Banc Cafe

★★★★☆
DJs spin weekends at Manhattan restaurant and bar serving internationally inspired appetizers, raw bar, entrees and salads.
  • 431 3rd Ave

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: East 30th Street

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  • 212-252-0146

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The food here is extraordinary!! I really enjoyed the wonderful customer service and greaqt prices!

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★★★★★

The food here is extraordinary!! I really enjoyed the wonderful customer service and greaqt prices!

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My girlfriends and I stumbled upon Banc for my bachelorette party after my reservations were screwed up at Tonic.
So, the manager,Tom, was kind enough to accommodate me and my 7 other bridesmaids last minute for dinner. We explained the

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★★★★★

My girlfriends and I stumbled upon Banc for my bachelorette party after my reservations were screwed up at Tonic.
So, the manager,Tom, was kind enough to accommodate me and my 7 other bridesmaids last minute for dinner. We explained the

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Banc is a great place for friends to go and have lunch or dinner. It is also a great place for parties. It is a fun place, inexpensive and has a nice decor. It is a neighborhood place in which you will see many locals walking up and down 3rd avenue. It was actually recommended to me by a friend who lives in this area, and I was there for lunch with my family last week. Great outdoor seating too.

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★★★★★

Banc is a great place for friends to go and have lunch or dinner. It is also a great place for parties. It is a fun place, inexpensive and has a nice decor. It is a neighborhood place in which you will see many locals walking up and down 3rd avenue. It was actually recommended to me by a friend who lives in this area, and I was there for lunch with my family last week. Great outdoor seating too.

Pros: Friendly Service, Great Menu. Outdoor Patio Seating!!

Cons: None

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I have just returned from a trip to New York City and during my time there I visited several Bars & Restaurants on my own and with friends. I refer to one in particular: Banc Cafe [30th/3rd]. Jessica greeted me graciously as I entered and I made my way to the bar. The Bar Staff: Jeff., Chris and Jesse were friendly, courteous and attentive without being obtrusive. I met Tom, the Manager, who was keeping an observant eye on the establishment to ensure that everyone's needs and requests were being met.
The Filet Mignon was one of the best I have ever eaten in NYC - and I had it twice!
On several occasions I returned with friends when the Bar was buzzing with people - and we all enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the food and drink.
On a more mundane but important note - the restrooms: I have always said that you can judge a Restaurant by the cleanliness and hygeine of the toilets: the BANC CAFE was not found wanting in this respect - they could teach others a lesson.
Naturally, I will return and I will recommend a visit to the BANC to all my friends who visit NYC.

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★★★★★

I have just returned from a trip to New York City and during my time there I visited several Bars & Restaurants on my own and with friends. I refer to one in particular: Banc Cafe [30th/3rd]. Jessica greeted me graciously as I entered and I made my way to the bar. The Bar Staff: Jeff., Chris and Jesse were friendly, courteous and attentive without being obtrusive. I met Tom, the Manager, who was keeping an observant eye on the establishment to ensure that everyone's needs and requests were being met.
The Filet Mignon was one of the best I have ever eaten in NYC - and I had it twice!
On several occasions I returned with friends when the Bar was buzzing with people - and we all enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the food and drink.
On a more mundane but important note - the restrooms: I have always said that you can judge a Restaurant by the cleanliness and hygeine of the toilets: the BANC CAFE was not found wanting in this respect - they could teach others a lesson.
Naturally, I will return and I will recommend a visit to the BANC to all my friends who visit NYC.

Pros: Everything to my liking

Cons: None that I know of

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I go to Banc pretty often, as I live in the area. I usually go on Fridays. The food is great and the music is very good when the DJ's are there(thurs-sat i think). There was a DJ there on Fridays for most of this year who was awesome, although I don't remember his name, but he hasn't been there in a few weeks. I hope he comes back, it's not the same without him. Other than that, this is a great place to hang out any time of the day.

