B. Cafe

4.4
1198 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food , great drinks , nice atmosphere, service was also great

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MartinaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time we go for brunch

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vipKelsterNY
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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RobertFrost
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MonaliB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hellllo!!!
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 ! :))

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vipDavidT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot!

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vipJohnathan
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It would be better if it was possible to reserve an indoor table.

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CathyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipCarynS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Belgian food, with plenty of choices. Real Belgian beers.

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ElissaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food. Loved the back terrace. Good bloody Mary’s. Fun brunch.

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JohnW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food and service were great.

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vipEricaA
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot for brunch. Friendly staff. Good food. Great value. Outdoor dinning very comfortable.

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SusanG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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flushing
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch here.
Great food (we had omelettes, French toast and avocado toasts) and excellent service. Wonderful garden seating out back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great garden!

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AnaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, very tasty and well located. Back garden is nice.

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NatalieY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to this place. Great beer selection, amazing food, and the best service!

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CharlotteG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love B Cafe. We've been here many times for brunch and have always been pleased.

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Dkate
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing overpriced food and drinks. Rude, inattentive wait staff. Nothing fun here. Won't return.

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TaraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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SusanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience3

Paper found in Bloody Mary

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HeatherK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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BryceL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and everyone in our party loved it. I particularly enjoyed the croque madame.

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vipTK719
New York Area
361 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMayborman
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

Food was great

Service was awful - worst service of my life - worse than Europe itself where people expect no tips

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EthanG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really solid Belgian menu for very reasonable NYC prices. Many very good brunch options and good vibes all around!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Really good food and drinks, smug and unfriendly waiters, terrible service, food took 45 minutes.

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vipNYCPapa
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time - service and food and beer. Kids loved the French toast and waffles too.

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Mg24
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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vipjudyb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside patio. Good food, good service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was quite slow but otherwise good.

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TTTT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely

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vipmidge
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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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.