Bocado Cafe

4.5
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great surprise, passed it so many times. We all enjoyed, will definitely return

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TJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server made our meal here, which I always like to call out to support good customer service. She was fantastic and I wish I had her name. My daughter ordered a burger medium rare and I ordered same for my salmon., Both came raw, cold in center. I am always afraid to send back under-cooked food as it is difficult to reheat without overdoing it. Which is exactly what happened. But it wasn't the server's fault and she graciously waived a glass of wine and brought us a dessert sampler. It's only because of this that I will definitely give it another try.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food with generous portions, but very noisy. We will go back again!

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KG
Naples
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went to this restaurant because we received a gift card for Christmas. When the bill came we were told that the tip could not be paid with the gift card. When we attempted to get change at the bar for the tip, the bartender said he "couldn't make change" for us. The Restaurant manager just shrugged his shoulders. FINALLY our waitress gave us change from her tip money. Also, two kids came to our table soliciting for money for their basketball league--why do they allow this to happen? We won't be back.
Overpriced sandwiches and wine (even by NYC standard prices).

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was very good. Delicious fluffy pancakes with fruit, servers varieties of eggs Benedict, crepe, and omelette—all delicious. It is a good value for what you get, and the service was fantastic.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service, abundant food, very good quality. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! I’ve been there a few times. Service is always good. Food delicious! Good selection of dishes.

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J
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I tried it again after a prior negative experience and it was much better! Table was not as crowded, the server checked in regularly and hostess was much better than previous rude hostess. The food was very good, as it has always been. I am glad I tried to again as I had always enjoyed going there and am happy that I can continue to frequent this restaurant when I am in the neighborhood.

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a
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great, not too stuffy wine bar that I go to whenever I'm up near Museum Mile. Great selection of food and appetizers that should please everyone.

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r
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the food was good, service really nice, able to have a conversation on a Sunday night

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OT
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Bocado Cafe and enjoyed it very much. The food and service was great.

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s
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Convenient for 92Y. Food is fine but service is slow and our waiter was slower

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SH
New York Area
304 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Eclectic and interesting menu. We were there for brunch. Everything was almost perfect but the meals were a bit cold—it was a frigid day in NYC so I will toss that off to the weather as everything was freshly made and beautifully presented.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a dinner with a friend here, ambiance was lovely. Food was good, nothing spectacular but worth the price. Service was great. I’d go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I felt the food was more expensive than it should be, but the environment was nice. Don’t sit near the windows in the winter — it’s drafty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good vibe, good food

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OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 times or more i have visited this amazing place. love it every single time. please keep up with brunch complimentary drinks. this is a nice addition

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FF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for brunch !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but 660 dolars 5 people it's a little too expensive

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year’s

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J
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

After having been to this restaurant many times in the past, I was very disappointed in my visit today. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation today and the hostess said it would be a few minutes. We understood as we were early. A few minutes later, she led our party of three to a small table for 2 and said it was the only table available. We were squished so close to another table that I could smell the perfume of the person next to me, which gave me a headache throughout our meal. Our server hardly ever came to our table and it was difficult to get her attention to get coffee or anything else we needed. Our table was so small that had two of us not ordered flat breads that came on long narrow boards instead of regular plates, the three plates would not have fit on the table. At the end of the meal, I received a phone call from the hostess, who I believe said her name was Lisa, who in a nasty tone told me it was now 1:30 and that I had a 1:00 reservation and asked whether I would be showing up. I told her I was already in the restaurant and went up to the hostess stand, and it was the same woman who seated us, and I showed her which table we were and she did not apologize. I traveled a distance to this restaurant because I like the good, but the unpleasant experience was not with it.

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When we arrived our reserved table had been given away so the staff was very nice and made up for the inconvenience adding a complimentary drink and excellent service

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LK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! The waitstaff was lovely. A little pricey but yummy.

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DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Christmas brunch

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved my salad and Bellini! Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Would go back again as the menu was interesting and varied.

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NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

good brunch place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food hit the spot. Experienced some confusion considering OpenTable. Reservations are not upheld. Was treated rudely when showing flexibility in seating and waiting.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!!

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BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The menu included brunch and lunch items which we appreciated. The restaurant was crowded and noisy but I guess that's to be expected. The tables are crammed in close together so it was hard to converse. The food was good although the veggie burger was quite mush and not very flavorful. Other items were better. The server was fantastic.

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V
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak, of the Steak and Fries dinner option, was succulent and tender and cooked to perfection. This is the steak I want to learn to cook at home!

Otherwise, this restaurant never disappoints.

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M
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value with lots of options for mostly traditional Italian dishes. Quick, efficient service was paced well - never hurried but intuitive delivery of courses. Very good food overall.

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o
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fine neighborhood establishment. Food was well prepared and service (Jasmin) was excellent.
The energy level was good with relatively low noise level that permitted comfortable conversation.
Excellent value for this part of town

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the perfect little neighborhood restaurant. I can’t wait to go back!

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MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great selection of wine by the glass -- and at decent prices for a full glass. In addition, several beers on draft. Very good gnocchi, almost as good as in Piemonte. Great place though seating is tight.

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and ambience, in what felt like a local eatery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Coffee wasn’t fresh and was cold. Weren’t attended regularly, I didn’t know who my waitress was.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy place with good wine list, great food and perfect service!

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OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent as usual.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Buoni sandwich, servizio gentile ma lento. Ottima atmosfera!

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M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, friendly staff nice beer and wine choices. good value. I eat here regularly and am never disappointed.

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