B. Cafe

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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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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great beer, great service. All around an excellent dining experience.

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vipPala150
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - great!

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vipSCOTTW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink as always. Service was great as well!

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vipCraigR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love B Cafe. We have dined here many times in the past and the food and service are always spot on. This past weekend was no exception. We had Luann as our server who took great care of us and remembered my parents from a visit 6 months ago. Food was delicious. my go to is the Belgian Beef Stew , so good I could eat it every day. Dad loved the burger which was cooked a perfect medium. And of course finish it up with a tasty waffle. Consistently on point and that’s why we come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff super nice

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vipPaulP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter , Voychek, was incredible

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ZZ007
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

a great neighborhood gem....you won't be disappointed

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vipSteph
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

food was delicious

service started out great but as the meal progressed it was hard to get our server's attention for anything additional including the check

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vipUESPNWS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, but now after the renovations the Cafe has a more modern and elegant feel, yet retains a feel for its Belgian roots. Food and service remain excellent. A true neighbourhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful & warm

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vipJaguart
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch place on Upper East Side for waffles and bloody Mary's.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was awful. The waiter was very rude, was annoyed that we did not order more. We were four people. I had a appetizer. Everyone else had main dishes as well as a appetizer. He was very annoyed that I only had a appetizer. Will not go back.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
395 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic chicken sandwich and amazing Brussel sprouts!!
I have never had anything but a great meal here.

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Violetta
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not worth the high prices. Steak was overcooked a bit although I realize it is hard to get exact medium rare. Way too pricey and sides served with are very small portions. Not a value. I am willing to pay more if the food is of value, meaning quality ingredients put together well, and overall palate/taste, aroma, display and cost are all excellent and in line with what I order (or less if talking $). But not so. Wasted money. Went here after going to the Pomme Frittes shack downtown Chelsea after being served so-called "Belgian" frittes that were nothing of the sort.

Soft, steak size (no peal though) and mushy - thought by pics this full service Belgian restaurant place would get it right. But B Cafe only served a very small portion of fries, a small mix of salad greens (with too much vinaigrette) with a dried out cooked steak (peppercorn sauce was good though) and they were not crisp. Belgian fries are known to be double fried, long, golden colored, and crispy -I know, I've been to Brussels many times.

Although I must say the service at B. Cafe was excellent from the bartender (I sat at small table in front), esp. since I realize they are busy on a Friday night and I like to request extra items to enhance flavor of food such as more aoili (no ketchup as they served along) and mayo with fries and spend time asking about the beers they offered. Beers are a bit overpriced as well even though I realize they are imported. Desert was okay - not bad. Ordered Creme Brulee..L'orange...nice crispy brown seared top.

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Ishe
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great belgian waffles, very light, fluffy and yummy! I will visit again for sure to taste something else in the menu.

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EstherP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend ordered the prix fixe dinner (roasted brussels sprouts, mussels and a Belgium waffle with ice cream) and I ordered a special off the menu (angel hair with a mix of seafood in a seafood broth). I shared some of her brussels sprouts and dessert. The food was delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the wine menu and gave helpful suggestions. We were never rushed to finish. Everything was great.

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vipSamszasa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy moulier frites

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service warm friendly atmosphere and good food

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LavenderLotus
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parent's and grandparents here for brunch and it was an amazing Sunday afternoon. The mussels were Spectacular! Super plump and filling with the frites as a side. Everyone was overly content with their meal :)

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vipStevenS
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local restaurant serving Belgium and French favorites. Moules frites, both the Provencale and Muniere were excellent and plentiful. Lovely recent remodel makes the place fresh and even more pleasant. Attentive service and consistent prep.

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vipbuddies
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about here was fantastic. The attentive service, the amazing mussels and delicious waffles. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to B. Cafe to catch up with a good friend who shares my love of moules frites. It was the week after New Years, so the usual crowds weren’t there. Our server was charming, and gave us the time to converse for quite a while. But after we ordered, the service was prompt and thoughtful. We ordered and shared two sauces—the Provençal and the classical Belgian—and both were delicious. The portions were ample. After dinner we continued our conversation, undisturbed, until it was quite late.
When a restaurant is just what you needed and combines attentive service with embracing decor and wonderful food, you want to make it “your” restaurant. B. Cafe is “mine” now.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and i went for brunch and it was fantastic. The woman who ran the front was phenomenal.

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vipPaulP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the staff! They are so lovely and welcoming. We have never had a bad meal there. Today I had Chicken Vol au Vent on a Belgian Waffle....for breakfast....incredible.

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FoodieRP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just lovely! The food was superb and the waitress and hostess were super nice. A great experience for all of us!

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lkp1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering and our meal and experience was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dined for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their meals...egg sandwich is a standout. Bloody mary is mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Went for brunch. Egg sandwich and vegetable omelet were both delicious. Bloody mary was better than past times. Negative reviews for the acoustics and for the cramped corner our table was in.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
395 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good!

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Would go back and recommend to a friend. Desserts were excellent and the waitress and owner were so friendly and helpful with menu items.

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vipMASH
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great cozy authentic spot. The staff is so nice and accommodating. The food is authentic with great quality. This is a neighborhood gem.

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MaryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend organized a get together and I got to choose the place. B Cafe did NOT disappoint, it fit our needs perfectly. The food was excellent. The service was great. The muscles, exceptional. A very nice assortment of beers and wine. And who doesn't like ending a meal with the best waffle in town. Thank you B Cafe for an enjoyable gathering place.

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Diane
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great menu, fun atmosphere. Super brunch, lunch or dinner menu. Egg dishes are super and filling. Will go back soon.

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vipRobertFrost
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Have never had a bad experience here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best fries in nYC
Music upfront was too loud and “clubby”

We asked for a table in the back and had a very good meal.

I don’t get the music upfront. Seemed like it was more for staff than customers. There was one table dining in front and four in back

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vipPefuti
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday brunch. Lovely Belgian atmosphere from the staff to the guests. Terrific brunch fair including amazing hot Belgian chocolate. This place just rocks in the winter.

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vipFRUSTRATED
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tight quarters but delicious food!

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SaraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation here because it was close to a venue that we were going to that evening. The food was delicious: mussels were amazing and the fries to die for - seafood pasta was really tasty and huge - the meatball dish was awesome and the Croque Madame was wonderful. The service was very good - we didn't have to wait too long at all and the staff were very nice and accommodating. Great value for the money - the place was clean and felt warm and comfortable - like a great neighborhood go-to place. We will definitely be back.

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vipMaruzella
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely the best place for your brunch! Delicious food and attentive service. Make sure to try the eggs Benedict Florentine especially with the ‘oh so’ crispy and tasty fries!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High school reunion of a few select ‘girls’ with lotsa laughs, wine, great food and oh the stories. Staff, especially Julia was very understanding and accommodating as our reservation fluctuated from a dozen to half dozen. We were made to feel oh so welcome and will definitely be back again. Around the corner from our old school, French fries, delicious brunch food and mimosas -what more could we ask for!

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B. Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1078 OpenTable diners.

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