Great place to meet an old
Great place to meet an old friend!! Interior was great, nice lighting, cozy, love the seating, tables were comfortably spaced apart. waiter was italian and super friendly!! nice addition to chelsea.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine new addition to the Chelsea
Fine new addition to the Chelsea neighborhood. Realistic prices, great drinks. Wonderful grappa list.
My snapper with mussels and clams was first rate! Everyone enjoyed their pastas and the antipasto portions were shareable size.
We shall return.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best pre-theater Italian Cooking
Nice addition to the area and very close to the Atlantic Theater for a very good pre-theater dinner of interesting pasta,great meatballs, and salads.Well balanced entree selection.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
So happy to have Bocca Di
So happy to have Bocca Di Bacco in our hood! Food is DELICIOUS! Staff is great and really a lovely room! We've been eating there weekly and would probably eat there every night if we could.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
the food was really outstanding. t
the food was really outstanding.
the place is very nice and confortable
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great addition to the neighborhood.
Great addition to the neighborhood. Good food,service. Will go back frequently
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The original location on 9th
The original location on 9th at 54th is a much nicer, warmer place, but the food and service remain stellar. A good thing to have another BdB in Chelsea!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere was great,
The atmosphere was great, food delicious and beautifully presented. They have great wines and a very nice list. Could use some more white wines. I would recommend to friends. I found the staff to personable and friendly. It may get a bit loud, Hey its NYC!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very good experience...great
A very good experience...great atmosphere, wonderful food and excellent service.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We selected it at random because
We selected it at random because it was located near the Joyce Theater. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, the presentation, the service and the ambiance. I would certainly recommend another trip.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
They took note of my request and accommodated us as best as they could. The food was outstanding. I had the monkfish, which a friend recommended and it was fabulous!! The bruschetta ai funghi-to die for and so was the special appetizer and dessert. Great wine list and so was the service. Will go back there again!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Bocca di Bacco
We've been here twice and loved the place both times. I've had salads both times; my friend had a pasta. My salads were terrific, as was the pasta. I had a delicious rosé for a reasonable price. The space is large and airy. We have dined late both times, so the restaurant was quiet, but the space is large, the table well spaced. Had the place been full, i think it still would have been comfortable.
We tried Bocca on the UES. Quite the opposite experience. Crowded, noisy, with a maître'd who plays favorites. Go to Chelsea!
Btw, the space for adding a private note to the restaurant allows you to leave very little information. So let me say I was treated terribly by the maître'd. We didn't fight or fail to cooperate. But we left. Skip B UES!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never fails to please
I have been going to the 2 uptown Bocca's for many years and was pleased to find they newest location in Chelsea. The atmosphere combines the best of (both brick and modern) and the food was outstanding. Service top notch. Plus we found street parking.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food In An Improbable Setting
When the four of us stepped into the place we thought we'd entered an East Hampton beach bar, rather than an Italian restaurant. The decor and the hip hop music gave us pause.But when we looked at the menu, things took a decided turn for the better. It contained some of the very special pastas and Secondi that one doesn't often see in NY Italian restaurants without three stars (and big prices) to their name. And then the manager, when asked, turned off the music in our corner of the large room and we were hooked. The food lived up to its billing. Pastas were terrific; vegetables got a rave from my vegetarian friend and the wines by the glass were numerous. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were reasonable. What's not to like?
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good basic italian restaurant
Delicious food, nice wine list, scrumptious appetizers. Service is also good. All around pleasant place for dining.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
a nice addition to west chelsea
while this is a chain -- seems like most neighborhoods have one - i was happy to see the quality of the food and the service made the place feel original. have been for both brunch and dinner. have to say i prefer dinner. brunch the portions are small and it was nothing special. dinner on the other hand is incredibly fresh pasta and wonderful salads -- i dont eat meat so cant comment on that side of the menu.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, but Drink Problems!
