Bocado Cafe

4.7
629 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Bar & Restaurant
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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4.6
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4.5
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vipMomijiYuki
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You could do a lot worse than Bocada for a simple and cheery weekend breakfast/brunch on the Upper East Side. Good value.

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KaylaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining during Covid! There is a covered but open seating area that makes for a nice dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always

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vipDanielaR
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively lunch with great food, ambience and service. Lamb burger very goos.

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vipJupe
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating...we weren’t rushed. Relaxed and good Great wine list

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vipFRUSTRATED
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Waited a long time to be served but the complimentary mimosa helped. The food was well worth the wait. I had the poached eggs with avocado toast and my date had the Bocado Omelette. We would both order the same thing again. We were not rushed to leave which was also a plus. This is a go to Sunday Brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! It was a delicious meal & a great birthday surprise! Fantastic service.

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JeffreyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and service . Recommended highly

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SN1991
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with avocado Cafe. The service is impeccable and attentive, the food is delicious and they just get it right every time. Highly recommended.

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Fanny
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood place for brunch and family dinner

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing salads and wine. Great ambiance and wait staff

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vipnimrod
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went here for breakfast. Dined outdoors. Buttermilk pancakes for me; spinach omelette for my husband. Quite tasty. Good service. Excellent cappuccinos. Would go again— interested to try the lunch or dinner menu.

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DeeLisch
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was a convenient place to eat and recommended: I ate the octopus salad; it was over prepared and rubbery. I also ate eggplant parmesan, which was not hot and not flavorful. The fat tire beer was good. The tiramisu was. not tiramisu. The cappuccino was adequate.

One would think, that after a year of no serving, the servers would be eager to earn tips. These servers were disinterested, aloof which didn't add to anything.

For the lack of joy, taste we paid 140.00 plus a tip. I will say this though, the cleanliness and attention to Covid rules was en pointe.

Keep walking till you find a better place.

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TatianaG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good place for brunch.
Excellent complimentary drinks, delicious food
Fast service and good price

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vipNickU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Their Bocado Fries are delicious and Bocado Avocado is as good. Entrees are not impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is always good. I come here for brunch every few months and am always satisfied.

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vipStaciS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not what it has been like in the past
The amount of food given was scarce and it wasn't good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Have gone for brunch and dinner - brunch gave overcooked eggs in an omelet but with delicious home fries and salad. Dinner gave over salted branzino and soggy Brussels sprouts. Go here for small bites (appetizers) and wine/beer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is delicious!!

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vipSamanthaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambiance and service was very solid however, the quality and overall value of the food left something to be desired. The food was generally tasty but not anything special for the price. The kicker for us was the bread...while it isn’t ever assumed we would get bread at a restaurant...they offered, we accepted, and they brought out 2 slices of white “wonder-like” bread to the table. And also confirmed it tasted like wonder bread too. The funniest part was that they didn’t even acknowledge that it was strange, but at least it gave us and the table next to us a good laugh.. they really would’ve been better off bringing us nothing

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vipstevecorso
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service.

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vipNickU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was really bad. I ordered steak and it was not good at all. Great place to have drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Asian Chicken salad and it was amazing! I love Bocado!

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Sandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love your veggie burgers. And the accompanying salad was extraordinarily delicious.

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vipHarrisC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend.

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larlarlar8
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice outdoor space with good food and give service. Wait staff and management delightful.

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vipHolly
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasant brunch experience, nice heated outdoor seating area. Extensive menu and tasty mimosas.

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Bionca
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery, great food for the prices. Must come again!

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NewYorkNosher
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood place. Good food. My only complaint is the music is too loud. It’s hard to have a conversation.

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ProfB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining excellent. Food always consistently great.

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NanceeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outdoors immediately. I made reservations and we were early and they were very nice about it. The serve was great and the food was so good.

Love this restaurant and have been there before the pandemic and so glad they made it through this very difficult time. I will be back.

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a neighborhood place that we go to from time to time.

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JulietH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered this lovely spot a few weeks ago and have already returned three times. Mariana, the server from Italy, is wonderful - all staff is excellent; friendly and professional. I've had everything from salads to breakfast and it's all been delicious. The vibe is very local New York. It's clearly appreciated by the neighborhood and I can understand why. I work nearby, and will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have really stepped up their lunch game. I have tried several of their salads and enjoyed all of them. I had been there pre-covid and felt the food was “meh” but I am really excited by their salads now. At some point I will try dinner again (when the weather gets warmer). They seem to do a good job social distancing inside (but I’m not eating inside yet) and they have heaters for the outside which I wish were slightly lower to the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive service and consistently great food

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Selcar
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food took a long time to arrive, however, when we did get it -- it was warm and very tasty. Worth the wait. Additionally, the waiter provided free drinks to make up for it and we didn't have to ask which shows that they were really paying attention.

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vipMandE
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice local place with good outdoor heating and comfy menu. Loved the veggie burger!

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JoiP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Vera
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food, good wine. What else you need to enjoy your dinner

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QUENIA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STAFF WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD.

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Bocado Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 629 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.