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BOCADO
BOCADO

BOCADO Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bocadoatlanta.com
  • Phone: (404) 815-1399
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - closing
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Ginsberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our semi-private room seats up to 25 guest and is offered at no charge, only for food and beverages.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Lewis (404) 815-1399

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self Parking is available at lunch in front or across the street adjacent to the restaurant.
    Valet is available in the evening or self parking.
A word from BOCADO
We want our diners to feel at-home in our relaxed and innovative
space in the heart of Atlanta’s bustling West Midtown.

Our design is a literal translation of our passion for sustainable
foods. Keeping with our commitment to simplicity, our restaurant’s
design reflects our love of all things natural. The restaurant
utilizes organic, reused materials recreated in inventive and
distinctive ways.

The unique elements merge to create a truly organic,
comfortable aura from the lofted ceiling to the inviting banquettes.

The spacious patio is perfect for al fresco dining or an after-work
cocktail, and our private dining room can accommodate everything
from formal functions to small get-togethers.

Please note we currently do not acccept reservations for lunch.

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Diner Reviews
  • "This place is so amazing, never been disappointed. A must try if you like a good burger, or mouth watering roasted chicken or even the watermelon and avocado salad. Super yum."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We've tried Bocado twice in the last month. Excellent small plates and good that vegetarians and those who need gluten-free can also find great options. But it's just TOO noisy - they need to work on that - there are companies that specialize in reducing restaurant sound levels so that patrons can actually have conversations while they enjoy the excellent cocktails. And on that front - it seemed short staffed at the bar on Saturday August 23 - need more staff and especially bartenders."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Highly recommend Bocado. We were all impressed with the service and food. Great place to share small plates. We ate outside on the covered patio which was delightful. The space is modern but inviting. We only drank wine but the cocktail menu looked amazing. Vallet parking was easy."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The last time there were 4 of us, this time there were 6. The 1st time everything was spot on, served at the same time, and a great meal. Made reason for a return visit! This time the food was all good, but 1 of the 6 of us received our plate almost 8 minutes after everyone else! And no offer of anything was made to make up for us all sitting there staring at her empty setting while our all of our food cooled. Notgood."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We were a table of four friends, three of whom had previously been there for lunch, and two had been there before for dinner. While lunch is a pleasant experience noise-wise, we ALL had a truly difficult time trying to hold a conversation at dinner. Everyone remarked unfavorably on that! My ears were literally ringing all of the next day. In addition, there is a constant line-up for the restrooms. The drinks are beyond amazing and the food was really superb....but I don't know if I would go back again due to the noise level!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is the bomb. Great for dates, family gatherings, or just want to grab something delicious and have a drink by yourself. The cheese and wine selection is on point. The bone marrow appetizer is something you can't find anywhere else in town."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Limited menu. Eclectic. What we had was very good. A bit pricey."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food is the feature here - great small plate choices and the burger is as good as everyone has said - best in Atlanta. Perfect for a great meal at a fair price. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a great place that my neighbor recently introduced to our Saturday dinner group and I fell in love. The cocktails are great, the wine list is great, wine by the glass is great and the FOOD... YUM! From the peach & blackberry salad to the smoked trout dip to the deviled eggs, it is all great and then I tried the burger. Wow! The burger is a delicious creation of two thin patties cooked well until they a slightly crispy on the edges with cheese and pickles on an H&F bun."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I love Bocado. My wife and I have been here many times, especially when we need to satisfy a burger craving. The food is always excellent and, in general, the service is usually up to snuff as well. On our last visit, however, our waitress was simply overwhelmed. She didn't get us our drink orders correctly, didn't bring one of our appetizers, and was sort of flippant about her poor performance. Thankfully, the manager apologized and comped us our appetizers (of which there were many) and satisfactorily rectified the situation. This experience aside, I could not recommend Bocado more highly. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "must have been a new server. we ate dinner Friday night August 8, and we had a terrible service experience. We were seated promptly at a bad table and ordered our drinks and our meal. The appetizer arrived and 10 minutes later the drinks arrived we did not get any service for another hour and SAT there with empty glasses turned upside down on the table and no one even noticed. I would definitely give this restaurant another try as this is the first time that we have had terrible service hopefully that person will be better trained or replaced soon."