Banc Cafe

Banc Cafe

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Mon
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Tue
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Wed
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Thu
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Fri
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Sat
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$30.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
A neighborhood bar restaurant occupying the space of a 1920’s bank. The décor is inspired by nineteenth century Parisian establishments. Terra Cotta textured walls, dimly lit chandelier’s, copper table tops & curved banquette seating create a very unique and intimate setting. Executive Chef, John J. Loughran formerly of River Café in Brooklyn has created a menu that changes seasonally; using the best of locally sourced ingredients. Chef John’s philosophy, buy local and be creative. This is evident in every dish you taste at Banc Café. Our cocktails are created using fresh fruit & natural ingredients. We feel that tasty food & flavorful drinks provided with honest friendly service is a great way to win someone over. We hope that someone is you. Enjoy!
PRICE RANGE
$30.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles188 reviews
Excellent
111
Very good
61
Average
9
Poor
4
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jackic78
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I visited New York in January 2020 with my mum, and we dined on our 2nd night at Banc on a friend's recommendation. We were incredibly impressed, and returned on another evening during our stay, as it just could not be matched elsewhere! The bar is very stylishly decorated, being divided into sections for bar & restaurant, with comfy booths and a frankly amazing cocktail bar displaying an impressive range of whiskies and gin. The cocktails are to die for! Banc knows how to best serve it's guests, with welcoming and charming staff serving exquisite food which far surpassed our expectations. This is by far the best food I have had in NYC. The starters, mains and desserts (oh my), were spot on. Not only that, but they gave us a brolly when we left, as it had started to snow. Charm personified! In short... I'd recommend making a beelive for Banc if you're in town - I will certainly be back!
Written January 23, 2020
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_eagleshome46
Glasgow5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Absolutely wonderful experience. We were extremely fortunate to manage to get a table for dinner/drinks for New Years Eve. The owner was so welcoming and the staff worked so hard all night, always with a smile on their faces and so attentive. Food was delicious with a varied menu and good portion sizes and reasonably priced. The atmosphere/vibe just wonderful with great DJ which was just perfect way for us to spend New Year's Eve in New York. Would highly recommend
Written January 8, 2024
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Brendan D
County Dublin93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Having visited Banc Cafe multiple times over the years it never fails to please and our recent visit was no exception. A warm welcome by the friendly and professional staff sets the tone for the evening. Given the pleasant weather, we chose the outdoor seating and enjoyed watching the world go by as we dined on a delicious meal washed down with a very pleasant wine from the cafes reasonably extensive wine list. Banc is good value for money & beats it competitors hands down. We will be back.
Written November 2, 2022
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MarinaChuk22
New York City17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Wow. Just a sad excuse for a dining establishment. A friend and I happened to be in the area after work looking for a new place to try for dinner. We come into an empty restaurant with the exception of 5 total patrons. We were sure to search the menu online ahead of time and were looking forward to a nice meal. We ordered specialty cocktails & 5 items from their menu. The cocktails were odd, both tasteless and watered down. I say odd because I couldn’t understand how they could serve something that didn’t even have a taste of alcohol. We kindly asked to exchange them for something else. We ordered seemingly fool proof drinks, tequila on the rocks & a sangria. After half a sip I realized that the sangria had a spoiled taste to it and topped with a browned apple wedge. The tequila on the rocks very clearly had some simple syrup added to it, not sure why. The food was not any better. The chicken, calamari & gnocchi were obviously from the frozen food department. The octopus, that was just shy of being a health hazard, didn’t look edible. The flatbread sounded delightful, prosciutto, fig, Brie etc. It was just ok, comparable to something served in an airport. Prosciutto was thick sliced and chewy. We politely declined dessert. The check arrived an we noticed that the drinks were still included (we sent them back earlier). When we mentioned this the manager was rude and defensive. Ultimately making the adjustment, we left with a bad taste in our mouths not just from the food but also from his attitude.
