I love Bocado. You can takeI love Bocado. You can take a friend from out-of-town there for a good, casual meal or grab dinner with a significant other. Our favorite features are:
- inventive, frequently updated specialty cocktail menu - Bocado has a strong bar program; tonight's choice, "The Crimson," gin, fresh strawberries, vieux pontarlier (absinthe), lemon and prosecco - YUM.
- good selection of unusual wines by the glass, from several countries
- GREAT small plates, especially the creative salads; had a divine beet salad with microgreens, roasted red and yellow beets; goat cheese and citrus slices
- the BURGER STACK; it's as good as everyone says ... really
Only gave service three stars because it was unusually slow tonight. Normally it's much better.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA New FavoriteThis was our second visit to Bocado and we took our daughter because we knew she would love the Burger Stack! I think our second experience was even better than our first visit. Both my husband and daughter had the burger stack, and I had the pan roasted chicken. Our food was delicious, and the service was extremely friendly and attentive. Cocktails are always wonderful as well, although we needed lots of help with the drink menu! Really love Bocado6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Burger in Atlanta! And more!They have the best burger in Atlanta, and actually the best burger I've had in my life. I can't stop thinking about it! Cocktails were fantastic too - well worth the $10 a piece. We had 2 appetizers that were delicious as well. I had a 9pm reservation and the place was still packed... the lighting is low and although the space is fairly small, it doesn't feel the least bit uncomfortable. Great find... I highly recommend!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but Noisy Main RoomWhen we walked in on a Thursday night at 8:30, the noise in the main room was deafening and we had not reserved a table outside. The hostess seemed to recognize that the noise bothered us so she set a table for us in a side room and opened the door next to our table. Nice breeze and the room was very quiet. The food and service was excellent. We will certainly be back. We will, however, reserve a table away from the loud main room.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest burger in Atlanta!My family and I eat at Bocado once or twice each month. They have the best hamburger in Atlanta, and the service is excellent. We always request outdoor dining, but if it is not available, then we request the main dining room with the bar - always lively and fun.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLeela or Liela, was great,Leela or Liela, was great, knew the food and wine pairing very well. She gets an A++ !!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but very noisy.Good food but very noisy. Always make your reservation for the outside patio. I like the smaller plates.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new go-to burger spot.The burger is a "must-eat". Probably the best in town without all the frills.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't have been better!Don't let the limited menu scare you. My husband and I wouldn't call ourselves foodies by any means, but we really LOVED every single thing we had. Drinks were fun and unique (and there are always additional seasonal options not on the online menu), all the small plates are awesome but definitely not big enough for a meal. The burger is out-of-control good, and the herb fries are awesome. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Bar, Great FoodThe bar at Bocado is outstanding, especially their cocktails. Their regularly changing list is superb but the bartenders David and Tyler can make anything you want. Equally good is Bocado's starter/small plate selection, with are truly creative and deeply flavored, and based on the highest quality ingredients. The list of entrees is short but hits the needed categories (seafood, chicken, beef, etc.) and each entree is nicely conceived, delicious and well proportioned. Offering specials would be nice though.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great drinksGreat food and great drinks but its VERY loud. It was hard to have a conversation with the people sitting at our own table.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful evening atHad a wonderful evening at Bocado. I wanted to provide my dining companion a wow experience and this funky bistro was the ticket. Bocado's menu is just the right mix of options to satisfy even the most discriminating and they offer an extensive wine and drink list. The crowd was diverse and just what I was looking for and their desire to provide ingredients locally is terrific.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Burger.Best burger I have ever had. It comes one way, and that is really all you need. Everything else on the menu looks great, but I cannot skip the Bocado Burger Stack when I go. The cocktails are a little pricey for the size, but you know you're getting something special after the first sip. Be sure to get reservations on Friday and Saturday night!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing BurgerThe hamburger was indeed one of the best in Atlanta4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYumm! Repeat customerGreat food! Great service...not the largest in terms of space, but it was comfortable and the tasty eats more than make up for it...Very warm, quaint and great menu options.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Just wishVery good food. Just wish they would have more lobster to not run out of the lobster roll. A nice little place with a good price point. Pretty loud though so no romantic feel.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great atmosphere forReally great atmosphere for a date. Great food with moderate pricing.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA special pork chop burgerA special pork chop burger was not all I expected. Needed more flavor--- sauce or toppings or something. The modest amount of sauce and slaw on it were not really enough to make an interesting entree.
The bread, shrimp and grits and beet salad was very good.
Had a 7:30 reservation. Took about 15 minutes to be seated.
