New-Zealand Green Lipped Mussels , Parsley-Garlic Butter , Gruyere
Topped with Belgian Chicken Stew, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions
We recently moved back after being away for 8 years and we couldn’t wait to eat at B Cafe again. Always loved it’s ambiance and selection of beers. Unfortunately we left a bit disappointed. Service was mediocre but my expectations are so low these days that this is now the norm everywhere. We sat in the heated back garden which was nice. We weren’t greeted by our server, just came over ready to take our order. One entree arrived incorrect and we didn’t receive an apology or it removed from the bill when it finally arrived 15 min later and the rest of the party was done eating. Food was fine. Beef stew is great, fries were tasty but burger was overcooked. While the waitstaff was impossible to track down the bussers wouldn’t leave us alone constantly filling waters that weren’t low and clearing food that wasn’t finished. Where is the happy medium?! We will go back but only to sit at the bar and enjoy a Belgian beer and fries.
Great food , great drinks , nice atmosphere, service was also great
Love it every time we go for brunch
We ended up being only 3 of the 5 the reservation was made for, but it was not an issue for the restaurant. All our vaccine cards were checked and we were given the option of indoor or outdoor dining. Lovely outside patio with heat lamps, but we opted for inside. Took a little longer for initial service for drinks, but once that hurdle was over, we were taken care of without being rushed. I was catching up with friends I hadn’t seen in a few years, so that was no problem. The food was fantastic!
Support this business. Delicious. Support the small businesses that still exist after our government destroyed them. Spend some money with them, don’t let us lose another neighborhood gem. This place is just great.
I went back to B Cafe East after a whiiile...I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had renovated the space (esp the back garden) Perfectly in time for winter!! I went there with my Dad for a quiet meet-up. Calm and cozy is how I would describe the vibe. We ordered the famous 'Laksa Steamed Mussels' and 'Steak Frites'. I would describe the meals as hearty, filling that comes with hot fries. The waiters were very attentive and polite and checked on us at regular intervals. I now know where to go back on a cold evening to nestle and enjoy a comfort meal ! :))
Great neighborhood spot!
Good was okay - service was absolutely terrible. Borderline nonexistent. We saw SEVERAL tables of diners get up and leave after being seating and receiving no attention at all for 20 minutes. This place is severely understaffed which is sad because the food is alright, but not good enough that I’d go through another poor service like that for it
It would be better if it was possible to reserve an indoor table.
Beef stew was amazing. Croquette appetizer was lukewarm and did not taste like it was freshly made. Mussels were ok - broth needed more flavor. Staff were attentive. And back garden is very pretty and protected from the elements.
Great Belgian food, with plenty of choices. Real Belgian beers.
Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food. Loved the back terrace. Good bloody Mary’s. Fun brunch.
There are plenty of table options - inside, outside by the street, and semi-open rear patio. It was a cool November day and the patio was chilly - tables not really heated. The patio was full of families - it's a good setting for dining with kids. I wasn't wild for my veggie croque monsieur - hard and got cold fast. Honestly, the frittes were quite mediocre. Due to supply chain issues, they were out of Belgian hot chocolate and mocha for coffee. Service was rather slow. Overall, not a bad meal but I was expecting better given other reviews I've read. I would probably give B. Cafe one more try on a different occasion.
Very nice, food and service were great.
Great spot for brunch. Friendly staff. Good food. Great value. Outdoor dinning very comfortable.
The food and service were really excellent, and the prices were reasonable. Ambience was good considering we had to eat in the garden. Would definitely recommend as a good place to go to as a regular!
The host and wait person were accommodating and nice. The waffle with over easy eggs and bacon, were delicious, the coffee however was only so so. We sat outside and had a great time.
Had Sunday brunch here.
Great food (we had omelettes, French toast and avocado toasts) and excellent service. Wonderful garden seating out back.
Great brunch, very tasty and well located. Back garden is nice.
Love coming to this place. Great beer selection, amazing food, and the best service!
I love B Cafe. We've been here many times for brunch and have always been pleased.
Very disappointing overpriced food and drinks. Rude, inattentive wait staff. Nothing fun here. Won't return.
The food was absolutely delicious, everyone in our group enjoyed their dish. The back patio was surprisingly nice and covered from the rain. The staff was attentive at first, but then didn't ever come back after we had received the food, and it was hard to flag someone down just to refill your water.
Paper found in Bloody Mary
Took a friend for birthday brunch. The food was so good and we loved the beer. The service was great. Definitely a return visit is in order.
The food was delicious, and everyone in our party loved it. I particularly enjoyed the croque madame.
Nice dinner at B. Cafe. My watermelon salad and salmon with mashed potatoes were delicious, and the profiteroles were amazing as always. The service was very good and the dining room is nice and comfy.
Food was great
Service was awful - worst service of my life - worse than Europe itself where people expect no tips
Really solid Belgian menu for very reasonable NYC prices. Many very good brunch options and good vibes all around!
The food is always great.
Really good food and drinks, smug and unfriendly waiters, terrible service, food took 45 minutes.
Always a great time - service and food and beer. Kids loved the French toast and waffles too.
The cafe was nice. They checked for vaccine cards and that was good. The food was all good. The service was very slow. It took 45 minutes for us to get our food. It took multiple requests to get our table s proper number of water glasses.
All of the staff was pleasant and the restaurant is very nice. Perhaps they are short staffed?
I would give the place another try.
This was a very nice change from all the italian restaurants in the neighborhood -- don't get me wrong, we love Italian food, but the upper east side seems to have a lot of them. The food was excellent, as was the service. We didn't do the beer pairing but our waiter was very good at recommending beers for us from their extensive list. Highly recommend and we will be back!
Lovely outside patio. Good food, good service!
Service was quite slow but otherwise good.
Didn't seat you even with a reservation, waited 30 minutes for a table. Then waiter came 30 minutes after seated, and we were told kitchen was backed up, so another 40 minutes for food. Waiter never came back until we asked for a check.
It was lovely
great place for mussels and burgers. Friendly, helpful waitstaff. We sat outside in one of the NYC structures. Really enjoyed our meal and will go back for sure.
B. Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1198 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.