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B. Cafe

4.4
4.4
1319 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Belgian, European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-3300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Rees/chef co owner

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

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What 1,319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DH

    DianeH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very pleasant back garden type room. Not cold at all. food was great.
  2. MM

    MadMax

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the back garden which was bright and airy. Delightful.
  3. IF

    IsaacF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    the place is an amazing option for good food we enjoyed the evening
  4. AP

    AuntPearlNYC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brunch choices were standard fare. We had to wait 15 minutes even though we arrived on time for our reservation - but that’s brunch in NYC these days! The outdoor garden was covered, pretty well heated on a very cold day. But it was lovely to sit outside in a very sunny spot. Getting our food was a bit slow but the service was friendly and efficient
  5. M

    Marlowe

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We sat in the back garden room and it was very pretty and cozy. Food tasted great and beautifully presented. Very good wait staff. Definitely will return for brunch.
  6. BL

    BLeeNYC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good brunch and a nice casual atmosphere!
  7. L

    Lawdawt

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have had in NYC. I had the stew, which was the best stew I have ever had. The fries are seasoned and we’re some of the best fries we have ever had. My granddaughter and daughter-in-law both said their meals were amazing as well. The portions were large, so we were all able to bring home leftovers. We sat outside, which is covered and has heaters. The area was really cute and relaxing. All of the employees were really nice. If I lived in NYC, this would be one of my go-to restaurants. I highly recommend B. Cafe.
  8. CF

    CarolF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant. Good food, good service, not noisy. Highly recommend.
  9. NY

    NewYorkDining

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food — time and time again. They make vegetarian croque madames and wonderful fish and gr8 beer selection
  10. F

    Foodie123

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. It was my second time. Great food, service, and ambiance. I highly recommend!
  11. M

    Mussels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small but cute and affordable fine dining spot in UES
  12. R

    Ronzo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a good experience, the food was good, the service a bit slow but short-handed so understandable, overall, a positive brunch! Would definitely return!
  13. JD

    JoanD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Hostess/Manager was very snippy. Told us “there’s a lot of people waiting for a table” as we were finishing up. Every table around us had people who were there longer than we were! (And we did have a reservation obviously) My husband will now not go back to the B.
  14. TH

    TravisH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service. I went to try the Belgian waffles and wasn't disappointed
  15. R

    Ronnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to B.Cafe. When we arrived for our 1 p.m. reservations there was a long line of people waiting to be seated and I thought we would never have our table by 1 p.m. I was wrong. We were seated at exactly 1 o'clock. Service was friendly and prompt. And the food - well - we were all very impressed. It was simply wonderful. Very much look forward to another visit.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came for brunch. We have been to Belgium and looked forward to some reminder dishes. It did not disappoint. Beer was at right temp and in its designated brand glass (a true Belgian thing). Frites and Moules marinière were very fresh and well prepared. Sauces for frites could have been a bit more generous but also authentic. Flemish Beef Stew and Croque Madame/Monsieur all excellently prepared. Staff was very attentive and pleasant given busy restaurant. Only knock is physical space as it is very tight and only has one toilette. Had to sit out in back “greenhouse” which was chilly for the day but not uncomfortable. Will definitely return as price, freshness, authenticity, and attention were all excellent!
  17. NA

    NAAMAF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The person that made the reservation for me told me that the outdoor space is very sweet and that the table would have a heater. Today was a cold day. We got to the restaurant and were seated in the patio with no heater to be seen. There was one heater by the service station but no heater anywhere close to our table. It was freezing cold and we had a baby with us. Just way too cold
  18. DR

    DR102

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Accommodating staff. Attractive garden area. Long bathroom line.
  19. BH

    BruceH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Waited over one hour to get our eggs!
  20. K

    Kimberly

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    This was the worst dining experience I’ve had in a very long time. It took over one hour to get our food with zero communication and two parties of 5 even walked out while we were waiting. Our reservation was at 12:30pm, we finally got seated at 12:50pm and our food was served to us at 2:15pm. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

    B. CafeResponded on November 10, 2022Hi Kimberley, I am very sorry to hear about your negative experience at BCafe. We appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We are currently working on measures that will expedite food delivery to tables of our kitchen. We will strive to do better. I hope you give us another chance at BCafe and come back to us. I can assure you , next time you will have a positive experience. Thank you.

