A Belgian Morning!
By CaliMom on 4/22/2012
My daughter and I visited the Chelsea location. I ordered the Croque Madam and she the Belgian waffles. We both had brews and finished with a Framboise. The food was delicious, hot and served in a timely manner. Our waitress was delightful and knew the menu. She was able to answer our questions about pairings of food and beer. I appreciated her suggestions.
Friendly and satisfying!
By rawpixels on 12/19/2010
I really enjoyed my breakfast here. The waiter was so friendly, and the food was very delicious. I ordered a Croque Madam, which was perfect. My GF ordered a Belgian Waffle with Strawberries. She liked her waffle, but she preferred by Croque Madam. I will be going back soon.
Decent West Village Eatery
By mistermcgoo on 5/7/2010
All in all it was a pretty good spot to go for lunch, they serve an interesting menu...a mix of classic French choices like Croque Monsieur sandwiches, crab cakes, etc and more Americanized fare. Everything I've tried has been pretty tasty though. The server that's usually there for lunch is very nice though a little slow bringing the check, the menu, the drink, etc.
Lousy service detracts from good food!
By cm77 on 6/4/2008
I have been here a number of times. While the food is consistently good, the service is laughably bad every single time. It takes forever for a server to come over to the table or bring the check and the order timing is all off (on my most recent trip, it took about 30 min. for me to get my meal, then my husband got his about 10 min. later, and we finally got drinks about 10 min. after that). The indoor seating can get pretty noisy, too, particularly because there are usually a lot of small children running around. Why do I keep going back, you ask? It's one of the few places in the neighborhood that has outdoor seating and the food itself is generally quite good. I have tried a number of the brunch options (waffles, various omelettes) and all have been delicious, as well as the burger (really, really good) and the chicken sandwich (decent). In summary, I would recommend this place, but only if you (1) can have a sense of humor about the poor service, (2) are not in a hurry, and (3) don't mind kids.
j'aime les belges
By food_is_amazing on 4/20/2008
Beer and (french) fries on a warm springtime day--really, these are all that anyone should want in this life. The little bee delivered these, and an order of vol au vent, last week. The food was good. The fries, perhaps overly crispy; the vol au vent, perhaps a little bland. (And lacking in bacon--see the description on the menu.) The service was a bit European (read: on the slow side), but the attitude was convivial, which made up for it. The outdoor seating is key. And the bill was, for once in a blue New York moon, reasonable. Fair. Keep it coming, Belgium, keep it coming.
Not worth your time...
By seriouslyfunnyc on 9/28/2006
This restaurant has such potential, and that's where it all ends. The entire execution of the concept was poor; from the stale beer that I ordered from their extensive selection to the server's reaction when I alerted him to the problem ("Are you sure it's not just your taste? I will try it.... oh, you're right, it's not good...") to the mussels which tasted like they were initially steamed and then had the broth poured over them as an afterthought to the ice-cold mashed potatoes with the lamb and the embarassingly long time it took for them to reheat the plate. The restaurant has a lot of work to do before it is worth your time...
Amazing place for Mussels and a taste of Belgium!
By barena on 5/18/2005
I found this quaint restaurant on West Broadway, and fell in love with it. Food is great. Mussels served in 2 lb pots. Other good stews and streak frite as well, and several belgian beers. This rapidly is becoming one of my favorite NYC haunts. Now I have to visit all the others. Food is great. Service is fine...they can just get a bit busy at times. Welcome to Europe!
Value OK but Service not very good
By tiennot on 7/4/2004
Being an actual Belgian, I can say that the meal I tried (mussels) was maybe good value for money ($12.50 for 2 lbs) but they were not the best prepared mussels and the service is not very good.
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