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About Il Buco

Warm rustic atmosphere, with an antiques filled decor, featuring a chef's table, a beautiful wine cellar, and main dining room. Beloved by foodies for its inventive use of the best ingredients available, il Buco is one of New York’s hidden treasures.

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47 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Small plates available 4:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:30am
Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Bowery and Lafayette

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 533-1932

Website:
http://www.ilbuco.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot around the corner on Lafayette and Great Jones

Public Transit:
Take the F V B or D Trains to the Broadway & Lafayette stop, or 6 Train to Bleecker.

Executive Chef:
Roger Martinez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer 2 unique private dining spaces. Our charming Chef's Table accommodates 18 guests for a seated dinner service. While our rustic Wine Cellar can accommodate up to 28 guests for a private event. We also offer full restaurant buyouts for up to 75 guests.

For more information please contact our Director of Events, Laura Atchabahian, via email to lauraa@ilbuco.com

Il Buco Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

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4.1

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2011

Il Buco is an outstanding restaurant!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2011

This is one of my favorites and I try to eat here as often as possible.
This meal was delicious, as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2011

Very very popular spot with outstanding decor (antique, old French look). Don't be surprised if you get seated at the same table as someone else...but you are separated usually by a large centerpiece on a French Country Farm Table so they are large. Did not bother us at all. Food was very good, different. Would go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2011

Atmosphere cozy, antique touches. Waiter helpful and interested in discussing menu. Fantastic pasta and gnocchi, all home made. Interesting use of Japanese fuyu (or cachi in Italian) in salad and a tart. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2011

The place is a must every time I visit New York! Everything about this place from food to setting to its seemingly off the beaten path location is fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2011

Fabulous Decor, Beautiful Old Tuscany Feel, Great, Hearty, N. Italian Food,maybe best in NY, but a bit expensive when the bill came...I guess borolo will do that

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2011

Very disappointing dinner. We went for my wife's birthday expecting a marvelous meal with a 26 Zagat rating. Not! Mediocre food at best.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2011

Il Buco has become one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The venue is cool, the food is great, and the service is good. This is the type of place where you could have both a romantic date or a fun dinner with friends.

Read the full review at: http://www.eatthecityny.com/2011/01/il-buco.html

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2011

Only disappointment was main course--one of the night's special--a ravioli flavored with truffle. The pasta was good, but the dish was tasteless. Despite big crowd, staff was congenial and efficient.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2011

Just spectacular. Atmosphere was warm and the food was delicate and homey at the same time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2011

Overall Il Buco was a fantastic restaurant. My boyfriend and I came to NYC for a fun getaway and wanted to go out for a nice romantic dinner together. Il Buco was the perfect place for that. Not only was the food absolutely phenomenal, but the service was spectacular and the overall ambiance of the quaint rustic little restaurant can not be matched. Great find and we will definitely be coming back every time were in NYC

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2011

Il Buco was truly an amazing dining experience!!!! We absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The atmosphere, food and wine was fantastic !!!!!! It was so romantic too!!! We were able to sit side by side and enjoy each other's company in a wonderful setting while enjoying wonderful food which was expertly prepared. Thank you! we cannot wait to return!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2011

Il Buco only gets better and the cuisine more and more imaginative.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2011

Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday at private kitchen table.
Main room is lovely, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2011

outstanding food, great ambiance. bit pricey but not too much so for the quality you get

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2011

Very over rated Food okay but sat as a table that was so short our knees hit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2010

I was disappointed in the very limited "special" menu. I didn't think it was an $85 meal. To start, the choice was apple slices with fish roe or steak tartar - simply not for everyone. My date asked them to hold hold the roe on the apples - so, with my calculations, that was a $25 "salad" - literally 3 apple slices and a smear of yogurt. To boot - they charged me for an $85 dollar bottle of wine, which we didn't order (didn't even have wine) but I didn't look at the bill before I left and I now have to follow up with them and deal with that. Anyway, it was basically a big disappointment....

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2010

The restaurant itself is beautifully laid out and gently lit with candles. Somehow it manages to be romantic and vibrant all at the same time. The food is sublime and the plates are made to share. The burrata is light and flavorsome, the shrimp so fresh you can barely get the shells off. This really is an atmospheric place with fantastic food. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2010

I'm sure you will not have anything at Il Buco that you will not like. The food was phenomenal. The bison tartare app was fantastic. I'd comment on the entrees but they change every night. I would highly recommend Il Buco, especially for a romantic evening with your significant other.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2010

definitely the best meal of my life!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2010

I seem to remember the food being utterly fantastic when I first started going to Il Buco five+ years ago. Although still good, our entrees didn't have the same kind of "specialness" that made Il Buco one of my top 10 go to restaurants for entertaining, marking an occasion or impressing a client. The sommelier was terrific, the waitress not so much. Otherwise, a solid restaurant but starting to slip around the edges.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2010

