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A New York City theatre district favorite, the West Bank Cafe has been opened for nearly 40 years. Serving delicious cuisine, indoor and outdoor seating, as well a wood lined bar, West Bank Cafe does cater to all ages and food tastes, especially the Broadway and theatre community. Located beneath the restaraunt is the Laurie Beechman Theatre, a 100 seat cabaret dinner theatre with different shows playing every night. Ranging from comedy, to cabaret to burlesque you can enjoy a show and enjoy the same delicious food from the West Bank Cafe to make your NYC night special. West Bank Cafe also offers catering, delivery and large parties in a central midtown location for easy access
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

A very pleasant pre-theater dining spot with excellent service — many aspiring performers. Cleanliness was excellent. Crispy artichokes a very good specialty.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

Very good service and a pleasant atmosphere. Wait for the theatregoers to depart and then it's reasonably quiet. Very good wines by the glass and excellent value!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

This busy restaurant is near off Broadway Shows and not far from major Broadway Shows. Walking distance to both. Reservations are a must. Service is above average and the menu is moderately priced, for New York. They have a full bar and a nice wine...selection. Food is good and the desserts are great. A wonderful place for a lunch with friends. About two blocks from the Port of Authority.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Hit up West Bank Cafe prior to seeing a show at Laurie Beechman Theater. (right downstairs in back..your meal DOES NOT count towards the theater minimum) Pleasantly surprised that it wasn't busy at 9p on a Saturday night. Walked right in and was seated immediately....Spent $100 with tip for two of us: appetizer, entree and 1 round drinks, no dessert... cozy vibe, food incredibly tasty, portioned out perfectly and presented nicely... great variety of menu items and will return...directly across the street from POD Hotel Times Square (where we stayed)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

We met our friends for dinner and enjoyed a delicious unhurried meal before an evening play. It is apparently a favorite of true New Yorkers.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

We called in for a late lunch and were delighted with the whole experience. We started with Cocktails ( the Blood Orange amazing !) and then had the Price Fix menu which was more than generous. Johne looked after us - very professional and it...was lovely to meet the owner who has carefully chosen a range of excellent wines available by the glass. Everything we had was delicious, especially the Salmon Tartare, the Vegetable Risotto and the Leek & Potato soup of the day. Many thanks! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

The West Bank Cafe is on Theatre Row and it is one of the top restaurants in the Theatre District. Their rotating menu is always great no matter what the season. They are open for lunch, dinner and after theatre. West Bank Cafe has a...very good wine list and the friendly staff (mostly actors between gigs) are sure to please. They also do a very nice Sunday Brunch. This is our "go to" restaurant in the Theatre District.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

We were greeted with a friendly greeting even though the place was filling up with people wanting to be seated. The waiter was VERY happy and very competent. He knew his menu items and the specials. He did a great job. (Michael V). We had...a couple of cosmopolitans, a chardonnay, bread (should have been warm), two omelettes, a risotto and an eggplant parmigiana. Coffees, cappuccinos, berries and two large cookies. This was a wonderful meal! Enjoy your visit.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

We ate dinner at the West Bank Cafe because it was close to the theater we were attending. We had a reservation and were seated when we entered. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

A great restaurant for lunch before a NY show, on or off Broadway. Service is a ten. They have a fixed lunch menu for about twenty five dollars. The regular menu has Burgers , salads etc. They also have a nice wine selection. Couples or...larger groups, no problem. Good food and great serviceMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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