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About West Bank Cafe
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.
New York, NY 10036
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-Midnight Sunday-Tuesday: 11:30 AM- 11 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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 BeechmanTheatre.com for full cabaret & theatre schedule.
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.
In addition to street parking, there is a parking garage on 42nd St., between 9th & 10th Avenues.
Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, and W trains to 42nd St.- Times Square Bus: M11, M16 and M42
Chef Alberto Martinez
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.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 264-3943
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For information concerning special events, contact our Special Events Director, Kenny Bell at BeechmanTheatre@westbankcafe.com
West Bank Cafe Ratings and Reviews
I have been a long time friend of the West Bank Café! It is one of the best restaurants for cuisine, ambiance and service on 42nd Street and my go-to spot when visiting the American Airline Theatre. I have successfully recommended this location to many friends who have always had great reviews. It also has a lovely bar and outside seating area weather permitting.
The service was very gracious and efficient. The quality of the food was quite good but the size of the portions was shocking. I'm a small person (90 lbs.) and don't eat an enormous amount, but I must say that my purported entree was the size of a starter anyplace else, making it egregiously over-priced. I find this surprising because I expect that many actors go here; actors are generally not affluent and expect value for money, especially when the restaurant is located right in Manhattan Towers. My companion's bacon and tomato "salad" didn't even measure up to a child-sized portion; it was barely a whisper of a salad. In sum, the food was good but not good value.
I plan to write to the restaurant, too.. In all the Playbills we received from the plays we've seen, it says to bring it in and receive a free glass of wine with any entree. Our server said it wasn't good with War Paint, although it says it in the Playbill. I consider it false advertising. That isn't the reason we went there, but it was disappointing. The food was excellent, but the service seemed to decline after I asked about the free glass of wine.
My daughter and I ate brunch here before seeing a play on Broadway. It was only a few blocks from the theatre. We sat inside but there was outdoor seating too.
We both really enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. For the location, the price was reasonable and the quality and portions were spot on.
I will definitely return.
West Bank is always great but their basic menu changed. New one is Ok, but miss some of their longstanding options. Prix Fux was expensive when a glass of wine was added. But Open Table has my name wrong with no way to change it. Elain Graham is a friend of mine I can only assume her name popped up as the name the reservation was to be in 100 years ago, but my name is Terria Joseph. Please change it?
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