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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!

240 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Belgian, European

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 249-3300

Executive Chef:
John Rees/chef co owner

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

B. Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
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Great Beer (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fun (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

When of my favorite places in the neighborhood. I have tried all the dishes, great chicken, scallops and steak. Terrific Tuna Yartare appetizer. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great weekend brunch. A neighborhood gem.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very good but if you order waffles, pancakes, very stingy w/ syrup.
Ridiculous.

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...
Not cold...
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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Attentive yet unobtrusive service, charming ambience, outstanding authentic Belgian food, especially the “frites” (Belgian French fries), reasonable prices. One of our favorite haunts for a romantic meal or to take friends.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

my go-to brunch spot! whatever you get, get it with fries.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this place for brunch. Will definitely go again and again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Usually a great spot. Overbooked and unstaffed. Rude waitress to boot. I’m a regular and she was awful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Some of their dishes are outstanding like the scallops and desserts, but others are nothing special such as the seafood pasta special. The Belgian beer selection is great!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very romantic place, the scallops were excellent and the staff was extremely attentive.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

quite cute little brunch cafe, with great waffles. the cinnamon pancakes are good but the french toast is better!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A great place for a weekend brunch. The outdoor patio had its usual great ambiance and the food, as always, was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had breakfast in the garden which was nice. Their portions are generous, and the food is fresh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had dinner with a friend with a friend on Sunday evening. We had absolutely wonderful service. Staff is friendly and professional. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were very good and so were the cocktails!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is flavorful, served hot and the portions are ample.
Wonder place for lovers of mussels. They are served five different ways and I've tried them all.
Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A wonderful restaurant with great food, great service and great prices. There was a bit of confusion about my order so I felt duty bound to give it 4 rather than 5 stars. But it is worth a special trip - you will enjoy it.h

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for brunch with my daughter. The food was great and the decor was lovely. We will go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

once again, food was delicious; service was wonderful; cheese cake mmm...amazing taste.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good atmosphere. Not like all other upper east side avenue spots

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This place is lovely! Food is excellent . Service is excellent and ambience casual!

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent as always. The burger is a great favorite with those belgian french fries...delicious! Also delicious is the Belgian waffle with speculous.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Took the parentals here for dinner after telling them about their awesome food and restaurant did not disappoint!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Romantic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

had a great evening, very relax and not rushed - which is very unique
love the patio and the service was great
go and enjoy it!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The a/c was not the best .. uncomfortable and close.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Service and food was first rate and the prices were very fair.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Servers were knowledgeable, french fries were amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Big party at 5p on Saturday and we had the garden to ourselves! Lovely waitress took good care of us and was patient.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great meal - and our waitress, Jen, was just lovely, as was the garden! We'll be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The waitstaff is incredible! Great if you have food allergies - very understanding and accommodating!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Quiet in back inside. Beef super. Moules small butgood

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The B Cafe was a good find in the Upper East Side. We went for brunch and the spot was perfect. Obviously a lot of locals eat here as the outside terrace was full. We sat inside and the restaurant is charming, the staff very attentive and the food met our expectations. I would definitely return the next time in NYC,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Everything was lovely. Garden in the back is delightful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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