BXL Café

Restaurants, Belgian Midtown West
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BXL Café
BXL Cafe

You can take most places in the Times Square area at façade value and keep moving, yet the BXL Café begs a closer look. Beneath an awning advertising Duvel beer, steamy windows peer into a dark-wood-accented bar presided over by a plasma screen in perpetual devotion to soccer. It’s a beer pub all right—11 Belgian drafts and 18 bottled beers are on offer—but the dining room at the back serves toothsome fare, like six varieties of mussels (the cilantro-inflected marocaine is particularly tasty) or steak frites garnished with peppercorns. BXL by no means constitutes a second wave of the Belgian culinary invasion, but for the area this is an excellent option.


Venue name: BXL Café
Address: 125 W43rd St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Ave
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, W, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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