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Banc Cafe

431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026
+1 212-252-0146
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pear salad” (3 reviews)
“bull burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the wine. Yummy beet salad w couscous and good soup. Hubby loved the salmon and salad. Side of rice was...just blah rice. Nice armosphere. Would return.

Thank ddmdoro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for brunch in New York. Nice atmosphere, good food and service. Salads and sandwiches are delicious.

Thank Knut_Overnes
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Came here looking for a relatively affordable meal with a friend but wish I had gone somewhere else and spent a bit more. Our starters were almost inedible and our mains were just okay. Service was also middling. It’s a nice space and should be...More

Thank ballenlevy
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Back in NYC and on our first night we dropped in to Banc for some food and a couple of beers. The food and service were still as good, as it was summer people were sitting outside so it was not as busy inside, which...More

Thank handyspanner
Reviewed July 1, 2018

For the area this place is one of the best, upscalish but not overpriced. Nice choice for a family stop or a post-business bite. Cute decor. Food was good, fresh and tasty. Seafood was gobbled up in a flash. Decent vegetarian options. Beer selection was...More

Thank gordonsmc
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I visited the bar with a friend, we were catching up over some bar food and drinks. The food was great especially the little cheese poppers and truffle fries. The bar staff where so nice and friendly. And manager Tom is just awesome, he made...More

Thank MartiToal
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

First class food and very friendly staff. Highly recommended for an evening out. I'd recommend the Yulupa Cabernet Sauvignon. Tom always makes everyone feel welcome. The flamboyant host.

Thank Villa C
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a cocktail. Great atmosphere, great vibes. Very busy on Friday! Service was a bit slow, come to find out, our bartender was also waiting tables!

Thank dawnchugg
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great casual atmosphere with high quality food and exceptional service! Fantastic menu, with great selection of appetizers, salads and entrees. Wonderful cocktail menu. The burgers are delicious! Sometimes they have filet mignon as a special and it is incredible! The food never disappoints and is...More

Thank mmnyc16
Reviewed January 24, 2018

We stumbled upon this great meeting place, sports restaurant in mid-town east, neighborhood/hospital section of Manhattan. What a find! We arrived with out a reservation on a Weds. evening and the place was packed, so we immediately knew it would be good. We were welcomed...More

Thank Kathryn M
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November 13, 2015|
Response from Ronan C |
Unfortunatley we are closed for Christmas Day. We hope to see you here soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026
    (30th Street)
  • Public Transportation: No. 6 Train at Park Ave and 28th Street or 33rd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-252-0146
  • E-mail
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!
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