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“BXL... BeExceLlent” 5 of 5 stars
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BXL Cafe
125 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6505 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #1,464 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Sunderland, England
2 reviews
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“BXL... BeExceLlent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2007

We visited Manhattan in August 2007 and we stumbled accross this place on an evening whilst fighting our way out of Times Square (its just along the street). On entering the Bar, you are confronted with a Fabulous, repeat fabulous range of Belgian Abbey Beers. I do not consider myself a conoisseur (yet, but practice makes perfect...) but the standard of all of the beers here (presented to you in a menu, either draught or bottled) is top top notch. I particularly recommend Maredsous Bruin 8...

The bar owner is a lovely guy, the food is great, the atmosphere is very relaxed and i can't think of many bars in New York City where you'll find better service. We went back a couple or three more times and will make it a regular the next time we are on the Island... Don't miss it.

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“Especially great food, service, and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2005

My traveling companions and I were so happy with this cafe. We ate here on our last day of a ten day stay in NYC. The visit to NYC was memorable in that all of our meals were good or excellent, but the food and service here stood out. Belgian food, it turns out is real comfort food, items such as steak, potatoes, eggs, rich sauces, savory pastries, and wonderful grilled sandwiches, (the croque monsieur and madame) are all on the menu. The presentation is beautiful without being stuffy, the service friendly, and the beers are great. Also, the owner was in the cafe this lunchtime (Yves?) and was much fun to talk with, he was working hard though and seemed to take real interest in the customers, making each one of us feel welcome. Thank You, BXL

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