2
★★★★☆

I go to Banc pretty often, as I live in the area. I usually go on Fridays. The food is great and the music is very good when the DJ's are there(thurs-sat i think). There was a DJ there on Fridays for most of this year who was awesome, although I don't remember his name, but he hasn't been there in a few weeks. I hope he comes back, it's not the same without him. Other than that, this is a great place to hang out any time of the day.

Pros: Great food, nice atmosphere, good music

Cons: not many

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My wife and I were strolling on thrid avenue monday after work looking for a place to eat when we stopped to check out the menu at Bance.

We were pleased with the selection, so we went in.

The food was terrific (i had sea callops w/rice and peapods) that were so flavorful. While my wife had a chopped salad

For desert we had an apple tart w/coffee

our server Jesse was so pleasant and helpful ,. the place is very pretty and all i can say is i cant wait to return for another great dining experience

2
★★★★★

My wife and I were strolling on thrid avenue monday after work looking for a place to eat when we stopped to check out the menu at Bance.

We were pleased with the selection, so we went in.

The food was terrific (i had sea callops w/rice and peapods) that were so flavorful. While my wife had a chopped salad

For desert we had an apple tart w/coffee

our server Jesse was so pleasant and helpful ,. the place is very pretty and all i can say is i cant wait to return for another great dining experience

Pros: Food /service /menu variety/wait staff

Cons: N O N E

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I came here with some hard-to-please picky eaters. So much so I was stressed out trying to find a place that makes everyone happy. I'm so thankful I went to Banc Cafe. We had a party of 6 here for Sunday brunch. The staff was extremly friendly without being overbearing. They kep the bread basket and water/coffee filled without asking. The menu was varied enough for everyone to find something that looked good (amazing) and even better, everyone was very ahhoy with their meals. The prices were decent. Did not feel rushed at all, even though by the time we left, the place was hopping, with what looked like 90% of the tables full, people around the bar, etc. Plus there's outdoor tables for the nice weather. Overall a wonderful place, can't wait to return.

2
★★★★★

I came here with some hard-to-please picky eaters. So much so I was stressed out trying to find a place that makes everyone happy. I'm so thankful I went to Banc Cafe. We had a party of 6 here for Sunday brunch. The staff was extremly friendly without being overbearing. They kep the bread basket and water/coffee filled without asking. The menu was varied enough for everyone to find something that looked good (amazing) and even better, everyone was very ahhoy with their meals. The prices were decent. Did not feel rushed at all, even though by the time we left, the place was hopping, with what looked like 90% of the tables full, people around the bar, etc. Plus there's outdoor tables for the nice weather. Overall a wonderful place, can't wait to return.

Pros: Friendly staff, nice ambiance, delicious food

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banc is one of those real neighbourhood bars you hear about. I moved out of Murray Hill about a year ago and i still go back at least once a week, two weeks max. Dj's are great, live music on sundays. staff have been there forever which is always a good sign. Food and drinks are always top notch. Def a bit of a scene at the weekends but isnt that a good thing??? see you next week guys!

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★★★★★

banc is one of those real neighbourhood bars you hear about. I moved out of Murray Hill about a year ago and i still go back at least once a week, two weeks max. Dj's are great, live music on sundays. staff have been there forever which is always a good sign. Food and drinks are always top notch. Def a bit of a scene at the weekends but isnt that a good thing??? see you next week guys!

Pros: good value strong drinks, cool staff

Cons: nada

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i think the food and drinks are great! staff is very atentive and friendly! But Not a big fan of rude english girl bartender, have been there a few times and she is always seems put out by the people at the bar and makes slappy drinks, would recommended but just sit away from the bar!

2
★★★★☆

i think the food and drinks are great! staff is very atentive and friendly! But Not a big fan of rude english girl bartender, have been there a few times and she is always seems put out by the people at the bar and makes slappy drinks, would recommended but just sit away from the bar!

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This place is a good place to go for an after work drink, at night to start you out, for brunch, or dinner. Pretty eclectic kind of place. The crowd can be annoying but if you go with some friends, grab a table and hang out, its a good time.

