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West Bank Cafe

407 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 40.75859 -73.992904
at Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-695-6909 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon, 11:45am-11pm; Tue-Thu, 11:45am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11:45am-12:30am; Sun, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Can nearly three decades worth of theater-goers be wrong? Given its convenient theater row location, West Bank has been a predictably packed pre- and post-theatre favorite for years. Celebrity sightings are par for the courseóBlythe Danner and The Daily Show's Louis Black, for starters. The attractive, stately décor suits the well-heeled clientele; the restroom's cascading fountain sink is an especially lovely touch. The menu's nothing really new, but both the food and the service are reliably good.


The Laurie Beechman Theater, located on the lower level of the restaurant, is available to rent for private parties and performances.

Recommended Dishes

Oven-roasted free range chicken, $23