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I had the duck confit, which is a new menu item, and it was absolutely amazing. I also highly recommend the watermelon salad as it has such a unique flavor and combination of items involved. It can be a little noisy at times, but the overall restaurant has a phenomenal setup, and the bar is perfect for a late night snack."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had an 8:00 reservation. Didn't get seated til close to 9:00. Didn't get food til close to 10:30. Manager said the kitchen was overwhelmed. I can certainly understand how that can happen, but it might have been nice if the manager had offered a response. Three of the four meals at our table were very average."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "You can't be picky to eat here. The menu is quite small, but every option is delicious. I ordered the prosciutto wrapped trout and my date ordered the burger. We also started the night with a glass of wine each and the duck appetizer along with deviled eggs. Everything was absolutely wonderful, but there was only 1 option for most meat dishes i.e. One chicken dish, one beef, one duck, and two fish options. Very knowledgable server and quick service, but it was a little cramped and loud. I'd go back though"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was very good and interesting - Unfortunately, service was not good at all. Ordered wine and a beer after waiting forever for someone to initially come to the table. Our appetizers/salads came before drinks. We had finished our appetizers before drinks arrived. I ordered a second glass of wine for dinner, but it never came. After I was through eating, the waitress came and gave me a story about the computer system being messed up. I had watched them pour my wine - it sat at the bar through my whole meal. Anyway, food is worth the trip, but don't expect great service. Other reviews seem to echo that."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My husband started out with 1/2 dozen of the Chunu oysters, the perfect small size and delicious. But the big treat was when his entree came of the seared grouper with the butter bean, tomato, corn salad ... His meal was delectable and he was pleased with every morsel. I tried the kale salad which seems to be all the rave everywhere but I guess I might prefer it cooked rather than raw, but at least I tried it! My entree of roasted chicken was delicious and enough for me to bring some home for lunch the next day. We enjoyed our Saturday night impromptu dinner and this was the perfect place."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is our second time dining at Bocado and I was really looking forward to the lobster roll. They have changed the recipe and I didn't enjoy it. I prefer a lobster roll with mayonnaise although I know some recipes just use melted butter. The burger stack was amazing as usual. The bartender made our group a cocktail based on ingredients we suggested and it was wonderful. The service was very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I wanted a cute night-out and we got exactly that. It was our first time at Bocado. The servers (twins) were the sweetest. They even suggested some good food (it was slightly bland but overall it was okay). We would definitely go back! What we absolutely loved about the restaurant was the interior and the atmosphere it maintained- very elegant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "we have eaten here several times and of food is always good. This is the third time I have had the burger and it was delicious as always. I can recommend this restaurant as a place to go no matter whether it is lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was so delicious. Fresh, unique and very tasty."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We arrived at 7:30 last Saturday, and it was already so loud we could barely hear ourselves think. When the noise became unbearable, we asked to move out to the patio, and the staff said yes. Out there, we could actually hear, and we enjoyed the rest of our evening. As for the food, I raved about Bocado's delicious burger, and all four of us ordered it. Unfortunately, it was not nearly as tender and flavorful as the first time I'd had it. My non-alcoholic cocktail (lime and ginger beer) was really delicious, though."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Second time and not going to hurry back. Everything was totally uninspired, from the service to the food. No dining room supervision (management) which might explain the service part. It wasn't that busy so service should have been better. Two of three scotches out of stock and valet bumped my new car into something (parking is a mess there). Too many other (better) options, especially on the Westside."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I found the service to be less then usual. It was not typical to my experience. The waitress took a plate before we were done. Took an appretizers that was not finished without asking us if we were done. I loved the food but that took away from the experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had late, 9:45 reservation and were treated well by our server. Our meal has been overshadowed by a followup tweet we received from someone at the restaurant saying we overstayed our welcome and also didn't tip well. We left 22% on our table-total (over $200) and stayed an hour and a half, which to me is fair on both cases. I would not go back here because of this. And that's a shame because the food was excellent and we didn't receive any indication from the staff that we should leave earlier... the table before us left only about 10 minutes prior to us. Very disappointed"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great drinks, great service, and amazing dinner options. The burger is a must-try, but the pasta dish on the dinner menu is probably the best I've had in Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the experience altogether. We opted to sit outside because it was a bit loud indoors, and it was a nice day. Covered patio with fans helped cool things off. Burgers were great, and trout dish was really good. Enjoyed the cocktails! Service was outstanding - very attentive and timely."