2
★★★★☆

This place is a good place to go for an after work drink, at night to start you out, for brunch, or dinner. Pretty eclectic kind of place. The crowd can be annoying but if you go with some friends, grab a table and hang out, its a good time.

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I highly reccommned this place. I had a work/birthday happy hour there last thurs and I reserved some tables by the front windows. It was very comfortable setting, not too crowded and the staff was very nice and attentive. Happy hour deal is great especially the $6.00 martinis/cosmos they have going til 12 a.m. on thursdays and they even supplied a free platter of food for my group..which was quite yummy. A really good night overall. Will definitely go again!

2
★★★★☆

I highly reccommned this place. I had a work/birthday happy hour there last thurs and I reserved some tables by the front windows. It was very comfortable setting, not too crowded and the staff was very nice and attentive. Happy hour deal is great especially the $6.00 martinis/cosmos they have going til 12 a.m. on thursdays and they even supplied a free platter of food for my group..which was quite yummy. A really good night overall. Will definitely go again!

Pros: happy hour specials, food (burger was great), ambiance

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I found this bar while searching online for somewhere new to go. I came with a bunch of friends and we were all really happy with this place. The bartender was super nice and was pouring all of us ridiculously awesome and strong drinks. We were so happy with the service that we all stayed for dinner. Great night, great bar. We will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I found this bar while searching online for somewhere new to go. I came with a bunch of friends and we were all really happy with this place. The bartender was super nice and was pouring all of us ridiculously awesome and strong drinks. We were so happy with the service that we all stayed for dinner. Great night, great bar. We will definitely be back.

Pros: Good food, relaxed bar, great drinks

Cons: none

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I went to happy hour at Banc Cafe with three friends one night not too long ago. Sitting outside on a nice day was great but the drinks were not well made. I ordered a margarita on the rocks and it was disgusting. I actually had to send it back, it was so unpalatable. Their signature cocktails are full of syrups and were not much better. We tried a sampling of appetizers and they were just OK. With so many great outdoor seating areas in the city, I'm not sure why this one is still popular.

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★★★☆☆

I went to happy hour at Banc Cafe with three friends one night not too long ago. Sitting outside on a nice day was great but the drinks were not well made. I ordered a margarita on the rocks and it was disgusting. I actually had to send it back, it was so unpalatable. Their signature cocktails are full of syrups and were not much better. We tried a sampling of appetizers and they were just OK. With so many great outdoor seating areas in the city, I'm not sure why this one is still popular.

Pros: nice outdoor spot

Cons: horrible cocktails and average food

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This is a great bar. I have had lovely meals and good wine here, also there is always a buzzing atmosphere. The staff are freindly and professional. The best bar in the area in my openion.

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★★★★☆

This is a great bar. I have had lovely meals and good wine here, also there is always a buzzing atmosphere. The staff are freindly and professional. The best bar in the area in my openion.

Pros: always a good buzz

Cons: can be a bit messy late at night

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Have hung out here a few times and i love the place! It has a very relaxed atmosphere but our server was on top of everything! We like to go to Banc after work and just grab food & a couple of drinks. Def recommend the food, especially the Quesadilla's!

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★★★★☆

Have hung out here a few times and i love the place! It has a very relaxed atmosphere but our server was on top of everything! We like to go to Banc after work and just grab food & a couple of drinks. Def recommend the food, especially the Quesadilla's!

Pros: The food

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Having good food sitting on sidewalk was very nice. Oysters were really fresh for summertime! Place have class yet little snobish. Gotta get more space to flourish considering hot location.

2
★★★★☆

Having good food sitting on sidewalk was very nice. Oysters were really fresh for summertime! Place have class yet little snobish. Gotta get more space to flourish considering hot location.

Pros: classy drinks, good food

Cons: tight, can be crowded

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The Banc Cafe is a wonderful place to go to relax for a good drink that is reasonable and not expensive and the staff there is very friendly and the atmosphere is great. I would highly recommend them and I love the martinis.