Not a place for a quiet or focused conversation. Very loud inside.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and portion size.great food and portion size. service was perfect. we enjoyed everything about the dining experience. great location in "west midtown"4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite Atlanta restaurant.Our favorite Atlanta restaurant. A great place to go after a movie. Excellent and creatively prepared food. Very friendly and knowlegdeable serving staff.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely place with very friendlyLovely place with very friendly service. The menu is small, I tasted a few dishes all of which were delicious.
It is quite loud indoors.
Also service was quite slow at times. At one point it took us a good half hour to receive one cocktail at our table. It may have been just that night. On the other hand, our waitress was very good.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the decor/set-up andI loved the decor/set-up and the overall feel of the place. The fact that it's on the smaller side helps makes it feel more intimate. Based on other outside reviews, we tried the stacked burger and it did not disappoint. We definitely will rank it as one of the top burgers we've eaten to date. They have a decent selection of beers/wines to try out. Service was good and we did not have to wait for a table when we visited. A recommended place to visit if you are in the Midtown Atlanta area.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to BocadoOur first visit to Bocado was wonderful! My husband had the famous burger stack and it was delicious, and I had the lobster roll. The lobster roll was fresh and delicious, but I can't wait to go back and get the chicken dish which was what I originally planned to order. Or, will I be able to resist the burger?? The service was friendly and knowledgeable, and the outdoor patio was great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrongI've eaten here three times, and three times it's been two thumbs up. The menu is small, but the food is fantastic and they pour great drinks. Love the atmosphere as well.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally got to try the BocadoFinally got to try the Bocado burger. It was delicious. Everything was great. Unfortunately service was mediocre. Our waitress would disappear for long periods of time and forget several things we asked for.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGo-to spot!Love this place. Best Burger in Atlanta, hands down. Great seasonal dishes and creative cocktail menu. One of my go-to spots.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery much enjoying the tweaksVery much enjoying the tweaks to the menu. Small plates and libations (and the burger, if you must) are the way to go!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest burger ever and the serviceBest burger ever and the service was just fantastic. This is one of our favorite places to go!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely great food! OnlyAbsolutely great food! Only negative, its loud. The way the restaurant is designed, noise carries...3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMReally fresh and really delicious.Really fresh and really delicious. Good cocktails and a nice wine list, very reasonably priced. I only wish they hadn't run out of the duck cavatelli! Now I have to go back to try it....3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFor starters had the seasonalFor starters had the seasonal cheese, the pairings are amazing!! Dinner, had the burger! For some reason, the burger was even better than the times before. Very pleased with the service, quality and taste of our dinner. For a Tuesday night, the restaurant was crowded, burgers and beer night.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. BroughtFood was very good. Brought own wine, $15 corkage fee, limit two bottles per table. Had a party of four so that was just right. The salads were a big hit with everyone. New red rice salad was outstanding. Lobster roll was good but would not order again. Hamburger and French fries were delicious. The only thing that did not meet the general overall outstanding quality was desert. Fine but not outstanding. Our server and the service were terrific. Very loud but it was a place made to be loud. The hip crowd started coming in as we were leaving (yes we are old) around 9:30. The reasonable prices and good food will likely keep Bocado a destination place in this vibrant and growing area. Would go back without hesitation. A really fun meal.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd TripMy second trip in as many weeks! This time, I got there early and FINALLY got the lobster roll!! Let me just say it was well worth the wait! I had a GREAT time, although....the drinks are a little pricey for the amount of liquor you get. But I won't sweat that...had a table outside, it was VERY nice..3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. Beet appetizerFood was excellent. Beet appetizer was absolutely amazing! Service was attentive and friendly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI finally had THE burger,I finally had THE burger, y'all. ...and it lived up to every review and expectation I had for it! It's basically crafted with two thin beef patties, american cheese, pickle, and mayo, on a soft sesame seed bun. Sounds pretty simple, but then you take a bite, and the flavor just erupts in your mouth! Best burger I've ever had. Seriously, go get it. You won't be disappointed!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first time there.It was my first time there. Loved it. I will be back. I will tell all my friends about it.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visitThis was my first visit to Bocado's! The ambiance was fabulous, had a great time. My only disappointment was, and it's nobody's fault but mine, was that I had the lobster roll on my brain, but my reservations weren't until 9. I knew they'd all be gone by then, but I did my homework, next choice was the burger stack....FANTASTIC!! I'll just have to come back another time and get that lobster roll!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNever lets me downEvery time I come to this place, it does not disappoint. I am quite pleased with the food and service. The blend of foods and spices always fits well. Would highly recommend to anybody looking for an interesting food experience.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu not quite as interestingMenu not quite as interesting from the new chef, however,food is still excellent. We will be back.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM