Lunch Bistro ++
BXL Zoute is a relatively new addition to a restaurant-crowded neighborhood. We were there for an early lunch, so hard to know what the scene is like at night but for lunch it was great. There is an inexpensive special which includes several appetizer and entree options, plus a Stella. Otherwise, good choice of sandwiches, omlettes, and salads plus the regular drinks list and deserts. I plan to go back for dinner and see how it holds up.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Classic Belgian food served well
Classic Belgian food served well (my spouse is Belgian, so we eat a lot more Belgian food than most). Nice beer selection. The ambiance was a lot nicer than the midtown BXL - much cozier and classier. There is also a nice bar & giant table at the back which would be great for a large group. Some things were a little odd, like the waiters seemed more French than Belgian, and the croquettes were not served the Belgian way, but that is pretty nit-picky. Overall a nice experience!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went here for brunch and
I went here for brunch and it was very pleasant. The food was very good and the restaurant is a nice quaint little place. The service was very friendly and accomodating.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Moules Frites; Marniere
Excellent Moules Frites; Marniere & Thailandaise were favorites.
Expresso creme brule is delicious.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely try this for brunch!
We had a great time here on Sunday following a successful bridesmaid dress fitting. The servers were attentive but not overbearing, the food was fresh and the mimosas were inexpensive and strong enough. I would definitely come back. At a table of 4, we tried the Croque Madame, Monsieur and Hawaii, and I tried the salmon eggs Benedict. Delicious!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
BXL Zoute is tucked away, but it is a great little find. Awesome beer selection and the food was delicious.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed out lunch at BXL Zoute. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious but I would have preferred that the Belgian frites be a little more browned (well done). My Belgian beer was fantastic so I ordered a second one. We had a good experience overall.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my husband's birthday here with a group of 10 friends. They were extremely accommodating to a larger group. Service and food were great! Would definitely go back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
An unexpected find....
this restaurant makes you feel like you are in Belgium! The owner is amazing, funny and informative. Great authentic food,
terrific Belgian beers....seamless food service. There were six of us for dinner and we all said the same thing, "Best restaurant we have picked in a long time!" Bravo
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy, Professional and Delicious
I decided on a whim on February to organize my birthday party here: Total success. the staff is super attentive, the food is always on point and the beer selection always interesting. Ever since, I've become a regular, and I feel as I've rediscovered a long lost belgian branch of my family that no one ever told me about. Highly recommended, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot!
My husband and I had a fabulous date night here--we shared moules frites and a bottle of wine at the bar. Great service, delicious food, nice atmosphere, generous portions at very reasonable prices. We will return for sure!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for a birthday dinner
Went here for a birthday dinner with about a dozen people. They had a table ready for us towards the back, were super friendly and accomodating, and the food and wine were delicious. Would absolutely come back again with either a group or just my boyfriend for dinner!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little bistro; good menu and all the food was tasty and big portions- beef tartare app, mussels, sirloin tips...Service was very friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable for basically any occasion- drinks, dinner alone or in a small group, and there was also a big group dinner in the back.
Would definitely come back!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty mussels & good beer selection, what else is could you want from a Belgian place?
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Touch of Europe
The food was very good. I had the chhese platter with some proscuitto, chicken with a chili pepper sauce(good and spicy), and the gaufres along with a malbec or two. The place has a Euopean feel. Wait person and bus boy were very attentive. I had the opportunity to speak with the manager/owner. He was very gracious. I recommend this place.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
In love with moules
They have a really awesome lunch special for $16!
Had an excellent time here last week. We did the 2 course pre fixe lunch special. One of the courses offers their moules (mussels) and after reading all the wonderful reviews, I had to get an order. I must say, their mussels were really fab. They were big, succulent and not fishy at all.
The pre fixe also comes with a Stella, glass of wine or soda.