Written February 24, 2020
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326MarkF326
I am deeply saddened you did not enjoy your experience at Banc Cafe. However there are a couple of things I must point out in the interest of having both sides of your story heard. First round ordered was a Rose Hill and a Cucumber & Jalapeno Margarita both of which were returned. That first round of drinks was taken off your check prior to you requesting that your second round also be removed from the check. (4 different drinks sent back by 2 people cost $40 approx). We do not add syrup to our Casa Amigos Tequila as you stated or water down any other alcohol product for that matter, that is defamatory. Casa Amigos has a very distinct taste it would be a fools endeavor to try and serve some "cheapened" version. But maybe your friend hasn't had the Real Deal before and just thinks he is used to drinking it. (Just a thought) Your food was also discounted 20% on the final check which you also failed to mention. Your friend stated you weren't going to pay for any of "THIS" initially. So when you accuse the Manager of being defensive have a little consideration. Attitude can be a two way street. Not a one way ,my way, highway. Your friend who stated he didn't like the Octopus dish only did so when the check had been requested, it was not returned during service and he didn't mention anything to the server, he certainly didn't state it being a "Health Hazard". d Your $100 check subsequently came to $46 plus tax, your friend paid. ( I have a copy if you need it) Finally the photograph you have submitted portraying the Octopus Dish has Pesto Sauce in it which I take you added from the Gnocchi dish, not how we actually serve it but maybe you were being creative or dramatic or maybe that's what your normally add to your Octopus. Either way it is not an accurate portrayal. I have built and operated this establishment for over 15 years and I rarely if ever respond to a review be it positive or negative and they are predominantly positive. But for some reason on this occasion I felt obligated. regards Owner P.S. A fire in apt's on the 4th, 5th & 6th floor above the restaurant that day meant we only got open late (6.30pm) after being closed for 7 hours, we had to cancel 50 dinner reservations under advice from FDNY cause they could not tell us when we could re-enter. But you would not have known that when you walked into an "Empty' restaurant, how would you.
Written February 26, 2020
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Nigel W
Odense660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
It was a special meal. We were meeting up with a great friend who lives in NYC, and whom we hadn't seen for more than 20 years! He chose the venue. Great, very relaxed atmosphere – like a gastro pub. There's a bar area with slightly loud sports broadcasts going on, but thankfully also a quieter dining area. The food was delicious. Our friend had a hamburger. My husband and I had mediterranean flatbread - his topped with strips of tender steak, mine with prosciutto - they were surprising in this pub-ish context – and delicious. I accompanied my food with gin and cucumber cocktails; the others had wine. A great evening. Though we would probably have had a great evening anywhere! But I'd strongly recommend this place for a relaxed night out with friends.
Written December 5, 2023
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Al M
Boston106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
I reviewed Banc Café several years ago and have visited here many times since then, but these covid days impel me to provide a more recent perspective as restaurants struggle. This was my first post-covid visit. I was entertained by a trio while I sat at the bar and enjoyed drinks and snacks. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the service professional.
Written July 26, 2021
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Alandunne
Dublin557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Went on a Monday night, warm cosy atmosphere. Barry the bartender was very friendly and provided us with excellent service. We enjoyed some bar bites & the bar& restaurant areas including the bathrooms were spotless!! We will be back to have dinner on our next visit to Nyc!
Written November 29, 2022
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Lisa A
Ballston Spa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Yummy dinner - we ordered lots of apps, and each was better than the last (we loved the steak bao buns best). My kids enjoyed their kids meals (pasta and chicken fingers + fries) too. Great drinks, especially during their happy hour.
Written February 21, 2024
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stephen morgan
Belfast4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Visited NYC jan 2020 for our honeymoon, came across banc trying to find somewhere for good food and a few drinks. Absolutely fantastic bar/restaurant. Food, service and decor 10/10. If your visiting Manhattan and want the real NYC vibe in a great location but away from the hustle and bustle then make sure you visit banc!! We will defiantly be back!
Written January 10, 2020
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Patrick O
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Yet another fantastic experience in Banc. A beautifully presented premises and friendly/attentive staff. Pre dinner drinks at the bar followed by a top class meal. Well done Tom & Ronan, hope to see you both on our next visit to NYC.
Written November 8, 2022
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SunSkiDive
Bristol21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
We spent NewYear’s Eve 2022 here and had a great night. There was a great atmosphere and the decorations looked beautiful. The staff were really lovely and very attentive. The food was excellent, especially the steak and the puddings. Would definitely return!
Written January 4, 2022
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Florida
202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
We stopped in for espresso martinis (they came highly recommended from a friend) and they did not disappoint! So yummy. Unique vibe inside and friendly waitress.
Written April 10, 2024
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Quest263441
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
A fabulous atmosphere. We had fantastic food and drink there. The decor and live music is great too. We will definitely be recommending it to everyone and we will definitely be back….
Written April 9, 2024
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TIMOTHY R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Friendly staff, great location, interesting decor. Good menu with excellent choices. I would definitely go back there next time I’m in New York.
Written August 9, 2023
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Paul
Ballina31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
This is a must go to destination in nyc. Unbelievable food in a very atmospheric bar and restaurant with top class service.
Written October 24, 2022
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