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

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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GF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
72 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
54 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
48 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.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordinary beef carpaccio and onion soup. Unremarkable but pleasant atmosphere.

LJ
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can't write enough superlatives for Bocca di Bacco, (54th St.).
The food was great. The menu was interesting with so many good choices. The service was first rate.
The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We arrived early and they went out of their way to
accommodate us. I will definitely return.

LT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service, great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott was excellent & kept up with our noise & order. Everything was tasty & right portion size

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lindo lugar, buena comida. Muy recomendable

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DS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
34 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

FA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

HC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
49 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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