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B Cafe West

566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816 (Manhattan)
212-873-0003
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Ranked #2,191 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 87th and 88th
Transit: Line 1 on 86th street and Broadway Line A,B,C on 86th street and Central Park West.
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English first
Deerfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stumbled across B Cafe on the upper west side and we are glad that we tried it. Very cozy and friendly bistro with outdoor and indoor seating. We were accommodated immediately on a Friday evening. The flight of beers is really fun. We enjoyed light to dark as well as a fruit-based lambac. Fun way to taste a variety... More

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NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Okay the place is small but not a big deal. Party of 3. Palm on tap!! Shared 2 apps - loved the Bitterballen not so much the cheese croquettes. Thumbs up for the Mussels Mariniere. Not bad on the Mussels Hoegaardenly Garlic style. Fries were awesome. Tender beef with Carbonnades Flamandes but a little too sweet. Would go back.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our family had a great brunch at the B Cafe. We sat in the sidewalk cafe area. This is a great section for people watching. The service was excellent. The waiter was very friendly. The food and drinks were delicious. The eggs Benedict, egg baguette, Belgium Waffle, and omelet with salmon were all very good. The Belgium special sauce was... More

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New York City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Serving very good bistro food and having extensive beer selection, this small cozy and lively restaurant is a neighborhood treasure. Their moule marinier is especially good as well as other iterations of this classic dish are excellent too. French fries are also expertly done. Be warned, this restaurant is always busy so make reservations.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant may not look like much on the outside – indeed, we walked past it daily for a solid 2 years before we ever bothered to go in. Boy was that a mistake! The food is an excellent rendition of the delicious Belgian cuisine, but the encyclopedic selection of Belgian beers is worth the trip alone, including my all-time favorite... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I appreciate a restaurant that does a few things but does them well. This is a Belgian Bistro specializing in Mussels and Frites with terrific Belgian beers. Bingo! Of paramount importance, the place is busy so the fish is fresh and tasty. The other dishes, though rustic, seem authentically prepared. This place hums and the check is more than fair.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were in mood for crepes, so tried this restaurant blind. We returned for a second time as the food was so good. I can heartily recommend the omelets, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and nutella/banana crepes. And the French fries are crispy and delicious! Staff is very attentive. Beer selection is huge. This place is added to my permanent collection... More

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're on the UWS and in need of an afternoon snack stop into B Cafe for an excellent selection of imported beer and a bowl of mussels + "frites"--simply excellent!

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Local fave for a good burger. Mussel specialties at this Belgium cafe and tasty, large and come with excellent fries. Lot of beer, of course, to choose from. They also make a good cocktail if that is more to your liking.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We love the food here, especially the salmon pastrami and the moules frites. But the waiters and bartenders are woefully understaffed. There is only one bartender for the entire restaurant and very active bar. It takes forever to get a drink. And the waiters are slow at taking orders. Now we like a leisurely meal, but we don't like being... More

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