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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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2110 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and first class service

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place (location specific) is quite the gem. One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC with amazing food and service. The pastas are all divine.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome neighborhood spot for great Italian food. Perfect noise level too!

d
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is fabulous. The wait staff goes above & beyond to make you feel comfortable & at home. The food was good I had the steak panini, but prefer the pasta. The brunch was beyond what was expected

F
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ! we live in Fl And come backevery 2 years- our third time dinig here and each time food gets better !

SP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The risotto special was amazing and portions overall are a healthy size. Great neighborhood spot!

EM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. We meet our son frequently for dinner and the food is always excellent. The people who work there are exceptionally pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THIS PLACE! Great food and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Valentine’s Day meals I’ve ever had. Special Valentine’s Day menu was incredible- wasn’t just a small selection of their normal menu or lower quality options compared to their normal menu like I’ve experienced in the past at other restaurants. Their special menu for the day was filled with different, delicious options that included high-quality proteins (e.g. filet mignon, lobster tail, and octopus). The portions were generous, the food was fresh, and everything was cooked to perfection. Not to mention, the 3-course meal was reasonably priced!

The service was also incredible - although it was insanely busy, they never missed a step!

I’ve always been a fan of this restaurant and have dined there multiple times, but yesterday’s meal/service truly impressed me - above and beyond my expectations! Thank you!

R
New England
483 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great find. Relaxed but excellent food. Plenty of space and not expensive. Great afternoon hang out.

CA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A fantastic dining experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious; service was attentive but not overbearing and gave us space needed to talk with old friends. Good choice near theaters

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a NYC tourist from TX, And a second time visitor to Bocco, we were not disappointed! Lively, welcoming and great food. So many neighborhood folks made us feel welcome. Maybe next time il wear my cowboy hat!

PN
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a friend/former colleague visiting from Germany and we came in for pre-theatre dinner. The food was excellent as always and our waiter was quirky, funny and charming giving us a few rounds of a smoothie shot after dinner. The only issue at that location is the noise level, which is quite high at 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday.

V
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere and service were excellent. Food was very good as well. Delicious shot was offered at end of meal, pleasant surprise. Only thing that could be improved is the amount of seafood in the linguini special; it was mostly pasta with literally 5 small pieces of calamari & 4 teeny bites of lobster. Server also said shrimp would be included, there were none at all, so that was disappointing.

HS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pre-matinee lunch.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treat. We got 6 dishes and all were excellent. The waiter was just right -- interested, knowledgeable, and non-intrusive. We'll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was too pushy to order the food, after that we didn’t see the waiter for a long time, when we wanted to ask for something else.

D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I found the food to be very middle of the road in terms of quality. Nothing memorable but nothing extraordinary. Service is attentive.

K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love the interior decor and ambience, and the wine list was solid. Two minor issues with our dishes - my fiancée’s pasta was overcooked and the texture was too soft/saggy, and my monk fish dish good texture but you could still taste the fish was not that fresh as it was hidden behind heavy seasoning.

For the price - it’s a decent neighborhood restaurant, but not recommended for foodies.

M
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The dishes we ordered were nicely plated and food was prepared deliciously. I specially liked the squid ink pasta which was flavorful and blended nicely with the tomato sauce. I will definitely return to this restaurant soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were there for restaurant week. Food was ok. I would give it another chance but only for restaurant week. We’ve been to better restaurants for the same price point. The food needed more seasoning and flavor.

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

Go for the bottomless boozy brunch, stay for the pasta! MAGNIFICO!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent value. Great food from all courses. Bread was delicious as well. Service was good every table was full entire time ww were there.

G
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been there before. Always a great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a last minute reservation for 17 people (9 adults, 8 kids) on a Sunday evening - restaurant staff couldn’t have been more accommodating.

We were able to order half sized plates for the kids, who had their own table. Wait staff went above and beyond to create dishes that we were in search of.

Will definitely recommend to others and will visit next time we are in the city

a
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were both excellent. The space is quite small and it was packed and fairly loud.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and we were not disappointed, ambiance, service and the food was excellent and made it perfect for the date with my wife

UK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a feast! Excellent food and wine! A most if you go to the “big apple”! It’s a treat of the best! Enjoy!!!

JT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the dining experience at Bocca di Bacco (Hell's Kitchen). The wait staff were excellent with knowledge of the menu, explanations of food and drink, and attentiveness. Portions were of good size and importantly, not too much. I was with a group of five college students and we had the table in the front space near the window. They really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere of the interior. Like most contemporary restaurants, the interior of Bocca di Bacco has exposed brick and reflective surfaces so it can be somewhat noisy. Our table was secluded a bit so we could hear well. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends. The price point is typical for a quality dining experience in New York.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband and I visited on a Saturday at 5:30pm and the service felt very rushed. Not a deal breaker given we were going to the theater after dinner. My issue was my Chilean Sea Bass, it smelled and tasted fishy. Chilean Sea Bass should not have a pungent fish smell or taste. My husband had the Branzino which smelled and tasted fine. The ambiance was nice but given my experience I wouldn't go back.

PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had 16 people for birthday dinner. Staff was great, food was awesome. We loved the burata and meat platter, mussels, Caesar salad oh and the red snapper livernase along with all the pastas were phenomenal. They didn’t rush us and kept us on pace to make the play at 8pm. We had dinner reservations for 515 left at 730. Awesome time was had by all 16.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to restaurant in the City for the quality of food, friendly environment and our favorite waiter Scott! He is simply amazing & the food/portions are filling. Their wine menu is a little over priced but won’t stop us from going back!

R
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood gem. Superb food, attentive staff, very nice wine list. You won't be disappointed. Great place to have dinner with friends or cozy table for the two of you.

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great pre-theatre

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I’ve been coming to this restaurant for over 5 years. This last visit was a big disappointment. Risotto had no flavor, was not al dente and seems like there was not Arborio rice in the kitchen. For the price they should make an effort in not screwing up with the food. Service was alright. Limoncello could have been on the house though.🙄

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on New Year’s Eve!

JM
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've been here before, but not recently and not with such a big group (10). BdiB was very accommodating from the reservation process to the end of the meal. Because it was New Year's Eve, we weren't all able to arrive at the same time. Nonetheless, we were seated and looked after even though the party wasn't complete. Service was attentive, prompt and polite. Wine was excellent value for money. Food was delicious and served promptly. We had a birthday in the group and the staff made it a complete surprise. Excellent experience all the way around!

RM
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service. A wide ranging menu to choose from.

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