Angus' Cafe Bistro
258 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036Neighborhood:
Theater District / Times Square
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Angus' Cafe Bistro
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.anguscafebistro.com/
- Phone: 2122219222x
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Monday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Saturday 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: David DeCarlo
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: The restaurant has four separate dining rooms, two of which can be used for private parties. The mezzanine is the smaller of the two rooms. It overlooks the front portion of the downstairs bar and 44th Street. It can comfortably accommodate forty people for a sit down dinner or an intimate cocktail gathering with occasional tables. The upstairs bar/dining room overlooks 44th street. It has its own bathrooms, coat room, bar and is accessible by elevator. It can comfortably accommodate 60 people for a sit down dinner and 100 guests for a cocktail gathering with occasional tables.
- Private Party Contact: Chad Hudson 2122219222x
A word from Angus' Cafe Bistro
Angus' Cafe Bistro is a one hundred-sixty seat, full-service eatery located in the heart of New York City's bustling Times Square. Given its proximity to several Broadway theaters, the pre-show dinner seating is the restaurant's busiest, but before or after is the time to take advantage of the restaurant's charm for either a relaxing lunch or dinner without the pressure of an impending curtain. Additionally, the restaurant offers several attractive features including a bargain prix fixe lunch menu, an irresistible late night snack menu and the house specialty: a porterhouse steak for two which includes unlimited wine by the glass if you order it after 8pm. Brunch is served all weekend long and private parties/special events of all shapes and sizes are willingly and expertly accommodated.Continued
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Angus' Cafe Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 4, 2014
- Ambiance3.1Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (14)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)good for groups (4)hot spot (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
- TOO LOUDBabsDined on 8/21/2014WAY TOO NOISY. Salmon was okay, sauce on squash was bad. "Garlic" mashed potatoes had no taste of garlic. Never got more water I requested. Wasn't full, so why seat us near the restrooms and near the kitchen door so waiters would bomb us coming and going? Won't returnSpecial Features:
- DisappointingTiffanyVIPDined on 8/21/2014This restaurant could be a gem, but it isn't. The service was dreadful…after ordering we waited for 30 minutes only to have the waiter come with food we had not ordered. The"hostess" apologized and we started over! Not a good experience as we were going to the theatre. No air conditioning so we asked to be seated in the bar area as a breeze was coming off the street…however, while the restaurant has an entrance, these french door/windows are used by many to enter the restaurant and create a parade of people stumbling over our chairs…not pleasant. When we suggested a simple way that would encourage use of the real entrance, the "hostess" said, "Angus likes it this way". We will not be returning.
- Ok for quick meal before showbsilverVIPDined on 8/19/2014I booked this restaurant because it was on a list of best places to eat before going to a show. It was a little disappointing. The food was not that great and neither was the service. If you are looking for a relatively cheap and quick place to go before a show, then this will do, but you are probably better off going someplace else.
- changed over timeOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/19/2014The food is good and service is great ice place for pre theater. Portions have gotten smaller for the same price True of most of the entree items and may not be worth it anymore.Special Features:
- Very GoodMikeCDined on 8/19/2014Restaurant is in the theater district. Food was good and price was reasonable. Pre-theater offerings were $19.00 Portions were just right since we did not want to eat a huge meal before a Broadway show.Special Features:
- Good place for pre/post theaterjlynndiceDined on 8/12/2014Angus' proximity to the theaters and their prix fixe offerings make it a good choice for theater goers, but their food is good for dinner any time. Especially liked their truffle fries and the chicken wings - delicious!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Michele KOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/12/2014Thought the restaurant was great. We sat on the 3rd floor with an awesome view of the street which had many plays on it. The waiter/bartender was excellent as was the food. We would definitely make this our Broadway theatre restaurant/Special Features:
- Hot AirJJfoodyDined on 8/9/2014NO air conditioning Food just average, small portions and not tasty. Great location for theatre