Great restaurant. Only problem was a waiter pushing a wine we didn't want. First wine I ordered, by the glass at the bar, was unavailable. Then I ordered a Gin and Tonic and was brought a Gin and Seltzer. (Bartender was apologetic and nice enough about changing it, but still...) First bottle of wine wine my friend and I ordered at the table was unavailable. We had a back-up wine all ready, but the waiter kept insisting on something else, and even gave us a taste of the wine he was flogging. It was OK, but my friend and I are both fairly knowledgable about wine, and it wasn't what we wanted. Why the hard sell? Otherwise, the food and ambiance are outstanding, and this minor incident wouldn't prevent me from going back.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice italian neighborhood spot
This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Overall a really nice dinner. Who can argue with $1 Blue PoInt oysters at the bar to start the evening. Moving on to our table, we started with the octopus appetizer and it was the most succulent and tender we have tasted. Our entrees (black linguine with lobster and seafood; roasted halibut) were excellent and the portions generous. We really appreciate that the tables are very well spaced and you can actually have a conversation. Our only qualm was the distracted and uneven service; our waiter disappeared a couple of times and we had to flag down other staff to get our drinks refreshed.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing and Authentic
I happened to find this place with my Open Table phone app on Manhattan Pride. My date and I had gone straight from the parade to a nearby club, and after a few hours of dancing we were quite hungry. This place did not disappoint with either quality or portions. They're menu was limited, but specialized. I had spinach and ricotta ravioli in a butter sage sauce, and my date had penne with a creamy gorgonzola sauce, green peas and walnuts. We were equally blown away. We were a bit concerned about our attire given that we were scantily dressed, and rainbowed-out, but they were very polite and attentive. My date was extremely impressed, and we will definitely be going back!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were at Bocca with several friends. All of us enjoyed the food, however, the place was so noisy it was impossible to conduct a conversation without raising ones voice. The waiter lowered the volume on a speaker which was right above us and this provided some help but not enough to make a real difference. I would probably try Bocca again but not at dinner.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every morsel that my friends
Every morsel that my friends and I had here was delicious! The choices are unusual and the food beautifully served the efficient and welcoming staff. This is a Primecard restaurant, which is a great plus.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprise find
One of my editors was in town from San Francisco and wanted to meet over a good meal and bottle of wine. I did a neighborhood scan around her hotel and found this convenient, well reviewed Italian. I was hopeful it was a winner because my editor is a genuine foodie and she also knows good wine. I was doubly worried when I found out that we were in the middle of restaurant week and the best places were probably all full.
I'll cut to the chase... We had wonderful service, artfully crafted food (my lobster was perfectly prepared and fresh) and the wine was priced fairly given the excellent quality
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time I
This was the second time I took my date to this place. I made our reservations through OpenTable, for 11:15, however we were unaware that their kitchen closes at 11pm. They are only open for drinks after 11pm, however, since we had a reservation, and arrived early (11:06), they were able to get our orders in. They came out extraordinarily fast and were delicious. Staff was polite and attentive. We will return, but next time we will arrive by earlier.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this restaurant,
First time at this restaurant, and we were very pleased with our new find. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food was delicious, and the gratis appetizer given to us was excellent. It is definitely a restaurant we will go to again, especially when we attend a production at the Atlantic Theater Company as it is within half a block of the theater.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here many, many times and not every time was a 5 star rating but most times were. The food is great and we have had more than half the items on the menu. The staff is always great. We do miss the old Manager even though the new one is nice too.
It is our new neighborhood favorite.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time. The food was great. Four of us split a few appetizers and each had a main dish - each dish was excellent, exactly as advertised, absolutely delicious, and large sized portions as well. We went home more than satisfied.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, music was a little to club like though. People were screaming over each other to speak. Which was a little annoying. However the service and food was great
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was expecting exceptional
I was expecting exceptional pasta (ORECHIETTE IN SALSA DI RAGU D'AGNELLO) which we split as an appetizer. While is was good, it was pretty ordinary. However the steak (TAGLIATA AL TAGLIERE) was perfectly good and left us with a favorable impression of Bocca
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Me and My boyfriend have been
Me and My boyfriend have been there during our trip to NYC. The food was very good and the atmosphere was perfect for an intimate dinner with tasty wine! There is a good match between price-quality-ambience (40-50£ pp)
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pre-theater spot!
Very friendly servers and lovely selection of vegetarian options!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood place
I love these restaurants--just very good food, good wine list and good service always
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real Italian Food
This was a surprise. It is a neighborhood restaurant that really exceeds expectations. It is genuine Italian comparable to most quality restaurants in Italy. It stands out both because there are so few restaurants in NYC that achieve this level of quality & that all 4 diners in our party had superb meals.
The only diminishing factor was speakers & music throughout the dining area. Even if the music were favorites the volume was way too loud. Credit to the management that when the loud level of the music was brought to their attention the immediately and for the duration of our meal kept it low.
We wholeheartedly recommend Bocca Di Bacco
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service too quick?
We dined on a Monday night and the restaurant was pretty quiet, less than a dozen diners in the whole place. The waiter took our cocktail order, and dinner and wine selection from the huge list. The cocktails arrived with bread and what appeared to be mild tomato salsa. But no sooner had we taken a sip (of each others', as the cocktail menu was full of surprisingly fun options), the appetizers arrived from the kitchen. The eggplant appetizer was great, but we could have used a few moments to wind down from the day with our cocktails before food arrived. I had the lamb shank entree, which was also great. My dinner companions also really loved their food choices. Although the dessert choices looked fun, we passed being too stuffed.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving to remember
The food was amazing. My son and I went there for thanksgiving and I was amazed by the food! The prefixed menu was superior and
Well priced! I reccommend everyone in the Chelsea area to go! Better than most places in Italy that I have been!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM