Outstanding Food, and Service
We have been to the BXL numerous times and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food and service. Great neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service.
A neighborhood and family favorite. Their mussels are divine! Amazing wine and beers. There are generally soccer games playing, a bit distracting. Staff very friendly.
Go for the mussels - they are the star. The croquettes and the warm goat cheese salad were also excellent
Perfect place for drinks and dinner with coworkers/friends/family. We were a party of 9, came in at 630p and stayed till 10p. Place has a great selection of beers and cocktails, food is awesome as well - croquette, mussels, steak. Price was reasonable and affordable. Service was good and amusing. Overall good find for us and we will definitely be back.
Excellent atmosphere, very good food, friendly, uneven service
Went to weekday lunch (prix-fixe) with a college room-mate. It was quiet and leisurely. The variety of steamed mussels and sandwiches (with frites) were a draw, as was the calm atmosphere.
Excellent food - service staff seems to be distracted...I’ve been there 2x. On both visits - BXL was not busy ....less than half tables occupied and was not peak dining time - yet servers could not seem to deliver menus or take drink orders promptly. Overall experience would be fantastic if not for otherwise engaged staff.
Must visite when you are in New York! Great Belgian food and fantastic ambiance!
Food: nothing special. We had different moules. Frites were limp. Service: waiter was dismissive. I guess I'm too old or unfashionable to be treated with respect. Tant pis. The support staff, however, was attentive and professional. I'd love to see the brown people who care about service promoted over the insulting white waiters with supposed Belgian accents. In restaurant after restaurant, it's always the same.
I went one night for dinner and it was so great that I went back the next day for lunch. It's my new go-to restaurant. Fabulous food and ... wait for it...not so loud that you can actually have a meal and a conversation at the same time!
Fast, efficient, well priced lunch. Great staff, great atmosphere.
Great Mussels at this restaurant, the service was efficient and fun, good ambiance.
Go To Place for Mussels & Frites
Would be even better if they had happy hour drink prices.
This authentic Belgium restaurant has become our favorite place in New York. Staff are extremely friendly and provide great service. The knowledge of the owner, Klaas, of the different types of beer and where and how they have been brewn is extraordinary.
Great food, service and atmosphere in the heart of Chelsea. A gem!
Great little Belgian place. Excellent mussels (other dinners are very good also) Try the Salmon, or chicken in puff pastry. Plenty of good beer, specializing in Belgian options. Extremely good tarimisu. Enjoy your evening at leisurely pace...just like Europe.
Went here for a birthday and the server was OUTSTANDING!! We had a great time and the restaurant was able to accommodate a large number of people. The bone marrow appetizer was delicious and so were the FRIES!!! Would highly recommend this place to others!
Great food and always awesome service!!!! Staff is very tentative and you are never rushed out!
great brunch, mimosas well made and eggs perfectly cooked. sounds easy but so many get it wrong, nice to find a place that does it right : )
We are routinely going to this restaurant on our monthly trips to NYC. As a family of four, we have very different tastes but we all found something we loved! I love the DJ music in the background (special thanks to Cindy).
Each time we visit the City we make sure to have dinner at BXL Zoute. My wife is from Belgium and she craves those authentic specialties. The BEST Steak Tartare! And don't miss the Shrimp Croquettes and the Tomate aux Crevette... as must have.
When busy, this place gets so loud you can't hear your conversation, but when you can catch it on a slower time, it's wonderful. The bar is curvy and so comfortable, we prefer it to the tables. Great food and wonderful service. Will keep coming back!
BXL Zoute is a lively restaurant/bar in the heart of Chelsea. The ambiance was fun, the service was adequate, and the food was very good. (Our waitress came over only once during our entire meal.) The one down side to the restaurant is the VERY loud music. If one wants to talk with friends over dinner, it is quite difficult.
We had a fantastic server, and the food was incredible. I will definitely be back to try the different kinds of Moules Frites.
The food was way above average, but who was to know that this is a popular bar scene, so the noise was overwhelming, to the point that I could barely hear the friend sitting beside me, much less our companions seated across the table. I would only return at a very off hour, but the young and uncommitted would probably love a visit.
the mussels (moules marinieres), although THE begian speciality, were completely waisted by the massive load of thyme. dear chef: moules don’t want thyme !
in the mood for mussels? bxl zoute is your go-to place! relaxed environment, super-friendly staff, decent prices... did i mention delicious mussels?
If you are looking for some good food BXL Zoute is it. The service is always excellent. The food is well done and during evenings and brunch time the ambiance is vibrant.
I have been here many times and the food, service, and ambience is always outstanding.
Beyond their control but there were many noisy garbage trucks at dinner time. Sounded like they were hauling out industrial sized trash. I barely noticed I was having such a great time and great food and service. Fun ambiance.
Great neighborhood staple! Also, they make good margaritas!
I took my fiancee to BXL Zoute on the recommendation of a friend. After quite a few trips to Belgium for business and pleasure, I am a great fan of the cuisine and the spirits! BXL Zoute provided an authentic experience, with lovely moules frites, a tasty charbonnade and wonderful beers. We will have to come again to try other things, particularly the enormous beer selection!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Trappistes Rochefort 10 were outstanding! Service excellent as always.
I had a fantastic birthday dinner here. The staff was incredibly accommodating of our large group and changes to number of guests. The food and drinks were great (they even made me a mocktail!) and the service was amazing. Highly recommend for a group dinner. My only quibble was with the noise level - it was a little too loud to hear each other at ends of the table.
Outstanding. Truly traditional Belgium tastes, with their own twist. A beer selection you would expect from Belgiums, but, it is the cocktail list that is the surprise here. An awesome mix of cocktails that are beautifully crafted. Great place for groups.
The food was good, the service was poor. The place is nice looking but the noise level is very high and the thumping music adds nothing to the evening's pleasure.