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Banc Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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431 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-6026 (30th Street)
+1 212-252-0146
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Wexford, Ireland
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled from Ireland and were very tired so booked the Banc Cafe on recommendation for when we arrived. The place was a hive of activity, the food (we both had burgers) were awesome and the service was great (big shout out to Alex our server). I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have good wine and love the tartare with wasabi sauce. Music and atmosphere were nice, clean restrooms. Busy for lunch so call or get early.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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155 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner, the food and atmosphere are really good. Had a selection of the plates, which turned out to be a good choice! We had the octopus, grilled avocado, coconut shrimp, back ribs and a country salad. All tasty and enjoyable. There is a good choice of beers and wine by the glass. Definitely a good recommendation, if... More 

Thank handyspanner
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a comfortable place to eat or just hang out, Banc Cafe fits the bill. The menu is varied and the food is fresh.

Thank parkerw2014
Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Evening meal here in a lively atmosphere. The menu is not huge but is varied. I enjoyed a tasty pasta dish and my nephew his lamb shank. Delicious sorbets in a range of flavours for dessert as well as some timeless classics.

Thank wolfes2014
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Service was impeccable! Food was amazing - Especially the garlic cheese fries!! loved the relaxed but busy atmosphere and Tom was just fantastic :P service was fab, the staff never let your water become empty and were always refilling with cold fresh water. Beautiful decor and mood also!! Banana bread dessert was AMAZING!!

Thank Fionnuala L
2 reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I met with my sister and partner who'd travelled up from Philly for a meal and drinks in Banc. Tom the owner (an old school friend of my wife's and Irish like us!) really did roll out the Green carpet! Looked after us impeccably. The food was delicious and the setting was relaxed. Very attentive and polite... More 

Thank Patrick O
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went in because it seemed to be the only restaurant in the open late at night. What a lucky find for us! The manager, an Irish gent (I wish I could remember his name - Tom, maybe?) was wonderful. He was a good laugh and a wonderful host. We mentioned it was my friend's birthday and... More 

Thank evelynkh
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Met my 94 year old aunt here. We were seated in a quiet room away from the bar where we were able to visit. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful and did not rush us. The food was very good not too exotic for us! The Sangria was excellent.

Thank 24QueenBee
Thetford, Vermont
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I wasn’t a fan of this bar. This place thinks it’s upscale and the people in it are all Midtown workers who come in wearing their suits when their bank job lets out. Around 8 pm I found it to be filled with a bunch of drunk young professionals who are all trying to impress each other with their occupations,... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
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
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.

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