Bocado Cafe

4.6
301 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 8:30am - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 8:30am - 11:00pm
Breakfast : Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 11:00am
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 289-9004
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
87th and Lexington Ave
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Public transit
Trains 4,5,6 to 86th Street and Lexington Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
301 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
27%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent neighborhood spot for good quality tasty food.
Generous portions. The salads are Amazing and my crab cake was delicious and fresh!

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Don't order the fried Calamari. It is tough, very greasy and much of the breading was falling off and/or off. Broccoli Rabe was okay and the other diner had a salad which was okay.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We were a party of 8 and everyone was happy, good menu, lovely space, one of my neighborhood favorites.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great ambience for groups, excellent food, outstanding service

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great creative menu. Excellent thin crust pizza. A little too noisy.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food. Very crowded with tables on top of each other, but that’s Manhattan. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

What delicious lightly battered calamari! Heavenly! Lang burgers tasty and the fig/prosciutto flatbread, definitely dive into the decadent chocolate mousse cake!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I just love this place.
The food, service, location and ambiance are top shelf.
All that and you don't have to worry about the fancy
dress.
And did I say that the food is fresh.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food, excellent service. Definitely will go back!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food and service is excellent. Scallop app and prosciutto and dig Flat bread delicious.
Great wine selections as well

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food was great, and the portion was fairly large. The service was fantastic! The staff was super friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing wait staff. Food choice for our vegan, carnivore and paleo group. Beautiful location

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Met colleague for lunch on a Wednesday. Restaurant had only a few patrons when we arrived on time for our 1 pm reservation. Ordered salads. Loud parties seated
To either side of us — now speaking loudly just to hear. Tables on both sides eating entrees (cooked) by 1:30. They both arrived
After us. Called waiter over twice to inquire about our food. Each time he said would
Be right out that they got slammed. Never offered drinks or bread or. 1:45 salads arrived. They were fine —certainly not worth the wait — or $20 each. Work in the area. Dine out often. Not here again.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

3rd time at Bocado. very good brunch. I think that 4.5 dollar coffee should be refillable tho.. which is what most people say as the downside of this restaurant..

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food Great ambience. Yummy salads We all totally enjoyed it

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

This was our second time here, but, sadly, it will be our last. The noise level is just ear shattering. You cannot hear your partner speak. The food is mostly really good, but expensive for this type of place. The salads are not worth $17 and $18. The crab cake isn't large enough for the price. The bread is not fresh tasting. The chicken dish was excellent. The happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. is only at the bar.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

A very energetic spot close to the Metroplolitan Miseum of Art. We stopped in for Sunday Brunch, the menu offers a broad selection at relatively good prices and good service

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. I especially liked that the staff could tell that we were having a long conversation so they let us be while we lingered over lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was served quick. Good

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a really nice Mother’s Day brunch. Nice atmosphere, but the restaurant was a little loud. The waffles and French toast were both really good.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very accomodating, friendly service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always great service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Found this by chance looking for somewhere to have dinner after a visit to the MET on a Saturday evening. The food was excellent; fresh, well prepared, a varied menu, and attentive friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Bocado is a family favorite. Great food and ambience. Never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Friendly, reliably good food neighbourhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Pretty Good Every Time We Eat Here. VG Steak & Eggs, Red Russian Kale Salad is loaded with sides and flavor. Breakfast pizzas are fun, as are most plates. Large bar and good food await your visit. Polite staff and clean bathrooms. Convenient location on Lex. Ave & E. 87th St.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I forgot how great this restaurant is! Food, service, wine, decor! Excellent, excellent food: salads, burger, chicken, salmon and a killer chocolate mousse dessert. Go, you won't be disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Came here to celebrate a friend’s bday! They treated her really nicely, with a surprise piece of cake and a candle. The mimosas are awesome! Salads and omelettes are delicious!!!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We waited at least 20 minutes for burger and omelet. Lamb burger was a small on a large bun and coffee was not refilled even when offered by busser at the end. Excuse made by waitress that the wait was longer because I asked for burger medium-well instead of usual medium. No offer for compensation made and I didn’t ask. The food tasted great but I was extremely disappointed with service.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a very nice brunch. Waitress was attentive and my meal, grilled salmon over a side salad, was yummy. It's a family restaurant so be prepared for screaming kids.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love the ambiance of this place! Was perfect for brunch.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had dinner with a family member. The Branzino was excellent. The vegetables that accompanied the fish were less than adequate. The greens were bland. The fish could have used a side order of starch, whether that would be mashed potatoes or a purée of carrots.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was phenomenal and you definitely get your money’s worth. I will definitely be back!!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great flatbread. Good pasta. Worth the try. Good espresso.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great neighbor place with consistent good service and delicious food. Our go to for brunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went for brunch on a Saturday morning. You get a free beverage with any food item ordered off the brunch menu which is a great idea. Service was attentive and friendly. We had a table by the window in a cosy little corner. The food was very tasty, although my poached eggs were a little cold and slightly underdone. The green salad was lovely with a great dressing. I would definitely go back as it has nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

good food, great service.. great lunch menu... I suggest the flatbread breakfast pizza

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was excellently prepared the past 2 occasions we dined as a group of 4 . Service was friendly, attentive, and efficient. Their pancakes are the absolute best - everyone at our table raved about them. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to perfection. Mushroom flatbread also a big hit. Everything fresh and delicious!! Highly recommend Bocado!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service with a smile
Perfect for toddler and family; sat by window overlooking construction site... best entertainment ever!... and brunch was great!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, fun atmosphere

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