Anyone who’s been to Brussels knows you eat mussels in Brussels. This bistro gets it completely right : great food , great beer and wine, great service and wonderful ambiance. I say it as a big complement that one really feels like ones in another in another country altogether .
I love the Mussel Mania deal, plus the overall vibe of the space. I always bring friends to Monday's so we can catch up & chat.
I will always return to this place. It's a slice of European culture in the heart of Chelsea. The staff is the best and knows your name, it feels like family. This place is great, a true neighborhood gem and I'll always return. Thank you for the memorable brunch on Sunday ;-)
Amazing service. Prompt and friendly. It was my first visit, but I will be a regular from now on.
everything was great however the restaurant is very noisy
Lovely, lively place with lots of Belgian and other beers, nice menu and good ambiance.
Great neighborhood feel to this restaurant, food is always great as well as service.
This was my second visit, my previous one was for brunch (which was wonderful!).
First, this is a casual, very fun spot with great food, an awesome beer selection, very friendly staff & a cozy environment. I came this time specifically to have Carbonnade Flamande & I loved the meal I had.
Second, I don't often say that a place is on my "not to be missed when I'm in the area" but BXL Zoute is now one of them. I will be back!!
We enjoyed the sports bar/restaurant ambiance and the food and service were certainly satisfactory. Nice neighborhood eatery! Convenient for pre-theater at the Irish rep and a short walk over to enjoy the Flatiron building!
My wife loves mussels, and the mussels were excellent. The room has a nice vibe, a great spot to relax after work and get dinner. I loved the selection of Belgium beers on draft. Just the kind of neighborhood spot you will treasure.
Food was good, but service was awful. Water not refilled. Bread not brought over till at least 30 minutes the lunch. Waited for food for well over an hour. No one ever came to ask if we needed anything - we had to get up and go up to the servers to get beverages, water refill, for waitress to come over and take our order.
Went with friends for dinner and they all loved it. Usually go there with family. Never disappoints.
Awesome veal chop.
Really love this place! Food is always great, and the service is friendly. And the beers are superb!!
This is our go to place for Mussels. Moules Thailandaises are still the best with intensely flavorful broth & very good frites. Belgian draft beer selection is excellent.
Love this place!!!! Great food, great music. Great service. Highly recommend.
Perfect place to dine before a show at the Irish Rep Theater, which is just a block away. Mussels and fries are delicious and plentiful. Service was charming, albeit a bit rushed. Since we have a theater subscription, this place will become our regular restaurant to enjoy a meal before the show.
I’ve been here several times and I couldn’t have picked a better spot for my birthday dinner! Exceptional food, service and ambiance. They were so hospitable and kind, I will be a forever customer!
What a treat! A delightful brunch with a variety of new choices. Service was attentive and eager to please if a bit slow.
Took my girlfriend for her birthday and pre-theatre brunch and had a lovely time. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. If you're a football fan a great place to watch the games and enjoy a pint as well.
We had a great time last night at BXL Zoute! The food drinks and service was great! Our waiter Greco was awesome, he was personable and full of energy and life. His aura definitely made our dining experience amazing.
Heel lekker gegeten, goede bediening, geweldig bier!! 1 minpunt, voor ons dan toch als niet-New Yorker, de verschillende gangen volgen elkaar te snel op. New York-style??
I enjoyed (again) the "stoofvlees met frietjes" a lot!
Great find! We needed a table for 10 for Easter dinner. The menu was varied enough to accommodate the varied tastes in our party, including vegetarians. Beer selection was outstanding. Service was friendly without being invasive. I thought this would be a one and done type of place. We will back....often.
Flavors are excellent. Has a great neighborhood feeling to the place, yet very international. The only knock: the bathrooms are in poor repair and degrade an otherwise blissful experience.
We've been there a dozen times now. It is not easy to find a restaurant that pleases my entire family since we have picky eaters. Claes does a great job of managing the place. Greco was our friendly Frenchy waiter and Cindy an awesome job with the music.
Everything was perfect we highly recommend BXL
From the moment we arrived through our exit, this restaurant delivered a great experience. Small, quaint and true to its Belgian roots, the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. As for the bar, it is a beer-lover's dream. The variety of Belgian beers is incredible.
Great place for a great tasting casual dinner with a European flare, and the Trappist beers are amazing.
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.