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

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$30 and under
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Italian

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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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Daily 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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B
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was a little tight.
The pasta was homemade and fresh. Unusual and creative crab cake; loved it.
Great grappa recommendation.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

OT
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The Costello D’ Angelo was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing brunch spot. Food was amazing! Great ambience, and reasonable price.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place and the service is impeccable!

S
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Place was packed pre theater.
Attentive service slow , food was delivered timely. Just would have liked more drinks and that wasn’t important enough for them

v
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were able to get a last minute reservation. The food was delicious and the service was timely. I liked the warm ambience of the restaurant, however, it was noisy with happy people.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year when visiting NYC

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with wonderful food and service. I was pleased that nobody rushed us out after our meeting ran over. Will definitely be back!

KS
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

One of our favorite restaurants when we're in Manhattan. Noise from customers is one thing, but the loud heavy pounding bass of the sound tracks that were played was very annoying. Hard to carry on a conversation with my wife. That is the only criticism I have of this visit. Will return, and hope the background music is less intrusive next time. Maybe I'll risk being an old PITA and ask for quieter music if it's not.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

This is our go to Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. We were very disappointed when the barely full restaurant wouldn’t seat us right away. We ended up sitting at the bar instead. The bartender was very friendly but overwhelmed. The ice maker was broken, there doesn’t seem to be a bar back or any system in place. The food runners had no idea who was getting what. It wasn’t the best experience. The food was good but the service isn’t usually great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going here!

F
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently great meals and service at this location. Dining around 7:30 - 8 and avoiding theater crowd is perfect time

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The rib-eye for two was outstanding. Really nice and approachable Italian Wine list.

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

IT WILL NOT BE MY FIRST CHOICE TO RECOMMEND FOR AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT.

GF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars. The food is delicious and the staff are wonderful! Consistently good food.

AG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very crowded pre-theater but staff was very nice. Lots of big tables so a bit crowded at the tables for 2.
Steak was really good, bolognese sauce watery and not so good. But really liked the restaurant so we will be back.

E
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were a party of 7 at 4:30 pm on Saturday. Appetizers: calamari was as expected, the rest were fair: three large shrimp on a sea of beans, foccacio mushroom bread, quail legs. Mains: pasta dishes, lamb chops brought no complaints, ceasar salad: a thinly square sheet of cheese adorned with two anchovies atop dressed romaine. Desserts: tried them, all were okay but on the small side. From the minute we sat down, we were rushed to order, eat, and leave for the 6:00 pre-theater crowd. Noisy place, to boot. Never going back.

T
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a vibrant atmosphere. Fair prices, especially for the area. The tables were close together, but it’s New York and it’s Italian. So instead of being in feeling crowded, it was comfortable.

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot with good service and delicious food!!

SM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 10 people in our party and we all had the most phenomenal meal at Bocca di Bacco. Highlights are the Garganelli Ossobuco and Pollo al Rosmario. Such an amazing food with rustic intimate environment. We’ll be back!

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for brunch on a Sunday, and the food was fantastic. I recommend the Eggs Benedict. The $25 bottle of champagne was a great deal as well. Our server was Scott; he was charming and incredibly attentive. There was a DJ, but the venue was not so loud that my friend and I could not hear each other. It is the perfect brunch spot in Hell’s Kitchen!

T
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in an exciting neighborhood restaurant. Place was packed but service was great. Food was awesome and promptly. A great night out in New York.

J
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

To close to the front door,,,,,cold when it opened, NOT GOOD!!!
Food very nice have eaten there several times..
Next time will ask for a table away from front door...

e
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time as we usually do here

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Fabulous food (specials of the day were amazing), service and ambiance. We will definitely visit again.

RR
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is always great, kitchen always executes

F
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a return visit after discovering this place a year ago. Food was superb as was our service. We brought friends with us from out of town and all were very happy with the meal and esxperience

e
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant evening and good food. We went at 10 pm, post theater, and it was still hopping, so we didn't feel like we had to rush. It started out a little bad, we both had the Blackberry Spritz cocktail which was startlingly tasteless and seemed alcohol free. But then DH had the crab cakes and I had the pear salad for appetizers (I won but he was happy) and both had the lamb ragu for our entree (both won, it was delicious.) The wine list had some well priced bottles on the "by the glass" list and we found something really good for a reasonable price. Desert was profiteroles and apple tart and we both liked our own best. Waiter was charming and helpful. A little bit noisy, but not too bad. Overall, a good time!

KK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service, great look

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday celebration here and it was a wonderful choice. My table was as requested, the service was superb as was the food and wine. We shared salads and appetizers, and then each ordered our entrees. The waiters presented my birthday cake and served it up to all of us. Nothing was left over at all. All of my guests had a fabulous time and enjoyed the restaurant. I recommend it and cant wait to go back so I can try another dish!

JK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local hangout and restaurant. Tends to get a little noisy but good food and wonderful service.

TW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant a keeper - food was awesome very well cooked and great service. Drinks were reasonably priced as well!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Too noisy for dates...

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine choice was excellent and the food was way above my expectations and very reasonably priced. Octupus was one of the best I ever had.

d
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Love the branzino. Service great. The music is way too loud and inappropriately matched to the great food and warm ambience.

BP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I have been to this restaurant several times and am disappointed to say, it was disappointing this time. I brought my parents, and we chose the Hell's Kitchen location, in an effort to avoid the theater rush at the 44th street location. In my reservation, I had asked not to be seated in the middle of the dining room, and that's exactly where the hostess was heading; I saw a table against the wall and asked if we could have that - she seemed a bit put out, but accommodated us. The food came out quickly and was generous. The squid ink past speciala was excellent, as was the menu's gnocci. The special osso bucco, however, was a bit tough and chewy - not braised long enough. the calamari was under-crisped though tender, and the eggplant app was mediocre. The clearing of the tables was aggressive - even before the whole table was finished eating and without asking if people were finished.; it was clear they wanted to turn the table over. My biggest complaint is the noise level. They were playing untz untz untz dance / club music at an aggressively high volume, for no clear reason. It was 6pm and there was of course no dancing. I was very upset about this, as I read reviews and carefully chose a restaurant with an "average" noise level but this was excessive. At one point, to make my point, I literally yelled across the table to my father and it was not out of line - no one at the neighboring tables even heard it. Completely unnecessary to have the music that loud, and such frenetic music. All of that said, our waiter, Scott, was absolutely fantastic - flawless, lovely, sympathetic to the concern I had, and very responsive to every request. Thankful to him! Sorry I couldn't give a better review - it was a disappointing end to a full day, as we couldn't all five talk to each other, ending up in one-on-one conversations by necessity. The next time we'll go to Kashkaval Gardens, which was much more on par with the kind of night we were looking for.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is must in Manhattan, it never disappoints you.
Octopus is delicious. Big and very good wine list.

Waiter: are you ready for dessert?
Us: since the very first minute we walk in. A tiramisu please 😃

NM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a fab, bustling atmosphere. Good cocktails. Staff friendly and attentive - just the right balance. Definitely worth a visit. Nice walking up Hell’s Kitchen seeing the buzz. Coming from the UK New York is expensive in comparison however this restaurant is well priced in New York terms. Would go again if we go back to NYC.

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