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B Cafe West

566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,272 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $29 - $31
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
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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30 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Farmington Hills, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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las vegas, nv
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was classic Belgium with great seafood and fish items, but it was the beer that we came for. Small selection (12 drafts) but all good and interesting. Great service and knowledgable staff in a great location for the upper West Side. Try the Kwak; the mug and frame highlight the delicious beer inside!

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I were craving Belgian beer and Belgian fare and this little cafe in the UWS did not disappoint. It's always a treat to be able to have a beer like kwak on tap so immediately I knew the experience would be very enjoyable. The staff was very attentive to our needs and the food itself was delicious.... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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
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338 reviews 338 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
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
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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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