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West Bank Cafe

2821 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre (74)
  • Neighborhood Gem (52)
  • Casual (35)
West Bank Café is steeped in the deeply evolved history of Hell's Kitchen. Located on West 42nd Street in New York City, it is surrounded by cultural elements and attractions. Downstairs, guests can enjoy plays and hosted shows in the Laurie Beechman Theatre, where stars like Lewis Black and Howard Stern have performed. Past and present regular celebrity guests include Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Bruce Willis.

West Bank Café serves up tasty lunch and dinner options, as well as Sunday brunch, desserts and happy hour specials. Visit with a group of friends for brunch to enjoy morning cocktails, sweet pastries and light platter options. Ideal for special occasions, West Bank Café's prix fixe dinner menu includes an appetizer course of soup or salad, chicken or salmon as a main dish and a delectable dessert option, such as chocolate bread pudding or frozen lemon mousse.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-Midnight Sunday-Tuesday: 11:30 AM- 11 PM
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Phone number
(212) 695-6909
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Alberto Martinez
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Private party facilities
The Laurie Beechman Theater and the restaurant’s dining room can accommodate private and semi-private groups ranging in size from 12 people for an intimate sit-down dinner to 245 for a cocktail party. The Laurie Beechman Theater is also ideal for business meetings and corporate presentations.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 264-3943
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West Bank Cafe can cater off-premise events ranging in size from 40 to 1,000. Our chef will design a menu tailored to your specific event, from passed hors d’oeuvres to formal sit-down meals, and the restaurant will supply everything from the linens and glassware to plates and staff.
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Cross street
9th Avenue
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, there is a parking garage on 42nd St., between 9th & 10th Avenues.
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Public transit
Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, and W trains to 42nd St.- Times Square Bus: M11, M16 and M42
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The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at West Bank Cafe, announces an exciting & eclectic line-up of performers & performances all of which take place in the gorgeous 80 seat theatre. Please visit for full cabaret & theatre schedule.

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Special events & promotions
For information concerning special events, contact our Special Events Director, Kenny Bell at

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What 2821 People Are Saying
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vipAgent99 (New York Area)
Dined 5 days ago

West Bank is a reliable spot for after theatre dining because their kitchen is open until 11:00 PM and there are always tables available. My drinks were a bit watered down which I found disappointing and will be sure to mention next time I order one.

Bill (New York Area)
Dined on January 14, 2018

Never disappointed. Never feel rushed. Friendly staff, great bar.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a Wonderful time. The food was delicious, our waiter was fantastic, as was all the staff. Great find. I will be back!

Lovetowineanddine (New York Area)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Actually glad we went , it has been a while. Always seemed crowded and noisy, and, well, overpriced. You pay for the convenience of the location. But have to say, we made a later reservation, around 7:30, in order to avoid the pre/theatre crowd. The food was pretty good, yes, it is pricey for what it is but not overly outrageous, and we could actually hear each other. My complaint would be , we felt like an after thought the whole evening. It was like the rush was over and it was time to take breaks. Our waiter to finally come over to us and introduce himself took quite the while, and then, we waited for our drinks and so on. Waited for our dinner...oh my, we were not in a hurry, but one does get hungry. We had plenty of water and bread, but everything in between took twice as long as it normally would in a restaurant? Ha! So, while we got less noise and craziness, we waited to be thought of, except for the amazing bus boys who kept us hydrated with water and fairly full with bread!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on January 12, 2018

Have been to West Bank over the years but not in the last few. Our return found the restaurant painted in warm tones adding to the ambiance. It was a vibrant and lively but not raucous feel. Pretheatre goers getting their meals quickly but not hurriedly. Service was impeccable .
Will be returning more often, now that we are liiving closer.

GAILC (New York Area)
Dined on January 12, 2018

Enjoyed everything! Will be back soon to try other items.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on January 11, 2018

Great before Broadway show!

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
Dined on January 6, 2018

House salad was great. My salmon was cooked perfectly. My wife had the pork chop which was well prepared. They have great french fries.

vipmbd3 (New York Area)
Dined on January 3, 2018

Great choice if you are attending one of the theaters on the extreme west end of 42nd Street.

vipSusanSam (New York Area)
Dined on December 30, 2017

West Bank is always reliable for good food, good service. And it's great during shows - once the crowds go to the theater, it's a really good quiet place for the rest of us.