About BXL ZOUTE

BXL ZOUTE is a Belgian restaurant located in Manhattan's Flatiron neighborhood.

50 West 22nd
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Belgian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 11:30PM

Cross Street:
6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 692-9282

Website:
http://www.bxlcafe.com/

Executive Chef:
Claes Klaas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

BXL ZOUTE Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Fun (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Live Sports (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent atmosphere, very good food, friendly, uneven service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Went to weekday lunch (prix-fixe) with a college room-mate. It was quiet and leisurely. The variety of steamed mussels and sandwiches (with frites) were a draw, as was the calm atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food - service staff seems to be distracted...I’ve been there 2x. On both visits - BXL was not busy ....less than half tables occupied and was not peak dining time - yet servers could not seem to deliver menus or take drink orders promptly. Overall experience would be fantastic if not for otherwise engaged staff.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Must visite when you are in New York! Great Belgian food and fantastic ambiance!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food: nothing special. We had different moules. Frites were limp. Service: waiter was dismissive. I guess I'm too old or unfashionable to be treated with respect. Tant pis. The support staff, however, was attentive and professional. I'd love to see the brown people who care about service promoted over the insulting white waiters with supposed Belgian accents. In restaurant after restaurant, it's always the same.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I went one night for dinner and it was so great that I went back the next day for lunch. It's my new go-to restaurant. Fabulous food and ... wait for it...not so loud that you can actually have a meal and a conversation at the same time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fast, efficient, well priced lunch. Great staff, great atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great Mussels at this restaurant, the service was efficient and fun, good ambiance.

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Go To Place for Mussels & Frites

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Would be even better if they had happy hour drink prices.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This authentic Belgium restaurant has become our favorite place in New York. Staff are extremely friendly and provide great service. The knowledge of the owner, Klaas, of the different types of beer and where and how they have been brewn is extraordinary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere in the heart of Chelsea. A gem!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great little Belgian place. Excellent mussels (other dinners are very good also) Try the Salmon, or chicken in puff pastry. Plenty of good beer, specializing in Belgian options. Extremely good tarimisu. Enjoy your evening at leisurely pace...just like Europe.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went here for a birthday and the server was OUTSTANDING!! We had a great time and the restaurant was able to accommodate a large number of people. The bone marrow appetizer was delicious and so were the FRIES!!! Would highly recommend this place to others!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and always awesome service!!!! Staff is very tentative and you are never rushed out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

great brunch, mimosas well made and eggs perfectly cooked. sounds easy but so many get it wrong, nice to find a place that does it right : )

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are routinely going to this restaurant on our monthly trips to NYC. As a family of four, we have very different tastes but we all found something we loved! I love the DJ music in the background (special thanks to Cindy).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great place!

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

Each time we visit the City we make sure to have dinner at BXL Zoute. My wife is from Belgium and she craves those authentic specialties. The BEST Steak Tartare! And don't miss the Shrimp Croquettes and the Tomate aux Crevette... as must have.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When busy, this place gets so loud you can't hear your conversation, but when you can catch it on a slower time, it's wonderful. The bar is curvy and so comfortable, we prefer it to the tables. Great food and wonderful service. Will keep coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

BXL Zoute is a lively restaurant/bar in the heart of Chelsea. The ambiance was fun, the service was adequate, and the food was very good. (Our waitress came over only once during our entire meal.) The one down side to the restaurant is the VERY loud music. If one wants to talk with friends over dinner, it is quite difficult.

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Spicy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a fantastic server, and the food was incredible. I will definitely be back to try the different kinds of Moules Frites.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was way above average, but who was to know that this is a popular bar scene, so the noise was overwhelming, to the point that I could barely hear the friend sitting beside me, much less our companions seated across the table. I would only return at a very off hour, but the young and uncommitted would probably love a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2017

the mussels (moules marinieres), although THE begian speciality, were completely waisted by the massive load of thyme. dear chef: moules don’t want thyme !

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

in the mood for mussels? bxl zoute is your go-to place! relaxed environment, super-friendly staff, decent prices... did i mention delicious mussels?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 22, 2017

If you are looking for some good food BXL Zoute is it. The service is always excellent. The food is well done and during evenings and brunch time the ambiance is vibrant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I have been here many times and the food, service, and ambience is always outstanding.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Beyond their control but there were many noisy garbage trucks at dinner time. Sounded like they were hauling out industrial sized trash. I barely noticed I was having such a great time and great food and service. Fun ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great neighborhood staple! Also, they make good margaritas!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I took my fiancee to BXL Zoute on the recommendation of a friend. After quite a few trips to Belgium for business and pleasure, I am a great fan of the cuisine and the spirits! BXL Zoute provided an authentic experience, with lovely moules frites, a tasty charbonnade and wonderful beers. We will have to come again to try other things, particularly the enormous beer selection!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Trappistes Rochefort 10 were outstanding! Service excellent as always.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I had a fantastic birthday dinner here. The staff was incredibly accommodating of our large group and changes to number of guests. The food and drinks were great (they even made me a mocktail!) and the service was amazing. Highly recommend for a group dinner. My only quibble was with the noise level - it was a little too loud to hear each other at ends of the table.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Outstanding. Truly traditional Belgium tastes, with their own twist. A beer selection you would expect from Belgiums, but, it is the cocktail list that is the surprise here. An awesome mix of cocktails that are beautifully crafted. Great place for groups.

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

The food was good, the service was poor. The place is nice looking but the noise level is very high and the thumping music adds nothing to the evening's pleasure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent mussels. An excellent value, given that 3 of us had a fine meal on a single order of mussels, which came with bread and fries.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great service, delicious food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Delicious Belgian/French bistro cuisine with incredible friendly service. My go to for a great time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Bxl zoute offers a genuine experience of the Belgian cuisine (I am Belgian and American). Really liked my carbonnades flamandes and frites but my wife's mussels were not as good as usual. Hopefully, this was just a less nice batch. Our teenagers loved their food too (picky eaters ). I recommend !

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Interesting menu of traditional Belgian specialties well presented and well prepared. Friendly waitstaff. Will definitely return.

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