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
IT IS UNHEARD OF NOT TO SERVE DECAF COFFEE WITH BRUNCH, LUNCH OR DINNER. IF THEY SERVE IT IN PARIS, CERTAINLY IT CAN BE DONE IN NEW YORK! BELGIUM CAN CATCH UP WITH THE3 REST OF THE WORLD!
As Belgians friends, we wanted to try this Belgian restaurant, celabrating a birthday and engagement of a couple. The staff was very friendly and the birthday-girl was surprised with a candle on her desert. The food was very good.
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.
A good friend recomended BXL, as we were taking our mother to see Beautiful for her 85th birthday! Brunch was delicious, service was great. I would suggest that they put brewed decaf coffee and teas for their patrons. Will come again!
Worth a visit!
A small European-type bistro/bar with great Belgian-inspired food.
Before theater lunch for 6. Belgian white beer was great with extensive beer list. Food was extra ordinary with a definite European flair. Really feels like a European cafe. Excellent place. Service was super even though place was packed!
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.
Went pretty late for their Monday all yo ...
Went pretty late for their Monday all you can eat mussels special. Really good deal with excellent fries and very generous helpings of mussels with a variety of excellent broths. Beer selection was superb
Moules frites a volonte. Love it.
Moules frites a volonte. Love it.
A nice time
It's for the moule-frites and beer that you go to BXL. You will not be disappointed. Service was fast and courteous.
non-tourist Times Sq option
Tasty food, reasonable prices, outstanding value for money make this site a good option for lunch or early dinner when you want to a casual meal close to Times Sq but without a restaurant packed with clueless tourists. Try the puff pastry (chicken, mushrooms, mini-meatballs) for a sweet comfort food meal, or venture into a bucket of mussels for only $22.00 ! Nice selection of Belgian brews complements the one page menu.
We went to bxl for lunch and wanted to taste their famous steam mussels. A disappointment. Mussels not as fresh as we would view as high standard. If you have been to dc's mussel bar, this place is miles behind. No much service. Will not return.
Mini version of Cheers, everyone knows your name!
This hidden gem is located in the heart of midtown. This bar/ restaurant is only a city block from the famous Time Square, Bryant Park and two streets from Rockefeller Center. . The food is delicious and the drinks are perfect. The wait staff is diverse and very welcoming. Service is quick and accurate! The establishment is small so book a table in advance for lunch rush hour ( noon-2pm Monday-Friday)or risk the wait. Enjoy!
It was very good we got there an hour ea ...
It was very good we got there an hour early and they sat us immediately. We ordered the all you can eat mussels which were great. They were fast and didn't make u wait around
What a pleasant surprise!
We had a patty of 6 for lunch/brunch last Sunday. The food was absolutely delicious!! Would most definitely go back. Can't go wrong with giving BXL cafe a try!!
Do not miss the mussels, some of the best I have ever had. The Thai style and those with bacon were our favorites.
Great lunch place
Good place to catch up with a friend or co-workers for lunch.
The location was great - right across fr ...
The location was great - right across from the theater were we were seeing a show. The prices were excellent for the quality of the food and the quality of the food was very good - particularly the French Fries. The selection on the menu was excellent. It would take me many meals there before I exhausted that menu. The ambiance was a bit more barlike than I had hoped and the noise level was also a bit more than was comfortable for me, but not so much that it would prevent me from going back there. The service was good - our meals came out in good time and the waitress who served us paid enough attention that we did not feel neglected. All in all, we had a very nice experience and I shall be recommending this restaurant to friends who will be seeing the same show next month.
Delicious Belgian gem!
Excellent food and beer list- truly delicious, and a good deal for midtown/the theater district. Great for lunch before a matinee (they take reservations!) and a wonderful spot for a late dinner or a drink at any time. Suitable for all sorts of occasions. My husband and I had our first date here and we've been back with friends and family, and it always seems to please!
We left it was too noisy.
We left it was too noisy. One of the ladies has a hearing problem and could not stand the noise at all. Plus, it looks like a bar more than a restaurant. The staff was very nice. Sorry
patron pas sympa - addition prête à confusion -
L'addition reprend une cote de satisfaction du service 3, 7 et 11 dollars si vous êtes très satisfait. J'ai payé le repas 52 euros + 11 dollars. Le patron est ensuite venu me faire une remarque musclée devant les autres clients que je n'avais pas payé les 20 % obligatoire en plus du repas. j'ai ajouté 11 euros supplémentaires car j'étais vraiment choquée. Après réflexion, 52 euros de (11+11) ce qui fait 42 %; ARNAQUE - ATTENTION.
