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The Bluebell Cafe

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293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
+1 646-649-2389
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast one day, lunch another and each was an experience with great food and service. Diner style cuisine with panache. Service was top notch professional and we were well guided through the menu selections. Close to NYU in Gramercy area.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried many brunch places. From cheap to fancy ones. This one is definitely on the cheap side, and yet it's the best we've had so far in nearly 2 years in the city. It was fast to get a table (Saturday, 11:30am), the service was fast and great, and the food was awesome. We tried the eggs Benedict, crab... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for breakfast, food was really good as well as the service. Last but not least it's a good value restaurant for NYC!

Thank Aurélie L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy is the first thing I will tell you about this restaurant .. It seems that a lot of people like to eat between noon and 2pm on the weekend .. It's no different here and the wait which isn't too bad reflects that .. Lots to choose from with eggs Benedict , pancakes , French toast .. All good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Centrally located. Loving the brick wall and hard wood floors. I really enjoyed my French toasts with lemon curd and raspberry sauce. Unfortunately, do not expect fresh squeezed orange juice.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The Bluebell Cafe is not in the most touristy part of New York City but it's all the better for that. After another day pounding the pavements of the Big Apple we found this place not far from our hotel. Everyone else in seemed to be local which is always a positive. My choice was the roast chicken in barbecue... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Came here for dinner after a long day walking around the city. It was nice to sit down in a calm and quiet place to enjoy some delicious food. For starters, we shared a side order of fries (hand cut, really good!) and I had the roasted beet salad with goat cheese and candied pecans - wonderful! Entrees included the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Bluebell Cafe before a comedy event and we were seriously impressed. Often, we found it difficult to eat tasty healthy food but it came in abundance here. Chicken wings are to die for. Service from Erica was fantastic. Totally recommend it! Well done!

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

What can we say? We just by chance happened to see this place while walking on Third Avenue in Manhattan. We were hungry and the menu had quite a variety which for my daughter and wife made it all the more appealing. The waitress was pleasant and offered us some of her suggestions when we were undecided. No pressure at... More 

Thank Barry S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Such a nice place and everything tasted like it was prepared with care. Chill atmosphere and service with country-style decor. Got a great sandwich - chicken caesar on baguette that was super yummy with a really tasty glass of lemonade. Both the sandwich and the drink are the perfect examples of simple things prepared exceptionally well! We all enjoyed burrata... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5502
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 646-649-2389
He Bluebell Cafe raises the bar on the midtown culinary scene. To help fill the gap in the area's dining options, the newest addition to Gramercy Park comes to us by the same acclaimed owners of Open Door Gastropub, The Paris Bar and Grill and Molly's Pub and Restaurant.

Executive Chef Scott Hawley serves up gourmet offerings at affordable luxury prices. Offering American comfort food with a French country flare, the new eatery is an updated version of all your favorites, but classed up with an array of delectable menu options. The interesting variety of seasonal menu options, an eclectic selection of regional beer & wines, delicious home-baked desserts, and popular weekend brunch, make this new gem in Gramercy's culinary crown the newest hotspot for affordable decadence.

Bluebell Cafe is open daily from 8am-11pm and serves weekend brunch from 8am-4pm. Reservations are accepted for dinner.

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