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B. Cafe West
Posted by g-d on 05/14/2010
Went there last wife after walking by several times (and eating at the wonderful Mermaid Inn next door). Well, this place place takes the cake. I've never seen mussels this plump and juicy before. Normally you get mussels and they are shriveled up and meh and you're basically eating sauce and bread. Not here. Here you are eating big meaty mussels. Also had the Duck Club Sandwich, which was cholesterolically unbelievable. With a ton of Belgian hard-to-find beers on tap and dozens more in bottles, this place is a huge winner.
Posted by Alexios Shaw on 03/14/2010
Service is terrific at this restaurant, very lovely staff, beautiful and charming ladies work here. Not the place necessarily for a long leisurely meal (hardly possible anymore in Manhattan! not that many customers even seek such a thing) but the mussels & beer are terrific. This is a very good place for romantic dates, especially early in the week when it is a little less crowded.
Posted by Karen on 03/14/2010
nice atmosphere, good food. friday night was my third time at the bcafe. i really like the UWS.
Posted by Kathy on 03/14/2010
My husband and I went for the first time a few weeks ago. I had the steak frites and my husband had the Hooegarden muscles. The muscles were especially good and the fries are probably the best in the city. I was extremely pleased with our meal. Although the restaurant is small, it is charming and has a very Euro-feel, and our waitress was helpful and friendly. This restaurant is a gem of the UWS. Definitely going back!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/08/2010
this place as the best frites in the city. me and my wife love the mussels red devil....delicious with a nice glass of la chouffe beer. i have been there so many times,great menu always excellent
Posted by Cat on 03/07/2010
Its clear the goal of mgmt here is ....turnover....an assembly line mentality is obvious... get em in and get em out.. asap. If you enjoy being rushed, by all means try it.
Posted by anonymous on 01/24/2010
My boyfriend and I went to B. Cafe last night for the second time. The first time we sat at the bar and shared a really good burger. This time, we had a pretty awful experience. We each ordered a burger medium rare with different toppings. First, we noticed they got the toppings wrong on my boyfriend's burger. Then, we were upset to see that both burgers were cooked very well done. Anyone who loves burgers understands how much of a screw-up this is! I sent mine back. The second time, the burger they gave me was crispy on the outside and completely raw in the middle. I sent it back again, with the waitress' blessing. The third burger was like the first: well done to the point of falling apart (or maybe they just tried to mash together and re-cook the second patty that I had cut open?). At this point I felt there was little hope and resolved to make do with the french fries, which were excellent. I did make it through some of the burger, though not happily. The worst part is, they charged us for the entire meal! They didn't even comp us the one beer we ordered. I will admit they have a good beer selection and I can't speak to the rest of the menu. But if you have the nerve to put a "B. Cafe West Famous Burger" on the menu and charge $15 for it, make sure the chef knows how to cook it.