Angus' Cafe Bistro
Angus' Cafe Bistro

Angus' Cafe Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.anguscafebistro.com/
  • Phone: (212) 221-9222
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th Avenue and Broadway
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 & 7 trains to 42nd Street.
  • Parking: No
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.
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Angus' Cafe Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (16)late-night find (12)special occasion (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (9)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good pre-show meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Good wine and beer list, food was decent but not outstanding. Restaurant was obviously experienced in getting people in and out in time for the show, and my husband and I were able to eat and enjoy a drink in less than an hour.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater
    IrishEyes
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Perfect for pre-theater dining. The restaurant offers all of its selections in its pre-theater menu - the selectionsa re not limited to two or three entrees as is the case in other restaurants. Portions are smaller, but ideal when trying to squeeze a quick dinner in after work and the drive into Manhattan and the 8:00 p.m. curtain. Service is friendly and couteous. Nothing fancy, just a decent meal at a reasonable price served in plenty of time to catch the show next door at the St. James.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bistro
    Luveating
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Been here many times before but since the last time has changed it's name. Still the same vibrant place. My booking time could have been better as went at 7. Unfortunately we were on our own by 8 as the theatre crowd had left. Advice - go before your visit to the theatre or after. Good food. Warm welcome by the owner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant
    TXtheaterlover
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Just discovered Angus on a recent trip to NYC and would highly recommend this restaurant. The food and service were wonderful, and the location was convenient for a meal before or after the theater. We especially enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere on the 3rd floor. Angus has been added to our list of NY "must-dos"!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-show dinner
    NYCluva
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Came for a pre-show dinner and it was perfect. I had the Du-Pre, a prix fixe, three course dinner that was just the right size. It included a salad, choice of entree (I had the chicken and mashed potato) and dessert. My cocktail choice was The Mexipolitan and it was delicious and powerful. My husband had escargot for appetizer and the fish and chips for entree. He loved it! He had the chocolate mousse for dessert. Prices were inexpensive compared to many area restaurants but just right for the bistro menu. We left feeling satisfied but not stuffed. I can't wait to go back - I'm still thinking about the flavors of my entree. Tres magnifique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent pre- or post-show grub
    SMJNYC
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Nothing special, but the service is friendly and attentive and it's generally easy to get in after a show even without a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre theater dining
    Bobt
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a wonderful pre theater experience. Great staff and a light meal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good location, food average
    food4me
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    While this was a very convenient location for prix theater, the food was nothing exceptional. The service was attentive and the noise level acceptable for conversation. I won't be returning here.
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  • Perfect stop in theatre district
    Notablerose
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good service and original menu. Good selection of draught beers. Scotch eggs a real treat
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Skipix
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    after reading reviews we booked this for a pre show dinner. Nothing about the food was bad, but nothing exceptional except the price. Our 25$ burger was no better than any chain restaurant but the service was worse. For a pre show meal you can do just as well at any chain restaurant on Times Square.
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  • Over priced.
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This little nook was forbodingly empty at 12:45 on a Thursday. And, $21 for a plain, tasteless salad was ridiculous.
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  • Pre-Theater Secret
    jimadvVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Reliable Bistro cuisine and the price is extremely reasonable for the touristy theater district.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-theater
    yorkieVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great pre-theater price and meal, all three courses served at the same time. We arrived late to the restaurant (arrived at 7pm) but were able to eat and get to the theater in time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick & Easy - Great for PreTheatre
    LeadSinger
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Low cost Pre-Theatre dinner spot in the heart of it NYC. Pre-Fix menu for $19.99 is a good value offering half size portions of a fish, chicken or beef with a small salad and bite of dessert. For the price and speed of service it was perfect before a show. Ordered at 6:30, out the door and walking to the Theatre by 7:40. Lighting is a bit bright cheapening the ambiance a little, and the menu overall is low price. Good for groups, kids, families, pre-theater... wine is affordable as well. With a simple Charcuterie board app for the table, 5 dinners, a glass of wine each and tip we were out the door at around $38 per person
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adequate for the occasion
    ShowGal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As a pre-theater restaurant, it fit our needs. There is nothing either terribly bad nor outstanding about the restaurant except for its location -- and it's not outrageously priced. The service was adequate; as was the food. Would I return? Probably the next time we have a show nearby.
