B. Cafe

4.1
1141 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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3.8
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4.0
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3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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fatboy
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
3 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
2 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
57 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
8 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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vipElizabethM
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A pleasant meal after visiting the Frick. We were a bit early for our reservation but were pleasantly and promptly seated. Excellent Bloody Mary’s and classic Eggs Benedict.
I had the warm chocolate cake, which was tiny, but delicious! I hope to visit again

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JayV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I always love coming here but this time, we never got refills of coffee, or our orange juice. We asked for the garden which turned out to be complete enclosed and unbearably hot and loud. I would have to think twice about returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 3 of us for Saturday Brunch. They sat us at a nice large table on their charming back patio, which is completely shaded. The food was excellent! I had the brioche French toast. It was soft, fluffy, and had the perfect amount of crisp on the outside followed by a light dusting of powdered sugar. The berries were ripe and sweet. Not a bad berry in the bunch. It was topped with fresh whipped cream and came with legit Vermont Maple syrup on the side. The others in our party had the Classic Eggs Benedict. The eggs had beautiful bright yellow-orange yolks and were perfectly poached. The English muffins under the eggs were fresh, fluffy, with just the right amount of light toasting. The ham was thin and tender, making it very easy to cut and eat with every bite of poached egg (as Eggs Benedict should be enjoyed). It was topped with fresh made Hollendaise Sauce that was delicious and creamy. The Eggs Benedict came with decadent seasoned fries that were light and crispy on the outside and soft inside. We also enjoyed the cocktails. They were no frills, but tasted really good and were not light on alcohol. We had the Bloody Mary and Pear Tree. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing. We felt welcome to enjoy a leisurely Brunch at this busy Cafe on a Saturday.

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DanaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious but otherwise, there was nothing that stood out about our experience. They did not “check-in” on us at all unless we made eye contact (no one came by to refill the coffee or check if we needed anything). The waiter didn’t seemed to happy to be there and did not have a very friendly tone.

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vipTheKitchenSpy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Took about 1 1/2 hours to get our meals. Woefully understaffed. Food was just okay. They don’t serve bread. Muscles were fair. Steak was fair. Salads were fair. Meh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I had the chicken stew which was served with a pleasing sauce, no vegetables were mixed in. It was served with tasty French fries, with mayonnaise and ketchup as condiments on the side.

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vipSaydraB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

B Cafe is one of my favorite brunch spots but this was a very disappointing visit. It was an overbooked Mother's Day brunch service, and I am sympathetic to the need to bounce back after the strain that COVID-19 has put on the business, but there were just not enough staff for the number of parties booked and the service was just poor. We waited over an hour for our coffee to come out for a party of 2, and although we came prepared with snacks, waiting over an hour and a half for a 14-month old to receive a pancake order was not ideal. We know that everyone else was in the same boat, but we didn't so much receive an apology, an explanation of delay, or any check-ins to let us know our food was coming out, let alone an offer of bread or something small for the baby to snack on. We frequently ordered take out from B Cafe at the height of the pandemic with generous tips so we could see one of our favorite restaurants come out the other side. I hope this is just a blip and would like to give the restaurant another chance, but I haven't been back since. I'd also like to see the restaurant bring back the spicy mayo (chipotle mayo?) that used to be served alongside the fries, which was always the highlight (and the field greens on the side).

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RebeccaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always good food and lots of great options on the menu.

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vipDeborahG
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Abysmal service. Seated outside next to a standpipe on the street, while I made a reservation WEEKS ago for a seat in their beautiful garden. Took 35 minutes to get water and a cup of drip coffee. Food took a full hour to come, and was cold upon arrival. Had to literally TRIP the waiter to get them to bring the check. This place could have been so charming, but instead, it was an absolutely terrible experience. Maybe my worst NYC restaurant experience ever.

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vipDavidC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother's Day brunch. We selected B Cafe because of the outdoor patios and the terrific menu which appealed to our discerning group. It was a hit and we'll be back!

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Good
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Nice covered outdoor setup. The service was only okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

SLIW SERVICE- heaters not working. French toast was dry

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vipStevenS
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nicely established outdoor / backyard dining area. B. Burgers were delicious with exceptional fries. Nice selection of Belgian beers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and terrific service. We will absolutely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Will never return to this restaurant. We had an 830 reservation on a Saturday night. We stood in front of the hostess stand for 10+ minutes unacknowledged. The restaurant was not even half filled. When we were finally seated, we were ignored by waitstaff for more than 25 minutes, until we flagged someone down to ask if we could order. There were 2 children standing at a separate table from their family dancing and creating Tik Tok videos for most of our meal. Once our food finally showed up, our fries were cold. Then to top it off, the credit card machine did not work. Incredibly lousy service, sub-par food, and disappointing ambiance.

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maw211
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited with other people for 1 hour and 45 minutes to get our food. Nobody would acknowledge us except the waiter who kept apologizing. Finally the food came out and the mussels tasted like they were in toilet water, the burger was burnt to a crisp. The waiter took the burger back and then the kitchen was closing so never got food. Everyone outside was complaining and the manager came out and kicked everyone out and started screaming at everyone. It was disgusting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible service. It took almost 2 hours to get our food.

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vipreviewer19
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing compared to previous visits.

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TDish
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saturday brunch for 4. Courteous service, good food and nice ambiance with table appropriately distanced.

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vipForwardWeGo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Lousy service couldn’t get their act together to run my bill through the credit card machine - incredibly incompetent

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vipvera
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

They had 1 rose on the wine list and were out of it.
Wine list wasn’t very good small selection.
I had mussels and the sauce was like water.
Not in a hurry to return

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Carloshernandez
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience.
The beer selection is great and the Croque Madame was delicious.

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AmandaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Burgers were dry, food wasn't good. The server wasn't very kind or helpful. The beer was good and the outside seating was nice. Won't go back.

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B. Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 1141 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.