Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)

4.3
500 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bocca Di Bacco is a New York City Restaurant Group establishment from dynamic restaurateur and New York native Robert Malta, who owns nearly a dozen restaurants throughout the city. “I’ve been in the business 25 years,” Malta says. “I opened the first Bocca Di Bacco in Hell’s Kitchen in 2007 and it quickly became a neighborhood favorite. The Chelsea location is an evolution of what we’ve been offering. There are new menu items, and a more refined look and feel, but it’s still a great spot for the neighborhood any night of the week.”
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One thousand and one roses and candles, join us for a romantic night here in our Chelsea location with live music and a 4 course menu. Champagne and oyster specials.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 12:00AM - 12:00AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

What 500 People Are Saying
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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant and attractive restaurant. Food fresh and prepared well. Large and interesting menu. Very generous portions and therefore very fair value. We had excellent service once we were seated (the hostess was grumpy). Would gladly return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant! We come back every year for birthday celebration with a large group. Such a wonderful time—good food, nice ambiance, wonderful staff! Thank you for a delightful time!

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B
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant stop for brunch before going onto a show... wines are a little pricey for the value but plates are very enjoyable. Great background music.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious and reasonably priced Prix Fixe Lunch. Highly recommend this place. Insalata Mista salad with apples very tasty and salmon over spinach cooked just right!

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TW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and plenty of space for our big group.

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C
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Bocca Di Bacco...we enjoyed it very much and look forward to another visit.

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DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had great meals and the best service!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable neighborhood place. Good food and not overpriced for the quality. Will be back

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AP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Service was great but the food was not so great. Below average.

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CA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was wonderful; service was abysmal. Our waiter was mostly absent, and when tracked down, minimally engaging. We usually had to seek him out. The host(ess) was helpful and did go out of her way for us.

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NG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with good food and great service.

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CL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Am a repeat eater here, and each time I've been, I am reminded about how bad the acoustics are. The food is always good, the service is ok. The room is pretty. But don't go here if you're interest is enjoying the company of those you dine with... unless you all like to speak loud or have naturally loud voices. Afraid the front tables by the windows are the worst for acoustics -- it's like sitting in an echo chamber. Would much prefer to rave about restaurants, but posting this in case the owners see it and maybe will address. I'd recommend it, but as you see, with caution.

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We ordered branzino and they gave us a chunk of some much larger fish. Totally dishonest.

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i
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant on a whim after traveling up to the city from Baltimore for a day trip and not getting any reservations ahead of time. (Smart) This was recommended by open table and after arriving we realized we made a good choice. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive to our needs. Our bus ride home was cancelled during dinner so we sat in the restaurant an hour or so after eating just trying to figure out where we would be sleeping that night. The staff never pestered us to leave which I really appreciated since I was already stressed about the cancellation and then they offered us a complimentary creme brulee for our troubles. It was really sweet. Next time I'm in NYC I will go out of my way to make sure I come back. The pan seared sea bass was a DREAM!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the Cacio e Pepe had waaaay too much pepper

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RV
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

My team loved it! It was little crowded for them as they were a big group but it all worked out after the Managers stepped in!

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BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cozy atmosphere with uplighting on brick wall, great service, but the food quality was average. It had ample space for our party of 5 and a party of 15 behind us. If you're a foodie you will expect better quality than we experienced - just a bit bland for italian food. Good service with a smile though!

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New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All the Bocca di Bacco locations are wonderful places for meals, always dependable for great food and service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

3 of the 4 water glasses were dirty. The food was good. The vibe was really quiet and sophisticated. We enjoyed the meal and the pre fixe lunch was a great value, but I wasn't wowed to the point where I would come back.

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time to this restaurant and they did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive. Their menu has so many great options.

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NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed when dining at one of the Bocca Di Bacca restaurants in the city. The 20th Street location restaurant feels like you are dining at home with good friends. We will be sure to return on our next visit to NYC.

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. The music choice was excellent and the food was superb.

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CT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

There were 4 customers in the place at 5:30 on a Tuesday. Service was inattentive and painfully slow. Server far more interested in chatting with fellow employees. Food was marginal Italian, not a great value for the price.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all together. Thank you!

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B
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our go to place for pre-show brunch... appetizers and drinks. Food is always well prepared and tasty. Wines are a little overpriced.

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DS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location was perfect for where we were in walking distance. Nice decor except lighting too low! Fair prices, nice variety of meals & no issues with substitutes to written meal. Everyone enjoyed drinks through dessert! Will go again!

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NJ
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Food was good. I would go back.

It’s on the corner of 9th Ave and 20th.

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JD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Nice wine list. Mediocre lunch waitstaff.

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been going to this restaurant for a while, mainly bec of its location. It’s a good restaurant, it has its moments...The one thing they need to address is their one female server who is beyond rude and obnoxious. We have had her as our server 3 times in the last two months, and after Sunday we thought she deserves to be sales out for being plain and simple rude. She brought us an empty bottle of steak sauce, butter with a long strand of (her?) hair on it, taking our order (each time we had her!) felt like she was being hassled and her overall attitude did not belong in a customer service setting. On a positive note, the tall Austrian server is great, polite, attentive and professional. We’ll go back for sure, and hopefully next time things will be better.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Have not eaten there for a couple of years and this recent experience reminded me why. If the menu prices were significantly less, you'd be more forgiving of the sub-standard produce and obsequious yet erratic service. The wine list if great.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME dining experience. Had a special request for a Birthday cake/dessert and they took care of the Birthday Girl and guests spectacularly.

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was not impressed overall. The restaurant was empty and it took the waiter a very long time to come over and see if we wanted cocktails. Ordered the eggplant and it had a weird taste which was apparently the seasoning or herb they used but it was not a good combo. One eggplant was filled and one was flat with lots of sauce on top. Zucchini and calamari were good. We all ordered pasta dishes and they were good nothing amazing and the portions are on the small side.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for large groups!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A nice find in our neighborhood. My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner, and we were pleased to find a nice option that we could have a late-ish dinner after theatre downtown. We will go back again.

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I eat at the theatre district restaurant frequently and am always satisfied. This branch disappoints- the quality and taste of the same dishes does not measure up.

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was slow and not attentive at all and I was horrified that the very rude waitress reminded me I had to pay 18% service and said I clearly didn’t know that and where was I from. Actually I then left the right tip and shouldn’t have. Awful attitude and wished I hadn’t left the tip. Would never go back because the restaurant wasn’t even busy and we were not a priority at any point. The food was great though so shame staff attitude awful. Wished I had left no tip for her though. She needs firing!

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JM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice diverse menu and excellent options on their Restaurant Week menu. Only reason I gave 4 vs 5 stars is because of the very long lapse in time between 1st and 2nd course. Other than that Hadji, our server, was fantastic as always. The bartender made one of the best on the rocks margaritas I have ever had. You will not be disappointed...

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TJ
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Healthy pours on cocktails. Our bartender was agreeable when I asked for a drink he wasn't familiar with and delivered.The crabcakes were wonderful as was the rest of the meal. Our son and his girlfriend also loved everything. The New York dining week was an awesome way to sample the best of Bocca and the three course price was very reasonable. A great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Awesome food . Service was okay . But not very attentive with their transition into dinner .. there was no host to check in with.. will be back again but will make sure Irs during a meal period .

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff was very nice. They seemed to all really enjoy their jobs! We had a nice corner table and enjoyed ourselves. Music was just a little loud for having conversation but other than that we were pleased. Definitely recommend. Thanks!

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