Table for Two #25: The Bluebell Cafe

For this month's Table for Two, I'll be chatting about The Bluebell Cafe and Alexa is featuring Kaylee's Creamery.

Where  |  The Bluebell Cafe, 293 Third Avenue
Cuisine  |  American, good for breakfast-lunch-dinner
Price  |  $$ Moderate

What we ordered
  • Rachel: Prince Edward Island Mussels (white Wine-Lemon Creamy Broth, Shallots, Garlic, Fresh Herbs, French Fries)
  • Alexa: Grilled Portobello Mushroom (Provolone, Baby Arugula, Beefsteak Tomato, Toasted Brioche)

What we thought
The Bluebell Cafe is a cozy yet surprisingly spacious cafe in Gramercy that I'd been wanting to check out. I have a feeling going there for brunch is probably even more enjoyable but that said, I liked their dinner menu! I can never resist mussels if I see it offered as an entree so I immediately knew what I was going to order. They were flavorful and fresh but the bowl was a bit on the smaller side compared to other restaurants I've been to that offer a similar entree. Luckily I knew I was getting ice cream afterwards so the smaller portion worked out. The service was okay but given how few people were there when we arrived, I did expect our food to come out faster and our waiter to be slightly more attentive. That said, we liked the cafe and the food but it didn't make it to our new favorites list. I would be willing to give brunch there a try though!

Rating | 🥂🥂 Liked it

Let us know if you check it out!

Alexa of Alexa Loves Books and I have teamed up to bring you Table for Two, a collaboration that involves two of our favorite things - New York City and food. The two of us will be highlighting restaurants and dessert spots in New York City. You'll be hearing our personal opinions on the place and the food, as well as where you can go to try it out for yourself.


  1. Oooh I've never been to Bluebell for dinner- I've always gone for lunch! I love the name though because it reminds me of Hart of Dixie lol!

  2. Brunch is delightful at Bluebell! I've gone a few times and really enjoyed it :)


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