We were early but had a drink at the bar before our table reservation. Food was absolutely fantastic. Service was excellent. Especially birthday surprise dessert!!!!
So fun and delish!
Showed up a little early for our reservation, but was seated pretty quickly, which was awesome. Our waiter avoided our table for about 10 minutes resulting in us missing out on happy hour. I’ve been here many times and it is one of my favorite date spots in my neighborhood and the drinks on this perticular night were extremely watered down. We ordered about 120.00 worth of small plates and our waiter seemed annoyed we didn’t get a main dish, which was strange. Overall it was a nice date, but the worst service and experience I have had at this restaurant. It may be a while until I stop in again.
My daughter and I met here for brunch then I was on my way to an HD broadcast at Kips Bay (the location perfect for this!)
We had the quinoa salad and the steak/eggs which we shared. Both were perfect for this occasion. After we finished eating we still had time to sit and chat and they were very patient with us to do so.
Had a great time getting brunch at Banc! Everything was delicious and our waitress was super nice!
1. Spotless bathrooms, 2. very clean dining rooms, 3. friendly & competent staff, 4. nice lunch menu, with 5. good portion size, 6. very tasty quinoa & beet salad, with sliced chicken breast, 7. Delicious veggie burger with sweet potato fries.
Can’t wait to go back. Excellent service and delicious food.
Our brunch orders came out very quickly but everyone's meals were very cold -- think no cheese pull and congealed hollandaise.
Have been going to Banc Cafe since before its renovation, the food is great and always lively and fun.
The most amazing food and friendly staff, love this place so much!
Surprisingly extremely poor service from start to finish. Would not return.
This restaurant was such a disappointment. The food was average and the noise levels very high. The waitress was pleasant until the end when she said that they needed our table for a large party that had just come in. Although we had finished and paid our bill, we were still chatting and it was very ungracious. I will not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends.
Lunch with a friend. Great place for a catch up meal. We arrived early and were seated immediately. Wait staff lovely. We had a shared appetizer and a salad and sandwich respectively. Highly recommend the tuna/avocado appetizer.
We weren't rushed and look forward to returning when we're in the neighborhood.
First time there and was very pleased with the staff, food and ambiance. Plan to return sometime in December with my family.
Fun local eatery, great breakfast and lunch options. Belgian waffles were a hit and great for sharing.
Chose Banc Cafe for its location and menu. Lively atmosphere with live music later at night. Varied menu to satisfy any taste. Small plates and bites, salads, soups, pastas, and big plates offer so many options. Everything was tasty, portions were generous, and prices were moderate. Good choice for casual dining.
Much quieter for lunch than dinner. Kale and pear salad superb, service attentive but not intrusive.
As always the food is very dependable and pleasantly presented. It is my go to place for a good burger, fries, a salad. Great beers on tap.
Yummy food in a unique historical setting. Service was exceptional!
The server took forever to take our food order. All of my friends ordered the exact same brunch entree and all but one came out.. my friend got his meal 10 full minutes later which created a real awkward vibe because we ate in front of him and then watched him eat. The server said that it was because they "ran out of hands" which is total BS. Apart from the service, the food was average at best.
Nothing special, mediocre food and service.
I have walked by this place a million times and have wanted to go in for so long! I was treating my boyfriend to a celebratory dinner and used the event as my excuse to try it out! We got a table on the patio, which is beautiful and has lovely lights hanging over it. The ambiance on the inside of the restaurant is great as well; a little old fashioned and glamorous but new and clean looking. We both ordered cocktails; a manhattan for myself and a thyme drink followed by an old fashioned for him. My manhattan was slightly watered down, but his drinks were fantastic. We decided to go all out and ordered an appetizer, entrees, and a dessert, and I cannot say enough good things about the food. The calamari appetizer was a large portion and perfectly soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. My angel hair pasta dish was TO DIE FOR. It was simple and elegant, but the vodka sauce was delicious, and I have been thinking about it ever since! My boyfriend had the steak with bleu cheese, and he was raving about it for the entire 30 seconds it took him to scarf it down. We somehow made room for the molten lava cake, which was the perfect sweet ending to the meal. We did have a number of servers waiting on us which was a little confusing, and each did not spend much time at the table, but that was alright. All around a great experience, and I will definitely be back to try lunch and brunch!!
Great food, excellent service! Many of the staff members have worked there a long time and they are excellent! We love the food but it's the staff that makes the place great! Music can be a tad too loud during prime dinner hours and can make it hard to hear conversation at the table. If they could turn it down a smidge....
Banc is great! Such a nice place to sit outside when it's nice out!
Our favorite neighborhood hangout. The food is interesting and usually good. Went for brunch, ordered a Bloody Mary that arrived without its usual trimmings of celery and olives. That was pretty disappointing. Ordered the Fritata, which was more of a open faced omelette with a glob of cheddar cheese...not so good. Another person ordered the eggs with hollandaise and salmon and that was much better.
overall a good experience, but waiter /bar tender /cook could have used a little more effort to snazz up their offerings .
Came here with 6 friends for my birthday dinner. The restaurant was perfect! The food was delicious and the server was fabulous. I cannot recommend this place highly enough! Everyone loved their food and their was an option that appealed to each of my friends with very different tastes.
Place to eat if you sit outside on the 30th St. side.
Surprisingly good food for a local casual bar restaurant.
Great brunch place! We had an awesome time, really solid menu with stuff if you were in the mood for either breakfast or lunch, reasonably priced, great drinks, and awesome service! Would absolutely recommend to others and go back. Great outdoor terrace, recommend getting there early to get a table outside (no reservations for these). Inside was also cute and a more romantic setting, would love to try it for dinner sometime.
It was a girls night, very low key. The wait staff brought our food, checked in and brought the check. It was fine and easy and I'd come back.
Had an early lunch outside with my daughter. Service was outstanding. Our salads and sandwiches were very tasty and portions were large. Oreo cheesecake for dessert was delicious.
Quality food service ambiance. Comfortable satisfying evening. Steak special was particularly awesome and cooked perfectly which is rare.
Made a reservation for a Thursday for a quick drink and appetizers - love the Happy Hour deals till 10pm. We ended up getting the special of the night which was an Asian steak salad, which was DELICIOUS. Wine was good just a little loud if you're going for a meal. But there's also a separate dining area, which would be quieter if there for a full meal. I will definitely be going back.
I ordered an egg white omelette and it was simultaneously burnt on the edges and runny in the middle. My date ordered the chicken and waffles and the chicken was over cooked and dry.
Love the food, staff and neighborhood vibe here but it can be noisy. Staff accommodated request for a table in quietest area possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and believe it is a great value.
Always a solid choice. Good food, good drinks, a lot of room. Nothing too expensive, and most things are very tasty. I always enjoy meeting a friend for drinks and food at Banc!
Great place with great food. Recommend the jalapeño margarita!
Food terrific, both mine and my companion's entrees were tasty and served hot. Beer was cold, kale and pear salad well rendered. Noise level high, but tolerable. Service a bit indifferent, except for the busboy--hardest worker in the place.
Ambiance/atmosphere and decor all stellar
Food was amazing and unusual but presentation and taste were stellar
Service was excellent and everyone was very nice and welcoming
Great food, great ambience, excellent staff what else could you hope for!