Bocado Cafe

4.5
754 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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vipCritic11
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipgourmethb
Miami
9 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
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal with fine service.

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vipSteve
Tampa
45 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
84 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special was great

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vipTayP
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed it. The service was also excellent. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I realize post pandemic dinning is hit or miss and tough on many restaurants. However there was little communication and the expectations were not met.

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Mahogany
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The service was very attentive and quick. Will absolutely return, the menu is expansive!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service

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ProfB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service. Our go-to-place for good good at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience 10 food 10 service 10 with a nice view and best service nothing else to say! Coming back pretty sure

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth time is this restaurant never dissapointed. Now we came at brunch just to try. Its perfect! best brunch in the city so far. My french toast and my wifes salad is very tasty
Plus in there service ( they know us now they know our drinks) funny but appreciated very recommended

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vipLizM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This one is hard to write as we have come here before and had a nice experience. The booking we made with open table listed Bocado as a lower priced brunch option ($$ rather than $$$). I looked at the menu and decided on an item that I wanted (priced at $15.00 for breakfast and $19.00 during brunch). I figured we would take the hit on brunch because I guess there is a brunch upcharge?? When we got to the restaurant, the same item was $24.00. This was incredibly frustrating because while I understand that some prices have gone up, there wasn't any added value (by the way, I got a basic 'bacon and egg flatbread'). Other places will give you a little side salad with brunch or something to round out the plate. Adding to the frustration was that this flatbread was totally just okay. Cold when it got to the table and burned on the bottom. We've been here before but I won't come back. I'd rather go to a place where you can get a full meal for $24.00. Additionally, and we ONLY noticed this as we were leaving, apparently they offer some comped mimosa for brunch. While this MIGHT explain the $9 price difference, this was never mentioned by our server.

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LindseyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! Favorite place to go with amazing variety of food and drinks! Fav spot in UES!

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Queens
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, really good service. Didn't realize it was a wine bar though.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast. Food was wonderful. Friendly and efficient service!

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vipMonaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paola our server was phenomenal. Food was impeccable will def be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always reliably good. I go the restaurant for all occasions without anything to say negatively. Recommend the egg and bacon pizza which is like a bread.

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vipLaurenG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was wonderful (covered too). The food was delicious - we got the crispy artichokes, grilled halloumi, Mediterranean salad, and mushroom flatbread. I will definitely be back to reorder everything, but probably try a different flatbread.

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KayC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocado Cafe has become my go-to lunch spot when meeting with friends. The service and the food are wonderful :)

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vipRichardZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. A tad more expensive than I wanted, but the food was big servings which was good and the we had two seafood options which were prepared perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accomodating place they dont have a table outside but the manager find a way of giving us a table. Good food good service price reasonable in uppereastside

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Food was excellent along with the service!

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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 754 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.