moules and Frites and you have great beer, great food, and good friends.
Great to place for Belgian beer and soli ...
Great to place for Belgian beer and solid burgers, steaks, fries, mussels, et al. Definitely more neighborhood bar and grill than chain (despite proximity to Times Square) caters to French speaking guests without being obnoxious.
Food was delicious and generous. The mu ...
Food was delicious and generous. The mussels were amazing as was the Lomo Saltado. The chips and aji amarillo sauce were a wonderful start to a really good and satisfying meal. Service is excellent, everyone working there is delightful. Can't wait to return when next we are in Red Bank. Thank you for a lovely dinner.
Came into NYC for a play and lunch. Thi ...
Came into NYC for a play and lunch. This restaurant was busy and very noisy in the main dining area. We sat at the side of the entrance way. The prix fixe menu was a good deal. My friend and I ordered the terrine pate and mussels/frites for lunch. Both were good. A small glass of Stella Artois came with the lunch. Both of us were satisfied with the food and the service.
I can't tell you how unpleasant our expe ...
I can't tell you how unpleasant our experience was. They forgot our food. It came out late with no apologies after we complained. Nothing from waiter or manager. Basic caesar salads weren't up to standards. Hard to get check. Never coming back.
Not very good. Went for a meeting and my ...
Not very good. Went for a meeting and my boss didn't even eat. Service was slow. We had to ask for drink refills a few times even though the staff was walking by our table and looking as though they cared how we were doing.
Brunch with a side of mussels
We had an excellent brunch right near Times Square at the BXL Cafe. The Eggs Benedict was great and the waffle was a work of art. Brunch included a mamosas or Bloody Mary. It was a great deal for midtown Manhattan. We also got two different kinds of mussels. You can't go to a Belgian restaurant without getting mussels and fries, right. The mussels were outstanding.
Great value - excellent meal
Had lunch with a few friends prior to a Wednesday matinee. We all chose the $18 prix fixe which was an outstanding value. There were many options to select from, and the portions were very filling. A beer or a glass of wine was also included with our meals. The service was extremely friendly and so quick and efficient especially since a huge lunch crowd filled the entire place at the time. Planning to go back since the menu has so many interesting items to try. Would definitely recommend
Authentic Belgian brunch with fun atmosphere
The BXL Cafe is a cozy place that serves great brunch and lunch. They have a pre fixe option that is such a good deal! Service was laid-back but very attentive, which I liked. My group enjoyed our brunch and told our server (who had a super cool Belgian accent, by the way) that we were just going to hang out for a while. And it was no problem! We had a very nice time hanging out. The banana pancakes are delicious and the mimosas pack a punch. But get there early, because this place gets packed - it's so worth it though!
We came for brunch on a Saturday. We got the mussels since they were such highly reviewed on here and they were very good! I got the french toast and my husband got the lamb sausage sandwich for our meal. The french toast was very good! I loved the fruit compote that came with it! The lamb sausage sandwich wasn't to our tasting but still had good flavor! The fries came with the sandwich and the mussels, they are really good fries!
We were the first there at 11:30 when they opened and by the time we left around 12:30, it was packed! It is a small place and the tables are small so anticipate making a reservation.Despite the crowd, service was excellent. It had a good NYC vibe and is at a convenient location for times square and broadway district.
A Dive in Theater District
I now assume that Open Table will take membership from any ole' establishment. It was late, like 10:30 and I tried to find a place on my phone while walking, so I didn't have time to research. This is a dive bar with food. The moment you walk in, you can smell the stench of 100 years of beer spilled on the bar, seating and the floor. The food was just about edible and no bargain. I would have walked out, but the people I was with were starving. Described as Belgian food, so I thought it might be nice and good, but don't bother as you'll be wasting your money.
An intimate Gem
Needed a place to eat dinner before a show. The BXL Café was not on everyone's "Gotta eat here" list, but I'm glad we chose it. Small (seating for about 25) with a lively bar serving Belgian beer, wines and food. Roast chicken was excellent. Servers were very attentive and helpful.
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