Bocado Cafe

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$30 and under
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American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
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RH
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch with my ole NYC friend This place is near his apartment and was a great choice Food and service were great Over all a good experience

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to go eat service was excellent and food was delicious

VG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Stick to brunch-like dishes. Avoid $33 steak frites since their NY strip steaks are frozen: no taste, weird texture. A shame for the neighborhood.
Burgers and eggs will do it if you’re hungry!

NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food is delicious. Drinks are very good. Service is great. Overall I highly recommend.

KJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we LOVED it. The meatball pizza was amazing, and the omelete with pancetta and amigo cheese was great. Cozy seating upstairs and a covered outside heated area was nice also. I definitely would recommend this place!

MB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place. Great lunch. Reasonably priced.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best hamburgers around, good service. A little crowded and noisy but otherwise a good neighborhood place.

UE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Disappointing. Basically an upscale diner. Not a Saturday night place ... better for brunch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe I’ve lived in the neighborhood and this was my first time here. The atmosphere was great, food delicious and service terrific! I will definitely be dining here again!

LL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service I’ve had in a long time. 45 minutes to get brunch of eggs and coffee and then everything came cold. No manager to be found. I won’t go back.

OT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Scallops were extremely salty

AZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unimpressive food for wildly expensive prices - definitely wouldn't recommend

PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
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
71 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
8 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
71 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

c
New York Area
34 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
24 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
71 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

R
New York Area
35 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
9 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
370 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