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  • Belgian
  • 566 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10024 40.788749 -73.974639
  • (Btwn 87th & 88th St)
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  • (212) 873-0003
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User Ratings (Based on 35 reviews)

3.415
Food 3.6 Value 3.1
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 873-0003
Fax:
fax
(212) 873-4700
Website:
www.bcafe.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Hours:
Dinner Mon-Thu: 5pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-12am Sun: 5pm-10pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Outdoor Dining, Delivery, Online Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by Anon on 02/06/2011

    Great food, a little pricey

    Went here for brunch today and got the belgian waffles. They were delicious! Coffee was also pretty good. The waitress always came to the table with a smile and coffee refills were pretty regular. The only complaint is that the bread and butter they put out featured cold butter that was impossible to spread evenly. Per person, the brunch with tax was $19.

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by claudio on 02/05/2011

    Another multi unit

    I always enjoyed the atmosphere at B Cafe east side location. When their food took a slide, I headed out to the west side location to see whats up. Mussels and waffles are good. Larger beer selection. Just do not like cramped uncomfortable settings, small bar and greedy-like wait staff trying to turn tables. Frites tasted a little greasy and carbonnade was not authentic. Why good restaurants always have to open more locations just sounds like a Waterloo in the long run...the quality always suffers.

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by Sanglier on 02/03/2011

    Mixed Bag - Good and Bad

    Have dined here 5+ times since it opened, despite uneven food and service. Why? Because it's authentic and the West Side has so few decent restaurants. Service at times has been friendly and helpful with requests. But at other times unresponsive and, from one hostess, downright arrogant and rude. As other reviewers note, the mussels are fresh and good quality. However, the veggie garnish e.g. onions (should actually be shallots) and carrots were barely steamed and ended up raw, instead of a quick saute and boiling in the broth as in Belgium and France. Fries are good, boeuf carbonade OK. Wine list pricey. Ambience cozy to a fault - claustrophobes beware!

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by Andrea and Rian on 01/23/2011

    Ok Food; poor service

    Never posted on menupages before...but this was too bad to let go. Went here for dinner for the first time. Poorest service of any restaurant we have eaten in in 10 years of living in NYC. The hostess was particularly rude and disrespectful, using profanity within earshot of guests, including a child. She also berated another waitress using profanity in front of guests. Food was OK, but service was disappointing. The hostess was hovering and grimaced and said to the manager (in front of our faces) that we ordered another beer! They were trying to get us out the door and gave us our check while we were still eating dessert and having drinks (we weren't even finished yet!) They seemed to resent the fact that we wanted to have a pleasant meal with a couple of drinks. Moreover, they squeezed six people into space meant for four and when we complained, they told us there was nothing they could do for us. When we walked out, there were bunches of people around the entrance waiting to be seated. Clearly they don't know how to manage their reservation system. With many good Belgian restaurants in NYC, there is no reason to go to this one.

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by 10024 resident on 01/07/2011

    Holy Mussels Batman!

    I had dinner with a friend at B West on a recent Wednesday evening around 8. I was promptly seated as I had a reservation which was great, although I could see that the somewhat small bar area had a few people waiting which must've been walk-ins. I ordered the red duvel mussels which was riduclously good and the sauce which was clearly abundant of cheese flavoring was subsequently mopped up with copious amounts of bread and fries...definitely an 'A' for the food. My date had the provencale mussels, which was also delicious. She ended up taking half of it home because the serving portion is huge. Service was about average...had to wait for a bit to get my server's attention for the check, but no real complaints...they also have a ton of Belgium beers here, which is the best beer country in my opinion...will defintely be back!

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by EMB on 01/06/2011

    Cute and Fun, but "portion control" is lacking!

    Went as two couples and had a (bit pricy but) very nice meal. I would recommend this restaurant and would go again soon. However, the 12 oz. steak looked more like 9 oz. and the beers came to the table with the glass half filled with foam (and in unusually small glasses). In fact, two of us ordered Pope (which was delicious) and on the first round my (small) glass was alost half foam, while my companion got a full glass of beer! You would think this would not go unnoticed. My second round was also almost half foam! It was offputting and seemed intentional skimping. It should not be a customer's responsibility to complain. Coupled with the undersized $30 steak, it seemed ownership (as opposed to staff, who were excellent) was indifferent and had implimented policies impeding fair dealing.

  • B. Cafe West

    Posted by Jessica N Dave on 06/23/2010

    I felt like I was back in Belgium. Authentic!

    Enjoy the cafe on the sidewalk. Wowwwww!!! Service exceptional. Mussels, amazing. Steak Frites Belgique is a MUST! Save room for dessert! Give it an A+

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