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Banc Cafe, New York, NY

Banc Cafe

4.6
4.6
325 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A neighborhood bar restaurant occupying the space of a 1920’s bank. The décor is inspired by nineteenth century Parisian establishments. Terra Cotta textured walls, dimly lit chandelier’s, copper table tops & curved banquette seating create a very unique and intimate setting.
Executive Chef, John J. Loughran formerly of River Café in Brooklyn has created a menu that changes seasonally; using the best of locally sourced ingredients. Chef John’s philosophy, buy local and be creative. This is evident in every dish you taste at Banc Café.
Our cocktails are created using fresh fruit & natural ingredients.
We feel that tasty food & flavorful drinks provided with honest friendly service is a great way to win someone over. We hope that someone is you.
Enjoy!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Late Night Daily 11:00 pm–4:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 252-0146
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John J. Loughran
  • Private party contact
    Jesse, Tom, or Ronan: (212) 252-0146
  • Neighborhood
    Kips Bay
  • Cross street
    30th Street
  • Parking details
    Metered parking till 7pm on Side streets<br />Metered parking till 10pm on 3rd Ave<br />Parking lots located on 30th St btw 2nd & 3rd Ave<br />also on 31st St btw 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave
  • Public transit
    No. 6 Train at Park Ave and 28th Street or 33rd Street.
  • Entertainment
    DJ spins Thurs, Fri & Sat nightsLive Music Sundays 10pm-1am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 325 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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325 Reviews
  1. MelT

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son and I are here. We ordered a few things and everything was great. Empanadas and fries were awesome! Peter Gabe great service and recommend things. We also have the chocolate cake. Worth the trip!

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  2. FashionFriend

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banc is my neighborhood go to for a fun casual meal. The vibe is always hopping And the band keeps the place jumping every Thursday.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmosphere and drinks were great, food was nothing to run home about, but it was good and I liked the variety.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed in the service my friends and I received. We paid the bill and we not finished our drinks and were asked the leave because of another table was coming but there were plenty of tables around us. It would’ve been nice to let us finish our drinks and be more polite about another table coming.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the food . No fresh juices which a minus for me. Alcohol can be better

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  6. LisaF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time! Great service and delicious food in a beautiful setting!

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  7. DonnaV

    Naples

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I visited for an early lunch and decided to order a few appetizers from the "bar menu." I must say the were DELICIOUS!! We ordered the Quinoa Onion Rings, Empanadas, and the Dumplings. Each were excellent and the dip served with each was very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this place.

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  8. ChelseaFoodie

    New York City

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service are very good. Unfortunately, the noise level was too loud for our liking. We understand it was a Saturday night, but will not be visiting this restaurant again.

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  9. ChrisM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice pub type food in a comfortable environment. Good selection of beers with a nice back bar area called the Vault Bar

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Banc. It is my favorite local place. Can always drop in and have a great experience. The staff is so lovely. The place makes you feel like you’re in the neighborhood while also have a city vibe.

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FAQs

Banc Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 252-0146.

Banc Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 325 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Banc Cafe

431 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross street
    30th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Kips Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Late Night Daily 11:00 pm–4:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered parking till 7pm on Side streets<br />Metered parking till 10pm on 3rd Ave<br />Parking lots located on 30th St btw 2nd & 3rd Ave<br />also on 31st St btw 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave
  • Public transit
    No. 6 Train at Park Ave and 28th Street or 33rd Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John J. Loughran
  • Entertainment
    DJ spins Thurs, Fri & Sat nightsLive Music Sundays 10pm-1am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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