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★★★★☆

The Banc Cafe is a wonderful place to go to relax for a good drink that is reasonable and not expensive and the staff there is very friendly and the atmosphere is great. I would highly recommend them and I love the martinis.

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Banc is modern, cool and yet still remains a homey. It's a nicer, upscale departure from the crowded, standardized bars/ restaurants on 3ave (read Joshua Tree). The food is american, they have a sports bar. Food is pretty good. I had the French onion soup which was surprisingly good and a salad which was equally good. It's a very mixed crowd. Prices are slightly higher than at other places but, you get what you pay for. They have a seperate bar menu which seems to make it a nice place for couples to hang out, eat a little and watch the games at.

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★★★★☆

Banc is modern, cool and yet still remains a homey. It's a nicer, upscale departure from the crowded, standardized bars/ restaurants on 3ave (read Joshua Tree). The food is american, they have a sports bar. Food is pretty good. I had the French onion soup which was surprisingly good and a salad which was equally good. It's a very mixed crowd. Prices are slightly higher than at other places but, you get what you pay for. They have a seperate bar menu which seems to make it a nice place for couples to hang out, eat a little and watch the games at.

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someone call al sharpton! i had my 30th birthday there. my two professional friends came to meet me there and were turned away by the bouncers because they looked "to urban." i wanted specifics as to what that meant; was it my friends timberlands or his afro? all the bouncer had to say was talk to the manager. he wouldn't get into it. the manager came opened the door--Prentended to look at who was outside. she had the door open for a half of second. then said she couldn't do it. the funniest part was that we had called prior reserving tables and no one mentioned a dress code. my friends had to leave and all i can say is that the management of this place is disgusting. if you have different enthnicities of friends don't plan your birthday party there because they won't get in!! i love you g!!

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★☆☆☆☆

someone call al sharpton! i had my 30th birthday there. my two professional friends came to meet me there and were turned away by the bouncers because they looked "to urban." i wanted specifics as to what that meant; was it my friends timberlands or his afro? all the bouncer had to say was talk to the manager. he wouldn't get into it. the manager came opened the door--Prentended to look at who was outside. she had the door open for a half of second. then said she couldn't do it. the funniest part was that we had called prior reserving tables and no one mentioned a dress code. my friends had to leave and all i can say is that the management of this place is disgusting. if you have different enthnicities of friends don't plan your birthday party there because they won't get in!! i love you g!!

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Always a good place to start off the night. The food is good the atmosphere good. Never lets you dwn.

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★★★★☆

Always a good place to start off the night. The food is good the atmosphere good. Never lets you dwn.

Pros: Good spot

Cons: Cant think of any

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I guess we should have expected it. On Third Avenue,with a name like THE BANC. Lots of suits and ties. The ties pulled slightly open, the white shirts unbuttoned at the collar. The crowd plenty white. The place was packed at 9:30 and people kept coming. More and more. We didn't see anyone leave! There was a DJ, but the music was played at a talkable volume. Although we had to wait about 1/2 an hour for a table, the staff was really accommodating: keeping on eye on a table for us, rearranging the furniture to make more room, making sure we knew they were trying. Finally we were seated at a great table by the open windows. A waitress was prompt in taking our orders, and came back frequently to make sure everything was okay. They did their best and deserve an A. Unfortunately the rest of the crowd was as friendly as a wolfman during the full moon. NO ONE came over to talk to us. No one even smiled at us. Maybe because we weren't wearing suits. Maybe because we had only one pretty girl with us, and she was obviously "taken." I don't know. But the place reeked of in-crowd (off-work Muppies) and out-crowd (the rest of us). I guess you have to be in before you earn a smile. --Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers

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★★★☆☆

I guess we should have expected it. On Third Avenue,with a name like THE BANC. Lots of suits and ties. The ties pulled slightly open, the white shirts unbuttoned at the collar. The crowd plenty white. The place was packed at 9:30 and people kept coming. More and more. We didn't see anyone leave! There was a DJ, but the music was played at a talkable volume. Although we had to wait about 1/2 an hour for a table, the staff was really accommodating: keeping on eye on a table for us, rearranging the furniture to make more room, making sure we knew they were trying. Finally we were seated at a great table by the open windows. A waitress was prompt in taking our orders, and came back frequently to make sure everything was okay. They did their best and deserve an A. Unfortunately the rest of the crowd was as friendly as a wolfman during the full moon. NO ONE came over to talk to us. No one even smiled at us. Maybe because we weren't wearing suits. Maybe because we had only one pretty girl with us, and she was obviously "taken." I don't know. But the place reeked of in-crowd (off-work Muppies) and out-crowd (the rest of us). I guess you have to be in before you earn a smile. --Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers

Pros: attentive staff, talkable music volume

Cons: other patrons

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Great experience at this place, went on a Tuesday, but had a ton of fun. Our waitress was great, along with the bartender. The lady at the neighboring table was as loud as ever and could not stop talking about herself but the staff was great in recognizing her abruptness and did everything they could to make it a great experience. Also great food and strong drinks, fun place to have dinner with your friends, great interior design with lighting that sets the mood, PERFECT for A DATE NIGHT!!!

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★★★★★

Great experience at this place, went on a Tuesday, but had a ton of fun. Our waitress was great, along with the bartender. The lady at the neighboring table was as loud as ever and could not stop talking about herself but the staff was great in recognizing her abruptness and did everything they could to make it a great experience. Also great food and strong drinks, fun place to have dinner with your friends, great interior design with lighting that sets the mood, PERFECT for A DATE NIGHT!!!

Pros: Great atmosphere, good food and prices

Cons: NONE

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I can't comment on what the place is like when it gets crowded, such as on Friday or Saturday nights, becuase I don't go. But I like to eat lunch here. Nice atmosphere, good food, and very reasonably priced.

2
★★★★☆

I can't comment on what the place is like when it gets crowded, such as on Friday or Saturday nights, becuase I don't go. But I like to eat lunch here. Nice atmosphere, good food, and very reasonably priced.

Pros: Good food at very reasonable prices

Cons: Too crowded at peak times

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Waitress from Cuba at table removed drinks when still half full.
Same waitress asked if we were done eating when there was still some on the plate (hot) and we were chewing.
It was really not crowded enough to be clearing the table of plates and us.
Would prefer to go somewhere more inviting and friendly, and so will not return nor recommend this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Waitress from Cuba at table removed drinks when still half full.
Same waitress asked if we were done eating when there was still some on the plate (hot) and we were chewing.
It was really not crowded enough to be clearing the table of plates and us.
Would prefer to go somewhere more inviting and friendly, and so will not return nor recommend this place.

Cons: Service

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banc is great to grab a happy hour drink or catch up with friends. the sampler platter is amazing and the right mix of food and they have killer bloody marys.

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★★★★☆

banc is great to grab a happy hour drink or catch up with friends. the sampler platter is amazing and the right mix of food and they have killer bloody marys.

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I went here for Saturday Brunch. We had to wait about 20 minutes. I had the waffles with berries. Very good. My friends had the scones and they tasted very good too. The service is alright. I would def. go again perhaps at night. The bar looks really cool.

2
★★★★☆

I went here for Saturday Brunch. We had to wait about 20 minutes. I had the waffles with berries. Very good. My friends had the scones and they tasted very good too. The service is alright. I would def. go again perhaps at night. The bar looks really cool.

Pros: decorations

Cons: 20 minute wait

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The banc cafe is suffering from an identity crisis. It doesn't know if it wants to be a bar, a club/lounge, or a restaurant. As a result, it's none of the above. I've eaten there several times and the kitchen is erratic at best. At seven pm, there's an older afterwork crowd. By 11:30 you can't hear yourself think. All you can hear, in fact, is the ka-ching of the registers. Bartenders not good.

