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Thu, 5/28
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene

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SMALL PLATES
goat cheese croquettes
black plum aioli, sriracha chili sauce
USD 11
grilled octopus
burst yellow & red tomatoes, fresh basil
USD 15
coconut shrimp
mango & cucumber salsa, tequila & lime dipping sauce
USD 16
porcini & eggplant "meatballs"
garlic white wine broth, roman tomato sauce
USD 11
homemade chicken dumplings
pan fried, ponzo sauce
USD 13
lollipop lamb chops
moroccan glaze, corn salsa, mash sweet potato
USD 14
steamed PEI mussels
garlic white wine broth or fra diavlo
USD 14
charred brussels sprouts
tasso ham, onion, manchego
USD 12
potato gnocchi
julienne of sun dried tomato, creamy pesto sauce
USD 13
tartare of tuna & avocado
wasabi, sriracha chili sauce
USD 16
BAR BITES
black bean empanadas
roasted corn relish, tamarind ginger sauce
USD 12
fried calamari
roast pepper aioli
USD 14
quinoa crusted onion rings
chipolte dipping sauce
USD 11
buffalo wings
blue cheese sauce
USD 12
chicken tenders
honey mustard sauce
USD 11
parmesan truffle fries
garlic & rosemary, truffle aioli
USD 9
BIG PLATES
pan roasted Atlantic salmon
spicy crushed potatoes, English peas, pickled vegetables, sweet curry sauce
USD 27
braised lamb shank
garlic whipped potato, root vegetables, rosemary sauce
USD 27
roasted Amish free range chicken
wild mushroom risotto, sauteed spinach, corn niblets, au jus
USD 26
skirt steak
quinoa crusted onion rings, chimichurri sauce, French fries
USD 28
angel hair pasta
sauteed chicken, spinach, roasted peppers, English peas, vodka pink sauce
USD 24
sauteed day boat scallops & shrimp
smoked bacon & butternut risotto, asparagus, herb beurre blanc
USD 27
rigatoni pasta
beef short rib, cauliflower, chickpea, arugula, shiitake, sun dried tomato, parmesan broth
USD 26
FLATBREADS & QUESADILLAS
(quesadillas with sour cream, guacamole, black bean & tomato salsa)
prosciutto & fig flatbread
wild mushroom, brie, onion confit, almonds, truffle oil
USD 16
flat iron steak flatbread
goat cheese, tomato, red onion, watercress, jalapeno
USD 17
vegetable flatbread
roasted eggplant puree & red peppers, tomato, corn, broccoli, feta cheese
USD 14
chicken & wild mushrrom quesadilla
swiss, cheddar, pepper jack
USD 14
3 cheese quesadilla
Swiss, cheddar, pepper jack
USD 12
SALADS
quinoa & beet
arugula, avocado, chickpea, tomato, onion, pine nuts, parmesan, lemon vinaigrette
USD 14
citrus & spinach
spinach, kale, butternut squash, orange, manchego, pumpkin seeds, watermelon radish, blood orange vinaigrette,
USD 14
chopped salad
French beans, roasted peppers, feta cheese, tomato, portabella, onios & almonds, red wine vinaigrette.
USD 13
warm goat cheese & prosciutto de parma
arugula & watercress, toasted pine nuts, herb balsamic vinaigrette
USD 13
SALAD TOPPINGS: ADD
*available Cajun style
grilled chicken*
USD 8
grilled salmon*
USD 11
flat Iron steak*
USD 10
grilled shrimp*
USD 11
BURGERS + SANWICHES
The Banker
Cajun dusted beef burger, roasted peppers, portabella, goat cheese, crispy bacon, quinoa onion ring, chipotle mayo, French fries
USD 18
Build your own Burger
Ask your server for a choice of two free toppings, French fries
USD 17
Filet Mignon Baguette
open faced, saute onions, portabella, glazed gorgonzola, horseradish mayo, French fries.
USD 18
The Veggie
vegetable burger, sweet potato fries, choice of two free toppings
USD 15
slider duo
BEEF SHORT RIB: pickled vegetable, tuffle aioli SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN: coleslaw, spicy mayo
USD 13
SIDES
sweet potato fries
USD 7
roasted cauliflower w/ scallion
USD 7
mac n' cheese
USD 7
seasonal vegetables
steamed or sauteed
USD 7
mash potato
USD 7
sweet mash potato
USD 7
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
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews brunch goat cheese croquettes burger angel hair pasta scallops chicken fries great food and excellent service new york great drinks attentive service great restaurant nyc neighborhood bite gratuity
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

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...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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326MarkF326, Owner at Banc Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

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...More

Reviewed January 23, 2020

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...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

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...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

I was here with a friend from Boston and a friend from Belfast. We decided to order small plates and “share” between us. I say “share” but in reality we had to order more because there was no sharing going on!! The food was tremendous,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

This is what eating out in New York is all about. The Banc has a great atmosphere and an extremely friendly staff. The menu is not large but the selection is good. You should have no problem finding something for everyone. Their wine selection is...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Great ambience! Food amazing the burgers were particularly good great service and cool music loved the decor

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Had the most amazing food drinks and craic here when we were visiting New York. Tom is just so amazing and makes each visit so special! Views of the empire state from outside seating area beautiful and a class place to people watch. Thanks for...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Busy bar / restaurant but easy to get a table. Plenty of beer choice and the food is pretty good. The burgers are substantial and very tasty.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Wow!! What a gem of a restaurant, we hadn’t booked a table (arrived at 5pm) but the greeter advised us that he had a table reserved for 7.30 so we could have it for 2.5 hours. Perfect. The menu was detailed with just enough options,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

I live coming to banc cafe right after work. I usually come in for dinner or just a cocktail and it doesn't disappoint. The rosehill cocktail is amazing and having lamb chops as a appetizer is fantastic.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Unfortunatley we are closed for Christmas Day. We hope to see you here soon.
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