Bocado Cafe

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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Kyla
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a Sunday brunch with their outdoor seating. The food was delicious and service was great! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Went on a date here and while the food was pretty good, the experience was not. Our server was nice, but we had a bigger issue. An SUV slammed into the outdoor dining batterie, right where we were sitting. It vibrated and definitely was scary. The guests around us checked on us, the driver checked on us, but the staff never came over to us to see if we were okay. I found that odd, and sort of unsettling to be honest. The manager yelled at the driver to come over to us to apologize, but he never did his part. I understand it wasn’t the establishment’s fault, but this is about overall customer experience. You have to keep that in mind. I also thought we’d at least get a free drink from that, but nope! The entire bill came to us. Hesitate before booking.

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Icatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best brunch restaurants in upper east.

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vipecvnyc
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Felt very safe eating inside. First time here and found the food delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh and the service was excellent! The egg quinoa and kale dish was delicious healthy and filling and the poached egg and avocado was fresh and delicious. They even have good coffee for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and great experience the steak and frites were amazing! Definitely will come here again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (I had the waffles-fluffy and delicious) and coffee. Enough spacing between tables, great location, and prompt and friendly service.

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vipClaudiaR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had been here before,when it was fairly new and just to try something new, and it was a very pleasant surprise... Everything was amazing, from the place, to the food and the service. Thus, came in this time with high expectations, which were disappointedly not met in terms of food and value. The starter (scallops) were really good, but then the entrees (seared branzino and skirt steak) were just okay, the accompanying veggies/top of the branzino were very flavorful but the fish itself was not, which in combination made it underwhelming; the steak was quite tasty, but then the sides and reduction fell short in flavor. I will come back but hopefully to a better experience again.

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AlexH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great brunch and lunch options with one complimentary drink included. Good service but didn’t feel rushed to leave. Would recommend and eat there again.

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vipdebinnyc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was fantastic at Bocado, they had jazz playing & complementary drink with meal. This will and continue to be one of my favorite spots for outdoor dining as the food is good and the ambience is nice, especially with the street seating.

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DaniaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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RuthK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied menu. Good, courteous and friendly service.

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GinaP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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NewYorkNosher
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Bocado survived the pandemic so far. Wonderful neighborhood place. Lovely staff.

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vipAnneG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, tables were socially distant, totally great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, great service, and excellent social distancing!

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vipBNPGooner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice staff and good location and food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was super friendly and attentive. Food was really good!

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vipRlkm
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and reliable.

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vipDaniel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Socially distanced outdoor tables; wait staff attentive to all details so the customer feels welcome. Excellent food and great value for the upper east side which can be pricey.

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vipDelicious
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was fine but the service was the best part. What a terrific server the young woman was!

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vipMAGS
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

During this pandemic a nice quiet outside place to have a quick bite.

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LauraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Totally worth the extra $$$$ for a great brunch. PLUS a free drink with brunch!!

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Cookie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very tasty- I ordered the avocado with poached eggs. poached eggs were perfect and the salad was fresh with a light dressing. Mimosa with strawberry was nice. But was told that I couldn’t exchange whole wheat for sourdough- I think the explanation given had to do with dish being pre-made, which made no sense. Nevertheless, the food was fine. Staff were all wearing masks which I appreciated.

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MorganM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with how Bocado has adapted to the current environment. Food was fantastic, ambiance was great for outdoor seating and most importantly, I felt incredibly comfortable with the professionalism and precautions of the staff due to Covid.

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BobG1223
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & very good food. First time dining out in months. Less noisy & stressful than expected. Waiter was outstanding, & we never worried about safety. Very good menu choices & variety.

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vipRlkm
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the music too!

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YasmeneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always - great service with masks and attention and very efficient - thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Before the pandemic this was my go to spot. And now with the pandemic it still is. Everyone is incredible here and I always have a good experience. Also the food is incredible. You have done an outstanding job adjusting with the pandemic.

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PhoebeS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and very extensive brunch menu. The food was super fresh and the service was very kind and efficient.

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SarahM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor seating setup. Brunch menu had good options and the portions were large. Friendly service. I would definitely dine here again.

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vipItalianlover
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not a great time for any restaurant; the waiter was great and knowing that he had to go in and out for mandatory outside seating he was great!.

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jjssj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Given it is outdoor ding only, it was pretty good. Waiters attentive and masked,
Greta Crab cake sandwich ( I lived in Baltimore so I know a real crabcake)

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VegC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was decent, but a bit overpriced for the portion size. I was happy with their safety and cleanliness measures, so I felt comfortable eating outside there.

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vipWendyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

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vipHeatherC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating is a nice set up, the staff all wore masks. Everything was very professional.
Food was great!

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vipRuthK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from interesting menu. Good friendly service.

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vipDaniel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service; good choice of food to choose from. Outside seating only at the present time.

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MaeK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dining al Fresco in the midst of Covid 19 was a very nice change at Bocado. The brunch menu was extensive lots of choices and includes a brunch beverage. The prices are a bit high but its expected for the Upper East Side. I was hoping for something I couldn’t make at home so I had decided on the chorizo flatbread - great flavors but I thought it would be fresh chorizo meat and not the sausages diced - for me, the texture was like a hot dog.
My friend ordered eggs, kale and and quinoa - he enjoyed it. I would go back, perhaps for happy hour.

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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.