Bocado Cafe

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$30 and under
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American

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PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A neighborhood place. Consistently good food. Our server, Maureen, was outstanding.

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice little gem that was close to the 92 Y. Our waiter was very attentive. I had the mushroom flatbread and it was amazing. So many mushrooms! They did not skimp! My friend the Bosc Pear salad and it was very big. She loved it. She even game me some because to was so big and it really was delicious. I will definitely come back to Bocado Cafe. Thank you for the great food and service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Good food but noisy

CP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A most accommodating staff! We were 12 for brunch/lunch including 3 kids under 3. The menu has many different choices and each dish ordered was delicious. Definitely a place to revisit!

MA
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice local restaurant on Upper East Side. Nice menu with creative choices.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and every time we go it gets better.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, yummy drinks and good service! This is a home run for brunch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great setting.

VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tipico locale americano, con partita di football americano sul maxischermo. Buono il servizio e il cibo. Buon rapporto qualità prezzo

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CL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was open on Christmas Day so big plus there and the food was standard NYC brunch

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un lugar hermoso, tranquilo para conversar y la comida deliciosa. Muy cálidas las personas que nos atendieron

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! We had the scallops starter, gnocchi with truffle Alfredo, and penne alla vodka- would recommend all of them!

MA
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great neighborhood spot! Delicious burgers, sandwiches and salads. Brunch is fab, too!

c
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

came at 4:40 on Saturday. given brunch menu. told waitress we were there for dinner. she said we would order at 5. at 5 I ordered chicken dinner. was told I would have to wait till 530 because they don't start cooking till 5. so I ordered a salad which I really did not want. my salad took 35 minutes to come. meaning I could have had the chicken. comped with a free cup of coffee.

JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Will definitely go back. Good food. Really friendly service even though the restaurant was extremely busy. High noise level.

M
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not great. Wine was super warm and the stemware was not impressive. Why would you order $150 bottle with no crystal stemware? I wouldn’t return.

FN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy neighborhood gem of a restaurant with an amazing breakfast menu. The bacon and egg flatbread is not to be missed.

T
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a simple place for a meal on the UES and I stumbled on this restaurant which had, well-deserved, great reviews. I was not disappointed. The place is very popular and family oriented and the food was cooked to perfection and plentiful. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to dine in this part of the UES while keeping the budget reasonable.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices, great location and very good service! We will go back again.

T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pricey but good, fresh salads and friendly service. We only had 40 minutes and staff was very helpful in pointing to items that could quickly be prepared. I guess we weren’t prepared for a kids menu item to cost $15 for grilled cheese and fries .

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place was exactly what I wanted for lunch with a friend. The food and service were very good. The portions were enormous (we managed to finish less than half, unwisely eating the entire appetizer!)

HP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience. The price is reasonable and the portions are huge! Love this place!!!

MA
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great for brunch. Nice, cozy atmosphere. The breakfast pizza is amazing!

R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is ideally located - near the train and the movie theatre. And the UES has been losing old fashioned moderately priced coffee shops so it picked up those customers.

The menu is carbohydrate-heavy - customers are very much aware of this. It is hard to get around it but possible.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch

CR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Found this place out of the blue to take my visiting parents out, and it was a pleasant surprise right from start, not only the place was big and nice-looking but our waitress was very nice and accommodating to our long-decision process on what to order. I had the gnocchis which were good but not outstanding, but my parents and bf’s dishes (seafood pasta and branzino) were to die for. A little pricey but average for the food quality.

S
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don't get me wrong because I gave it 3 stars, it was pretty good. I give 4 stars to very good places and this was a good local place to grab a bite - 3 1/2 stars for me! The famous veggie burger could have been really good but it seriously needed some salt or seasoning inside. The ingredients are very nice but it had such a flat taste. The salad and dressing were very good and the hand cut fries I enjoyed. Good, solid neighborhood joint!

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

had breakfast special. great. though the portion got smaller today. not sure why

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this spot for brunch amazing French Toast & for lunch & dinner the calamari & Bacado fries are a must!

S
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food for lunch was good and interesting. Noise level at 1:30 was too high but I liked my overall experience.

LM
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We came at peak time - 1230 for lunch. The noise level was a little too high to have a relaxing conversation. Although the food was delicious it took a long time.

R
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good restaurant for before the concert at 92nd Street Y.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and tasty healthy options wrapped in a blanket of subtly modern elegance. Check it out!

JP
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Saturday brunch. Good food. Great ambiance. Will return.

OT
New York Area
287 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Go To Neighborhood Gem. All types of Good Foods, Friendly Staff, Plus a Full Bar. Clean Windows for People Watching. Clean Restrooms.

CE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came for a low key brunch with friends and decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was attentive at first but when we weren’t ready she lost interest. Food arrived cold and it was hard to get anyone’s attention to fix it or order more drinks.

UE
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Fairly good, neighborhood place but nothing special, especially for the price! $20 for a sandwich was excessive. Extremely noisy - the noise from the bar spread throughout the restaurant. The service was nice, however.

NY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently outstanding and reasonable for New York. They are always kind to us when we bring our one year old who is quite well behaved. Not everyone is so welcoming. One of our favorites in the city.

OT
New York Area
441 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a good dinner after seeing a performance at the Guggenheim. I ordered the roasted chicken which was delicious. My friend had the chicken paillard. We had a bottle of Rioja with our meal. It was well priced and quite good.

WW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eat here whenever we come here. Stop in for a pint and a nosh in the afternoon. A bit noisy but hey, it's New York.