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant did not have 2 of the only 5 main course dinner items before 8:30pm. How does that work? Sketch. They were both the fish plates so if you weren't interested in eating fried chicken or beef, you were out of luck. The waitress also informed us that we could only get our burger well done. Why? And then there was grissell in it. YUM Overrated - would not go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We got to sit outside, which we have never done. It was a great unhurried dinner with family. Excellent sharing plates. My daughter tried one of the mocktails (strawberry juice) which was great. I felt compelled to try the ginger beer mocktail...fabulous! We settled on the burgers which were great as always. Just a nice enjoyable evening in a great setting with very good service"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I feel that the mgt here is not up to the task. The number of servers is inadequate or they are poorly deployed during busy periods. Our server was very absent - come to find out she also had a huge table inside on the far side of the restaurant. Food was good but salty."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Bocado changes its innovative appetizer menu periodically and each time we go, we are amazed that this creative kitchen keeps coming up with new and exciting dishes. My dining partner was wowed with the kale, apple and shaved parmesan salad with buttermilk dressing while I enjoyed the scrumptious fried broccoli, lemon and squash, drizzled with a delicious, warm cheese fondue. For our entrées, we chose the halibut and great standby burger and fries. Both were outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, our server Adam (who has been with Bocado since Day 2) sure knows his menu and can handle a roomful of diners beautifully, with perfect ease."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I felt like I had to scream across the table because it was so loud. Our server was less than attentive. She barely came over to the table. The food was mediocre. I thought the burger was suppose to be this raging great burger everyone loves. It was tasty, but not as good as H. Harper off Memorial. The burger to bun ratio was way off, with the burger feeling swallowed by the bun. And the meat had no real flavor. The cocktails were fantastic, but again what I got for the price wasn't worth it. In fact comparing the meal to other restaurants it was way over priced and way over hyped. Overall, it was just ok."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always delicious...from the trout tip and beef tartar appetizers to the best burger in town. A great, cool, easy place to go with friends. Friendly, hipster staff, great cocktails. I love Bocado."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We spent a very good evening at Bocado. Our reservation was ready on time, very good service, not pushy but attentive and professional. Cocktails were excellent and so was the food. We started with the deviled egg with tomato jam, I had the steak tartare and it was perfect. Great meat flavor not hidden by a lot of spices but very tasty. My husband had the halibut and it was flaky and delicious. Our friends had the tagliatelle and the lobster roll and only heard good things about it. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I visited Bocado because Executive Chef Adam Waller uses the organic produce and pasture-raised meats that the farmers from Peachtree Road Farmers Market sell. I've worked there for about a year and a half and our farmers consistently put Adam Waller's Bocado on their recommended restaurant list. His menu did not disappoint with local, seasonal ingredients and a bright, bold flavors. Highly recommended for folks trying to eat ethically."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! The burger and Bandito were wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Have eaten at Bocado several times with my husband, mostly for lunch and it has always been great. This was our second dinner dining experience and both of us were very disappointed with the food. The hanger steak was chewy and lacked flavor. The fried chicken breast was dry and the collared greens were too vinegary. The noise level was deafening. Could not hear person sitting right next to you. Will stick to lunch at Bocado. More civilized and quieter."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Me and two girlfriends all had the Bocado burger. Oh I forgot we started with yummy cocktails and fried broccoli. The burgers were perfection and it continues to be my favorite neighborhood go to !!! Jaime Coffed"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Ate outside on a warm Atlanta night in early June 2014. The food choices were excellent. The flavor combinations of the various items was fantastic. The quality of service was great. Bocado is a real gem, one that I highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Have been here a couple of times and really like the service, food, atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Bocado! The food was great and the service was excellent. Be sure to book weekends in advance as it fills up quickly."
    Dined on 5/30/2014