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★★☆☆☆

The banc cafe is suffering from an identity crisis. It doesn't know if it wants to be a bar, a club/lounge, or a restaurant. As a result, it's none of the above. I've eaten there several times and the kitchen is erratic at best. At seven pm, there's an older afterwork crowd. By 11:30 you can't hear yourself think. All you can hear, in fact, is the ka-ching of the registers. Bartenders not good.

Pros: location

Cons: overcrowed -- staff treat clients like sheep!

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Been there a couple of times. The food is excellent. The service is good overall but not always the case depending on the server you get. Nice atmosphere with modern décor. Recently was there on Friday night arriving at 1:30am. The late-night menu had tasty items to choose from. Definitely a good place to visit. Music was good.

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★★★★☆

Been there a couple of times. The food is excellent. The service is good overall but not always the case depending on the server you get. Nice atmosphere with modern décor. Recently was there on Friday night arriving at 1:30am. The late-night menu had tasty items to choose from. Definitely a good place to visit. Music was good.

Pros: Food, Decor

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Moved into this area 1 year ago & let's just say food and good drinks( other than tap beer) are yummy!!! A solid palce to go all around - food is fresh and consistent.

If I go with friends, clients co-workers or boyfriend we alwats have a great time.

Good for people watching, great atmosphere and awesome martini drinks...

Catch it during Happy Hour-fun inside & outside!

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★★★★★

Moved into this area 1 year ago & let's just say food and good drinks( other than tap beer) are yummy!!! A solid palce to go all around - food is fresh and consistent.

If I go with friends, clients co-workers or boyfriend we alwats have a great time.

Good for people watching, great atmosphere and awesome martini drinks...

Catch it during Happy Hour-fun inside & outside!

Pros: Drinks, Atmosphere, Food

Cons: Music

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this place is great for a date and a freind to go get dinner and drinks. the service was average, but the amiance made up for is. candle lite tables always win me over, and the privacey is great. very busy on a friday night. trendy and fun!!

2
★★★★★

this place is great for a date and a freind to go get dinner and drinks. the service was average, but the amiance made up for is. candle lite tables always win me over, and the privacey is great. very busy on a friday night. trendy and fun!!

Pros: good food, ambiance, good dj

Cons: small, crowded

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We went to Banc for after work drinks since we read good reviews of this place. It was a nice ambiance unfortunately that was overshadowed by the very rude Friday night female bartender who made us give up our bar stools for her friends. Mind you the place was not packed, and we were drinking/paying customers. This kind of behavior has disgusted us and we will never return. A number of patrons there agree with us.

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★★★☆☆

We went to Banc for after work drinks since we read good reviews of this place. It was a nice ambiance unfortunately that was overshadowed by the very rude Friday night female bartender who made us give up our bar stools for her friends. Mind you the place was not packed, and we were drinking/paying customers. This kind of behavior has disgusted us and we will never return. A number of patrons there agree with us.

Cons: Bartender

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We had a great time at Banc, wonderful Martini's, service, and tapas! Great area of town, wandered in just bar hopping and we wonderfully surprised!

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★★★★★

We had a great time at Banc, wonderful Martini's, service, and tapas! Great area of town, wandered in just bar hopping and we wonderfully surprised!

Pros: attentive wait staff, good food, good drinks

Cons: limited gin selection

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Staff was extremely rude to my husband and myself. Place had a stench to it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Staff was extremely rude to my husband and myself. Place had a stench to it.

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Just moved back to Murray Hill after a 5 yr hiatus, banc cafe certainly has brightened
up the area, definitely my new local, attentive staff & a diverse menu, I met my new girlfriend there and we both love the place, friendliest staff in the area by far. Keep it up

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★★★★★

Just moved back to Murray Hill after a 5 yr hiatus, banc cafe certainly has brightened
up the area, definitely my new local, attentive staff & a diverse menu, I met my new girlfriend there and we both love the place, friendliest staff in the area by far. Keep it up

Pros: ambience, menu, staff

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don't get fooled by the TVs like me and a friend did...this is NOT a good place to watch football on a weekend afternoon. way too quiet (i felt guarded in my cheering) and the menu lacks good bar food (no wings, pretty lackluster appetizer selection, etc.)

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★★★☆☆

don't get fooled by the TVs like me and a friend did...this is NOT a good place to watch football on a weekend afternoon. way too quiet (i felt guarded in my cheering) and the menu lacks good bar food (no wings, pretty lackluster appetizer selection, etc.)

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Meet a date for a drink on Friday evening. The food was good and the bartenders were pleasant and attentive. The decor in the Banc is tasteful, however the music a bit tired once the DJ showed up. When I hear songs like "Let's Get Loud" and "It's Getting Hot in Here", I think of a wedding out on Long Island. This is not what I want to be reminded of when in Manhattan.

1
★★★☆☆

Meet a date for a drink on Friday evening. The food was good and the bartenders were pleasant and attentive. The decor in the Banc is tasteful, however the music a bit tired once the DJ showed up. When I hear songs like "Let's Get Loud" and "It's Getting Hot in Here", I think of a wedding out on Long Island. This is not what I want to be reminded of when in Manhattan.

Pros: service, ambiance

Cons: music

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A perfect place to grab lunch or meet a few friends for a drink after work. While it looks like a restaurant from the outside, the bar gets pretty hopping on the weekends. Outdoor seating, fast service, good food and reasonable prices...

PROS: Good food, friendly service, outdoor seating, reasonable prices
CONS: Crowded at times...

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★★★★☆

A perfect place to grab lunch or meet a few friends for a drink after work. While it looks like a restaurant from the outside, the bar gets pretty hopping on the weekends. Outdoor seating, fast service, good food and reasonable prices...

PROS: Good food, friendly service, outdoor seating, reasonable prices
CONS: Crowded at times...

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Finally a place where you can have a good time and the staff is really nice. I recommend the Crab Cakes.....

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★★★★★

Finally a place where you can have a good time and the staff is really nice. I recommend the Crab Cakes.....

Pros: Food, Ambience, Drinks

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I love the Banc Cafe! I've been here for dinner a few times and this place doesn't miss a beat! Great food, great service, friendly atmosphere and terrific value. The bar scene is lots of fun in the evenings, especially when you can sit outside!

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★★★★★

I love the Banc Cafe! I've been here for dinner a few times and this place doesn't miss a beat! Great food, great service, friendly atmosphere and terrific value. The bar scene is lots of fun in the evenings, especially when you can sit outside!

Pros: Great Food, Good Value, Fun Atmosphere

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A saturday afternoon wandering around the city with my sister decided to stop into the Banc Cafe and we were so glad that we did. The food was delicious and our server was both pleasant and helpful. The decor in the Banc is tasteful, creating a great atmosphere both day and night. We didn't want to leave but have decided to return often with the many overseas visitors that we are expecting. Enjoyed the music, a great mixture to satisfy all tastes.

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★★★★★

A saturday afternoon wandering around the city with my sister decided to stop into the Banc Cafe and we were so glad that we did. The food was delicious and our server was both pleasant and helpful. The decor in the Banc is tasteful, creating a great atmosphere both day and night. We didn't want to leave but have decided to return often with the many overseas visitors that we are expecting. Enjoyed the music, a great mixture to satisfy all tastes.

Pros: Spacious, Great food

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I live on the upper east side, but met friends at Banc Cafe recently. I eat out 3 to 4 times a week & this is the first in quite a while that I have been impressed to the extent that I felt compelled to comment on it. Four of us had dinner. We shared two appetizer sampler plates between us, (excellent). I had a Salmon entree, it was really, really good. One of my friends had a chicken dish, she said that it was wonderful.
Server was friendly & attentive although I had difficulty understanding her when she was explaining the specials, she spoke with an accent. The prices are also decent. I don't live nearby, but I will definitely go back there.

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★★★★★

I live on the upper east side, but met friends at Banc Cafe recently. I eat out 3 to 4 times a week & this is the first in quite a while that I have been impressed to the extent that I felt compelled to comment on it. Four of us had dinner. We shared two appetizer sampler plates between us, (excellent). I had a Salmon entree, it was really, really good. One of my friends had a chicken dish, she said that it was wonderful.
Server was friendly & attentive although I had difficulty understanding her when she was explaining the specials, she spoke with an accent. The prices are also decent. I don't live nearby, but I will definitely go back there.

Pros: Nice Crowd, Good Food , Friendly Service

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Very cozy, great for lunch and dinner. Great to eat outdoors on a nice day. Food taste great. Nice atmosphere and people. Great location

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★★★★★

Very cozy, great for lunch and dinner. Great to eat outdoors on a nice day. Food taste great. Nice atmosphere and people. Great location

Pros: Food, Ambiance

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This seemed like it might be a nice addition to Murray Hill, and it does work on a certain level. The food was excellent. This place's problem is that it doesn't seem to be able to decide on it's identity. When you're charging upwards of $28 an entree, you expect there to be a focus on the food more than the "scene." The atmosphere is bullied by the music filtering in from the bar section and the presence of a TV in the main dining area. The wait staff were less than attentive, and the table for four was cramped. If you're going to spend this kind of money on dinner, you can do better.

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★★★☆☆

This seemed like it might be a nice addition to Murray Hill, and it does work on a certain level. The food was excellent. This place's problem is that it doesn't seem to be able to decide on it's identity. When you're charging upwards of $28 an entree, you expect there to be a focus on the food more than the "scene." The atmosphere is bullied by the music filtering in from the bar section and the presence of a TV in the main dining area. The wait staff were less than attentive, and the table for four was cramped. If you're going to spend this kind of money on dinner, you can do better.

Pros: food, appetizers

Cons: atmosphere, space, service

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Calling this place a cafe is a stretch. It's more restaraunt lounge.Given that, it's not another god awful exclusive lounge with velvet ropes. Myself & two friends went for dinner. In a word Great Try the Tuna Steak. Server was very friendly. Definitely a neighborhood crowd. Good. Had a couple of beers at the bar after dinner.If you can handle a bustling scene you'll like this one.

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★★★★★

Calling this place a cafe is a stretch. It's more restaraunt lounge.Given that, it's not another god awful exclusive lounge with velvet ropes. Myself & two friends went for dinner. In a word Great Try the Tuna Steak. Server was very friendly. Definitely a neighborhood crowd. Good. Had a couple of beers at the bar after dinner.If you can handle a bustling scene you'll like this one.

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Visited the new banc cafe last weekend, what a
transformation from what used to be there. Four of us had dinner, food was tremendous, service was
friendly & efficient, the d.j spun a nice mix of R'nB
house & hip hop, the crowd was definitely into it.
We loved the decor which has a retro bohemian
feel, the curved banquettes are great & the martini's are served in nice oversized glasses. We will definitely be making this are new hangout.

2
★★★★★

Visited the new banc cafe last weekend, what a
transformation from what used to be there. Four of us had dinner, food was tremendous, service was
friendly & efficient, the d.j spun a nice mix of R'nB
house & hip hop, the crowd was definitely into it.
We loved the decor which has a retro bohemian
feel, the curved banquettes are great & the martini's are served in nice oversized glasses. We will definitely be making this are new hangout.

Pros: Ambience, Food , Music

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It's a Sat night. A buddy and I are itching for a game of pool. We head to what used to be Bank Cafe, a pretty damn fun bar. All remnants of what used to be are gone, including the pool tables. And now, its piker 21 year old admin. assistants as far as the eye can see...blech.

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★★★☆☆

It's a Sat night. A buddy and I are itching for a game of pool. We head to what used to be Bank Cafe, a pretty damn fun bar. All remnants of what used to be are gone, including the pool tables. And now, its piker 21 year old admin. assistants as far as the eye can see...blech.

Pros: It's not Mercury Bar

 

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