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  • Very disappointing lunch
    DanaluvVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband ordered the fixed price lunch. Disappointment set in upon arrival of the bacon corn chowder- a thin tasteless broth with no apparant bacon and very little corn. Then came a really small Scotch meat pie with bland mush inside a crust topped with baked beans that made Mrs Lovett's meat pies look good! This was served with salad greens with no discernible dressing, along with a thimble-sized dessert of apple- cherry cobbler. My turkey burger was just OK-needing seasoning, but roll was burnt and crumbled. I offered half to my husband, who was still hungry. This used to be one of our favorite lunch spots when seeing a matinee when it was the former Angus McIndoe. Now, we won't be back.
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  • would not go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    service awful..ask for bread 3 or 4 times..finally come after everyone finished there food
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  • Good location
    Scott0
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It's got a really good location, right in the midst of the theater district. What also has a very good-looking menu, where some of the things on the menu look really interesting. What it didn't do was meet up to that. The food wasn't terrible, but it certainly wasn't good. The burger, which was $24, was small and dry. French fries were okay though. My wife had a salad, and that was just okay. So I have nothing really bad to say about the place, it was overpriced, and bad service, but maybe that's what you get in the NY theater district. Just don't go there expecting the greatest meal you've ever had, because you won't get it.
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  • I'd Rather Eat Cafeteria Food
    LovetoTravel
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The did is not good. Tastes like nursing home food. Flavorless and lacks any creativity. I had the short rib du prix meal prior to catching a show so I was given a sample of their food. Bad decision. My husband got a soup and salad. Not good. The only perk was the service was fast and there is a full bar.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance of the restaurant was quiet and relaxing. The food we had was great. The ribs melted in your mouth. the salmon was fine. The desserts were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted to like this place-
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I were going to see an 8pm show, and needed a pre-theater dinner offering. I chose this restaurant for convenience, and because of the celeb backers.Service was great, the space was lovely.The pre theater offering were smaller portions of regular sized entrees, which was fine. But the food was not good. My wine tasted like the boxed wine I used bring into my dorm while I was a freshman in college. My salmon was overcooked, the ratatouille had a bizarre, unpalatable flavor. Salad was undressed. My husbands short ribs were only OK, but he kept insisting that I have some, which is extremely unusual for him! Scotch pie was interesting, and was the only thing that I liked.
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  • Close to theaters
    bearVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good place for a snack before or after the play! Simple food located in the heart of the theater district
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sides too expensive
    badwater
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Entrees reasonably priced but sides and desserts too pricey. Hopefully you get a more experienced server than we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • empty for a reason
    Italian4dinner123
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It began with an empty restaurant off Broadway at 5pm on Saturday night, that should have been our first clue. My menu was greasy. My childs Mac and cheese was sour from the milk AND cheese. The rigatoni d'inverno tasted like chef boyardi and the bus boy in such a rush was spilling liquids not cleaning it up and reaching over us instead of going around. The staff stood around gossiping and finally the bathroom was disgraceful. Worst restaurant in NYC.
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  • don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My salmon was very over cooked. It said it came with spinach, it was not spinach. It's another bad Times Square restaurant. The waiter was nice, that was the only upside.
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  • TOO LOUD
    Babs
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    WAY 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 return
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    TiffanyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This 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.
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  • Ok for quick meal before show
    bsilverVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I 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.
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  • Very Good
    MikeC
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Restaurant 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:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • changed over time
    lylem
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The 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:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for pre/post theater
    jlynndice
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Angus' 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:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michele K
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Thought 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:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Hot Air
    JJfoody
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    NO air conditioning Food just average, small portions and not tasty. Great location for theatre
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  • Good food and Convenient
    sguywilson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IreneG11
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed 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:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Wife's Steak Entree
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Angus' 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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 912 reviews are from the Angus' Cafe Bistro reviews archive.
  • Waiters push drinks & food is so so
    OccasionalFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Unless 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
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  • Great Pre-Theatre Spot
    JD530
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent 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!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would NOT recommend
    coursteno
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    not 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 return
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    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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  • What happened, Angus?
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Used 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.
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