The Belgian Cafe | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Belgian Cafe
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Restaurant

21st and Green St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19130 [ print map ]
215 235 3500 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 11:30am - 2am 7 days a week

Mayor: callmemickey (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 185

The Belgian Cafe

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Beer Available At The Belgian Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller I Beat yoU 99, Russian River Salvation 99, WeiŖenoher Eucharius Mšrzen 58, Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 81, Allagash Interlude 99, Manayunk Siembra Saison , HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood 97, Sly Fox OReillys Stout 87, Flying Fish OktoberFish 65, TrŲegs Dead Reckoning Porter 95, Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles 52, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Lindemans PÍche Lambic (PÍcheresse) 83, Rogue Dead Guy Ale 92, St Feuillien Brune 95, Barb„r Bok 92, Southern Tier Pumking 98, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Vanderghinste Oud Bruin , Left Hand Oktoberfest 60
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19 reviews for The Belgian Cafe
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  82%
 Food  77%
 Value  74%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (552) Toronto, Ontario | August 7, 2013
Great bottle selection, decent tap selection. Service was OK, a bit aggressive around peak hours. We could not order beer fast enough for them. Staff knew something basic about the beers. Decent location. Inside is kind of dark, outside tables nice.More or less an average place to go for beer in todayís market.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (270) Manama, Bahrain | February 2, 2012
Great beer bar in the Fairmount neighborhood. Always bringing in hard to find and tasty Belgian and Belgian inspired brews as well as top-notch crafts of different styles. Service has always been very good both at the bar and in the dining room. Food is excellent. Can be pricey but I think that is more because of the caliber of the beer and less being overpriced. I wonít say I always stop in here (mainly becuase Iím not the biggest of Belgian beer fans) but Iím always happy when I do.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond  (201) Manhattan, New York | August 14, 2010
Nice Belgian bar located conveniently in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. The bar has nice indoor and outdoor seating and a great feel for the bar section. They usually have over 10 taps of pretty interesting brews that are on a decent rotation. The bottle selection is extensive but nothing insane.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | June 15, 2014
Stopped in here for a beer crawl in the fairmount section ... When you see Tom Peters name attached to a bar you want to check it out.... having said that I was not blown away by this place .... the staff and service was poor for a late saturday afternoon .... enjoyed the outside seating ... the beer list was solid belgian and the bottle list has some very pricey rarities, but is very respectable and covers all the belgian styles ..... the food did look delicious and everyone was scarfing down mussels .... Iíd say a poor manís monks with some cool art on the inside ..... prices were of course up there given the type of beers your dealing with ... based on the selection this is a winner of a spot if you know your belgian brews
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni  (157) Swedesboro, New Jersey | August 7, 2008
Nice selction of bottles and drafts, good food, and quick service. Local hard to finds and imports, mussels, outdoor dinning.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON  (153) Durham, North Carolina | July 26, 2011
Heard this place is owned by the same people that own Monks. They did have the monks cantillon gueuze which I had after a long day and night of drinking. Service at the bar was a tad questionable at times and the beer list was far less impressive than Monks or many of the other bars I visited in philly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap  (142) The dub c, Pennsylvania | March 14, 2010
bar section is dimly and warmly lit with nice dark hardwood floors and bar. another slim bar with stools is located against the wall directly opposite the bar...a nice atmosphere to enjoy conversation and good beer. restaurant side is slightly brighter and decorated with nice paintings. service on the restaurant side could have been better...the server was very unaccomadating when my friend wanted to modify the menu iitem she was ordering. food was outstanding just as it is at monkís and the beer selection is very nice. belgium is beautifully represented on the beer list but i do wish founders made an appearance on the u.s. beer list. i enjoyed a very nice meal with great beers at a very fair price. iíd definitely go again and eat at the bar next time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | July 6, 2011
Place had the benefit of being only a few blocks away from the RBSGí11 hotel. Only got to stop in once, but it was well worth it. Great bottle selection and decent number of taps, prices were excellent for a bar ($5 pints of chocolate yeti?!). got my fill of Russian river beers which paired nicely with the best veggie burger Iíve ever had. Really tasty fries, great ambience (though I imagine it gets crowded, we came at a good time)... This place is excellent in terms of price and quality, though donít expect to come here for dozens of new ticks, I suppose.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d  (62) Manhattan, New York | March 28, 2010
Went here with TonyDiUlion and JRedmond on a quite Thursday night. Taps were both Belgian classics and American craft. Maybe 9 or 10 taps... Bottle selection was much more extensive... all the classics with a few unusuals. In all, totaling over a hundred brews. Prices were pretty good, small glasses were started at 3 bucks, which we used to sample.. approx 10 oz, and 5 for full pint sized. Nice ambiance.. a traditional Belgian taproom feel.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | February 8, 2013
Went here with some friends after the 2009 Philadelphia marathon. Great neighborhood place with a pretty good selection of Belgian and Belgian style beers. Value for money is pretty good here!

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