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 (1) | 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, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 58, Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 79, Allagash Interlude 99, Manayunk Siembra Saison , Sly Fox OReillys Stout 87, HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood 97
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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 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrodooo5  (9) Wilmington, Delaware | July 28, 2011
An out of this world neighborhood bar in Philly! I fell in love w/ my first glance at the beer list. Very affordable prices for some of the greatest beer in the world. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio  (6) New Jersey | June 22, 2010
Boy do I love this bar. The selection is incredible. The people are even better. and the food isn’t bad either. I would highly recommend the fries if you are going. they are the best fries I have ever had.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes  (53) paramus, New Jersey | March 2, 2008
I was there last night after the beer fest. Very nice bottle selection. Service is excellent. Nice warm ambiance. Good food selection. Knowledgeable staff. We both drank Monks Flemish sour on draft which was fresh. It was our first visit, and definitely will visit again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon  (16) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | June 21, 2010
Since April, I’ve been to The Belgian Cafe many times with James (JRedmond) and big Tony (TonyDiUlio). This place is awesome. The bar is incredibly nice, and almost never crowded. Great selection of domestic and imported crafts. Usually about 10-15 different brews on tap, and a huge bottle selection as well. Prices are reasonable for both food and beer, and the staff is filled with genuinely nice, outgoing, friendly bartenders and servers. The laid-back, yet classy atmosphere is hard to match. Outside seating for nice days and nights. Great pommes frites. Fantastic bar. Stop in for a basket of frites and a tall, cold draft.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
corby112  (17) philadelphia, Pennsylvania | November 30, 2007| Updated December 6, 2007
New belgian restaurant opened up in the Fairmount section of the city by the owners of Monk’s Cafe. Although it shares some similarities to Monk’s, it has its own character. The menu is different, offering items that are unavailable at Monk’s such as an amazing mussel bisque and a variety of mussels and sandwiches. The ambience is warm and looks more like a restaurant than a pub and the service is alway very good. They have now expanded their beer menu to 200+ beers. Also, they have Nogne O Dark Horizon but it’ll cost you $25 per bottle.
  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 RBSG’11 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 I’ve 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 don’t expect to come here for dozens of new ticks, I suppose.
  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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn  (22) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | November 3, 2007
Stopped by for lunch with my girlfriend last week, and food/drinks at the bar. The restaurant is very nice, with a comfortable and spacious bar. Service was prompt and attentive, as expected with a small lunch crowd. The initial draft and bottle selection was not as extensive as Monk’s yet, but the menu promises that the selection will expand in the coming months. Food was good, with some favorites from Monks, as well as some new options. The biggest surprise was the Frites, with were much thicker than Monk’s and came with a different mayo and a spicy ketchup dip. Overall, we were impressed with our first visit, and will be back again soon.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond  (210) 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 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 won’t say I always stop in here (mainly becuase I’m not the biggest of Belgian beer fans) but I’m always happy when I do.

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