I try to visit Il Buco when I'm in NYC (which sadly, isn't as often as I'd like). The decor is rustic and the food is delicious. The polenta with butternut squash was perhaps the best thing I'd eaten my entire trip. The rabbit ragu was i-n-c-r-e-d-b-l-e! I wholeheartedly recommend Il Buco for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2010

Always my favorite place to dine in New York.
it was remarkable.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2010

the wine cellar is a quiet place to get a table...the upstairs is a scene

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2010

Il Buco is my favorite restaurant!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2010

Old barnlike rustic feel. Famous for their olive oil varieties. They always let you taste the wine to be sure you like it- even if you just order a glass! Beautiful downstairs wine cellar with a few tables. This is my favorite place to eat in the city.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2010

We were offered a lousy table upstairs right next to the stairway, and then when we refused, we were given a lousy table downstairs in the wine cellar (an odd sharing arrangement with another couple). The service was pleasant enough but generally amateurish for these prices (for example, we went through the usual, "who is having the pork?" routine - not good enough). Also, as we were sitting near the wine, the waiter kept barging past us to get bottles for other diners. The wine list itself is OUTRAGEOUSLY over-priced. The food is the saving grace - at least as far as the appetizers go. The entrees were just average, as was the dessert. At $100 per person, it really wasn't that great.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2010

One ofthose few restaurants that prepares a new menu daily. I went with family for my birthday celebration. Superb pasta entries! Variety of ambiences: jumping near the bar, but relatively quiet & peaceful downstairs or near the kitchen. EExceptional (but not overbearing) service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2010

Absolutely outstanding food and atmosphere. I have always loved this restaurant but love it even more now that i have seen the downstairs. The sommeliers selections were very nice and a good bargain. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2010

We had a wonderful experience at Il Buco. Friendly staff, very knowledgeable and friendly server who chose excellent wine pairings. The food was absolutely amazing.
The environmen is a magical setting that is perfect. The true beauty of Il Buco despite the impeccable food, service and decor, it is still understated and very comfortable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2010

Arrived on time for 930PM reservation but table was no where near being ready. Crowded and noisy wait. Very uncomfortable. 40 minutes later we were seated. Food was alright but nothing special. Bison appetizer was good, but pork entree and pasta dishes surprisingly bland and ordinary. Disappointing. Great decor and location, but don't think I would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2010

Beautiful ambience and great food. Very complete wine list

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2010

Our best restaurant visit in NY. Very cosy, great service, very good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2010

This was an outstanding find--it was so warm, cozy, inviting, just a perfect place. The food was exquisite and you certainly could taste the quality and freshness of ingredients. The service was terrific--never rushed, never pushy, always present and helpful. We ate in the wine cellar which must be one of the more romantic settings in all of NY. The only thing that keeps me from rating the overall experience 5 stars was that, even by the food and ambiance standards, it was really pricey. The wine list, while terrific, is very expensive. We splurged--and we knew it was a splurge--on a small pasta plate shaved with fresh Alba truffle. The waiter didn't hide the price, but $60 for a pasta dish even w/that heavenly truffle was a bit much

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2010

Beauiful and cozy without feeling pretentious. Everything was exquisite. I gave it a 4 and not a 5 only because the dessert menu did not Live up to the ambiance, decor or dinner - and I'm a big dessert fan.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2010

I received a gift certificate for Il Buco for Xmas '09. Unfortunately, it took me almost 12 months to use it. It will not take me 12 months to go back. Everything about the restaurant was great. Will recommend it to everyone I know.

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 (東京)·Dined on November 20, 2010

The food was good, and the staff, especially the Finnish lady, was outstanding. Even though this was third time here, I enjoy each visit immensely. I really recommend the wine cellar. This is because the first floor, although it is really nice, tends to get too many people at the bar and you are getting people's buts really close, if not literally sitting, at your table. I will come again real soon!

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 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2010

Fantastic! Chef Ignacio is seriously talented...

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 17, 2010

One of the most romantic places I've been to, coupled with an original menu, gifted chef and extensive wine list make Il Buco a must go destination. Even the cocktails at the bar are original and wonderful. And contrary to some of the review I read, the service was attentive and helpful without being intrusive, and the sommelier was friendly and very helpful. Yes, it's pricey, but we had a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2010

We can always depend on a wonderful meal at Il Buco, whether heading out for a family dinner or with friends or colleagues. The warm, antique-filled space is transporting - like visiting a European farmhouse for the evening. Particularly love the balance of high quality ingredients which are simply but inventively prepared. The kale salad with large parmigiano reggiano shavings,home made croutons and anchovies was like a revved up, inspired caesar salad. The simple chicken broth with cabbage, fennel fronds and poached egg yolk was simply perfection on a windy NY night, and the beef cheek was fork tender with outstanding sauce, firm and tiny white beans and still-crunchy market vegetables. The apple/fig crostada was also fabulous.

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