Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen - 54th St.)

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An Italian wine bar with 45 bottles by the glass and over 500 wines by the bottle.

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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

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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food. WAY TOO LOUD! Salads are great and fresh and calamari is light.

LT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, great food.

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I have been here, but definitely not the last. Everything about this place is great! I wish it was in my neighborhood so I could go all the time.

D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lindo lugar, buena comida. Muy recomendable

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DS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place, food very good, Very loud! Waiter seemed a bit too good for us...but the food made it worth it.

R
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fresh and tasty. Wait staff was very nice and helpful.

FA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is acceptable, prices a bit high but not unreasonable, I just had back luck with a very distracted bartender. Being alone, I was seated at the bar which resulted way too noise for having an enjoyable dinner.

F
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Sound level a little to high for quiet conversation. We will return.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Very good food, friendly service. Great evening

HC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful meal. Had the mussels and crab cake apps with a side of brussel sprouts and a bottle of wine. Was perfect lunch for 2 and delicious.

AC
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful first-time visit. Service was terrific and attentive. Overly generous portions of delicious food. Will definitely be back.

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seit einigen Jahren gehört das Bocca do Bacco zu meinen Lieblings Italienern in NY.
Das Essen ist stets Top, speziell Dir Seafood Pasta und der gegrillte Octopus sind wärmstens zu empfehlen Der Kellner Brian ist ein toller Gastgeber.
Freue mich schon auf den nächsten Besuch im November.
Artur Stark

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Pasta was soggy and mostly tasteless. I got the squid ink pasta - avoid avoid avoid! The cheesecake was grainy as well. Honestly aside from the wine, it was a quite disappointing experience

LM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food and service - we were a larger party and felt very accommodated.

KE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place - the food is very good with a lovely rustic Italian ambiance. Great for any occasion friends, family or a date. the service if friendly an attentive. A really terrific experience and I always recommend it to my friends.

AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server Tatjana was amazing! They haven't all we wanted to order but she finds always a good way for us.

H
Munich
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alles super

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent ❤️

EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Food is great, but the music is terrible and with the noise level in the restaurant, overall it’s so loud you can’t have a conversation. The server seemed good, but was too busy to do a good job. He forgot to put in an appetizer we ordered and didn’t offer second drinks until after we were finished eating our entrees. Missed opportunity here, because the food seems legit Italian, but I wouldn’t recommend or make a second trip there. Maybe their other locations don’t have the same challenges-

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, a real favorite for us. Gustavo is the perfect host, and all of the food was delicious! Can't say enough about it. It does get rather noise, but since we were only two, we conversed with little problem. Our service was impeccable. Love, love, love everything about this place!

FU
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere was nice. Exposed brick walls. One of the AC units has an issue so it was a little noisy. Staff was super nice. Made us feel welcome. Food was fresh but lacked flavor.

NJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Food quality was very good too.

C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food, good atmosphere, good service, definitely recommend!

MK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in midtown. We've been coming here for years, and they always treat us so nicely. The staff is always welcoming and the food is consistently good.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to Bocca di Bacco (hell's kitchen) during summer restaurant week. The restaurant staff was very accommodating and personable and provided great service. The food was wonderful - especially the octopus dish (would recommend if you like seafood!) We all had a delicious dinner and a very enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend !!

NG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Bocca di Bacco. The food was delicious and well prepared. The service was spot on throughout the meal. It was a great place to grab a meal before the theater.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely beautiful! Bruschetta with mushrooms was to the point! Thank you!

i
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All 3 Bocca locations a.re dependable for very good food and service. This is our go-to spot when going to a play in the northern reaches of the theater district (on or off-Broadway)

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Love this place, they had a restaurant week menu out (3 course for a fixed price) and we weren’t able to order those items off the regular menu which was unfortunate, I love their octopus app. And I was unable to get it. No squid ink pasta either. Salmon came out a bit more warm than hot, and the lights were down WAAAAY too low. I know this sounds like a bad review, but it’s not. I will return again. The food is delicious!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Friendly attentive staff. Delicious food and huge wine selection. Would absolutely return.

LM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant week deal on delicious food!

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Wonderful service. Love the vibe of this restaurant.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was very good. Wait service was very good, very attentive.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We got the prix fixe dinner course for restaurant week. We had crab cake and grilled octopus for appetizer which came out really good! We shared rib eye steak which was good but 30% of the cut was just pure fat. Desserts were a turnoff. We only had a bite of chocolate cake and fried doughnut. It wasn’t good at all. Ended up having ice cream elsewhere.

CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nuncio was great waiter all servers excellent

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as part of Restaurant Week. Good choices and great service. Definitely will go again.

g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service are very good but the noise level is off the charts. If you want to have a conversation with your dinner arrive very early or order take-out. The environment is all hard surfaces.
If you read lips go any time and enjoy the food and wine.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

No A/C. We weren’t the only table to leave. I know it’s in Hell’s Kitchen, but it was hotter inside than it was outside. This during a 99° NYC day. Overheard the hostess talking to a family that just entered and were already questioning the inside temp. “Yes, our A/C is working it’s just not very strong.”. We saw that family out side the doors a minute later.

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did not have to wait but. Couple minutes to be seated. The service was good, the food was decent. I think the AC wasn’t working properly. I would go back again.

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