- Good food and ConvenientsguywilsonDined on 8/2/2014We had the fried calamari, the pulled pork, the Sheppard’s pie, the bread pudding, and the brownie sundae. All were delicious. I had 2 draft/tap beers, my DH had a martini, and a diet coke. Portion sizes were perfect. We went to Angus before Phantom. This restaurant is conveniently located across the street from the Majestic. We were drawn in by the restaurants advertisement of a before show dinner of $19.99 called the dupre' which we found out is a three course (very modest) size with all three courses on one plate. Because we like to eat and were very hungry we went for something a bit more filling. Our bill with a $20 tip was about $160.00. Draft beer prices were cheap so if you're on a budget get the dupre' and have a few beers.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- IreneG11Dined on 8/2/2014Enjoyed our lunch here before our Broadway show. Waitress was very professional. Food was just enough. No problem using Restaurant.com coupon. Restaurant had a great location off Broadway. The mixed greens salad is huge and the Fish & Chips cooked nicely.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- My Wife's Steak EntreeOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 7/31/2014Angus' Cafe Bistro is a nice little restaurant that is convenient for attending Broadway shows. My 3 course pre-theater menu was enjoyable as were the drinks, the ambiance and the service. The one and only fault we had was with my wife's Grilled New York Strip Steak which was not a great cut of meat for it's $36 price.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Waiters push drinks & food is so soOccasionalFoodieDined on 7/18/2014Unless you eat hamburgers, this is a limited and expensive menu. The reason to go is that it's one of the better theatre-district restaurants. The best time to go here is after the theatre or at lunch time (not on matinee days) when you are not so close to the next table that you must participate in their conversation. I've eaten here twice in the past week and the first time the waiter actually made a face when we said we'd have only 'tap water to start'. ugh
- Great Pre-Theatre SpotJD530Dined on 7/18/2014Excellent focus on getting you finished in time to get to a show. They even gave a 3 course that is half portions and comes all at once. Vegan and vegetarian options were a huge plus!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- would NOT recommendcourstenoDined on 7/18/2014not impressed. burgers were thin patties.... steak was a thin piece. gave us our bill and omitted subtracting the coupon we had. waiter was scattered... food was eh. I wouldn't returnSpecial Features:
- What happened, Angus?Sully38VIPDined on 7/11/2014Used to love this place. They now allow diners to enter and exit through a window/door; there was a parade of people past our table, including a large stroller, switched tables but should have left. The service was AWFUL. Begged for bread and water, told there were no bottles of chard, they found one after about 15 minutes, had to wait for ice bucket, had to flag down server for more water, check, computers broke, got the wrong check, the place was chaotic. The busboys seem to be doing most of the work.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/8/2014Just right for moderately priced pre-theater dining!Special Features:
- Theater District DiningAnnieVIPDined on 7/6/2014We would have preferred the dining room, but were seated in the bar area because there was no air conditioning and the bar area windows were open. This on a 85 degree day! The food was OK, as was the service, but I ordered the fixed price dinner and all 3 courses came on a single plate and the portions were miniscule. The food tasted fine, but the whole experience was a little disappointing.
- Skip it!SkipDined on 7/5/2014The menu was different from their online website! We had gone there for specific items, being on a medical diet. It was a very limited menu. The food was not good. Service was acceptable, but just that.
- ExpensiveexpectthebestDined on 7/3/2014We went to this restaurant after reading good reviews for places to eat before the theater. It was a great location. However, the food was average and extraordinarily expensive. It is New York, but one thing that shocked me was the cost of lemonade. Ten dollars for a small glass and a refill. Refills are not free on soda either. Our dessert was tasty and in comparison, moderately priced.
- Many changes since last visitlampavDined on 6/25/2014We really enjoyed Angus the past few times we have visited. The ambiance was more ritzy and the menu choices were expanded. This time the menu was much more limited with only one choice for a vegetarian meal (had to ask to withhold the meat to a pasta dish) and it was more of a pub/sports bar feel than a fancy restaurant. A little disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Theatre Go'ergreateatsDined on 6/21/2014Great place to get you in and out in time for your show. Food and Service was good including the selection of both Food and Spirits. Moderately priced for the type of food being offered.Special Features:
- Very fairlnghrn20Dined on 6/21/2014Nothing special--you are paying for location. The food is a step above Stouffer's frozen food.Special Features:
- Perfect pre-theatre!WedinealotDined on 6/17/2014Little gem with consistently delicious food and attentive, warm service! Portions are not huge - but really not too small either, perfect for pre-theatre, and every bite is delicious! We had shrimp cocktail - succulent and fresh; short ribs - fall off the bone perfect; chicken pot pie - tender, creamy, tasty and crispy. Desserts were yummy too!Special Features:
- mediocretheatergoerDined on 6/13/2014small portions of mediocre high priced a la carte food, indifferent waiters, only moderately clean and insufficiently air-conditioned. bus boys were the highlight. only positive is its location near theaters.
- What happened?TheatergoerDined on 6/10/2014Angus was always our "go to place" for a pre theater dinner so we were disappointed on our recent visit to find average food,dirty restrooms and a staff who seemed distracted . Too bad.
- JudiVIPDined on 6/10/2014nice menu - nice place many floors = elevator poorly marked and door to second floor dining needed to be unlocked. Very poor notice to guests that joined us knowing where the dining room was.Special Features:
- Theatre District mediocreluvtodinenyDined on 6/6/2014Food was mediocre at best. Made reservations because it was close to theatre & they had a pre theatre price fixe. The waiter told us the portions were very small & everything came out on one plate. We opted to order from regular menu. Portions were very small & food mediocre at best. Expensive for sub par food. You are paying for location only. Would not recommend.