Came for lunch and enjoyed prix fixe men ...
Came for lunch and enjoyed prix fixe menu of the terrine and lb of mussels - both delicious! Great service - not rushed but attentive. Gets a bit noisy with lunchtime crowd but adds to the casual atmosphere. Will return for the mussels!,
This is a friendly and cheerful Belgian-style beer place where the food is quite good. They were out of mussels when we were there but this was due to the bad winter we have had and the shortage of supplies from Prince Edward island. The food we had was quite good but this is probably not the place for a gourmet but for good value food. It is also a place to watch soccer which can make it a bit noisy. I would go back.
Solid pub at decent prices
With tickets to the Town Hall performance in hand, we searched for a convenient place for brunch. This little pub is a great alternative to the overpriced, tourist haunts that surround the Times Square area. Known for their moules, we were disappointed to discover them unavailable on a Sunday.For a a beer and burger, or the traditional Belgian sandwiches, this would be a great choice. The brunch menu is well priced for the neighborhood. Food is average, drinks were tasty and large but the service is rather clueless, (though that has become the norm these days --it seems good service must come at a price of $100 pp no matter where you are of late). My Oeufs Norwegienne (eggs benedict style with salmon) were acceptable but salty. I would request a salad substitute for the potato side. My friend chose the croquettes, and had the better meal. I would go again if in a rush for Town Hall, but otherwise, would head further west to the better dining options found in the 8th and 9th avenue corridors.
BXL - Great food & brew
Great food, outstanding beer list (both draft & bottled)!! Wait staff was friendly, attentive and efficient. Emily, our server was wonderful. Great spot!!
Excellent!!! Will return.
I loved that they had bitterballen on the menu and that they played Dutch music. The food was very good, as well as the service. I will be returning.
Croque Madame (open face grilled cheese ...
Croque Madame (open face grilled cheese with creamy bechamel sauce, a slice of warm ham, and a fried egg on top) is my favorite sandwich in all the land and BXL does it quite well. Their fries are always perfect (crunchy with just a little bit of squishiness) and the salad is a great side. The service is good, quick, and friendly. Highly recommend. Also, the Delirium is a tasty beer and comes in a fun glass covered in pink elephants.
Good brunch. Service was very slow, pro ...
Good brunch. Service was very slow, probably because waitress was new.
Perfect casual mid-town spot
Good range of options on the lunch menu. The burger I ordered came with fries and a small salad - perfect! Great selection of Belgian beers and we had several. It was a great for a conversation among friends catching up, but still had good level of energy and activity... Definitely will go back
Great place for lunch
Bxl is small but packs a lot of flavor. I go for the lunch menu which has your choice of mussles with frites (other choices as well) small Stella and an appetizer. $17, perfect.
Great Pub in midtown
Fun bar with good food and a great selection of (mostly) Belgian beers. Six of us were there for a late lunch and had a great time. The waiter was entertaining and attentive.
On Saturday January 3 we had a reservation for 6 at 3:45, prior to going to a show. The server did not write down our orders and 2 items completely wrong. Additionally, a burger ordered 'well done' was between rare and medium. The other food was really delicious. Unfortunately the experience was overpowered by the extremely poor service. Water was served in small glasses. We had to request a refill, and afterwards, we got no more water, or any other drinks, or any attention at all! Completely unbelievable. Apparently our first server ended her shift at the beginning of our meal and no one took responsibility for our table. After requesting and getting our check (after a 20 minute wait) I asked to speak to a manager. We told the manager of our ordeal and he showed no real concern.
Always a good time
We were a large group-14, and it was a holiday weekend. Some arrived early, others late. This didn't ruffle the staff at all. They were perfectly pleasant throughout. The menu is so varied that everyone was satisfied, from those who wanted breakfast to burgers to entrees. The mussels and fries special was excellent. All in all a great time was had by all.
We liked it so much we went twice! The mussels are a real treat and the Belgian ale selection a delight. Strong recommendation.
Great Belgian Pub
This was my third visit. Was originally brought by Canadian friends. Great pub type atmosphere. Brought my family for a meal when we came in to NYC to see the Tree at Rockefeller Center. The servers are so friendly. Love the steak frites! My kids had the Moules this time and hey were a bit disappointed that the mussels weren't cooked in the sauce. However the frites made up for that and you can't beat the price!
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