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B Cafe West

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Upper West Side
Belgian
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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Moules, frites and more - Belgian Style

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Denndy
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Hingham, MA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Hingham, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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NY
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Knysna, South Africa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Set in the Upper West side of Manhattan, B cafe offers a traditional Belgium menu. Try the Mussels or the scallops. Excellent range of Belgium beers served appropriately in their individualized glasses. It's a narrow deep space so if you are not comfortable with closeness it's not for you. Service and attitude are great which is always a plus in... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food at this restaurant is really good and the bistro atmosphere fun also, but the service left something to be desired. We had to ask for everything and flag down the waiter every time we wanted something, even water. It was a shame; otherwise a good meal. Don't know if I'd try it again.

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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

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?