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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
Dining solo, pre-theatre, I went here on the recommendation of a friend. Perfect recommendation, food and service were terrific. Started off with a tasty plate of wild mushroom risotto balls. The flavor of the mushrooms came through nicely with just a hint of heat from red pepper. For dinner I had the black pepper pasta (fresh) with duck confit, wild mushrooms and sage butter. Heavenly. Adding West Bank Cafe to my list of go-to places. Look forward to eating there again!
It started out as a very pleasant dinner until we had to wait for more than half an hour for our main course! When it finally arrived, we had to eat it real fast since we had to catch a show. We had less than 20 minutes for that and as a result, we couldn't have coffee or dessert. I would love to be able to enjoy my food next time if the service and the kitchen could coordinate between each other in a better way or maybe the kitchen was understaffed?
Too bad because the atmosphere was real nice and the food tasty!
Pre theater for lunch Sunday. Sweet waitress who just was not a good server. Asked for bread for my salad and was told I had to buy a $6 bread basket. Had to ask her to speak with the manager and got the bread.Had to ask for water throughout meal. The salmon nicoise was over poached and hard or refrigerated overnight. A no no for restaurant prices. Salad greens wilted in dressing. Haricot vert perfect. No nicoise olives. Olive tepenade which I do not care for. One piece of anchovy. Vegetable panini was good. Creme brûlée was good. Coffee was so delicious. Great coffee beans used. Coffee served with warmed half and half. Great ending. Told manager everything. No apologies, nada. will look for other theater area choices.
The food is consistently outstanding at West Bank cafe. The food is delicious and a great value for NYC. My favorite entree is the free range chicken with au jus. The roasted chicken is flavorful and moist and the skin is seasoned and crispy. It comes with mashed potatoes, grilled mushrooms and green beans. I can eat this every day and not get tired. I also like their complimentary french bread slices with creamy hummus. I visit NYC annually and although I try to visit new restaurants on each trip, I make it a point to come back to West Bank Cafe. Looking forward to my next visit.
thhis was our secod visit to West Bank. both times were excellent except for a dry duck sandwich on this last occasion. otherwise, the service is good, the food excellent and the atmosphere elegant, yet simple.
The penne bolognase was meaty with a rich yet not overbearing sauce. The mashed potatoes were fluffy with just the right amount of seasoning. As mentioned the duck sandwich had all the right ingredients but with the duck itself being dry, it took away from the overall flavor.
One disappointing point was when we asked for a take-home bag, the waiter put the salad (which had dressing on it) and the sandwich in one aluminum foil wrap so when it arrived home both items were mush and not enjoyable to eat.
I always think of West Bank as a reliable option for theater district dining. After an extraordinary osso bucco last week, lingered over because we were not going to the teahter, I have to conclude that West Bank is now a foodie destination that happens to be in the theater district. Kudos to the chef! And let me not overlook particularly gracious and attentive service as well.
Selection and price was ok for a pre-theatre dinner. The service was good, but our waiter seemed too busy. The food was undercooked,by the time we got it, which took awhile, we had to eat what we had and leave quickly to catch our show. The waiter offered to have the chef make a new meal, but having it take so long meant we couldn't wait.
We came with a couple and realized both of us had been first eaten at West Bank about 30 years earlier. Remarkably little has changed (in the restaurant's assets, that it): perfect spot for after-theatre meal and drinks; decent food with nice variety on the menu; relaxed ambience perfect for catching up with old friends or having a good post-theatre re-hashing or trashing.
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