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B Cafe West

Upper West Side
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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566 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt GRFL, New York City, NY 10024-2816 (87th and 88th)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a great spot for mussels at very reasonable prices, with a very nice selection of Belgian beers. The decor is ok, the dining room is narrow and long, but it didn't feel crowded when we were there. The mussels pots are very generously sized, I had them with a beer sauce and garlic, which was delicious. The service... More 

Thank Giorgio T
New York City, New York
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Small space but they take reservations. We went for Mother's Day, and got a table all the way in the back near the kitchen so it was a little busy. There were two other tables that were really tight next to us. Really more for two but they were trying to push them for three or four. The bistro is... More 

Thank shantimhatre
New York
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is probably the worth food you can find in Manhattan. Overprice. Most of the plates that people return are half full. Hiding under pretentious name "B Cafe" as a Belgian restaurant.

Thank latiffe
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here. We couldn't get a reservation till 8:30 because they were all booked up - good indication of it's popularity! We enjoyed some of the delicious sharing plates to start with, especially the "bitterballen" and the cheese croquettes. We all had the mussels and frites which were supposed to be the best in town. We... More 

Thank energeticfamily
Livingston, New Jersey
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220 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is long and narrow. A cozy feel. Seating is tight but you can definitely have a nice conversation without yelling. Had the salmon. It was very good and nicely prepared. Service was eh. Berries for dessert were super delicious.

Thank AmyC723
New York City
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

If you love juicy succulent mussels in luscious broth this is the place on the West Side. Fries also terrific. Largest selection of beer and ale you've ever seen. Desserts are non descript. Service can be spotty when busy which is always.

Thank rel601wea
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I love this lil' joint in the upper west side. small and cozy. Great selection of beers and food. Nothing too fancy. just good food! The fries are great :)

Thank Ori M
New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The upper west side has many restaurants, but I think most of them are not worth my time and money. However, B Cafe is one of my favorites. I love the mussels frites and all the fish and seafood dishes. They have a nice wine selection as well. The restaurant is small and cozy and welcoming.

Thank Peggy R
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I love this place! The beer, mussels and frites remind me of my years spent in Belgium. Explore the beers! This is not a plaice to order a Bud. Try a Westmalle Tripple instead.

Thank Laurent139NYC
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nice small restaurant with a great variety of Belgian Beers (unfortunately I don't drink alcohol!) Restaurant is small so reservations are a must. The food was very good, although my Steak Frites could have used a better cut of beef. My other companions liked their food. Service was good, but had a bit of the typical New Yorker flair/attitude.

Thank soma90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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