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About Bedford & Co.

Chef John DeLucie's newest venture featuring modern design with Contemporary wood-fired American cuisine.

118 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7am-11am
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-11pm, Sunday 5:30-9pm

Thanksgiving Dinner 12pm-8pm

Christmas Eve Dinner 12pm-8pm
Christmas Day Dinner 12pm-8pm
New Year's Eve Dinner 5PM-9pm
New Year's Day Brunch 11AM-4PM. Closed for dinner

Cross Street:
40th Street between Lexington & Park Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 634-4040

Website:
http://www.bedfordandco.com/

Catering:
Private Dining: Seating for up to 20 guests.

Parking Details:
Street parking available after 7:00pm.

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, 7, S - Grand Central Station
B, D, F, M - 42nd Street/Bryant Park
MetroNorth

Executive Chef:
Chef John DeLucie

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bedford & Co. Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
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Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 19 hours ago

Initial experience waiting for the table and trying to close out our tab at the bar wasn't ideal. The hostess kept pressuring us to close out but wouldn't help us get the bartender's attention. Once we were at our table, the food and service were great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

$72.00 for what amounts to a hotel breakfast. Even in NYC that is nuts. Our server was very nice it's just simply that there are far better or better meals for less money available in that neighborhood. Would not return.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Would recommend the steak or duck. Both were done to perfection. The bar tender was friendly and knowledgeable. Made us great drinks all night! Would definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We didn’t get good attention from our waitress. I would have ordered twice as much food and several rounds of drinks. Instead I only had one cocktail, which sat empty for an hour.

Music was too loud, which people got louder to talk over.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The attentive friendly service by Jasmine was complemented by fantastic food. Cool vibe.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was extremely noisy! The music was so loud , it was impossible to have conversation!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Drinks order forgotten.. several food items brutally overcooked to the point of being effectively inedible (thankfully removed from the bill without question).. (re)requested our 'shared' steaks to be sliced by the kitchen; they came back hacked into odd shaped chunks.. the bathrooms were an abhorrent disgrace, they stank and were filthy..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good food. Horrendous service the waiter disappeared for a majority of the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Second time here and once again the food was outstanding, particularly the octopus and market fish of the day. not crowded so we had room to spread out but could be tight on very busy nights. Wait staff was excellent, did not get lost after taking our orders for drinks or entrees. Definitely more returns are in my future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was slow for brunch. I ordered Eggs Benedict with Salmon which was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

From the moment I walked into the restaurant, it was inviting, stylish decore, he service staff was attentive and friendly, but most of all the food cooked on the fire wood grill was outstanding! This is a place I will Be frequenting going forward.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Dinner was delicious and I particularly loved the rigatoni dish - outstanding! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. My only critique is I found it to be quite loud for a Wednesday. The music actually got louder around 10:30 when there were less people. Otherwise, I would recommend B&C to friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fantastic food. We had the roasted beets, grilled artichokes and burrata appetizers - each was delicious and perfectly done. The beets in particular have a smoky feel that is at once intriguing but not overpowering.

We had the whole branzino as the main course - it was impeccably prepared and was absolutely delicious. They debone the fish and it really enhances the experience - the fish was just perfect!!

Excellent wine and beer list - we experienced some trouble with a pesky cork in the second bottle of wine and the servers went above and beyond to rectify it to our satisfaction. They were incredibly attentive without being annoying and added to an already wonderful experience.

I would encourage anyone to try Bedford - it was just a delightful, delicious experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Reliable and consistent. This place has good food and a cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’ll go straight to the point. I paid with cash, the server assumes I don’t want any change back. My girlfriend had to convince me to let go of a 75% tip.

It’s annoying enough when a waitstaff in any restaurant asks if I want some change back..

At the end, I just had to ask for a receipt while our waiter fishes through the garbage for a copy of our bill.. “Sorry about that” he says.. as me and my lover looked at each other and quietly laughed!!

