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BXL Cafe

BXL Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bxlrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (212) 768-0200
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday:11:30am -4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and Broadway
  • Public Transit: Times Square Subway station/Bryant Park Subway station
  • Parking: No
A word from 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've eaten almost everywhere you can on or near Times Square from Cafe Un Deux Trois to the halal carts, and BXL is one of my favorites. The space is cozy and the entrance is unassuming by Times Square standards. The decor is a bit elevated from your average euro/gastopub, with neat posters of Belgian monarchs, a wall length mirror (meticulously chalked over with World Cup stats at our visit), and tvs showing formula one or soccer on low volume. Service was friendly, and we had bread and drinks lightning fast. I got the steak frites with shallot sauce, which was perfectly seasoned if a bit rarer than I had requested, and the mayo with the frites was great. My boyfriend's meatballs were a bit bland. Stick to the mussels or steak.Prices good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I recent enjoyed a late brunch at BXL Cafe during World Cup, so nearly all of the clientele was there to watch the game (including us). It was a packed and lively crowd, but the staff were still very attentive and helpful. Delicious burgers, and the brunch special includes a free drink. All around good food and comfortable vibe."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was at bxl cafe for brunch and to watch Brazil / chile match. The atmosphere was awesome- the owners and waiters seemed to enjoy soccer and it shows. The brunch was terrific and their selection of Belgian ales is awesome"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went to watch a World Cup match on Father's Day. Dad loves his mussels, and BXL did not disappoint. Tried the Thai, Marinieres and Marocaine. All three were fresh, spiced/herbed just right and made Dad quite happy. The beer list made me happy, as well. Service excelled."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was incredibly noisy. When asked, the waiter refused to speak to the rowdy group. Thus, our group of three was unable to converse with each other."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great and delicious lunch specials. Mussels and pate transport you from the time square area directly to Paris. Enjoy or even take the pate to your hotel for another snack. I took mine to the balcony bar at the Met Museum and had a glass of Bordeaux. Two nice experiences "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service, great choice!!!!! Extensive beer list. Directly across the street from the Stephen Sodheim Theater"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Tried it for the first time this week and found out they had a lunch special... it was a very good deal with tasty options. I had the mussels and fries, and red pepper soup... delicious. My friend enjoyed her veggie salad platter, and chicken with linguini. Our server was extremely attentive and helpful... will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is not a Times Square tourist trap. This is a local gem that happens to be close to Times Square. I highly recommend the mussels. The service was acceptable, the food came very quick and was delicious, and it was not too expensive."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "You should only be here for one thing, mussels. We waited over 30 minutes for it which was extremely discouraging but ultimately it was worth the wait. If you're not in a rush. Absolutely."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "A gem, one block from Time's Square. For all those looking for authentic Belgian food and an impressive Beer list"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "we went to BXL for pre-matinee lunch on a Wednesday - it was PACKED! the tables are very close together and it's loud so don't go if you want a quiet meal. but the food was delicious - amazing French onion soup and of course fries. really good hamburger too! it has a really euro atmosphere - you will feel like you are in Belgium. they were also really good about getting us our food quickly when we told them we had an hour time limit! I would definitely go back or try one of their other locations!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I usually hit BXL for lunch once, maybe twice a month. Consistently good food and cozy small pub atmosphere with soccer games on the TVs. Burgers are great. Salads are good too. A variety of beers as well. Highly recommended for small casual business lunch or just a bunch of friends getting together!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I dined here for brunch, as I knew it was a convenient location before heading to a Broadway matinee. The menu is plentiful and delicious. We enjoyed french toast, eggs benedict, and a delightful croque madame. It's also very affordable for this area. However, the service was awful. The server and bartender were woefully understaffed that day (hoping that staff members called out that day?). The restaurant was half-full and upon ordering our coffee, we were told that we would have to wait as there were no clean coffee cups. We asked many times for water in our glasses, one bloody mary, and a beer. While our server was pleasant, staff was so overwhelmed that it left me questioning management over everything else."
    Dined on 1/26/2014