  21. LP

    LizP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The backyard seating is lovely and the service is attentive and friendly. Don’t miss the cheese croquettes or the outstanding frites!!
  22. PJ

    PJoyM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Absolutely loved the brunch menu and the little garden in the back! Food was delicious but took about 45 minutes to come out. Ambiance was relaxing and enjoyable. Staff was pleasant, but not overly attentive to repeated requests for ice, refilling water, and to clear empty drinks. All that aside - we were not in a rush, in good company and the food was first rate. Would definitely go back!
  23. KM

    KarenM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We sat outside, which was nice. But the service was really slow, the eggs were cold and very unspectacular, and the line to use the one restroom was literally out the door. There are so many brunch spots on the UES, this one should be skipped all together.
  24. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It's a shame more people don't know about this place. It was absolutely empty when we were there! But they did a great job and served us a lovely meal. Hopefully more in the neighborhood find out about it and give them a shot.
  25. L

    Laury

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant seems a bit lost at its location and can only cater to people who know where to go for good Belgian food and an excellent array of Belgian beers to choose from. Street seating when the weather is warm, a cozy dining salon when it is cool and an enclosed "garden" in the back, all lit up and perky. Ask the helpful waiter if the beer selection intimidates you... he has become a master at it. You can never go wrong with the traditional Moules Mariniere. The soup at the bottom of the pot is another joy. One day, when I can muster up the courage, I will ask them to pour the soup into a mug, so that I can sip it to my heart's delight. Always liked this place. It is part of New York.
  26. BN

    BethNY

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful outdoor garden - and the heater really works so will be great all winter. (IMO they could lower the heat). the pancakes are huge and the croque madame was very tasty.
  27. C

    Carlito

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good Belgian cuisine and an impressive beer list - our waiter was good but could use a bit more coaching. Food to the table was uneven. My last beer order didn't seem to make it in bit wasn't on the check so meh. My moules frites were tasty!
  28. KL

    KarenL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good. Service was incredibly slow and we had to ask multiple times for items to be brought to us. Watched wait staff arguing with each other.

    B. CafeResponded on October 28, 2022Hello Karen, I am really sorry that you had to witness any unpleasant situation created by our staff during your brunch time. We apologize for our staff,s behavior. we have already reprimanded them and reminded them to be in control of their actions and behavior in front of our prestigious guests. Apologies once again and I can assure you that this behavior will not be on display on the floor again during any meal service.

  29. EC

    EdwardC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn't ask for any better. But we ate too much could hardly make it home.
  30. a

    apags

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food and mimosas tasted great, but honestly the service was horrible. Got our first round of mimosas, ordered another and I didn’t notice until the second sip but my glass had lipstick on the opposite rim, and I was not wearing any lipstick…..which was truly so disgusting and especially given COVID & it’s now flu season, but what really got me was that the food also took at least 45 minutes (one croque monsieur, one French toast and a side of fries) and not even my second mimosa wasn’t taken off the bill and barely received an apology

    B. CafeResponded on October 18, 2022Hello! We are sorry to hear about what happened. We take our safety and hygiene matters very seriously . We have heard your complaint and we are shocked that the cutlery and glass wear was in less perfect condition. I can assure you this rarely happens at BCafe and we are sorry you had to experience that. We hope you come back again and give us the chance to serve you better.

  31. MF

    MadisonF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    The service was terrible. We waited over 1.5 hours for food and drinks. And the waitress was extremely rude.

    B. CafeResponded on October 18, 2022Hello Madison. Very sorry to hear about your negative experience. We will further investigate into what happened at your table and spend more time training our staff. Our focus will be on how to give our customers the most desirable experience . We do not tolerate any kind of rudeness from our staff to wards our customers. Rest assured we will speak to our staff regarding this matter. Please come back and give us the opportunity to serve you better during your next visit.

  32. PB

    PerriB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The food was excellent and pretty outdoor dining hut and chic inside but despite not being busy, service for brunch took a very long time. Like 20 minutes to get two bloody marys and then our entrées took a really long time.
  33. R

    Robs

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch and service!
  35. D

    David

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Service was extremely slow. 35 mins from the time of ordering to food on the table. Waitress never offered an explanation. Hot chocolate was lukewarm

    B. CafeResponded on October 4, 2022Hi David, Sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience at BCafe. We try our best to delight all our guests and we are unhappy that your hot chocolate was lukewarm. We will pay more attention to the quality of beverages served. We humbly invite you to BCafe back. If such an incident happens again we request you to bring it to the attention of your attendant who can change the beverage for you immediately.

  36. d

    davids

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great but service was not.

    B. CafeResponded on October 4, 2022Hello, We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the service. We will be bringing attention to our service standards as we take issues like this very seriously. I hope you return to us and we will do everything we can to make your experience better with us.

  37. DM

    DianeM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Didn't sit in garden as it was very noisy and loud. Also table next to us had at least six people. Menu is very limited for entries but food is very good. I would go back again.
  38. l

    luciea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all the way around. The breakfast was delicious!!
  39. RF

    RobertFrost

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple menu. Great beer list. Tasty food. Love supporting this special small business.
  40. f

    feedmeseymour

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We count ourselves lucky to have B. Cafe as our local hangout. We first came for the wide variety of Belgian beers, then came to love having dinner (the Croque Madame is a favorite) in the covered patio out back with the festive lights — it’s especially fun to sit there during a summer rainstorm, which you can enjoy while staying safe and dry. We just went for brunch for the first time and loved the lighter-than-air Farmer’s Omelette and the vegetable quiche. Service is always friendly and good.

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B. Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1319 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for B. Cafe

240 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Belgian, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Rees/chef co owner

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

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