The service and decor were pretty solid although you wouldn't be able to tell from the facade. I will definitely be back.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stopped in for a late dinner, enjoyed muscles provencale, terrific dish, mussels cooked perfectly, broth wonderful, and absolutely not a single grain of sand in the entire dish (this has turned me off of mussels in the past at many other places.) French onion soup was also suitably outstanding. Nice late night place for food, they also had a social mixer event going on which gave the place a lot of energy. Would recommend for those in the neighborhood interested in mussels or French cuisine.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The four of us enjoyed our lunch experience at BXL. We sat in the small, but comfortable outdoor cafe area. The food and service were terrific. Will definitely return.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed BXL. Their moules frites were very good (We had Grand Mere and Thailandaise). Large portions, we were unable to finish the mussels or fries. We might consider getting appetizers and then splitting one moule frites in the future. Lively (loud) atmosphere. Good selection of Belgian Beer on tap. Ok Service.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit Night Out
This place is great and a not nearly as dark as the other two BXLs. The restaurant has an almost beachy atmosphere and by 8 pm was pretty full. The staff was knowledgable of their food AND drink which is sometimes not the case when going to a place with a specialty beer menu. My only concern was it was rather warm in the restaurant. They had the doors open for that indoor/outdoor feel but in the middle of the inside of the place I found myself sweating. That was my only concern but since I wasn't on a date it didn't bother me. I would definitely recommend BXL for couples, mussel lovers, and beer geeks.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Belgian menu. The steak
Great Belgian menu. The steak tartare frites with raw egg on top was just like in Brussels. Boudin noir sausage with scallops was a fantastic surprise combination. The Chimay Triple went well with every course. We all were very pleased. Cannot wait to come back.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun spot for a my friends and I
Excellent food and service. Really perfect casual spot for my friends and I. The waitress was great and they accommodated our group w ease and comfort. Loved it!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mussels are a must order
Good neighborhood find with the highlight on the mussels which were abundant and yummy.
There are glaring fluorescent lights from the garage across the street that bring the "mood" down a little at this otherwise cozy place.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, warm, welcoing place
Fun, warm, welcoing place with friendly staff. Great beer selextion. Great Belgian food and burgers
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great beer selection.
Great food great beer selection. Relaxed comfortable and hip belgiam bar/pub. Friendly service from Staff. Always feel at home nice modern yet relaxed decor.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Friday Night
We went there for dinner with friends who were visiting from Ohio, they travelled to NY by train and were leaving for a cruise the next day. Needless to say they were very hungry and this was the perfect place to take them. The menu selection had something for everyone to choose from, and my younger daugther, who is special needs, was with us, and loves to eat so the meatballs and fries was a perfect choice for her. The food was great and the wait sfaff was very attentive. We also shared the Espresso Creme Brulet and Chocolate Mousse which were big hits, especially with my daughter. I wasn't drinking but from what our friends told me, the beer selection was great and went down easy. We'll definitely be back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service and patient
We are not beer drinkings but at this belgian restaurant where beer is in high focus, the staff will give you unlimited samples to ensure that you find a beer that suits your taste and compliment their nice menu.
we went for unlimited mussels dinner and the manager upon ordering our 2nd pots informed us they were out, he was sincerly sorry to inform us and took care of the situation by offering an entree or other options to make up for it. Great service, personable. Go try BXL, youll be treated nicely and enjoy your meal. Am sure of that.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the prix fixe mussels two-course menu for a lovely lunch. Choice of appetizers as well as main entree (if one chose not to have mussels) could satisfy all appetizers. We enjoyed our meal and have recommended it to friends and family.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had reservations for Saturday night - the restuarant was very busy and we had to wait a few minutes for a table. The manager apologized bought us a round of drinks. Food was delish - great neighborhood spot and well worth the wait. Manager arrived at the end of the meal to apologize again and offered us desert (we were way to full at this point). It's aways appreciated when service goes above and beyond. Will return - glad we stumbled upon this neighborbood gem.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect bistro lunch spot
BXL Zoute is a great spot for a quiet lunch, with reasonable fixed price specials that include soup/salad, sandwich or omlette, and a draft beer. The staff is accommodating and even though it is set to be a sports pub, lunches are low-key and comfortable. A good place to meet a work pal or to stop while shopping in the neighborhood.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Good Beer!
Really like BXL - this one is nicer then the Time Square location. Food and service were both great! Will be going back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun place
BXL Zoute has a fun atmosphere with reasonably good food, service and drink. While the food isn't 5 star quality, it is good and the entire experience is very good. It does have a lively atmosphere so if you're looking for a quiet dinner, this wouldn't be the place.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to enjoy Belgian beer, moules frites and croques. A welcome retreat in an otherwise unspectacular part of town. Nice prix fixe menu, big portions, Stella included.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always warm friendly service
Always warm friendly service and delicious Belgian food in a casual comfortable hip environment.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyable, great service
Great service, really enjoyable experience. The $20 mussels were amazing! Great deal too. Would definitely return.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM