Bocado Cafe

4.4
776 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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PattiF
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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vipDonnaW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Thanksgiving dinner—we enjoyed tremendously.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great! We were in NYC for the day and needed somewhere to eat on Thanksgiving that wasn’t requiring us to buy the prix fixe meal. They offered a variety of foods and catered to all our dietary needs. They were accommodating when someone in our party wasn’t satisfied with part of her meal. I will come back if I am in the city again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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vipbklyn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I've always enjoyed the food here. But this was my first time eating indoors since the pandemic and was concerned that they weren't checking vaccination status.

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine from beginning to end. Staff paced themselves according to the leisurely pace of three friends meeting for first time in two years. Bocado continues to be very good and is liked by people of all ages.

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MAAR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was superb. All worked as a team, they are friendly & efficient

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It took 15 minutes for the waitress to come over at first, and 30 more for food to arrive. Somehow, almost nothing had taste. All of the three different types of potatoes that were ordered with our meals were all unappetizing, and the flavors in the dishes were not cohesive. We won’t be returning.

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AdrienneO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wish there were more vegan options and ability to adjust offerings for vegans. Was surprised a request to add cream to fra diavlo to make it creamy could not be accommodated. Other than that the non vegans really enjoyed the dishes, especially the roasted artichoke. Didn’t realize only beer and wine served but the wine choices were very good. Has a nice time and would go back.

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Richie928
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Eggs Benedict were a little small for the price, but tasty.

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GerL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the fixed lunch. It was a great choice. Nice place!

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vipGman
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and value. Maybe the best fresh guacamole ever!! Hidden gem!! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, not used to New York prices

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MariaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing ! Perfect light and perfect for a day after work!
Me and my boyfriend enjoyed the drinks and food.
The service was amazing!

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LynnS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu of good food picks, varieties. Love their salads and burgers especially.

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LourdesR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & my familia had such a great time at Bocado cafe each time we go there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the turkey club sandwich with mixed greens and side of fries, also couldn’t pass up the complimentary mimosas that they offer on the weekends for brunch! A little pricey at $24 for the sandwich but was worth it in my opinion.

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fritzNYC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient service. Clean cheerful place.

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Veronica
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

To start of positively - my friend and I really enjoyed our salads and thought they were delicious. We both had the Baby Rocket Arugula - hers with steak, mine with shrimp. The vinaigrette dressing that came with it was delicious and really added to the flavors. My complaint is about the cost. A salad with 5 very small shrimp cost $27?! The mark-up on that is astronomical. The bill before tip came to $60 for 2 salads with a little protein in them. That is all we ordered for lunch and it came to close to $30 per person which is overpriced for what we got in my opinion.

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EllenF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Asian Chicken salad was probably the best I have ever had. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive.

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Herbg1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good range of food. At upper level a bit of an overreach. Too noisy: no attempt to dampen noise

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diningdude
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food is yummy. great menu. lighting at night is really cozy. the backs of chairs at the tables slope so much that it is hard to sit up straight. Poorly designed.

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vipCritic11
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food for a reasonable price for Manhattan. Convenient location with good amount of space.

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Adikam
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My Caesar Salad had soggy lettuce, and indifferent dressing and the chicken was not well cooked. Presentation was nice. The dinner rolls arrived cold from the refrigerator. They sat us near other patrons even though the restaurant was nearly empty on a Sunday evening. Due to Covid, they could have sat people much further apart.

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MartinE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place to eat.Food is always good and the prices are reasonable.

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vipgourmethb
West Palm Beach
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good dining.
Heated outside table was comfortable. Good spacing between tables outside. Morgues fettuccini was very good. Lamb nice alternative.. all salads fresh and excellent.

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GailD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, but food was just so-so. The salmon I had was excellent, but the sides were bland and lacking in flavor.

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vipSamPetersOnTheTown
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for lunch! attentive staff, caring servers. Thanks!

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AlessandraA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good quality food combined with a very nice place where to relax and enjoy a brunch with some friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal with fine service.

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vipSteve
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food presentation, quality, quantity, and above all taste was excellent. The bread and water server was everywhere, was exceeding everyone’s expectation.

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Sunny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food at Bocado. The service is always great!

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viptcfk
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

not sure who you have to know or be to get seated in a better table....

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vipMAGS
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor options. Good for brunch. A tad expensive for an upscale diner ... French Roast UWS is better, but not always option for East Siders.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was average breakfast fare. Service was slow & unattentive. We were one of three groups in the place for breakfast service so it was a little surprising that everything took so long. They never even refilled our water. For the price though, it was not a bad experience

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vipOysters
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say. We were there for breakfast on Saturday morning very early. The server was super friendly and we sat outside in the pleasant air and had nice food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buratta & prosciutto and fig flat bread were delicious. The place is nice. Good prices, not too full of themselves. A great place to get a great meal without all of the prissiness you get elsewhere in NYC.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seating was fast and easy-outside, with plenty of room. Service was friendly and quick, and they returned fir water and drink orders at the right moment. Food was brunch like, so all seemed fine and nicely presented. Would be nice if they had a full bar, but right now just do beer and wine. Overall very pleasant and easy to make reservations which were honored w no problem.

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pearlgirl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always delicious at Bocado!

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vipLeoM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfectly fine American cafe

My wife and I were in the area and wanted a reasonable lunch. Not crazy expensive, not a quick serve, just a nice quiet meal. Bocado fit the bill perfectly.

I had the avocado poached eggs - the eggs were poached perfectly, the avocado was a little underripe, the bread was marvelous, and the salad a little overdressed. My wife had the Asian chicken salad - the greens were wonderful, the crunchy wonton was oddly served in rounds that had to be disassembled, and the chicken breast was dry and somewhat flavorless.

The service was good and the decor is that of a fun, 'normal', cafe.

In short, I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again if I was in the area but wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 776 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.