- Needs AttentioncharlieoDined on 6/4/2014The tables and arms of the chairs were uncomfortably sticky, I'm sure they haven't been cleaned in a long, long time. The room was hot - time to turn on some fans (doors were all opened). The food was OK, not excellent, not good. I mentioned to my waiter that 8 of my mussels remained tightly closed, he repeated the statement and walked away - not to be seen again until the check came. The service was worse than horrible. Now it's been several years since I've been to Angus (it wasn't called Angus Cafe Bistro) but I returned based on the fact that I remembered it as a really good theater area restaurant - - - times have changed, as has the restaurant. This visit was a total disappointment.
- Perfect pre-theater spotEvanVIPDined on 6/3/2014Angus' Café Bistro offers a great pre theater meal in the heart of the theater district. The food came out quickly so I did not have to worry about arriving late to the show. The cod fish was moist and tasted fresh. I look forward to eating there again.Special Features:
- Always pleasantOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/31/2014Hadn't been in awhile to this wonderful respite in the middle of theater district. The ambiance, and service did not disappoint, but honestly the food quality and portions have dropped since last we were there. Still good, but not in anyway exceptional. The terrific staff however make this a place worth coming back to over and over again.Special Features:
- Quick but horribleOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/30/2014The food comes out quick- in minutes really, but that's the only positive thing I have to say. If you think about it, roasted chicken and even fish and hips should take a little more than 5 minutes to prepare if it is fresh! The fish and chips was rubbery and the buttermilk chicken was dry with no sauce or gravy as the menu indicated. I asked to sub out the fries as I cannot eat potatoes. The server offered fries or baked potato. My salad was $5 extra which is fine, except when it came it was a handful of plain lettuce. And my chicken was alone on a plate with grease around it. This was the worst dining experience I have ever had. You are better off at a diner or fast food restaurant- please do not eat here, there are many better choices.
- Before Theatre DinnerchezlaneDined on 5/28/2014Good location in the middle of the Theatre District. Not too crowded on a Wednesday night. Attractive space and we had a great waiter. Food is fine - nothing special and at prices you'd expect given that its real estate is its real selling point.Special Features:
- Pre-theater lunch/brunchGrammy521VIPDined on 5/24/2014Located on one of Broadway theaters' busiest streets, Angus Café Bistro is the perfect spot for a pre-theater meal. The hamburgers are juicy and tasty, and the fried fish is always moist and well-seasoned. There are items on the menu appropriate for any meal all day, and service is quick and pleasant.Special Features:
- Great preshow95JvrDined on 5/23/2014It is in a prime location for anyone seeing a broadway show or comig from Times Square. They have preshow dinner that is cheap and delicious. The service was so quick! Great place!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Needs a bit of pre-theatre polishdrrhondaVIPDined on 5/16/2014I really like Angus as it is an easy place to grab a bite before a show. Their small plate for $19 is perfect for a pre-show meal when you are planning dessert after, but it would be a bit nicer if the staff didn't seem to be so overtaxed. The extra bar on the third floor is a great addition for anyone who wants to take over the space for a party. This is why I put in great for groups. All in all, a decent meal in mid-town for before or after the show. Looking forward to trying for lunch to grab a Le Superior burger and some night getting to have a charcuterie plate pre-theatre.Special Features:
- KEENJVIPDined on 5/15/2014Good American bistro food, with the flexibility of all-day breakfast. The menu selections are a bit limited, but daily specials offer additional options. Good for a pre-theatre dinner.Special Features:
- Great before matineeDion2Dined on 5/14/2014Took my mother to lunch at Angus Cafe Bistro before a Wednesday matinee. People at several tables around us were also going to matinees and we shares reviews if shows. The food was delicious and the location in the heart of the theater district was perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Spot in Theater DistrictAlison500Dined on 5/11/2014Had a nice post-matinee supper at Angus' on Mother's Day. The salads were ample and fresh; the mussels with cream, peas and bacon were tasty; the desserts were excellent - sticky toffee bread pudding and a fruit crumble; and the white house wine was fine. The service was generally good. Two parties with young children were seated near us and the staff seemed to be making them quite welcome. Like many places, it can be noisy. I requested a quiet table and so we were seated in the back, away from the bar, which was good. Tables are very small and close together so if the place is crowded, which it wasn't this time, conversation can be a challenge.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- pre-theatre okayxdancer105Dined on 5/10/2014it was not amazing, but the food was fine, the service was excellent -- could've been a bit more tasty.Special Features:
- DisappointingBroadwayloverVIPDined on 5/10/2014We told the waiter we were going to a show. It took a long time to find him whenever we needed something. We had to search for him to give us the check. He seemed unconcerned with our need to leave for the show.