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Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)
Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)

Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boccadibacconyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 265-8828
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 54th and 55th Avenues
  • Parking: No
A word from Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)
An Italian wine bar with 45 bottles by the glass and over 500 wines by the bottle.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and friendly efficient service. Menu not changed for months but why should it. Plenty of variety and different specials each night. Big wine list and knowledgeable wait staff to advise. Will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I went to Bocca di Bacco after reading a couple reviews. The restaurant is beautiful and rustic, and we were greeted enthusiastically as we entered. Our server was fantastic and we trusted her opinion on every wine and dish we asked about. We started with the special of the day, a seafood platter with lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, octopus, and calamari. Everything was cooked to perfection and had great flavor. We also ordered a salad with thinly sliced cured meat which was phenomenal. For the main course, we ordered burnt wheat pasta with sausage and mushrooms. The flavor was spectacular and the pasta was fresh and homemade. The pricing was very reasonable and I definitely recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was really fantastic. We were seated right away and everyone was attentive and friendly. The food dishes however were a little bland. Didn't offer much flavor at all. Based on that, chances are I will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "They were so quick to get people in-and-out. I realize they have to turn over tables but we didn't even have the menus for 45 seconds before they started rushing us for orders. Waitress also made a snide remark about they couldn't bring out bread until we ordered. We didn't know they offered bread, so there was no reason to volunteer that. Much better places in Hells Kitchen that aren't in a rush to get you out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A great find! Our server was charming--warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and energetic. In fact, service overall was great. We had already had an appetizer elsewhere, so started with salad. The Insalata Mista was delicious and bountiful. The green apples gave it a nice bite and the almonds topped it off well. For a main dish, the special, Seafood Risotto, was outstanding. I am a big fan of seafood risotto and almost always order it if it is on the menu. This was the best I have ever had. We'll be in NYC several times over the next few months and will definitely be coming back here!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was prompt, attentive, and warm. The food was quite good, and the portions are respectable (a pet peeve of mine at this price level). Definitely a bit loud so wouldn't be the best choice for a romantic dinner since you have to talk very loudly to be heard over the din, but good for friends. I'd happily return."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I picked this based on reviews, so took a chance. We had a great table at the front so we could watch the action on the street, but had no issue with noise. Our server was personable and helped with our selections. The food was outstanding and more than we expected in terms of presentation and flavor. Would definitely recommend and go back when in town again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I do a lot of work in Mid-Town, so this location is perfect. It's great to have a top-end restaurant that is reasonable priced so close to where I need to be. Never rushed...service is impeccable...and the food is to die for!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a fine experience at Bocca di Bacco, and were surprised at the innovative cuisine...walnuts and pine nuts in the melanzane panino as one instance. The prix fixe lunch menu was fine as it was, but if you required an upgraded selection, the additional price was clearly marked."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Went there for brunch with a friend. The venue/decor is really cool. The food was decent (nothing outstanding, but I was just happy they had vegetarian options). They also customized one of their non-vegetarian options for me by taking out the shrimp and adding vegetables instead. My friend had ordered french toast, which unfortunately came burnt. She sent it back and asked them to instead give her the same dish I had gotten, and they were really good about getting that out to us quickly. I also liked their $20 bottle of champagne/pitcher of mimosa option for brunch (as opposed to the two hour time limit) - gave us flexibility since we didn't have a full two hours to eat."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation through Open Table, paid a taxifare to get to the restaurant, and upon my arrival was told the restaurant was closed for a private party. The person at the door was very rude..... I was left out in the rain.... Thanks Bocca and Open Table!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is an excellent place to dine. Great surprise. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent for a Ninth Avenue restaurant. great for pre-theater in the 50's."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We ended up going here because we couldn't get into the other restaurants we wanted to go to.. and we were really glad as the food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was vibrant and buzzy. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting NYC."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The crostini appy was really good, however our main courses which were the spaghetti with smoked bacon and the lamb were very disappointing. We would not return to this restaurant, was looking forward to an excellent dinner before our play. The lamb was dry and over cooked and the spaghetti was sweet tasting and not what you would expect in a good Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Always consistent- good food, wine ambiance and music "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent, fairly simple, reasonably priced brunch fare and very generous pours on five dollar brunch cocktails. If I weren't going to a show afterwards, I would have had a second or third!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Dinner was fine, but waiter service was poor. Our waiter seemed distracted and forgot that wine had been ordered. Later, completely forgot the espresso order. Lots of activity but not much organization and it spoiled an otherwise pleasant meal. That said, staff below waiter and floor manager were very attentive."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Consistently great food, very attentive service, music is a little too loud for intimate conversation. We go every time we are in New York and the food and service is always good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Nice ambience, good service. Intriguing menu. The bresaola pear salad was wonderful, I also ordered the mussels which were ok, but I wouldn't order them again. Great place for dinner before the theatre. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I've been to this location a few times and always enjoy both the service and the food - the wine list is also notable with a great variety and knowledge with the servers. I would return for sure!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Came here with the wife and baby for Mother's Day. Wifey had the MD Brunch special while I ordered ala carte. Main dishes were Filet Mignon and the Spaghetti Carbonara. Steak was perfectly seasoned and tender. Carbonara was the best I've had in NYC. I ordered a Mimosa which came in a large red wine glass (not the skimpy flutes most restaurants serve them in). Also, the Panna cotta is a must get. I will be back soon for the Squid Ink pasta which the serve for dinner. From the Manager to the server to even the busboy, we were treated very friendly! This truly made Mother's Day special for my wife."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brought my boyfriend here to meet the parents for the first time on a Friday night around 730. Luckily we had reservations because they were busy. Fantastic wine list, great atmosphere, phenomenal friendly service and really excellent food. Definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Took mom, wife and sister for dinner. The service was wonderful and friendly. With had a surprise cake delivered from Wholefoods and not only did they accept it, but they prepared the cake with such a wonderful display. I was very impressed with their presentation and accommodations. The food was delicious (I ordered the angus steak, mom ordered the lamb shank, sis ordered a pasta dish and wife ordered seafood dish) and everyone gave rave reviews of their dishes. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable (with a good sense of humor). Our drinks were always replenished. The hostess was so helpful and accommodating, it was unreal. It didn't hurt that she was beautiful. It won't be my last time there! <3"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My family celebrated my mother's birthday for dinner here - the staff was friendly and knowledgable- the food and wine were excellent. I would have liked to have seen a larger food menu, but overall was very happy with the selection."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Service un peu trop rapide, mais très bonne bouffe."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I recently booked this restaurant based on open table review for my mom's birthday dinner...we had an incredible dinner from start to finish. A special thanks to our waiter Gregorio who even brought me a special drink to soothe my upset stomach..what a gentleman! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had family visiting from out of town and after a busy day wanted a restaurant with decent pastas with enough choice to cater for 6 different peoples tastes that was going to be fun but very relaxed and easy. This fits the bill"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Combines good service with consistent quality. Great spot for pre-theater dinner."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was very attentive but not invasive - Food was delicious - I'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "A comfortable and thoughtful local bistro - much better food than some of the classier, better known restaurants in midtown. Well-prepared and flavorful, the dishes were served with flair. A good wine list and knowledgeable wait staff made our evening especially successful."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The food was great!! The service was quite good. I will definitely go back. For those who want an atmosphere where you can really hear each other well, this is not the place. One question why did open table say there were no 630 reservations when there were plenty of tables open when I got there and when left. Overall good restaurant."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "the food and service were excellent. the ambience a bit loud like so many places that go for the brick stone look with nothing to absorb sound. we dine there anytime"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was quite good, the service very hurried--it seemed like they could not wait to turn the table and the noise was terrible."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "General ambience: The interior was beautiful. Slightly dark for menu reading but nice nonetheless, romantic. Loud; bad music choices. Sort of incongruent. Food: I loved my wine and my menu choices left me satisfied. They were good but not stellar. Veal was slightly tough but flavorful. Companion's choices left much to be desired. Arancini, was not a hit, lots of saffron. Salmon though well cooked was bland. High, high prices for quality of food. Service: Server initially good though slightly patronizing in menu explanation at one point. Once he was corrected all was well. One of two bussers seemed either not to understand the language or not care, however one was extremely helpful and responsive. Not terrible; fine in a pinch."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere. A bit rustic and simple. Food was good, but a bit pricey. Started with the arancini which were gummy. Caesar salad was great. Orrechiette with lamb ragu was really tasty. Gnocchi were also too gummy. All the staff were very attentive."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A group from the office went for lunch and found a great lunch special with many choices. We were very pleased with our appetizers and entrees. I ordered the octopus followed by the Branzino with broccoli rabe, and both were delicious. My dining mates ordered the skirt steak salad and the tortellini and both were also pleased. The ambiance was great, we felt like we stepped into a Tuscan bistro. It was difficult to motivate ourselves to leave and go back to work!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Recommend Bocca di Bacco very highly. Visiting NYC from Florida and found this gem on Open Table & Trip Adviser. The reviews were on the mark. Both of us had fish, and it was excellently prepared and attractively served. We stayed in a hotel in Mid-town West Side and walked to Bocca di Bacco. My wife adds that the waiters were also good looking!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Sweet ambience; friendly bar; cozy but comfortable dining area. Service friendly, prompt, helpful. Menu, specials varied; several pasta, fish, chicken and red meat options at reasonable prices. Husband's bolognese was tasty. My grilled branzino was delicately seasoned, with broccoli rabe and roasted potatoes. Entrees were more than satisfying, but had to try the special risotto (aspargus, gorgonzola). So delicious I wanted to close my eyes and zoan out. Hubby chose creamy sorbet combo from fairly extensive dessert menu. Cappucchino was best I've ever had. Didn't drink, but good wines are offered. Glad friend recommended. Eager to return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service was incredible, I took my clients out for dinner and they loved this place. The wine selection was also very nice!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014