B. Cafe

4.3
1160 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
RUSTIC BELGIAN EXPERIENCE WITH UPPER EAST SIDE FLAVOR *Over 30 Artisan Belgian Beers* Looking for an assortment of Belgian style Moules Frites, accompanied by an impressive beer list? Come visit us at B.Cafe. This new cozy beer lovers' paradise fulfills your cravings for good homemade Belgian food, as well as artisan and trappiste beer in a rustic setting. Begin your Belgian journey in Bruges with scrumptious Tuna Tartare, Croquettes de Crevettes (North Sea grey shrimp) or Bitter Ballen (pan seared Belgian meatballs with Dijon sauce). Follow your trail to Brussels with Moules Frites, Duvel Carbonade (beer sunken beef stew), Waterzooi (creamy chicken with vegetables) & juicy Belgian Steak Frites. And don't forget to take advantage of our large selection of more than 30 beers to complement your palate. But what would a trip to B.Cafe be without a sweet plunge into some of our homemade waffles or melting Belgian chocolate cake? Come & experience "made in Belgium" gastronomy!
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vipJeff
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad to have found this place. It has the look and feel of a real Belgian pub. We'll be back!

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vipThomasG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Went for brunch Sunday

Over an hour wait for food

Kitchen needs help, wait staff were great given the circumstances.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was good but it took 1 hour and 30 minutes to make so definitely will not come back here. I understand it was a Sunday brunch so they were busy but they really need to hire more people in that case because no one should ever have to wait that long for a simple eggs and bacon dish. Disappointed given the potential since the actual food was decent, but not decent enough to make up for the time wasted.

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TomC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !! The outdoor back patio is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I had no special treatment because of that.

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Wendy
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had a delicious cheeseburger & fries. My sister had the vol au vent (chicken in pastry) which she thought was okay, but she said that next time she would probably order the mussels. We shared the wonderful molten chocolate cake.

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EvanB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were excellent with a very nice selection of beers.

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AyeletS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Gréât expérience!

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vipjenniferp
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very average. Mussels were kind of dry. I had to beg to get some bread. I would only go back for brunch - but the backyard is very very nice!

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vipStevenS
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lovely backyard garden well spaced out for COVID safety
Nice selection of beers. Salmon and mussels frites Provençal were fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely brunch spot! Delicious food, great service. Mimosas were good and fries were excellent. Would recommend the B. Cafe Omelette or anything with Belgian stewed beef.

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vippaulg
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The burger and steak with peppercorn sauce were very good but the scallops were to be blunt, terrible and not worth anywhere near what they charged. The waiter was excellent.

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Maria
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was pretty poor. We waited 1 hour for our food to arrive and the mussels disnt have the french fries so we had to request. Thenwe had to ask for our dessert to be served and then twice for the bill. I have eaten there several times and only now does the staff seem overwhelmed.

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vipDebo
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

No a/c or ceiling fans. Restaurant was full and the say was very hot and humid even though we were seated inside by the door leading to the patio.
While the restaurant was full when we first got there , it did thin out however, the server was not particularly attentive.
Hostess was very pleasant. Unfortunately, there was a table of about 6 men who were extremely loud who were seated across from us making it difficult to hear my friend who was sitting directly across from me at a 2 person table.
I had croque monsieur which was ok, not great. My friend had the muscles which she said lacked flavor.
While I have been here before, albeit before COVID lockdown, this was a bit disappointing compared to pre-COVID. I will try again though probably not for brunch.

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vipStevenS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant seating in the back courtyard. Dishes (salmon, stew, muscles Provençal and chicken with puff pastry) were well prepared, although the salmon was a bit overdone. Special cheesecake dessert was delicious. Ledge brune a good beer choice.

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience and staff. The service could be a bit faster but overall no complaints. Great selection of beers. Giant pretzels, delicious mussels. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Belgian food in town.

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ODILED
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was very unpleasant On the other side, the Manager Page was perfect

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vipfeedmeseymour
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're so happy to have found our new neighborhood hang-out place. The 50 Belgian beers brought us in; the food and atmosphere brought us back. The covered garden out back was the perfect place for dinner during a thunderous rainstorm (we didn't catch a single drop), and our family from out of town absolutely loved the whole experience. We expect to be regulars here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food great, good atmosphere

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Wendy
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

My friend said her burger was one of the best she's ever had! And I enjoyed my mussels, as usual. We shared the amazing gooey, molten chocolate cake - my favorite.

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SusanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Most of the people in my party have been here before and were pleased. This was before COVID. It was a very hot and humid day and I requested indoors b/c one person has asthma and could not sit outside. Since there was outdoor and indoor dining, there was no a/c and it was extremely hot and unplesant. I have found this to be true in many NYC restaurants that offer indoor/outdoor dining. We have a family member who works in food business and certainly understand the strains on folks these days. It was obvious that B Cafe is short staffed and as a result quite irritable. The service was slow, the staff was unfriendly and the food was medicore at best.

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vipLori
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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SandaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great mussels- in tomato broth and garlic and fries were superb. At first we had a waiter who wasn't so accommodating but then we had other servers and they were lovely. Sitting in the back garden was delightful. Place got pretty noisy when it was full - we had to yell to hear each other. Other than that it was great!

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fatboy
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Their outdoor patio in the back is awesome!

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vipAlly
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Dining in the back yard was welcome and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good, as expected. Service was pretty terrible. Inattentive, missed portions of our order - felt like we were constantly having to wave the wait staff down. Disappointing given have had great experiences in the past.

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vipRebeccaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The servers all looked miserable. Even the kids picked up on it. 😳

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here. Are like king/queens. Service and food are both amazing. Cute patio. Amazing beer selection

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CaterinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had asked for the garden seating and were informed that that was not available. The seating was in a non descript bench outside, just wood planks. waited for a very long time for drinks and food. Waiter was nowhere to be found. very expensive and mediocre food.
Would not return or reccomend to friends

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CristianA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Burgers were great & beer was excellent as always. The dessert was okay but not great. Also, we sat on the street platform which needs some upgrading. I recommend B. Cafe for the beer and burgers any day.

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JoeD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B Cafe never disappoints. Laid back atmosphere, mussels and frites to die for and friendly service offered up at value prices. One of my favorites on the UES.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This place was out of every beer we asked for on the menu.

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EmilyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and friendly. They make a great Bloody Mary.

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Wendy
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two of us had Sunday brunch at B. Cafe. My friend had the eggs benedict and I had the farmers omelette. We shared a slice of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Everything was wonderful, as always.

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Jojo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiter messed up both our orders. Took a long time to get the food back once corrected. Waiter only came by once to check in food. No one brought water or iced tea refills. The staff basically couldn’t be bothered with us and there were only 2 other tables inside.

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NYeater
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were hoping to seat in the back. But that is alright, we still enjoyed being there. We had not been since before the pandemic and we are thrilled that they are here and happy to support them. I think the food was better. Mussels were outstanding, but the fries are not the Belgian fries, and the salad was so very sad. We will return, but it wasn't as memorable as we remembered.

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vipTinaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Slow service. One waiter for entire place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waited for Mussels over an hour and the restaurant was not overly crowded. Waited on a new pot of coffee about 1/2 hr. By the time I ask for the third cup, while waiting on mussels, it was disgustedly, completely burnt! Yuk!
There must have been a Hugh problem in the kitchen!!!

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vipTopCat
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food & ambiance. The waiter wasn't very good. Said there wasn't any bread except for baguettes they used for sandwiches. He brought a baguette. I asked for extra olives and he handed me a toothpick with olives by hand vs. putting it on a plate. Other than that all good.

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B. Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 1160 OpenTable diners.

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