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About B. Cafe
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!
New York, NY 10021
Hours of Operation:
Hours: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
John Rees/chef co owner
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
B. Cafe Ratings and Reviews
B. Cafe is one of our favorites and a regular haunt. We enjoy the outdoor dining area when the weather is suitable. The food is always delightful - they do a very nice assortment of Belgian dishes and always have specials. It's a good idea to book ahead as they are quite popular. The wait staff is invariably very pleasant and attentive. The beer, as might be expected, is a highlight and comes served in appropriate glasses at the appropriate temperature. I don't usually go for the Moules, but had them this time with Frites and I have to say it was delicious. We also appreciate that it isn't screaming "what? what?" loud - just buzzy enough to be pleasant but you can also enjoy the company of your dinner companions.
I’m thinking this place is headed in the same way as it’s west side location
Been here a few times lately and one of their signature dishes their steak frites not available plus very few people my last few visits
Seriously understaffed although the crew do their best
I made a bet tonight with a neighbor they won’t be around in six months
I always liked the concept
First visit, did not disappoint! Took a party of 6 dear old foodie friends after a morning at the Met and everyone loved it. The mussels were sensational, the fries too, perfect burgers, excellent steak sandwich, the waffles are crazy good. We shared 3 perfect desserts (cheesecake, a sundae and something else I cant recall ), one better than the next. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation and every effort was made to seat us within 6 minutes. Our server was attentive and delightful, and a larger beer selection, one would be harder to find.
Romantic and beautiful for us on a windy cold night, but I could see it might be bustling in the warmer months when the beautiful garden is open. We started out with some Belgian beer (wonderful variety of beers here) and I shared a cheese plate with DH. Really nice selection of different cheeses and some salad and walnuts on it too. For an entree, I had the Berkshire pig, which was three cuts of the pig with a variety of mustards and sauces. It was paired with a tripel karmaliet on the menu, so I ordered one of those and it was a delicious pairing. DH had the carbonnade flamande which is Belgian beef stew cooked in beer. He thought he won, as usual, because the beef had such a deep taste with the slight bitterness from the beer. I disputed that because I liked mine, particularly the sausage and the variety of tastes. So we called it win-win. The waitress came by and told us that DH's beer was from her home town in Belgium which just increased his sense of entitlement but was nice of the waitress. For desert I had the Dame Blanche which was ice cream with really good chocolate sauce and whipped cream. The waitress came by and said that she always gets double chocolate sauce on hers because, you know, chocolate, and brought me a second beaker and she was right. DH had a waffle which he claimed was good because there were so many different things you could put on it and it did taste good, but I won by generously giving him a little of my extra chocolate so he could also feel luxuriously bathed in chocolate. This restaurant was really magically good. Highly recommended!
Cute place with exposed brick that creates an environment too loud for normal conversation. Servers are friendly but insuffciently attentive (had to ask for coffee refills), and saddled with a slow kitchen (30+ minutes to send out a midafternoon brunch order for 5 people.) Food was generally tasty, with exceptions: French toast and chicken both were dry; salad was overdressed and too oily. French fries were disappointingly mushy.
Very good but if you order waffles, pancakes, very stingy w/ syrup.
A little 1/2 ounce of syrup and took over 10 minutes asking 3 people for more.
Pet peeve... water... can you put some ice in it...
Fries are great. My buddy from Chicago kept stealing them from me.
We went for brunch. Make sure ask for extra butter , which didn't come with meal and more syrup.
Hadn’t been in awhile.. our Sat experience was excellent.. who knew they had a patio.. lovely!! Service was terrific.. menu recommendations.. spot on.. the shishito peppers, great.. the recommended crispy brussel sprouts.. excellent!
My husband had mussels Provençal.. I had scallops.. portions were plentiful!! The reisling wine a very nice surprise!! We won’t wait so long to return.. thanks Cafe B!!
Eight of us had dinner in the garden to celebrate two friends' birthdays. Beer, wine, food, and service were fantastic. Great selection of Belgian beer on tap and even more in bottles. The back garden was absolutely delightful. Croquettes, crispy Brussels sprouts, moule frites and carbonnade flamande were excellent, followed by delicious Belgian waffles for dessert.
We travel from the west side to eat at B Cafe. They have authentic Belgian food, well prepared. My wife likes the steak frites, and my favorite is the moules frites mariniere. The bartender is the best, and has a well-deserved reputation. The selection of Belgian beers is impressive.
Favorite neighborhood place for brunch and afternoon dining. Friendly service, excellent beer selection, the Pear Tree cocktail is life changing, and you can eat healthy with a delicious chopped or Norwegian salad, or you can go more brunchy breakfast, or you can to town on moules et frites! Happy times.
Meatball special was very good - not something I would make at home. Late Sunday afternoon accounts for low noise level.
Belgian waffle dessert was just okay - the chocolate sauce was good but the "cream" was out of a can, not real whipped cream. The coffee was terrible - tasted like instant coffee.
The B Café is an out of the main East side strip. My friend and I often look for brunch places on the East side (or West). We welcome a quiet, trendy spot with low noise so we could catch up on conversation, etc. The B Café had moderate noise, but we were able to talk comfortably. The service was a bit slow, but just OK. The food was very good. My friend had the eggs Florentine and the eggs were done quite right and the spinach was savory. My mussels were tasty, a bit small but succulent for their size. The French fries were tasty and done 'right'.
We would go again and recommend the B Café.
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