About BXL Cafe
New York, NY 10036
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
My first time here, but not my husband's. It was quite noisy, but that is to be expected on a Friday evening in NYC! The food was great--I had mussels and my husband had a burger. They both came with fries which were nice a crispy--not soggy and served with mayo--truly Belgian!! Would definitely go back.
The food was good (I particularly love their sausages and stoemp), and the service was friendly but very slow. If you're not on a tight schedule and want tasty, filling Belgian comfort food, this is a good Midtown lunch choice, but for a work lunch it was a bit too slow.
I booked a reservation here as it was directly across the street from the play "Beautiful" and we like Belgian food and beer. Great choice! Old wood bar and tables. Cocktails were very good as was the beer we tried. Service was very good also.We started with French onion soup and goat cheese in puff pastry. Delicious! My husband had the mussels which came in a pot and there had to be at least 3 dozen. Served with great french fries(frites). I tried the Belgian meatloaf, mashed potatoes and vegetables which I enjoyed very much. We shared the apple tart with ice cream. With tip our bill was $160 which I consider very reasonable for New York City and for all the food we enjoyed. I definitely recommend for a casual meal.
The food was very good and was served quickly. The waitstaff was very pleasant and accommodating. We were pressed for time on our visit and were very happy to have the best server in New York taking care of us. I have already suggested my friends to your establishment. Bon Appitite!
On Open Table requested a table comfortable enough for 2 well over 6' diners and one using a cane......ushered to a small 'table for two ' sized accommodation with barely enough room for tableware, water glasses and condiments. Requested this courtesy because we knew restaurant was tight to begin with. Does anyone read these requests? And, no, the restaurant was empty when we arrived and MAYBE 50% capacity as we were leaving. Common sense please! In fairness, we were critical of table and were moved to a larger one. But should. Ot have o start off a meal with negotiating for a table with which to enjoy it.
Food was great!
Great selection of Belgian Beers and fare. Casual and cosy with an interesting menu featuring mussels served eight different ways. I had the homemade chicken -veg soup and got a big bowl with basket with a variety of good breads -only $6.50. IN the theater district of NYC. Service was very friendly and understanding of our need for speed to get to the show on time.
We liked it so much- we went right back for a nightcap- and they welcomed us back like old friends.
We chose BXL Cafe because it's right across the street from the Stephen Sondhiem Theater. We were going to the Saturday matinee performance of Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. There was a snow storm that day and we came in on the train to Grand Central. Short walk to Cafe for lunch and then right across the street to theater.
Food was very good French/Belgian cusine with a terrific selection of Belgian beers. Very diverse group of diners. The place is small and cozy. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend it.
While the $25 all you can eat mussels plus a drink is a good deal, the mussels Mariniere was unexciting. They are much better at BXL East which is where we usually go. The Provencale was much better but still not up to the east side. I will stick with BXL East one in the future. The noise level was very high as well. It is a good place for tourists to Times Square as the menu is reasonable and the food is decent.
The mussels were out of this world good - service was excellent. Has that old world pub feel to it as well. I had the Belgium Meatballs and they were delicious. If are attending a Broadway show, I would highly recommend this place for either before or after.
Small restaurant with big bar area. we were seated immediately in spite of people waiting for tables and all tables occupied. Wait staff was efficient and knowledgeable about menu. Food came out in reasonable amount of time. Omelets were well prepared, hamburger came exactly as ordered medium rare. Only negative was we had to wait for coffee refills and had to ask several times.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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