Bocado Cafe

4.4
368 reviews
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Wine Bar & Restaurant
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New York Area
298 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
39 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
11 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
30 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
66 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
39 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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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bocado is always great...great food, great service! Excellent brunch spot.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Disappointed with the service and overall lack of friendliness.

We had a reservation but we were initially put at a small table against a wall.
I complained and they moved us one table over, not by a window.

My eggs were barely warm and one of my friend’s avocado was too warm.
Very rigid about ordering right away because at 10:00, the menu changes.

But they wouldn’t substitute homefries for French fries that the next table got by ordering at 10:05.

There are plenty of breakfast choices in the area. I wouldn’t visit this one again or recommend it to friends.

I never write reviews, but this place disappointed me enough to go there.

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c
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for breakfast and enjoyed it thoroughly. Included a salad and fruit rather than the hash browns. Delicious piece of rustic bread. Poached Eggs cooked perfectly.

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HJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Restaurant! My group loved the food, love the environment, and totally enjoyed!

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SK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was late in bringing our entrees and brought us complimentary desserts and drinks. Really nice of them, and food was great.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb burger was delicious. Service always excellent here.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Waitress was rude. Food was food!

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EB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to meet up with friends before an event at the 92nd St. Y

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TT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went here during the week because we were headed over to a lecture at the 92Y. The waiter was great...very pleasant and accommodating. Enjoyed a nice glass of red wine and had the special of the evening: chicken parm over fettucine. Restaurant was reasonably priced. And since we were not lingering over our dinner, but we were served promptly with plenty of time to spare, the meal was fine. It is conveniently located and you got your value. If you are looking for amazing Italian, I would recommend going somewhere else. But this was great for lunch, snacks, and before heading off.

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions, good service & great food. 15 minute walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very warm welcome at the door and our waiter was extra special as we were a group of 5 ladies
taking their time to decide on the menu.

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SF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there, we were not disappointed. Service was very good, waiters were friendly and attentive.r
Food was reasonably priced, tasty and portions were generous. Nice selection of wine. Would definitely go there again.

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