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B Cafe West

#2,078 of 11,429 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
Belgian, European
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566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816 (87th and 88th)
Line 1 on 86th street and Broadway Line A,B,C on 86th street and Central Park West.
212-873-0003
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good for brunch

In nice weather you can sit outside. it does get hot out there, so ask to be in the shade as the majority of outside tables re in direct sunlight. They have a huge assortment of beer, Belgium beer, that's what the "B" stands for. They have a strawberry tasting beer which is fabulous. I like their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In nice weather you can sit outside. it does get hot out there, so ask to be in the shade as the majority of outside tables re in direct sunlight. They have a huge assortment of beer, Belgium beer, that's what the "B" stands for. They have a strawberry tasting beer which is fabulous. I like their chicken sandwich, so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a neighborhood Belgian bistro worth a visit if you are nearby, not sure if you want to travel across town. Standard fare - great beer selection, great fries, great mussels. My wife had the salmon - delicious. Mussels? A+. I had spinach and fries - I am not a vegetarian, if I eat fries, I cut back on... More 

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Hingham, MA
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had a lovely early dinner here before the theater last night. Moules and frites provencale (they offer 6 different preparations) was a real standout. Also enjoyed the squash and beet salad. A good idea to make a reservation since the restaurant has limited capacity.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a great dinner at B Cafe. They were able to squeeze us in (literally!) on New Year's Eve... the service was prompt and friendly, the food was delicious, and the beer menu was large.

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Milford, Connecticut
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great cafe, a somewhat limited menu. Small but well worth the trip. The mussels were incredible, fresh and clean. The fries crispy and not oily at all . We all had different mussels and fries some with oil some with tomatoes and some spicy. It was a great meal. Check it out. You won't be sorry

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Taos, New Mexico
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our kids wanted to go to the B Cafe, one of their favorites, so the family could relive some of our fondest memories of living in Brussels, Belgium. We were not disappointed. We sampled a few varieties of mussels, and then the pepper steak and frites were the main course. The restaurant is small, so once you are seated don't... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On a lark, decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at B. based on a very good first impression weeks earlier. (Triptophan isn't what makes you drowsy after turkey dinner; over-indulging on carbs does.) Admirable traditional turkey dinner. But the regular menu is superb and the service is professional; polite but no frills. Beef stew is a good winter choice and desserts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

I have been here a number of times. Seating outside, weather permitting or indoors. Most of the time it's for brunch. The omelets are great, come with French fries & small greens/salad. Portions are generous. Great beer choices. Lunch has also been good. Definitely will continue to return.

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Love the menu,atmosphere and service.last winter they had a special every day from 5pm.till 7pm.all the mussels you could eat plua a free beer for $25.Hope they'll do it again the year. Steak tartare is excellent as well as tons of other Belgium specialties!! A pleasure to go there,I'm there at least a couple of times each month and bring... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

food excellent. our server attentive and professional/ with good humor. nice outdoor space. had a really good pleasant experience

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816
    (87th and 88th)
  • Public Transportation: Line 1 on 86th street and Broadway Line A,B,C on 86th street and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-873-0003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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