Bocca Di Bacco (Chelsea - 20th St.)

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.”

Complimentary specials

Drink Happy Hour

Happy Hour MON-FRI 4-7pm, SUNDAY all day!
$8 glasses of white, red, rose and bubble, $5 beers, $10 Special Cocktails

One Dollar Oysters and Meatballs

Join us every day all day AT THE BAR for our $1 oyster and $1 meatball special.

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4.2
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vipMinnieB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat at high top Bar table. Yummy apps from bar menu & $1 oysters/ meatballs and refreshing cocktails. Great music. Great service. Good ambiance. Will be back again and again!

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vipfashionable
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we are in the midst of the city choosing to hunker down during the COVID-19 scare, the restaurant was pretty empty and it was hard to judge the atmosphere as a result. However the service and food were Fantastic! We started with the grilled octopus which was seriously the best I've ever had. Then we each had a pasta dish which were both delicious.

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vipsunshine
New York Area
503 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our first time at this location and will return. very attentive service, good food and drink and very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was great! Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was incredibly slow. Took over 20 minutes to get each drink even though neither the bar or restaurant were full. 2 members of the party were late and the staff tried to take the table away when we were already having appetizers and squeeze the rest of us into a smaller table, even though there were many open tables around us. Food was good, but overall service and treatment by the staff was bad enough that I will not return or recommend.

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The menu was not the same as shown on their website for this location it was significantly more limited which was disappointing. For example, I wanted the pasta carbonara which is shown on their website to be on the Chelsea brunch menu but was not. We went for brunch on a Saturday and were one of only 3 tables in the restaurant for the entirety of our meal and service was still slow. The mimosa deal is decent and the food was good but I all things considered I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great! The food was amazing and the service was incredible. It was really dark, and hard to read the menu (had to use our phones), but other than that it was delicious.

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vipJasbo
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant was almost empty although it's been there for quite a while.
The food arrived promptly, good service, but the food itself was not hot. We were in a hurry so we didn't have time to send it back, which I don't like to do in any event. That shouldn't have to happen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food. Salmon and octopus were amazing. Can’t believe I haven’t noticed this neighborhood gem before. A new staple.

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vipOneVeganFatty
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was standard, good portions. Romantic lighting and ambience. Dessert was a microwaved afterthought (the apple semosa (sic))

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MargeryB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A tad expensive but large portions so we took home enough for a second meal after we had split a dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and I waitress was overwhelmed.

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vipRocky
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. They had a very talented trio playing throughout the evening. Will definitely be returning.

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food! Attentive staff.

Disappointing that you have to sit at the bar for happy hour wine...we would have definitely had ordered more if we could have had happy hour service at our table. It wasn't even busy so we were a little surprised to hear that. I will not be coming back unless this policy changes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends. Food was good, service was very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-theatre dinner. Service attentive and aware of our timing which I only mentioned in open table reservation. Cozy and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quick and affordable lunch! I love the grilled octopus.

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vipAdamJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

NEVER RETURNING. Have eaten there three times and once in Hell's Kitchen location. Kept going because of good experiences, but something has seriously deteriorated. When you add major rudeness to incompetent service it's beyond. food has declined as well. was above average now mediocre. they need to make changes or leave the world of hospitality immediately. serious dissapaointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent time! our go-to Italian spot in Chelsea!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic dinner. Lots of space. dim lighting, soft jazz, good wine selection and great authentic Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my girlfriends birthday party. They were able to accommodate our table request by the banquets. cozy table. Our waitress was very nice. All of us had a great time and enjoyed our dinner very much. In the end they brought us a chocolate cake with a sparkler and played happy birthday by Stevie wonder. Nice touch. Thank you for a great time!

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vippatty
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very noisy.

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viptimeflies1
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was extremely busy. Good for the restaurant but not for us as patrons. We go here often and it was not their usual best. Cocktail didnt come as ordered nor did my entree. Had to request bread. All were rectified quickly but that's not the way it should be. We will forgive once so please get back to your A game.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our reservation for Friday 7pm. We hung out at the bar. The place was packed. I am drinking Old-fashioned cocktails for years. I kid you not, theirs are the best in the city and for happy hour they're only 10 bucks. I'll be there every day. Great drinks. Food was delicious and service spot on. I had no idea that there are cool spots in Chelsea. Boy was I wrong.

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vippeterf
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a good experience on a recent Friday evening. The food was fine, however our server was rather pushy and impatient. She tried to rush us into to ordering but mellowed as the evening went on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week. very busy restaurant. service spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week with my husband. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. biscotti with your coffee, just one of the many details that sweetens the deal.

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MarcoM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was too slow, it took over 40 mins to get our meals ready

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My and five of my girlfriends went there for a nice Sunday dinner. We celebrated a friends birthday. We went there early. Dining room filled up over the course of the night. We had a delicious dinner and ended up staying all night. They also brought us a chocolate cake with a sparkling candle to the table. Very attentive and personable service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocca di Bacco is cozy warm spot with delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food and service. Do not recommend at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Saturday night out at Bocca di Bacco before heading to the standard hotel for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to come back to. Staff is very personable, remembers your name and your preferences. Food is consistently good and the wine list is solid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service exceptional. creamy and tasty burrata, tender delicious steak frites.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by handsome tall German man. very witty and charming fella. I had a really great time there. The entire experience was very un-pretentious and authentic. So was the food. Authentic Italian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to Italian in Chelsea. My favorite appetizer is the octopus and my favorite main course is the halibut.
Romantic and elegant setup. Service attentive and friendly. Number One in Chelsea.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there a few days ago with my wife and I really enjoyed everything from this place. The food was amazing we had Minestrone soup Frito misto and the grilled octopus to start, our main courses were the Grilled Branzino and the black squid ink pasta, everything was cooked at perfection and the flavor was absolutely delightful congratulations to the Chef .
The service was outstanding, very good wine list all employees very helpful and attentive we will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice romantic dinner. Food and ambience stood out. Service was attentive.

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