Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Banc Cafe

  • Online Reservations

Banc Cafe
Banc Cafe

Banc Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.banccafe.com
  • Email: info@banccafe.com
  • Phone: (212) 252-0146
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: John J. Loughran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Tom O. (212) 252-0146
  • Entertainment: DJ spins Thurs, Fri & Sat nights
    Singer Songwriter Sundays 9pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th Street
  • Public Transit: No. 6 Train at Park Ave and 28th Street or 33rd Street.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Metered parking till 7pm on Side streets
    Metered parking till 10pm on 3rd Ave
    Parking lots located on 30th St btw 2nd & 3rd Ave
    also on 31st St btw 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave
A word from Banc Cafe
A neighborhood bar restaurant occupying the space of a 1920’s bank. The décor is inspired by nineteenth century Parisian establishments. Terra Cotta textured walls, dimly lit chandelier’s, copper table tops & curved banquette seating create a very unique and intimate setting.
Executive Chef, John J. Loughran formerly of River Café in Brooklyn has created a menu that changes seasonally; using the best of locally sourced ingredients. Chef John’s philosophy, buy local and be creative. This is evident in every dish you taste at Banc Café.
Our cocktails are created using fresh fruit & natural ingredients.
We feel that tasty food & flavorful drinks provided with honest friendly service is a great way to win someone over. We hope that someone is you.
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was okay. The brussel sprouts seems greasy and the burger was a bit tough."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not a place for an initimate conversation on a Friday night. Service fabulous - waiter offers cocktails not on the list and excels in preparation. Wine choice decent and beer offerings lacking in my book. Empanadas to begin - perfect. Became intoxicated with the preparations that followed. Very beautiful interior. A twenty something place to be on a friday night. The food and service overcame any discomfort from the high volume. Best dining on our excursion thus far."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Banc Cafe offers great food in an energetic atmosphere at a reasonable price. We had a very enjoyable experience and recommend that it be included in your NY dinning experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "According to our waiter, Banc really is a former bank / vault. the restaurant is pretty with a large bar and very open, nice atmosphere and mixture of seating options from low tables to high tables. Food is tasty, I always go for the seafood here, you can easily split small plates or go for the entrees. Reasonably priced and great food!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "While the food is very good, service prompt I find the noise level too much to bear for dinner. Perhaps lunch and or brunch would be a better option."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Fun place and very lively-noise level was up so not a place for quiet conversation-good food"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had no idea what to expect, and we were definitely surprised by the entire night. The food was delicious, the service was extremely attentive, and the atmosphere was energetic but we were able to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The place is very nice, a very nice bar when you enter the place and it could be somewhat noisy, but we ate in another room which was very quiet with nice tables and 1/2 booths. The waiter was very attentive and we were allowed to have a nice dinner. The food we ordered was very good and nice and hot. Everyone commenting oh how good everything was. If you want to do the bar scene, they have it, but for a nice dinner eat in the other room where its nice and quiet so you can enjoy the food and conversation. We would go back again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went to cafe banc for dinner whilst on holiday. The service was great, with staff being attentive whilst giving us our own space. The menu was great, with lots of great sounding choices. The food was really tasty and based on our experience of New York restaurants, it seemed very reasonably priced. We also appreciated that we had lots of space at our table (at our other meals in NY over the holiday, tables have been very close together). Additionally, the restaurant had a great atmosphere - lively but also quiet enough for us to be able to comfortably have a conversation. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wonderful bar and restaurant, always energetic, but with a little different crowd, slightly older and sophisticated. Food and drinks are great...happy hour is a blast!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This place is a staple in Murray Hill. I've been here several times and the ambiance is always great, service is quick, and the food is delicious. Nothing 5 star, per say, but great food that's reasonable! I would definitely suggest this to anyone who wants a quick bite and a fun place to go."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food, perfect service, but needs improvement on their wine list"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have eaten at Banc several times for both brunch and dinner. The food is excellent. The servers and bartenders are attentive."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Banc is consistent and the managers are extremely friendly. A place to bring friends, family, date.. just a great place and great prices"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "always consistently good all round. service exceptional / our server Marcos professional and attentive!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food was well prepared with creative ingredients and presentation. Atmosphere was cozy and warm amidst a cold NYC in winter."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The goat cheese croquettes are amazing and I had the sea bass which was a special and creative. The ambience is wonderful. I will be sure to go again when I'm in New York."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Very comfortable, energetic atmosphere. Dishes were sometimes prepared with unexpected combinations of ingredients which always hit the mark. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Good food and good service. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Came upon this restaurant by chance. Needed someplace in the neighborhood and found the Open Table reviews positive. You can add my review to the list. The place was festive for the holidays and the food was great at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The food was very good and the restaurant nicely decorated. However this is a place for a younger crowd. I found it a little hard to talk to my dinner companions. Would come back for brunch or an earlier meal."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Five of us enjoyed Sunday brunch at Banc. Our server was great, very friendly but didn't overdo it. Enjoyed all our breakfast entrees and split desserts. Will be back for dinner!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "My friend and 1 split 2 small plates and 2 salads. We had red and golden beets with orange sections and guava vinegarette with a blue cheese crostini, topped with grilled salmon; watermelon carpaccio with blackberries, granola, brie and pomegranate vinegarette, grilled avocado with quinoa, root vegetables, corn, and cilantro pesto. The flavor combinations were wonderful and refreshing. Everything was delicious, and the food presentation made eating everything fun. I came here with my husband and two friends, and we all agreed that this place was a good find."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great bar scene, fun small plates. Friendly service"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Banc is one of my favorite places to go with friends. The menu has something for everyone and the atmosphere is always fun. The staff are always nice and the food consistently good. Banc is also a great place to go to sit at a bar and catch up with friends. If you are in the neighborhood or if you want to find a nice local place you should definitely go to Banc."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Didn't know what to expect but everything was very good. Only had appetizers as there were so many I wanted to try. Was too full for dinner. Happy hour until 8pm. Service with a smile."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I've been to Banc many times, and each time I am amazed by how excellent the food is, in what appears to be only a neighborhood cafe/bar. The place is very busy every night, at the bar and in the dining room, so reserve. Noise level in the dining room is high, at peak times. There are also a few outdoor tables."
    Dined on 11/1/2013