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

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


Mayor: callmemickey (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 185


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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%
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86
  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.
74
  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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop  (155) 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 monk’s 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. i’d definitely go again and eat at the bar next time.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeyplush  (15) Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania | February 8, 2009
Great addition to the Monk’s family. Excellent selection of bottles, could use a few more on tap. Food selection is ok, they do have good mussels. I also definitely liked that it was not as crowded and cramped as the original monk’s.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni  (161) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic  (51) Oreland, Pennsylvania | May 11, 2008
Stopped by there yesterday afternoon (Saturday) around 5:00. Some outside tables in use, nearly empty bar. Very knowledgeable bartender. Decent selection on tap - mostly belgians, with Stone Russian Imperial Stout, Victory Baltic Thunder and Weyerback Hops Infusion. Wife and I both got burgers - very good, but a pretty damn small burger for $9 +/-. (If you want a great burger, try Vintage at 13th and Sansom). They do have the great monks fries and dipping mayo though. brbrWill definitely visit again - hopefully it’ll be a little bit warmer and we can enjoy the outdoor tables.
88
  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.
86
  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.
84
  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.

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