BXL Belgian Cafe | New York, New York
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BXL Belgian Cafe
Exceptional based on 32 ratings
Type: Bar

125 W 43rd St
New York, New York United States 10036 [ print map ]
212 768 0200

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Beer Available At BXL Belgian Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99
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32 reviews for BXL Belgian Cafe
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  74%
 Selection  68%
 Food  72%
 Value  59%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  78%
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72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | February 28, 2012
I went to the east version of the cafe on a Sunday night to watch the Oscars with non-beer friends. This place did an okay job. I expected much worse and was pleasantly surprised to have good food and beer done pretty well. The prices were pretty high and the selection was not that great for Belgians, but we enjoyed ourselves and were treated well.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
nj_BierMaven  (2) Flemington, New Jersey | February 28, 2012
OK folks, this is NYC so donít complain about prices. AMAZING so let me repeat AMAZING selection and dedication to Belgian style brews here. Have been all OVER the NY-NJ-CT area and nobody has draft and bottled Belgian selection like BXL. Bartenders know these beers and can guide you to your preference before you buy a glass. You will find seasonal specials here you might never see elsewhere on tap. Get the country pate appetizer, if you are lucky enough to get a seat at the bar and talk beer with the bartender you can exponentially increase your appreciation for Belgian-style beers on tap and in general
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
slabby  (1) New Jersey | January 24, 2012
Bartenders know their beers and they are all Belgian beers, so you know they are good. Staff is well versed in what beer goes well with what food. But drinking is the name of the game in this place.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen  (125) Charleston Area, West Virginia | December 11, 2011
Ambiance is medium size bar that leads to a sitting area, reminds me of a college bar (a little run down). Clientele college age. Busy on a Saturday night. Beer was served in proper glassware (Corsondonk Brown in tulip and Lindemans Framboise in Flute). Bartenders were fun and knowledgeable. Good selection of Belgian style beer.
56
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy  (517) Toronto, Ontario | March 3, 2011
Charming moderate sized European style restaurant and bar in midtown. Smallish but acceptable sized bar at lunchtime, it was not too crowded. What brought me here was the Ommegang cuvee house beer, and I am glad it did. There are a moderate amount of taps and bottles, with a pure Belgium theme.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 14/20
kopher  (11) New York | January 1, 2011
This place isnít bad. Broad selection of Belgian stuff, though it doesnít rotate very often. Foods good too. Expensive though.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93  (116) Dunmore, Pennsylvania | December 19, 2010
I was impressed with BXL, I was surprised we were able to walk in and grab two seats at ther bar. Food looked good but we did not try any. Great belgian beer selection on tap and in bottle, however it is not to adventureous. Bartenders were quick and efficent. I will be back
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Fabriceprince  (3) New York | December 1, 2010
great ambiance and service. do perfect food pairing
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo  (36) Tucson, Arizona | August 6, 2010
Great place in the heart of the world! Time Square! The waitreses were beautiful an the food was good. Lots if great beer. Go! Go!
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | July 17, 2010
Went here after Heartland (Times Square) and before HB Burger (which is in between the two, all three in a row) to hit three places right next to each other. The tap list and bottle list were not amazing, but they are the only place you can get the Ommegang Cuvee BXL that is made just for them apparently. Itís a decent enough beer, so possibly worth the stop if youíre in the area. My server was quite friendly and in spite of a modest lunch time crowd took time to chat with me about beers, Belgium, and the upcoming Belgium Comes To Cooperstown that he mournfully said he was unable to attend this year. Opted for the cheese croquettes as a light snack and they were quite good. The rest of the menu looked decent, albeit a touch on the pricey side, but youíre in Times Square, so itís sort of expected. Beer prices again, a little high, but due to location Iíd assume. Nice ambiance, clean and well lit, and a very open feel for a smaller place.

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