Bocado Cafe

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394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar & Restaurant
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EB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bocato has a varied menu that works if your party all want to eat something different. Their creative appetizers are good for diners who want “small plates,” and the bar’s “by the glass” wines are very good.

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M
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Prosciutto and Fig Flatbread. Scallop appetizer. Nice wine selection.

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n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Bocado Cafe. A varied menu, not fancy but very good food at fair prices. And the staff is terrific.

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f
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice big space and atmosphere. Food was delicious, shared mushroom flatbread which was outstanding and a chicken avocado sandwich. Everything was very tasty. Price point is just a little high for casual lunch but would return again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was busy on a Saturday night but my boyfriend and I were seated within a reasonable time with check-ins from the owner. The waitress was super friendly and the owner came around and checked in with us again once we were settled. The bread and wine were amazing. Great night!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Bocado came through as a solid meal whether it be lunch, dinner or brunch. Everyone in our family Alyssa finds something yummy to eat and that’s not easy w three kids who all have very different palates. Thank you for another great meal!

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LC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food for a good price. Wait staff busy and a little slow, but certainly within an acceptable range. Only wine and beer.

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E
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was okay. The service was good and the atmosphere was real nice.

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PC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Convenient to UES venues like the 92Y. Good food and pleasant service.

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LR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Neighborhood gem and now a staple.

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AL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a reservation, got seated right away. Crowded but waitperson arrived immediately. Cheese plate was enough for an entree +. Rocket salad excellent, gnocchi as entree enough for 2. To

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j
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very trendy UES eatery. Very very busy with a nice menu. On the plus side, the food delish, the menu was varied and the staff was lovely although spread a bit thin. Although they were very busy, they never made us feel rushed. On the negative side, although we had a reservation, our table was awkwardly placed. They squeezed us into a table for four when there were five of us. Our fifth had to sit on the end jutting out into the aisle. We did not say anything, but it should have been planned out better.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Menu items sounded really good (e.g. Brussel Sprouts w/ Chorizo) but the execution of the dishes was uninspired and all of our dishes were too greasy. Our waitress, Priscilla, was a delight at least and gave very good service. If I were to go back I would probably stick to the burgers section of the menu.

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TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch loved the spring salad tasty, excellent service, have choices I don’t eat pork and they have turkey bacon which is rare at brunch places, this place has become one of my favorite places to brunch from now on..! P

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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
35 reviews
Dined on January 29, 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
60 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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
191 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
53 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
315 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
52 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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

good brunch place!

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