#CourtesyIsLost #NobodyTeachesEttiquetteAnymore

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

food mediocre. service poor. Atmosphere too noisy. Very nice people but cannot recommend this place. Many better spots in the hood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

service was slow and we didnt even see the specials brunch menu until after we had left. The wrong meal was delivered to one member in our group and the bottomless option was almost forgotten - we had to keep reminding our waitress to come over with more champagne. I was disappointed in the brunch overall. The good thing was that the avocado toast had a very healthy portion of avocado which i always like to see.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service and food was great and brunch deal was amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A wonderful meal - fire roasted fish and meat is 👍👍👍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Quirky place with remarkably good food (the 4 course pumpkin tasting menu especially creative; other 3 meals also well-prepared, flavorful). Service good, esp as it was busy; all staff were well-trained, friendly and professional. Noise level was very loud at first (the piped in music, which in turn pushed conversation noise up) , but they promptly and graciously turned it down to a fine level when requested & then it was a good level of buzziness while OK for conversation. Light level oddly bright for an otherwise cozy space. Somehow it all worked and we had a great meal & a good visit with friends. Definitely will return, especially with friends going home via GCT train.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Took my employee for a luncheon. Was great for lunch. The bar looked cool but didn't have a chance to try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Warm and friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Love the fries and the chicken under a brick. Service was attentive without being in your face. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Creative tasty food. Really enjoyed Spiris Spaghetti with spicy lamb. Steak special was great. They like their pork belly here so be wary what cut you are getting. Chicken under a brick excellent for the less adventurous in your party.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Chose this place because of it's being labeled a Neighborhood Gem by fellow reviewers...NOPE...it's a just hotel restaurant and the service and flavors we both very mediocre. We waited a long time for the soup of the day and a bibb lettuce salad. Butternut squash soup was so bland, just pureed squash flavor except for the few bites that my spoon also scooped the dollop of raisin chutney at the bottom of the bowl. Sherry vinaigrette on the salad was the same level of dullness, just sherry vinegar and oil. Table next to us (arrived 15 min later) received their entrees before our burgers came out...an we were given no apology or explanation for the slow service. We did however get the pleasure of watching the manager show off her food styling and photography skills as she played with my food, snapping pictures with her phone. Bleh!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I went because I saw the bottomless brunch advertisement but when I got there the menu was completely different and there were no brunch cocktails/specials - I was handed the normal beer/wine menu. I did not stay and eat there for brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Best kept secret. Quaint with amazing wait staff. Fantastic service. Could use more variety especially appetizers for a group.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I really love this place I love the brunch and they have get a bottle of Prosecco and they give you three different type of juice I think that was excellent,I’ve definitely coming back to this place and I will recommend to all my friends

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Even though attached to a hotel it doesn't feel like lobby restaurant. Such a great breakfast. Green smoothie is lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice atmosphere with excellent food and service. We ordered grilled octopus which was really good. Their steak and lamb menus also are ones of the best.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Noise level was extremely high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Third visit, service getting worse, food still good.

The service is really slow here even when the place isn't packed. Took a long time to get our food. Food still good. Mushrooms are great. Octopus good too although portion is small for the price. Fries didn't have flavor but they were hot.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was great - our only issue was that they were out of many things on an already small menu. Their signature whisky drink couldn't be made. We ordered an appetizer only to be told they ran out. Two of the mains they were out of...including steak. Despite incredible service, the lack of options still left the experience to be desired.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to come here. Great food and outstanding service. A true gen.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This restaurant was in our hotel and as Hilton Honors members we had the choice of points or free breakfast. We took the breakfast and were surprised at the great and filling selection for the Continental breakfast. We felt it was a far better value to get the included continental than apply the $10.00 towards a hot breakfast. The yogurt was fresh Greek and creamy with fresh fruit, the muffin was hot and delicious and the oatmeal was very good with great accommodates. My husband ordered the chocolate croissant and other pastry choices with his oatmeal. We were full and we loved that it wasn't a buffet. Everything came to us on a charming platter. Very good for a hotel included breakfast!

Tags: Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The service was exceptional! Bedford & Co. is elegant without being stuffy. All the while, providing top-notch food and well-informed service from all of its staff. In a part of Midtown East that I often find lacks great food establishments, this place is a gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was terrific.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Not crowded at all... which was unusual but it was a very good restaurant all the way around. Secure table in bar area for a little energy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went for Lunch with a friend. Second time I have eaten here. Will continue to go back. Good food. Interesting menu. Good value for midtown NYC.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very nice quite place for a mid week business lunch. Good, well rounded menu - had an interesting pasta with spicy sausage and pistachios, my friend had an endive salad. Lots of other choices, all in all good option 2 blocks from Grand Central

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. I will go back when I'm in the Grand Central area again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
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