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B. Cafe, New York, NY
B. Cafe, New York, NY
B. Cafe, New York, NY
B. Cafe, New York, NY
B. Cafe, New York, NY

B. Cafe

4.6
4.6
1449 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 249-3300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Rees/chef co owner
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

What 1,449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,449 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience. Nasty hostess. Could be a little bit more polite. In 3 occasions made nasty remarks. Otherwise the good and waiters where good.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the ambiance very nice.

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  3. CaptainNemop

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just regular brunch. Never had a waiter refill coffee, ask for anything.

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  4. Scott

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in very pleasant surroundings. Staff nice and very attentive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our host and server were polite and honest for myself and wife’s anniversary. Great portion, the menu is diverse, and the drinks were great. Loved being in the heated backyard

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Food was awesome. I followed the waitresses’ recommendations for food and beer and both were great.

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  7. Scott

    New York City

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found B Cafe on Open Table for brunch. We were a large party of 8. They placed us outside in a magnificent “greenhouse enclosure”. The staff were super accommodating and everyone had a great time. We ordered omelette, waffles, steak sandwiches and brioche French toast. The coffee, mimosas beer selection were first rate. All in all, it was a great fine. We had a wonderful time.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is reportedly good, but when we went they told us we had to wait 15 mins to order because the kitchen was overwhelmed, but 45 minutes later we were still not allowed to order and were given no heads up or offer to leave and come back a different time

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It would have been nice to have more vegan options for brunch but food was great

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  10. SAHM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had weekend brunch here so did not try the regular menu. But the brunch menu had lots to offer and we liked everything we ordered. The best parts are the waffles, the frites, and the Belgian beer! The wait staff was really excellent. We were seated in the back patio area which was very airy and pleasant.

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  11. Lisa

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem! Great service, excellent moules frites, relaxing back courtyard (enclosed and heated). Will definitely return!

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  12. MichaelaM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exception & attentive! We really enjoyed our meal and will be back.

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  13. LindaG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to take advantage of the Restaurant Week menu but we certainly will come back for the regular menu. Jillian our server was patient and knew so much about the beer selection and what would pair with our food selection. I highly suggest the mussel dishes on the menu This vey well may become our neighborhood choice

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  14. LynnD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely, cozy neighborhood restaurant with an awesome happy hour- go for the Brussel sprouts!

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  15. CandaceS

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was terrible. We had to flag down a server after we’d been seated for over 10 minutes, it took forever to get our drinks (and he forgot one of them), our appetizer took forever then ended up coming out a few minutes before our food, which defeated the purpose of ordering an app. Then we had to ask several times for syrup and salt and pepper (I finally had to get up and go to the bar to request salt and pepper). Our server never proactively came to our table and only when we waived him down did he come over. And when he did, he wasn’t friendly and acted like we were bothering him (I noticed him standing in front of the bar chatting with the other servers often during g our meal. Terrible terrible service, food was quite good, but honestly not worth it give. The terrible service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    82 reviews

    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service the chicken waffle should be served with chicken stew on the side so waffle does not get soggy

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  17. StevenS

    New York City

    131 reviews

    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food prep fine. Lovely service and friendly welcome.

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  18. Nancy

    New York City

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. The back garden is especially lovely.

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  19. Letseatnow

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a neighborhood gem. Excellent salmon, chicken, mussels. Nothing fancy or experimental but everything fresh, well prepared, and delicious.

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  20. OliviaB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mussels are great and the space is nice. Overall recommend

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  21. Sailor

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. The helpings were huge. The service was attentive and helpful.

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  22. FrancesZ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot. Relaxing and good food, nice portions.

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  23. FRUSTRATED

    New York City

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the garden dining area. The omelettes and waffles never disappoint. One of the best Sunday brunch choices on the UES. Unfortunately, Service can be slow, and long bathroom lines are a given with only one toilet for a typically crowded restaurant.

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  24. mjro

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful oasis of warmth and good food. The enclosed garden in the back was magical. The food was very tasty. Fries did Belgium proud.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beware of the $5 per cup coffee at brunch - bad surprise

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  26. Bigbang13

    New York City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always delicious. Service was very good but the tip was added and it was less than I was going to leave. Let me do the tip.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Some dishes great, some not. Some servers amazing, others not at all. Overall, inconsistent experience in a cute setting.

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  28. MaryL

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends had lunch here before a Bowery boys tour (also excellent). The drinks & food were delicious. The ambience was very nice in the back patio. My only complaint is we tried to move tables and they didn’t let us. There wasn’t any reason that we could see for that but all in all, I would highly recommend this place for brunch.

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  29. BrendanJ

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a very last minute reservation for 6 people for 2:45 pm after another restaurant that was recommended nearby had too long of a 90 minute wait for our party (2 elderly). We were in town to visit a close family member post surgery at MSKCC. I have to say we had an excellent experience at B. Cafe. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly, and had a lot of patience with our group that descended upon him at the end of the brunch shift. The brunch menus was perfect with all of the fare you’d expect from a NYC Belgian cafe. The Mussels were excellent as were the burgers and sandwiches we ordered. We loved the patio that was bright, yet warm and comfortable. We will be back.

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  30. LPFerrante

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and and atmosphere with service that is very "European inspired". What does that mean? Leisurely and getting the order in the vicinity. I asked for an Amaretto on the rocks for an after dinner drink. What arrived was my Maker's Mark that I ordered for dinner. When this was pointed out, what was brought was an Amaretto no ice. We were a party of three, not large which could happen if that was the case. Our third had his entrée arrive and the fries that should come with five minutes later.

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  31. ShannonM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely local spot on UES food great with almost too big portions...

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  32. Windsor1336

    New York City

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service & menu—Would return & recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming restaurant, excellent beef stew, mussels and of course, waffles. Service was attentive and just right.

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  34. Ronzo

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    B. Cafe is our go-to place in the neighborhood. The food is dependably good, the service is wonderful, and the ambience is cozy and easy. We really enjoy this place for brunch or for dinner.

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  35. eggy

    Greater Boston

    200 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent and very consistent fries. Food all good-‘d mussels fresh. Always eat there when in NYC.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great small and comfortable local place and feeling with great comfort food and mussels! Staff is always cheerful, attentive snd helpful with the menu and the choices among the Lowlands beers!

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  37. ERELLE1

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It may be a new trend in New York where more than ever, time is money but checking in at 8:30pm on a Friday night, by 9:30 , we were told that in order to get a dessert, we had to order fast because the kitchen would close soon.. The food is very good but I hate feeling rushed and see our plate taken away when I still enjoy my last mouthful. I used to go quite often to that place but doubt that I will ever return. Disappointing unless you go for an earlier dinner time...I hope.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch spot! Food and service were superb! LOVED the outdoor seating area. My only issue is the enclosed outside eating area was very cold. Other customers and myself were eating with our jackets on. Please heat this area and you’ll get 10 stars!

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  39. stoneef

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent. Wonderful omelet and outstanding fries. Good Bloody Mary as well. Service pleasant and responsive. Highly recommend.

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  40. elys72

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated with family on a Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Great service. Amazing food. Nicely prepared and so fresh. We couldn’t decide so we each ordered eggs and a plate of the Belgium waffle to share for the table. Everything was so good! The waffle light and crisp. Beautiful indoor patio dining. An UES gem.

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FAQs

B. Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for B. Cafe

240 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Rees/chef co owner
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
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