B. Cafe

4.1
1122 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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4.3
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3.9
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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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
81 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were there late on a Sat eve. 8:15 reservation at a time the restaurant was perhaps 2/3 full at most. The service was terrible. The waiter rarely came over, we had to request his attention from the bus staff three times during a less than 1.5 hour meal. We requested to place an order for a drink and never had the opportunity to do so and eventually gave up. One of three dinners came out incorrectly but we were reluctant to send it back given the length of time it took just to be served - so we elected not to stay for dessert- not worth it. This is unfortunate as we had previously enjoyed several nice brunches at B cafe. Finally, the bill was provided and then our credit card charged for 20% more. When we inquired about it we were reassured this was a glitch of an old system. It certainly seemed as if they were adding on a tip while also expecting us to add the tip to the written bill and seemed highly suspect. All in all, not a great experience in a city full of wonderful restaurants with fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had to send steak sandwich back. It was inedible. Just go for the mussels. Nice crowd and nice vibe and lovely back patio enclosed. Service a little disorganized but they tried.

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Emma
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a very special place. I go with my boyfriend for special occasions, and I finally got to bring my parents! Great food, great beer, kind staff, and just an all around lovely place to spend an evening.

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vipdebT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the beef stew, which was flavorful and delicious. My sister had the chicken pot pie, which she liked very much. And the fries were quite good as well.

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LisaM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was there on a Saturday night and there were only 2 servers. Not enough for the volume of guests. I asked for bread and was told that the bread was for sandwiches only because they were low on bread. I have dined here many times and had great experiences. Just not this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We have eaten here a few years ago and enjoyed it. This was very different. The fries were terrible. And when you hit up a Belgium restaurant fries should be a star attraction. Everyone said their meal was very mediocre. If your looking for a good casual Belgium meal look elsewhere.

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vipFRUSTRATED
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best brunch menu on upper east side!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch for Easter. Fabulous food!!

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JaneM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Easter brunch! We sat outside on their back patio. Food was delicious.

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Wendy
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed brunch. I highly recommend the cocktail called The Pear Tree (pear liqueur, Prosecco and vodka.) Also had egg whites with smoked salmon.

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ArielM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a shame that the beautiful patio had to be enclosed due to the pandemic but still a great place. Great service and the food is consistently excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great dinner! Loved the mussels frite, roasted chicken and vegetarian pasta. Amazing selection of Lambic Belgian beers. Try the rare Lambic raspberry on tap, the champagne of beers!

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Wendy
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The mussels & frites and chocolate cake were delicious.

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DavidW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were excited to return to in-restaurant dining and chose one of our favorite pre-pandemic places as our first stop. Everything that was great about this place before the lockdown has somehow become better! The service and food were incredible, and the upgrades they made to the backyard patio made our experience even more enjoyable.

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vipLazypointer799
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another good dinner at the B. OK I WILL START BY SAYING THAT I did not have any of their amazing fries. Health reasons but I’ve decided to come back soon for my monthly fries allocation.

Service:excellent.

FOOD VOL-au-Vent( chicken) very nice

Wine: vt, CANT remember what I ordered. Pour was very good

All in all like this place. Let’s get our and support

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vipAppalled
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious as always. The outdoor patio has a nicely distanced set-up with air vents toward the roof..

The service was slow and it took close to 40 minute for our food to arrive (not the first time, in our experience, at this restaurant). The waiter returned about 25 minutes after taking our order to ask what we had ordered. Seemed he had forgotten to put it in.

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DaveH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Very good food but they seemed understaffed.

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vipdeeeeeelish
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Seemed like they were short staffed - service was very slow. They were also out of several beers and menu items. Acoustics in back garden were terrible - very loud and there was a table of kids having a birthday party that was raucous.

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Dbwell98
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place the food and the staff are the best!

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B. Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 1122 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.